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Raiders special teams receive a boost from WR Johnny Holton

Raiders wide receiver Johnny Holton consumed double teams Thursday night in punt coverage, eating up the attention of jammers by chomping through contact as he impressed coaches with his special teams play.

EJ Manuel wins backup QB battle as Raiders go winless in preseason

More than 40 Raiders players did not play a single snap Thursday night in the exhibition finale against the Seattle Seahawks in which EJ Manuel clearly won the backup quarterback battle over Connor Cook.

Raiders keep watchful eye as NFL roster cuts loom

The NFL trade deadline is in October, but aside from the days surrounding the April draft, this week is the busiest for activity between teams — and the Raiders need an upgrade at linebacker.

Donald Penn makes debut for Raiders after ending holdout

Raiders left tackle Donald Penn made his preseason debut Saturday after missing training camp because of a contract holdout. He did not start but played during the second and third offensive series of a 24-20 loss at Dallas.

Several Raiders injured in preseason loss to Cowboys

There is a cost to preseason football, one whose price isn’t shown on a ticket stub. Some Raiders starters were charged Saturday in the second quarter of a 24-20 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

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