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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New NFL rule signal end of Tuck iconic facemask?


Over the years, Justin Tuck's facemask has become somewhat of a calling card for him. You see the design and instantly recognize it as him. That iconic facemask could be no more this season as the...

Raiders have battle brewing at tight end


At the tight end position in the NFL, all the talk revolves around the receiving tight end. If you wanted proof of this, just see the case Jimmy Graham is presenting as to why he deserves to get...

Projected training camp depth chart: Offense


The downtime has officially began. The organized training activities and minicamps are over and even the Rookie Symposium is done. As we get in gear for our coverage during the downtime, we are...

Projected training camp depth chart: Defense


We now move to the other side of the ball for my projected training camp depth chart. This chart is based off of various observations during OTA's, minicamp, and otherwise and is not official. I...

MJD: Retirement Q's to "best shape of my life"


It's been quite a rollercoaster ride for Maurice Jones-Drew this off-season. The newly acquired Raiders running back went from have doubts in his abilities to the point where he considered the...

Raiders rookies chronicle experience at Symposium


The Rookie Symposium happened this week. Saturday was the last day of the annual event which all drafted rookies attend as their introduction to help them prepare for life in the NFL. The Raiders...

Raiders stadium at mercy of Wolff, city council


Something stinks in Oakland. Usually it's literally the stadium sewage system backing up and flooding the locker rooms. That stench spewing from the A's clubhouse is a physical manifestation of the...

Who has Raiders best, worst contract?


Not only has Reggie McKenzie been taking a frugal approach to most existing (or former) Raiders players, he also handed out a lot of free agent deals this off-season taking a similar approach. Now...

Former Raiders player, coach Bob Mischak passes


Bob Mischak, who played and coached for the Raiders for nearly 20 years has passed away.

NBA Draft recap with trades


Chat here with Raiders fans during the 2014 NBA Draft

Kevin Burnett's time in Oakland done soon?


Last off-season, the Dolphins signed Raiders linebacker Philip Wheeler to a big contract which ushered out former starter, Kevin Burnett. The Raiders in turn grabbed Burnett to fill the hole left...

Former Raiders PR head resigns from Browns


On June 2nd of 2013, the Raiders dismissed media relations director Zak Gilbert as PR Director. Shortly after his release, the Browns scooped him up for the same position with their organization....

United States vs Germany World Cup open thread


Chat with Raiders fans during the United States vs Germany FIFA World Cup soccer match.

Raiders 13-point roster depth assessment


Recently NFL analyst Pat Kirwan put together a 13-point checklist to see which NFL teams have the depth necessary to make a championship run. The NFL season is long and those teams who can...

Chargers pick Flowers


Free agent Pro Bowl cornerback was released by the Chiefs last week and as of today, he has joined an AFC West rival. Just not the one Raiders fans hoped he would join. He heads to San Diego...

Raiders finally have real competition at LB


It's been a slim couple years for the Raiders since the new regime came in and began attempting to fix things. Most positions have seen an overhaul but many are still a work in progress. The...


Raiders 2014 minicamp photo gallery

The Raiders held their mandatory minicamp last week and I snapped a few shots while I was there. This is a gallery of a few of those shots. 1. In the first shot, Dennis Allen has gathered to team...

Raiders rebuilt Oline a "Wild card"


Just last year the Raiders lineup on both sides of the ball was considered among the worst in the NFL. It would appear times are a changin' because they're newly rebuilt team is getting some...

Former agent on Raiders contracts structured


Former sports agent and current NFL salary cap guru, Joel Corry, from overthecap.com recently put together a piece in which he broke down how each NFL team structures contracts and it was a pretty...

Raiders report to Rookie Symposium this week


The 17th annual NFL Rookie Symposium is going on this week. The rookies began arriving Sunday and the event runs through Saturday, June 28. The point of the Symposium prepares all drafted rookies...

Oakland fan explains why you should always video tape police


An Oakland Raiders fan videotapes several of his experiences with police racial profiling him and shows a distinct difference in their behavior once he turns on the camera and records his experience.

United States vs Portugal World Cup open thread


Chat here with Raiders fans during the FIFA World Cup match-up between the United States and Portugal.

Get your "All In" T-shirt right here


The Raiders 2014 slogan is a simple one - "All in". Dennis Allen has used it to describe the team-first attitude he hopes to instill in this squad. It's the same approach Silver & Black Pride takes...

Raiders once again invite season ticket holders to camp


The Raiders have once again extended invitations to returning season ticket holders to attend a day of training camp in Napa. Here is what the invitation looked like that they sent out (courtesy of Bandido)

Khalil Mack's head is spinning


Being an NFL player is hard. Being an NFL player who was chosen in the top five of the draft who carries instant expectations is extremely hard. Such is the case with Raiders rookie linebacker, K...

Raiders to get away from football but not too far


The Raiders broke from their off-season practices Thursday which means today is the start of their longest off-season break before training camp starts and the NFL season picks up. Now is the time...

Raiders minicamp day three recap


The final minicamp practice is done. Here is what went down. The injuries piled up during minicamp but that was more because at this time of the off-season, even a little injury is not worth...

TJ Carrie shocking Dennis Allen daily


Immediately after the Raiders drafted TJ Carrie in the seventh round out of Ohio, they had him pegged as a return specialist. It made sense considering the cornerback received most of his accolades...

Howard injury causes Oline shuffle


Throughout the off-season Austin Howard has manned the right guard spot for the Raiders. He wasn't available for the final minicamp session so the Raiders did a little shuffling along the line. T...

Miles Burris jumps ahead of Sio Moore


One of the more surprising developments of Raiders minicamp this week was the emergence of Miles Burris who jumped ahead of standout second year player, Sio Moore, to take first team reps on the...

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