Raiders Rumors & News

  • Olympian Aly Raisman agrees to date with 'super cute' Raiders TE

    CBS Sports "As Michael Scott Wayne Gretzky once said, you miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take. Raiders tight end Colton Underwood is taking the advice to heart, putting himself in the public spotlight by scoring a date with Olympic superstar Aly Raisman. Raisman, fresh off another impressive..." August 23

  • Todd Marinovich, former USC and Raiders quarterback, arrested naked with marijuana, police say

    Orange County Register "Former USC star and Raiders quarterback Todd Marinovich was arrested after he was found naked with marijuana in someone else’s backyard, police said Monday. The 47-year-old was cited for trespassing, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of..." August 23

  • NFL drops “probable” from injury report, redefines “questionable” and “doubtful”

    Pro Football Talk "It’s definite that “probable” no longer will be part of the NFL injury lexicon. As first noted (as best we can tell) by Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald and as the league office confirms, the widely-misconstrued P-word has been dumped from the injury reporting procedures. “The ‘Probable’..." August 21

  • Lacy powers Packers past Raiders

    The Sports Xchange "GREEN BAY, Wis. -- One series was all Eddie Lacy needed. Lacy carried nine times for 45 yards and scored the opening touchdown, highlighting the Green Bay Packers' 20-12 victory over the Oakland Raiders in a preseason game on Thursday night. Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers sat out..." August 19

  • Snoop Dogg Rips NFL for Allowing Players to Own Guns But Preventing Them From Smoking Weed

    Complex "Deep down, the NFL is probably not OK with its players owning guns. In the past, there have been quite a few players who have gotten themselves into trouble as a result of carrying guns, so if the league had its way, it would likely force all players to stop purchasing guns. They can’t legally..." August 18

  • NFLPA exec says NFL has 'zero credible evidence' for interview demands

    Sporting News "The NFL has threatened to suspend players mentioned in an Al Jazeera America report that alleges steroid use if they don't submit to an interview. The union isn't about to give in so easily. NFL Players' Association executive George Atallah told ESPN's "Outside the Lines" on Wednesday the..." August 18

  • Raiders RB Murray hopes more help leads to bigger numbers

    Register- Pajaronian "Latavius Murray is counting on more help at running back leading to more big runs of his own this season for the Oakland Raiders. After topping 1,000 yards rushing and going to the Pro Bowl as an alternate while carrying almost the entire running load for the Oakland Raiders last season, Murray..." August 17

  • Ex-Raider Barret Robbins: Terrifying 911 Call States 'He Just Punched a Kid in the Face'

    TMZ "TMZ Sports has obtained the 911 call made by a witness who saw ex-NFL lineman Barret Robbins on a violent rampage in Florida last week ... and it sounds terrifying. The caller initially reports a "huge drunk man just literally walked into (a pub) punched this kid in the face" in the late hours..." August 15

  • NFL considers early week ’18 opener in China

    Sports Business Daily "The NFL could open the 2018 season on a Tuesday or Wednesday in China, with its traditional Thursday night season-opening game following later that same week, according to the league’s top international executive planning the proposed game. Intent on staging a game in China despit... " August 15

  • Raiders: Connor Cook shakes the jitters in NFL debut

    East Bay Times "Connor Cook was locked onto his task. The Raiders' third-string quarterback had the typical jitters when he made his NFL debut in the Raiders' 31-10 exhibition win over the Arizona Cardinals. "Oh, for sure," Cook acknowledged after Friday's game. "Ever since I was at Michigan State, every..." August 15

  • Raiders' Edwards Jr. expected to miss 4-6 weeks with hip strain

    The Score "Oakland Raiders defensive end Mario Edwards Jr.'s hip injury may not be serious, but he is reportedly still in danger of missing the start of the regular season. Edwards suffered a hip strain against the Arizona Cardinals Friday and is expected to be sidelined for four-to-six weeks, a source..." August 14

  • Raiders pull away in second half to defeat Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange "The bugaboo that derailed the Arizona Cardinals last season in the NFC Championship Game came back to haunt them again in their preseason opener against the Oakland Raiders at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals turned the ball over three times -- only half as many as they committed..." August 13

  • Raiders' Edwards Jr. carted to locker room with apparent leg injury

    The Score "Oakland Raiders defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. was carted to the locker room with an apparent leg injury during Friday's preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals. Edwards suffered the injury when a teammate fell on his leg as he brought down Cardinals running back Chris Johnson." August 13

  • Jerry Jones: Owners wouldn't oppose a Raiders move to Vegas

    Los Angeles Times "The final ballots had been tallied, the Rams had been given the green light to return to Los Angeles by a 30-2 vote, and Stan Kroenke was in the process of thanking his fellow NFL owners in the cavernous meeting room of a Houston hotel. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, the staunchest advocate..." August 12

  • Ex-Raiders lineman facing charges after allegedly punching 2 women

    Palm Beach Post "A former Pro Bowl offensive lineman for the Oakland Raiders was arrested this week on charges that he punched a mother and daughter in the head multiple times. Barret Glen Robbins, who battled mental-health issues throughout his career, randomly chose the women for the attacks, which took..." August 12

  • Raiders’ Clive Walford ready to live up to expectations

    San Francisco Chronicle "Clive Walford knows his teammates have big expectations for him this season. The Raiders’ tight end does as well. Let him put it in terms of the University of Miami pipeline that he is a part of: “I’m a mixture of all of them,” Walford said. “I have Kellen Winslow’s heart, Greg Olsen’s..." August 11

  • Raiders: Derek Carr's backup situation gaining clarity

    East Bay Times "The Raiders haven't played a preseason game yet, but their quarterback hierarchy already seems to have clarity behind starter Derek Carr. For Connor Cook, their fourth-round pick out of Michigan State, that means he's looking up at Matt McGloin on the team's first unofficial depth chart. But..." August 09

  • Raiders' free-agent running back making most of opportunity

    East Bay Times "Jalen Richard doesn't think the stars could've aligned any more perfectly for someone in his situation. Richard, a running back out of Southern Miss, went undrafted and didn't even have any immediate bites to sign a free agent deal. But he got invited to try out with the Raiders at their rookie..." August 08

  • Raiders' Osemele, Edwards kicked out of practice after fight

    CSN Bay Area "Right defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. and left guard Kelechi Osemele locked horns early in Saturday’s Raiders practice and ended up rolling to the ground. That’s when things got serious. Edwards Jr. ended up in dominant position and threw some intense punches. The feature players were separated..." August 07

  • Raiders cut Damontre Moore, claim two off waivers

    Pro Football Talk "Defensive end Damontre Moore has been a member of three teams since the start of last season, but he’ll likely need to make it four if he’s going to be on the field come September. The Raiders waived Moore on Friday, three months after they signed him to their 90-man roster. Moore was..." August 06

  • Derek Carr, Amari Cooper rooming together to build chemistry

    Pro Football Talk "Raiders quarterback Derek Carr and wide receiver Amari Cooper got along well in their first year together, so they decided to take the next step in their relationship this year. They threw the ball together at a park near where both live in the offseason and were part of a pre-camp passing camp..." August 04

  • Amari Cooper: SEC defensive backs as talented as NFL players

    SI "Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper believes that NFL defensive backs are better overall than those of the SEC, but not because they are more talented physically. According to Cooper, the factor that sets NFL and SEC players apart is their intelligence. “Overall guys are better, but..." August 03

  • Raiders sign GM Reggie McKenzie to 4-year extension

    CSN Bay Area "Reggie McKenzie took a tough job back in 2012. The Raiders were mired in salary-cap hell, without talent to make a playoff push in the short or long term, as general manager, he would oversee a radical reconstruction. The long-time Green Bay Packers scout and personnel director took on that..." July 30

  • Aldon Smith enters treatment center

    CSN Bay Area "Aldon Smith is reportedly seeking help. The Raiders linebacker has entered a treatment center, according to TMZ. Last weekend, a video surfaced on Periscope that appears to show Smith holding a hand-rolled cigarette." July 29

  • Jack Del Rio: I don’t spend any time on hype

    Pro Football Talk "It’s been hard to miss the optimistic buzz that’s built around the Raiders this offseason as there’s been no shortage of people predicting a winning season in Oakland for the first time since 2002. Raiders coach Jack Del Rio has heard that chatter, but says he isn’t letting it seep into his..." July 28

  • Who reaches Super Bowl LI? 2016 NFL record projections for all 32 teams

    USA Today "Heading into training camps, all 32 NFL teams have essentially taken shape. So before injuries, benchings, firings, (more) suspensions and hot streaks start shaping the 2016 season, here's USA TODAY Sports' annual projection of how the season will unfold with record projections for each team based..." July 27

  • Aldon Smith tweets 'Good try, not me' after questionable video surfaces

    USA Today "After ESPN reported that the NFL is looking into a video circulating online that shows an unidentified man and woman discussing a hand-roll cigarette from a Periscope account used by Aldon Smith, the linebacker posted what appears to be a denial on Twitter:" July 25

  • NFL to investigate questionable Aldon Smith video

    The Score "The NFL will look into the possibility that suspended linebacker Aldon Smith violated league protocol for a suspended player, a source told Ed Werder of ESPN. Smith posted a video on Periscope in early July that appears to show him smoking an unknown substance. The post was made under the name..." July 25

  • Aldon Smith posts questionable video titled 'Fire up session'

    CSN Bay Area "Aldon Smith is living outside the spotlight these days while serving a calendar-year suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. The Raiders edge rusher and former 49ers first-round draft pick hasn’t spoken publicly in some time but has been active on Periscope, a social media..." July 25

  • 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

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