Raiders Rumors & News

  • Report: Goodell earned $32M in 2015

    The Score "The NFL paid commissioner Roger Goodell $32 million for 2015, according to a tax filing obtained by Daniel Kaplan of Sports Business Journal. Since the NFL changed its status from a non-profit to a profitable venture, this is the last year Goodell's salary will be on public record. " June 30

  • Raiders survey sent to Las Vegas residents

    Pro Football Talk "As the Raiders and Las Vegas continue a money-fueled mating dance, the team that may move to Nevada has officially commenced the process of getting to know more about its potential new neighbors. Via Richard N. Velotta of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, an 83-question survey has been sent to more..." June 28

  • New 'Rooney Rule' for women should be called 'Al Davis Rule', Amy Trask agrees

    Silver & Black Pride "There’s a new rule in affect for the NFL league offices. It’s being described as the ‘Rooney Rule’ for women’. The Rooney Rule, as you may know, forces NFL teams to interview minority candidates for head coaching positions. Though this new rule for women is different than the Rooney Rule in..." June 28

  • NFL offseason arrests less frequent than years past

    Sportsnaut "Negative press dominates headlines, but the NFL is seeing a positive development when it comes to players getting arrested in the offseason. As detailed by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, only nine NFL players have been arrested this year since January 1, which is down from 13 last year, 21..." June 27

  • NFL owners haul in $222.6 million each for 2015 shared revenue

    Sportsnaut "The NFL, and its owners, just keep getting richer. In a report by Eben Novy-Williams of Bloomberg, the league divided up $7.1 billion in revenue, which is an increase of six percent from the previous year. ESPN’s Darren Rovell has done the math, and as we can see each NFL team owner received a..." June 27

  • Will Latavius Murray have ample backup now?

    East Bay Times "The Raiders sought help this offseason for running back Latavius Murray. The fourth-year back made the Pro Bowl in his first full season last year, but accounted for almost three-quarters of the rushing yards for a team with the league's 28th-ranked attack. That's why there were reports of..." June 26

  • Raiders' proposed Vegas stadium would cost taxpayers $750 million

    Fox Sports "If the NFL is to follow the NHL to Las Vegas, it's going to cost the taxpayers. Casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson's stadium proposal, which is being used to woo the Oakland Raiders, would cost taxpayers a record $750 million, Bloomberg reports. That would exceed the $620 million in public..." June 25

  • Raiders' Aldon Smith to be arraigned for violating probation

    CSN Bay Area "Aldon Smith has two legal issues on his Friday agenda. The Raiders edge rusher will argue a motion to suppress evidence relating to misdemeanor charges of DUI with a prior conviction, hit and run and vandalism from an Aug. 2015 incident that prompted his release from the 49ers. According to a..." June 24

  • Raiders: Will Latavius Murray have ample backup now?

    East Bay Times "The Raiders sought help this offseason for running back Latavius Murray. The fourth-year back made the Pro Bowl in his first full season last year, but accounted for almost three-quarters of the rushing yards for a team with the league's 28th-ranked attack. That's why there were reports of..." June 23

  • NFL takes unusual step of involving position coaches in looking at more kickoff rule changes

    USA Today "The NFL is assessing the viability of further rules changes on kickoffs with unprecedented input from the league’s special teams coordinators, who want to save the exciting play from extinction. Dean Blandino, the NFL’s vice president of officiating, recently held a conference call with special..." June 21

  • Del Rio encouraged by former 1st-rounder Hayden

    San Francisco Chronicle "Optimism is high as the Raiders ended their three-day minicamp Thursday. Even for 2013 first-round pick DJ Hayden. Oakland head coach Jack Del Rio said “it’s never too late” and that the cornerback has made some strides this offseason. “DJ Hayden had a really good spring. He really did,” Del..." June 19

  • Michael Crabtree says 'gunslinger' Derek Carr reminds him of Brett Favre

    ESPN "Michael Crabtree experienced a rebirth of sorts in his first season with the Oakland Raiders last season. His 85 catches and nine touchdown receptions tied the career highs he had in 2012 with the San Francisco 49ers, and his 922 receiving yards were the second-most of his career. A big..." June 10

  • Raiders see Amari Cooper growing more comfortable in his role

    CSN Bay Area "Raiders receiver Amari Cooper made an excellent first impression on the NFL. He exceeded 100 yards in two of his first three games. He finished with 1,070, becoming the first Raider since 2005 to reach four digits in receiving yards. Cooper showed flash and substance, with several signature..." June 10

  • Raiders sign UDFA wide receiver Marvin Hall

    Silver & Black Pride "The day before the Raiders will take the field for their final week of OTA's they have made a move to fill their open roster spot. They add wide undrafted former Washington wide receiver Marvin Hall, according to a source. Hall attended the Raiders' rookie minicamp on a tryout. He wasn't..." June 07

  • NFL owners, coaches say a developmental league is needed and here's what's brewing

    CBS Sports "The limos were lined up bumper-to-bumper around the sprawling driveway and the private planes waited on tarmacs nearby as NFL owners scrambled to get back home after wrapping up another league meeting. In a nearby ballroom, commissioner Roger Goodell began addressing the media, his statements..." June 07

  • NFL Twitter Hacked, Announces Roger Goodell's Death

    Deadspin "Some gremlin got access to the NFL’s Twitter account today and announced the death of commissioner Roger Goodell. NFL PR flack Brian McCarthy quickly corrected the record: The other two tweets were also deleted. The NFL appears to have regained control of its account. The fake cause of..." June 07

  • 20 Different Players to Take Part in Celebrity Family Feud NFL Edition This Summer

    Total Pro Sports "If you enjoyed the Gronkowski Family‘s appearance on Celebrity Family Feud last summer, you’ll love what the NFL has in store for you this year. ABC is mixing up the format of Celebrity Family Feud for Season 2. While many of the episodes will feature celebrities and their actual families, a..." June 07

  • NFL curious about marijuana as potential medical alternative

    Sporting News "While it’s not saying so publicly, the NFL is exploring the viability of marijuana as a medical option for its players. In a profile on Ravens offensive tackle Eugene Monroe’s marijuana advocacy, the Washington Post reports NFL senior vice president for player health and safety Jeff Miller and..." June 07

  • Musgrave: ‘Someone will emerge’ to support Murray, Raiders run game

    CSN Bay Area "The Raiders run game wasn’t good enough last year. It far too inefficient, and far too reliant on Latavius Murray to move on the ground. In total, they ranked No. 28 with 91.1 yards per game. Raiders rushing got worse as the season went on and as games progressed. In sum, not good..." June 06

  • Vegas Strip Club Offers Raiders Free Lap Dances & Limo Rides FOREVER If The Team Moves

    TMZ "Footballs won't be the only thing bouncing for the Raiders if they move to Vegas ... 'cause one of the biggest strip clubs in Sin City is promising free lap dances FOREVER to any member of the team. We talked to the good folks over at Sapphire ... a Vegas mega club where celebs like Rihanna, 50..." June 06

  • Mark Davis: Las Vegas ‘not a pawn’ to keep Raiders in Oakland

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "On a 105-degree afternoon, Mark Davis wore a black suit and sunglasses. The owner of the Oakland Raiders had no complaints about the heat. He said he wants Las Vegas to be home. “It’s always been a city that’s always intrigued my family,” he said. “My father for many years loved coming to Las..." June 04

  • 8 Teams That Could Sign Arian Foster

    Pro Football Rumors "The concern with Arian Foster has always been health. Foster, who will turn 30 in August, racked up 6,472 rushing yards during his seven years as a Texan, and earned three consecutive Pro Bowl nods from 2010 to 2012, averaging about 1,900 all purpose yards and 16 touchdowns in those seasons. But..." June 04

  • Mark Davis bought Las Vegas Raiders website in 1999

    SI "Andy Abboud is the vice president for government relations and community development at Las Vegas Sands Corporation, billionaire Sheldon Adelson’s 28-year-old casino and resort company. Abboud has taken the lead in the Sands’ and Majestic Realty’s $150 million interest in a new stadium for Las..." June 04

  • Vikings' Treadwell wears Raiders hat, gets roasted

    The Score "It's easy to forget NFL players are fans just like everyone else before they enter the league, but, nonetheless, they must abide by some unwritten rules. One of those rules is fairly obvious: Don't support other teams. No matter what." June 03

  • Oakland Raiders had multiple scuffles during OTAs on Tuesday

    No Guts No Glory "I think many of you know that the Oakland Raiders have been getting a lot of buzz this offseason. So with the high expectations going into the season, head coach Jack Del Rio wants his team to have a little edge. Well on Tuesday, the Raiders showed just how much edge they have during organized..." June 01

  • Las Vegas mayor: Stadium, not gambling, is the issue

    Pro Football Talk "Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman doesn’t think gambling is going to be a problem for the NFL as her city tries to attract a team. Goodman said this morning on ESPN that in her quest to get an NFL team in her city, she hasn’t even discussed gambling regulations, such as whether there would be..." June 01

  • Las Vegas mayor all-in on Raiders relocation

    Sportsnaut "The hubbub surrounding a possible relocation of the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas is amping up even more these days. Las Vegas mayor Carolyn G. Goodman said she is “very, very confident” about the Raiders moving to her city, speaking with Hannah Storm of ESPN’s Sports Center. Goodman said the..." May 31

  • Where are the “no” votes for a Raiders move to Vegas?

    Pro Football Talk "No NFL owners have publicly said they’ll oppose a potential move of the Raiders to Las Vegas due to gambling. While that could be part of a broader effort to keep maximum pressure on Oakland by not ruling out any and all alternative destinations, owners who have strong feelings on certain topics..." May 31

  • Bruce Irvin: Raiders ready to make jump to top of AFC West

    ESPN "So why, exactly, was Bruce Irvin signed by the Oakland Raiders this offseason ... aside from the obvious? “They didn’t bring me here to be a follower,” Irvin said following last week’s initial OTA practice. “I’m a very outspoken guy. You guys will learn that about me. I’m coming to be a leader...." May 30

  • Las Vegas mayor not excited about tax increase for Raiders stadium

    Sportsnaut "There is a lot of excitement being generated by Mark Davis and other NFL owners about a potential move that would send the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas. Based on comments made by Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, though, it seems a bit premature to assume such a move will happen. “We’re a little..." May 28

  • There's one big obstacle to the Raiders making the move to Las Vegas

    CBS Sports "The Oakland Raiders making a move and becoming the Las Vegas Raiders isn't something even remotely viable 10 years ago. Now it feels likely. Mark Davis' franchise has the support of multiple owners, including two of the most powerful ones in Jerry Jones and Bob Kraft, and is willing to pony up..." May 28

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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