Raiders Rumors & News

  • NFL concussion settlement takes nasty turn

    ESPN "The $1 billion NFL concussion settlement -- nearly six years in the making yet still to deliver a penny to former players and their families for brain injuries stemming from football -- is revealing the underbelly of the legal system to former players and their families. As they finally close..." March 29

  • Any NFL-imposed betting ban on the Las Vegas Raiders would be a slap in the face "For the longest time, the NFL has carried an antiquated public stance on sports betting. Yet at league meetings Monday morning in Phoenix, team owners voted 31-1 in favor of the Raiders moving from Oakland to Las Vegas. The team’s first season here is expected to be in 2020. That move to the..." March 29

  • Mexico City stopover for Raiders would take jilted Oakland fans off the hook

    Sporting News "The NFL doesn't need any help digging into people's pockets. It also does not deserve suggestions that bail it out of the messes it creates for itself. So consider this a gift. If the league has to weasel out of its two-year minimum stay in Oakland before the Extortion Palace of Las Vegas..." March 29

  • Roger Goodell still doesn’t like gambling, but can live with Las Vegas

    Pro Football Talk "Roger Goodell still doesn’t like gambling. And don’t even get him started on brothels. But neither of those things kept him from jumping in the sack with Las Vegas this week, as the NFL casually voted to put the Raiders in Sin City. The commissioner said Tuesday night as he wrapped up the..." March 29

  • Oakland Coliseum stadium authority doesn't want Raiders to return in 2019

    USA Today "The landlord of the Oakland Coliseum has been losing money on Raiders games and might force the team out of its current facility before its new, $1.9 billion Las Vegas stadium is ready in 2020. Contractually, the Raiders only have options to stay at the Coliseum for the 2017 and 2018 seasons...." March 29

  • Raiders Eyeing Gabe Jackson Extension

    Pro Football Rumors "The Raiders hope to secure long-term agreements with quarterback Derek Carr and edge rusher Khalil Mack, and a third member of the club’s 2014 draft class is also up for a new deal. Oakland general manager Reggie McKenzie mentioned right guard Gabe Jackson‘s name in regards to possible extension,..." March 28

  • San Antonio Possible Temporary Home For Raiders Before Moving To Las Vegas?

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Vincent Bonsignore of the Los Angeles Daily News, San Antonio could serve as a temporary home for the Raiders, depending on how things go in Oakland this season. Bonsignore says that it’s possible the Raiders could have a one-year stay in San Antonio for the 2018-2019 season before..." March 28

  • NFL: Concussions dropped by around 10 percent

    Fanrag Sports "According to the NFL, concussions dropped in 2016, falling by around 10 percent. That would make it appear that the strict concussion protocol has been working. Since the lawsuit, the NFL has been working to cut back on concussions. They originally rose with the new protocol, but the NFL..." March 28

  • Del Rio: Raiders 'diehards' should keep homefield advantage in Oakland

    CSN Bay Area "Jack Del Rio is an East Bay guy. The Castro Valley native and Hayward High product went to Raiders games as a child, and knows too well how loud Oakland Coliseum crowds can be. He helped create that home-field advantage decades ago, and appreciates it now as Raiders head coach. The Black Hole..." March 28

  • Raiders-themed brothel to coincide with Vegas move, include team specials

    USA Today "With the Raiders officially moving to Las Vegas in the next few years, one businessman wants to make the team feel welcome. REALLY welcome… Shortly after the Raiders' move was approved by NFL owners on Monday, Nevada brothel owner Dennis Hof announced in a statement to the Las Vegas Sun that he..." March 28

  • 2017 NFL schedule: League reportedly hoping to unveil full schedule in late April

    CBS Sports "The release of the NFL schedule has become much more than an announcement with a long list of football games to be played in the future. It’s become a full-blown spectacle, with a three- or four-hour television program planned around it on multiple networks. This despite everyone already knowing..." March 28

  • Here's how Jerry Jones will reportedly make 'hundreds of millions' on NFL relocation

    CBS Sports "The Oakland Raiders will exist for at least one more season, and maybe for another two to three seasons, thanks to a stadium lease with single-year options tacked onto the end of it. But they are bound for Las Vegas by 2020, if not sooner, and the city of Oakland and Raiders fans are the big..." March 28

  • Leaping block attempts on field goals, extra points expected to be banned

    ESPN "NFL owners are expected to pass a rule on Tuesday that will prohibit players from leaping over linemen to try to block field goal and extra-point attempts, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Sources said the league feels the play is too dangerous and a player could get flipped over and..." March 28

  • Here are splashy new renderings of the Raiders' $1.9 billion stadium in Vegas

    CBS Sports "Although the Raiders received official approval to move to Las Vegas on Monday, the team’s relocation won’t happen any time soon -- mostly because they don’t have a stadium to play in. The $1.9 billion stadium being built in Vegas isn’t expected to be done until 2020. Although we won’t be able..." March 28

  • NFL Owners Approve Raiders' Relocation Proposal

    NBC New York "NFL owners have given the Oakland Raiders the green light to continue with their current home in the East Bay in favor of Las Vegas. Stay tuned for updates. Monday could be the day many fans of the "Silver and Black" have feared for years. NFL owners stationed in Phoenix could vote as..." March 28

  • Raiders expected to have enough votes for move to Las Vegas

    ESPN UK "The Oakland Raiders are expected to have enough votes from NFL owners to approve their move to Las Vegas, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. The owners are expected to vote on the Raiders' proposed relocation Monday at around 2 p.m. ET, according to Schefter. Commissioner Roger Goodell told..." March 27

  • Here’s why one team voted no on the Raiders’ move to Las Vegas

    Fox Sports "The Oakland Raiders will soon be no more as NFL owners voted 31-1 to approve the team’s move to Las Vegas. The lone dissenting vote was submitted by the Miami Dolphins. So why did Dolphins owner Stephen Ross give the relocation a thumbs down? Continuity. “My position today was that we as..." March 27

  • Tim Brown confident Raider Nation will travel to Vegas "The word Raiders legend Tim Brown was looking for was bittersweet but he settled for something else. When asked about the Raiders' impending move to Las Vegas, it was really all he could come up with. "Is there such a word as happy-sad? I think that's what today is all about from Raider fans,"..." March 27

  • Dolphins owner explains why he voted against Raiders' move to Las Vegas

    Sporting News "The Oakland Raiders will now become the Las Vegas Raiders after 31 NFL owners voted in favor of allowing the move. The one owner who opposed it? That would be the Miami Dolphins' Stephen Ross. You might be wondering why Ross voted against, as were many others, so he offered up a brief..." March 27

  • John Lynch on relocation vote: ‘Raiders fans, we’re open for business’

    Sportsnaut "In case you haven’t heard, the Oakland Raiders received NFL owner approval to move to Las Vegas on Monday. Responding to this news, San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch wasted no time inviting Raiders fans to jump on board the Niner Express. It’s a humorous, albeit insensitive take on..." March 27

  • Derek Carr pens emotional note about Raiders leaving Oakland

    Larry Brown Sports "Moments after it was confirmed that the Oakland Raiders would be relocating to Las Vegas, quarterback Derek Carr issued a statement explaining his conflicted emotions. Carr — a California native — wrote on Twitter that he was “overwhelmed with emotion” and wasn’t sure how to feel about the..." March 27

  • The NFL has an odd rule about refs visiting Las Vegas during the regular season

    CBS Sports "If the Raiders want to have an officiating crew at the first game they play in Las Vegas, then the NFL is going to have change one of its weirdest rules, which you probably didn’t even know about: NFL refs aren’t allowed to visit Sin City during the season. Under current league policy, every..." March 27

  • Mark Davis offers to refund Raiders season ticket deposits for 2017

    Larry Brown Sports "The Raiders won’t be officially leaving Oakland for at least two years, but team owner Mark Davis is willing to give refunds to all fans who choose to stop supporting the team sooner. After the Raiders received an almost unanimous vote from NFL owners in favor of their move to Las Vegas on..." March 27

  • NFL owners vote 31-1 to approve Raiders move to Las Vegas

    ESPN "The Oakland Raiders will move to Las Vegas after garnering enough votes from NFL owners on Monday to relocate to Southern Nevada. The Raiders received 31 of 32 votes to approve the move, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Twenty-four votes were needed. The Miami Dolphins were the only team to..." March 27

  • NFL owners to rake in absurd money in Rams, Chargers and Raiders relocation fees

    Sportsnaut "NFL owners are in Phoenix, Arizona for the Annual League Meeting, and they’re expected to approve a proposal that would send the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas. Now we have at least one idea about why there is so much overwhelming support for the proposed move, as it means more money in the..." March 27

  • New information shows just how much Las Vegas wants Raiders

    Sportsnaut "At this point, the Oakland Raiders moving to Las Vegas appears to be a done deal, perhaps thanks in large part to some new information that has emerged. Daniel Kaplan of SportsBusiness Journal has the inside scoop on the information included in the resolution NFL owners will be voting on..." March 26

  • Vegas gambling issues falling on deaf ears within NFL

    Pro Football Talk "When it comes to the potential practical consequences of putting a professional football team in Las Vegas, the NFL isn’t completely ignoring the situation. It seems, however, that not nearly enough people are taking the situation as seriously as they should. Per a source with knowledge of the..." March 26

  • Roger Goodell paints bleak picture for Raiders fans in letter to Oakland mayor

    East Bay Times "Painting a grim picture of the city’s chances of keeping the Raiders from moving to Las Vegas, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told Mayor Libby Schaaf in a letter Friday that the Ronnie Lott-led Oakland stadium proposal is filled with uncertainty. In the letter obtained by this news organization..." March 26

  • Can anybody save the Raiders from leaving Oakland?

    USA Today "Ronnie Lott is fighting to the finish, and if you know this man, you realize that it has so much to do with principle. More than anyone, the Hall of Fame safety and Bay Area icon, has been the public face of the long-shot efforts to save the Raiders for Oakland. It’s too bad that won’t be..." March 25

  • Derek Carr helped land Cook, Patterson in free agency "Derek Carr took a hands on this offseason, helping the Raiders and offensive coordinator Todd Downing land two highly desired free agents: tight end Jared Cook and wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson. "He's pretty hands on with everything when it comes to football. He lives around the area,..." March 25

  • Raiders O-coordinator Todd Downing likes his new aquisitions

    East Bay Times "On some level, Todd Downing is vaguely familiar that a certain vote will determine the future home of the franchise for which he works. But as a first-time offensive coordinator for the Raiders, Downing lives in the here and now. Las Vegas, if owner Mark Davis gets his way is at least two years..." March 24

  • Oakland mayor sends Roger Goodell a last-minute plan to keep the Raiders

    San Jose Mercury News "Mayor Libby Schaaf vowed Friday that Oakland is trying to keep the Raiders while for the first time sharing details of investors’ plans in a last-minute attempt to change the narrative that the NFL doesn’t have an alternative in the East Bay. “We’re not giving up in the fourth quarter,” Schaaf..." March 24

  • Agent: Raiders still in running to sign LB Zach Brown

    CSN Bay Area "Free agent linebacker Zach Brown visited the Raiders facility last week and left without a contract. That doesn’t mean the Silver and Black are out of the running. Brown’s camp remains in talks with the Raiders on a possible contract, Brown’s new agents, Jason and Michael Katz, told CSN..." March 23

  • Report: Deal in works for Raiders to play at Sam Boyd Stadium in Vegas

    Sportsnaut "We already know that the NFL is set to vote on a possible Oakland Raiders relocation to Las Vegas this upcoming Monday. We also know that Raiders owner Mark Davis and Co. likely have the necessary votes for league approval of relocation (more on that here). Now that the Raiders uprooting from..." March 23

  • ESPN formally announces Suzy Kolber, Samantha Ponder, Trey Wingo to head NFL studio shows

    Awful Announcing "Three weeks ago, Jim Miller reported that ESPN would replace Chris Berman with a trio of studio hosts: Trey Wingo, Suzy Kolber and Samantha Ponder. On Thursday, ESPN finally confirmed the news, announcing that Kolber will host Monday Night Countdown, Ponder will lead Sunday NFL Countdown and Wingo..." March 23

  • Darrelle Revis to Patriots looks 'increasingly likely'

    NESN "It might be time to start preparing for a Darrelle Revis-New England Patriots reunion. CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reported Thursday that “numerous league sources” believe if Revis plays this season, it will be with the Patriots. La Canfora further reported that “executives from numerous NFL..." March 23

  • Vikings: Knew Latavius Murray needed surgery before signing him

    ESPN "The Minnesota Vikings announced that running back Latavius Murray, who signed a three-year, $15 million deal with the team on Thursday, underwent ankle surgery Wednesday in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Vikings said in a statement that they knew about Murray's need for an operation before..." March 23

  • EJ Manuel takes $800,000 salary with nothing guaranteed

    Pro Football Talk "In another reminder that there’s really no such thing as a middle class in the NFL quarterback market, EJ Manuel has signed a decidedly lower-class contract with the Raiders. Manuel signed for one year, with an $800,000 salary and nothing guaranteed, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL..." March 22

  • Raiders' relocation fee is reportedly far less than what Chargers, Rams paid

    CBS Sports "The Oakland Raiders, if they get their way, will soon become the Las Vegas Raiders. The team has been working on securing financing for a stadium in Las Vegas, and when Bank of America stepped up after billionaire hotel magnate Sheldon Adelson dropped out, the Raiders moved closer to making the..." March 22

  • Jaguars sign former Raiders tight end Mychal Rivera

    Pro Football Talk "The Jacksonville Jaguars announced on Wednesday they have signed former Oakland Raiders tight end Mychal Rivera. It’s a one-year deal with a team option for a second year according to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network. Rivera has played in 61 games for the Raiders over the past four seasons..." March 22

  • Get ready, Las Vegas: All signs point to the Raiders winning relocation vote Monday

    CBS Sports "The Oakland Raiders are going to move to Las Vegas. I am finally convinced of it. After being a skeptic throughout this process and especially in the aftermath of owner Mark Davis’ deal with casino magnate Sheldon Adelson falling apart around the Super Bowl, there are too many people I trust..." March 22

  • Raiders’ Vegas ante? $325-375 million

    Pro Football Talk "As the Raiders move toward a vote on their proposed move out of Oakland, a key piece of information has emerged regarding the looming relocation process. Via Peter King of, the Raiders will pay a transfer fee in the range of $325 million to $375 million in connection with the jump..." March 22

  • Owners’ approval of Raiders’ move to Vegas regarded as likely, not definite

    Washington Post "NFL owners tentatively are scheduled to vote early next week on the Raiders’ proposed move from Oakland to Las Vegas, and several people familiar with the deliberations said they believe it is likely but not definite that the relocation will be ratified. “I think it will be approved,” a..." March 22

  • EJ Manuel signs with Raiders; Bills have nothing* left to show from '13 draft

    Buffalo News "EJ Manuel's departure from the Buffalo Bills became official Monday when the quarterback signed with the Oakland Raiders. Manuel will go down in history as one of the Bills' biggest draft busts. The former first-round draft pick started just 17 games over four seasons, with a 6-11 record. He..." March 21

  • Amari Cooper Bought His Mom a New Car and House

    The Big Lead "Amari Cooper, a wide receiver for the Raiders who played college ball at Alabama, has two seasons left on his four-year, $22 million rookie contract. He’s had over 1,000 yards receiving in each of his two first seasons as a pro, forming a formidable tandem with QB Derek Carr. On Instagram,..." March 21

  • Raiders have Joe Mixon in for visit

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders are reportedly interested in adding Marshawn Lynch to their backfield, although that would require either a trade with the Seahawks or Seattle releasing Lynch in order for him to play in his hometown. While that situation plays out, the Raiders are exploring other options to fill..." March 21

  • NFL's owners to vote Monday on Raiders' proposed move to Las Vegas

    CBS San Francisco "The Oakland Raiders proposed move to Las Vegas is expected to be on the agenda at a meeting of all 32 National Football League team owners next week. According to Jason La Confora of CBS Sports, a vote on relocation is set for Monday at the meeting in Phoenix. The vote would likely be..." March 21

  • Linebacker Jelani Jenkins visiting the Raiders

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders are involved in some higher-profile news at the moment, but they’re still trying to fill some lines on the depth chart. According to Adam Caplan of ESPN, Dolphins linebacker Jelani Jenkins is visiting the Raiders this week." March 20

  • Raiders announce EJ Manuel signing

    Pro Football Talk "There’s a new quarterback on the Raiders roster. The Raiders announced Monday that they have signed EJ Manuel as a free agent. Reports last week indicated that Manuel would be making his way to Oakland. Manuel was a Bills first-round pick in 2013 and opened his rookie year as the starter in..." March 20

  • Raiders re-sign long snapper Jon Condo

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders haven’t made a lasting change at long snapper since the 2007 season and they aren’t in any hurry to change that. The team announced on Monday that they have re-signed Jon Condo. Condo took over as the team’s long snapper in 2007 and has done the duties for all but three of the..." March 20