Is Bush in line for a big payday?


Is Bush in line for a big payday?

ALAMEDA -- Michael Bush probably made himself a lot of money last Thursday night on primetime television, with no one else playing and the nation watching.Going for 242 total yards from scrimmage will do that for a guy in a contract year. And with the new Collective Bargaining Agreement in place Bush will be an unrestricted free agent.Just don't expect Bush to talk much about it, if at all."No way," he said Wednesday, "I ain't touching that. That will just handle itself."Bush, the Raiders' No. 2 back behind Darren McFadden since 2008, has shown himself to be more than a capable backup to the injury-prone Run DMC, who has missed at least three games in each of his first three seasons due to injury.This season alone, Bush has rushed for 99, 96 and 157 yards against Kansas City, Denver and San Diego, respectively, since McFadden went down with a right mid-foot sprain.RELATED: Michael Bush is AFC offensive player of the week for effort vs. Chargers
"Michael Bush is one really fine football player in this league also," said Raiders coach Hue Jackson. "There's a lot of teams that would love to have him, but he's ours. He plays for the Raiders and he's done a fantastic job."He's up to the challenge and ready to play and he will be this Sunday."Bush missed the first 11 days of training camp this summer before signing his first- and third-round tenders, worth 2.6 million.Of course, to avoid getting into a bidding war this offseason to retain Bush's services, the Raiders could slap the franchise tag on him. It is expected to be 7.71 million for running backs for the 2012 season.

The next Primetime? Carr receives compliment after imitating Neon Deion


The next Primetime? Carr receives compliment after imitating Neon Deion

Watch out Jalen Richard. You have some competition for your punt returning job.

Okay, not really.

But quarterback Derek Carr got in on the action Tuesday. In a video posted by the Raiders on Twitter, Carr fielded a punt and ran it back to the endzone for a touchdown.

He proceeded to do Deion Sanders' touchdown dance and that elicited a response from the Pro Football Hall of Famer.

"That's 1 of the many reasons why I gots mad love for @derekcarrqb he is the #Truth," Sanders wrote in a quote tweet.

Carr has yet to respond.

Raiders place two on Non-Football Injury List


Raiders place two on Non-Football Injury List

The Raiders placed two players on the Non-Football Injury List, the team announced on Tuesday.

Linebacker Ben Heeney and tight end Cooper Helfet both count against the 90-man roster.

The Raiders' first team practice of training camp is scheduled for Saturdya.

Heeney was selected in the 5th round of the 2015 draft out of Kansas.

After appearing in 15 games a rookie, he saw action in just four games last season.

Over 23 games for the Seahawks in 2014 and 2015, Helfet caught 25 passes for 315 yards and two touchdowns.

He spent time on the Raiders' practice squad last season.