With Derek Carr signed, Reggie McKenzie moving on to other extensions

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At the start of a Friday press conference to discuss quarterback Derek Carr’s contract extension, General Manager Reggie McKenzie called it a “big day” for the organization.

McKenzie also said that he’s now going to turn his attention toward more big days and big extensions in the future. Carr said during his opening remarks that it was important for him to “structure [his deal] in a way to help the Raiders” hold onto other players and McKenzie said that the contract accomplished that. 

“The bottom line is we’re able to continue to move forward to be to keep all the players that we need to keep in the correct timing,” McKenzie said. “This affords us to do that. We’ll start on that ASAP.”

Defensive end Khalil Mack and right guard Gabe Jackson, both of whom joined Carr in the 2014 draft class, are expected to be the next two players up for extensions in Oakland. The team picked up Mack’s option for the 2018 season and Jackson is set for free agency if he can’t agree on a deal before the start of the next league year.

9 responses to “With Derek Carr signed, Reggie McKenzie moving on to other extensions

  1. It’s great to have a leader and a face of the franchise who is as humble and cares about his teammates…FRIENDS more than the money. Sure he got paid but it’s how it changes the man that is important. Good things are happening in Oakland and soon to be Vegas.

    I’m Reggie we trust.

    ONE NATION

  2. But I thought when you signed your QB, you couldn’t afford to have any other players on the team? Atleast that’s what I keep hearing from all these armchair GMs..

  3. I’m not for getting all the people that laughed at us Raider fans, because it won’t be fun now that the rabbit has the gun!

    ONE NATION!!!!

  4. “The bottom line is we’re able to continue to move forward to be to keep all the players that we need to keep in the correct timing,” McKenzie said. “This affords us to do that. We’ll start on that ASAP.”

    This is what the ignorant don’t get, the Raiders have plenty of cap room.

    One nation, Raider Nation.

  5. McKenzie is doing a great job, would not have been possible if big Al was still in charge. I hope big Al is enjoying the stadium in the sky with a different jump suit every day along with his disco boots with Cuban heels.

  6. I know tylawspick6 is just sitting at home, wringing his hands, thinking of the RAIDERS.

    Everything looks Silver and Black.

    Can’t wait until Mexico City.

    Don’t forget your laser pens.

    Viva LOS RAIDERS!

  7. mullman76 says:
    Jun 23, 2017 4:16 PM
    I know tylawspick6 is just sitting at home, wringing his hands, thinking of the RAIDERS.

    **************************************************
    Here you go I will post his normal rant for you.

    – Welcome to cap hell
    – (insert team Coach name) is loser always has been jealous of BB, wishes he had Brady
    – (insert team GM name) is terrible, can’t draft, handle free agency and will put your team into cap hell
    – Steelers, Ravens, Colts, Broncos, Jets, Dolphins, all hold secret meetings with Goodell to come up with new and exciting ways to punish/frame the Patriots. (don’t worry he will add the Raiders to the list of conspirators once they start beating the Patriots on the regular bases.)
    – Millennials are ruining the league/country.

    I think I got most of his normal talking points, I know he will fill in anything I left out….

  8. These huge QB signings are done at the end of a franchise build, because teams are handcuffed for money. The fade don’t have anything close to an average defense. The build is effectively done, and that offense isn’t good enough to carry a team to the promised land. Enjoy your short window in the sun, because it’ll be short lived.

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