Raiders Rumors & News

  • Raiders have had talks with Amari Cooper’s agent

    Pro Football Talk "Raiders G.M. Reggie McKenzie didn’t want to talk about anything other than the draft when he met the media today, but he did allow that he’s had some contact with wide receiver Amari Cooper. McKenzie was asked whether he will pick up the fifth-year option on Cooper’s contract, and although..." April 20

  • Raiders GM cites salary as reason for Marquette King’s release

    Larry Brown Sports "Oakland Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie cited Marquette King’s contract as a reason for the punter’s release. The Raiders surprisingly released King on March 30. McKenzie was asked about the move Friday and mentioned King’s salary as one of the reasons. The Raiders saved nearly $3 million by..." April 20

  • Saturday flex could be a strong hint for the next MNF deal

    Pro Football Talk "The 2018 schedule includes the inevitable flexing of two late-season Sunday games to Saturday. This is not, in my own personal view uninfluenced by anything I’ve heard or not heard from anyone at NBC, an insignificant development. For the first time ever (except in the event of inclement..." April 20

  • Kahlil McKenzie says having an NFL GM for a dad has helped in the draft process

    Pro Football Talk "Former Tennessee defensive tackle Kahlil McKenzie is hoping to get drafted next week, but he won’t be the most famous member of his family in the league. McKenzie is the son of Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie, who played in the NFL for eight seasons and whose brother, Raleigh McKenzie,..." April 19

  • Von Miller on Bradley Chubb: He's me plus Khalil Mack "Every player is asked the same question by at least one reporter at the NFL Scouting Combine: Who do you compare yourself to in the NFL? Responses at this year's combine included LSU's Derrius Guice seeing Beast Mode in himself, and N.C. State's Bradley Chubb attempting to fuse two of the..." April 18

  • Raiders Work Out Lamarr Houston

    Pro Football Rumors "The Raiders are hosting veteran pass-rusher Lamarr Houston for a workout today, Ian Rapoport of tweets. If Houston signs with the Raiders, it’ll mark a homecoming for Oakland’s former 2010 second-round pick. Houston played the best football of his career when he was with the Raiders..." April 18

  • Strahan, Bradshaw, Long to work Thursday night pregame for FOX

    Pro Football Talk "FOX still hasn’t announced who will be in the booth on Thursday Night Football this season, but it has announced who will be on the pregame set. Michael Strahan, Terry Bradshaw and Howie Long will work the pregame show on Thursday nights, FOX announced today." April 18

  • NFL to release 2018 regular-season schedule Thursday "The 2018 NFL regular-season schedule will soon be here. The schedule will be announced exclusively on NFL Network during the 2018 NFL Schedule Release Presented by Verizon at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday as part of a two-hour long special. The special will be hosted by Scott Hanson and feature NFL..." April 18

  • Five top targets if Raiders make first-round trade

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The NFL draft is all about maximizing value. Why use a higher pick on a coveted prospect if you can trade down, pick up another pick and still get your guy? The Raiders have a valuable commodity in the No. 10 overall pick, especially if a top quarterback remains on the board at that spot. A..." April 17

  • NFL, NFLPA announce ban of 10 helmet models after laboratory study

    CBS Sports "The NFL and NFLPA released a joint statement Monday that they have banned 10 helmet models from being used in the future. Six of the 10 helmet models are banned immediately, while four are only permitted to be worn by the players that wore them in 2017. The results of the laboratory testing,..." April 16

  • How much will Khalil Mack's new deal cost for Raiders?

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The Raiders offseason workout program is underway and the NFL draft is less than two weeks away, meaning the Silver and Black are coming together as a team that will weather the 2018 season. There are holes left to fill with amateur selections. Salary cap space must get cleared to pay these new..." April 15

  • Report: Mack, Raiders not 'particularly close' on new contract

    247 Sports "The interest and focus from the Oakland Raiders on getting a contract extension done with star pass rusher Khalil Mack are there. The numbers, though, apparently aren't close enough to give reason to believe the deal will get done anytime soon. Recently,'s Ian Rapoport spoke about..." April 13

  • Report: Teams believe Raiders will be in mix for draft trades

    247 Sports "Apparently, the Oakland Raiders may be open to wheeling and dealing in the 2018 NFL Draft. At least, that's what Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports stated that opposing NFL teams believe. Currently, the Raiders hold the No. 10 pick in the first round, and as La Canfora points out, "several teams"..." April 13

  • Raiders GM: Team communicating with Khalil Mack over contract "Khalil Mack and the Oakland Raiders have had been in communication about a possible contract extension and about the pass rusher not taking part of voluntary offseason workouts because of that unfinished business, general manager Reggie McKenzie said. "This is going to be a big contract and all..." April 11

  • Raiders' pass rusher Bruce Irvin asks to play punt return vs. Broncos' Marquette King

    CBS Sports "It's rare for a rivalry between two NFL teams to intensify due to the actions of a punter, but that's exactly what happened when Marquette King got cut by the Raiders and proceeded to sign with the Broncos. King's decision to join the Raiders' AFC West rivals isn't sitting well with Bruce..." April 11

  • Aldon Smith had blood alcohol level of 0.40

    Pro Football Talk "Aldon Smith arrived at the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department for ankle monitoring Friday with a blood alcohol level of 0.40, Evan Sernoffsky of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Smith immediately was arrested for a violation of his parole. He appeared briefly in court Wednesday and..." April 11

  • The NFL is reportedly dumping its Color Rush uniforms this year

    Awful Announcing "NFL fans expecting to see the ridiculously colored “Color Rush” uniforms during Thursday Night Football this season appear to be in for a rude awakening. According to sports radio guru Jason Barrett of Barrett Sports Media, Fox Sports EVP of Programming, Research and Content Strategy Bill..." April 11

  • Patterson: Marquette King was 'kind of like a diva' "Marquette King's unceremonious departure from the Oakland Raiders and signing with the division-rival Denver Broncos has enflamed tensions between King and some of his former teammates. The punter said immediately after signing his deal with Denver that there was "a revenge factor" to signing..." April 11

  • Report: Mack seeking at least $65M guaranteed from Raiders

    The Score "Oakland Raiders pass-rusher Khalil Mack is looking to get at least $65 million guaranteed on his next contract, NFL Network's Steve Wyche reports. Mack, the 2016 Defensive Player of the Year, was absent from the Raiders' first day of voluntary team workouts Monday. The former fifth overall pick..." April 11

  • Raiders Looking To Trade Down From No. 10 Overall?

    NFL Trade Rumors "Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports has spoken to several teams who have mentioned that the Raiders could be the team to watch regarding draft trades. La Canfora admits that the Raiders’ No. 10 overall isn’t exceedingly valuable in and of itself, but this could end up being a target for a team..." April 09

  • Sebastian Janikowski To Visit Seahawks

    Pro Football Rumors "The Seahawks are set to meet with an acclaimed kicker, and Sebastian Janikowski may have a taker for what would be his age-40 season. Janikowski will make a Tuesday trip to Seattle to visit the Seahawks, Adam Schefter of tweets. This represents Janikowski’s second visit of the..." April 09

  • Report: Expected that Mack's extension will be done before camp

    247 Sports "While Khalil Mack opting not to show up for the first day of the Oakland Raiders offseason program has sent some fans into a spiral, there doesn't seem to be any major reason for concern just yet. Obviously, most players likely showed up to the team's first voluntary workout on Monday, but as..." April 09

  • Raiders, Khalil Mack Not Close On Extension

    Pro Football Rumors "Reggie McKenzie has long said he is targeting this offseason for a Khalil Mack extension, and that deal is expected to ensure the top Raiders talent is the NFL’s highest-paid defender. But this process has evidently encountered some turbulence. Mack did not show for the first day of Jon..." April 09

  • Khalil Mack doesn't report to start of Raiders' OTAs "The Oakland Raiders open workouts under coach Jon Gruden on Monday without a key member of the defense present. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported pass rusher Khalil Mack is not in the building to kick off offseason conditioning, according to team sources. Rapoport adds it's an unusual..." April 09

  • Seven spots where Raiders still need help

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The Raiders roster has undergone an overhaul these past few weeks. The Silver and Black have signed or re-signed 22 players, most of which have a real shot to make the regular-season roster. Experience has been added all over the depth chart in an attempt to quickly fix issues from last year’s..." April 08

  • Report: Raiders worked out three punters before King's release

    247 Sports "As surprising as it was to see the Oakland Raiders release one of the NFL's best punters in Marquette King, the team had apparently been building up to this for some time now. The decision to part ways with the All-Pro and free up nearly $3 million in salary cap space left just second-year pro..." April 06

  • Raiders sign Armonty Bryant

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders have made their second addition to the defensive line this offseason. The team announced on Friday that they have signed defensive end Armonty Bryant to a contract. Bryant joins Tank Carradine as the new faces up front for the Raiders. Bryant was released by the Lions last..." April 06

  • Senquez Golson joins Raiders "The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent CB Senquez Golson, the club announced Friday. Golson, 24, joins the Silver and Black after spending time on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad in 2017. Originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the second round (56th overall) of the 2015..." April 06

  • Raiders among half of the NFL scouting Johnny Manziel at spring league practice

    Sportsnaut "Free agent quarterback Johnny Manziel is reportedly drawing a lot of interest from the NFL as he practices for his opening day in the Spring League. According to Kevin Seifert of ESPN, more than half of the league’s teams have migrated through Austin to view Manziel on the practice field. But..." April 06

  • FOX Sports Working on Plan to Have Michael Strahan Host 'Thursday Night Football' Pregame Show in New York

    SI "A source tells that FOX’s plan for its “Thursday Night Football” pregame show is to bring it to New York City with a scaled down version of its regular “FOX NFL Sunday” cast. The network, whose Sunday NFL pregame show is based Los Angeles, is expected to air Thursday’s show from the Big..." April 06

  • Marquette King on never meeting Jon Gruden: I just saw him on car commercials and stuff

    Pro Football Talk "Marquette King denies his celebrations or his personality are reasons Oakland cut him. The punter said he never even met Jon Gruden. “I just saw him on car commercials and stuff,” King said in a conference call with Denver writers, via quotes distributed by the team. “I get to see him two times..." April 05

  • Broncos To Sign Marquette King

    Pro Football Rumors "Things are moving quickly for the Broncos and punter Marquette King. Denver is expected to sign him to a three-year deal, a source tells Mike Klis of 9News (on Twitter). King was released by the Raiders late last week without much warning. Apparently, new head coach Jon Gruden was not a fan of..." April 05

  • Report: Raiders meeting with free-agent LB Junior Galette

    247 Sports "Even with the signings of Tahir Whitehead, Emmanuel Lamur and Kyle Wilber, the Oakland Raiders still have a major need at the linebacker position. There are lingering questions about how the starting linebacker corps will look in 2018, and the fact that Bruce Irvin will be moving to defensive..." April 05

  • Raiders major odds-on favorites to land NaVorro Bowman

    247 Sports "For the many fans of the Oakland Raiders pushing for the team to re-sign linebacker NaVorro Bowman, it seems that things may be trending in that direction. While it was originally reported by The Athletic's Vic Tafur that the Raiders had an offer on the table for Bowman, who was testing the..." April 04

  • Broncos Have Spoken With P Marquette King’s Agent, Denver High On His List

    NFL Trade Rumors "Mike Klis reports that the Broncos have spoken with free agent P Marquette King‘s agent, while the punter would like to visit Denver as the team is “high on his list.” “Marquette would love an opportunity to come visit there. Obviously, Denver is a punter’s dream. They’re high on his list,”..." April 04

  • Dwayne Harris, ex-Giant receiver and return man, signs with Raiders

    New York Daily News "Dwayne Harris is heading to Oakland. The former Giants receiver and special teamer signed with the Raiders on Monday, the team announced in a statement. The deal is for one year, according to’s Ian Rapoport. Harris will be reunited with special teams coach Rich Bisaccia, who coached..." April 03

  • No Sweatpants in Public: Inside the Rule Books for N.F.L. Cheerleaders

    New York Times "Cheerleaders for the Carolina Panthers, known as the TopCats, must arrive at the stadium on game days at least five hours before kickoff. Body piercings and tattoos must be removed or covered. Water breaks can be taken only when the Panthers are on offense. TopCats must leave the stadium to change..." April 02

  • Jets claim ex-Raiders TE Clive Walford via waivers "Clive Walford is going from a crowded tight end room to one in need of a veteran. Less than a week after being released by the Oakland Raiders, the fourth-year pass-catcher has been claimed by the New York Jets, the team announced Monday afternoon. Walford departed Oakland after a..." April 02

  • Raiders Cut Marquette King Over “Personality” Clash

    Pro Football Rumors "Late last week, the Raiders cut fan favorite Marquette King in a move that was ostensibly about money. By releasing the punter, Oakland saved $2.9MM against the cap, but apparently that was not the only factor. King’s personality did not jive with coach Jon Gruden, Vic Tafur of the San Francisco..." April 02

  • Amari Cooper reminds Jon Gruden of ‘young Tim Brown’

    Alabama "Since Jon Gruden left the "Monday Night Football" broadcast booth to become the head coach of the Oakland Raiders in January, he and general manager Reggie McKenzie have been reshaping the roster of the NFL team. Seventeen players who weren't Raiders last season are now. But with all the new,..." April 01

  • Was Jon Gruden’s dislike a factor in Marquette King release?

    Larry Brown Sports "It’s safe to say the Oakland Raiders’ decision to cut punter Marquette King took many by surprise, but apparently there may have been a reason for it. Vic Tafur of the Athletic heard that King’s flamboyant personality may have clashed with coach Jon Gruden, who may have given the order to cut..." March 31

  • Raiders Release P Marquette King And Waive TE Clive Walford "The Oakland Raiders have released P Marquette King and waived TE Clive Walford, the club announced Friday. King, originally signed by the club as an undrafted free agent in 2012, has spent his first six years with the Raiders. Over his six-year career, he has played in 80 games, recorded 426..." March 30

  • Raiders Sign CB Leon Hall

    Pro Football Rumors "The Raiders have signed veteran cornerback Leon Hall. Agent Doug Hendrickson announced the agreement on Twitter and the team confirmed the news moments later via press release. The deal means that Hall will be staying put in the Bay Area after playing for the 49ers in 2017. Hall is 33 years..." March 29

  • Raiders re-sign backup QB EJ Manuel

    San Francisco Gate "The Raiders re-signed quarterback EJ Manuel on Thursday, bringing back their primary backup to Derek Carr from last season. Manuel figures to compete for that job again. The Raiders also have Connor Cook returning and earlier this week signed free agent quarterback Josh Johnson, who last played..." March 28

  • Raiders announce the death of former QB David Humm

    Yardbarker "One of the greatest players in Nebraska football history has passed away at the age of 65. Starring for the Cornhuskers from 1972-1974, David Humm played under all-time great head coaches Bob Devaney and Tom Osborne. He earned All-American honors with the team in 1974 and was part of the program’s..." March 28

  • Goodell: Helmet should be for protection, not a weapon "A day after the NFL broadened the helmet-hit rule, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell expanded on the decision the league hopes will help make the game safer. "Our focus is how to take the head out of the game and make sure that we're using the helmet as protection, and it's not being used as a..." March 28

  • NFL Competition Committee may consider eliminating kickoffs

    Larry Brown Sports "Kickoffs may be the next NFL stalwart to go out the window in the name of player safety. Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy, a member of the NFL Competition Committee, said that if nobody can find a way to reduce injuries on kickoffs, the committee will strongly consider eliminating them..." March 28

  • NFL institutes 15-yard penalty, possible ejection for lowering head to make hit

    ESPN "NFL owners passed an unexpected rule Tuesday that will expand penalties for helmet-to-helmet contact, one that is more significant and far-reaching than the NCAA's targeting rule. Under the change, a player will be penalized 15 yards and potentially ejected any time he lowers his head to..." March 27

  • NFL gives officiating office authority to eject players remotely

    Pro Football Talk "Ejections are no longer at the sole discretion of the on-field officials. The NFL’s owners voted today on a new rule that authorizes a designated member of the officiating department to instruct on-field game officials to eject a player who commits “a flagrant non-football act,” if a foul for..." March 27

  • CBS says fewer ad breaks in NFL games will stay for the 2018 season

    Awful Announcing "Last season, the NFL and its television partners reduced the amount of ad breaks from five per quarter to four. That was in hopes of stopping the silly score-commercial-kickoff-commercial sequence. While it did reduce the number of those silly sequences, the change didn’t get rid of them..." March 27