Caught In A Draft
The Raiders have had three top 5 picks this decade — offensive lineman Robert Gallery (No. 2 overall in 2004), quarterback JaMarcus Russell (No. 1 overall in 2007) and running back Darren McFadden (No. 4 overall in 2008). Gallery and Russell are out of the NFL.
2013 Exhibition Opponents
The Raiders host the Cowboys in Week 1 on Friday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. before playing the host Saints on Friday, Aug. 16 at 5 p.m. Oakland faces visiting Chicago on Friday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. before playing the host Seahawks on Thursday, Aug. 29 at 7 p.m.
AFL Lives On
Along with the Raiders, the other seven AFL originals are:
Buffalo Bills, Denver Broncos, Boston Patriots (now New England Patriots), Houston Oilers (now Tennessee Titans), Dallas Texans (now Kansas City Chiefs) Chiefs, New York Titans (now New York Jets) and Los Angeles Chargers (now San Diego Chargers).
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