Raiders Rumors & News

  • Raiders’ Marshawn Lynch helping keep legendary Oakland restaurant open

    Sportsnaut "Marshawn Lynch is Oakland. Marshawn Lynch has always been Oakland. Even when he was playing for the Buffalo Bills and Seattle Seahawks, Lynch’s Oakland roots were never too far from him. So when Lynch decided to come out of retirement to play for the Raiders, it was not necessarily a huge..." July 23

  • Derek Carr: If refs would call holding, Khalil Mack would get 30 sacks

    Pro Football Talk "Raiders quarterback Derek Carr may have the highest salary in the league, but he also may not even be the best player from the Raiders’ 2014 draft class. Carr thinks Raiders linebacker Khalil Mack would blow away the league’s sack record and record 30 sacks if referees would call holding the..." July 21

  • Raiders, Gareon Conley talking

    Pro Football Talk "Ideally, Raiders first-round cornerback Gareon Conley would know whether he’ll be charged with sexual assault before he signs a contract with the team. The ideal scenario may not be happening. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Raiders and Conley are talking. According to another..." July 20

  • ESPN Has Finally Set An Official End Date For ‘Mike And Mike’

    Uproxx "When ESPN announced their new television programming lineup for 2018 would include a solo show for Mike Greenberg, fans of ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike knew the end of the show was near. The two made the official announcement of their impending breakup back in May, but even then it was a brief note..." July 17

  • Ice Cube wants to see his Raiders play Cowboys in Super Bowl

    Pro Football Talk "Ice Cube is a die-hard Raiders fan. He even hired former Raiders CEO Amy Trask as CEO of his BIG3 basketball league. So it’s no surprise the rapper and actor expects to see his team in the Super Bowl. (Not to mention it’s probably not a bad bet either.) Ice Cube wants to see his Raiders play..." July 15

  • Raiders sign three guys to fill out roster

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders got their roster back up to the 90-man limit Friday, with a trio of signings. The team announced they signed running back John Crockett, offensive lineman Kareem Are, and linebacker Brady Sheldon. Crockett was with the Packers the last two years, and spent 2016 on injured..." July 14

  • Tim Brown, Marcus Allen think Raiders have real shot at Super Bowl

    East Bay Times "Tim Brown and Marcus Allen are among those in Raider Nation getting excited about next season’s chances. Both Hall of Famers reportedly voiced views that the Silver & Black can win Super Bowl LII. The Raiders legends talked with about that possibility, adding that untimely injuries or..." July 14

  • Hundreds show up at Raiders board meeting after fake jobs flyer

    Pro Football Talk "A Raiders stadium authority meeting in Las Vegas was overwhelmed with attendees last night, most of them brought there under false pretense. According to the Associated Press, the cops had to be called when hundreds of job-seekers showed up for the board meeting. As it turns out, a fake flyer..." July 14

  • Britney Spears' team plans to get back to the Super Bowl

    New York Daily News "Oops, she wants to do it again. Britney Spears’ associates have had “secret discussions” with television and advertising execs tied to Super Bowl LII, according to a source close to the situation. The game will take place Feb. 4 in Minneapolis. “Britney has made it clear to her team that it..." July 12

  • Derek Carr claims Nevada tax laws had little to do with backloaded deal

    Sportsnaut "Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr recently became the highest paid NFL player. Believe it or not, Carr actually took less money up front so that his teammates, including newly paid guard Gabe Jackson, could receive new deals. Though, it has been speculated that Carr may have accepted a..." July 10

  • Marcus Peters: Chiefs will ‘beat the dog — out of’ Marshawn Lynch

    San Jose Mercury News "Marshawn Lynch has already said that he’ll have the whole Town — that being Oakland — “riding with me” when he hits the field at the Coliseum this year. But that also extends to the brotherhood of Oakland natives playing in the NFL. “For Shawn to finish off this last little stretch of his..." July 10

  • Raiders' 2nd-round pick Melifonwu confident defense can stop Chiefs "Despite the 2016 rise of the Raiders, the Chiefs quietly won the AFC West last season and beat Oakland twice in the process. In each win the Chiefs put up at least 300 yards. Coming off a bye on Oct. 16, they topped 400 yards of total offense, logged 22 first downs and didn't turn the ball over..." July 10

  • Could Raiders parking problems in Vegas kill tailgating?

    East Bay Times "The tailgating experience for Raiders fans once they move to Las Vegas could be a disastrous one, with the Las Vegas Sun reporting that most fans may be parking three miles away from the new stadium. The Raiders are facing a bit of a parking crisis in Vegas since they’ve set aside just 2,400..." July 10

  • Raiders cut three players

    Pro Football Talk "Training camp is drawing closer and the Raiders did some trimming to their roster Friday to get themselves ready for its start. The Raiders announced that they have waived linebacker Andy Mulumba, linebacker Neiron Ball and long snapper Anthony Kukwa. Ball was placed on waivers with the..." July 08

  • Raiders guard Gabe Jackson underrated no more

    San Francisco Chronicle "Well, Mike Tice can’t call Gabe Jackson underrated anymore, not after the Raiders’ right guard signed a five-year contract extension worth $56 million last week. “He was as good as anyone in the league toward the end of last season,” Tice, Oakland’s offensive line coach, said in a phone..." July 07

  • Raiders propose parking for thousands of fans three miles from stadium

    Las Vegas Sun "The Raiders want UNLV to help them solve their stadium parking problems by providing thousands of on-campus spaces for free, according to documents viewed this week by the Sun. The team recently submitted to university officials its first draft of the 30-year joint-use agreement required by..." July 07

  • Jihad Ward poses for photo with a cast on left leg

    Pro Football Talk "Raiders defensive lineman Jihad Ward posted a Snapchat photo of him on a scooter in what appears to be a surgery center. Ward, wearing a hospital gown in the photo, has his lower left leg in a cast. According to Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Ward favored his left foot at the..." July 06

  • Jihad Ward has foot surgery, set to return in August "Oakland Raiders defensive lineman Jihad Ward underwent minor foot surgery, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday, according to sources informed of the situation. Rapoport added that Ward is expected to be ready to join training camp in mid-August and is on a cautious timetable. The..." July 06

  • Gabe Jackson is thankful for Derek Carr's plea to invest in Raiders' other stars

    CBS Sports "Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is coming off the best season of his career. In his third season in the NFL, Carr set career-highs in completion percentage, yards per attempt, passer rating, and QBR, while also leading the NFL in both fourth-quarter comebacks and game-winning drives. It's..." July 04

  • Marshawn Lynch plays in Steve Zakuani charity game, and the results are predictably unpredictable

    Seattle Times "Maybe the biggest name celebrity of the celebrities who played in a charity soccer game Sunday at Starfire in Tukwila organized by former Sounder Steve Zakuani was former Seahawk and now Oakland Raider Marshawn Lynch. And, well, matters unfolded as you might have expected — which means, a..." July 03

  • Gabe Jackson “very appreciative” to Raiders

    Pro Football Talk "Gabe Jackson said he was “a little nervous” at making the switch to the right side last year, but it seems to have worked out just fine for the Raiders offensive guard. Jackson, who spent his first two seasons at left guard, signed a five-year, $56 million deal with the Raiders last week. The..." July 03

  • Ronnie Lott ‘nervous’ about Raiders moving to Las Vegas

    Sportsnaut "NFL Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott isn’t exactly jumping for joy about the Oakland Raiders moving to Las Vegas. In fact, the former Raiders and San Francisco 49ers star is “nervous” about the impending move, which was nearly unanimously voted in favor of occurring this past spring. So, why is Lott..." July 03

  • The full Derek Carr details

    Pro Football Talk "It’s taken a little longer than usual, but finally the full and complete Derek Carr contract details have emerged. And, as usual, the details confirm some reports regarding the deal — and debunk others. For now, the specifics: 1. Signing bonus of $12.5 million, paid within 15 days of..." July 02

  • David Carr says Derek Carr took less to get Gabe Jackson signed

    Pro Football Talk "Raiders quarterback Derek Carr said when he signed his five-year, $125 million contract with the Raiders that he left money on the table to make sure Oakland could keep some teammates. Carr’s brother says one particular teammate was a very high priority. According to David Carr, Derek took less..." July 01

  • Claim that Raiders don’t have cap space for Khalil Mack is off the mark

    Pro Football Talk "Last week, upon signing his record-setting $25 million per year deal, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr proclaimed that he deliberately left money on the table for teammates who need new deals. “Is this good for Khalil [Mack]?” was one of the questions Carr specifically, and repeatedly, posed to..." June 30

  • Report: Khalil Mack will have to wait until 2018 for new deal

    Pro Football Talk "Khalil Mack will have to wait until 2018 for a new deal, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Per Schefter, the Raiders won’t have room to fit a new deal for the All-Pro linebacker under their cap after signing Derek Carr to a five-year, $125 million deal and giving Gabe Jackson a five-year, $56..." June 30

  • Raiders Turn Their Attention To Long-Term Deal For G Gabe Jackson

    NFL Trade Rumors "Josina Anderson reports that the Raiders have turned their attention to locking up G Gabe Jackson to a long-term contract now that they’ve taken care of QB Derek Carr. However, Anderson says that “it is very, very early” in regards to contract talks between the Raiders and Jackson. Anderson..." June 29

  • Raiders Signing G Gabe Jackson To Five-Year Extension

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media is reporting that the Raiders have reached an agreement with G Gabe Jackson on a long-term extension. According to Rapoport, Jackson receives a five-year, $56 million extension from the Raiders. However, Adam Schefter says that this is actually a four-year, $40..." June 29

  • Are Oakland churches clamoring for Derek Carr’s charity?

    East Bay Times "Derek Carr may have sparked a scramble by Bay Area churches to secure his tithe. The Raiders quarterback mentioned his Christian duty to donate one-tenth of his salary to charity at the press conference announcing his $125 million extension, and that comment seemingly led to pitches from..." June 29

  • Marshawn Lynch offers 2,000 kids free tickets to San Jose water park

    East Bay Times "Marshawn Lynch is known for giving back through his Fam 1st Family Foundation and his latest endeavor is filled with water slides and delighted children. Lynch is offering free tickets to Raging Waters San Jose water park July 5 for the first 2,000 kids who show up Thursday at Beast Mode..." June 29

  • Todd Downing “pleasantly surprised” by Marshawn Lynch

    Pro Football Talk "The true measure of how much running back Marshawn Lynch has left in the tank after sitting out the 2016 season will come once the Raiders take the field in September, but it sounds like what the team has seen so far is a bit more than they may have been expecting. During an appearance on..." June 28

  • Raiders punter airs grievances after apparent Southwest Airlines mix-up

    San Francisco Chronicle "You might imagine all professional athletes fly around in private jets, but many of them are suffering through budget airline headaches just like the rest of us. One of those unlucky travelers is Raiders punter Marquette King, who learned over the weekend that it appeared Southwest made some..." June 27

  • Derek Carr: I'll hand it to Marshawn on 1-yard line "It's pretty good to be Derek Carr these days. A new $125 million contract. As much Chick-fil-A as any human could ever want. The trendy Super Bowl buzz. And a new toy on offense in Marshawn Lynch. Pairing Lynch on the ground with the ascending Carr-Amari Cooper tandem in the air makes..." June 24

  • Derek Carr wanted to leave money for teammates

    Pro Football Talk "Raiders G.M. Reggie McKenzie now wants to sign some of quarterback Derek Carr’s teammates, and Carr wants to be sure McKenzie can. “The main thing that I could just remember was all along the way, I was like, ‘How do we keep my teammates?’” Carr said at Friday’s press conference regarding his..." June 24

  • Derek Carr takes hilarious jab at Seahawks for Super Bowl XLIX blunder

    CBS Sports "If the Raiders ever have the ball on the 1-yard line during the waning seconds of a Super Bowl, you can probably safely assume that they won't be making the same mistake the Seahawks made near the end of Super Bowl XLIX. Of course, that was the game where the Seahawks decided to throw it from..." June 24

  • Raiders, who have yet to announce Derek Carr deal, call Friday press conference

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders have yet to officially announce Derek Carr has a new deal, but they have called a press conference for 10:30 a.m. PT on Friday at the team facility. Although the team doesn’t specify the reason for the press conference, it will come as no surprise when they announce Carr’s..." June 23

  • Raiders make Derek Carr’s five-year contract extension official

    Pro Football Talk "It’s official: Derek Carr will be the Raiders’ franchise quarterback through the remainder of their time in Oakland, and when they move to Las Vegas as well. The Raiders announced today that Carr has signed a five-year contract extension and is now under contract with the team through the 2022..." June 23

  • With Derek Carr signed, Reggie McKenzie moving on to other extensions

    Pro Football Talk "At the start of a Friday press conference to discuss quarterback Derek Carr’s contract extension, General Manager Reggie McKenzie called it a “big day” for the organization. McKenzie also said that he’s now going to turn his attention toward more big days and big extensions in the future. Carr..." June 23

  • Derek Carr: Deal Structured To Help Team

    Pro Football Rumors "Derek Carr‘s new contract is, in some ways, a record-setter. In other ways, it fell a bit short of what the football world figured he would get in an extension. At a Friday morning press conference, Carr explained that his contract is structured specifically so that the Raiders can also work out..." June 23

  • What Derek Carr's $125 million extension means for Matthew Stafford

    Detroit Free Press "There’s a new a highest-paid player in the NFL, but chances are he won’t have that title for long. Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr finalized a long-term contract extension today, reportedly worth $125 million over five years. Carr’s contract immediately becomes the new baseline for..." June 23

  • 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 "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