Raiders Rumors & News

  • Report: Raiders release defensive tackle Antonio Smith

    Silver & Black Pride "After just one season with the team, the Raiders have released defensive tackle Antonio Smith. This according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The 33-year-old Smith was signed last offseason to a 2-year deal. He was set to count $4 million against the 2015 salary cap. He leaves no dead money..." March 31

  • Colts Sign WR Vincent Brown

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Indianapolis Colts announced the signing of WR Vincent Brown on Tuesday. Brown, 25, is a former third-round pick of the Chargers. However, he was waived by San Diego with an injury settlement at the start of the 2014 season. The Raiders later signed Brown to a one-year contract." March 31

  • Ravens sign Matt Schaub as backup quarterback

    Baltimore Sun "The Ravens finalized a one-year, $3 million contract with veteran quarterback Matt Schaub on Tuesday after talks progressed quickly during his visit to team headquarters. The Ravens were Schaub's only free-agent visit. Schaub, 33, also drew strong interest from the Atlanta Falcons, the team..." March 31

  • Texans have interest in bringing back defensive lineman Antonio Smith

    Houston Chronicle "The Texans are interested in bringing back defensive end Antonio Smith, who was placed on waivers by Oakland today. Smith, 33, played five seasons (2009-13) with the Texans. Defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel wanted to keep him last season, but the Raiders offered him more than $4 million a..." March 31

  • Raiders re-sign DL C.J. Wilson

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "The Raiders announced that they have re-signed defensive lineman C.J. Wilson . Wilson appeared in a career-high 16 games last season for the team, starting seven contests." March 30

  • Falcons coach Dan Quinn doesn't rule out Matt Schaub

    ESPN.com "The Atlanta Falcons always need a backup plan just in case the unexpected happens to quarterback Matt Ryan. Right now, recently re-signed veteran T.J. Yates and Sean Renfree provide the depth behind Ryan. But what if the Falcons could add a player familiar with new offensive coordinator Kyle..." March 27

  • NFL exploring Mexico, Germany and other markets to host games

    SB Nation "The NFL views Mexico, Canada and China as the next markets to focus on as it looks to add more international games to the schedule, according to Albert Breer of the NFL Network. The league could be considering NFL games in those markets, similar to the International Series that already takes place..." March 27

  • With so much tampering, NFL will struggle to police it all

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged the obvious on Wednesday when he said at the league meeting that multiple teams had dealings before the start of free agency that may have violated the letter of the law. “We want to make sure no teams are gaining an advantage as it relates to free..." March 26

  • McKenzie: Raiders want to add competition at right guard

    CSN Bay Area "The Raiders had plenty of holes to fill this offseason, yet they created another by moving Austin Howard to right tackle. There’s now a vacancy at right guard. That will be a offseason program/training camp battle to watch as the team hashes out who will be the primary option on center Rodney..." March 25

  • NFL momentum builds to alter extra point for 2015 season

    USA Today "A rules alteration that would inject more excitement into the near-automatic extra point could be adopted for the 2015 NFL season as early as the league's next meeting this May. There was lively discussion among the 32 teams Wednesday about adding significant drama to the mundane point after..." March 25

  • Latavius Murray, Trent Richardson to compete at tailback

    ESPN.com "Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said he expects Lavatius Murray and Trent Richardson to compete for the starting tailback job. With Maurice Jones-Drew retiring and Darren McFadden going to Dallas, Murray is the incumbent on an offense that ranked dead last in the NFL in the run game. Murray..." March 24

  • NFL may let injury spotters stop play during games

    SB Nation "Besides instant replay reform and finding a better definition of a "catch," the NFL's competition committee is busy this week deciding whether to increase the duties of injury spotters in NFL games. The proposal would allow independent medical trainers to watch for possible concussions and stop..." March 23

  • The NFL Charged Its Players $400 to Participate in Veteran Combine

    Complex "The NFL's first Veteran Combine took place this weekend. A new addition to the offseason calendar, the Combine seemed like a great idea for older players to get in front of scouts and front office types—a way to balance the scales between the incoming rookie class and the veteran class that'll..." March 23

  • NFL considering Brazil to host 2017 Pro Bowl

    Fox Sports "One of the world's biggest soccer hotbeds could soon host a different type of football event. A source told FOXSports.com that Brazil is a viable candidate to host the 2017 Pro Bowl. The all-star exhibition game's future destination is one of the subjects that will be broached during the..." March 23

  • The threshold for ‘completing a catch to the ground’ in NFL is changing, and Packers prez tells how

    Toronto Sun "The threshold for what constitutes a catch when a receiver falls to the ground is changing, a member of the league’s competition committee told Sun Media on Sunday. In a conference call last week, the committee announced that the controversial “complete-the-catch-to-the-ground” rule will stay,..." March 23

  • Roger Goodell, Unplugged

    SI.com "The MMQB: What’s the lesson you take from easily your most trying year as commissioner? Goodell: I don’t know if you could put one or two … One of the things we always focus on is, What do we learn and how do we get better? I think in this case there were several factors. One is, Do we have the..." March 23

  • Best remaining free-agent fits for Oakland Raiders

    ESPN.com "Earlier in the week, we looked at the remaining needs for the Oakland Raiders this offseason. Now we will take those need positions and pair them with some of the best names available in a thinning free-agent group: Receiver: Greg Jennings, Michael Crabtree, Hakeem Nicks and Wes..." March 20

  • Raiders RB Trent Richardson believes new offensive system, new team is perfect fit to realize potential

    Contra Costa Times "The Raiders rekindled a tradition of attempting to salvage a reclamation project Tuesday with the signing of running back Trent Richardson. The Browns liked Richardson enough coming out of Alabama to trade picks in the first, fourth, fifth and seventh rounds to the Minnesota Vikings so they..." March 18

  • Biggest position holes to fill for all 32 teams in the NFL Draft

    CBSSports.com "The big wave of free agency has come and gone, and the focus has turned to the draft, but that doesn't mean there still aren't holes to fill, some huge ones, for each of the NFL's 32 teams. You can't solve all the problems in free agency. In fact, it's usually only a few if a team is lucky. For..." March 18

  • 13d
    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Raiders free-agent WR Denarius Moore is scheduled to meet Thursday with NY Jets, per source. Jets need a speed WR to go along with other WRs

  • 14d
    Scott Bair @BairCSN

    Per a league source, the Raiders are signing RB Trent Richardson.

  • The time Roger Goodell backed out of doing 'Between Two Ferns'

    SB Nation "Alex Richanbach, executive producer of Funny or Die Sports was on a SXSW panel last Saturday called "Now Athletes are Funny: Power of Comedy and Sports." I hadn't noticed it on the schedule until it was about halfway over, but I stopped in just as Richanbach was getting into the meat of a pretty..." March 17

  • Raiders signing RB Trent Richardson

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "The Raiders are signing running back Trent Richardson, reports CSNCalifornia.com. The Colts cut Richardson last week after two disappointing seasons with the team. Richardson joins a backfield featuring Latavius Murray, Roy Helu and Marcel Reece. Richardson has averaged 3.3 yards per carry over..." March 17

  • Jones-Drew, Locker, Willis, Worilds may signal start of a trend of young NFL players retiring

    Arizona Republic "NFL free agency started this week, so the news cycle was dominated by the redistribution of wealth. It was a job fair at the highest level of sports as players were traded, re-signed, signed and released. That was to be expected. What was surprising is that in a time devoted to procuring..." March 17

  • Raiders release backup QB Matt Schaub

    CSN Bay Area "Raiders quarterback Matt Schaub has been released, the team announced on Monday afternoon. The transaction gives the Raiders $5.5 million in salary cap space. Without dead money involved and second-year signal caller Derek Carr firmly entrenched as the starter, Schaub’s release has been..." March 16

  • Raiders Sign QB Christian Ponder

    Raiders.com "The Oakland Raiders have signed unrestricted free agent QB Christian Ponder, the club announced Friday. Ponder was originally drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the first round (12th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft and spent the last four seasons with the Vikings. Ponder was tutored by..." March 14

  • Raiders owner Mark Davis shuts down Greg Hardy connection

    CSN Bay Area "The Raiders owner Mark Davis denied that his team is in contract talks with the toxic former Carolina defensive end Greg Hardy, calling any report of that information was “false, falser and falsest.” “That is not true,” Davis told San Jose Mercury News columnist Tim Kawakami. There were..." March 14

  • 18d
    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    QB Christian Ponder visiting the Raiders today, sources say.

  • Report: Cowboys sign Darren McFadden to two-year deal

    SI.com "The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to a two-year deal with running back Darren McFadden, Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. The Cowboys lost running back DeMarco Murray to the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday. Murray led the NFL with 1,845 rushing yards last season and signed..." March 13

  • 18d
    Jordan Schultz @Schultz_Report

    Hearing Greg Hardy in discussions with Raiders. I would say 60-40 he gets a deal with Oakland. #NFLFreeAgency

  • 18d
    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

    #Raiders are expected to sign QB Christian Ponder to a one-year deal, per league source.

  • 19d
    NFL Network @nflnetwork

    From @RapSheet: Keep an eye on the Oakland @Raiders as a potential option for RB Ryan Mathews.

  • 19d
    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Raiders signing former Eagles S Nate Allen, per league source.

  • 20d
    Around The NFL @AroundTheNFL

    From @RapSheet on @NFLNetwork: Murray decision likely to come tonight. Raiders believed to be offering most money.

  • Raiders acquire blocking TE Lee Smith on three-year deal

    CSN Bay Area "The Raiders were in need of tight end depth, especially in pass protection in the run game. They filled that void on Tuesday afternoon. The Raiders agreed to terms with former Buffalo Bills tight end Lee Smith on a three-year contract worth a total of $9.1 million, according to an NFL..." March 11

  • 20d
    Michael C. Wright @mikecwright

    Raiders signing Dan Williams and Curtis Lofton per source. Getting Williams pulled them out of Knighton sweepstakes.

  • Terrance Knighton won’t rejoin Jack Del Rio in Oakland

    San Francisco Chronicle "Turns out the Pot Roast was undercooked. Long believed to be a natural fit for the Raiders, free-agent defensive tackle Terrance “Pot Roast” Knighton said Tuesday that he will not be rejoining former coach Jack Del Rio in Oakland. Knighton had followed Del Rio from Jacksonville to Denver,..." March 11

  • 20d
    Michael C. Wright @mikecwright

    Raiders signing Dan Williams and Curtis Lofton per source. Getting Williams pulled them out of Knighton sweepstakes.

  • 21d
    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

    #Raiders agreed to a contract with Roy Helu, source said.

  • 21d
    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    Benefit of bringing in a DeMarco Murray for Jags or Raiders would be twofold. Helps solve minimum-spend issue. Takes heat off young QBs.

  • 21d
    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Raiders + TEs: former Bills TE Lee Smith expected to join Oakland, per sources. Bengals TE Jermaine Gresham expected to visit Oakland today.

  • Eagles, Jaguars, Raiders eyeing DeMarco Murray

    NFL.com "After a flurry of trades, cuts and signings, DeMarco Murray remains the biggest of names left on the open market. So where will he land? NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the former Dallas Cowboys running back is receiving interest from the Philadelphia Eagles and remains..." March 10

  • 21d
    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Former Super Bowl MVP and Seahawks LB Malcolm Smith has reached agreement with the Oakland Raiders, per sources.

  • Report: Arizona Cardinals to sign LB LaMarr Woodley

    Arizona Sports "The Pittsburgh to Arizona pipeline has sent another player to the desert, albeit by way of Oakland. Woodley, 30, played in just six games for the Raiders last season due to a torn biceps. Prior to that, he spent the first seven years of his NFL career with the Pittsburgh Steelers. There, he..." March 10

  • 22d
    Jim Thomas @jthom1

    Dallas and Oakland among teams showing interest in Rams backup QB Shaun Hill.

  • Report: NFL angry with leaked contracts ahead of free agency

    The Score "The NFL isn't happy that so many details of the contracts slated to be signed when free agency officially begins Tuesday are being leaked ahead of time. The league sent a letter to all 32 teams stating its displeasure with the release of contract terms, according to Yahoo Sports' Rand Getlin. " March 09

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Rodney Hudson is going to Oakland. $44.5M on a 5 year deal. Someone taking the Raiders' money.

  • Report: Raiders suitors for Jermaine Gresham

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders are reportedly in play for one of the better free agent tight ends. Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports reports Oakland will be a suitor for Cincinnati’s Jermaine Gresham. Adam Caplan of ESPN also reports the Raiders “have interest” in Gresham, PFT’s 40th-ranked free agent. The..." March 08

  • 23d
    Josina Anderson @JosinaAnderson

    Source: Teams showing 'serious interest' in impending unrestricted free agent DT Terrance 'Pot Roast' Knighton include OAK, WAS, IND & CHI.

  • 24d
    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

    #Raiders have interest in TE Jermaine Gresham, source said. Not as much as first thought on Julius Thomas.

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