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Jimmy Durkin

San Jose Mercury News

San Jose, CA, United States

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Past articles by Jimmy:

Three Raiders players on the hot seat this season

There’s a lot of pressure on the Raiders this season, but perhaps no players feel it more than these three players in Oakland. → Read More

Raiders’ 5 most crucial games this season

Here are the five biggest tests for the Raiders in the regular season as they look to become one of the NFL’s elite teams in 2017. → Read More

A closer look at Raiders 2017 schedule, opponents

Here’s a closer look at what’s ahead for the Raiders this season as we break down each opponent and game the Silver and Black will face this season. → Read More

Intriguing plot lines for the Raiders this season

Here’s a look at some of the Oakland Raiders storylines that we’ll all be following this season. → Read More

Can Marshawn Lynch deliver for his hometown?

Marshawn Lynch loves Oakland and it loves him even more. Whether this special homecoming plays out in fairy tale fashion or not, it will not be boring. → Read More

Raiders Q&A: Why Jared Cook is happy to be playing in the Bay

New Raiders tight end Jared Cook shares his Buffalo Wild Wings experience (spoiler alert: it’s gross), relives his big-catch moment and talks some hoops smack to his new QB. → Read More

Raiders vs. Cardinals: What we learned from the exhibition opener

No Derek Carr, no Khalil Mack, no Marshawn Lynch. The Raiders top line players all sat — with Lynch literally sitting during the national anthem — in the exhibition opener Saturday against the Arizona Cardinals. → Read More

Raiders exhibition opener: Five things to watch vs. Cardinals

The backup quarterback battle, rookies making their NFL debuts. Here are the five major topics to watch when the Raiders open the exhibition season Saturday night vs. the Arizona Cardinals. → Read More

Raiders in Napa: Three things we learned on Wednesday

Raiders rookies Eddie Vanderdoes, Obi Melifonwu, David Sharpe and Jylan Ware were back at practice after each missed time over the past week, but a few key veterans weren't out there. → Read More

Raiders Training camp: Three things we learned on Friday

NAPA >> It wasn’t a great day for a high-priced cornerback as the Raiders training camp rolled on with Day 6 of practice.Here are three things we learned:1. Sean Smith could be in trouble >> The Raiders guaranteed Smit → Read More

Raiders in Napa: Three things we learned on Friday

Raiders cornerback Sean Smith, whom the team handed a four-year, $38 million deal last off-season, was relegated to working with the backups on Friday. → Read More

Raiders Training Camp: Cooper, Irvin and Edwards Jr. back at practice

NAPA >> The first day off of training camp treated the Raiders well.Three significant players returned from injury on Thursday, two of which made their training camp debut, as coach Jack Del Rio had reasons to smile on Day 5 of work. → Read More

Raiders in Napa: Three things we learned on Thursday

The Raiders got Mario Edwards Jr. and Bruce Irvin back from the non-football injury list and also saw their defense have its best day of training camp. → Read More

Raiders get Amari Cooper, Bruce Irvin and Mario Edwards Jr. back at practice

After missing a day of practice on Tuesday, wide receiver Amari Cooper returned to practice while linebacker Bruce Irvin and defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. are coming off the non-football injury list to make their training camp debuts. → Read More

Raiders in Napa: Three things to watch for Thursday

Raiders first-round pick Gareon Conley is trying to work his way back from shin splits. Is Thursday the day he makes his training camp debut in Napa? → Read More

Analysis: Raiders offense should be much better in 2017

Ignore the in-game, anti-Musgrave Twitter rants. The Raiders offense was good — very good — last season. You don’t rank sixth in the league in offense and seventh in scoring by accident.But can they be better? Much better i → Read More

Analysis: Raiders offense should be much better in 2017

Adding a dynamic tight end like Jared Cook to the mix and getting a bigger, stronger Amari Cooper means the Raiders should improve even after ranking sixth in the league last season. → Read More

Raiders mailbag: Backup quarterback, middle linebackers, Donald Penn and more

The Raiders first off day of training camp offers a time to answer questions about the backup quarterback and middle linebacker spots and plenty more as beat writer Jimmy Durkin heads to the mailbag. → Read More

Raiders in Napa: Three things we learned on Tuesday

With the Raiders headed for their first off day of training camp, practice was a little sloppy but not without a few highlights. → Read More

Raiders’ Gareon Conley thankful “this burden has been lifted”

Raiders first-round pick Gareon Conley released a statement expressing thanks to have the rape accusation behind him as he prepares to join his teammates at training camp. → Read More