Six weeks after surgery, Campbell begins throwing


Six weeks after surgery, Campbell begins throwing

ALAMEDA -- Despite his future in Silver and Blackdom pretty much written in stone, Jason Campbell has nonetheless been a constant presence with the Raiders.The quarterback has traveled with the team and offers advice and remains the consummate professional. Even after suffering a broken collarbone on Oct. 16 against Cleveland and still being groggy following surgery the next night when the trade was made for Carson Palmer.Campbell hoped to be back in "six weeks" at the time and, well, Monday marked the six-week anniversary of the former Raiders starting QB's procedure on his right (throwing) clavicle. As such, Campbell has begun tossing a football.

"Yeah, he has been pitching it around a little bit," coach Hue Jackson said at his weekly media conference on Monday. "Not very far, but he's pitching it around a little bit and he's getting better. So, we'll see where he is here soon, too, and we'll just keep finding out about all these injured guys as we move forward."Before going down when tackled by Browns linebacker Scott Fujita, Campbell had thrown for 1,170 yards on 100 of 165 passing (60.6 percent) with six touchdowns and four interceptions and an 84.2 passer rating (his career rating is 82.8).There's a reason the Raiders have not placed the 2005 first-round draft choice out of Auburn on season-ending Injured Reserve.Asked if Campbell would then be the No. 2 QB behind Palmer, and ahead of Kyle Boller and rookie Terrelle Pryor, Jackson smiled and winked."Let's see when he gets back," Jackson said.

Derek Carr approves of Tiger Woods' new pool table


Derek Carr approves of Tiger Woods' new pool table

Tiger Woods' re-felted pool table is for all of Raider Nation.

To no surprise, quarterback Derek Carr approves of the new look. 

The golf legend tweeted a picture of his new table where he went with silver felt and a Raiders logo right in the middle. Woods' table also has silver and black balls with the Raiders logo on them. 

Woods grew up in Southern California and attended Stanford in 1994, the Raiders' last year in Los Angeles. That same year, Woods helped the Cardinal become the NCAA Division I golf champions before turning pro.

After eating her food as kid, Lynch purchasing restaurant from 79-year-old


After eating her food as kid, Lynch purchasing restaurant from 79-year-old

Marshawn Lynch first tasted Cassie Nickelson's food when he was nine years old while she catered out of her Oakland apartment.

"When he was 9-years-old, he came across the street to get a hamburger and French fries. 25-cent French fries and a 75-cent hamburger," Nickelson said to KTVU.

Lynch, 31, is now set to take over Nickelson's popular soul-food restaurant, Scend's Restaurant and Bar, in Emeryville. Nickelson, 79, will be retiring in August. 

"I'm comfortable with him and I like him," Nickelson said.

Lynch will not become the official owner until the liquor license changes hands. Scend's, an acronym for Nickelson's children and grandchildren, is known for its seafood, fried chicken and red beans.