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Raiders, Chargers Working Together On Stadium In Carson (Photo)

Feb 19, 2015 9:45 PM

The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders are moving forward on a plan to build a $1.7 billion stadium in Carson, which is located south of Los Angeles.

The Chargers and Raiders will continue to seek public subsidies for new stadiums in their home markets, but they are developing a detailed proposal for a privately financed Los Angeles venue.

This latest high-stakes move was precipitated by St. Louis Rams owner Stan Kroenke, who announced in December his plan to build an 80,000-seat stadium on the land that used to be Hollywood Park.

Sam Farmer/Los Angeles Times

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Julius Thomas' Father Criticizes Manning, Elway

Feb 18, 2015 1:32 PM

The father of Julius Thomas has criticized Peyton Manning and his treatment by the Denver Broncos' organization.

"Don't blame (John) Fox for (John) Elway giving Peyton the reigns and making him uncoachable, unapproachable and bigger than the TEAM," wrote Greg Thomas on Jan. 12.

"Too bad Fox didn't have the power to bench Manning. Using (Brock) Osweiler would have been a great transition for Franchise's future."

Greg Thomas also wrote in an email: "It’ll be totally classic to see him come back to Denver in Silver & Black and rip the Broncos and their loser fans a new one."

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Tags: Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Derek Carr Excited To Run No-Huddle Offense In 2015

Feb 11, 2015 1:31 PM

Derek Carr is excited to run more no-huddle offense in 2015 under Bill Musgrave.

Musgrave comes to the Oakland Raiders as offensive coordinator from the Philadelphia Eagles.

"We're not going to be all no-huddle, but it is going to be a big part of what we do," he said Tuesday, per ESPN.com's Bill Williamson. "And I'm really excited with the coaches' plans."

Carr was a little bored by the Raiders' slow pace last season.

"Sometimes, the games were really slow for me," Carr said Tuesday. "It was almost like I was waiting for it to speed up." 

Carr said his comfort with no-huddle stems from his college days, when he threw for more than 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns in his senior season.

"My last two years at Fresno State were 100 percent no-huddle, and I love it. I'm very comfortable in it," Carr said. "They are building this offense around me, and I'm really excited about it. I lit up when they told me."

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

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Ndamukong Suh Would Prefer To Sign With Seahawks

Feb 6, 2015 6:26 PM

Ndamukong Suh would prefer to sign with the Seattle Seahawks, which would allow him to play close to his hometown of Portland for a clear Super Bowl contenders.

The Seahawks could struggle to fit him in due to the number of their own impending free agents they must work to sign.

The Oakland Raiders are another contender for Suh and could "overbid" to land him.

Jason Cole/Bleacher Report

Tags: Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks, Misc Rumor

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Ken Norton Jr. Hired By Raiders As Defensive Coordinator

Feb 6, 2015 6:10 PM

Ken Norton Jr. has been named defensive coordinator of the Oakland Raiders.

Norton was previously linebackers coach of the Seattle Seahawks.

The promotion is ideal for Norton and will allow him to join forces with Jack Del Rio, another respected defensive mind in the NFL.

Norton began his coaching career at USC under Pete Carroll.

Conor Orr/NFL.com

Tags: Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks, Misc Rumor

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Tuck: Khalil Mack Capable Of Hall Of Fame Career

Feb 3, 2015 11:18 AM

Justin Tuck believes Khalil Mack can have a Hall of Fame career for the Oakland Raiders.

"I've watched a lot of film on guys like Derrick Thomas, Lawrence Taylor ... I'm not saying that he will be that player, I'm saying he's capable of being that player," Tuck said last week, per ESPN.com. "Believe me, I know what praise I just gave him. I know what category I just potentially put him into.

"The thing I love about him that people don't get to see every day is not the fact that he's an absolute physical specimen," Tuck continued. "It's not that. It's that he's smart, he understands the game, but he also understands that he doesn't know it all."

Aaron Donald beat out C.J. Mosley and Mack to win Defensive rookie of the Year.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

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Seahawks Have Best Super Bowl 50 Odds

Feb 2, 2015 4:16 PM

The Seattle Seahawks are 5-1 favorites to win Super Bowl 50 next season.

Here are the Super Bowl 50 odds for all 32 teams:

Seahawks: 5-1
Patriots: 6-1
Packers: 6-1
Cowboys: 10-1
Colts: 12-1
Broncos: 12-1
49ers: 18-1
Eagles: 20-1
Steelers: 20-1
Lions: 22-1
Bengals: 25-1
Saints: 25-1
Cardinals: 30-1
Chiefs: 30-1
Ravens: 30-1
Chargers: 40-1
Giants: 40-1
Panthers: 40-1
Bears: 50-1
Dolphins: 50-1
Falcons: 50-1
Texans: 50-1
Bills: 60-1
Rams: 60-1
Vikings: 60-1
Browns: 75-1
Jets: 100-1
Raiders: 100-1
Washington: 100-1
Buccaneers: 150-1
Jaguars: 150-1
Titans: 250-1


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Charles Woodson Re-Signs With Raiders

Jan 26, 2015 4:03 PM

The Oakland Raiders have signed Charles Woodson to an extension.

Woodson was scheduled to become a free agent this offseason.

Woodson re-joins the Raiders following a 2014 campaign in which he started all 16 games, leading the team with 160 tackles (105 solo) and four interceptions. 


Tags: Oakland Raiders, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Browns Hire John DeFilippo As Offensive Coordinator

Jan 21, 2015 10:51 AM

The Cleveland Browns have agreed to hire John DeFilippo as offensive coordinator.

DeFilippo was most recently quarterbacks coach for the Oakland Raiders.

DeFilippo will be in charge of figuring out how to maximize the effectiveness of Johnny Manziel.

Alex Marvez/Fox Sports

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Bill Musgrave Hired By Raiders As Offensive Coordinator

Jan 20, 2015 10:48 AM

The Oakland Raiders have hired Bill Musgrave as offensive coordinator.

Musgrave spent the 2014 season as quarterbacks coach for Chip Kelly with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Musgrave was offensive coordinator under Jack Del Rio in 2003 and 2004 for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Musgrave began his NFL coaching career in Oakland as a quarterbacks coach under Joe Bugel. 

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Raiders Extend Coliseum Lease Through 2015
Mark Davis also said hed be willing to spend $500 million on a new stadium

Darin Gantt/Pro Football Talk

Raiders Hire Mike Tice As Offensive Line Coach
With the hire of Mike Tice, the Raiders are expected to keep a power running game.

Michael Silver/NFL.com

Raiders To Hire Jack Del Rio As Head Coach
Jack Del Rio replaces interim head coach Tony Sparano, who took over for Dennis Allen.

Chris Mortensen/ESPN

Jack Del Rio To Interview Again With Raiders
Jack Del Rio grew up just south of Oakland and his family are long-time Raiders' season ticket holders.


Raiders Interview Mike Shanahan
Mike Shanahan was head coach of the Los Angeles Raiders in 1988 and 1989.

Dianna Marie Russini/NBC Washington

Raiders Seek Interview With Scott Linehan
Scott Linehan is the Cowboys' passing game coordinator.

Todd Archer/ESPN

Raiders Haven't Given Up Yet On Jim Harbaugh
The Raiders still plan on pursuing Jim Harbaugh.

Jason La Canfora/CBS Sports

Jim Harbaugh To Become Head Coach Of Michigan
Jim Harbaugh will return to the college coaching ranks.

Nancy Gay/Comcast

Michigan Officials Will Be In Bay Area To Meet With Jim Harbaugh
Michigan will offer a six-year, $48 million contract to Jim Harbaugh.

Bryan Fischer/NFL.com

Sparano: Latavius Murray Can Become Featured Running Back
Latavius Murray has averaged 83.3 yards per game, 5.4 yards per carry, with eight runs of 10-plus yards and two touchdowns over his past four games.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Raiders To Begin Interviewing Candidates Next Week
Mark Davis will take a more hands-on approach in the hiring process this time than he did when Reggie McKenzie chose Dennis Allen.

Dan Hanzus/NFL.com

Jim Harbaugh Likely To Decide Between Raiders, Michigan
Adam Schefter reports that the pendulum is swinging in Michigan's direction for Jim Harbaugh.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

NFL Waiting On Better L.A. Stadium Offers
The Rams are the clear frontrunner to move to Los Angeles when the time comes, according to Jay Glazer.

Jay Glazer/Fox Sports

49ers, Jim Harbaugh Expected To Part Ways Quickly After Week 17
The Bears are a possibility for Jim Harbaugh, along with the Raiders, Dolphins and Michigan.

Jay Glazer/Fox Sports

Jim Harbaugh Torn Between Michigan, NFL
Jim Harbaugh first would like to see what head-coaching opportunities come available in the NFL.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

NFL Won't Relocate To Los Angeles In 2015
Roger Goodell told the Raiders, Rams and Chargers any team that is considering relocating to Los Angeles should look to 2016 instead, according to sources.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Derek Carr Endorses Tony Sparano As Raiders' Head Coach In 2015
Derek Carr gave Tony Sparano an endorsement to remain head coach of the Raiders.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

NFL Appears Unlikely To Relocate To L.A. In 2015
The NFL isn't sure which team or teams they want to relocate to Los Angeles.

Peter King/Sports Illustrated

Mark Davis Planning Overhaul Of Raiders
Mark Davis is getting ready to make bold moves and spend big money to help restore the Raiders after more than a decade of struggles.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Woodson Prefers Harbaugh Coach Michigan Over Raiders
Jim Harbaugh has been linked to both the Raiders and Michigan.

Bryan Fischer/NFL.com