RAIDERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

How Raiders QB Derek Carr can go from good to great this season

The Oakland Raiders were excited when Derek Carr turned in a rather respectable rookie season. No, he wasn’t lights out by any means but he played really well considering he was a rookie that was surrounded by lackluster talent. In year two, he started off slowly but then exploded and soon found himself among the top quarterbacks in the league statistically. But almost as quickly...
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12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raiders WR Andre Debose Reverts To I.R. After Clearing Waivers

The Oakland Raiders officially placed WR Andre Debose on their injured reserve list on Wednesday after he cleared waivers. Debose is a former seventh-round pick of the Raiders last year. He lasted just over a month with the Raiders before he was waived with the injury designation and later placed on injured reserve where he remained for the duration of the 2015 season. Oakland elected...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders may have found a missing piece in Deandre Washington

As the Oakland Raiders continue their turnaround from cellar-dweller to title contender, they will need the good fortune they’ve found in the NFL draft the past few seasons to continue. Now I know that may seems like a lot to ask, given the Raiders history of failed draft picks, but luck seems to be on their side right now.  They got DE/LB Khalil Mack, arguably the game’s best...
Via EndZoneScore
1 day ago  |  Discuss

What Amari Cooper needs to do to go from good to great

When the Oakland Raiders drafted Amari Cooper, many believed him to be one of the most NFL ready prospects to hit the draft in years. As it turns out, Cooper was indeed ready for much of what the NFL had in store for him. Putting up 72 catches for 1,070 yards and six touchdowns. Not only that but 45 of his 72 catches went for first downs. But while those numbers are impressive for...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Davis: Studies on Raiders move to Las Vegas are 'positive'

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis says the team has begun conducting market research studies to gather information about a potential move to Las Vegas. Davis said Tuesday at the NFL owners meetings that the initial reports have come back ''positive'' about the feasibility of such a move. Unable to get a suitable stadium deal in Oakland, Davis wants to move the...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mark Davis: Move to Las Vegas would ‘unite the Raider nation’

Mark Davis isn’t backing down from his expressed interest in moving the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas. If anything, he’s doubling down. Speaking about a potential move on NFL Network, Davis says he’s excited about the possibilities if the Raiders were to move from Oakland to Vegas. “I’m excited about it,” Davis said, via Pro Football Talk. “It’s a new market. It’s...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raiders Waive QB Garrett Gilbert & WR Andre Debose

The Oakland Raiders officially placed WR Andre Debose and QB Garrett Gilbert on waivers Tuesday to make room for WRs Nathan Palmer and Robert Herron. Debose was waived with the injury designation, which means that he would revert to their injured reserve list of he ends up clearing waivers on Wednesday. With the Raiders using a fourth-round pick on Connor Cook, it was clear...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders Sign WRs Nathan Palmer & Robert Herron

The Oakland Raiders announced that they’ve signed WRs Nathan Palmer and Robert Herron to contracts on Tuesday. Herron, 23, was take in sixth round of last year’s draft by the Buccaneers. However, he was waived with an injury designation coming out of the preseason and later ended up on Tampa Bay’s injured reserve list. The Buccaneers later granted him his release before...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Carr wildly predicts 30 sacks from Khalil Mack in 2016

No player in NFL history has ever had more than 22.5 sacks in a single season, with Michael Strahan setting the bar that high in 2001. Not only does Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr think his teammate Khalil Mack will break the record, but Carr is expecting Mack to smash the record. “I think he’s going to sack the quarterback 30 times,” Carr said in a radio interview...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders QB Derek Carr Predicts Teammate Khalil Mack Will Shatter the NFL Sack Record This Year

For a defensive player, every sack is special, but getting to the quarterback is not be a problem for Oakland Raiders defensive star Khalil Mack—at least according to his quarterback, Derek Carr. RELATED: Titans Rookie Running Back Derrick Henry is Having Some Serious Footwork Issues Two years ago, when Mack was a rookie linebacker for the Raiders, he tallied four sacks...
Via Stack
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Carr predicts 30 sacks for Khalil Mack

Khalil Mack has established himself as one of the premier defensive players in the NFL. If his teammate’s prediction becomes reality, the talented pass rusher will put together one of the better individual seasons in league history later this year. In just his second year in the NFL, Mack earned a Pro Bowl nod and became the first player in league history to be named First-Team...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ronnie Lott spearheading Raiders' new stadium proposal

As an alternative to moving the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas, Ronnie Lott and Rodney Peete are the face of a “predominantly African American” group of investors looking to build a new stadium in Oakland, as reported by Phillip Matier and Andrew Ross of the San Francisco Chronicle. “In recent weeks, ex-49er Lott and Peete, both of whom played briefly for the Raiders, have...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Carr predicts Khalil Mack will have 30 sacks in 2016

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr wasn’t kidding when he said All-Pro teammate Khalil Mack will have 30 sacks in 2016. “I think he’s going to sack the quarterback 30 times,” Carr said, via NFL.com. “Watch the tape. He’s held every play. He’s like nobody else in the league. He’s talented.” The NFL record for sacks in a season belongs to Michael Strahan, who...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Taiwan Jones could have trouble making the Raiders roster

When the Oakland Raiders drafted Taiwan Jones back in 2011, it was with the hope that with his speed he would become a stud running back. That never happened but he went on to become a very important special teams member for the Raiders and one of the better gunners in the league. But then Bill Musgrave came to town and suddenly, Jones looked like the guy the Raiders hoped they were...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Saga of the Oakland Raiders

The last time the Oakland Raiders went to the Super Bowl, almost no one noticed. And the National Football League couldn’t care less if they ever get to their penultimate game again. The Raiders had a call go against them on an obscure rule that wiped out a fumble recovery that would’ve propelled them into the Super Bowl. Tom Brady “tucked” a would-be fumble and the Patriots...
Via The Sports Post
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Here Is Connor Cook In His Full Oakland Raiders Uniform At The NFLPA Rookie Premiere

After a fairly trying NFL Draft process, Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook landed with the Oakland Raiders in the fourth round. He will be behind incumbent starter Derek Carr, but Cook has impressed his coaches thus far. Today, the NFLPA held its Rookie Premiere event, which featured the top NFL newcomers taking photos and filming videos in their new full uniforms. Cook juggled...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Robert Kraft approves of a Raiders move to Las Vegas

Will the NFL allow the Oakland….err..Los Angeles…err Oakland Raiders to move yet again? It has been a hot topic all offseason in NFL circles, and many believed the biggest hurdle would be convincing other owners the move should happen. If the tea leaves are to be understood, then it appears a major player appears to be on the side of the move. That’s because reports indicate...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

John Elway has great reaction to Raiders’ Twitter trolling

The Oakland Raiders engaged in some Twitter-based trolling of the Denver Broncos this week, and John Elway’s reaction when confronted with the social media chicanery is about as good as it gets. It all started on Tuesday when the NFL offered up the following tweet, providing the Raiders with the impetus to engage in some smack talk: The @Broncos D?It currently rules the AFC...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Oakland Raiders defense could be great this season

Recently, some speculation has been made about Khalil Mack’s comments stating that this Oakland Raiders defense has the ability if they “max out” to be just as good as the Denver Broncos historic defense last season. With how good Denver’s defense was last year, it seems hard to believe the Raiders are capable of replicating such a talented side of the ball. However, the...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders Head Coach Jack Del Rio On Connor Cook: “He’s Been Outstanding”

Twitter/@BairCSN Connor Cook’s path to the NFL Draft was plagued by questions about his personality and leadership skills. While some thought the Michigan State quarterback could potentially sneak into the end of the first round of last month’s NFL Draft, he wound up falling to the fourth round, where he was selected by the Oakland Raiders 100th overall. After the beginning...
Via College Spun
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders move to Las Vegas is closer to reality than previously thought

Las Vegas is becoming the darling for many professional sports teams looking at expansion and relocation. The NHL’s dance with Las Vegas looks surely like it will end up with an expansion team awarded to the city come next year, and now the NFL looks to be closer to Vegas than ever before, with Raiders owner Mark Davis making public appearances at Vegas stadium meetings. An unnamed...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Fertittas selling UFC to make ownership play for Raiders?

The owners of the UFC are going to have a lot of money to spend if they wind up selling their extremely successful business, and there is already speculation that they could use some of that cash to make an ownership play at an NFL franchise. Brothers Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta, who control the UFC’s parent company Zuffa, LLC, are said to be interested in the Oakland Raiders...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Don't look now but the Oakland Raiders are good again

For what seems like the hundredth time in the last 15 years, the Oakland Raiders find themselves at a crossroads. Each of the previous 99 times ended with the Raiders laying face down in the mud with their pants around their ankles. This time, it appears they’ve not only stayed upright, but they’ve managed to hit a full sprint down the path to success. Last time we checked...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Connor Cook’s father Chris may have soured teams on QB

Connor Cook took a surprising tumble down the draft board last weekend and didn’t hear his name called until early in the fourth round, and suddenly we are hearing a lot of rumblings about character concerns. Cook’s father, Chris, may have been one small reason for Connor’s unexpected slip. Over the past several days, various blogs and news outlets have dug up some of the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 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
April 24, 2016  |  Discuss
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