Raiders Rumors & News

  • Khalil Mack earns respect, surprise visit from all-time NFL great

    CSN Bay Area "Khalil Mack passed a somewhat familiar face while walking to a Raiders team meeting. A moustache caused him to do a double take. “Was that…Dick Butkus?” Questions stormed through Mack’s mind. Why would the legendary Chicago Bears linebacker be in Alameda? Was the feared Hall of Famer, one of..." June 22

  • Raiders, Derek Carr finalize 5-year, $125M extension

    NFL.com "The NFL's richest man now resides in Oakland. The Raiders on Thursday signed Derek Carr to a five-year, $125 million extension, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, per sources. The deal would elevate Carr over Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck as the league’s highest paid..." June 22

  • Derek Carr gets $40 million guaranteed at signing

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders and quarterback Derek Carr have agreed to a five-year extension that is worth up to $125 million over the life of the deal. As any longtime follower of NFL contracts is well aware, however, the details of how the deal is structured in terms of guaranteed money provides a fuller view..." June 22

  • Derek Carr on new deal: Nothing done yet

    Pro Football Talk "Derek Carr replied on Twitter to a report that a deal is close to being finalized with the Raiders. “Nothing done yet… trust me you will hear it here first,” Carr wrote. Adam Schefter of ESPN reported earlier Wednesday that Carr and the Raiders are close to a deal that will pay the..." June 21

  • Raiders, Derek Carr close to deal worth $25 million per year

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders are close to finalizing a deal with Derek Carr that will pay the quarterback $25 million per year, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Per Schefter, the sides still are finalizing language, but the record deal could be announced by the end of the week. Reports earlier this month..." June 21

  • At Marshawn Lynch's Oakland shop, kids can bring report cards, get free hair cuts

    Sporting News "The stories about Marshawn Lynch and his awesomeness seem endless. An Oakland native who now plays for his hometown Raiders, the 31-year-old running back is known for his tendency to give back to his Bay Area community. Offering children free hair cuts in exchange for a glance at their school..." June 18

  • Raiders’ Karl Joseph enters second season with two legs to stand on

    East Bay Times "There was considerable scrutiny on top draft picks Gareon Conley and Obi Melifonwu throughout the offseason, additions expected to provide immediate help to the Raiders’ beleaguered secondary. Karl Joseph, the second-year player who was taken No. 14 overall in 2016, came away..." June 17

  • Lawyer expects governmental entities to join potential lawsuit against Raiders

    Pro Football Talk "The lawyer plotting possible litigation against the NFL and the Raiders arising from the team’s plan to leave Oakland could be getting a few key partners for the effort. Via Daniel Kaplan of SportsBusiness Daily, lawyer Jim Quinn said that the “fully expects” Oakland and other local..." June 17

  • Reggie Nelson bowls ’em over at Raiders team outing

    East Bay Times "Reggie Nelson channeled his inner Earl Anthony at a team bowling trip, earning rave reviews from both players and coaches. Nelson ran away from the field Wednesday at a local bowling center, with the Raiders loading up two busses and 130 players, coaches and team employees following practice...." June 16

  • C.J. Anderson determined to out gain 'my brotha' Marshawn Lynch in 2017

    Yardbarker "Denver Broncos running back C.J. Anderson had a frustrating, injury-riddled 2016 season. He rushed for just 437 yards and four touchdowns before suffering a season-ending knee injury. Not only is his goal to improve, but he is determined to beat “brotha” Marshawn Lynch in yards..." June 16

  • Raiders returner Cordarrelle Patterson turns heads on offense

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Cordarrelle Patterson caught as many touchdowns during Wednesday’s practice as he did during his past three seasons with the Vikings. The last of the three came on a back-shoulder E.J. Manuel pass for which he scaled into the air, high-pointing the ball over cornerback Dexter..." June 15

  • Luani shows playmaking ability

    CSN Bay Area "Shalom Luani has a nose for the football. That was his calling card at Washington State, and certainly an attraction when the Raiders drafted him early in the seventh round. “That guy is a playmaker,” general manager Reggie McKenzie said shortly after the draft, a statement supported twice in..." June 15

  • Sebastian Janikowski plans to keep kicking for Raiders ‘until they kick me out’

    Sportsnaut "At the age of 39, Oakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski is among the oldest players in the NFL. But retirement is the furthest thing from his mind. In fact, he’s already looking ahead to 2020 when the Raiders are set to move to Las Vegas. He wants to be a part of that transition and said..." June 15

  • Lakers Fan Derek Carr Says Warriors' Championship Makes Him Hungry to Win Title

    Bleacher Report "After watching the Golden State Warriors win their second championship in three years, Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is itching to win one as well. According to Scott Bair of CSN Bay Area, Carr wants to experience what his Oakland brethren accomplished by beating the Cleveland..." June 14

  • Waiting for first practice was the hardest part for Raiders' Derek Carr

    ESPN "Derek Carr's broken right fibula, which essentially ended the Oakland Raiders' chances at any type of postseason run last winter, is a non-issue now. Even if there were some mental hurdles the quarterback had to clear. "The hardest part was taking the first rep, because the last rep you..." June 14

  • Sean Smith knows he is “way better” than he was last year

    Pro Football Talk "Plenty of things went right for the Raiders in 2016 as they won 12 games for the first time since 2000 and advanced to the playoffs for the first time since 2002, but the play of cornerback Sean Smith was not on the list. Smith signed a four-year deal with Oakland as a free agent last..." June 12

  • Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch tops May jersey sales

    NFL.com "The return of Marshawn Lynch has been a lucrative one. The Raiders running back had the top selling jersey for the month of May, according to NFL Shop. Lynch edged out Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady, young Cowboys stars Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott and Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, who..." June 12

  • Khalil Mack, Derek Carr, Bruce Irvin, Justin Ellis going to Warriors’ Game 5

    East Bay Times "At least four Raiders plan to attend Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Warriors and the Cavaliers. Soon after Cleveland clobbered Golden State in Game 4, Raiders star Khalil Mack proposed a trip with Derek Carr, Bruce Irvin and Justin Ellis involving Oracle Arena on Monday night Let’s..." June 11

  • Marshawn Lynch rockets to top of jersey-sale list

    Pro Football Talk "When word first surfaced of retired running back Marshawn Lynch possibility un-retiring and joining the Raiders, it became obvious that his Silver and Black No. 24 would instantly become the hottest-selling jersey in the NFL. And it has. As noted by the Twitter account @Hail_Pitt, Lynch had the..." June 11

  • Raiders assistants Ken Norton, John Pagano stress communication

    San Francisco Chronicle "There is no confusion about who’s calling the shots for the Raiders’ defense. And no, we’re not talking about head coach Jack Del Rio. Defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. cleared up things after Tuesday’s offseason workout, minutes before new assistant head coach and former Chargers defensive..." June 09

  • Raiders cancel OTA for go-kart racing

    Pro Football Talk "Jack Del Rio gave the Raiders a break Friday, taking them go-kart racing in lieu of practice. NFL teams have 10 OTAs, but it’s not unusual for coaches to work in a fun activity. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin took his team to Dave & Buster’s earlier this week, and the Cowboys hosted their annual..." June 09

  • Derek Carr reportedly could make $25 million a year

    Larry Brown Sports "Derek Carr’s contract situation is one to keep an eye on, particularly if the number turns out to be where one reporter thinks it will end up. Carr and the Oakland Raiders are negotiating a potential new contract for the QB. Carr was the Raiders’ No. 36 overall pick in 2014 and has steadily..." June 09

  • Coalition hires top lawyers to ‘keep professional football in Oakland’

    Sportsnaut "While the NFL’s time in Oakland seems to be nearing its end, civic leaders within the city are not giving up so easy. Attorney James W. Quinn released a statement detailing an organized effort to keep professional football within the city. One thing is important to note. While it’s stated that..." June 09

  • Here's how coaching legend John Madden wants the Raiders to use Marshawn Lynch

    CBS Sports "It's hard to find anyone that isn't excited about the Oakland Raiders signing hometown hero Marshawn Lynch. Maybe Seahawks fans aren't thrilled about it, but everyone else seems pumped up, both for Marshawn and for the team. Included among that group of people is former Raiders coach and Pro..." June 09

  • Nelson competing with young Raiders safeties: 'Got homework every night'

    CSN Bay Area "Reggie Nelson has been around the block more than anyone on the Raiders defense. His 11th trip around the NFL calendar has begun, following Pro Bowl selections in his last two. Nelson has a tide chart for the ebbs and flows of an offseason that notes exactly what’s required and when to excel..." June 08

  • Eight NFL players that deserve huge raises

    Sportsnaut "Equal pay for equal play is not exactly how things roll in the NFL. This is especially true for many players drafted in the latter rounds. Those that excel end up vastly outplaying their contracts a couple of years into their careers. We are not suggesting that these particular players are..." June 08

  • Raiders face huge Carr, Mack deals but are built to remain successful

    CBS Sports "Expectations for the Raiders are at a level they haven't been since the early 2000s, because general manager Reggie McKenzie's arduous rebuilding process culminated with the end of a 14-year playoff drought in 2016. The Raiders living up to their slogan of "Commitment to Excellence" was spurred..." June 08

  • Players' union believes language in many rookie deals violates CBA

    ESPN "The NFL Players Association has identified language in about 160 of this year's rookie contracts that it believes violates the collective bargaining agreement and is considering filing grievances to have the deals voided. "The union has undergone a comprehensive review of rookie contracts and..." June 07

  • Marquette King uses tennis ball to avoid Romo fate

    NFL.com "Being a holder for field goals and extra points is the most thankless task in football. When's the last time you heard a coach or player praise the holder for doing his job? Does anybody ever call in on sports talk radio to compliment how solid the holder has been all season? When a team wins a..." June 07

  • Marshawn Lynch: Raiders’ move made me want to play in Oakland

    Pro Football Talk "Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch says if the team hadn’t announced its plans to move to Las Vegas, he probably wouldn’t have come out of retirement. Asked today when he decided he wanted to come back and play for his hometown team, Lynch answered, “When I found out they was..." June 06

  • Jack Del Rio: We can’t worry about expectations

    Pro Football Talk "The Warriors put on a show again on Sunday night to go up 2-0 in the NBA Finals and run their record to 14-0 in this year’s playoffs, which is both good news and bad news for Raiders coach Jack Del Rio. Del Rio grew up in the Bay Area and is a longtime Warriors fan, but he also has tickets to..." June 05

  • Is The NFLPA Still Preparing For A Lockout?

    Pro Football Rumors "We learned back in May that the NFLPA’s board of representatives had approved a plan that would set aside millions of dollars into a “work-stoppage fund,” allowing the players to make some money if an NFL season is cancelled or delayed. Now, it sounds like the Players Association wants the..." June 03

  • The NFL will allow liquor ads during their games this year

    The Comeback "You’re about to start seeing liquor ads during NFL games this season. According to the Wall Street Journal, the NFL has relented on allowing liquor ads during games, though the total spots will be limited to just four per game and two during pre and postgame shows. The NFL said it will accept..." June 03

  • Ice Cube: Raiders owe Oakland a Super Bowl title before leaving for Las Vegas

    CBS Sports "The Raiders are leaving for Las Vegas, but before they abandon Oakland, they'll have a chance to give the city a championship. With a franchise quarterback in Derek Carr, top receivers in Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree, running back Marshawn Lynch, a dominant offensive line, and one of the..." June 03

  • Here's how Marshawn Lynch can earn an extra $7.5 million over the next two seasons

    CBS Sports "When a team takes a chance on a 31-year-old running back who has been retired for over a full calendar year, it shouldn't be surprising for that team to be a little cautious with how they handle said back in terms of financial incentives (read: do not guarantee all of his money). The Raiders..." June 02

  • Raiders’ new offensive coordinator sees no need for big changes

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders made a change at offensive coordinator this offseason, sending Bill Musgrave packing and promoting Todd Downing from quarterbacks coach to the top assistant job. But while Downing’s role has changed, he says the offense won’t change much at all. “I think there’s a certain amount of,..." June 02

  • John Clayton cracks joke after being laid off by ESPN

    Sportsnaut "With ESPN since 1995, long-time NFL reporter John Clayton received news that he was the latest victim of layoffs from the sports leader. It’s just the latest example of ESPN cutting its budget as a way to make up for sagging ratings and profits. In confirming the news on Wednesday, the..." May 31

  • NFLPA wants players to start saving money in advance of next work stoppage

    Pro Football Talk "It’s already been six years since the last NFL work stoppage. Which means that it’s only four years until, possibly, the next one. The NFL Players Association wants its players to be ready for it then by saving money now. “We wound up in a situation where unfortunately [savings] didn’t..." May 31

  • 11 recent NFL Draft picks on the verge of becoming busts

    Fox Sports "Every year, a handful of players taken in the first round turn out to be busts. It’s a disappointing trend in the NFL, but it’s the harsh reality teams and players have to face. There are a number of guys taken in recent drafts who are on the verge of becoming draft busts. Whether it’s due to..." May 31

  • Derek Carr Reiterates Training Camp Deadline For Extension, Expects It To Get Done

    NFL Trade Rumors "On Tuesday, Raiders QB Derek Carr reiterated that he views training camp as a deadline to negotiate a long-term extension with the team. “If it’s not done by training camp I wont be talking about it,” Carr said, per Andrew Siciliano. Carr added that he expects contract talks to pick up in..." May 30

  • Raiders' Marquette King says 'of course I'm faster than Derek Carr'

    USA Today "Oakland Raiders punter Marquette King, an avid Twitter user, fielded a series of questions from Raider Nation on Saturday ranging from his favorite television show to his breakfast side of choice. In addition to the elementary queries, King was also asked if he’d ever play running back in the..." May 29

  • Raiders' Donald Penn on aging in NFL: 'You have to listen to your body'

    USA Today "After organized team activities this week, Oakland Raiders left tackle Donald Penn met with media and opened up on what it is like to be entering his 12th NFL season at 34 years old. “You have to listen to your body,” said Penn. “You have to rest when it’s time to rest.” Penn then offered some..." May 28

  • Despite impending move, Raiders sell out season tickets

    San Francisco Chronicle "The Oakland Raiders’ impending move to Las Vegas may not sit well with local officials, but the fans don’t seem to be holding it against them — season tickets for the 2017 campaign have sold out. Fans’ stampede to shell out for a lame-duck team comes as Raiders owner Mark Davis is hinting he’ll..." May 28

  • Charles Woodson gives Marshawn Lynch the green light to wear his jersey number

    CBS Sports "No. 24 has a storied history with the Raiders. Most recently, Charles Woodson wore the jersey in two separate stints with the team. In the '60s and '70s, there was Willie Brown. Combined, Woodson and Brown notched 119 interceptions. Brown is already in the Hall of Fame, and Woodson will be voted..." May 27

  • Raiders start signing draft picks

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders are finally joining the majority of the NFL in signing draft picks. According to Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the Raiders are signing three seventh-round picks today. Safety Shalom Luani, tackle Jylan Ware, and defensive lineman Treyvon Hester are putting..." May 27

  • Raiders’ Cooper sees room for improvement

    San Francisco Chronicle "We’re going to share some numbers, and then see if Raiders receiver Amari Cooper has any reaction to them. Odds are he won’t, considering he doesn’t even crack a smile when wearing a lei and pictured with his Pro Bowl teammates and hula girls. Here goes. Cooper turns 23 in three weeks. Among..." May 27

  • Is Mario Edwards Jr. the missing link for the Raiders defense?

    East Bay Times "The Raiders were contact hitters in their off-season pursuit of defensive help. Sure, they hope first-round cornerback Gareon Conley and second-round safety Obi Melifonwu hit their share of home runs, but it’s not as if the Raiders went out and brought in a slew of new obvious starters to help..." May 26

  • NFL continues to punish top assistant coaches

    ALL 22 "There are probably a lot of disappointed assistant coaches around the NFL this week. At the beginning of the week, there was a sense of joy and triumph amongst them. However, that elation and satisfaction has been tabled. On Tuesday, when the NFL owners met in Chicago for their annual May..." May 26

  • Jack Del Rio: Marshawn Lynch ‘soaking up the system’ at Raiders OTAs

    Sportress of Blogitude "Marshawn Lynch wasn’t an active participant during the Oakland Raiders’ OTA session Tuesday. But the running back is nevertheless “soaking up the system” despite only participating in the stretching portion of practice, says Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio. Lynch was clearly enjoying himself..." May 24

  • Raiders tackle Donald Penn on Derek Carr's injury: 'That play sticks with me'

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "It has been five months since The Play. The one that ended quarterback Derek Carr’s season. The one that ostensibly ended the Raiders’ season. The one that, maybe to help cope with it, to help accept it, left tackle Donald Penn now considers “karma” to be used for a potential Super Bowl-bound..." May 24