RAIDERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Predicting the Madden ’18 ratings of the Raiders

Predicting the individual player ratings of the Oakland Raiders in the upcoming Madden 18 from EA Sports. Although the Oakland Raiders are still in the earliest stages of the offseason and are nowhere near finalizing their 53-man roster, EA Sports will soon begin to release individual player ratings for their upcoming Madden ’18 video game. […] Predicting the Madden ’18 ratings...
Via Just Blog Baby
39 minutes ago

Role and expectations for Obi Melifonwu

What to expect in terms of first-year role and production for Oakland Raiders second round draft pick Obi Melifonwu. The Oakland Raiders had a plethora of needs going in to the 2017 NFL Draft, including on every level of the defense. Particularly, following an abysmal performance from the secondary in 2016, Reggie McKenzie made fixing the […] Role and expectations for Obi Melifonwu...
Via Just Blog Baby
3 hours ago

Raiders Round-Up: Woodson Takes A Look At The New No. 24

Get caught up on what the Silver and Black were up to this weekend.
Via Raiders.com
4 hours ago

Oakland Raiders Defensive End Mario Edwards Jr. Looks To Deliver Strong 2017 Campaign

Headed into 2017, Mario Edwards Jr. is healthy, and ready to contribute to the Silver and Black's defense.
Via Raiders.com
5 hours ago

Oakland Raiders: Donald Penn could extend his stay for another season

Via FOX Sports
6 hours ago

Four things we learned after Week 1 of Raiders OTA’s

Four things we learned about the Oakland Raiders following the opening week of their offseason activities. The Oakland Raiders completed the first three days of volunteer organized team activities last week. The players were given the weekend off and will return to the practice field Tuesday. While it’s still very early on in the process, […] Four things we learned after Week...
Via Just Blog Baby
1 day ago

Oakland Raiders will likely part ways with Austin Howard

Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Raiders among most talented rosters

Earlier this week, NFL.com’s Gil Brandt released his ranking of the top ten rosters in the NFL according to talent level. The Raiders came in at #4 overall, behind the two Super Bowl teams and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Here’s what Brandt had to say about the current construction of the Oakland roster: 4) Oakland Raiders Last season, the Raiders had seven Pro Bowl players,...
Via Silver and Black Pride
1 day ago

Oakland Raiders ink six draft picks

Per the Associated Press, the Oakland Raiders took care of some business on Friday, finalizing deals with six later round draft picks. Their top three picks – CB Gareon Conley (1st round), S Obi Melifonwu (2nd round) DT Eddie Vanderdoes (3rd) have yet to sign. Agreeing to terms Friday were: Tackle David Sharpe (5th round) Linebacker Marquel Lee (5th round) Safety Shalom Luani...
Via 60 Max Power O
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Charles Woodson endorses Marshawn Lynch wearing his legendary No. 24 with the Raiders

When Charles Woodson joined the Oakland Raiders back in 1998, there was some minor drama regarding his jersey number. Woodson donned No. 2 en route to earning a Heisman Trophy at Michigan. He wanted a different number (24) with the Raiders. But it was also a number wore by all-time great cornerback Willie Brown.The back and forth between the two at that time was more lighthearted...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jack Del Rio: Marshawn Lynch ‘soaking up' Raiders system at OTAs

Marshawn Lynch wasn’t an active participant during the Oakland Raiders’ OTA session Tuesday. But the running back is nevertheless in the process of “soaking up the system” despite only participating in the stretching portion of practice, says Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio. Lynch was clearly enjoying himself while cheerfully interacting with teammates, including Sebastian...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Davis: Raiders refunded ‘about a thousand’ season tickets after Vegas vote

The Oakland Raiders, soon to be the Las Vegas Raiders, offered their fans the chance for a full refund on tickets after NFL owners voted to approve the move.Speaking to media Tuesday as the owners met up once again to vote on a number of resolutions, Raiders owner Mark Davis revealed “about a thousand” season-ticket holders were refunded their money. But he also said those tickets...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Carr has ‘complete faith’ contract extension will get done

In recent days, there have been rumblings that quarterback Derek Carr has grown frustrated over contract negotiations with the Oakland Raiders and that no significant talks have taken place in weeks.Despite those reports, Carr insists he’s not at all frustrated with the progression of the talks and has “complete faith” the entire situation will be handled prior to the start...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Khalil Mack shows off awesome ‘Bane’ cleats at Raiders practice

The NFL banned “Bane” and “Shredder” facemasks a few years back, but Khalil Mack hasn’t forgotten his favored protective gear. The All-Pro pass rusher showed off some awesome cleats Sunday, which feature Bane on the heel and a reflective surface running along the bottom. We all know offensive linemen around the league view Mack as the bane of their existence. He’s one...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Fans in new Raiders Vegas stadium will be able to place bets on mobile devices?

The Las Vegas Raiders have a new stadium approved and based on the current set of rules, fans who show up at games might be allowed to bet on NFL games.If it sounds crazy it is—the NFL doesn’t like betting on its games, yet had to know it would face certain hurdles in this arena by moving a team to Las Vegas in the first place.According to ESPN.com’s David Purdum, the stadium’s...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekend news roundup: Oakland Raiders

Five Raiders storylines to follow as OTA’s beginAs organized team activities for the Oakland Raiders are set to get underway, here are five storylines to follow. The Oakland Raiders are ready … Eddie Vanderdoes now weighs under 300 poundsOakland Raiders defensive tackle and third-round pick Eddie … #Raiders 3rd-round DT Eddie Vanderdoes now weighing under 300 lbs., per ...
Via 60 Max Power O
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Seahawks DT Michael Bennett calls out Stephen A. Smith as ‘all talk and no action’ on social activism

If you come at Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett, you had better expect he’ll come right back.Earlier this week ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith used the “Final Take” segment of his First Take show to criticize Bennett, who recently campaigned for Colin Kaepernick to join his team.Smith bashed Kaepernick for declining to vote in the presidential election last November...
Via Awful Announcing
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: Is Mario Edwards Jr. poised for a breakout year?

The Oakland Raiders did very little to address the defensive line this offseason. The one acquisition that the Raiders did make was in the third round of the NFL draft in Eddie Vanderdoes. With such a glaring need at the position group, why not try to add more talent? The answer may be Mario Edwards Jr. Mario has been a somewhat forgotten man by many Raiders fans. The reason for...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Marshawn Lynch already fitting in well in Raiders’ locker room

Marshawn Lynch is beloved by fans and seemingly by his fellow players as well, so it’s no surprise that he’s getting along well with his new teammates.Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said in an interview with 97.5 The Game on Thursday that Lynch is “already entrenched” as one of the guys for the Raiders. Lynch is from Oakland, went to high school there and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders GM: Team will 'make sure' Carr gets new contract

Derek Carr may be frustrated that he has not signed a contract extension with the Oakland Raiders by now, but all signs indicate a new deal is forthcoming.On Thursday, Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie all but guaranteed Carr is not going anywhere. Carr is entering the final year of his rookie contract, and he is scheduled to make just under $1 million in 2017. Coming off back...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders would be foolish to drag out contract talks with Derek Carr

The Oakland Raiders have had an eventful offseason highlighted by the addition of running back Marshawn Lynch, but franchise quarterback Derek Carr is apparently losing his patience with the front office heading into the 2017 season.According to Michael Silver of NFL.com, “there has been no significant communication” between Carr’s agent and the Raiders in recent weeks. With...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Carr’s contract situation starts to come up as an issue for the Raiders

Let the rumor mill tell it, the Oakland Raiders might have a contract problem on their hands with quarterback Derek Carr. Carr goes into 2017 on the last leg of his rookie deal and the Raiders don’t have the luxury of a fifth-year option because he wasn’t a first-round pick. Though he’s said he never wants to leave the team, Michael Silver of NFL.com suggested Carr is getting...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Oakland Raiders Super Bowl or bust?

Well if you thought the Oakland Raiders looked good last year, what do you think now? The Oakland Raiders offseason, to say the least, has been a huge success because of the 2017 draft… and oh yea that guy they added named Marshawn Lynch. Let’s start with the 2017 NFL draft and give a little suspense for the juicy part of the offseason. The Oakland Raiders had the 24th, 56th...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders cheerleaders finally get back pay they had been suing for

Being an NFL cheerleader is tough and usually the cheerleaders aren’t paid enough for all the hours they put into the job. It’s not just about looking pretty and dancing on the sideline. Cheerleaders represent the team at various team and charity events multiple days a week and usually need to follow stringent requirements for their appearance and body or else they could be let...
Via The Comeback
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Did the Oakland Raiders wait too long to draft a linebacker?

There is no secret that the Oakland Raiders have had their fair share of problems at the linebacker position for the past couple of years. The middle part of that defense has been hard to watch in some games and does not boast any above-average talent. With that being the case, many thought the Raiders would draft a linebacker early in this years draft, however Reggie Mckenzie chose...
Via isportsweb.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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