The Oakland Raiders have re-signed kicker Eddy Carmona in a move that provides relief for mainstay Sebastian Janikowski during off-season workouts and training camp, as well as insurance in case Janikowski gets injured between now and the regular-season opener.
With quarterback Carson Palmer out for the final game with cracked ribs, competition begins in earnest for the starting quarterback job between backups Matt Leinart and Terrelle Pryor. Indications are that Pryor will get more than three plays, but the bulk of the playing time will go to Leinart. The Raiders were also shut out of the Pro Bowl for the first time since 2003.
Oakland Raiders backup running back Mike Goodson will play against his former team, the Carolina Panthers, for the first time since he was traded back in March. Head coach Dennis Allen says he will continue to evaluate younger players in game situations. Kicker Sebastian Janikowski was named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week after he made 5-of-6 field goals to beat the Kansas City Chiefs.
Sebastian Janikowski kicked five field goals, Darren McFadden rushed for 110 yards and the Oakland Raiders shut out Kansas City for the second time ever, beating the Chiefs 15-0 on Sunday.
The Oakland Raiders fell again, this time to the Cleveland Browns. Oakland has lost five straight to drop to 3-9. It’s the first losing season for the team since 2009 and its worst losing streak since 2007.
The Oakland Raiders have now lost four straight after they got embarrassed Sunday by the Bengals, 34-10. It was just ugly and there’s no way to sugarcoat how poorly the team is playing during this stretch. Frustrations boiled over with a bench-clearing brawl in the fourth quarter.
The Oakland Raiders have a bye week this time around and it is coming right when they need it. a Growing injury list including Darrius Heyward-Bey, Darren McFadden, and Shawntae Spencer has the silver and black needing some R & R.
The Raiders enter their bye week with a record of 1-3. They have deficiencies in many areas on offense and defense. This week provides rookie coach Dennis Allen with an opportunity to get things righted before the season is lost for the Raiders.
Oakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski was the 17th overall pick in the first round of the 2000 NFL Draft. He is one a four players in NFL history to make a 63-yard field goal.
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