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Derek Carr chimes in on #Crygate: “Not one tear. Not one time.”

In response to a story from TheAthletic.com suggesting that a “fractured relationship” with teammates was exacerbated by the perception that Raiders quarterback Derek Carr cried after being injured during the game against the Seahawks in London, Carr has set the record straight. “On the ground I yelled get me up get me,” Carr said on [more]

Jason Garrett defends decision to give up a first-round pick for Amari Cooper

On Monday, the Cowboys gave up a first-round pick for receiver Amari Cooper. On Tuesday, Cowboys coach Jason Garrett (to little surprise) defended the move. “He’s 24 years old,” Garrett said during a weekly appearance on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, via Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News. “We think he has a bright [more]

Report: Derek Carr has “fractured relationship” with teammates

With Khalil Mack and Amari Cooper gone from the Raiders, the next question maybe isn’t whether the team wants to move quarterback Derek Carr but whether it can keep him. Marcus Thompson II of TheAthletic.com reports that Carr currently has a “fractured relationship” with his teammates. The reportedly fractured relationship between Carr and his teammates [more]

Raiders promote Marcell Ateman

The Raiders needed a receiver after trading Amari Cooper to the Cowboys. They will promote Marcell Ateman from the practice squad to fill Cooper’s roster spot, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Ateman, 24, has spent all season on the Raiders’ practice squad. He entered the NFL as a seventh-round pick of Oakland [more]

Raiders learned about Amari Cooper trade from their phones, not their coach

Jon Gruden’s second tour of duty in Oakland continues to go well. If “going well” means making a series of odd decisions that lack self-awareness or tact. Case in point: Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Gruden has not yet addressed the trade of receiver Amari Cooper with the team, and that [more]

Raiders place Marshawn Lynch on injured reserve

Beastmode mode may be over in Oakland. Even if the Raiders stay there next year (they may not), Marshawn Lynch‘s two-year stint with his hometown team could be over. The Raiders have placed Lynch on injured reserve, with a groin injury. He can’t return to action for at least eight weeks. By then, the Raiders [more]

Jerry Jones’ other trades for No. 1 receivers didn’t work out

The Cowboys traded a first-round pick to the Raiders for receiver Amari Cooper. While Cowboys fans have longed for a No. 1 receiver all season, they don’t seem particularly excited about the acquisition of Cooper. Perhaps it’s because they remember the other times Jerry Jones traded his first-rounder(s) for No. 1 receivers. Cooper is inexpensive [more]

Report: Eagles offered a second-rounder for Amari Cooper

The Cowboys not only traded for Amari Cooper, but they kept the Eagles from trading for Amari Cooper. The Eagles offered the Raiders a second-round pick for the receiver last week, Mike Silver of NFL Media reports. The Raiders turned it down, holding out for a first-rounder, which they eventually got from Dallas. Silver reports [more]

Will Derek Carr be the next big name to go in Oakland?

Two years ago, the Raiders reversed nearly 15 seasons of futility by making it to the playoffs with a nucleus of young talent consisting of a first-round pick in 2014 (Khalil Mack) and 2015 (Amari Cooper). They’re now both gone, six games into Jon Gruden’s first season with the team. The decision to dump both [more]

Raiders G.M.: Cowboys’ first-round pick was too much to pass up for Amari Cooper

Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie says the decision to trade wide receiver Amari Cooper came because the Cowboys made them an offer they couldn’t refuse. McKenzie said a first-round draft pick is so valuable in today’s NFL that the Raiders had to do it. “We made a trade today to the Dallas Cowboys. It’s a [more]

Raiders trade Amari Cooper to Cowboys for first-round pick

Another big talent is on the way out in Oakland. The Raiders are trading wide receiver Amari Cooper to the Cowboys, Josina Anderson of ESPN reports. The Cowboys are reportedly sending a first-round draft pick to Oakland. Cooper arrived in Oakland as the fourth overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft. He showed a lot [more]

Amari Cooper wouldn’t push for new contract if traded to Cowboys

The Cowboys are indeed making calls regarding a potential trade for Raiders receiver Amari Cooper. And the Raiders indeed still want a first-round pick for Cooper. Per a league source, the Cowboys wouldn’t inherit (if a deal gets done) a player who would be clamoring instantly or immediately for a new contract. Cooper is on [more]

Report: Cowboys doing due diligence on possible Amari Cooper trade

Raiders head coach Jon Gruden said last week that the Raiders are not shopping wide receiver Amari Cooper in a trade, but that reportedly isn’t stopping the Cowboys from researching a possible move. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Cowboys have been doing due diligence to find out about Cooper as they mull making [more]

Bradley McDougald fined for helmet hit on Amari Cooper

The officials should have flagged it. The league office fined it. Last Sunday in London, Seahawks safety Bradley McDougald applied a vicious helmet-to-helmet hit to Raiders receiver Amari Cooper. On Friday, NFL senior V.P. of officiating Al Riveron said that McDougald should have been penalized for an illegal hit on a defenseless receiver or lowering [more]

NFL: Officials missed penalty on helmet-to-helmet hit on Amari Cooper

Sunday’s game in London included a hit to the head of Raiders receiver Amari Cooper. It seemed to be a blatant violation of a couple of rules, but no penalties were called. In this week’s officiating video, NFL senior V.P. of officiating Al Riveron acknowledged that Seahawks safety Bradley McDougald could have been penalized for [more]

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