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Jon Gruden avoids answering question about Amari Cooper

Amari Cooper said Thursday that Raiders owner Mark Davis traded him to the Cowboys, not then-General Manager Reggie McKenzie or coach Jon Gruden. Reporters asked Gruden about Cooper’s assertion that Gruden didn’t know about the trade, and McKenzie didn’t want to make it. “I’ve heard some things in the media that are absolutely hilarious, that [more]

Week 15 injury report roundup

Week 15 of the 2018 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Chargers and it continues with two more games on Saturday. The Jets, Texans, Browns and Broncos submitted their final injury reports on Thursday and the 24 teams in Sunday’s games submitted their final injury reports of the week on [more]

Martavis Bryant suspended indefinitely by NFL

Raiders wide receiver Martavis Bryant‘s season ended earlier this month when the team placed him on injured reserve with a knee injury and it is unclear when he will be making his next appearance. There were reports in September that Bryant was facing a suspension for another violation of the league’s substance abuse policy, but [more]

AFC playoff picture: Chargers make the AFC West a race

The Chargers’ comeback win over the Chiefs on Thursday night created a tie atop the AFC West. The bad news for the Chargers is, the Chiefs still own the tiebreaker, and only have to win out to clinch home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. That would require the Chargers to win on the road three [more]

Amari Cooper says Mark Davis made decision to trade him

Raiders owner Mark Davis said Wednesday Amari Cooper was a “great, great player” who didn’t fit Jon Gruden’s offense. Cooper scoffed at that a day later. The Cowboys receiver said it was Davis, not then-General Manager Reggie McKenzie or Gruden, who traded him. Cooper contends that Gruden didn’t know about the trade, and McKenzie didn’t [more]

Mark Davis: Amari Cooper is “a great, great player” who didn’t fit our system

Raiders owner Mark Davis says the decision to trade wide receiver Amari Cooper was not a reflection on Cooper’s talent. Instead, Davis says, Cooper just wasn’t a fit for Raiders coach Jon Gruden’s offense. “He was a great, great player. We always had the fastest guy on the field no matter what,” Davis said. “It [more]

Mark Davis open to many options for next year, with an exception

The NFL wants to know where the Raiders are playing next year pretty quickly. According to Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said that the league needed to know their destination by the end of January. “It has nothing to do with the litigation,” Goodell said. “It’s simply about trying [more]

Mark Davis essentially admits that Jon Gruden runs the show in Oakland

From the moment the Raiders gave coach Jon Gruden a 10-year, $100 million contract (reportedly, maybe not actually), it became clear that Gruden is running the show. Gruden still tries from time to time to create the impression that he isn’t fully and firmly in charge of the football operation, possibly in order to preserve [more]

Mark Davis says Rooney Rule “not necessary for the Raiders”

The NFL strengthened the Rooney Rule a year after the Raiders didn’t follow the spirit of the rule in the hiring of Jon Gruden. The Raiders now will have to abide by the new rule in their hiring of a General Manager. Raiders owner Mark Davis defended himself and his franchise by pointing out that [more]

Fritz Pollard Alliance applauds Rooney Rule changes as a “breakthrough”

The Raiders made a mockery of the Rooney Rule via the hiring of Jon Gruden, and the NFL has responded (nearly a year later) by beefing up a rule that had been swallowed and digested by its various exceptions. “These Rooney Rule enhancements are a breakthrough,” Fritz Pollard Alliance executive director Harry Carson said in [more]

Raiders pull offer to Oakland but “all options are open” for 2019

The Raiders pulled their $7.5 million offer to the city of Oakland for use of the Oakland Coliseum for next season, team president Marc Badain said Wednesday. But Badain and owner Mark Davis wouldn’t rule out Oakland as a possible option. In fact, they didn’t rule out any city as reporters threw out names of [more]

Jon Gruden: I want to play in Oakland in 2019

The Raiders will play in Las Vegas in 2020, but where will they play in 2019? That question looms as the Raiders’ final home game for 2018 approaches, with a Christmas Eve tilt against the Broncos. With the city of Oakland filing a federal lawsuit against the NFL and all 32 teams, including the Raiders, [more]

Las Vegas to host 2020 NFL draft

The NFL draft is heading to Las Vegas. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Raiders owner Mark Davis announced that the draft is going to be in Vegas in 2020, which will also be the Raiders’ first season in their new stadium there. “The draft will be the kickoff to our inaugural season as the Las [more]

NFL makes changes to Rooney Rule

The Rooney Rule, which requires NFL teams to interview at least one minority before hiring a new head coach or general manager, has been weakened in recent years by teams following the letter of the rule but ignoring its spirit. Those teams included the Browns in their hiring of G.M. John Dorsey, and the Raiders [more]

NFL to play five international games next year

The NFL had plenty of issues internationally this season, but they’re still committed to the project. The league announced it would play five games in international markets this year, one in Mexico City and four more in London. While the schedule hasn’t been set yet, the league announced the home teams for those five games [more]

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