Police: Man shot in Arizona Friday was Raiders fan


Police: Man shot in Arizona Friday was Raiders fan

The man who was shot in the face outside University of Phoenix Stadium last Friday was a Raiders fan, Glendale, Ariz., police confirmed. Although it is unclear whether the shooting stemmed from a fan dispute, the Raiders fan, who is in stable condition, was wearing silver face paint.

"There has been absolutely no information obtained by investigators that would point to a specific conflict that occurred prior to the shooting that was a result of their differing team support," police said in a statement Monday.

REWIND: Man shot in head outside Cardinals-Raiders game

However in a statement released Saturday, police said, "The incident appears to be fan-based."

The Raiders fan, 30, is still hospitalized but is expected to survive, police said. It is not certain whether the man had been in the stadium for the game before the altercation occurred in a parking lot.

The 57-year-old Cardinals fan, who was with his wife at the game before they decided to leave early, called 911 after the shooting and told police the shooting was accidental. He did not attempt to flee. A verbal altercation did occur prior to the shooting, but the shooter has not been arrested, and officers are still investigating, police said.

There was not enough compelling evidence gathered on the scene, through statements or physical evidence, to make the investigators comfortable with an arrest on the 57-year-old male, police said.

Police say they are confident they will be able to continue to make contact with the Cardinals fan.

Week after signing with Vikings, ex-Raiders RB Murray undergoes surgery

Week after signing with Vikings, ex-Raiders RB Murray undergoes surgery

A week after signing a deal with the Vikings, former Raiders running back Latavius Murray has undergone ankle surgery.

The Vikings made the announcement Wednesday afternoon.

Minnesota issued the following statement regarding the surgery:

"Vikings RB Latavius Murray had successful ankle surgery today. The surgery was performed by Dr. Bob Anderson in Charlotte, North Carolina. We were aware of the required surgery prior to signing Latavius on March 16. Latavius is expected to fully recover and be available for training camp."

Murray's deal with the Vikings is reported worth $15 million over three years, but can reportedly be voied after the first year.

Drafted in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft, Murray became the Raiders' primary running back midway through the 2015 season. In his three years in Oakland, Murray carried the ball 543 times for 2,278 yards and 12 touchdowns. He was named to the Pro Bowl in 2015.

Ex-Raiders tight end signs deal with Jaguars

Ex-Raiders tight end signs deal with Jaguars

After four seasons with the Raiders, tight end Mychal Rivera is on the move.

The 2013 sixth-round pick has signed a deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars, the team announced.

News of an agreement between the two sides was first reported by ESPN. Terms of the deal were not immediately known.

After playing a prominent role in Oakland his first two seasons, Rivera saw his numbers decrease in 2015 and 2016. This past season, he caught just 18 passes for 192 yards and one touchdown.

In his time with the Raiders, the Tennessee alum caught a total of 146 passes for 1,413 yards and 10 touchdowns.

The Raiders signed free agent tight end Jared Cook last week to go with incumbents Clive Walford and Lee Smith.

Shortly after the deal was announced, Rivera took to Instagram to thank Raiders fans.

"Thank You #RaiderNation. It was an honor to wear silver and black for the first 4 years of my NFL career. A kid from LA was drafted to the Bay...and God made a way! Wins, Losses, Blood, Sweat, & Tears made me the player I am today. Better than ever. The values that embody what it is to be a Raider will stick with me for life," Rivera wrote.