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Oakland Raiders 2019 Preseason Opponents Announced

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders’ 2019 preseason schedule features a nationally-televised ESPN contest against the Arizona Cardinals and games against the Los Angeles Rams, Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks, the National Football League announced Tuesday.

Week/Date   Opponent                Time (PT)       Broadcast

1                      Los Angeles Rams        TBA                 KTVU (Bay Area)/KVVU (Las Vegas)

Thu., Aug. 15  at Arizona Cardinals    5:00 p.m.         ESPN

3                      vs. Green Bay Packers TBA                 KTVU (Bay Area)/KVVU (Las Vegas)

4                      at Seattle Seahawks    TBA                 KTVU (Bay Area)/KVVU (Las Vegas)

The Silver and Black will open the preseason with a home contest against the Los Angeles Rams at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, marking the third consecutive preseason that the two clubs have squared off. 

The Raiders will then travel to Arizona to face the Cardinals for a contest televised nationally on ESPN. It will mark the fourth time in the last five years that the two teams have met in preseason action, while also being the third consecutive such meeting with the Cardinals on the road. 

In preseason Week 3, the Raiders will take on the Green Bay Packers at a to be announced neutral site. It represents the fourth time in six seasons that the Raiders and Packers have met in the preseason and it will be the Silver and Black’s first neutral site preseason contest since participating in the 2006 Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio

Oakland will wrap up its slate against the Seahawks for the 14th straight year, as the team will travel to Seattle to close out the preseason for the 10th time since 2006. 

Further broadcast information, times and specific dates will be announced at a later date.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

Oakland Raiders Sign WR Keon Hatcher; Place LaFell on IR

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed WR Keon Hatcher via the Green Bay Packers’ practice squad, club announced Monday.

Hatcher, a 6-foot-1, 212-pound wide receiver out of Arkansas, was originally signed to the club in 2017 as an undrafted free agent. He spent his rookie campaign on the practice squad before making the 53-man roster following the 2018 preseason, where he appeared in one contest for the club. Hatcher returns after a short stint on the Packers’ practice squad. 

A native of Owasso, Okla., Hatcher played four years with the Razorbacks, seeing action in 47 games with 28 starts. He totaled 130 receptions for 1,866 yards and 19 touchdowns, while finishing his collegiate career ranked fourth on the program’s all-time list in receiving touchdowns.

In corresponding moves, the Raiders have waived WR Saeed Blacknall and placed WR Brandon LaFell on the Reserve/Injured List.

Blacknall, an undrafted free agent out of Penn State, appeared in his first NFL action in Week 11 after spending the first 10 weeks on the club’s practice squad. 

LaFell signed to the team as a free agent this season after spending the last two seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals. Over his 10-year career, LaFell has appeared in 125 games and made 90 starts, totaling 406 receptions for 5,398 yards and 31 touchdowns.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

Oakland Raiders Announce Transactions

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed free agents CB Jarell Carter and DT Connor Flagel, the club announced Monday.

Carter joins the Raiders after spending his rookie season on the Arizona Cardinals’ practice squad after signing with the club as an undrafted free agent. A four-year player at Trinity International (2013-16), the 5-foot-10, 196-pound cornerback appeared in 36 games and made 31 starts, recording 156 tackles (85 solo), 0.5 sacks, six interceptions, 28 passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery, earning NCCAA All-American honors twice.

Flagel was originally signed by the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent out of Central Missouri. The 6-foot-5, 296-pound defensive end appeared in 35 contests and made 33 starts during his three seasons with the Mules, totaling 111 tackles, including 10 for loss, 4.5 sacks, one forced fumble and three fumble recoveries.

In corresponding moves, the Raiders have released T Breno Giacomini and placed WR Griff Whalen on the Reserve/Injured List, both of whom signed to the club as free agents this past March.

Giacomini, entering his 11th season in the NFL, has appeared in 94 total games and made 86 starts. Since being drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fifth round (150th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft, he has also spent time with the Seattle Seahawks, New York Jets and Houston Texans.

Whalen totaled four receptions for 44 yards and a touchdown in exhibition play for the club this preseason, adding four punt returns for 46 yards and two kickoff returns for 45 yards. His career totals include 43 games played with three starts, registering 51 receptions for 532 yards and three touchdowns.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

Oakland Raiders Sign CB Raysean Pringle; Waive/Injured DB Shaquille Richardson

NAPA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent CB Raysean Pringle, the club announced Monday.

Pringle joins the Raiders after spending his rookie season on both the Green Bay Packers and Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad in 2017. A former running back and wide receiver of Southern Utah, Pringle appeared in 33 games and made nine starts for the Thunderbirds. In his four seasons with the team (2013-16), the Oakland, Calif., native totaled 1,130 yards and 14 touchdowns on 228 carries, adding 36 receptions for 329 yards and one touchdown.

In a corresponding move, the Raiders have Waived/Injured DB Shaquille Richardson, who participated with the team throughout the club’s offseason program.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

Oakland Raiders Sign T Breno Giacomini

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed unrestricted free agent T Breno Giacomini, the club announced Thursday.

Giacomini is entering his 11th NFL season, having spent time with the Green Bay Packers, Seattle Seahawks, New York Jets and Houston Texans. He has appeared in 94 career games with 86 starts, including 53 starts over the last four seasons. He originally entered the league as a fifth-round draft pick (150th overall) of the Green Bay Packers in 2008.

Last season, the 6-foot-7, 320-pounder started all 16 games at right tackle for the Texans. From 2014-16, Giacomini started 37 games for the Jets, including every game in 2014 and 2015.

Giacomini saw his first significant action with the Seahawks in 2011 and was a mainstay on the team’s offensive line through 2013, helping the team win Super XLVIII as the starting right tackle.

A native of Malden, Mass., Giacomini played four seasons (2004-07) at Louisville, appearing in 27 games. He began his collegiate career as a tight end before converting to tackle before his senior year.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

Oakland Raiders Sign WR Jordy Nelson

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent WR Jordy Nelson, the club announced Thursday.

Nelson joins the Raiders after 10 seasons with the Green Bay Packers, helping Green Bay to eight postseason appearances and a Super Bowl title. The 2014 Pro Bowler joins the Raiders having appeared in 136 career games with 88 starts, totaling 550 receptions for 7,848 yards (14.3 avg.) and 69 touchdowns. In 13 career postseason games, Nelson has posted 54 catches for 668 yards and five touchdowns.

The 6-foot-3, 217-pounder leaves Green Bay as one of the top wide receivers in franchise history, ranking third in receptions, fifth in receiving yards and second in receiving touchdowns. He is also the franchise’s leader in postseason receptions.

Last season, Nelson recorded 53 receptions for 482 yards and six touchdowns. He set a single-season franchise record with 1,519 receiving yards in 2014, as he was selected to his first career Pro Bowl and earned second-team All-Pro honors from the Associated Press. He was also named the AP Comeback Player of the Year in 2016 after recording 97 receptions for 1,257 yards and 14 touchdowns.

A native of Manhattan, Kan., Nelson played in 36 games at Kansas State, posting 206 receptions for 2,822 yards and 20 touchdowns. He also posted the most prolific single season in Kansas State history with 122 receptions for 1,606 yards in 2007 on his way to earning consensus All-American honors.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

Oakland Raiders Sign K Giorgio Tavecchio

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent K Giorgio Tavecchio, the club announced Wednesday.

Tavecchio has spent time with the Raiders in the each of the last three training camps, including the 2015 and 2016 offseason program, and has connected on a combined 6-of-7 field goal attempts in preseason action for the Silver and Black.

The 5-foot-10, 180-pounder had stints in training camp with the San Francisco 49ers (2012), Green Bay Packers (2013) and Detroit Lions (2014) prior to joining the Raiders in 2014. Tavecchio played in 46 games for at the University of California and finished his career with 256 points, ranking fifth on the school’s all-time scoring list and fourth among kickers. He converted 48-of-64 (75 percent) field goal attempts and 112-of-120 (93.3 percent) PATs during his three years, ranking third in both all-time made field goals and extra points made.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

Oakland Raiders Sign OL Marshall Newhouse

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed unrestricted free agent OL Marshall Newhouse, the club announced Monday.

Newhouse has spent the past two seasons as a member of the New York Giants after stops with the Green Bay Packers from 2010-2013 and Cincinnati Bengals in 2014. He has played in 86 games with 56 starts over his seven-year career, and has appeared in six postseason games.

Originally entering the league as a fifth-round selection (169th overall) by the Packers in the 2010 NFL Draft, Newhouse played in 47 games with 31 starts for Green Bay, helping the team reach the postseason each year he played for them.

Last season, the 6-foot-4, 323-pounder played in 10 games with six starts for the Giants and was part of an offensive line that allowed just 22 sacks on the season, third fewest in the league.

A native of Dallas, Texas, Newhouse played collegiately at TCU from 2006-09, appearing in 52 games over his career.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

Raiders Fall To Packers 20-12 At Lambeau Field

The Oakland Raiders starting offense struggled to get anything going in the first half in Green Bay. Despite playing the entire first half they only chalked up three points against the first and string Packers.

Quarterback Derek Carr and the Oakland Raiders starters saw a significant increase in workload Thursday night at Lambeau Field, as both the team’s starting offensive and defensive units played the entire first half.

Carr finished the night 9 of 13 for 38 yards

Defensively, the starting unit started slow as well giving up a  14-play, 74-yard drive to the Packers to start the evening, resulting in a touchdown by Eddie Lacy.  After that initial drive Green Bay was unable to put any more points on the board in the first half.

The second half was a different story, as the Packers were able to get their offense rolling a little bit, and were able to put up 13 points on the Silver and Black’s defense, en route to a 20-12 win at Lambeau Field.

Rookie quarterback Connor Cook had a good night, finishing the game 6 of 9 for 101 yards.

Highlight of the night was a blocked punt by Brendan Trawick’s.  Safety Nate Allen would fall on it in the end zone to give the Raiders their first touchdown of the night with 3:01 remaining in the game.

The Raiders fly back to Northern California tonight, and will be back on the practice field Saturday afternoon at their Alameda, Calif., facility.

Their next preseason game will be next Saturday when they take on the Tennessee Titans at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr Selected For First Pro Bowl

Photo by Shawn Jonas

ALAMEDA, Calif. Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr was named to his first Pro Bowl, the NFL announced Wednesday. Carr, who was originally selected as an alternate for the Pro Bowl, replaces Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, who is unable to participate due to injury.

“First, I want to thank God for the opportunity to be able to go to Hawaii,” said Carr. “Secondly, I want to thank my family, my friends, my teammates, my coaches and all of Raider Nation for their support. Third, I want to thank everyone who voted for me and all of the opposing players and coaches that voted for me. That means more to me than they know. Go Raiders!”

Carr’s teammates S Charles Woodson, FB Marcel Reece and DE Khalil Mack were also selected to the NFL’s all-star game, to be played at Honolulu’s Aloha Stadium on Jan. 31. In December, RB Latavius Murray and rookie WR Amari Cooper were also named alternates for the Pro Bowl.

One of the NFL’s most dynamic young passers, Carr becomes the first Raiders quarterback to be named to the Pro Bowl since Rich Gannon in 2002 after starting all 16 games. He threw for 3,987 yards on 350-of-573 passing (61.1 percent) with 32 touchdowns and 13 interceptions for a passer rating of 91.1. He also added career-high rushing totals with 33 attempts for 138 yards (4.2 avg.).
The 6-foot-3, 215-pound signal caller finished his sophomore campaign tied for seventh in the NFL in passing touchdowns and 300-yard passing performances with six. Carr also recorded four fourth-quarter comeback drives, five games with a rating of at least 100.0 (5-0 record) and 11 multi-touchdown games, tied for third in the NFL.

Carr was named the Castrol Edge Clutch Performer of the Week twice in 2015 after leading the Raiders on fourth-quarter scoring drives to secure comeback victories. In Week 2 against Baltimore, he threw for a career-high 351 yards and three scores, including the game-winning touchdown pass with 26 seconds remaining. Carr again led a fourth-quarter comeback drive and threw a touchdown pass with 1:21 remaining to defeat the Tennessee Titans on the road in Week 12. Carr tied a single-game high by throwing four touchdowns in back-to-back games in Weeks 8 and 9, against the New York Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers, respectively.

The native of Bakersfield, Calif., joined the Raiders in 2014 as the team’s second-round selection (36th overall) in the NFL Draft. He has started all 32 games over his first two NFL seasons, becoming the first offensive player to do so in Raiders franchise history. Carr is the owner of 53 career touchdown passes, the second most ever by a player through his first two NFL seasons.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations