Raiders Rumors & News

  • Ronnie Lott investor group pulls offer to buy Coliseum

    Larry Brown Sports "An investor group led by Ronnie Lott pulled its bid to buy the Coliseum after learning that Oakland’s mayor was not recommending the plan. The San Francisco Business Times reports that the group of investors and developers, which were offering $167.3 million to buy the land on which the..." September 28

  • Michael Crabtree on protests: “I ain’t no Martin Luther King”

    Pro Football Talk "Two more Raiders were willing to join the ranks of those willing to make their feelings known during the national anthem, with linebackers Malcolm Smith and Bruce Irvin raising their fists in a quiet salute. But don’t look for wide receiver Michael Crabtree to be joining them, or apparently any..." September 27

  • Raiders cut fullback Marcel Reece

    San Jose Mercury News "With fullback Marcel Reece scheduled to return from a suspension this week, the Raiders instead have released him from the roster Monday, according to an ESPN report. Adam Schefter of ESPN was the first to report the news. Reece was serving a four-game suspension for violating the NFL policy..." September 26

  • Raiders force 3 turnovers to shut down Titans

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Like the scene of an auto accident, it all depends on one's perspective. The Tennessee Titans felt wide receiver Harry Douglas was grabbed or interfered with on their fourth-down pass into the end zone with 12 seconds left in the game. Oakland Raiders cornerback TJ..." September 25

  • NFL sending strong signals to Bay Area leaders that it wants Raiders in Oakland

    CBS Sports "Even prior to Roger Goodell's public remarks last week about the NFL's desire to keep the Raiders in Oakland, there was a growing sense among civic leaders in the Bay Area that this was very much the league's intention. And following a visit from NFL exec Eric Grubman, the league's primary stadium..." September 25

  • Raiders punter slapped with fine for horse-collar tackle

    Pro Football Talk "Raiders punter Marquette King has been fined $18,231 for a horse-collar tackle in last week’s loss to the Falcons. King saved a touchdown but drew a flag when he brought down Eric Weems of the Falcons from behind last week. " September 24

  • Jack Del Rio taking play-calling duties away from Ken Norton Jr.

    Sportsnaut "After a terrible opening to the 2016 NFL season defensively, Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio is reportedly taking matters into his own hands. According to Pat Kirwan, Jim Miller and Greg Robinson of the Real Football Network, he’s stripping play-calling responsibilities away from..." September 24

  • Ken Norton Jr. admits he deserves blame for Raiders’ defense

    East Bay Times "Raiders defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. expects to call the plays on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans but said it’s always a collective effort that includes coach Jack Del Rio. “The whole staff, we sit in there and we go over the game plan, over the plays, we have a good idea of what..." September 23

  • Ex-NFLer Napoleon Harris repels robbery, leads police to murder suspects "A south suburban state lawmaker appears to have played a role in the capture of three murder suspects from Georgia after being the victim of a mugging earlier this month. State Sen. Napoleon Harris (D-Harvey) owns two Beggars Pizza franchises in Oak Forest and Harvey; and decided to give his..." September 23

  • Governor's announcement puts Vegas one giant step closer to landing the Raiders

    CBS Sports "The plan to build a $1.9 billion NFL stadium in Las Vegas is now one giant step closer to becoming a reality. Nevada governor Brian Sandoval announced Wednesday that he intends to convene a special session of the Nevada State Legislature sometime in October. At the special session, the state's..." September 22

  • Why are NFL ratings plummeting this season?

    Sportsnaut "The National Football League remains the single most watched entity in North American professional sports. It’s not necessarily close. Really, the other three major sports leagues are simply battling for second place. Take the 2015 calendar year as an example of this. According to Sports..." September 21

  • Coaches complained about lack of offensive holding calls in Week One

    Pro Football Talk "Most coaches complain when too many penalties are called. Following Week One of the 2016 regular season, many coaches complained about the absence of one specific type of penalty. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, complaints arose from the absence of holding calls. And for good..." September 21

  • Jalen Richard, not Latavius Murray, gets ball on crucial play

    San Francisco Chronicle "The Raiders’ offense stalled at times Sunday even though their running game averaged more than 6 yards a carry for the second game in a row. Latavius Murray ran for 57 yards and a touchdown on eight carries (and had six catches for 44 yards) but didn’t get the call on 4th-and-2 with 7:16 left..." September 19

  • Roger Goodell warns that Raiders' potential move to Vegas is far from done deal

    Fox Sports "The Oakland Raiders took another step toward moving to Las Vegas this week, but Roger Goodell warned that there's "still a lot of work to be done" before the potential relocation could occur. "There's still a lot that has to happen before we would get to that stage," Goodell said of the owners..." September 19

  • NFL czar Roger Goodell: `There’s a solution in Oakland’

    San Jose Mercury News "Speaking to reporters on the night the Minnesota Vikings opened a new stadium, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell expressed optimism the Raiders could remain in Oakland. “No market should lose their team once, let alone twice,” Goodell said according to a Twitter post from St. Paul Pioneer-Press..." September 19

  • Raiders’ Relocation Odds Increasing

    Pro Football Rumors "The odds of the Raiders relocating to Las Vegas are increasing, according to Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole, who hears that both Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and state Legislature will likely approve businessman Sheldon Adelson’s $1.9 billion stadium plan (video link). Adelson’s proposal calls for a..." September 17

  • Funding approved for Raiders stadium in Las Vegas

    Sportsnaut "The Oakland Raiders are one major step closer to potentially relocating to Las Vegas. According to Nathan O’Neal of a local NBC News affiliate, a panel has approved $750 million in funding for a new stadium in the desert metropolis. It’s an absolutely huge step forward for both the Raiders and..." September 15

  • 'Harambe' back in business after temporary jersey ban

    ESPN "Fans who want to customize their favorite team's jersey with "Harambe" on the back can do so once again as of Thursday, after the word mistakenly appeared on a retailer's list of banned words. ESPN has learned that an official with a Major League Baseball team, concerned that fans were..." September 15

  • Harambe's legacy not respected by NFL Shop

    Sporting News "There are plenty of names you can't put on the back of jerseys at NFL Shop. BuzzFeed compiled a list of 50, and it includes names such as Ron Mexico (Michael Vick's alias), Carruth (as in Rae Carruth, the NFL player who conspired to murder his pregnant wife), He Hate Me (the popular XFL jersey)..." September 14

  • Roger Goodell says eliminating kickoffs remains possible if the NFL can’t make them safer

    Washington Post "The NFL has enacted rule changes to try to make the kickoff safer for players. That effort will continue with further safety-related tinkering with the play, according to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. But if such maneuvers fail, the elimination of the kickoff from the sport remains a future..." September 14

  • The NFL's Most Valuable Teams 2016 "Relocation and new stadiums drove NFL team values 19% higher over the past year, to an average of $2.34 billion. The Rams doubled in value, to $2.9 billion, after moving from St. Louis to Los Angeles. The Rams are scheduled to play three seasons at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum before..." September 14

  • NFL to launch new $100 million concussion initiatives to improve player safety

    Washington Post "The NFL is launching a new set of concussion-related initiatives under which the league will devote $60 million to technological development, aimed in part at improving helmets for players, and an additional $40 million toward funding medical research into the effects of head injuries,..." September 14

  • Lady Gaga Reportedly in Talks to Perform at Super Bowl 51 Halftime Show

    Complex "Lady Gaga is reportedly in talks to play the Super Bowl 51 halftime show in Houston in February 2017. According to Billboard, the singer could clinch the biggest stage of the year because the NFL was impressed by her performance of The Star-Spangled Banner at the 2016 Super Bowl. The last year..." September 13

  • NFL tabs Sam Rapoport to help open job 'pipeline' for women at team level

    ESPN "The NFL has created a position to address the lack of women in coaching and scouting roles at the team level and named former women's football pro tackle player Sam Rapoport as director of football development. Rapoport's role will be to identify women who are knowledgeable about the game and..." September 13

  • Donald Trump Wants All NFL Protesters to Leave America

    Black Sports Online "Remember Donald Trump’s campaign slogan is “Make America Great Again”. That means he obviously thinks America isn’t that great at the moment, so it is quite ironic that he wants others who have problems with the country to leave, but not himself. “Well, I think it’s a lack of respect for our..." September 12

  • Jack Del Rio feeling it, throws shade on ESPN's research team

    ESPN "The decision to go for a two-point conversion with less than a minute to play on the road against the Saints was not up for debate on the Oakland Raiders sideline. Not even when considering that settling for the safer extra point attempt could have tied the game, while missing on the two-point..." September 12

  • Carr's late TD lifts Raiders over Saints

    The Sports Xchange "NEW ORLEANS -- When the Oakland Raiders had a chance to get even with the New Orleans Saints, coach Jack Del Rio wanted more. Derek Carr threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Seth Roberts to get the Raiders within a point with 47 seconds left and Del Rio left his offense on the field. Carr..." September 11

  • Former NFL head of officiating alleges Roger Goodell assaulted him

    Sportsnaut "With the NFL season mere hours away from kicking off, it’s possible the league could find itself in the midst of yet another scandal. No. It doesn’t surround a players’ off-field issues. It’s also not involving a spat between the union and league over discipline. Instead, it’s all about NFL..." September 08

  • Jerry Jones, Robert Kraft support potential Raiders’ relocation to Vegas

    Sportsnaut "Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson is the mastermind and money behind a proposed $1.9 billion NFL stadium project in the desert metropolis. The project itself is meant to lure the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas — something Raiders owner Mark Davis has committed to doing should all necessary..." September 08

  • Every NFL Team's Best Weed Story

    Complex "You may not know this, but a lot of Americans smoke weed. And, contrary to what the National Football League wants you to believe, some of those Americans are professional football players. With the NFL season kicking off, let's take a moment to look back and appreciate some of the league's..." September 08

  • The NFL Has an Age Problem

    The Ringer "If you’re worried about the level of play in the NFL, you have an unlikely ally: coaches and executives. “Everything from defensive linemen not knowing where their eyes should be looking, not knowing where blocks are coming from,” said Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh. “Defensive backs..." September 07

  • Raiders get down to 53

    Pro Football Talk "Oakland is finally down to the 53-man roster limit. The Raiders waived RB George Atkinson, LB Neiron Ball, G Mitchell Bell, WR K.J. Brent, DE James Cowser, DB Kenneth Durden, WR Marvin Hall, DE Drew Iddings, DE Branden Jackson, G Denver Kirkland, NT Derrick Lott, LB John Lotulelei, TE Jake..." September 04

  • Defensive TD sparks' Seahawks rally vs. Raiders

    The Sports Xchange "Ryan Robinson scored on a 42-yard interception return to fuel a 20-point fourth quarter as the Seattle Seahawks recorded a 23-21 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Thursday in the final preseason game for both squads at Oakland, Calif. Running backs Troymaine Pope and Alex Collins added..." September 02

  • Raiders’ Mario Edwards to likely miss first 6 games

    San Francisco Chronicle "The Raiders might need to place defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. on the injured reserve list with a strained hip later this week, head coach Jack Del Rio told The Chronicle on Wednesday. Edwards would miss at least the first six weeks of the season. Edwards was carted off the field after being..." September 01

  • Blacks Represent 70 Percent Of NFL Players, Fan Base 83 Percent White

    Real GM Football "Seventy percent of African-American men comprise NFL rosters despite representing only six percent of the United States' population. While the majority of NFL players are black, the NFL fan base is 83 percent white and 64 percent male. The NFL has no African-Americans who are a majority..." August 30

  • Raiders’ Jack Del Rio confident heading into exhibition finale

    San Francisco Chronicle "Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio said Monday he is “more pleased with the positive things than overly concerned” with things like his leaky run defense after consecutive preseason losses. Del Rio said he thinks players were “overanxious” in Saturday’s loss to the Titans, and that’s why defensive..." August 30

  • Titans scoot past Raiders

    The Sports Xchange "If you like offense, the first half of Saturday night's Tennessee Titans' 27-14 victory over the Oakland Raiders provided it. While neither team wanted to show too much of its hand, because they meet in week three of the regular season, both offenses showed enough in the first half of the..." August 28

  • Report: NFL thinking about eliminating the preseason

    Sportsnaut "The NFL preseason isn’t for everyone. The casual fan really isn’t interested in watching training camp bodies play in a meaningless game. Though, it’s still a cash cow. Interest is there. Stadiums sell out. The cost of television rights remain relatively high. In reality, it makes very..." August 28

  • Investors say public must pay $750M for Raiders

    Today's Pigskin "One of the big sticking points keeping the Raiders from moving to Las Vegas is how much public money will be used to build their new stadium. Recently, the investors in the project laid down the law by saying the public would have to front $750M or the move wouldn’t happen. One of the investors..." August 26

  • Photos of The Potential Las Vegas Raiders Stadium

    Black Sports Online "Raiders have to move to Vegas now. These are some beautiful renderings of their potential new stadium in Sin City. Mark Davis needs to get Jerry Jones on the line, because if Jerry gives it them thumbs up it will happen. Flip the pages for more photos of the stadium…" August 25

  • Raiders file trademark applications for ‘Las Vegas Raiders’

    Larry Brown Sports "How serious are the Oakland Raiders about moving to Las Vegas? Serious enough that they have filed for trademarks in case it happens. Darren Heitner of Forbes discovered this week that the Raiders filed trademark applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for the mark “Las Vegas..." August 25

  • Olympian Aly Raisman agrees to date with 'super cute' Raiders TE

    CBS Sports "As Michael Scott Wayne Gretzky once said, you miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take. Raiders tight end Colton Underwood is taking the advice to heart, putting himself in the public spotlight by scoring a date with Olympic superstar Aly Raisman. Raisman, fresh off another impressive..." August 23

  • Todd Marinovich, former USC and Raiders quarterback, arrested naked with marijuana, police say

    Orange County Register "Former USC star and Raiders quarterback Todd Marinovich was arrested after he was found naked with marijuana in someone else’s backyard, police said Monday. The 47-year-old was cited for trespassing, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of..." August 23

  • NFL drops “probable” from injury report, redefines “questionable” and “doubtful”

    Pro Football Talk "It’s definite that “probable” no longer will be part of the NFL injury lexicon. As first noted (as best we can tell) by Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald and as the league office confirms, the widely-misconstrued P-word has been dumped from the injury reporting procedures. “The ‘Probable’..." August 21

  • Lacy powers Packers past Raiders

    The Sports Xchange "GREEN BAY, Wis. -- One series was all Eddie Lacy needed. Lacy carried nine times for 45 yards and scored the opening touchdown, highlighting the Green Bay Packers' 20-12 victory over the Oakland Raiders in a preseason game on Thursday night. Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers sat out..." August 19

  • Snoop Dogg Rips NFL for Allowing Players to Own Guns But Preventing Them From Smoking Weed

    Complex "Deep down, the NFL is probably not OK with its players owning guns. In the past, there have been quite a few players who have gotten themselves into trouble as a result of carrying guns, so if the league had its way, it would likely force all players to stop purchasing guns. They can’t legally..." August 18

  • NFLPA exec says NFL has 'zero credible evidence' for interview demands

    Sporting News "The NFL has threatened to suspend players mentioned in an Al Jazeera America report that alleges steroid use if they don't submit to an interview. The union isn't about to give in so easily. NFL Players' Association executive George Atallah told ESPN's "Outside the Lines" on Wednesday the..." August 18

  • Raiders RB Murray hopes more help leads to bigger numbers

    Register- Pajaronian "Latavius Murray is counting on more help at running back leading to more big runs of his own this season for the Oakland Raiders. After topping 1,000 yards rushing and going to the Pro Bowl as an alternate while carrying almost the entire running load for the Oakland Raiders last season, Murray..." August 17

  • Ex-Raider Barret Robbins: Terrifying 911 Call States 'He Just Punched a Kid in the Face'

    TMZ "TMZ Sports has obtained the 911 call made by a witness who saw ex-NFL lineman Barret Robbins on a violent rampage in Florida last week ... and it sounds terrifying. The caller initially reports a "huge drunk man just literally walked into (a pub) punched this kid in the face" in the late hours..." August 15

  • NFL considers early week ’18 opener in China

    Sports Business Daily "The NFL could open the 2018 season on a Tuesday or Wednesday in China, with its traditional Thursday night season-opening game following later that same week, according to the league’s top international executive planning the proposed game. Intent on staging a game in China despit... " August 15