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Lincoln Kennedy to Derek Carr: “It’s time to put up or shut up”

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is tired of being disrespected. Raiders radio analyst Lincoln Kennedy is tired of hearing Derek Carr saying he’s tired of being disrespected. Appearing on CBS Sports Radio with Zach Gelb, Kennedy reacted to Carr’s recently display of frustration regarding the manner in which he is treated by some media and fans. [more]

Raiders put two on reserve/COVID-19 list

The Raiders put a pair of players on the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday. Per the league’s transaction wire, the Raiders placed defensive end Maxx Crosby and running back Rod Smith on the list. Teams aren’t allowed to specify which, but the list is for players who either test positive, or are quarantining because they came into [more]

Austin Hooper: I’m not like Jason Witten, where it’s me vs. other TEs

The Browns made Austin Hooper the highest-paid tight end in the NFL during free agency and drafted Harrison Bryant in the fourth round. It prompted former first-rounder David Njoku, uncertain of his role, to request a trade. Njoku since has declared he’s “all Cleveland,” and the Browns have big plans for multiple tight ends. Hooper, [more]

Report: Raiders told players Jon Gruden had COVID-19 to test how they’d react

Raiders coach Jon Gruden does not have COVID-19, but his players were led to believe he did. According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, the Raiders logged into a Zoom team meeting expecting to be addressed by Gruden, only to hear from assistant head coach and special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia that Gruden was hospitalized [more]

Raiders cut running back Jeremy Hill

Well, that didn’t last long. Two days after officially signing running back Jeremy Hill, the Raiders have cut Hill, Vic Tafur of reports. Hill has not played since tearing his ACL while with the Patriots in the 2018 season opener. That was his debut for New England after spending four seasons with the Bengals. [more]

Derek Carr is getting upset

On Tuesday, we posted an item based on Raiders quarterback Derek Carr claiming that he is tired of being disrespected. The seventh-year quarterback had plenty more to say during his Tuesday sun’s-out-guns-out media availability. “I played better last year than I did in 2016,” Carr said, among other things. That sounds like a stretch on [more]

Raiders have Lynn Bowden learning “a lot of things that we do at the quarterback position”

Lynn Bowden did a little bit of everything on offense while he was at Kentucky and it looks like the Raiders are going to try to tap into his versatility as well. Bowden was listed as a running back after the Raiders drafted him in the third round in April, but he closed his college [more]

Raiders cut P.J. Hall after he fails physical in Minnesota

The Raiders saw enough from defensive tackle P.J. Hall in two years to know they whiffed on making him a second-round choice. They thought they had something in return for Hall, sending him to Minnesota on Monday for a conditional seventh-round choice. But Hall failed his physical Tuesday, the Vikings announced. So the Raiders cut [more]

Raiders’ Ukeme Eligwe opts out

Raiders linebacker Ukeme Eligwe is the latest player to opt out of the 2020 season. Eligwe was listed on the NFL’s transaction wire today as having opted out because of COVID-19 concerns. All NFL players have the option not to play this season because of the pandemic. Those who are considered high-risk receive $350,000, while [more]

P.J. Hall fails physical, reverts back to the Raiders

So much for that. . . . The Raiders traded defensive tackle P.J. Hall to the Vikings on Monday for a conditional seventh-round pick. But Hall failed his physical with the Vikings on Tuesday, so he reverts back to the Raiders. The Raiders are expected to cut Hall, whom they drafted in the second round [more]

Derek Carr tired of being “disrespected”

No quarterback has opted out of the 2020 season. Raiders quarterback Derek Carr said Tuesday he never considered it. “I did not,” Carr said in a videoconference, via Jerry McDonald of the Bay Area News Group. “I have a lot to prove to myself. I have a lot to prove to my organization. I’m going [more]

Jeremiah Valoaga, D.J. Killings opt out of 2020 season

The Raiders hadn’t had any players opt out of the 2020 season. They do now. Las Vegas placed defensive back D.J. Killings and defensive end Jeremiah Valoaga on the opt-out list Monday, according to the NFL’s official transactions. Killings, 24, signed with the Raiders in May 2019. He spent last season on injured reserve after [more]

Raiders trade P.J. Hall to Vikings

The Raiders planned to release defensive tackle P.J. Hall today. Then they got a trade offer. The Vikings acquired Hall in a trade with the Raiders, according to multiple reports. The Vikings aren’t giving up much (a seventh-round pick that is conditioned on Hall playing at least six games for the Vikings this season), but [more]

Raiders say stadium will be empty all season

The Raiders moved to Las Vegas this year in the hopes that a glitzy new stadium in a city known for its high rollers would result in a box office bonanza. This year, it will be anything but. In a statement sent to season ticket holders today, the Raiders announced that they will have no [more]

Raiders to cut 2018 second-round pick P.J. Hall

In 2018 the Raiders took a chance in the second round on former Sam Houston State defensive tackle P.J. Hall. After two years, they’ve decided it didn’t work out. The Raiders are releasing Hall, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. At the FCS level, Hall was a dominant player in college, and in his second [more]

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