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Raiders Trade Gareon Conley To Texans For Third Round Pick

Oct 21, 2019 3:17 PM

The Oakland Raiders have traded Gareon Conley to the Houston Texans for a third round pick.

Conley struggled at cornerback during the Raiders' Week 7 loss at the Green Bay Packers.

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Tags: Houston Texans, Oakland Raiders, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Darren Waller, Raiders Agree To Three-Year, $9M Extension

Oct 17, 2019 10:53 AM

The Oakland Raiders have signed Darren Waller to a three-year, $9 million extension.

Waller was scheduled to be a restricted free agent in 2020.

Waller, who served a pair of suspensions for failed drug tests while with the Ravens, has gone public with his fight for sobriety, which reached two years during training camp.

Waller has caught a team-leading 37 passes for 359 yards through five games for the 3-2 Raiders.

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

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Trent Brown Accused Of Multiple Acts Of Domestic Violence

Oct 16, 2019 11:03 AM

Trent Brown has been accused of multiple acts of domestic violence against his girlfriend as part of a lawsuit.

Brown signed with the Oakland Raiders from the New England Patriots this past offseason on a four-year, $66 million deal.

According to the lawsuit, the two began dating in March 2017 and had a child together in January 2019. According to the woman, the couple had a "non-marital partnership agreement."

The woman accused Brown of slapping, punching and choking her on multiple occasions beginning in 2018. She said she has been "bruised, bloodied and battered" from the attacks and lived in fear of Brown.

Brown could be subject to NFL discipline under the personal conduct policy.

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Tags: Oakland Raiders, Suspension

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Jon Gruden On Brother Jay's Firing: 'Welcome To The Club'

Oct 9, 2019 9:55 AM

Jon Gruden discussed the firing of his brother Jay Gruden by the Washington Redskins earlier this week.

There have been rumors that Jay could join Jon's staff with the Oakland Raiders.

"I'm obviously very disappointed for my brother," Gruden said. "It was a long night, last couple of nights. He worked hard. Got a lot of respect for my brother. Obviously, disappointed for him getting fired."

But ...

"My dad's been fired," Gruden added. "I've been fired. Jay's been fired and ... welcome to the club, bro."

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Raiders Acquire Zay Jones From Bills

Oct 7, 2019 10:41 PM

The Buffalo Bills are trading Zay Jones to the Oakland Raiders for a 2021 fifth-round pick, according to sources.

Jones was drafted by the Bills in the second round in 2017 out of East Carolina.

The 24-year-old had seven catches for 69 yards in total with the Bills. Jones led the team in all major receiving categories last season, but they signed John Brown and Cole Beasley this past offseason.

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Tags: Oakland Raiders, Buffalo Bills, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

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Derek Carr: Vontaze Burfict's Ban Isn't Fair

Oct 2, 2019 4:42 PM

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr offered an impassioned defense of suspended middle linebacker Vontaze Burfict in London on Wednesday, and coach Jon Gruden told reporters he is "not happy ... at all" with the NFL's decision to sideline Burfict for the remainder of the season.

Carr said Burfict is "one of the most misunderstood people in the NFL" and had become one of his favorite teammates in their short time together.

"I don't think he was trying to hurt that man; the man was going down," Carr said of Burfict's helmet-to-helmet hit on Colts tight end Jack Doyle on Sunday, which triggered the suspension a day later

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Khalil Mack Expected To Spend Entire Career With Raiders

Oct 1, 2019 4:20 PM

Khalil Mack will play the Oakland Raiders this Sunday for the first time he was traded to the Chicago Bears.

Mack expected to sign a long-term contract with the Raiders and spend his entire career with the franchise.

"That's the expectation when you get drafted to a team: You want to be there for the long haul and bring championships and all those good things," Mack said. "It's the business side of it that doesn't really let you do that."

Mack was drafted fifth overall by the Raiders in 2014.

Mack signed a lucrative multiyear deal with the Bears that included $90 million in total guarantees.

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Tags: Chicago Bears, Oakland Raiders, Misc Rumor

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Vontaze Burfict Suspended For Remainder Of 2019

Sep 30, 2019 10:40 AM

Vontaze Burfict has been banned for the remainder of the season for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Jack Doyle of the Indianapolis Colts.

Burfict was initially flagged for hitting Doyle in the head across the middle. But after the officials conferred, Burfict was thrown out.

Burfict has received 13 suspensions and fines in seven seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals before signing with the Raiders as a free agent this offseason.

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Jon Gruden Approved Antonio Brown Using Call In Video

Sep 9, 2019 3:29 PM

Jon Gruden gave his approval for Antonio Brown to use their phone call in a video released over the weekend.

Alejandro Narciso, speaking on The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz, said he was recording Brown last week for a video project when agent Drew Rosenhaus told Brown that Gruden was on the phone for him. Narciso kept taping while Brown took the call and later included it in a video that Brown planned to release.

Narciso said that while he was editing the video, Brown's marketing manager alerted him that he needed Gruden's consent to use the call. Narciso said Brown texted the video to Gruden, who answered 15 minutes later with three texts: "Wow, I love it," "loved it" and "I love it."

"All right," Narcisco said he told Brown. "There's our permission."

A source told ESPN's Chris Mortensen that Gruden thought the video was "awesome."

The video, including Gruden's phone call, was posted on Brown's Instagram on Friday night.

On Saturday morning, after Brown publicly requested his release on Instagram, the Raiders released him. 

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Antonio Brown Asked Social Media Experts For Advice On Getting Release

Sep 8, 2019 10:53 PM

Antonio Brown sought advice from social media consultants on how he could accelerate his release from the Oakland Raiders.

Brown published a highly edited video featuring a private conversation between himself and Jon Gruden.

Brown also published a letter from Mike Mayock informing him of his fine.

Brown signed with the New England Patriots upon his release by the Raiders.

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Tags: New England Patriots, Oakland Raiders, Fantasy, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Waiver

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Antonio Brown Received Interest From Seahawks, Browns

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Antonio Brown Agrees To One-Year, $15M Deal With Patriots

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Raiders Release Antonio Brown

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'No Way' Antonio Brown Will Play For Raiders After Losing Guarantees

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Antonio Brown Issues 'Emotional Apology' During Team Meeting

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Antonio Brown May End Up Receiving No Money From Raiders

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Raiders To Suspend Antonio Brown

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Antonio Brown Announces He'll Wear Xenith Shadow Helmet

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Raiders Release Brandon Marshall

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Antonio Brown Loses Second Grievance To Wear Old Helmet

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Antonio Brown 'All-In' After Practicing In Certified Helmet

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Antonio Brown Returns To Camp With Raiders
Antonio Brown took part in meetings on Monday after skipping practice on Sunday.

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Antonio Brown Leaves Raiders, Receives Ultimatum From GM
Antonio Brown is again upset over his helmet.

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Antonio Brown Close To Returning To Practice
Antonio Brown has been dealing with a frostbitten foot and helmet issues, but he's "very close to practicing."

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Jon Gruden Expects Antonio Brown To Be Ready For Week 1
Antonio Brown has reported to training camp with the Raiders.

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Antonio Brown Loses Grievance To Wear Old Helmet
Antonio Brown has threatened to retire from the NFL if he is unable to wear his old helmet.

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Antonio Brown Tells Raiders He'll Retire If He Can't Wear Old Helmet
Antonio Brown believes the new certified helmet protrudes out and interferes with his vision as he tries to catch the football.

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Mark Davis: Sorry For Way I Spoke About A's
The Raiders and Athletics are co-tenants at RingCentral Coliseum.

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Jalen Ramsey Sees Raiders, Titans As Future Destinations
Jalen Ramsey made it clear he's ready for a big payday when he reported to camp last month.

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Antonio Brown Suffered Frostbite On Feet In Cryo Chamber
Antonio Brown was not wearing proper footwear while in the machine.

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