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P.J. Hall arrested on misdemeanor assault charge

Free agent defensive tackle P.J. Hall was arrested on charges of assault and interference with public duties, Sarah Barshop of ESPN reports. The misdemeanor charge was filed June 13, according to Aaron Wilson of Sports Talk 790, and Hall posted $1,000 bond. Hall has a court appearance scheduled July 16. Hall caused “bodily injury . [more]

Derek Carr: I think something’s clicked with Henry Ruggs

While Las Vegas’ offense finished last season eighth in yards and 10th in scoring, the club received limited production from its top pick in the 2020 draft. Henry Ruggs was the first receiver selected last year, but finished with 26 receptions for 452 yards and a pair of touchdowns. While Ruggs has said he was [more]

Raiders sign Darron Lee, De’Vante Bausby

As the Raiders wrap up minicamp, they’ve added a pair of defensive players to their roster. Linebacker Darron Lee and cornerback De'Vante Bausby have signed with Las Vegas, the team announced on Thursday. Lee, a former Jets first-round pick, was last with Buffalo’s practice squad in 2020. He appeared in a pair of games, playing [more]

Hunter Renfrow loved what Derek Carr said about playing for the Raiders

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr made some waves when he told reporters on Tuesday that he’d rather quit than play for another franchise. For at least one of his teammates, the message was well-received. “I think I saw it on Twitter, screen shotted it and sent it to him and said, ‘I love this,’” Las Vegas [more]

Jon Gruden supports Raiders personnel decisions viewed as “questionable”

Some people would say that the Las Vegas Raiders made some puzzling personnel decisions this offseason. However, Raiders head coach Jon Gruden wouldn’t agree with those assessments. “Obviously, we like it on paper,” Gruden said, via Kevin Patra of the league’s website. “We made some changes that are, you know, in some people’s eyes, uh, [more]

Trent Brown thinks Patriots can have one of the league’s best offensive lines

After a pair of lackluster seasons with the Raiders, Trent Brown is back with the Patriots. New England acquired him for a fifth-round pick in March, as Las Vegas overhauled its offensive line. Brown played left tackle for the Patriots during their 2018 Super Bowl championship season, but he’s likely to play on the right [more]

Jon Gruden: We have to prove we can win at a much higher level

There have been moments in each of the last two seasons when it looked like the Raiders were on track for a playoff spot, but late-season struggles have submarined their chances both years. In addition to sinking the team’s playoff hopes, those late downturns have created questions about the direction the team is going under [more]

Yannick Ngakoue: Maxx Crosby and I are the best duo hitting the scene

Since Jon Gruden returned to coach the Raiders a few years ago, the club has struggled to put together an effective pass rush. Some of that clearly stems from the team trading Khalil Mack to the Bears just before the 2018 season started. But even last year, Las Vegas finished 29th with just 21 sacks. [more]

Derek Carr: People don’t understand how close Jon Gruden and I are on and off the field

It seems like every year, there’s some sort of rumor that the Raiders could move on from Derek Carr to upgrade at quarterback. But General Manager Mike Mayock said earlier this offseason that he and head coach Jon Gruden would “stand shoulder to shoulder and pound the table” for Carr, particularly after a solid 2020 [more]

Travis Kelce: AFC has good teams all over the place

Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce said recently that he thinks they and the Browns are “definitely neck and neck” when it comes to teams who can contend in the AFC, but that doesn’t end the list of teams that are on his radar heading into the 2021 season. Kelce was asked about that comment during [more]

Josh Jacobs wasn’t sure about Raiders OL changes, but “we’re going to be nice”

Running back Josh Jacobs wasn’t with the Raiders for the voluntary portion of their offseason program, but he was keeping an eye on what the team was doing while he was on his own. Jacobs took particular note of three moves that Vegas made with a position group near and dear to his heart. The [more]

Derek Carr: I want to do it here, I’d probably quit if I had to go somewhere else

When Russell Wilson‘s agent announced the short list of teams that the quarterback would agree to play for in a trade earlier this year, the Raiders were on it. That led some from outside the organization to call for the Raiders to make a move for Wilson and led the team’s actual decision-makers to say [more]

The owner’s suite at Allegiant Stadium gets a makeover, even though it’s never been used

In 2020, Raiders owner Mark Davis attended none of his team’s home games, because fans couldn’t show up. This year, Davis will enjoy the games from a suite that has had a makeover before he ever even used it. Via Mick Akers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the owner’s suite will get a $688,000 makeover [more]

Jerry Jeudy lauds Alabama’s ability to produce NFL receiver talent

Four receivers from the University of Alabama have been selected inside the Top 15 of the NFL Draft in the last two years. Jaylen Waddle and Devonta Smith were both off the board by the tenth overall selection in this year’s draft while Henry Ruggs III and Jerry Jeudy were the 12th and 15th overall [more]

Rod Marinelli, Bobby Turner win lifetime achievement award for assistant coaches

The Pro Football Writers of America announced that Raiders defensive line coach Rod Marinelli and 49ers running backs coach Bobby Turner were selected as the 2021 Paul “Dr. Z” Zimmerman Award winners. Marinelli and Turner are the 17th and 18th recipients of the Dr. Z Award, which the PFWA instituted in 2014. The Dr. Z [more]

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