Oakland Raiders News and Rumors

  • Stefen Wisniewski’s latest free agent visit with Patriots this …

    Stefen Wisniewski’s latest free agent visit with Patriots this week

    profootballtalk.com Updated 35 minutes ago
    The Patriots became leverage for Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain to get a better deal at home, but they won’t have to worry about that with their latest visitor. According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, the Patriots hosted Raiders center Stefen …
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  • The Best Guess Draft

    The Best Guess Draft

    CNNSI.com 15 hours ago
    Let me tell you something about a “mock draft” a month before the “real draft.” It’s not very accurate. It would be more accurately called a “best guess draft.” That is all it is. Don’t let any of the geniuses, including a faux genius like me, tell you …
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  • Report: Texans interested in Antonio Smith return

    Report: Texans interested in Antonio Smith return

    The Raiders announced the release of defensive lineman Antonio Smith on Tuesday afternoon, clearing $4 million from their salary cap and taking another step away from a 2014 free agent class that failed to bring better results to Oakland. Smith may not …
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  • Raiders confirm signing of D-lineman C.J. Wilson

    Raiders confirm signing of D-lineman C.J. Wilson

    insidebayarea.com Mar 30 (2 days ago)
    Press release from Raiders . . . The Oakland Raiders have re-signed DL C.J. Wilson, the club announced Monday. Wilson returns to the Raiders after spending the 2014 campaign with the Silver and Black. In tying a career high with 16 appearances, he start…
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  • Report: Jets, Falcons, Ravens among teams interested in Matt Sc…

    Report: Jets, Falcons, Ravens among teams interested in Matt Schaub

    profootballtalk.com Mar 30 (2 days ago)
    Quarterback Matt Schaub has been out of work since being released by the Raiders and may find work with one of the teams he played with before heading to Oakland. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Falcons are among the teams interested in signing t…
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  • City, county uniting in effort to keep Chargers

    City, county uniting in effort to keep Chargers

    profootballtalk.com Mar 26 (6 days ago)
    In the Bay Area, the City of Oakland and the County of Alameda have come together in an effort to keep the Raiders in town. In the southern end of the state, the city and county of San Diego likewise are joining forces to try to retain the Chargers. Via…
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  • Bengals bring back defensive tackle Pat Sims from Oakland

    Bengals bring back defensive tackle Pat Sims from Oakland

    profootballtalk.com Mar 26 (6 days ago)
    The Bengals obviously have no qualms with bringing back known commodities. The team announced they had re-signed defensive tackle Pat Sims, who spent the last two years with the Raiders. The veteran spent his previous five seasons with the Bengals, and …
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  • Gary Kubiak: Broncos will look at Peyton Manning's workload

    Gary Kubiak: Broncos will look at Peyton Manning's workload

    ESPN.com Mar 26 (6 days ago)
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- There were some around the Denver Broncos' complex who looked at quarterback Peyton Manning's game against the Oakland Raiders on Dec. 28 with a raised eyebrow or two. It wasn't that Manning, who completed 21 of 37 passes for 273 yar…
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  • C.J. Wilson tweets he’s re-signing with Raiders

    C.J. Wilson tweets he’s re-signing with Raiders

    After a free agent visit to the Seattle Seahawks, defensive end C.J. Wilson has elected to remain in Silver and Black. Wilson tweeted Wednesday night that he has signed a new contract with the Oakland Raiders. “Want to thank God, my fam, n all of those …
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  • Andy Reid talks up Raiders, Derek Carr

    Andy Reid talks up Raiders, Derek Carr

    ESPN.com Mar 25
    Andy Reid saw the Oakland Raiders at their best in 2014. Even though Reid’s Kansas City Chiefs easily dispatched Oakland in the two teams' final meeting of 2014, Reid is clearly moving forward in his thinking that the Raiders will be more like the team …
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  • Report: Taylor Mays agrees to deal with Vikings

    Report: Taylor Mays agrees to deal with Vikings

    The Cincinnati Bengals are losing one of the core backups in free agency. According to Josina Anderson of ESPN.com, Mays has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings. Mays visited the Vikings last week and saw interest from the Oakl…
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  • Raiders coach Jack Del Rio likes what he sees in `effective, me…

    Raiders coach Jack Del Rio likes what he sees in `effective, methodical’ approach to free agency

    The Raiders approached free agency intent on building from the inside out, and so far, coach Jack Del Rio likes what he sees. Included were the acquisitions of defensive tackle Dan Williams, middle linebacker Curtis Lofton and safety Nate Allen on defen…
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  • Andy Reid impressed by Derek Carr

    Andy Reid impressed by Derek Carr

    The Raiders have lost double-digit games in 10 of the last 12 seasons, and they have not made the postseason since 2002. However, Chiefs coach Andy Reid believes new Raiders coach Jack Del Rio has landed in a favorable spot, and it has something to do w…
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  • Khalil Mack could help at defensive end

    Khalil Mack could help at defensive end

    ESPN.com Mar 24
    One of the Oakland Raiders’ biggest needs is defensive end. The team did not address it this offseason, but they are expected to use an early draft pick on an edge pass-rusher. The Raiders, who had 22 just sacks last season, tied for the second fewest i…
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  • Mark Davis “cautiously optimistic” about Oakland stadium

    Mark Davis “cautiously optimistic” about Oakland stadium

    While league officials spent part of Monday getting updates on the Los Angeles projects, Raiders owner Mark Davis said he’s still holding out hope for a deal in Oakland. Via Scott Bair of CSNBayArea.com, Davis emerged from a meeting saying he’s still ho…
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  • C.J. Wilson to visit Seahawks

    C.J. Wilson to visit Seahawks

    Defensive end Greg Hardy planned to visit the Seahawks, and then he signed with the Cowboys. A slightly less famous (and notorious) defensive end will be visiting the Seahawks instead. Per a league source, Raiders defensive end C.J. Wilson will visit Se…
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  • LA Closer to Getting NFL Team After Stadium Petition: Report

    LA Closer to Getting NFL Team After Stadium Petition: Report

    nytimes.com Mar 21
    The dream of bringing national football back to Los Angeles was a step closer on Saturday after a petition to build a stadium to be shared by the San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders garnered 14,000 signatures - twice as many as needed.
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  • Oakland, Alameda County joining forces to keep Raiders

    Oakland, Alameda County joining forces to keep Raiders

    The clock is ticking in Oakland. Which is forcing a couple of local governmental bodies to come together in an effort to keep the Raiders in town. Via Mike Blasky of the Contra Costa Times, Oakland City Council voted on Friday to add Alameda County to t…
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  • Nate Allen to sue police department that mistakenly detained hi…

    Nate Allen to sue police department that mistakenly detained him

    Raiders defensive back Nate Allen was detained by police in his hometown of Fort Myers, Florida, in February after a girl called 911 to say she saw a man masturbating in a truck. Allen was cleared and police acknowledged they had detained the wrong man,…
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  • Richardson can still pursue his full salary from the Colts

    Richardson can still pursue his full salary from the Colts

    Despite getting a contract from the Raiders that includes $600,000 guaranteed, running back Trent Richardson can continue to pursue $3.184 million from the Colts. Richardson’s rookie contract contained fully guaranteed salaries with no offset language. …
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  • Looks like Raiders will rely heavily on young cornerbacks

    Looks like Raiders will rely heavily on young cornerbacks

    ESPN.com Mar 20
    We recently looked at the remaining cornerbacks on the free-agent market. That group is now completely dried up. There is little chance Oakland can get significantly better in free agency, barring an unforeseen release. The Raiders can, of course, add a…
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  • Ranking, analyzing early wave of Raiders free agents

    Ranking, analyzing early wave of Raiders free agents

    The Raiders have signed 10 players in the first wave of free agency, and considering the way free agency works, they’ll be doing well if six of them are major contributors. Ranking the newest Raiders 1 through 10, with their perceived strengths and how …
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  • Video - Matt Schaub brings experience as Ravens backup 02:35

    Matt Schaub brings experience as Ravens backup

    Mar 31
    ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley discusses QB Matt Schaub's signing with the team.
  • Video - Raiders Have Spent Money In Free Agency 00:35

    Raiders Have Spent Money In Free Agency

    Mar 20
    ESPN Raiders reporter Bill Williamson talks about the misconception that the team hasn't been a big player in free agency.
  • Video - Raiders Take Chance On Richardson 00:41

    Raiders Take Chance On Richardson

    Mar 17
    Adam Schefter reacts to the news that the Raiders have signed RB Trent Richardson.
  • Video - Raiders Need To Find Weapons For Derek Carr 00:41

    Raiders Need To Find Weapons For Derek Carr

    Mar 17
    ESPN Raiders reporter Bill Williamson talks about the team's lack of success in finding an impact offensive player in free agency.nf

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  • The Best Guess Draft

    Apr 1
    Let me tell you something about a “mock draft” a month before the “real draft.” It’s not very accurate. It would be more accurately called a “best guess draft.” That is all it is. Don’t let any of the geniuses, including a faux genius like me, tell you …
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    Mar 31
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    Mar 30
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    Mar 30
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