Gruden challenges Antonio Brown during Raiders offseason

Sports 05/29/19, 02:27

Antonio Brown's credentials were well established long before he arrived in Oakland as the Raiders new No. 1 receiver.Brown posted six straight 100-catch seasons for the Steelers with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and was the NFL's most prolific receiver before he forced his way out of Pittsburgh to join the Raiders ...

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 ...

3 Clemson stars highlight Raiders rookie class

Football 05/03/19, 18:00

Coach Jon Gruden has already altered one aspect of rookie minicamp for the Oakland Raiders based on what the team did in the draft.Gruden said the coaching staff will don Clemson shirts on the final day of the weekend minicamp in homage to the three draft picks from the national-champion ...

Mayock feels ownership over 1st draft as Raiders GM

Football 04/27/19, 20:10

Soon after Mike Mayock moved from the role of draft analyst to Oakland Raiders general manager, former Baltimore GM Ozzie Newsome warned him that having an opinion is far easier than making a decision.Now that his first draft as an NFL general manager is over, Mayock said that resonated with ...

Raider stake Clemson DE Clelin Ferrell 4th overall

Sports 04/25/19, 20:01

The Oakland Raiders used the fourth pick in the draft on Clemson defensive end Clelin Ferrell in hopes of finding the edge rusher to replace Khalil Mack.Coach Jon Gruden and first-year general manager Mike Mayock passed up pass rushers rated higher by most analysts like Kentucky's Josh Allen and Houston's ...

Raiders have 3 1st-rounders in GM Mike Mayock’s 1st draft

Sports 04/18/19, 12:50

Mike Mayock won't exactly get to ease into his new role as Oakland Raiders general manager after spending years as a draft analyst.Mayock knows he will be highly scrutinized with three first-round picks thanks to coach Jon Gruden's much-criticized trades that sent franchise building blocks Khalil Mack and Amari Cooper ...

Raiders sign LB Brandon Marshall, RB Isaiah Crowell

Football 03/28/19, 16:40

The Oakland Raiders filled two more holes on their depth chart Thursday by signing linebacker Brandon Marshall and running back Isaiah Crowell to one-year contracts.The moves are the latest ones in a roster overhaul by coach Jon Gruden and new general manager Mike Mayock after the team struggled to a ...

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 ...

Vegas-bound Raiders spending big for final season in Oakland

Football 03/15/19, 15:38

Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock were invited by Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis for an event in Las Vegas last week, a year before the team's planned move to Sin City.The Raiders coach and general manager were set for a night on the town with their wives when those plans ...

Addition of Antonio Brown ‘changed everything’ for Raiders

Football 03/13/19, 18:17

Rookie general manager Mike Mayock and coach Jon Gruden had meticulously put together a plan to rebuild the Oakland Raiders with three first-round draft picks and a couple of smart free agent signings when they suddenly got sent in a different direction last week.The Pittsburgh Steelers were willing to trade ...

What happened to Raiders’ and Jets’ rebuilding plans?

Sports 03/13/19, 12:25

For all those fans of the Raiders and Jets who believed in that rebuilding-program message, their teams have handed them a big "never mind" this week.For fans of the Giants and Steelers, well, maybe that rebuilding tag should be placed on them.During the frenzied two days of "legal tampering" before ...

Source: Raiders to sign tackle Trent Brown to $66M deal

Football 03/11/19, 14:34

The Oakland Raiders made another big splash Monday, agreeing to sign free agent offensive tackle Trent Brown to a four-year deal worth a record $66 million.Brown will receive $36.75 million guaranteed in the richest contract ever for an offensive lineman, according to a person familiar with the contract. The person ...

Lock, Jones among quarterback prospects at Senior Bowl

Football 01/25/19, 13:10

Drew Lock, Daniel Jones and the other Senior Bowl quarterbacks have spent the week practicing with new teammates and learning a simplified NFL offense.Now, the NFL prospects get to play an actual game Saturday, even though most of the league's coaches, scouts and executives high-tailed it out of town long ...

Update: Gruden, Shanahan hoping for edge at Senior Bowl

Football 01/22/19, 16:43

The Latest on the Senior Bowl (all times local):3:40 p.m.Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden and San Francisco's Kyle Shanahan would much rather be preparing for the Super Bowl than coaching in Saturday's Senior Bowl. But they're hoping to benefit from a week of face time with the all-star game's prospects.Gruden ...

Saints-Rams NFC title game a clash of like-minded coaches

Football 01/18/19, 16:40

One way or another, the NFC Championship between the Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints will be won by a coach named Sean — with an Irish surname — who designs and calls plays for one of the most innovative and productive offenses in the NFL.The ties between the ...

Source: Raiders hire Mike Mayock as general manager

Football 12/31/18, 12:56

Coach Jon Gruden found another former television analyst to help him on his rebuild of the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders hired former NFL Network draft guru Mike Mayock as their new general manager on Monday, a person familiar with the move confirmed. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the ...

No-show Bell, 3-11 Gruden lead list of NFL letdowns in 2018

Football 12/21/18, 16:13

The hype trains touting NFL offseason activity typically start leaving their stations each January, when new head coaches are hired and fan bases are fired up about the fresh start that sends hope soaring high like the football in the air on the opening kickoff of a game.There's another round ...

Raiders hope to get help for banged-up offensive line

Football 12/17/18, 18:31

The Oakland Raiders go into the final stretch of the season not knowing if they will have their starting offensive line available for the remaining two games.Coach Jon Gruden said he remained cautiously hopeful that left guard Kelechi Osemele can return from a toe injury and right guard Gabe Jackson ...

Raiders fire GM Reggie McKenzie

Sports 12/10/18, 16:01

The Oakland Raiders fired general manager Reggie McKenzie on Monday, less than two years after he was named the NFL's executive of the year.McKenzie was let go from the position he had held for almost seven seasons a day after Oakland beat Pittsburgh 24-21 for its third win of the ...

Gruden praises Mahomes before Chiefs-Raiders game

Football 11/29/18, 16:46

Jon Gruden knows he sometimes went over the top in his praise of quarterbacks in his old job as an analyst at ESPN.It seemed like any time a quarterback went to "Gruden's QB Camp" or was picked in the draft, Gruden was always full of compliments. The praise for Kansas ...

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