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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CJ Wilson still finding his role on Raiders Dline


Among the many free agent signings the Raiders made this off-season was former Green Bay Packers' defensive lineman, CJ Wilson. Every off-season, one of Reggie McKenzie's former players from the...

Ray Guy: Now the Hall of Fame has a complete team


Ray Guy took the stage tonight for his long-awaited Hall of Fame induction speech. John Madden introduced him and he spoke for 15 minutes about a 14-year career and what led to this moment. Guy...

TC day 8 wrap: TJ Carrie shines


It was back to pads again today after a day in shells. This time the Raiders had a scripted scrimmage so the intensity was up again. Just to add to the uptempo day was this was a shortened...

Training camp injury update: Sio sidelined


After and up and down injury report each day, the Raiders got a lot of good news today. Several Raiders returned from injury today. The best news may be the return of Antonio Smith. His groin...

Ray Guy career facts, stats, records


With Ray Guy getting into the Hall of Fame tonight, it seems fitting we detail some facts and stats from his 14-year career. First ever pure punter inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The...

Ray Guy among seven enshrined in HOF tonight


The day has finally arrived 23 years since Ray Guy was first eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, he will receive his bust in the hallowed halls in Canton. He gets in via the senior...

TC day 7 wrap: CWood picks off Schaub again


Ok, I'm gonna stop talking about the heat. It's friggin' hot every day up there, so just assume that and let's move on. Apologies to all you meteorology lovers out there. Justin Tuck wasn't at...

Injury update: Defensive line having groin pains


There was just one newly missing player at today's practice - Justin Tuck. Initially it was thought that the veteran defensive lineman may be getting a well-earned day off. It is about the time...

TC day 6 wrap: Schaub stumbles, Mack pummels


Camp is moving right along and the intensity is escalating right with it. The Raiders were in pads again. They were eligible to be in pads on day three and have been in pads every day since - four...

Camp injury update: CJ Wilson returns


The injury news was fairly good today. Namely the fact that everyone finished practice so there it appears there are no new injuries. They also got a couple players back out there. Practicing with...

Lamarr Woodley: In Pittsburgh they said I was fat


I've heard some pretty loose interpretations of the word "fat" before, but the version the Steelers apply to their outside linebackers, according to Lamarr Woodley, may take the cake (just don't...

Schaub on getting his mojo back: I never lost it


If there's one guy on this team who really knows Matt Schaub, it's Antonio Smith. He said of Schaub last week "he's got his mojo back". Schaub took to the podium on Wednesday following practice...

Training camp day 5 wrap: Defense heating up


You know, you'd think by now I'd know better that even when the weather in Napa is cool in the morning, it is no indication of the temperature in the afternoon. What began as a bit of a chilly...

Injuries: Two top linemen can't finish practice


After a day off of camp in Tuesday, a few guys were able to get healthy. Monday saw the receiving corps getting banged up but that group got good news today with three receivers returning to action...

Brice Butler training with Megatron, AJ Green


Last year around this time, Butler was a rookie seventh round pick trying to stand out in a wide open receiver class. He made the team because he showed some potential, but he was not really a part...

Mark Davis meets with San Antonio officials


Raiders owner Mark Davis confirms he met with San Antonio officials about city as potential relocation destination.

Raiders special teams looking very special


Last season, the Raiders special teams play was anything but special. Sebastian Janikowski missed several kicks he should have made and has said since that he was affected by the change from having...

Kory Sheets sees his opening with Raiders


This isn't the first time Kory Sheets has been in Raiders training camp in Napa. That introduction happened six years ago. He was an undrafted rookie with the 49ers who came up to Napa to have...

TC day 4 wrap: Mack makes impression


It was day four of Raiders training camp and the Raiders were once again in pads just as they had been on day three. Padded practices will be frequent this year and it sounds like there will be...

Raiders injury update: Receiving corps banged up


We're now four days into Raiders training camp and the receiving corps is looking a little peeked. A position that was at full strength coming in now suddenly has several key members missing time. ...

Raiders add safety Jeremy Deering


The Raiders have announced they have signed free agent S Jeremy Deering. There was a roster spot available so no corresponding player release was needed. Deering is an undrafted free agent out of...

TJ Carrie mature beyond that of typical rookie


When TJ Carrie entered the NFL draft, he was seen primarily as a return man. He was first team All-MAC as a return man and third team as a corner. So, it's understandable return specialist was...

Raiders training camp wrap: Day 3


It was pads day! Well, it wasn't quite as exciting as all that. There were a few drills you wouldn't normally see but otherwise, it was all conditions normal. First up is the absences. Newly out...

At safety it's Woodson, Branch, questions


The players FS: Charles Woodson, Usama Young, Shelton Johnson SS: Tyvon Branch, Brandian Ross, Jonathan Dowling What's new? Not much. The Raiders drafted Jonathan Dowling with their final...

Today is "the first day we really play football"


Things get a bit more interesting in Raiders training camp today. The pads go on and the hitting can begin. This is where we get our first good look at how the linebackers and linemen are looking....

Raiders in no hurry to fill open roster spot


The first order of business for the Raiders the day before training camp began was to cut ties with Kevin Burnett. He wasn't in the team's plans so it didn't make sense to drag it out into training...

Matt Schaub "getting his mojo back"


The Texans were the worst team in football last year, managing just two wins. The Raiders had four wins last season and one of them was against the Texans with Matt Schaub at the helm. Much of the...

Antonio Smith got that old school Raiders swagger


We haven't heard much from Antonio Smith since the day the Raiders signed him as a free agent back in March. That's mainly because before he could enter his first practice, he was injured. He...

Raiders training camp wrap: Day two


Another day of Raiders training camp is in the books. Here are my observations and notes from the day. It was quite a bit cooler today than it was yesterday. It approached 100 degrees on the first...

Kaluka Maiava not practicing with hamstring injury


No sooner did I point out the key role Kaluka Maiava will be asked to play this year but he goes out with an injury. It happened at the end of the first day of training camp according to Dennis...

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