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Steve Keim was “shocked” when he saw Rodney Hudson would be released

When news broke the Raiders were going to release center Rodney Hudson last week, it came as a surprise to many — including Cardinals General Manager Steve Keim. “Well like everybody, I saw the news that he was potentially going to be released, which shocked me because of the type of player that I saw [more]

Report: Raiders to sign Matt Dickerson

The Raiders are bringing in more depth for their defensive line. After the club signed its new starting center Andre James to a three-year contract, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reports Las Vegas is expected to sign Matt Dickerson to a one-year deal with $1.25 million. Dickerson entered the league as an undrafted free agent out [more]

Raiders sign Andre James to contract extension

After the Raiders traded Rodney Hudson last week, Andre James ostensibly inherited the starting center role in Las Vegas. Now that’s been locked in. The Raiders announced Monday that the club has signed James to a contract extension. According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, that deal is for three years and worth $12.5 million, with [more]

Kenyan Drake: Jon Gruden showed the most interest in me being a playmaker

After playing under the transition tag in 2020, Kenyan Drake made his first foray into free agency last week and came away with a two-year, $14.5 million contract with the Raiders. That’s a solid deal for a running back, especially one who is ostensibly coming in to serve as a backup for Josh Jacobs. But [more]

Seahawks announce Gabe Jackson trade

Veteran guard Gabe Jackson is officially a Seahawk. The Raiders agreed to trade Jackson to the Seahawks last Wednesday, but the deal didn’t become official before the week was out. Confirmation of the deal came on Sunday with an announcement from Seattle about the new member of their offensive line. Jackson started 99 games in [more]

Beyond Aaron Jones, tailbacks are taking what they can get on short-term deals

Only one tailback has gotten a significant deal in free agency. For the rest, big money just isn’t there. Beyond Packers running back Aaron Jones, who’ll make up to $14.75 million in 2021 on a year-at-a-time contract. No one else is getting close to $10 million in the first year of the deal. Raiders running [more]

Report: Raiders to re-sign Nevin Lawson

Nevin Lawson will stick with the Raiders for another season. Per Anthony Galaviz of the Fresno Bee, Lawson will sign a one-year deal to return to Las Vegas. After spending his first five years in Detroit, Lawson has played the last two years with the Raiders. He’s been a productive slot corner for the club, recording [more]

Raiders will not forfeit a draft pick despite COVID-19 violations

Despite reports during the regular season that the Raiders would lose a sixth-round draft pick for violating the league’s COVID-19 rules, the league office confirmed today that the Raiders won’t lose a pick. The NFL told PFT that the Raiders have been fined $800,000 for violations of the NFL-NFLPA COVID protocols during the 2020 season, [more]

Saints, Raiders will not lose 2021 draft picks for COVID-19 violations

Despite reports during the regular season that the Saints and Raiders had been stripped of draft picks for violating the NFL’s COVID-19 policies, neither team has lost a pick. Multiple reports during the regular season said that the Saints lost a seventh-round pick for a mask-less locker room celebration, and the Raiders lost a sixth-round [more]

Yannick Ngakoue: It’s time for the Raiders defense to help the offense

The Raiders’ defense has been the team’s biggest issue since Jon Gruden returned to coach the team back in 2018 — particularly its lack of a pass rush. Las Vegas signed Yannick Ngakoue to address that, giving him a two-year, $26 million deal to get after quarterbacks. In his introductory press conference on Friday, Ngakoue put [more]

Report: Raekwon McMillan is expected to sign with Patriots

Free agent linebacker Raekwon McMillan is expected to sign a one-year deal with the Patriots, Ben Standig of TheAthletic.com reports. McMillan was scheduled to visit New England earlier this week. Washington also had interest in McMillan, per Standig. The Dolphins made McMillan a second-rounder in 2017, and Miami traded him to the Raiders last year. [more]

John Brown: I turned down more money to sign with Raiders

With Henry Ruggs already in tow, the Raiders added a free agent receiver known for his speed in John Brown. Las Vegas officially signed Brown to a one-year, $3.75 million deal on Friday, with the receiver holding an introductory press conference after putting pen to paper. Brown noted head coach Jon Gruden called him a [more]

Jets signing Lamarcus Joyner to one-year deal

The Jets are signing defensive back Lamarcus Joyner to a one-year, $4.5 million deal, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. Joyner will return to safety in Robert Saleh’s defense. He spent last season playing nickel with the Raiders. He joins Marcus Maye and Ashtyn Davis at the position on the Jets. The Jets now have [more]

Raiders retain Theo Riddick on one-year deal

The Raiders are stocked at running back. Only hours after signing Kenyan Drake to pair with Josh Jacobs, the Raiders have reached agreement to retain Theo Riddick. Field Yates of ESPN reports it’s a one-year deal that includes $50,000 guaranteed. Riddick, 29, was a healthy scratch for much of the 2020 season with the Raiders [more]

Nick Martin signing with Raiders

The Raiders are revamping their offensive line. They have found a replacement at center after trading Rodney Hudson to the Cardinals. Las Vegas is signing center Nick Martin, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. The Texans cut Martin on Feb. 26, clearing $6.25 million in cap space for the coming year. Martin joined the Texans [more]

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