Oakland Raiders News Clips for Jan. 3, 2014

 

(1) Reece Named AP Second-team All-Pro  (2) Raiders Offensive, Defensive & Special Teams Players of the Year  (3) Raiders Dennis Allen, Mark Davis Have Much to Discuss  (4) Raiders want to extend expiring assistants through 2014  (5) Oakland Raiders Offseason Wish List & Players They Must Target ###

Reece Named AP Second-team All-Pro  (Raiders.com)… Oakland Raiders fullback Marcel Reece has been named second-team All-Pro by the Associated Press, AP announced Friday. (read more)

2013 All-Pro Team  (Associated Press)… The Associated Press 2013 NFL All-Pro team selected by a national panel of 50 media members… (read more)

BdE8N5cCcAALWnBRaiders’ Defensive Player of the Year  (Raiders.com)… LB Nick Roach signed with the Raiders as an unrestricted free agent, March 13, 2013. The veteran linebacker, originally signed by the Chargers, spent his first six seasons with in Chicago playing behind LB Brian Urlacher. (read more)

BdE_TGECIAAa4k4Raiders’ Offensive Players of the Year  (Raiders.com)… RB Rashad Jennings and WR Rod Streater had career years and scored more than a quarter of the Raiders touchdowns. (read more)

 

BdFDDU0CUAAoVxQRaiders’ Special Teams Players of the Year  (Raiders.com)… Punter Marquette King led the league in gross punting average and CB Taiwan Jones led the team in special teams tackles. (read more)

 

Raiders’ Dennis Allen, Mark Davis Have Much to Discuss  (by Dan Williams, NBC Bay Area)… And, in an interview with Bay Area News Group columnist Tim Kawakami, Mark Davis gave Allen a roundabout vote of confidence, saying…

“Really, the only people who’ve been replacing Dennis as coach of the Raiders is the media.” — Mark Davis, Raiders Owner

(read more and/or read Kawakami’s interview with Mark Davis)

Report: Raiders want to extend expiring assistants through 2014

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(by JoshAlper, ProFootballTalk)… A report concerning the coaches on Allen’s staff suggests that Allen will be back. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that the Raiders are trying to give assistants with expiring contracts, a group that includes offensive coordinator Greg Olson and defensive coordinator Jason Tarver, one-year extensions through the 2014 season. (read more)

5 Free Agents the Oakland Raiders Must Target  (by Dan Wilkins, Bleacher Report)… Although there will be some younger players available, the Raiders could not go wrong targeting a proven veteran with consistent production like that of Vikings defensive end Jared Allen. (read more)

Oakland Raiders Offseason Wish List: Darrelle Revis, could he be a trade target?  (by Brazy, Fan Side of SI.com)… The Tampa Bay Buccaneers just hired Lovie Smith and his Tampa 2 defense, to be their head coach. The corner backs in that system are generally not man to man specialists, like Darrelle Revis. Especially not guys you pay $16M a year… (read more)

Oakland Raiders Rumors: Texans Trade For Teddy Bridgewater and No. 1 Pick An Option? Cleveland Browns, Jaguars and Vikings Could Deal With Houston For Draft  (Sports World Report, Reuters)… According to ESPN.com, the Texans said that they would consider trading the number one overall pick in the draft while also still going after a quarterback and it came after the team introduced new head coach Bill O’Brien, who was hired away from Penn State for the fired Gary Kubiak.  The Oakland Raiders and Cleveland Browns could be teams with an interest in moving up to take someone like Teddy Bridgewater or Johnny Manziel and so could the Vikings. (read more)

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