Oakland Raiders News and Rumors

  • Derek Carr taking snaps, but isn’t throwing

    Derek Carr taking snaps, but isn’t throwing

    Raiders quarterback Derek Carr was held out of last week’s practices because of a right ring finger injury that coach Jack Del Rio and Carr’s agent both suggested was a relatively minor concern. Carr wasn’t a full participant in Tuesday’s practice, but …
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  • Raiders sign seventh-rounder Dexter McDonald

    Raiders sign seventh-rounder Dexter McDonald

    profootballtalk.com 3 hours ago
    The Raiders waited until the seventh round to add a cornerback in this year’s draft, but they won’t have to wait any longer to get Dexter McDonald under contract. The team announced that they have agreed to a four-year deal with McDonald. McDonald is th…
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  • Carson stadium won’t have eternal flame for Al Davis

    Carson stadium won’t have eternal flame for Al Davis

    profootballtalk.com 17 hours ago
    As originally designed, the proposed NFL stadium in Carson, California that would be shared by the Chargers and Raiders would have included a permanent flame that honors the late Al Davis. As currently designed, the flame has been extinguished. Via Dani…
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  • Browns vs. Raiders: Who's the NFL's most inept franchise?

    Browns vs. Raiders: Who's the NFL's most inept franchise?

    yahoo.com 20 hours ago
    All of our favorite franchises have their down stretches. Sometimes they last a few games, sometimes they last a few seasons, and sometimes they're down so long that they can't even remember what "up" felt like. Which of sports' franchises fit…
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  • Oakland mayor opposes spending tax dollars to keep the Raiders

    Oakland mayor opposes spending tax dollars to keep the Raiders

    profootballtalk.com May 26 (yesterday)
    If the Raiders are going to stay in Oakland, they’re going to have to find a way to do it without any money from the city taxpayers. That’s the word from Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, who says she would not support spending any public funds on a new stadi…
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  • Raiders sign fifth-round pick Neiron Ball

    Raiders sign fifth-round pick Neiron Ball

    profootballtalk.com May 21 (6 days ago)
    The Raiders have finished another contract with a drafted rookie, signing Florida linebacker Neiron Ball, the club announced Thursday. A fifth-round pick, Ball (6-2, 236) notched 49 tackles (33 solo) and two sacks last season for the Gators. After the d…
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  • Raiders policy on off-season injury issues means no clarificati…

    Raiders policy on off-season injury issues means no clarification on QB Derek Carr

    Playing catch up after spending Tuesday and Wednesday at the NFL owner’s meetings: — No reason to fret about the absence of quarterback Derek Carr in May, even with an ESPN report suggesting the Raiders’ second-year quarterback may require surgery for a…
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  • Chargers owner says he still wants to stay in San Diego

    Chargers owner says he still wants to stay in San Diego

    profootballtalk.com May 21 (6 days ago)
    The Chargers have looked into sharing a stadium with the Raiders in Carson. They’ve bought land. They have Carmen Policy working on the behalf of the stadium they might move into. But team chairman Dean Spanos keeps saying he wants to stay in San Diego,…
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  • Raiders moving into Levi’s Stadium was a non-starter

    Raiders moving into Levi’s Stadium was a non-starter

    profootballtalk.com May 21 (6 days ago)
    Raiders owner Mark Davis is perfectly willing to share. But not with the 49ers. While the Raiders are looking at a joint facility in Carson with the Chargers as a possibility if there’s no deal to stay in Oakland, Davis nixed the idea of bunking with hi…
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  • Raiders sign rookie linebacker Ben Heeney

    Raiders sign rookie linebacker Ben Heeney

    profootballtalk.com May 20 (6 days ago)
    The Raiders have reached another deal with a draft pick, signing Kansas linebacker Ben Heeney to a four-year contract, the club said Wednesday. A fifth-round pick from Kansas, Heeney (6-0, 231) recorded 127 tackles as a senior in 2014. He could earn a s…
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  • NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says there’s no deadline, but st…

    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says there’s no deadline, but stresses Oakland needs plan to keep Raiders

    insidebayarea.com May 20 (7 days ago)
    SAN FRANCISCO _ NFL commissioner Roger Goodell Wednesday echoed the sentiments of Raiders owner Mark Davis with regard to the city of Oakland and Alameda County’s efforts to keep the team at its present site with a new stadium. “We don’t have a deadline…
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  • NFL exec Eric Grubman sounds as if he’s skeptical of Oakland’s …

    NFL exec Eric Grubman sounds as if he’s skeptical of Oakland’s ability to put offer on table to keep Raiders

    insidebayarea.com May 20 (7 days ago)
    Eric Grubman, the NFL executive vice president who oversees league affairs with regard to franchise retention and the Los Angeles opportunity, is still waiting for the city of Oakland and Alameda County to step up to the plate with an offer to keep the …
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  • PFT Live: Chargers talk with Kevin Acee, PFT Planet calls and t…

    PFT Live: Chargers talk with Kevin Acee, PFT Planet calls and tweets

    profootballtalk.com May 20 (7 days ago)
    The Raiders and Chargers continued their push for a stadium in Carson, California this week by naming former 49ers executive Carmen Policy to lead the effort and closing a land deal with the city for 157 acres to use toward construction. On Wednesday’s …
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  • Jack Del Rio: Raiders “not naive,” but can’t worry about move

    Jack Del Rio: Raiders “not naive,” but can’t worry about move

    Raiders coach Jack Del Rio didn’t mind wading into #DeflateGate, but there are times he tries to stay in his lane. And with so much talk yesterday about where the team he coaches now will be playing in 2016 and beyond, Del Rio tried to steer clear. “We’…
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  • Agent: Dolphins are “betting on the come” with Tannehill deal

    Agent: Dolphins are “betting on the come” with Tannehill deal

    Last September, Dolphins coach Joe Philbin was unwilling to commit to Ryan Tannehill as the team’s starting quarterback before a game in London against the Raiders. Tannehill wound up starting and beat the Raiders to put a hold on considerations that ca…
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  • Mark Davis: “No interest” in taking Raiders to St. Louis

    Mark Davis: “No interest” in taking Raiders to St. Louis

    One scenario that has been floated as teams jockey for position in the race for Los Angeles has been for the Raiders to move to St. Louis to replace the Rams so Stan Kroenke can take his franchise to Inglewood, Calif. But Raiders owner Mark Davis shut d…
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  • QB Derek Carr Misses Raiders OTA’s with Undisclosed Injury

    QB Derek Carr Misses Raiders OTA’s with Undisclosed Injury

    Raiders starting quarterback Derek Carr did not participate in Tuesday’s OTA practice, the first of its kind in the final phase of the NFL offseason program, Scott Bair of CSN Bayarea reports. It’s uncertain exactly how long Carr has been out, though it…
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  • Video - Carr injures finger on throwing hand 00:57

    Carr injures finger on throwing hand

    May 20
    Adam Schefter discusses the injury to Derek Carr's ring finger on his throwing hand and when he may resume throwing.
  • Video - Derek Carr injures his right ring finger 00:36

    Derek Carr injures his right ring finger

    May 19
    Ed Werder breaks down Raiders quarterback Derek Carr's injury to his right ring finger that could require surgery. He isn't expected to miss the start to the season.
  • Video - Raiders in St. Louis? Don't rule it out 00:57

    Raiders in St. Louis? Don't rule it out

    May 19
    Reporting from the NFL owners meetings, ESPN Rams reporter Nick Wagoner says Raiders owner Mark Davis' insistence that his team will remain under his control and won't be a candidate to move to St. Louis at some point remains a tenuous proposition.
  • Video - Dean Spanos and Mark Davis the odd couple at NFL owners meetings 01:17

    Dean Spanos and Mark Davis the odd couple at NFL owners meetings

    May 19
    ESPN Chargers reporter Eric D. Williams says team president Dean Spanos and Oakland Raiders Mark Davis have formed an unusual pairing in their franchises pursuit of a deal in Los Angeles.

Sports Columnists

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    May 26
    "The good news for Sam is that he is going to a place that could be far more rewarding for him football-wise than anything the NFL has offered to date...
  • Sam can develop in Canada

    May 26
    "The good news for Sam is that he is going to a place that could be far more rewarding for him football-wise than anything the NFL has offered to date...
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    May 26
    With even more passing than in the NFL, the CFL could boost ex-Rams draft pick Michael Sam, Jeffri Chadiha writes.
  • In CFL, Montreal Alouettes' Michael Sam should be able to show off pass-ru…

    May 26
    The pass-happy CFL could be just the place for ex-Rams draft pick Michael Sam to show NFL teams how good he can be at rushing the quarterback, Jeffri Chadiha writes.