Carr back for 6th year as Raiders QB after offseason rumors

Football 05/21/19, 17:12

Derek Carr acknowledged that all the speculation about whether the Oakland Raiders would draft a quarterback this offseason to replace him as starter got annoying, even if he was confident it wouldn't happen.The rumors were only fueled when coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock met with Kyler Murray ...

Raiders sign backup quarterback Landry Jones

Football 03/26/19, 15:43

The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent quarterback Landry Jones.The move on Tuesday gives the Raiders another potential backup behind starter Derek Carr. Oakland signed Mike Glennon earlier in free agency and also has Nathan Peterman on the roster.Jones was originally a fourth-round pick by Pittsburgh in 2013. He has ...

Giving big-money to quarterbacks guarantees nothing

Sports 01/03/19, 11:03

Giving quarterbacks big money doesn't guarantee success or even playoff appearances.The NFL's six highest-paid quarterbacks in 2018 will be spectators this postseason. Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers ($33.5 million), Atlanta's Matt Ryan ($30 million), Minnesota's Kirk Cousins ($28 million), San Francisco's Jimmy Garoppolo ($27.5 million), Detroit's Matthew Stafford ($27 million) and ...

Texans have history of success in wild-card game

Football 12/31/18, 18:37

Wild-card games have been a good place for the Houston Texans.The Texans return to the playoffs Saturday for the third time in four years when they host the Indianapolis Colts in a wild-card game. The Texans have won three of their previous four such games.Their last playoff win came in ...

Jordy Nelson hitting stride late in season for Raiders

Football 12/26/18, 18:24

Jordy Nelson's debut season in Oakland didn't go exactly as he hoped when he signed with the Raiders following 10 years in Green Bay.A team he hoped would be good enough to contend for the playoffs went into rebuilding mode instead. He dealt with knee injuries that hampered him early ...

Raiders prepare for possible final game ever in Oakland

Football 12/23/18, 12:16

Derek Carr knows what outsiders think about the run-down Oakland Coliseum with the infield dirt for early season games, substandard locker rooms, and a lack of all the amenities prevalent in newer and more expensive NFL stadiums.For Carr and the Raiders, there's a different word that comes to mind."I just ...

Carr gets record but Raiders offense languishes in loss

Football 12/16/18, 18:44

Derek Carr kept his streak without an interception going. In the end, he couldn't complete enough throws to give the Raiders a chance.Carr extended his streak without an interception to nine games, but Oakland managed only 19 yards in the fourth quarter, helping the Cincinnati Bengals hold on for a ...

FANTASY PLAYS: Burning questions for NFL fantasy semifinals

Football 12/14/18, 15:24

A look at some key fantasy football questions and answers for Week 15:WHICH UNDER-THE-RADAR PLAYERS HAVE THE BEST CHANCE FOR BIG GAMES THIS WEEK?We don't recommend making many wholesale changes to your lineup in the fantasy playoff semifinals that typically happen this week.However, if you're looking for a little magic ...

Amari Cooper’s impact on Cowboys immeasurable

Football 12/13/18, 04:04

Nobody is questioning Jerry Jones anymore about trading a first-round pick for Amari Cooper.The Cowboys are 5-1 since the 24-year-old wide receiver was acquired from Oakland for a 2019 selection that will likely be in the 20s. They're one win from securing the NFC East title after Cooper dominated the ...

Carr playing at high level despite heavy turnover on Raiders

Sports 12/12/18, 19:24

Derek Carr has seen two coaches get fired, fellow stars get traded and the roster get overhauled numerous times in five seasons as Oakland Raiders quarterback.The latest change for Carr came this week when the Raiders fired general manager Reggie McKenzie, the man who drafted him in 2014 and negotiated ...

Boswell’s missed FG sends Steelers to 24-21 loss to Raiders

Football 12/09/18, 21:32

A Pittsburgh Steelers team that kept finding ways to win during a six-game winning streak now has fallen short at the end for a third straight game.A slick field that led to kicker Chris Boswell losing his footing on a potential game-tying kick is to blame this time.Boswell missed a ...

Carr’s late TD pass leads Raiders past Steelers 24-21

Football 12/09/18, 19:50

Derek Carr threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Derek Carrier with 21 seconds left before Chris Boswell slipped on a potential game-tying 40-yard field goal attempt on the final play of the Oakland Raiders' 24-21 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.Ben Roethlisberger returned from a rib injury to lead ...

Carr doing better job taking care of ball for Raiders

Football 11/28/18, 18:24

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr feels much more relaxed in Jon Gruden's offense than he did at the beginning of the year.It's too late to salvage the Raiders' season but for a team that is 2-9 and in the hunt for the No. 1 overall pick next year, baby steps ...

Derek Carr wants Raiders to avoid getting No. 1 draft pick

Football 11/21/18, 17:12

The Oakland Raiders will not get the No. 1 overall pick in next year's draft if quarterback Derek Carr has any say in it.For the 15th time in the last 16 seasons, the Raiders will finish no better than .500, and that's if they run the table over the final ...

Raiders coach Gruden downplays sideline argument with Carr

Football 11/19/18, 18:06

Derek Carr missed Jalen Richard on a third-down pass in the second quarter and immediately heard all about it from coach Jon Gruden as he walked to the Oakland Raiders sideline.Carr was caught on television yelling right back at his coach in an exchange that repeated itself again in the ...

Carlson’s last-second FG gives Raiders win in Arizona

Football 11/18/18, 19:31

Daniel Carlson kicked a 35-yard field goal as the game ended to give Oakland a 23-21 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday in a matchup of teams scraping the bottom of the NFL standings.The Raiders (2-8), who had lost five straight, matched the record of the Cardinals.Derek Carr threw ...

When things go sour in the NFL, QBs often are changed

Football 11/16/18, 10:42

When things go sour, an NFL team's fan base often points to two people: the guy calling plays on the sideline, and the man behind center trying to execute them.As we get deeper into the 2018 schedule, the futures of some coaches could be tied to how their quarterbacks have ...

Raiders offense regressing under Carr, Gruden

Football 11/14/18, 19:38

Derek Carr knew there would be growing pains adjusting to a new offense for the Oakland Raiders under coach Jon Gruden.The surprising part for Carr and the Raiders is instead of showing steady progress throughout the year, the offense instead has regressed.The Raiders (1-8) head into Sunday's game at Arizona ...

Gruden takes blame for Raiders’ 4th down throwaway

Football 11/12/18, 19:54

Oakland coach Jon Gruden said he should take the blame for Derek Carr's bewildering fourth-down throwaway that ended any slim chance of a Raiders comeback.Carr's decision to throw the ball at the feet of running back Jalen Richard when no one was open on a fourth-and-5 play in the fourth ...

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