Raiders Rumors & News

  • Will Raiders OL live up to the hype? Howard, Watson battle at RT

    CSN Bay Area "General manager Reggie McKenzie had no problem spending significant funds building a big, bad offensive line. He gave tackle Austin Howard a big contract back in 2014. He made center Rodney Hudson one of the highest paid centers in 2015 and backed up the Brinks truck for guard Kelechi Osemele a..." July 23

  • Raiders hope RB Washington can make instant impact

    CSN Bay Area "The Raiders rushing attack looked good at times, just not enough. The ground game went quiet, often in crucial moments of a year where it ranked No. 28 in the NFL. Latavius Murray was somewhat disappointed in his 1,000-yard season, despite the fact it ended in a Pro Bowl berth. His 266 carries..." July 22

  • Las Vegas boosts effort to get Cashman Center NFL stadium proposal noticed

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Las Vegas City Council members directed city staff Wednesday to step up the campaign and tout Cashman Center’s viability as a potential NFL stadium site, the only site within city boundaries that’s been identified as being in contention. Council members told City Manager Betsy Fretwell and her..." July 21

  • An Overwhelming Number Of People Don’t Think Kids Should Play Tackle Football

    Uproxx "The true toll that playing football takes on the brain has come into focus over the last several years. We’ve reached a point where even the NFL is saying that playing can cause irreparable brain damage (Tell the truth! Tell the truth!), so it’s clear that America will need to reckon with the..." July 20

  • Despite Rooney Rule, minority NFL coaches still aren't hired often enough

    Sporting News "The number of minority coaches and assistants in the NFL has flatlined to an incredibly low number, ESPN.com reports. In the past five years, 22 new coaches have been hired, with Todd Bowles being the only minority coach hired despite the parameters set by the Rooney Rule in 2003. Former NFL..." July 19

  • NFL reportedly won't keep track of PSI numbers with microchips in footballs

    CBS Sports "Even after two years of tedious debate over whether or not Tom Brady and the Patriots could have masterminded a plot to mildly deflate some footballs, the NFL does not plan to use microchips installed in footballs to track PSI numbers. The NFL is putting microchips in footballs, though. The..." July 19

  • NFL teaches officials to rule all 'bang-bang' passes incomplete 'when in doubt'

    CBS Sports "Some good news in regards to the constantly confusing catch-rule emerged Monday: NFL officials finally received a simpler way to rule on passes that result in unclear outcomes. Some bad news, however, also surfaced: More incomplete passes might be coming this season. As ESPN's Kevin Seifert..." July 18

  • Roger Goodell never called Mark Wahlberg to complain about 'Ballers', NFL spokesperson says

    USA Today "In an appearance on Mike & Mike last week, Mark Wahlberg claimed that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell took time out of fighting with Tom Brady in court and the other things he does as the NFL Commissioner to call and complain about HBO’s Ballers, which uses a number of storylines from the league..." July 18

  • Report: Raiders don’t wait, lock up David Amerson on 4-year extension

    Silver & Black Pride "On the same day when Von Miller got his huge deal from the Broncos, along with several other players who were set to play on the Franchise Tag this season, the Raiders also took care of some major business by reaching a 4-year extension with cornerback David Amerson. This according to Ian..." July 15

  • Former NFL players suing Riddell need to understand their own guilt, too

    Sporting News "The customer is not always right, as those who work or have worked in the service industry know. Riddell Inc., America's largest football helmet distributor and official provider for the NFL from 1989-2014, is dealing with some unhappy customers who are both right and wrong. Former Pro Bowl..." July 15

  • Why Derek Carr's season-ending slump should have the Raiders concerned

    CBS Sports "There are two competing narratives that tell Derek Carr's story. The first -- and the predominant version -- says that Carr is on the cusp of stardom, poised to follow up on a stellar sophomore year by ending the Raiders' decade-plus playoff drought. The second pumps the brakes. The second..." July 14

  • Polian: Next NFL CBA will focus on commissioner power

    Sportsnaut "Roger Goodell has irked the NFLPA with his actions during this current term for the Collective Bargaining Agreement. While the agreement runs through 2021, issues are already popping up as hot topics for the upcoming NFL CBA, set to be negotiated in five years. Bill Polian suggests that the..." July 14

  • Study: Jaguars, Raiders have ‘worst’ fans in NFL

    Sportsnaut "This might not be a surprising revelation, but the worst fans in the NFL call the Jacksonville Jaguars and Oakland Raiders their team. When we say “worst” here, what we’re really measuring is their willingness to spend money on their teams. This is according to Professor Mike Lewis of Goizueta..." July 13

  • Study finds Patriots have the best fans, Jaguars the worst

    The Score "New England Patriots fans have something else to brag about. A study conducted by Emory University professor Michael Lewis has Patriots fans ranked as the best in the NFL, followed by the Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers, and Philadelphia Eagles. The results of the study..." July 12

  • Fantasy: 10 breakout candidates to target in your draft

    The Score "Every fantasy owner wants to discover the star player no one saw coming. It gives you bragging rights over the competition and puts you in position to make a run at the title. With only a few weeks left until players report to training camp, let’s take a look at this year’s breakout..." July 11

  • Latavius Murray was asked what the scariest part of 2016 Raiders is; his answer may not surprise you

    Silver & Black Pride "Raiders running back Latavius Murray had a small segment on ESPN’s NFL Live Friday and he was asked what part of this Raiders team should scare opponents most this season. His answer might be what you would expect. “Maybe I’m biased but I have to say the rushing attack,” Murray said. “I’m gonna..." July 09

  • The NFL's Catch Rule Got A Little More Complicated

    Deadspin "The NFL published its updated 2016 rulebook this week, and here’s a list of some of the bigger changes. But c’mon, we all want to see what the ever-evolving, always-baffling catch rule looks like now, so we can pretend we have any idea what we’re talking about when there’s a catch..." July 07

  • Brett Favre on Derek Carr comparisons: ‘He’s a little bit more polished’

    Sportsnaut "Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre took time out from watching the San Francisco Giants play Wednesday evening to discuss Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr. Outside of it being a bit odd to see Favre donning a hat of a San Francisco-based team, his comments regarding Carr might be the..." July 07

  • Osemele excited to 'run people over' with Raiders: 'I'm a mauler'

    The Score "Recently acquired guard Kelechi Osemele describes himself as a "physical" and "nasty" blocker, and he's ready to show what he's got with the Oakland Raiders. Osemele signed with Oakland early in free agency, joining one of the league's most complete offensive lines. He's excited to capitalize..." July 03

  • Report: Goodell earned $32M in 2015

    The Score "The NFL paid commissioner Roger Goodell $32 million for 2015, according to a tax filing obtained by Daniel Kaplan of Sports Business Journal. Since the NFL changed its status from a non-profit to a profitable venture, this is the last year Goodell's salary will be on public record. " June 30

  • Raiders survey sent to Las Vegas residents

    Pro Football Talk "As the Raiders and Las Vegas continue a money-fueled mating dance, the team that may move to Nevada has officially commenced the process of getting to know more about its potential new neighbors. Via Richard N. Velotta of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, an 83-question survey has been sent to more..." June 28

  • New 'Rooney Rule' for women should be called 'Al Davis Rule', Amy Trask agrees

    Silver & Black Pride "There’s a new rule in affect for the NFL league offices. It’s being described as the ‘Rooney Rule’ for women’. The Rooney Rule, as you may know, forces NFL teams to interview minority candidates for head coaching positions. Though this new rule for women is different than the Rooney Rule in..." June 28

  • NFL offseason arrests less frequent than years past

    Sportsnaut "Negative press dominates headlines, but the NFL is seeing a positive development when it comes to players getting arrested in the offseason. As detailed by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, only nine NFL players have been arrested this year since January 1, which is down from 13 last year, 21..." June 27

  • NFL owners haul in $222.6 million each for 2015 shared revenue

    Sportsnaut "The NFL, and its owners, just keep getting richer. In a report by Eben Novy-Williams of Bloomberg, the league divided up $7.1 billion in revenue, which is an increase of six percent from the previous year. ESPN’s Darren Rovell has done the math, and as we can see each NFL team owner received a..." June 27

  • Will Latavius Murray have ample backup now?

    East Bay Times "The Raiders sought help this offseason for running back Latavius Murray. The fourth-year back made the Pro Bowl in his first full season last year, but accounted for almost three-quarters of the rushing yards for a team with the league's 28th-ranked attack. That's why there were reports of..." June 26

  • Raiders' proposed Vegas stadium would cost taxpayers $750 million

    Fox Sports "If the NFL is to follow the NHL to Las Vegas, it's going to cost the taxpayers. Casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson's stadium proposal, which is being used to woo the Oakland Raiders, would cost taxpayers a record $750 million, Bloomberg reports. That would exceed the $620 million in public..." June 25

  • Raiders' Aldon Smith to be arraigned for violating probation

    CSN Bay Area "Aldon Smith has two legal issues on his Friday agenda. The Raiders edge rusher will argue a motion to suppress evidence relating to misdemeanor charges of DUI with a prior conviction, hit and run and vandalism from an Aug. 2015 incident that prompted his release from the 49ers. According to a..." June 24

  • Raiders: Will Latavius Murray have ample backup now?

    East Bay Times "The Raiders sought help this offseason for running back Latavius Murray. The fourth-year back made the Pro Bowl in his first full season last year, but accounted for almost three-quarters of the rushing yards for a team with the league's 28th-ranked attack. That's why there were reports of..." June 23

  • NFL takes unusual step of involving position coaches in looking at more kickoff rule changes

    USA Today "The NFL is assessing the viability of further rules changes on kickoffs with unprecedented input from the league’s special teams coordinators, who want to save the exciting play from extinction. Dean Blandino, the NFL’s vice president of officiating, recently held a conference call with special..." June 21

  • Del Rio encouraged by former 1st-rounder Hayden

    San Francisco Chronicle "Optimism is high as the Raiders ended their three-day minicamp Thursday. Even for 2013 first-round pick DJ Hayden. Oakland head coach Jack Del Rio said “it’s never too late” and that the cornerback has made some strides this offseason. “DJ Hayden had a really good spring. He really did,” Del..." June 19

  • Michael Crabtree says 'gunslinger' Derek Carr reminds him of Brett Favre

    ESPN "Michael Crabtree experienced a rebirth of sorts in his first season with the Oakland Raiders last season. His 85 catches and nine touchdown receptions tied the career highs he had in 2012 with the San Francisco 49ers, and his 922 receiving yards were the second-most of his career. A big..." June 10

  • Raiders see Amari Cooper growing more comfortable in his role

    CSN Bay Area "Raiders receiver Amari Cooper made an excellent first impression on the NFL. He exceeded 100 yards in two of his first three games. He finished with 1,070, becoming the first Raider since 2005 to reach four digits in receiving yards. Cooper showed flash and substance, with several signature..." June 10

  • Raiders sign UDFA wide receiver Marvin Hall

    Silver & Black Pride "The day before the Raiders will take the field for their final week of OTA's they have made a move to fill their open roster spot. They add wide undrafted former Washington wide receiver Marvin Hall, according to a source. Hall attended the Raiders' rookie minicamp on a tryout. He wasn't..." June 07

  • NFL owners, coaches say a developmental league is needed and here's what's brewing

    CBS Sports "The limos were lined up bumper-to-bumper around the sprawling driveway and the private planes waited on tarmacs nearby as NFL owners scrambled to get back home after wrapping up another league meeting. In a nearby ballroom, commissioner Roger Goodell began addressing the media, his statements..." June 07

  • NFL Twitter Hacked, Announces Roger Goodell's Death

    Deadspin "Some gremlin got access to the NFL’s Twitter account today and announced the death of commissioner Roger Goodell. NFL PR flack Brian McCarthy quickly corrected the record: The other two tweets were also deleted. The NFL appears to have regained control of its account. The fake cause of..." June 07

  • 20 Different Players to Take Part in Celebrity Family Feud NFL Edition This Summer

    Total Pro Sports "If you enjoyed the Gronkowski Family‘s appearance on Celebrity Family Feud last summer, you’ll love what the NFL has in store for you this year. ABC is mixing up the format of Celebrity Family Feud for Season 2. While many of the episodes will feature celebrities and their actual families, a..." June 07

  • NFL curious about marijuana as potential medical alternative

    Sporting News "While it’s not saying so publicly, the NFL is exploring the viability of marijuana as a medical option for its players. In a profile on Ravens offensive tackle Eugene Monroe’s marijuana advocacy, the Washington Post reports NFL senior vice president for player health and safety Jeff Miller and..." June 07

  • Musgrave: ‘Someone will emerge’ to support Murray, Raiders run game

    CSN Bay Area "The Raiders run game wasn’t good enough last year. It far too inefficient, and far too reliant on Latavius Murray to move on the ground. In total, they ranked No. 28 with 91.1 yards per game. Raiders rushing got worse as the season went on and as games progressed. In sum, not good..." June 06

  • Vegas Strip Club Offers Raiders Free Lap Dances & Limo Rides FOREVER If The Team Moves

    TMZ "Footballs won't be the only thing bouncing for the Raiders if they move to Vegas ... 'cause one of the biggest strip clubs in Sin City is promising free lap dances FOREVER to any member of the team. We talked to the good folks over at Sapphire ... a Vegas mega club where celebs like Rihanna, 50..." June 06

  • Mark Davis: Las Vegas ‘not a pawn’ to keep Raiders in Oakland

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "On a 105-degree afternoon, Mark Davis wore a black suit and sunglasses. The owner of the Oakland Raiders had no complaints about the heat. He said he wants Las Vegas to be home. “It’s always been a city that’s always intrigued my family,” he said. “My father for many years loved coming to Las..." June 04

  • 8 Teams That Could Sign Arian Foster

    Pro Football Rumors "The concern with Arian Foster has always been health. Foster, who will turn 30 in August, racked up 6,472 rushing yards during his seven years as a Texan, and earned three consecutive Pro Bowl nods from 2010 to 2012, averaging about 1,900 all purpose yards and 16 touchdowns in those seasons. But..." June 04

  • Mark Davis bought Las Vegas Raiders website in 1999

    SI "Andy Abboud is the vice president for government relations and community development at Las Vegas Sands Corporation, billionaire Sheldon Adelson’s 28-year-old casino and resort company. Abboud has taken the lead in the Sands’ and Majestic Realty’s $150 million interest in a new stadium for Las..." June 04

  • Vikings' Treadwell wears Raiders hat, gets roasted

    The Score "It's easy to forget NFL players are fans just like everyone else before they enter the league, but, nonetheless, they must abide by some unwritten rules. One of those rules is fairly obvious: Don't support other teams. No matter what." June 03

  • Oakland Raiders had multiple scuffles during OTAs on Tuesday

    No Guts No Glory "I think many of you know that the Oakland Raiders have been getting a lot of buzz this offseason. So with the high expectations going into the season, head coach Jack Del Rio wants his team to have a little edge. Well on Tuesday, the Raiders showed just how much edge they have during organized..." June 01

  • Las Vegas mayor: Stadium, not gambling, is the issue

    Pro Football Talk "Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman doesn’t think gambling is going to be a problem for the NFL as her city tries to attract a team. Goodman said this morning on ESPN that in her quest to get an NFL team in her city, she hasn’t even discussed gambling regulations, such as whether there would be..." June 01

  • Las Vegas mayor all-in on Raiders relocation

    Sportsnaut "The hubbub surrounding a possible relocation of the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas is amping up even more these days. Las Vegas mayor Carolyn G. Goodman said she is “very, very confident” about the Raiders moving to her city, speaking with Hannah Storm of ESPN’s Sports Center. Goodman said the..." May 31

  • Where are the “no” votes for a Raiders move to Vegas?

    Pro Football Talk "No NFL owners have publicly said they’ll oppose a potential move of the Raiders to Las Vegas due to gambling. While that could be part of a broader effort to keep maximum pressure on Oakland by not ruling out any and all alternative destinations, owners who have strong feelings on certain topics..." May 31

  • Bruce Irvin: Raiders ready to make jump to top of AFC West

    ESPN "So why, exactly, was Bruce Irvin signed by the Oakland Raiders this offseason ... aside from the obvious? “They didn’t bring me here to be a follower,” Irvin said following last week’s initial OTA practice. “I’m a very outspoken guy. You guys will learn that about me. I’m coming to be a leader...." May 30

  • Las Vegas mayor not excited about tax increase for Raiders stadium

    Sportsnaut "There is a lot of excitement being generated by Mark Davis and other NFL owners about a potential move that would send the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas. Based on comments made by Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, though, it seems a bit premature to assume such a move will happen. “We’re a little..." May 28

  • There's one big obstacle to the Raiders making the move to Las Vegas

    CBS Sports "The Oakland Raiders making a move and becoming the Las Vegas Raiders isn't something even remotely viable 10 years ago. Now it feels likely. Mark Davis' franchise has the support of multiple owners, including two of the most powerful ones in Jerry Jones and Bob Kraft, and is willing to pony up..." May 28

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