Back in a familiar offense that suits his running style perfectly, Darren McFadden is looking to bounce back from a disastrous 2012 campaign and return to the big-play back he was for the two years Hue Jackson ran the Raiders’ offense.
Vernon Davis refers to himself as “just a piece of the puzzle” when it comes to the San Francisco 49ers’ offense. Reality suggests he’s selling himself a bit short.
A fresh start in a familiar place is bringing out the best in Nnamdi Asomugha.
Charles Woodson is back on the familiar practice fields in Napa once again wearing the No. 24 Oakland Raiders jersey he had for his first eight NFL seasons.
With so much talent returning on defense, several San Francisco 49ers players have taken advantage of an intriguing new resource in training camp: newcomer Anquan Boldin.
D.J. Hayden was back out on the practice field taking part in individual drills and even covering receivers in a few 11-on-11 sessions.
The Oakland Raiders have signed first-round pick cornerback D.J. Hayden to a contract before the first training camp practice starts on Friday. The team announced the deal on Thursday.
Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson and Chicago Bears receiver Devin Hester raced a cheetah for a Nat Geo Wild TV special.
Second-round offensive tackle Menelik Watson signed his rookie contract with the Oakland Raiders on Wednesday, hours after most of the rest of the rookies, undrafted free agents and other young players filed off two buses as they arrived for a one-month stay at training camp in wine country.
Year two could be even more difficult after second-year general manager Reggie McKenzie spent much of the offseason shedding big names and big salaries as part of a necessary rebuilding process as the Raiders try to end a stretch of 10 straight non-winning seasons.