Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Derek Carr Signed

The 2nd Round rookie QB from Fresno State, Derek Carr, is now under contract with the Oakland Raiders.

Photo courtesy of

McGloin: @ Houston 2013 Week 11

A quick look back at the upside of Matt McGloin.  Bear in mind, MM was an UDFA last season, fought his way on to the roster from the very bottom...tryout status...and started some games for Oakland.  Kid has a long way too go, but he's fearless.

Shout out to Lopez7329 on YouTube for cutting the footage together.  Great Stuff!

Carrie, Harris, Dowling...Signed

Per the Oakland Raiders yesterday, all 7th Round picks are signed up.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Greg Little Claimed Off Waivers

The Oakland Raiders have claimed WR Greg Little off waivers from the Cleveland Browns.  Little is a highly athletic receiver, with big play potential.  The downside is he doesn't catch the ball with much consistency, among the worst in the League in terms of drop rate.  How Olson fits him in will be interesting.

Contract: $754K with $75K workout bonus

Friday, May 16, 2014

UDFA's Officially Signed

As announced from the Raiders front office: LINK

These are the names:

RB George Atkinson III - Notre Dame
WR D.J. Coles - Virginia Tech
WR Mike Davis - Texas
LB Carlos Fields - Winston-Salem State
WR Noel Grigsby - San Jose State
OT Dan Kistler - Montana
OT Erle Ladson - Delaware
TE Jake Murphy - Utah (son of former Atlanta Brave Dale Murphy)
WR Seth Roberts - West Alabama
TE Scott Simonson - Assumption College
FB Karl Williams - Utah

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Marquette King vs. Jake Dombrowski

Kohl's Professional Camps sets up a friendly workout, both gave very impressive performances.  This was filmed in April, 2014.

If you are an aspiring punter, kicker or long snapper give a look.  They will make you better.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Latest UDFA Cut-Ups

RB/KR George Atkinson III - Notre Dame


WR Mike Davis - Texas

TE Jake Murphy - Utah

WR D.J. Coles - Virginia Tech

LB Jarek Lancaster - Stanford (will play special teams)

WR Noel Grigsby - San Jose State

LB Carlos Fields Jr - Winston Salem State

OL Mike Hunchak - Monmouth

QB Joe Southwick - Boise State

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day

To all the Moms out there,

Thank You!

UDFA Update (6:23 pm PT):

Karl Williams FB - Utah
George Atkinson III RB - Notre Dame
DJ Coles WR - Virginia Tech
Mike Davis WR - Texas
Scott Simonson TE - Assumption
Jake Murphy TE - Utah
Danny Kistler OT - Montana
Carlos Fields Jr. LB - Winston Salem St.
Noel Grigsby WR - San Jose State
Austin Flynn DE - Arkansas
Rob Henry QB/DB - Purdue
Jarek Lancaster LB - Stanford
Curtis Porter DT - Miami
Darius Millines WR - Colorado State- Pueblo
Erie Ladson OT - Delaware
Mike Hunchak OT - Monmouth
Johnnie Farms DT - Memphis
Joe Southwick QB - Boise State (Tryout)

Friday, May 9, 2014

Round 3


Thanks to RaiderCentral on YouTube:

Round 2

Thanks to RaiderCentral on YouTube


Day 2 Rumor Mill

4:00 pm PT --- Signs point to Carr, but who knows.  Enjoy Day 2!

3:27 pm PT --- Cleveland WR Josh Gordon faces possible 16 game suspension for marijuana use.  Must be pretty extensive.

2:56 pm PT --- Marcus Martin to the Saints is a "no-brainer," according to Larry Holder, New Orleans Times-Picayune

2:54 pm PT --- "Hearing about Chargers interest in Kony Ealy, pass rusher." - Kevin Acee, San Diego Union-Tribune 

2:52 pm PT --- Mike Jurecki, who nailed Arizona's Day 2 last year, listed his options for Arizona in the second round: "Ra'Shede Hageman, Demarcus Lawrence, Jeremiah Attaochu, Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Louis Nix III, Kony Ealy, Kyle Van Noy, B. Ellington"

12:58 pm PT --- "I really think Auburn RB Tre Mason is in play in second round. Team could always decide to wait later for RB, but Titans like Mason." - Jim Wyatt

12:54 pm PT --- Khalil Mack Press Conference set for 2 pm PT on Bay Farm Island. RAIDERS.COM (LINK)

12:53 pm PT --- The Texans will go with an "impact offensive player" at No. 33, according to Sal Paolantonio.  (thanks to for some juice...)

12:51 pm PT --- The Bills are holding out hope for Morgan Moses or Joel Bitonio, per Joe Buscaglia, WGR 550

12:39 pm PT --- Raiders DC Jason Tarver meets Khalil Mack in Alameda today!

12:30 pm PT --- Redskins taking phone calls, a lot of them, to trade down from No. 34

12:00 pm PT --- Buffalo WR Stevie Johnson reportedly being dealt to San Francisco for a conditional 2015 3rd/4th Rd pick.

11:28 am PT --- Texans fielding numerous calls for the No. 33 pick.

11:27 am PT --- Bills, indeed, are expected to try and deal Stevie Johnson.  The Bills moved up from No. 9 overall into the Cleveland slot at No. 4.  Buffalo added their 2015 1st Round and 4th Round picks to grab Clemson WR Sammy Watkins.

11:26 am PT --- Marqise Lee falling due to 'red flags' from knee injuries.

11:25 am PT --- Ryan Mallett (Patriots) not available for trade.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

First Pick Analysis - Reggie and DA Talk Mack

Thanks to RaiderCentral on YouTube

Great Pick.  Word was that the Raiders did not expect Mack to be available (thanks to the Jags for taking Bortles)...but he was their guy all along.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Rumor Mill

5/8 (Th.) 4:10 pm PT -- Anything big, it'll be known here, but for now, enjoy the show!

5/8 (Th.) 3:49 pm PT -- Schefter reporting that Manziel is very much in play for the Vikings' top pick.

5/8 (Th.) 2:21 pm PT -- Mike Evans again being linked to Oakland as a prime target at No. 5.  Schaub must be grinning...or maybe he wants a young prospect on the blind side?  Who knows.

5/8 (Th.) 2:04 pm PT -- Seems pretty evident the media has no idea whatsoever who the Raiders favor at No. 5.  A lot of it depends, of course, on who the Top 4 slots pick, and who trades around in those slots, but still.  Oakland is a nice big question mark, right where Reggie wants it.

5/8 (Th.) 1:53 pm PT -- Atlanta may have given up on the asking price by Houston at No. 1...NOW they are thinking of jumping to No. 4 if Khalil Mack is still available...leapfrogging Oakland.  Rapoport reporting that the Raiders could be looking at trading back to gain value and get Derek Carr somewhere in the mid-1st Rd.

5/8 (Th.) 1:31 pm PT -- Texans may be close to trading for current Patriot QB Ryan Mallett.

5/8 (Th.) 11:48 am PT -- per Adam Schefter, "Houston is now locked in on its player and is not expecting a trade, per sources. Texans happy to sit at 1 and take player it wants."

5/8 (Th.) 11:28 am PT -- If the Bills take a WR in the 1st Round, it was reported by WGR 550 in Buffalo that WR Stevie Johnson would be put on the trading block.  It was reported also, the Bills really like Odell Beckham Jr. out of LSU at No. 9 Overall.

5/8 (Th.) 11:08 am PT -- It appears the Rams taking Manziel talk is officially a smokescreen... Bradford is their "guy" going forward.

5/8 (Th.) 10:59 am PT -- RotoWorld also reporting that the Texans have dropped their asking price at No. 1, presumably for Clowney, to a 2014 1st Round swap, a 2014 2nd and 3rd Rounder...AND a 2015 1st Round pick.  Geez that's all?  It was also reported that the Giants could have interest for Manziel at No. 12 Overall...again, feels like trade down bait...then again, Giants are still rebuilding and Eli can't play forever.

5/8 (Th.) 10:57 am PT -- Glazer had previously reported that the Bucs won't take Manziel at No. 7 should he be available.

5/8 (Th.) 10:54 am PT -- RotoWorld Draft writer Evan Silva mocks a trade at No. 5 with Detroit...dropping Oakland to the No. 10 spot, where Texas A&M Aggie Left Tackle Jake Matthews fell.  It would be a very good trade down to land a solid player like Matthews and nab an extra Day 2 pick.

5/8 (Th.) 10:51 am PT -- reporting that the Vikings will take a hard look at Johnny Manziel with their No. 8 pick.  Smells like a smokescreen to get a trade down, and being a QB, they could get some good value out of a trade there.

5/8 (Th.) 10:40 am PT -- Tony Pauline reports that, if they had to keep their original 1st Round pick, the Rams would go Jake Matthews and the Steelers would go Kyle Fuller.

5/8 (Th.) 10:15 am PT -- says a source has informed them that the Raiders prefer Texas A&M WR Mike Evans over Clemson WR Sammy Watkins.  Link

5/8 (Th.) 10:11 am PT -- Eastern Illinois QB Jimmy Garoppolo and Vanderbilt WR Jordan Matthews were singled out by NFLN Draft Analyst Gil Brandt today.  He said they could mix into the 2014 NFL Draft higher than expected.  Noted high character, and that it counts.  Both were invited to Radio City Music Hall.

5/8 (Th.) 10:05 am PT -- Zach Mettenberger has had three NFL teams tell him they have him rated in the Top of the 2nd Round...despite the noted "back condition" at the Combine.

5/8 (Th.) 9:44 am PT -- Late Draft buzz for Tennessee OT Ja'Wuan James...1st Rd. buzz...possible landing spots seem like Miami, Denver or maybe Seattle.  Might be a bit too high for Miami.

5/8 (Th.) 9:35 am PT -- Falcons playing tough with Texans and Rams at No. 1 and No. 2...word is they're staying at No. 6 and selecting an OT.

5/8 (Th.) 9:21 am PT -- Talk now turning to Aaron Donald.  Trade down still seems likely.

5/7 (Wed.) 9:45 pm PT -- A LOT of late night Wednesday talk about the Raiders looking to trade down and go after QB Derek Carr.

The final 24 hours...always some interesting chatter.  We'll keep it updated as Round 1 approaches.

Right now, seems that Oakland is actively trying to trade down (duh), but at a fair asking the time crunch approaches people sometimes change their minds.  Should be a wild 1st Round.  Can't wait.

Side note, previously acquired RB Kory Sheets was busted for weed in Canada.  He could be cut soon.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

NFP Reports...

Utah CB Keith McGill is being reported as having worked out for the Oakland Raiders in the pre-draft process.  Link

McGill is in the new "Seattle" mold of Corners...very tall, athletic but not necessarily sudden or explosive, he'll provide a physical presence out on the island with the bigger WRs and Flex TEs of the NFL.  Likely a 3rd or 4th Rd pick, but with his size and potential, he could go as early as the 2nd.  For the Raiders, he could be a Rd 3 or Rd 4 target should a favorable CB not fall to them in the 2nd.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Questions Without Answers

It's FINALLY Draft Week.

...and nobody knows who the hell Oakland is taking.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Latest From Walter Football

Black Bear TE Justin Perillo is on the Oakland radar too apparently.

Add Stanford RB Tyler Gaffney, and Stony Brook WR Malcolm Eugene to the list of visits.

WalterFootball's latest Pre-Draft Visit/Interview/Workout list for the Oakland Raiders:

SR - Senior Bowl meeting.
EW - East-West Shrine meeting.
COM - Combine meeting.
INT - Interested.
VINT - Very Interested.
PRO - Pro Day or campus meeting/workout.
LOC - Local visit.
PRI - Private visit.
% - indicates more than one meeting.
# - indicates meeting set up outside of the 2014 Senior Bowl or the 2014 East-West Shrine Game

Ricardo Allen, CB, Purdue (EW)
Ken Bishop, DL, Northern Illinois (PRI)
Blake Bortles%, QB, Central Florida (PRI) (COM)
Tajh Boyd, QB, Clemson (SR) (VINT)
Xavius Boyd, LB, Western Kentucky (INT)

Bashaud Breeland, DB, Clemson (PRI)
Morgan Breslin, LB, USC (PRI)
Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville (COM)
Carrington Byndom, DB, Texas (EW)
Derek Carr, QB, Fresno State (PRI) (VINT)
Gianni Carter, WR, Duquesne (PRO)
Jadeveon Clowney, DL, South Carolina (PRI)
Quincy Enunwa, WR, Nebraska (PRO) 

Austin Flynn, DL, Arkansas (PRO)
Kyle Fuller, CB, Virginia Tech (PRI)
Ben Gardner, DL, Stanford (PRI)
Willie Gibson, WR, Cumberlands (VINT)
Tyler Hoover, DL, Michigan State (PRO) 

Mike Hunchak, OL, Hofstra (INT)
Cody Latimer, WR, Indiana (PRI)
Keith Lewis, DB, Virigina-Lynch (PRI)
Keon Lyn, DB, Syracuse (PRI)
Aaron Lynch, DL, South Florida (PRI)
Johnny Manziel%, QB, Texas A&M (PRI) (COM)
Josh Mauro, DL, Stanford (PRO) 

Dexter McDougle, DB, Maryland (PRI)
Zach Mettenberger%, QB, LSU (PRO) (COM)
Terrance Mitchell, DB, Oregon (PRI)
Zach Moore, DL, COncordia (PRI)
Rajion Neal, RB, Tennessee (EW)
Kevin Pamphile, OL, Purdue (PRO)
Ronald Powell, LB, Florida (PRI)
Weston Richburg, OL, Colorado State (SR)
Tom Savage, QB, Pittsburgh (PRI)
Garrett Scott, OL, Marshall (PRI)
Ryan Shazier, LB, Ohio State (PRI)
Chaz Sutton, DL, South Carolina (PRI/PRO) 

Brandon Thomas, OL, Clemson (PRI*)
Logan Thomas, QB, Virginia Tech (COM)
Brent Urban, DL, Virginia (SR)

Reggie McKenzie: Pre-Draft PC

Thanks to RaiderCentral on YouTube for uploading: