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NFL Draft 2016: Oakland Raiders grades pick-by-pick
The Oakland Raiders had the luxury of taking the best players available at pick No. 14. Did general manager Reggie McKenzie get the job done?

Mark Davis doubles down on Las Vegas
The Raiders are all in on Las Vegas, and it makes perfect sense.

NFL Draft 2016: Raiders stay the course during a wild AFC West first round
The AFC west was busy on Day 1 of the NFL draft. The Raiders were among the most conservative, but still got their man.

Raiders draft Karl Joseph: 5 facts about Oakland's first-round pick
The Raiders know what kind of player they selected in Karl Joseph, but most others do not. Here's a look at five fast facts about the first-round selectee.

Could Myles Jack fall to No. 14 amid injury concerns?
Myles Jack could be a steal for some team come the NFL Draft. Could it be the Raiders?

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5 Games the Raiders will circle on the 2016 calendar
The Raiders open up on the road in The Big Easy for the 2016 season. Here are five games that will be must-see TV come the regular season.

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5 reasons Reggie Nelson is a free-agent coup for the Raiders
The Oakland Raiders signed safety Reggie Nelson, bolstering what was already one of the strongest offseason classes in the NFL.

Clive Walford's strong rookie campaign makes Mychal Rivera expendable
The Raiders have young talent all over the field. The tight end position is no exception, and the stellar play of one makes for a good debate.

Oakland Raiders-to-Las Vegas narrative no longer just a bedtime story
The Raiders could play in Las Vegas eventually, especially given the support of the most influential owner in the NFL.

Ken Stabler among most noteworthy NFL CTE diagnoses
The Raiders lost an icon in Ken Stabler, and the discovery of CTE in his brain is troubling for a number of reasons.

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Oakland Raiders post-free agency draft needs
The Raiders signed plenty of talent in the offseason, so where does that leave them in terms of team needs heading into the draft?

Raiders free agency 2016: Grading Oakland's high-profile moves
The Raiders made big moves in free agency to prepare for 2016. Here are some letter grades for their biggest signings.

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Oakland Raiders Fantasy News and Notes
Here's where you can find all the latest information as it relates to the Raiders and fantasy football.

Oakland Raiders Game Rewinds
Here's a look back at how the Silver and Black have fared against opponents.

Oakland Raiders Xs and Os
Play breakdowns involving the Oakland Raiders.

Oakland Raiders Player Profiles and Bios
An in-depth look at Oakland Raiders players.

Raiders' Sean Smith signing means Oakland wins free agency in 2016
The Raiders are spending their boatload of free agency cash so wisely, that they may have already won the offseason. Sean Smith is a reason why.

Raiders make free-agent splash with Bruce Irvin, Kelechi Osemele
The Raiders struck early in free agency with big splashes on both sides of the ball.

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NFL Combine 2016: Grading Oakland Raiders first-round prospects
Like all teams, the Oakland Raiders are eyeing the combine with significant interest. Here's how some of their potential first-rounders graded out.

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How the Raiders' top-5 all-time quarterbacks compare to Peyton Manning
With Peyton Manning hanging up his cleats, it's time to reflect on his stellar career. Here's how the best Raiders QBs of all time stack up to No. 18.

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How the Raiders' top-5 all-time quarterbacks stack up to Peyton Manning
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NFL Combine: Revisiting Khalil Mack's monster performance in Indy
As the linebackers and defensive linemen finished up their performances on Day 3 of the 2016 combine, it's a good time to look back at Khalil Mack's.

Raiders' Derek Carr lone bright spot in laughable Pro Bowl
The Pro Bowl needs to go away for good, but at least Derek Carr showed why he was deserving of his selection.

NFL Scouting Combine: Fastest 40 times in Oakland Raiders history
Late Raiders owner Al Davis wasn't shy about his affinity for fast players. Here are several who ranked among the fastest ever at the NFL Combine.

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NFL Draft 2016: Experts weigh in on Raiders' needs and prospects
The Oakland Raiders have done well in the draft of late. Here's what the experts say needs to happen for that trend to continue.

Jack Del Rio: Latavius Murray will see reduced workload in 2016
The Oakland Raiders need running back help. Could Matt Forte or Lamar Miller be the answer?

NFL free agency 2016: 10 players the Raiders should pursue
The Raiders have ample cap space to make major moves this offseason. Here are 10 players who could find a home in the Black Hole in 2016.

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San Diego becoming major player in Raiders relocation saga
The Raiders' long-term future depends heavily on what the team's biggest rival decides to do with its own.

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NFL Draft 2016: 5 running backs who fit with the Oakland Raiders
The Raiders will look to bolster their middling running game in 2016. If they look for an answer in the upcoming draft, here are five players they could target.

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Raiders, Mark Davis spark Las Vegas-pro sports debate
As the Oakland Raiders search for a new home, owner Mark Davis has looked toward Sin City for answers on where they may play in the future.

Waiting for San Diego
The Chargers are staying in San Diego, so what does it mean for the Raiders?

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NFL Draft 2016: Oakland Raiders 5 Greatest Needs
The Raiders are set with the 14th overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft. With plenty of needs, here are their top five.

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Raiders, City of Oakland Will Negotiate Lease for 2016: What it Means
The Raiders appear to be staying in Oakland for 2016, and that's good news for Bay Area fans of the Silver and Black. But what's next?

5 Good Reasons the Raiders Would Thrive in San Diego
The Raiders need a home, and the city of San Diego will likely need an NFL team. Here's why this unlikely marriage is likely to work.

10 Reasons the Raiders Could Thrive in San Diego
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20 Reasons a Raiders Move to San Antonio Makes No Sense
Pretty much anyone can think of one good reason to hate the Raiders' potential move to San Antonio. Here are 20.

Raiders Draft Prospects 2016: Is Mackensie Alexander the Answer at CB?
The Raiders need a cornerback after the team struggled at the position in 2015. Clemson's Mackensie Alexander could be the answer.

Raiders Draft Prospects 2016: Robert Nkemdiche Could Boost D at No. 14
If the Raiders address look to bolster the defense in Round 1 of the NFL Draft, then the defensive tackle could prove to be a

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How the Raiders Would Fare Against NFL's Final Four
At 7-9 and a third-place finish in the AFC West, how would the Oakland Raiders compete against the NFL's version of the Final Four?

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Raiders' Late Owner Al Davis Epitomized MLK's Dream
As we reflect on Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy and impact on society, it's worth noting that late Raiders owner Al Davis was a civil rights leader in his own right.

Analyzing Oakland's Last-Place Finish for LA
The Raiders lost in the race to Los Angeles, but not as badly as one might think. Here's how the Silver and Black made it out of Houston with dignity.

NFL in LA: Strong Reactions from Raider Nation and Beyond
The Raiders are staying in Oakland for the time being. Here's how Oakland and NFL fans reacted to the news.

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5 Relocation Scenarios for Mark Davis, Oakland Raiders
The Raiders finished dead last in a three-ream race to the nation's second-largest media market. So what's next for owner Mark Davis?

Raiders in Los Angeles? 5 Relocation Scenarios for Mark Davis
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Raiders Quotes: Latavius Murray, Khalil Mack Seek Improvement
There's little doubt Oakland Raiders improved in every facet of the game during the 2015 season. Here's why they're not done working.

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NFL Draft 2016: Who Could Oakland Select at No. 14?
The Raiders own the 14th pick in the 2016 NFL draft. What are the team's biggest needs with the future of the organization in flux?

Here's Why Amari Cooper Struggled vs. the Broncos
Amari Cooper had his worst career game on Sunday against the Broncos. Here's a breakdown of why it played out that way.

Charles Woodson's 5 Greatest NFL Moments
The 1997 Heisman Trophy winner is set to hang up his cleats at the end of the 2015 season. Here are the top-five moments the nine-time All-Pro has seen over the course of his memorable career.

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Oakland Raiders: 3 Start, 3 Sit vs. San Diego Chargers
The Raiders have plenty of strong fantasy options against the Chargers, but who should owners avoid in Week 16? Here's a look at all of the above.

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Oakland Raiders: 3 Start, 3 Sit vs. Green Bay Packers
The Packers come to town, and that means the Raiders' offense will try to keep up with the prolific-scoring squad. Here's who to start and sit for Sunday's matchup.

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Raiders Quotes: Khalil Mack Plays Madden, JDR Eyes 'Dominant' Defense
As the Raiders head into a Sunday home tilt with the Green Bay Packers, there's plenty to talk about.

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Raiders vs. Broncos: 3 Up, 3 Down n Oakland's 15-12 Win
The Raiders collected their biggest win of the 2015 season on Sunday. As such, here are three winners and losers within the AFC West divisional tilt.

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Oakland Raiders: 3 Start, 3 Sit vs. Denver Broncos
The Raiders face a difficult Week 14 matchup against the Broncos. Are any players donning silver and black fantasy relevant?

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Michael Crabtree Extension: 3 Reasons Raiders, WR Each Win Big
Oakland signed the former 49ers first-rounder to a long-term extension on Wednesday. Here's why it makes sense for both sides.

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Oakland Raiders: 3 Start, 3 Sit vs. Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs will prove to be a difficult test for the Silver and Black, but that doesn't mean there aren't some intriguing matchups from a fantasy perspective.

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Aldon Smith suspension: Why the Raiders' gamble wasn't a complete loss
The NFL came down hard on Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith with a one-year suspension without pay. Despite the devastating news, the team that took a chance on the former All-Pro hasn't lost yet.

Who is Seth Roberts, Raiders Game-Day Hero?
The Raiders have real talent on the outside in Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree. But it's their slot man that has made an impact of game-saving proportions lately. Who is he?

Raiders vs. Titans: 3 takeaways from Oakland's 24-21 win
The Oakland Raiders took another major step forward with a come-from-behind road win at Tennessee. Here's what to take away from the Raiders' victory.

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Oakland Raiders: 3 Start, 3 Sit vs. Detroit Lions
The Raiders will travel to the Motor City to face one of the worst defenses in the league. That could bode well for fantasy GMs who have these players in their lineup.

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Oakland Raiders: 3 Start, 3 Sit vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
Here are the players to start and sit in Silver and Black for Week 9.

Oakland Raiders' loss to Vikings exposes one fundamental flaw
The Raiders' loss to the Vikings highlighted one fundamental factor keeping the team from returning to prominence.

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Oakland Raiders: 3 Start, 3 Sit vs.Minnesota
The 4-4 Raiders deserve your consideration when it comes to fantasy lineups. Here's who to start and sit as the Silver and Black faces the Vikings.

3 Takeaways in Raiders' Win vs. Jets
The Raiders beat the Jets in a strong showing at home. But what did we learn?

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Oakland Raiders: 3 Start, 3 Sit vs. New York Jets
The Raiders face a stout Jets defense in Week 8, but there are still plenty of fantasy points to be had by the Silver and Black.

Best Raiders to follow on Twitter
These current members of the Oakland Raiders are worth a follow on Twitter for a variety of reasons.

Oakland Raiders stomp Chargers, 37-29: Trends and Mirages
The Raiders destroyed the Chargers on their home turf, leaving little doubt about the Silver and Black's improvement. Will it continue?

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Raiders: Who to Start, Sit vs. San Diego Chargers
Here's your weekly primer on who to start and sit from the Oakland Raiders in Week 7.

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So, who belongs on the Raiders Mt. Rushmore?
The Raiders' version of Mount Rushmore.

Top 10 Raiders to follow on Instagram
These are the Oakland Raiders fans should follow on Instagram.

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Amari Cooper, Derek Carr Chase Raiders History
The Raiders have a new culture and a new five-year plan under head coach Jack Del Rio. Here's what that may look like.

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Introduction
The Oakland Raiders have had plenty of talented players with Bay Area ties don the Silver and Black over the team's history. These five make the grade as the cream of the crop because of their lasting impact on the franchise.

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The Randy Moss Trade Debacle: How Amari Cooper Can Make Things Right
Amari Cooper can change the game for Oakland and its wide receiver woes.