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Raiders thinking small Oakland stadium A businessman under contract with the city to help finance construction of a new stadium for the Oakland Raiders says team owner Mark Davis wants a facility with 55,000 seats, which would make it the smallest in the NFL.

Raiders to release S Tyvon Branch The Oakland Raiders will release safety Tyvon Branch before the start of the new league year next month. The team told Branch of the plans Thursday to cut ties with one of Oakland's longest-tenured non-specialists. Branch joined the Raiders with running backs Darren McFadden and Marcel Reece. The only other players on the roster with more continuous service are kicker Sebastian Janikowski and ...

Raiders to release injury-plagued Branch Tyvon Branch, one of the few recent Oakland Raiders draft picks the team kept from leaving in free agency by giving him a lucrative contract, will be released by the team.

Raiders, Chargers plan possible shared Los Angeles-area home CARSON — The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns, the teams said in a joint statement, adding another layer of complexity to a possible NFL return to the region.

Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers Moving Forward With $1.7B Stadium To Share In SoCal The Oakland Raiders Thursday night announced plans to share a stadium in Southern California with the San Diego Chargers if both NFL teams fail to find new stadium solutions in their hometowns.

Pros and cons of Raiders pursuing A.J. Hawk Here are some thoughts of why it would be beneficial and not beneficial for the Oakland Raiders to sign inside linebacker A.J. Hawk. He was cut Wednesday by the Green Bay Packers after nine seasons. PROS Familiarity: Oakland general manager Reggie McKenzie was with the Packers when they took Hawk with the No. 5 overall pick in 2006. McKenzie hasn’t had a heavy reliance on former Packers in his ...

Oakland Raiders propose LA-area stadium, shared with Chargers The Oakland Raiders on Thursday unveiled a proposal for a Southern California stadium to be shared with the San Diego Chargers, even as the team pledged to keep working to build a new stadium for the Raiders in Oakland.

Raiders Will Cut Safety Tyvon Branch The Oakland Raiders will release safety Tyvon Branch before the start of the new league year next month.

Raiders set to have more than $53 million in cap room NFL free agency begins in 12 days and the Oakland Raiders will be flush with salary-cap room for the second straight year. According to ESPN resources, the Raiders are currently set to have $53,280,995 in salary-cap room when free agency starts, and Oakland can add substantial cap room if they cut several veterans. However, they could hold on to some into free agency because they are trying to ...

Tyvon Branch Cut by Raiders: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction The Oakland Raiders cut veteran safety Tyvon Branch Thursday, per CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora . Branch took to social media to thank the Raiders organization and fans: Although Branch has been limited to five games over the past two seasons, most were surprised to see the Raiders parted ways with the 28-year-old. Between 2009 and 2012, when he started 62 games for the team, Branch had 421 ...

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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