Oakland Raiders News Clips for Nov. 25, 2013


Coach Allen’s Monday Press Conference  (Raiders.com)… “We are extremely disappointed in the loss…we don’t have time to wallow in self pity…we’ve got a game to play…we’ve got to get ourselves ready to travel down to Dallas and play the Cowboys on Thanksgiving day…we’ll have a short practice this afternoon and begin preparations for the Cowboy game.” (watch video)

Titans’ Michael Griffin suspended 1 game for illegal hit  (by Gregg Rosenthal, NFL.com)… Tennessee Titans safety Michael Griffin was suspended one game Monday by the league for a repeat violation of NFL safety rules that prohibit hits to the head and neck area of a defenseless player.  The play in question was a hit on Oakland Raiders tight end Mychal Rivera during Sunday’s win. (read more)

McFadden, Rivera, Jenkins at practice; McGloin Practices Holding for SeaBass  (by Steve Corkran, Bay Area News Group)… Also of note, quarterback Matt McGloin worked on holding for kicks on a field off to the side. This, no doubt, is in response to kicker Sebastian Janikowski’s season-long struggles with his consistency.  (read more)

Raiders hopeful of getting injured players back  (by Vic Tarfur, SF Gate)… Allen also wasn’t ruling out tight end Mychal Rivera or cornerback Mike Jenkins (concussions). Both were knocked out of Sunday’s game, but have already passed some of the league’s post-concussion tests. (read more)

Veldheer Nearing return; Janikowski Woes Continue  (by Scott Bair, CSN Bay Area)…“Dennis Allen has said that he may not expect him to be a full time player, but anytime they get with him will be some good time because this guy is undoubtably the best offensive lineman; and in my opinion, he is the best player on the entire team…”  (watch video)

Allen: McCants ahead of Watson  (by Paul Gutierrez, ESPN)… Oakland Raiders right tackle Menelik Watson, the team’s second-round draft pick who has battled injury since training camp, was not hurt entering Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans, despite his being inactive.  Watson was simply a healthy scratch.  “With Menelik, we have a situation with a guy who has really played a year of junior college, a year at Florida State and then missed training camp and the majority of the season,” said Raiders coach Dennis Allen. “He’s behind from a fundamental standpoint.” (read more)

5 things to know after Titans edge Raiders 23-19  (by Josh Dubow, Associated Press)… SLUMPING SEABASS: The result might have been different if Sebastian Janikowski had a more consistent game kicking field goals for Oakland. He pushed a 32-yarder wide right at the end of the first half and a 48-yarder wide left in the third quarter. It marked just the fourth time in his career that he missed two field goals inside 50 yards in the same game. Janikowski has missed four kicks inside 50 yards this season after making 49 of 50 the past two years as he adjusts to new holder Marquette King after the departure of longtime mate Shane Lechler in the offseason.  (read more)

Raiders’ Matt McGloin wins a week, not a game or a job  (Lowell Cohn, The Press Democrat)… Put the Raiders game out of your mind. Forget they lost to the Tennessee Titans 23-19. Forget their defense collapsed at the end, gave up the lead and the game.  Forget all that. With the Raiders results don’t matter. They are trying to get better. They may be getting better. Give them that.  (read more)

Four missing from Cowboys practice  (by Todd Archer, ESPN)… Four players were missing the practice because of hamstring injuries: cornerback Morris Claiborne, wide receiver Dwayne Harris and linebackers Sean Lee and Justin Durant.  (read more)

Cowboys sign CB Sterling Moore  (by Todd Archer, ESPN)… With Morris Claiborne likely out of Thursday’s game against the Oakland Raiders after he aggravated a hamstring strain Sunday, the Dallas Cowboys re-signed cornerback Sterling Moore on Monday. (read more)

A’s, Raiders reach new stadium lease agreements  (Associated Press)… The Oakland Athletics and Oakland Raiders have new lease agreements to remain at the stadium they share in Oakland.  Officials overseeing the O.co Coliseum approved short term leases on Monday for both teams.  The Raiders’ lease was extended through the end of the 2014-15 season. The A’s were signed up through December 2015.  (read more)

Former Marine Saves Woman Who Jumped at O.Co Coliseum  (Christie Smith, NBC Bay Area)… “He put his arms out and tried to catch her, he didn’t even think about it. He didn’t want her to fall,” Nelson said. “There’s no question, no question,” that he saved her life. (read more or watch video)


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