Raiders at Titans NFL Week One Inactives

The Raiders have declared CB Gareon Conley, QB Connor Cook, DT Darius Latham, S Keith McGill, FB Jamize Olawale, OT David Sharpe, OT Jylan Ware inactive for Week 1.

The Tennessee Titans have declared LB Josh Carraway, LB Kevin Dodd, DL David King, OL Corey Levin, LB Nate Palmer, S Curtis Riley, CB LeShaun Sims inactive for Week 1.

Raiders fall to Cowboys 24 – 20 in 3rd preseason game

The Oakland Raiders fell to the Dallas Cowboys in their third preseason game on the 2017 NFL season, dropping their preseason record to 0-3.  The Raiders will complete the preseason on Thursday Aug 31, as the battle the Seattle Seahawks in Oakland.

Oakland QB Derek Carr looked good, going 13 of 17 for 144 yards and 2 TD passes, one a 17 yard pass to  Cordarrelle Patterson and a second 48 yard TD throw to Amari Cooper. RB Marshawn Lynch rushed two times for six yards with a 4-yard long in his second preseason game as a Raider.

Stay tuned to WWW.RAIDERSGAB.COM for more news & notes as the Oakland Raiders gear up for what hopes to be an exciting season of NFL Football!!

Raiders LT Donald Penn Could End Holdout As Early As Tuesday

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Raiders left tackle Donald Penn is expected to end his 25-day holdout and return to practice this week, as early as Tuesday, Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Penn missed all of training camp in Napa, seeking a substantial raise from his 2017 salary of $5.95 million.

That isn’t going to happen — not yet, at least, as negotiations might pick up once Penn returns — but he probably will get that salary guaranteed for at least this season. Penn, 34, made the Pro Bowl last season and is entering his fourth year with Oakland, his last on his second two-year deal.

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Raiders Safety Keith McGill to Need Surgery After Fracturing Foot on Saturday

Raiders safety Keith McGill suffered a Jones fracture on Saturday and will require foot surgey, Michael Gehlken of Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

The exact timetable of his recovery will gain clarity after further evaluation, but it is possible he won’t be ready for Week 1. McGill is a core special teams contributor who was competing in camp for a rotational role in the secondary.

A Jones fracture relates to the foot’s fifth metatarsal.

McGill was on crutches after practice, his right foot in a protective boot.

He played 281 special-teams snaps in 2016, second-most among all returning players. The Raiders already were facing significant turnover in that department. Of the seven players who appeared in at least 240 special-teams snaps last year, only fullback Jamize Olawale and McGill are still on the 90-man roster.

Raiders First Round Pick CB Gareon Conley Will Not Be Charged in Rape Case

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Raiders first-round pick Gareon Conley will not be charged in connection to a rape allegation made against him in April, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Michael C. O’Malley, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor, issued the following statement regarding the case:

After a thorough investigation by the Cleveland Police Department, the facts and circumstances surrounding the allegations of sexual assault against Gareon Conley were presented to a Cuyahoga County Grand Jury. The Grand Jury returned a No Bill on all possible charges.

“He is vindicated. He looks forward to contributing in the National Football League,” Conley’s attorney, Kevin Spellacy, told Rapoport on Monday.

Conley, 22, had vehemently denied the allegations. He told Cleveland police in May he had a consensual sexual encounter with the woman who accused him of rape and denied assaulting her, Spellacy told Rapoport.

Raiders to Release Running Back Taiwan Jones

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The Raiders have released running back Taiwan Jones, a player who has had only 44 carries in his six years with the club.

Jones was mostly known for beinga special teams player, but last season didn’t even get that much playing time on special teams.

Overall he returned 26 kicks for the Raiders in 2013 and 31 kicks in 2015. Last year, he did just eight kick returns with a lackluster 14.0 yards per attempt average.

He was selected in the fourth round of the 2011 draft. The team had him switch to cornerback for a time, but he was moved back to running back for the 2015 season.

Throwing The Best Game Day Party Possible

Football season is coming up, and we all know what that means–entertaining small and large groups of friends, watching the big games, and enjoying everything the sport has to offer. If you’re planning on throwing a big bash for the Super Bowl, playoffs, or the first game of the season, then following these tips is sure to help you throw the most unforgettable game day soiree ever!

Aside from the game itself, food and drink are the most important component to a winning game day gathering. Most folks find that the best format for food at such a party is the buffet. If the food is set out and readily available to your guests, they can come and go as they please, snacking here and there and getting a larger plate of portions should the hunger strike them. Half-time is the perfect time to bring out warmer dishes or main parts of the meal like burgers, dogs, and sub sandwiches. You can start out the first half of the game with drinks, finger foods, and snacks that are easy to grab a handful of and munch on while watching the first half of the game. Once your guests are riled and ready, bring out the main course. Then after the second half of the game begins, you can set out desserts and sweet treats to finish of the night with! Be sure to include vegetarian options for friends who eat meat-free, and healthier options for folks who may not be into chips and burgers. Edible Arrangements offers lots of healthy, fruitful options that will look and taste beautiful on your special Game Day Buffet table!

Of course the taste of the food is most important, but the way you present the food can also have a major effect on how your party is enjoyed by others! Use a chalkboard with mock plays drawn in white chalk to label your buffet area, or cut out football shapes from brown construction paper and craft tiny labels for each individual dish on your buffet table so that guests won’t have to ask what is in or on each dish. Use football-inspired phrases and terminology to add a little tongue-in-cheek quirkiness to the names of your dishes. Cover water and soda bottles with referee-style black and white patterns, or use green place mats with white markings to mock the yard lines on the field. Your guests will love this little attention to detail!

Game day is a great time to gather together with friends, family, and teammates to enjoy the excitement of your favorite sport. Throwing parties can often be daunting, but if you follow these easy steps, you’re sure to have a winning get together that your guests will remember for many seasons to come!