Raiders Rumors & News

  • Raiders continue to address secondary, draft Obi Melifonwu "The Oakland Raiders added one of the NFL Scouting Combine's top performers in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft Friday in UConn defensive back Obi Melifonwu. The club took the versatile safety No. 56 overall, adding him to first-round CB Gareon Conley for a big boost to the Raiders..." April 29

  • Raiders draft pick David Sharpe refutes report he's blind in right eye

    San Jose Mercury News "Contrary to reports that were echoed after his selection, Raiders fourth-round pick David Sharpe said he is not legally blind in his right eye. “That info is definitely false,” Sharpe said Saturday on a media teleconference. “All of it is false. Just had a little cataract removed when I was..." April 29

  • Lynch to thank Seahawks, fans with full-page newspaper ad

    CBS Seattle "Marshawn Lynch may be leaving Seattle to join the Raiders, but he left something behind for Seahawks fans: a full-page ad in the Seattle Times thanking the 12s and Seahawks owner Paul Allen. Seattle Times CEO Frank Blethen Tweeted out the ad — which is set to run in Sunday’s issue of the paper..." April 29

  • Gareon Conley could still be charged, despite passing polygraph test

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders decided to take a risk by drafting cornerback Gareon Conley. But it definitely was a risk, given the uncertainty of his legal situation in Cleveland. Yes, Conley passed a polygraph test, which per multiple reports was imposed by the Ravens. (And that creates a separate potential can..." April 28

  • How did the Gareon Conley polygraph test come to be?

    SI "In the end, what saved Gareon Conley in the 2017 NFL draft was everything that happened before April 9. Conley played 41 games at Ohio State as a physical cornerback and a clinging cover man, with the football intellect of a five-year NFL vet. These were the qualities that had made Conley a..." April 28

  • 10 best players still available in 2017 NFL Draft

    Larry Brown Sports "The first round of the 2017 NFL Draft has officially come to a close and 32 players now have a new home. But what about all the players who remain? What about those who unexpectedly fell? And just how far will those with question-mark players continue to fall? Each of those are legitimate..." April 28

  • Raiders GM confident in selection of Gareon Conley

    Fanrag Sports "With the 24th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, the Oakland Raiders made a splash by drafting Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley. The move was criticized almost immediately, as Conley has been accused of — but not charged with or arrested for — raping a woman at a Cleveland hotel. But..." April 28

  • Tom Hanks blasts the Raiders’ move to Las Vegas

    Fox Sports "Academy Award winner Tom Hanks isn’t playacting when it comes to his love for the Oakland Raiders. The former Oakland resident is none too pleased about the Raiders’ eventual move to Las Vegas, vowing to not watch the NFL for two years after the relocation takes place. “When the Raiders leave,..." April 27

  • Jack Del Rio ‘won’t make any grand proclamations’ about Marshawn Lynch

    Sportsnaut "Marshawn Lynch is the newest member of the Oakland Raiders. He’s finally fulfilling a life-long dream of playing for his hometown team. But head coach Jack Del Rio offered a bit of a muted response when asked about having landed Beast Mode in a trade with the Seattle Seahawks. Having said that,..." April 27

  • Marshawn Lynch excellent fit for Raiders scheme, ailing Oakland fan base

    CSN Bay Area "Marshawn Lynch is a Raider. He announced that fact on Twitter in his own unique way Wednesday, completing a month-long process from initial interest to final signature. The Raiders gave him a new contract and traded Seattle for his rights, allowing the Oakland Tech High grad and Cal alum to..." April 27

  • Will the Raiders take an inside linebacker Thursday?

    San Jose Mercury News "After adding several offensive pieces during free agency, the Raiders’ focus for the early rounds of the NFL Draft is on defense. That puts general manager Reggie McKenzie in a unique spot. McKenzie hasn’t drafted an inside linebacker early throughout his tenure in the NFL. Given the team’s..." April 26

  • Marshawn Lynch will wear No. 24 in Oakland

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders officially don’t retire numbers. The number worn during two stints by cornerback Charles Woodson isn’t unofficially retired, either. Via Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, running back Marshawn Lynch will wear No. 24 with the Raiders. Gehlken tweets that Lynch’s..." April 26

  • Marshawn Lynch wouldn’t take Raiders helmet off after leaving team facilities

    Sportsnaut "If a man is spotted walking around the Bay Area in an Oakland Raiders helmet, there’s a good chance that it’s the team’s newest acquisition, Marshawn Lynch. The Raiders released a video spotlighting some of the recent rumors regarding Lynch coming to the team. It concluded with a shot of him at..." April 26

  • Marshawn Lynch, Raiders poised to give Oakland memorable run "It had never seemed right that Marshawn Lynch's career would fizzle to an end with an ignominious decision not to give him the ball at the 1-yard line with the Super Bowl in the balance, with injuries shortening what would have been his final season, with a single tweet sent into the vacuum..." April 26

  • Marshawn Lynch’s mom ‘so excited’ son is going ‘out with a bang’ in Oakland

    Sportsnaut "It’s official. Marshawn Lynch is an Oakland Raiders running back. Just look at that smile! Also smiling ear-to-ear is Lynch’s mom, Delisa, who went public with her happiness. Delisa also revealed she had already chatted with retired safety Charles Woodson about his No. 24, which is Lynch’s..." April 26

  • Marshawn Lynch confirms he’s heading to Oakland

    Pro Football Talk "The last time there were reports that Marshawn Lynch was on his way to officially joining the Raiders, Lynch threw cold water on them and said that he’d let us know when “s–t gets REAL.” Wednesday morning brought more reports that the deal was done and this round included trade terms between..." April 26

  • Marshawn Lynch will reportedly announce signing at Oakland ‘block party’

    Larry Brown Sports "Marshawn Lynch has agreed to a deal with the Oakland Raiders, and he is planning to announce that deal to his hometown in a big way. Lynch, who grew up in Oakland, is reportedly going to sign autographs at a “block party” on Thursday, when he will officially announce he is a Raider. Although..." April 26

  • Seahawks and Raiders flip 2018 fifth- and sixth-rounders for Lynch

    Pro Football Talk "Because of the relationship between the General Managers involved in the soon-to-be-finished Marshawn Lynch deal and the urgencies each side felt, the compensation didn’t figure to be complicated or excessive. And it’s not. According to Jay Glazer of Fox Sports, the Seahawks will get..." April 26

  • Derek Carr welcomes Marshawn Lynch to the Raiders

    Sportsnaut "Now that a physical is the only thing standing in the way of Marshawn Lynch being traded to the Raiders, it looks more and more like Beast Mode will suit up for his hometown team in 2017. It’s been a rather drawn-out process between Lynch, the Raiders and the Seattle Seahawks. But all that..." April 26

  • Marshawn Lynch agrees to Raiders deal; teams agree to trade terms "If all goes according to plan, Marshawn Lynch will be a member of the Oakland Raiders by the end of Wednesday. Lynch's representatives and the team have agreed to terms on a one-year contract and the Raiders and Seahawks have already hashed out the details of a trade that would send Lynch's..." April 26

  • 6 inside-linebacker possibilities for Raiders’ draft

    San Francisco Chronicle "With success on the field comes lower NFL draft picks. It’s a trade-off every general manager will take. “The one thing that’s been more difficult, you have no idea who’s coming down at 24,” Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said of his team’s draft spot. “When you’re picking four or..." April 25

  • 'Bloodbath' in Bristol: ESPN could cut 70 people

    Sporting News "The layoffs at ESPN might turn out worse than predicted, sources tell Sporting News. The Worldwide Leader in Sports could cut around 70 TV/radio anchors, reporters, analysts and online writers over coming days and weeks, sources said. That would be worse than the 40 to 50 on-air talents..." April 25

  • Seahawks GM says Marshawn Lynch, Raiders ‘still talking’

    Larry Brown Sports "Marshawn Lynch is willing to come out of retirement to play for the Oakland Raiders, but it doesn’t sound like contract talks between the star running back and his hometown team are going all that well. The most important thing, however, is that they are still going. Seattle Seahawks general..." April 25

  • Raiders to announce draft picks from ‘Las Vegas’ sign

    Sportsnaut "If there was any reason to believe that the Oakland Raiders move to Las Vegas might fall through, that can now be thrown out the window. The NFL itself is all about imagery. Its PR office has to run thousands deep. The idea is to paint the league in the best possible light. Now that it has..." April 25

  • Clock is ticking loudly for Raiders, Marshawn Lynch

    Pro Football Talk "More than a month ago, running back Marshawn Lynch made major waves with tales of his potential unretirement. Now, only three days before the draft, the prospect of a return seems no stronger than it was when the news first surfaced on St. Patrick’s Day. The only reasonable explanation resides..." April 24

  • Reggie McKenzie hopeful Derek Carr’s extension done by training camp

    East Bay Times "In essence, there’s a soft deadline for the Raiders to complete a long-term extension with quarterback Derek Carr. Soft is the key word there, since it’s not like the team will walk away from Carr if talks are still ongoing when the training camp starts in July. But Raiders general manager..." April 24

  • Reggie McKenzie deemed Joe Mixon to be a “really good kid”

    Pro Football Talk "As the Raiders wait for retired Marshawn Lynch to decide before the draft: (1) whether he wants to unretire; and (2) whether he wants to play for his hometown team, G.M. Reggie McKenzie is considering the prospects who will be eligible for selection next week. One rookie running back has become..." April 22

  • Marshawn Lynch balking at Raiders contract offer

    Sportsnaut "The latest in the series of news leading up to a possible trade of running back Marshawn Lynch to the Oakland Raiders just got more interesting. This time, it’s all about cold hard cash. Reportedly, Lynch and the Raiders do not seem anywhere near agreement on a contract for the 2017 season...." April 22

  • Raiders GM issues a soft deadline for Marshawn Lynch to make a decision

    CBS Sports "A week ago, it was reported that Marshawn Lynch had agreed to terms with the Raiders. A week later, it's all quiet on the Beast Mode front. The last we heard, Lynch's agent reportedly denied the report, saying there wasn't a deal in place. Lynch himself added,"When s--- get REAL I'll let you..." April 21

  • Duh: Raiders exercise 5th-year option on Khalil Mack "The string of 'duh' moves continues when it comes to fifth-year options for the 2014 first-round draft class. The Oakland Raiders exercised the additional year of pass rusher Khalil Mack, Good Morning Football's Peter Schrager reported, per sources informed of the move. The reigning..." April 20

  • Raiders ‘willing to walk away’ from potential Marshawn Lynch deal

    Sportsnaut "The Oakland Raiders are clearly interested in bringing Marshawn Lynch on board for the 2017 season, but they’re reportedly not married to the idea. “Maybe the Raiders are bluffing, but my understanding is that as much as they liked meeting with Marshawn Lynch, and were impressed with the..." April 20

  • Raiders ‘willing to walk away’ from potential Marshawn Lynch deal

    Sportsnaut "The Oakland Raiders are clearly interested in bringing Marshawn Lynch on board for the 2017 season, but they’re reportedly not married to the idea. “Maybe the Raiders are bluffing, but my understanding is that as much as they liked meeting with Marshawn Lynch, and were impressed with the shape..." April 20

  • NFL owners chipped in millions to fund President Trump’s inauguration events

    Sporting News "Redskins owner Daniel Snyder was among many high-rolling sports figures to contribute to President Donald Trump's inaugural festivities, including six other NFL owners who donated $1 million, The Washington Post reported, citing a Federal Election Commission filing it obtained. The Republican..." April 20

  • Phil Simms joining CBS’ The NFL Today as studio analyst

    Sportsnaut "CBS announced Wednesday that Phil Simms will be joining the show The NFL Today as a studio analyst. Simms had previously made it clear he wasn’t done working in broadcasting after being bumped for Tony Romo in the live booth next to Jim Nantz. A consummate professional, we expect Simms to..." April 19

  • Poll: 87 percent of NFL fans oppose their team drafting player with history of violence against women

    Sportsnaut "According to one poll, the majority of NFL fans aren’t on board with their favorite team drafting a player who has physically abused a woman. “A Marist poll conducted for HBO’s Real Sports found that the vast majority of fans — 87 percent — say that they would oppose their favorite NFL team..." April 19

  • Dan Williams released by Oakland Raiders "Dan Williams is no longer a member of the Silver and Black. The Raiders on Tuesday released the 29-year-old defensive tackle after two seasons in Oakland, per the team. Williams appeared in 32 games with the Raiders, starting 26 tilts and notching 1.5 sacks along the way. He fell off last..." April 18

  • Report: Raiders Considering Moving on From Marshawn Lynch

    12 Up "​The perfect match between ​retired running back Marshawn Lynch and the Oakland Raiders may no longer be a sure thing to happen. In a report by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Raiders and Lynch were gaining ground to agreeing to a contract that would make the process of negotiating a trade with..." April 18

  • Draft could be deadline for Marshawn Lynch, Raiders "Marshawn Lynch joining the Oakland Raiders seems so simple. Unless it's not. Both sides have an interest in one another. The Raiders need a power back. Beast Mode wants to return to play for his hometown team. Yet, even as the two seemed close to coming to a contract agreement late last..." April 18

  • Just win, baby? Raiders DE Khalil Mack rewrites Al Davis slogan: `Just win now’

    East Bay Times "Just win, baby? With apologies to the late Al Davis, Khalil Mack clearly stated the revised mission statement Monday for the 2017 Raiders: “Just win now,” Mack said as the Raiders kicked off their offseason program. “That’s what it comes down to. That’s all we want to do. Because we don’t..." April 18

  • Seth Roberts, Denico Autry sign free agent tenders with Raiders

    Pro Football Talk "Raiders quarterback Derek Carr declared himself “ready to rock” on Monday and four of his teammates did the same by signing their tender offers from the club. One of them was one of Carr’s receiving targets for the last two seasons. Wide receiver Seth Roberts will be back after a spell as an..." April 17

  • Carr's promise to Oakland: 'I'm giving everything to this city' before move

    San Jose Mercury News "Derek Carr had no limitations on the first day of the Raiders’ offseason program and doesn’t expect to have any Tuesday. He’s back and the quarterback hopes to be better than every. “I feel great,” Carr said during a news conference at the team’s practice facility. “I’ve been running, jumping,..." April 17

  • Marshawn Lynch's agent reportedly denies deal with Raiders has been reached

    CBS Sports "Despite what NFL Network's Mike Silver reported Friday (that Marshawn Lynch and the Raiders had "agreed to terms"), new reports indicate that the two sides have not actually agreed to anything. Let's start with NFL Network. Ian Rapoport reported later Friday that they "haven't agreed to..." April 15

  • Marshawn Lynch impressed Raiders with fitness

    Larry Brown Sports "Marshawn Lynch has been out of the NFL for a year, but he hasn’t let himself fall out of shape in that time. According to Albert Breer of the MMQB, Lynch left Oakland Raiders staff very much impressed by how much he’d kept in shape after he visited the team’s facilities." April 15

  • NFL releases 'Statement of Reasons' for Raiders relocation to Vegas

    NFL Communications "On March 27, 2017, League membership considered an application from the Oakland Raiders to relocate the club's home territory to Las Vegas, where the club would play in a new stadium to be built through a public-private partnership. Under the League's Policy and Procedures on Proposed Franchise..." April 15

  • Marshawn Lynch: When s–t gets real, I’ll tell you

    Pro Football Talk "On Friday afternoon, Michael Silver of NFL Media reported that the Raiders had agreed to the terms of a reworked contract with running back Marshawn Lynch to set the stage for Lynch’s return to the NFL and departure from the Seahawks. Word that an agreement isn’t quite in place yet has followed..." April 14

  • Bruce Irvin loves the idea of the Raiders adding Marshawn Lynch

    East Bay Times "Bruce Irvin likes to call himself Mini Reggie for his unofficial recruitment of free agents for Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie. While the linebacker doesn’t seem to be part of the Raiders adding his former Seahawks teammate, Irvin definitely loves the idea of it. Irvin posted a GIF of..." April 14

  • Raiders TE Gabe Holmes signs exclusive rights tender

    CSN Bay Area "Tight end Gabe Holmes signed the contract tender offered to him as an exclusive rights free agent on Thursday. The 26-year old Purdue alum missed the 2016 season with an ankle injury, but is healthy again and will join a deep, talented position group that also includes Jared Cook, Lee Smith and..." April 13

  • Raiders & Seahawks Expected To Work Out Trade For Marshawn Lynch

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media is reporting that the Seahawks and Raiders are expected to work out a trade for RB Marshawn Lynch. However, the deal is contingent on a reworked contract. Rapoport notes that a retired player can be traded even though he has yet to be reinstated by the NFL...." April 13

  • Madden: Raiders' history in Oakland will be wiped out with Las Vegas move

    ESPN "Hall of Fame coach John Madden said he was "jolted" and "shocked" by the Oakland Raiders winning the vote for relocation by a 31-1 margin last month and had a plea for the team before it moves to Las Vegas. "Maybe this is just me being oversensitive, but doggone it, if you're going to go,..." April 13

  • NFL players on the trading block: Big names who could get dealt

    ESPN "Of all the potential NFL offseason storylines, "Seahawks trade Richard Sherman" would have ranked among the least believable two or three months ago. Yet, here we are. Sherman and the Seahawks, one of the most beautiful and successful pairings of player and NFL organization in the past..." April 12