Oakland Raiders News and Rumors

  • Hue Jackson thought he was “right fit” for Bills head coach

    Hue Jackson thought he was “right fit” for Bills head coach

    profootballtalk.com Updated 3 hours ago
    Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson has a year of head coaching experience with the Raiders and got a chance to interview for another shot at a top job in Buffalo this year. The Bills opted to hire Rex Ryan instead of Jackson, but Jackson left his…
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  • Will sixth time be a charm for Raiders WR Tim Brown?

    Will sixth time be a charm for Raiders WR Tim Brown?

    insidebayarea.com 18 hours ago
    A revised version for print that ran in today’s Bay Area News Group papers but hasn’t been posted on the Web, this story examines Tim Brown’s chances at the Hall of Fame including input from his presenter and other Hall of Fame voters . . . Is the sixth…
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  • Former Raiders WR Tim Brown is discovering getting to Canton th…

    Former Raiders WR Tim Brown is discovering getting to Canton through Oakland is doing it the hard way

    insidebayarea.com Jan 23 (yesterday)
    Tim Brown has a stock answer when asked what he would ask the 46 Hall of Fame selectors who have left him on the outside looking for each of the last five years. “I would ask them one question _ you name one receiver that wants to trade positions with T…
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  • How Raiders coaching staff is shaping up

    How Raiders coaching staff is shaping up

    insidebayarea.com Jan 23 (yesterday)
    How the Raiders coaching staff is shaping up under Jack Del Rio: Head coach_Jack Del Rio. Replaces Tony Sparano. Offensive coordinator_ Bill Musgrave. Replaces Greg Olson. Quarterbacks_Todd Downing. Replaces John DeFilippo Running backs_ Vacant. 2014 co…
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  • Raiders add QB coach Todd Downing, confirm hirings of Tice, Sun…

    Raiders add QB coach Todd Downing, confirm hirings of Tice, Sunseri, Robertson

    The Raiders announced the hiring of quarterbacks coach Todd Downing Friday and confirmed the addition of three other assistants who have been reported in recent days. Downing worked with the Buffalo Bills as quarterbacks coach last season and spent thre…
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  • Raiders-Steelers 1970s rivalry had deflation drama, too

    Raiders-Steelers 1970s rivalry had deflation drama, too

    profootballtalk.com Jan 22 (3 days ago)
    Welcome to another edition of Football Inflation Theater. In this episode, we go back to 1973, when the Steelers and Raiders were fighting for the same thing: AFC supremacy. When the clubs met in Oakland on November 11, the Steelers forced five turnover…
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  • Sources: Sparano off to Niners as TE coach

    Sources: Sparano off to Niners as TE coach

    ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Jan 22 (3 days ago)
    Former Oakland Raiders interim head coach Tony Sparano won't be moving far for his next job, as he has been hired by the San Francisco 49ers to be the team's new tight end coach, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
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  • Recalling when Ray Guy’s kicking football was tested for helium

    Recalling when Ray Guy’s kicking football was tested for helium

    profootballtalk.com Jan 22 (3 days ago)
    Long before there was “Deflategate,” there was the time the NFL’s lone Hall of Fame punter was suspected of kicking a football filled with a substance lighter than air. When the Houston Oilers and Oakland Raiders met on November 13, 1977, Ray Guy’s hang…
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  • Browns hire DeFilippo as offensive coordinator

    Browns hire DeFilippo as offensive coordinator

    ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Jan 21 (4 days ago)
    The Cleveland Browns are hiring former Raiders quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo as the new offensive coordinator to replace Kyle Shanahan.
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  • Report: Marcus Robertson to return as secondary coach

    Report: Marcus Robertson to return as secondary coach

    insidebayarea.com Jan 21 (4 days ago)
    Marcus Robertson will return to the Raiders as defensive backs coach, the NFL Network reported Wednesday. Robertson’s return could clear the way for the return of Charles Woodson, scheduled for unrestricted free agency, is on record as saying he wasn’t …
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  • 49ers add Jason Tarver as linebackers coach

    49ers add Jason Tarver as linebackers coach

    profootballtalk.com Jan 21 (4 days ago)
    The Raiders hired 2014 49ers assistant Brad Seely as their special teams coach this week and now the 49ers have returned the favor by hiring a member of last year’s Raiders coaching staff. According to multiple reports, former Oakland defensive coordina…
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  • Thoughts on Brad Johnson's Super Bowl football hijinks: Yawn

    Thoughts on Brad Johnson's Super Bowl football hijinks: Yawn

    ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Jan 21 (4 days ago)
    As another New England Patriots controversy captivates the NFL -- this time it's deflated footballs -- an old Super Bowl tale has surfaced and it involves your Oakland Raiders. Brad Johnson, who quarterbacked the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a 48-21 thrashin…
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  • Jaguars go with Greg Olson as offensive coordinator

    Jaguars go with Greg Olson as offensive coordinator

    profootballtalk.com Jan 21 (4 days ago)
    The Jaguars interviewed a lot of potential offensive coordinators, and then they hired Greg Olson. The former Raiders offensive coordinator will take the same job for the Jaguars, according to Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union. The Jaguars also…
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  • Special teams coach Brad Seely jumps from 49ers to Raiders

    Special teams coach Brad Seely jumps from 49ers to Raiders

    profootballtalk.com Jan 21 (4 days ago)
    Special teams coach Brad Seely spent four years on Jim Harbaugh’s staff with the 49ers, leaving him without a job when things blew up after the season and Harbaugh left for the University of Michigan. Seely didn’t have to look far for his next landing s…
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  • N.F.L. Roundup: Jets Hire Chan Gailey as Offensive Coordinator

    N.F.L. Roundup: Jets Hire Chan Gailey as Offensive Coordinator

    nytimes.com Jan 20 (5 days ago)
    Gailey, a former head coach with Dallas and Buffalo, is coming out of quasi retirement to take over one of the N.F.L.’s worst offenses.
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  • Report: Mike Smith expected to interview with Raiders

    Report: Mike Smith expected to interview with Raiders

    profootballtalk.com Jan 20 (5 days ago)
    The Oakland Raiders already picked up one former member of the Atlanta Falcons coaching staff by hiring Mike Tice to coach the offensive line under new head coach Jack Del Rio. The Raiders may now be eying another Atlanta cast-off to take control of the…
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  • Defensive coordinator candidates emerging

    Defensive coordinator candidates emerging

    ESPN.com Jan 20 (5 days ago)
    As the Oakland Raiders secured a top-level special teams coach, the focus of Jack Del Rio’s new staff is the defensive coordinator hire. Among the top current possibilities appears to be Mike Smith, Eric Mangini and Wade Phillips. The NFL Network is rep…
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  • Tuesday morning one-liners

    Tuesday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Jan 20 (5 days ago)
    This list of the 10 worst losses in recent Bills history includes this year’s loss to the Raiders. The Dolphins have some decisions to make at wide receiver. Ticket requests are flooding Patriots inboxes. The Jets have ties to both Super Bowl coaches. D…
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  • Ex-coach Allen, ex-GM Ireland to join Saints

    Ex-coach Allen, ex-GM Ireland to join Saints

    ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Jan 20 (5 days ago)
    The New Orleans Saints are adding to both their coaching and front-office staffs as former Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen and former Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland will join the team, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
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  • Video - Raiders Hire Bill Musgrave 01:56

    Raiders Hire Bill Musgrave

    Jan 20
    Marty Hurney discusses why Bill Musgrave has the right background to be successful as offensive coordinator for the Raiders.
  • Video - Raiders Introduce Jack Del Rio 00:29

    Raiders Introduce Jack Del Rio

    Jan 16
    Jack Del Rio discusses what he will bring to the Raiders as their new head coach.
  • Video - Jack Del Rio A Good Hire By Raiders 01:03

    Jack Del Rio A Good Hire By Raiders

    Jan 15
    Mark Dominik discusses the Raiders' decision to hire Jack Del Rio as head coach.
  • Video - Latavius Murray Is Future Of Raiders' Backfield 00:40

    Latavius Murray Is Future Of Raiders' Backfield

    Jan 14
    ESPN Raiders reporter Bill Williamson talks about Latavius Murray's play down the stretch and his future with the team long-term.

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    Jan 21
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  • Coaching hires winners and losers -- John Clayton's mailbag

    Jan 20
    John Clayton's mailbag: Which team's came out on top of the NFL's annual scramble for new leadership? Plus, risks in pursuing playoff coaches.