What should the Oakland Raiders expect from Amari Cooper’s sophomore season?

This offseason, the Oakland Raiders have been the talk of most of the media outlets as the team on the uprising. This, of course, is happening because of recent draft success and quality free agent acquisitions that the Raiders have made. Although these are all important to factor in, it seems that they are all overshadowing a big factor when it comes to this roster. That factor...
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Raiders release video promoting move to Las Vegas

The Oakland Raiders appear to be angling hard for a name change to go along with a new home — Las Vegas, baby. Already in serious talks with the City of Las Vegas and The Sands Casino, Mark Davis has said he’s committed to the move if funding can be acquired to build a new domed stadium. Now, Davis and the Raiders have released a video which further indicates the seriousness...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Las Vegas mayor not excited about tax increase for Raiders stadium

There is a lot of excitement being generated by Mark Davis and other NFL owners about a potential move that would send the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas. Based on comments made by Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, though, it seems a bit premature to assume such a move will happen. “We’re a little bit in the weeds right now talking about the numbers,” Goodman said, via News3LV...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why it’s ok the Oakland Raiders didn’t upgrade at MLB

Many who follow the Oakland Raiders closely felt that middle linebacker was one of the biggest needs heading into this offseason. Last year’s week one starter, Curtis Lofton, has since been cut after a terrible one year stint with the Silver and Black. The presumptive starter on the roster would be Ben Heeney, who looked decent in a handful of starts he received at the end of last...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders Rewind: Top news stories all in one place

As the Oakland Raiders offseason rolls on, we continue to bring you coverage of everything Raiders from around the web. The Raiders have completed their rookie camp and are in the middle of organized team activities at the moment. From injuries to OTA highlights to more relocation talk and the possibility of Vegas, we have it all covered for you right here at cover32. Check out the...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban ‘all for legalized gambling’ in the U.S.

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is always thinking outside the box, so his thoughts on legalized gambling in the United States are always worth paying attention to. Not surprisingly, Cuban is all-in on legalizing gambling in the United States, and he seems to hope it happens soon. “I’m not a fan of hypocrisy and I love the fact that [NBA commissioner Adam Silver]’s not either...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders Waive WR Robert Herron

The Oakland Raiders officially waived WR Robert Herron on Thursday, despite signing him to a contract just a few days ago. 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...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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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3 days 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
4 days 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
4 days 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
4 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
5 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
5 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
5 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 “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
6 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
7 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
8 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
10 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...
11 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
15 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
15 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
18 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
23 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
23 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
April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

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