RAIDERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Karl Joseph, the newest Oakland Raider

Last night may have been the most hectic first round of the NFL draft in recent memory. With surprise selections such as the Chargers selecting Bosa with their third overall pick to Laremy Tunsil dropping all the way to the Miami Dolphins because of a bong mask video being released of him on his social media page. With all that said, the Oakland Raiders were another team that made...
Via isportsweb.com
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Four reasons why Karl Joseph was a perfect pick for the Raiders

After the Oakland Raiders drafted safety Karl Joseph out of West Virginia with the 14th overall pick, some believed they reached because they may have been able to trade back in order to get him. Yet this was the perfect pick for the Raiders for a number of reasons. 1. Three picks after the Raiders took Joseph, the Atlanta Falcons took Keanu Neal, a safety with a very similar scouting...
Via Bay Area Sports Guy
5 hours ago

Raiders Roundup: Top news from around the web in one place

The NFL Draft began on Thursday night, but that doesn’t mean there wasnt other news to read this week! Here is the weekly round up with the best Oakland Raiders news from around the web all in one place for Raider Nation’s viewing pleasure. Don’t forget, we also have tons of NFL Draft content on the site including at least three pieces per pick and coverage of what the rest...
Via cover32
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raiders Rivals: How the AFC West did on day one of the draft

The much awaited 2016 NFL Draft is finally upon us!  With day one in the books, Raider Nation already knows that the Oakland Raiders drafted safety Karl Joseph out of West Virginia University with their 14th overall pick, but what is going on in the rest of the AFC West?  You know that the rest of the teams in the division had their eyes on what the Raiders were doing.  The up...
Via cover32
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Raiders “More Comfortable” With Myles Jack Than Others

Last week, the Raiders made a suspicious last-minute visit with Myles Jack. At a time when Jack’s “draft stock” seemed to be falling, the visit seemed a little like an are-we-missing-something-here medical check. As it turns out, that may be exactly what it was. According to CBS Sports insider Jason La Canfora, the Raiders are
Via Raiders Beat
22 hours ago

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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Players the Oakland Raiders could take if they trade back

The Oakland Raiders currently sit at the number 14 slot in the first round of the NFL Draft. That’s not the greatest position to be sitting in since most of the top talent will be just out of their reach. Because of that, the Raiders may consider a trade back if the opportunity presents itself. If that happens, here is a look at some of the players the Raiders could be targeting...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Roger Goodell pumps the breaks on Raiders to Vegas talk, reiterates support for Oakland

The Oakland Raiders' potential move to Las Vegas has been a hot topic this week, with a report that owner Mark Davis is willing to move the team if he can get a stadium built near the strip.However, there remains one big obstacle to any plans for relocation: league approval.The NFL blocked the Raiders from moving back to LA last year and has said it would like them to remain in Oakland...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raiders will announce draft selections from Mexico City

MEXICO CITY (AP) The Oakland Raiders will announce their third-day draft selections from Mexico City on Saturday. Oakland will play against the Houston Texans in Mexico City on Nov. 21. The draft announcements for the fourth through seventh rounds will be part of the Raiders' Mexico City fan fest, a kickoff for the team's activities leading up to this fall's game at Azteca stadium...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

JaMarcus Russell would ‘play for free’ for second chance in NFL

Former No. 1 overall pick and Oakland Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell really wants a second chance at having a NFL career. It’s unlikely, but he is desperate to have another shot at playing in the NFL. Russell joined the Raiders in 2007 out of LSU and never really got his career off the ground. He threw for only 4,083 yards and 18 touchdowns against 23 interceptions in three...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Oakland Raiders use their fourth round pick on Jaylon Smith?

The Oakland Raiders have eight draft picks in this year’s NFL draft.  Their top priority is to address the defensive line/edge rusher position which general manager should address with the 14th pick.  Many have speculated that if Ohio State’s Ezekiel Elliott is available at 14, then the Raiders would pounce on him and draft the explosive running back. Others argue that there...
Via EndZoneScore
2 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
2 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders to pursue relocation if Las Vegas stadium funding is approved

The Oakland Raiders want a new stadium and that could lead to the franchise relocating outside of California. One possible location for Raiders’ new stadium is Las Vegas and owner Mark Davis seems to be warming on the idea of calling the Sin City home. According to the Los Angeles Daily News, Davis is expected to make a commitment to Las Vegas later this week as funding for a...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Oakland Raiders are one step away from moving to Las Vegas

What seemed like some sort of weird marketing gimmick just a few months ago could actually be reality sooner than any of us envisioned: The Raiders could seriously be moving to Las Vegas, at least according to a report from the Los Angeles Daily News on Tuesday.According to the report, the city of Las Vegas will hold a meeting on Thursday to discuss the feasibility of building a...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders close to first ever season ticket sellout

The Oakland Raiders certainly seem to be on the upswing after finishing the 2015 season 7-9, their best since back-to-back .500 seasons in 2010 and 2011, and bringing in some big-name players this offseason. This has led to a resurgence in fan interest as the team seems to be pretty close to a season-ticket sellout for the first time ever. Raiders’ owner Mark Davis seems pretty...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Deja’ vu: Josh Norman free agency draws similarities to retired Oakland Raiders Nnamdi Asomugha

From 2006 to 2010, Nnamdi Asomugha was the best cornerback in the NFL.  Nobody, I mean nobody threw his way.  In a span of two years, he only allowed 23 completions.  Mind boggling.  Enter Josh Norman, today’s top shutdown cornerback who had his free agency tag rescinded by the Carolina Panthers.  Now, Norman can sign with any team, but should he take heed to what happened...
Via EndZoneScore
8 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
10 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
16 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
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders owner Mark Davis eyeing UNLV as possible stadium venue?

Add some more fuel to the fire that is the Raiders to Vegas rumors. In a pair of photos posted Friday to the Las Vegas Sands Twitter account on Friday, Raiders owner Mark Davis was shown touring Sam Boyd Stadium, the home of UNLV, with university president Len Jessup, adviser Don Snyder, athletic director Tina Kunzer-Murphy, and football coach Tony Sanchez. Mark Davis @RAIDERS...
Via Larry Brown Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders trio vow to donate brain to science to honor QB Ken Stabler

Three former Oakland Raiders will donate their brains to science in honor of former teammate Ken Stabler, who died July 8, according to Inside Bay Area. George Atkinson, George Buehler, and Art Thoms have pledged their brains to Boston-based Concussion Legacy Foundation, which studies the causes of CTE. The former Raiders made the unusual decision to speak out together as a...
Via The Comeback
March 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Raiders’ rent in Oakland more than triples for 2016

The Raiders’ rent to play at O.co Coliseum in Oakland has increased more than three-fold for the 2016 season. The Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority on Friday approved a one-year lease extension for the Raiders to use the stadium and training facility, Bay Area News Group reports. The rent for the year increases from $925,000 last season to $3.5 million for 2016. One of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss
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