Jul 30, 2013; Napa, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Olson at training camp at Napa Valley Marriott. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Oakland Raiders 2014 preseason schedule announced

After the offseason workout schedule was released the past week, the Oakland Raiders have announced their preseason schedule and Raider Nation will now know the dates of the team’s four preseason games leading up to the 2014 NFL season.

Oakland will start off their preseason schedule by playing the Vikings before continuing their tour of NFC North teams in the preseason with games against the Lions and Vikings before closing out their preseason for another year by playing the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks.

The complete schedule is as follows:

Aug. 7-11 at Minnesota Vikings TBA KTVU/KICU
Aug. 23 at Green Bay Packers 5 p.m. CBS/KPIX channel 5

Preseason games are often ignored by the casual fan, but hardcore NFL fans can tell you just how important they are to building a roster and preparing for an NFL season. With several veterans and young players looking to prove their worth during the training camp/preseason schedule like the past two years there should be no shortage of excitement and storylines during the doldrums of July/August this year as the future of the 2014 Raiders is laid out during the summer months.

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  • Mark Shafer

    Looks like a good preseason to test the tide of this season

  • Chris Schroeder

    This is a great preseason schedule. Start off light with the Vikings, get a little tougher with the Lions, even more tougher with the Packers and then finish it off by taking on the Super Bowl champs. Perfect way to roll into the challenges that lie ahead during the regular season.

  • Don

    Looks like Raiders play Seattle twice this season! Take down the reigning champs!

  • stucktrader

    Not likely to beat them… but once the QB contracts and CB contracts come up… barring their continuously finding studs throught the draft, Seattle will have the same problem as other teams trying to go back-to-back…

    That team was built much like the old Raiders, especially the 1980 team… straight up stud CBs/DBs and Linemen that can stop the run and put enough pressure on the QB…

    I would say S-hawks DL was better than the one in 1980… but the Raiders had two of THE BEST TANDEM CBs EVER…. Mike Haynes and Lester Hayes. Both big and fast…

  • stucktrader

    better to play the top tier teams for sure…

  • stucktrader

    agreed… kinda wish OAK can go up against the NINERS as well… Seahawks and Niners should be kept on the Raiders pre-season schedule for the next 3 years… at least… good way to test rookies if they got what it takes… and vets, to see what they potentially have left in the tank.

  • Brutus

    The Seahawks game will likely be meaningless as far as gauging the regular season since starters play very little. The fourth game is important for those trying to make the team or define their role, but the Packers’ game will likely be the best indicator of how we might do this season.

  • KloverJane

    You said Vikings twice. It should say Packers after Lions in your second paragraph. …I’ll be watching those games as I’m not a casual observer. Raider up…..

  • KloverJane

    They might if they banned those two Fans who stabbed Raider Fans in Candledick park, from going to Santa Clara.

  • al davis jr

    Exhibition. Rip off.