Raiders Rumors & News

  • Derek Carr could be the key to luring Gruden

    Pro Football Talk "As the 2014 draft approached, Raiders owner Mark Davis developed a strong desire to draft quarterback Derek Carr. On the afternoon before the draft began, chatter emerged that Davis was pushing for Carr to be taken with the fifth overall pick in round one. The Raiders passed, as did each of..." October 02

  • Ex-NFL MVP Rich Gannon: Raiders personnel are 'stealing' paychecks "The last time the Oakland Raiders were good, Rich Gannon was their quarterback. In 2002, Gannon won the NFL MVP award and led the team to Super Bowl XXXVII. Since that Super Bowl season, not only have the Raiders not been back to the playoffs, but they haven't even had a winning record. The..." October 02

  • Raiders provide no attractive bait for Jon Gruden

    Sporting News "Jon Gruden's name stays in contention for every NFL head-coach opening, and each time, he remains at ESPN instead. If he can turn up his nose at all those over the last five years, he sure can do the same for the latest opening — the Oakland Raiders. Yup, those Raiders — the team that ran him..." October 01

  • Jon Gruden on Raiders rumors: 'I'm not thinking about coaching' "After the Raiders made the move to fire Dennis Allen, they eventually named Tony Sparano as interim coach. But the real interest is in their next move. It's believed Mark Davis wants to hire a superstar coach and he specifically mentioned Jon Gruden during Tuesday's press conference. Gruden..." October 01

  • Reggie McKenzie next up on the hot seat for Raiders

    SB Nation "The Oakland Raiders held a press conference Tuesday afternoon to introduce interim head coach Tony Sparano, and after the typical "we'll get better" talk from the new coach, much of the discussion shifted to the fate of GM Reggie McKenzie. Raiders owner Mark Davis spoke at length following the..." October 01

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    Re: Jon Gruden/Raiders buzz, 2 things I've heard ... 1) Franchise QB a pre-req if he coaches again. 2) He really likes Derek Carr.

  • Raiders settle on Tony Sparano as interim head coach

    Pro Football Talk "Tony Sparano is set to become the Raiders’ interim head coach after the firing of Dennis Allen. After several conflicting reports emerged over the last 12 hours about who the Raiders would go with as Allen’s replacement, Jim Trotter of ESPN reported on Tuesday that it’s Sparano, who had the..." September 30

  • Report: Dennis Allen informed by Oakland Raiders that he's been fired

    Yahoo! Sports "Fox's Jay Glazer is reporting that the Oakland Raiders have informed Dennis Allen that he has been fired. Allen's Raiders dropped to 0-4 — their 10th loss in a row dating back to last season — after Sunday's 38-14 loss to the Miami Dolphins in London. It has been widely speculated that..." September 30

  • Raiders' Carr dealing with injuries to both legs "Head coach Dennis Allen said X-rays on quarterback Derek Carr's ankle were negative. He was announced as having a knee/ankle injury, but Carr said afterward he essentially had injuries to both legs. He was hurt on an 8-yard scramble. On the next play, Carr threw an incomplete pass to Brice..." September 29

  • Tannehill, Dolphins regroup with win over Raiders in London

    Miami Herald "What we learned on our trip across the pond: the food and weather are both better than advertised. And Ryan Tannehill won’t give up his starting job without one hellacious fight. Tannehill, the Dolphins’ embattled quarterback, gave his best Sunday when he needed it the most. On the heels..." September 29

  • AP reporter tweets Dennis Allen is fired, then deletes report

    SB Nation "Terry Collins of the Associated Press tweeted Sunday night that the Oakland Raiders had fired head coach Dennis Allen. His tweet was out there long enough to catch like wildfire, but it was later deleted, leaving his report on Allen's status in doubt. Rumors of Allen's demise circulated Sunday..." September 29

  • Derek Carr has high ankle sprain, MCL sprain

    Pro Football Talk "OK, so it’s getting worse for the Raiders. With a 38-14 thrashing by the Dolphins setting the stage for the long flight home from London, they have even more issues. According to Scott Bair of, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has a high ankle sprain and MCL sprain, which will..." September 28

  • Jet lag no longer an issue for Raiders players

    CSN Bay Area "Raiders quarterback Derek Carr calls his wife each morning to say good night. That’s how backwards time difference can be between the East Bay and England, something the Raiders have adjusted to well during the past week. Jet lag can be a nuisance, and it can linger if sleep isn’t handled..." September 28

  • If Raiders fire Dennis Allen, Greg Olson emerging as interim favorite "Raiders owner Mark Davis, who has considered firing his coach and general manager several times in recent years, has continued to discuss their status with confidants inside and out of the organization following the team's poor start, according to league sources, with second-year offensive..." September 28

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    Vic Tafur @VicTafur

    @FanAlarm_NFL: Vic how you see the carries split tomorrow between DMC & MJD?” >> 50-50. They want to ease Jones-Drew back in #RaidersChat

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    Vic Tafur @VicTafur

    #Raiders LB Miles Burris (foot) returns 2 practice, slight limp. Nick Roach (head) looked like doing more, returned 2 going through motions

  • Schaub not in England with Raiders, will miss Dolphins game

    CSN Bay Area "Raiders backup quarterback Matt Schaub left the team just before Sunday's loss to New England to tend to a family emergency. He has not returned and will not be in London for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, head coach Dennis Allen announced on Wednesday. A team official confirmed that he..." September 25

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    Bill Williamson @BWilliamsonESPN

    Possible good injury news for #Raiders: WR Rod Streater’s agent said he needs minor surgery and hopes to return in 4-5 weeks.

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #Raiders are not expecting to have RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) today vs. #Patriots, I’m told. Will be Darren McFadden & Latavius Murray

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    Kevin Seifert @SeifertESPN

    And in Week 3, we get appearances from Blake Bortles, Teddy Bridgewater, Johnny Manziel and Derek Carr. Top 4 QBs drafted.

  • Reports: Dennis Allen job 'tenuous at best,' Tony Sparano possible interim "The Oakland Raiders are an 0-2 team heading to play the Patriots in New England, meaning they're a good bet to be an 0-3 team by Monday morning. And the result could be bad for Oakland coach Dennis Allen. Allen's job was described by "tenuous at best" by Adam Schefter of ESPN, who also reported..." September 21

  • With Los Angeles looming, NFL envisions $2B sale price for Raiders "With the sale of the Buffalo Bills to the Pegula family set to be voted through in a matter of weeks for $1.4 billion, there is considerable attention being paid by NFL officials to the plight of the Raiders. They still face a highly uncertain stadium situation with their lease in Oakland..." September 21

  • Injuries could sideline two starting linebackers for Raiders on Sunday

    San Francisco Chronicle "A Raiders defense that has given up 400 yards rushing in the first two games — one of only two NFL teams to do that the past five years — looks like it will be without two of its three starting linebackers in New England on Sunday. Outside linebacker Sio Moore was ruled out Friday with an ankle..." September 20

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    Vic Tafur @VicTafur

    #Raiders QB Matt Schaub will be out (not injury related) as backup for tomorrow's game.

  • Raiders' Moore out, Roach not cleared "The struggling Oakland Raiders’ defense might be taking a big hit at the linebacker position. Outside linebacker Sio Moore was ruled out of Sunday’s game at New England on Sunday and middle linebacker Nick Roach hasn’t been cleared from a concussion he suffered four weeks ago. While the..." September 20

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    Scott Bair @BairCSN

    Sio Moore officially ruled out of Sunday's game. Didn't. Practice all week.

  • Dennis Allen won’t address speculation about his job security

    Pro Football Talk "Raiders coach Dennis Allen isn’t in the mood to discuss his job security. Amid talk that the Raiders may already be making plans to fire Allen and replace him with assistant Tony Sparano, Allen was asked today whether that kind of speculation can weigh on him. But Allen wouldn’t have any of it." September 18

  • Raiders owner Mark Davis has plan for domestic violence

    Oakland Tribune "Mark Davis called me back on Wednesday with all of his thoughts lined up persuasively, all of his arguments sharp and sensible. None of them was about the shaky status of his coach, Dennis Allen, however, because the Raiders owner didn't want to comment on that situation right now. When I..." September 18

  • Raiders’ Dennis Allen says, 'We’ve got to get better ... fast’

    San Francisco Chronicle "Dennis Allen walked into his weekly news conference Monday afternoon, which was almost news in itself after two straight losses to open the season, eight straight dating to last season and an 8-26 record in his three years as the Raiders’ head coach. Allen painted a picture of urgency mixed..." September 17

  • Could Condoleezza Rice Replace Roger Goodell As Commissioner Of The NFL? "While there are still many questions to be answered as the NFL investigates its handling of Ray Rice's assault case, there are already a handful of prominent voices calling for commissioner Roger Goodell to step down and an intriguing candidate to take his place. U.S. Senator Kirsten..." September 16

  • Allen thinks Derek Carr can be 'special' "The bottom line is if Derek Carr becomes a great player, the Oakland Raiders' problems will be solved. Nothing changes the fortune of a franchise like a great quarterback. Carr, a second-round pick from Fresno State, hasn't been spectacular for the Raiders in their 0-2 start. But he hasn't been..." September 16

  • Charles Woodson's blunt take on Raiders after loss to Texans: 'We suck'

    Fox Sports "Charles Woodson is what some might call a "straight shooter." Woodson's Oakland Raiders looked absolutely dismal for the second consecutive week, being shut out for three quarters en route to a 30-14 loss to the Houston Texans. After the game, the veteran cornerback was asked what he thought..." September 16

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    John Middlekauff @JohnMiddlekauff

    While MJD wouldn't tell us what the injury (hand) was, said he hurt it early in the Jets game. Didnt sound optimistic about this wk

  • Minus Jones-Drew, Raiders turn to backup running backs

    San Francisco Chronicle "It’s early, just Week 2, but the Raiders are feeling some urgency and need to get back on the right foot Sunday in their home opener against the Texans. And it looks like they will be counting on the right and left feet of Darren McFadden and Latavius Murray. Maurice Jones-Drew said Thursday..." September 12

  • Jones-Drew expected to miss game vs. Texans

    CSN Bay Area "Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew won’t rule himself out of Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans. Publicly, the coaching staff has maintained a similar stance. Though nothing formal has been announced, multiple sources have indicated that he won't be available for the home..." September 11

  • Raiders' Jones-Drew undergoes procedure

    CSN Bay Area "The Raiders’ two-headed monster at running back didn’t make it through Game 1 before suffering its first set-back. Maurice Jones-Drew injured his hand in Sunday’s 19-14 loss to the Jets and underwent a procedure to repair the injury, a source told Comcast SportsNet’s Fallon Smith. The..." September 10

  • NFL Leads Push For Franchise in Europe "This NFL season has kicked off with more fanfare than ever before, and excitement for the sport isn't limited to the United States. For the first time in the league's history there will be three regular-season games played abroad, all of them at Wembley Stadium in London. The games will come on..." September 09

  • Jets defense dominates in season-opening win over Raiders

    New York Post "After all the hand-wringing about the Jets’ secondary, Gang Green’s defense utterly dominated the Raiders in Sunday’s season-opener and the offense did just enough for a 19-14 win at MetLife Stadium. The Jets smothered the Raiders, holding them to 158 yards of offense. They didn’t reach..." September 07

  • Nick Roach out with concussion "The Oakland Raiders will be without one of their key defenders Sunday against the New York Jets as middle linebacker Nick Roach is inactive because he has not been cleared from an Aug. 22 concussion. Roach played every defensive snap for Oakland last year. He will be replaced by Miles Burris..." September 07

  • James Jones' incredible journey from streets to NFL

    CSN Bay Area "James Jones is easily identifiable in these parts. He’s a local kid done great, a point of pride for San Jose and a role model for kids across the Bay Area. He was a Gunderson High standout, a San Jose State legend and an NFL draft pick. He rose to national prominence with the Green Bay Packers..." September 07

  • Raiders guard Austin Howard says Jets can be pushed around

    Contra Costa Times "Austin Howard has a good idea of what the Raiders are up against. As the right tackle for the New York Jets, Howard worked against the same defense in practice that he will face Sunday at MetLife Stadium -- this time as the right guard for the Raiders. "This will be a good evaluator for..." September 06

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    Scott Bair @BairCSN

    #Raiders MLB Nick Roach listed as questionable, Chekwa officially ruled out.

  • Oakland Raiders settle cheerleader suit over pay issues

    San Francisco Chronicle "The Oakland Raiders have agreed to pay $1.25 million to settle a lawsuit that accused them of cheating their cheerleading squad, the Raiderettes, out of minimum wages and expenses. Lawyers for the Raiderettes and the football team announced the proposed settlement Thursday and said they would..." September 05

  • San Antonio still hoping to lure the Raiders

    Pro Football Talk "Despite reports that the Raiders are closing in on a deal for a new stadium to keep the team in Oakland, officials in San Antonio say they still hope to bring the Raiders to town. San Antonio City Manager Sheryl Sculley told the San Antonio Express-News that “we’re still in conversations” with..." September 04

  • New stadium deal for Raiders gives team land, pays off debt

    San Francisco Chronicle "A new Raiders stadium offer worked out by Oakland Mayor Jean Quan's development people calls for giving free land to the team and for city and Alameda County taxpayers to pay off $120 million they still owe for the 1990s overhaul of the Coliseum - which would be demolished. For months, Quan has..." September 03

  • Raiders teammate compares rookie Derek Carr to Aaron Rodgers

    Fox Sports "James Jones has seen and been on the receivng end of great quarterback play over the years. Having spent seven seasons in Green Bay, he caught passes from Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers. But it's a new day for the veteran receiver as he signed with the Raiders this offseason, a team that will..." September 03

  • Derek Carr wins Raiders' starting QB job

    San Francisco Chronicle "The offensive linemen are always the first to know. The Raiders' big grunts said they could smell something was cooking Thursday night when the first-team linemen were in the starting lineup - even though it was the fourth preseason game. It was Derek Carr's audition, and Monday afternoon head..." September 02

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    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

    #Raiders signed CB Ras-I Dowling to their practice squad.

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    Jay Glazer @JayGlazer

    Breaking: Raiders players have been informed that the team is making the switch at QB and starting Derek Carr over Matt Schaub

  • Raiders the last team to announce cuts, such that it matters

    Pro Football Talk "As per custom, the Raiders were the last team to announce their cuts, rolling in three hours after the league’s deadline to submit them. There wasn’t what you’d call a surprise among the group, though they did cut veteran wideout Greg Little." August 31