Raiders Rumors & News

  • Small possibility that Rams-Raiders is moved to Indy "The NFL could be looking at its second relocated game in two weeks. Due to civil unrest in Ferguson, Mo., there's a chance the Rams-Raiders game scheduled for Sunday in St. Louis could be moved to Monday in Indianapolis, according to the Indianapolis Star. However, the paper notes that it's..." November 27

  • Raiders credit Sparano for keeping team together

    CSN Bay Area "Interim head coach Tony Sparano waited a long time to give his Raiders a victorious postgame speech. After trying in vain six straight tries, Sparano capped a week’s hard work with a win. He thanked his players for their effort during a short week, which allowed the Raiders to beat Kansas City..." November 26

  • Raiders no longer control their own destiny for number one overall pick

    Silver & Black Pride "That's all it took. One win. Even after starting 0-10 and having lost 16-straight, one win over the Chiefs last Thursday Night and the Raiders are no longer in line for the number one pick -- The Jaguars own it now. Both teams are now 1-10 on the season, but the Raiders strength of schedule is..." November 25

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    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

    Last night's concussion was the first in #Raiders RB Latavius Murray's football career.

  • Charles Woodson was ready to fight "Veteran safety Charles Woodson has been one of the Oakland Raiders' most consistent defensive players this season and has been a model of professionalism on and off the field. On Thursday night, the 38-year-old found himself in the unenviable position of nearly coming to blows with teammate Sio..." November 22

  • Sio Moore, Khalil Mack’s Celebration Turns Into Locker Room Hilarity

    San Jose Mercury News "Needless to say, the Raiders locker room was completely different. And the dialogue in the locker room regarding Sio Moore and Khalil Mack’s celebration, which nearly cost the Raiders dearly, was hilarious. As a recap, Moore made a huge sack on third-and-6 in the final minute. He jumped up..." November 21

  • Carr leads Raiders to first win over Chiefs

    CSN Bay Area "It took more than a year, but the Raiders finally won a football game. The Silver and Black beat the Kansas City Chiefs 24-20 at Coliseum with a game-winning fourth quarter drive by quarterback Derek Carr. The rookie found a wide-open James Jones for a 9-yard touchdown that put the..." November 21

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    Vic Tafur @VicTafur

    Woodson becomes first player in NFL history with 50 interceptions and 20 sacks

  • Raiders' crazy celebration saved by timely time out

    Yahoo! Sports "You'll have to excuse the Oakland Raiders for losing their minds celebrating late in Thursday night's 24-20 win against the Kansas City Chiefs. It was their first victory in more than a calendar year. Still the sight of linebackers Khalil Mack and Sio Moore celebrating a sack 15 yards offside..." November 21

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Davis wouldn’t guarantee McKenzie returns. But “we are in really good shape, based how Reggie put the contracts together, everything else”

  • TJ Carrie OUT, Derek Carr upgraded on Raiders, Chiefs injury report

    Silver & Black Pride "The injury reports are out for both the Raiders and Chiefs for their Thursday night game. Among the notable names on the list are TJ Carrie who missed practice all week with an ankle injury and Derek Carr who was limited with a quad injury early in the week but returned to practice full and is..." November 19

  • Scifres, Chargers kick Raiders to curb

    San Diego Union-Tribune "On came the Chargers punt team. On came punter Mike Scifres, trotting to midfield with eight-man protection. Gunner Darrell Stuckey stood near one sideline, gunner Seyi Ajirotutu on the other. The Chargers and Raiders each punted nine times Sunday. An even number of attempts. An uneven..." November 17

  • Khalif Barnes gets 1-year extension "The Oakland Raiders have signed offensive lineman Khalif Barnes to a one-year contract extension through 2015, a league source told ESPN. The deal has a maximum value of $2 million, with a $970,000 base salary, $30,000 available through an offseason workout bonus, a $500,000 roster bonus due on..." November 16

  • Raiders: Sparano, Carr say team not lacking commitment

    Oakland Tribune "The Raiders are the only team in the NFL without a win this season. In fact, it's been almost a year since they won a game. Yet, quarterback Derek Carr and coach Tony Sparano see no signs of the Raiders losing interest or curtailing their effort. "When the effort goes down, that's bad," Carr..." November 13

  • San Antonio officials say meeting with Raiders went well

    San Francisco Gate "San Antonio officials said Monday that they believe their meeting last week with Raiders owner Mark Davis was a success in terms of fulfilling their goal of presenting San Antonio as an NFL-ready market. “We just wanted to put San Antonio in the best light, and that’s what we did,” assistant..." November 13

  • Broncos turn slow start into blowout win vs. Raiders

    Denver Post "John Elway once had a rocket arm, lately has displayed a magic touch, and is now showing potential as a motivational speaker. The Broncos' general manager and former quarterback addressed his Broncos in a full team meeting Wednesday. The gist of his message: You guys are 6-2, but you're..." November 10

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    Vic Tafur @VicTafur

    @Twon_OAK: Vic, is TJ Carrie starting tomorrow? Didn't eve. Know he was hurt” >> think so but is officially listed as questionable (ankle)

  • Report: 'No way' Raiders move to San Antonio "Mark Davis and the Oakland Raiders are on the precipice of changing their location. The team could ultimately end up staying in Oakland, but a move certainly isn't out of the question with a lease on its last legs. Reports indicated Mark Davis is still speaking with the fine folks in San..." November 08

  • Las Vegas sports book: Raiders long shots to go 0-16

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders have eight games left to avoid a winless regular season. Six of those contests are against clubs with winning records, and the Raiders could well be underdogs in all of their remaining games, just as they are Sunday vs. Denver, an 11-point favorite. Still, a Las Vegas sports book..." November 08

  • Howie Long disputes authenticity of Raiders jersey with metal under the numbers

    Pro Football Talk "“Just Win Baby” was a general directive. The specifics were left to the will and creativity of those the late Al Davis expected to just win. If Heritage Auctions is to be believed, Raiders Hall of Fame defensive lineman Howie Long’s jersey once contained the product of some overly exuberant..." November 07

  • NFLPA pushing league to collectively bargain over personal conduct policy changes

    SB Nation "The NFLPA has been adamant that any changes to the league's personal conduct policy must be collectively bargained. The NFL has been resistant, however. The NFL Players Association are butting heads once again, this time over how to negotiate changes to the league's personal conduct policy. The..." November 04

  • Russell Wilson’s perplexed over his struggles in win over Raiders

    Seattle Times "One of Russell Wilson’s most celebrated traits has been his ability to diagnose a problem, then pull out his tools and fix it. But Wilson had no such solution to his problems during the 30-24 victory Sunday against the Raiders, and afterward he was just as uncertain about the roots of his..." November 03

  • Raiders' Carr, Seahawks' Wilson break NFL mold

    Oakland Tribune "Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll has a theory about why quarterbacks such as his own Russell Wilson and the Raiders' Derek Carr were able to start as rookies. It's a trend that started with two quarterbacks taken in the first round of the 2008 NFL draft and has to do with training at an..." November 02

  • Brandian Ross fined for hit that concussed Jordan Cameron

    Pro Football Talk "Browns tight end Jordan Cameron will miss Sunday’s game after suffering a concussion last week. The Raiders safety who gave Cameron the concussion has now been disciplined by the NFL. The league office has confirmed that Brandian Ross was fined $22,050 for hitting a defenseless receiver in the..." October 31

  • Thompkins trying to build chemistry with Carr on the fly

    CSN Bay Area "Kenbrell Thompkins sped down the left sideline with Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden covering him well. The newest Raiders receiver hit the brakes, turned around and saw a pass headed for his back shoulder. Momentum carried away, so Thompkins reached out and snagged Derek Carr’s fastball..." October 30

  • What did Jon Gruden reportedly tell Raiders about Manziel on draft night?

    Fox Sports Ohio "On draft night, analyst Jon Gruden was at a desk as part of television coverage of the event. He also was apparently "imploring" his former employer, the Oakland Raiders, trying to persuade them to draft a certain big-name quarterback with whom he may or may not be slightly infatuated. If you..." October 28

  • Former Raiders tackle Mo Collins, age 38, dies

    Charlotte Observer "West Charlotte High football coach Mo Collins – a former NFL lineman who dedicated himself to helping young people and turning around the program at the school he once attended – died early Sunday morning. Collins, 38, who did not coach in Friday’s 35-7 loss to Hough, had been receiving..." October 27

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Raiders plan to activate 2013 first round pick CB DJ Hayden today, I’m told, making him eligible to debut Sunday vs. #Browns

  • Raiders want to get Maurice Jones-Drew more work

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders signed several veteran free agents this offseason, but haven’t got much return from those investments so far this year. Coach Tony Sparano would like that to change for one member of that crew. Running back Maurice Jones-Drew has 18 carries for 48 yards so far this season and..." October 24

  • Raiders staying patient with tight end Rivera

    Contra Costa Times "Mychal Rivera is resolute in the belief he is making progress, even if his numbers suggest otherwise. "There are things a lot of people don't see," the Raiders' second-year tight end said after a recent practice. "They don't see the individual routes, the individual progress I'm making that..." October 24

  • Porn star Brooke Haven: No one parties harder than Sebastian Janikowski

    Larry Brown Sports "Adult film star Brooke Haven made an interesting revelation to TMZ earlier this week when she was discussing the various professional athletes she has partied with. The 34-year-old admitted that she has hung out with “a lot” of athletes, yet she hardly hesitated when asked who parties the hardest...." October 23

  • British government backs possibility of an NFL franchise in London

    SB Nation "The British government strongly supports the idea of an NFL team based in London, and recently had discussions with high-level league officials about the possibility of putting a team in the United Kingdom. British treasury chief George Osborne pledged full government backing for a franchise in..." October 23

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Raiders DE LaMarr Woodley suffered a torn bicep in the game Sunday, source says. His season is believed to be over.

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    Scott Bair @BairCSN

    No LaMarr Woodley at practice. Injury still undisclosed. Looks like Carlos Rogers is a spectator today.

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    Bill Williamson @BWilliamsonESPN

    #Raiders worst fears for safety Usama Young confirmed. He tore ACL/MCL according to source. Season is over.

  • Coach Tony Sparano is sure that things are going to get better

    Contra Costa Times "By most accounts other than that pesky bottom line, the Tony Sparano era is off to a good start. The Raiders showed life offensively in a 31-28 loss to the San Diego Chargers, played hard and with passion, and some of the changes instituted by Sparano seemed to pay dividends. "If those guys..." October 19

  • Cornerback Hayden, last year’s first-rounder, nears return

    San Francisco Chronicle "Usually, when a team gets its 2013 first-round pick back from injury, the players are pretty excited. The Raiders are merely crossing their fingers, hoping that cornerback DJ Hayden, back Wednesday after missing six weeks due to foot surgery, can help them bounce back from an 0-5 start. Hayden,..." October 16

  • Tony Sparano succeeds by limiting Raiders' playbook "Tony Sparano has always been a coach who likes to do things his way, so when he took over the interim job in Oakland, it was no surprise that things were going to change quickly. The former Dolphins head coach installed training-camp style fundamental drills into Raiders practice and cut down..." October 15

  • Raiders QB Derek Carr 'keeps getting better and better'

    CSN Bay Area "Derek Carr values victories over statistics. The Raiders rookie quarterback is 0-5 in the only statistical category he cares about, something he’ll remind you of even after the best of performances. He made some mistakes in Sunday’s 31-28 loss to the San Diego Chargers at Coliseum, but..." October 13

  • It was messy, but Chargers still beat Raiders

    San Diego Union-Tribune "And yet, they still won. The Chargers that trounced the Super Bowl champs, shut out the Jets and buried the Jaguars by 19 points were nowhere to be found Sunday. The team whose four-game winning streak had national pundits deeming it the top squad in the NFL was MIA. The Chargers weren't..." October 13

  • Raiders fans egg Chargers' bus "The San Diego Chargers' team bus was egged by fans at Stadium as it arrived at the facility to drop off players for Sunday's game against the Raiders. Chargers general manager Tom Telesco was on the bus, along with a group of San Diego players. According to a team spokesperson, players..." October 13

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #Raiders begin the Tony Sparano era with rookie QB Derek Carr under center, source says. As he hoped, he healed up from London nicely.

  • Barring "setback", Derek Carr will start for Raiders vs Chargers

    Silver & Black Pride "After being limited in practice all week, Derek Carr is officially questionable on the Raiders injury report. All indications, however, are that he will be ready to go for the game. Head coach Tony Sparano said early this week that he was taking it one day at a time with Carr and Friday, he..." October 11

  • Newcomer Kenbrell Thompkins hopes to help Raiders soon

    San Francisco Chronicle "There is no better first impression for a new player: Make the coaches squint to see you. Kenbrell Thompkins, whom the Raiders claimed off waivers from the Patriots on Monday, definitely turned some heads this week at practice. What “jumped out immediately was that he is playing at a little..." October 11

  • Raiders' Penn delivering on bounce-back season

    Oakland Tribune "A consolation prize in March, Donald Penn has become the anchor of the Raiders' offensive line in October. Penn is as frustrated as anyone by an 0-4 start, so he's not particularly comfortable talking about how well he is playing at left tackle. "I haven't done anything yet, man," Penn said...." October 11

  • Could Sparano prompt Wildcat revival in Oakland?

    CSN Bay Area "The Raiders have used a Wildcat formation three times in four games. That was before the man who popularized it in the NFL was promoted to interim head coach. Tony Sparano ran the Wildcat extensively as head coach of the Miami Dolphins, but wasn’t promising a revival on Sunday against the San..." October 11

  • Bose sends out free headphones to NFL teams

    Los That Sports Blog "Now that audio powerhouse Bose is the official headphone supplier for the NFL — something that got San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick fined $10k for wearing Beats headphones this past weekend — Bose needs to push their brand via NFL players. Apparently the company has moved quickly to do so, as..." October 10

  • Raiders lose Nick Roach for season

    Oakland Tribune "Middle linebacker Nick Roach was placed on the injured reserve list Wednesday because of concussion symptoms, ending his season without ever playing a snap. Roach has been limited in practice since Sept. 3 but was never cleared to play after a concussion on Aug. 22 in the Raiders' third..." October 09

  • Denarius Moore gets clean slate, Raiders' Sparano says "When Dennis Allen was running the Oakland Raiders, his most physically gifted wide receiver spent a hefty portion of the past two seasons in the doghouse. Now that Tony Sparano has taken over on an interim basis, Denarius Moore will be given a clean slate with the coaching staff. Sparano..." October 09

  • Report: Raiders willing to move to NFC to get to Los Angeles

    Silver & Black Pride "One of the stranger reports came out during the owners meeting this week. That being the Raiders would be willing to move to the NFC West if that's what it takes to be considered as one of the teams to move to Los Angeles. This according to Bleacher Report's Jason Cole. Here is the thinking in..." October 09