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Raiders sign Corliss Waitman, cut Dominik Eberle

The Raiders made a couple of moves involving special teamers on Monday. The team announced the signing of punter Corliss Waitman. Kicker Dominik Eberle was waived in a corresponding move. Waitman spent the 2020 offseason with the Steelers. He was not drafted after finishing his time at South Alabama. He averaged 41.7 yards per kick [more]

Darren Waller on Raiders OL: Change is a part of every year in the NFL

Over the last two years, Darren Waller has become one of the most dynamic tight ends in the league. Part of why he’s been successful both as a receiver and in-line as a blocker has been those he’s played alongside on the club’s offensive line. Las Vegas made some big changes to its five up [more]

Tim Berbenich will coach Raiders running backs

The Raiders have settled on a new running backs coach for the 2021 season. Kirby Wilson was set to fill that role for a third season, but he informed the team that he was retiring last week. The Raiders stayed within the organization to replace him. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that quality control [more]

Raiders place Divine Deablo, Isaiah Johnson on PUP

The Raiders made several moves Sunday as they prepare for the start of training camp, the team announced. Rookie linebacker Divine Deablo and cornerback Isaiah Johnson have landed on the active/physically unable to perform list. The Raiders put rookie offensive tackle Devery Hamilton on the active/non-football illness list. Rookie defensive tackle Darius Sills is on [more]

Raiders sign Malcolm Koonce

The Raiders have taken care of another piece of business on Friday. Las Vegas has signed third-round pick Malcolm Koonce to his standard four-year rookie deal, the club announced. Koonce was a two-time, first-team All-MAC honoree for two years in a row at Buffalo. He registered 5.5 tackles for loss and 5.0 sucks in 2020, [more]

Raiders agree to terms with Divine Deablo

Like many of the teams around the league, the Raiders have gotten another draft pick under contract. Per NFL Media’s Mike Garafolo reports Las Vegas has agreed to terms with linebacker Divine Deablo. Selected at No. 80 overall in the third round, Deablo played his college ball at Virginia Tech. He was a first-team, All-ACC [more]

Mike Mayock: Jon Gruden and I can close the door and get into it and that’s fine

The Raiders have compiled a 15-17 record in the two seasons since Mike Mayock took over as General Manager. The club hasn’t been to the playoffs after a pair of late-season collapses, but Las Vegas should be better in 2021 after an offseason focused on defensive improvement. But if the Raiders don’t get better in [more]

Mike Mayock: Jon Gruden and Derek Carr’s relationship is “like a corny marriage”

Since Jon Gruden came back to coach the Raiders in 2018, his relationship with quarterback Derek Carr has drawn constant speculation. Carr himself said earlier in the offseason that people don’t realize how close he and Gruden are on and off the field, adding that he and Gruden have “a great relationship.” During an appearance [more]

Raiders president Marc Badain’s resignation sends shock waves through the organization

On Monday, Raiders owner Mark Davis abruptly announced that team president Marc Badain had resigned. The news shocked many outside the organization. It shocked many inside the organization, too. Via Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com, the “move was met with shock in the organization.” Badain addressed the move in a text message to Gutierrez. “The successful construction and [more]

Report: Jets passing game coach Greg Knapp critically injured in bicycle accident

Long-time NFL assistant coach and current New York Jets passing game specialist Greg Knapp is in the hospital in critical condition due to injuries sustained in a bicycle accident this weekend, according to Mike Klis of 9NEWS. Knapp’s agent, Jeff Sperbeck, confirmed to Klis that Knapp was injured when his bicycle was struck by a [more]

Raiders president Marc Badain resigns

The Raiders will enter training camp without a team president. Team owner Mark Davis has issued a statement indicating that he has accepted Marc Badain’s resignation as president of the team. “Marc has been an integral part of the Raider family for 30 years, rising from a training camp driver to president of the entire [more]

21 NFL teams will hold joint practices in August

The NFL released the entire schedule of joint practices, and 21 teams will have at least one practice with another team. Only Washington, the Lions, Saints, Seahawks, Cardinals, Chiefs, Texans, Jaguars, Bengals, Steelers and Bills will not work with another team. Seven teams — the Eagles, Giants, Dolphins, Patriots, Jets, Panthers and Rams — each [more]

Mike Mayock: We all know the Raiders have to get “so much better” on defense

Since Jon Gruden returned as Raiders head coach, the team’s defense has been one of its biggest issues. It was glaring when the club had only 13 sacks in 2018 following the trade of edge rusher Khalil Mack. While the unit improved in 2019, it regressed to finish 25th in yards allowed and 30th in [more]

Charles Woodson: I couldn’t hold it together when I found out I’m in the Hall of Fame

Charles Woodson had such a long and impressive career that his selection to the Pro Football Hall of Fame seemed like a foregone conclusion. But Woodson was still shaken when he found out it was official. Woodson said that when Hall of Fame President David Baker told him he was going to have a bust [more]

Tom Flores expected to make the Hall of Fame sooner, became skeptical it would ever happen

Tom Flores thought he was a lock for the Pro Football Hall of Fame 37 years ago, when he won his second Super Bowl as head coach of the Raiders. But he’s only getting inducted now, this summer. Flores admitted he grew increasingly frustrated in all those years that he didn’t make the Hall of [more]

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