Raiders Rumors & News

  • Marshawn Lynch leads hundreds of fans on Oakland bike tour

    Pro Football Talk "Marshawn Lynch came out of retirement to join his hometown team, and he’s having some fun with his hometown fans. The Raiders running back tweeted a picture of himself sitting on a bike on Friday, with the words, “2morrow at Oakland Tech, 1 o’clock.” That was all it took to get hundreds of fans..." May 22

  • Derek Carr has “complete faith” contract will be done by camp

    The Fresno Bee "Derek Carr hasn’t signed the contract extension with the Oakland Raiders the quarterback has been talking about most of the offseason. Time to panic? Not according to Carr, who disputes a recent report that he’s grown frustrated by the pace of the negotiations. “I have an agent who is in..." May 22

  • Nevada plans to offer mobile betting at Raiders stadium

    ESPN "Fans at future Las Vegas Raiders home games will be able to legally place bets on their phones from inside the planned $1.9 billion, 65,000-seat stadium, unless the league can persuade Nevada gaming officials to change policy. Last week, the Las Vegas Stadium Authority unanimously approved a..." May 22

  • Eight NFL teams that could become dynasties

    Sportsnaut "Sports dynasties are hard. There’s no real definition — just ask baseball fans about the San Francisco Giants from 2010-14 — and a definitive dynasty doesn’t come around in any sport, let alone football, in the salary cap era. When you think of dynasties during the Super Bowl era, you think of..." May 21

  • McKenzie wants Derek Carr to be 'Raider for his career' "The Raiders aren't worried about alienating their star quarterback. Responding to a report that Derek Carr has "grown frustrated with the slow pace" of talks over a new contract, Oakland general manager Reggie McKenzie did his best on Thursday to put Raiders fans at ease. "I see Derek every..." May 19

  • Raiders get lease done in Vegas, new stadium just needs to clear one more hurdle

    CBS Sports "The biggest hurdle standing between the Raiders and their move to Las Vegas was finally cleared on Thursday when the Las Vegas Stadium Authority board unanimously approved the team's lease at their soon-to-be-built $1.9 billion stadium in Southern Nevada. As recently as one week ago, it..." May 19

  • Raiders GM shoots down report that Derek Carr is frustrated

    San Jose Mercury News "Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie strongly disputed a recent report that there are any communication issues regarding the pending contract extension of quarterback Derek Carr. “I see Derek every day,” McKenzie said Thursday in an interview on 95.7 The Game. “We have a great relationship,..." May 18

  • Marshawn Lynch already fitting in well in Raiders’ locker room

    Larry Brown Sports "Marshawn Lynch is beloved by fans and seemingly by his fellow players as well, so it’s no surprise that he’s getting along well with his new teammates. Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said in an interview with 97.5 The Game on Thursday that Lynch is “already entrenched” as one..." May 18

  • NFL owners expected to approve proposal reducing overtime to 10 minutes

    Sportsnaut "The NFL’s overtime rules are expected to receive a major change in the form of how long the overtime period will last. NFL owners are expected to pass a proposal that would reduce the overtime period from 15 minutes to 10 during regular season games, per Judy Battista of NFL Media. This was a..." May 17

  • Derek Carr is reportedly 'frustrated with the slow pace' of extension talks

    CBS Sports "Derek Carr has shown over the last few seasons that he is definitively the Oakland Raiders' quarterback of the future. In three NFL seasons, Carr has completed 61 percent of his passes while throwing 81 touchdowns and only 31 interceptions. He broke out in a big way last season, completing 64..." May 17

  • Mark Cuban: Raiders’ decision to chase Vegas’ money will backfire

    Sportsnaut "Mark Cuban is a savvy businessman who’s had success across multiple platforms, including as an NBA owner. So when he speaks up on business matters, it’s a good idea to at least hear him out. On that note, the Dallas Mavericks owner appeared on ESPN to discuss the Oakland Raiders’ decision to..." May 16

  • Raiders’ Aldon Smith Not Close To Return

    Pro Football Rumors "It doesn’t sound like we’ll see Aldon Smith reinstated anytime soon. The linebacker has said that he’ll be back soon, but sources close to Smith say that he has made no consistent effort to follow the program laid out for him by the league, sources tell Jason Cole of Bleacher Report (video link)...." May 16

  • Darren McFadden files another lawsuit against former financial adviser

    Larry Brown Sports "Darren McFadden has filed his second lawsuit in less than a year against his former financial adviser. The adviser’s name? Michael Vick. Yes, it’s a coincidence. Vick, who is not the same Vick as the former NFL quarterback, billed himself as a “seasoned financial adviser” in 2008 despite having..." May 16

  • How will the Raiders fill the gap at linebacker?

    East Bay Times "Unlike most fifth round draft picks, Marquel Lee has a solid shot at earning early playing time in his first year with the Raiders. The former Wake Forest linebacker, drafted No. 168, says he’s already feeling the pressure to step into a big role during his rookie season. If it’s not from the..." May 14

  • Lack of lease could delay opening of Raiders’ new stadium to 2021

    Las Vegas Sun "The Raiders know the steps along a stadium negotiation high wire well enough to walk them backward and blindfolded. The seasoned executives on the Las Vegas Stadium Authority board have worked hundreds of millions of dollars in deals. Their collective savvy at the bargaining table will..." May 12

  • Matthew Stafford Expected To Wait Until Raiders Sign Derek Carr Before Finalizing Deal With Lions

    NFL Trade Rumors "An NFL source tells Jeremy Fowler of ESPN that Lions QB Matthew Stafford will likely wait until the Raiders have locked up QB Derek Carr to a long-term deal before working on a new contract with Detroit. Both players are positioned well to come close to Andrew Luck‘s record six-year, $139.125..." May 11

  • Raiders’ move has Tim Brown feeling sad for Oakland fans

    Pro Football Talk "Hall of Fame receiver Tim Brown was drafted by the Los Angeles Raiders in 1988, moved with them to Oakland in 1995 and stayed there until 2003. He has a history with the team and a knowledge of what a move is like, and he feels for the loyal fans in Oakland being left behind. “I’m certainly sad..." May 10

  • Alberto Riveron named NFL senior VP of officiating "The NFL has a new team atop their officiating department. According to a release sent out by the league Wednesday, Alberto Riveron was named the senior vice president of officiating, filling the role vacated by former officiating head Dean Blandino. Russell Yurk, an NFL replay veteran of..." May 10

  • Las Vegas Raiders stadium expected to be completed by June 2020

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Construction of a 65,000-seat domed football stadium is expected to begin in January and be completed by June 2020, giving the Raiders three months to move in before their first NFL regular-season game. The Las Vegas Stadium Authority’s draft of a preliminary project timeline shows a 30-month..." May 09

  • Raiders rookie Marquel Lee under pressure to fill linebacker need

    East Bay Times "Fresh off the initial day of rookie mini camp after sporting his new No. 55 for the first time, Raiders linebacker Marquel Lee was asked if he was aware he’s rocking coach Jack Del Rio’s number. “I did not know that,” Lee said with a chuckle. It’s OK, no pressure, right? “Lot of pressure,..." May 09

  • Aldon Smith allegedly announces his NFL reinstatement is imminent

    East Bay Times "Aldon Smith used social media Saturday to reveal an allegedly upcoming reinstatement into the NFL. Several Twitter users noted such an announcement by Smith on Instagram Live, which means nothing until NFL commissioner Roger Goodell actually and officially allows the Raiders linebacker..." May 08

  • Derek Carr revels in return to football after ankle injury late last year

    East Bay Times "Derek Carr took time to express his enjoyment and appreciation for football this week. The Raiders quarterback seemingly wants to close the chapter of his career centered on the playoff-altering ankle injury he suffered in the penultimate game last season. Carr posted an emotional message..." May 07

  • Raiders draft class present and accounted for at rookie mini camp

    East Bay Times "Along with first-round pick Gareon Conley, all eight other members of the Raiders draft class were present and accounted for on Friday when the team opened its three-day rookie mini camp.. That includes seventh-round defensive tackle Treyvon Hester, which ran counter to a report that said he..." May 06

  • Jack Del Rio says Raiders still haven’t adequately addressed middle linebacker

    Pro Football Talk "The Oakland Raiders made nine additions to their roster through last weekend’s NFL Draft. However, head coach Jack Del Rio still sees one hole looming large on their roster. In an interview on the NFL Network Thursday, Del Rio pointed to the middle linebacker position as one that is still..." May 05

  • Raiders rookie Elijah Hood: Marshawn Lynch is 'the man who I wanted to become'

    ESPN "Is it too ambitious to suggest the Oakland Raiders drafted the heir apparent to Marshawn Lynch in North Carolina’s Elijah Hood? On one hand, Lynch has yet to take a snap after sitting out last season in retirement, and Hood, well, he is a seventh-round draft pick ... and there is a reason he..." May 05

  • Ticket sales suggest Raiders fans aren’t abandoning team in wake of Vegas vote

    Sportsnaut "The Oakland Raiders will remain in California through the 2018 NFL season after the NFL owners voted 31-1 to approve their eventual move to Las Vegas. And despite Raiders fans who have taken the news hard, it appears there is still much love left for the team in Northern California. It appears,..." May 05

  • Gareon Conley: Meeting with police ‘another way to prove my innocence’

    CSN Bay Area "Gareon Conley enjoyed his Friday. The Raiders’ first-round cornerback got a chance to practice individual and team football drills for the first time since Ohio State’s season ended in January. The pre-draft process dominated most of Conley’s winter and spring, hoping to use individual..." May 05

  • Marshawn Lynch, Raiders will reportedly collaborate in selling Beast Mode gear

    Larry Brown Sports "Marshawn Lynch will have an opportunity to earn plenty of money with the Oakland Raiders if he performs well on the field, and it sounds like he will be able to make a large chunk of cash off of it as well. Lynch has his own clothing line called Beast Mode Apparel. According to Mike Florio of..." May 04

  • Raiders focused on getting 'some deals done' with Derek Carr, Gabe Jackson in offseason

    Sporting News "The next offseason goal for Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie: Getting “some deals done” with two of the team's top offensive players. McKenzie said the franchise plans to focus on negotiations with the agents for quarterback Derek Carr and right guard Gabe Jackson. Each player is..." May 04

  • Marshawn Lynch can make up to $8.9 million this year from Raiders

    Pro Football Talk "The full details are in on the Marshawn Lynch contract, and it allows him make a lot of money. If he plays like he did during his best years in Seattle. Per multiple sources, the base package consists of a $1 million roster bonus, a fully-guaranteed $1.35 million base salary, a $150,000 workout..." May 03

  • Gareon Conley Admits 'Brief Oral Sex' with Accuser ... Not Intercourse

    TMZ "Oakland Raiders draft pick Gareon Conley is telling investigators he did receive "brief oral sex" from his accuser on the night of the alleged sexual assault ... but insists it was consensual. We're told Conley says he was the recipient and that he did NOT force himself on the woman. The..." May 02

  • Conley won't be subject to NFL discipline for alleged rape

    Pro Football Talk "Many things remain unclear regarding the pending rape allegations against Raiders cornerback Gareon Conley. One thing is clear: Whatever happens, Conley will not be subject to NFL discipline. Conley won’t be subject to discipline because the alleged conduct occurred before he was drafted. While..." May 02

  • Raiders purchase stadium site in Vegas for $77.5M

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "The Oakland Raiders have closed on the purchase of 62 acres west of the Mandalay Bay resort clearing a hurdle in the team’s bid to relocate to Las Vegas and build a stadium in time for the 2020 NFL season. Terms of the deal were not immediately available. The purchase price listed in..." May 01

  • Gareon Conley’s meeting with Cleveland police set for Monday

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "This is a big day for Gareon Conley. And if the Raiders are right, it largely will be an anticlimactic one. Conley, a former Ohio State cornerback who the Raiders drafted Thursday in the first round, is scheduled to provide a statement Monday to Cleveland police. The meeting is planned for..." May 01

  • Bettors quickly push Patriots' win total up to 11.5

    ESPN "A Las Vegas sportsbook on Sunday opened the New England Patriots' season win total at 11, the highest of any team. That number didn't last long. Shortly after posting the first NFL win totals in Las Vegas, the sportsbook at the South Point casino took multiple $1,000 bets on New England to..." May 01

  • Many questions remain to be answered about Raiders’ draft haul

    San Francisco Chronicle "It’s impossible to grade a draft a day after. Well, not impossible, because everybody does it. It’s just not very smart. Take the Raiders’ haul. They might not have picked any walk-in-the-door difference makers, but general manager Reggie McKenzie is happy with a group of players with upside...." May 01

  • Raiders continue to address secondary, draft Obi Melifonwu "The Oakland Raiders added one of the NFL Scouting Combine's top performers in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft Friday in UConn defensive back Obi Melifonwu. The club took the versatile safety No. 56 overall, adding him to first-round CB Gareon Conley for a big boost to the Raiders..." April 29

  • Raiders draft pick David Sharpe refutes report he's blind in right eye

    San Jose Mercury News "Contrary to reports that were echoed after his selection, Raiders fourth-round pick David Sharpe said he is not legally blind in his right eye. “That info is definitely false,” Sharpe said Saturday on a media teleconference. “All of it is false. Just had a little cataract removed when I was..." April 29

  • Lynch to thank Seahawks, fans with full-page newspaper ad

    CBS Seattle "Marshawn Lynch may be leaving Seattle to join the Raiders, but he left something behind for Seahawks fans: a full-page ad in the Seattle Times thanking the 12s and Seahawks owner Paul Allen. Seattle Times CEO Frank Blethen Tweeted out the ad — which is set to run in Sunday’s issue of the paper..." April 29

  • Gareon Conley could still be charged, despite passing polygraph test

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders decided to take a risk by drafting cornerback Gareon Conley. But it definitely was a risk, given the uncertainty of his legal situation in Cleveland. Yes, Conley passed a polygraph test, which per multiple reports was imposed by the Ravens. (And that creates a separate potential can..." April 28

  • How did the Gareon Conley polygraph test come to be?

    SI "In the end, what saved Gareon Conley in the 2017 NFL draft was everything that happened before April 9. Conley played 41 games at Ohio State as a physical cornerback and a clinging cover man, with the football intellect of a five-year NFL vet. These were the qualities that had made Conley a..." April 28

  • 10 best players still available in 2017 NFL Draft

    Larry Brown Sports "The first round of the 2017 NFL Draft has officially come to a close and 32 players now have a new home. But what about all the players who remain? What about those who unexpectedly fell? And just how far will those with question-mark players continue to fall? Each of those are legitimate..." April 28

  • Raiders GM confident in selection of Gareon Conley

    Fanrag Sports "With the 24th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, the Oakland Raiders made a splash by drafting Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley. The move was criticized almost immediately, as Conley has been accused of — but not charged with or arrested for — raping a woman at a Cleveland hotel. But..." April 28

  • Tom Hanks blasts the Raiders’ move to Las Vegas

    Fox Sports "Academy Award winner Tom Hanks isn’t playacting when it comes to his love for the Oakland Raiders. The former Oakland resident is none too pleased about the Raiders’ eventual move to Las Vegas, vowing to not watch the NFL for two years after the relocation takes place. “When the Raiders leave,..." April 27

  • Jack Del Rio ‘won’t make any grand proclamations’ about Marshawn Lynch

    Sportsnaut "Marshawn Lynch is the newest member of the Oakland Raiders. He’s finally fulfilling a life-long dream of playing for his hometown team. But head coach Jack Del Rio offered a bit of a muted response when asked about having landed Beast Mode in a trade with the Seattle Seahawks. Having said that,..." April 27

  • Marshawn Lynch excellent fit for Raiders scheme, ailing Oakland fan base

    CSN Bay Area "Marshawn Lynch is a Raider. He announced that fact on Twitter in his own unique way Wednesday, completing a month-long process from initial interest to final signature. The Raiders gave him a new contract and traded Seattle for his rights, allowing the Oakland Tech High grad and Cal alum to..." April 27

  • Will the Raiders take an inside linebacker Thursday?

    San Jose Mercury News "After adding several offensive pieces during free agency, the Raiders’ focus for the early rounds of the NFL Draft is on defense. That puts general manager Reggie McKenzie in a unique spot. McKenzie hasn’t drafted an inside linebacker early throughout his tenure in the NFL. Given the team’s..." April 26

  • Marshawn Lynch will wear No. 24 in Oakland

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders officially don’t retire numbers. The number worn during two stints by cornerback Charles Woodson isn’t unofficially retired, either. Via Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, running back Marshawn Lynch will wear No. 24 with the Raiders. Gehlken tweets that Lynch’s..." April 26

  • Marshawn Lynch wouldn’t take Raiders helmet off after leaving team facilities

    Sportsnaut "If a man is spotted walking around the Bay Area in an Oakland Raiders helmet, there’s a good chance that it’s the team’s newest acquisition, Marshawn Lynch. The Raiders released a video spotlighting some of the recent rumors regarding Lynch coming to the team. It concluded with a shot of him at..." April 26

  • Marshawn Lynch, Raiders poised to give Oakland memorable run "It had never seemed right that Marshawn Lynch's career would fizzle to an end with an ignominious decision not to give him the ball at the 1-yard line with the Super Bowl in the balance, with injuries shortening what would have been his final season, with a single tweet sent into the vacuum..." April 26