Author: Chris McClain

Raiders add another quarterback to the room

The Oakland Raiders started their first week of Organized Team Activities on Tuesday, but that didn’t stop them from adding to their roster. Shortly after they concluded practice, New York Jets head coach broke the news after a practice of his own almost 3,000 miles away. #Jets coach Todd Bowles announces that QB Christian Hackenberg was traded to the #Raiders for conditional 7th round pick in 2019. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 22, 2018 The Raiders released quarterback Josh Johnson last week, but still have Derek Carr, EJ Manuel and Connor Cook in their quarterback room. The Raiders won’t...

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Just one Raiders draft pick remains unsigned

The Oakland Raiders have just one more draft pick to sign to a contract after signing third-round pick Brandon Parker and fourth-round pick Nick Nelson on Monday. The Raiders drafted Parker 65th overall by the Raiders in last month’s NFL Draft after he played four seasons at North Carolina AT&T, where he started 48 games of his career at left tackle. Parker is expected to compete for the starting right tackle position with first round pick Kolton Miller, and be a piece of the Silver & Black’s offensive line future. Nelson was drafted by the Raiders 110th overall after...

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Raiders ink first-round draft pick

The Oakland Raiders have signed first-round draft pick OL Kolton Miller. General manager Reggie McKenzie drafted Miller 15th overall in last month’s draft after trading back with the Arizona Cardinals. Miller played three seasons at UCLA, appearing in 31 games (23 starts) at both left and right tackle over his career. He’s projected to compete for the starting right tackle position with veteran Donald Penn protecting quarterback Derek Carr’s blindside. The Raiders still have three unsigned draft...

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Raiders sign two more draft picks, four remain unsigned

Reggie McKenzie and the Oakland Raiders front office remained busy on Wednesday, signing two more of their selections from last month’s NFL Draft. Wide receiver and seventh-round pick (228th overall) Maurice Ateman signed on the dotted line. Ateman appeared in 51 games (29 starts) for Oklahoma State, totaling 146 receptions for 2,466 yards and 13 touchdowns. He is sixth in school history for receiving yards. The Raiders also signed fifth round pick (140th overall) DT Maurice Hurst. Hurst was believed to be a first-round talent until he was sent home by doctors at the NFL Combine due to a...

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Raiders sign fifth-round draft pick, punter Johnny Townsend

The Oakland Raiders signed another one of their draft picks on Monday, inking punter Johnny Townsend. Townsend was selected 173rd overall by the Silver & Black in last month’s draft out of the University of Florida. Townsend played in 44 games over his four-year collegiate career, totaling 240 punts for an average of 46.2 yards and 90 punts inside the opponents’ 20-yard line. He finished as the school’s all-time leading punter in yards and punts, and ranks first in SEC history in career punting average. Last year he was named a consensus second-team All-American after appearing in 11 games...

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