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  • Brent Musberger will take over as Raiders radio announcer

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "The iconic voice of Brent Musburger soon will be calling games for the Raiders, the Review-Journal learned Tuesday. Musburger has agreed to a three-year deal to be the radio play-by-play announcer for the Raiders starting this season, according to two sources familiar with the move...." July 17

  • John Schnatter: ‘Papa John’s Doesn’t Want To Do Business With Roger Goodell’

    Total Pro Sports "ohn Schnatter clearly has a wish to end everything he has worded for up to this point, and it’s taken just under a year for him to completely destroy his image. The Papa Johns founder is already at rock bottom, but he decided to dig an even bigger hole on Friday during a recent..." July 15

  • NFLPA exec: 'There are serious consequences' to legalized sports betting

    The Score "NFLPA vice president of business and legal affairs Casey Schwab stated that legalized sports betting could have immense ramifications concerning player privacy. The U.S. Supreme Court voted 7-2 in May that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act is unconstitutional,..." July 15

  • Jerry Rice: I'm the best football player of all-time

    Sportsnaut "San Francisco 49ers legend Jerry Rice isn’t one that lacks confidence in himself. He knows where he stands among the best receivers of all-time. He is legitimately the greatest to ever play that position. Apparently, Rice has now decided to take that to the next level and throw..." July 13

  • Las Vegas Raiders stadium club PSLs to cost fans up to $75K each

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Personal seat licenses for premium club seating at the Raiders’ Las Vegas stadium will cost fans between $20,000 and $75,000 apiece, documents obtained by the Review-Journal show. In interviews late last month, team officials would not discuss PSL pricing or sales. A team..." July 12

  • Raiders having sticker shock over Khalil Mack extension?

    247 Sports "There was never a question about whether or not the push to get Khalil Mack a much-deserved contract extension would happen this offseason. The Oakland Raiders knew this situation was on the horizon, and even Mack's decision to holdout can't be considered all that..." July 12

  • Raiders DC: Goal for Bruce Irvin is double-digit sacks "Bruce Irvin tied a career high with eight sacks in 2017. New Raiders defensive coordinator Paul Guenther is planning for the veteran edge rusher to get over the double-digit hump finally. "I knew he was a really gifted rusher," Guenther said, via Paul Gutierrez of" July 10

  • NFLPA Files Grievance Over NFL’s Anthem Policy

    Pro Football Rumors "The players’ union is filing a grievance against the NFL’s new anthem policy, the NFLPA announced on Tuesday. The union argues that the new policy violates the rights of players.  “Our union filed its non-injury grievance today on behalf of all players..." July 10

  • Raiders Hope To Play 2019 Season In Oakland

    Pro Football Rumors "As the second Jon Gruden era begins in Oakland, the Raiders continue to attempt to gain a foothold in Las Vegas while their new stadium is being built. They are going to play in the Bay Area this season, but beyond that, there are no guarantees just yet. The team does not have a..." July 08

  • Plenty of unknowns regarding the future of the Raiders

    Pro Football Talk "It’s known that the Raiders currently play in Oakland. It’s known that they’ll eventually move to Las Vegas, and that they’ll eventually play in a new stadium that is being constructed there. Beyond that, not much is known. For example, it’s not..." July 08

  • Why Ice Cube turned to ex-Raiders exec Amy Trask to help guide his basketball league

    East Bay Times "Ice Cube and Amy Trask, the rapper and the lawyer, would make for a good sitcom if they weren’t so busy spearheading their rising 3-on-3 basketball league. The two are longtime friends, going back at least 20 years and bonded by their connection to the Raiders. Now they are..." July 07

  • NFL adds 15-yard penalty for grounds crew clearing snow for a field goal

    Pro Football Talk "Just before Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri lined up for a game-tying extra point on a snowy day last season in Buffalo, the Colts sent some sideline personnel onto the field to attempt to remove snow from the area where the kick would be lined up, and help Vinatieri get better footing...." July 06

  • NFL Still Has a Cheating Problem

    Bleacher Report "There's never been a player who quietly inspired more love, and potentially more hate, among NFL wide receivers than the Patriots' Julian Edelman. For years, there have been two differing opinions about Edelman. Some believed he was special—a..." July 06

  • Trump: NFL’s new anthem policy is ‘worse’ than old one

    New York Post "President Donald Trump is not done with the NFL yet, saying the league’s new national anthem policy is “worse” than the original one. During a campaign rally in Great Falls, Mont., Trump took aim at the NFL’s new policy again, which was passed in May and..." July 06

  • The NFL coaches likely on the hot seat

    Houston Chronicle "NFL teams are preparing for training camp and the 2018 season. There are coaches who seem to be on the proverbial hot seat. Three divisions – AFC South, NFC North and NFC West – don't have coaches who have trouble sitting as they enter crucial seasons. It'll be..." July 06

  • NFL's Gareon Conley Sues Rape Accuser: You Cost Me Millions and a Nike Deal

    TMZ "Oakland Raiders cornerback Gareon Conley is out for revenge against the woman who accused him of rape ... saying the "false" allegation caused him to fall in the NFL Draft, costing him a fortune.  Conley -- a star player at Ohio State -- was investigated for..." July 05

  • Fully-guaranteed NFL deal would result in shorter contracts

    Pro Football Talk "It’s the annual NBA free-agency frenzy, featuring B-level players getting more money than A-list NFL stars. Among other things, the money handed out to basketball players renews calls for fully-guaranteed NFL contracts. This year, Chargers left tackle and NFLPA executive..." July 04

  • Raiders’ coaches think Gareon Conley is ready for a big second season

    ESPN "What's that saying about seeing a light at the end of a tunnel and hoping it's not an oncoming train? Reintroducing, then, the Oakland Raiders' first-round pick from the 2017 draft, cornerback Gareon Conley. "It's been a dark world that he's been in,..." July 02

  • Jay Gruden Coaching For His Job In 2018?

    Pro Football Rumors "Redskins head coach Jay Gruden was mentioned as a potential hot seat candidate at the end of last season, but the team — citing the injuries that Gruden had to deal with in 2017 as well as his leadership skills — decided to give him another shot. At least one other club would have..." July 01

  • Raiders hope to learn from Knights in reaching Las Vegas locals

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "When he was a boy, Mark Davis would spend time in Las Vegas with his father, being introduced to many of those celebrities who headlined acts, names like Jimmy Durante and Don Rickles and countless others. On Wednesday night, Davis attended a Gwen Stefani concert and sat next to a few..." June 30

  • NFL saw 73 percent rise in preseason concussions last year

    Pro Football Talk "When training camps open around the league next month, the NFL wants teams to be mindful of the spike in preseason concussions last year. The NFL found that preseason concussions were up 73 percent from 2016 and that most of them occurred in 11-on-11 drills conducted in practices..." June 29

  • Josh Norman tells the hilarious backstory of the lie that sparked his Amari Cooper rant

    CBS Sports "After last season's Week 3 matchup against the Oakland Raiders, Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman had some words for wide receiver Amari Cooper, saying that "you don't come in here and say what you're gonna put up on somebody. 200 yards? Did he even catch two..." June 28

  • Raiders plan to give Ryan Switzer a bigger role than he had in Dallas

    Pro Football Talk "The Cowboys talked up Ryan Switzer when they used a fourth-round pick on him in 2017. But he never found a role in the offense, which prompted the team to trade him to Oakland in the offseason. “Just the snap of the fingers and your world gets flipped upside down,” Switzer..." June 26

  • Even at 55, Jerry Rice is convinced he could still play in the NFL

    USA Today "Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice thinks he's in pretty good shape for a 55-year-old. In fact, he's convinced that he could still play professional football. "I still feel like today, if I wanted to come back to football and play football, I could do it, at..." June 26

  • Why Kolton Miller has been one of the most impressive Raiders in workouts

    Sacramento Bee "Kolton Miller has arrived, and then some. The Raiders' first-round draft choice out of UCLA showed promise during OTAs and minicamp. The next step is training camp that starts July 27 in Napa, where Miller sets aim at securing a starting spot at offensive..." June 24

  • Main difference between Khalil Mack and Aaron Donald contract negotiations

    Yardbarker "Aaron Donald and Khalil Mack are two of the best defensive players in the league. They are also both heading into the final year of their contracts. They’re both angling for new deals and they’ve both threatened to holdout at various times to get those new deals. But,..." June 24

  • Frostee Rucker already impressed by one Raiders rookie "Frostee Rucker hasn’t even been an Oakland Raider for two weeks, but there’s already a rookie defensive lineman who has made an impression on the 11-year veteran, former Michigan Wolverine, Maurice Hurst. “He’s a good kid,” Rucker told Pat Kirwan and Jim..." June 23

  • Raiders Sign FB Ryan Yurachek, Waive FB Henry Poggi

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Oakland Raiders announced Friday that they’ve signed FB Ryan Yurachek to a contract and waived FB Henry Poggi. Yurachek wound up going undrafted out of Marshall following this year’s draft before securing the tryout with the Saints. New Orleans signed..." June 22

  • Maurice Hurst “amped up” to play for Paul Guenther after watching Geno Atkins

    Premiership Talk "Defensive tackle Maurice Hurst was considered a possible first-round pick before an irregular heartbeat was detected during a medical exam at the NFL Scouting Combine and questions about whether he’ll be able to have a long career in the NFL helped push him to the Raiders in the fifth..." June 21

  • Martavis Bryant has not missed or failed a drug test

    Pro Football Talk "The situation surrounding Raiders receiver Martavis Bryant remains unclear a week after a report that the team was bracing for another suspension. But a new report says Bryant has not missed or failed a drug test. Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports that Bryant hasn’t been..." June 21

  • Raiders offer rookies help adjusting to NFL life

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Most Raiders are on summer vacation. Last week’s mandatory minicamp capped the offseason program, giving veteran players freedom to rest, relax or go find a white-sand beach. Raiders rookies haven’t left Alameda yet. They spent the last few months learning about new..." June 21

  • Raiders QB Carr begins summer working alongside brother David

    USA Today "The Raiders are done with the offseason program put in place by coach Jon Gruden but quarterback Derek Carr is still working this weekend, helping to promote a Bakersfield hospital with his big brother, David Carr. That Derek got a mention in Mercy Memorial Hospital’s tweet and..." June 17

  • Raiders Sign Rookie Arden Key

    Pro Football Rumors "Arden Key is officially under contract with the Raiders. On Friday, Oakland announced the signing of the third-round defensive end. Heading into draft season, Key was widely projected as a first-round pick. However, his rocky 2017 season at LSU damaged his stock. In his final..." June 15

  • Mike Pereira: If the new rules don’t reduce concussions, the kickoff is gone

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s new rules designed to reduce the impacts on kickoffs represent a last-gasp effort to keep the play in the sport. That’s the word from former head of officiating Mike Pereira, who believes that if this year’s rule changes don’t result in the desired..." June 15

  • Jon Gruden Rips CBA, Says It Stunted Christian Hackenberg's Development

    Bleacher Report "Christian Hackenberg's time with the Raiders was short-lived, but new Oakland coach Jon Gruden doesn't put the blame on the quarterback. He believes the current collective bargaining agreement played a major factor. On Thursday, Gruden let it be..." June 15

  • Raiders fear suspension for WR Martavis Bryant

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "The Raiders fear potential NFL discipline might be imminent for wide receiver Martavis Bryant, sources said Thursday, inciting internal uneasiness at the conclusion of an otherwise encouraging spring workout program. Multiple team officials declined comment as they left for a..." June 15

  • Raiders CB Gareon Conley has confidence back after frustrating rookie year

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Gareon Conley has a healthy resume. He doesn’t have a track record of ailments, no physical issues chronically keeping him out of games at Ohio State or in high school. As a matter of fact, he didn’t miss a game with injury as a Buckeye. That’s why his..." June 14

  • Report: NFLPA exploring legal options for fighting new anthem policy

    The Score "It appears the NFLPA is preparing for a legal battle with the NFL over its new anthem policy. The NFLPA has hired multiple law firms to begin researching potential avenues to fight the league's policy, a source told Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio. Florio..." June 14

  • Report: QB Christian Hackenberg Visits Patriots

    CBS Boston "Christian Hackenberg was not good enough to play for the New York Jets. He was not good enough to last even a few weeks with the Oakland Raiders. Yet the quarterback is apparently good enough to at least draw some interest from none other than the New England..." June 14

  • Jon Gruden hopes to quickly resolve Khalil Mack deal "Oakland Raiders linebacker Khalil Mack didn't report Tuesday on the first day of the team's mandatory three-day minicamp. Whether Mack shows up for the final two days remains unclear, but his head coach wouldn't mind seeing the defensive star back on..." June 13

  • Frostee Rucker to sign with Raiders

    Pro Football Talk "Jon Gruden has brought plenty of aging veterans to Oakland, and today he’s adding another. Veteran defensive lineman Frostee Rucker is signing with the Raiders, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. " June 12

  • Christian Hackenberg waived by the Raiders

    Sportsnaut "Well that didn’t take very long. The Oakland Raiders have reportedly released quarterback Christian Hackenberg, less than two months after making a trade with the New York Jets to acquire him. The Raiders may not have to give anything up in the end, however, as Hackenberg was..." June 12

  • Khalil Mack To Skip Raiders’ Minicamp

    Pro Football Rumors "The Raiders are not expecting star defensive end Khalil Mack for mandatory minicamp this week, sources tell Ian Rapoport of (on Twitter). Mack is staying away from the club as he pushes for a lucrative new contract.  The absence of Mack, who has averaged 12..." June 11

  • Raiders Sign DT Ahtyba Rubin

    Pro Football Rumors "The Raiders have signed defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin, according to an announcement from his agency. Rubin finished the 2017 season with the Falcons but will now look to suit up for the fifth team of his NFL career.  Rubin was set to enter the final year of a three-year,..." June 11

  • Here's Brett Favre explaining how he basically invented RPOs because he was bored

    CBS Sports "Over the last few seasons, the run-pass option (RPO) has become increasingly popular in the NFL. The way it allows an offense to react to how the defense lines up and then reacts off the snap of the ball makes it easy to avoid negative plays that flow right into what the defense is doing, and..." June 11

  • Will Khalil Mack show up for mandatory minicamp?

    Pro Football Talk "As the mandatory minicamp guessing game continues, one major player whose potential attendance remains in doubt serves as the centerpiece of the Raiders defense. Defensive end Khalil Mack doesn’t have a new contract. And he has skipped the entirety of the offseason..." June 10

  • Oakland’s Marshawn Lynch, Marcus Peters tout community ties, violence prevention

    San Francisco Gate "Marshawn Lynch began his NFL career in Buffalo and won a Super Bowl in Seattle. Josh Johnson has spent time with 11 NFL teams over the past decade. Marcus Peters was drafted out of college by the Chiefs and made two Pro Bowls in Kansas City. But the three Oakland natives have never..." June 10

  • Derrick Johnson taking leadership role with Raiders

    Pro Football Talk "Derrick Johnson didn’t agree to terms with the Raiders until May 5, but already, the middle linebacker has taken charge. “This Raider team really respects me,” Johnson said, via Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area. “Once I say something, they kind of get it. My..." June 09

  • Derek Carr: Jordy Nelson can 'read coverage like a quarterback'

    247 Sports "Derek Carr was at the forefront of the Oakland Raiders' recruiting pitch to former Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson. As Fallon Smith C. reported at the time of Nelson's free-agent visit with the team, Carr actually met the wideout at the airport. The duo spent..." June 08

  • Donald Trump asks NFL players to suggest people he should pardon

    WEEI Boston "Donald Trump discussed his plan for presidential pardons on Friday and made an offer to NFL players to suggest to him people he should pardon. "What I'm thinking to do, you have a lot of people in the NFL in particular ... they're not proud enough to stand for..." June 08