Oakland Raiders Wiretap

NFL Waiting On Better L.A. Stadium Offers

Dec 21, 2014 2:21 PM

The NFL wants better options and offers on a stadium site in Los Angeles before a team actually makes a decision on relocating.

The St. Louis Rams are the clear frontrunner to move to Los Angeles when the time comes, according to Jay Glazer.

Jay Glazer/Fox Sports

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

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49ers, Jim Harbaugh Expected To Part Ways Quickly After Week 17

Dec 21, 2014 2:19 PM

Jim Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49ers will part ways within 24 to 48 hours after the end of the season.

When Michigan approached the 49ers in regards to Harbaugh, the club talked to him about and the coach said he wanted to remain focused on the end of the season.

The Chicago Bears are also a possibility for Harbaugh, along with the Oakland Raiders and Miami Dolphins.

Jay Glazer/Fox Sports

Tags: San Francisco 49ers, Chicago Bears, Miami Dolphins, Oakland Raiders, Misc Rumor, NCAA

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Jim Harbaugh Torn Between Michigan, NFL

Dec 20, 2014 2:59 PM

Jim Harbaugh is weighing his options between finding another NFL job and becoming head coach at Michigan.

Harbaugh first would like to see what head-coaching opportunities come available in the NFL.

Harbaugh also is aware of the fact that Michigan might not be able to wait for him, especially when it might not even land the coach who is believed to be the school's top choice.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: San Francisco 49ers, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, Misc Rumor, NCAA

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NFL Won't Relocate To Los Angeles In 2015

Dec 20, 2014 2:57 PM

Roger Goodell told the San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders and St. Louis Rams that there will not be a team that moves to Los Angeles for next season, according to league sources.

Goodell also told the Chargers, Raiders and Rams -- each of whom can file a relocation application for the 2015 season starting Jan. 1 -- that any team that is considering relocating to Los Angeles should look to 2016 instead, according to sources.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

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Derek Carr Endorses Tony Sparano As Raiders' Head Coach In 2015

Dec 18, 2014 11:17 AM

Derek Carr gave Tony Sparano an endorsement to remain head coach of the Oakland Raiders.

"Yeah, we love him," Carr said, per the Bay Area News Group. "He's our leader. Absolutely. We love him. Obviously, those decisions are going to happen, and we have no control in that. Those decisions will be made, and whoever is here is who we'll play for.

"But right now, coach Sparano is my leader. I love him 100 percent. He genuinely cares about me. He's pulled me into his office just to ask how I'm doing. ... Those kind of things from a head coach mean so much."

Sparano is coaching the Raiders on an interim basis following the firing of Dennis Allen.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Tags: Oakland Raiders, Misc Rumor

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NFL Appears Unlikely To Relocate To L.A. In 2015

Dec 15, 2014 11:29 AM

Roger Goodell is expected to spend more time working on the NFL's issues with getting a team or teams to Los Angeles now that the new personal conduct policy is in place.

It currently sounds unlikely that a team will arrive in Los Angeles in time to play in 2015.

“There’s a schism about what to do in Los Angeles,’’ said one source with knowledge of L.A. effort. “The big issue is not only whether it should be one or two teams, and where the team or teams will be, but also which franchise should get the first shot? There is sentiment that [Rams owner] Stan Kroenke shouldn’t have the first shot. The Raiders are in horrible shape. The Chargers have a terrible stadium. In St. Louis, the city is trying at least to find a solution.”

Peter King/Sports Illustrated

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

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Mark Davis Planning Overhaul Of Raiders

Dec 14, 2014 7:29 PM

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

General manager Reggie McKenzie could be a casualty of the overhaul, multiple league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Davis also has a hole to fill at head coach after Dennis Allen was fired after an 0-4 start. Tony Sparano is acting as interim coach.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

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Woodson Prefers Harbaugh Coach Michigan Over Raiders

Dec 9, 2014 3:13 PM

Jim Harbaugh has been linked to the Oakland Raiders, as well as Michigan, while his time with the San Francisco 49ers winds down.

Charles Woodson, who is currently with the Raiders and played at Ann Arbor, would prefer Harbaugh become the head coach at Michigan.

"If the choices were out there, it would definitely be Michigan. As a guy that played there, the fans would love it, it would be great for recruiting and just to have a guy that's proven -- he's won everywhere he's been as a coach," said Woodson. "If he went to Michigan, I'd say, yeah, and go blue.


"But it doesn't sound too good right now."

Bryan Fischer/NFL.com

Tags: Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, Misc Rumor, NCAA

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Raiders, Jets Monitoring Jim Harbaugh Situation

Nov 30, 2014 10:54 AM

The San Francisco 49ers remain interested in trading away Jim Harbaugh this offseason.

Harbaugh has one season remaining on his contract with the 49ers and is widely not expected to remain with the franchise in 2015.

The Oakland Raiders are considered the favorites to trade for Harbaugh, while the New York Jets are also monitoring the situation.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

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Raiders Sign George Atkinson

Nov 29, 2014 2:44 PM

The Oaklnad Raiders have signed running back George Atkinson.

To make room for Atkinson on the 53-man roster, the team officially placed cornerback Carlos Rogers on injured reserve. Atkinson has yet to play in an NFL regular season game.

Sean d'Oliveira/CBS Sports

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

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Charles Woodson Would Like To Play In 2015
Charles Woodson is 38 and has had an excellent season as he's tied for the team lead in tackles and was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week.

Michael Wagaman/ESPN

Rose Bowl Can Support Just One Team On Interim Basis
The Raiders and Rams are seriously exploring a move to Los Angeles for the 2015 season.

Jason La Canfora/CBS Sports

Raiders' Fans Buy Ad Lobbying For Hue Jackson's Return
A group of Raiders' fans took out a quarter page ad in the Oakland Tribune calling for the franchise to bring back Hue Jackson next season as head coach.

Darin Gantt/Pro Football Talk

Mark Davis Meets With San Antonio Group
The Raiders are in the final year of their lease at O.co Coliseum and are seeking a long-term deal.


Khalil Mack 'Almost Unblockable', 'Jumps Off The Film'
Khalil Mack has had an excellent rookie season in what has been a disappointing 2014 for the Raiders in terms of wins and losses.

Levi Damien/SB Nation

Jon Gruden Most Interested In NFL Return With Raiders
According to three sources, Jon Gruden spent round one of the draft imploring the Raiders to select Johnny Manziel.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com (via Shutdown Corner)

Palmer 'Loved' Playing For Raiders But 'Chaos' Was Issue
Carson Palmer came to the Raiders in a trade with the Bengals shortly after the death of Al Davis.

John Weinfuss/ESPN

Raiders, Seahawks Could Switch Divisions Depending On L.A. Moves
If the Raiders and Chargers were to both move to Los Angeles, the NFL would like one of those teams to move to the NFC West.

Jason Cole/Bleacher Report

Report: NFL Plans To Send 1-2 Teams To L.A. Within Two Years
The timeline would include a team announcing its intention to move in the 2015 or 2016 offseason.

Mike Florio/ProFootballTalk

Jon Gruden 'Not Even Thinking About Coaching'
An "emotional connection" remains between Jon Gruden and the Raiders, according to Mike Silver.

Dan Hanzus/NFL.com

Raiders Interested In Renewing Pursuit Of Jon Gruden
Jon Gruden has been offered substantial money and power to return to the Raiders.

Jason La Canfora/CBS Sports

Raiders Name Tony Sparano Interim Head Coach
Tony Sparano had served as the Raiders' offensive line coach.


Raiders Fire Dennis Allen
The Raiders were 8-28 under Dennis Allen.


AP Writer Deletes Report Of Raiders Firing Dennis Allen
The Raiders are 0-4 heading into their bye week.

Terry Collins/AP

Raiders Could Sell For $2B With Potential Move To L.A. Looming
The NFL will be careful about who gets the Los Angeles market and Mark Davis has limitations in real estate, marketing and overall business expertise.

Jason La Canfora/CBS Sports

Raiders Already Considering Dismissing Dennis Allen
The Raiders already have a plan to promote offensive line coach Tony Sparano to head coach if Dennis Allen gets fired during the season.

Michael David Smith/ProFootballTalk

James Jones Compares Derek Carr To Aaron Rodgers
Derek Carr won the Raiders' starting quarterback job with his poise and has drawn comparisons to one of the NFL's best quarterbacks in Aaron Rodgers.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Derek Carr Named Raiders' Starting Quarterback
Derek Carr will be the 18th different starting quarterback since 2003.


Belichick, Carroll, Payton Considered Best HC's In NFL By Peers
Bill Belichick is ranked as the best coach in the NFL, according to a poll of 30 league insiders.

Mike Sando/ESPN

D.J. Hayden To Miss First Six Games Of Raiders' Season
D.J. Hayden continues to struggle to stay on the field and will miss the first six games of the season after the Oakland Raiders placed him on the Physically Unable to Perform List.

Adam Schefter/ESPN