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The Raiders Insider Podcast: Marquel Lee
Raiders rookie linebacker Marquel Lee discusses getting drafted by the Raiders, his football life and the first time he saw his father cry...
Cooper: 'I can go nowhere but up,' wants improved play down the stretch
Amari Cooper’s career is off to a solid start, but the No. 4 overall pick two years ago believes he can be much better moving forward...
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Penn looks on after Carr injury
Penn still haunted by only sack allowed in 2016; 'That play sticks with me'
Five months after allowing his only sack of the 2016 season, Donald Penn is still thinking about it. And he's using it as fuel to get better.
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The Happy Hour: 'Good idea' to legalize extended gambling
Steve Moskowitz breaks down the latest topics of the law on The Happy Hour.
Cooper shares message from Megatron that has resonated
Amari Cooper offers his thoughts on when he first saw special guest Calvin Johnson in Raiders camp.
Why isn't top pick Conley lining up with first unit in OTAs?
Jack Del Rio highlights a similarity between 2017 first-round pick Gareon Conley and third-year receiver Amari Cooper.
Del Rio evaluates Marshawn's first day of Raiders OTA
Jack Del Rio discusses Marshawn Lynch's presence with the Raiders and why the running back is taking it slow.
Del Rio breaks down Calvin Johnson's role in Raiders' camp
Jack Del Rio outlines improvements he wants to see from Amari Cooper in 2017.
Gareon Conley during Raiders OTA
Raiders OTA observations: Conley, rookies must earn their stripes
Nothing is being handed to the Raiders' rookies during OTAs. Based on how they lined up Tuesday, they will have to earn their spots.
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Amari Cooper and Calvin Johnson
Cooper seeks counsel from former All-Pro Lions WR, Raiders guest
During the first week of OTAs, Amari Cooper and the Raiders receivers are getting the chance to learn from the man they call Megatron.
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Marshawn at Raiders OTA
Lynch 'soaking up the system,' easing into Raiders OTA practices
Marshawn Lynch didn't participate during individual drills and spent most of his time in the performance center Tuesday. But no one is worried.
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Carr discusses contract negotiations with Raiders: 'These things take time'
The sides have discussed parameters of a long-term deal, with greater specifics to be ironed out in the future...
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Raiders offseason program intensifies as OTA sessions begin
On Monday, they can finally put on helmets. They still can’t wear pads or have full contact, but the Raiders can play 11-on-11...
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McKenzie: Marshawn Lynch 'already entrenched' in Raiders locker room
Marshawn Lynch reported to the Raiders offseason program in tremendous shape, and has been a full participant in workouts...
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Board unanimously approves conditional lease for Raiders stadium in Vegas
The Las Vegas Stadium Authority board was running up against a deadline to approve the lease to avoid delaying the team’s relocation by a year...
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McKenzie: Raiders defensive lineman Edwards Jr 'wants to be dominant'
Mario Edwards Jr. has dealt with some significant injuries so far in his career. Is the 2015 second-round pick ready to make his presence felt?
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McKenzie confident Raiders, Carr will agree on contract extension
Derek Carr has stated several times he wants to be a Raider his entire career, but a hometown discount isn’t in the cards...
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Report: Carr dissatisfied with pace of Raiders contract extension talks
The Pro Bowl quarterback in the final year of his rookie deal and has said repeatedly he plans to be a Raider for his entire career...
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Despite missing Raiders workouts, Vanderdoes staying involved
Third-round defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes can’t participate in OTAs and the Raiders' June minicamp. How is he dealing with that...?
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Marcus McWilson at Kentucky
Following tryout, Raiders sign undrafted Kentucky safety
The Raiders announced Monday that they signed undrafted free agent safety Marcus McWilson.
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Without lease, Raiders’ Las Vegas stadium opening could be delayed to 2021
While the Raiders full want to start the 2020 season in Las Vegas, that date may be pushed back due to no stadium lease as of now...
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Former Raiders first-round pick arrested in Alabama
Rolando McClain, who the Raiders drafted No. 8 in the 2010 NFL Draft, ran into more legal issues with another arrest in Alabama...
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Sharpe's size, on-field attitude mesh well with Raiders offensive line
Fourth-round pick David Sharpe finds himself in a great spot to learn and plans to take advantage of the advice aimed his way...
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Land where Raiders' Las Vegas stadium will be
Proposed Las Vegas stadium for Raiders could be done by June 2020
The Raiders could be playing in their new Las Vegas stadium by the 2020 season according to a preliminary timeline released on Monday.
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Vanderdoes in great shape, ready to take game 'to the next level'
Eddie Vanderdoes seems motivated to realize vast potential. He reported to minicamp in great shape, hoping to make a solid first impression...
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Marshawn and Draymond at Warriors parade
With Marshawn on Raiders, will Green end boycott? 'I thought about it..."
Despite his friend Marshawn Lynch joining the Raiders, Warriors forward Draymond Green won't be ending his boycott of the team...
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Chris Casher playing for Florida State
Raiders sign three tryout players after rookie minicamp
After holding their rookie minicamp this past weekend, the Raiders signed three tryout players to their 90-man roster Monday.
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Raiders ready to mold 'very gifted' versatile chess piece Melifonwu
The Raiders want to use Obi Melifonwu's tools to great effect, and will spend the offseason program determining how to use him best...
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Gareon Conley at Raiders minicamp
Amid legal woes, Raiders minicamp a welcome 'stress reliever' for Conley
While off-field legal matters engulf Raiders top pick Gareon Conley, he got a welcome respite Friday with the beginning of minicamp.
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Raiders sign 17 undrafted free agents
The Raiders filled out their roster on Friday morning...
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Del Rio: Raiders haven't 'adequately addressed' middle linebacker spot
The Raiders added Marquel Lee in the NFL Draft, but head coach Jack Del Rio is well aware the team needs more help at middle linebacker...
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Raiders GM McKenzie: Marshawn Lynch has plenty left in the tank
It's fair to wonder how Marshawn Lynch will fare in his 30s, especially after taking a year away from football...
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Inside linebacker questions remain for Raiders after NFL Draft
The Raiders could get creative on passing downs and use an extra safety, but they hope a young player puts a stranglehold on the spot...
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Marshawn Lynch's first Raiders workout
Marshawn Lynch joins Raiders offseason program
Five days after officially becoming a Raider, Marshawn Lynch was back in Alameda taking part in his first workout with his new team.
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Gareon Conley at Ohio State
Source: Raiders CB Conley met with Cleveland police, submitted DNA sample
Despite denying any wrongdoing, Raiders top pick Gareon Conley submitted a DNA sample in a meeting with Cleveland police, a source said Monday.
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How Raiders draft picks fit in current roster, future plans
Reggie McKenzie harvested three defensive backs, two defensive tackles, two offensive linemen, a running back and an inside linebacker...
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With additions at LB, is door open to bring Riley back?
Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie offers his first thoughts on getting a deal with Marshawn Lynch done.
McKenzie on 7th rounder Luani: 'A football playing Jesse'
Reggie McKenzie details what he likes about small-school offensive lineman Jylan Ware.
McKenzie addresses concerns OT David Sharpe is legally blind
Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie shares what he likes about fourth round pick David Sharpe.
Melifonwu, Conley and Luani
McKenzie focuses Raiders' 2017 draft on defense, beefs up secondary
With a stacked offense, Oakland GM Reggie McKenzie used many of his nine draft picks to fill holes on the Raiders defense.
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Raiders 2017 UDFA tracker: McKenzie adds safeties, mining for more gold
In need of depth at safety, Reggie McKenzie has already added two undrafted free agents. Insider Scott Bair is keeping track of the deal here.
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Bair: As intended, Raiders loaded up on key defensive pieces
It was the goal of Reggie McKenzie and the Oakland Raiders to strengthen the defense and early reports are they did just that...
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New Raiders RB Hood modeled game after Lynch
After admiring Marshawn Lynch for some time, Elijah Hood 'can't wait to be in that running back room' with Beastmode...
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Raiders select DT Treyvon Hester in seventh round of 2017 NFL Draft
With the 244th pick of the 2017 NFL Draft, the Raiders selected Toledo defensive tackle Treyvon Hester.
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Raiders select RB Elijah Hood in seventh round of 2017 NFL Draft
With the 242nd pick of the 2017 NFL Draft, the Raiders selected North Carolina running back Elijah Hood.
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Jylan Ware
Raiders select OT Jylan Ware in seventh round of 2017 NFL Draft
With the 231st pick of the 2017 NFL Draft, the Raiders selected OT Jylan Ware from Alabama State.
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Shalom Luani
Raiders select DB Shalom Luani in seventh round of 2017 NFL Draft
With the 221st pick of the 2017 NFL Draft, the Raiders selected DB Shalom Luani from Washington State.
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Raiders select LB Marquel Lee in fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft
Linebacker was seen as an area for the Raiders to address in the draft and they went out and grabbed one in the fifth round on Saturday...
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Raiders fourth-round OL refutes pre-draft rumors: 'I'm not legally blind'
Going into the draft, a rumor swirled that David Sharpe is blind in his right eye. After the Raiders picked him, he tried to shoot that down...
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Melifonwu might serve as solution to Raiders' problem covering tight ends
The Raiders' issues trying to cover tight ends has been evident in recent years. In the second round, Oakland may have found the answer...
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Raiders select OL David Sharpe in fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft
For the first time, the Raiders went on the offensive side of the ball in the 2017 NFL Draft, adding to their offensive line the fourth round...
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Vanderdoes out to 'prove people wrong,' show Raiders his very best
Eddie Vanderdoes' tape at UCLA isn't what he wanted it to be. The motivated former top prospect is out to show the force he can be now with the Raiders...
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Del Rio: Marshawn showed 'authentic passion' joining hometown Raiders
The Raiders focus has been on the 2017 NFL Draft. But, there's no escaping the subject of running back Marshawn Lynch in Oakland.
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Bair: Raiders continue to fortify their needs on defense
The Raiders have an explosive offense. In the draft, they're doing what they can to improve on defense.
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Raiders select DT Eddie Vanderdoes in third round of the 2017 NFL Draft
The Raiders continued to go defense, this time going to the line in the third round with UCLA defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes.
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Raiders select safety Obi Melifonwu in second round of the 2017 NFL Draft
The Raiders continued to shore up their secondary in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft by picking up a safety out of UConn. 
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Del Rio: Raiders all about bringing in high quality players
Head coach Jack Del Rio expresses what the team cares most about when adding new players.
Raiders drafting Conley the most proud moment of his life
Gareon Conley takes you through what he felt once he found out the Raiders were drafting him in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
Defense remains in demand, but Raiders won't reach 'to satisfy a need'
Matching need and value is the ultimate goal. If that occurs, expect a defensive slant from Reggie McKenzie to the rest of this draft...
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Raiders' first-round pick Conley opens up on emotions after off-field issues
Gareon Conely has gone through a whilrwind of emotions recently. Once the Raiders made him their first-round pick, shock and relief set in.
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McKenzie: Raiders did their 'due diligence' before drafting Gareon Conley
Gareon Conley may not be a popular pick in the public right now. But, GM Reggie McKenzie made it clear the Raiders did their homework on him.
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Del Rio, McKenzie break down how Conley fits Raiders defense
GM Reggie McKenzie and head coach Jack Del Rio hit on their first-round pick Gareon Conley.
Scott & Fallon: Raiders clearly confident in Gareon Conley
The Raiders made a controversial decision with their first-round pick of the 2017 NFL Draft. Scott Bair and Fallon Smith break down Gareon Conley.
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What we really learned from day one of the 2017 NFL Draft
The first round of the 2017 NFL Draft is in the books after hours of headache on Thursday. And there's three things we learned...
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McKenzie: Raiders 'did their due diligence' on Gareon Conley
Reggie McKenzie assures Raiders fans the team is confident in their pick of Gareon Conley despite his off the field issues.
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Raiders select CB Gareon Conley with No. 24 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft
The Raiders made the playoffs for the first time in 14 years last season. With their first pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, they went with defense...
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Tom Hanks rants about Raiders leaving Oakland for Las Vegas
Tom Hanks is a Bay Area native, and he is not happy about Mark Davis' decision...
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Five potential targets for Raiders with 24th overall pick in NFL Draft
The Raiders will have to wait their turn, and it’s hard to know if preferred players will be there when the Silver and Black are on the clock...
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Bair's 2017 first round mock draft: Raiders select inside linebacker
The wait is finally over. With the NFL Draft just hours away, who will Reggie McKenzie and the Raiders take with their first selection...?
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Defense on the menu as Raiders enter 2017 NFL Draft
The Raiders have talent and depth at most every offensive position. The same cannot be said about the defensive side of the ball...
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Bair: Marshawn adds huge spark on and off field for Raiders
The addition of Marshawn Lynch is more than just a great running back for the Raiders.
Bair: Raiders fans should be chanting 'defense' during Draft
Scott Bair details what the Marshawn Lynch signing means for the Raiders' draft plans.
Ratto Stories: Take the 'surprise me' approach with Marshawn
Ray Ratto takes a look at what fans should expect from Marshawn Lynch now that he's an Oakland Raider.
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Stanford star McCaffrey boosts NFL Draft stock with special teams skills
Some of the top prospects in the 2017 NFL Draft are those with versatility. And the biggest star of all is Stanford's Christian McCaffrey.
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Marshawn Lynch excellent fit for Raiders scheme, ailing Oakland fan base
Marshawn Lynch fills an immediate need at running back. He also temporarily tempers rage about the Raiders relocating to Las Vegas...
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Here's to hoping Marshawn Lynch upstages the NFL Draft
The NFL Draft is one of those events that demeans all who come in contact with it...
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Raiders acquire Marshawn Lynch from Seahawks
It is officially official. On Wednesday afternoon, the Raiders announced the transaction...
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McKenzie: Raiders will take 'different approach' drafting No. 24 overall
The Raiders now experience the downside of success, with lower selections than normal throughout the NFL Draft...
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Will Raiders GM McKenzie break mold and draft inside linebacker early?
There are attractive options likely available at No. 24 overall, where the Raiders can find the immediate impact starter they desperately need...
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McKenzie, Del Rio ‘unified since Day 1,’ ushering Raiders into next phase
Reggie McKenzie and Jack Del Rio were focused on improving a lackluster roster. Now, their partnership is entering Phase II...
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Kaval: A's considering future move into Raiders' locker room
On Sunday, A's president Dave Kaval addressed the idea of shifting the clubhouse into the space currently occupied by the Silver and Black...
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Locals among cornerbacks who can help Raiders early in NFL Draft
The Raiders like larger, physical cornerbacks with ball skills, and there are plenty in this year’s draft; including a San Jose native...
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Joe Mixon, James Conner and Brian Hill
Lynch outcome should determine whether Raiders draft a running back
While the Raiders aren't ruling out adding Marshawn Lynch after Thursday, they like to know where stand heading into the NFL Draft.
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Healthy Edwards, NFL Draft could help Raiders improve interior pass rush
The Raiders must improve their pass rush in 2017, and they are hoping a stocked draft class combined with a healthy Mario Edwards Jr. will fix it.
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Controversial RB Joe Mixon impressed Raiders during pre-draft visit
Joe Mixon's talent on the field is worthy of a high draft pick as an elusive running back. But, he's best known for a rough off the field incident.
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McKenzie not considering Aldon Smith's status heading into NFL draft
As he continues to serve a suspension, the linebacker is not on Oakland's radar per Raiders' general manager Reggie McKenzie...
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McKenzie confident Carr extension done before Raiders training camp
Reggie McKenzie says the 'first step' to getting his star quarterback the extension he deserves is already done...
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McKenzie prefers Marshawn Lynch deal done before NFL draft
The door is open for Marshawn Lynch to join the Raiders, but there is more than just one hurdle to leap according to Reggie McKenzie...
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Ranking the Raiders' Top 5 draft needs
This is a deep draft at several areas of consequence, allowing general manager Reggie McKenzie to focus on a spectrum of positions...
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How Aaron Hernandez died an innocent man by law
Aaron Hernandez committed suicide in his prison cell and by doing so right now, the legalities of his case change due to an old Massachusetts law.
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Raiders face multiple tough road stretches in 2017 schedule
The Raiders will be in the spotlight for the 2017 season. But, they certainly won't have it easy as the NFL revealed the team's schedule Thursday.
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Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie ranked 12th best in NFL
Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie's ability to draft eventual stars helped lead the team to their first playoff appearance in 14 years...
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Raiders open at Titans, featured in five prime-time games for 2017
This will be the third straight season the Raiders play in Nashville. They have won the last two contets at Nissan Stadium...
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Source: Raiders pick up Khalil Mack's fifth-year option
Reggie McKenzie wants to lock Khalil Mack into a long-term contract soon, but the option affords more flexibility to get a deal done...
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Raiders sign former Cal kicker for fourth straight offseason
Former Cal kicker Giorgio Tavecchio is back for his fourth tour of duty in Oakland as he signed with the Raiders on Wednesday.
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Khalil Mack's three-word mantra during Raiders' limbo period in Oakland
Before moving to Las Vegas in a couple years, the Raiders will continue to play in Oakland. What does Khalil Mack think about the situation?
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Aaron Hernandez hangs himself in prison cell
His death comes just days after the 27-year-old was acquitted in a second murder case...
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Carr draws fans' ire with 'true Raider fans' comment
The Happy Hour crew debates the firestorm reaction to Derek Carr's recent comments about "real" Raiders fans.
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Raiders release DT Dan Williams
The Raiders cut ties with DT Dan Williams on Tuesday...
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Oilers tried, abandoned same lame-duck approach Raiders are attempting
In the mid 1990's, the Houston Oilers attempted to do what the Raiders will try: play in one city while waiting for a stadium in your new city. It didn't go well for the Oilers.
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How involved is Carr in contract talks? Raiders QB divulges
Raiders QB Derek Carr discusses the latest on his looming massive contract extension.
Carr worried about mental side of returning from injury?
Derek Carr addresses the mental side of returning from a season-ending broken leg.
Carr details what he expects from upset Oakland fans
Derek Carr dives into how he expects Oakland Raiders fans to react to the team's move to the Las Vegas.