Raiders Rumors & News

  • EJ Manuel takes $800,000 salary with nothing guaranteed

    Pro Football Talk "In another reminder that there’s really no such thing as a middle class in the NFL quarterback market, EJ Manuel has signed a decidedly lower-class contract with the Raiders. Manuel signed for one year, with an $800,000 salary and nothing guaranteed, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL..." March 22

  • Raiders' relocation fee is reportedly far less than what Chargers, Rams paid

    CBS Sports "The Oakland Raiders, if they get their way, will soon become the Las Vegas Raiders. The team has been working on securing financing for a stadium in Las Vegas, and when Bank of America stepped up after billionaire hotel magnate Sheldon Adelson dropped out, the Raiders moved closer to making the..." March 22

  • Jaguars sign former Raiders tight end Mychal Rivera

    Pro Football Talk "The Jacksonville Jaguars announced on Wednesday they have signed former Oakland Raiders tight end Mychal Rivera. It’s a one-year deal with a team option for a second year according to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network. Rivera has played in 61 games for the Raiders over the past four seasons..." March 22

  • Get ready, Las Vegas: All signs point to the Raiders winning relocation vote Monday

    CBS Sports "The Oakland Raiders are going to move to Las Vegas. I am finally convinced of it. After being a skeptic throughout this process and especially in the aftermath of owner Mark Davis’ deal with casino magnate Sheldon Adelson falling apart around the Super Bowl, there are too many people I trust..." March 22

  • Raiders’ Vegas ante? $325-375 million

    Pro Football Talk "As the Raiders move toward a vote on their proposed move out of Oakland, a key piece of information has emerged regarding the looming relocation process. Via Peter King of, the Raiders will pay a transfer fee in the range of $325 million to $375 million in connection with the jump..." March 22

  • Owners’ approval of Raiders’ move to Vegas regarded as likely, not definite

    Washington Post "NFL owners tentatively are scheduled to vote early next week on the Raiders’ proposed move from Oakland to Las Vegas, and several people familiar with the deliberations said they believe it is likely but not definite that the relocation will be ratified. “I think it will be approved,” a..." March 22

  • EJ Manuel signs with Raiders; Bills have nothing* left to show from '13 draft

    Buffalo News "EJ Manuel's departure from the Buffalo Bills became official Monday when the quarterback signed with the Oakland Raiders. Manuel will go down in history as one of the Bills' biggest draft busts. The former first-round draft pick started just 17 games over four seasons, with a 6-11 record. He..." March 21

  • Amari Cooper Bought His Mom a New Car and House

    The Big Lead "Amari Cooper, a wide receiver for the Raiders who played college ball at Alabama, has two seasons left on his four-year, $22 million rookie contract. He’s had over 1,000 yards receiving in each of his two first seasons as a pro, forming a formidable tandem with QB Derek Carr. On Instagram,..." March 21

  • Raiders have Joe Mixon in for visit

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders are reportedly interested in adding Marshawn Lynch to their backfield, although that would require either a trade with the Seahawks or Seattle releasing Lynch in order for him to play in his hometown. While that situation plays out, the Raiders are exploring other options to fill..." March 21

  • NFL's owners to vote Monday on Raiders' proposed move to Las Vegas

    CBS San Francisco "The Oakland Raiders proposed move to Las Vegas is expected to be on the agenda at a meeting of all 32 National Football League team owners next week. According to Jason La Confora of CBS Sports, a vote on relocation is set for Monday at the meeting in Phoenix. The vote would likely be..." March 21

  • Linebacker Jelani Jenkins visiting the Raiders

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders are involved in some higher-profile news at the moment, but they’re still trying to fill some lines on the depth chart. According to Adam Caplan of ESPN, Dolphins linebacker Jelani Jenkins is visiting the Raiders this week." March 20

  • Raiders announce EJ Manuel signing

    Pro Football Talk "There’s a new quarterback on the Raiders roster. The Raiders announced Monday that they have signed EJ Manuel as a free agent. Reports last week indicated that Manuel would be making his way to Oakland. Manuel was a Bills first-round pick in 2013 and opened his rookie year as the starter in..." March 20

  • Raiders re-sign long snapper Jon Condo

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders haven’t made a lasting change at long snapper since the 2007 season and they aren’t in any hurry to change that. The team announced on Monday that they have re-signed Jon Condo. Condo took over as the team’s long snapper in 2007 and has done the duties for all but three of the..." March 20

  • Marshawn Lynch 'really wants' to play for Raiders

    SI "Former Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch wants to play for the Oakland Raiders, a source told The MMQB's Peter King. King's report comes days after reported that the Raiders were strongly considering acquiring the five-time Pro Bowler. Lynch retired in May 2016, but the..." March 20

  • Raiders sign LB Jelani Jenkins

    San Jose Mercury News "Jelani Jenkins, an outside linebacker who struggled through an injury-prone 2016 season in Miami, signed with the Raiders Monday, the team announced. Jenkins, 25, is a four year-veteran who played in nine games with seven starts last season, was listed on the injury report at various times with..." March 20

  • Latavius Murray picks new number in honor of late best friend "Latavius Murray isn’t worried about the Vikings run game struggles last season; he’s focused solely on the way he can help improve Minnesota’s offense in 2017. Murray, who spent the first four seasons of his NFL career with the Raiders before signing with the Vikings early Thursday morning,..." March 19

  • Marquette King retrieves the cleats Marshawn Lynch hung up when announcing retirement

    Sportsnaut "Marshawn Lynch unofficially announced his retirement from the NFL in a memorable way, using social media to “hang up his cleats.” On Sunday, amid rumors that Lynch could be angling to return to the NFL as a member of the Oakland Raiders, punter Marquette King continued lobbying for Lynch to..." March 19

  • Bills sign former Raiders receiver Andre Holmes to 3-year deal

    Bleacher Report "The Buffalo Bills will boost their receiving corps with the addition of Andre Holmes on a three-year deal. According to Ian Rapoport of, the deal is worth up to $6.5 million. The receiver showed his excitement for his new team while also thanking the Raiders for the..." March 18

  • Slim pickings remain in free agency

    Pro Football Talk "There aren’t many big moves left to make in free agency. Sure, there’s still the question of whether our No. 1 free agent, Le’Veon Bell, will sign a long-term deal in Pittsburgh or play this season on the franchise tag. And there are big names out there like Adrian Peterson, Jamaal Charles and..." March 18

  • Cordarrelle Patterson already recruiting Adrian Peterson to the Raiders

    Sportsnaut "Cordarrelle Patterson has signed with the Oakland Raiders and took to Twitter, asking for Adrian Peterson — his now former Minnesota Vikings teammate — to join him. Patterson has yet to play a game with the Raiders. But since he signed in Oakland, his experience has been overwhelmingly..." March 18

  • Raiders’ Jared Cook on Amari Cooper’s 89: ‘Might have to bribe him’

    East Bay Times "New Raiders tight end Jared Cook has worn the number 89 throughout his NFL career. That’s the same number as Pro Bowl wide receiver Amari Cooper. Cook was asked during his introductory conference call just how attached he is to that number? “I don’t know,” he said. “Me and (Cooper) are going..." March 17

  • New Raiders TE Jared Cook compares Derek Carr to Aaron Rodgers

    Sportsnaut "Veteran tight end Jared Cook is surely happy to have found a home. After spending last season with the Green Bay Packers, the 29-year-old veteran signed with the Oakland Raiders on Thursday. It was a big move for a Raiders offense that didn’t get much at all from the tight end position last..." March 17

  • Adrian Peterson reportedly ‘remains a possibility’ for Raiders

    Larry Brown Sports "Latavius Murray has left a vacancy in the Oakland Raiders’ backfield by signing with the Minnesota Vikings, and there is some speculation that it could be filled by the man Murray is replacing in 2017. Adam Schefter and Josina Anderson of ESPN reported on Friday that signing Adrian Peterson..." March 17

  • Are Raiders talking to Marshawn Lynch about return to NFL?

    San Jose Mercury News "Raiders broadcaster Greg Papa teased Raiders fans a bit Thursday with an implication about a potential upcoming move by the team. “They are talking to a certain running back,” Papa said at the end of his “Afternoon Delight” show on 95.7 The Game. “I’ll have to hold this for..." March 17

  • Raiders sign former first-round QB E.J. Manuel

    Fanrag Sports "The Oakland Raiders will have a quarterback that was drafted in the first round on their roster next season, but it will not be Derek Carr. The Raiders are set to sign former first-round quarterback E.J. Manuel according to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter. The Buffalo Bills drafted Manuel with..." March 17

  • Free agent DT Dontari Poe to visit Raiders

    Sportsnaut "Two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Dontari Poe is still unsigned in free agency and is now on his way to visit the Oakland Raiders, according to the Palm Beach Post. Poe, who has visited with the Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Atlanta Falcons and Miami Dolphins, is certainly not..." March 16

  • Raiders signing TE Jared Cook

    Sportsnaut "The Oakland Raiders have reportedly added more speed to their offense, as tight end Jared Cook is set to sign a deal with the AFC West club. We already know this will make Derek Carr a happy camper, as he reportedly was heavily recruiting Cook to join him in Oakland. One of the most..." March 16

  • Derek Carr played good Samaritan to stranded motorist who ran out of gas

    Sportsnaut "Ron Reeser will never forget the encounter he had with Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, who helped him out after he’d ran out of gas on the road. In one of the coolest stories you’ll read all day, Carr saw Reeser walking with gas can in hand, picked him up, drove him to the gas station..." March 16

  • David Carr: Brock Osweiler deserved more time to prove himself as the Texans' QB

    CBS Sports "It’s been 15 years since the Houston Texans took David Carr first overall. He was the first draft pick in franchise history, and the hope was that he would be the franchise quarterback to lead the organization from expansion team to perennial playoff contender. Instead, Carr lasted five years..." March 16

  • Ex-NFL QB Todd Marinovich pleads guilty in public nudity case

    Orange County Register "Former football star Todd Marinovich pleaded guilty on Tuesday to misdemeanor public nudity, drug and trespassing charges stemming from his arrest in Irvine last year. Appearing in the Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach, the former USC and Raiders quarterback pleaded guilty to five..." March 15

  • Cordarrelle Patterson, Oakland Raiders Agree to 2-Year Contract

    Bleacher Report "Former Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson signed with the Oakland Raiders on Monday, the club announced. Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle first reported on the deal, with Ben Goessling of ESPN adding it's a two-year contract that can be voided after one year. Tom..." March 15

  • Jared Cook To Visit Raiders If No Deal With Vikings, OAK “Strong Landing Spot”

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that free agent TE Jared Cook is expected to visit with the Raiders if he leaves his meeting with the Vikings without a contract. According to Rapoport, Oakland is considered to be a “strong landing spot” for him. The Lions, Bills and Bears have also come..." March 14

  • Ronnie Lott tells Raiders fans to keep up pressure on NFL

    San Jose Mercury News "Hall of Fame defensive back Ronnie Lott urged supporters Sunday to keep pressuring NFL owners in a last-ditch effort to stop the Raiders from moving to Las Vegas. “When you come out of the tunnel in this community — and you guys know this — everybody understands what that feels like,” Lott told..." March 13

  • Raiders QB Derek Carr thinks free agent inactivity a good thing

    San Jose Mercury News "Derek Carr believes the fact that the Raiders haven’t jumped head-long into free agency says a lot about the franchise. General manager Reggie McKenzie and coach Jack Del Rio haven’t signed a player while watching five of their own free agents leave for other teams. “I think for so long, our..." March 13

  • Former Raiders RB Latavius Murray to meet with Jaguars, Seahawks

    USA Today "Former Oakland Raiders running back Latavius Murray is already expected to walk out of the Raiders’ doors, but which doors he will open next has yet to be determined. Murray will explore potential contract opportunities with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Monday and the Seattle Seahawks on..." March 12

  • Donald Penn 'Raiders Can Save Aldon Smith'

    TMZ "Oakland Raiders star lineman Donald Penn says the best thing for Aldon Smith is to be around his teammates -- so they can serve as a support system for the guy as he battles substance abuse. Penn says he truly believes his teammate is a "good guy" and wants the best for him -- despite the..." March 11

  • Report: Raiders to sign veteran tackle Marshall Newhouse

    San Jose Mercury News "The Raiders got off the free agency sidelines Friday night by agreeing to terms with tackle Marshall Newhouse on a two-year contract, NFL Media reported. Newhouse (6-foot-4, 328 pounds) fits into the preferred Raiders mold for big offensive linemen. He is a veteran of 86 games and 56 starts,..." March 11

  • Nate Allen slated for visit with Dolphins

    Pro Football Talk "Thursday was a mixed bag on the safety front for the Dolphins. On the positive end, they signed Reshad Jones to an extension that will keep him under team control through the 2021 season while paying him at the top end of the scale at the position. On the negative end was the news that they..." March 10

  • Patterson visits Redskins, will meet with Raiders

    Fanrag Sports "A slew of free agent wide receivers signed on Thursday to thin out the market, but Cordarrelle Patterson is a special case — both in terms of role and career. Teams are taking it slower with him. But interest exists, with the fifth-year return man wrapping up a visit the Washington Redskins and..." March 10

  • Menelik Watson to sign with Broncos

    247 Sports "Menelik Watson is leaving the Oakland Raiders and going to a division rival. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the 28-year-old offensive tackle has agreed to terms and is expected to sign with the Denver Broncos. Watson, who also drew interest from the New York Giants, played in 10 games..." March 10

  • Aldon Smith Denies Wrongdoing 'I'm Not a Badass Criminal, I'm a Good Person'

    TMZ "Aldon Smith insists he did nothing wrong -- was not detained -- and was only inside a San Francisco jail to visit a friend who was locked up inside. As Smith left an S.F. jail following a car crash in which he was allegedly a passenger, he told a pack of reporters that he was doing great ......." March 10

  • Lions agree to 1-year, $5.25M deal with CB Hayden

    Pro Football Rumors "The Lions and cornerback D.J. Hayden agreed to terms on a one-year deal worth as much as $5.25MM, a source tells Adam Caplan of (on Twitter). Hayden, 27 in June, suffered a hamstring injury in November of last year, ending his season after just eleven games played. At the time of the..." March 10

  • Aldon Smith detained in San Francisco "Suspended Oakland Raiders player Aldon Smith was detained Thursday morning in San Francisco after a vehicle he was a passenger in collided with a San Francisco police cruiser near police headquarters, authorities said. Smith was detained after three passengers in the vehicle were questioned..." March 09

  • Martellus Bennett, Raiders Have ‘Heavy Mutual Interest’

    NESN "We know Martellus Bennett will not be catching passes from Tom Brady next season. He could be catching them from Derek Carr instead. Bennett and the Oakland Raiders have “heavy mutual interest” in one another as the tight end prepares to enter free agency, a source told the Boston Herald’s Jeff..." March 09

  • Adrian Peterson Reportedly Wants to Play for Raiders, Seahawks

    Bleacher Report "Free-agent running back Adrian Peterson has reportedly identified a pair of Super Bowl contenders he'd like to play for now that the NFL's legal tampering period has opened. Citing a source close to Peterson, NFL Network's Stacey Dales reported on Tuesday that the 31-year-old's "desirable..." March 07

  • Raiders could be 'on track' for March vote on Las Vegas relocation

    USA Today "The Oakland Raiders could cement their Las Vegas future by the end of the month. A strong presentation Monday by the Raiders’ new financing partner gave a sense of confidence to the NFL’s stadium and financing committees, who could recommend it for a vote in time for the league’s annual..." March 07

  • Raiders Tell NFL They Have Secured Financing for Las Vegas Stadium

    Bleacher Report "The Oakland Raiders have reportedly taken a significant step toward relocating to Las Vegas. On Monday, Vincent Bonsignore of the Los Angeles Daily News reported the Raiders told the NFL they secured financing from Bank of America for a stadium plan in Las Vegas. Ian Rapoport of" March 07

  • Del Rio won't give Belichick any tips about playing in Mexico "The Patriots will travel to Mexico City next season to take on the Oakland Raiders. It will be the second straight year in Mexico for the Raiders, who defeated Houston 27-20 there last season, and coach Jack Del Rio was asked about what he learned from the experience. “Quite a bit. We had a..." March 06

  • Patriots, Jaguars, Raiders all reportedly interested in signing Martellus Bennett

    CBS Sports "Last month, Martellus Bennett compared hitting free agency to “being that girl that’s newly single and fresh on that market.” On Saturday, a few of his suitors emerged. According to the Boston Globe’s Ben Volin, the Raiders and Jaguars are both interested in signing Bennett. Meanwhile, the..." March 04

  • NFLPA boss DeMaurice Smith says he wants weed treated as health issue, like concussions

    USA Today "The NFL Players Association plans to propose updates to the collectively bargained substance abuse policy that repositions marijuana use as a player health and safety issue, along the same lines as revisions to concussion protocol in recent years. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith told..." March 02

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