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Oakland Raiders: First Impressions from Training Camp The Oakland Raiders are now four days into their 2014 training camp and have thus begun an all-important season in the franchise’s rebuilding project. A productive offseason has likely raised expectations for this year’s team, but with upgraded talent across the board, they could certainly be up to the task. While there have only been a few practices to this point, there are already a number of ...
Oakland Raiders sign safety Jeremy Deering Jeremy Deering is a rookie free agent from Rutgers who played several positions in college, including running back, wide receiver.
McGloin buried on Raiders depth chart again Not a lot has changed in the year since Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent. He's still buried on Oakland's depth chart, still spending most of his time in practice waiting for the occasional rep or two with the offense. ''Coming in here last year, I wouldn't get any reps actually,'' McGloin said. In terms of being prepared mentally, it kind of ...
Oakland Raiders' projected roster Examining the Oakland Raiders' roster: QUARTERBACKS (3) Matt Schaub Derek Carr Matt McGloin Schaub is the Raiders' franchise quarterback. Period. RUNNING BACKS (4) Darren McFadden Maurice Jones-Drew Latavius Murray George Atkinson III In order to keep both McFadden and Jones-Drew healthy, expect the Raiders to dole out a healthy dose of Murray and CFL Grey Cup MVP Kory Sheets in the exhibition ...
Raiders sign S Deering The Oakland Raiders signed free agent safety Jeremy Deering, the team announced Monday. Deering was originally signed by the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent in May before being waived later in the month.
Oakland Raiders: Don't Panic on D.J. Hayden The Oakland Raiders traded down from No. 3 to No. 12 overall to select cornerback D.J. Hayden in the 2013 NFL Draft, but to this point they haven’t gotten much out of him. Hayden missed eight games in 2013 with a sports hernia and missed far more practice time due to various other injuries. Now, Hayden will miss more time with a stress fracture in his foot, according to Vic Tafur of the San ...
Oakland Raiders Have a Future Star at RB in Latavius Murray Most fans will look at the Oakland Raiders defense for rising young stars like Khalil Mack. But the Silver and Black have intriguing second-year running back Latavius Murray , who could make their offensive attack the most promising part of Oakland’s journey back to NFL relevance. Murray will become a breakout star for the Raiders if they just give him the opportunity. Drafted in the sixth round ...
Aspuria: Oakland Raiders need to give Marcel Reece the ball Give Marcel Reece the damn ball. Plain and simple. The Oakland Raiders have arguably the most athletic fullback in the NFL and yet, the team has not been able to fuly exploit Reece's freakish skills.
Raiders relying on healthy Watson to solidify line NAPA, Calif. (AP) -- Menelik Watson's rookie season proved to be mostly a waste.
Thompson: Playoffs!? Raiders should be content with 8-8 Oakland Raiders should be improved with additions such as Matt Schaub, Justin Tuck and LaMarr Woodley, but playoffs might be raising the bar a little too high.
For 12 years, offensive guard Steve Wisniewski dominated the left side of the offensive line. At one of the most under-appreciated positions, Wisniewski was recognized for his work by being selected to eight Pro Bowl selections. During his tenure, the Raiders made the playoffs five times. Described as a “technician,” Wisniewski was an athletic lineman, who ran well, and had quick feet.
Interview With Steve Wisniewski
Raiders.com: When did you start playing football?
Steve Wisniewski: I started playing football in the 7 th grade back home in Houston, Texas.
Raiders.com: How did you become a Raider?
Steve Wisniewski: I was drafted in the second round of the 1989 draft out of Penn State University. I was a part of the 1986 National Championship team and earned my degree in Marketing in four years.
Raiders.com: What did it mean for you to wear the Silver and Black?
Steve Wisniewski: It meant that I would have to uphold a tradition of excellence. It was an honor for me. I had great role models in Howie Long (1981-93) and Matt Millen (1980-88) and they guided me.
Raiders.com: What is your greatest memory from playing with the Raiders?
Steve Wisniewski: Playing in the 1990 AFC Championship game.
Raiders.com: Is there any one moment or play that stands out from your career?
Steve Wisniewski: The first time I was selected to the Pro Bowl (1990). It was an honor to represent the Raider organization.
Raiders.com: Do you keep in contact with any of your former teammates?
Steve Wisniewski: Definitely. I volunteer at Napoleon Kaufman's (1995-00) church, so I see him on a weekly basis. I also keep in touch with Greg Biekert (1993-01), Don Mosebar (1983-94), and Robert Jenkins (1994-96).
Raiders.com: Which team did you enjoy playing against the most?
Steve Wisniewski: The (Kansas City) Chiefs. They were in our division and there's always been a long-standing rivalry between us.
Raiders.com: Do you still attend any Raider games?
Steve Wisniewski: I get to a couple of games every year. This past season I worked for the Raider TV network. I did some pre-game commentary before one of the pre-season games. It was a thrill to represent the Raider organization from a different angle.
Raiders.com: What are you doing now?
Steve Wisniewski: I'm very active with my family. I'm married with three kids. I volunteer at Napoleon Kaufman's church as a Children's Ministry Leader. I also have a full-time job selling software for CIMA Systems. We sell business development software for use in the auto industry. I started working here after my football career ended.
Raiders.com: Are there any messages you would like to pass along to the Raider fans?
Steve Wisniewski: Just a heartfelt thank you to all the fans for their years of encouragement, it was an honor to represent you and the Raiders.