NFL Draft

Jimmie Ward #15 of the Northern Illinois Huskies intercepts a pass intended for Alonzo Russell #9 of the Toledo Rockets during the first quarter on November 20, 2013 at the Glass Bowl in Toledo, Ohio. (Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

49ers Select Defensive Back Jimmie Ward With 30th Pick In NFL Draft

San Francisco selected the defensive back from Northern Illinois with the 30th pick in the NFL draft Thursday night, and are ready to give him a chance to play as the third cornerback in nickel formations.

05/08/2014

Khalil Mack of the Buffalo Bulls poses with a jersey after he was picked #5 overall by the Oakland Raiders during the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on May 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Oakland Raiders Pick Buffalo Linebacker Khalil Mack In 2014 NFL Draft 1st Round

The Oakland Raiders picked Khalil Mack from Buffalo with the fifth pick in the National Football League Draft Thursday evening.

05/08/2014

Andrew Luck (right) from Stanford holds up a jersey as he stands on stage with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after Luck was selected #1 overall by the Indianapolis Colts. (Al Bello/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: We’ve Waited Too Long For The NFL Draft

It’s the second week of May, and the NFL Draft is finally about to take place.

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JaMarcus Russell #2 of the Oakland Raiders meets fans before his game against the Denver Broncos on September 27, 2009 at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

How Can Raiders Finally End The Draft Curse In 2014?

Most teams are looking at this week’s NFL draft with a sense of optimism and rebirth. Raider fans know better. The draft has crushed the hopes of Raider Nation perhaps more than any other team. Don’t believe me?

05/06/2014

Johnny Manziel (Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Will The Raiders Draft Johnny Manziel?

Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel is reportedly in Oakland to meet with Raiders management.

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Matt Schaub #8 of the Houston Texans drops back to pass against the San Francisco 49ers during an NFL pre-season football game at Candlestick Park August 27, 2011 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Can Matt Schaub Fill The Raiders QB Hole?

The Oakland Raiders have reportedly signed quarterback Matt Schaub in a trade with the Houston Texans. “(The Raiders) have to see if he’s really done and there’s no more gas in the tank, or if a change of scenery will bring him back to the old Matt Schaub,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.

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Justin Tuck #91 of the New York Giants looks on against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on December 8, 2013 in San Diego. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Big Name Signings Are Nice, But Raiders Need More

After a disappointing first day in the market, the Raiders Thursday signed two free agents, defensive end Justin Tuck and linebacker LaMarr Woodley, both seen as top pass rushers in the NFL.

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Donte Whitner #31 of the San Francisco 49ers.  (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: The Free Agency Scramble Begins

“The Raiders have more salary cap money than any other team, so they’re going to, in theory I guess, be able to get a lot more on the free agent market than any other team in the league,” Madden told the KCBS morning crew.

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Michael Vick #7 of the Philadelphia Eagles avoids a tackle by Will Smith #91 of the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 5, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Vick To Oakland Talk Is Likely Just Rumors

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – NFL veterans Michael Vick, Champ Bailey and Devin Hester reportedly won’t be re-signed by their respective teams – the Eagles, the Broncos and the Bears. John Madden discounts rumors that Vick […]

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/06/2014

Michael Sam #52 of the Missouri Tigers recovers a fumble for a touchdown against the Georgia Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium on October 12, 2013 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: The Biggest Question About Michael Sam Is ‘Can He Play?’

Michael Sam, the Missouri defensive end who publicly announced Sunday that he is gay, is projected as a mid-round NFL draft choice. John Madden said teams will begin evaluating Sam the same way. “Can he make your team, can he play for you, can he be a starter,” Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.

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