Raiders Rumors & News

  • Drops 'a big deal' for Raiders WR Amari Cooper

    CSN Bay Area "Raiders receiver Amari Cooper dropped to his knees and slammed his fists into the Ford Field turf on Sunday afternoon, a tantrum lasting a few seconds at most. That’s as emotional as Cooper gets about his profession. One warning: Don’t associate stoicism with ambivalence. He cares deeply about..." November 26

  • 49ers claim ex-Raiders LB Armstrong off waivers

    CSN Bay Area "The 49ers on Wednesday claimed outside linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong off waivers from the Raiders. The 49ers placed defensive lineman Glenn Dorsey on season-ending injured reserve. Dorsey underwent surgery to repair a torn right ACL on Tuesday. The Raiders waived Armstrong on Tuesday. He..." November 26

  • Semifinalists for Pro Football Hall of Fame's 2016 class "The Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2016 was trimmed down to 25 on Tuesday during NFL Network's Gold Jacket Semifinalists special. The original field of 108 nominees and these selections will be cut to 15 in early January. The group of semifinalists includes 22 players and three coaches,..." November 25

  • What are the worst calls by referees this season? Here are our top five

    Yahoo! Sports "Super Bowl 50, billed as a celebration of a half-century of what has become the pinnacle sporting event in the Western Hemisphere, was marred — before the game ever started — on an obscure automatic coin toss loss by the Carolina Panthers for sending too many captains (teams are allowed six) out..." November 25

  • NFL Targets Massive Payday in Thursday Night TV Deal

    The Hollywood Reporter "One of the last big sports rights opportunities for several years is about to become available to TV networks. The NFL's Thursday Night Football — which for the past two seasons has aired on CBS via one-year deals — is generating intense interest as the league is likely to extend the length of the..." November 23

  • Swarming Lions silence Raiders for 2nd straight win

    Detroit News "It took until the second half of the season, but the Lions have rediscovered their swarming defense from 2014. In an 18-13 win Sunday, the Lions allowed just 214 yards to a Raiders offense that came to Ford Field averaging 374.2 per game. Quarterback Matthew Stafford scored the game-winning..." November 22

  • Super Bowl Champ: NFL Made Me Deaf

    TMZ "He won TWO Super Bowl rings with the Raiders -- but ex-NFL safety Mike Davis says his NFL career cost him his hearing ... a result of at least 11 CONCUSSIONS. Davis -- who still rocks his rings from Super Bowl XV and XVIII -- was at the Chris Aire jewelry boutique this week when he told us he..." November 22

  • Report: 2016 NFL Draft to allow trades for compensatory picks

    Sportsnaut "The NFL is reportedly considering an exciting new twist to the 2016 NFL Draft. Prior to the upcoming draft in Chicago, compensatory draft picks were off the table for any potential trades. However, the league is expected to allow them to be part of the trade equation this spring, which ESPN’s..." November 19

  • Charles Woodson: I guess I could see playing another year

    Pro Football Talk "Charles Woodson is having a strong season for the Raiders at 39, something that even he admits isn’t exactly what he expected. During a conference call with Lions reporters ahead of this Sunday’s game, the veteran safety said that he never thought he would play 18 seasons in the NFL and the..." November 18

  • Statements on Suspension of Aldon Smith "Aldon Smith of the Oakland Raiders has been notified that he is now suspended without pay for a minimum of one year for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. Under the terms of the policy, Smith will be eligible to apply for reinstatement no sooner than 60 days before the..." November 18

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    Tom Pelissero @TomPelissero

    It's a one-year suspension for Aldon Smith for substance abuse, as @AdamSchefter said. Repeat offender.

  • Aldon Smith suspended one year for substance abuse violation

    CBS Sports "The Oakland Raiders will have to make the rest of their surprising playoff push without one of their best defensive players. According to several reports, edge rusher Aldon Smith will be suspended for one year due to a violation of the league's substance abuse policy. Smith signed with the..." November 17

  • Vikings blitz Raiders, take sole possession of first in NFC North

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Derek Carr put up the bigger numbers. Teddy Bridgewater walked away with the win. In a battle between the two most accomplished quarterbacks from the 2014 draft class, Bridgewater threw for just 140 yards. But thanks to another big play on special teams, a second-half shutout from the defense..." November 16

  • NFL likely to charge $500M-$600M relocation fee for move to LA

    CBS Sports "It's not going to be cheap to move to Los Angeles. If the Rams, Raiders or Chargers make the move to Los Angeles in 2016, it's going to cost them some serious money. According to the Sports Business Journal, the NFL is going to charge a relocation fee of at least $500 million to any team that's..." November 16

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Raiders RB Latavius Murray is expected to play despite going through concussion protocol last week, per source.

  • Raiders activate Nate Allen from IR

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders secondary will have veteran safety Nate Allen back in the mix against the Vikings on Sunday. Allen hurt his knee during the first week of the regular season and was placed on injured reserve with the designation to return. He became eligible to come off that list this week and the..." November 15

  • Cooper, Murray return; Hudson remains out

    CSN Bay Area "Running back Latavius Murray was back at Raiders practice in a limited role Thursday, cleared for work after suffering a concussion in a loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Receiver Amari Cooper skipped practice with a quadriceps strain on Wednesday but was back on the field as a full participant,..." November 12

  • Adrian Peterson inspired by Charles Woodson's play at age 39

    ESPN "Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has spoken several times this year of his belief he can be one of the league's better running backs into his late 30s. In doing so, Peterson has named Oakland Raiders safety Charles Woodson -- who's leading the league in interceptions at age 39 -- as..." November 12

  • NFL may wait until March to decide which team moves to L.A.

    Pro Football Talk "As the owners of the Rams, Raiders and Chargers all consider a move to Los Angeles, the owners of the NFL’s other 29 teams are taking their time about deciding which franchise or franchises they will permit to move. Jets owner Woody Johnson said today that a decision on which team will move to..." November 12

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    Scott Bair @BairCSN

    Raiders RB Latavius Murray is just watching practice today. No pads, no helmet sideline.

  • Del Rio not concerned with LB Armstrong's police incident

    Fox Sports "Oakland head coach Jack Del Rio said he is isn't concerned about an alleged incident involving Raiders linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong and a police dog prior to last Sunday's road game against Pittsburgh. Multiple media outlets have reported that Armstrong is under investigation by the Alleghany..." November 11

  • Disney CEO Bob Iger joins NFL stadium project in Carson, Calif.

    ESPN "The company formed to bring the San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders to a facility built by them in Carson, California, announced Wednesday that -- if the NFL approves the plan -- Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger would be responsible for hiring its president. Carson Holdings, a joint..." November 11

  • Police Probe Alleged Raiders Player’s Taunting Of K-9 At Heinz Field

    CBS Pittsburgh "Police are investigating the alleged taunting of a police K-9 by a member of the Oakland Raiders at Heinz Field Sunday afternoon. According to police, the incident happened as the Raiders were taking the field for their matchup with the Steelers. “We were immediately notified about the..." November 11

  • NFL officials in Mexico City, seeing if it’s ready for 2016 game

    Pro Football Talk "As the NFL continues to expand its inventory in England, they’re also looking at games outside our borders but on our continent. According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, a group of league officials will be in Mexico City through Wednesday, trying to determine if Azteca Stadium is prepared..." November 10

  • Steelers hold off Raiders, 38-35

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Antonio Brown had the most productive game of his splendid career, including a 57-yard reception that set up Chris Boswell’s 18-yard field goal with two seconds left as the Steelers pulled out a 38-35 victory over the Oakland Raiders at Heinz Field. However, the Steelers lost their starting..." November 08

  • Khalil Mack back at practice, listed as limited

    Pro Football Talk "After sitting out Wednesday’s practice due to a sore hamstring, Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack was back on the practice field Thursday. The Raiders listed Mack as a limited participant. It’s believed both the team and Mack are just taking precaution after Mack limped off last Sunday..." November 06

  • Ex-NFL player Anthony Wayne Smith convicted on three counts of murder

    Reuters "A Southern California jury on Thursday convicted former Oakland Raiders defensive end Anthony Wayne Smith on three counts of first-degree murder, but the judge declared a mistrial for a fourth count. The 48-year-old onetime National Football League star, whose original trial in one of the..." November 05

  • Jets CB Darrelle Revis laughs off Darren Woodson criticism: 'He's a comedian'

    New York Daily News "Darren Woodson is a former All-Pro safety, three-time Super Bowl champion and current NFL analyst at ESPN. But after bashing Darelle Revis Wednesday during an appearance on "Mike and Mike," Woodson has garnered a different job title. "He's a comedian," Revis said with a smile...." November 05

  • Raiders' Derek Carr good under pressure

    Oakland Tribune "Derek Carr is thriving under pressure the way few young quarterbacks -- or any quarterback for that matter -- have in recent memory. The Raiders' second-year signal caller leads the NFL with a passer rating of 131.8 against blitzes, according to the football analysis website Pro Football Focus...." November 05

  • Raiders sign WR Marcus Thigpen

    CSN Bay Area "The Raiders exchanged one return man for another. They signed Marcus Thigpen on Tuesday to possibly help a return game that uses key parts in a risky phase of the game. If Thigpen earns a role, he could relieve valuable defensive back T.J. Carrie of returning punts and help running back Taiwan..." November 05

  • Carr 'would love' for Raiders to sign Crabtree long term

    CSN Bay Area "Raiders players and coaches have said nice things about veteran receiver Michael Crabtree this season. Compliments have come quick and steady since Sunday’s 34-20 victory over the New York Jets, when he had seven catches for 102 yards and a touchdown. The former 49er has been a bright spot of a..." November 04

  • Smartphone Breathalyzer Company Ranks the Drunkest NFL Fanbases (Congrats, Buffalo!)

    Complex "Ever wonder which NFL fanbases get the drunkest while watching their respective teams play? Thanks to the folks at BacTRACK -- a company that sells smartphone breathalyzers -- we may have the answer. Using data collected by BacTRACK during the first seven Sundays of the NFL season, and dividing..." November 04

  • Raiders’ Latavius Murray has power to make defenders cringe

    San Francisco Chronicle "Safety Charles Woodson calls it a “delight” when he gets to watch Latavius Murray and the Raiders’ offense churn out yards. Defensive end Khalil Mack made a face as though his favorite song just came on when asked if he enjoys watching Murray run. Murray is 6-foot-3 and 230 pounds and not shy..." November 04

  • Michael Crabtree’s move across bay pays off for him and Raiders

    San Francisco Chronicle "Michael Crabtree has plied his trade in the Bay Area since 2009, so Northern California fans have had a close-up view of him for a long time. And in his final days with the 49ers last season, he was labeled something of a malcontent, a receiver whose best days were probably behind him. Don’t..." November 03

  • Raiders explosive in win over Jets

    CSN Bay Area "Raiders safety Charles Woodson was on NFL Network earlier this week, as big-time players are known to do. The veteran was asked about his upstart Raiders, out to a 3-3 start and competitive against all comers after years of awful football. Competitive isn’t good enough for Woodson. Not by a..." November 02

  • Raiders owner attends Oakland town hall meeting on relocation

    The Score "Raiders owner Mark Davis made a surprise appearance at an NFL-sponsored town hall meeting Thursday night and said he is still committed to keeping his team in Oakland. Nearly 400 people filed into the downtown Paramount Theater for the scheduled three-hour event designed to give fans a chance..." October 30

  • Raiders coach Jack Del Rio considering honoring John Madden on sideline

    Fox Sports "Growing up as an Oakland Raiders fan, Jack Del Rio fondly remembers John Madden walking the sideline as head coach during the 1970s. Such memories have inspired Del Rio to try and pay tribute to one of his predecessors. Del Rio said he is considering wearing a suit during a future Raiders..." October 28

  • Raiders Would Like To Sign Aldon Smith “Long Term” "Raiders’ general manager, Reggie McKenzie, gambled on Aldon Smith just days before the season opener and if his comments today were any indication, he could be doing it again soon. According to the San Francisco Chronicle‘s Vic Tafur, the Raiders hope to sign Smith long term. Smith signed a..." October 28

  • NFL could change personal conduct discipline without CBA extension

    CBS Sports "Lost amid the actual football on the field is the ongoing lawsuit between Tom Brady and the NFL. The league lamented in its appeal filing Monday the "unfathomable" and "inexplicable" decision by U.S. District Judge Richard Berman to vacate Brady's suspension. All of this further underlines the..." October 27

  • Carr, Raiders torch Chargers on road

    CSN Bay Area "The Raiders had two weeks to stew in opportunities lost. They rued a somewhat respectable 2-3 record, while visions of 4-1 danced in their heads. The Raiders let victory slip late against the Chicago Bears, and left as losers after keeping quarterback Peyton Manning and the Broncos offense out of..." October 26

  • Amari Cooper is dominating the NFL like no rookie receiver since Randy Moss, Anquan Boldin

    SB Nation "The Oakland Raiders front office has been the butt of many jokes over the years, with questionable decisions and poor drafting dominating the headlines in Al Davis' later years in charge of the team. But the Raiders have completely flipped the script over the past couple seasons, and while they..." October 26

  • Cowboys reclaim title of America's favorite NFL team

    The Score "The Dallas Cowboys are once again America's favorite NFL team. After dropping to fourth place in 2014, the Cowboys reclaimed the top spot in the annual Harris Poll, which surveyed 2,368 U.S. adults from Sept. 9-17 to determine the most popular NFL franchises. The Green Bay Packers and New..." October 23

  • NFL teams may cut ties to fantasy sites amid inquiries

    Boston Globe "The US attorney’s office in Boston has subpoenaed DraftKings Inc., seeking information about whether one of its employees had inside information that helped him win a fantasy sports contest on a competitor’s site, according to two people familiar with the federal investigation. The inquiry is..." October 23

  • NFLPA files grievance against NFL teams for use of sleep-monitoring devices

    Sporting News "The NFL Players Association has filed a grievance against the NFL and its 32 teams, saying the use of sleep-monitoring devices is a violation of the collective bargaining agreement. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith issued a memo to players Thursday. In the memo, acquired by USA Today,..." October 23

  • Will a team play two games in London next season? "The International Series will continue this weekend when the Bills and Jaguars meet at London's Wembley Stadium. As the festivities surrounding that matchup ramp up, the NFL continues to look at ways to grow the enterprise. NFL Media's Albert Breer reported Wednesday that the NFL is exploring..." October 22

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    We have placed Justin Tuck on Injured Reserve and signed safety Taylor Mays.

  • Marshawn Lynch's mom: 'the Raiders have the best true fans'

    San Francisco Chronicle "The mother of Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch may be a Seahawks fan to cheer for her son, but it seems her real allegiance is to the Oakland Raiders. In a tweet sent Monday morning, Delisa Lynch praised the fervid fan base for their relentless support for the Bay Area team, even when the..." October 20

  • NFL, NFLRA discussing new suspension procedures

    Pro Football Talk "Many officials reacted with surprise to last week’s decision to suspend side judge Rob Vernatchi with pay for his role in last Monday night’s clock error and to reassign back judge Greg Wilson away from a prime-time game for his role in the prior Monday night’s illegal bat blunder. The next time..." October 20

  • Source: Raiders to place Tuck on season-ending IR

    CSN Bay Area "The Raiders are expected to place defensive end Justin Tuck on season-ending injured reserve with a torn right pectoral muscle, a source said on Thursday morning. Tuck suffered in the injury trying to tackle running back C.J. Anderson late in Sunday’s loss to the Denver Broncos. Tuck will..." October 15

  • Justin Tuck May Be Out For Season

    Pro Football Rumors "The Raiders fear that veteran defensive lineman Justin Tuck tore a pectoral muscle, a source tells Ian Rapoport of (on Twitter). Tuck is currently undergoing tests, but he will miss several games and possibly the entire season. Tuck signed a two-year, $11MM deal with the Raiders prior..." October 14