Raiders Rumors & News

  • Raiders taking calls regarding No. 4 overall pick

    CSN Bay Area "Reggie McKenzie was not in a giving mood during Friday’s NFL-mandated pre-draft press conference. Most queries to the Raiders general manager were parried without conceding an ounce of information. It wasn’t bothersome. Putting duct tape over their mouths was an understandable stance just days..." April 26

  • Maurice Jones-Drew plans to retire as a Jaguars player next week

    Florida Times Union "Former Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew will return to Jacksonville on Tuesday to sign a one-day contract and retire as a member of the organization. Accompanied by his family, Jones-Drew will hold a press conference at EverBank Field. Jones-Drew played his first eight NFL seasons for..." April 25

  • Jameis Winston seen as having same faults as '07 bust JaMarcus Russell

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "The striking similarities between Jameis Winston and JaMarcus Russell must be frightening to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as they weigh making the Florida State quarterback the first pick of the NFL draft. "With Jameis Winston I see JaMarcus Russell," a longtime executive in personnel said. "Isn't..." April 24

  • Raiders receiver Michael Crabtree: 'I have a lot to prove’

    San Francisco Chronicle "He said “they,” instead of “we,” a few times when talking about his new team, but Michael Crabtree otherwise handled his first Raiders media session with aplomb Thursday. He admitted it “feels a little funny” being in Alameda for a minicamp after six seasons with the 49ers. But he knows what’s..." April 24

  • Depth Perception: Predicting Raiders' 7 picks in 2015 draft

    CBSSports.com "The Oakland Raiders have seven picks in the NFL Draft, including No. 4 in the first round April 30 in Chicago. With the team showing signs of improvement last year, especially with rookie quarterback Derek Carr looking like the real thing, there seems to be reason for optimism in Oakland, or..." April 23

  • Maurice Jones-Drew to retire as a Jaguars player next week

    Jacksonville Times-Union "Maurice Jones-Drew, the Jaguars’ career record-holder in touchdowns, will return to Jacksonville Tuesday to sign a one-day contract to retire as a member of the franchise. Jones-Drew played his first eight NFL seasons for the Jaguars – the running back was named to three Pro Bowls – before..." April 23

  • Judge approves concussion settlement, could cost NFL $1 billion

    CBSSports.com "A federal judge has approved a plan that brings the NFL and more than 5,000 former players one step closer to a settlement in a concussion lawsuit that could end up costing the league more than $1 billion over 65 years. Senior U.S. District Judge Anita Brody had twice sent the deal back to..." April 22

  • Carson City Council approves $1.7-billion stadium for Chargers, Raiders

    The Score "Carson City Council approved a stadium dually owned by the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers to be built in their city in a vote Tuesday night. The stadium will cost $1.7 billion, as first reported by The Los Angeles Times' Tim Logan and Nathan Fenno. A vote took place Tuesday evening..." April 22

  • 2015 Sunday Night Football schedule

    SB Nation "The NFL has released the full schedule for the upcoming 2015 NFL season, which means we know the primetime matchups for Sunday Night Football. Typically some of the best matchups on the schedule (especially with flex scheduling), Sunday Night Football might not be as well-known a phrase as Monday..." April 22

  • NFL schedule will be released on Tuesday

    Pro Football Talk "The wait to find out the 2015 schedule will end on Tuesday evening. The NFL has announced that the schedule will be unveiled during a three-hour show on NFL Network that gets underway at 8 p.m. ET. All 256 games will be revealed during the program, although not all games will remain in the same..." April 20

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Jaguars agreed on a 1-year deal with former Raiders C Stefan Wisnewski, per league source.

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    NYG safety Stevie Brown mulling 5-6 offers, expected to make decision soon, per source. Interested teams include NYG, DAL, ATL, OAK, TN.

  • Raiders in mix to land Adrian Peterson

    Bleacher Report "Adrian Peterson is back. OK. Now what? For the moment, let's not get into whether he should be back—whether a player should be back after he did this to a four-year-old child and showed only cockiness and arrogance, daring his team to release him, when he should have shown contrition. For..." April 18

  • Report Suggests About 1 in 6 NFL Players Go Broke Within 12 Years of Retiring

    Complex "When the NFL comes back in 2015, and you gaze upon the first 11-on-11 play of the bloodsport's season, know that, statistically speaking, at least three players on that field will be bankrupt soon after they hang up their cleats. According to a new research paper by the National Bureau of Economic..." April 15

  • Michael Crabtree signs one-year deal with Raiders

    NFL.com "Michael Crabtree is headed to the other side of the Bay. The wide receiver signed a one-year deal with the Raiders, the team announced on Monday. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Crabtree's contract is worth $3.2 million and he can earn another $1.8 million in incentives. Crabtree, a..." April 14

  • Three teams show most interest in Crabtree

    CSN Bay Area "Free agency enters its sixth week, and wide receiver Michael Crabtree remains as one of the most-notable unsigned players. Crabtree has taken visits to meet with coaches and officials of the Raiders and Miami Dolphins. Those two teams, along with the Baltimore Ravens, have shown the most..." April 13

  • Schedule release likely coming next week

    Pro Football Talk "With the draft only 17 days away and in light of the NFL’s habit of releasing the regular-season schedule before the draft, the window for releasing the 2015 regular-season schedule is getting fairly narrow. The current thinking, per a source with knowledge of the situation, is that the sheet..." April 13

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Packers have matched #Raiders' contract offer to RFA safety Sean Richardson. He’s staying in Green Bay, source said.

  • Jason Campbell leans toward retirement

    Pro Football Talk "Ten years ago, Washington made quarterback Jason Campbell a first round draft pick. He’s closing in on calling it a career. Per a league source, Campbell has rejected multiple opportunities to sign a contract for 2015, with the Ravens and Bengals among the franchises to which Campbell said..." April 11

  • Ex-NFL CB: After The Draft My Mom Said I Owed Her $1 Million

    Black Sports Online "We hear it all the time. “How do athletes who make millions of dollars go broke?” Ex-NFL CB Phillip Buchanon breaks down in his book “New Money: Staying Rich” how easily it can happen. Here are a couple of excerpts. In the excerpt, the former NFL cornerback talks about family members,..." April 11

  • 2015 NFL preseason schedule announced

    CBSSports.com "Preseason football may be some four months off, but the NFL wants to give you time to get adequately pumped for what amounts to glorified practices. That's right: On Thursday, the league announced the 2015 preseason schedule in all its meaningless glory. Meaningless may be an overstatement; the..." April 09

  • Derek Carr 'really excited' for Raiders' up-tempo O

    NFL.com "Derek Carr is ready for the Raiders to move faster. Oakland's second-year quarterback told reporters Monday that he can't wait to dig his claws into the up-tempo attack of new offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave, who -- after spending last season with Chip Kelly's Eagles -- runs a scheme that..." April 07

  • Sources: Raiders WR Holmes, S Asante sign RFA tenders

    CSN Bay Area "It was somewhat surprising that the Raiders gave restricted free agent Andre Holmes an original-round contract tender, one that would’ve denied compensation had another team produced an offer sheet the Silver and Black wouldn’t match. Holmes was an undrafted prospect, but established himself..." April 07

  • Packers RFA Sean Richardson signs offer sheet with Raiders, per report

    ACME Packing Company "It's been mostly quiet in Green Bay since the Packers signed their biggest free agents to new contracts in March. Now, several weeks after most teams concluding their offseason spending, the Oakland Raiders have signed restricted free agent safety Sean Richardson to an offer sheet, according to..." April 07

  • Former NFL player, assistant coach Charlie Sumner passes away

    Pro Football Talk "Charlie Sumner, a former Bears and Vikings defensive back and Raiders defensive coordinator, passed away Friday in Hawaii at age 84, the Bay Area News Group reported. The Raiders confirmed Sumner’s passing in a statement Monday. “Charlie was an esteemed part of the Raider family and was..." April 06

  • Bengals sign former Raiders WR Denarius Moore

    Cincy Jungle "The Cincinnati Bengals have signed former Oakland Raiders wide receiver Denarius Moore to a one-year deal, according to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter. The Bengals played host to wide receiver Denarius Moore late last week -- initially reported by ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan. Moore, a former..." April 06

  • Michael Crabtree meeting with Oakland Raiders

    NFL.com "Michael Crabtree's stock has plummeted on the open market, but the free-agent wide receiver has at least one more visit lined up. The former 49ers pass-catcher will visit the cross-bay Oakland Raiders on Monday, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported. It's the only known visit for Crabtree..." April 06

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    Rand Getlin @Rand_Getlin

    Crossing the bay? WR Michael Crabtree will visit the #Raiders next week, a source said.

  • Report: Raiders release defensive tackle Antonio Smith

    Silver & Black Pride "After just one season with the team, the Raiders have released defensive tackle Antonio Smith. This according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The 33-year-old Smith was signed last offseason to a 2-year deal. He was set to count $4 million against the 2015 salary cap. He leaves no dead money..." March 31

  • Colts Sign WR Vincent Brown

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Indianapolis Colts announced the signing of WR Vincent Brown on Tuesday. Brown, 25, is a former third-round pick of the Chargers. However, he was waived by San Diego with an injury settlement at the start of the 2014 season. The Raiders later signed Brown to a one-year contract." March 31

  • Ravens sign Matt Schaub as backup quarterback

    Baltimore Sun "The Ravens finalized a one-year, $3 million contract with veteran quarterback Matt Schaub on Tuesday after talks progressed quickly during his visit to team headquarters. The Ravens were Schaub's only free-agent visit. Schaub, 33, also drew strong interest from the Atlanta Falcons, the team..." March 31

  • Texans have interest in bringing back defensive lineman Antonio Smith

    Houston Chronicle "The Texans are interested in bringing back defensive end Antonio Smith, who was placed on waivers by Oakland today. Smith, 33, played five seasons (2009-13) with the Texans. Defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel wanted to keep him last season, but the Raiders offered him more than $4 million a..." March 31

  • Raiders re-sign DL C.J. Wilson

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "The Raiders announced that they have re-signed defensive lineman C.J. Wilson . Wilson appeared in a career-high 16 games last season for the team, starting seven contests." March 30

  • Falcons coach Dan Quinn doesn't rule out Matt Schaub

    ESPN.com "The Atlanta Falcons always need a backup plan just in case the unexpected happens to quarterback Matt Ryan. Right now, recently re-signed veteran T.J. Yates and Sean Renfree provide the depth behind Ryan. But what if the Falcons could add a player familiar with new offensive coordinator Kyle..." March 27

  • NFL exploring Mexico, Germany and other markets to host games

    SB Nation "The NFL views Mexico, Canada and China as the next markets to focus on as it looks to add more international games to the schedule, according to Albert Breer of the NFL Network. The league could be considering NFL games in those markets, similar to the International Series that already takes place..." March 27

  • With so much tampering, NFL will struggle to police it all

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged the obvious on Wednesday when he said at the league meeting that multiple teams had dealings before the start of free agency that may have violated the letter of the law. “We want to make sure no teams are gaining an advantage as it relates to free..." March 26

  • McKenzie: Raiders want to add competition at right guard

    CSN Bay Area "The Raiders had plenty of holes to fill this offseason, yet they created another by moving Austin Howard to right tackle. There’s now a vacancy at right guard. That will be a offseason program/training camp battle to watch as the team hashes out who will be the primary option on center Rodney..." March 25

  • NFL momentum builds to alter extra point for 2015 season

    USA Today "A rules alteration that would inject more excitement into the near-automatic extra point could be adopted for the 2015 NFL season as early as the league's next meeting this May. There was lively discussion among the 32 teams Wednesday about adding significant drama to the mundane point after..." March 25

  • Latavius Murray, Trent Richardson to compete at tailback

    ESPN.com "Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said he expects Lavatius Murray and Trent Richardson to compete for the starting tailback job. With Maurice Jones-Drew retiring and Darren McFadden going to Dallas, Murray is the incumbent on an offense that ranked dead last in the NFL in the run game. Murray..." March 24

  • NFL may let injury spotters stop play during games

    SB Nation "Besides instant replay reform and finding a better definition of a "catch," the NFL's competition committee is busy this week deciding whether to increase the duties of injury spotters in NFL games. The proposal would allow independent medical trainers to watch for possible concussions and stop..." March 23

  • The NFL Charged Its Players $400 to Participate in Veteran Combine

    Complex "The NFL's first Veteran Combine took place this weekend. A new addition to the offseason calendar, the Combine seemed like a great idea for older players to get in front of scouts and front office types—a way to balance the scales between the incoming rookie class and the veteran class that'll..." March 23

  • NFL considering Brazil to host 2017 Pro Bowl

    Fox Sports "One of the world's biggest soccer hotbeds could soon host a different type of football event. A source told FOXSports.com that Brazil is a viable candidate to host the 2017 Pro Bowl. The all-star exhibition game's future destination is one of the subjects that will be broached during the..." March 23

  • The threshold for ‘completing a catch to the ground’ in NFL is changing, and Packers prez tells how

    Toronto Sun "The threshold for what constitutes a catch when a receiver falls to the ground is changing, a member of the league’s competition committee told Sun Media on Sunday. In a conference call last week, the committee announced that the controversial “complete-the-catch-to-the-ground” rule will stay,..." March 23

  • Roger Goodell, Unplugged

    SI.com "The MMQB: What’s the lesson you take from easily your most trying year as commissioner? Goodell: I don’t know if you could put one or two … One of the things we always focus on is, What do we learn and how do we get better? I think in this case there were several factors. One is, Do we have the..." March 23

  • Best remaining free-agent fits for Oakland Raiders

    ESPN.com "Earlier in the week, we looked at the remaining needs for the Oakland Raiders this offseason. Now we will take those need positions and pair them with some of the best names available in a thinning free-agent group: Receiver: Greg Jennings, Michael Crabtree, Hakeem Nicks and Wes..." March 20

  • Raiders RB Trent Richardson believes new offensive system, new team is perfect fit to realize potential

    Contra Costa Times "The Raiders rekindled a tradition of attempting to salvage a reclamation project Tuesday with the signing of running back Trent Richardson. The Browns liked Richardson enough coming out of Alabama to trade picks in the first, fourth, fifth and seventh rounds to the Minnesota Vikings so they..." March 18

  • Biggest position holes to fill for all 32 teams in the NFL Draft

    CBSSports.com "The big wave of free agency has come and gone, and the focus has turned to the draft, but that doesn't mean there still aren't holes to fill, some huge ones, for each of the NFL's 32 teams. You can't solve all the problems in free agency. In fact, it's usually only a few if a team is lucky. For..." March 18

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Raiders free-agent WR Denarius Moore is scheduled to meet Thursday with NY Jets, per source. Jets need a speed WR to go along with other WRs

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    Scott Bair @BairCSN

    Per a league source, the Raiders are signing RB Trent Richardson.

  • The time Roger Goodell backed out of doing 'Between Two Ferns'

    SB Nation "Alex Richanbach, executive producer of Funny or Die Sports was on a SXSW panel last Saturday called "Now Athletes are Funny: Power of Comedy and Sports." I hadn't noticed it on the schedule until it was about halfway over, but I stopped in just as Richanbach was getting into the meat of a pretty..." March 17