Levi Damien

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S&BP Lead Writer. Levi has been covering Oakland Raiders football since early 2008. He originally hails from the fine state of Oregon. Levi is a veteran of the US Navy. He earned his BA from San Francisco State University.

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Raiders preseason finale nationally televised


The NFL Network released their schedule of nationally televised preseason games today and the last game on it is the Raiders preseason finale against the Seahawks. The Seahawks come to Oakland for...

Graphic illustration of why Raiders won't share a stadium with 49ers


In this graphic depiction, we see the very reason the Raiders refuse to share a stadium with the 49ers.

Raiders training camp preview: Quarterback


Raiders training camp starts this week. The players arrive this Wednesday with the first practice taking place Friday. And in preparation for that, I will be putting out a string of training camp...

James Garner: Maverick, huge Raiders fan dies


One of the more famous and well-known Raiders fans has passed today. Actor James Garner, most recognized for the title roles in television series "Maverick" and "The Rockford Files" which spanned...

How do Raiders 2014 safeties rank vs past decade?


And now the final position which will get the last decade comparison treatment -- safety. It's not an easy position to quantify. There are a lot of variables to consider when judging a safety. The R...

Where Raiders 2014 corners rank vs past decade


Al Davis loved his cornerbacks. So it stands to reason unlike many positions for the Raiders in the past ten years, the Raiders had elite cornerbacks. It also stands to reason the Raiders have no...

Donald Penn is facing the end and fighting back


Sports Illustrated's Doug Farrar speaks with Donald Penn and his off-season trainer about his future in the NFL at the age of 30.

Training camp a week away, field lines going in


It's very nearly here. Raiders 2014 training camp. Exactly a week from today, the Raiders will be taking the practice field for the first time in Napa in preparation for the 2014 season. The...

Streater aiming to be Schaub's new Andre Johnson


For the past seven seasons in Houston, Matt Schaub had All Pro receiver Andre Johnson as a security blanket. Johnson was downright dominant during that time, having over 1000 yards in every season...

An extra tricky sticking point in proposed Raiders, 49ers shared stadium


Tim Kawakami has come across a possible sticking point that could make the possibility of a shared stadium between the 49ers and Raiders a no-go- 49ers seat licenses.

TJ Carrie: The Next Level


Raiders seventh round pick cornerback and return man, Travis Carrie, is featured in this video put out by the Ohio Bobcats.

Marcus Allen thinks Raiders should return to LA


The Raiders are approaching crossroads. Their lease extension at O.co is up after this season and where they end up moving after that is still very much unsettled. They want a new stadium on the...

Raiders fall out of Forbes top 50


Last year, there were 30 NFL teams in the Forbes top 50 most valuable franchises. This year, the results are the same. The difference this year is the Raiders aren't one of them. Last year, the...

What do you think of sharing stadium with 49ers?


Today, Roger Goodell made it clear he would like the Raiders to share a stadium with the 49ers. This could be permanently or it could be temporarily either while the Raiders are in limbo or while a...

Does Mack make Raiders LB corps best in a decade?


It's been a long and difficult road for the Raiders at linebacker over the past ten years. There have been some good performances here and there but star performances have been rare with no long...

Watson breaks silence, likens Raiders to EPL champ


Last season was a difficult one for Menelik Watson. He was the Raiders' second round pick and looking to take the league by storm. That dream was put on hold before it even began when he suffered a...

Pitting Raiders 2014 DT's against the past decade


Now we move inside along the defensive line to the tackles. These guys' number one duty is to not let anything get through. They can also provide some pass rush as well. The best defensive tackles...

Photo: Menelik Watson in Raiders jersey flies British flag at Wembley Stadium


Raiders British import right tackle, Menelik Watson was at Wembley Stadium today and was photographed here with his Raiders jersey on flying the British flag. He will be part of a Raiders team who will play in London this year on September 28 against the Dolphins.

Where do Raiders 2014 DE stack up vs past decade?


Pass rush has been something wholly lacking in Oakland for some time. And when you look at these rankings, you'll see just how long. Everyone knows pass rush is a key to success in the NFL. In a...

Dennis Allen ranked as worst head coach in NFL


Once again, NFL.com's Elliott Harrison put out power ranking for all 32 head coaches and once again he ranked Dennis Allen dead last. Here is his explanation: Allen ranks 32nd for the second...

Former Raiders QB offering booze, cigars, and guns in exchange for campaign contributions


Former Raiders quarterback Andrew Walter is running for one of the Arizona seats in the House of Representatives and to earn money for his campaign, he is offering a night of getting liquored up, shooting guns and smoking cigars for campaign contributions.

Raiders 2014 season ticket holders received this exclusive free gift


Raiders season ticket holders received a free gift today -- a chrome license plate frame that reads "Season ticket member" on top and "RAIDERS" with shields on each side on the bottom. And exclusive gift only for season ticket holders.

Raiders could have best interior line in a decade


The Raiders have made no bones about their intentions to run the ball this season. A big part of the success of the run game is dependent upon the interior offensive line. And as we saw last...

Raiders await their own 'Farewell to OACC' game


The 49ers held their ‘Farewell to the ‘Stick' charity flag football game last Saturday as the old Candlestick Park gets its proper sendoff. Candlestick was once home to both the 49ers and the G...

Germany vs Argentina World Cup Finals open thread


The United States was knocked out of the FIFA World Cup in the round of 16 when they lost to Belgium. Since then the World Cup has continued without them. And it all comes down to this -- Germany...

Photos, video: Raiders in Farewell to the 'Stick


Saturday night 49ers Legends lined up against a team of former NFL players from around the league in a charity flag football game to say farewell to Candlestick Park. There were said to be around...

Tim Brown book signing this Saturday


Recently Tim Brown, aka 'Mr Raider' put out his new book "The Making of a Man". And if you would like to get a copy of his book along with an his autograph, now is your chance. Brown is in town for...

Players who had their homecoming with Raiders


The big news of the day is Lebron James is returning to his Northeastern Ohio roots to play for the Cavaliers. It's a happy homecoming for Lebron as he returns to the team of which he grew up a fan...

Kahlil McKenzie follows in his dad's footsteps


Reggie McKenzie's son Kahlil McKenzie is a pretty impressive athlete. He has been a four-star high school recruit since his sophomore year and with former NFL player and current Oakland Raiders...

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