Raiders Rumors & News

  • 2d
    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Raiders are releasing S Tyvon Branch. Will be very hot in a weak safety market. Signed lucrative deal in OAK not long ago

  • Inglewood council approves NFL stadium plan

    SB Nation "A plan to build an NFL stadium on the site of the old Hollywood Park racetrack was approved unanimously by the Inglewood city council Tuesday night, according to the Los Angeles Times. The stadium plan, spearheaded by St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke, was originally created in January and..." February 25

  • Denver MLB Nate Irving could be Raiders free-agent fit

    ESPN.com "As we prepare for free agency to start on March 10, there has been plenty of chatter that the Oakland Raiders could pursue some Denver Broncos players. New Oakland coach Jack Del Rio, of course, was Denver’s defensive coordinator the past three seasons. It is expected the Raiders will make a..." February 24

  • Oakland Raiders may need to go with a veteran tight end

    ESPN.com "One of the areas the Oakland Raiders need to address this offseason is tight end. However, it doesn’t appear to be a deep class at the position in the draft. We have discussed the possibility of the Raiders addressing the spot via free agency by pursuing Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas...." February 24

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    Vic Tafur @VicTafur

    @TheRealDmart: is MJD really coming back?” >> more people I talk to, I don’t think so. Unless he takes a paycut. #Raiderschat

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    Bill Williamson @BWilliamsonESPN

    No shock, but hear expectation around NFL is #Raiders will make run at Cobb. But #Packers not expected to hit him hit FA.

  • Matt Millen warned Al Davis against taking JaMarcus Russell

    Pro Football Talk "Nearly eight years after the Raiders used the first overall pick in the draft on one of the biggest busts of all time, former Lions G.M. Matt Millen says he warned the late Al Davis not to pick quarterback JaMarcus Russell. Millen, a former Raiders player, explained during a visit to 95.7 The..." February 23

  • Receivers might intrigue Raiders, 49ers in early draft rounds

    San Francisco Chronicle "Only the defensive backs have yet to be seen and most of the NFL head coaches, assistants and scouts left the NFL combine Sunday. The secret, many will tell you, is to take these proceedings seriously — but not too seriously. And that can be difficult to do, given the lasting effects of shock..." February 23

  • Davis: 'We're still trying to get something done in Oakland'

    CSN Bay Area "The Raiders sent a chill through the East Bay on Thursday night, when news that they’ve partnered with Chargers on a privately-funded, $1,7 billion joint stadium proposal in Carson was released for public consumption. While there are many hurdles to clear before the plan could be executed, the..." February 21

  • If Chargers and Raiders share stadium, one would likely move to NFC

    Pro Football Talk "In the wake of the shocking announcement from the Raiders and Chargers that the teams currently are pursuing a joint stadium plan in Carson, California, some additional information is trickling out. Per the same league source who told PFT in October that the NFL intends to return to L.A. within..." February 21

  • Chargers, Raiders propose shared NFL stadium in Carson

    Los Angeles Times "The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders, rivals on the field, are moving forward together on a plan to build a $1.7-billion NFL stadium in Carson that they will share. The Chargers and Raiders will continue to seek public subsidies for new stadiums in their home markets, but they are..." February 20

  • Warren Sapp --- Paid $600 for Oral Sex, Recorded It ... Cops Say

    TMZ.com "Warren Sapp told police he paid $600 for oral sex from 2 prostitutes ... and recorded one of the sex acts on his cell phone ... this according to the police report. TMZ Sports broke the story ... Sapp was arrested on Feb 2 in Phoenix for soliciting prostitution following an alleged incident at..." February 19

  • Report: NFL salary cap expected between $140-143M

    Covers.com "The NFL expects this year's salary cap to be between $140 million and $143 million, at least $1.5 million higher than projected, ESPN reported Wednesday. League sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the NFL notified teams Wednesday. The league had informed team executives at the owners..." February 19

  • NFL reportedly unlikely to expand playoffs in 2015

    SB Nation "Last offseason, it appeared the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell were intent on reaching an agreement to expand the playoff field from 12 to 14 teams. However, a report in the Washington Post suggests a potential change is now unlikely to arrive in time for the 2015 season. "I think it's..." February 19

  • Concussion might keep Raiders’ LB Roach out another season

    San Francisco Chronicle "Raiders middle linebacker Nick Roach, who missed the entire 2014 season after suffering a concussion in a preseason game, is still having headaches and is not expected to return next season, team sources said. General manager Reggie McKenzie was asked Wednesday at the NFL combine if he expected..." February 19

  • Raiders to let Tarell Brown, Carlos Rogers hit free agency in favor of youth

    Silver & Black Pride "As expected, the Raiders will not be re-signing Tarell Brown and Carlos Rogers prior to the start of free agency, general manager Reggie McKenzie said Wednesday. They will instead go into the offseason with their three young corners in place as the hopeful future at the position. "I'm going to..." February 18

  • Study suggests Derek Carr is not Raiders long term answer at quarterback

    Silver & Black Pride "There has been a lot of optimism surrounding Derek Carr following his 2014 rookie season. Much of that is from the fans who for the most part were optimistic all along. The numbers Carr put up did little to dampen their spirits about the man they see as the future of the franchise and a good..." February 17

  • Could Kroenke sell Rams, buy and move Raiders?

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "I haven’t participated in Fantasy Football since 1988, when I teamed with Tim Cowlishaw to win the Dallas Morning News League. I should have retired right there. But you’ll have to excuse me for engaging in another round of Fantasy Football. This time, a rather complicated game features the..." February 16

  • Raiders “expected to pursue” Terrance Knighton

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders, who tabbed former Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio as their head coach in January, are reportedly likely to make a run at one of Denver’s defensive linemen in free agency. According to Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post, the Raiders are “expected to pursue” Broncos..." February 16

  • NFL Lineman -- Fights Off Home Intruder ... Gets Restraining Order

    TMZ.com "A frightening moment for Oakland Raiders lineman Donald Penn -- who fought off a home intruder who kicked in his front door and threatened his family earlier this month ... TMZ Sports has learned. According to court docs obtained by TMZ Sports, Penn -- who's 6'4", 340 lbs. and a former Pro..." February 15

  • Del Rio: Latavius Murray hasn't earned starting spot yet

    CSN Bay Area "Shortly after being hired as Raiders offensive coordinator, Bill Musgrave praised young running back Latavius Murray and said he would tailor the run game to fit his talents. That may ultimately be the case; Murray may wow in the offseason program and in training camp, and become deserving of..." February 13

  • Charles Woodson 'earned the right' to play another year

    CSN Bay Area "It was no surprise that veteran safety Charles Woodson re-signed with the Raiders early this offseason. The 38-year old had been dropping not-so-subtle hints at playing an 18th season for months, and a swift resolution was expected. It came on Jan. 26, in the form of a one-year contract worth..." February 12

  • Which NFL Teams Have The Hardest And Easiest 2015 Schedules?

    Deadspin.com "Even before the release of next season's schedule (which should happen in April, about a week before the draft) we already know who everyone will be playing in 2015. That means it's possible to calculate who'll have the toughest row to hoe, and who gets a break. The Falcons will face the..." February 12

  • Raiders hiring Miami (Fla.) defensive line coach Jethro Franklin

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders are reportedly set to hire a collegiate assistant with previous NFL experience to coach their defensive line. Miami (Fla.) senior defensive assistant / defensive line coach Jethro Franklin will join the Raiders’ coaching staff, the school announced Friday." February 07

  • 22d
    Vic Tafur @VicTafur

    Was right. #Raiders new defensive coordinator is Ken Norton Jr.

  • Woodson seeks Raiders resurgence

    ESPN.com "Charles Woodson decided last month to return to the Oakland Raiders for one more season, and he said Thursday he didn't want to go anywhere else this time around. "Oakland, to me, I'm just happy that I had a second chance to go back there and play in the silver and black," Woodson told ESPN.com..." February 06

  • Charles Woodson wants Ndamukong Suh in Oakland

    Pro Football Talk "Safety Charles Woodson signed up for another year with the Raiders and he’s hoping that 2015 will be the year that the Raiders end their long playoff drought. While at an event for his wine company in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Woodson told Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com that he wants to be a part of..." February 06

  • Jury delivers verdict on Raiders age discrimination case

    CSN Bay Area "A jury that deliberated for only a few hours found Wednesday that the Oakland Raiders didn't engage in age discrimination when they fired two veteran scouts three years ago. In their verdict, jurors ruled that age wasn't a substantial motivating factor in the team's decision to dismiss Bruce..." February 05

  • Warren Sapp -- Arrested For Soliciting Prostitute

    TMZ.com "A rep for the hotel where Warren was arrested tells TMZ Sports, "we were contacted by the Phoenix Police Dept. today in a matter involving a guest." "We are cooperating with police as they look into the situation since it is an active investigation. We have no further..." February 03

  • 26d
    Aaron Wilson @RavensInsider

    Alex Riethmiller, NFL Network spokesman told me: 'Warren Sapp’s contract has been terminated and he no longer works for NFL Network.'

  • How good can Khalil Mack be? Justin Tuck says think L.T.

    ESPN.com "Oakland Raiders linebacker Khalil Mack came up short in his bid for Defensive Rookie of the Year honors, but that shouldn’t diminish anything that Mack accomplished this season, nor does it take away from what should be a bright future for the former first-round draft pick. Mack was arguably..." February 02

  • 26d
    Jim Rodriguez @mediarodriguez

    Cuz it's never to early : Seahawks are the fav at 5-1 to win #SuperBowl50 Pats 6-1, GB 7-1, DEN 8-1, OAK, TEN and JAX are 300-1 #NFL

  • Junior Seau leads a strong eight-man class into the Hall of Fame

    Pro Football Talk "The Pro Football Hall of Fame cleared the decks of a number of finalists who had been debated for years, as they ushered in an eight-man class to Canton Saturday night. First-year eligible linebacker Junior Seau was elected to the Hall of Fame, along with running back Jerome Bettis, defensive..." February 01

  • NFL will review Calvin Johnson rule, narrow goal posts

    SB Nation "The league is still considering reducing the width of the goal post and will review the "Calvin Johnson Rule" this offseason. The NFL competition committee will examine reducing the width of the goal post uprights this offseason, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Each year the..." January 30

  • NFLPA to give own salary-cap projection for 2015

    USA Today "For the first time, the NFL Players Association plans to issue its own projections for the 2015 salary cap to counter what it perceives as deflated league projections that can impact teams' budgeting and, in turn, hold down spending. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith made the..." January 30

  • 31d
    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Louisville DC Todd Grantham was offered a 2-year deal by the #Raiders to be their coordinator, source said. Stay tuned.

  • Adrian Peterson Trade or Release To Cowboys, Raiders, Patriots, Dolphins?

    Sports World Report "The Minnesota Vikings and Adrian Peterson could be headed for a split at some point in the future once Peterson returns from suspension, as he is getting paid a high salary and despite Mike Zimmer wanting him to return, the team looks at his trade or release, the Dallas Cowboys, Oakland Raiders,..." January 28

  • 31d
    Brett McMurphy @McMurphyESPN

    Louisville DC Todd Grantham will remain at UL, source told @ESPN. @rapsheet reported Grantham was offered Oakland Raiders DC job

  • Raiders hit with new suit by ex-cheerleader over wages

    San Francisco Chronicle "A former Oakland Raiders cheerleader frustrated over a proposed $1.25 million settlement over alleged wage violations filed her own class-action lawsuit and added another allegation, saying cheerleaders were denied promised media opportunities. Susie Sanchez said in a suit filed Monday in..." January 28

  • Raiders hire Rob Moore, Bernie Parmalee to coaching staff

    Pro Football Talk "A pair of former NFL players are among four new coaching staff hires announced by the Raiders on Tuesday. Ex-Dolphins and Jets tailback Bernie Parmalee will coach Oakland’s running backs, while former Jets and Cardinals wideout Rob Moore will coach the club’s wide receivers. The 47-year-old..." January 27

  • Raiders sign Charles Woodson

    CSN Bay Area "The Oakland Raiders have signed S Charles Woodson to a contract extension, GM Reggie McKenzie announced Monday. Woodson was set to be an unrestricted free agent in March. Woodson re-joins the Raiders following a 2014 campaign in which he started all 16 games, leading the team with 160 tackles..." January 26

  • 33d
    Dianna Marie Russini @NBCdianna

    The Oakland Raiders are interested in Louisville's defensive coordinator Todd Grantham for their defensive coordinator position per sources

  • 33d
    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

    On new #Raiders OC Bill Musgrave, he's planning on running a no-huddle offense. That's the 1 facet of Chip Kelly's offense he's taking.

  • 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

  • 37d
    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

  • 38d
    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."

  • 39d
    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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