Charles Woodson wants (and thinks) he can play


There's no timetable for Woodson (shouler) to return, but he's been "campaigning" to get back out on the field.

Ravens coach has high praise for Oakland's pass rush


"We feel like their pass rush is one of the best in the league," Harbaugh said, per the Bay Area News Group. "We saw one of the best in the league (in Denver) and we struggled and we're going to see one of the best in the league this week."

Dan Williams' dad such huge Raiders fan he wore Silver & Black to the draft


Dan Williams posts a must-read piece telling the story of how his dad was a lifelong Raiders fan and even struggled to root for his son over the Raiders when the Cardinals played the Raiders.

Cooper defends Pacman, says he shouldn't be suspended


"Football is a physical game," Cooper said Sunday night. "Things like that happen. … I feel like the refs didn’t see it well. If they did, they probably would’ve given a harsher penalty. I don’t think he should be suspended. We were just playing physical. I should’ve been playing physical. Honestly, I didn’t even know I hit my head on the helmet . . . Whatever you saw happen, that’s what happened . . . I’m here to play football. I don’t back down from anybody and I’m not out here trying to start anything. I’m just out here playing football."

[Fox Sports]

Watch: Pacman Jones slams Cooper's head into his helmet


And Jones wasn't suspended for it. Ridiculous.

Report: Derek Carr's MRI good; not ruled out for Sunday


As a results, Christian Ponder will not be signed at this time.

Carr's X-ray's reported negative


Carr's X-ray's reported negative. Nothing yet on timetable for return.

Into the Heart of Darkness: How I fell for the Oakland Raiders


An entertaining (and good!) story on one sportswriter's quest to become a member of Raider Nation in the midst of last year's 3-13 season.

Return to Greatness


Raiders hype video 2015

Just like that Santa Clara DA files charges against Aldon Smith


Just minutes after the Raiders made the signing of Aldon Smith official, the news came out that the Santa Clara DA has filed charges against him for DUI, hit and run, and vandalism. All charges are misdemeanors, but with Smith's five prior arrests, it would be plenty to yield a lengthy suspension from the league. His arraignment is set for October 6. The Raiders have four games before then.