Raiders Rumors & News

  • Raiders to sign son of Ed McCaffrey as undrafted free agent

    The Score "The Oakland Raiders are signing an undrafted free agent with significant football bloodlines. The team will add Duke wide receiver Max McCaffrey, son of former Denver Broncos wide receiver Ed McCaffrey and brother of Heisman Trophy runner up Christian McCaffrey, according to Adam Schefter of..." May 01

  • Raiders pick Jihad Ward may need minor knee surgery

    Larry Brown Sports "Oakland Raiders second-round draft pick Jihad Ward may need minor knee surgery. Ward, a defensive end from Illinois, was selected by the Raiders in the second round at pick No. 44 overall. A 6-foot-5, 297-pounder, Ward could need arthroscopic knee surgery." April 30

  • Raiders jump Cowboys to take quarterback Connor Cook

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders didn’t really need another quarterback, but they made an aggressive move to get one Saturday. Oakland traded in front of Dallas to take Michigan State’s Connor Cook with the 100th overall pick. The Cowboys obviously wanted to find a guy this weekend, after a deal to acquire..." April 30

  • Brandon Marshall 'Wake up Raiders...Vegas is Dangerous for NFL Players'

    TMZ "Brandon Marshall thinks moving the Raiders to Sin City is a commitment to disaster ... saying Vegas will DESTROY young players who won't be able to resist unhealthy temptations. We got the NY Jets WR on Capitol Hill -- dude was doing more great work on mental health -- and asked what he..." April 30

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #Raiders select #WestVirginia DB Karl Joseph. They get their long-term safety at No. 14

  • Raiders take safety Karl Joseph with No. 14 pick

    San Jose Mercury News "The Raiders fortified their secondary in Thursday's NFL Draft, adding West Virginia safety Karl Joseph with the No. 14 overall pick. Joseph was productive in a shortened season in 2015, intercepting five passes in the first four games before tearing his anterior cruciate ligament. That injury..." April 28

  • Raiders owner Mark Davis says he wants to move team to Las Vegas

    ESPN "Raiders owner Mark Davis said Thursday that he wants to move the team to Las Vegas and pledged $500 million toward the building of a proposed $1.4 billion domed stadium in the renowned gambling city during a meeting of the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee at UNLV. And while..." April 28

  • Cris Collinsworth to call Thursday Night Football with Mike Tirico

    Awful Announcing "It’s been widely reported that Mike Tirico will be joining NBC and calling Thursday Night Football this season. According to the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson, his partner will be Sunday Night Football analyst Cris Collinsworth: At the NFL owners meetings in Boca Raton last month, NBC Sports..." April 28

  • From DeflateGate to tampering, how 4 teams forfeited picks in the 2016 NFL Draft

    SB Nation "Forfeited draft picks are a rare occurrence in the NFL, but they do happen -- just not as frequently as they did this year. In fact, the 2016 NFL Draft will have four teams forced to give up a pick due to various infractions. This is the biggest amount of lost picks since 2012, when the New..." April 26

  • Owner Mark Davis to make a commitment to Las Vegas this week

    L.A. Daily News "What if I would have told you five months ago the Rams would be in place in Los Angeles and have the top pick in the NFL draft? And that the Chargers and San Diego might be on their way to a stadium agreement that would keep the Bolts in America’s finest city? And, finally, the Oakland..." April 26

  • JaMarcus Russell says he'd 'play for free' for a chance to return to the NFL

    Alabama "The NFL Draft starts on Thursday, which is also the nine-year anniversary of former Williamson High School star JaMarcus Russell going to the Oakland Raiders with the No. 1 pick in the 2007 NFL Draft. Russell has told Sports Illustrated he'd "play for free" to get back in the NFL. Sports..." April 26

  • Arrest warrant for Nick Moody thrown out after he appears in court

    Miami Herald "A pro football player from Miami Beach will cooperate after all in the trial of troubled but talented Oakland Raiders pass rusher Aldon Smith. A Miami-Dade judge on Monday quashed an arrest warrant for Nick Moody, who last week failed to show up in court to assure he would testify against his..." April 26

  • Report: Mike Tirico is leaving ESPN for NBC

    Sports Business Daily "Mike Tirico, one of ESPN’s best known on-air voices, is leaving the network for NBC, according to several sources. Tirico has been a mainstay with ESPN since '91, and given his many roles at ESPN, he will be an incredibly difficult talent to replace. Tirico has been ESPN's on-air face of the NFL,..." April 25

  • Raiders approaching team's first season-ticket sellout, owner says

    ESPN "The Oakland Raiders are on the verge of selling out their season tickets for the first time in franchise history, owner Mark Davis said Sunday afternoon. "We're excited as hell," Davis told "Again, we've got the greatest fans in the world. The Raider Nation is strong." The Raiders..." April 25

  • Momentum keeps building toward possible Raiders move to Las Vegas

    Pro Football Talk "Three months ago, the Raiders came in third in a three-team race to Los Angeles. They may end up winning a one-team quest for Las Vegas. Vincent Bonsignore of the L.A. Daily News reports via Twitter that a “huge week” is coming for the effort to build a stadium in Las Vegas where the Raiders..." April 24

  • Raiders G.M. Reggie McKenzie says NFL draft pressure increasing

    East Bay Times "The Raiders attacked free agency with vigor, adding key pieces that helped shrink some of their most glaring holes. Add that to general manager Reggie McKenzie's recent draft success -- quarterback Derek Carr, pass rusher Khalil Mack and wide receiver Amari Cooper the most notable -- and..." April 24

  • NFL players investing in cannabis pain-management

    Denver Post "The former Broncos’ quarterback and other retired and active NFL players believe Cannabidiol, or CBD, a nonpsychoactive compound in cannabis, could be an alternative to potent painkillers used by players in the league. Nestled at the base of the Flatirons and tucked behind a dog park is Jake..." April 23

  • Nick Moody will cooperate in Aldon Smith case following failure to appear in court

    Sporting News "Nick Moody is doing a mea culpa after a failure to appear arrest warrant was issued Friday for him. The former San Francisco 49ers linebacker claims miscommunication led to him failing to appear in a Miami courtroom in connection to the DUI case of former teammate Aldon Smith. Miami-Dade..." April 23

  • Moody vanishes rather than testify in Aldon Smith's hit-and-run trial

    Miami Herald "An arrest warrant was issued Friday for a Miami Beach pro football player who is supposed to testify against troubled Oakland Raiders pass rusher Aldon Smith. Nick Moody was asked to appear in a Miami courtroom Friday to assure a judge that he would travel to California to take the stand in..." April 22

  • Raiders' Irvin praying team doesn't relocate to Las Vegas

    The Score "Bruce Irvin has yet to play a game as a member of the Oakland Raiders, but he's already among the team's most outspoken players on the topic of leaving the Bay Area. Or maybe Irvin just hates Las Vegas?" April 22

  • Details on Raiders Lease Agreement to Stay in Oakland

    San Jose Mercury News "The Alameda County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to approve an agreement to extend a lease agreement that will keep the Oakland Raiders at the Coliseum for at least one more year. The agreement also includes two additional one-year extensions that could keep the Raiders in Oakland for the..." April 21

  • Raiders draft outlook: Penn's eventual replacement OL priority?

    CSN Bay Area "The Raiders have invested heavily in offensive linemen. They’ve used dollars and draft picks, loading up on talent to form one of the NFL’s best fronts. They paid center Rodney Hudson, guard Kelechi Osemele and tackle Austin Howard big bucks the past three offseasons. They re-signed Donald Penn..." April 21

  • NFL $765 Million Concussion Accord Upheld by Appeals Court

    Bloomberg "The National Football League’s $765 million concussion settlement was given the all-clear by a federal appeals court. The ruling sets in motion the resolution of thousands of lawsuits covering more than 20,000 retired players. About 1 percent of players opted out of the settlement, which is to..." April 18

  • Bengals sign Taylor Mays

    WLWT "The Cincinnati Bengals have signed safety Taylor Mays, the team announced Friday. Mays, an unrestricted free agent, played in 14 games with five starts for Oakland last season. He will be a seventh-year NFL player in 2016. He previously played four seasons (2011-14) for Cincinnati, appearing..." April 15

  • 9 franchise tag talks: 1 can alter NFL draft, 2 others could get ugly

    Yahoo! Sports "In an NFL draft class robust with defensive linemen, a player who has already proven to be among the NFL elite might be the name to watch on the opening night of the draft: the New York Jets' Muhammad Wilkerson. If Wilkerson, a defensive end, is traded, the Jets' asking price will be a first-round..." April 13

  • Raiders owner Mark Davis to address state panel to discuss proposed stadium, move to Las Vegas

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis will appear before a state committee later this month to discuss relocating the National Football League team to Las Vegas. The Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee meets April 28 at UNLV to review tourism-related projects for possible state funding...." April 13

  • Study: Over '40 percent' of ex-NFLers tested had traumatic brain injury

    CBS Sports "The medical community continues to make strides in the study of concussions and one study, according to the American Academy of Neurology, claims "more than 40 percent" of retired NFL players studied had some sign of traumatic brain injury (TBI). The study conducted tests on 40 different former..." April 12

  • Players with low Wonderlic scores are more likely to be arrested

    Pro Football Talk "The Wonderlic intelligence test that has long been part of the NFL’s pre-draft screening process is mocked by many as irrelevant to a player’s football playing ability. But one group of researchers says the Wonderlic can be valuable in predicting how a player will fare off the field. A paper..." April 12

  • NFL won’t stream any London games this year

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s live-stream of last year’s London game between the Jaguars and Bills was so wildly successful that the NFL will be doing it again. Sorry, that should be the NFL will not be doing it again. According to Jessica Toonkel of Reuters, the NFL won’t stream any of the three 2016 London..." April 12

  • Arbitrator upholds NFL's use of paid leave for players under personal conduct policy

    ESPN "An arbitrator has ruled against the NFL Players Association in its grievance, filed more than a year ago, that the league's personal conduct policy implemented in late 2014 violated terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The union had challenged the authority granted to commissioner..." April 11

  • Reggie Nelson gets $4 million guaranteed from Raiders

    Pro Football Talk "The details are in on the deal signed by new Raiders safety Reggie Nelson. And while the contract technically is, as initially reported elsewhere, worth “up to” $12 million over two years, only one third of the amount is guaranteed. Per a source with knowledge of the terms of the deal, Nelson..." April 09

  • Trent Richardson says he'll be there when Ravens start offseason program on April 18

    Alabama "Baltimore will begin its voluntary offseason workout program on April 18, and running back Trent Richardson plans to be there with the rest of the Ravens. One problem: He's not a Raven yet. But Richardson told the Baltimore Sun on Thursday that he expects to sign a contract with the NFL team..." April 09

  • Nick Moody ordered to testify in Aldon Smith hit-and-run trial

    Miami Herald "A Miami-Dade judge on Friday ordered a former Florida State linebacker to testify in the DUI hit-and-run trial of troubled Oakland Raiders pass rusher Aldon Smith. Nick Moody, a free-agent linebacker who lives in Miami Beach, must report to California to testify in May, Circuit Judge Charles..." April 09

  • The Raiders are 1 draft away from a breakout season

    SB Nation "The NFL playoffs are going to see some new faces in 2016. It happens every year. Four new teams -- Kansas City, Houston, Washington and Minnesota -- went to the playoffs in 2015. Five new teams went in 2014, and five new clubs went in 2013. In fact, going back to the 1990's, turnover amongst..." April 07

  • Report: Greg Hardy upset that Aldon Smith got new deal

    Larry Brown Sports "Greg Hardy is reportedly quite unhappy that Aldon Smith, another NFL player with a long history of legal issues, is getting another nice payday in the NFL while he waits by the phone. According to Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole, Hardy was very upset by the fact that his fellow pass rusher Smith..." April 07

  • Report: Aldon Smith to get 250K each game on 53-man roster

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders and linebacker Aldon Smith agreed to a two-year deal on Monday, ending uncertainty about where he’d play next. It did nothing to end the uncertainty about when he’ll play next, though. Smith is suspended through the middle of November and there are no guarantees that he’ll be..." April 05

  • Report: NFL ditching rookie symposium, teams responsible

    Sportsnaut "In a strange move that could portent unintended negative consequences, the NFL has reportedly ditched its rookie symposium, per Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer. The rookie symposium has been held every year for all the drafted rookies around the league the past 20 years. It is..." April 05

  • Roger Goodell returned to Twitter and NFL fans let him have it

    Fox Sports "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell returned to Twitter Tuesday for the first time in nearly two years to announce the league's new plan to stream Thursday night games on Twitter. Within seconds of Goodell's tweet, however, it was immediately apparent why the commissioner hasn't been on social media..." April 05

  • Twitter Said to Win NFL Deal for Thursday Streaming Rights

    Bloomberg "Twitter Inc., making a strategic push into online programming, won a deal to show Thursday night National Football League games online, a person familiar with the matter said. The social-media company was said to be bidding against a slate of heavyweights including Verizon Communications Inc.,..." April 05

  • Roger Goodell says expanded NFL playoffs will 'likely' happen

    CBS Sports "The topic of expanding the NFL postseason seems to come up every year, and every year, the league ends up nixing the idea. Don't be surprised if that changes soon, though. During a meeting with Jaguars season-ticket holders over the weekend, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said that the NFL..." April 05

  • NFL 'Warming' to Idea of Raiders Playing in Las Vegas

    Bleacher Report "According to multiple sources around the league, NFL owners are steadily becoming less opposed to the Raiders franchise relocating from Oakland to Las Vegas. Why are owners coming around to the idea of a Las Vegas relocation? What is the big question for Raiders owner Mark Davis moving..." April 04

  • What is the NFL’s actual position on the link between football and CTE?

    Pro Football Talk "So does the NFL concede that there’s a link between football and CTE? The answer isn’t as clear as it could be, or should be. NFL executive V.P. of player health and safety Jeff Miller recently told a Congressional committee that a link exists. Multiple owners have since questioned Miller’s..." April 04

  • Raiders announce deal with Aldon Smith

    Pro Football Talk "Linebacker Aldon Smith has officially re-signed with the Raiders. The team announced that they reached agreement on a new contract with Smith on Monday afternoon. They did not announce any terms of the deal, but reports earlier in the day pegged it as a two-year deal. It will be some time..." April 04

  • Vegas move could indeed happen for Raiders

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL hasn’t slammed the door on a potential Raiders move to Las Vegas, and for good reason. Eventually, at least 24 owners could indeed vote to approve the relocation from Oakland to Nevada. That’s why the league previously sent out talking points that don’t rule out the Raiders in Vegas,..." April 02

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    One name to watch as NFL draft approaches: Raiders TE Mychal Rivera. He's expected to be available in a trade.

  • Raiders looking to trade tight end Mychal Rivera

    Pro Football Talk "Raiders tight end Mychal Rivera may not be in Oakland much longer. The Raiders are expected to make Rivera available via trade before the draft, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. A 2013 sixth-round draft pick, the 25-year-old Rivera is due a $1.671 million salary this season in the final year..." March 31

  • Report: NFL cancels veteran combine

    The Score "The NFL cancelled the veteran combine this year, according to Yahoo Sports' Eric Edholm. In an initiative built to provide veterans with a chance to re-enter the league, the league debuted the inaugural NFL Veteran Combine last March. Unfortunately, the combine did little to bolster the..." March 31

  • New York Times has no public response to retraction demand from NFL

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has launched an extensive attack on the New York Times in response to a double-barreled article regarding flawed concussion research and alleged ties to the tobacco industry. In response, the New York Times has nothing to say publicly. Contacted by PFT Live with a request for a..." March 30

  • NFL demands retraction of Times article on player concussions

    Capital New York "The National Football League is demanding The New York Times retract an article published last week about the league's research into concussions among pro football players. In a letter that was sent to the Times' legal counsel Monday and obtained by POLITICO, an attorney for the NFL, Brad S...." March 29

  • Lingering CTE debate launches new lawsuit against NFL

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has been unable to get certain owners to not spout off nonsense about the link between football and Chronic Traumatic Encephelopathy. The good news is that the league now has a sufficiently compelling reason for telling the members to quit putting their feet in their mouths regarding..." March 29