Oakland Raiders News and Rumors

  • Derek Carr says Amari Cooper looks so good, it’s ridiculous

    Derek Carr says Amari Cooper looks so good, it’s ridiculous

    profootballtalk.com Updated 2 hours ago
    Raiders quarterback Derek Carr says rookie wide receiver Amari Cooper is even better than advertised. Carr said on 95.7 The Game that Cooper, whom the Raiders drafted out of Alabama with the fourth overall pick, has looked even better than expected thro…
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  • Chargers, Raiders meet with L.A. officials

    Chargers, Raiders meet with L.A. officials

    profootballtalk.com 8 hours ago
    The Chargers aren’t talking to San Diego, and the Raiders don’t currently have much to say to Oakland. But both teams are talking a blue streak to Los Angeles. Via Sam Farmer of the L.A. Times, Chargers owner Dean Spanos and Raiders owner Mark Davis spe…
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  • Darren McFadden feels like a rookie again

    Darren McFadden feels like a rookie again

    profootballtalk.com Jun 29 (2 days ago)
    Running back Darren McFadden is coming off three years of dismal returns with the Raiders that have led some to suggest that there’s not much left in the tank of the former first-round pick. The Cowboys placed a bet the other way when they signed McFadd…
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  • Best hope of Raiders sticking around past 2015 season? Carson d…

    Best hope of Raiders sticking around past 2015 season? Carson deal falls apart

    Given the parameters of the plan submitted by developer Floyd Kephart to Oakland and Alameda County as reported by Matthew Artz, the best chance for the Raiders remaining in Oakland beyond 2015 is if the Carson opportunity falls apart. As reported in Ba…
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  • Oakland mayor met with Goodell about new stadium

    Oakland mayor met with Goodell about new stadium

    profootballtalk.com Jun 26 (5 days ago)
    San Diego officials recently met with NFL officials in an effort to keep the Chargers in town. A prominent Oakland official has done the same thing, regarding the Raiders. Via Scott Bair of CSNBayArea.com, NFL executive V.P. Eric Grubman said that Oakla…
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  • Hall of Famer Warren Sapp reportedly charged with domestic viol…

    Hall of Famer Warren Sapp reportedly charged with domestic violence

    yahoo.com Jun 25 (6 days ago)
    Warren Sapp is not having a good year. Sapp, the former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders defensive tackle who is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, was reportedly arrested for the second time this year, and this time he was charged with three cou…
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  • David Carr explains why younger brother Derek is a better QB

    David Carr explains why younger brother Derek is a better QB

    profootballtalk.com Jun 25 (6 days ago)
    As the first overall pick in the 2002 NFL draft, David Carr was a disappointment. As the second-round pick of the Raiders in the 2014 NFL draft, Derek Carr showed a lot of promise. David says his younger brother is going to be a better quarterback becau…
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  • Bill Musgrave: “Understatment” to say Raiders have a long way t…

    Bill Musgrave: “Understatment” to say Raiders have a long way to go on offense

    profootballtalk.com Jun 25 (6 days ago)
    This is the time of the year when most NFL teams are drinking their own Kool-Aid. Practices over the offseason against air or teammates unable to hit back tend to make players look good, which leads to a lot of talk about progress being made in leaps an…
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  • Mark Brunell answers Derek Carr and the Raiders quarterback app…

    Mark Brunell answers Derek Carr and the Raiders quarterback approves

    ESPN.com Jun 24 (7 days ago)
    Mark Brunell answers Derek Carr and the Raiders quarterback approves
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  • Derek Carr shows with cool videos what it's like to catch NFL p…

    Derek Carr shows with cool videos what it's like to catch NFL pass

    yahoo.com Jun 24 (7 days ago)
    Most of us have no idea what it's like to catch a pass from an NFL quarterback, though one would assume it's fairly terrifying and exhilarating. Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr had someone film a few videos that he posted on Instagram, and while …
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  • Raiders get solid grade after adding Amari Cooper, Rodney Hudso…

    Raiders get solid grade after adding Amari Cooper, Rodney Hudson

    ESPN.com Jun 24 (7 days ago)
    Raiders get solid grade after adding Amari Cooper, Rodney Hudson
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  • Raiders, Carmen Policy miss Carson town hall meeting

    Raiders, Carmen Policy miss Carson town hall meeting

    profootballtalk.com Jun 24 (7 days ago)
    At a time when San Diego is struggling to build a stadium that will keep the Chargers, Carson isn’t having the easiest time when it comes to building a stadium that will lure them. On Monday night, a town hall meeting was held in Carson regarding the pr…
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  • Charles Woodson: Raiders welcome any change after 3-13 and 4-12

    Charles Woodson: Raiders welcome any change after 3-13 and 4-12

    Charles Woodson has started all 32 games for the Raiders over the last two years, and he’s finished the game a loser 25 times. Obviously, changes are needed in Oakland. And so Woodson says the new coaching staff, headed by Jack Del Rio, is a welcome cha…
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  • Oakland reviewing preliminary financial plan for Raiders stadiu…

    Oakland reviewing preliminary financial plan for Raiders stadium

    The city of Oakland received a financial plan for a potential Raiders stadium on Monday and they have 20 days to review it before deciding whether to accept it, reject it or ask for further information on the plan created by real estate developer Floyd …
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  • Terrelle Pryor moves to receiver, upsets Bengals, gets picked u…

    Terrelle Pryor moves to receiver, upsets Bengals, gets picked up by Browns

    yahoo.com Jun 22
    Terrelle Pryor had quite an interesting Monday. Pryor, the former Ohio State mega-recruit and Oakland Raiders quarterback who was trying to win a job with the Cincinnati Bengals, officially announced in a couple of tweets that he was moving to receiver.…
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  • Sebastian Janikowski not sweating offseason PAT changes

    Sebastian Janikowski not sweating offseason PAT changes

    Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski has plenty of leg, so he’s not really worried about the changes in extra points this offseason. But his coach thinks there might be fewer chances for Janikowski to kick them as the season goes on. The long-time Raider…
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  • A’s balk at sharing Coliseum site with Raiders with financing p…

    A’s balk at sharing Coliseum site with Raiders with financing plan due

    There was a Sunday deadline for Floyd Kephart and the New City development group to deliver a financing plan for building a new stadium for the Raiders next to their current home at the Coliseum. According to Raiders owner Mark Davis, there’s a $400 mil…
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  • Raiders sign Mario Edwards Jr., NFL down to three unsigned pick…

    Raiders sign Mario Edwards Jr., NFL down to three unsigned picks

    The number of draft picks left unsigned has been dropping on Friday and it is down to three with the Raiders’ announcement that they’ve signed the final member of their 2015 class. Oakland announced Friday that they have signed defensive end Mario Edwar…
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  • Amari Cooper, Mario Edwards, Clive Walford could start for Raid…

    Amari Cooper, Mario Edwards, Clive Walford could start for Raiders

    ESPN.com Jun 19
    Amari Cooper, Mario Edwards, Clive Walford could start for Raiders
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  • Walford cuts further into the ranks of the unsigned draft picks

    Walford cuts further into the ranks of the unsigned draft picks

    With as of Saturday only 12 draft picks unsigned, a pair agreed to terms on Tuesday. In addition to the Packers signing defensive back Damarious Randall, the 30th pick in round one, the Raiders have signed third-round tight end Clive Walford, according …
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  • NFL’s return to L.A. in 2016 has become inevitable

    NFL’s return to L.A. in 2016 has become inevitable

    For 20 years, the NFL periodically flirted with a return to L.A., through multiple efforts that ultimately stalled in large part because it was a luxury not a necessity to return to the market that the Rams and Raiders vacated. With the NFL having the c…
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  • Raiders LB Ray-Ray Armstrong trying to play under better contro…

    Raiders LB Ray-Ray Armstrong trying to play under better control

    ESPN.com Jun 11
    Raiders LB Ray-Ray Armstrong trying to play under better control
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  • PFT Live: Justin Tuck, Willie Young

    PFT Live: Justin Tuck, Willie Young

    The Raiders have a new head coach in Jack Del Rio and designs of ending their long stretch without a winning record in 2015. On Thursday’s PFT Live, Mike Florio will talk with defensive end Justin Tuck about both of those topics. In addition to hearing …
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  • Latavius Murray continues to grow as he eyes Raiders' No. 1 tai…

    Latavius Murray continues to grow as he eyes Raiders' No. 1 tailback job

    ESPN.com Jun 11
    Latavius Murray continues to grow as he eyes Raiders' No. 1 tailback job
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  • Rams, Chargers, Raiders owners meet with league’s Los Angeles c…

    Rams, Chargers, Raiders owners meet with league’s Los Angeles committee

    As the elephant in the room that is Los Angeles grows larger by the day, the league continues to get more updates on the possibilities. According to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the league held a meeting yesterday in New York to discuss th…
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  • Video - Raiders strengthen roster during offseason 00:45

    Raiders strengthen roster during offseason

    Jun 19
    ESPN Raiders reporter Bill Williamson grades an Oakland offseason that saw the Raiders draft Amari Cooper and sign veteran center Rodney Hudson.
  • Video - Raiders back Latavius Murray shows explosive speed 00:46

    Raiders back Latavius Murray shows explosive speed

    Jun 12
    ESPN Raiders reporter Bill Williamson talks about Latavius Murray and his development heading into training camp.
  • Video - Special Olympic athletes visit Raiders camp 02:25

    Special Olympic athletes visit Raiders camp

    Jun 10
    Athletes from the Special Olympics stopped by Raiders minicamp to visit some of their favorite players.
  • Video - Rookies who should start in 2015 02:54

    Rookies who should start in 2015

    Jun 9
    ESPN NFL analyst Mark Brunell discusses which NFL rookies he thinks should start in the 2015 season.

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    Jun 29
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    Jun 23
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    Jun 19
    The LeBron James-David Blatt drama in Cleveland shouldn't be surprising. If history has taught us anything, it's that there always will be a star player somewhere clashing with a head coach.