Raiders Rumors & News

  • Khalil Mack wants to be Raider for life: 'That’s a no-brainer for me'

    NBC Bay Area "The Raiders gave quarterback Derek Carr a massive contract extension last June. Right guard Gabe Jackson got paid later that month. Khalil Mack’s big deal is coming, likely this offseason. Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie anticipates a deal getting done, and hopes Mack’s agent feels the..." November 17

  • Players to Goodell: We'd like a jet, lifetime insurance and $50 million, too

    ESPN "ESPN reported Sunday that commissioner Roger Goodell had asked for a salary of $49.5 million a year, lifetime use of a private jet and lifetime health insurance for his family in negotiations for a contract extension. Here’s how NFL players are reacting to Goodell’s reported demands: Oakland..." November 16

  • Papa John's tweets apology for being 'divisive' when ripping NFL

    USA Today "A couple weeks after CEO John Schnatter blamed the NFL for sagging pizza sales, Papa John's is trying to tone down the vitriol. Tuesday, the company apologized, said it supports players' protests and denounced neo-nazis, via its Twitter account On the company's earnings call earlier this..." November 15

  • Raiders break ground on new stadium in Las Vegas

    Sporting News "The Raiders have taken the next step in their move to Las Vegas. The team on Monday drew nearly a thousand spectators as they held a groundbreaking ceremony on the Strip to kick off the construction of their new 65,000-seat domed stadium. Among those in attendance were NFL commissioner..." November 14

  • What gives with Amari Cooper and the Raiders' curious case of the dropsies?

    ESPN "One positive to come out of the Oakland Raiders' bye weekend: At 4-5, they did not lose any ground in the AFC West as both the Denver Broncos and Los Angeles Chargers lost to fall to 3-6, and the first-place Kansas City Chiefs (6-3) were idle. Another encouraging development: No Raiders..." November 13

  • Raiders tight end Jared Cook proving to be ‘a quarterback’s best friend’

    San Francisco Chronicle "After Jared Cook set season highs of eight catches and 126 yards in the Raiders’ 27-24 win at Miami last Sunday, head coach Jack Del Rio referred to the tight end as a “matchup problem” for defenses. Derek Carr this week offered another descriptive for Cook: “Quarterback’s best friend.” “He..." November 12

  • NFL: Owners voted unanimously to extend Goodell’s contract in May

    Pro Football Talk "Perhaps the most important point regarding the ongoing effort by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to block the extension of Commissioner Roger Goodell relates to a decision that all 32 owners made in May, including Jones. “I’d say that, on the issue of extending the Commissioner’s contract that in the..." November 09

  • Marcus Peters almost burnt Marshawn Lynch's house down

    CBS Sports "Marshawn Lynch didn't need a show called "No Script" to describe his life, but he's gifted it to us anyway. The incomparable Oakland Raiders running back was seen in October on his Bleacher Report special doing things like driving a tank, poking fun at a scientist and pranking the show's..." November 09

  • Roger Goodell “Furious” Over Contract Delay

    Pro Football Rumors "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is reportedly “furious” over the league’s insistence that he accept a contract that includes performance-based incentives that could still allow him to reach his prior salaries, according to Don Van Natta Jr. and Seth Wickersham of A potential Goodell..." November 09

  • Derek Carr Responded to Miko Grimes Saying the Raiders O-Line Injured Him on Purpose

    Complex "During her appearance on The Breakfast Club on Tuesday, NFL wife/notorious shit talker Miko Grimes told a story that sounded completely made up when she said that the Oakland Raiders' offensive line purposely let QB Derek Carr get hurt in Week 4 because Carr told them not to kneel during the..." November 08

  • Roger Goodell: NFL fans don’t come to stadiums ‘to be protested to’

    Sportress of Blogitude "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell perhaps made his strongest remarks regarding the league’s national anthem protest controversy by stating, “People come to our stadiums to be entertained and have fun, not to be protested to.” Goodell was a speaker at Bloomberg’s The Year Ahead Summit in New York..." November 08

  • NFL TV numbers decline infecting ESPN's 'Sunday NFL Countdown,' other pregame shows

    Sporting News "Sunday NFL pregame shows are known for their hearty laughter. But there has been little to guffaw about this season. The NFL's TV numbers slide has infected long-running pregame shows on ESPN, NBC Sports and CBS Sports. The hardest hit has been ESPN's "Sunday NFL Countdown" (10 a.m. to 1 p.m...." November 08

  • Bob Costas on the future of football: 'This game destroys people's brains'

    USA Today "As far as longtime sports broadcaster Bob Costas is concerned, the future of football in the United States is clear — and bleak. “The reality is that this game destroys people’s brains," he said Tuesday night. Speaking at a roundtable discussion at the University of Maryland, Costas, who..." November 08

  • Where does Raiders defense need most improvement? 'Maybe it's a tie...'

    CSN Bay Area "The Raiders defense has a magic number entering every game. If the opponent hits or falls below the mark, the Raiders should win. “Our goal is always 17 points,” cornerback TJ Carrie said. “If we hold them to or under, then we feel our offense can do enough to pull out a victory.” That’s..." November 08

  • Jack Del Rio: Playing home game in Mexico a ‘competitive disadvantage’

    Sportsnaut "While the NFL may see international games as an opportunity to expand into new markets, Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio sees it differently. Del Rio’s Raiders will technically be the home team on November 19 against the New England Patriots when the two teams play in Mexico City. The coach..." November 07

  • Donald Penn Rips Claim by Miko Grimes That Raiders OL Let Derek Carr Get Hurt

    Bleacher Report "Oakland Raiders offensive tackle Donald Penn responded to Miko Grimes' claim Tuesday that the Raiders offensive line allowed quarterback Derek Carr to get injured in Week 4. As seen in the following video courtesy of Revolt TV, Grimes—the wife of Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Brent..." November 07

  • Raiders activate 2017 second-round pick Obi Melifonwu

    East Bay Times "The Raiders have officially activated 2017 second-round pick Obi Melifonwu from injured reserve, the team announced Saturday afternoon. The safety will make his NFL regular season debut Sunday night when Oakland (3-5) faces Miami (4-3) at 5:30 p.m. PST. Melifonwu injured his leg during..." November 05

  • Raiders make wrong kind of history through eight games

    Pro Football Talk "Here’s something I just noticed on the NFL Network crawl. I knew the first part, but not the second. First, the Raiders have not intercepted a single pass through eight games. Second, no NFL team has ever done that before. It’s an amazing stat, given the decades in which passing was less..." November 05

  • Raiders linebacker Cory James learning from NaVorro Bowman

    San Francisco Chronicle "Last season, at the suggestion of Raiders defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr., then-rookie linebacker Cory James would sometimes open YouTube on his laptop and run a search for the words: “NaVorro Bowman.” “I was pulling up his highlights,” James said, “trying to get ready for games and..." November 04

  • How price tag on Raiders' Las Vegas stadium could increase from $1.9 billion

    USA Today "A new $1.9 billion NFL stadium being planned for Las Vegas could get even more expensive if Republicans in Congress succeed in pushing through a ban on tax-exempt bonds for stadiums in professional sports. The ban would apply to bonds issued after Nov. 2, according to the Republican tax reform..." November 04

  • NFL owners called for depositions, cellphone records in Colin Kaepernick collusion case

    ESPN "Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Houston Texans owner Bob McNair, among others, will be deposed and asked to turn over all cellphone records and emails in relation to the Colin Kaepernick collusion case against the NFL, a league source told ESPN's Adam..." November 03

  • CBS boss Les Moonves: NFL player protests not affecting advertising

    Sporting News "While Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter is blaming “poor leadership” at the NFL, vis a vis player protests during the national anthem, for a decline in the company’s pizza sales, CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves insists there is no evidence of advertiser erosion during broadcasts of the league’s..." November 03

  • Can Marshawn Lynch provide needed jolt for Raiders in his return?

    San Jose Mercury News "Don’t fret, Raiders fans. Marshawn Lynch is in Florida. With the team. He strolled into the Ritz Carlton in Sarasota on Tuesday night after missing Oakland’s walkthrough at IMG Academy earlier in the day. He was on the field Wednesday afternoon when the Raiders amped up preparations for Sunday..." November 01

  • Derek Carr: 'No one thought' Raiders would be 3-5 "The Oakland Raiders have failed to follow the script. You know, the one written all offseason about the Silver and Black barreling through autumn as an AFC powerhouse and newfangled challenger to the conference crown? Instead, the hot-and-cold Raiders find themselves 3-5 at the midway point,..." October 30

  • Raiders Reinstate RB Marshawn Lynch, Waive RB Elijah Hood

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Oakland Raiders officially reinstated RB Marshawn Lynch on Monday and placed RB Elijah Hood on waivers. Lynch finished serving his one-game suspension for contacting an official, so this move was expected. Lynch, 30, signed a two-year contract with the Raiders that is worth $9 million..." October 30

  • James Andrew Miller: Why ESPN Could Abandon NFL Football

    The Hollywood Reporter "It’s not outlandish to entertain a previously unthinkable prospect: Might ESPN elect to go without rights to NFL games? ​In a span of less than five years, industry giant ESPN has seen its narrative transformed from that of a mighty colossus into the hard-luck tale of a ragtag warrior. As it..." October 30

  • Why NFL trade deadline does not produce NBA-, MLB-like blockbuster deals

    Sporting News "Every year as the NFL trade deadline nears, we speculate about player trades. And every year, the trade deadline comes and goes with almost no action. To many, it seems odd that the NFL has not embraced trades the way other leagues have. Bad teams in other sports become sellers, and the trade..." October 30

  • Raiders still looking for first interception of season

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Between the meetings and practices and games and recovery and having a personal life beyond the two-story, silver and black building on Harbor Bay Parkway, it is unrealistic to expect Raiders players to follow every statistic that relates to their season. Even an astounding, historical datum..." October 29

  • Raiders RB after loss to the Bills: ‘I was poo butt today’

    Yardbarker "The Oakland Raiders put up a stinker of an effort on the road against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. It came in the form of an ugly 34-14 loss to the upstart Bills. It also came with starting running back Marshawn Lynch sitting out the game to suspension. In his stead, the combination of second-year..." October 29

  • Rodney Harrison: Derek Carr is ‘overrated’

    Yardbarker "Rodney Harrison had some harsh criticism of Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr. Harrison was providing commentary as an in-studio personality on NBC’s “Football Night in America” before the Detroit Lions-Pittsburgh Steelers game when he gave an assessment of the Raiders QB. After they..." October 29

  • Marshawn Lynch apparently violated some rules when practicing with high school team

    CBS Sports "Since Marshawn Lynch isn't allowed to practice with the Raiders this week due to his one-game suspension, Beast Mode decided to pass the time by practicing with another team. Earlier this week, Lynch showed up at his high school alma mater, Oakland Tech, where he put on some pads and started..." October 27

  • Raiders QB Derek Carr compares Amari Cooper to LeBron James

    Sporting News "Derek Carr and Amari Cooper got back on track last week in a win over the Chiefs, snapping a four-game losing streak. Carr compared Cooper to another athlete, Cavaliers star LeBron James, because they both display versatility to play multiple positions. "[James] was talking about how he..." October 26

  • Chris Christie calls NFL “hypocrisy” on gambling “overwhelming”

    Pro Football Talk "As the NFL paves the way for putting a team in Las Vegas, it continues to push back against the ongoing effort to pave the way for sports wagering in all 50 states. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, whose state’s effort to launch sports wagering sparked the lawsuit that will be resolved by the..." October 25

  • Marshawn Lynch's Unsportsmanlike Conduct Suspension Upheld

    NBC Bay Area "Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch will miss Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills. His one-game suspension was upseld by appeals officer James Trash -- jointly appointed by the NFL and player's union -- the league announced Tuesday morning. This is no surprise. Lynch's punishment for..." October 24

  • Marcus Peters testifies Marshawn Lynch was trying to calm him down

    ESPN "NFL appeals officer James Thrash heard Marshawn Lynch's appeal Monday for his one-game suspension for physical contact with an official, according to sources. A decision is expected Tuesday. Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters spoke on Lynch's behalf during the appeal hearing, which..." October 24

  • President Trump notes players still kneeling during national anthem

    Pro Football Talk "President Trump’s push to keep NFL players who don’t stand during the national anthem a major storyline continued on Monday morning. Players from the Giants, Seahawks and 49ers did not stand for the anthem before Sunday’s games and the President took note of it as well as the fact that the..." October 23

  • Chiefs' Peters to testify for Raiders' Lynch during suspension appeal

    Fanrag Sports "Well, here’s something you don’t see every day. Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters will testify on behalf of Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch during his suspension appeal hearing. Lynch was suspended for one game for shoving a referee during the Raiders’ win over the very..." October 22

  • Marshawn Lynch will appeal suspension

    247 Sports "It was expected that the NFL would lay down some type of fine or suspension to Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch after grabbing an official during Thursday's game. The NFL opted to go the suspension route, keeping him sidelined for one game. But, as's Ian Rapoport reported,..." October 21

  • NFL reviewing Marshawn Lynch ejection, but no discipline for sitting in stands

    Pro Football Talk "Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch is looking at NFL discipline for running onto the field and shoving an official on Thursday night. But he won’t face league discipline for his actions afterward. Lynch was spotted sitting in the stands later in the game, a bizarre action for a player who’s..." October 20

  • Marshawn Lynch Suspended 1 Game for Pushing Referee

    Bleacher Report "Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch was suspended one game Friday for making contact with an official during Thursday's 31-30 win over the Kansas City Chiefs. During the second quarter of the game, Lynch ran onto the field to get involved in a scrum that started after Chiefs cornerback..." October 20

  • Raiders' Donald Penn: Marshawn Lynch was protecting cousin Marcus Peters in Thursday melee

    ESPN "Marshawn Lynch was protecting Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters when the Oakland Raiders running back ran off the sidelines and onto the field in the middle of a melee in the Raiders' 31-30 victory Thursday, said Raiders left tackle Donald Penn. Peters had just been flagged for a late..." October 20

  • Donald Trump’s Petition Seeks ‘Stand For National Anthem’ Supporters

    NESN "Donald Trump now is trying to combat an athletes’ movement with one of his own. The president released a petition Thursday on the Republican National Committee website, in which he asks people to register their support for standing for the national anthem. “The President has asked for a..." October 20

  • Marshawn didn’t leave the stadium following his ejection

    Pro Football Talk "Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch made an early exit from Thursday night’s game against the Chiefs. He did not make an early exit from the stadium. Contrary to multiple reports that Lynch made like a tree and got out of the Oakland Coliseum after he ran in from the sidelines to defend..." October 20

  • The Raiders are about to reveal the true reason they acquired Marshawn Lynch

    San Jose Mercury News "Ostensibly, the Raiders signed running back Marshawn Lynch to help them win football games. But on Thursday night, he did something that could have played a significant factor in the Raiders losing a must-win contest. And he did it because he was keen to help a player on the opposing..." October 20

  • Michael Crabtree and Donald Penn reportedly shove each other on sideline

    Larry Brown Sports "Tempers reportedly flared on the Raiders’ sideline between Michael Crabtree and Donald Penn with a member of the coaching staff needing to intervene. Late in the second quarter of Thursday’s game between the Raiders and Chiefs, CBS’ Tracy Wolfson reported frustration boiled over that resulted..." October 20

  • Marshawn Lynch ejected for shoving official in scrum

    USA Today "Marshawn Lynch was ejected in the second quarter of the Oakland Raiders' game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday for shoving an official. Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters delivered a late hit on Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, igniting a shoving match between several members of both..." October 19

  • Navarro Bowman to start for Raiders just days after being signed

    Sportsnaut "The Oakland Raiders host the Kansas Chiefs for Thursday Night Football in a huge AFC West matchup that could pretty much end the Raiders’ division title expections. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the newly signed NaVorro Bowman is reportedly up to speed enough to start for a team he..." October 19

  • NaVorro Bowman expected to debut for Raiders Thursday night

    San Jose Mercury News "NaVorro Bowman will “probably” play Thursday night against the Chiefs, Raiders’ coach Jack Del Rio said with a smirk on Wednesday, not wanting to officially declare the inevitable that Bowman plays. Bowman signed with Oakland on Monday after the 49ers released him last Friday. Del Rio said..." October 18

  • President Trump slams NFL for not forcing players to stand for anthem

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL is back on President Trump’s radar Wednesday. The President went on a Twitter spurt Wednesday morning and the NFL’s announcement that there will be no change to league rules regarding the national anthem was part of his agenda. After a day that included a meeting between players and..." October 18

  • Raiders Designate Rookie S Obi Melifonwu To Return From IR

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Oakland Raiders have designated rookie S Obi Melifonwu as one of their two players to return from injured reserve on Tuesday, according to Michael Gehlken. This officially opens a three-week window of time for the Raiders to add him to their active roster. The Raiders placed Melifonwu on..." October 17

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