Pro Football Talk "The Raiders signed several veteran free agents this offseason, but haven’t got much return from those investments so far this year. Coach Tony Sparano would like that to change for one member of that crew. Running back Maurice Jones-Drew has 18 carries for 48 yards so far this season and..." October 24
Contra Costa Times "Mychal Rivera is resolute in the belief he is making progress, even if his numbers suggest otherwise. "There are things a lot of people don't see," the Raiders' second-year tight end said after a recent practice. "They don't see the individual routes, the individual progress I'm making that..." October 24
Larry Brown Sports "Adult film star Brooke Haven made an interesting revelation to TMZ earlier this week when she was discussing the various professional athletes she has partied with. The 34-year-old admitted that she has hung out with “a lot” of athletes, yet she hardly hesitated when asked who parties the hardest...." October 23
SB Nation "The British government strongly supports the idea of an NFL team based in London, and recently had discussions with high-level league officials about the possibility of putting a team in the United Kingdom. British treasury chief George Osborne pledged full government backing for a franchise in..." October 23
#Raiders DE LaMarr Woodley suffered a torn bicep in the game Sunday, source says. His season is believed to be over.
No LaMarr Woodley at practice. Injury still undisclosed. Looks like Carlos Rogers is a spectator today.
#Raiders worst fears for safety Usama Young confirmed. He tore ACL/MCL according to source. Season is over.
Contra Costa Times "By most accounts other than that pesky bottom line, the Tony Sparano era is off to a good start. The Raiders showed life offensively in a 31-28 loss to the San Diego Chargers, played hard and with passion, and some of the changes instituted by Sparano seemed to pay dividends. "If those guys..." October 19
San Francisco Chronicle "Usually, when a team gets its 2013 first-round pick back from injury, the players are pretty excited. The Raiders are merely crossing their fingers, hoping that cornerback DJ Hayden, back Wednesday after missing six weeks due to foot surgery, can help them bounce back from an 0-5 start. Hayden,..." October 16
NFL.com "Tony Sparano has always been a coach who likes to do things his way, so when he took over the interim job in Oakland, it was no surprise that things were going to change quickly. The former Dolphins head coach installed training-camp style fundamental drills into Raiders practice and cut down..." October 15
CSN Bay Area "Derek Carr values victories over statistics. The Raiders rookie quarterback is 0-5 in the only statistical category he cares about, something he’ll remind you of even after the best of performances. He made some mistakes in Sunday’s 31-28 loss to the San Diego Chargers at O.co Coliseum, but..." October 13
San Diego Union-Tribune "And yet, they still won. The Chargers that trounced the Super Bowl champs, shut out the Jets and buried the Jaguars by 19 points were nowhere to be found Sunday. The team whose four-game winning streak had national pundits deeming it the top squad in the NFL was MIA. The Chargers weren't..." October 13
ESPN.com "The San Diego Chargers' team bus was egged by fans at O.co Stadium as it arrived at the facility to drop off players for Sunday's game against the Raiders. Chargers general manager Tom Telesco was on the bus, along with a group of San Diego players. According to a team spokesperson, players..." October 13
The #Raiders begin the Tony Sparano era with rookie QB Derek Carr under center, source says. As he hoped, he healed up from London nicely.
Silver & Black Pride "After being limited in practice all week, Derek Carr is officially questionable on the Raiders injury report. All indications, however, are that he will be ready to go for the game. Head coach Tony Sparano said early this week that he was taking it one day at a time with Carr and Friday, he..." October 11
San Francisco Chronicle "There is no better first impression for a new player: Make the coaches squint to see you. Kenbrell Thompkins, whom the Raiders claimed off waivers from the Patriots on Monday, definitely turned some heads this week at practice. What “jumped out immediately was that he is playing at a little..." October 11
Oakland Tribune "A consolation prize in March, Donald Penn has become the anchor of the Raiders' offensive line in October. Penn is as frustrated as anyone by an 0-4 start, so he's not particularly comfortable talking about how well he is playing at left tackle. "I haven't done anything yet, man," Penn said...." October 11
CSN Bay Area "The Raiders have used a Wildcat formation three times in four games. That was before the man who popularized it in the NFL was promoted to interim head coach. Tony Sparano ran the Wildcat extensively as head coach of the Miami Dolphins, but wasn’t promising a revival on Sunday against the San..." October 11
Los That Sports Blog "Now that audio powerhouse Bose is the official headphone supplier for the NFL — something that got San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick fined $10k for wearing Beats headphones this past weekend — Bose needs to push their brand via NFL players. Apparently the company has moved quickly to do so, as..." October 10
Oakland Tribune "Middle linebacker Nick Roach was placed on the injured reserve list Wednesday because of concussion symptoms, ending his season without ever playing a snap. Roach has been limited in practice since Sept. 3 but was never cleared to play after a concussion on Aug. 22 in the Raiders' third..." October 09
NFL.com "When Dennis Allen was running the Oakland Raiders, his most physically gifted wide receiver spent a hefty portion of the past two seasons in the doghouse. Now that Tony Sparano has taken over on an interim basis, Denarius Moore will be given a clean slate with the coaching staff. Sparano..." October 09
Silver & Black Pride "One of the stranger reports came out during the owners meeting this week. That being the Raiders would be willing to move to the NFC West if that's what it takes to be considered as one of the teams to move to Los Angeles. This according to Bleacher Report's Jason Cole. Here is the thinking in..." October 09
CSN Bay Area "The Raiders have run 228 offensive plays. Just 72 have been runs. Both totals are NFL lows, something expected as the Raiders offense has struggled to sustain drives and consistently lost out in time of possession. The percentage, in theory, should neutralize those factors. The Raiders,..." October 08
San Francisco Chronicle "It works for kindergarten classes, so why not give it a try? As part of the sweeping changes that interim head coach Tony Sparano has brought to the Raiders, the team shifted where everyone dresses in the locker room. Monday was Sparano’s first practice with his team, since Dennis Allen was..." October 08
Raiders.com "The Oakland Raiders have signed LB Jamar Chaney, General Manager Reggie McKenzie announced Wednesday. A fifth-year player, Chaney joins the Raiders following stops with the Philadelphia Eagles (2010-12), Atlanta Falcons (2013) and Denver Broncos (2014 training camp). For his career, the 6-foot,..." October 08
Cover32 "There has been a lot of talk about Jim Harbaugh lately, and a lot of it is not that positive. According to Pro Football Talk, “One league source tells PFT that Harbaugh would “love” to return to the Raiders.” Harbaugh began his coaching career with the Oakland Raiders in 2002 as the..." October 07
Kenbrell Thompkins claimed off waivers by the Raiders, per source.
CBS Cleveland "Former Browns president Mike Holmgren didn’t want to coach in Cleveland and it appears he doesn’t want to coach in Oakland either. Holmgren told Mitch Levy on Sports Radio KJR in Seattle Monday morning that he “probably” won’t become the Raiders next head coach. Holmgren was recruited by..." October 06
Pro Football Talk "Back in July, former Packers and Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren sounded like a guy who’d be interested in coaching again at age 66. Mark Davis ultimately could be interested in Holmgren coaching the team Davis owns. Strong and persistent chatter has emerged in recent days linking Holmgren to the..." October 05
CBSSports.com "Jon Gruden said this week that he's "not thinking about coaching," but that doesn't necessarily mean Raiders owner Mark Davis shouldn't call him. Someone who knows Gruden well said on Thursday that he wouldn't be surprised if Gruden returns to coaching -- and that someone is Jon's brother,..." October 03
Contra Costa Times "New Raiders interim coach Tony Sparano met with his players Wednesday, detailed what to expect the remainder of the season and then sent them away for four days as is the norm during a team's bye week. Several players interviewed said they were told to expect changes from the way things..." October 03
#Raiders placed WR Rod Streater on Reserve/Injured – Designated for Return list. Can return to practice in six weeks, play in eight weeks
Pro Football Talk "As the 2014 draft approached, Raiders owner Mark Davis developed a strong desire to draft quarterback Derek Carr. On the afternoon before the draft began, chatter emerged that Davis was pushing for Carr to be taken with the fifth overall pick in round one. The Raiders passed, as did each of..." October 02
CBSSports.com "The last time the Oakland Raiders were good, Rich Gannon was their quarterback. In 2002, Gannon won the NFL MVP award and led the team to Super Bowl XXXVII. Since that Super Bowl season, not only have the Raiders not been back to the playoffs, but they haven't even had a winning record. The..." October 02
Sporting News "Jon Gruden's name stays in contention for every NFL head-coach opening, and each time, he remains at ESPN instead. If he can turn up his nose at all those over the last five years, he sure can do the same for the latest opening — the Oakland Raiders. Yup, those Raiders — the team that ran him..." October 01
CBSSports.com "After the Raiders made the move to fire Dennis Allen, they eventually named Tony Sparano as interim coach. But the real interest is in their next move. It's believed Mark Davis wants to hire a superstar coach and he specifically mentioned Jon Gruden during Tuesday's press conference. Gruden..." October 01
SB Nation "The Oakland Raiders held a press conference Tuesday afternoon to introduce interim head coach Tony Sparano, and after the typical "we'll get better" talk from the new coach, much of the discussion shifted to the fate of GM Reggie McKenzie. Raiders owner Mark Davis spoke at length following the..." October 01
Re: Jon Gruden/Raiders buzz, 2 things I've heard ... 1) Franchise QB a pre-req if he coaches again. 2) He really likes Derek Carr.
Pro Football Talk "Tony Sparano is set to become the Raiders’ interim head coach after the firing of Dennis Allen. After several conflicting reports emerged over the last 12 hours about who the Raiders would go with as Allen’s replacement, Jim Trotter of ESPN reported on Tuesday that it’s Sparano, who had the..." September 30
Yahoo! Sports "Fox's Jay Glazer is reporting that the Oakland Raiders have informed Dennis Allen that he has been fired. Allen's Raiders dropped to 0-4 — their 10th loss in a row dating back to last season — after Sunday's 38-14 loss to the Miami Dolphins in London. It has been widely speculated that..." September 30
Covers.com "Head coach Dennis Allen said X-rays on quarterback Derek Carr's ankle were negative. He was announced as having a knee/ankle injury, but Carr said afterward he essentially had injuries to both legs. He was hurt on an 8-yard scramble. On the next play, Carr threw an incomplete pass to Brice..." September 29
Miami Herald "What we learned on our trip across the pond: the food and weather are both better than advertised. And Ryan Tannehill won’t give up his starting job without one hellacious fight. Tannehill, the Dolphins’ embattled quarterback, gave his best Sunday when he needed it the most. On the heels..." September 29
SB Nation "Terry Collins of the Associated Press tweeted Sunday night that the Oakland Raiders had fired head coach Dennis Allen. His tweet was out there long enough to catch like wildfire, but it was later deleted, leaving his report on Allen's status in doubt. Rumors of Allen's demise circulated Sunday..." September 29
Pro Football Talk "OK, so it’s getting worse for the Raiders. With a 38-14 thrashing by the Dolphins setting the stage for the long flight home from London, they have even more issues. According to Scott Bair of CSNBayArea.com, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has a high ankle sprain and MCL sprain, which will..." September 28
CSN Bay Area "Raiders quarterback Derek Carr calls his wife each morning to say good night. That’s how backwards time difference can be between the East Bay and England, something the Raiders have adjusted to well during the past week. Jet lag can be a nuisance, and it can linger if sleep isn’t handled..." September 28
CBSSports.com "Raiders owner Mark Davis, who has considered firing his coach and general manager several times in recent years, has continued to discuss their status with confidants inside and out of the organization following the team's poor start, according to league sources, with second-year offensive..." September 28
#Raiders LB Miles Burris (foot) returns 2 practice, slight limp. Nick Roach (head) looked like doing more, returned 2 going through motions
CSN Bay Area "Raiders backup quarterback Matt Schaub left the team just before Sunday's loss to New England to tend to a family emergency. He has not returned and will not be in London for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, head coach Dennis Allen announced on Wednesday. A team official confirmed that he..." September 25