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Final 53-Man Roster Prediction

QB (3): Matt Flynn, Terrelle Pryor, Tyler Wilson

RB (3): Darren McFadden, Rashard Jennings, Jeremy Stewart

FB (1): Marcel Reece

WR (5): Denarius Moore, Rod Streater, Jacoby Ford, Brice Butler, Juron Criner

TE (4): David Ausberry, Jeron Mastrud, Mychal Rivera, Nick Kasa

OT (3): Alex Barron, Khalif Barnes, Menelik Watson

OG/C (5): Stefan Wisniewski, Mike Brisiel, Lucas Nix, Andre Gurode, Tony Bergstrom

DE (5): Lamarr Houston, Jason Hunter, Andre Carter, Jack Crawford, David Bass

DT (4): Vance Walker, Pat Sims, Stacy McGee, Christo Bilukidi

LB (6): Nick Roach, Sio Moore, Kevin Burnett, Kaelin Burnett,  Kaluka Maiava, Omar Gaither

CB (5): D.J. Hayden, Mike Jenkins, Phillip Adams, Tracy Porter, Chimdi Chekwa

S (4): Charles Woodson, Tyvon Branch, Usama Young, Brandian Ross

ST (4): Sebastian Janikowski, Marquette King, Jon Condo, Taiwan Jones

Total Roster: 52 (53 with Veldheer, who will be replaced by waiver claim or FA once he goes on IR)



PUP: Miles Burris

Reserve/Suspended: Andre Holmes

IR (Eligible to Re…

53-Man Roster Prediction Version 2.0

QB (3): Matt Flynn, Terrelle Pryor, Tyler Wilson

RB (3): Darren McFadden, Rashard Jennings, Jeremy Stewart

FB (1): Marcel Reece

WR (5): Denarius Moore, Rod Streater, Jacoby Ford, Brice Butler, Juron Criner

TE (4): David Ausberry, Jeron Mastrud, Mychal Rivera, Nick Kasa

OT (3): Alex Barron, Khalif Barnes, Menelik Watson

OG/C (5): Stefan Wisniewski, Mike Brisiel, Lucas Nix, Andre Gurode, Tony Bergstrom

DE (5): Lamarr Houston, Jason Hunter, Andre Carter, Jack Crawford, David Bass

DT (4): Vance Walker, Pat Sims, Stacy McGee, Christo Bilukidi

LB (6): Nick Roach, Sio Moore, Kevin Burnett, Kaelin Burnett, Keenan Clayton, Omar Gaither

CB (5): D.J. Hayden, Mike Jenkins, Phillip Adams, Tracy Porter, Joselio Hanson

S (4): Charles Woodson, Tyvon Branch, Usama Young, Brandian Ross

ST (4): Sebastian Janikowski, Marquette King, Jon Condo, Taiwan Jones

Total Roster: 52 (53 with Veldheer, who will be replaced by waiver claim of FA once he goes on IR)



PUP: Miles Burris

Reserve/Suspended: Andre Holmes

IR (Eligible to R…

53-Man Roster Prediction Version 1.0

QB (3): Matt Flynn, Terrelle Pryor, Tyler Wilson

RB (3): Darren McFadden, Rashard Jennings, Jeremy Stewart

FB (1): Marcel Reece

WR (5): Denarius Moore, Rod Streater, Jacoby Ford, Brice Butler, Juron Criner

TE (4): David Ausberry, Jeron Mastrud, Mychal Rivera, Nick Kasa

OT (3): Alex Barron, Khalif Barnes, Menelik Watson

OG/C (5): Stefan Wisniewski, Mike Brisiel, Lucas Nix, Andre Gurode, Tony Bergstrom

DE (5): Lamarr Houston, Jason Hunter, Andre Carter, Jack Crawford, Ryan Robinson

DT (4): Vance Walker, Pat Sims, Stacy McGee, Christo Bilukidi

LB (6): Nick Roach, Sio Moore, Kevin Burnett, Kaelin Burnett, Keenan Clayton, Kaluka Maiava

CB (5): D.J. Hayden, Mike Jenkins, Phillip Adams, Chimdi Chekwa, Joselio Hanson

S (4): Charles Woodson, Tyvon Branch, Usama Young, Brandian Ross

ST (4): Sebastian Janikowski, Marquette King, Jon Condo, Taiwan Jones

Total Roster: 52 (53 with Veldheer, who will be replaced by waiver claim of FA once he goes on IR)



PUP: Miles Burris

Reserve/Suspended: Andre Holmes

IR (Eligible…

2013 Training Camp - Raw Audio Interviews Day 8 & 9

Day 8

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Day 9

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2013 Training Camp - Raw Audio Interviews Day 3

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2013 Training Camp – Raw Audio Interviews Day 2

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Why You Should Expect the Oakland Raiders to Improve in 2013

Over at Grantland, the great Bill Barnwell wrote an interesting piece on the year-to-year ebb and flow of NFL teams, as it pertains to their records. The basis of his piece was examining whether 2nd half hot streaks carry over into the following season, but he also provided some good statistics on the well known idea that great teams regress and awful teams usually improve the following season.

As it applies to the Raiders, coming off a 4-12 season, Barnwell found that since 1990, 88.2% of 4 win teams improved their record the following season, 5.9% got worse, and 5.9% won 4 games again. So should we expect the Raiders to improve on 4-12 this upcoming season? Short answer is: yes. Given that 88.2% of 4 win teams are winning the more games the next season, it would seem logical to expect Oakland will be a better team this upcoming season.

The big X-factor for Oakland this season will be the quarterback situation. Matt Flynn will likely be the starter, and he's an interesting case. In…