September 5, 2012 |
ALAMEDA, Calif. - The Oakland Raiders completed their offseason overhaul of the cornerback unit Monday by signing recent Eagles castoff Joselio Hanson and cutting 2011 third-round pick DeMarcus Van Dyke. Hanson was cut last week after six seasons as the Eagles' nickel cornerback. "He's been a guy that's played a lot of years in the league in the slot and we just felt like it was a good thing to get another veteran guy in there with what really amounts to a young room," coach Dennis Allen said.
April 30, 2011 |
Nepotism is alive and well - very well, in fact - with the Oakland Raiders. But the fact Stefen Wisniewski's uncle, Steve Wisniewski, was an eight-time Pro Bowl selection for the Raiders and is now their assistant offensive line coach is not the overriding reason why Oakland selected the All-America guard for Penn State with their first pick of the 2011 draft, No. 48 overall, last night. Sentimentality is nice at family reunions, but productivity is always an NFL team's first consideration.
December 14, 2015 |
Will I play another game? Please don't let it end this way. Chicken parm, you taste so good. Here in Week 14 of Peyton Manning's 18th NFL season, it is fair to wonder whether one of the greatest quarterbacks in history is finished. If he is, he's going to need that chicken parm as comfort food. All we know for sure is that Manning, 39, is going to miss his fourth straight game Sunday, when his Denver Broncos play host to the Oakland Raiders. He has been sidelined by a foot injury since being removed from a miserable mid-November loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
March 17, 2014 |
There is little significant buzz about Michael Vick, although two quarterback-needy teams remain possibilities: the New York Jets and the Oakland Raiders. Neither team has addressed its quarterback situation this offseason, and both teams have head coaches who need to win in 2014 - Rex Ryan in New York and Dennis Allen with the Raiders. Vick would likely be welcomed back by the Eagles as a backup, but he wants to compete for a starting job. The No. 2 quarterback on the Eagles roster is slated to be Matt Barkley, but the team could bring in competition.
February 5, 2016 |
IT IS ONE of the mandatory questions for any coach, player or sports executive returning to this place, like "Geno's or Pat's?" or even where they were for those rarest of events, a victory parade. "Did you ever boo?" I asked John DeFilippo at the end of an interview the other day, forgetting for a second who he was, and more important, who his father was. "Never," he said, the smile disappearing from his face. "Never. Ever. Here's why: My dad was in it. My dad was even a coach when I was younger.
November 11, 2011 |
SAN DIEGO - Carson Palmer threw two touchdown passes and Michael Bush ran 30 times for a season-high 157 yards and one touchdown to lead the Oakland Raiders to a 24-17 win over San Diego on Thursday night, the Chargers' fourth straight loss. The Raiders (5-4) broke a two-game losing streak and took a half-game lead over the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC West. Palmer looked much better in making his second start and third appearance since being acquired in a trade with Cincinnati, throwing touchdown passes of 33 and 26 yards to Denarius Moore.
April 4, 2013 |
FORMER EAGLES cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha has agreed to a 1-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers, his agent confirmed. According to an ESPN report, the deal could be worth up to $3 million. A source told ESPN that Asomugha picked the 49ers over the New Orleans Saints. Asomugha also collects a guaranteed $4 million from the Eagles, who released him earlier in the offseason. Noteworthy * As expected, the Arizona Cardinals acquired quarterback Carson Palmer from the Oakland Raiders.
May 18, 2013 |
St. Joseph's Prep retired the No. 32 jersey worn by basketball standout Steve Vasturia in a Thursday afternoon assembly at the school's Kelly Fieldhouse. In his career at the Prep, Vasturia, a 6-foot-5 senior guard ticketed for Notre Dame, totaled a school-record 1,764 points. Twice selected as the Catholic League's most valuable player, he shot 89.2 percent (378 for 424) from the free-throw line in his career. This past season, while leading the Hawks to a 24-6 record and the PIAA Class AAAA state semifinals, Vasturia averaged 20.5 points, 7.1 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 2.1 steals.
November 1, 2013 |
Nick Foles will start at quarterback for the Eagles on Sunday against the Oakland Raiders, coach Chip Kelly said. Kelly announced his decision before Wednesday's practice, one day after Foles returned from a weeklong absence because of a concussion. "I was really happy with how Nick practiced today," Kelly said. "Nick did a really good job, and Nick is going to be our starting quarterback this week. He'll take the reps with the [first team] this week, and we'll get ready as a team to prepare for Oakland.
May 16, 2013 |
RUTGERS NAMED Julie Hermann yesterday its new athletic director, and the former No. 2 athletic administrator at Louisville promised a restart for the scandal-scarred program following the ouster of its men's basketball coach and the resignation of other officials. Hermann replaces Tim Pernetti, who quit last month after the firing of basketball coach Mike Rice. Practice videos surfaced of Rice shoving and throwing basketballs at players and yelling gay slurs at them. "No one on the coaching staff doesn't believe that we need to be an open book, that we will no longer have any practice, anywhere at any time, that anybody couldn't walk into and be pleased about what's going on in that environment.