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Taylor Mays Signs With Raiders

Aug 26, 2015 1:16 PM

The Oakland Raiders have signed Taylor Mays.

Mays was released recently by the Detroit Lions.

Mays is entering his sixth NFL season, following stops with the San Francisco 49ers and Cincinnati Bengals.

 

Mays played collegiately at USC from 2006-09 while Raiders defensive coordinator Ken Norton, Jr. coached on the defensive side of the ball and eventually served as the assistant head coach defense/linebackers in 2009, Mays’ final collegiate season. 

Raiders.com

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Raiders, Chargers Willing To Change Divisions

Aug 17, 2015 8:28 PM

The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers have agreed upon a switch in divisions if they both move to Los Angeles.

The Chargers and Raiders are rivals in the AFC West, which could make game scheduling and other issues difficult in a shared stadium.

 

"The teams have made clear to the league and NFL owners that "you send us to LA and you'll make the decision as to who plays in what conference or division," Carmen Policy told reporters.

Michael R. Blood/AP

Tags: Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers

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NFL Exec: Oakland Has No Viable Plan To Keep Raiders

Aug 12, 2015 2:01 AM

NFL owners held a meeting in Chicago on Tuesday to discuss a possible relocation to Los Angeles.

The Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers and St. Louis Rams all have interest in relocating to Los Angeles.

"The facts on the ground are that there's been no viable proposal to the Raiders," executive vice president of NFL ventures and business operations Eric Grubman said after the Special League Meeting on Los Angeles. "... As of yet, there's no proposal for the Raiders to consider."

Added Grubman: "If a proposal is made at any stage, and it's not actionable ... it's really not something the club could act upon."

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Tags: Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, St. Louis Rams

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McKenzie: Latavius Murray Can Do It All

Aug 6, 2015 11:16 AM

The Oakland Raiders are confident in the ability of Latavius Murray, who is a huge running back at 6'3, 230 pounds.

"Size and speed," said Murray, via the San Francisco Chronicle. "Not many guys with that combination. I do watch those two guys, but I know I have to stick to my game."

Reggie McKenzie believes Murray can be a 1,000-yard rusher.

"No question," McKenzie said. "He can do it all."

"For a big guy, Latavius has extremely good quickness," offensive line coach Mike Tice said. "And when he gets behind his pads, he is hard to tackle. Smaller linebackers might be in serious trouble."

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

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L.A. Coliseum Offers To Host One NFL Team

Jul 9, 2015 11:00 PM

USC, which operates the Coliseum, confirmed Thursday it will submit a proposal to the NFL. But under the terms of USC's lease with the Coliseum Commission, the university can host only one team at the stadium on a temporary basis of up to four years.

 

"USC will be responding to the NFL's RFP [request for proposal] and we hope to welcome an NFL team into the Coliseum starting in the 2016 season," Todd Dickey, USC's senior vice president for administration, said in a written statement.

The Rose Bowl decision was especially surprising because in 2005, when the venue gave up its bid to be a permanent NFL home, Pasadena funded an environmental impact report to position the Rose Bowl as a temporary site. 

Sam Farmer, Nathan Fenno/Los Angeles Times

Tags: Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, St. Louis Rams

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Rose Bowl Not Interested In Being Temporary NFL Home

Jul 9, 2015 10:52 PM

Officials of the Rose Bowl do not want their stadium to serve as a temporary home for an NFL team that relocates to Los Angeles.

The RBOC, which runs the Pasadena stadium, decided it was more productive and lucrative for the Rose Bowl to pursue a music and arts festival, which would take place annually during three days in June.

 

“We believe that a music and arts festival is more fitting with Pasadena's brand and with the future of the stadium,” said Victor Gordo, RBOC president and a member of the Pasadena City Council. “With our desire to have certainty of finances of the stadium, and to have a world-class event that's fitting of the city.”

Sam Farmer/Los Angeles Times

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Ken Stabler Passes Away At Age Of 69

Jul 9, 2015 7:59 PM

Ken Stabler, who led the Oakland Raiders to a Super Bowl victory in 1977, has passed away at the age of 69.

According to the family, Stabler passed due to complications associated with Stage 4 colon cancer, which he had been battling since February.

Stabler was the NFL's MVP in 1974 and was nicknamed "The Snake."

TMZ.com

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Darren McFadden Feels Like Rookie Again Joining Cowboys

Jun 29, 2015 10:34 AM

Darren McFadden feels rejuvenated by the move from the Oakland Raiders to the Dallas Cowboys.

"It's great to be in Dallas," McFadden said Saturday at a football camp at Little Rock Air Force Base, per the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. "I'm looking forward to getting on the field with those guys and doing great things this year. ... Definitely exciting. I tell everybody I feel like a rookie all over again.

"I just want to go out there, stay healthy and run the ball the way I know I can run the ball."

McFadden rushed for less than 3.5 yards per carry in each of the past three seasons.

McFadden and Joseph Randle will compete for starter reps.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

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NFL Could Use 27,000-Seat Soccer Stadium As Temporary L.A. Venue

Jun 27, 2015 9:58 AM

The NFL has considered moving a team to the StubHub Center in Carson, California as a temporary home for a relocated team to Los Angeles.

The venue is home to the L.A. Galaxy of the MLS and seats just 27,000.

Other temporary stadiums under consideration are the Rose Bowl (where UCLA plays), the L.A. Coliseum (where USC plays) and Major League Baseball’s Dodger Stadium and Angel Stadium. All of those are much larger than the StubHub Center, but all of them might also have scheduling conflicts with an NFL team.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

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Latavius Murray Has Chance For 'Huge Year'

Jun 10, 2015 1:23 PM

Latavius Murray will enter the 2015 season as the No. 1 running back for the Oakland Raiders.

He "has a chance at a huge year" in new coordinator Bill Musgrave's offense, one team source told ESPN's Adam Caplan, "because he is smart, physically a freak."

Murray came to life down the stretch during his second NFL season, pumping out all but 11 of his 424 yards over the final six games of 2014. His 5.17 yards per carry trailed only four other backs across the entire league.

NFL.com

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NFL To Hold Additional Meeting On Los Angeles In August
The conference will be used as a timeline and process update, focused on the progress of home markets (Oakland, San Diego, St. Louis) to keep their teams.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Derek Carr's Finger Injury Downplayed By Agent
Derek Carr has experienced numbness in the finger, a condition that can be nerve-related.

ESPN

Raiders Have No Interest In Moving To St. Louis
Mark Davis wishes to keep the Raiders in Oakland, though a significant gap in the funding of a new stadium in the Bay Area remains a looming problem.

Curtis Crabtree/Pro Football Talk

NFL Optimistic Team Will Move To L.A. By 2016
The progress in St. Louis is described as "steady," while Oakland has "moved backward since March."

Albert Breer/NFL.com (via PFT)

Jets, Jags, Fins, Eagles, Raiders Each Spent Over $100M In Free Agency
The Jets spent $179.3 million in contracts in free agency.

John Clayton/ESPN

Raiders Release James Jones
The Raiders signed James Jones to a three-year, $10 million deal in 2014.

Bill Williamson/ESPN

Raiders, Chargers Release Updated Stadium Renderings (Photos)
The revised plans show a futuristic open-air venue that has a peristyle reminiscent of the one at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum.

Sam Farmer, Nathan Fenno/Los Angeles Times

Raiders Interested In Adrian Peterson
The Raiders have discussed the possibility internally.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Michael Crabtree Agrees To Deal With Raiders
Michael Crabtree's production waned last season and he appeared to lose explosion from a 2013 Achilles injury.

Paul Gutierrez/ESPN

Raiders Expected To Have Substantial Cap Space Again In 2016
The Raiders lead the NFL in available cap space with more than $20 million.

Bill Williamson/ESPN

Michael Crabtree To Visit Raiders
Michael Crabtree has found his market to be soft this offseason.

Rand Getlin/Yahoo! Sports

Raiders Learned From Using Cap Space On Declining Players In 2014
Oakland has signed 11 players in 2015, none of whom are over the age of 28.

Bill Williamson/ESPN

Trent Richardson Signs With Raiders
Trent Richardson was released this offseason by the Colts.

Scott Bair/Comcast

Raiders Sign Christian Ponder
Christian Ponder will be the Raiders' backup at quarterback behind Derek Carr.

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Darren McFadden Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Cowboys
Jerry Jones was a big admirer of Darren McFadden in 2008 in the draft.

Charean Williams/Star-Telegram

Malcolm Smith Agrees To Sign With Raiders
Malcolm Smith was Super Bowl MVP in the Seahawks' win over the Broncos.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Browns, Raiders, Chiefs Interested In Darrelle Revis
The Browns and Raiders also pursued Darrelle Revis in 2014.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Julius Thomas Agrees To Sign With Jaguars
The Raiders, Seahawks and Broncos also strongly pursued Julius Thomas.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

AEG Abandons Pursuit Of Downtown Los Angeles Stadium
AEG invested at least $50 million and five years in their efforts to build a stadium.

Sam Farmer, Nathan Fenno, Tim Logan/Los Angeles Times

Maurice Jones-Drew Retires From NFL
Maurice Jones-Drew, 5-foot-7, 210 pounds, completed his career with 8,167 rushing yards.

Bill Williamson/ESPN

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