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Relocation Fees To Cost Rams, Chargers $645M

Jul 13, 2017 7:50 AM

The 29 NFL teams that are staying put will receive a gross sum of $55.2 million over a period of up to 11 years from the relocation fees associated with the moves of the Los Angeles Rams, Los Angeles Chargers and Oakland Raiders, according to sources.

The Rams and Chargers will each pay $645 million beginning in December 2019 and ending in December 2028.

The Raiders will pay $378 million over 10 years beginning in the year they move to Las Vegas.

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Tags: Los Angeles Rams, Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers, Misc Rumor

Todd Marinovich Attempting Comeback At 48

Jul 8, 2017 3:46 PM

Todd Marinovich is attempting a comeback at the age of 48.

Marinovich last played 16 years ago for the Los Angeles Avengers of the Arena Football League. The Los Angeles Raiders released Marinovich in 1993.

Marinovich, who served as an assistant coach with the Coyotes last season, said he is "super stoked" to be competing for the starting spot against 25-year-old Jacob Russell when practice begins Aug. 10 in Indio, California.


Tags: Oakland Raiders

Derek Carr Backloaded Contract To Save On State Income Taxes

Jul 6, 2017 3:39 PM

Derek Carr backloaded his contract with the Oakland Raiders to save on state income tax.

Carr will be moving from the highest income tax state of California to Nevada, where there is no state income tax.

Given the structure of Carr's deal, the move will save him approximately $8.7 million in taxes assuming a 2019 move, according to Robert Raiola.

Carr stands to net more after taxes off a $20 million Nevada salary in 2019 ($11.54 million) than he'll take home from a $22.5 million California salary in 2018 ($11.15 million).

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Tags: Oakland Raiders, Misc Rumor

Khalil Mack Will Have To Wait Until 2018 For Extension With Raiders

Jun 29, 2017 8:14 PM

The Oakland Raiders will be unable to extend Khalil Mack until 2018.

The Raiders signed Derek Carr to a contract extension earlier this month and followed it up with a five-year, $56 million extension with Gabe Jackson.

Mack's contract will be too big for the Raiders to fit under their cap.

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Tags: Oakland Raiders, Misc Rumor

Raiders Sign Gabe Jackson To Five-Year, $56M Extension

Jun 29, 2017 8:13 PM

The Oakland Raiders have signed Gabe Jackson to a five-year, $56 million contract extension.

Jackson's annual salary of $11.2 million is the third highest in the NFL amongst guards.

Jackson was taken with the No. 81 pick of the 2014 NFL Draft following the Khalil Mack and Derek Carr selections.

Jackson was a Pro Bowl alternate in 2016.


Tags: Oakland Raiders, Misc Rumor, Signing

Derek Carr: I'll Give It To Marshawn Lynch On 1-Yard Line

Jun 26, 2017 7:31 AM

Derek Carr is excited to play with Marshawn Lynch and says he'll gladly hand the ball to the bruiser near the goal line.

"My No. 1 goal is that I'm going to make sure that I give everything I have to this organization," Carr said.


"There's no pressure, there's no, you know, we'll be on the 1-yard line and I won't give it to Marshawn -- I'll throw it. There's none of that stuff. I don't care about the stats. That's not my No. 1 objective. I don't care if I throw 10 touchdowns next year. If we win every game, that's all I care about."

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Tags: Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks, Misc Rumor

Derek Carr, Raiders Agree Upon Five-Year, $125M Extension

Jun 22, 2017 11:38 AM

Derek Carr and the Oakland Raiders have finalized a five-year, $125 million extension.

Carr, 26, is now under contract through 2022. His extension's average salary of $25 million will make him the NFL's highest-paid player in terms of new money average.

Carr's deal could potentially be backloaded until the Raiders move to Las Vegas; there is no state tax in Nevada, whereas California's tax rate is 13.3 percent. Carr could save hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions.

Carr passed for 3,937 yards and 28 touchdowns with just six interceptions last season.


Tags: Oakland Raiders, Misc Rumor, Signing

Raiders, Derek Carr Agree Upon $125M Deal

Jun 22, 2017 10:48 AM

Derek Carr tweeted Thursday that he has finalized a five-year extension with the Oakland Raiders that sources indicate is worth $125 million.

Carr's new deal, which carries an average salary of $25 million, will make him the NFL's highest-paid player in terms of new money average.

He suffered a broken fibula in Week 16 and missed Oakland's playoff loss to the Houston Texans, but he has been a full participant in the team's offseason activities.


Tags: Oakland Raiders, Misc Rumor, Signing, Terms Agreement

Derek Carr Close To $25M Per Year Extension With Raiders

Jun 21, 2017 3:32 PM

Derek Carr and the Oakland Raiders are close to finalizing an extension worth $25 million per season.

Carr had given the Raiders a deadline to agree upon an extension before the start of training camp.

The sides still are finalizing language, but the deal could be announced as early as the end of this week. 

Andrew Luck currently has the NFL's biggest contract at $24.6 million per season.

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Tags: Oakland Raiders, Misc Rumor

Raiders Want To Get Cordarrelle Patterson Involved On Offense

Jun 15, 2017 9:35 AM

The Oakland Raiders hope to get former first-round pick Cordarrelle Patterson involved in their offense.

Patterson is hoping to revitalize his career after disappointing with the Minnesota Vikings. He had 132 receptions in four years with the team.

"He's a fun tool," offensive coordinator Todd Downing said. "I won't speak too much about how he was used in the past; that's somebody else's job. But I can tell you that we're going to have fun looking for ways to get him involved in the offense. He's a big, strong, physical, dynamic-with-the-ball-in-his-hands type player, and we're excited to see what he can do for us."

Patterson worked with six different quarterbacks while with Minnesota, none as talented as Derek Carr.

"You see what [Derek Carr] can do, and I've been watching him for a long time. He's one of the greats, and there's a lot of great quarterbacks out there," Patterson said. "Getting the chance to play with Derek Carr is an honor, to be here, and like you said, he's a great quarterback. So I'm just happy to be here."

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Tags: Oakland Raiders, Misc Rumor

Marshawn Lynch Had NFL's Top-Selling Jersey In May
Marshawn Lynch agreed to come out of retirement and sign with the Raiders in late April.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Derek Carr Could Become NFL's First $25M Per Year Player
Derek Carr is giving the Raiders a deadline of the start of training camp to agree upon an extension.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Marshawn Lynch Can Earn Extra $7.5M Through Incentives
Marshawn Lynch's deal with the Raiders contains incentives that could pay the running back an additional $5.5 million in 2017 and an additional $2 million in 2018.

Sheil Kapadia/ESPN

Derek Carr Won't Discuss Extension With Raiders During Camp
Derek Carr will break off talks and play the 2017 season under the final season of his rookie contract if the two sides are unable to agree upon an extension by the start of training camp.

Paul Gutierrez/ESPN

Former Lions All-Pro Wayne Walker Dies At Age 80
Wayne Walker played 15 seasons with the Detroit Lions and worked as the Sports Director for KPIX in San Francisco.


Reggie McKenzie Wants Derek Carr To Be 'Raider For His Career'
Derek Carr has reportedly grown frustrated with the pace of contract talks with the Raiders, but the club isn't worried about their long-term relationship with the quarterback.


Derek Carr Frustrated By Pace Of Contract Talks With Raiders
Derek Carr is heading into the final year of a rookie contract that will pay him $977,519 in 2017.

Michael Silver/NFL

New Raiders Stadium Hopes To Open By June 2020
The estimate has construction beginning in January 2018 and ending within 30 months.

Las Vegas Review Journal

Marshawn Lynch Can Make Up To $8.9M From Raiders
Marshawn Lynch's contract with the Raiders includes various incentives.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Raiders Did 'Miles And Miles' Of Research On Gareon Conley
The Raiders did a lot of research on Gareon Conley before selecting the cornerback in the first round of the draft on Thursday night.

Las Vegas Review Journal

Full List Of 2017 NFL Draft, First Round
John Ross went ninth overall, one of three wide receivers selected in the top-9.

RealGM Staff Report

Raiders, Seahawks Agree Upon Marshawn Lynch Trade
The only thing remaining is for Marshawn Lynch to take a physical with the Raiders.

Mike Garafolo, Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Raiders Remain Interested In Acquiring Marshawn Lynch
The Raiders remain interested in acquiring Marshawn Lynch from the Seahawks.

Paul Gutierrez/ESPN

Derek Carr Cleared For Offseason Training Program
Derek Carr's surgically repaired right fibula is healed enough that the Raiders quarterback will be a full participant in the team's offseason training program.

Paul Gutierrez/ESPN

Marshawn Lynch Agrees To Sign With Raiders
Marshawn Lynch has agreed to sign with the Raiders.

Michael Silver/NFL.com

Raiders, Seahawks Expected To Work Out Marshawn Lynch Trade
The Seahawks and Raiders are expected to work out a trade involving Marshawn Lynch, but the running back must first re-work his contract.

Ian Rapoport/NFL

Robert Kraft Declined Adelson's Offer Of Killing Raiders' Vegas Move
Robert Kraft and Sheldon Adelson have been friends for decades and are members of the same synagogue.

Seth Wickersham, Don Van Natta Jr./ESPN

Sheldon Adelson Doesn't Care About NFL, Thought Goodell's 'An Idiot'
Mark Davis wanted to partner with Sheldon Adelson as both a financier and a fixer as he attempted to relocate the Raiders to Las Vegas.

Seth Wickersham, Don Van Natta Jr./ESPN

Marshawn Lynch Has Started Reinstatement Process
Marshawn Lynch has started the reinstatement process with the NFL in hopes of playing for the Raiders, according to Ed Werder.

Ed Werder/ESPN

NFL Relocation Fees Won't Be Shared With Players
The Raiders, Rams and Chargers will spend anywhere from $1.43 billion to $1.68 billion, or a distribution of approximately $46 million to $54 million per team.

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