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Jay Gruden: I’d be shocked if the Raiders got rid of Derek Carr

Earlier this week, a rumor popped up that the Raiders could be planning to trade Derek Carr to pursue Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson. If Raiders head coach Jon Gruden commented on Watson, that would be tampering — and he’s already recently engaged in that. But his brother, Jay, currently doesn’t have a job after Jacksonville’s [more]

Henry Ruggs: I was disappointed in the season that I had

Raiders General Manager Mike Mayock generated a headline last week when he said he was “disappointed in the productivity of our rookies.” One of those rookies tends to agree with him. In an interview with NFL Network on Thursday, wide receiver Henry Ruggs said Mayock didn’t say anything he wouldn’t have said about himself. “I [more]

Richard Sherman tries to downplay Jon Gruden’s tampering

Earlier this week, Raiders coach Jon Gruden engaged in a blatant act of tampering with 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman. Gruden’s comments were made on camera, in a podcast interview. Sherman predictably has tried to downplay the reality that Gruden committed a clear violation of the rules regarding the things that can be said about, and [more]

Raiders sign Nathan Peterman for 2021 season

Nathan Peterman won’t be leaving the Raiders this offseason. The Raiders announced on Thursday that they have signed Peterman to a one-year contract. He would have become an unrestricted free agent in March if he had not agreed to a new deal with the team. Peterman initially signed to the Raiders practice squad in December [more]

Jon Gruden’s comments to Richard Sherman are “blatant tampering”

Cris Collinsworth tried. He tried to keep Raiders coach Jon Gruden from potentially committing a tampering violation. Gruden didn’t seem to care. Collinsworth, who hosts a podcast featuring 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman, had Gruden on as a guest. Collinsworth mentioned the fact that former Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley has arrived in Las Vegas as [more]

Jon Gruden to Richard Sherman: We’re looking for an alpha presence in secondary

An appearance on podcast may have gotten the ball rolling on free agency for the Raiders. Raiders head coach Jon Gruden was a guest on The Cris Collinsworth Podcast, which is co-hosted by impending free agent cornerback Richard Sherman. During the conversation, Gruden suggested that the Raiders could have a spot on their defense for [more]

Are Raiders plotting to trade Derek Carr, pursue Deshaun Watson?

The quarterback carousel is spinning, and one of the riders has a perpetual scowl on his face. Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that “several NFL insiders” expect the Raiders to field calls regarding a potential trade of quarterback Derek Carr. Bonsignore suggests that the expected demand for Carr could result in a [more]

Colts trying out David Irving

The talented but troubled pass rusher David Irving may get another chance in the NFL, with the Colts. Irving had a tryout in Indianapolis, the NFL’s transaction wire showed today. The 27-year-old Irving spent part of the 2020 season on the Raiders’ practice squad and played in two games for the Raiders under the special [more]

Jason Witten takes high school coaching job

When Jason Witten retired from the NFL the first time, he took a broadcasting job. He’s trying something different after making another retirement announcement. The Liberty Christian School in the Dallas/Fort Worth area announced on Monday that Witten is the team’s new head coach. Witten is not the only player going from the field to [more]

Raiders announce hirings of four defensive assistants

Las Vegas’ defensive coaching staff is getting an overhaul under new coordinator Gus Bradley. Many of its new members are making Bradley’s same move from Southern California to Southern Nevada. The Raiders announced on Friday they’ve hired Ron Milus as defensive backs coach, Richard Smith as linebackers coach, Addison Lynch as assistant defensive backs coach, [more]

Report: Raiders receiver Nelson Agholor told teammates “they sucked” after loss to Dolphins

The Raiders’ first season in Las Vegas busted on a Saturday night against the Dolphins, when Miami pulled off a ridiculously unlikely come-from-behind win fueled by a horrible defensive call, a bad coverage, and a grab and twist of Ryan Fitzpatrick‘s facemask that made him look like Linda Blair in The Exorcist. After the game, [more]

Mike Mayock: I was disappointed in the productivity of our rookies

The Raiders selected seven players for their 2020 draft class, the team’s first since relocating to Las Vegas. Apparently General Manager Mike Mayock wasn’t thrilled with the results of his own picks. “I was disappointed in the productivity of our rookies,” Mayock said in an interview with Eddie Paskal of the Raiders’ website. “I’ll be [more]

Tom Rathman retires after 31 years in the NFL

Former NFL fullback Tom Rathman is now former NFL running backs coach Tom Rathman. Rathman has announced his retirement after 31 years in the NFL. “Tom Rathman’s three seasons with the Colts caps an unbelievable NFL career that spans 31 years as a player and coach,” Colts coach Frank Reich said in a statement. “He [more]

Mike Mayock: We did not have a dynamic defensive player at any level in 2020

Since Jon Gruden returned to the Raiders as head coach in 2018, the Raiders’ defense has been an issue. That came to a head in 2020, with Gruden firing defensive coordinator Paul Guenther in December. He’s since hired former Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley to run the defense in 2021. But one of Las Vegas’ [more]

Maxx Crosby posts photo after surgery on labrum tear, broken hand

Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Maxx Crosby played through a pair of significant injuries this season that required dual surgeries to address. However, you wouldn’t have known that by viewing the team’s injury report this season. Crosby posted a photo to his Twitter account on Wednesday night of his left arm is a sling and [more]

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