Observation Deck: Crockett's impact

Tampa Bay's signing of Zack Crockett may not be scintillating, but it's also the path of least resistance in finding a back that can understand Jon Gruden's complicated offensive system quickly. How will Crockett's presence impact the running game? I take a look at Crockett's career and how he might be used.
October 10, 2007

Raiders cuts and analysis

The Oakland Raiders released fullback Zack Crockett and ssafety Donovin Darius, among others, on Saturday, trimming the roster down to the NFL mandated 53.
September 1, 2007

What a Crockett!

It is akin to sweeping the floor of a restaurant. No one appreciates it but the patrons are enamored that the aisle is clean. Fullback Zack Crockett rarely gets the glory but he keeps the running backs and quarterbacks jerseys cleaner with his blocking ability.
June 16, 2006

Justin Fargas To Get Playing Time

Justin Fargas could see his most extensive playing time this season Saturday. Center Jake Grove, on the other hand, isn't likely to play at all, so the Raiders could have somewhat of a different look when they host the New York Giants in the regular-season finale at McAfee Coliseum.
December 28, 2005

Inside Slant, Quotes, Notes & Injuries

It hasn't been quite the smashing debut LaMont Jordan had hoped for, but there is no doubt that the Oakland Raiders offense - such as it is - revolves around him.With that in mind, the Raiders' Christmas Eve date with the Denver Broncos becomes even more problematic.
December 23, 2005

Hot Topic and Player Notes

Using the Buffalo Bills as a forum for their rushing prowess is one thing. Doing it on the road against the Tennessee Titans is something else entirely for the Oakland Raiders.
October 26, 2005

Calf strain limits Jordan

The Raiders continue to take it easy with running back LaMont Jordan, whose calf strain has kept him limited in practice this week.
September 29, 2005