Oakland Raiders Wiretap

Former Lions All-Pro Wayne Walker Dies At Age 80

May 20, 2017 1:16 AM

Former Detroit Lions All-Pro linebacker and kicker Wayne Walker has died at the age of 80.

Walker, the Lions' fourth-round pick in 1958, played 15 seasons with Detroit, and when he retired he held a team record with 200 games played -- a mark since passed by Jason Hanson.


Tags: Detroit Lions, San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders, Legal, Misc Rumor

Reggie McKenzie Wants Derek Carr To Be 'Raider For His Career'

May 19, 2017 7:57 AM

Derek Carr has reportedly grown frustrated with the pace of contract talks with the Oakland Raiders, but the club isn't worried about their long-term relationship with the quarterback.

"I see Derek every day. We have a great relationship, communicate very well. That's not going to be an issue at all," Reggie McKenzie told 95.7 FM. "Only thing that comes to my thought when it comes to Derek Carr is I want Derek to be a Raider for his career."

In March, McKenzie told CSN Bay Area that "serious talks" on a new pact for Carr would begin after the draft.


Tags: Oakland Raiders, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Derek Carr Frustrated By Pace Of Contract Talks With Raiders

May 17, 2017 7:36 AM

Derek Carr wants to work out a contract extension before the start of training camp, but there has been no significant communication between his agent and the Oakland Raiders within the last several weeks, according to two sources.

Carr is heading into the final year of a rookie contract that will pay him $977,519 in 2017. He has been waiting for the Raiders to get serious about a new deal since the end of the draft.

Michael Silver/NFL

Tags: Oakland Raiders, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

New Raiders Stadium Hopes To Open By June 2020

May 9, 2017 9:11 AM

The Raiders don't know when they'll leave Oakland for Las Vegas, but the Las Vegas Stadium Authority has generated a construction timeline that projects to have their new stadium open in June 2020.

The estimate has construction beginning in January 2018 and ending within 30 months.

The Raiders have a lease that allows them to play in Oakland through 2018.

Las Vegas Review Journal

Tags: Oakland Raiders, Misc Rumor

Marshawn Lynch Can Make Up To $8.9M From Raiders

May 4, 2017 7:50 AM

If Marshawn Lynch plays well with the Oakland Raiders he'll make quite a bit of money.

Lynch's base salary package consists of a $1 million roster bonus, a fully-guaranteed $1.35 million base salary, a $150,000 workout bonus, and $500,000 in per-game roster bonuses, according to sources.

The running back can make another $5.9 million beyond that, with three different incentive packages.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Oakland Raiders, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Raiders Did 'Miles And Miles' Of Research On Gareon Conley

Apr 28, 2017 8:14 AM

The Oakland Raiders did a lot of research on Gareon Conley before selecting the cornerback in the first round of the draft on Thursday night.

Sexual assault allegations have been made against Conley, which he has strongly denied. He reportedly passed a polygraph test, but there was doubt as to whether he'd remain a first-round pick.

"We did our due diligence throughout this whole process, and we trust our research, reports, everything we have on Mr. Conley," Reggie McKenzie said.

"We feel really good about having him join the Raiders, and having him be a great teammate. The research was done. It wasn't just a gut [feeling]. It was based on research, and we are very confident in all the information we got. I don't want to get into all the details about who we talked to. The bottom line is, we've done miles and miles of research to make sure we were totally comfortable with our decision, which we were. We feel really good about the pick and where it's going."

Las Vegas Review Journal

Tags: Oakland Raiders, Draft, Misc Rumor

Full List Of 2017 NFL Draft, First Round

Apr 27, 2017 11:47 PM

1. Cleveland Browns: Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M

2. Chicago Bears: Mitchell Trubisky, QB, North Carolina

3. San Francisco 49ers: Solomon Thomas, DE, Stanford

4. Jacksonville Jaguars: Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU

5. Tennessee Titans: Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan

6. New York Jets: Jamal Adams, S, LSU

7. Los Angeles Chargers: Mike Williams, WR, Clemson

8. Carolina Panthers: Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford

9. Cincinnati Bengals: John Ross, WR, Washington

10. Kansas City Chiefs: Patrick Mahomes, QB, Texas Tech

11. New Orleans Saints: Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State

12. Houston Texans: Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson

13. Arizona Cardinals: Haason Reddick, LB, Temple

14. Philadelphia Eagles: Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee

15. Indianapolis Colts: Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State

16. Baltimore Ravens: Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama

17. Washington: Jonathan Allen, DL, Alabama

18. Tennessee Titans: Adoree’ Jackson, CB, Southern California

19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama

20. Denver Broncos: Garrett Bolles, OT, Utah

21. Detroit Lions: Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida

22. Miami Dolphins: Charles Harris, DE/OLB, Missouri

23. New York Giants: Evan Engram, TE, Mississippi

24. Oakland Raiders: Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State

25. Cleveland Browns: Jabrill Peppers, S, Michigan

26. Atlanta Falcons: Takkarist McKinley, OLB, UCLA

27. Buffalo Bills: Tre’Davious White, CB, LSU

28. Dallas Cowboys: Taco Charlton, DE, Michigan

29. Cleveland Browns: David Njoku, TE, Miami

30. Pittsburgh Steelers: T.J. Watt, LB, Wisconsin

31. San Francisco 49ers: Reuben Foster, MLB, Alabama

32. New Orleans Saints: Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens, Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Rams, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans, Washington Redskins, Draft, Draft Misc

Raiders, Seahawks Agree Upon Marshawn Lynch Trade

Apr 26, 2017 10:38 AM

The Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks have agreed upon a trade involving Marshawn Lynch.

The Seahawks will swap their sixth round pick in 2018 for the Raiders' fifth rounder.

The only thing remaining is for Lynch to take a physical with the Raiders.

Lynch sat out the 2016 season after announcing his retirement.

Lynch's deal is for two seasons with a base of $9 million and max of $16.5 million.

Mike Garafolo, Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Tags: Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Raiders Remain Interested In Acquiring Marshawn Lynch

Apr 21, 2017 7:08 PM

The Oakland Raiders remain interested in acquiring Marshawn Lynch from the Seattle Seahawks.

"At some point you'd like to know and prior to the draft is that point," Reggie McKenzie said Friday during a media conference to preview the draft. "Our door is open and we're not shutting the door until that time, pretty much.

"Never going to say never, but the door is still open."

There's the issue of Lynch's rights still being owned by the Seattle Seahawks and Lynch, should he be acquired by Oakland, agreeing to more of an incentive-based contract since his current deal has him due a salary cap number of $9 million in 2017 and a base salary of $7 million in 2018.

Paul Gutierrez/ESPN

Tags: Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Derek Carr Cleared For Offseason Training Program

Apr 18, 2017 8:00 AM

Derek Carr's surgically repaired right fibula is healed enough that the Oakland Raiders quarterback will be a full participant in the team's offseason training program.

Carr suffered the injury during Week 16 on Christmas Eve while taking a sack.

"I feel great," he said. "I've been running, jumping, throwing, cutting, everything. So I'm ready to rock. I'm ready to do absolutely everything. I did everything my teammates did today. I'll do everything my teammates will do tomorrow.

"I'm truly blessed that it wasn't worse. It could have been a lot worse, and it wasn't, so I'm very thankful for that and just keep praying for the guys who, that day, had the same kind of injury and still going through it."

Paul Gutierrez/ESPN

Tags: Oakland Raiders, Injury, Misc Rumor

Marshawn Lynch Agrees To Sign With Raiders
Marshawn Lynch has agreed to sign with the Raiders.

Michael Silver/NFL.com

Raiders, Seahawks Expected To Work Out Marshawn Lynch Trade
The Seahawks and Raiders are expected to work out a trade involving Marshawn Lynch, but the running back must first re-work his contract.

Ian Rapoport/NFL

Robert Kraft Declined Adelson's Offer Of Killing Raiders' Vegas Move
Robert Kraft and Sheldon Adelson have been friends for decades and are members of the same synagogue.

Seth Wickersham, Don Van Natta Jr./ESPN

Sheldon Adelson Doesn't Care About NFL, Thought Goodell's 'An Idiot'
Mark Davis wanted to partner with Sheldon Adelson as both a financier and a fixer as he attempted to relocate the Raiders to Las Vegas.

Seth Wickersham, Don Van Natta Jr./ESPN

Marshawn Lynch Has Started Reinstatement Process
Marshawn Lynch has started the reinstatement process with the NFL in hopes of playing for the Raiders, according to Ed Werder.

Ed Werder/ESPN

NFL Relocation Fees Won't Be Shared With Players
The Raiders, Rams and Chargers will spend anywhere from $1.43 billion to $1.68 billion, or a distribution of approximately $46 million to $54 million per team.

Dom Cosentino/Deadspin

Marshawn Lynch Meets With Raiders
A deal between the Raiders and Marshawn Lynch "eventually will happen," according to a source.

Paul Gutierrez/ESPN

Seth Godin Uses NFL, Raiders As Way 'Capitalism Corrupts Our Culture'
Seth Godin writes that the NFL's approval of the Raiders' move "ignores the long-term in exchange for a relentless focus on today."

Seth Godin

Raiders Plan To Discuss Extension With Derek Carr After Draft
Derek Carr will soon enter the final year of his contract, but there is little chance he becomes a free agent.

Scott Bair/CSN Bay Area

Jerry Jones' Legends To Profit Immensely Due To NFL Relocations
Jerry Jones is a large shareholder of Legends, a hospitality-marketing company that will now sell the suites, concessions and sponsorships for the Las Vegas stadium for the Raiders.

Tim Kawakami/San Jose Mercury News

49ers Not Expecting To Convert Raiders' Fans
The 49ers will be the lone franchise in the Bay Area for the third time in their history.

Nick Wagoner/ESPN

Owners Approve Raiders' Relocation To Las Vegas 31-1
The Raiders will continue to play in Oakland in 2017 and 2018 before likely finding a temporary venue for 2019.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Oakland Presents Revised Plan For $1.3 Billion Stadium
Under the city's plan, a new home for the Raiders would be built on a 55-acre parcel on the southern edge of where their current home sits.

Jim Trotter/ESPN

Raiders' Relocation Vote Expected Next Week
NFL owners are expected to vote at next week's meetings whether to approve the Raiders' relocation to las Vegas.


Marshawn Lynch's Agent Unsure If He'll Return
According to Marshawn Lynch's agent, money won't be the biggest issue with regard to a comeback.

Jerry McDonald/Oakland Tribune

Jared Cook Wants To 'Bribe' Amari Cooper For No. 89
Jared Cook has worn No. 89 throughout his NFL career and would like to continue to do so with the Raiders.

Jimmy Durkin/Mercury News

Raiders Considering Marshawn Lynch Through Trade Or Release
The Raiders would have to either acquire Marshawn Lynch in trade with the Seahawks or after his release.

Adam Schefter & Josina Anderson/ESPN

Jared Cook Agrees Upon Two-Year, $12.2M Deal With Raiders
Jared Cook caught 30 balls for 377 yards and one touchdown last season for the Packers.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Raiders, Cordarrelle Patterson Agree Upon Two-Year Deal
The deal is for two years and can be voided to a single season, according to a source.

Josina Anderson/ESPN

Adrian Peterson Interested In Raiders, Seahawks
Adrian Peterson previously has identified the Giants, Buccaneers, and Texans as teams hed be interesting in joining.

Stacey Dales/NFL.com