RAIDERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

NFL Congratulates Wrong Connor Cook After Raiders Draf Former Spartan QB

The Oakland Raiders drafted Connor Cook with the 100th overall selection in the 2016 draft. Instead of tagging the real Twitter account for Cook – @Connor_Cook03 – the NFL decided to go with Connor Cook, a firefighter paramedic out of South Carolina. Here’s how the exchange went down. @NFL @RAIDERS I don't mean to be bother, but I'm not MSU Connor Cook. I'm firefighter paramedic...
Via Diehardsport
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders are ready with next generation of leaders

As the Oakland Raiders went from one of the league’s worst teams to one that is expected to compete for a playoff spot this season, they benefited from the presence of strong veteran leadership. Charles Woodson and Justin Tuck were not just your average veterans. Both boasted very impressive careers complete with Super Bowls, Pro Bowls and lots of other accolades. With their departure...
Via cover32
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Al Davis had no idea who Darth Vader was

The late Al Davis was one of the most polarizing and entertaining figures in sports history during his lengthy tenure as owner of the Oakland Raiders. That’s because he did awesome stuff like not knowing anything about Star Wars. Amy Trask, an NFL analyst who served as the CEO of the Raiders from 1997 to 2013, shared a hilarious Davis story on “Star Wars Day” this week. If...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: Best training camp battles to watch

The Oakland Raiders have now completed the portion of the offseason where they add to the roster. Now it’s time to get to work getting the team ready for the regular season. And a big part of that process is making decisions about the roster. Not just who will make the final 53 man cut but also who will be starting. Let’s take a look at what will be the most entertaining training...
Via cover32
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reggie McKenzie praises DeAndre Washington as ‘complete back’

The Oakland Raiders have a promising running back in Latavius Murray, who is fresh off of a 1,066 yard performance during the 2015-16 NFL season and a Pro Bowl nod. However, that did not stop the team from selecting another running back in the 2016 NFL Draft. On Day 3, the Raiders used a fifth-round pick on former Texas Tech Red Raiders speedster DeAndre Washington, a smaller back...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raiders who could have a break out season

It was only a few years ago that the Oakland Raider had one of the oldest rosters in the league thanks to a free agency haul of over the hill veterans. Now, it’s an up and coming roster full of young players who have yet to hit their prime. The Raiders flirted with making the playoffs last season, largely on the back of a break out season by Derek Carr. With so many young players...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raiders' Clive Walford suffered knee injury in ATV accident

Oakland Raiders tight end Clive Walford will not be participating in spring practices after he suffered a knee injury while riding an ATV earlier this offseason. Mike Garafolo and Peter Schrager of FOX Sports report that Walford had surgery a few weeks ago and the injury “may not be as bad as originally thought.” It’s unclear exactly what happened and the Raiders have kept...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders TE Clive Walford shelved after ATV accident

The Oakland Raiders have had a pretty good offseason this year, but it looks like they will be in a little bit of a bind going into OTAs. Second-year tight end Clive Walford will be forced to sit out of spring practices due to a knee injury which occurred during an ATV accident earlier this year. FOX Sports reported that Walford is currently ahead of schedule on his recovery and...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Power surge: the Oakland Raiders are climbing the Power Rankings

Could this be the 2016 Oakland Raiders theme song? I’m living’ in that 21st century Doing something mean to it Do it better than anybody you ever seen do it Screams from the haters (Denver Broncos, San Diego Chargers, Kansas City Chiefs), got a nice ring to it I guess every superhero (Oakland Raiders) need his theme music No one man (Reggie McKenzie) should have all that power...
Via EndZoneScore
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Top ten players in Oakland Raiders history

The Oakland Raiders have one of the most storied histories in the NFL after being one of the many new expansion teams to join the league in 1960. They almost immediately made their name known by winning the AFL Championship in 1967 and the Super Bowl on three different occasions in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. They have had a long history of great players to suit up for...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

AP Source: Raiders decline 5th-year option on CB DJ Hayden

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have declined their fifth-year option on cornerback DJ Hayden. A person with knowledge of the decision said the Raiders chose to allow Hayden to become an unrestricted free agent in 2017 instead of picking up the option for that season before Monday's deadline. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Oakland Raiders day three draft approach was concerning

The draft is finally over and now that we have had a couple of days to soak it all in, it’s time to take a look and somewhat analyze what the Oakland Raiders did with their picks. In this article, I feel the need to address day three of the draft more than anything. The first two days, I thought, went well. Drafting a guy like Joseph in the first for an area of need and on the...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders To Decline CB D.J. Hayden’s Fifth-Year Option

The Oakland Raiders will decline CB D.J. Hayden‘s fifth-year option on Monday, according to Adam Caplan. The fifth-year option would have run the Raiders $8 million in 2017, but was guaranteed only for injury and wouldn’t have prevented them from working on a long-term extension over the next year. Hayden, 25, was taken with the No. 12 overall pick back in 2013. He’s in the...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders 2016 Draft about future, transition

Over the last three days, the Raiders added seven new players to their roster through the 2016 Draft. Since most of you are Raider fanatics, you’re probably already aware of every detail of the seven players but in case you have not seen anything about them, the seven added are: Safety Karl Joseph – A hard-hitting, ball-hawking safety who was really making a splash in early...
Via Thoughts from the Dark Side
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders give Mexico a taste of the NFL during draft days

MEXICO CITY (AP) The Oakland Raiders relocated south for the third day of the NFL draft Saturday. South of the border, that is. Amid sombrero- and lucha libre mask-clad fans, the Raiders announced their late-round picks from Azteca Stadium, where they'll face the Houston Texans on Nov. 21. The Raiders, one of the NFL's most popular teams in Mexico, gave their fan base in the nation...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders pick Jihad Ward may need minor knee surgery

Oakland Raiders second-round draft pick Jihad Ward may need minor knee surgery. Ward, a defensive end from Illinois, was selected by the Raiders in the second round at pick No. 44 overall. A 6-foot-5, 297-pounder, Ward could need arthroscopic knee surgery. There are NFL teams who believe Raiders' 2nd-round pick, DE Jihad Ward, will need arthroscopic knee surgery that could sideline...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders select defensive end Jihad Ward with 2nd-round pick

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders selected Illinois defensive end Jihad Ward with the 44th overall pick in the NFL draft on Friday. Ward had 104 tackles with 4 1/2 sacks and 12 tackles for losses during two seasons with the Illini. The 6-foot-6, 295-pound Ward suffered a knee injury during the first week of practice in August and was expected to miss time recovering but...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mark Davis says he wants to move the Raiders to Las Vegas

The Oakland Raiders could someday be the Las Vegas Raiders if owner Mark Davis gets his way. Davis said Thursday that he wants to move the team to Las Vegas and pledged $500 million toward the building of a proposed $1.4 billion domed stadium, according to ESPN’s Paul Gutierrez. “We have made a commitment to Las Vegas and that’s where it stands,” Davis said during a meeting...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Davis continues to eye Vegas as potential home for Raiders

LAS VEGAS — Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis has made several trips to Las Vegas in the past few months, floating the idea of moving the silver and black to Sin City as he continues to search for a long-term stadium solution. From the very beginning, the trips have been reported as simply that: trips and exploration. Now, Davis could be ready to make a verbal commitment to the...
Via EndZoneScore
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Raiders seriously going to move to Las Vegas?

For a while now, NFL fans have been following the plight of Mark Davis and his desire to find a permanent home for his Oakland Raiders. That’s meant as a literal home in terms of a new stadium as well as a place for this franchise to actually put down some roots instead of moving every couple decades. Back in January, Davis met with officials in Las Vegas, Nevada to discuss the...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Raiders will commit to Vegas once stadium is funded

Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis isn’t bluffing about his interest in taking his NFL franchise to Las Vegas. Already lined up for a second meeting Thursday with key people in Las Vegas in relationship to the proposed domed stadium, in concert with The Sands, Davis will reportedly commit to moving his club to Nevada if the funding is approved. “Raiders owner Mark Davis will...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Raiders move to Las Vegas is gaining steam

Las Vegas Raiders? It just rolls off the tongue, and it could be happening sooner than most realize. This is not a ruse, nor is it a joke: The Oakland Raiders could be moving to Las Vegas sometime in the near future. Vincent Bonsigore of the Los Angeles Daily News called this upcoming week “huge” for owner Mark Davis and the Raiders and said a move to Las Vegas is “getting...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Carr: Raiders ‘want the same kind of jump’ in 2016

Quarterback Derek Carr and the Oakland Raiders improved by four wins to 7-9 in 2015, but with several big acquisitions arriving this offseason and Carr entering his third NFL season, expectations in Oakland are much higher for 2016. “What we did last year on the field was better, but we want the same kind of jump again this year,” Carr said, via CSN Bay Area. “We want to be...
Via The Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders owner to speak to Las Vegas committee about relocation

Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis continues to take steps towards Las Vegas as a potential landing spot for his NFL franchise. According to Richard N. Valotta of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Davis is set to speak in front of a Nevada state committee on April 28 to discuss moving the Raiders to the popular tourist destination. “Davis will appear before the Southern Nevada Tourism...
Via Sportsnaut
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Raiders move to Las Vegas still in play

The idea of Las Vegas as a home for an NFL franchise has long been laughed at. However, with things stalling in the Bay Area and fellow league owners blocking a move back to Los Angeles, perhaps a home in the Nevada desert could be done after all. At least that is the thinking behind a report from Pro Football Talk, whose sources indicate that a deal to move the iconic franchise...
Via The Comeback
April 03, 2016  |  Discuss
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