Raiders lose Menelik Watson to ruptured Achilles tendon

Raiders starting right tackle Menelik Watson suffered a serious injury in Sunday night’s preseason game. Watson tweeted after the game that he has ruptured his Achilles tendon. That is almost always a season-ending injury. The Raiders’ second-round pick in 2013, Watson was a project when he was drafted: He grew up in England and had…

Khalil Mack stars on good night for Raiders defense

The third preseason game is often called a dress rehearsal for the regular season. If that’s true of the Raiders-Cardinals game on Sunday night, Khalil Mack is going to steal the show in 2015. Mack was all but unblockable in the first half of the game, which ended with his second sack of Cardinals quarterback…

Menelik Watson leaves with ankle injury

The Raiders have lost a starting offensive lineman in the first quarter of Sunday night’s game with the Cardinals. Right tackle Menelik Watson injured his ankle and had to be helped back to the locker room shortly after being flagged for holding Alex Okafor on a passing play. The Raiders announced a short time later…

St. Louis stadium plan faces new political opposition

The effort to secure public funding to build a stadium for multibillionaire Stan Kroenke’s football team recently secured a significant victory in the judicial branch of government. The project also has clear support from the executive branch of government. But opposition exists in the legislative branch. According to the Associated Press, Missouri budget leaders said Wednesday…

Derek Carr and Amari Cooper keep making plays

Raiders fans are going to have fun watching Derek Carr and Amari Cooper. Carr, the Raiders’ second-year quarterback, and Cooper, the rookie receiver, hooked up on a beauty of a 40-yard completion tonight in Minnesota. Carr threw a good-looking deep ball along the right sideline, and Cooper ran right to it and secured it before…

Ken Stabler, Dick Stanfel named Senior Committee candidates for Hall of Fame

When Ken Stabler died in July, many people shared their opinion that the longtime Raiders quarterback should be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Stabler’s name will be up for consideration next year after the Hall’s Seniors Committee named him as one of their two nominees for selection in 2016. The committee considers players…

Jerry Jones is a big Stan Kroenke fan, only wants the best for L.A.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was reportedly high on comrade Stan Kroenke’s bid to bring the Rams to Los Angeles. And now, he’s said so publicly. The Cowboys owner said after a join practice between his team and the Rams in Oxnard that he had nothing but respect and admiration for his currently-in-St. Louis counterpart. “Since…