Oakland Raiders News and Rumors

  • Seahawks add another long snapper

    Seahawks add another long snapper

    profootballtalk.com Updated Jun 28 (yesterday)
    The Seahawks signed rookie long snapper Nolan Frese Tuesday and released linebacker Khairi Fortt. Frese tried out for the Seahawks Monday and becomes the third long snapper the team has signed this offseason. Andrew East was signed and later released an…
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  • Raiders survey sent to Las Vegas residents

    Raiders survey sent to Las Vegas residents

    profootballtalk.com Jun 28 (yesterday)
    As the Raiders and Las Vegas continue a money-fueled mating dance, the team that may move to Nevada has officially commenced the process of getting to know more about its potential new neighbors. Via Richard N. Velotta of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, a…
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  • Aldon Smith to be arraigned Friday on probation violation

    Aldon Smith to be arraigned Friday on probation violation

    profootballtalk.com Jun 23 (6 days ago)
    Suspended Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith is due in court Friday for two matters, one being an arraignment on a probation violation, CSNBayArea.com reported Thursday. The report did not state the origin or exact nature of the probation violation. The arr…
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  • Las Vegas stadium would cost taxpayers $750 million

    Las Vegas stadium would cost taxpayers $750 million

    profootballtalk.com Jun 23 (6 days ago)
    If Las Vegas hopes to lure the Raiders from Oakland, it’s going to require the biggest public contribution ever made for the construction of a football stadium. Via multiple reports, a panel meeting on Thursday pegged the price for taxpayers at $750 mil…
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  • Raiders see DeAndre Washington as an every-down back

    Raiders see DeAndre Washington as an every-down back

    profootballtalk.com Jun 23 (7 days ago)
    As a fifth-round draft pick, Raiders rookie running back DeAndre Washington isn’t guaranteed a roster spot. But a month before training camp, the Raiders think Washington can make a big impact on their offense. Raiders offensive coordinator Bill Musgrav…
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  • AFC West Q&A: Are the Raiders the most improved team in the…

    AFC West Q&A: Are the Raiders the most improved team in the division?

    ESPN.com Jun 20
    AFC West Q&A: Are the Raiders the most improved team in the division?
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  • Raiders' 53-man roster projection includes undrafted WR Ma…

    Raiders' 53-man roster projection includes undrafted WR Max McCaffrey

    ESPN.com Jun 20
    Raiders' 53-man roster projection includes undrafted WR Max McCaffrey
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  • Jack Del Rio: DJ Hayden can redefine himself this year

    Jack Del Rio: DJ Hayden can redefine himself this year

    The needle has been pointing up for the Raiders this offseason after they added several free agents to a developing roster built around young players like Khalil Mack, Amari Cooper and Derek Carr. Cornerback DJ Hayden joins Mack and Cooper as recent fir…
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  • Shilique Calhoun signs with Raiders

    Shilique Calhoun signs with Raiders

    Defensive end Shilique Calhoun has signed with the Raiders, which leaves them with all seven of their 2016 draft picks under contract. The third-round linebacker agreed to a four-year deal with the team to cross out one item on the team’s to-do list bef…
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  • David Amerson hopes to build on his career year

    David Amerson hopes to build on his career year

    Raiders’ cornerback David Amerson hopes to build on the career year he experienced in 2015. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney) David Amerson’s 2015 season started with the lowest of lows. He was cut by the team that once invested a second-round pick in the cornerba…
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  • Right tackle, backup quarterback will be highlights of training…

    Right tackle, backup quarterback will be highlights of training camp position battles

    Matt McGloin and Connor Cook expect to battle at backup quarterback. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) The Raiders won’t have a ton of position battles when training camp begins in late July, but right tackle and backup quarterback might be the biggest. Menelik W…
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  • Healthy Raiders wrap up offseason program

    Healthy Raiders wrap up offseason program

    Raiders coach Jack Del Rio expects to have his entire roster available when training camp begins. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) The Raiders wrapped their offseason program Thursday happy and, more importantly, healthy. Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said he expec…
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  • Amari Cooper letting his voice be heard a little more

    Amari Cooper letting his voice be heard a little more

    Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper is talking a little more this year. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) Amari Cooper seems to be taking on a slightly more talkative role thus far with both his teammates and the media. The Raiders’ second-year wide receiver chatt…
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  • Raiders minicamp Day 1: Malcolm Smith returns, Carr and Cooper …

    Raiders minicamp Day 1: Malcolm Smith returns, Carr and Cooper hook up, backup QBs rotate reps

    Derek Carr had a strong first day of Raiders minicamp. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) Along with defensive lineman Mario Edwards Jr., Tuesday’s first day of the Raiders minicamp also marked the return of linebacker Malcolm Smith. An undisclosed injury had kept…
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  • Del Rio lends ‘passionate support’ toward Warriors

    Del Rio lends ‘passionate support’ toward Warriors

    Jack Del Rio isn’t afraid to get behind his fellow Bay Area teams. It’s not a false fandom either when you consider the Oakland Raiders coach is a Hayward native who grew up cheering for the home teams, including the Golden State Warriors. Del Rio showe…
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  • Mario Edwards Jr. returns to practice, says he’s fully cleared

    Mario Edwards Jr. returns to practice, says he’s fully cleared

    Mario Edwards Jr. practiced and spoke to the media for the first time since late last season. Mario Edwards Jr. returned as a full practice participant Tuesday for the first time since suffering a neck injury in Week 15 of last season. Edwards, a second…
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  • NHL reportedly expanding into Las Vegas

    NHL reportedly expanding into Las Vegas

    Advantage Raiders. The stigma regarding major professional sports leagues doing business in Las Vegas has taken a major blow, thanks to multiple reports that the NHL has decided to place an expansion team in Sin City. With hockey crossing the baccarat b…
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  • Max McCaffrey, son of former Bronco Ed, hopes to make own name …

    Max McCaffrey, son of former Bronco Ed, hopes to make own name with Raiders

    ESPN.com Jun 13
    Max McCaffrey, son of former Bronco Ed, hopes to make own name with Raiders
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  • Raiders see Amari Cooper growing more comfortable in his role

    Raiders see Amari Cooper growing more comfortable in his role

    Part of the reason the Raiders are feeling so confident this offseason is the large base of young talent they’ve assembled. And the fact that some of the brightest of those youngsters are still learning gives them that much more reason for hope. “I alwa…
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  • Max McCaffrey saw ‘opportunity’ with Raiders when spurning dad’…

    Max McCaffrey saw ‘opportunity’ with Raiders when spurning dad’s Broncos

    Max McCaffrey is trying to make the Raiders roster as an undrafted free agent. (AP Photo) Max McCaffrey didn’t have to apologize to his dad or offer some long, deep explanation when he spurned the Denver Broncos to sign an undrafted free agent contract …
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  • After offseason moves, could Raiders’ secondary suddenly be a s…

    After offseason moves, could Raiders’ secondary suddenly be a strength?

    David Amerson boosted the Raiders secondary last season and could help it be a strength in 2016. (Getty Images) Anyone who evaluated the Raiders’ roster at the start of the 2015 season likely came to the same conclusion: the secondary is the weakness. T…
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  • Raiders' Mark Davis, Ken Norton Jr. share Muhammad Ali mem…

    Raiders' Mark Davis, Ken Norton Jr. share Muhammad Ali memories

    ESPN.com Jun 10
    Raiders' Mark Davis, Ken Norton Jr. share Muhammad Ali memories
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  • Frank Clark says he won’t be moving to linebacker

    Frank Clark says he won’t be moving to linebacker

    With linebacker Bruce Irvin leaving the Seahawks for the Raiders, second-year defensive end Frank Clark has an opportunity to fill the void in the team’s pass rush. But Clark won’t be doing that by becoming a linebacker. “I’m a pass rusher,” Clark told …
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  • Ken Norton Jr.: New Raiders safety Karl Joseph ‘a pack of dynam…

    Ken Norton Jr.: New Raiders safety Karl Joseph ‘a pack of dynamite’

    New Raiders safety Karl Joseph is “a pack dynamite”. (Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports) Ken Norton Jr. has been able to get his hands on a couple of his new toys, but one is still wrapped up in its packaging. First-round pick Karl Joseph, a safety from West V…
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  • Consistency is next step in Khalil Mack’s All-Pro game

    Consistency is next step in Khalil Mack’s All-Pro game

    Khalil Mack can still improve from his All-Pro season. (Bay Area News Group file photo) Khalil Mack’s jump from his rookie to sophomore season was impressive, but he can still reach another level. “Consistency,” defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. said…
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  • Video - Bryant: Move to Vegas is a major crapshoot 00:51

    Bryant: Move to Vegas is a major crapshoot

    Jun 19
    Howard Bryant details the NHL and Raiders' desires to move to Las Vegas, but is wary about the ability to garner a fan base and believes the NHL should be losing teams not adding more.
  • Video - Which team won the NFL offseason? 02:17

    Which team won the NFL offseason?

    Jun 17
    Mark Dominik, Dan Graziano and Josina Anderson make their picks for which NFL team had the best offseason.
  • Video - Mack: It's all about team 02:19

    Mack: It's all about team

    May 31
    Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack tells Paul Gutierrez that the atmosphere around the team right now is great and how everyone is competing to get better and not worry about where the franchise could play in the future.
  • Video - Carr: Last year was a stepping stone 02:52

    Carr: Last year was a stepping stone

    May 31
    Raiders quarterback Derek Carr speaks with Paul Gutierrez about how the team is looking to take the next step in 2016 and how much he values the protection his offensive line provides to keep him upright.