Raiders Rumors & News

  • Donald Penn not reporting to Raiders camp

    Pro Football Talk "One of the reasons why the Raiders made the playoffs last year and are considered a good bet to make it back this year is the strength of their offensive line. Left tackle Donald Penn is part of that strength, but the Raiders may have some work to do to get him in camp with the rest of the..." July 28

  • Raiders, Gareon Conley “making progress”

    Pro Football Talk "As the Oakland Raiders prepare to conduct their first training-camp practice on Saturday, there’s still a chance that their first-round pick will be present and accounted for. Per a league source, the Raiders and cornerback Gareon Conley are “making progress” on a contract, but they’ve not yet..." July 28

  • Raiders to release OL Austin Howard

    CSN Bay Area "The Raiders will release Austin Howard, one of their big free-agent signings from the 2014 offseason. The offensive lineman was informed of his released late Thursday or early Friday, according to a league source. The player confirmed the separation on social media late Thursday night with this..." July 28

  • Raiders release Taiwan Jones

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders won’t be bringing Taiwan Jones with them to training camp this year. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Raiders are releasing the six-year veteran ahead of their first camp practice this Saturday. Jones was drafted by the Raiders as a running back in 2011, but they moved him..." July 27

  • Rob Gronkowski, Julio Jones top pass-catchers in 'Madden NFL 18'

    Sporting News "Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski finished last year's reign as the "Madden" cover athlete rated 99 overall, despite an injury that cut his season short. For "Madden NFL 18," he'll begin at 98. Gronkowski is the highest-rated tight end in the game, with Travis Kelce, Jimmy Graham, and Delanie..." July 27

  • Congress demands NFL pays $18 million bill

    Sportsnaut "The NFL still owes $18 million on a five-year agreement with the National Institutes of Health stemming from a concussion research program conducted by the two organizations. Back in 2012, the NFL announced that it would be handing NIH $30 million to help the Institutes study the long-term..." July 27

  • Raiders sign Obi Melifonwu

    Pro Football Talk "Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said this week that he thought unsigned first-round cornerback Gareon Conley and second-round safety Obi Melifonwu would have their contracts “resolved shortly.” One down, one to go. Melifonwu’s agent Sean Stellato passed along word on Wednesday that his client has..." July 26

  • Del Rio expects Conley contract to be 'resolved' soon

    CSN Bay Area "Raiders rookies have reported to Napa for some pre-training camp instruction. Gareon Conley and Obi Melifonwu are not among them. This year’s top draft picks remain unsigned as activity ramps up toward the first full-squad practice on Saturday. Every practice, meeting or moment of instruction..." July 25

  • Raiders Place TE Cooper Helfet & LB Ben Heeny On NFI List

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Oakland Raiders announced Tuesday that they’ve placed TE Cooper Helfet and LB Ben Heeney on the Non-Football Injury List. Helfet, 28, wound up signing on with the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent out of Duke back in 2012. Since then, he’s been on and off of the team’s active..." July 25

  • CTE found in 99% of studied brains from deceased NFL players

    CNN "Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, known as CTE, was found in 99% of deceased NFL players' brains that were donated to scientific research, according to a study published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA. The neurodegenerative brain disease can be found in individuals who have been exposed to..." July 25

  • Raiders to limit Marshawn Lynch’s workload in 2017?

    Sportsnaut "One of the biggest questions surrounding the Oakland Raiders revolves around just how much Marshawn Lynch will be utilized running the ball. Based on the crazy amount of fans flocking to buy his No. 24 Raiders jersey, people are expecting big things from Beast Mode. Based on what Raiders beat..." July 25

  • Raiders’ Gareon Conley still under investigation as training camp begins

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "The Raiders drafted cornerback Gareon Conley in April despite a rape accusation against him, confident a police investigation would clear their first-round pick and hopeful the matter would be resolved before training camp. Instead, an overlap between Conley’s legal issue and camp appears..." July 24

  • Raiders’ Marshawn Lynch helping keep legendary Oakland restaurant open

    Sportsnaut "Marshawn Lynch is Oakland. Marshawn Lynch has always been Oakland. Even when he was playing for the Buffalo Bills and Seattle Seahawks, Lynch’s Oakland roots were never too far from him. So when Lynch decided to come out of retirement to play for the Raiders, it was not necessarily a huge..." July 23

  • Derek Carr: If refs would call holding, Khalil Mack would get 30 sacks

    Pro Football Talk "Raiders quarterback Derek Carr may have the highest salary in the league, but he also may not even be the best player from the Raiders’ 2014 draft class. Carr thinks Raiders linebacker Khalil Mack would blow away the league’s sack record and record 30 sacks if referees would call holding the..." July 21

  • Raiders, Gareon Conley talking

    Pro Football Talk "Ideally, Raiders first-round cornerback Gareon Conley would know whether he’ll be charged with sexual assault before he signs a contract with the team. The ideal scenario may not be happening. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Raiders and Conley are talking. According to another..." July 20

  • ESPN Has Finally Set An Official End Date For ‘Mike And Mike’

    Uproxx "When ESPN announced their new television programming lineup for 2018 would include a solo show for Mike Greenberg, fans of ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike knew the end of the show was near. The two made the official announcement of their impending breakup back in May, but even then it was a brief note..." July 17

  • Ice Cube wants to see his Raiders play Cowboys in Super Bowl

    Pro Football Talk "Ice Cube is a die-hard Raiders fan. He even hired former Raiders CEO Amy Trask as CEO of his BIG3 basketball league. So it’s no surprise the rapper and actor expects to see his team in the Super Bowl. (Not to mention it’s probably not a bad bet either.) Ice Cube wants to see his Raiders play..." July 15

  • Raiders sign three guys to fill out roster

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders got their roster back up to the 90-man limit Friday, with a trio of signings. The team announced they signed running back John Crockett, offensive lineman Kareem Are, and linebacker Brady Sheldon. Crockett was with the Packers the last two years, and spent 2016 on injured..." July 14

  • Tim Brown, Marcus Allen think Raiders have real shot at Super Bowl

    East Bay Times "Tim Brown and Marcus Allen are among those in Raider Nation getting excited about next season’s chances. Both Hall of Famers reportedly voiced views that the Silver & Black can win Super Bowl LII. The Raiders legends talked with about that possibility, adding that untimely injuries or..." July 14

  • Hundreds show up at Raiders board meeting after fake jobs flyer

    Pro Football Talk "A Raiders stadium authority meeting in Las Vegas was overwhelmed with attendees last night, most of them brought there under false pretense. According to the Associated Press, the cops had to be called when hundreds of job-seekers showed up for the board meeting. As it turns out, a fake flyer..." July 14

  • Britney Spears' team plans to get back to the Super Bowl

    New York Daily News "Oops, she wants to do it again. Britney Spears’ associates have had “secret discussions” with television and advertising execs tied to Super Bowl LII, according to a source close to the situation. The game will take place Feb. 4 in Minneapolis. “Britney has made it clear to her team that it..." July 12

  • Derek Carr claims Nevada tax laws had little to do with backloaded deal

    Sportsnaut "Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr recently became the highest paid NFL player. Believe it or not, Carr actually took less money up front so that his teammates, including newly paid guard Gabe Jackson, could receive new deals. Though, it has been speculated that Carr may have accepted a..." July 10

  • Marcus Peters: Chiefs will ‘beat the dog — out of’ Marshawn Lynch

    San Jose Mercury News "Marshawn Lynch has already said that he’ll have the whole Town — that being Oakland — “riding with me” when he hits the field at the Coliseum this year. But that also extends to the brotherhood of Oakland natives playing in the NFL. “For Shawn to finish off this last little stretch of his..." July 10

  • Raiders' 2nd-round pick Melifonwu confident defense can stop Chiefs "Despite the 2016 rise of the Raiders, the Chiefs quietly won the AFC West last season and beat Oakland twice in the process. In each win the Chiefs put up at least 300 yards. Coming off a bye on Oct. 16, they topped 400 yards of total offense, logged 22 first downs and didn't turn the ball over..." July 10

  • Could Raiders parking problems in Vegas kill tailgating?

    East Bay Times "The tailgating experience for Raiders fans once they move to Las Vegas could be a disastrous one, with the Las Vegas Sun reporting that most fans may be parking three miles away from the new stadium. The Raiders are facing a bit of a parking crisis in Vegas since they’ve set aside just 2,400..." July 10

  • Raiders cut three players

    Pro Football Talk "Training camp is drawing closer and the Raiders did some trimming to their roster Friday to get themselves ready for its start. The Raiders announced that they have waived linebacker Andy Mulumba, linebacker Neiron Ball and long snapper Anthony Kukwa. Ball was placed on waivers with the..." July 08

  • Raiders guard Gabe Jackson underrated no more

    San Francisco Chronicle "Well, Mike Tice can’t call Gabe Jackson underrated anymore, not after the Raiders’ right guard signed a five-year contract extension worth $56 million last week. “He was as good as anyone in the league toward the end of last season,” Tice, Oakland’s offensive line coach, said in a phone..." July 07

  • Raiders propose parking for thousands of fans three miles from stadium

    Las Vegas Sun "The Raiders want UNLV to help them solve their stadium parking problems by providing thousands of on-campus spaces for free, according to documents viewed this week by the Sun. The team recently submitted to university officials its first draft of the 30-year joint-use agreement required by..." July 07

  • Jihad Ward poses for photo with a cast on left leg

    Pro Football Talk "Raiders defensive lineman Jihad Ward posted a Snapchat photo of him on a scooter in what appears to be a surgery center. Ward, wearing a hospital gown in the photo, has his lower left leg in a cast. According to Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Ward favored his left foot at the..." July 06

  • Jihad Ward has foot surgery, set to return in August "Oakland Raiders defensive lineman Jihad Ward underwent minor foot surgery, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday, according to sources informed of the situation. Rapoport added that Ward is expected to be ready to join training camp in mid-August and is on a cautious timetable. The..." July 06

  • Gabe Jackson is thankful for Derek Carr's plea to invest in Raiders' other stars

    CBS Sports "Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is coming off the best season of his career. In his third season in the NFL, Carr set career-highs in completion percentage, yards per attempt, passer rating, and QBR, while also leading the NFL in both fourth-quarter comebacks and game-winning drives. It's..." July 04

  • Marshawn Lynch plays in Steve Zakuani charity game, and the results are predictably unpredictable

    Seattle Times "Maybe the biggest name celebrity of the celebrities who played in a charity soccer game Sunday at Starfire in Tukwila organized by former Sounder Steve Zakuani was former Seahawk and now Oakland Raider Marshawn Lynch. And, well, matters unfolded as you might have expected — which means, a..." July 03

  • Gabe Jackson “very appreciative” to Raiders

    Pro Football Talk "Gabe Jackson said he was “a little nervous” at making the switch to the right side last year, but it seems to have worked out just fine for the Raiders offensive guard. Jackson, who spent his first two seasons at left guard, signed a five-year, $56 million deal with the Raiders last week. The..." July 03

  • Ronnie Lott ‘nervous’ about Raiders moving to Las Vegas

    Sportsnaut "NFL Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott isn’t exactly jumping for joy about the Oakland Raiders moving to Las Vegas. In fact, the former Raiders and San Francisco 49ers star is “nervous” about the impending move, which was nearly unanimously voted in favor of occurring this past spring. So, why is Lott..." July 03

  • The full Derek Carr details

    Pro Football Talk "It’s taken a little longer than usual, but finally the full and complete Derek Carr contract details have emerged. And, as usual, the details confirm some reports regarding the deal — and debunk others. For now, the specifics: 1. Signing bonus of $12.5 million, paid within 15 days of..." July 02

  • David Carr says Derek Carr took less to get Gabe Jackson signed

    Pro Football Talk "Raiders quarterback Derek Carr said when he signed his five-year, $125 million contract with the Raiders that he left money on the table to make sure Oakland could keep some teammates. Carr’s brother says one particular teammate was a very high priority. According to David Carr, Derek took less..." July 01

  • Claim that Raiders don’t have cap space for Khalil Mack is off the mark

    Pro Football Talk "Last week, upon signing his record-setting $25 million per year deal, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr proclaimed that he deliberately left money on the table for teammates who need new deals. “Is this good for Khalil [Mack]?” was one of the questions Carr specifically, and repeatedly, posed to..." June 30

  • Report: Khalil Mack will have to wait until 2018 for new deal

    Pro Football Talk "Khalil Mack will have to wait until 2018 for a new deal, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Per Schefter, the Raiders won’t have room to fit a new deal for the All-Pro linebacker under their cap after signing Derek Carr to a five-year, $125 million deal and giving Gabe Jackson a five-year, $56..." June 30

  • Raiders Turn Their Attention To Long-Term Deal For G Gabe Jackson

    NFL Trade Rumors "Josina Anderson reports that the Raiders have turned their attention to locking up G Gabe Jackson to a long-term contract now that they’ve taken care of QB Derek Carr. However, Anderson says that “it is very, very early” in regards to contract talks between the Raiders and Jackson. Anderson..." June 29

  • Raiders Signing G Gabe Jackson To Five-Year Extension

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media is reporting that the Raiders have reached an agreement with G Gabe Jackson on a long-term extension. According to Rapoport, Jackson receives a five-year, $56 million extension from the Raiders. However, Adam Schefter says that this is actually a four-year, $40..." June 29

  • Are Oakland churches clamoring for Derek Carr’s charity?

    East Bay Times "Derek Carr may have sparked a scramble by Bay Area churches to secure his tithe. The Raiders quarterback mentioned his Christian duty to donate one-tenth of his salary to charity at the press conference announcing his $125 million extension, and that comment seemingly led to pitches from..." June 29

  • Marshawn Lynch offers 2,000 kids free tickets to San Jose water park

    East Bay Times "Marshawn Lynch is known for giving back through his Fam 1st Family Foundation and his latest endeavor is filled with water slides and delighted children. Lynch is offering free tickets to Raging Waters San Jose water park July 5 for the first 2,000 kids who show up Thursday at Beast Mode..." June 29

  • Todd Downing “pleasantly surprised” by Marshawn Lynch

    Pro Football Talk "The true measure of how much running back Marshawn Lynch has left in the tank after sitting out the 2016 season will come once the Raiders take the field in September, but it sounds like what the team has seen so far is a bit more than they may have been expecting. During an appearance on..." June 28

  • Raiders punter airs grievances after apparent Southwest Airlines mix-up

    San Francisco Chronicle "You might imagine all professional athletes fly around in private jets, but many of them are suffering through budget airline headaches just like the rest of us. One of those unlucky travelers is Raiders punter Marquette King, who learned over the weekend that it appeared Southwest made some..." June 27

  • Derek Carr: I'll hand it to Marshawn on 1-yard line "It's pretty good to be Derek Carr these days. A new $125 million contract. As much Chick-fil-A as any human could ever want. The trendy Super Bowl buzz. And a new toy on offense in Marshawn Lynch. Pairing Lynch on the ground with the ascending Carr-Amari Cooper tandem in the air makes..." June 24

  • Derek Carr wanted to leave money for teammates

    Pro Football Talk "Raiders G.M. Reggie McKenzie now wants to sign some of quarterback Derek Carr’s teammates, and Carr wants to be sure McKenzie can. “The main thing that I could just remember was all along the way, I was like, ‘How do we keep my teammates?’” Carr said at Friday’s press conference regarding his..." June 24

  • Derek Carr takes hilarious jab at Seahawks for Super Bowl XLIX blunder

    CBS Sports "If the Raiders ever have the ball on the 1-yard line during the waning seconds of a Super Bowl, you can probably safely assume that they won't be making the same mistake the Seahawks made near the end of Super Bowl XLIX. Of course, that was the game where the Seahawks decided to throw it from..." June 24

  • Raiders, who have yet to announce Derek Carr deal, call Friday press conference

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders have yet to officially announce Derek Carr has a new deal, but they have called a press conference for 10:30 a.m. PT on Friday at the team facility. Although the team doesn’t specify the reason for the press conference, it will come as no surprise when they announce Carr’s..." June 23

  • Raiders make Derek Carr’s five-year contract extension official

    Pro Football Talk "It’s official: Derek Carr will be the Raiders’ franchise quarterback through the remainder of their time in Oakland, and when they move to Las Vegas as well. The Raiders announced today that Carr has signed a five-year contract extension and is now under contract with the team through the 2022..." June 23

  • With Derek Carr signed, Reggie McKenzie moving on to other extensions

    Pro Football Talk "At the start of a Friday press conference to discuss quarterback Derek Carr’s contract extension, General Manager Reggie McKenzie called it a “big day” for the organization. McKenzie also said that he’s now going to turn his attention toward more big days and big extensions in the future. Carr..." June 23