Raiders Rumors & News

  • Raiders 5-2 but with plenty of work to do, says coach Jack Del Rio

    East Bay Times "Life is grand for Raiders coach Jack Del Rio. He got a game ball for beating his former team, the Jacksonville Jaguars, with a team that is 5-2 overall and 4-0 on the road with another road game coming up six days. He’s staying at a four-star hotel in Sarasota, Fla. And perhaps best of all,..." October 25

  • Raiders give Jack Del Rio a game ball after they trounce his old team

    CSN Bay Area "Jack Del Rio spent nearly nine full seasons as Jacksonville Jaguars head coach. He had three winning seasons and two playoff appearances in that time, before he was fired during the 2011 season. He hadn’t been back to Jacksonville in a professional capacity since, but returned Sunday with a new..." October 24

  • Raiders 4-0 on road after knocking off Jaguars

    The Sports Xchange "JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Oakland Raiders proved again Sunday that they have no problem traveling to the East Coast this season. They even brought their defense this time. Currently atop the AFC West largely because of their dynamic offense, Oakland used a strong performance from its..." October 23

  • NFL is in no hurry to vote on the Raiders' Las Vegas relocation plan

    NFL Trade Rumors "Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that reports that NFL officials are in no hurry to vote on the Raiders potentially relocating to Las Vegas, even though owner Mark Davis plans to file the paperwork in the coming months. Davis is expected to try to get a formal vote on the matter in..." October 23

  • Goodell blames fans for not understanding NFL’s domestic violence policy

    The Comeback "Roger Goodell gave an interview to BBC Sports, in which he essentially says the league’s handling of domestic violence suspensions is fine. He blames fan ignorance or narrow-mindedness for the perception that he’s not going far enough. Roger Goodell is essentially the man behind the curtain,..." October 22

  • Introduces “Roster Options,” Which Is Basically a Way to Profit Off People Cheating at Fantasy Football

    Total Pro Sports "One of the key components of fantasy football is agonizing over your weekly roster, trying to decide which players are due for a big game and which should remain on the bench. It’s what makes fantasy football gratifying. If we didn’t have to use knowledge and instinct to make tough choices, we..." October 22

  • Raiders’ Latavius Murray expected to play Sunday against Jacksonville

    Today's Pigskin "Oakland Raiders running back Latavius Murray is expected to return to the field Sunday when the team travels to Jacksonville to play the Jaguars. Murray has missed the team’s last two games with turf toe. The former sixth round pick out of Central Florida had a breakout season in 2015 as the..." October 21

  • The NFL is cracking down hard on illegal celebrations. Players and fans ask, why?

    Washington Post "Twerking? Don’t do it, Antonio Brown. Shooting a fake bow and arrow? No way, Josh Norman and Brandin Cooks. Taking off your helmet? Nope, Odell Beckham Jr. Shooting a jump shot over the crossbar? Forget about it, Vernon Davis. NFL officials are throwing penalty flags for illegal..." October 20

  • Roger Goodell: Miles to go before ‘green-lighting’ Raiders move to Vegas

    Sportsnaut "Since the state of Nevada passed through all the necessarily political hurdles to fund a new Raiders stadium in Las Vegas, a lot has come out from the NFL questioning whether relocation itself is etched in stone. First, it was this report from Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole indicating that the..." October 20

  • NFL approval of Raiders’ relocation to Las Vegas uncertain

    Sportsnaut "The Oakland Raiders and the state of Nevada have pretty much crossed all the T’s and dotted all the I’s regarding a potential move of the Northern California NFL franchise to Las Vegas. Relocation itself has passed through all the local and state-wide obstacles in Nevada, culminating in..." October 19

  • Sagging NFL TV ratings leave owners scrambling for answers

    USA Today "It’s an election year, silly. That wasn’t the entire company line, but the impact of the dramatic presidential election cycle was certainly a prevailing sentiment as NFL owners gathered Tuesday for their quarterly meeting and assessed the league's unusual and precipitous dip in TV..." October 19

  • The Raiders may love Las Vegas. It’s far less clear if the NFL feels the same.

    Washington Post "The concept of the Las Vegas Raiders is, by some appearances, a full-speed-ahead proposition. Public funding for a new stadium in Vegas is in place and Raiders owner Mark Davis is talking about his desire, his eagerness and his commitment to get his franchise there. But, in reality, the..." October 18

  • Sean McDonough rips NFL officiating, blames it for ratings decline

    Larry Brown Sports "The Arizona Cardinals and New York Jets did not exactly put on a great show Monday night, and the officiating didn’t help. Head official Jerome Boger and his crew threw a whopping 19 penalty flags, making the game — which was never close — extremely hard to watch. Ratings have been down across..." October 18

  • Raiders’ Latavius Murray is ‘getting better,’ but return still uncertain

    East Bay Times "Raiders running back Latavius Murray is doing better, but coach Jack Del Rio couldn’t say if he expects him back this week against the Jacksonville Jaguars. “That’s getting better,” Del Rio said Monday of Murray’s turf toe injury. “I just don’t really have much more to share on that than I know..." October 18

  • Nevada Governor signs Raiders stadium bill

    Pro Football Talk "The pieces continue to fall into place for the Raiders to move to Las Vegas. Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed the stadium bill approved by the Nevada Assembly and Senate last week that calls for $750 million in public money to be used for the construction of a stadium for the team. Those..." October 18

  • Donald Penn Allegedly Knocked Up 'Bad Girls Club' Star ... Wife Pissed

    TMZ "Oakland Raiders star lineman Donald Penn is in a BAD situation -- his wife says he knocked up a reality TV star ... and she's PISSED. Dominique Penn laid it all out on her Instagram -- saying Donald (who's reportedly made $47 million during his NFL career) secretly hooked up with and..." October 17

  • Marcus Peters takes shot at Derek Carr’s arm strength

    Sportsnaut "Marcus Peters is steadily developing into one of the NFL’s best players at the cornerback position, and he isn’t shying away from the microphone while doing so. Following the Chief’s 26-10 win over the Oakland Raiders on a rain-soaked field, a game in which Marcus Peters picked off Oakland star..." October 17

  • Las Vegas relocation decision expected in 6-9 months

    Pro Football Talk "NFL owners will meet this week in Houston. When they do, they won’t be voting on a possible move of the Raiders from Oakland to Las Vegas. The issue will land on the agenda sooner than later, however. As one source with knowledge of the inner workings of the process told PFT on Sunday, a..." October 17

  • Raiders' Del Rio: Throwing the ball not Alex Smith's strong suit

    San Francisco Chronicle "Alex Smith is 8-1 against the Raiders after Sunday’s win and he married a former Raiderette, so he doesn’t really need their respect. But the Chiefs’ quarterback thoroughly outplayed Raiders counterpart Derek Carr at the Oakland Coliseum, and deserved a little better from Oakland head coach..." October 17

  • For Del Rio, rolling the dice is a matter of trusting his players

    Pro Football Talk "Raiders coach Jack Del Rio has become the latest coach with a propensity for doing the unconventional, whether it’s going for two with a Week One contest on the line or keeping the offense on the field on fourth down. Appearing this week on PFT Live, Del Rio explained why he keeps doing it, and..." October 16

  • Chiefs maintain mastery of Raiders

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- The Kansas City Chiefs had two weeks to fix what went wrong in a 43-14 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers before facing the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. The Chiefs put their time to good use. Spencer Ware rushed for a career-high 131 yards and a touchdown, quarterback..." October 16

  • Raiders' stadium hallways flood before game vs. Chiefs

    Fox Sports "The Oakland Raiders are attempting to move to Las Vegas, and while it’s no sure thing at this point in time, it’s becoming increasingly likely. After seeing the current status of their stadium, it’s easy to see why they want out of Oakland. Before Sunday’s game, the Oakland Coliseum was flooded..." October 16

  • Raiders owner: Vegas or not, we'll play next 2 years in Oakland

    ESPN "Raiders owner Mark Davis reaffirmed to on Saturday that he plans to play the next two seasons at the Oakland Coliseum, even if the team gets the green light from the NFL to move to Las Vegas. "We want to bring a Super Bowl championship back to the Bay Area," Davis told..." October 16

  • Raiders' Murray to miss 2nd straight game

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders are going to have to play their second straight division game without running back Latavius Murray. Via Scott Bair of, Murray has been ruled out of this week’s game against the Chiefs, along with offensive tackles Menelik Watson and Vadal Alexander." October 14

  • Mark Davis calls Vegas “new home for the entire Raider Nation”

    Pro Football Talk "Raiders owner Mark Davis does not have the necessary approval from his fellow NFL owners to move his team to Las Vegas. But he seems confident that move is happening. After the Nevada Assembly voted to spend $750 million to build a new football stadium in Las Vegas, the Raiders released a..." October 14

  • Nevada lawmakers adjourn after marathon session but no vote on Raiders stadium bill

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "A long-awaited vote on a bill that would increase hotel room taxes to fund a domed stadium and improvements to the Las Vegas Convention Center failed to materialize early Friday morning after a marathon 17-hour Assembly session that saw plenty of controversy. The Nevada Assembly recessed until..." October 14

  • Donald Trump makes fun of NFL concussion protocol

    247 Sports "Donald Trump is apparently not a fan of the NFL's concussion protocol. The Republican nominee for president made fun of the amount of time players miss now due to head injuries. The NFL has made significant changes in its concussion protocol over the past few years. While players often miss a..." October 13

  • Report: Nevada to approve $750M for Raiders stadium

    Sportsnaut "The Oakland Raiders are reportedly set to receive a tremendous bit of news as it relates to their potential move to Las Vegas. Nevada legislature is reportedly set to approve a $750 million expenditure this week to help fund the proposed Raiders stadium in Las Vegas, per Jason Cole of Bleacher..." October 11

  • Report: Potential issue with Raiders' revenue share deal in Vegas

    Sportsnaut "This really shouldn’t surprise anyone that has some understanding of the situation. Any time a professional sports entity finds itself creating a relationship with a casino mogul, there promises to be some rough patches. Now that the Oakland Raiders are working with Sheldon Adelson, the..." October 11

  • Refs make huge error on pivotal Chargers drive vs. Raiders

    CBS Sports "Even if you didn't watch the Chargers game on Sunday, you probably already know how it ended: For the fourth time this season, the Chargers somehow managed to find a new way to lose. In San Diego's 34-31 loss to the Raiders, San Diego's fate was sealed when holder Drew Kaser botched a field..." October 11

  • Carr, Cooper guide Raiders past stumbling Chargers

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- Derek Carr wouldn't mind having a stress-free fourth quarter sometime this season. For now, though, the Oakland Raiders quarterback is enjoying the team's nail-biting, single-digit wins. Carr passed for 317 yards and two touchdowns, and the Raiders held on for a..." October 09

  • How can an NFL player go broke?

    Sporting News "How can an NFL player go broke? Originally answered on Sept. 7, 2016. This question originally appeared on Quora , the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. You can follow Quora on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+ . Any number of..." October 08

  • Raiders’ rookie RBs may get more snaps if Latavius Murray is out

    San Francisco Chronicle "Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington share more than parallel stories: unheralded, 5-foot-8 rookie running backs making an early splash with the Raiders. They also share a rapport and defiant desire to turn the splash into something bigger. “We definitely feed off each other,” Richard said...." October 07

  • Latavius Murray (toe) ruled out of Raiders' home game vs Chargers

    ESPN "Pro Bowl running back Latavius Murray has been ruled out of the Oakland Raiders' home game against the San Diego Chargers with a toe injury on his right foot. With Murray out, the Raiders' running game falls to the rookie duo of fifth-round pick DeAndre Washington and undrafted free agent Jalen..." October 07

  • Report: NFL Threatens To Fine Teams If They Use Too Much Footage On Social Media

    Deadspin "Buried in Albert Breer’s column for MMQB this morning was a nugget suggesting just how seriously the NFL is taking their declining primetime TV audiences. Ratings in the 18-t0-49 demographic have fallen between 12 and 16 percent for Thursday, Sunday, and Monday night games, and the NFL,..." October 07

  • Ratings Fumble for NFL Surprises Networks, Advertisers

    Pro Football Talk "Fewer people have been watching the NFL on TV this year. The NFL previously had said nothing about it. Now, the NFL has. And it’s along the lines of, “All is well.” “We’re missing some stars out there,” NFL media chief Brian Rolapp said, via the Wall Street Journal. Indeed they are, in part..." October 07

  • Todd Marinovich Charged with Public Nudity In Bizarre Drug Case

    TMZ "Ex-NFL quarterback Todd Marinovich has been charged with multiple criminal charges stemming from a bizarre naked drug arrest ... and faces up to 3 years in jail if convicted ... TMZ Sports has learned. As we previously reported, the 47-year-old former USC star was arrested on August 19th in..." October 04

  • Raiders' Lee Smith: Suffers season-threatening injury Sunday

    CBS Sports "Smith (ankle) suffered a fractured bone in his lower leg Sunday and could be out for the season, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Smith is the Raiders' best blocking tight end, so a prolonged absence could affect Oakland's running game." October 03

  • Is Derek Carr the chosen one for the Raiders?

    The Comeback "The Chose One has been thrown around a lot, from Star Wars to Harry Potter to the Oakland Raiders. Wait what? Yes, there may be a “Chosen One” in Oakland to save the franchise from continued misery. The Oakland Raiders last made the NFL playoffs in 2002 when they lost to the Tampa Bay..." October 03

  • Ravens fan in critical condition after alleged assault by Raiders fans

    Sporting News "Two Raiders fans were arrested after an assault on a Ravens fan at Sunday's game in Baltimore, police told the Baltimore Sun. Joseph Bauer, 55, was identified by his sister as the man who was assaulted, and now is in critical condition. He was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma..." October 03

  • Carr, Crabtree propel upstart Raiders past Ravens

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- Oakland quarterback Derek Carr found a way to beat the Baltimore Ravens ... again. Carr threw for four touchdowns, including a go-ahead 23-yard pass to Michael Crabtree with just under two minutes remaining, and Oakland beat the previously undefeated Ravens 28-27 on Sunday...." October 02

  • Senator introduces anti-online gambling bill to Congress

    Sportsnaut "Judicial and political systems at the state level continue to take up online gambling and daily fantasy sports. We’ve seen multiple instances in the past where online gaming itself has been banned at the state level. The most recent examples of this include daily fantasy sports in New York,..." September 29

  • Ronnie Lott investor group pulls offer to buy Coliseum

    Larry Brown Sports "An investor group led by Ronnie Lott pulled its bid to buy the Coliseum after learning that Oakland’s mayor was not recommending the plan. The San Francisco Business Times reports that the group of investors and developers, which were offering $167.3 million to buy the land on which the..." September 28

  • Michael Crabtree on protests: “I ain’t no Martin Luther King”

    Pro Football Talk "Two more Raiders were willing to join the ranks of those willing to make their feelings known during the national anthem, with linebackers Malcolm Smith and Bruce Irvin raising their fists in a quiet salute. But don’t look for wide receiver Michael Crabtree to be joining them, or apparently any..." September 27

  • Raiders cut fullback Marcel Reece

    San Jose Mercury News "With fullback Marcel Reece scheduled to return from a suspension this week, the Raiders instead have released him from the roster Monday, according to an ESPN report. Adam Schefter of ESPN was the first to report the news. Reece was serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL policy..." September 26

  • Raiders force 3 turnovers to shut down Titans

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Like the scene of an auto accident, it all depends on one's perspective. The Tennessee Titans felt wide receiver Harry Douglas was grabbed or interfered with on their fourth-down pass into the end zone with 12 seconds left in the game. Oakland Raiders cornerback TJ..." September 25

  • NFL sending strong signals to Bay Area leaders that it wants Raiders in Oakland

    CBS Sports "Even prior to Roger Goodell's public remarks last week about the NFL's desire to keep the Raiders in Oakland, there was a growing sense among civic leaders in the Bay Area that this was very much the league's intention. And following a visit from NFL exec Eric Grubman, the league's primary stadium..." September 25

  • Raiders punter slapped with fine for horse-collar tackle

    Pro Football Talk "Raiders punter Marquette King has been fined $18,231 for a horse-collar tackle in last week’s loss to the Falcons. King saved a touchdown but drew a flag when he brought down Eric Weems of the Falcons from behind last week. " September 24

  • Jack Del Rio taking play-calling duties away from Ken Norton Jr.

    Sportsnaut "After a terrible opening to the 2016 NFL season defensively, Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio is reportedly taking matters into his own hands. According to Pat Kirwan, Jim Miller and Greg Robinson of the Real Football Network, he’s stripping play-calling responsibilities away from..." September 24

  • Ken Norton Jr. admits he deserves blame for Raiders’ defense

    East Bay Times "Raiders defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. expects to call the plays on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans but said it’s always a collective effort that includes coach Jack Del Rio. “The whole staff, we sit in there and we go over the game plan, over the plays, we have a good idea of what..." September 23