December 2014 - Oakland Raiders Wiretap

Raiders Haven't Given Up Yet On Jim Harbaugh

Dec 28, 2014 12:37 PM

Despite reports of a deal in place between Jim Harbaugh and Michigan, the Oakland Raiders plan to pursue him as soon as the season ends.

While still under contract to the 49ers through 2015, Harbaugh is not allowed to talk to other NFL teams, but the 49ers can grant that permission if they choose. 

Harbaugh was pursued by Texas last offseason and turned down Michigan in the past.

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

Jim Harbaugh To Become Head Coach Of Michigan

Dec 28, 2014 1:38 AM

Jim Harbaugh will become head coach at the University of Michigan. 

Harbaugh led the San Francisco 49ers to the Super Bowl in his second season, as well as the NFC Championship in his first and third seasons. Harbaugh and the 49ers had increasing friction in the 2014 offseason. 

Harbaugh previously coached at Stanford and played collegiately at Michigan. 

Adam Schefter reported Sunday morning that no deal between Michigan and Harbaugh has been agreed upon formally.

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

Michigan Officials Will Be In Bay Area To Meet With Jim Harbaugh

Dec 27, 2014 11:22 AM

According to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, University of Michigan officials, including interim athletic director Jim Hackett, will be in the Bay Area this weekend following the San Francisco 49ers' finale to speak with Jim Harbaugh face-to-face for the first time.

Many believe that a return to Michigan is in the cards for the former Wolverines quarterback ever since a reported six-year, $48 million offer was made to the embattled head coach by the school earlier this month.

The Oakland Raiders also will be bidding for Harbaugh.

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Tags: Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, NCAA

Sparano: Latavius Murray Can Become Featured Running Back

Dec 26, 2014 12:52 PM

Tony Sparano believes Latavius Murray can become a featured running back for the Oakland Raiders.

"Early in the season, it took us a while to figure that part of it out," Sparano said, per CSN Bay Area. "He's a guy that was hurt all year last year. Latavius has really come into his own, and I think he can handle the workload of being a No. 1 guy."

Over his last four games played -- including the 112-yard outburst against the Kansas City Chiefs -- Murray has averaged 83.3 yards per game, 5.4 yards per carry, with eight runs of 10-plus yards and two touchdowns.

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Tags: Oakland Raiders

Raiders To Begin Interviewing Candidates Next Week

Dec 24, 2014 12:35 PM

The Oakland Raiders will begin interviewing head coaching candidates next week.

Mark Davis will take a more hands-on approach in the hiring process this time than he did when Reggie McKenzie chose Dennis Allen.

Tony Sparano is considered a candidate to remain with the Raiders.

Jim Harbaugh is the biggest name connected with the Raiders' job.

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Tags: Oakland Raiders, Misc Rumor

Jim Harbaugh Likely To Decide Between Raiders, Michigan

Dec 22, 2014 10:17 PM

Jim Harbaugh's best options in leaving the San Francisco 49ers appear to be the Oakland Raiders or Michigan. Adam Schefter adds that the pendulum is swinging in Michigan's direction.

Harbaugh's last game with the San Francisco 49ers will almost certainly be Week 17 against the St. Louis Rams.

Harbaugh led the 49ers to the NFC Championship game in each of his first three seasons.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

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

NFL Waiting On Better L.A. Stadium Offers

Dec 21, 2014 2:21 PM

The NFL wants better options and offers on a stadium site in Los Angeles before a team actually makes a decision on relocating.

The St. Louis Rams are the clear frontrunner to move to Los Angeles when the time comes, according to Jay Glazer.

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

49ers, Jim Harbaugh Expected To Part Ways Quickly After Week 17

Dec 21, 2014 2:19 PM

Jim Harbaugh and the San Francisco 49ers will part ways within 24 to 48 hours after the end of the season.

When Michigan approached the 49ers in regards to Harbaugh, the club talked to him about and the coach said he wanted to remain focused on the end of the season.

The Chicago Bears are also a possibility for Harbaugh, along with the Oakland Raiders and Miami Dolphins.

Jay Glazer/Fox Sports

Tags: San Francisco 49ers, Chicago Bears, Miami Dolphins, Oakland Raiders, Misc Rumor, NCAA

Jim Harbaugh Torn Between Michigan, NFL

Dec 20, 2014 2:59 PM

Jim Harbaugh is weighing his options between finding another NFL job and becoming head coach at Michigan.

Harbaugh first would like to see what head-coaching opportunities come available in the NFL.

Harbaugh also is aware of the fact that Michigan might not be able to wait for him, especially when it might not even land the coach who is believed to be the school's top choice.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: San Francisco 49ers, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, Misc Rumor, NCAA

NFL Won't Relocate To Los Angeles In 2015

Dec 20, 2014 2:57 PM

Roger Goodell told the San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders and St. Louis Rams that there will not be a team that moves to Los Angeles for next season, according to league sources.

Goodell also told the Chargers, Raiders and Rams -- each of whom can file a relocation application for the 2015 season starting Jan. 1 -- that any team that is considering relocating to Los Angeles should look to 2016 instead, according to sources.

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

Derek Carr Endorses Tony Sparano As Raiders' Head Coach In 2015
Derek Carr gave Tony Sparano an endorsement to remain head coach of the Raiders.

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NFL Appears Unlikely To Relocate To L.A. In 2015
The NFL isn't sure which team or teams they want to relocate to Los Angeles.

Peter King/Sports Illustrated

Mark Davis Planning Overhaul Of Raiders
Mark Davis is getting ready to make bold moves and spend big money to help restore the Raiders after more than a decade of struggles.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Woodson Prefers Harbaugh Coach Michigan Over Raiders
Jim Harbaugh has been linked to both the Raiders and Michigan.

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