Author: Chris McClain

Rodney Hudson earns top honors from Pro Football Focus

Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie signed center Rodney Hudson to a five-year, $44.5 million deal in 2015 hoping he would become a key building block to the Silver & Black’s offensive line. Since joining the Raiders, Hudson has quickly become one of the league’s best centers and Pro Football Focus is recognizing it. Using their pass-blocking efficiency formula, the website found Hudson to be the NFL’s top-ranked center, finishing with a 99.6 pass-blocking efficiency last year. The 28-year-old allowed just three total pressures through 592 pass-blocking snaps leading to the top honors. But last season wasn’t an outlier...

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Raiders looking to add more linebacker help

The Oakland Raiders signed veteran linebacker Derrick Johnson earlier this offseason but that’s not stopping them from looking for more pieces to their defensive puzzle. Yahoo Sports’ Jordan Schultz is reporting the team is scheduled to host veteran linebacker Mychal Kendricks, who was released by the Philadelphia Eagles last week. Mychal Kendricks is visiting the #Vikings, #Raiders and #Browns this week, per source. We can expect Kendricks to make his decision this week as well, source adds. — Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) May 29, 2018 It was a bit surprising that the Eagles released the 27-year-old linebacker given their lack of depth of the position, but Kendricks did ask to be traded prior to last year. He was heading into the fourth of a five-year contract extension that he signed in 2015. The former second-round pick of the 2012 NFL Draft appeared in 15 games (13 starts) for the Super Bowl champions last year, tallying 51 tackles, two sacks and six passes defensed. Kendricks is originally from Fresno and played his college ball at the University of California,...

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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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