PROGRAMMING NOTE: Watch the Raiders press conference live on Tuesday, starting at 2 p.m., on Comcast SportsNet California and CSNCalifornia.com.
The Raiders will introduce Reggie McKenzie as general manager on Tuesday, and many questions will be asked at the highly anticipated press conference. Some of the speculation stems from Saturday's exclusive report by Comcast SportsNet California, which cited three sources, each of whom said that Hue Jackson would be retained by the team, and would be back as head coach in 2012.
In our continuous pursuit of the latest from Raiders team headquarters, weve been able to answer several key questions in advance. Heres what we know after talking to multiple sources Monday:
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Q: Has a meeting taken place Monday between McKenzie and head coach Hue Jackson?
A: No meeting between Hue Jackson and Reggie McKenzie occurred Monday afternoon, as McKenzie will not be arriving in Alameda until late tonight.
Q: Will Jackson meet with McKenzie Tuesday?
A: Yes, Jackson will be at Raiders HQ tomorrow, and will meet with McKenzie prior to the press conference.
Q: What is the status of Jackson as head coach?
A: Jacksons job as head coach of the Raiders is still safe, according to Henry's sources.
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has 247,000 Twitter followers and, given his popularity in the Bay Area, it’s assumed a significant portion stems from this region.
Carr put that megaphone to good use.
Oakland Police sent out an Amber Alert on Saturday hoping to find a young boy gone missing, and Carr retweeted that call for public assistance.
The boy was quickly found after a citizen replied on Twitter and provided information that led to the rescue.
That led an Oakland police officer to credit Carr for helping find the boy.
Carr responded to the news on social media, happy police were able to find a missing child.
Injury issues bookended Karl Joseph’s rookie year. The Raiders brought their first-round strong safety along slowly while recovering from ACL surgery, keeping him out of defensive action during 2016’s first two games. He missed four at regular-season’s end with a toe injury.
In the middle he played just fine. Joseph was solid against the run and impactful playing deep, allowing him and veteran Reggie Nelson to remain unpredictable in deep coverage.
Joseph finished the year with 60 tackles, an interception and six passes defensed.
That was good enough for recognition on the Pro Football Writers of America’s All-Rookie team, which was released on Tuesday following a vote of the association’s membership.
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott and Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa were the offensive and defensive Rookies of the Year, respectively.