Raiders Rumors & News

  • LB Sio Moore suffers strained neck "Oakland Raiders linebacker Sio Moore was taken off on a stretcher with a neck injury in the second quarter of a preseason 31-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Friday night. Moore was taken to a local hospital for evaluation, and Raiders coach Dennis Allen said X-rays were negative, calling..." August 23

  • Packers 31, Raiders 21

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Over the years Mike McCarthy has talked about fielding a team that, as he put it, could "play all out." If the Green Bay Packers' last two exhibition games are any indication, McCarthy has that team. Last week, the Packers went to the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis and knocked the Rams'..." August 23

  • Raiders' young cornerbacks get chance to earn roster spots

    San Francisco Chronicle "At the NFL Rookie Symposium in Canton, Ohio, last month, Raiders rookie Keith McGill got to meet Hall of Fame cornerback Mike Haynes. Haynes thought the 6-foot-3, 211-pound McGill was a receiver. "I told Mr. Haynes that I was a cornerback, and he smiled," McGill said. "He said the Raiders..." August 22

  • Forbes: Raiders no longer least valuable team in NFL

    CSN Bay Area "The Raiders are the 28th most valuable franchise in the NFL, according to Forbes' latest valuations. Last year, Mark Davis' team clocked in as the least valuable franchise at an estimated $825 million. This year, the club's owner could sell for an estimated $970 million, an increase of $135..." August 21

  • NFL claims immunity in Oakland Raiderette cheerleader lawsuit

    Yahoo! Sports "Cheerleaders across the NFL have begun filing suits against their teams and in some cases the NFL, charging an array of offenses including improper working conditions and below-minimum wage payment. Now the NFL has responded to a suit filed by two Oakland Raiderettes cheerleaders, and is declining..." August 21

  • The NFL's Most Valuable Teams "Just because the auction of the Buffalo Bills is having a tough time drawing bids above $1 billion two years after the Cleveland Browns sold for $987 million, and just weeks after the National Basketball Association’s Los Angeles Clippers were sold for $2 billion, doesn’t mean the National..." August 20

  • O-line stability a welcome change for Raiders

    San Francisco Chronicle "Last year, starting in the preseason, the Raiders' offensive line had more personnel changes than the Temptations did through the '70s and '80s. This year, at least there's stability. While the tight end corps has taken some hits, the line has stayed intact. In 2013 there were already three..." August 20

  • Raiders corner D.J. Hayden appears headed to PUP list "D.J. Hayden is on an unfortunate track. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that it appears the Oakland Raiders' cornerback is headed to the reserve/PUP list. The team will know this week, according to Rapoport. Hayden underwent foot surgery for a stress fracture in late..." August 19

  • Derek Carr avoids serious rib injury

    Pro Football Talk "Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr is going to have to spend some time recovering from a concussion, but he won’t have to do double duty and rehab a serious rib injury at the same time. Carr was knocked out of Friday night’s game on a hit by Larry Webster of the Lions, he reportedly told..." August 17

  • Allen pleased with 'more explosive' McFadden

    CSN Bay Area "Dennis Allen wasn’t Raiders head coach in 2010 or 2011, when Darren McFadden was at his very best. The slashing rusher averaged 5.3 yards per carry in those two seasons, whopping sums he hasn’t matched since Allen took over in 2012. While injury issues have been a constant, the production..." August 17

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    Austin Murphy @si_austinmurphy

    Derek Carr to Raiders team doctor in bowels of stadium just now: "I just heard a crunch. I don't know if my rib's broken. But it hurts."

  • Lions’ pass rush a good test for Raiders

    Pro Football Talk "If the second preseason game is any indication, the success of the Raiders’ offense could very well come down to whether it can counter pass rush pressure. Though the Lions didn’t sack Raiders starter Matt Schaub, Detroit was able to get after the 11th-year passer on several of his dropbacks...." August 16

  • 3rd-string QB Matt McGloin leads Raiders to win over Lions

    San Francisco Chronicle "In the preseason, try and try again, and good things will happen. The Raiders' first-team defense looked terrible early Friday night for the second straight preseason game, and the offense wasn't a lot better. But head coach Dennis Allen left in the starters for a while, and first-round pick..." August 16

  • Raiders' Derek Carr leaves with concussion

    San Francisco Chronicle "ix days after he said playing rookie quarterback Derek Carr with the first-team offense "was not in the plans," Raiders head coach Dennis Allen put in Carr with the top unit Friday night in the second preseason game. It doesn't mean there is a quarterback controversy, and Allen will scream..." August 16

  • No progress in talks with Raiders, Oakland; no lease extension sought

    San Francisco Chronicle "There hasn’t been any progress in talks between the Oakland Raiders and the City of Oakland in recent weeks, according to multiple league and city sources. The Raiders were hoping for a renewed effort on the city’s part after Oakland signed a 10-year lease with the Oakland Athletics earlier this..." August 14

  • Who should you draft with the No. 1 pick in fantasy football?

    USA Today "LeSean McCoy is in the best position to succeed Tim Heaney, senior fantasy writer: Why blindly pick last year’s top running back at No. 1? Jamaal Charles is a first-rounder, but 12 rushing scores and 70 receptions are hard to repeat, even with Andy Reid running things. After his monumental..." August 13

  • Raiders fan hits Cowboys' Webb during brawl

    ESPN Dallas "A brawl during Tuesday's joint practice between the Dallas Cowboys and Oakland Raiders featured a brief altercation between a fan and Dallas cornerback B.W. Webb. The unidentified Raiders fan hit Webb in the back twice with his hand and a third time with a helmet before the second-year..." August 13

  • San Antonio prepared well for meeting to attract Raiders

    San Francisco Chronicle "Leading up to Raiders owner Mark Davis' visit last month, San Antonio officials quietly and feverishly prepared for his arrival, updated an NFL relocation study and war-gamed a potential move by the NFL team to Texas. Documents obtained Tuesday by the San Antonio Express-News show a much more..." August 13

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    Levi Damien @LeviDamien

    Dennis Allen says preliminary results have Nick Kasa with ACL tear. Likely out for year. #Raiders

  • Position doesn't define Reece's hybrid role with Raiders

    CSN Bay Area "Marcel Reece is a fullback by title, and hybrid skill player by trade. The second-team All-Pro is used as a backfield blocker, conventional tailback, occasional slot receiver and regular man in motion. Fullback is not a position that gets frequent touches, so the Raiders must get creative to..." August 12

  • Raiders plan to keep Carr with second team

    CSN Bay Area "Matt Schaub has been the Raiders starting quarterback from the moment he left Houston. Raiders' coaches said this time and again in the offseason and throughout training camp despite solid play from second-round pick Derek Carr. The rookie’s accelerated progress didn’t change that. Neither will..." August 10

  • Raiders look to build on sloppy exhibition opener

    Sacramento Bee "The Oakland Raiders got off to a false start to their exhibition season. Right tackle Menelik Watson's penalty before the first snap of the preseason opener Friday night set the tone in a 10-6 loss to the Minnesota Vikings that left the Raiders with much to work on this week. There were 13..." August 10

  • Schaub admits he fell short in Raiders debut

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders’ offense was a mess in Friday night’s preseason opener at Minnesota, and quarterback Matt Schaub knows he’s going to get a large share of the blame. Schaub played three series with Oakland’s first-string offense, and all three ended in punts, without a single first down. “We went..." August 09

  • A lot to like in first look at Vikings, who beat Raiders 10-6 in preseason opener

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Vikings entered a new era Friday night, with Mike Zimmer pacing the sidelines at TCF Bank Stadium, the team’s temporary home for the next two years, and rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater making his preseason debut. Zimmer’s first game as an NFL head coach — albeit an exhibition — went in..." August 09

  • Raiders sign kicker from Fresno State

    Contra Costa Times "The Raiders signed former Fresno State kicker Kevin Goessling Thursday to back up Sebastian Janikowski and waived Michael Palardy with a non-football/illness designation. An All-Western Athletic Conference place kicker at Fresno State, Goessling had only one punt in his college career. Palardy..." August 08

  • When will NFL consider marijuana reform?

    USA Today "The NFL has not yet ruled on what’s next for Cleveland’s Josh Gordon, but the Cleveland Plain-Dealer’s Mary Kay Cabot is reporting the Browns are bracing for the star wide receiver to be out eight games. Gordon appealed his positive drug test earlier this week. His appeal is based on the..." August 08

  • Red McCombs would buy into Raiders for San Antonio move "A much-publicized and reported visit to San Antonio from Mark Davis has plenty of people talking about the possibility of the San Antonio Raiders. Even if the whole thing is simply a bluff for stadium-procuring purposes, the chatter won't slow down after billionaire and former..." August 08

  • Raiders sign free agent safety Asante

    CSN Bay Area "The Raiders signed free agent S Larry Asante, general manager Reggie McKenzie announced Wednesday. Asante joins the Raiders following stops with the Cleveland Browns, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Indianapolis Colts." August 07

  • Ausberry needs knee surgery; Rivera next man up

    San Francisco Gate "Raiders tight end David Ausberry needs knee surgery, coach Dennis Allen said after Tuesday’s practice, and will miss Friday’s preseason opener against Minnesota. Ausberry was atop the depth chart after a week at training camp. Allen didn’t disclose the exact nature of the injury or what knee..." August 06

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    Vic Tafur @VicTafur

    No surprise. On #Raiders 1st official depth chart, Streater & Holmes listed as starters, then Jones & Little, then Moore, Criner 3rd team

  • Former safety George Atkinson cheers for son at Raiders' camp

    San Francisco Chronicle "George Atkinson Jr. slowly walks out to the field at the Raiders' training camp, just as he did as a hard-hitting safety for the team in the 1970s. But these two weeks, Atkinson is quiet and merely an observer, watching his son try to make the team that has become part of the family. "Not..." August 04

  • Janikowski looks to bounce back from rough 2013

    Sacramento Bee "Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski has done a lot of changing during his 15-year NFL career. He's gone from being the brash, hard-living, party-chasing kid out of Florida State who made headlines for all the wrong reasons to a much calmer father of two who prefers quiet times with his..." August 03

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    Jerry McDonald @Jerrymcd

    Without going into specifics, Dennis Allen says Raiders have changed up Darren McFadden's weight room routine to help keep him on field.

  • Raiders rookie makes powerful impression

    Contra Costa Times "Gabe Jackson represents a changing of the guard for the Raiders in ways that go beyond inserting the rookie third-round draft pick into the starting lineup. With general manager Reggie McKenzie on record as saying, "We want to do the pushing around. You do that with big people," Jackson is a..." August 02

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    SiriusXM NFL Radio @SiriusXMNFL

    #Steelers Art Rooney II on #Raiders Stadium "The .@RAIDERS have a Stadium situation thats difficult, something is going to have to give."

  • Chekwa taking reps with Raiders while Hayden sits

    Sacramento Bee "Chimdi Chekwa has dealt with so much in his first two NFL seasons that a matchup with wide receiver James Jones in practice seemed fairly easy in comparison for the Oakland cornerback. At least that's how Chekwa made it look Thursday. The former fourth-round draft pick dropped back into..." August 01

  • Jones-Drew aims to silence doubters

    San Jose Mercury News "Running back Maurice Jones-Drew never had to search for motivation. It came in daily doses from people questioning him because of his stature. Time and again, the 5-foot-7 Jones-Drew silenced doubters with his play, be it at De La Salle High, UCLA or the Jacksonville Jaguars. Now that he's with..." August 01

  • Raiders in talks with San Antonio to relocate NFL team

    San Antonio Express-News "Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis and two top lieutenants met recently with several San Antonio officials to discuss the potential of moving his NFL team from the Bay Area to the Alamo City, sources familiar with the matter have confirmed. On July 18, Davis met with the officials, including..." July 31

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    Vic Tafur @VicTafur

    Allen says Streater does have a concussion and Criner was out with a hamstring injury

  • Receiver Greg Little glad for fresh start

    Contra Costa Times "In the early days of Raiders training camp, the "wow" factor belongs to wide receiver Greg Little, based on raucous reviews from season-ticket holders attending practice. Although Little didn't make as many plays Sunday in the Raiders' first padded practice as he did in the previous two..." July 28

  • Raiders G.M.: Khalil Mack is like Clay Matthews

    Pro Football Talk "It’s early, obviously. And it might be wishful thinking. But the Raiders clearly have high expectations for first-rounder Khalil Mack. According to Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle, Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie is comparing his newest linebacker to one of the best..." July 28

  • GM Reggie McKenzie compares Khalil Mack to Clay Matthews

    San Francisco Chronicle "There weren't any "wow" plays from rookie linebacker Khalil Mack on Sunday, the first day players wore pads, but he is drawing some pretty good comparisons from important training-camp observers. "He's reminded me of Clay Matthews from Day 1," Oakland general manager Reggie McKenzie said. "He's..." July 28

  • 'Ninja Assassin,' aka Antonio Smith, ready to 'disrupt'

    CSN Bay Area "Antonio Smith has been remarkably healthy playing a physical game. The defensive lineman has missed one game in the last eight seasons -– he’d want me to knock on wood here, so I’ll oblige -– leading up to age 32. Then, just a few weeks after signing with the Raiders, he was sidelined for the..." July 27

  • Raiders teammate: Matt Schaub is 'getting his confidence back' "It's rarely the case that "a change of scenery" is what a player struggling with one team needed to jump-start his career elsewhere. But the hope in Oakland is that former Texans quarterback Matt Schaub can do just that for a Raiders team that hasn't had a winning record since 2002 and is coming..." July 27

  • Maurice Jones-Drew, Raiders punt returner?

    CSN Bay Area "The Raiders don’t have players lined up to return kickoffs or punts. They’re experimenting with several options during training camp, hoping to find dynamic returners to help fight the battle for field position. The team used five players to field punts during the opening practice of training..." July 26

  • Veteran Justin Tuck comfortable in leadership role

    Contra Costa Times "Justin Tuck doesn't see the point in teaching a seminar on playing championship football. Rather, Tuck looks at leadership as a daily demonstration of principles, a process that began Friday on the first day of practice behind the Napa Valley Marriott. "The last thing you want is guys..." July 26

  • Fearing Al Davis, Bud Adams wanted to trade up with New Orleans for Vince Young

    Pro Football Talk "It’s long been known the late Bud Adams coveted Vince Young in the 2006 NFL Draft. And the Titans’ owner was even willing to trade up to get his man. Via ESPN’s Paul Kuharsky, ex-Titans G.M. Floyd Reese recalled Thursday how badly Adams wanted Young, who had led Texas to the national title..." July 24

  • Raiders will cut Kevin Burnett

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders won’t have cornerback D.J. Hayden in the lineup for a while after foot surgery and they won’t have linebacker Kevin Burnett in the lineup at all. Multiple reports from Raiders beat writers have the team parting ways with the veteran linebacker. Burnett missed a portion of the team’s..." July 24

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    Paul Gutierrez @PGutierrezESPN

    #Raiders coach Dennis Allen says #DJHayden is ..not ready to start camp. Suffered stress fracture in foot

  • Charles Woodson expects different mentality

    Contra Costa Times "Charles Woodson, reporting for his 17th NFL training camp, can feel the difference from a year ago. "We're not looking to build for next year," Woodson said Wednesday after arriving at the Napa Valley Marriott. "We're looking to win now. I look forward to going in this week and getting started..." July 24