Raiders Rumors & News

  • Reggie McKenzie hopeful Derek Carr’s extension done by training camp

    East Bay Times "In essence, there’s a soft deadline for the Raiders to complete a long-term extension with quarterback Derek Carr. Soft is the key word there, since it’s not like the team will walk away from Carr if talks are still ongoing when the training camp starts in July. But Raiders general manager..." April 24

  • Reggie McKenzie deemed Joe Mixon to be a “really good kid”

    Pro Football Talk "As the Raiders wait for retired Marshawn Lynch to decide before the draft: (1) whether he wants to unretire; and (2) whether he wants to play for his hometown team, G.M. Reggie McKenzie is considering the prospects who will be eligible for selection next week. One rookie running back has become..." April 22

  • Marshawn Lynch balking at Raiders contract offer

    Sportsnaut "The latest in the series of news leading up to a possible trade of running back Marshawn Lynch to the Oakland Raiders just got more interesting. This time, it’s all about cold hard cash. Reportedly, Lynch and the Raiders do not seem anywhere near agreement on a contract for the 2017 season...." April 22

  • Raiders GM issues a soft deadline for Marshawn Lynch to make a decision

    CBS Sports "A week ago, it was reported that Marshawn Lynch had agreed to terms with the Raiders. A week later, it's all quiet on the Beast Mode front. The last we heard, Lynch's agent reportedly denied the report, saying there wasn't a deal in place. Lynch himself added,"When s--- get REAL I'll let you..." April 21

  • Duh: Raiders exercise 5th-year option on Khalil Mack "The string of 'duh' moves continues when it comes to fifth-year options for the 2014 first-round draft class. The Oakland Raiders exercised the additional year of pass rusher Khalil Mack, Good Morning Football's Peter Schrager reported, per sources informed of the move. The reigning..." April 20

  • Raiders ‘willing to walk away’ from potential Marshawn Lynch deal

    Sportsnaut "The Oakland Raiders are clearly interested in bringing Marshawn Lynch on board for the 2017 season, but they’re reportedly not married to the idea. “Maybe the Raiders are bluffing, but my understanding is that as much as they liked meeting with Marshawn Lynch, and were impressed with the..." April 20

  • Raiders ‘willing to walk away’ from potential Marshawn Lynch deal

    Sportsnaut "The Oakland Raiders are clearly interested in bringing Marshawn Lynch on board for the 2017 season, but they’re reportedly not married to the idea. “Maybe the Raiders are bluffing, but my understanding is that as much as they liked meeting with Marshawn Lynch, and were impressed with the shape..." April 20

  • NFL owners chipped in millions to fund President Trump’s inauguration events

    Sporting News "Redskins owner Daniel Snyder was among many high-rolling sports figures to contribute to President Donald Trump's inaugural festivities, including six other NFL owners who donated $1 million, The Washington Post reported, citing a Federal Election Commission filing it obtained. The Republican..." April 20

  • Phil Simms joining CBS’ The NFL Today as studio analyst

    Sportsnaut "CBS announced Wednesday that Phil Simms will be joining the show The NFL Today as a studio analyst. Simms had previously made it clear he wasn’t done working in broadcasting after being bumped for Tony Romo in the live booth next to Jim Nantz. A consummate professional, we expect Simms to..." April 19

  • Poll: 87 percent of NFL fans oppose their team drafting player with history of violence against women

    Sportsnaut "According to one poll, the majority of NFL fans aren’t on board with their favorite team drafting a player who has physically abused a woman. “A Marist poll conducted for HBO’s Real Sports found that the vast majority of fans — 87 percent — say that they would oppose their favorite NFL team..." April 19

  • Dan Williams released by Oakland Raiders "Dan Williams is no longer a member of the Silver and Black. The Raiders on Tuesday released the 29-year-old defensive tackle after two seasons in Oakland, per the team. Williams appeared in 32 games with the Raiders, starting 26 tilts and notching 1.5 sacks along the way. He fell off last..." April 18

  • Report: Raiders Considering Moving on From Marshawn Lynch

    12 Up "​The perfect match between ​retired running back Marshawn Lynch and the Oakland Raiders may no longer be a sure thing to happen. In a report by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Raiders and Lynch were gaining ground to agreeing to a contract that would make the process of negotiating a trade with..." April 18

  • Draft could be deadline for Marshawn Lynch, Raiders "Marshawn Lynch joining the Oakland Raiders seems so simple. Unless it's not. Both sides have an interest in one another. The Raiders need a power back. Beast Mode wants to return to play for his hometown team. Yet, even as the two seemed close to coming to a contract agreement late last..." April 18

  • Just win, baby? Raiders DE Khalil Mack rewrites Al Davis slogan: `Just win now’

    East Bay Times "Just win, baby? With apologies to the late Al Davis, Khalil Mack clearly stated the revised mission statement Monday for the 2017 Raiders: “Just win now,” Mack said as the Raiders kicked off their offseason program. “That’s what it comes down to. That’s all we want to do. Because we don’t..." April 18

  • Seth Roberts, Denico Autry sign free agent tenders with Raiders

    Pro Football Talk "Raiders quarterback Derek Carr declared himself “ready to rock” on Monday and four of his teammates did the same by signing their tender offers from the club. One of them was one of Carr’s receiving targets for the last two seasons. Wide receiver Seth Roberts will be back after a spell as an..." April 17

  • Carr's promise to Oakland: 'I'm giving everything to this city' before move

    San Jose Mercury News "Derek Carr had no limitations on the first day of the Raiders’ offseason program and doesn’t expect to have any Tuesday. He’s back and the quarterback hopes to be better than every. “I feel great,” Carr said during a news conference at the team’s practice facility. “I’ve been running, jumping,..." April 17

  • Marshawn Lynch's agent reportedly denies deal with Raiders has been reached

    CBS Sports "Despite what NFL Network's Mike Silver reported Friday (that Marshawn Lynch and the Raiders had "agreed to terms"), new reports indicate that the two sides have not actually agreed to anything. Let's start with NFL Network. Ian Rapoport reported later Friday that they "haven't agreed to..." April 15

  • Marshawn Lynch impressed Raiders with fitness

    Larry Brown Sports "Marshawn Lynch has been out of the NFL for a year, but he hasn’t let himself fall out of shape in that time. According to Albert Breer of the MMQB, Lynch left Oakland Raiders staff very much impressed by how much he’d kept in shape after he visited the team’s facilities." April 15

  • NFL releases 'Statement of Reasons' for Raiders relocation to Vegas

    NFL Communications "On March 27, 2017, League membership considered an application from the Oakland Raiders to relocate the club's home territory to Las Vegas, where the club would play in a new stadium to be built through a public-private partnership. Under the League's Policy and Procedures on Proposed Franchise..." April 15

  • Marshawn Lynch: When s–t gets real, I’ll tell you

    Pro Football Talk "On Friday afternoon, Michael Silver of NFL Media reported that the Raiders had agreed to the terms of a reworked contract with running back Marshawn Lynch to set the stage for Lynch’s return to the NFL and departure from the Seahawks. Word that an agreement isn’t quite in place yet has followed..." April 14

  • Bruce Irvin loves the idea of the Raiders adding Marshawn Lynch

    East Bay Times "Bruce Irvin likes to call himself Mini Reggie for his unofficial recruitment of free agents for Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie. While the linebacker doesn’t seem to be part of the Raiders adding his former Seahawks teammate, Irvin definitely loves the idea of it. Irvin posted a GIF of..." April 14

  • Raiders TE Gabe Holmes signs exclusive rights tender

    CSN Bay Area "Tight end Gabe Holmes signed the contract tender offered to him as an exclusive rights free agent on Thursday. The 26-year old Purdue alum missed the 2016 season with an ankle injury, but is healthy again and will join a deep, talented position group that also includes Jared Cook, Lee Smith and..." April 13

  • Raiders & Seahawks Expected To Work Out Trade For Marshawn Lynch

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media is reporting that the Seahawks and Raiders are expected to work out a trade for RB Marshawn Lynch. However, the deal is contingent on a reworked contract. Rapoport notes that a retired player can be traded even though he has yet to be reinstated by the NFL...." April 13

  • Madden: Raiders' history in Oakland will be wiped out with Las Vegas move

    ESPN "Hall of Fame coach John Madden said he was "jolted" and "shocked" by the Oakland Raiders winning the vote for relocation by a 31-1 margin last month and had a plea for the team before it moves to Las Vegas. "Maybe this is just me being oversensitive, but doggone it, if you're going to go,..." April 13

  • NFL players on the trading block: Big names who could get dealt

    ESPN "Of all the potential NFL offseason storylines, "Seahawks trade Richard Sherman" would have ranked among the least believable two or three months ago. Yet, here we are. Sherman and the Seahawks, one of the most beautiful and successful pairings of player and NFL organization in the past..." April 12

  • NFL Relocation Fees Are Revenues The Players Will Never Touch

    Deadspin "NFL owners are poised to rake in a fortune from the recent franchise relocations of the Rams, Chargers, and Raiders. Those owners naturally won’t be sharing a penny from that windfall with the players. As a condition of approving all three franchise moves in the last 15 months, the league..." April 11

  • NFL releases 2017 preseason schedule "The NFL released the entire 2017 preseason schedule Monday. The 65-game slate features eight nationally televised matchups, including a game between the Chargers and Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Aug. 26 at 8 p.m. ET. The 2017 preseason will kick off Thursday, Aug. 3 (NBC, 8 p.m...." April 11

  • NFL Fining Players Who Participated In Vegas Arm Wrestling Event

    CBS Pittsburgh "Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is reportedly getting fined by the NFL, but not for what you might think. Over the weekend Harrison and dozens of other current and former NFL players reportedly participated in the Pro Football Arm Wrestling Championship at the MGM Grand Hotel &..." April 10

  • Small school safety jumps out as potential Raiders target at Pro Day

    USA Today "Though Raiders safety Reggie Nelson still has some gas left in the tank, the Oakland Raiders should invest in his replacement to pair with sophomore standout Raiders free safety Karl Joseph for the future. University of New Hampshire product Casey Deandre is likely a name most haven’t heard of,..." April 10

  • Derrick Jensen, Raiders linebacker and Seahawks scout, dies of ALS

    Pro Football Talk "Derrick Jensen, who won two Super Bowls as a player for the Raiders and then helped build another Super Bowl winner as a scout with the Seahawks, has died after a five-year battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. He was 60. A third-round draft pick in 1978, Jensen played his entire nine-year..." April 08

  • Raiders need Marshawn more than he needs them

    Pro Football Talk "The sputtering Marshawn Lynch unretirement has yet to become finalized, for reasons neither known nor apparent. Three weeks ago, when his return to football as a member of the Raiders seemed imminent, the situation quickly fell silent. Earlier this week, after the Raiders received permission to..." April 08

  • Ishmael Zamora visited with Raiders this week

    Pro Football Talk "Baylor wide receiver Ishmael Zamora was cited by police, sentenced to 40 hours of community service and given a three-game suspension by the school last year after video surfaced of him abusing a dog. Zamora was also barred from the Scouting Combine by the NFL as a result of the incident, which..." April 07

  • Marshawn Lynch’s online store selling Oakland gear

    Sportsnaut "In case we needed any more reason to believe that Marshawn Lynch plans on playing for the Oakland Raiders next season, the Seattle Seahawks’ running back has just unveiled Oakland-themed gear on his Beast Mode website. The “Silver and Black Collection” to be exact. Lynch is one of those..." April 07

  • Seven most realistic Richard Sherman trade scenarios

    Sportsnaut "We have no real idea whether the Seattle Seahawks will trade Richard Sherman. What we do know is that he’s firmly on the trade block and the asking price is said to be both a high-round pick and a good player. That pretty much limits the teams that could make a play for the All Pro cornerback...." April 07

  • Marshawn Lynch’s mom would love to see him play for Raiders

    Sportsnaut "At this point, it seems like Marshawn Lynch joining the Oakland Raiders is more a matter of when, rather than if. And if it does happen (it will), then Lynch’s mother, Denise, will be on Cloud 9. In an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio, she expressed her excitement about the potential dream..." April 06

  • Raiders join Patriots in pursuit of Richard Sherman

    Sportsnaut "When reports broke last month that the Seattle Seahawks would entertain the idea of trading Richard Sherman, it threw a bunch of people for a loop. Why would Seattle trade its All Pro defender when he’s seemingly in the prime of his career? While some took the report with a grain of salt,..." April 06

  • Seahawks' Schneider: Lynch to Raiders would go in 'smoother manner'

    Pro Football Talk "Talk of running back Marshawn Lynch returning to the NFL with the Raiders has been percolating for a while now and things took a big step forward on Wednesday with Lynch visiting the team to reportedly tell them that he wants to play in Oakland. Making that happen isn’t as simple as just..." April 06

  • Marshawn Lynch tells Raiders he intends to 'un-retire' "Marshawn Lynch is close to returning to football. During his visit with the Raiders on Wednesday, Lynch told the team that he intends to un-retire and play football again, sources told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. The power back met with Raiders coach Jack Del Rio at the team's facility..." April 05

  • Raiders owe 4 years of parking revenue to stadium board

    Sporting News "Before the lame-duck, Las Vegas-bound Raiders can begin their long farewell to Oakland, they've got to clear up a slight matter of $800,000 owed the Coliseum Authority, KCBS Radio reported Wednesday. An unidentified board member told KCBS, "We're blindsided by this." The Coliseum authority..." April 05

  • Marshawn Lynch visiting with the Raiders

    Sportsnaut "It could mean nothing. Or it could mean everything. According to former NFL punter Pat McAffee, now with Barstool Sports, retired running back Marshawn Lynch is currently at Oakland Raiders facilities chatting it up with the organization he reportedly would love to join for the 2017 NFL..." April 05

  • Amazon Scores With Live-Streaming Rights For NFL 'TNF' Package

    Sports Business Daily "Amazon will replace Twitter in live streaming the NFL’s “Thursday Night Football.” The company will livestream the 10 “TNF” games carried by CBS and NBC as part of a one-year deal that the league announced late Tuesday. Amazon paid $50M for the rights, substantially more than the $10M that Twitter..." April 05

  • Raiders owner Mark Davis calls Vegas move ‘bittersweet’

    Sportsnet "Raiders owner Mark Davis says he did everything he could to try to keep his team in Oakland and is not able to celebrate the upcoming move to Las Vegas because he’s "bittersweet" about leaving the East Bay fans. In an interview Tuesday with the team’s flagship radio station 95.7 The Game in the..." April 04

  • Hard Knocks will remain on HBO with new four-year deal

    Awful Announcing "When it comes to sports documentaries, HBO’s Hard Knocks was revolutionary. It may be impossible to believe it now, but Hard Knocks has been around since 2001 when the Baltimore Ravens first took the plunge to allow HBO cameras into their training camp. Since that time the NFL has had a team..." April 03

  • Charlie Garner's post-football life ruled by fear as his brain fails him

    Sporting News "It's lunchtime and Charlie Garner sits in a restaurant near his home, looking and sounding like a man on top of the world. He is 45 now, but he appears nearly as fit as he did during an 11-year career as an NFL running back. He says he still has a good chunk of the money he earned playing..." April 03

  • Marquette King has a new hobby

    Pro Football Talk "At a time when the NFL supposedly is considering whether to redraw the line between permissible celebrations and penalties, here’s something the league will never let happen in one of its stadiums. Raiders punter Marquette King has posted a video of himself punting a football — and then trying..." April 02

  • Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie: Lions CB D.J. Hayden needed 'fresh start'

    Detroit Free Press "Part of Reggie McKenzie wanted D.J. Hayden back with the Oakland Raiders, and if the money had been different it might have happened. But McKenzie also knew that, for Hayden to reach his potential as a cornerback, he had to say good-bye to the team that made him the 12th pick of the 2013..." April 02

  • Bruce Arians: 'It ain't going to be the same Black Hole in Vegas'

    ESPN "Bruce Arians isn’t concerned about bringing his Arizona Cardinals players to Las Vegas whenever the Oakland Raiders relocate there any more than he is concerned about taking a team to other cities with nightlife that lasts until the morning hours. “If you’re looking for trouble, there’s trouble..." April 02

  • The Raiders are already trying to lure fans to new, unbuilt stadium in Las Vegas

    CBS Sports "The easiest way to burn through $100 in Las Vegas used to be at the casino, but thanks to the Raiders, you now have another option: You can give it to them. To coincide with the team’s eventual move to Vegas, the Raiders debuted a splashy new website this week where you can put a deposit down..." April 01

  • Current Raiders season-ticket holders can reserve seat in Vegas for $100

    Sportress of Blogitude "The Raiders have made the curious move of notifying current season ticket holders in Oakland the opportunity to reserve a seat in the team’s yet-to-be-constructed Las Vegas stadium for $100. Mere days after the Raiders’ move to Las Vegas was overwhelmingly approved by NFL owners, a notice was..." March 30

  • McKenzie: Serious talks on Carr extension coming after NFL Draft

    CSN Bay Area "Raiders quarterback Derek Carr will soon enter a contract year. There is zero chance he becomes a free agent. The Raiders plan to work out a contract extension with their franchise quarterback this offseason, and have budgeted appropriately for what will assuredly be a massive deal. Both..." March 30