Marc Trestman takes over the Chicago Bears, and Hall of Fame receiver Jerry Rice -- who played for him at San Francisco and Oakland -- thinks his former coach has the smarts to go far. Nevertheless, there's still one question about Trestman he's not sure about.
There's plenty of uncertainty in Oakland these days -- with ownership, a stadium, coaching staff and at quarterback. Jason La Canfora says the Raiders need time and space.
Andre Carter turns 34 next month, but he can still rush the passer. Oakland re-signed the defensive end to a one-year deal, according to a report. Carter has 78.5 career sacks and posted 10 sacks as recently as 2011 with the Patriots.
Barring contract extensions, DT Richard Seymour, LB Philip Wheeler, TE Brandon Myers and P Shane Lechler headline a list of 17 Raiders who will become unrestricted free agents in March
Defensive end Andre Carter was on the field for a season-high 65 percent of the Raiders' defensive plays (32 of 49) during Sunday's 15-0 shutout of Kansas City and had one of his most productive games of the year.
In a season filled with failing grades, the Raiders put together a game Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs worthy of quality marks, especially on defense.
The Raiders pitched their first shutout since Dec. 28, 2002, when they beat the Chiefs 24-0 Sunday at the Coliseum. Oakland improved to 4-10 and snapped a six-game losing streak, winning for the first time since Oct. 28 when it beat the Chiefs 26-16 at Arrowhead Stadium.
Linebacker Rolando McClain returned to the Raiders after a two-game suspension for conduct detrimental to the team.

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