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Mike Mayock: Jon Gruden Has 'Final Say' In Decisions

Jan 8, 2019 8:15 AM

Jon Gruden will have the final say in personnel decisions with the Oakland Raiders, says new general manager Mike Mayock.

"In all honesty, Jon's got final say, if it ever comes to that, and I've got zero problems with that," Mayock said.

"Now, having said that, I think we're going to come to a consensus, and I like a little yelling, a little screaming, a little fighting for what players you believe in. But at the end of the day, I guarantee you, Jon Gruden and I are going to know what a Raider looks like and smells like. I don't think we're going to have any issues."

Mayock had never held a front-office job before being hired by Gruden and owner Mark Davis.

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Infographic: Chargers, Colts Finish In Top-10 In Offense, Defense DVOA

Jan 2, 2019 11:42 AM

The NFL has just two teams ranking in the top-10 in DVOA on both Offense and Defense at the end of the regular season in the Los Angeles Chargers and Indianapolis Colts.

The Chiefs, Steelers, Seahawks, Rams, Packers, Falcons, Patriots and Saints also rank in the top-10 on offense, while the Cowboys, Jaguars, Texans, Bears, Vikings, Broncos, Ravens and Bills are in the top-10 on defense.

The Chiefs rank first in the NFL in both Total DVOA and Weighted DVOA.


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Raiders To Hire Mike Mayock As GM

Dec 31, 2018 8:57 AM

The Oakland Raiders have agreed to hire Mike Mayock as general manager. Mayock is a longtime NFL Network draft analyst.

Jon Gruden called Mayock a "passionate personnel man." 

"He loves it," Gruden said. "He has done it for a long time. I know he has had opportunities to get back into the NFL as a general manager. We will see what happens. We will see how the dust settles."

Mayock will replace Reggie McKenzie, whom the Raiders fired on Dec. 10.

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Jerry Reese Declines Request To Interview For Raiders' GM Job

Dec 23, 2018 11:07 AM

Jerry Reese turned down a request from the Oakland Raiders to interview for their general manager vacancy.

Reese was fired by the New York Giants one year ago.

The concern of potential GM candidates around the league is that the job will not carry the type of autonomy that many GM jobs do because of the presence of Jon Gruden.

The Raiders are seeking to replace GM Reggie McKenzie, who was fired earlier this month.

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SF Giants Offer AT&T Park Usage To Raiders For 2019

Dec 21, 2018 6:45 PM

The San Francisco Giants have had discussions with the Oakland Raiders about playing the 2019 season at AT&T Park.

“There has been initial interest expressed in exploring the opportunity of the Raiders playing at AT&T Park,” the Giants said in a statement, via Kerry Crowley of the Bay Area News Group. “Many details would need to be figured out. The Giants want to do what’s best for Bay Area fans and would be open to the concept just as we hosted Cal Football in 2011 when Memorial Stadium in Berkeley was being renovated.”

One question is whether the 49ers would allow the Raiders to play in their territorial market for a season.

The Raiders pulled their $7.5 million offer to Oakland for use of the Oakland Coliseum for next season after the city sued the NFL and all 32 franchises.

The NFL has said they need an answer by early January or February on where the Raiders will play in 2019.

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Raiders Interested In Nathan Peterman

Dec 19, 2018 9:23 AM

The Oakland Raiders are hosting Nathan Peterman for a workout.

Peterman has drawn interest from a number of teams and Jon Gruden is known to be very high on him.

Peterman was released by the Buffalo Bills on November 12.

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Tags: Oakland Raiders, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

NFL Releases 2019 Pro Bowl Rosters

Dec 18, 2018 8:10 PM

The NFL has released its 2019 Pro Bowl rosters, headlined by Patrick Mahomes.

AFC Pro Bowl Roster By Position


Wide receiver: DeAndre Hopkins*, Houston Texans; Tyreek Hill*, Kansas City Chiefs; Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers; Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers

Tackle: Taylor Lewan*, Tennessee Titans; Alejandro Villanueva*, Pittsburgh Steelers; Eric Fisher, Kansas City Chiefs

Guard: David DeCastro*, Pittsburgh Steelers; Marshal Yanda*, Baltimore Ravens; Quenton Nelson, Indianapolis Colts

Center: Maurkice Pouncey*, Pittsburgh Steelers; Mike Pouncey, Los Angeles Chargers

Tight end: Travis Kelce*, Kansas City Chiefs; Eric Ebron, Indianapolis Colts

Quarterback: Patrick Mahomes*, Kansas City Chiefs; Philip Rivers, Los Angeles Chargers; Tom Brady, New England Patriots

Running back: James Conner*, Pittsburgh Steelers; Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers; Phillip Lindsay, Denver Broncos

Fullback: Anthony Sherman*, Kansas City Chiefs


Defensive end: J.J. Watt*, Houston Texans; Myles Garrett*, Cleveland Browns; Melvin Ingram, Los Angeles Chargers

Interior lineman: Geno Atkins*, Cincinnati Bengals; Jurrell Casey*, Tennessee Titans; Cameron Heyward, Pittsburgh Steelers

Outside linebacker: Von Miller*, Denver Broncos; Jadeveon Clowney*, Houston Texans; Dee Ford, Kansas City Chiefs

Inside linebacker: C.J. Mosley*, Baltimore Ravens; Benardrick McKinney, Houston Texans

Cornerback: Xavien Howard*, Miami Dolphins; Jalen Ramsey*, Jacksonville Jaguars; Stephon Gilmore, New England Patriots; Denzel Ward, Cleveland Browns

Free safety: Derwin James*, Los Angeles Chargers; Eric Weddle, Baltimore Ravens

Strong safety: Jamal Adams*, New York Jets


Kicker: Jason Myers*, New York Jets

Long snapper: To be named by coach.

Punter: Brett Kern*, Tennessee Titans

Return specialist: Andre Roberts*, New York Jets

Special teamer: Adrian Phillips*, Los Angeles Chargers



Wide receiver: Julio Jones*, Atlanta Falcons; Michael Thomas*, New Orleans Saints; Adam Thielen, Minnesota Vikings; Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers

Tackle: Tyron Smith*, Dallas Cowboys; Terron Armstead*, New Orleans Saints; Trent Williams, Washington Redskins

Guard: Zack Martin*, Dallas Cowboys; Brandon Brooks*, Philadelphia Eagles; Trai Turner, Carolina Panthers

Center: Alex Mack*, Atlanta Falcons; Max Unger, New Orleans Saints

Tight end: Zach Ertz*, Philadelphia Eagles; George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers

Quarterback: Drew Brees*, New Orleans Saints; Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams; Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

Running back: Todd Gurley*, Los Angeles Rams; Saquon Barkley, New York Giants; Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys

Fullback: Kyle Juszczyk*, San Francisco 49ers


Defensive end: Cameron Jordan*, New Orleans Saints; DeMarcus Lawrence*, Dallas Cowboys; Danielle Hunter, Minnesota Vikings

Interior lineman: Aaron Donald*, Los Angeles Rams; Fletcher Cox*, Philadelphia Eagles; Akiem Hicks, Chicago Bears

Outside linebacker: Khalil Mack*, Chicago Bears; Ryan Kerrigan*, Washington Redskins; Anthony Barr, Minnesota Vikings

Inside linebacker: Luke Kuechly*, Carolina Panthers; Bobby Wagner, Seattle Seahawks

Cornerback: Kyle Fuller*, Chicago Bears; Patrick Peterson*, Arizona Cardinals; Darius Slay, Detroit Lions, Byron Jones, Dallas Cowboys

Free safety: Eddie Jackson*, Chicago Bears; Harrison Smith, Minnesota Vikings

Strong safety: Landon Collins*, New York Giants


Kicker: Aldrick Rosas*, New York Giants

Long snapper: To be named by coach

Punter: Michael Dickson*, Seattle Seahawks

Return specialist: Tarik Cohen*, Chicago Bears

Special teamer: Cory Littleton*, Los Angeles Rams


Baltimore Ravens (3): ILB C.J. Mosley*, FS Eric Weddle, G Marshal Yanda*

Cincinnati Bengals (1): DT Geno Atkins*

Cleveland Browns (2): DE Myles Garrett*, CB Denzel Ward

Denver Broncos (2): RB Phillip Lindsay, OLB Von Miller*

Houston Texans (4): OLB Jadeveon Clowney*, WR DeAndre Hopkins*, ILB Benardrick McKinney, DE J.J. Watt*

Indianapolis Colts (2): TE Eric Ebron, G Quenton Nelson

Jacksonville Jaguars (1): CB Jalen Ramsey*

Kansas City Chiefs (6): OT Eric Fisher, OLB Dee Ford, WR Tyreek Hill*, TE Travis Kelce*, QB Patrick Mahomes*, FB Anthony Sherman*

Los Angeles Chargers (7): WR Keenan Allen, RB Melvin Gordon, DE Melvin Ingram, FS Derwin James*, ST Adrian Phillips*, C Mike Pouncey, QB Philip Rivers

Miami Dolphins (1): CB Xavien Howard*

New England Patriots (2): QB Tom Brady, CB Stephon Gilmore

New York Jets (3): SS Jamal Adams*, K Jason Myers*, RS Andre Roberts*

Pittsburgh Steelers (6): WR Antonio Brown, RB James Conner*, G David DeCastro*, DT Cameron Heyward, C Maurkice Pouncey*, OT Alejandro Villanueva*

Tennessee Titans (3): DT Jurrell Casey*, P Brett Kern*, OT Taylor Lewan*


Arizona Cardinals (1): CB Patrick Peterson*

Atlanta Falcons (2): WR Julio Jones*, C Alex Mack*

Carolina Panthers (2): ILB Luke Kuechly*, G Trai Turner

Chicago Bears (5): RS Tarik Cohen*, CB Kyle Fuller*, DT Akiem Hicks, FS Eddie Jackson*, OLB Khalil Mack*

Dallas Cowboys (5): RB Ezekiel Elliott, CB Byron Jones, DE DeMarcus Lawrence*, G Zack Martin*, OT Tyron Smith*

Detroit Lions (1): CB Darius Slay

Green Bay Packers (2): WR Davante Adams, QB Aaron Rodgers

Los Angeles Rams (4): DT Aaron Donald*, QB Jared Goff, RB Todd Gurley*, ST Cory Littleton*

Minnesota Vikings (4): OLB Anthony Barr, DE Danielle Hunter, FS Harrison Smith, WR Adam Thielen

New Orleans Saints (5): OT Terron Armstead*, QB Drew Brees*, DE Jordan Cameron*, WR Michael Thomas*, C Max Unger

New York Giants (3): RB Saquon Barkley, SS Landon Collins*, K Aldrick Rosas*

Philadelphia Eagles (3): G Brandon Brooks*, DT Fletcher Cox*, TE Zach Ertz*

San Francisco 49ers (2): FB Kyle Juszczyk*, TE George Kittle

Seattle Seahawks (2): P Michael Dickson*, ILB Bobby Wagner

Washington Redskins (2): OLB Ryan Kerrigan*, OT Trent Williams

* Indicates starter

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Martavis Bryant Suspended Indefinitely By NFL

Dec 14, 2018 4:22 PM

Martavis Bryant has been suspended indefinitely by the NFL for violating terms of his conditional reinstatement.

Bryant is currently on injured reserve and will be an unrestricted free agent at season’s end.

The Oakland Raiders traded a third round pick to the Pittsburgh Steelers for Bryant.

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Amari Cooper: Mark Davis Made Decision To Trade Me

Dec 14, 2018 11:07 AM

Amari Cooper said it was Mark Davis that decided to trade him from the Oakland Raiders to the Dallas Cowboys, and not Jon Gruden or Reggie McKenzie.

“They were getting calls about a first for [2020], and they weren’t going to do it,” Cooper said, via Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “But when Jerry Jones called about a first for [2019], he felt he had no choice.”

In his six games in Dallas, Cooper has more receiving yards (642), first downs (23), first downs on third down (11) and receptions on third down (13) than any other receiver in the NFL has the past six games. 

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Mark Davis: Amari Cooper Was Great Player, Didn't Work In Our System

Dec 13, 2018 9:16 AM

Mark Davis said the decision by the Oakland Raiders to trade Amari Cooper to the Dallas Cowboys was about the fit within the system and not talent.

“He was a great, great player. We always had the fastest guy on the field no matter what,” Davis said. “It just didn’t work out in our system.”

Cooper has played extraordinarily well since his trade to the Cowboys.

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Derek Carr Calls Raiders' 2019 Location Uncertainty 'Weird'
Oakland still has $80 million in debt remaining from renovations to the Coliseum.

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Nick Bosa Headlines Latest ESPN 2019 Mock Draft, Two QBs In Top-10
Todd McShay has released his latest mock draft with Nick Bosa going to the Cardinals with the No. 1 overall selection.

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City Of Oakland Sues Raiders, Refers To NFL As 'Cartel'
The suit cited a relocation fee that required the Raiders to pay the NFL and its owners $370 million to move to Las Vegas.

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Jon Gruden Claims He Didn't Know Reggie McKenzie Would Be Fired
Jon Gruden put the decision on Mark Davis, who hired him to run football operations.

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Raiders Fire Reggie McKenzie
The Raiders were 39-70 with Reggie McKenzie as GM.


Raiders Will Fire Reggie McKenzie As GM In Offseason
Jon Gruden has had total control over the organization since his hire last offseason.

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Raiders Signing C.J. Anderson
C.J. Anderson has been a free agent since the Panthers released him on Nov. 12.


Amari Cooper: Raiders Weren't Using Me The Best Way
Amari Cooper is thrilled to be with the Cowboys, who traded a first-round pick to the Raiders for the wide receiver.

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Jon Gruden Hopes Doug Martin Remains With Raiders
Doug Martin has been effective since Marshawn Lynch went on injured reserve and Jon Gruden hopes he remains with the Raiders in 2019.

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Cardinals Have Best Odds At No. 1 Pick In 2019 NFL Draft
The Cardinals, 49ers and Raiders will almost certainly have top-5 picks.


Derek Carr, Jon Gruden Downplay Sideline Spat
Jon Gruden and Derek Carr downplayed a heated conversation on the sidelines during the first half of Sunday's 23-21 win over the Cardinals.

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Mark Davis Takes Blame For Raiders' 1-8 Start
After the Raiders' loss to the Chargers on Sunday, owner Mark Davis took the blame for the team's 1-8 start.

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Raiders Release Bruce Irvin
Bruce Irvin had a career-high-tying eight sacks opposite Khalil Mack last season.

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Jon Gruden: We're Going To Build A Championship Team
The Raiders are now 1-7 following their loss to the 49ers.

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Jon Gruden: Players Dying To Play For Raiders
The Raiders are estimated to have $68 million in salary-cap space in 2019.


Jon Gruden: I Don't See Us Trading Derek Carr
Jon Gruden addressed reporters on Wednesday for the first time since the Raiders traded Amari Cooper to the Cowboys.

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Everyone Believed To Be Available In Oakland
Jon Gruden said the Raiders were done making moves after trading Amari Cooper, but that's unlikely to be the case.

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Raiders' Belief In Derek Carr Has 'Deteriorated'
Derek Carr's future with the Raiders is uncertain.

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Marshawn Lynch Out At Least Eight Weeks With Groin Injury
Marshawn Lynch would be eligible to return for the Christmas Eve game against Denver in Week 16.


Cowboys Trade 2019 First Round Pick To Raiders For Amari Cooper
The Raiders now own three picks in the 2019 draft.

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