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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 News: 4 Players To Watch At 2014 Training Camp The Oakland Raiders arrived at training camp on Tuesday, as they begin their preparations for the 2014 NFL season. The team is looking to improve upon last year’s disappointing campaign, which saw them win just four games and finish in last place in the AFC West. Six weeks away from Week One, the Raiders are hoping to field a winning team for the first time in 12 years, during which time they've ...
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 ...
Team Report - OAKLAND RAIDERS Hayden out with injury again for Raiders
Raiders CB Hayden to start camp on PUP Oakland Raiders cornerback DJ Hayden will open training camp on the physically unable to perform list because he has not recovered from surgery for a stress fracture in his right foot. Hayden originally rolled his ankle during the first week of organized team activities in late May. An MRI at the time showed no complications but one taken later at the end of minicamp in June showed the stress ...
Raiders start to arrive for start of camp Shortly after checking in a day before the Oakland Raiders begin training camp, Charles Woodson packed his family into a white SUV for a quick afternoon drive. It was the only time during his NFL career that Woodson held out, and although he didn't land the lucrative deal he had hoped for, Woodson did have one of his most productive seasons in Oakland.
Raiders brimming with optimism at start of camp The start of training camp is a time for optimism all around the NFL - even for a team that has gone 11 straight seasons without a winning season. To change that recent past that includes back-to-back four-win seasons under general manager Reggie McKenzie and coach Dennis Allen, the Raiders spent much of their offseason adding veteran players with a winning pedigree. While adding players in ...
Report: Raiders' DJ Hayden still has foot injury Oakland Raiders cornerback DJ Hayden is still nursing a foot injury that kept him out of offseason practices. Find out what veteran Charles Woodson thinks about the 2013 first-round pick possibly missing training camp.
Woodson says Raiders are in 'win now' mode The free-agent additions to the Oakland Raiders' roster have veteran safety Charles Woodson thinking big.
Report: Kevin Burnett, Oakland Raiders to part ways Coach Dennis Allen previously said veteran linebacker Kevin Burnett would compete for a starting spot. Now he reportedly finds himself on the unemployment line as the Raiders are set to let him go.
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.