is getting louder and louder as HBO continues to drag their heels with regard to which NFL team they will select for this year’s Hard Knocks. Five teams can’t say no —..." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesSilver And Black Pride homepageHorizontal - WhiteSilver And Black Pridean Oakland Raiders communityFollow Silver And Black Pride online:Follow Silver And Black Pride on TwitterFollow Silver And Black Pride on FacebookLog in or sign upLog InSign UpSite searchSearchSearchSilver And Black Pride main menuFanpostsFanshotsRaidersOddsAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 321 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Raiders StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Raiders NewsYahoo Raiders Team PageYahoo Raiders ReportYahoo Raiders Depth ChartYahoo Raiders TransactionsYahoo Raiders PhotosOdds About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕HBO seems to be taking their sweet ass time announcing the team for Hard Knocks Cheap Johnathan Abram Jersey
, but they’ve waited longerNew,46commentsPDTThe sound of drumming fingers is getting louder and louder as HBO continues to drag their heels with regard to which NFL team they will select for this year’s Hard Knocks. Five teams can’t say no — Raiders, Giants, Lions, 49ers, and Washington. And the only reports out so far are that the 49ers won’t be selected. That doesn’t narrow the field much.Obviously the Raiders are the most intriguing choice. With long time TV personalities Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock in charge, newly signed Antonio Brown, Vontaze Burfict, and Richie Incognito, four new prospects from the top 40 of the draft, and embarking on Oakland’s farewell season Quinton Bell Oakland Raiders Jersey
, there should be no question from the producers’ standpoint where the audience want an inside look.Whether that’s what they’re going to do or not, they’re having a pretty good time keeping us in suspense.With the time dragging on, most wonder when announcements are typically made. Last year the Browns were announced as the team on May 17. The earliest announcement ever was made in 2010 on March 25 when the Jets were the team.Most announcements have happened in May which ended last Friday. But the wait for this year’s announcement isn’t entirely unique. A few times they have dragged it out longer. At least three times in the 13-year history of the show, HBO didn’t make the announcement until June. The Chiefs in 2007 were announced on June 9. The Falcons in 2014 weren’t announced until June 12. And the latest announcement was the Bengals in 2013 on June 15.Here are the announcement date by year2018 Browns - May 172017 Buccaneers - April 192016 LA Rams - May 232015 Texans - May 272014 Falcons- June 122013 Bengals - June 152012 Dolphins - May 292010 Jets - March 252009 Bengals - May 142008 Cowboys - ??2007 Chiefs - June 92002 Cowboys - May 22001 Ravens - ??Yeah, I’m tired of waiting and wondering too. And if history is any indication, we could be waiting a bit longer. Maybe they’re going for a new record?Follow @LeviDamien The Raiders have taken care of some business Tuesday. They signed three draft choices, the latest being first-round safety Johnathan Abram.That leaves only first-round running back Josh Jacobs unsigned, one of 17 choices league-wide not under contract yet.The Raiders selected Abram 27th overall. He played two years at Mississippi State, appearing in 26 games and making 18 starts.Abram made 170 tackles, including 14 for loss, five sacks Quinton Bell Oakland Raiders Jersey
, two interceptions, 10 passes defensed, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery during his time with the program.He also spent one year at Jones County Junior College after playing for Georgia during his freshman year in 2015.In 2018, Abram earned third-team All-America honors by The Associated Press after making a team-leading 99 tackles, three sacks, two interceptions, five passes defensed, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.