Oakland Raiders Wiretap

Derek Carr's Finger Injury Downplayed By Agent

May 21, 2015 1:29 PM

The agent for Derek Carr has downplayed the seriousness of his injured ring finger.

"It's a very minor situation," agent Tim Younger told the San Francisco Chronicle. "I think he's probably going to be throwing before the end of [the Raiders' offseason workouts]."

Carr has experienced numbness in the finger, a source told ESPN's Chris Mortensen, a condition that can be nerve-related.

Christian Ponder is working with the first team in organized team activities, with Carr on the sideline.

ESPN

Tags: Oakland Raiders, Injury

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Raiders Have No Interest In Moving To St. Louis

May 20, 2015 12:55 AM

Mark Davis has no interest in moving the Oakland Raiders to St. Louis.

The St. Louis Rams are considering moving to Los Angeles and there could be a stadium plan in place for a potential NFL team in that city.

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.

 

The Raiders are also working on a potential stadium plan in Carson, California.

Curtis Crabtree/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Oakland Raiders, St. Louis Rams

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NFL Optimistic Team Will Move To L.A. By 2016

May 19, 2015 1:59 PM

The NFL has a growing confidence that a team will relocate to Los Angeles by 2016.

One source said they’re “confident there’ll be multiple options” and that’s no surprise, given Rams owner Stan Kroenke’s Hollywood Park project and the Carson project, which is being spearheaded by former 49ers executive Carmen Policy, as a potential home for the Raiders and Chargers.

The progress in St. Louis is described as “steady,” while Oakland has “moved backward since March.” 

Albert Breer/NFL.com (via PFT)

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

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Jets, Jags, Fins, Eagles, Raiders Each Spent Over $100M In Free Agency

May 10, 2015 9:39 PM

The New York Jets ($179.3 million), Jacksonville Jaguars ($174.5 million), Miami Dolphins ($137.2 million), Philadelphia Eagles ($121.2 million) and Oakland Raiders ($110.8 million) each spent more than $100 million in contracts.

The Jets invested in cornerbacks with Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie and Buster Skrine, while the Philadelphia Eagles invested heavily in running backs.

John Clayton/ESPN

Tags: Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, IQ, Misc Rumor

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Raiders Release James Jones

May 4, 2015 1:56 PM

The Oakland Raiders have released James Jones.

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

The Raiders, who have about $20 million in remaining salary-cap room, will save about $3.4 million in cap space by releasing Jones.

 

Jones was valuable for Oakland last season, with 73 catches for 666 yards.

 

Amari Cooper was the Raiders first round pick last week and figures to have a big role immediately at wide receiver.

Bill Williamson/ESPN

Tags: Oakland Raiders, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Raiders, Chargers Release Updated Stadium Renderings (Photos)

Apr 23, 2015 10:34 PM

The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders have released overhauled renderings of their proposed $1.7 billion stadium in Carson near Los Angeles.

The Chargers and Raiders presented their concept in New York this week to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and the Committee on Los Angeles Opportunities, composed of six team owners.

The revised plans show a futuristic open-air venue that has a peristyle reminiscent of the one at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum.

"We wanted the building to be iconic and sleek, like a luxury sports car," said David Manica, president of Manica Architecture, who is designing the stadium. "Very aerodynamic, in motion, flowing lines from every angle." 

A signature element of the design is a 115- to 120-foot tower that rises through and extends above the main concourse.

There would be a cauldron that would change depending on the team.

For Raiders games, a flame would burn in the cauldron in honor of legendary team owner Al Davis.

When the Chargers play, simulated lightning bolts would swirl behind glass encasing the tower and, if the team were to score a touchdown, a bolt would shoot out of the top.

The tower would be transformed into a giant Lombardi Trophy if the venue were to host a Super Bowl.


Sam Farmer, Nathan Fenno/Los Angeles Times

Tags: Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, Legal

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Raiders Interested In Adrian Peterson

Apr 17, 2015 10:27 PM

The Oakland Raiders have interest in acquiring Adrian Peterson.

The Raiders have discussed the possibility internally and were also interested in DeMarco Murray.

The Arizona Cardinals and Dallas Cowboys are also interested in Peterson, though the Minnesota Vikings won't be motivated sellers.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Tags: Minnesota Vikings, Oakland Raiders, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Michael Crabtree Agrees To Deal With Raiders

Apr 13, 2015 8:45 PM

Michael Crabtree has agreed to sign with the Oakland Raiders.

Crabtree's production waned last season and he appeared to lose explosion from a 2013 Achilles injury.

 

Crabtree, 27, was extremely non-committal about returning to the San Francisco 49ers at the end of the season.

Paul Gutierrez/ESPN

Tags: Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Raiders Expected To Have Substantial Cap Space Again In 2016

Apr 10, 2015 3:34 PM

The Oakland Raiders lead the NFL in available cap space with more than $20 million.

While it is impossible to pinpoint exactly how much salary-cap room the Raiders will end up having, it should be around $70 million or so. The Raiders had cap room in the high-$60 million range in 2014 and this year.

The Raiders have a few young players they can extend, such ss Sio Moore, Mychal Rivera, D.J. Hayden, Menelik Watson and Latavius Murray.

Oakland pursued several prominent free agents this offseason such as Ndamukong Suh and Randall Cobb.

Bill Williamson/ESPN

Tags: Oakland Raiders, IQ, Misc Rumor

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Michael Crabtree To Visit Raiders

Apr 3, 2015 1:15 PM

Michael Crabtree will visit the Oakland Raiders next week as he continues his free agency process.

Crabtree has also visited the Miami Dolphins.

Crabtree has found his market to be soft this offseason. The San Francisco 49ers have interest in re-signing Crabtree.

Rand Getlin/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Miami Dolphins, Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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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

Raiders To Host Visit For Ndamukong Suh
The Raiders will have Ndamukong Suh in for a visit next week.

Michael Silver/NFL.com

Raiders, Chargers Working Together On Stadium In Carson (Photo)
The Chargers and Raiders will continue to seek public subsidies for new stadiums in their home markets, but they are developing a detailed proposal for a privately financed Los Angeles venue.

Sam Farmer/Los Angeles Times

Julius Thomas' Father Criticizes Manning, Elway
Greg Thomas said his son could return to Denver next season as a member of the Raiders.

Brandon Spano/BSNSports

Derek Carr Excited To Run No-Huddle Offense In 2015
Derek Carr is excited to run more no-huddle offense in 2015 under Bill Musgrave.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Ndamukong Suh Would Prefer To Sign With Seahawks
Ndamukong Suh would prefer to sign with a team on the west coast.

Jason Cole/Bleacher Report

Ken Norton Jr. Hired By Raiders As Defensive Coordinator
The promotion is ideal for Ken Norton Jr. and will allow him to join forces with Jack Del Rio.

Conor Orr/NFL.com

Tuck: Khalil Mack Capable Of Hall Of Fame Career
Justin Tuck has compared Khalil Mack to Lawrence Taylor and Derrick Thomas.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Seahawks Have Best Super Bowl 50 Odds
The Seahawks, Patriots and Packers have the best odds of winning the Super Bowl next season.

ProFootballTalk

Charles Woodson Re-Signs With Raiders
Charles Woodson was scheduled to become a free agent this offseason.

NFL.com

Browns Hire John DeFilippo As Offensive Coordinator
John DeFilippo will be in charge of figuring out how to maximize the effectiveness of Johnny Manziel.

Alex Marvez/Fox Sports

Bill Musgrave Hired By Raiders As Offensive Coordinator
Bill Musgrave was offensive coordinator under Jack Del Rio in 2003 and 2004 for the Jaguars.

Michael Silver/NFL.com

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