2015 Oakland Raiders schedule released

Last night the NFL released it’s 2015 Regular Season schedule.  Oakland’s schedule includes seven games against 2014 playoff teams and 11 games against teams with winning records last year.  Aside from AFC West Divisional opponents, the Raiders will have some tough match-ups against teams from the AFC North and the NFC North.  Oakland will also see non-divisional match-ups against the New York Jets and the Tennessee Titans.  First year HC Jack DelRio will start the Raider’s 56th Season at home, against the Cincinnati Bengals on  Sunday Sept 13th.

One interesting note (as I am from Cleveland) is that since the Browns returned to the NFL in 1999, Oakland and Cleveland have played each other 9 times, with Cleveland beating the Raiders 6 of those 9 times.   Of Course I will be decked out in full Raider regalia on Sunday Sept 27, 2015 as the Raiders return to Cleveland for the second year in a row to face the Browns..

Oakland has only one Prime-Time game this year, which may or may not have Divisional/Play-Off implications when they face rivals San Diego Chargers on Christmas Eve, Dec 24th for an 8:25pm start on the NFL Network.

Here is the full Oakland Raider’s 2015 schedule –

Raiders 2015 Preseason Schedule
Date Opponent Time Local TV
Friday, Aug. 14
Saturday, Aug. 22 at Minnesota Vikings 8:00 p.m. KTVU/KICU
Sunday, Aug. 30 ARIZONA CARDINALS 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, Sep. 3 at Seattle Seahawks 10:00 p.m. KTVU/KICU
Raiders 2015 Regular Season Schedule
Date Opponent Time TV
Sunday, Sep. 13
Sunday, Sep. 20 BALTIMORE RAVENS 4:05 p.m. CBS
Sunday, Sep. 27 at Cleveland Browns 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 4 at Chicago Bears 1:00 p.m. CBS
Sunday, Oct. 11 DENVER BRONCOS 4:25 p.m. CBS
Sunday, Oct. 18
Sunday, Oct. 25 at San Diego Chargers 4:05 p.m. CBS
Sunday, Nov. 1 NEW YORK JETS 4:05 p.m. CBS
Sunday, Nov. 8 at Pittsburgh Steelers 1:00 p.m. CBS
Sunday, Nov. 15 MINNESOTA VIKINGS 4:05 p.m. FOX
Sunday, Nov. 22 at Detroit Lions 1:00 p.m. CBS
Sunday, Nov. 29 at Tennessee Titans 1:00 p.m. CBS
Sunday, Dec. 6 KANSAS CITY CHIEFS 1:05 p.m. CBS
Sunday, Dec. 13 at Denver Broncos 4:05 p.m. CBS
Sunday, Dec. 20 GREEN BAY PACKERS 4:05 p.m. CBS
Thursday, Dec. 24 SAN DIEGO CHARGERS 8:25 p.m. NFLN
Sunday, Jan. 3 at Kansas City Chiefs 1:00 p.m. CBS

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Raiders loose speedster WR Moore to Bengals

The Cincinnati Bengals have confirmed that they have signed 5 year WR Danarius Moore to a one year deal.  Terms of the deal have yet to be released.  Loosing Moore is a disappointment for fans of the Silver & Black, but it was apparent that he had been in the dog-house since mid-season last year with Oakland staff.  He saw his playing time diminish and finished the 2014 season with a career low 12 receptions for 115 yards and 0 TDs.  His best season with the Raiders was 2012 when he had 51 catches for 741 yards and 7 TDs.   He finishes his time with Oakland totaling a respectable 142 receptions for 2169 yards and 17 TDs.

By signing with Cincinnati, Moore is reunited with former Oakland head coach Hue Jackson, who is now Bengals offensive coordinator and coached the wideout during his most productive seasons.

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C.J. Wilson tweets he’s re-signing with Raiders


The Raiders looked long and hard at the possibility of getting a big name defensive end, but at the end of the day brought back DE C.J. Wilson, who was first brought to the team via free agency a year ago. Can the Raiders lift the NFL betting lines back to respectability in 2015 at Mybookie.ag.

The Raiders were duped on the deal by their own player, as Wilson told of the signing on his Twitter account.

Last season Wilson, who is a whopper at 6-3, 300 pounds, played in all 16 regular season games with Oakland, and made seven starts with the franchise.

He put up a total 34 tackles and a pair of sacks. Wilson also had returned a fumble 21 yards against the Kansas City Chiefs on December 14th. His career totals include 66 games played with 18 starts, 137 tackles (76 solo), 5.5 sacks, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed.

Since free agency began, the Raiders signed 10 free agents, none of whom played with the team last season. Wilson was the first free agent brought back to the team.

Wilson joins Justin Tuck, Benson Mayowa, Denico Autry and Shelby Harris as defensive ends under contract for the Raiders in 2015.

Last year Wilson joined the Raiders last offseason after spending the previous four seasons with the Green Bay Packers, playing in 50 games for the team.

Wilson played a key role on Green Bay’s defensive line during their Super Bowl run in 2010, playing in all four games – including starting Super Bowl XLV – and totaling six tackles (five solo) and one sack.

The Pinetown, N.C., native was originally selected by the Packers in the seventh round (230th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft out of East Carolina.

He finished his four-year career with 192 tackles and 27 sacks and was named the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year in 2008 and 2009, his junior and senior seasons.

Wilson has been a depth player his entire career, a former seventh round draft pick who has found his niche in the NFL as a rotational pass rusher who can get to the quarterback at times while mainly providing a breather for starting defensive lineman as a situational player.

The extension for Wilson also gives the team three Super Bowl winning defensive ends on the roster for another year as the former seventh round pick started in Super Bowl XLV after starting each playoff game for the Packers in his rookie season when Green Bay made their run.

Wilson was a teammate of Charles Woodson’s that season and will remain with Justin Tuck and Benson Mayowa (2013 Seahawks practice squad) as Super Bowl winning pass rushers on the Raiders defensive line.

Raiders add Richardson to RB corps

The Oakland Raiders have announced they’ve signed running back Trent Richardson, who was cut by the Colts last week after two disappointing seasons with the team.  Richardson will report to the team after a pending physical.

The deal is set to pay Richardson $3.9 million over two years but includes incentives that can raise the deal to $4 million per year, NFL.com reports.

Richardson joins a backfield featuring  the surprise Latavius Murray, Roy Helu, acquired from Washington,  and Marcel Reece. Richardson has averaged 3.3 yards per carry over his career since being drafted No. 3 overall in 2012 by Cleveland.  Murray is expected to be the starter this year with Jones-Drew retiring and Darren McFadden signing with Dallas.  Murray was a stud the final 3 games of last season, rushing for 424 yards with a 5.2 yards per carry and 2 TD’s.

Richardson scored 12 touchdowns as a rookie but has a total of seven in the past two seasons.

Raiders Ink NT Dan Williams and MLB Curtis Lofton

San Diego Chargers v Arizona Cardinals

The Raiders signed former Cardinals nose tackle Dan Williams and former Saints middle linebacker Curtis Lofton on Wednesday according to Michael C. Wright of ESPN.

Williams, the 26th-overall pick in the 2010 draft, is an underrated run-stuffing nose tackle and was a hot commodity on the free agent market. He should slide right into the Raiders’ starting lineup alongside DT Antonio Smith, allowing Smith to push the pocket as a pass rusher. Ultimately the Raiders opted to sign Williams over Terrance Knighton.

Lofton is not the most consistent middle linebacker in the league but only three other deffensive players made more tackles in the NFL in 2014. Lofton was also the signal-caller for the Saints defense and is expected to assume those duties in Oakland. Miles Burress will likely back him up at middle linebacker.

Video: LaCanfora Talks Raiders Free Agent Moves

Philadelphia Eagles v Arizona Cardinals

Jason La Canfora has the latest on what the Raiders might do moving forward.

DelRio will be new Raiders coach

jack-del-rioAccording the BleacherReport, Jack DelRio has already accepted the head coaching position with the Oakland Raiders.  Although unconfirmed, all signs are leaning toward it being announced shortly before the end of the day.  DelRio joins the Raiders after spending 2 brief years as the Denver Broncos defensive coordinator.  In a weird twist, the Hayward, CA native, was hired by Denver after Dennis Allen left the team following the 2011 season to become the Raiders’ head coach. Del Rio, when hired in Oakland, DelRio will be replacing Allen, who was fired earlier this season.

Del Rio brings more head coaching experience to the position than anyone since Norv Turner, having amassed a near-.500 record (68-71) and leading the Jacksonville Jaguars to a pair of playoff appearances during his nine seasons as their coach.  Since leaving Jacksonville in 2011, Del Rio has served as defensive coordinator under recently fired Broncos head coach John Fox.  The Broncos, of course, owned a .792 winning percentage over the previous three seasons, owning the league’s fourth-best defense in terms of points allowed during Del Rio’s first season as DC.  Since then, though, Denver has ranked 22nd and 16th in scoring defense the past two seasons despite five Pro Bowl selections on that side of the ball this year. He also served as interim head coach of the Broncos when Fox required open-heart surgery and missed several months during the 2013 season.

Del Rio, who initially met with Mark Davis on Jan. 4, grew up in the area, and his family is longtime Raiders season-ticket holders.

Bills vs Raiders Wednesday Injury Report

Practice Report
Wednesday TE Scott Chandler (illness)
Wednesday K Dan Carpenter (right groin), CB Stephon Gilmore (shoulder), TE Chris Gragg (knee), S Da’Norris Searcy (hamstring), S Duke Williams (concussion), DE Jarius Wynn (knee)
Wednesday RB Anthony Dixon (shoulder)
Practice Report
Wednesday Practice Not Complete