Raiders Rumors & News

  • Goodell says extra point rule made the NFL more exciting in 2015

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says Year One of the new extra point rule was a success, and more rules tweaks are on the way. Goodell said the new rule, which moved extra point kicks back 13 yards, is an example of the kinds of changes the league will continue to consider. “From a..." February 10

  • Raiders move on from Nate Allen

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders have plenty of money to spend in 2016. They’ll be spending none of it on safety Nate Allen. Per a league source, Allen has been released after one season with the Raiders. Signed as a free agent after five years with the Eagles, Allen appeared in five games with three starts last..." February 09

  • Roger Goodell Speaks Out on Concussions, 'Rooney Rule' for Women

    ABC News "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says there is a “culture change” in the NFL when it comes to concussions and, if he had a son, would have no problem allowing him to play the sport. “The number of concussions went up this year and they're going to go up and they're going to go down in any given..." February 06

  • Back to Mexico: Texans-Raiders to play Nov. 21 in Mexico City

    NFL.com "Building off of the tremendous success of the NFL International Series of regular-season games in the UK, the NFL will return to Mexico for a regular-season game in 2016, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced today at his press conference in San Francisco in advance of Super Bowl 50. The..." February 05

  • Donald Penn 'really disappointed' in Raiders, considering FA options

    CSN Bay Area "Donald Penn wants to remain an Oakland Raider. The veteran left tackle spent his last two seasons anchoring a solid offensive line, protecting quarterback Derek Carr’s blind side. That’s a job he longs to keep, despite the fact he’s no longer under contract. His two-year, $9.6 million deal is..." February 05

  • Raiders likely to play one game in Mexico City in 2016

    CBS Sports "The NFL's International Series is expected to head south of the border next season. According to the Houston Chronicle, the Raiders' home game against the Texans in 2016 will likely be played in Mexico City. The fact that the Raiders agreed to move a home game outside the country isn't that..." February 04

  • NFL to establish Rooney rule for women

    ESPN "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday the league is going to institute a Rooney rule for women when it comes to all NFL executive positions. He announced the decision in opening remarks at NFL Women's Summit, where roughly 250 men and women associated with the league are gathered to..." February 04

  • Report: Texans, Raiders expected to play game in Mexico City next season

    The Score "The Houston Texans and Oakland Raiders could be heading south of the border next season. The two teams, which last faced each other in Oakland in 2014, are expected to play a regular-season game in Mexico City, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. Mexico City has long been..." February 04

  • John Madden won't take part in Super Bowl week after heart surgery

    San Jose Mercury News "John Madden, one of the NFL's most iconic figures, won't be joining the Super Bowl 50 hype. Madden, 79, is recovering from December heart surgery, and that will keep him from attending a pair of events this week in which he is the guest of honor. "He's on his way back. He's just not there..." February 04

  • Animosity regarding Al Davis still influences owners

    Pro Football Talk "In most businesses where decisions are influenced by factors that for any number of reasons shouldn’t influence decisions (in other words, in all businesses), discretion is exercised. When it comes to the NFL and decisions made involving the Raiders, discretion flies out the window,..." February 03

  • Roger Goodell: If owners approve it, Raiders can move to Las Vegas

    CBS Sports "If the Raiders want to move to Las Vegas, Roger Goodell isn't completely opposed to the idea. The NFL commissioner told Rich Eisen on Tuesday that if the Raiders want to move there and the owners are willing to approve it, then he likely wouldn't get in the way. "Ultimately, it's the..." February 03

  • Peyton Manning discusses Ken Stabler; post-NFL health concerns

    San Francisco Chronicle "Peyton Manning got to know former Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler through his dad, Archie, who was briefly Stabler’s teammate with the Saints in 1982. Archie Manning and Stabler remained friends after their NFL careers ended in 1984. As a result, Peyton Manning also formed a connection with..." February 03

  • N.F.L. Great Ken Stabler Had Brain Disease C.T.E.

    New York Times "Shortly before he died last July, the former N.F.L. quarterback Ken Stabler was rushed away by doctors, desperate to save him, in a Mississippi hospital. His longtime partner followed the scrum to the elevator, holding his hand. She told him that she loved him. Stabler said that he loved her,..." February 03

  • NFL to consider putting video on sideline tablets

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s embrace of tablet technology has been limited, to date. Soon, the bright blue Microsoft Surface devices that show up on sidelines could do more than simply show images of pre-snap formations. At a Tuesday press conference, NFL executive V.P. Brian Rolapp said that the league will..." February 02

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    Scott Bair @BairCSN

    Still lots of uncertainty surrounding Mario Edwards Jr. McKenzie: injury revealed issue he already had "possibly genetic" More tests to come

  • Owner Mark Davis says Raiders likely to stay in Oakland for 2016

    ESPN "Raiders owner Mark Davis said Monday that his team is negotiating a one-year lease extension with the O.co Coliseum in Oakland, California, and expects his team will remain in the city for the 2016 season. "As of today, right now we are in the process of trying to negotiate a one-year extension..." February 02

  • Justin Tuck is retiring after 11 seasons with Giants, Raiders

    Fox Sports "The room was dark and there was a table in front of him. That much Justin Tuck remembers about his dream. That and what was written on the sheet of paper that slid in front of him. Tuck's dreams are usually nonsensical. This one, though, was poignant and perhaps an answer to his prayers for..." February 02

  • Survey: NFL Players Don't Trust That Team Doctors Have Their Best Interests At Heart

    Deadspin "The Associated Press just released a big report on the relationship between NFL players’ health and the training and medical care they get from their teams. There’s a whole lot of insight into the pervasiveness of injuries and the inadequacies NFL training staffs have with addressing them. Let’s..." February 02

  • Super Bowl 50 to draw an estimated $4.2 billion in bets — most of them illegal

    Los Angeles Times "It's the one day when many Americans gladly take a gamble: Super Bowl Sunday. As the Denver Broncos meet the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 this Sunday, millions of people will place some type of bet on the game even if they don't care about football. A minority will gamble legally at..." February 01

  • Pro Bowl TV ratings down, again

    Pro Football Talk "The Pro Bowl was on ESPN Sunday night, and people were watching. But not as many people who watched in the past. The Pro Bowl drew a 5.0 overnight rating. That’s down from 5.6 last year and significantly down from the 6.7 rating the Pro Bowl got in 2014 when it was on NBC. Per Austin Karp of..." February 01

  • Oakland mayor wants to renew lease then focus on new stadium

    Pro Football Talk "As the 49ers prepare to host the Super Bowl, the Raiders aren’t preparing to do anything because they don’t know where they will be. Oakland, meanwhile, is preparing to try to keep the Raiders over the long haul. Appearing on KTVU on Sunday night, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf explained that..." February 01

  • NFL VP of Officiating says catch rule 'is in a good place right now'

    CBS Sports "Can we all agree that no one knows what a catch is? Dez Bryant still doesn't, more than a year after his infamous non-catch sent the Cowboys home in a playoff game against the Packers. You don't. I don't. The average fan sure doesn't. And yet NFL VP of Officiating Dean Blandino said on Sunday..." February 01

  • NFL should add a skills competition at the Pro Bowl

    Pro Football Talk "As interest in the Pro Bowl flags, there’s an easy addition to Pro Bowl weekend that the NFL could use to spice things up: A skills competition. The other major sports all include a skills competition as part of their All-Star festivities. Baseball has the Home Run Derby. The NBA has the slam..." January 31

  • NFL talking points say no ban on a team in Vegas, or anywhere

    Pro Football Talk "Amid talk that the Raiders could move to Las Vegas, the NFL has urged all 32 teams to stay quiet about the matter — but not to rule anything out if they do talk. A memo distributed to all 32 teams’ PR directors noted that “There is no prohibition under league rules on a team moving to any..." January 30

  • Potential Raiders stadium in Vegas would practically be on the strip

    CBS Sports "If the Raiders decide to make the move to Las Vegas, the NFL better be ready to embrace gambling because there's going to be no way to avoid it: The proposed stadium site in Sin City is practically on the Vegas strip. The $1 billion domed stadium proposed by Las Vegas Sands would be built on a..." January 30

  • Raiders owner Mark Davis to meet with Las Vegas magnate

    ESPN "Las Vegas Sands chairman and CEO Sheldon Adelson wants to build a $1 billion domed stadium on the UNLV campus and is meeting with the owner of the Oakland Raiders, company officials confirmed Thursday. The Sands Corp. announced that it was lending its support behind a public-private partnership..." January 29

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    Jason Cole @JasonColeBR

    #Raiders owner Mark Davis on his interest in moving team to Las Vegas: "In typical Raider fashion ... I will neither confirm nor deny!!!"

  • Retiring Charles Woodson snubbed, gets picked dead last in Pro Bowl draft

    CBS Sports "When Michael Irvin and Jerry Rice were picking their Pro Bowl teams on Wednesday night, they clearly weren't taking past accomplishments into account. Otherwise, the guy who ended up being picked last wouldn't have been picked last. The final selection in the 2016 Pro Bowl draft went to Team..." January 28

  • New York's attorney general reportedly going after NFL ticket market's 'fixed game'

    Sporting News "Need two? If you're in New York, those tickets are going to cost you. So much so that state attorney general Eric Schneiderman's office is conducting an antitrust investigation of the NFL and its price-floor practices on tickets, CNBC.com reported, citing unidentified sources. It's unclear..." January 28

  • The 15 Best Twitter Jokes About Mike Carey After He Blew It Again

    Huffington Post "Another game, another whiffed analysis from CBS “officiating expert” Mike Carey. Carey, who was an NFL referee in another life, has warmed the hearts of Internet trolls everywhere this year by continually blowing calls on big-time broadcasts, making predictions day in and day out that prove..." January 25

  • Raiders RB Latavius Murray selected to first Pro Bowl

    CSN Bay Area "Raiders keep adding volume to the Pro Bowl roster. It started with two, then three and four. Sunday made it five. Raiders running back Latavius Murray was added to the Pro Bowl roster on Sunday night, nearly filling a private jet headed for Honolulu. Murray, quarterback Derek Carr, edge..." January 25

  • Raiders could move to San Diego for 2017 or 2018 season

    ESPN "Where the San Diego Chargers ultimately wind up could heavily influence where the Oakland Raiders play in the future. The Chargers and Rams are still actively discussing a Los Angeles partnership, according to sources, and the two sides are aiming for an answer in the coming weeks. If the..." January 24

  • Raiders' Carr credits brother for Pro Bowl form

    The Score "Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr will play in his first Pro Bowl after just two seasons in the league, and he hasn't forgotten who helped him get there. After hearing of his selection from head coach Jack Del Rio, Carr shared the news with his family, and told of how he thanked his..." January 24

  • Ex-Oakland Raider -- Gets Life In Prison ... For Killing 3 Men

    TMZ "Former Oakland Raiders defensive end Anthony Smith was just sentenced to 3 consecutive life sentences for killing 3 men between 1999 and 2001 ... TMZ Sports has learned. We previously reported ... Smith -- who played for the Raiders from '91 to '97 -- was found guilty of kidnapping two..." January 22

  • Philip Rivers: The Raiders in San Diego would be ‘sickening’

    Santa Rosa Press Democrat "The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders have been divisional rivals since the start of the AFL back in 1960. The Chargers have been located in San Diego almost as long, moving south from Los Angeles in 1961. Philip Rivers has played a big part in that history, having spent all 12 of his NFL..." January 22

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    Vic Tafur @VicTafur

    #Raiders QB Derek Carr named to his first Pro Bowl. He replaces #Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, who is unable to participate due to injury.

  • NFL health officials confronted NIH about researcher selection

    ESPN "Three of the NFL's top health and safety officers confronted the National Institutes of Health last June after the NIH selected a Boston University researcher to lead a major study on football and brain disease, Outside the Lines has learned. The new information contradicts denials by the NFL..." January 20

  • Clete Blakeman to call Super Bowl 50

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL is really not holding the whole flip-or-no-flip thing against Clete Blakeman. According to FootballZebras.com, Blakeman has been tabbed to referee Super Bowl 50, his first shot to officiate the final football game of the year. Blakeman just worked the divisional round game between..." January 20

  • Philip Rivers would be ‘nauseated’ if Raiders moved to San Diego

    Larry Brown Sports "The Rams are moving to Los Angeles, and now we are waiting to find out which team will be joining them. The Chargers will have the first shot at it, with the Raiders having withdrawn their application. Oakland, however, can jump back in if the Chargers decide to stay in San Diego and build a new..." January 20

  • Raiders Marcel Reece 'suspension lifted by commissioner' explained

    Silver & Black Pride "On December 28, the week prior to the Raiders' final game of the season, the word came down that Raiders fullback Marcel Reece was to be suspended four games for violating the league's policy on Performance Enhancing Drugs. Then, not a week later, with no fanfare, Reece's suspension was officially..." January 19

  • Report: Raiders have secured land near San Antonio for possible move

    CBS Sports "The NFL's billion-dollar game of musical chairs ended on Tuesday with the Raiders left as the odd team out. In a 30-2 vote, the league's 32 owners approved the Rams' relocation bid to Los Angeles. The group also gave the Chargers the option of moving to L.A. And then there's the Raiders, who..." January 15

  • Former Vikings owner Red McCombs campaigns for Raiders' move to San Antonio

    Sporting News "With the Rams on their way to Los Angeles and the Chargers likely to follow, attention now turns toward the odd-man-out Raiders franchise, owner Mark Davis and the Oakland market they've alienated in their failed pursuit of relocation. Former Vikings owner Red McCombs offers a solution: Come to..." January 15

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    Scott Bair @BairCSN

    Mark Davis won't be in LA next season. He made ZERO commitment to playing in Oakland next year either. "We don't have a lease anywhere"

  • Report: Chargers, Raiders not happy with NFL’s decision

    Sportsnaut "In news that can’t be considered too surprising, at least one report is suggesting that the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders are not happy about the NFL’s decision move forward with the relocation of the St. Louis Rams to Los Angeles. All three teams have been vying for league approval of..." January 13

  • Raiders, Chargers to receive $100M for new stadiums in current cities

    The Score "The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers will each receive $100 million in compensation if they build stadiums in their current cities, Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross confirmed to Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports. NFL owners approved the St. Louis Rams' bid to relocate to Los Angeles in a..." January 13

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    Goodell says Chargers have the option to move to LA. If they don't exercise it, Raiders have option. $100M to those teams if they don't go.

  • Rams approved to relocate to L.A.; Chargers option to join

    NFL.com "NFL owners voted Tuesday night to allow the St. Louis Rams to move to a new stadium just outside Los Angeles, and the San Diego Chargers will have an option to share the facility, The Associated Press has learned. The Oakland Raiders, who also wanted to move to the area, were left out of the..." January 13

  • Raiders withdraw relocation request

    Pro Football Talk "The Black Hole won’t be empty, at least not yet. Per multiple reports, the Raiders have withdrawn their application to move to Los Angeles. The move undoubtedly means that the Raiders have chosen to let the Rams and Chargers partner up in L.A. While the Chargers entered the day adamantly..." January 13

  • Reports: Rams And Chargers Will Relocate To LA, Share Stadium In Inglewood

    Deadspin "NFL owners will soon to approve the relocation of the St. Louis Rams and San Diego Chargers to the Los Angeles area, where they will share an Inglewood, Calif. stadium, according to numerous reports. The Rams, Chargers, and Oakland Raiders all officially filed for relocation at the end of the..." January 12

  • White NFL Asst Coaches Twice as Likely to Be Promoted Than Black Asst Coaches

    Black Sports Online "I understand the people who do these studies put many hours, days, weeks and years into their work. I am not trying to put down what they do, but you don’t need a study to know there is systematic prejudice not just in the NFL, but almost every industry in America. I do like that they worked..." January 12