Raiders Rumors & News

  • Mark Davis says owners are not objecting to potential Las Vegas move

    Pro Football Talk "While the topic of a possible Raiders move to Las Vegas was dubbed “very premature” by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell at yesterday’s owners meetings in Charlotte, it’s also becoming clear that there’s an evolving sense of the city, and that the specter of gambling isn’t as intimidating as it used..." May 25

  • Roger Goodell on NFL’s concussion issue: ‘This is our No. 1 priority’

    Sportsnaut "Holding a press conference at this week’s NFL spring meetings, commissioner Roger Goodell had to answer questions involving an Outside the Lines report suggesting that the league attempted to influence a government study on concussions. Primarily focusing on what seems to be league-mandated PR..." May 25

  • Mark Davis says Las Vegas will “unite the Raider nation”

    Pro Football Talk "Commissioner Roger Goodell said little on Tuesday about a potential move of the Raiders to Las Vegas. Raiders owner Mark Davis said plenty. “I’m excited about it,” Davis said in comments televised on NFL Network. “It’s a new market. It’s got the potential to be a really exciting market. . . ...." May 25

  • Why Las Vegas is the NFL's new LA for scaring up stadium funding

    CBS Sports "The NFL needs a Boogeyman. And perhaps it has one in Las Vegas. For decades it was Los Angeles. Some municipality isn't playing ball with stadium funding? Need some leverage to ensure you get exactly what you want out of particular region? No problem. Just have an owner be photographed meeting..." May 24

  • What Latavius Murray needs to do to go from good to great

    Cover32 "The Oakland Raiders have to be happy about grabbing Latavius Murray in the sixth round of the NFL Draft and seeing him in the Pro Bowl a few short years later. But while that should certainly make the Raiders happy, anyone who has watched Murray knows he could be a lot better if he just cleaned up..." May 24

  • After filling holes on offense, finding balance key for Raiders

    CSN Bay Area "The Raiders' defense underwent an overhaul this offseason. It was the offense’s turn last year, highlighted by the addition of skill players and offensive linemen alike. That talent infusion brought excitement to a unit that kept the Raiders in games. It was not perfect. No team ranked No...." May 24

  • Maurice Jones-Drew Blasts Chip Kelly For Being A Gimmick Coach, Says He Destroyed the Eagles

    TMZ "Shots. Fired. Here's ex-NFL running back Maurice Jones-Drew ripping into 49ers coach Chip Kelly -- explaining why he SUCKS as a coach in roughly 60 seconds. " May 23

  • Raiders' Rodney Hudson NFL's top pass blocking center?

    Silver & Black Pride "It has become apparent this offseason that Pro Football Focus is a big fan of the Raiders' offensive line. Earlier this offseason they said the Raiders will rival the Cowboys for the best offensive line in football. And if you look at the individual grades they have on those linemen, you can see..." May 21

  • David Amerson, Keenan Allen swindled out of half million dollars

    San Jose Mercury News "A former North Carolina State football player turned sports agent is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from Raiders cornerback David Amerson and former Cal star Keenan Allen. WNCN in North Carolina reported that documents it obtained show that Eric Leak, who played at North Carolina..." May 21

  • Patriots' Kraft voices support for potential Raiders move to Vegas

    USA Today "Count Robert Kraft among NFL owners bullish on Las Vegas. The New England Patriots owner told USA TODAY Sports on Friday that he would support the efforts by Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis to relocate his franchise to the so-called Sin City if a stadium deal can’t be struck to keep the team..." May 21

  • Del Rio: Raiders ignoring relocation talk

    CSN Bay Area "Karl Joseph should’ve been the prominent Raiders story following the NFL Draft’s opening round. Earlier in the day, however, Mark Davis stole some of his headlines. The team’s owner pledged to move from Oakland to Las Vegas should a stadium proposal get approved. Such is life for the Raiders..." May 21

  • Raiders sign sixth-round pick Cory James

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders continued the process of signing their 2016 draft picks on Friday. Linebacker Cory James is the latest player to agree to a four-year contract with the team. With James under contact, third-round defensive end Shilique Calhoun is the only member of the seven-player class still..." May 20

  • Report: NFL to move Pro Bowl to Orlando

    Orlando Sentinel "The National Football League is moving its Pro Bowl all-star game to Orlando, according to a report by Bloomberg.com. The Bloomberg report cited three people familiar with the matter confirming that Orlando has beaten out the event's traditional home of Honolulu, as well as Houston and Sydney,..." May 19

  • Overcoming the Fear and Loathing of Las Vegas

    SI "Two primary issues in the business of football over the past year—franchise relocation and gambling—are now converging as discussion builds regarding a possible relocation of the Raiders to Las Vegas. Although there now seems some traction building, I would hold the calls to the moving vans for a..." May 19

  • Free Agent S Dashon Goldson Has Reached Out To Rams & Raiders

    NFL Trade Rumors "In an interview with Sirius XM NFL Radio, free agent S Dashon Goldson mentioned that he’s reached out to the Rams and Raiders about a potential opportunity with them. Goldson added that he’s hoping to finish out his NFL career on the West Coast. The Rams actually brought Goldson in a for a..." May 18

  • Raiders get crushed after claiming they have a better defense than the Broncos

    Fox Sports "The Oakland Raiders brought in a flight of defensive upgrades and replacements this offseason after losing Charles Woodson and Justin Tuck to retirement. This had them feeling quite confident Wednesday morning, so confident they were cool with correcting a tweet sent out by the NFL about the..." May 18

  • Raiders, Chargers top list of biggest offensive lines in the NFL

    SB Nation "Not long ago, someone standing at 6'4, 320 pounds would be one of the biggest players in the NFL. But he'd be a smaller-than-average member of a couple offensive lines in the AFC West. The Oakland Raiders somehow got lighter along the starting offensive line when the team acquired 6'5,..." May 17

  • Del Rio gives Joseph No. 42: 'It's an honor' to wear Lott's number

    CSN Bay Area "Karl Joseph wore No. 8 at West Virginia, a number he couldn’t take with him to the pros. The NFL restricts options based upon position group, meaning the safety would end up with something in the 20s, 30s or 40s. Joseph didn’t get a chance to choose. Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio selected a..." May 17

  • 10 undrafted free agents who could make an impact in the NFL

    SB Nation "Carving out a spot on an NFL roster filled with veterans, free agent acquisitions and new draft selections is a lot for undrafted free agents to overcome. But every year players are able to pull it off. In 2015, there were 56 undrafted rookies who snagged a spot on a 53-man roster after..." May 17

  • NFL names new czar of discipline for on-field conduct

    Sporting News "Former All-Pro offensive tackle Jon Runyan was named the NFL's new czar of discipline for on-field conduct, the league announced Tuesday. Runyan, who also served as a congressman (R-New Jersey) from 2011-15, played 14 seasons in the NFL for four teams, most notably with the Philadelphia..." May 17

  • Ranking NFL's divisional worst-to-first contenders

    Tennessean "Optimism is never in short supply throughout the NFL offseason, even for the league's most moribund franchises. In a parity-driven league, a sudden rise never seems far off. The Washington Redskins were last season's lone worst-to-first story, but they proved it's possible to shed the standards..." May 17

  • Best offseason acquisitions for all 32 NFL teams

    ESPN "From free agents to coaches and draft picks to general managers, NFL Nation reporters select the top offseason pickup for every team: AFC EAST Buffalo Bills Outside linebacker Shaq Lawson Drafting Lawson at No. 19 overall was a steal for the Bills -- general manager Doug Whaley never..." May 16

  • Warren Sapp’s Bankruptcy Docs Went to Jeremy Shockey’s House

    Black Sports Online "Warren Sapp said publicly that Jeremy Shockey was the snitch in the Saints Bounty case, but that turned out to be 100% false. Since then Sapp has been Shockey’s mortal enemy. Somehow Sapp’s bankruptcy documents got sent to Jeremy Shockey’s house, so Shockey thought it would be a good idea to..." May 16

  • QB Connor Cook praised at Raiders’ rookie camp

    San Francisco Chronicle "The Raiders expect rookie quarterback Connor Cook to push Matt McGloin for the backup quarterback job, and though Cook wasn’t particularly sharp at rookie camp Friday, coach Jack Del Rio was pleased. “I think he’s been outstanding,” Del Rio said. “He comes in, had a tremendous career and is..." May 15

  • No surgery for Raiders' rookie Ward: 'I’m completely fine'

    CSN Bay Area "Raiders second-round pick Jihad Ward started his professional career a few days later than most. The Illinois product had to finish finals before reporting to his new team, a necessary delay for a player who was a few exams from a degree. Ward arrived on Thursday, joined veterans for an..." May 14

  • Khalil Mack: Raiders defense can be as good as Broncos one day

    Yahoo! Sports "Pass rusher Khalil Mack has heard the chatter this offseason. He knows that the Oakland Raiders are no longer is flying under the radar with limited expectations and that many people believe that there is something special brewing with this team, which likely will fall under the "chic sportswriter..." May 14

  • NFL Owner: Potential Raiders Move to Las Vegas Gaining Steam Throughout League

    Bleacher Report "There was a time, as recent as a few years ago, when if you asked NFL owners or executives if the league would ever have a team move to Las Vegas, the answer you almost always got was: "No effing way." As the months have passed since, and as the NFL's dance with Vegas continued, people began..." May 13

  • Las Vegas mayor says Chargers are in play for possible relocation

    CBS Sports "If Las Vegas can't work things out with the Raiders, then the city has a backup plan: The San Diego Chargers. Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman revealed on Thursday that her city views the Chargers as Plan B if the Raiders end up staying in Oakland. During an interview on the Dan Patrick Show,..." May 12

  • Raiders sign Greg Townsend Jr.

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders announced 13 undrafted free agent signings on Tuesday and they added a player with a familiar name to the list on Wednesday. The team has signed defensive end Greg Townsend Jr. to the roster, which means he’ll be playing for the same team that his father played for from 1983 to..." May 11

  • 10 players on the roster bubble heading into training camp

    The Score "The most exciting stage of free agency has come and gone, but there are still plenty of moves to be made before the 2016 season gets underway. With the NFL draft now in the books, and teams having added plenty of competition to their respective rosters, a number of veteran players will be..." May 11

  • Fertittas selling UFC to make ownership play for Raiders?

    Larry Brown Sports "The owners of the UFC are going to have a lot of money to spend if they wind up selling their extremely successful business, and there is already speculation that they could use some of that cash to make an ownership play at an NFL franchise. Brothers Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta, who control the..." May 11

  • Study reveals interesting data about NFL player suicide rate

    The Comeback "According to government research, NFL players are less likely to commit suicide than the average man in the general population. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health performed research on over 3,000 retired players, and that research showed that NFL players were less likely..." May 11

  • 10 NFL players who are destined for breakout seasons in 2016

    USA Today "As rookie camps and OTAs get going around the league, prepare yourself for hype season. You know, that’s the time of the year when you start to hear that Young Player X is dominating in practice and primed for a big year. We’ve picked out ten players who will undoubtedly create that buzz over the..." May 11

  • Raiders sign first-round pick Karl Joseph

    Pro Football Talk "The Oakland Raiders signed first-round pick Karl Joseph to his four-year rookie contract with a fifth-year option on Monday night. The Raiders selected Joseph with the 14th overall pick in the draft two weeks ago out of West Virginia. Joseph started 42 games over four seasons for the..." May 10

  • Las Vegas mayor Carolyn Goodman confident Raiders will relocate

    ESPN "as Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman is confident that the Oakland Raiders will move to Las Vegas unless the deal is mismanaged. "The Raiders will come if Nevada handles this properly," Goodman told ESPN Radio's Capital Games podcast Tuesday. Raiders owner Mark Davis met with the Southern Nevada..." May 10

  • Warriors Draymond Green, Raiders Khalil Mack and other local pros rely on Brownie Blendz

    San Jose Mercury News "They trust him, so he gets behind-the-scenes access, in the locker room and in the annals of the facilities, like a part of the team. They trust him, so they listen to his advice, soak up his insider knowledge of the area. They trust him, so they in a sense put their image in his..." May 09

  • N.F.L. Concussion Payouts Have Lenders Circling

    New York Times "The offers seem too good to pass up: Loans worth tens of thousands of dollars with no money down and no time limit for paying it back. The main catch, sometimes buried in the fine print, is the interest rate of 40 percent or higher. “We take the weight off your shoulders,” reads one pitch,..." May 09

  • Raiders Scouts Called Rob Gronkowski ‘Best All-Around Athlete’ In 2010 Draft

    NESN "Breaking news: Rob Gronkowski is really good at football, and people were well aware of that before he was drafted in 2010. The New England Patriots drafted the star tight end in the second round with the 42nd overall pick after Gronkowski fell due to some major injury concerns. And even though a..." May 09

  • Justin Tuck: 'Coach McAdoo, don't be a player's best friend'

    The Score "Defensive end Justin Tuck won two Super Bowls as a member of Tom Coughlin's New York Giants and on Friday, he signed a one-day contract to officially retire as a member of Big Blue. Tuck has been open about his admiration for his former coach and the complicated relationship shared between the..." May 08

  • NFL's Justin Tuck Gifts 70 Bottles of Johnnie Walker Blue ... After Retirement

    TMZ "Justin Tuck had a reverse Kobe Bryant style retirement Friday -- instead of people showering him with gifts, he was the one doing the giving ... handing out 70 BOTTLES of $200 scotch. The former NY Giants superstar signed an honorary 1-day contract with the team today so he could retire as a..." May 06

  • Connor Cook’s father Chris may have soured teams on QB

    Larry Brown Sports "Connor Cook took a surprising tumble down the draft board last weekend and didn’t hear his name called until early in the fourth round, and suddenly we are hearing a lot of rumblings about character concerns. Cook’s father, Chris, may have been one small reason for Connor’s unexpected..." May 06

  • LaMarr Woodley not a fan of defensive coordinators Bettcher and Tarver

    Arizona Republic "LaMarr Woodley spent the past three seasons with three different NFL teams, including the Cardinals, and at age 31, he’s an unrestricted free agent. It’s clear his career is not trending upward. But to hear Woodley tell it, that’s not his fault. In the latest installment of his podcast,..." May 06

  • Justin Tuck will sign a 1-day contract and retire as a Giant

    Fox Sports "Longtime New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck will sign a one-day contract and retire with the franchise on Friday. Tuck, 33, was a third-round draft pick by the Giants in 2005 and spent the first nine seasons of his career with the team before joining the Oakland Raiders for the 2014 and..." May 04

  • Mario Edwards participates in Oakland Raiders workout

    Just Blog Baby "An encouraging sign for Oakland Raiders pass rusher Mario Edwards Jr.’s comeback from neck surgery emerged on Tuesday as the 2015 second round draft pick participated in the team’s OTA workout. Promising progress for a player who the Raiders are still vague on when it comes to his injury status in..." May 04

  • Dana Stubblefield -- Wife Filed for Divorce ... After Alleged Rape

    TMZ "Dana Stubblefield was married at the time of his sexual encounter with a babysitter -- but his wife has since filed for divorce ... TMZ Sports has learned. Terri Stubblefield filed divorce docs in Santa Clara County family court on February 29th -- seeking to end her nearly 7-year marriage to..." May 03

  • NFLPA warns players against meat that could trigger positive PED test

    Fox Sports "Almost every athlete who tests positive for a banned PED says he must have ingested something unknowingly, and now there’s evidence that can actually happen – if you eat a lot of meat in China or Mexico. The NFL Players Association sent a letter to its members this week warning them that eating..." May 03

  • Oakland Raiders' Clive Walford shelved after ATV accident

    Fox Sports "Oakland Raiders tight end Clive Walford will sit out spring practices following a knee injury suffered in an ATV accident earlier this offseason, sources have told FOX Sports. Walford is ahead of schedule in his recovery, according to multiple sources, and is expected back during training camp..." May 03

  • Former 49er Dana Stubblefield charged with raping disabled woman

    San Jose Mercury News "Former San Francisco 49er Dana Stubblefield was charged Monday with the rape of a "developmentally delayed" woman, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said the woman was assaulted on April 9, 2015, when she went to his Morgan Hill home to interview for a..." May 03

  • Raiders to sign son of Ed McCaffrey as undrafted free agent

    The Score "The Oakland Raiders are signing an undrafted free agent with significant football bloodlines. The team will add Duke wide receiver Max McCaffrey, son of former Denver Broncos wide receiver Ed McCaffrey and brother of Heisman Trophy runner up Christian McCaffrey, according to Adam Schefter of..." May 01

  • Raiders pick Jihad Ward may need minor knee surgery

    Larry Brown Sports "Oakland Raiders second-round draft pick Jihad Ward may need minor knee surgery. Ward, a defensive end from Illinois, was selected by the Raiders in the second round at pick No. 44 overall. A 6-foot-5, 297-pounder, Ward could need arthroscopic knee surgery." April 30

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