Raiders Rumors & News

  • 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

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    ProFootballTalk @ProFootballTalk

    Raiders release WR Greg Little, per league source. #backtocleveland

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    Jack Crawford @Sack_Religious

    Words cannot express how grateful I am to Mark Davis and the Oakland Raiders for giving me the…

  • Dennis Allen evasive on starting QB "On Tuesday, Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen was clear: Matt Schaub would be healthy and ready to start Week 1 at the New York Jets. On Thursday night, though, Allen was less certain when asked who his starting quarterback will be. The play of rookie Derek Carr might have changed things...." August 29

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    ProFootballTalk @ProFootballTalk

    On PFT Live, Vic Tafur of San Francisco Chronicle on chances QB Derek Carr will start Week One for the Raiders: 100 percent.

  • Carr erupts, Raiders top Seahawks 41-31

    CSN Bay Area "The Raiders planned on giving quarterback Derek Carr approximately 25 snaps in Thursday’s exhibition finale against the Seattle Seahawks. The rookie second-round pick took exactly 22. What he did with them was pretty remarkable. Carr was 11-for-13 for 143 yards and three touchdowns in four..." August 29

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    Bill Williamson @BWilliamsonESPN

    #Raiders Allen won't say it but my guess is we see Carr against Jets

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    Raiders QB Matt Schaub did a little light tossing with trainers yesterday. Club will have him throw to see where his arm is at on Monday.

  • With Schaub out, QB Carr gets shot to impress Raiders

    San Francisco Chronicle "There is no question that rookie Derek Carr is the Raiders' quarterback of the future. When that future comes and how well he will play are both up in the air - but both those questions could start to be answered Thursday night in the team's preseason finale against the Seahawks at" August 28

  • Raiders hope rebuild pays immediate dividends

    Sacramento Bee "The time for excuses for the Oakland Raiders is over. After spending two years tearing apart a struggling team beset by bad draft picks and out-of-whack contracts, general manager Reggie McKenzie and coach Dennis Allen finally got the chance to build the type of team they wanted since coming..." August 27

  • Hayden's Raiders career takes another wrong turn

    CSN Bay Area "Raiders cornerback DJ Hayden hasn’t practiced since May. Now that he’s been placed on the reserve/physically unable to perform list, he can’t until October. The 2013 first round pick has been slow to recover from surgery that repaired a stress fracture in his right foot and is apparently not..." August 27

  • NFLPA hopeful Sean Gilbert proposes $1M minimum salary, 18 games, other changes

    Yahoo! Sports "Sean Gilbert and DeMaurice Smith need to go at it, town-hall style battle-royale style in a debate. After all, these are the two men who could go head-to-head for the NFLPA executive director spot soon, even if the sitting executive director Smith has no plans of leaving his post. Gilbert, the..." August 26

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Raiders are placing 2013 first-round pick, CB D.J. Hayden, on PUP due to foot injury that has kept him out of camp, per source.

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    Jerry McDonald @Jerrymcd

    Dennis Allen holding firm with Schaub. Looking for him to start Week 1 vs. NY Jets. Has no concerns about QB position.

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Raiders QB Matt Schaub (sore elbow) sat out practice Sun. Source says no major structural damage. Tendinitis. Explains arm strength issues

  • Sio Moore leaves hospital, flies home with Raiders

    Pro Football Talk "Despite last night’s loss at Green Bay, there was significant good news for the Raiders. Linebacker Sio Moore, who was taken off the field on a stretcher after being hit in the neck, was released from a nearby hospital and flew home with the team this morning. According to Scott Bair of..." August 23

  • Schaub struggles but expresses confidence in Raiders’ offense

    Pro Football Talk "Raiders quarterback Matt Schaub has had a rough preseason, and it didn’t get much better on Friday night in Green Bay. Schaub threw for just 110 yards, completing 13 of 27 passes, and he acknowledged afterward that the Raiders’ offense still has work to do. “We better be close to getting..." August 23

  • LB Sio Moore suffers strained neck "Oakland Raiders linebacker Sio Moore was taken off on a stretcher with a neck injury in the second quarter of a preseason 31-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Friday night. Moore was taken to a local hospital for evaluation, and Raiders coach Dennis Allen said X-rays were negative, calling..." August 23

  • Packers 31, Raiders 21

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Over the years Mike McCarthy has talked about fielding a team that, as he put it, could "play all out." If the Green Bay Packers' last two exhibition games are any indication, McCarthy has that team. Last week, the Packers went to the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis and knocked the Rams'..." August 23

  • Raiders' young cornerbacks get chance to earn roster spots

    San Francisco Chronicle "At the NFL Rookie Symposium in Canton, Ohio, last month, Raiders rookie Keith McGill got to meet Hall of Fame cornerback Mike Haynes. Haynes thought the 6-foot-3, 211-pound McGill was a receiver. "I told Mr. Haynes that I was a cornerback, and he smiled," McGill said. "He said the Raiders..." August 22

  • Forbes: Raiders no longer least valuable team in NFL

    CSN Bay Area "The Raiders are the 28th most valuable franchise in the NFL, according to Forbes' latest valuations. Last year, Mark Davis' team clocked in as the least valuable franchise at an estimated $825 million. This year, the club's owner could sell for an estimated $970 million, an increase of $135..." August 21

  • NFL claims immunity in Oakland Raiderette cheerleader lawsuit

    Yahoo! Sports "Cheerleaders across the NFL have begun filing suits against their teams and in some cases the NFL, charging an array of offenses including improper working conditions and below-minimum wage payment. Now the NFL has responded to a suit filed by two Oakland Raiderettes cheerleaders, and is declining..." August 21

  • The NFL's Most Valuable Teams "Just because the auction of the Buffalo Bills is having a tough time drawing bids above $1 billion two years after the Cleveland Browns sold for $987 million, and just weeks after the National Basketball Association’s Los Angeles Clippers were sold for $2 billion, doesn’t mean the National..." August 20

  • O-line stability a welcome change for Raiders

    San Francisco Chronicle "Last year, starting in the preseason, the Raiders' offensive line had more personnel changes than the Temptations did through the '70s and '80s. This year, at least there's stability. While the tight end corps has taken some hits, the line has stayed intact. In 2013 there were already three..." August 20

  • Raiders corner D.J. Hayden appears headed to PUP list "D.J. Hayden is on an unfortunate track. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that it appears the Oakland Raiders' cornerback is headed to the reserve/PUP list. The team will know this week, according to Rapoport. Hayden underwent foot surgery for a stress fracture in late..." August 19

  • Derek Carr avoids serious rib injury

    Pro Football Talk "Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr is going to have to spend some time recovering from a concussion, but he won’t have to do double duty and rehab a serious rib injury at the same time. Carr was knocked out of Friday night’s game on a hit by Larry Webster of the Lions, he reportedly told..." August 17

  • Allen pleased with 'more explosive' McFadden

    CSN Bay Area "Dennis Allen wasn’t Raiders head coach in 2010 or 2011, when Darren McFadden was at his very best. The slashing rusher averaged 5.3 yards per carry in those two seasons, whopping sums he hasn’t matched since Allen took over in 2012. While injury issues have been a constant, the production..." August 17

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    Austin Murphy @si_austinmurphy

    Derek Carr to Raiders team doctor in bowels of stadium just now: "I just heard a crunch. I don't know if my rib's broken. But it hurts."

  • Lions’ pass rush a good test for Raiders

    Pro Football Talk "If the second preseason game is any indication, the success of the Raiders’ offense could very well come down to whether it can counter pass rush pressure. Though the Lions didn’t sack Raiders starter Matt Schaub, Detroit was able to get after the 11th-year passer on several of his dropbacks...." August 16