Raiders Rumors & News

  • Junior Seau leads a strong eight-man class into the Hall of Fame

    Pro Football Talk "The Pro Football Hall of Fame cleared the decks of a number of finalists who had been debated for years, as they ushered in an eight-man class to Canton Saturday night. First-year eligible linebacker Junior Seau was elected to the Hall of Fame, along with running back Jerome Bettis, defensive..." February 01

  • NFL will review Calvin Johnson rule, narrow goal posts

    SB Nation "The league is still considering reducing the width of the goal post and will review the "Calvin Johnson Rule" this offseason. The NFL competition committee will examine reducing the width of the goal post uprights this offseason, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Each year the..." January 30

  • NFLPA to give own salary-cap projection for 2015

    USA Today "For the first time, the NFL Players Association plans to issue its own projections for the 2015 salary cap to counter what it perceives as deflated league projections that can impact teams' budgeting and, in turn, hold down spending. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith made the..." January 30

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Louisville DC Todd Grantham was offered a 2-year deal by the #Raiders to be their coordinator, source said. Stay tuned.

  • Adrian Peterson Trade or Release To Cowboys, Raiders, Patriots, Dolphins?

    Sports World Report "The Minnesota Vikings and Adrian Peterson could be headed for a split at some point in the future once Peterson returns from suspension, as he is getting paid a high salary and despite Mike Zimmer wanting him to return, the team looks at his trade or release, the Dallas Cowboys, Oakland Raiders,..." January 28

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    Brett McMurphy @McMurphyESPN

    Louisville DC Todd Grantham will remain at UL, source told @ESPN. @rapsheet reported Grantham was offered Oakland Raiders DC job

  • Raiders hit with new suit by ex-cheerleader over wages

    San Francisco Chronicle "A former Oakland Raiders cheerleader frustrated over a proposed $1.25 million settlement over alleged wage violations filed her own class-action lawsuit and added another allegation, saying cheerleaders were denied promised media opportunities. Susie Sanchez said in a suit filed Monday in..." January 28

  • Raiders hire Rob Moore, Bernie Parmalee to coaching staff

    Pro Football Talk "A pair of former NFL players are among four new coaching staff hires announced by the Raiders on Tuesday. Ex-Dolphins and Jets tailback Bernie Parmalee will coach Oakland’s running backs, while former Jets and Cardinals wideout Rob Moore will coach the club’s wide receivers. The 47-year-old..." January 27

  • Raiders sign Charles Woodson

    CSN Bay Area "The Oakland Raiders have signed S Charles Woodson to a contract extension, GM Reggie McKenzie announced Monday. Woodson was set to be an unrestricted free agent in March. Woodson re-joins the Raiders following a 2014 campaign in which he started all 16 games, leading the team with 160 tackles..." January 26

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    Dianna Marie Russini @NBCdianna

    The Oakland Raiders are interested in Louisville's defensive coordinator Todd Grantham for their defensive coordinator position per sources

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    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

    On new #Raiders OC Bill Musgrave, he's planning on running a no-huddle offense. That's the 1 facet of Chip Kelly's offense he's taking.

  • Raiders add QB coach Todd Downing, confirm hirings of Tice, Sunseri, Robertson

    Oakland Tribune "The Raiders announced the hiring of quarterbacks coach Todd Downing Friday and confirmed the addition of three other assistants who have been reported in recent days. Downing worked with the Buffalo Bills as quarterbacks coach last season and spent three seasons with the Detroit Lions from 2011..." January 24

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Former Raiders HC Tony Sparano is being hired as 49ers' TE coach, per sources. Stays right in Bay Area.

  • Raiders GM: If Woodson's in '100 percent, I want him back'

    CSN Bay Area "Charles Woodson is 38 years old, but one more year playing safety in Oakland appears to be a very real possibility. "If he's all in -- 100 percent -- I want him back," GM Reggie McKenzie said on SiriusXM NFL Radio Wednesday evening. McKenzie, who plans to sit down face-to-face with Woodson..." January 22

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    Vic Tafur @VicTafur

    Asked Musgrave impression of Latavius Murray: "Very positive. Tremendous size & speed. Going to tailor run game so it's right up his alley."

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Raiders expected to interview former #Falcons coach Mike Smith for their defensive coordinator job, source said. Talked to Mangini today

  • Bucs QB Johnson paid to have footballs altered before SB 37

    Tampa Bay Times "Four days before the biggest game of his life, quarterback Brad Johnson broke an NFL rule to help the Bucs win Super Bowl XXXVII. At 34, Johnson had developed a few compulsions during his career. He changed his socks and shoes every quarter, and over the course of a game he replaced everything..." January 21

  • Dennis Allen joins Saints’ staff

    Pro Football Talk "Dennis Allen, who was fired after four games as the Raiders’ head coach last year, has found a new job. Allen will join the Saints’ staff, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. This will be Allen’s second stint as a Saints assistant. " January 20

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    Michael Silver @MikeSilver

    I am told Bill Musgrave will be the Raiders' next offensive coordinator

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #49ers assistant Eric Mangini is slated to interview with the #Raiders for their defensive coordinator position, source said.

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    Bill Williamson @BWilliamsonESPN

    Per @mortreport Eagles QB coach Bill Musgrave a hot contender for #Raiders OC job

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Broncos OC Adam Gase interviews with #Jaguars for OC today. Plenty of options, tho. OAK, STL, ATL & CHI have permission to talk to him

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #Raiders are slated to interview one of their top OC choices — ex-#Bears coach Marc Trestman — in the next day or so, per source.

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    Michael Silver @MikeSilver

    Nice score for the Raiders: Mike Tice coming over from Falcons to coach o line...

  • Tarver interviews for spot on Tomsula's staff

    CSN Bay Area "Former Raiders defensive coordinator Jason Tarver interviewed Friday with new 49ers coach Jim Tomsula in Santa Clara, according to multiple sources. Tarver is considered a likely candidate to land a job on Tomsula’s coaching staff in a still-to-be-determined role. Tarver’s contract with the..." January 17

  • Raiders near Coliseum extension; future iffy

    ESPN.com "Raiders owner Mark Davis emphasized his desire to keep the franchise in Oakland but still has no idea where the team will be playing in 2016. Speaking with reporters following Wednesday's news conference to announce the hiring of head coach Jack Del Rio, Davis said he expects to sign a..." January 17

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    Michael Silver @MikeSilver

    Nice score for the Raiders: Mike Tice coming over from Falcons to coach o line...

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    Steve Corkran @CorkOnTheNFL

    If Jack Del Rio gets hired as #Raiders coach, fired Falcons head coach Mike Smith is Del Rio's top choice as defensive coordinator.

  • Raiders get their man, hire Jack Del Rio as new head coach

    CSN Bay Area "Jack Del Rio is coming home. The East Bay native, Hayward High graduate and Denver Broncos defensive coordinator has agreed on terms to become head coach of the Oakland Raiders, NFL sources told CSNCalifornia.com on Wednesday. An agreement came after meeting for a second consecutive day..." January 14

  • Sources: Raiders closing in on Del Rio hire

    ESPN.com "The Oakland Raiders are closing in on naming Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio as their next head coach, with an announcement expected to happen as early as Wednesday, league sources told ESPN. Sources told ESPN that Del Rio interviewed Tuesday night with owner Mark Davis,..." January 14

  • Will Raiders bring Del Rio home to East Bay?

    Contra Costa Times "Even if it's a superficial quality, Jack Del Rio has one thing going for him when he sits down Tuesday and interviews to become the head coach of the Raiders. "When you look at Jack Del Rio, doesn't he just look like a Raiders head coach?" former Raiders linebacker and Fox Sports analyst Kirk..." January 13

  • Raiders can re-visit Jack Del Rio for head coach opening

    Contra Costa Times "The Raiders' search for a head coach might have accelerated Sunday with the surprise availability of Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio. When the Indianapolis Colts upset the Broncos 24-13, it meant the Raiders could revisit the possibility of making the former Hayward High star..." January 12

  • Del Rio rising with the Raiders?

    Pro Football Talk "At a time when some believe it’s only a matter of time before interim head coach Tony Sparano becomes the next head coach of the Raiders, there’s a school of thought in some league circles that Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio has a real shot at getting the job. As one league source..." January 10

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Browns requested Greg Roman (#49ers), Al Saunders & John DeFilippo (#Raiders) to interview for their OC position. Marc Trestman will, too.

  • Mark Davis updates Raiders' coaching search

    Oakland Tribune "How close are the Raiders to choosing a head coach? "It could be tomorrow. It could be three weeks from now," Raiders owner Mark Davis said Thursday night. The Raiders held their second interview with interim coach Tony Sparano Wednesday, Davis said. Sparano and Davis spoke for more than two..." January 09

  • Rams could keep Raiders in Oakland

    Oakland Tribune "The NFL's ongoing dance with Los Angeles is so old, I think it began when people were jitterbugging. However, it would be a mistake to poo-pooh this week's news that St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke has plans to join a development firm and build a stadium at the former site of Hollywood Park..." January 07

  • Sources: Madden sits in on Raiders interview with Shanahan

    CSN Bay Area "Owner Mark Davis brought an old Raiders head coach to an interview with another former Raiders head coach about a current head-coaching vacancy. Got that straight? John Madden sat in on an interview with Mike Shanahan in recent days, two NFL sources told CSN Bay Area. It’s uncertain how..." January 07

  • Raiders’ search for head coach has shifted into high gear

    San Francisco Gate "The Raiders’ busy weekend spilled into Monday. As one team official said, “The tentacles are out.” After interviewing Denver defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio on Saturday and former Raiders head coach Mike Shanahan and Indianapolis offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton on Sunday for its..." January 06

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Former Redskins HC Mike Shanahan interviewed with Raiders, as @NBCdianna reported. Met with Raiders owner Mark Davis and team officials.

  • Raiders’ search is predictably unpredictable

    Pro Football Talk "The owner named Davis has changed, but the modis operandi remains the same when it comes to hiring a Raiders head coach. The Raiders don’t follow the conventional path, talking to people that other teams aren’t, ignoring candidates that draw interest elsewhere, and basically doing things their..." January 04

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Raiders requested permission to interview Cowboys passing game coordinator Scott Linehan, per source.

  • Raiders to interview Jack Del Rio

    Denver Post "The Oakland Raiders have requested permission to interview Broncos defensive coordiantor Jack Del Rio on Sunday. The Raiders contingent will interview Del Rio in the Denver area. Del Rio, 51, was head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2003 until late in the 2011 season" January 04

  • Sparano’s stridence could hurt him

    Pro Football Talk "Does Tony Sparano have a shot at becoming the next head coach of the Raiders? Sure. Did he help himself by recently taking his case public? Possibly not. “All I want to do right now is be the head coach of the Raiders,” Sparano recently said. “So how badly? Very, very badly. This is my..." January 03

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    Ben Volin @BenVolin

    Source: #Raiders interviewed Pat Shurmur today. #Bills will interview Frank Reich on Sunday to beat #Jets to the punch next week

  • USC DE Leonard Williams: 'I would love to play for Oakland'

    CSN Bay Area "University of Southern California defensive end Leonard Williams declared for the NFL draft on Monday, and had no qualms about stating where he wants to go. “I would love to play for Oakland,” Williams said, via the Los Angeles Times. The Raiders have the No. 4 overall pick. Most project the..." January 02

  • 2014 AP All-Pro Team

    Pro Football Talk "Via USA Today and NFL.com, here is the first-team All-Pro squad as announced by The Associated Press on Friday. Fifty NFL writers compose the AP’s voting panel: OFFENSE Quarterback: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay. Running back: DeMarco Murray, Dallas; Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh. Fullback: John..." January 02

  • Rex Ryan favored to land Oakland job at one book

    Covers.com "Tony Sparano took over the Oakland Raiders in the middle of the season this year, but there's no guarantee he'll be back once again next season as he still has the interim tag attached to his name. BookMaker.eu has futures at their book for who will be in charge come September, and it's the..." January 02

  • Raiders seek experienced head coach

    San Francisco Chronicle "The Raiders’ coaching search is off and running, with two former NFL head coaches getting permission for interviews, a hot defensive coordinator coming in next week and two more former head coaches on the back burner. Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur and 49ers tight ends coach Eric..." January 02

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    Josina Anderson @JosinaAnderson

    Source: The #Raiders have requested permission to interview Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton.

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    Calvin Watkins @calvinwatkins

    Jets, Bears and Raiders have all requested permission to speak with Arizona DC Todd Bowles.