Raiders Rumors & News

  • Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew: London deserves an NFL franchise "It appears that NFL players and NFL owners finally agree on something: There should be a football team in London. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said in February that he's 'very much for it.' Falcons owner Arthur Blank said in June that the league 'ought to have a team there.' The latest person to..." July 12

  • Kahlil McKenzie, son of Raiders' Reggie, commits to Vols

    CSN Bay Area "Defensive tackle Kahlil McKenzie, a highly regarded NCAAF prospect, finally announced his commitment to the Tennessee Volunteers on Thursday. I'm commitment to Tennessee can't wait to be on Rocky Top!!! And got DL MVP at the opening in truly… — Kahlil..." July 11

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    Rob Rang @RobRang

    Draft started and is over with no players being selected.

  • Federal Judge Approves NFL Concussion Settlement

    Slate "A federal judge on Monday gave preliminary approval to the concussion compensation deal between the NFL and former players. The ruling comes two weeks after U.S. District Judge Anita Brody raised questions over whether the $675 million cap on damages paid by the league was sufficient to cover the..." July 08

  • Khalil Mack expects to move around on Raiders’ defense

    Pro Football Talk "Raiders rookie Khalil Mack has already set some high goals for himself, but now he can cross off “become a professional writer.” Mack pinch-hit for the vacationing’s Peter King in today’s Monday Morning Quarterback, and mostly expressed his excitement about joining a veteran-laden..." July 07

  • Raiderettes to Get Paid $9 an Hour, Earning Minimum Wage for First Time

    NBC Bay Area "When the Oakland Raiderettes begin their cheerleading season this summer, “Football’s Fabulous Females” will be paid California's minimum wage, for the first time in team history, for the time they spend practicing, visiting sick children and posing for the annual team calendar. That translates..." July 06

  • Former Raiders player: Al Davis “would have loved” to move team to Las Vegas

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders — in Las Vegas? According to a former Raiders player, the late Al Davis was open to the idea. In a story published Friday in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, former Raiders quarterback David Humm claimed Davis “would have loved to have moved the Raiders” to Las Vegas, with Humm..." July 04

  • Khalil Mack aims to win rookie of the year, put Peyton on his back

    Pro Football Talk "Raiders linebacker Khalil Mack has two things on his mind this season: Winning the defensive rookie of the year award, and sacking Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. Mack told the Raiders’ website that earning the rookie of the year award is his top goal for 2014. “I want to prove that they..." July 03

  • Warren Sapp stiffs waitress for 'horrible' service; Waitress responds "Did you watch the World Cup at a bar on Tuesday? Did you tip your waitress afterward? Hall of Famer Warren Sapp did one of those things but not the other after watching the United States play Belgium at a bar in Florida. Sapp racked up a $69.39 bill during the match and left a zero dollar..." July 02

  • Tyvon Branch says he’s healthy after missing almost all of 2013

    Pro Football Talk "One of the Raiders’ key defensive starters is reportedly back in good form after a broken right fibula ended his 2013 season after just two games. Strong safety Tyvon Branch told the experience of missing most of last season “made me a lot hungrier.” “I just want to get back to..." July 01

  • Matt McGloin staying positive as he slips down depth chart

    Pro Football Talk "When the Raiders traded for Matt Schaub, it was a pretty good sign that Matt McGloin wouldn’t be starting at quarterback again this season. When they drafted Derek Carr in the second round in May, it opened up the possibility that McGloin wouldn’t even be Schaub’s primary backup. That..." July 01

  • NFL bans 'Shredder mask' for Raiders' Tuck, Mack

    CSN Bay Area "Khalil Mack will likely lose his appeal to wear an unorthodox facemask. The Raiders’ rookie outside linebacker wore a specially-designed protector in college arranged to prevent offensive linemen from poking him through open portions of his facemask, but, according to the NFL Network, those..." July 01

  • Pat Sims: Khalil Mack is “a freak”

    Pro Football Talk "Count Raiders defensive tackle Pat Sims among those who like the upside of first-rounder Khalil Mack. In a story published on the club’s website Monday, Sims said the rookie linebacker from Buffalo “can play almost any position in the front seven.” “He’s an athlete. He’s a freak,” the..." June 30

  • Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew considered retirement after 2013 "If the Jaguars don't want you, maybe it's time to hang up your cleats. When Maurice Jones-Drew became a free agent after the 2013 season, Jacksonville decided to let him test the open market. Instead of exploring his free agent options though, MJD almost decided to do something else:..." June 30

  • Maurice Jones-Drew: It was tough hearing people say I didn’t have it anymore

    Pro Football Talk "After he averaged 3.4 yards per carry with the Jaguars last season, Maurice Jones-Drew thought about retiring. Jones-Drew says that he watched tape of himself on the field and felt like he “just didn’t have it” after a serious foot injury in 2012 helped contribute to 2013′s dismal results...." June 29

  • NFL agrees to blank check to pay concussion damages

    New York Post "The NFL’s stalled concussion settlement with 4,500 former players appeared to pick up steam again Wednesday when the league agreed to lift the cap on money available to eligible victims. Under the new agreement, the NFL must pay claims for the next 65 years while no longer limiting the fund for..." June 26

  • Why Advertisements are Probably Coming to NFL Jerseys

    ACME Packing Company "The Green Bay Packers wear some of the most iconic uniforms in all of sports. They're simple, clean, a palette of football nostalgia that harkens back to the days where you could drink scotch at work, smoke on airplanes and mustaches were a defining feature of one's manliness. If you like these..." June 22

  • NFLPA collusion lawsuit to proceed "A court overturned a decision to dismiss the NFLPA's lawsuit against the NFL for collusion stemming from salary cap penalties toward the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins in 2012. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on Wednesday reportedly overturned a decision by Judge David..." June 20

  • Raiders' Maurice Jones-Drew says he and Darren McFadden can bounce back

    Oakland Tribune "Maurice Jones-Drew has a message for all the skeptics who doubt that he and Darren McFadden can erase two seasons of injury and ineffectiveness. "Everybody can say what they want," Jones-Drew said Tuesday as the Raiders began a three-day mandatory minicamp. "Just don't be the same guy in a..." June 18

  • Is Wisniewski worthy of a contract extension?

    CSN Bay Area "The Pittsburgh Steelers gave center Maurkice Pouncey a contract extension on Thursday reportedly worth a maximum of $44 million. Cleveland just gave Alex Mack a raise in the same price range this offseason to match a transition tag offer from Jacksonville and keep him in a Browns..." June 15

  • Rookie QB Derek Carr exceeding Raiders' expectations

    San Francisco Chronicle "The thinking when the Raiders traded for Matt Schaub in March was that the quarterback would start this season. That's still the plan, but as head coach Dennis Allen said, "Everything is written in pencil." Oakland finished its third week of offseason practice Thursday, and rookie Derek Carr..." June 14

  • Raiders RB Jones-Drew sued year after bar fight

    Sacramento Bee "Oakland Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew is being sued in Florida, accused of punching a bouncer at a St. Augustine restaurant. The suit was electronically filed May 30 in St. Johns County. Bouncer Kasim Howard is suing Jones-Drew, saying the former Jacksonville Jaguars star punched..." June 14

  • Derek Carr to push Matt Schaub for Raiders' QB job "The Oakland Raiders have touted Matt Schaub as a long-term solution on par with the AFC West's best quarterbacks.'s Jim Trotter reported a few weeks back that second-round draft pick Derek Carr won't overtake Schaub barring a catastrophe this summer. As it turns out, Carr already..." June 07

  • All 2014 Raiders picks signed

    CSN Bay Area "The Raiders signed third-round draft pick Gabe Jackson to a four-year contract on Thursday afternoon. The offensive guard selected No. 81 overall from Mississippi State was the last member of the 2014 draft to autograph the dotted line. He did so well ahead of training camp thanks to a rookie..." June 06

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    Brian McCarthy @NFLprguy

    focusing on 3 cities for now to potentially host next year's Draft (NYC, Chi, LA). other cities remain in the mix

  • Roman numerals holiday: NFL not using them for Super Bowl 50

    Sporting News "There will be no Super Bowl L. Oh, don't worry, the NFL's annual championship game and crossover sports spectacle will still take place at the San Francisco 49ers' new Levi's Stadium in 2016. It just won't be labeled with a Roman numeral that translates to English shorthand for "loser." The..." June 05

  • Jermichael Finley draws interest of Raiders, Steelers "Although the Seattle Seahawks have dropped out of the chase for Jermichael Finley, several teams are lining up to take their place. The New England Patriots hosted Finley for a visit last Friday. The Packers still envision the tight end playing in Green Bay if his surgically repaired neck..." June 04

  • Report: NFLPA mulls change on how players get paid

    Fox Sports "The NFL Players Association is proposing an idea, which would assist players in managing their money by changing the pay cycles of their base salaries, according to a USA Today Sports report. The proposal would mean players would be paid on a bi-weekly schedule over a 52-week calendar year,..." June 03

  • Raiders sign a pair of fourth-round picks

    Pro Football Talk "Defensive tackle Justin Ellis and cornerback Keith McGill were drafted in the same round, which make it fitting that they signed with the Raiders on the same day. Oakland announced that Ellis and McGill, both of whom were fourth-round picks last month, have agreed to four-year deals with the..." June 01

  • Woodley expects to regain form with new team, new position

    CSN Bay Area "LaMarr Woodley prefers moving forward over going back. That applies to his career and football-playing preference alike. The 29-year-old edge rusher signed with the Raiders after seven seasons an outside linebacker in Pittsburgh’s 3-4 defensive scheme. Now he’s an end in the Raiders’ 4-3..." June 01

  • Raiders' Matt Schaub enjoying his Oakland reboot

    Contra Costa Times "When Raiders quarterback Matt Schaub is out bonding with his new teammates around the Bay Area, many fans aren't even aware the offseason's most important acquisition is in their midst. "Being out with Marcel Reece and Darren McFadden, those guys are so visible," Schaub said in a recent..." May 24

  • Matt Schaub excited to have “more control of things” in Oakland

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders traded a sixth-round pick to the Texans to acquire quarterback Matt Schaub early in the offseason, a move that gives the team a veteran quarterback and gives Schaub a chance to bounce back after a dismal 2013 season. During an interview with Jerry McDonald of the Bay Area News..." May 23

  • Raiders' offseason receiver competition will be fierce

    CSN Bay Area "The Raiders are a team always in search of more talent, a point proved with last week’s waiver claim on ex-Cleveland receiver Greg Little. Odds are he won’t be a present or future No. 1 receiver in the Brandon Marshall, Andre Johnson or even Sammy Watkins mold, but he will add competition to a..." May 23

  • Raiders considering Los Angeles?

    CSN Bay Area "Raiders owner Mark Davis is applying a serious sense of urgency to his quest for a new football stadium. Clearly still bothered by a lack of progress in this effort, Davis expressed frustration to on Tuesday at the spring league meeting in Atlanta. "I would probably say (negotiations..." May 23

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    Jim Trotter @JimTrotter_NFL

    It'll take something "catastrophic" for Raiders rookie QB Derek Carr to start this year. Coach Dennis Allen is firmly committed to Schaub.

  • Ten NFL marquee matchups and odds every football fan must bet "Las Vegas sports book CG Technologies, formerly known as Cantor Gaming, made a big splash in the NFL betting market last Friday night with their release of pointspreads for every NFL game from Week 1 through Week 16. Here, we take a look at 10 marquee matchups that, based on our numbers,..." May 21

  • Mark Davis: Talks for Raiders' new stadium in 11th hour "The Raiders have been seeking a new stadium in Oakland for some time. However, it doesn't look like they're any closer to realizing that goal today than they were 10 years ago. Raiders owner Mark Davis said Tuesday from the Spring League Meeting in a conversation with NFL Media Insider Ian..." May 21

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    Vic Tafur @VicTafur

    #Raiders sign QB Derek Carr. Carr is the fifth of the team’s eight draft picks from the 2014 NFL Draft to sign his rookie contract.

  • Highly unlikely Derek Carr replaces Matt Schaub in '14 "The Oakland Raiders' starting quarterback job will be a highly discussed position battle during the offseason. With Matt Schaub coming off a horrendous season with the Houston Texans, second-round pick Derek Carr should be given every opportunity to succeed. However, the Raiders might not be..." May 21

  • Raiders sign three seventh-round picks

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders began their draft pick signings last week by reaching a deal with first-round selection Khalil Mack. Now, the club has started to get other members of its eight-pick draft class under contract. Via its Twitter feed, the team announced deals with seventh-round selections T.J...." May 20

  • Raiders claim former Browns WR Greg Little off waivers "Considering the Browns are in need of competent receivers, it seemed a little strange last week that Cleveland decided to release receiver Greg Little, who has struggled during his career but who still seems to have potential. It didn't take long for Little, who's averaged 55 catches per season..." May 20

  • Atkinson III proud to walk in father's footsteps

    CSN Bay Area "Raiders great George Atkinson is still active with the organization as a member of the broadcast team, and there’s certainly no place in the team facility he can’t go. That’s especially true of the practice field. The legendary safety and return man purposefully stayed away from the opening..." May 18

  • Quarterback Derek Carr under center, into spotlight at rookie camp

    Contra Costa Times "Derek Carr strode confidently to the line to take his first snap from center as a quarterback for the Raiders ... and fumbled it. "Any time a play doesn't work I'm not happy," Carr said after the Raiders had completed the first of five practice sessions over three days for their draft class,..." May 17

  • Raiders Announce Undrafted Free Agent Signings "The Oakland Raiders have signed the following 11 undrafted free agents, General Manager Reggie McKenzie announced on Friday. Atkinson III: Played three seasons at Notre Dame, appearing in 37 games for the Fighting Irish. He totaled 943 rushing yards on 153 attempts and 10 touchdowns over his..." May 16

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    Vic Tafur @VicTafur

    Allen thinks DT Justin Ellis will be in rotation right away: "big space eater with great feet, first step explosion." (via @SiriusXMNFL)

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    Field Yates @FieldYates

    Source: The Raiders have signed their top draft choice, LB Khalil Mack. Highest draft pick to sign thus far.

  • Source: New NFL policy to reduce pot discipline "It would be too late to help Josh Gordon, Will Hill or anyone else in danger of lengthy suspensions for violations of current rules. But when and if the NFL's new drug policy is finalized and announced, it will include changes specific to marijuana and other drugs of abuse. A source told..." May 14

  • McKenzie speaks on Raiders 2014 draft class, where team stands

    Contra Costa Times "Here’s what Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie had to say about the eight players he selected in the three-day, seven-round 2014 NFL draft last weekend, and more, in a question-and-answer session with local media: Q: How hard was it after you made the first couple of picks to wait for a..." May 13

  • Raiders take 5 defenders on final day of draft

    Sacramento Bee "After watching his defense get picked apart all last season, Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie made a priority this offseason of upgrading that side of the ball. McKenzie spent most of his draft finding defensive reinforcements for the bevy of veterans already added through free..." May 11

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    Paul Gutierrez @PGutierrezESPN

    #Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie confirms that DL Antonio Smith recently underwent "minor surgery" following a weight room mishap, but is "fine."