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2013 NFL Free Agency: Raiders Enhance Pass Rush, Sign LB's Nick Roach And Kevin Burnett

Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie and head coach Dennis Allen made it through the first week of free agency with no spectacular transactions and two did get to strengthen the struggling pass-rush. On Friday morning the Raiders announced the signing of free agent linebacker Nick Roach to a multi-year contract with compensation ranging from $3 to $4 million per season. Sunday, McKenzie was back to work again the off-season and announced the signing of linebacker Kevin Burnett who entered
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Raiders Sign Three Veteran Free Agent Defenders

On day one of the 2013 NFL Free agency Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie did not make signing anyone a huge priority instead pilfered his team to get rid of unwarranted contracts. Released talented safety Michael Huff and wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, which raised some eyebrows in Oakland. Day two arrived and what did the Oakland's general manager have in store on Wednesday? A different kind of strategy. The Raiders jumped into the free agent frenzy, without
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2013 NFL Free Agency: Spring Cleaning Has Arrived For The Oakland Raiders

Tuesday afternoon Raider Nation was hit with some surprising news the Oakland Raiders cut ties with former first-round pick Darrius Heyward-Bey, along with defensive back Michael Huff and defensive end David Tollefson, on Tuesday. Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie walked into the over a year, as he walked into a messy situation and instantly swept his broom. After using it for a year to push the clutter about the room,
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The Five Prospects The Oakland Raiders Will Covet With The Third Overall Pick

During the 2013 NFL Draft the Oakland Raiders will address their long list of needs and it starts with the third pick overall pick. Oakland averaged just 344.0 total yards ranking 18th in the NFL and worse was getting points on the board this time ranking 26th. On defense it wasn't much better at no.18 in terms of yards per game, no.28 in scoring  defense and no.20 against the pass. There's two options
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Oakland Raiders Refuse To Use Franchise Tag

The Oakland Raiders elected against using the franchise tag on any of their prospective unrestricted free agents before the window to do so closed the March 4th deadline. Meaning that Richard Seymour, Desmond Byrant, Shane Lechler and other will hit the market. Last season, the Raiders placed the franchise-tag designation on strong safety Tyvon Branch. A move that was necessary since he was one of their better defensive starters. Resulting with him eventually signing
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Oakland Raiders DT Desmond Bryant Arrested

Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Desmond Bryant this morning got arrested on a charge of criminal mischief in Miami-Dade County.  Particulars on what led to this morning's arrest were not available, yet the Miami-Dade County Corrections website post indicates that he got booked at 9:24 a.m. ET. There is never a great time for an arrest, yet Bryant couldn't have chosen a worse time to place on a state-issued bracelets as he will become an unrestricted free agent
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Raiders Complete Coaching Staff For 2013

The Oakland Raiders on Friday morning finalized their coaching staff for the 2013 season by hiring on former NFL defensive coordinator Bob Sanders as the linebackers coach. The past four seasons Sanders spent time with the Buffalo Bills, coaching defensive linemen and linebackers. Previously he was the defensive coordinator of the Green Bay Packers for three seasons. At the end the regular season the Raiders fired several members of head