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  • Raiders Interested In Vontaze Burfict?

    Pro Football Rumors "Never a club to shy away from controversial players and big personalities, the Raiders may be interested in the recently-released Vontaze Burfict, as Ian Rapoport of tweets. The Bengals cut Burfict today after a seven-year run that included one Pro Bowl berth and a whole host..." March 18

  • Antonio Brown contract details: Raiders can painlessly move on after 2020

    Sportsnaut "The Oakland Raiders landed receiver Antonio Brown for pennies on the dollar in a trade with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Now we know his new contract is essentially a two-year deal with an option for a third year. Breaking down the Antonio Brown contract details with Oakland,..." March 18

  • Raiders Re-Sign Dwayne Harris

    Pro Football Rumors "The Raiders have re-signed wide receiver/kick returner Dwayne Harris, per a team announcement. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Harris hooked on with the Raiders in April of 2018 following his release from the Giants. With the Raiders, he occupied a similar role as the..." March 18

  • Patriots, Seahawks reportedly among teams interested in Jordy Nelson

    Larry Brown Sports "Jordy Nelson has looked like nowhere near the player he used to be over the past two seasons, but the veteran wide receiver is still drawing plenty of interest in the wake of the Oakland Raiders releasing him. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Nelson is scheduled to visit with..." March 18

  • Texans To Meet With A.J. McCarron

    Pro Football Rumors "The Texans are keeping themselves busy in the second week of free agency. On Monday, the Texans will meet with quarterback A.J. McCarron, according to Ian Rapoport of (on Twitter).  Furthermore, the Texans have some interest in former Raiders..." March 18

  • Raiders and Donald Penn part ways "After five seasons, the Raiders and Donald Penn have mutually agreed to part ways. Once a Raider, Always a Raider “It is always hard to say goodbye to players that you respect and love both for their on-field efforts and the people that they are off the field,”..." March 16

  • Here's how the Raiders can get the most out of their three first-round picks

    CBS Sports "After managing just four wins in Jon Gruden's first year back on the sidelines, the Raiders have spent the first few months of the offseason addressing some of their biggest needs. Antonio Brown, even at 30 years old, is a game-changing talent. He'll be joined by former Chargers wideout..." March 16

  • With Antonio Brown, are the Raiders just selling tickets or a vision for Las Vegas

    Clutch Points "The Oakland Raiders were rumored to be in the running for Antonio Brown. When the disgruntled receiver finally landed with the Silver and Black, one wondered if it was the end or beginning of more drama for the NFL’s ultimate diva. In all honesty, it could be a lot or a..." March 16

  • Raiders signing Josh Mauro

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders are expected to sign defensive end Josh Mauro, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Mauro, 28, will join Arden Key as the second defensive end under contract. Mauro also can play defensive tackle. Mauro reunites with..." March 15

  • Raiders sign Chaz Green, Jason Cabinda

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders re-signed exclusive rights free agent Jason Cabinda and signed unrestricted free agent Chaz Green, the club announced Friday. The Raiders signed Cabinda as an undrafted free agent following the 2018 draft. The linebacker spent the first six games of the regular-season on..." March 15

  • Raiders sign former Cardinals WR J.J. Nelson

    San Francisco Chronicle "The Raiders made another addition to their receiver group Friday, signing free agent J.J. Nelson. Nelson, 26, spent the last four seasons with the Cardinals. He had career-highs of 34 receptions, 568 yards and six touchdowns in 2016, but had just seven catches for 64 yards last..." March 15

  • It’s official! Raiders to play 2019 season in Oakland

    San Jose Mercury News "Raiders fans will get to root for their team in Oakland one more season. After months of searching for a temporary home, owner Mark Davis settled on the Oakland-Alameda Coliseum after reaching a lease deal Friday with East Bay officials. The Coliseum Stadium Authority board..." March 15

  • Jordy Nelson Cut by Raiders After Antonio Brown, Tyrell Williams Moves

    Bleacher Report "Wide receiver Jordy Nelson's career with the Oakland Raiders is reportedly over after one season.  On Thursday, Marcus Thompson of The Athletic reported the AFC West team released Nelson after he played 15 games in 2018. This comes after the Raiders announced they..." March 14

  • AJ McCarron released by Raiders

    Sporting News "AJ McCarron's time with the Raiders has come to an end. The quarterback has been released by Oakland, according to ESPN. Oakland acquired McCarron from the Bills before the start of the 2018 season for a fifth-round pick. He threw a total of three passes for..." March 14

  • Chiefs, Raiders Among Several Teams Interested In DE Markus Golden

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to NBC Sports’ Scott Bair, the Oakland Raiders are among several teams interested in DE Markus Golden.   Yahoo!’s Terez Paylor says the Kansas City Chiefs have also expressed interest in Golden. Per Bair, sources said..." March 14

  • Top free agent tight end Jared Cook to visit Saints: report

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints are hosting top free agent tight end Jared Cook for a visit, according to an NFL Network report. Cook, who made the Pro Bowl with the Oakland Raiders last season, is scheduled to visit with the Saints Thursday (Mar. 14) according to the..." March 14

  • Jon Gruden: I want the best receiving corps so we added the best receiver

    Pro Football Talk "Raiders coach Jon Gruden says Antonio Brown is the best wide receiver in the NFL. Asked today about how Brown fits into his offense, Gruden said that he wants great playmakers at wide receiver, and he believes that’s exactly what he has. “We don’t want to..." March 13

  • Antonio Brown vows to “continue to be a good role model”

    Pro Football Talk "Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown has turned off plenty of people with his antics over the last few months, but he said at his introductory press conference in Oakland that he believes kids can look up to him. Brown was asked what he regrets about his exit from Pittsburgh, and he..." March 13

  • Steelers G.M.: Antonio Brown trade “in the best interest of the Pittsburgh Steelers”

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders were rolling out the red carpet for Antonio Brown. As you might imagine, the Steelers took a more low-key approach. After announcing that they had acquired third- and fifth-round picks (66th and 141st overall) for one of the best players in football, they were..." March 13

  • Raiders add another receiver, Tyrell Williams

    Pro Football Talk "Antonio Brown isn’t the only wide receiver who will officially become a Raider today. The Raiders are also signing wide receiver Tyrell Williams, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. That signing comes as no surprise; Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal..." March 13

  • Raiders deal to play at Oakland Coliseum ready for final vote

    San Francisco Chronicle "2of2Raiders fans make their way into the Coliseum under a rainbow before the Oakland Raiders final home game of the season at the Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on Monday, December 24, 2018. The final season home game might be the final game played by the team at the Coliseum.Photo: Carlos Avila..." March 13

  • Raiders Have Shown Preliminary Interest In S Tre Boston

    NFL Trade Rumors "Josina Anderson spoke with free agent S Tre Boston, who mentioned that he expects to be in the second wave of safety signings. According to Anderson, three teams including the Raiders reached to Boston to express some preliminary interest. Last night,..." March 12

  • Report: Bills add depth to O-line by signing Raiders G Jon Feliciano

    Buffalo News "The Buffalo Bills are serious about rebuilding their offensive line. The team agreed to a two-year contract with former Oakland Raiders guard/center Jon Feliciano on Tuesday night, according to a report from ESPN’s Chris Mortensen. Feliciano, 27, is a 6-foot-4-inch, 325-pounder..." March 12

  • The Steelers’ return for Antonio Brown wasn’t nearly enough...or was it?

    Behind The Steel Curtain "In a trade that will be made official on Wednesday when the NFL’s new calendar year kicks off (unless he ruins the deal by saying Ken Stabler didn’t respect Cliff Branch nearly enough), the Steelers have sent disgruntled All-Pro receiver Antonio Brown to..." March 12

  • Jon Gruden and the Raiders are going all-in, and they might actually pull it off

    SB Nation "Jon Gruden is doing the damn thing. Armed with three first-round draft picks and sizable salary cap space, the former Raiders coach turned Monday Night Football analyst turned current Raiders coach is making his move to rebuild the franchise he spent 2018 tearing..." March 12

  • Raiders Haven’t Ruled Out Le’Veon Bell

    Pro Football Rumors "The Raiders have already made big splashes by trading for Antonio Brown and signing Trent Brown. However, a pursuit of Le’Veon Bell should not be ruled out just yet, Michael Gehlken of the Review-Journal tweets.  On Tuesday morning, we heard that there were five teams..." March 12

  • ESPN's Will Cain likens Antonio Brown to 'suicide bomber' for forcing trade to Raiders

    Fox News "An ESPN analyst is taking heat after he compared a football player to a terrorist. Will Cain, a columnist who discusses politics and sports, made the controversial remark while talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers' trade of star wide receiver Antonio..." March 12

  • Raiders reportedly expected to sign Lamarcus Joyner away from the Rams on a four-year deal

    CBS Sports "The Oakland Raiders' spending spree continued late Monday night. This time, they addressed their defense.  As first reported by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Raiders are expected to sign Lamarcus Joyner away from the Rams. According to..." March 12

  • Report: Raiders don't have enough cash to add Bell

    CBS Sports "The legal tampering period for free agency has barely even begun yet and already the Oakland Raiders have handed out the two largest contracts of the offseason. After trading third and fifth-round picks to the Pittsburgh Steelers for Antonio Brown, the Raiders reworked the star receiver's..." March 11

  • Ex-Raiders WR Jerry Porter Playing For Jon Gruden Was 'Hell' ... I Wanted To Fight Him

    TMZ "Jon Gruden HATES coaching young guys and playing for him was like living with Satan ... so says ex-Raiders stud Jerry Porter. "Hell," the receiver says of his time with Chuckie ... "I felt like I wanted to fight Gruden once." Okay, some context ... with..." March 11

  • Antonio Brown to the Raiders Will Ultimately Be a Disaster, and Here's Why

    The Big Lead "Antonio Brown going to the Raiders for only 3rd and 5th round picks shows was his true value on the market was. He was never going to come close to fetching a 1st round pick the way Amari Cooper did. Yes, Brown is a better receiver, but all the other “stuff”..." March 11

  • Derek Carr seems very happy with Raiders’ free agent additions

    Larry Brown Sports "The Oakland Raiders are getting quarterback Derek Carr plenty of help in the offseason’s early going, and he seems to be all in favor. Days after trading for wide receiver Antonio Brown, the Raiders reportedly agreed to a record deal with offensive lineman Trent..." March 11

  • Report: Raiders to make Trent Brown highest paid OL in history

    CBS Boston "The New England Patriots have a big void to fill along their offensive line. Left tackle Trent Brown will reportedly sign a four-year contract with the Oakland Raiders. News of Brown’s departure broke as the NFL’s legal tampering window opened up at noon on Monday...." March 11

  • Steelers reportedly rejected significantly better Pats' trade offer for Antonio Brown

    Sportsnaut "The New England Patriots were reportedly one of the teams in on the Antonio Browns sweepstakes and offered much more than what the Pittsburgh Steelers ended up getting from the Oakland Raiders. According to Ian Rapoport, who spoke on the matter Monday morning on NFL Network, the..." March 11

  • Raiders Team To Watch For Le’Veon Bell?

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Ian Rapoport, the Raiders are a team to watch for free agent RB Le’Veon Bellin the coming days. Rapoport says that Bell will have a “ton of suitors” this offseason, but Oakland will be ready and is willing to spend for star power even..." March 11

  • Trent Brown “Top Target” For Raiders, Also Has Interest From Patriots & Texans

    Yahoo! Sports "Even with a tampering window, there’s (apparently) still plenty of tampering going on. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Patriots left tackle Trent Brown‘s future could be known soon, as “teams expect him to decide early in the..." March 11

  • These NFL teams could be most aggressive spenders in free agency

    USA Today "After weeks of speculation about potential moves across the NFL, the action will at last commence. Starting on Monday, teams can officially begin negotiations with prospective players, and at 4 p.m., Wednesday, contract signings can take place. There’s not a team..." March 11

  • Brown Trade Was So Terrible for Steelers Madden Declined the Deal

    12 Up "The Oakland Raiders just got a whole lot more interesting heading into the 2019 season after reaching an agreement on a trade with the Pittsburgh Steelers to bring star wide receiver Antonio Brown to Oakland.  The Steelers' return on..." March 11

  • Report: Raiders sign DT Johnathan Hankins to 2-year deal

    San Jose Mercury News "The Raiders made their fourth transaction in three days Sunday afternoon, signing veteran defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins to a two-year deal, according to ESPN. Hankins was set to hit unrestricted free agency on Wednesday when the new league year starts. The 26-year-old played the..." March 11

  • Antonio Brown trade sparks a significant drop in Raiders Super Bowl prop bet

    Pro Football Talk "One of the sports books in the Raiders’ eventual new home has quickly reacted to the news that the team will be acquiring Antonio Brown. Via Bleacher Report, the folks at Caesars Palace have reduced the Raiders’ odds of winning the Super Bowl from 75-1 to..." March 10

  • Steelers may not face Antonio Brown until 2021

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers would have preferred to trade out of the AFC. Instead, they traded him out of the AFC North — and to an AFC West team the Steelers possibly won’t face for three more seasons. The Raiders and Steelers won’t play in the 2019 regular season, and..." March 10

  • Drew Rosenhaus calls Antonio Brown trade to Raiders 'a win-win' for everyone, 'not sure' what happened with Bills

    CBS Sports "If we're passing out grades, Antonio Brown and the Raiders won big in the trade that sent the future Hall of Famer from Pittsburgh to Oakland. Nothing's official until the league year begins on Wednesday -- and anything can happen between now and then -- but as it stands, it only cost..." March 10

  • Jets trade for Raiders’ Pro Bowl guard Kelechi Osemele

    New York Post "The Jets began the run-up to this week’s free-agent frenzy by bolstering Sam Darnold’s enforcers up-front by trading for Raiders guard Kelechi Osemele. Osemele, who is due to make $10.2 million and $11.7 million over the final two years of his contract, will replace James..." March 10

  • Kelechi Osemele trade just what doctor ordered for Jets, Sam Darnold

    Sportsnaut "The New York Jets pulled off a trade with the Oakland Raiders on Sunday to acquire left guard Kelechi Osemele, the first of what should be many offseason moves to bolster the offense in 2019. Osemele is a tremendously talented and dominant interior blocker who has two Pro Bowls under..." March 10

  • Teams were willing to offer more than Raiders for Antonio Brown

    Larry Brown Sports "Antonio Brown may not have had a no-trade clause in his contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers, but he still managed to eliminate potential suitors and end up in a place he wants to play. The Oakland Raiders traded a third- and a fifth-round draft pick to the Steelers for Brown early..." March 10

  • Drew Rosenhaus praises Mike Mayock’s prowess as a GM

    Larry Brown Sports "The Oakland Raiders went outside the box in hiring NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock as their general manager this offseason, but one prominent NFL agent came away impressed with the new guy’s negotiating ability. Drew Rosenhaus, who represents new Raiders wide receiver Antonio..." March 10

  • Will the Raiders target Le’Veon Bell next?

    Pro Football Talk "From time to time the Steelers play Renegade at Heinz Field, in order to fire up the fan base at the start of the fourth quarter. But the true renegade franchise always has been the Raiders, and their trade for Antonio Brown could be only the first act of pilfering Pittsburgh’s..." March 10

  • Derek Carr to Antonio Brown: Let’s get to work

    Yahoo! Sports "Raiders quarterback Derek Carr said last week that the team would welcome wide receiver Antonio Brown with open arms if Brown wound up being traded to Oakland. That’s exactly what happened on Saturday night. Brown is headed for the Raiders in a deal that will send a couple of..." March 10

  • With Raiders, Antonio Brown doesn't have to keep following Terrell Owens path

    Sporting News "How will Antonio Brown finish his football story? That is the question now that the 30-year-old wide receiver has reportedly been traded to the Raiders for a third- and a fifth-round draft pick — and received a hefty raise. We have read the first half of this book..." March 10

  • Brown Traded to Raiders, Receives $50M Contract

    ESPN "It was Howie Long who broke it down for me a few years ago, saying, "On every team, there's usually a minimum of two and a maximum of seven knuckleheads on a roster." Long wasn't using the term as a disparaging remark. Rather, he meant that knuckleheads, when..." March 10