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Mon, 19 Aug 2013 18:21:28 -0700
Oakland Raiders SS Tyvon Branch (ribs) and TE Nick Kasa (quadriceps) both suffered injuries in practice Monday, Aug. 19.
Thu, 18 Jul 2013 17:23:18 -0700
Oakland Raiders TE David Ausberry is expected to receive the first chance to win the starting tight end job during training camp. TEs Nick Kasa and Mychal Rivera are expected to receive long looks during preseason games. TE Richard Gordon is also expected to be a candidate for the job.
Fantasy Tip: None of the candidates have a lot of experience, so the competition probably will come down to which one performs well during preseason games. Whoever wins the starting job should be seen as a low-end No. 2 fantasy tight end at best.
Thu, 06 Jun 2013 17:40:06 -0700
The Oakland Raiders have signed sixth-round draft choices TE Nick Kasa, RB Latavius Murray, TE Mychal Rivera and DT Stacy McGee as well as seventh-round draft choice WR Brice Butler and DE David Bass. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.
Mon, 03 Jun 2013 14:38:00 -0700
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said the competition for the starting tight end job is wide open because TEs David Ausberry, Richard Gordon and Mychal Rivera have done well during organized team activities. Allen said the team hopes TE Nick Kasa (hamstring) will be able to practice soon because they feel he can fill a role on offense.
Fantasy Tip: This competition appears to be a four-man race unless the team adds another tight end at some point. The winner of the job likely will not be named until the preseason. Whichever tight end wins the competition, they should be considered a weak No. 2 fantasy tight end.
Mon, 20 May 2013 16:02:59 -0700
Oakland Raiders TE Nick Kasa (hamstring), CB Tracy Porter (calf), WR Joshua Cribbs (knee) and LB Miles Burris (knee) were either unable to participate in organized team activities Monday, May 20, or unable to finish the workout.
Wed, 01 May 2013 19:28:36 -0700
Oakland Raiders rookie TEs Nick Kasa and Mychal Rivera have a chance to make an impact right away, as the team lost TE Brandon Myers (Giants) during the offseason, and have just TEs David Ausberry and Richard Gordon have experience at the position.
Fantasy Tip: Kasa and Rivera, a pair of sixth-round draft picks, will be battling each other, and Ausberry and Gordon, for targets during training camp and the preseason. It is conceivable one or both rookies could emerge as a starter.
Thu, 28 Feb 2013 07:33:32 -0800
The NFL will look into an allegation by Colorado TE Nick Kasa that he was asked about his sexual orientation during the team-by-team interview process at the NFL Scouting Combine. "Like all employers, our teams are expected to follow applicable federal, state and local employment laws," Greg Aiello, the NFL's senior vice president of communications, said in a written statement. "It is league policy to neither consider nor inquire about sexual orientation in the hiring process. In addition, there are specific protections in our collective bargaining agreement with the players that prohibit discrimination against any player, including on the basis of sexual orientation."
Wed, 27 Feb 2013 06:54:01 -0800
Colorado TE Nick Kasa said he was asked by undisclosed teams multiple questions that touched on sexual preference at the NFL Scouting Combine. "They ask you like, 'Do you have a girlfriend?' Are you married?' Do you like girls?'" Kasa said. "Those kinds of things, and you know it was just kind of weird. But they would ask you with a straight face, and it's a pretty weird experience altogether."
Sat, 23 Feb 2013 23:00:11 -0800
Maryland TE Matt Furstenburg managed a 4.62-second time in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine Saturday, Feb. 23. Ohio State TE Jake Stoneburner posted a 4.65-second time, Notre Dame TE Tyler Eifert had a 4.68-second time, Rice TE Vance McDonald posted a 4.69-second time, Colorado TE Nick Kasa managed a 4.71-second time, and Florida TE Jordan Reed checked in at 4.72 seconds. Michigan State TE Dion Sims had a 4.75-second time, Stanford TE Zach Ertz managed a 4.76-second time, Tennessee TE Mychal Rivera checked in at 4.81 seconds, San Diego State TE Gavin Escobar posted 4.84 seconds, Stanford TE Levine Toilolo had a time of 4.86 seconds while Auburn TE Philip Lutzenkirchen and South Carolina TE Justice Cunningham managed 4.94-second marks. Boston College TE Chris Pantale rounded out the group with 4.99 seconds.
Sat, 23 Feb 2013 21:56:25 -0800
The tight ends posted their broad jump results at the NFL Scouting Combine Saturday, Feb. 23. Notre Dame TE Tyler Eifert and Rice TE Vance McDonald had a jump of 9-foot-11, while South Carolina TE Justice Cunningham and Ohio State TE Jake Stoneburner posted jumps of 9-foot-8. Maryland TE Matt Furstenburg had a jump of 9-foot-7, San Diego State TE Gavin Escobar had a jump of 9-foot-6 and Stanford TE Levine Toilolo and Colorado TE Nick Kasa checked in with jumps of 9-foot-5. Auburn TE Philip Lutzenkirchen, Tennessee TE Mychal Rivera and Michigan State TE Dion Sims posted jump lengths of 9-foot-4, while Stanford TE Zach Ertz had a jump of 9-foot-3, and Boston College TE Chris Pantale rounded out the group with a mark of 9-foot-2.
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