Raiders Rumors & News

  • Jon Gruden makes it clear what Marshawn Lynch needs to do to play for the Raiders

    CBS Sports "After Jon Gruden held his introductory press conference with the Raiders back in January, one big question that remained unanswered was whether or not Marshawn Lynch would be returning to Oakland in 2018. Although Gruden was asked about Lynch's future, the Raiders' new coach admitted that he..." February 20

  • Fox is reportedly pushing for a stronger TNF schedule, might move some Sunday matchups to Thursday

    Awful Announcing "Whether Fox’s move to acquire rights to Thursday Night Football for the next five years at an estimated rate of $550 million per year is a good one or not may have a whole lot to do with how good the schedule is. TNF has taken a lot of criticism over the past few years for a weaker schedule than..." February 20

  • NFL Rumors: Who will get cut in 2018 among former Pro Bowl players?

    Sporting News "Plenty of talented veterans will be available in the current 2018 NFL free agency pool. But those players will soon get some big-time company on the open market from notable names cut by their teams to help save money under the salary cap. For some teams, cutting a former Pro Bowler or two make..." February 20

  • Vikings Expected To Hire Former Raiders OC Todd Downing

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Adam Caplan, the Vikings are expected to hire former Raiders OC Todd Downing as their senior offensive assistant. The Bears previously interviewed Downing for their quarterbacks’ coach position, but elected to go in a different direction. Downing, 37, began his NFL coaching..." February 18

  • Carr blames Cooper's tough season on injuries

    Clutch Points "Following the first playoff appearance in well over a decade, the Oakland Raiders took a significant step back in the 2017 season. Among the disappointment was the subpar play from Pro Bowl wide receiver Amari Cooper who put up career lows across the board with 48 catches on 56 targets for 680..." February 16

  • Report: Raiders want Bruce Irvin to take a pay cut

    247 Sports "Realistically, a linebacker making $8.25 million against the salary cap in a season isn't a massive number. Many would probably consider it to be somewhat of a bargain, especially after the homestretch Oakland Raiders linebacker Bruce Irvin had. He put together arguably the best season of his..." February 16

  • Raiders’ Bruce Irvin uncertain whether he’ll be retained by Oakland

    Clutch Points "Over his two-season stint with the Oakland Raiders, star linebacker Bruce Irvin has developed quite a reputation amongst fans on social media for his ability to help the team recruit free agents. He even had the nickname “Baby Reggie” given to him after Oakland’s general manager, Reggie..." February 16

  • Sebastian Janikowski To Continue Playing

    Pro Football Rumors "Sebastian Janikowski is done with the Raiders, but he’s not done playing. The kicker’s agent says he’ll try to catch on with another team after learning that the Raiders will not be bringing him back for 2018. “He plans on getting another job,” agent Paul Healy tells Michael Gehlken of the Las..." February 15

  • Raiders not planning to bring back Sebastian Janikowski

    Larry Brown Sports "Sebastian Janikowski’s long run with the Oakland Raiders appears to be coming to an end. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Wednesday that the Raiders told Janikowski that they are not planning to bring him back next season. Janikowski is set to be a free agent when the new league year begins..." February 14

  • Jon Gruden confirms he has met with Marshawn Lynch

    Pro Football Talk "Raiders coach Jon Gruden confirmed Wednesday he has talked to Marshawn Lynch “briefly.” Lynch’s agent last week addressed Twitter hearsay that the running back had missed a meeting with the coach, with Doug Hendrickson ripping the “couch potato non verified” rumormongers. “I’ve called several..." February 14

  • NFL Rumor: WR Jarvis Landry the ‘perfect fit’ for the Oakland Raiders?

    Clutch Points "Following a disappointing 2017 season, the Oakland Raiders have begun to undergo a few major changes to shake things up. One of these moves could come in the offseason with the expected release of veteran wide receiver Michael Crabtree. According to Vinnie Iyer of Sporting News, this could lead..." February 14

  • Jon Gruden hints Michael Crabtree won’t be cut

    Sportsnaut "As the 2017 NFL season wore down, it was reported that Oakland Raiders would likely release receiver Michael Crabtree in the offseason (read more about that here). But new coach Jon Gruden recently spoke on the matter and hinted that that may not happen. Gruden was answering questions about his..." February 14

  • NFL free agency rumors: Who will get cut in 2018 among former Pro Bowl players?

    Sporting News "Plenty of talented veterans will be available in the current 2018 NFL free agency pool. But those players will soon get some big-time company on the open market from notable names cut by their teams to help save money under the salary cap. For some teams, cutting a former Pro Bowler or two make..." February 14

  • Warren Sapp Served With Battery Lawsuit Papers By Guy Pretending To Be A Fan

    Total Pro Sports "Warren Sapp somehow turned into the king of L’s after his retirement. The NFL Hall of Famer had no clue what was about to happen to him when he posed and took a picture with a guy he thought was a fan of his recently. Sapp is being sued by a woman who claims the former defensive tackle was..." February 14

  • Raiders WR Michael Crabtree may have played his last game for Oakland

    Clutch Points "The Oakland Raiders are going through some drastic changes with Jon Gruden now at the helm for his second stint as head coach in the Bay Area. Gruden has already made some moves to signal the culture change in Oakland with David Amerson being the latest player to be released. Along with..." February 14

  • Jarvis Landry's 5 best non-Dolphins fits in NFL free agency

    Sporting News "Jarvis Landry has 400 career catches in only four seasons with the Dolphins. As Miami's premier slot wide receiver is set to hit NFL free agency, several other teams could use his services. Landry, only 25, has a specific set of skills that add up to his unique production. He led the league..." February 14

  • NFL Rumors: Who will be most active teams in NFL Free Agency?

    Fanrag Sports "We’re roughly one month from the NFL‘s annual free-agent shopping spree, when — despite general managers’ best efforts to build rosters primarily through the draft — executives often cannot resist the temptation of landing splashy free agents. With Kirk Cousins, Ziggy Ansah, Le’Veon Bell and..." February 13

  • Report: Sean Smith may be back with Raiders in 2018

    247 Sports "It seemed as though cornerback Sean Smith's time with the Oakland Raiders was set to come to a close after the 2017 NFL season. With a cap number of $8.5 million attached to the cornerback who's struggled for much of the past two seasons, the Raiders could release Smith and free up the entire $8.5..." February 12

  • Marshawn Lynch, Jon Gruden have met “multiple times”

    247 Sports "When the report broke on Thursday that Marshawn Lynch was a no-show to his meeting with new Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden, it sent fans into a total frenzy. While that would have almost certainly signaled the end of Lynch's time with the Raiders, it seems that Michael Gehlken of the Las..." February 09

  • Marshawn Lynch’s agent addresses rumormongers

    Pro Football Talk "Marshawn Lynch‘s agent addressed rumors that the running back had blown off a meeting with new coach Jon Gruden, saying nothing of the sort has happened. “To all the couch potato non verified media ppl speaking on Marshawn Lynch-get a real job and check sources! #beastmode,” Doug Hendrickson..." February 08

  • Raiders release cornerback David Amerson

    Sacramento Bee "The Oakland Raiders have released former starting cornerback David Amerson in the first significant move since Jon Gruden took over as coach last month. The Raiders announced the move to cut ties with Amerson on Monday before his $5.5 million salary for 2018 would have been fully guaranteed..." February 05

  • Las Vegas, Raiders aim to host Super Bowl as early as 2023

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Las Vegas and its $1.9 billion stadium project won’t be forgotten when nine NFL owners and team presidents, together wielding influence over an adjusted Super Bowl bid-selection process, meet in the coming months. One of the nine can assure it. Raiders owner Mark Davis serves on the Super..." February 05

  • Raiders’ Jylan Ware makes impact play before Super Bowl

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Jylan Ware made an impact play as a rookie. It did not come in pass protection or run blocking. The Raiders offensive tackle never took the field on offense as a seventh-round pick from Alabama State. It did not come on special teams, though his debut occurred there on two snaps during the..." February 04

  • NFLPA: More concussion evaluations says we’re smarter about delivering care

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL announced last month that players were diagnosed with 281 concussions in 2017, which represented a new high since the league started tracking total concussions six years ago and was a number that NFL Chief Medical Officer Allen Sills called a “disappointment.” During a press conference..." February 02

  • Goodell: Raiders gave up home games in relocation agreement

    247 Sports "It seems that the best case scenario for Raiders fans in Oakland is that they'll have another two seasons in the Bay Area. So, those fans obviously want to take full advantage of the opportunity to see their team play for as long as they can. Unfortunately, including 2018, the Raiders will have..." February 01

  • Report: Fox paying $550 million a year for Thursdays

    Pro Football Talk "Here’s why Thursday Night Football isn’t going anywhere, anytime soon. According to John Ourand of Sports Business Daily, the winning bid submitted by Fox for the NFL’s Thursday Night Football package is worth $550 million a year. He also reports that the top Fox broadcast team of Joe Buck and..." January 31

  • The NFL Lost $30 Million In Ad Revenue Thanks To Plummeting TV Ratings in 2017

    Total Pro Sports "It has been an ongoing issue for two seasons now with the NFL losing viewers for various reasons. While many pointed to Colin Kaepernick and his stance to kneel during the National Anthem which caused hundreds of other players to follow suit, you’d also have to count in the fact that many people..." January 31

  • Fox reportedly near deal to win broadcast rights to Thursday Night Football

    Awful Announcing "Scott Soshnick and Lucas Shaw of Bloomberg report that Fox is close to a deal for the broadcast rights to Thursday Night Football. Fox’s Thursday Night Football bid is reportedly higher than the $45 million per game price ($450 million over 10 games) that CBS and NBC combined to pay last..." January 31

  • Roger Goodell: NFL is prepared for legalized gambling

    Sportsnaut "The NBA might very well be fully supportive of legalized sports gambling around the United States, but that doesn’t mean the NFL will fall in line. The league has consistently opposed any expansion of legalized sports gambling, something that’s not going to change any time soon. But NFL..." January 30

  • Report: Jon Gruden schedules meeting with Marshawn Lynch

    247 Sports "The future of Marshawn Lynch with the Oakland Raiders seems to be very much up in the air at this point. But, it seems we may get some clarification on where things stand sooner than later. While Jon Gruden and offensive coordinator Greg Olson haven't said a word about Lynch or his future with..." January 29

  • Roger Goodell 'concerned' about NFL catch rule "The confounding catch rule is the bane of many football fans' existence. Count NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell as one of those perturbed viewers fixated on simplifying and clarifying the rule this offseason. "I'm not just somewhat concerned. I am concerned," Goodell told FOX Sports' Colin..." January 29

  • How much do Super Bowl commercials cost in 2018?

    Sporting News "Super Bowl 52, also known as Super Bowl LII, is set for Sunday, Feb. 4, at U.S. Bank Stadium, home of the Minnesota Vikings since the 2016 season. The game will be the first Super Bowl hosted by Minnesota since Super Bowl XXVI on Jan. 26, 1992. This year it's the Eagles vs. the Patriots, but..." January 29

  • NFL Pro Bowl ratings up 28% from last year

    247 Sports "The NFL's decision to move the Pro Bowl to an afternoon slot paid dividends when it comes to the game's ratings. A considerable amount of people tuned into watch this year's Pro Bowl than in 2017, as the league decided to kickoff their all-start game this past Sunday at 3:00 p.m. The Pro Bowl..." January 29

  • Which quarterbacks will be released or traded?

    Sporting News "Free agency and quarterbacks normally are not words used together, but this year could be different, as a few passers should make their way to the open market. Here we look at some of the top quarterback free agents and players who could be released or traded in 2018. Kirk Cousins,..." January 29

  • Report: 'Whispers' about impact Crabtree, Lynch had on Raiders

    247 Sports "There's no questioning that both Michael Crabtree and Marshawn Lynch brought solid production at various points throughout the 2017 season for the Oakland Raiders. But, apparently, their on-field production wasn't always enough to turn the attention away from their "laid-back approach," as The..." January 29

  • Raiders linebacker Bruce Irvin opens up about Ken Norton Jr.

    San Jose Mercury News "On the day the Raiders fired defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr., linebacker Bruce Irvin tweeted a one-word, all-caps response. It was along the lines of “bullcrud.” On Friday night, dressed to the nines and occasionally dabbing away tears, Irvin put his feelings just a tad more..." January 28

  • Raiders Interviewed Brian Callahan & Tim Rattay For QBs Coach Job

    NFL Trade Rumors "Albert Breer of reports the Raiders interviewed former Lions QBs coach Brian Callahan and Louisiana Tech QBs coach Tim Rattay for their QBs coaching position on Thursday. Last we heard regarding the Raiders’ QBs coach position, HC Jon Gruden and OC Greg Olson had yet to decide..." January 26

  • Brian Callahan will join Raiders’ staff

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders are hiring former Lions quarterbacks coach Brian Callahan, Jason Wolf of The Tennessean reports. Callahan also interviewed with the Titans and the Jets. Callahan will work as the quarterbacks coach for offensive coordinator Greg Olson and head coach Jon Gruden in Oakland. His..." January 26

  • NFL ratings decline leads to an increase in makegoods, $300 million drop in ad revenue

    Awful Announcing "Whatever the reasons behind the NFL’s decline in ratings, and they’re likely myriad, it was always going to be tough for that big of a drop to not impact the bottom line. According to AdWeek, that’s exactly what happened: It didn’t happen until the final month of the regular season, but the..." January 26

  • Report: Raiders to make re-signing NaVorro Bowman a 'priority'

    247 Sports "One big looming question around the Oakland Raiders is what the team will choose to do at linebacker this offseason. They signed former San Francisco 49ers veteran NaVorro Bowman before Week 7 after he was released, and he stepped in to do an excellent job. But, the Raiders only signed Bowman..." January 26

  • XFL 2.0: Vince McMahon’s company teases “major sports announcement”

    Pro Football Talk "Vince McMahon’s plans to give the XFL a second try appear closer than ever, with a “major sports announcement” set for today. Alpha Entertainment, the sports business McMahon funded by selling $100 million of WWE stock, today said it will have a major announcement at 3 p.m. Eastern. That..." January 25

  • Report: Michael Crabtree will be 'gone' this offseason

    247 Sports "Reports flew in before the end of the 2017 NFL season that the Oakland Raiders were going to part ways with wide receiver Michael Crabtree. But, after Jack Del Rio was fired, it seemed that players who could be potential cut candidates saw their statuses for 2018 go up in the air. Obviously,..." January 24

  • Jerry Rice open to coming out of retirement and playing for the Raiders

    Sportsnaut "Jerry Rice is 55-years-old and last played in the NFL in 2004. But speaking on “The Adam Schefter Podcast,” the greatest receiver in NFL history noted that if the opportunity presented itself, he’d be back on the field. Specifically, Rice relayed a conversation he had with new (and his old)..." January 24

  • Report: NFL could keep teams in locker room for anthem in 2018

    247 Sports "Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett and his teammates may have to find a different way to protest racial inequality in 2018. According to ESPN's Jim Trotter, the NFL plans to keep all players in the locker room during the playing of the national anthem next season, which would the..." January 24

  • Report: NFL wants Raiders to sign Kaepernick after Rooney ruling

    Sportsnaut "The NFL recently ruled that the Oakland Raiders complied with the Rooney Rule ahead of the official announcement that Jon Gruden was to be their next head coach. That ruling was met with plenty of eye-rolls, and rightfully so. There were reports that Gruden and owner Mark Davis had an..." January 23

  • Raiders could be serious contender to sign Le'Veon Bell

    247 Sports "Le'Veon Bell could be pursued by one of Pittsburgh's old rivals if he enters the open market on March 14. On Monday night,'s Peter King tweeted that Bell could be pursued by the Raiders if the Steelers do not offer him a franchise tag by the March 6 deadline. Bell did reportedly tell..." January 23

  • David Carr surprised Jack Del Rio 'lasted that long' as Raiders head coach

    Sporting News "David Carr was not surprised when Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio was fired this offseason. “I was really surprised that it lasted that long,” the older brother of Raiders quarterback Derek Carr told San Francisco's 95.7 The Game on Monday. “They had some success two years ago, so I think that..." January 23

  • Carr admits back injury had an impact: 'I had to deal with it'

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Derek Carr was asked several times during the 2017 season whether a Week 4 back injury impacted his throwing motion, his play, his ability to produce. The Raiders quarterback dismissed the inquiries each time, proclaiming full health. That wasn’t the whole truth. Three transverse process..." January 23

  • Carr excited to work with Gruden: 'I want him to be tough on me'

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Jon Gruden has been interviewed several times since becoming Raiders head coach. Quarterback Derek Carr hasn’t listened to most of those sessions, and certainly doesn’t seek them out. One landed in Carr’s inbox recently, and something Gruden said really resonated. Gruden’s message,..." January 23

  • New Raiders DC explains what attracted him to joining Jon Gruden

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Paul Guenther and Jay Gruden are great friends. The bond formed in Cincinnati, when both guys were Bengals assistants. Jay Gruden moved on to Washington, and has been that club’s head coach since 2014. Last year, Jay Gruden tried to bring Guenther with him. The Bengals, however, wouldn’t let..." January 21

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