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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

Sep 28, 2015 12:06 PM

A group of influential owners strongly opposes the relocation of the St. Louis Rams to Los Angeles.

That group includes Panthers owner Jerry Richardson, who is emerging as a leader of the NFL’s Los Angeles committee.

Richardson and other owners view the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders as more eligible to move under the league’s relocation policy, especially since it appears that St. Louis has cobbled together a viable plan for building a new stadium.

A move by the Chargers is also considered the least disruptive to existing fan bases.

The process includes at least 24 owners approving any move. 


Both the Chargers and Rams appear to have enough votes to block a move by the other party.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

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

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NFL Could Move Only One Team To Los Angeles Indefinitely

Sep 23, 2015 1:36 PM

The NFL may ultimately move just one team to Los Angeles indefinitely.

The common assumption has been two teams would move to Los Angeles as it would help finance an expensive, privately funded stadium in California.

The St. Louis Rams are the team most likely to relocate if just one franchise is moved.

Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Los Angeles relocation process soon will shift from league-office personnel to a key group of owners and Roger Goodell.

If the San Diego Chargers are determined to move to Los Angeles, they can attempt to block the Rams' solo move.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

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

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Aldon Smith Signs One-Year Deal With Raiders

Sep 11, 2015 12:50 PM

Aldon Smith has signed with the Oakland Raiders on a one-year deal.

Smith was released by the San Francisco 49ers during camp following his arrest on high-and-run, DUI and vandalism charges.

Despite his off-the-field issues, Smith will be eligible to play Sunday, league sources tell ESPN's Adam Schefter. The Raiders will consider playing Smith, depending on his conditioning.

The Jacksonville Jaguars, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and St. Louis Rams also had interest in Smith, while the 49ers were even open to bringing him back.

Jason Cole/Bleacher Report

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

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Christian Ponder Released By Raiders; Eagles Reportedly Interested

Sep 6, 2015 10:44 AM

The Oakland Raiders have released Christian Ponder with Matt McGloin winning their backup job.

Rand Getlin reports the Philadelphia Eagles have interest in Ponder.

Ponder was a first round pick by the Minnesota Vikings in 2011.

Rand Getlin/NFL.com

Tags: Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Raiders Release Trent Richardson

Sep 1, 2015 12:10 PM

The Oakland Raiders have released Trent Richardson.

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

Richardson had 19 yards on five carries in Sunday's preseason game.

Richardson, 25, was the No. 3 overall draft pick by Cleveland in 2012. He was traded a year later to the Colts for a first-round pick. In three NFL seasons he has averaged 3.3 yards per carry.

Paul Gutierrez/ESPN

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

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Taylor Mays Signs With Raiders

Aug 26, 2015 1:16 PM

The Oakland Raiders have signed Taylor Mays.

Mays was released recently by the Detroit Lions.

Mays is entering his sixth NFL season, following stops with the San Francisco 49ers and Cincinnati Bengals.


Mays played collegiately at USC from 2006-09 while Raiders defensive coordinator Ken Norton, Jr. coached on the defensive side of the ball and eventually served as the assistant head coach defense/linebackers in 2009, Mays’ final collegiate season. 


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

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Raiders, Chargers Willing To Change Divisions

Aug 17, 2015 8:28 PM

The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers have agreed upon a switch in divisions if they both move to Los Angeles.

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


"The teams have made clear to the league and NFL owners that "you send us to LA and you'll make the decision as to who plays in what conference or division," Carmen Policy told reporters.

Michael R. Blood/AP

Tags: Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers

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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

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

Bill Williamson/ESPN

Raiders, Chargers Release Updated Stadium Renderings (Photos)
The revised plans show a futuristic open-air venue that has a peristyle reminiscent of the one at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum.

Sam Farmer, Nathan Fenno/Los Angeles Times

Raiders Interested In Adrian Peterson
The Raiders have discussed the possibility internally.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Michael Crabtree Agrees To Deal With Raiders
Michael Crabtree's production waned last season and he appeared to lose explosion from a 2013 Achilles injury.

Paul Gutierrez/ESPN

Raiders Expected To Have Substantial Cap Space Again In 2016
The Raiders lead the NFL in available cap space with more than $20 million.

Bill Williamson/ESPN

Michael Crabtree To Visit Raiders
Michael Crabtree has found his market to be soft this offseason.

Rand Getlin/Yahoo! Sports

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

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