Oakland Raiders News and Rumors

  • Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew announces retirement on…

    Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew announces retirement on Twitter

    insidebayarea.com Updated 1 hour ago
    Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew, who struggled last season after arriving as a free agent, announced his retirement on Twitter Thursday. Jones-Drew, the former De La Salle High School, UCLA and Jacksonville Jaguars start, posted the following st…
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  • Raiders announce release of defensive end LaMarr Woodley

    Raiders announce release of defensive end LaMarr Woodley

    insidebayarea.com 1 hour ago
    Defensive end LaMarr Woodley, who was ineffective in six games before being lost for the season to a torn triceps, was released Thursday by the Raiders. Woodley’s release had been anticipated for the past week. He was due a $1.5 million roster bonus on …
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  • Land for Carson stadium will be purchased this month

    Land for Carson stadium will be purchased this month

    profootballtalk.com 3 hours ago
    Regardless of whether the Chargers and Raiders move to a new stadium to be built in Carson, California, the Chargers will own a large piece of land there. According to Nathan Fenno and Tim Logan of the Los Angeles Times, the Chargers already have agreed…
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  • Report: Raiders planning free agent visit next week with Detroi…

    Report: Raiders planning free agent visit next week with Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh

    The Raiders are serious enough about impending free agent defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh that they’re “planning” to host a visit with him next week. That news, furnished by the NFL Network’s Michael Silver, makes sense given Suh’s status at the top of t…
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  • L.A. stadium supporters file ballot paperwork

    L.A. stadium supporters file ballot paperwork

    ESPN.com 20 hours ago
    Organizers behind a proposed stadium for the Oakland Raiders and the San Diego Chargers in a Los Angeles suburb filed paperwork Wednesday to bring their plan before voters.
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  • Tyvon Branch beginning his free agent tour with Colts

    Tyvon Branch beginning his free agent tour with Colts

    It’s almost like the Colts want to do the Bob Sanders thing again. According to Conor Orr of NFL.com, the Colts are bringing former Raiders safety Tyvon Branch in for a free agent visit. When he’s well, Branch is a very good safety, the kind of guy who …
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  • Salary cap big reason Oakland Raiders haven't made cuts

    Salary cap big reason Oakland Raiders haven't made cuts

    ESPN.com Mar 2 (3 days ago)
    The contract bloodletting season is in full swing. The Oakland Raiders have several veterans that they could easily cut and to increase their salary cap room. As of Thursday, Oakland was set to have $53,280,995 in salary cap room. It could be become lar…
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  • On Los Angeles, St. Louis and How It All Shakes Out

    On Los Angeles, St. Louis and How It All Shakes Out

    CNNSI.com nytimes.com Mar 2 (4 days ago)
    I’m like everybody else with this Los Angeles thing. I’m on page 24 of a 300-page book, and it’s not all that interesting so far. But I hear the end is compelling, so I’d rather speed past the next 230 pages and go straight to the climax. Tell me what t…
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  • Report: Raiders set to cut linebacker Woodley

    Report: Raiders set to cut linebacker Woodley

    ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Mar 1 (4 days ago)
    The LaMarr Woodley era in Oakland is over after a year, as expected.
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  • Oakland Raiders, Jacksonville Jaguars must be big free-agency s…

    Oakland Raiders, Jacksonville Jaguars must be big free-agency spenders -- Clayton's mailbag

    ESPN.com Mar 1 (4 days ago)
    John Clayton's mailbag: The Raiders and Jaguars are lagging behind the minimum spending threshold, so they have to be big players in free agency.
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  • Ex-Raider Kaluka Maiava serving 15 days in jail for assault

    Ex-Raider Kaluka Maiava serving 15 days in jail for assault

    profootballtalk.com Mar 1 (5 days ago)
    Kaluka Maiava, a free agent linebacker who started two games for the Raiders last season, is currently in jail in Hawaii for assault. Maiava turned himself in Monday afternoon to the Maui Community Correctional Center to begin serving a 15-day jail term…
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  • Safety Tyvon Branch says his days as a Raider are over

    Safety Tyvon Branch says his days as a Raider are over

    Safety Tyvon Branch said on his Twitter account Thursday night his seven-year career with the Raiders was over. Branch played only five games over the past two seasons with leg and foot fractures had the highest salary cap number of any player on the ro…
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  • Does new year mean new free-agency approach, success for Raider…

    Does new year mean new free-agency approach, success for Raiders?

    ESPN.com Feb 27 (7 days ago)
    The Reggie McKenzie era with the Oakland Raiders is at a crossroads. McKenzie, entering his fourth season as the team’s general manager, is either going to start winning and prove he deserves to keep his job as the Raiders’ primary football decision-mak…
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  • Raiders set to have more than $53 million in cap room

    Raiders set to have more than $53 million in cap room

    ESPN.com Feb 26
    NFL free agency begins in 12 days and the Oakland Raiders will be flush with salary-cap room for the second straight year. According to ESPN resources, the Raiders are currently set to have $53,280,995 in salary-cap room when free agency starts, and Oak…
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  • Pros and cons of Raiders pursuing A.J. Hawk

    Pros and cons of Raiders pursuing A.J. Hawk

    ESPN.com Feb 26
    Here are some thoughts of why it would be beneficial and not beneficial for the Oakland Raiders to sign inside linebacker A.J. Hawk. He was cut Wednesday by the Green Bay Packers after nine seasons. PROS Familiarity: Oakland general manager Reggie McKen…
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  • PFT Live: NFL exec Eric Grubman on L.A., Bengals/Steelers offse…

    PFT Live: NFL exec Eric Grubman on L.A., Bengals/Steelers offseason to-do lists

    Plenty of eyes are on Los Angeles right now with the Rams, Chargers and Raiders all in the mix for a move to the City of Angels and we’ll be turning our attention in that direction during Thursday’s PFT Live. NFL executive V.P. of NFL ventures and busin…
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  • Raiders, Panthers among 10 teams in need of increasing cash spe…

    Raiders, Panthers among 10 teams in need of increasing cash spending

    Ten NFL teams are currently falling shy of minimum cash spending requirements agreed upon in the 2011 collective bargaining agreement. The CBA calls for teams to spend 89 percent of the salary cap in cash over the span of four seasons. The current four-…
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  • Mock Draft: Post-Combine

    Mock Draft: Post-Combine

    CNNSI.com Feb 25
    Former Oregon coach Chip Kelly, now with the Eagles, once said Marcus Mariota is “the most talented kid I coached in college.” (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) Let the silly season begin! And let me kick it off, right here! With a nod to the “Fine Fifteen” s…
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  • Video - Maurice Jones-Drew Announces Retirement 01:09

    Maurice Jones-Drew Announces Retirement

    Mar 5
    The NFL Live crew discusses Maurice Jones-Drew's career following his retirement.
  • Video - Oakland Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew announces retirement 00:20

    Oakland Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew announces retirement

    Mar 5
    Oakland Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew took to Twitter to announce his retirement from the NFL on Thursday.
  • Video - Top WR In 2015 Draft: White Or Cooper? 00:55

    Top WR In 2015 Draft: White Or Cooper?

    Mar 5
    Mel Kiper Jr. discusses whether Amari Cooper or Kevin White is the top wide receiver on his Big Board and where he thinks they may go.
  • Video - Raiders Talk About Possible Move 00:50

    Raiders Talk About Possible Move

    Feb 27
    ESPN Raiders reporter Bill Williamson says the team's decision to stay in Oakland or move to Los Angeles is a ways off.

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