Raiders Rumors & News

  • Raiders Designate Rookie S Obi Melifonwu To Return From IR

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Oakland Raiders have designated rookie S Obi Melifonwu as one of their two players to return from injured reserve on Tuesday, according to Michael Gehlken. This officially opens a three-week window of time for the Raiders to add him to their active roster. The Raiders placed Melifonwu on..." October 17

  • Eric Reid doesn’t think rule change on anthem is coming

    Pro Football Talk "In a statement about Tuesday’s meeting between the NFL, NFLPA, players and team owners in New York, the NFL and NFLPA said that everyone in the NFL community has “a tremendous respect” for the national anthem but it doesn’t sound like the anthem was a focal point of the meeting. Albert Breer of..." October 17

  • NaVorro Bowman Visiting Raiders & Cowboys, Other Teams Interested Including Saints

    NFL Trade Rumors "Adam Schefter reports that free agent LB NaVorro Bowman will visit with the Cowboys after meeting with the Raiders on Monday. Pro Football Talk adds that Bowman would like to have a deal in place by Wednesday and the Saints are another team worth watching for him. Jay Glazer of FOX Sports..." October 16

  • NaVorro Bowman will reportedly sign one-year deal with Raiders

    San Jose Mercury News "Former 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman will sign a one-year, $3 million deal with the Oakland Raiders, per multiple reports. Bowman visited the Raiders on Monday and had a visit scheduled with the Dallas Cowboys for Tuesday. Bowman was released by the 49ers last week and brings a veteran..." October 16

  • Not limited by back, Derek Carr puts finger on why Raiders' offense struggled

    NBC Bay Area "Derek Carr’s return from a back injury was not triumphant. The Raiders lost. Again. Carr had some good news to report after Sunday’s 17-16 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. He said transverse process fractures didn’t hinder his ability to play quarterback against the Chargers. Every throw was..." October 16

  • Jack Del Rio claims team knew Chargers plays during game

    Fanrag Sports "The Oakland Raiders lost at home to the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, which would be difficult to digest in its own right. But according to Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio, his team knew what the Chargers were running before they even snapped the ball at times, and yet they still were unable to..." October 16

  • Oakland Raiders donating $1 million for North Bay fire relief "The Oakland Raiders announced Sunday a $1 million donation for North Bay fire relief and recovery. The Raiders' pledge of $1 million to the relief and recovery efforts will be facilitated by American Red Cross and fans who would like to contribute can do so via the Raiders-specific microsite at..." October 15

  • NaVorro Bowman set to visit with Oakland Raiders "The market for free-agent linebacker NaVorro Bowman is already heating up. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday on NFL GameDay Morning that Bowman and the Oakland Raiders have mutual interest, and a visit is expected in the coming days, per a source informed of the situation...." October 15

  • Raiders’ Jon Feliciano fills in admirably on offensive line

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Ideally, the Raiders won’t often be down an offensive lineman this season. Should it happen, they hope it goes as smoothly as it did Sunday. Jon Feliciano is the team’s trusted option to step in at left guard, center or right guard as necessary in the event of an injury. Against the..." October 14

  • Despite wildfires, Chargers-Raiders game to go on as scheduled

    Bleacher Report "The Oakland Raiders announced Friday that Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Chargers will be played at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum as scheduled after concerns emerged regarding the air quality due to wildfires in Northern California. "Sunday's game against the Chargers remains..." October 13

  • Report: ‘Every indication’ Derek Carr will start for Raiders in Week 6

    Larry Brown Sports "The Oakland Raiders are reportedly expecting Derek Carr back under center on Sunday. CBS Sports’s Jason La Canfora reported that, while the Raiders quarterback may be officially listed as questionable, all indications are that he will start in Week 6 despite a lower back injury." October 13

  • NFL TV audience numbers continue to decline early in 2017 season

    Sporting News "No wonder alarm bells are sounding in NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s office. The league's average TV audience through Week 5 of the 2017 season dropped 7 percent vs. the same period of the 2016 season, according to Nielsen data obtained by Sporting News. Worse for the league, the average..." October 13

  • Raiders’ legend Cliff Branch loses home in Santa Rosa fire

    East Bay Times "The call came at 1:45 a.m. on Monday. Cliff Branch had been home in Santa Rosa since about 10 p.m. after returning from the Raiders’ home game against the Baltimore Ravens and was re-watching the game as he fell asleep. His attorney was on the phone. “He said, ‘You need to evacuate. You’ve got..." October 12

  • NFL monitoring Oakland air quality, but game remains unchanged for now

    Pro Football Talk "Poor air quality in Oakland has affected the Raiders’ practices this week, but for now, the team’s game against the Chargers remains as scheduled. The NFL said it will continue to keep an eye on the situation. “We continue to monitor air-quality conditions in the Bay Area and are in close..." October 12

  • NFL: No Change To National Anthem Policy

    Pro Football Rumors "Although reports earlier this week indicated that the NFL may force players to stand for the national anthem, the NFL and NFLPA today released a joint statement indicating that the league’s policy has not been altered. “Commissioner Roger Goodell reached out to NFLPA Executive Director..." October 12

  • Donald Trump keeps the pressure on the NFL over anthem

    Pro Football Talk "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is really trying to move past the national anthem controversy. But President Donald Trump keeps trying to paint him into a corner, in an effort to prove that he’s the most patriotic. Trump’s at it on the Twitter machine again this morning, with more bluster..." October 11

  • Roger Goodell Sends Letter to Teams Essentially Saying They Are About to Force Players to Stand for Anthem

    Black Sports Online "The NFL is about to get on their knees for Donald Trump. Donald Trump said there should be a policy in place to force players to stand for anthem. Jerry Jones and other owners have already started the process of threatening the players. Now, Roger Goodell who works for the owners has sent a..." October 11

  • Raiders sign Demetrius McCray

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders signed cornerback Demetrius McCray, Element Sports Group tweeted Tuesday. McCray was one of four defensive backs the Raiders worked out last week. The Jaguars selected McCray in the seventh round in 2013, and he spent his first three seasons in Jacksonville. He appeared in 46 games,..." October 10

  • Donald Trump takes aim at NFL’s “tax breaks”

    Pro Football Talk "The President of the United States is on the warpath with the NFL again this morning, issuing his usual subtle threats. Donald Trump is using the NFL as a foil in his battle to make himself synonymous with patriotism and the flag, after his strong-arming teams into making guys stand for the..." October 10

  • Raiders CB Gareon Conley remains out indefinitely

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "A June injury continues to limit Gareon Conley, and there’s no clear end in sight. The Raiders cornerback and rookie first-round pick suffered a shin ailment in minicamp. It forced him to miss all of training camp and the preseason. He also missed the season opener. After debuting in Weeks 2..." October 10

  • Del Rio's decision to punt backfires: 'Hindsight is always 20/20'

    NBC Sports "The Raiders faced a 4th down-and-3 in Baltimore territory with nine minutes left. The Ravens were 10 points up at that stage, putting Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio in a tough spot. The crowd wanted him to go for it. That part was clear. The football man went against the mob, and deciding on a..." October 09

  • Raiders DL Darius Latham Suspended 4 Games for Violation of NFL's Drug Policy

    Bleacher Report "The NFL on Monday suspended Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Darius Latham four games for violating the league's substance abuse policy, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Latham appeared in Oakland's Week 5 loss to the Baltimore Ravens and assisted on two tackles. He'll be eligible to..." October 09

  • Donald Penn says fan he had altercation with had plans to extort him

    Larry Brown Sports "Donald Penn got into a verbal altercation with a fan after the Oakland Raiders’ loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, and the offensive lineman claims the fan had planned in advance to engage Penn in a confrontation. On his Twitter account Monday, Penn shared some screenshots that he says..." October 09

  • Marshawn Lynch Crushin' Cars in Army Tank for New Reality Show

    TMZ "Marshawn Lynch is going TANK MODE for his new reality show ... strappin' into an army-grade Abrams to crumple cars for fun. And that's just a sample of the wildness Marshawn gets into for his new reality series "No Script," which debuts this week on Facebook. In the 1-minute video, Lynch..." October 09

  • Donald Penn Confronts Angry Fans After Raiders' Third Loss in a Row

    NBC Bay Area "The Raiders came into the 2017 season with Super Bowl aspirations. After three straight losses, giving the Raiders a 2-3 record on the year, tensions are running high in Oakland. With enough issues on the field, the Raiders found a new one off the gridiron between player and fans in the..." October 09

  • Is offensive coordinator Todd Downing the Raiders’ solution or problem?

    San Jose Mercury News "Raiders’ offensive coordinator Todd Downing was supposed to be the chosen one — the young, talented quarterback guru who was going to take this Raiders’ offensive attack to the next level. He might be that, but four games into the season, Downing is not living up to his promise. The Raiders’..." October 08

  • Derek Carr inactive for today’s game against Ravens

    San Jose Mercury News "Raiders’ quarterback Derek Carr is inactive for this afternoon’s game against the Baltimore Ravens. Despite practicing in a limited capacity on Thursday and Friday this week, Carr isn’t healthy enough to return after suffering a transverse process fracture in his back last Sunday against the..." October 08

  • Marshawn Lynch reportedly ’embarrassed’ by play, called private meeting

    Larry Brown Sports "Marshawn Lynch has not given the Oakland Raiders the boost they have hoped for in their backfield this season, and the veteran running back is doing everything he can to change that going forward. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Lynch has been “embarrassed” by his recent play and..." October 08

  • Raiders' preparing for Manuel to start vs. Ravens with Carr ailing

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders have been all over the place over the past week regarding the status of quarterback Derek Carr. The consistent inconsistency regarding his status for Sunday currently has Carr not playing. Via Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Carr’s fractured transverse process in his back “isn’t expected..." October 08

  • Jack Del Rio: Playing on dirt is ‘a little embarrassing’

    Larry Brown Sports "The Oakland Raiders are receiving a nice bonus in Week 5. Not only are they hosting their second game of the season, but they will also be playing on an all-grass field. Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio is psyched about that development, noting that “it’s a little embarrassing” to play on..." October 06

  • Derek Carr could reportedly return as early as Week 6

    Larry Brown Sports "Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is expected to miss anywhere from two to six weeks after suffering a back injury in last week’s loss to the Denver Broncos, and the team is reportedly hopeful that he will come in on the low end of that recovery timeline. Stephania Bell of ESPN said on..." October 06

  • Derek Carr throws at start of Oakland Raiders practice "Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is still not quite ready to get back on the playing field, but that doesn't mean he's missing workouts. An ESPN report from the scene in Oakland Thursday noted that Carr "went through stretch and threw the ball at the start of practice." Carr officially was..." October 06

  • NFL has 'no tolerance for racial comments directed to anyone'

    ESPN "If it is able to identify the person who allegedly shouted a racial slur at Terrelle Pryor on Monday night, the NFL will ban that fan from future games, league spokesman Joe Lockhart said on a conference call Thursday. "We have no tolerance for racial comments directed to anyone," Lockhart..." October 05

  • Raiders quarterback EJ Manuel finds comfort before first start

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Rodney Hudson didn’t recognize it at the time. But preparing for a football game with EJ Manuel once was a fragmented process. The Raiders center and quarterback shared a campus at Florida State from the 2008 to 2010 college football seasons. Manuel redshirted the first year. During the..." October 05

  • Michael Crabtree returns to practice, expected to play Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree returned to practice Wednesday after missing last week’s game with a bruised lung. Coach Jack Del Rio expressed optimism Crabtree will play Sunday against the Ravens, according to Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The Raiders obviously need..." October 04

  • Personal info on nearly 1,200 NFL players and agents exposed in NFLPA database leak

    USA Today "Colin Kaepernick was among 1,133 players and agents whose personal information was exposed due to a misconfigured online database operated by the NFL Players Association, according to an internet security company. Kaepernick, who was the target of death threats last year as he knelt during the..." October 04

  • Anheuser-Busch has no plans to end relationship with NFL despite rumors

    Larry Brown Sports "Anheuser-Busch may have created a recording specifically for people who were calling the company to inquire about its sponsorship of the NFL, but that does not mean the company is considering pulling the plug on one of its most profitable partnerships. Over the weekend, rumors began circulating..." October 03

  • Derek Carr To Miss 2-6 Games With Transverse Process Fracture

    NFL Trade Rumors "Raiders HC Jack Del Rio announced Monday that QB Derek Carr has a fracture in his back and is out 2-6 weeks. “There’s a real good chance he’ll miss this week. Typically takes 2-6 weeks,” Del Rio said. Carr, 26, is a former second-round pick of the Raiders back in 2014. He is was in the final..." October 03

  • Beyond Carr injury, Raiders have myriad problems Del Rio vows to get right

    East Bay Times "The Raiders have more problems than just the injury loss of quarterback Derek Carr. Coach Jack Del Rio acknowledged that fact Monday, delineating many of the issues, but said he and the team will be determined to “get it right.” “For two weeks now, we’ve stubbed our toe … maybe more than just a..." October 03

  • Backup QB EJ Manuel plays fairly well but Raiders still fall

    San Francisco Chronicle "Backups never know when it’s going to happen. The last time EJ Manuel stepped into a regular-season game was New Year’s Day, and he was wearing a Buffalo Bills uniform, as he had for the rest of the first four seasons of his career. On Sunday, he got his first regular-season action with the..." October 02

  • Raiders donate $50,000 to Las Vegas shooting victims

    Sporting News "The Raiders haven't relocated to Nevada yet, but are sending relief to their soon-to-be home. Following the tragic shooting at a Las Vegas music festival that left more than 58 dead and an additional 500 injured, Clark County Commission Chair Steve Sisolak has started a GoFundMe page to raise..." October 02

  • Raiders downgrade Michael Crabtree to doubtful

    Pro Football Talk "As the Raiders try to reverse an ugly performance on national TV by taking down a division rival in their own building, Oakland may not have one of the most important players. On Saturday night, the Raiders downgraded receiver Michael Crabtree from questionable to doubtful with a chest injury." October 01

  • Raiders offensive line looks to bounce back from Redskins debacle

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Donald Penn stood at his locker Wednesday afternoon, the frustration palpable in his voice. Days earlier, the Raiders left tackle declared himself to be done discussing the team’s pregame demonstration during the national anthem; he said his piece immediately following a 27-10 loss to the..." October 01

  • Amari Cooper reportedly did extra work in practice to cut down on drops

    Yardbarker "The Oakland Raiders need a big performance from wide receiver Amari Cooper on Sunday, and he’s been working hard to try to get it right. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Cooper stayed behind in practice this week to spend extra time working with quarterback Derek Carr on avoiding..." October 01

  • Raiders' Sean Smith pleads not guilty to assault, battery charges

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Sean Smith left the Bay Area on Thursday, traveling to Los Angeles for a Friday arraignment in Pasadena, where he pleaded not guilty to felony assault and battery charges. Next on his itinerary: Rejoin teammates and play the Denver Broncos. The Raiders excused the veteran cornerback from..." September 30

  • NFL has not approved an automatic ejection rule

    Pro Football Talk "When Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan knocked out Packers receiver Devante Adams with a vicious (and illegal) helmet-to-helmet hit on Thursday, some argued that Trevathan should have been the first player to be sent to the showers under the league’s new rule mandating automatic ejections for..." September 29

  • Raiders cornerback Sean Smith to plead not guilty Friday

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Raiders cornerback Sean Smith is scheduled to be arraigned Friday on charges of felony assault and battery after allegedly beating and stomping on the head of his sister’s boyfriend in Old Town Pasadena on July 4. Smith’s counsel will plead not guilty on his behalf in Pasadena Courthouse, a..." September 29

  • Latest test for Broncos’ remade O-line: Khalil Mack

    Denver Post "In his six meetings against the Broncos, Oakland Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack has recorded seven sacks. He has his own game in Broncos lore — his five-sack performance in December 2015 will forever be known as The Khalil Mack game — and he has a title as the NFL’s reigning defensive player..." September 28

  • Von Miller: Raiders own NFL's best O-line, 'from tackle to tackle, they're great'

    CSN Bay Area "Von Miller had high praise for the Raiders offensive line. He called it the NFL’s finest front. He stuck with it even after playing the Dallas Cowboys superb line this season, and having seen tape of the Raiders’ Sunday debacle at Washington, when the Raiders turned in their worst performance..." September 28

  • Jack Del Rio on Amari Cooper: He’s a stud

    Pro Football Talk "After the Raiders lost to the Redskins last Sunday, Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said that wide receiver Amari Cooper‘s issue with dropped passes needs to be rectified after the wideout was credited with six drops in the first three weeks of the season. That issue goes back beyond the start of..." September 28