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  • Raiders approached San Diego officials about possible temporary home as they wait on Vegas

    CBS Sports "The Raiders continue to investigate contingencies should they end up leaving Oakland prior to completion of the construction of their new stadium in Las Vegas, including at least a very preliminary overture to San Diego officials, league sources said. There has been some..." September 23

  • Gruden's scouting system led to divide in building "Raiders coach Jon Gruden broke down film a certain way when he was preparing for games in the Monday Night Football booth. That method has not changed now that he's back coaching. But the manner in which he evaluates personnel -- and the people who have his ear -- has led to a..." September 23

  • Raiders CB Rashaan Melvin off to motoring start

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Rashaan Melvin was in press-man coverage Sunday, shadowing Denver Broncos tight end Jake Butt, when he noticed two wide receivers who were aligned inside of Melvin’s assigned receiver take outside releases on shallow routes. The Raiders cornerback anticipated that his man would run a post..." September 22

  • Rumored interest in Colin Kaepernick is great and all but Raiders should be going after Eric Reid

    Silver & Black Pride "This week the attorney for Colin Kaepernick hinted the Raiders might be interested in the controversial quarterback. The NFL may be finding out his kneeling in protest may not so bad for business these days after he sent Nike sales through the roof with the ad campaign he did with..." September 22

  • Rumored interest in Colin Kaepernick is great and all but Raiders should be going after Eric Reid

    Silver & Black Pride "This week the attorney for Colin Kaepernick hinted the Raiders might be interested in the controversial quarterback. The NFL may be finding out his kneeling in protest may not so bad for business these days after he sent Nike sales through the roof with the ad campaign he..." September 21

  • Carr: 'It hurts your heart to see' Khalil Mack off Raiders "It's obvious through the first two games of the season the Oakland Raiders are sorely missing Khalil Mack. Looking beyond coach Jon Gruden's somewhat strange comments about how difficult it is to find quality pass-rushers, it appears the Raiders are..." September 21

  • Jon Gruden can't stop talking about how ineffective the Raiders' pass rush is without Khalil Mack

    CBS Sports "You know what the Raiders could really use right now? A dominant pass rusher. We know that because coach Jon Gruden can't stop talking about it even though, you know, Oakland traded Khalil Mack to the Bears before the season, presumably because the..." September 20

  • Raiders WR Jordy Nelson not sweating quiet start

    San Francisco Gate "Being Derek Carr’s primary receiving target has resulted in a gaudy stat line in each of the Raiders’ first two games. Tight end Jared Cook had nine catches for 180 yards in Week 1. On Sunday in Denver, receiver Amari Cooper had 10 catches on 10..." September 20

  • Colin Kaepernick's Attorney Hints Raiders and Patriots Interested In QB

    TMZ "Colin Kaepernick and Tom Brady ... on the same team??? That seems to be the suggestion coming from Colin's attorney, Mark Geragos -- who's teasing to TMZ Sports that two NFL teams could be interested in signing the QB.  "I..." September 20

  • When players went on strike for better benefits, Eric Dickerson undermined them

    Pro Football Talk "Eric Dickerson is now speaking out for the idea that Hall of Fame players should be paid $300,000 a year in retirement. But when Dickerson was an active player, supporting the retired players was not his concern. In 1987, the NFL players went on strike, and among the key pieces of..." September 20

  • Jon Gruden: It’s hard to find a good pass rusher

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders’ defense is next to last in the NFL through two games of the season, with just two sacks. So what seems to be the problem? Raiders coach Jon Gruden says great pass rushers don’t grow on trees. “It’s hard to find a great one. It’s..." September 19

  • Eric Dickerson: NFL should pay each Hall of Famer $300,000 a year

    Pro Football Talk "When Eric Dickerson released a statement calling for an annual salary for Hall of Famers, he didn’t say what that salary should be. But now he has given a dollar amount of $300,000 annually. “If it was up to me, I think every Hall of Famer would get about..." September 19

  • Raiders Waiving DT Brian Price

    NFL Trade Rumors "Michael Gehlken reports that the Raiders are waiving DT Brian Price from their active roster on Tuesday. Price, 24, wound up signing a three-year, $1.62 million contract on with the Packers as an undrafted free agent out of Texas-San Antonio back in 2016. However, he..." September 18

  • Raiders struggle to find solutions rushing the passer

    NBC Sports Chicago "The Raiders have a problem rushing the passer. The defensive line can’t seem to get home, creating issues in the passing game defensive backs can’t solve. The real question, it seems, is how it can get better with the roster as currently constructed. Head coach Jon Gruden..." September 18

  • Raiders promote Shilique Calhoun from practice squad

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders waived Shilique Calhoun a week ago, re-signing him to the practice squad. They promoted him to the 53-player roster Tuesday to take the place of defensive tackle Brian Price. The Raiders selected Calhoun in the third round of the 2016 draft. He has played in 20..." September 18

  • Jon Gruden's decision to get rid of Khalil Mack looks dumber with each game

    USA Today "Jon Gruden’s decision to let Khalil Mack go looks worse and worse with every game. As the Oakland Raiders struggle to get pressure — imagine that — Mack continues to wreak havoc for a defense that is shaping up to be a quarterback’s worst nightmare. The Chicago..." September 18

  • Group of NFL Hall of Famers demands an annual salary and health benefits

    Pro Football Talk "A group of Pro Football Hall of Famers are arguing that every member of the Hall of Fame should be paid an annual salary and given health insurance. In a letter sent to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith, and Pro..." September 18

  • Raiders tackle Donald Penn shoulders blame for blocked PAT try

    San Francisco Gate "Raiders right tackle Donald Penn allowed one sack to edge rusher Von Miller and had another negated by a Denver penalty Sunday. What irked Penn most about his performance in the Raiders’ 20-19 loss, though, was a special-teams play. After Oakland took a 12-0..." September 17

  • Raiders Trying Out QBs Kyle Allen & Joe Callahan

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Mike Garafolo, the Raiders are bringing in free agent QBs Kyle Allen and Joe Callahan for workouts on Monday. Allen, 22, signed on with the Panthers as an undrafted free agent back in April. He began his college career at Texas A&M before..." September 17

  • Raiders Coach Jon Gruden Says He Has No Regrets About Khalil Mack Trade

    Complex "An 0-2 Raiders start, and a monster first half with his new team (which included a forced fumble, fumble recovery, sack, interception, and touchdown) hasn't changed Jon Gruden's mind about trading Khalil Mack to the Bears for a pair of first round picks. The old/new Raiders..." September 17

  • Gruden defends Bruce Irvin after fans question his effort

    Yardbarker "Jon Gruden may want more out of Bruce Irvin, but he still is defending the pass rusher from fan criticism. Irvin’s effort was in question after this video was circulated on Twitter, showing Irvin’s poor effort on the Denver Broncos’ drive to win the game on..." September 17

  • Marquette King hits Jon Gruden with epic troll job after Sunday's win

    Sportsnaut "Marquette King and Jon Gruden don’t like one another very much. And if that’s wasn’t clear before now, it certainly is now after what King did following Sunday’s big win for the Denver Broncos over his former team. King posted a short video entitled..." September 17

  • 2018 Season Likely To Be Reggie McKenzie’s Last With Raiders

    Pro Football Rumors "When Jon Gruden took over as coach of the Oakland Raiders, the writing was on the wall for GM Reggie McKenzie. Now there’s more confirmation the two sides will be heading for a split, as Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports there is virtually no chance McKenzie is..." September 17

  • Martavis Bryant is active and will play for Raiders

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders have newly signed receiver Martavis Bryant active as expected, and he will play today against the Broncos. Oakland will play without returner Dwayne Harris, who the team listed as questionable with a foot injury entering the weekend. " September 16

  • Martavis Bryant Permitted To Play During Appeal Of Suspension

    Pro Football Rumors "Although we have not heard an official announcement from the NFL, it appears that Raiders WR Martavis Bryant has indeed been handed a one-year suspension for allegedly violating the league’s substance-abuse policy (we heard last week that Bryant was facing such a ban)...." September 16

  • Raiders expected to make front office changes

    Larry Brown Sports "The Oakland Raiders are expected to make changes to their front office at some point over the next year, according to a report. CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reported Sunday that the widely held belief around the league is that the Raiders will shake things up at some..." September 16

  • Kolton Miller’s next task for the Raiders: Von Miller and Co.

    East Bay Times "Approached in the Raiders locker room Thursday to chat, rookie left tackle Kolton Miller flashed a smile, hesitant to talk at first. He asked if the questions would be about Von Miller, maybe the league’s best edge rusher the rookie has to block this Sunday in Denver. The..." September 15

  • Raiders rookie Johnny Townsend ready to continue team's punting tradition

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Punter Johnny Townsend moved across the country for a new job, yet felt completely comfortable. Kicker Eddy Piñeiro helped with that. The roommates and good friends at the University of Florida were both acquired by the Raiders, and seemed set to hold those positions for..." September 14

  • Jon Gruden Seems to Rip Derek Carr for Not Throwing to Open Amari Cooper

    Bleacher Report "Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden acknowledged the team missed some opportunities to get Amari Cooper the ball during Monday's 33-13 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Speaking to reporters (h/t The Athletic's Vic Tafur), Gruden seemed to suggest..." September 13

  • Ex-Raiders punter Marquette King on Jon Gruden: 'Who's that?'

    USA Today "Punter Marquette King said that he signed with the Denver Broncos this offseason in part because of the "revenge factor" — an opportunity to play his former team, the Oakland Raiders, and the coach who abruptly cut him, Jon Gruden, at least twice a year. But when..." September 13

  • Alabama had an NFL-high 44 players on Week One rosters

    Pro Football Talk "Alabama has been the top program in college football in recent years, so it’s unsurprising that the Crimson Tide have put more players into the NFL than any other college team. Alabama had 44 players on Week One rosters, the most of any college. After Alabama were a..." September 13

  • Why the Raiders brought back Martavis Bryant

    San Jose Mercury News "Martavis Bryant was a free agent for only 10 days before the same team that waived him brought him back. Jon Gruden said on Sept. 2 that wide receiver Keon Hatcher, who the Raiders waived to make room for Bryant, beat him out on performance alone. That explanation clearly didn’t..." September 13

  • Raiders Will Reportedly Place DL Justin Ellis on Injured Reserve

    12 Up "More rough news for the AFC West squad. Oakland Raiders defensive lineman Justin Ellis has been placed on injured reserve/designated return after sustaining strained ligaments in his foot following Monday night's loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Ellis is eligible..." September 13

  • Raiders LS Andrew DePaola Out For Season, OAK To Sign LS Trent Sieg

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Michael Gehlken, Raiders LS Andrew DePaola is out for the season with a knee injury and the team is now expected to sign rookie Trent Sieg to a contract. Gehlken adds that the Raiders also considered LS Drew Scott, but they..." September 12

  • Defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins visiting Raiders "After allowing the Los Angeles Rams to gain 140 rushing yards in a season-opening loss, the Oakland Raiders could be in the market to bolster the interior of the defensive line. Veteran free-agent defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins is scheduled Wednesday for a..." September 12

  • Johnathan Hankins Signs With Raiders

    Pro Football Rumors "It turns out this will be a two-defensive tackle-addition day for the Raiders. Shortly after Clinton McDonald became a Raider, Johnathan Hankins will as well. Oakland will add Hankins on a one-year deal, Adam Schefter of reports (on Twitter). " September 12

  • Raiders To Sign DT Clinton McDonald

    Pro Football Rumors "Add another 30-something to Jon Gruden’s offseason haul. Clinton McDonald will join the Raiders, Ian Rapoport of reports (on Twitter). Cut by the Broncos after the preseason, McDonald appeared on the Raiders’ radar Wednesday. Despite the team visiting with..." September 12

  • Jon Gruden: Raiders have to get Amari Cooper going

    San Francisco Gate "Receiver Amari Cooper was on the field for 69 of the 74 snaps the Raiders’ offense ran in Monday night’s 33-13 loss to the Rams. Quarterback Derek Carr threw to him three times. It was hardly the involvement expected when head coach Jon Gruden said in the offseason that..." September 12

  • Khalil Mack may have stayed with Raiders if Jon Gruden called him

    NBC Bay Area "If only Jon Gruden had used some of his rollover minutes, maybe Khalil Mack would still be a Raider. During NBC's Sunday Night Football broadcast, analyst Cris Collinsworth shared a conversation he had with the new Bears edge rusher recently. "I asked [Khalil Mack],..." September 12

  • Martavis Bryant Discussing Return To Raiders

    Pro Football Rumors "Free agent receiver Martavis Bryant is in the Raiders’ facility today discussing a possible return to the team, according to Mike Garafolo of (Twitter link). Bryant is reportedly facing a year-long suspension after once again violating the NFL’s substance abuse..." September 11

  • Martavis Bryant, Raiders Close to 1-Year Contract Amid Suspension Rumors

    Bleacher Report "The Oakland Raiders could be back in the Martavis Bryant business.  Bryant visited Raiders facilities Tuesday to discuss a potential return, per Mike Garafolo of NFL Network. Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reported the two sides are closing in on a one-year contract, adding..." September 11

  • Did Jon Gruden just blast Derek Carr and Amari Cooper?

    Sportsnaut "One thing that has changed in the near two decades since Jon Gruden was last the Oakland Raiders’ head coach is his willingness to provide the media with fodder. Having been part of the Monday Night Football crew for the past several years, this stands to reason. In no way does..." September 11

  • Could Raiders cut ties with Carr after season?

    Larry Brown Sports "Derek Carr looked at one point like he had the potential to be one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, but his struggles from last season spilled over into 2018 with a rough game against the Los Angeles Rams on Monday night. If that trend continues, will Jon Gruden go in another..." September 11

  • Rams wanted to acquire Khalil Mack, then trade him after season

    Clutch Points "Apparently, the Los Angeles Rams flirted with the idea of making their defense the ‘Avengers’ version of the NFL. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Rams proposed a trade to the Oakland Raiders in the offseason that would land Los Angeles linebacker Khalil Mack. However, the..." September 11

  • Jon Gruden: Raiders will take good look at pass rush "The Oakland Raiders got off to a solid start leading the Los Angeles Rams 13-10 at halftime in Jon Gruden's return to the sideline. The Raiders smartly employed an offensive game plan to avoid Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib, heavily..." September 11

  • Marshawn Lynch ‘ready to roll’ for matchup with Rams

    Clutch Points "On Monday, the Oakland Raiders will open their 2018 campaign going head-to-head against the Los Angeles Rams. One concern the team had heading into Week 1 was the health of veteran running back Marshawn Lynch who has been limited this week due to a groin injury. According to Mike..." September 10

  • Jon Gruden: ‘Obviously, Khalil Mack didn’t want to be here’

    Sportsnaut "The Oakland Raiders and first-year head coach Jon Gruden are facing increased criticism for trading Khalil Mack after the former Defensive Player of the Year dominated in his Chicago Bears debut Sunday night. In speaking with his former ESPN colleagues in the lead up to Oakand’s..." September 10

  • One helmet rule penalty was called through 14 games "The offseason angst over the revised helmet-to-helmet hitting policy slowed to a sputter as real games began. Through 14 regular season games -- with two Monday night tilts to be played -- referees penalized one player for a use of helmet foul, per league..." September 10

  • Marshawn Lynch exits injury report for Raiders

    Pro Football Talk "When the Raiders commence what could be their last season in Oakland, an Oakland native will be ready to roll. Running back Marshawn Lynch has no injury designation for Week One, despite being limited all week in practice with a groin injury. Offensive lineman Kelechi..." September 09