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Eagles, Jets Most Likely Teams To End Up With Colin Kaepernick

Nov 23, 2015 1:03 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles are the most likely spot for Colin Kaepernick this offseason, according to the surveying of Peter King.

The New York Jets are second, while the Baltimore Ravens are third after the ACL and MCL tears suffered by Joe Flacco.

The Oakland Raiders are another team that could be interested in Kaepernick, albeit as a backup to Derek Carr.

Peter King/Sports Illustrated

Tags: New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Aldon Smith Suspended By NFL For One Year

Nov 17, 2015 7:00 PM

Aldon Smith has received a one-year suspension by the NFL for his role in an incident on Aug. 6th.

Smith pleaded not guilty in September to hit-and-run, drunken driving and vandalism.


Smith was subsequently waived and then signed by the Oakland Raiders. Smith was second on the Raiders with 3.5 sacks this season.

Smith has 47.5 sacks in 59 regular-season NFL games.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, Suspension

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NFL Could Wait Until March For Los Angeles Decisions

Nov 11, 2015 7:50 PM

The NFL may wait until March to decide which team or teams move to Los Angeles.

The Oakland Raiders, St. Louis Rams and San Diego Chargers are each considering relocation to Los Angeles.

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

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

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Disney CEO Bob Iger Joins Carson Stadium Project

Nov 11, 2015 11:00 AM

Bob Iger, chairman and CEO of Disney, will be responsible for hiring the president of the company formed to bring the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders to Carson, California.

Carson Holdings, a joint venture formed this year by the Chargers and Raiders, named Iger its non-executive chairman.


"Should the owners approve the move, Los Angeles will proudly welcome two incredible teams to our community and build a stadium worthy of their fans," Iger said in a statement. "LA football fans will enjoy unprecedented access to games during the season, in a state of the art stadium designed to deliver the most entertaining, exciting and enjoyable experience possible."


The stadium, should it be built, will be constructed by the city of Carson and leased by the teams through Carson Holdings.

Darren Rovell/ESPN

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

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USC Announce $270M Renovation Plans For Coliseum

Oct 30, 2015 11:18 AM

The University of Southern California announced plans for extensive renovations for the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum that could allow it to stage the 2024 Olympics and also serve as a temporary site for an NFL team next season.

The $270 million renovation will bring premium suites and boxes, along with more aisles and new seating for the entire stadium.

"Everybody is going to get a new, great fan experience," USC athletic director Pat Haden told reporters. "You don't have to climb over 18 people to get a hot dog."


Construction is not expected to begin until after the 2017 USC football season and could be completed by the start of the 2019 season.


Todd Dickey, USC's senior vice president, said the NFL has "strongly indicated" the league would like a team to play at the Coliseum in 2016, possibly for two or three seasons.

Michael R. Blood/AP

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

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Justin Tuck Out For Season With Torn Pectoral Muscle

Oct 15, 2015 6:57 PM

Justin Tuck will miss the rest of the season with a torn pectoral muscle.

Tuck will undergo surgery.

Tuck is in the second season of a two-year deal with the Oakland Raiders.

Conor Orr/NFL.com

Tags: Oakland Raiders

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Raiders Least Likely To Move To L.A., Oakland Becoming More Viable

Oct 11, 2015 5:27 PM

The Oakland Raiders are viewed as the team least likely to relocate to Los Angeles.

Some owners believe Oakland is becoming a more viable market with the positive economic trend in the Bay Area.

During the owners' meetings last week, it became clear the Raiders won't move to Los Angeles barring significant changes to the franchise's management structure.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Oakland Raiders

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Deal Between Rams, Chargers In Los Angeles Possible

Oct 7, 2015 12:08 PM

Some owners believe the St. Louis Rams and San Diego Chargers may be able to strike a deal to work together on a football stadium in Los Angeles.

The Rams have previously wanted to work alone on their proposed stadium in Inglewood, while the Chargers have been working with the Oakland Raiders on a site in Carson.

Some owners actively oppose Stan Kroenke’s desire to move the Rams, believing that Dean Spanos has tried long enough to get a new stadium in San Diego.

The Raiders have become an afterthought with the Rams-Chargers impasse.

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

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

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Derek Carr Receives Aaron Rodgers Comparison From Tramon Williams

Sep 28, 2015 1:17 PM

Tramon Williams was impressed playing against Derek Carr in Week 3.

Carr went 20-for-32 for 314 yards and two touchdowns.

Williams played for several seasons with Aaron Rodgers and see similarities in Carr's game.

"I don't throw this name around too often, but he kind of seems to have a skill set similar to Aaron (Rodgers), and that's saying something," Williams said via Cleveland.com. "Obviously we don't know if he's going to turn out to be that player, but skill set-wise, he can move, he can do the whole nine, he has a strong arm, a quick release and he can read defenses as a young quarterback. He can make it to that first, that second, that third read.

"He's going to be a good quarterback for a long time in this league."

Conor Orr/NFL.com

Tags: Oakland Raiders

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Raiders' Carr, Murray, Cooper Make NFL History

Sep 28, 2015 12:12 PM

The Oakland Raiders have their own budding triplets in Derek Carr, Latavius Murray and Amari Cooper.

No trio 25 years old or younger have as many passing, rushing and receiving yards as Carr, Murray and Cooper did in Week 3.

Carr threw for 314 yards, Murray rushed for 139 and Cooper had 134 yards receiving.

Gregg Rosenthal/NFL.com

Tags: Oakland Raiders

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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

Aldon Smith Signs One-Year Deal With Raiders
Despite his off-the-field issues, Aldon Smith will be eligible to play Sunday.

Jason Cole/Bleacher Report

Christian Ponder Released By Raiders; Eagles Reportedly Interested
The Raiders have released Christian Ponder with Matt McGloin winning their backup job.

Rand Getlin/NFL.com

Raiders Release Trent Richardson
Oakland gave Trent Richardson $600,000 in guaranteed money this offseason after the Colts cut him.

Paul Gutierrez/ESPN

Taylor Mays Signs With Raiders
Taylor Mays is entering his sixth NFL season, following stops with the 49ers and Bengals.


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

Michael R. Blood/AP

NFL Exec: Oakland Has No Viable Plan To Keep Raiders
The Raiders, Chargers and Rams all have interest in relocating to Los Angeles.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

McKenzie: Latavius Murray Can Do It All
Reggie McKenzie believes Latavius Murray can be a 1,000-yard rusher.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

L.A. Coliseum Offers To Host One NFL Team
USC, which operates the Coliseum, confirmed Thursday it will submit a proposal to the NFL.

Sam Farmer, Nathan Fenno/Los Angeles Times

Rose Bowl Not Interested In Being Temporary NFL Home
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.

Sam Farmer/Los Angeles Times

Ken Stabler Passes Away At Age Of 69
Ken Stabler played for the Raiders, Oilers and Saints in the NFL.


Darren McFadden Feels Like Rookie Again Joining Cowboys
Darren McFadden rushed for less than 3.5 yards per carry in each of the past three seasons.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

NFL Could Use 27,000-Seat Soccer Stadium As Temporary L.A. Venue
The venue is home to the L.A. Galaxy of the MLS and seats just 27,000.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Latavius Murray Has Chance For 'Huge Year'
Latavius Murray's 5.17 yards per carry trailed only four other backs across the entire league.


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.


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

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