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Las Vegas Confident Of Landing Raiders

May 10, 2016 4:52 PM

Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman is confident that the Oakland Raiders will move to Las Vegas unless the deal is mismanaged.

"The Raiders will come if Nevada handles this properly," Goodman told ESPN Radio's Capital Games podcast Tuesday.

Mark Davis met with the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee on April 28 and pledged $500 million toward the construction of a $1.4 billion, 65,000-seat domed stadium.

"Mark Davis has assured us that Las Vegas is not getting played in a Raiders stadium deal," Goodman said. "I know we will have a team."

Goodman said the site under consideration could host the NFL, MLS and UNLV football. She said she is confident that Las Vegas would get an MLS franchise.

Andy Katz/ESPN

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Raiders Trade Up To Select Connor Cook

Apr 30, 2016 1:31 PM

The Oakland Raiders traded up in the fourth round to select Connor Cook out of Michigan State.

Oakland gave up the No. 114 and No. 154 overall selection to move to 100th overall.

Before the start of the fourth round, multiple teams had shown interest in trading up for the first pick of the round.

Cook will compete with Matt McGloin to be Derek Carr's backup.


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Mark Davis Wants To Move Raiders To Las Vegas

Apr 28, 2016 4:31 PM

Mark Davis said Thursday that he wants to move the Raiders to Las Vegas and pledged $500 million toward the building of a proposed $1.4 billion domed stadium in the city.

Davis didn't promise to move the Raiders to Las Vegas, but his pledge to contribute $500 million to a potential stadium is a significant development.

The owner made the comments during a meeting of the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee at UNLV.

The NFL has long shunned Las Vegas, refusing its TV ads and telling players not to make appearances at casinos. However, Davis said he believes owners will approve the move if the stadium is built.

"If we give them an offer they can't refuse, and that's what we're talking about now, I don't see a problem," Davis said.

Paul Gutierrez/ESPN

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Raiders Close To First Season-Ticket Sellout

Apr 24, 2016 11:26 PM

The Raiders are on the verge selling out their season tickets for the first time in franchise history, owner Mark Davis said on Sunday afternoon.

"We're excited as hell," Davis told ESPN.com. "Again, we've got the greatest fans in the world. The Raider Nation is strong."

The Raiders have signed a one-year lease to remain at the Oakland Alameda Coliseum for the 2016 season and have two one-year options for 2017 and 2018,


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Aldon Smith Re-Signs With Raiders

Apr 4, 2016 7:22 PM

Aldon Smith has re-signed with the Oakland Raiders.

Smith is currently serving a yearlong suspension that was handed down in November when he violated the NFL's substance-abuse policy, received a two-year contract.

The No. 7 overall pick of the 2011 draft out of Missouri by the San Francisco 49ers, Smith spent time in rehab in 2013 and served a nine-game suspension in 2014.

"I think in his heart he's a good young man," Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said of Smith during the NFL owners meetings in March. "I feel like all of us, we can all work to be better, and in my time around him, I enjoyed being around him. Good teammate. Good to be around. He's a good kid."


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Sean Smith Signs Four-Year, $40M Deal With Raiders

Mar 10, 2016 1:01 PM

Sean Smith has agreed to sign with the Oakland Raiders on a four-year, $40 million deal.

Smith will receive $20 million in guaranteed money.

Smith joins the Raiders after three seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs in which he improved their secondary at cornerback.

Smith played the first four seasons of his career in Miami after the Dolphins selected him in the second round of the 2009 draft.


Adam Schefter/ESPN

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Raiders Agree To Contract With Bruce Irvin

Mar 8, 2016 9:04 PM

The Oakland Raiders have agreed to sign Bruce Irvin.

Irvin is 28 and had 38 tackles and 5.5 sacks last season with the Seattle Seahawks.

Irvin was the 15th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft out of West Virginia.

Before the 2015 season began, Irvin said he planned to sign with the Atlanta Falcons in free agency.

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Kelechi Osemele Agrees To Five-Year, $60M Deal With Raiders

Mar 8, 2016 11:44 AM

The Oakland Raiders and Kelechi Osemele have agreed in principle on a contract worth approximately $60 million over five years. Osemele becomes the highest paid guard in NFL history.

Osemele is considered one of the most physical and versatile offensive linemen in free agency at the age of 26. He boosted his value last season when he switched from left guard to left tackle for the last four games. Osemele was also the Ravens' starting right tackle in the Super Bowl in 2012.

A second-round pick in 2012, Osemele built a reputation as a mauling run-blocker and sound pass-protector. 

The Raiders have amongst the most cap space in the NFL entering the offseason.


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Bears, 49ers, Giants, Rams, Raiders Amongst Teams With Most Space

Feb 25, 2016 12:16 PM

The Chicago Bears, Jacksonville Jaguars, Los Angeles Rams, New York Giants, Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers have the most cap flexibility in the NFL heading into the offseason.

The New Orleans Saints are on their own as having the least amount of cap flexibility.

On the above average spectrum are the Atlanta Falcons, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings, San Diego Chargers and Tennessee Titans.


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Raiders Re-Sign Nate Allen Two Days After Release

Feb 12, 2016 1:29 PM

The Oakland Raiders have re-signed Nate Allen two days after cutting him.

Allen, who signed a four-year, $23 million free-agent contract last spring, would have been guaranteed a $4.9 million salary for the 2016 season if he were still on the Raiders roster on Wednesday.


Originally a second-round draft pick of the Philadelphia Eagles out of South Florida in 2010, Allen appeared in just five games last season, starting three, after tearing an MCL in the first quarter of the Raiders' season-opening loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

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Raiders Sign 2016 Lease To Remain In Oakland
The Raiders attempted to move to Carson with the Chargers, but the NFL chose relocation for the Rams to Inglewood.

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Patriots, Panthers Have Best 2016 Super Bowl Odds (All Teams Listed)
The Broncos have the ninth best odds at 18-1.

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Raiders Working On Staying In Oakland For 2016
Mark Davis said Monday that his team is negotiating a one-year lease extension with the O.co Coliseum in Oakland.


Raiders Meeting With Sheldon Adelson About Potential Vegas Stadium
Mark Davis has long stated that remaining in Oakland is his primary goal.

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Raiders Purchase Land Halfway Between San Antonio, Austin
The two cities are roughly 80 miles apart with a combined 2.3 million people.

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NFL Approves Relocation Of Rams To Los Angeles
The Chargers have an option to join the Rams in the Inglewood project.

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NFL Owners Prefer Inglewood With Two Teams Proposal
Any move must be approved by 24 of the NFL's 26 owners.

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Jerry Jones' Rams-Chargers L.A. Prospoal Could Be Preferred Plan
Jerry Jones is proposing a forced marriage of the Chargers and Rams in Los Angeles.

Kevin Acee/San Diego Union-Tribune

Goodell Calls Plans To Stop L.A. Relocation 'Inadequate'
Roger Goodell sent the report to teams Saturday in anticipation of a potential vote on the L.A. relocation issue during the NFL owners meetings in Houston on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Rams' Inglewood Stadium Could Accommodate 100,000 Fans
The venue would be capable of hosting two teams with 70,240 fixed seats and accommodate another 30,000 people in standing-room-only areas for large events.

Sam Farmer, Nathan Fenno/Los Angeles Times

Seahawks Lead NFL In DVOA For 4th Straight Season (Infographic)
The Seahawks, Bengals, Cardinals, Panthers and Chiefs finished the 2015 regular season in the top-10 in both Offensive and Defensive DVOA.

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Charles Woodson Announces Decision To Retire After Season
Charles Woodson is an eight-time Pro Bowl selection.

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Joey Bosa, Paxton Lynch Go 1st, 2nd In First McShay Draft
Todd McShay has Joey Bosa going first overall to the Titans in his initial mock for the 2016 NFL Draft.

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Michael Crabtree Agrees Upon $35M Extension With Raiders
Michael Crabtree signed a one-year deal with the Raiders in the offseason after he found a soft market.

Peter Schrager/Fox Sports

Bob Iger Has Helped Viability Of Carson Project
Bob Iger joined the Chargers and Raiders plan for Carson last month.

Peter King/Sports Illustrated

Raiders Only Want To Play In Oakland Or Los Angeles
Mark Davis said the Raiders won't move to St. Louis or Santa Clara.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Rams Offer Total Share Of Inglewood Stadium To 2nd Team
The potential deal includes a 50-50 split of the cost to build the $1.86-billion stadium and a 50-50 split of revenue from the venue.

Nathan Fenno, Sam Farmer/Los Angeles Times

Eagles, Jets Most Likely Teams To End Up With Colin Kaepernick
Colin Kaepernick could be a perfect fit for Chip Kelly's offense.

Peter King/Sports Illustrated

Aldon Smith Suspended By NFL For One Year
Aldon Smith pleaded not guilty in September to hit-and-run, drunken driving and vandalism.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

NFL Could Wait Until March For Los Angeles Decisions
Waiting until March would put each of the teams in a difficult situation in regards to season ticket holders.

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