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  • Raiders’ Eddie Vanderdoes To Finish Year On IR

    Pro Football Rumors "Eddie Vanderdoes won’t suit up for the Raiders this year after all. The Raiders hoped to activate the defensive tackle from the PUP list, but will not be cleared before the expiration of the three-week window, coach Jon Gruden told reporters.  Vanderdoes, the 88th..." November 12

  • Raiders owner Mark Davis: “Where this team is right now is my fault”

    ESPN "In a wide-ranging interview with ESPN after the Raiders' 20-6 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, owner Mark Davis accepted blame for the team's 1-8 start. Davis also touched on topics such as the Khalil Mack trade, where he hopes his team will play in 2019, how years..." November 12

  • Another Raiders veteran wants out

    San Jose Mercury News "Derek Carr sauntered to the podium postgame, visibly drained, sad, lethargic and everything he hasn’t been after losses this season. Carr is normally upbeat, optimistic, engaging, but that wasn’t the case nearly as often after Sunday’s 20-6 loss to the Chargers that..." November 12

  • Why Jon Gruden believes 'many of us will never forget' 2018 Raiders season

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The Raiders fought hard for their second win this season. They ultimately didn’t get it, falling 20-6 to a superior Los Angeles Chargers team. There was no questioning the team’s hustle and heart in this one, even if the result marked a fifth consecutive..." November 12

  • Surging Chargers determined not to overlook flailing Oakland Raiders

    L.A. Daily News "It’s been a while since the Chargers had this kind of record, with six wins and just two losses halfway through the NFL season. And so, you’ll have to forgive quarterback Philip Rivers for not remembering what it felt like a dozen years ago, at the midway point of his first season..." November 11

  • Paul Guenther: ‘We have a vision’ for Raiders defense

    San Francisco Gate "When defensive coordinator Paul Guenther returned home after the Raiders’ 34-3 loss to the 49ers on Nov. 1, his son alerted him to a video clip of himself and head coach Jon Gruden making the rounds online. After Raheem Mostert’s 52-yard touchdown run in the third quarter,..." November 11

  • Grading the Cowboys halfway through a lost season with little hope of a rebirth

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The Dallas Cowboys are 3-5 midway through the season. And while they are saying the right things about what they need to do to turn it around, it appears to be nothing more than empty words. The truth is the Cowboys have no idea how they got here making fixing the problem and getting..." November 11

  • Derek Carr hints at locker-room discord as Raiders hit new low

    Sportsnaut "Jon Gruden and the Oakland Raiders just can’t help but embarrass themselves. The latest chapter in this dumpster fire of a story was a 20-6 home loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. It’s a game that saw Derek Carr seemingly forget what down it was in..." November 11

  • Raiders ‘really concerned’ about injury to WR Martavis Bryant

    San Francisco Chronicle "Head coach Jon Gruden said the Raiders are “really concerned” about receiver Martavis Bryant, who left Sunday’s loss to the Chargers in the second half with a knee injury. Bryant had three catches for 17 yards in the Raiders’ 20-6 loss before leaving the game...." November 11

  • NFL monitoring California fires, air quality for Chargers-Raiders and Seahawks-Rams games

    CBS Sports "The California fires are wrecking havoc on the West Coast and creating a very dangerous environment that has already caused a tragic amount of life to be lost. Football is obviously secondary to safety, but the NFL is monitoring the situation ahead of Week 10, with multiple games set to be..." November 10

  • More and more Jon Gruden needs Raiders rookies to grow up fast ‘play critical snaps for us’

    Silver & Black Pride "It should have come as no surprise when Jon Gruden took over as coach of the Raiders, that soon after the Raiders roster became the oldest in the league. Throughout his coaching career Gruden has favored veteran players as the foundation to his teams. Now, eight games into his..." November 09

  • Adrift in Oakland: A Season of Distrust and Uncertainty Is Sinking the Raiders

    Bleacher Report "Initially, there's the expected misery. The distinct feeling that you've plummeted into football hell. From the Oakland Raiders sideline, the most audible sounds come from grown men in face paint, shoulder pads, spikes and scowls as they boo the team that's..." November 08

  • Bruce Irvin signing with the Falcons

    Pro Football Talk "Bruce Irvin didn’t stay unemployed for long. Irvin, who passed through waivers after the Raiders cut him, is signing with the Falcons, the team announced this morning. It was unsurprising that no team picked Irvin up on waivers, given that it would have..." November 07

  • Bruce Irvin Goes Unclaimed On Waivers

    Pro Football Rumors "Former Raiders defensive end Bruce Irvin went unclaimed on waivers, as Adam Schefter of tweets. The other 31 teams in the NFL were not interested in picking up the $3.8MM left on Irvin’s contract, but he should draw ample interest as a free agent.  Irvin wants to..." November 06

  • Oakland mayor on what went wrong with Raiders

    San Francisco Gate "The happy-feet Raiders are nearing the end of their most recent stay in Oakland, and who is to blame for owner Mark Davis moving his team to Las Vegas? Not Oakland, says Mayor Libby Schaaf. I had a recent phone conversation with Schaaf, who is up for re-election Tuesday and..." November 06

  • Raiders Expected To Sign DE Kony Ealy

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Raiders are expected to sign DE Kony Ealy to a one-year contract on Monday. Oakland is obviously looking to bolster their pass rush after trading away Khalil Mack and cutting Bruce Irvin. Ealy, 26, is a..." November 05

  • Here's why the NFL and Fortnite are made for each other

    USA Today "I love football and I love Fortnite. Put them together, and it's heaven. On Monday, the NFL and Epic Games announced a partnership that will make gear – known as skins – for all 32 teams available as part of the wildly popular game's Battle..." November 05

  • How Packers can turn the corner against Patriots' Tom Brady

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "It’s hard to pin the fortunes of a football team on a single player unless he’s a quarterback, but if rookie cornerback Jaire Alexander is the budding talent he appeared to be last week in Los Angeles, the Green Bay Packers could be back in business this year. Alexander..." November 04

  • Raiders Gave JaMarcus Russell Blank Tapes To See If He Studied Film

    Black Sports Online "We all remember JaMarcus Russell being one of the biggest bust in the NFL and a former Raiders player had to let it be known that it was all on Russell. Former offensive lineman David Diehl told WFAN (New York) that the coaches used to give Russell blank tapes to see if he actually..." November 04

  • Khalil Mack, Jadeveon Clowney Among Rams' Targets Before Dante Fowler Jr. Trade

    Bleacher Report "The Los Angeles Rams were hoping to add at least one more star to their defensive line prior to acquiring Dante Fowler Jr. at the trade deadline.  Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Rams made "multiple inquiries" to the Houston Texans about Jadeveon Clowney in the..." November 04

  • Will the Raiders win any of their remaining eight games this season?

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The Raiders are sitting on one win, and have been since Week 4. The franchise has gone downhill since, with blowout losses to the L.A. Chargers and Seahawks, a defensive disaster against Indianapolis and Thursday night’s thrashing at Levi’s Stadium. This squad is so bad..." November 04

  • Bruce Irvin takes the high road with the Raiders

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders said goodbye to linebacker Bruce Irvin on Saturday, and linebacker Bruce Irvin has now said goodbye to the Raiders. “Thank you for your part in my journey,” Irvin tweeted. “Specifically thank you to owner Mark Davis, G.M. Reggie McKenzie, Coach Jon..." November 04

  • Raiders cut Bruce Irvin

    Pro Football Talk "Raiders coach Jon Gruden has said goodbye to another expensive veteran. Bruce Irvin, the veteran pass rusher who’s making $9 million this year, has been released, according to Vic Tafur of The Athletic. The writing appeared to be on the wall when Irvin played only nine..." November 03

  • Kyle Shanahan throws shade at Oakland Raiders

    Larry Brown Sports "Kyle Shanahan’s San Francisco 49ers earned Bay Area bragging rights over the Oakland Raiders with an easy 34-3 win on Thursday night. But according to Shanahan, there isn’t much of a rivalry between the teams. He seems to view it more as a big brother/little brother..." November 03

  • Deion Sanders believes ‘garbage’ Raiders will dump Derek Carr

    TMZ "Deion Sanders is declaring the Oakland Raiders UNWATCHABLE ... calling Jon Gruden's team straight-up GARBAGE after losing to the 49ers. AND, HE'S RIGHT -- THEY WERE TRASH THURSDAY NIGHT!!! SOMEONE COME GET YA RAIDAS!! The Raiders fell to 1-7 after getting..." November 03

  • Jon Gruden explains why the Raiders' highest-paid defensive player played nine snaps on Thursday

    CBS Sports "After the Raiders traded away Khalil Mack on the eve of the season, Bruce Irvin became their best pass rusher and most expensive defensive player. That's what makes it so puzzling to see the Raiders seldom use Irvin. During their embarrassing loss to the 49ers on Thursday night, Irvin..." November 03

  • Raiders Worked Out CB Jalen Myrick

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Howard Balzer, the Oakland Raiders brought in free agent CB Jalen Myrick for a workout this week. Myrick, 23, is a former seventh-round pick of the Jaguars back in 2017. He was in the second year of his four-year, $2.49 million contract when the..." November 02

  • Crazy stat highlights Raiders’ absurdly bad defense

    Sportsnaut "The Oakland Raiders are falling apart at the seams. It’s tough to find one good thing to say about what the franchise is doing right now, especially after it was trampled by the San Francisco 49ers on “Thursday Night Football” in embarrassing fashion. During Thursday..." November 02

  • A small town in Colorado has one stoplight but is home to three current NFL players

    USA Today "Harvested fields of corn surround the town. Downtown is a stretch of two blocks just west of the former Western Sugar factory whose giant towers now hold fine silica sand used in the region’s rapidly growing hydraulic fracking industry. Children ride bicycles..." November 02

  • Jon Gruden should give the Raiders their money back. (Ha ha, that’ll never happen)

    SB Nation "I suppose Mark Davis, the good for nothing son that’s a staple of privileged families everywhere, believed he was pulling off a real coup when he was the one to finally lure Jon Gruden out of the broadcast booth and back on the sidelines. There must have been some oedipal shit going on..." November 02

  • Have Raiders quit on Jon Gruden? Coach, players explain demoralizing loss to Nick Mullens and 49ers

    CBS Sports "The Giants, 49ers and Raiders headed into Week 9 with one win apiece. Of that group, San Francisco was the favorite to earn the first-overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. Those odds will change thanks to former undrafted free agent and practice squad..." November 02

  • Derek Carr: I'm not leaving, 'I'm in for the long haul' "The Oakland Raiders' disappointing season might have reached its nadir during Thursday's 34-3 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. It's hard to imagine the season getting any worse based on the multitude of struggles the Raidersencountered against what..." November 02

  • Kelechi Osemele, Gareon Conley both active, as is Richard Sherman

    Pro Football Talk "Raiders left guard Kelechi Osemele will start tonight after missing the past three games. He injured his knee in a Week Four game against the Browns. Oakland also will have cornerbacks Gareon Conley (foot) and Daryl Worley (shoulder). Both were questionable in Wednesday’s status..." November 01

  • Jon Gruden claims players call him up and say they are 'dying to play' for Raiders

    CBS Sports "The Oakland Raiders have often looked like an outright disaster on the field this season. Jon Gruden's club is 1-6, with the 27th-ranked scoring offense and 31st-ranked scoring defense. The Raiders have jettisoned seemingly everybody that was held over from Reggie McKenzie's..." November 01

  • NFL's officiating problems have quieted down, but some issues remain

    USA Today "No news is good news. That surely needs to be the working mantra for the men and woman in stripes as the second half of the NFL season rolls on, given the controversy, confusion and assorted blunders that cast so much shade on the first few weeks of this campaign. Outside of..." November 01

  • Gareon Conley, Kelechi Osemele are questionable

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The Raiders are deep along the interior line. Jon Feliciano is a quality reserve, surely a starting guard on several NFL teams, able to step in and keep the line going strong in a pinch. That doesn’t mean, however, the Raiders will be overly cautious bringing Kelechi Osemele..." October 31

  • Raiders' locker room relieved after quiet NFL trade deadline

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The Raiders made players available just before Tuesday afternoon’s trading deadline. Derek Carr and Greg Olson spoke at the podium before most reporters entered for an open locker room period. The place was a ghost town. Few players wanted to speak just before a period were the..." October 31

  • Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie announces retirement in midseason

    ESPN "Veteran cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, a two-time Pro Bowl selection, announced his retirement in an Instagram post Tuesday. Playing his 11th NFL season, Rodgers-Cromartie was active for seven games for the Oakland Raiders this season, making eight tackles and..." October 30

  • Colts have struggled against tight ends, have to stop Jared Cook

    Indianapolis Star "Derek Carr’s weapons are disappearing in Oakland. The Raiders made a splash Monday by trading talented but inconsistent receiver Amari Cooper to the Dallas Cowboys. Marshawn Lynch, the bruising running back who could take some of the pressure off the passing game, was placed on..." October 28

  • Reggie Nelson, Rashaan Melvin inactive for Raiders

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders will play without left guard Kelechi Osemele today after making him inactive with a knee injury. They did have hope that they would have him after he returned to practice Friday, earning a questionable designation. Oakland made Reggie Nelson and Rashaan Melvin healthy..." October 28

  • Raiders’ Bruce Irvin Drawing Trade Interest

    Pro Football Rumors "The Raiders have already traded wide receiver Amari Cooper and are open to dealing defensive backs Gareon Conley and Karl Joseph, but there’s an additional Oakland player who is also available. Per Adam Schefter of, the Raiders have discussed edge rusher Bruce Irvin with other..." October 28

  • Raiders assure Carr will remain starter for present, future

    ESPN "The Raiders have told Derek Carr that he is their quarterback now and for the foreseeable future, sources tell ESPN, affirming coach Jon Gruden's assertion that Oakland will not trade the three-time Pro Bowler. Carr will lead the Raiders into Sunday's game against the Colts..." October 28

  • Raiders linebacker Jason Cabinda may make debut Sunday

    San Francisco Gate "As an undrafted rookie linebacker, Jason Cabinda naturally gravitated toward Derrick Johnson, a 14-year NFL veteran, after signing with the Raiders this spring. “I’ve texted him so many times, question after question after question,” Cabinda said. “Probably..." October 27

  • As an ESPN analyst, Jon Gruden said Raiders should draft Amari Cooper

    Yahoo! Sports "It’s not completely clear why Raiders head coach Jon Gruden decided to trade away wide receiver Amari Cooper, but we do know one thing for sure: Gruden thought Cooper was a smart pick at the time the Raiders drafted him. We know that because Gruden was working the draft for..." October 27

  • Jones ducked media after Redskins game over fear of leaking Cooper trade

    The Score "Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones skipped his traditional postgame media session Sunday in fear he would accidentally reveal the blockbuster Amari Cooper trade he had looming. "I can't keep a secret," Jones quipped Friday on 105.3 The Fan. "I thought it was best to..." October 26

  • 'Everybody must step up' as Raiders adjust after Amari Cooper's exit

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The first-round pick reaped from the Amari Cooper deal won’t help until 2019 at the earliest, leaving the Raiders to make up for Cooper’s loss with what they have left on the roster. Cooper played most every offensive snap when healthy, meaning Raiders reserves have a tall..." October 26

  • Jets Made Strong Push For Khalil Mack

    New York Daily News "The Jets hope that Khalil Mack doesn’t give them a reminder Sunday of why they wanted him so badly not so long ago. Gang Green was prepared to go all-in for the perennial Pro Bowl outside linebacker before the Raiders ultimately traded him to the Bears. How much did..." October 25

  • Doug Martin to be Raiders ‘feature back’ replacing Marshawn Lynch

    Silver & Black Pride "With all the talk of Amari Cooper getting traded and whether or not the team still believes in Derek Carr is perhaps a bigger issue happening with the Raiders — they don’t have Marshawn Lynch anymore. Lynch was the best player..." October 25

  • Jon Gruden works for 'The Raiders,' not 'The Oakland Raiders'

    NBC Sports Bay Area "“We’re doing everything we can to win games and certainly build this football team. Not everybody, I’m sure, understands. I just to say those two things. We’re doing what we think is best for the Oakland Raiders and the future of the..." October 25

  • Jon Gruden assured Derek Carr he will not be traded

    Larry Brown Sports "The Oakland Raiders have already traded away two of their core players in the nine short months that Jon Gruden has been with the team, and some believe Derek Carr could be the next to go. Assuming the head coach is telling the truth, that is not going to happen this season. On..." October 25