Oakland Raiders Wiretap

Derek Carr Doesn't Expect Finger Injury To Cause Any Lingering Effects

Nov 29, 2016 12:03 AM

Derek Carr said his injured right pinkie still hurts and is swollen but he's not expecting any lingering effects.

"I'm doing good, I'm doing good," Carr told 95.7 The Game host JT The Brick. "Obviously, it's a little sore, but that's expected. But it should be good. Just get the swelling down, and it will be all right."

Carr offered no further details on the injury, which appeared to be a dislocation after a mistimed snap between Carr and center Rodney Hudson on the second play of the second half Sunday against the Carolina Panthers.

Davis said an X-ray was taken during the game.

Carr's brother David, an analyst for NFL Network, said on air Monday afternoon that the pinkie was dislocated in two places.

"When he originally went to the sidelines in kind of a mass panic, which put my entire family into a panic. ... They popped it back in, and they said, 'OK, does it feel better?'" the elder Carr said. "And he was like, 'No, it still feels pretty bad.' Then they realized that the second knuckle was also dislocated. That's when they went into the locker room, got the X-ray, and as soon as they got the X-ray, his only question was, 'Can I damage it any more?'"

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Tags: Oakland Raiders, Injury

City Of Oakland Announces Framework For Stadium Agreement

Nov 22, 2016 3:43 PM

The city of Oakland has reached a framework agreement with the Ronnie Lott group for a new stadium to keep the Raiders from relocating.

The deal does include the Raiders' participation. 

"It is exciting that we have reached a conceptual framework agreement with the Lott group," said Mayor Libby Schaaf.

The agreement would need to be approved by the Board of Supervisors and the Oakland City Council before the groups could move forward.

Schaaf is scheduled to present the deal to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday in a closed-door session. It would then go to the Oakland City Council on Nov. 29, if it passes.

Davis reaffirmed in October that the Raiders will play the next two seasons at the Oakland Coliseum even if their move to Las Vegas is approved.

"We want to bring a Super Bowl championship back to the Bay Area," Davis said at the time.


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Brock Osweiler Was 'Definitely' Distracted By Green Laser From Stands

Nov 22, 2016 8:11 AM

Brock Osweiler said a green laser that was shined onto the field and into his eyes on Monday night in Mexico City was "very distracting."

Throughout the game, someone in the stadium shined what appeared to be a green laser pointer on the field when the Houston Texans were on offense in the game against the Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders won the game 27-20.

"I'm still gathering information on what exactly took place, but all I know at this point is, when we were out there on the field on offense, there were multiple times I saw a green laser coming from the stands," Osweiler said. "There were a couple of times it definitely hit me in the eye. And it was very noticeable.

"Certainly, having a laser zoomed in on your eyeball definitely affects how you play."

Osweiler said he had never experienced anything like that while playing football.

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Tags: Houston Texans, Oakland Raiders, Misc Rumor

Roger Goodell: 'Ideal Scenario' Keeps Chargers, Raiders In Place

Nov 18, 2016 7:06 AM

Having both the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers remain in their current cities is the "ideal scenario" for the NFL, according to Roger Goodell.

There has been movement for the Chargers to join the Rams in Los Angeles and the Raiders to relocate to Las Vegas.

"If we get our issues resolved in San Diego, and our issues resolved in Oakland, I think that's the ideal solution, frankly," Goodell said. "I think that's what we would all like to see happen. But there's a lot that has to get done in those two communities to get there."

The Chargers' hopes of remaining in San Diego suffered a major setback last week, when the organization received only 43 percent approval for a proposed $1.8 billion stadium and convention center.

The Raiders would have the opportunity to join the Rams if the Chargers ultimately find a way to stay in San Diego, their home since 1961. Las Vegas approved $750 million in public funds to help build a new stadium for the Raiders, who must now get approval from three-quarters of the NFL owners in order to relocate.

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Tags: Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, Misc Rumor

League Office Wants To Prevent Relocation Of Raiders, Chargers

Nov 14, 2016 2:34 PM

The NFL league office wants to avoid having the Oakland Raiders relocate to Las Vegas and the San Diego Chargers moving to Los Angeles.

The league is concerned with the Chargers becoming the Clippers to the Rams' Lakers if they move to Los Angeles. San Diego voters rejected a plan to build a downtown stadium, which could leave the Spanos family with Mission Valley as their best option.

There are also concerns with the Raiders leaving the economic wealth of the Bay Area along with their longtime passionate fan base for Las Vegas.

Mark Davis would likely need a partner to build a new stadium in the Bay Area.

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Tags: Los Angeles, Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, Legal

NFL Now Has 10 Teams In Marijuana-Legal States

Nov 9, 2016 1:36 PM

With Tuesday's elections, 10 NFL teams play in a state where marijuana has been legalized medically or recreationally.

California and Massachusetts joined Washington and Colorado as states where marijuana can be consumed for any purpose. If the Raiders relocate to Las Vegas, that won't change as Nevada has legalized marijuana for recreational purposes.

Florida is one of various states to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes. 

The NFL previously justified their ongoing ban because federal law considers marijuana as a controlled substance.

The 49ers, Raiders, Rams, Chargers and Patriots joined the Seahawks, Broncos, Jaguars, Dolphins and Buccaneers.

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Tags: Denver Broncos, Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins, Legal

Raiders Hope To Extend Derek Carr In Offseason

Nov 6, 2016 7:51 PM

The Oakland Raiders are prioritizing an extension for Derek Carr this offseason that could "be Luck-ish" in dollars.

Andrew Luck signed a five-year, $123 million extension in the offseason.

Carr is completing 66.3 percent of his passes and has a passer rating of 100.9 for the Raiders.

The Raiders will also have Khalil Mack's contract coming up in 2018 and may have to use their franchise tag on the linebacker or Carr.

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Tags: Oakland Raiders, Misc Rumor

Aldon Smith Hopeful Of Being Reinstated

Nov 4, 2016 12:26 PM

Aldon Smith is optimistic he will be allowed to return to football in the next two weeks.

Smith's yearlong suspension ends on Nov. 17th.

Smith looked fit and strong and was in great spirits while attending the Thunder-Warriors game from a baseline seat Thursday night.

"I'll be back in two weeks; you can ask me all the questions then," he said with a smile.

Smith has 47½ sacks in 59 career games, signed with Oakland last September and played nine games before being suspended by the NFL, his second suspension by the league.


Tags: Oakland Raiders, Suspension

Aldon Smith Has Applied For Reinstatement

Oct 28, 2016 8:11 AM

Aldon Smith has applied for reinstatement to the NFL, Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie says.

Smith's one-year suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy ends Nov. 17. He is out of rehab, according to sources, and McKenzie said that Smith is working hard to return to the Raiders pending a meeting with Roger Goodell.

"Aldon is doing well," McKenzie said. "That situation is going to be totally up to the league because he's been in the program and they've monitored him. It's up to Goodell to say, 'Yea, nay or when.' And he could say no to everything. ... That part is out of our hands.

"The league will take everything into consideration and Aldon will have to meet with Goodell at some point."

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Mark Davis: Oakland 'Was In Driver's Seat But Came Up With Nothing'

Oct 19, 2016 4:05 PM

Mark Davis hasn't ruled out keeping the Raiders in Oakland but publicly lamented their lack of action.

Las Vegas and the state of Nevada are pledging $750 million to build a new stadium, which is something taxpayers in the Bay Area have been unwilling to do across all sports. Both the San Francisco Giants and San Francisco 49ers financed their current stadiums with private money, as will the Golden State Warriors.

"Oakland was in the driver's seat if they could've put together anything," Davis said Wednesday. "They came up with nothing.

"Las Vegas has already done what it is supposed to do and we have to bring it up to the National Football League and get permission to move to Las Vegas."

Roger Goodell supported Davis' assertion there has been no movement toward keeping the franchise in the Bay Area, saying "we have been working to see if there are alternatives and we don't have one" in Oakland.

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NFL Appears To Have No Hesitation About Playing In Vegas
Roger Goodell said they’re still collecting information about Nevada's plan to build an NFL stadium and whether having the Raiders in Vegas would work for the league.

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Nevada Governor Signs Bill For Raiders' Las Vegas Stadium
Brian Sandoval and Mark Davis joined hardhat-wearing construction workers and mask-wearing Raiders fans for the ceremony at UNLV.


Raiders Would Remain In Oakland For 2017, 2018 With Vegas Move
Mark Davis and the Raiders have the financing plan in place for a $1.9 billion stadium to be built in Las Vegas after the Nevada state legislature on Friday approved a tax plan to raise $750 million t

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Mark Davis Sounds Ready To Relocate Raiders To Las Vegas
A plan to put $750 million in hotel tax dollars toward an NFL stadium in Las Vegas has cleared the Nevada Legislature.

RealGM Staff Report

Latavius Murray Doubtful Against Chargers With Foot Injury
The Raiders running back was wearing a protective boot on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Ronnie Lott 'Optimistic' About Keeping Raiders In Oakland
Ronnie Lott is "optimistic" about keeping the Raiders in Oakland as he continues to talk to government and team officials about a way to keep the club from moving.

Vic Tafur/San Francisco Chronicle

Bruce Arians: Carson Palmer Was 'Trade Of The Century'
Nearly four years after the Cardinals acquired Carson Palmer for a sixth-round pick and a swap of seventh-round selections, Bruce Arians praised Steve Keim's work.

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Las Vegas Stadium Plan For Raiders Clears Big Hurdle
A possible move to Las Vegas for the Raiders cleared a major hurdle on Thursday when a Nevada oversight committee voted unanimously to recommend $750 million in public funding for the project.


Jack Del Rio On Going For 2: 'Let's Win It Right Now'
Jack Del Rio gambled on Sunday afternoon and it paid off as the Raiders beat the Saints 35-34 on the road.

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Two Las Vegas Sites Preferred For Possible NFL Stadium
Supporters of a proposed NFL stadium have whittled their list to two sites just west of the Las Vegas Strip and will refuse to accept any less than $750 million in public funding toward the project.

Associated Press

Amari Cooper: Foot Injury 'Affected My Whole Game' Last Season
Amari Cooper dealt with a foot injury that nearly led the Raiders to shut him down.

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Derek Carr, Amari Cooper Rooming Together To Build Chemistry
Derek Carr and Amari Cooper are living together during training camp to build chemistry on and off the field.

CSN Bay Area

David Amerson, Raiders Agree Upon Four-Year, $38M Extension
David Amerson was named Pro Football Focus' Most Improved Player in 2015.

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Nevada Tourism Panel Discusses Nine Potential Sites For Raiders
The Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee held a special meeting Monday to discuss nine potential sites for a 65,000-seat stadium that would be the home of the Raiders.

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Raiders Thrilled With Their Deepest Team In Years
When the Raiders cut their roster from 90 to 53, several of those players could end up with other teams.

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Raiders Giving Derek Carr Freedom To Tweak Plays
Derek Carr, 25, had a 61.1 competition percentage, 3,987 yards, 32 touchdowns and 13 interceptions last season.

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Roger Goodell Calls Raiders To Vegas Reports 'Premature'
Mark Davis told reporters on Tuesday at the meetings that the move would "unite Raider Nation."

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Las Vegas Confident Of Landing Raiders
Mark Davis pledged $500 million toward the construction of a $1.4 billion, 65,000-seat domed stadium.

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Raiders Trade Up To Select Connor Cook
Connor Cook will compete with Matt McGloin to be Derek Carr's backup.


Mark Davis Wants To Move Raiders To Las Vegas
Mark Davis wants to move the Raiders to Las Vegas and pledged $500 million toward the building of a proposed $1.4 billion domed stadium in the city.

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