Author: Chris McClain

Countdown to Paydirt: Raiders host the Chiefs under the lights

The Oakland Raiders have a short week to prepare for the Kansas City Chiefs as they prepare to attempt to end a four-game losing streak that has dropped them to last in the AFC West. On top of that, they host the AFC West leading Chiefs on Thursday Night Football who is coming off their first loss of the season, falling to the Pittsburgh Steelers last week. Head coach Andy Reid is leading the team for the fifth year and has won 15 out of their last 18 regular season games with back-to-back appearances in the postseason. Reid’s offense...

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Raiders reportedly add veteran LB NaVorro Bowman

The Oakland Raiders filled a major hole in their defense Monday, reportedly adding free agent linebacker Navorro Bowman. For the #Raiders and FA LB NaVorro Bowman, it’s a 1-year deal worth $3M, source says. Fills a huge need. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 16, 2017 Bowman was released from the San Francisco 49ers last week and the Raiders were reportedly interested almost immediately after his release. General manager Reggie McKenzie drafted rookie middle linebacker out of Wake Forest in the fifth round, touting him a key piece of the future but he has been out with an ankle injury....

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Raiders offense continues to struggle, team drops fourth-straight

Looking to break a three-game losing streak, the Raiders once again got off to a slow start. After forcing a punt on defense, starting quarterback Derek Carr threw an interception on just the second play from line of scrimmage. Carr missed last game with a back injury. The turnover gave Philip Rivers and the Chargers offense the ball at the 30-yard line. But the Raiders defense stopped them, forcing a 48-yard field goal that Nick Novak missed wide right to keep the game scoreless. The missed field goal gave the Raiders offense new life as Carr capitalized with an...

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Raiders add a linebacker to the active roster

The Oakland Raiders added a linebacker to their active roster Saturday morning. General manager Reggie McKenzie announced that the team has signed linebacker Shilique Calhoun to the active roster. Calhoun was originally selected by the Raiders in the third round (75th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft. As a rookie, he totaled five tackles, 0.5 sacks and one pass defensed in 10 games played before suffering a knee injury last year. The 6-foot-4, 250-pounder played in 54 games with 41 starts over four seasons at Michigan State, finishing with 131 career tackles. He also tallied 27 sacks, ranking second...

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Countdown to Paydirt: Raiders look to get back on track

The Oakland Raiders look to get back on track as they host the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. The Raiders have struggled over the last three weeks, losing all three match-ups and falling to a 2-3 record. After missing last week, starting quarterback Derek Carr is slated to return after not appearing on the injury report on Friday for the first time. Getting Carr back is important as Todd Downing looks to get the Raiders offense back on track after struggling. Much of the offense’s struggles come from the offensive line’s inability to protect the quarterback. Things won’t get...

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