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Oakland Raiders Retain Four Free Agents

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have re-signed the following four free agents, the club announced Monday.

RESTRICTED FREE AGENT

Player                             Pos.   Ht.     Wt.    Exp.   College

Autry, Denico                         DL       6-5      270     4          Mississippi State

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Player                             Pos.   Ht.     Wt.    Exp.   College

Holmes, Gabe                         TE        6-5      255     3          Purdue

Kirkland, Denver                    G         6-4      335     2          Arkansas

Roberts, Seth                          WR      6-2      195     3          West Alabama

Autry: Returns for his fourth season after making the squad as an undrafted free agent in 2014…Played in all 16 games with seven starts in 2016, posting 37 tackles (22 solo), 2.5 sacks and two fumble recoveries, while adding a blocked PAT…In 2015, led the NFL with three blocked kicks on special teams (two PATs and one FG), posting the most blocks by a single player in a season since 2011…Career totals include 40 games played with 15 starts, 79 tackles (49 solo), 5.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries and seven passes defensed.

Holmes: Enters his third season in Oakland…Suffered an injury in the preseason opener in 2016 and was placed on the Reserve/Injured List on Aug. 29…Did not appear in a game in 2015, spending nine weeks on the active roster and seven weeks on the practice squad…Originally signed with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent out of Purdue, where he played in 49 games and caught 65 passes for 685 yards and six TDs.

Kirkland: Begins his second season with the Silver and Black after appearing in six games with four starts as a rookie in 2016…Played primarily as an extra offensive lineman…Signed with the team as an undrafted free agent in May 2016 out of Arkansas, where he appeared in 38 games with 34 starts.

Roberts: Enters his fourth season after originally signing with the team as an undrafted free agent in 2014…Set a career high with 38 receptions in 2016, and added 397 receiving yards and five TDs…Raiders are 9-0 when he catches a TD pass, and he has recorded four game-winning TD receptions over his career…Career totals include 32 games played with 11 starts, 70 receptions for 877 yards and 10 TDs.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

Raiders Come From Behind On The Road To Upset Broncos 15-12

Denver, CO. – The Raiders traveled to Denver and laid an egg in the first half. Oakland battled back in the second half fueld by two Derek Carr Touchdown passes, and Khalil Macks‘ five sacks of Brock Osweiler including one in the end zone for a safety. Oakland (6-7) upset the Broncos(10-3) on the road 15-12.

The Raiders trailed at the half 0-12 as Oaklands’ defense  held the Broncos to four first-half Brandon McManus field goals. The Raiders offense struggled on all fronts. They only ran 15 plays the entire first half for a total of -12 yards.

Derek Carr Struggles & Fights Through Adversity

Derek Carr completed just 12 of 29 passes for 135 yards. But two of his throws were for touchdowns, and the Raiders (6-7) beat the Broncos for the first time since Sept. 12, 2011 despite being held to minus-12 yards in the first half — the worst performance by a team heading into halftime in nearly a quarter-century.

The Raiders drove 80 yards to open the second half and trim Denver’s lead to 12-7 when Carr threw an 11-yard pass to Seth Roberts.

Khalil Macks’ Huge Day

Mack’s fifth sack crushed Denver’s  hopes on the final drive. Afterward, he said he counts this performance as sweeter than his big game at Ohio State in 2013 that cemented his first-round status because “this is the Broncos.”

Mack said the Raiders knew they had a chance when they held the Broncos out of the end zone four times in the first half.

safety pulled the Raiders to 12-9 when Mack sacked Osweiler in the end zone and Broncos guard Max Garcia recovered the loose ball.

Jack Del Rio On Macks Performance

“He was unbelievable,” Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said of Mack. “He’s just getting better and better.”

Charles Woodson On Macks Performance

“I remember playing Derrick Thomas my first game in the NFL against the Chiefs and he had six sacks against us,” Oakland’s 18-year veteran safety Charles Woodson said. “Today, Khalil kind of reminded me of that.”

Defense Holds in First Half, Dominates in Second

The Raiders held the Broncos to three field goals on three red zone trips in the first half and did not allow Denver back into the red zone for the entire second half.

The Raiders held the Broncos scoreless in the second half for the first time since Oct. 15, 2006, a 3-13 loss. The last time the Raiders did so in a win was Nov. 22, 1992 (24-0).

The Raiders did not allow the Broncos to run more than three offensive plays on five-of-eight second-half drives. Broncos 0-for-3 in the red zone in the first half


Raiders Stifle Broncos’ Rushing Attack

The Raiders held the Broncos to 34 rushing yards, giving the Broncos 77 total rushing yards against the Raiders this season. That marks the Broncos’ second lowest season total versus the Raiders (51 yards in 1972).

Along with 1963 (96 yards), this marks the third time in team history the Raiders allowed less than 100 rushing yards to Denver in a season (excluding the strike-shortened 1982 season).

The Raiders allowed 25-or-fewer rushing yards in a first half for the fourth time this season and the second time in three weeks (also Nov. 29 at Tennessee).

2-Point Conversion Dilema 

Oakland long snapper Jon Condo recovered Emmanuel Sanders’ muffed punt at the Denver 11 early in the fourth quarter, but he injured his right shoulder in the pile. He was in the locker room getting it looked at when Carr threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to tight end Mychal Rivera to put Oakland ahead 15-12 with 14:26 remaining.

Without Condo, the Raiders went for 2 and Carr threw an incompletion, leaving the margin at a field goal.

Kicking Game 

Brandon McManus clanked a 49-yarder that would have tied it off the left upright with 10:22 remaining. Sebastian Janikowski then missed a 43-yarder with 5:07 remaining, giving the Broncos good field position at their 33, but Davis had his big drop on fourth down after that.

Gary Kubiak Talks First-Half Opportunities, Turnovers, Drops 

The Broncos couldn’t get into the end zone in the first half despite 224 yards of offense, settling for four field goals from McManus, each one shorter than the previous — 41, 35, 29 and 21 yards.

“We had a chance to really do some damage in the first half and didn’t do it,” Denver coach Gary Kubiak lamented. “And we obviously helped them in the second half with turnovers, I think four or five drops. We lost line of scrimmage offensively. We played great defense.”

Oakland’s lack of production in the first 30 minutes was the lowest figure by any team in the first half since Nov. 1, 1992, when the Chargers held the Colts to minus-5 yards.

Raiders Defeat Broncos on the Road, 15-12

The Raiders defeated the Broncos 15-12 to snap the team’s eight-game losing streak against Denver. The team’s last win against Denver came on Sept. 12, 2011.
For the first time in the Raiders-Broncos series history, the Raiders did not allow the Broncos an offensive touchdown in a season. It marks the sixth time the Raiders held Denver without a passing touchdown (last: 2002) and the eighth time without a rushing touchdown (last: 1993) in a season series.

Raiders Comeback To Beat Titans 24-21; Derek Carr Drives Team 90 Yards For Go Ahead Score

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Oakland Raiders found a way to pull out a win on a wet, rainy day.  Derek Carr threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Seth Roberts with 1:21 left.  The Raiders stopped a three-game skid by edging the Tennessee Titans 24-21 Sunday.

The Raiders (5-6) had a 17-6 lead in the third quarter. In the fourth quarter with just minutes remaining they found themselves behind 17-21.

Offensive Coordinator/Play Caller Bill Musgrave went ultra conservative after the 17-6 lead.  Almost every Raiders offensive series started with two runs on first and second down followed by a desperate 3rd down pass. Most passes were at or behind the line of scrimmage.  Bubble screens were used in back to back drives.  The team went 3-and-out multiple times during that stretch. The play calling was confusing seeing that the Raiders only had a 3-point lead for most of the second half. The young cast on offense struggled to get in any rhythm until Musgrave finally took the reigns off Carr on their final offensive drive with a 4-point deficit.   To add to the offense stalling out, Derek Carr fumbled the ball on a Center exchange with back up Tony Bergstrom. The Titans took advantage of the short field and scored the go ahead touchdown with 4:13 remaining.

“I’m really proud of the way they guys stayed in it,” Oakland coach Jack Del Rio said. “It was tough. There was a reason to be discouraged. You’re in control of the game, you fumble it and all of a sudden they go down and get a score. And it’s `Oh my gosh, what are we going to do?’ Well, we’re going to go down there and find a way to get it in there and get a score.”

The Titans (2-9) lost for the ninth time in 10 games after rallying to take a 21-17 lead. They thought they had a game-saving play when safety Michael Griffin broke up a pass in the end zone on fourth down.

But officials flagged B.W. Webb for holding on the other side of the field.

Del Rio said rookie Amari Cooper was held. Webb tried to find the official, saying later he never held the receiver. Titans interim coach Mike Mularkey said he had no idea where the flag came from and did not agree with the penalty.

“The one call is the call, it changes the game, changes the outcome of the game,” Mularkey said. “It’s frustrating, very frustrating.”

Carr said he started yelling instantly about the flag. Two plays later, Carr hit Roberts for the winning touchdown. He finished with 330 yards and three TDs in his sixth 300-yard passing game this season.

“We get another chance, and we go win it,” Carr said. “Finally, we won today and it just feels good.”

Nate Allen ended the Titans’ last chance by intercepting rookie Marcus Mariota with 43 seconds left. Mariota took the blame for not looking elsewhere.

“I’ll find ways to get better and help our team win some games,” he said.

Roberts finished with six catches for 113 yards and two TDs, and Cooper had seven receptions for 115 yards. Khalil Mack had two sacks for the Raiders, who outgained Tennessee 407-249 and held the ball for nearly 35 minutes.

The Titans now have lost 11 straight on their home field and are tied for the third-worst home skid. Mariota threw for 218 yards and three TDs, but he was intercepted twice, with the last one coming with no receiver in the area.

Oakland’s mistakes helped Tennessee turn a game where the Raiders had been cruising into a frantic finish.

The Raiders were flagged 11 times for 94 yards, with two of those penalties keeping Tennessee TD drives alive, and Carr himself set up the Titans’ go-ahead TD by fumbling a snap. Defensive end DaQuan Jones fell on the ball for the Titans, and Mariota threw a 1-yard TD pass to Jalston Fowler to make it 21-17 with 4:41 left.

Carr briefly left after taking a shot from Jones on the opening series of the game. But the second-year quarterback returned in time to throw for 187 yards and a touchdown by halftime and Oakland led 10-6 at the break.

Game notes
Carr joined Rich Gannon (10 in 2002) and Carson Palmer (six in 2012) as the only Raiders quarterbacks with six or more 300-yard passing games in a season. … Denico Autry blocked Ryan Succop’s first extra-point try for the first miss by the Titans since 2006 and the first missed extra point in Succop’s career. The Titans kicker had been perfect on his first 205 attempts, including all 18 this season. … Crabtree now has a TD catch in five of his past six games. … Oakland is 4-0 when being flagged for 10 or more penalties.

Raiders Fall 35-38 In Pittsburgh; Antonio Brown Breaks Franchise Record

PITTSBURGH, PA.- The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Oakland Raiders 38-35 on an 18-yard field goal with :02 left in the game. The old school rivalry didn’t disappoint. With over 1,000 yards of total offense combined it was a high flying score fest with defenses getting burned nearly every tick of the clock. The Steelers physical defense caused five forced fumbles three were recovered by Pittsburgh. Despite four turnovers the Raiders had it’s opportunities to win the game thanks to Derek Carr and a recently potent Oakland Offense.

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QB Derek Carr

Raiders Quarterback Derek Carr  threw for 301 yards on 24-of-44 passing (54.5 percent) with four touchdowns and one interception, giving him a passer rating of 96.9.

Carr is the second Raider with four 300-yard games through the team’s first eight contests (Rich Gannon in 2002).

Carr now has 19 touchdown passes on the season, the most by a Raider through eight games since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. Carr has thrown 11 touchdowns of 20-or-more yards.

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Carr is the third Raider with four touchdown passes in back-to-back games and the first since the 1970 merger (Cotton Davidson in 1964 and Tom Flores in 1963).

Carr entered Week 9 leading the NFL in first-half touchdown passes and tossed two more today to improve his season total to 13 with only one interception (13.0 TD-INT ratio).

Ben Roethlisberger

Steelers Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was having a big day as well throwing to what appeared to be Superman without the cape. Big Ben was 24-of-44 passing for 334 yards and two touchdowns before being knocked out of the game with a foot injury.

Antonio Brown

Wide receiver Antonio Brown had a franchise day he had 17 receptions for 284 yards.  He also added 22yards on the ground.

Running back DeAngelo Williams ran for 170 yards and two touchdowns as the Steelers rolled up 597 yards of total offense.

Cooper and Crabtree Over 45 Receptions, Four Touchdowns

Wide Receivers  Amari Cooper (45) and Michael Crabtree (47) are the first pair of Raiders to be on pace for 90 receptions each through eight games since Charlie Garner and Jerry Rice in 2002.The pair has also combined for nine receiving touchdowns this season, four by Cooper and five by Crabtree.

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WR Michael Crabtree

Wide Receiver Michael Crabtree hauled in seven passes for 108 yards (15.4 avg.) and two touchdowns for his 11th career 100-yard game and third of the season.

He has 100-yard games in back-to-back outings within a regular season for the first time in his career.

Crabtree hauled in two touchdowns in a game for the fifth time in his career and the first time since 2012. He now has five touchdowns on the season and 31 career scores.Crabtree has caught a touchdown pass in three straight games for the second time in his career (2012).

Amari Cooper

Wide Receiver Amari Cooper finished the day with seven receptions for 88 yards (12.6 avg.) and one touchdown.

Cooper set the franchise record for receptions by a rookie, passing Zach Miler (45 in 2007). With his sixth reception, he passed Tim Brown (43 in 1988) for the most by a rookie wide receiver in team history.

Cooper hauled in his fourth receiving touchdown of the season on a 15-yard pass from Carr.

Latavius Murray

Running Back Latavius Murray averaged 5.65 yards per carry on 17 attempts for 96 yards before leaving the game in the third quarter. Murray’s first carry of the game went for 44 yards, his sixth rush of 20-plus yards this season.

Seth Roberts

Wide Receiver Seth Roberts had three crucial catches in the game, totaling 73 yards (24.3 avg.) with a 36-yard long.

All three of Roberts’ catches were for at least 18 yards, and he had a 19-yarder and a 26-yard catch in the fourth quarter.

Jamize Olawale

Fullback Jamize Olawale recorded a career-long 19-yard run for his first career rushing touchdown, bringing the Raiders back within seven points in the fourth quarter.

Clive Walford

Tight End Clive Walford caught his second career touchdown on a 1-yard reception from Carr in the third quarter, tying the game at 21-21. Walford is the 10th tight end in team history to catch at least two touchdowns as a rookie.

David Amerson

Cornerback David Amerson intercepted his first pass as a Raider in the third quarter, giving him three career interceptions. He finished with eight solo tackles, three passes defensed and the one interception with one return yard.
Aldon Smith

Linebacker Aldon Smith got to Ben Roethlisberger on a third-and-10 in the fourth quarter for the team’s first sack of the game, giving him 2.5 sacks this season and 46.5 sacks in his caree

Oakland Raiders Release Updated Depth Chart For Week One Of The Regular Season

All photos by Shawn Jonas

Alameda, CA. – The Oakland Raiders release their updated depth chart for their first regular season game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Notable Changes:

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Taiwan Jones Listed as second running back, he leap frogs Roy Helu Jr.  Somewhat surprising because Jones played defensive back last season under Dennis Allen.  HC Del Rio and OC Musgrave switched him back to his original position, running back,  early in the Raiders 2015 off season program.  Helu Jr.  was injured most of training camp and many expected him to be third down back and brought in during passing downs. Jones may take some of those reps and be use as that Percy Harvin type roll from when Musgrave was with Vikings.

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Wide receiver Seth Roberts also overtook Brice Butler with an impressive performance against the Seahawks.

Highlights

Rookie Amari Cooper listed as a starter in his first NFL game.

20150830_1564Sjonas_1Khalil Mack Sacks Carson Palmer 

Khalil Mack who was moved to Defensive End will start his first regular season game at that position. His rookie year he was a linebacker. 

DSC08589Clive Walford During Rookie Mini Camp

Mychal Rivera listed as #1 Tight End above new comers veteran Lee Smith and Rookie Clive Walford. Walford was projected as the starter by many he was lowed most of training camp with a hamstring injury.

The Raiders have an all new Starting Linebacking core with Curtis Lofton manning the middle. Ray Ray Armstrong and Superbowl MVP Malcolm Smith  fill in the outside linebacking position.

OFFENSE

WR 15 Michael Crabtree,  10 Seth Roberts,  12 Brice Butler
LT 72 Donald Penn,  69 Khalif Barnes
LG 66 Gabe Jackson,  68 Jon Feliciano
C  61 Rodney Hudson,  70 Tony Bergstrom
RG  76 J’Marcus Webb,  68 Jon Feliciano
RT  77 Austin Howard,  73 Matt McCants
TE  81 Mychal Rivera,  86 Lee Smith,  88 Clive Walford,  82 Gabe Holmes
WR  89 Amari Cooper,  80 Rod Streater,  18 Andre Holmes
QB  4 Derek Carr,  14 Matt McGloin
RB  28 Latavius Murray,  22 Taiwan Jones,  26 Roy Helu, Jr.
FB  45 Marcel Reece,  49 Jamize Olawale

DEFENSE

DE  91 Justin Tuck 97,  Mario Edwards Jr. 93 Lavar Edwards
DT  90 Dan Williams,  96 Denico Autry
NT  78 Justin Ellis 92, Stacy McGee
DE  52 Khalil Mack,  95 Benson Mayowa
OLB  57 Ray-Ray Armstrong,  56 Lorenzo Alexander
MLB  50 Curtis Lofton,  51 Ben Heeney
OLB  53 Malcolm Smith,  58 Neiron Ball
CB  25 DJ Hayden,  31 Neiko Thorpe,  21 Dexter McDonald
CB  38 TJ Carrie,  39 Keith McGill
S  24 Charles Woodson,  42 Larry Asante
S  20 Nate Allen,  32 Keenan Lambert

SPECIAL TEAMS

P 7 Marquette King
K 11 Sebastian Janikowski
H 7 Marquette King
LS 59 Jon Condo 86 Lee Smith
KR 22 Taiwan Jones
PR 38 TJ Carrie