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Team Report - OAKLAND RAIDERS Raiders spent big money to upgrade roster

LaMarr Woodley sees Oakland Raiders as playoff team LaMarr Woodley signed with the Raiders as part of an offseason veteran overhaul in Oakland. The linebacker-turned-defensive end sees the Silver and Black as a few closers away from a postseason berth.

Raiders begin offseason workouts ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The new members of the Oakland Raiders have heard all the outside critiques: They are too old, past their primes and far removed from their Pro Bowl years.

Woodley: Raiders 'definitely' a playoff team LaMarr Woodley, one of several high-profile free agents signed by the Oakland Raiders this offseason, believes that his new team will ends its 11-year postseason drought.

Raiders trade Pryor to Seahawks The Oakland Raiders traded quarterback Terrelle Pryor to the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks on Monday in exchange for a seventh-round selection in next month's NFL Draft. A third-round pick in the 2011 supplemental draft, Pryor spent three seasons with the Raiders. Fox Sports reported over the weekend that the Raiders would cut Pryor on Monday if they were unable to trade him. He ...

NFL Draft preview: Raiders a much different team ALAMEDA, Calif. -- With so many roster spots to fill and the most salary-cap space in the league, the Oakland Raiders figured to be one of the NFL's most active participants in free agency. General manager Reggie McKenzie and coach Dennis Allen didn't disappoint, concentrating their efforts on veteran players from age 29 to 32 with reputations for professionalism and being on winning teams. As ...

With Warriors gone, Oakland's Coliseum City faces new hurdles Compounding the news that the Golden State Warriors had purchased land to build an arena in San Francisco, the Oakland Raiders on Monday failed to meet a deadline for submitting a Letter of Interest in Oakland's Coliseum City development.

Tuck, vets looking to revive Raiders ALAMEDA, Calif. -- So what, exactly, is the Oakland Raiders' reputation across the NFL, according to three of the teams’ more respected free-agent veteran signees? “Man, the impression was they had a lot of talented players but they couldn’t finish,” receiver James Jones said Tuesday, the first day of the Raiders’ voluntary offseason workout program. Jones spent the first seven years of his NFL ...

Terrelle Pryor traded by Oakland Raiders to Seattle Seahawks The one-time Ohio State standout is sent packing for the Pacific Northwest in exchange for a seventh-round pick in next month's NFL draft. The Oakland Raiders traded away the final player drafted by late owner Al Davis.

Draft needs: Oakland Raiders The Raiders enter 2014 with a more talented roster than a season ago. G.M. Reggie McKenzie used free agency and the trade market to actively address personnel shortcomings, and some short-term on-field gains are quite possible for Oakland. The Raiders are also positioned to make a splash early in the 2014 draft. They hold the…

Daryle Lamonica
 Daryle Lamonica

Known as the "Mad Bomber" because his long passes stretched opposing defenses to the limit, Lamonica joined the AFL's Buffalo Bills out of Notre Dame University in 1963. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound quarterback became one of the league's top stars after being traded to the Oakland Raiders in 1967.
Daryle Lamonica

In his first season with the Raiders, he helped take them to the AFL championship and was named the league's player of the year. Lamonica that season completed 220 of 425 passes for 3,228 yards and 30 touchdowns.

Although he completed only 10 of 24 passes in Oakland's 40-7 championship victory over the Houston Oilers, two went for touchdowns. Oakland then lost Super Bowl II to the Green Bay Packers 33-14.

Lamonica was named player of the year again in 1969 with very similar numbers: He completed 221 of 426 attempts for 3,302 yards and 32 touchdowns. However, the Raiders lost the AFL championship game 17-7 to the Kansas City Chiefs.

The AFL merged into the NFL in 1970 and Lamonica remained with the Raiders until his retirement after the 1974 season. For his career, he threw 1,288 completions in 2,601 attempts for 19,154 yards and 164 touchdowns. Lamonica also scored 14 rushing touchdowns.

He recently hosted an outdoor fishing show for Fox.


 

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