Raiders Rumors & News

  • Davis: Raiders open to selling minority stake in franchise

    CSN Bay Area "The Raiders are willing to sell a minority stake in the franchise, owner Mark Davis said on Wednesday afternoon following the NFL owners meetings. While that could entice a private investor to help facilitate construction of a new, local stadium for a franchise stuck in the past-its-prime" May 22

  • Source: Carr not contemplating surgery, should throw soon

    CSN Bay Area "Derek Carr’s injury was always considered minor, both by the team and those around him. That was reported by CSN Bay Area on Tuesday, shortly after the Raiders quarterback missed the team’s first OTA session. There was good news then, and better news now. A league source confirmed on..." May 22

  • Raiders sign fifth round pick LB Ben Heeney to four-year deal

    Silver & Black Pride "The Raiders have officially added another of their 2015 draft class with the signing of fifth round pick linebacker Ben Heeney. Heeney becomes the sixth member of the 2015 class to be signed by the team. The others are WR Amari Cooper (first round), G/C Jon Feliciano (4th round), DE Max Valles..." May 21

  • Raiders QB Derek Carr doesn’t need hand surgery, agent says

    San Francisco Chronicle "Derek Carr’s agent called reports that the Raiders’ quarterback will need surgery on his injured right ring finger a “nonstory,” saying Carr is being held out of the team’s offseason practices out of an abundance of caution. “It’s a very minor situation,” Tim Younger said Wednesday. “I think..." May 21

  • Chargers-Raiders stadium co-op fast-tracks NFL's LA return, but Rams may fight "The joint stadium project between the Chargers and Raiders in Carson, Calif., continues to gain momentum and there was strong positive buzz about their plan coming out owners meeting in San Francisco this week, according to several high-ranking ownership sources. Meanwhile, concerns linger as to..." May 21

  • US appeals court upholds $50M settlement for retired NFL players "The 8th US Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld a $50 million lawsuit settlement regarding publicity rights for retired NFL players, according to the Associated Press. The appeals court rejected arguments by several retirees -- including Jim Marshall, Joe Senser and Dan Pastorini -- that..." May 21

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    Chris Mortensen @mortreport

    Raiders QB Derek Carr has right ring finger injury that may require surgery. OTAs in question but optimistic about training camp, per source

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    Dean Blandino @DeanBlandino

    The extra point rule for 2015 just changed. Snap for kick from the 15-yard line, 2-pt try stays at 2-yard line and defense can return.

  • Extra point tries moved to the 15-yard line

    Pro Football Talk "One of the NFL’s staid elements is getting a shake up. Extra points will be attempted from the 15-yard-line beginning in 2015, the NFL announced Tuesday. Owners approved the rules change, which makes the extra point a 32- or 33-yard attempt, at the league’s spring meeting in San..." May 19

  • Raiders coach Del Rio compares Deflategate punishment to USC 'overreaction' "Count Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio among those who believe the punishment received by Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in the wake of the Deflategate scandal was too harsh. Del Rio, speaking at his induction into the University of Southern California (USC) Athletics Hall of Fame,..." May 18

  • Jack Del Rio: Raiders want to bring 'swagger' back "The good ol' days. Lately it seems like that is all Oakland Raiders fans have to hang their hats on. Raider Nation has witnessed 12 consecutive non-winning seasons, including four or fewer wins the past three seasons. During their heyday the inverse was true. Beginning with the 1970 NFL..." May 14

  • PAT change coming? NFL owners to consider 3 proposals at May meetings "The extra point as we know it could be coming to an end. When the NFL Spring Meeting kicks off in San Francisco next week (May 18-20), the league's 32 owners will be presented with three proposals on how to make the extra point better. If 24 out of the NFL's 32 owners vote to pass any of the..." May 13

  • Raiders reportedly sign talented, but troubled, Michael Dyer "The Oakland Raiders reportedly signed former Auburn star running back Michael Dyer after a tryout this past weekend at their rookie minicamp. Dyer is an interesting player, but there are plenty of red flags and off-field issues. Dyer was a key figure on Auburn’s 2010 national championship team...." May 11

  • Jimmy Graham was 'very sad' when he thought he was traded to Raiders

    The Score "Jimmy Graham's initial reaction to learning that he had been traded by the New Orleans Saints wasn't one of joy. As Graham explained to a fan during a recent Seattle Seahawks charity event, at first he thought he was going to the Oakland Raiders, which made him "very sad."" May 11

  • Raiders’ 1st round pick a standout on 1st day of minicamp

    San Francisco Chronicle "There were no surprises for Amari Cooper on the first day of rookie minicamp Friday. “It went like I thought it would go,” the Raiders’ first-round pick said. “I made a couple of plays.” That he did, as he and big tight end Clive Walford, Oakland’s third-round pick, stood out as they are..." May 09

  • Raiders sign Amari Cooper

    Pro Football Talk "Times have definitely changed in the NFL. Still less (by roughly 40 minutes) than a week since the 2015 NFL draft began, plenty of players, including first-round picks, already have signed contracts. The latest first-rounder to agree to terms is Raiders receiver Amari Cooper. The Raiders..." May 08

  • Raiders to spend up to $40 million on new local training facility "It's not a long-term lease and it's not a new stadium, but it could signal the Oakland Raiders' desire to stay put in the East Bay. The Raiders, stuck in a one-year lease with the Oakland Coliseum and embroiled in relocation rumors, have decided to invest millions of dollars in a new training..." May 07

  • Former NFL LB Scott Fujita: 30 to 50 percent of players smoke pot "We live in a society where marijuana is becoming increasingly destigmatized. It has been completely legalized for recreational used in four states, decriminalized in 17 states and the District of Columbia, and allowed for medicinal purposes in 23 states. Even the Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence..." May 07

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    Raiders are releasing OL Kevin Boothe. Nine-year veteran appeared in nine games for the team last year. Could get a look elsewhere.

  • Miles Burris says he's been cut by Raiders

    Silver & Black Pride "With the new draft additions as well as the undrafted free agent signings, the Raiders are cleaning some house. Sunday night James Jones was released and now Miles Burris has said his farewell from the team as well. Burris was the team's fourth round pick in the 2012 draft, making him the..." May 04

  • Raiders to release WR James Jones

    CSN Bay Area "Veteran receiver James Jones is being released by the Raiders. The San Jose native received a phone call from general manager Reggie McKenzie on Sunday evening informing him of the news. Jones confirmed this information to CSN reporter Fallon Smith via text message. Jones returned home after..." May 04

  • Raiders take receiver Amari Cooper at No. 4

    Oakland Tribune "The Raiders moved to address a longstanding issue at wide receiver Thursday night with the selection of Alabama's Amari Cooper with the fourth pick in the first round of the NFL draft. Cooper, winner of the Fred Biletnikoff Award as the top receiver in college football, caught 124 passes for..." May 01

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    Jim Wyatt @jwyattsports

    #Raiders select Alabama WR Amari Cooper

    2015 NFL Draft Day Rumors - Live Blog

    PSD Staff NFL Draft day is finally here. Teams begin re-loading tonight and the new NFL season will be here before we know it. I'm going to post rumors in this live blog all day. Pick rumors, trade rumors, etc. April 30

  • Raiders can pick from bumper crop of wide receivers

    San Francisco Chronicle "There are no certainties in the NFL draft, unless they’re the sure-handed, impact receivers available in the first round. Last year five were picked in the first round, and three — Odell Beckham Jr., Mike Evans and Kelvin Benjamin — became the first rookie 1,000-yard trio in NFL..." April 29

  • 2015 NFL mock draft: Saints, Dolphins, Eagles, Jaguars making trades "It's finally time to bite the bullet. It's time to mock it up. Hopefully, I can do better than last year, where I hit for a pretty strong average – 26 of the 32 players I put in my mock ended up going in the first round – but didn't land nearly enough homers (getting the right player and team..." April 29

  • NFL to end tax-exempt status

    The Score "The NFL will relinquish its tax-exempt status, commissioner Roger Goodell announced in a memo to owners Tuesday. Goodell said the move was made to "eliminate (a) distraction." The memo states the move will not have a significant impact on the operation of the league: Every dollar of..." April 28

  • Maurice Jones-Drew retires, NFL player reactions "Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew retired today after signing a one-day contract. Jones-Drew, a second-round draft pick in 2006, started 70 of 114 games in eight seasons with the Jaguars and led the team in rushing in six of his eight seasons. He concluded his career in 2014..." April 28

  • NFL Commissioner Goodell: "We didn't get it right"

    CBS News "The NFL draft begins Thursday in Chicago. It's a change of venue for a league re-defining itself both on and off the field. The NFL will follow a new personal conduct policy, and two new employees will help investigate player misconduct. In an interview with "CBS This Morning" co-host Charlie..." April 28

  • Promising defender will be available when Raiders pick

    San Francisco Chronicle "The build-up to the NFL draft is like one big magic trick: Players are moving up and down the draft board, when … in actuality, they aren’t. There are a lot of educated and uneducated guesses, sprinkled with some misinformation, but players are plugged into a spot based on scouting reports and..." April 28

  • 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 "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 "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 "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