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NFL Football: Raiders sign veteran wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh

November 1, 2011

he Oakland Raiders signed wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh to a contract on Tuesday, reuniting him with his former quarterback Carson Palmer.

Palmer and Houshmandzadeh were teammates in Cincinnati for six seasons and both had their greatest NFL success when they were together.

A source told ESPN.com's John Clayton that Houshmandzadeh accepted a one-year, $910,000 deal after Palmer encouraged the Raiders to look at the veteran wideout. (MORE>>>)

NFL Football: Jackson looks past Palmer's debut: 'This man was on a couch'

October 26, 2011

Coach Hue Jackson saw the same three-pick Carson Palmer we saw on Sunday, and acknowledged there's a rust issue -- but he doesn't regret the eyebrow-raising trade that brought the veteran quarterback to Oakland.

"This man was on a couch and we're playing against the highest level of competition on Sunday," Jackson told KNBR-AM, via SportsRadioInterviews.com. "I think what he did in my opinion was kind of remarkable. ... Like I said, if anyone can do it, he can, and the only guy that can overcome (getting adjusted) -- whether it's gonna be really good or gonna be really bad -- is this guy, Carson Palmer." (MORE>>>)

NFL Football: Palmer will work extra with receivers during the bye

October 25, 2011

Oakland’s biggest two weeks of the season may come without any games being played.  Carson Palmer is about to take a crash course in the Raiders offense.

The team will practice the next two days during the bye week, and then Palmer will work separately with his receivers away from the coaching staff. (MORE>>>)

NFL Football: Palmer's first week with Raiders could be sign of wild ride ahead

October 24, 2011

Following Kyle Boller's second interception in the Raiders' 28-0 loss to Kansas City on Sunday, it was backup quarterback Carson Palmer, wearing a baseball hat and the knowledge that he wasn't supposed to play, who approached the receiver group on the bench. Palmer spent a minute or so picking their brains while Boller stood in another area of the sideline, listening to boos and trying to regroup at what likely was his last starting opportunity ever.

That snapshot encompassed why the Raiders gave up a fortune to bring Palmer to their team (at least one first-round pick and maybe another). Palmer knows what it takes to play the position. (MORE>>>)

NFL Football: Carson Palmer doubtful, source says

October 21, 2011

The expectation within the Oakland Raiders organization that quarterback Carson Palmer would start Sunday against Kansas City has shifted to where two people familiar with the situation now believe it is unlikely that will happen.

No final decision has been made.

"I'm 95 percent sure he is not going to play," one source close to the situation said Friday afternoon. "Practicing Wednesday and Thursday, he felt he's not ready to make those high-velocity throws yet. Maybe they could decide something at the last minute, but I don't think he's going to play." (MORE>>>)

NFL Football: Carson Palmer to start, source says

October 19, 2011

Newly acquired Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer, who hasn't played or practiced since last season, is expected to start Sunday's game against Kansas City, a team official told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Palmer shared first-team snaps Wednesday with Kyle Boller, who has been with the Raiders the past two seasons and has a big advantage in terms of knowledge of the offense and chemistry with the receivers. (MORE>>>)

NFL Football: Carson Palmer Oakland Raiders Press Conference (VIDEO)

October 18, 2011

NFL Football: ESPN- Bengals QB Carson Palmer will be traded to Raiders

October 18, 2011

Carson Palmer finally got what he wanted, and the Raiders may have salvaged their promising season.

Palmer, who's sat out the entire 2011 campaign in semi-retirement to date after vowing to never again play for the Bengals, will head to Oakland for a 2012 first-round draft pick and a 2013 selection that could escalate to a first-rounder.

"This deal is done," said ESPN's Chris Mortensen on SportsCenter Tuesday morning. (MORE>>>)

NFL Football: Raiders snag Carson Palmer from Bengals

October 18, 2011

With Jason Campbell on the shelf for several weeks with a collarbone injury, the 4-2 Oakland Raiders pried a disgruntled Carson Palmer out of Cincinnati Tuesday, giving the Bengals a 2012 first-round draft pick and a conditional 2013 pick for the 31-year-old Palmer.

The 2013 selection could climb as high as the first round, as well, and will be based on how well Palmer performs in Oakland.

Palmer demanded a trade this offseason, threatening to retire if Cincinnati didn’t comply. When the Bengals refused to deal him, Palmer simply stayed away — he never formally retired but also did not join Cincinnati for the preseason or any portion of the regular season. (MORE>>>)

NFL Football: Source- Raiders contact David Garrard

October 17, 2011

The Oakland Raiders have reached out to free agent quarterback David Garrard after Jason Campbell suffered a broken collarbone in Sunday's victory, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Garrard and his agent, Al Irby, plan to discuss the situation and get back to the Raiders on Monday afternoon, the source said. Free agent Josh McCown also has been contacted by Oakland. (MORE>>>)

NFL Football:Raiders Campbell out- Boller next, or Garrard? Maybe Palmer?

October 17, 2011

The Oakland Raiders were hopeful for a career year out of Jason Campbell. With this being his contract walk year and his second season in Hue Jackson’s system, the stage was set for the passer to establish himself in the league and cement his status in Silver & Black.

That took a turn for the worse this afternoon when Campbell scrambled in the 2nd quarter and was crunched by linebacker Scott Fujita into the turf. He is now expected to miss the remainder of the regular season with a fractured right collarbone injury. (MORE>>>)

NFL Football: Aaron Curry to start for Raiders

October 15, 2011

Three days ago Aaron Curry was a backup strongside linebacker in Seattle. Now he's preparing to start at the weakside for the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.Curry's prospects took a sudden turn Friday when coach Hue Jackson announced that the first-round pick in the 2009 draft will replace Quentin Groves in the Raiders' starting defense at home against the Cleveland Browns. Groves has been a starter since signing with Oakland before last season. (MORE>>>)

NFL Football: Raiders trade for Seahawks linebacker Aaron Curry

October 12, 2011

Linebacker Aaron Curry, the No. 4 overall pick in the 2009 draft, was acquired by the Raiders Wednesday for draft picks in 2012 and 2013, according to a team source.

The trade, first reported by ESPN and Fox Sports, is contingent on NFL approval and Curry reporting and passing a physical. (MORE>>>)

NFL Football: Raiders hang on to beat the Texans a day after Al Davis' death

October 9, 2011

This one's for you, Al.

The Oakland Raiders won the day after their maverick owner died, beating the Houston Texans 25-20 on Sunday behind Jason Campbell's two touchdown passes.

Michael Huff intercepted Matt Schaub's pass in the end zone on the final play to secure the win. Coach Hue Jackson dropped to his knees on the sideline, covered his face with his hands and cried as his team celebrated the bittersweet victory. (MORE>>>)

NFL Football: Al Davis (R.I.P.) Did It His Own Way

October 8, 2011

The NFL stopped for a moment Saturday.

Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis has died. He was 82 years old.

There is going to be a lot said and even more written about the Raiders' owner as we prepare to kick off another NFL weekend.

Soak it all in. Use any word you want to describe Davis: legend, pioneer, outlaw, renegade. Each applies. He will never be duplicated or forgotten.

Davis did it all his way. He didn’t always make friends in the NFL over the years, but he earned a lot of respect. Expect the tributes to fly in faster than a classic Raiders wide receiver.

He fought wars with the league, other owners and even some of his coaches and players. He was a difficult man to deal with for a lot of people over the years. (MORE>>>)

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