Raiders Rumors & News

  • Raiders add QB coach Todd Downing, confirm hirings of Tice, Sunseri, Robertson

    Oakland Tribune "The Raiders announced the hiring of quarterbacks coach Todd Downing Friday and confirmed the addition of three other assistants who have been reported in recent days. Downing worked with the Buffalo Bills as quarterbacks coach last season and spent three seasons with the Detroit Lions from 2011..." January 24

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Former Raiders HC Tony Sparano is being hired as 49ers' TE coach, per sources. Stays right in Bay Area.

  • Raiders GM: If Woodson's in '100 percent, I want him back'

    CSN Bay Area "Charles Woodson is 38 years old, but one more year playing safety in Oakland appears to be a very real possibility. "If he's all in -- 100 percent -- I want him back," GM Reggie McKenzie said on SiriusXM NFL Radio Wednesday evening. McKenzie, who plans to sit down face-to-face with Woodson..." January 22

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    Vic Tafur @VicTafur

    Asked Musgrave impression of Latavius Murray: "Very positive. Tremendous size & speed. Going to tailor run game so it's right up his alley."

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Raiders expected to interview former #Falcons coach Mike Smith for their defensive coordinator job, source said. Talked to Mangini today

  • Bucs QB Johnson paid to have footballs altered before SB 37

    Tampa Bay Times "Four days before the biggest game of his life, quarterback Brad Johnson broke an NFL rule to help the Bucs win Super Bowl XXXVII. At 34, Johnson had developed a few compulsions during his career. He changed his socks and shoes every quarter, and over the course of a game he replaced everything..." January 21

  • Dennis Allen joins Saints’ staff

    Pro Football Talk "Dennis Allen, who was fired after four games as the Raiders’ head coach last year, has found a new job. Allen will join the Saints’ staff, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. This will be Allen’s second stint as a Saints assistant. " January 20

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    Michael Silver @MikeSilver

    I am told Bill Musgrave will be the Raiders' next offensive coordinator

  • 6d
    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #49ers assistant Eric Mangini is slated to interview with the #Raiders for their defensive coordinator position, source said.

  • 7d
    Bill Williamson @BWilliamsonESPN

    Per @mortreport Eagles QB coach Bill Musgrave a hot contender for #Raiders OC job

  • 7d
    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Broncos OC Adam Gase interviews with #Jaguars for OC today. Plenty of options, tho. OAK, STL, ATL & CHI have permission to talk to him

  • 7d
    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #Raiders are slated to interview one of their top OC choices — ex-#Bears coach Marc Trestman — in the next day or so, per source.

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    Michael Silver @MikeSilver

    Nice score for the Raiders: Mike Tice coming over from Falcons to coach o line...

  • Tarver interviews for spot on Tomsula's staff

    CSN Bay Area "Former Raiders defensive coordinator Jason Tarver interviewed Friday with new 49ers coach Jim Tomsula in Santa Clara, according to multiple sources. Tarver is considered a likely candidate to land a job on Tomsula’s coaching staff in a still-to-be-determined role. Tarver’s contract with the..." January 17

  • Raiders near Coliseum extension; future iffy "Raiders owner Mark Davis emphasized his desire to keep the franchise in Oakland but still has no idea where the team will be playing in 2016. Speaking with reporters following Wednesday's news conference to announce the hiring of head coach Jack Del Rio, Davis said he expects to sign a..." January 17

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    Michael Silver @MikeSilver

    Nice score for the Raiders: Mike Tice coming over from Falcons to coach o line...

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    Steve Corkran @CorkOnTheNFL

    If Jack Del Rio gets hired as #Raiders coach, fired Falcons head coach Mike Smith is Del Rio's top choice as defensive coordinator.

  • Raiders get their man, hire Jack Del Rio as new head coach

    CSN Bay Area "Jack Del Rio is coming home. The East Bay native, Hayward High graduate and Denver Broncos defensive coordinator has agreed on terms to become head coach of the Oakland Raiders, NFL sources told on Wednesday. An agreement came after meeting for a second consecutive day..." January 14

  • Sources: Raiders closing in on Del Rio hire "The Oakland Raiders are closing in on naming Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio as their next head coach, with an announcement expected to happen as early as Wednesday, league sources told ESPN. Sources told ESPN that Del Rio interviewed Tuesday night with owner Mark Davis,..." January 14

  • Will Raiders bring Del Rio home to East Bay?

    Contra Costa Times "Even if it's a superficial quality, Jack Del Rio has one thing going for him when he sits down Tuesday and interviews to become the head coach of the Raiders. "When you look at Jack Del Rio, doesn't he just look like a Raiders head coach?" former Raiders linebacker and Fox Sports analyst Kirk..." January 13

  • Raiders can re-visit Jack Del Rio for head coach opening

    Contra Costa Times "The Raiders' search for a head coach might have accelerated Sunday with the surprise availability of Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio. When the Indianapolis Colts upset the Broncos 24-13, it meant the Raiders could revisit the possibility of making the former Hayward High star..." January 12

  • Del Rio rising with the Raiders?

    Pro Football Talk "At a time when some believe it’s only a matter of time before interim head coach Tony Sparano becomes the next head coach of the Raiders, there’s a school of thought in some league circles that Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio has a real shot at getting the job. As one league source..." January 10

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Browns requested Greg Roman (#49ers), Al Saunders & John DeFilippo (#Raiders) to interview for their OC position. Marc Trestman will, too.

  • Mark Davis updates Raiders' coaching search

    Oakland Tribune "How close are the Raiders to choosing a head coach? "It could be tomorrow. It could be three weeks from now," Raiders owner Mark Davis said Thursday night. The Raiders held their second interview with interim coach Tony Sparano Wednesday, Davis said. Sparano and Davis spoke for more than two..." January 09

  • Rams could keep Raiders in Oakland

    Oakland Tribune "The NFL's ongoing dance with Los Angeles is so old, I think it began when people were jitterbugging. However, it would be a mistake to poo-pooh this week's news that St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke has plans to join a development firm and build a stadium at the former site of Hollywood Park..." January 07

  • Sources: Madden sits in on Raiders interview with Shanahan

    CSN Bay Area "Owner Mark Davis brought an old Raiders head coach to an interview with another former Raiders head coach about a current head-coaching vacancy. Got that straight? John Madden sat in on an interview with Mike Shanahan in recent days, two NFL sources told CSN Bay Area. It’s uncertain how..." January 07

  • Raiders’ search for head coach has shifted into high gear

    San Francisco Gate "The Raiders’ busy weekend spilled into Monday. As one team official said, “The tentacles are out.” After interviewing Denver defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio on Saturday and former Raiders head coach Mike Shanahan and Indianapolis offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton on Sunday for its..." January 06

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Former Redskins HC Mike Shanahan interviewed with Raiders, as @NBCdianna reported. Met with Raiders owner Mark Davis and team officials.

  • Raiders’ search is predictably unpredictable

    Pro Football Talk "The owner named Davis has changed, but the modis operandi remains the same when it comes to hiring a Raiders head coach. The Raiders don’t follow the conventional path, talking to people that other teams aren’t, ignoring candidates that draw interest elsewhere, and basically doing things their..." January 04

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Raiders requested permission to interview Cowboys passing game coordinator Scott Linehan, per source.

  • Raiders to interview Jack Del Rio

    Denver Post "The Oakland Raiders have requested permission to interview Broncos defensive coordiantor Jack Del Rio on Sunday. The Raiders contingent will interview Del Rio in the Denver area. Del Rio, 51, was head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2003 until late in the 2011 season" January 04

  • Sparano’s stridence could hurt him

    Pro Football Talk "Does Tony Sparano have a shot at becoming the next head coach of the Raiders? Sure. Did he help himself by recently taking his case public? Possibly not. “All I want to do right now is be the head coach of the Raiders,” Sparano recently said. “So how badly? Very, very badly. This is my..." January 03

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    Ben Volin @BenVolin

    Source: #Raiders interviewed Pat Shurmur today. #Bills will interview Frank Reich on Sunday to beat #Jets to the punch next week

  • USC DE Leonard Williams: 'I would love to play for Oakland'

    CSN Bay Area "University of Southern California defensive end Leonard Williams declared for the NFL draft on Monday, and had no qualms about stating where he wants to go. “I would love to play for Oakland,” Williams said, via the Los Angeles Times. The Raiders have the No. 4 overall pick. Most project the..." January 02

  • 2014 AP All-Pro Team

    Pro Football Talk "Via USA Today and, here is the first-team All-Pro squad as announced by The Associated Press on Friday. Fifty NFL writers compose the AP’s voting panel: OFFENSE Quarterback: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay. Running back: DeMarco Murray, Dallas; Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh. Fullback: John..." January 02

  • Rex Ryan favored to land Oakland job at one book "Tony Sparano took over the Oakland Raiders in the middle of the season this year, but there's no guarantee he'll be back once again next season as he still has the interim tag attached to his name. has futures at their book for who will be in charge come September, and it's the..." January 02

  • Raiders seek experienced head coach

    San Francisco Chronicle "The Raiders’ coaching search is off and running, with two former NFL head coaches getting permission for interviews, a hot defensive coordinator coming in next week and two more former head coaches on the back burner. Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur and 49ers tight ends coach Eric..." January 02

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    Josina Anderson @JosinaAnderson

    Source: The #Raiders have requested permission to interview Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton.

  • 26d
    Calvin Watkins @calvinwatkins

    Jets, Bears and Raiders have all requested permission to speak with Arizona DC Todd Bowles.

  • 26d
    P. Schrager @PSchrags

    Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo ) just said the Raiders offered MORE money to Jim Harbaugh than the University of Michigan. On @FOXSportsLive

  • 26d
    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    49ers assistant Eric Mangini slated to interview with the Raiders for their head-coaching job, source says.

  • 26d
    Tim McManus @Tim_McManus

    Pat Shurmur has been granted permission and will interview for Oakland head coaching job, per league source.

  • Manning, Broncos clinch 2nd seed in playoffs with 47-14 win over Raiders

    Mile High Report "C.J. Anderson rushed for three touchdowns, Brock Osweiler threw for one, and the Broncos defense nabbed another as Denver earned a needed week off in their 2014 season finale. After getting beat up by the Cincinnati Bengals, the Denver Broncos needed to beat up on someone else as they headed..." December 29

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Speaking of potential #Saints def coordinators, Dennis Allen eyes a return as a DC in the right situation. Has a relationship with Payton

  • 27d
    Tim Kawakami @timkawakami

    Davis said he and Reggie McKenzie will start the Raiders' coach-search soon. So is McKenzie your GM? "He's always been my guy," Davis said.

  • 27d
    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Expect Jack Del Rio to get significant interest from the #Raiders. Owner Mark Davis sought him out for a hello on the field yesterday.

  • 28d
    Dane Brugler @dpbrugler

    If the #Raiders lose to Denver, here is the 2015 NFL Draft top-7 order: 1. TB 2. TEN 3. JAX 4. OAK 5. WAS 6. NYJ 7. CHI

  • Raiders still plan to approach the 49ers about Jim Harbaugh on Monday "The Raiders still remain very interested in obtaining Jim Harbaugh to be their next season coach, NFL sources said, even though Harbaugh has told friends that he plans to take the Michigan job. Oakland owner Mark Davis plans to discuss the matter with 49ers ownership as soon as the season..." December 28

  • Broncos view finale as must-win "While the Denver Broncos would love to be in position to protect crucial veterans in their regular-season finale against Oakland, particularly Peyton Manning, who has been knocked around plenty this season, the team is facing the Raiders game as a must-win, sources said. The Broncos will “play..." December 28

  • 2015 Pro Bowl: Complete roster "The rosters for the 2015 Pro Bowl, which will be Jan. 25, 2015 at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN in Glendale, Arizona, the site of Super Bowl XLIV, were announced Tuesday. Like last year, it's the unconferenced format with players selected without regard to conference in voting by fans, coaches and..." December 24

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