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

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Raiders Sign 2016 Lease To Remain In Oakland

Feb 11, 2016 6:25 PM

The Oakland Raiders have agreed to a one-year lease to continue playing at the O.co Coliseum.

The Raiders attempted to move to Carson with the Chargers, but the NFL chose relocation for the Rams to Inglewood.

The Raiders are trying to build a new stadium in Oakland.

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Patriots, Panthers Have Best 2016 Super Bowl Odds (All Teams Listed)

Feb 8, 2016 10:41 AM

The New England Patriots are the favorites to win the 2016 Super Bowl at 9-1.

The Patriots lost to the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship Game, while the team with the second best odds, the Carolina Panthers, lost to the Broncos in the Super Bowl.

The Broncos have the ninth best odds at 18-1.

New England -- 9-1
Carolina -- 10-1
Seattle -- 11-1
Green Bay -- 12-1
Pittsburgh -- 12-1
Arizona -- 15-1
Cincinnati -- 15-1
Indianapolis -- 15-1
Denver -- 18-1
Dallas -- 24-1
Kansas City -- 25-1
Minnesota -- 25-1
Philadelphia -- 35-1
Baltimore -- 38-1
Giants -- 42-1
Jets -- 42-1
Buffalo -- 45-1
Houston -- 45-1
Atlanta -- 50-1
LA Rams -- 50-1
Washington -- 50-1
Miami -- 60-1
Detroit -- 60-1
Oakland -- 60-1
Chicago -- 65-1
New Orleans -- 65-1
San Diego -- 75-1
Jacksonville -- 85-1
San Francisco -- 110-1
Tampa Bay -- 110-1
Cleveland -- 200-1
Tennessee -- 220-1

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Raiders Working On Staying In Oakland For 2016

Feb 2, 2016 4:28 PM

Mark Davis said Monday that his team is negotiating a one-year lease extension with the O.co Coliseum in Oakland, California, and expects his team will remain in the city for the 2016 season.

"As of today, right now we are in the process of trying to negotiate a one-year extension at the Oakland Coliseum to play the 2016 season there," Davis said in an interview with the San Jose Mercury News' Tim Kawakami for his "TK Show" podcast. "And after we get that done, we'll sit down and try to figure out where the future of the Raiders lies."

Davis said the Raiders remaining in their current situation for 2016 is "not desirable" but "in life, you have to do things that make sense, and this absolutely makes sense."


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Raiders Meeting With Sheldon Adelson About Potential Vegas Stadium

Jan 29, 2016 2:59 AM

Sheldon Adelson wants to build a $1 billion domed stadium on the UNLV campus and is meeting with the owner of the Oakland Raiders, company officials confirmed Thursday.

Adelson has scheduled a Friday meeting in Las Vegas with Raiders owner Mark Davis. 

Davis has long stated that remaining in Oakland is his primary goal.

The Raiders will almost certainly at least play the 2016 season in Oakland.

The NFL has had a hard line against Las Vegas.

Paul Gutierrez/ESPN

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Raiders Purchase Land Halfway Between San Antonio, Austin

Jan 14, 2016 4:19 PM

The Oakland Raiders have reportedly purchased land in Texas halfway between San Antonio and Austin.

The two cities are roughly 80 miles apart with a combined 2.3 million people.

The Raiders are playing in Oakland without a lease as they were unable to relocate to Los Angeles.

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NFL Approves Relocation Of Rams To Los Angeles

Jan 12, 2016 8:41 PM

The St. Louis Rams will relocate to Los Angeles after a 30-2 vote by the owners. 

The San Diego Chargers have an option to join them in the Inglewood project.

The Rams will open up their new stadium in time for the 2019 season.

The Oakland Raiders have an option to relocate if the Chargers decide not to relocate within the next year.

The Rams spent 21 years in St. Louis and won one Super Bowl while losing a second.

Roger Goodell declined to reveal the relocation fee the Rams agree to pay to the other 31 owners but it had been reported previously of being $550 million per team.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Tags: Los Angeles, Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers

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NFL Owners Prefer Inglewood With Two Teams Proposal

Jan 12, 2016 4:26 PM

The NFL's six-owner committee on Los Angeles opportunities recommended the project headed by the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders to build a $1.7 billion stadium in Carson, California.

The Orange County Register reported the committee made its recommendation on a 5-1 vote, with Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt opposing the recommendation.

Any move must be approved by 24 of the NFL's 26 owners.

The Rams presented their project on Inglewood first, followed by the Chargers and Raiders.

Owners will vote between the Carson proposal and Jerry Jones' idea of pairing the Rams with the Chargers in Inglewood.

Update from Sam Farmer: After the first round of votes, the Rams' project in Inglewood with a to be determined team received more votes than the Raiders and Chargers in Carson but that plan didn't receive 24 votes.

The NFL will now meet with the Rams, Chargers and Raiders individually in hopes of making a deal to dissolve the pact between the Raiders and Chargers.

According to Judy Battista, there is strong opposition to moving the Raiders to Los Angeles among owners. If the Raiders step aside, the NFL will help the improve their situation in Oakland.

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Jerry Jones' Rams-Chargers L.A. Prospoal Could Be Preferred Plan

Jan 11, 2016 3:57 PM

The Committee on Los Angeles Opportunities is considering whether to add Jerry Jones' proposal to the agenda for its ownership meeting.

Jones is proposing a forced marriage of the Chargers and Rams in Los Angeles.

“The league needed a third option,” an unnamed executive told Kevin Acee. “Jerry’s plan is the only one with a chance to get 24 votes — if it gets on the ballot.”

Stan Kroenke has wanted the Rams to be the lone tenant in Inglewood, while the Chargers' plan has been to move to Carson with the Raiders.

Kevin Acee/San Diego Union-Tribune

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Goodell Calls Plans To Stop L.A. Relocation 'Inadequate'

Jan 10, 2016 11:41 AM

Roger Goodell said stadium solutions to keep the San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders and St. Louis Rams from relocating were "unsatisfactory" and "inadequate."

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. Owners would decide whether an NFL team or teams will move to Los Angeles for the first time in over 20 years.

The Chargers, Raiders and Rams all filed relocation applications Monday, the first day teams were eligible.

The Chargers and Raiders are partnering on a $1.7 billion facility in Carson, California, while Rams owner Stan Kroenke plans to build a $1.86 billion stadium in Inglewood.

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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.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Disney CEO Bob Iger Joins Carson Stadium Project
Carson Holdings, a joint venture formed this year by the Chargers and Raiders, named Bob Iger its non-executive chairman.

Darren Rovell/ESPN

USC Announce $270M Renovation Plans For Coliseum
The Coliseum renovations could allow it to stage the 2024 Olympics and also serve as a temporary site for an NFL team next season.

Michael R. Blood/AP

Justin Tuck Out For Season With Torn Pectoral Muscle
Justin Tuck is in the second season of a two-year deal with the Raiders.

Conor Orr/NFL.com

Raiders Least Likely To Move To L.A., Oakland Becoming More Viable
Some owners believe Oakland is becoming a more viable market with the positive economic trend in the Bay Area.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Deal Between Rams, Chargers In Los Angeles Possible
The Rams have previously wanted to work alone on their proposed stadium in Inglewood, while the Chargers have been working with the Raiders on a site in Carson.

Kevin Acee/San Diego Union-Tribune (via PFT)

Derek Carr Receives Aaron Rodgers Comparison From Tramon Williams
Tramon Williams was impressed playing against Derek Carr in Week 3.

Conor Orr/NFL.com

Raiders' Carr, Murray, Cooper Make NFL History
No trio 25 years old or younger have as many passing, rushing and receiving yards as Derek Carr, Latavius Murray and Amari Cooper did in Week 3.

Gregg Rosenthal/NFL.com

Group Of Influential Owners Opposed To Rams' Move To Los Angeles
Both the Chargers and Rams appear to have enough votes to block a move by the other party.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

NFL Could Move Only One Team To Los Angeles Indefinitely
The Rams are the team most likely to relocate if just one franchise is moved.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

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