Raiders-Chargers scene setter


Raiders-Chargers scene setter

SAN DIEGO -- Greetings from Qualcomm Stadium, where, to quote Will Smith, the smell from a grill can spark up nostalgia.Yes, the pregame tailgate here at The Q for a Raiders-Chargers game is the wildest in the NFL. At least as far as I've seen, what with so many Los Angeles Raiders fans making the quick trek down the freeway and for a primetime matchup.Rode the trolley in from the hotel early and there was already a palpable feel to the excitement of game night.
Yet while there's a lot cooking outside the stadium, some news is also cooking inside for the first Thursday night game of the season.
As written earlier, the Raiders have signed safety Jerome Boyd off the practice squad. The corresponding move? Oakland waived safety Chinedum Ndukwe, who was on the injury report this week with a knee issue.On the field for early warmups, however, left-footed kicker Sebastian Janikowski (hamstring) was warming up ... by throwing tight, 30-yard spirals at the crossbarswith his right arm. He should be good to kick tonight.Center Samson Satele was also working with trainers on agility drills. His injured left knee was wrapped with a huge brace. Rookie Stephen Wisniewski was paying close attention. Just in case he has to play the position.Rookie cornerback Chimdi Chekwa (hamstring) was jogging around the field and defensive tackle chard Seymour (ankle) was warming up as well.

Del Rio’s anxiety level up with trio of Raiders going extreme in New Zealand


Del Rio’s anxiety level up with trio of Raiders going extreme in New Zealand

Raiders Pro Bowl left guard Kelechi Osemele, running back Taiwan Jones and safety Brynden Trawick are currently enjoying their offseason in New Zealand. 

But a few videos they posted going white-water rafting and bungee jumping left head coach Jack Del Rio a bit anxious. 

"Anxiety level went up a bit thinking of my BIG pro bowl LG on the rapids!!" Del Rio tweeted Monday. "Can't leave out Brynden or Taiwan either ... have fun and be safe"

Osemele has posted a handful of photos and videos from the trip, including one of a raft capsizing with the caption: "It got real out there!!! Category 4 Rapids #NewZealand." Another showed the 6-foot-5, 333-pounder doing a backflip off a bungee platform with the caption: "Just did a backflip off the highest swing in the WORLD!!!!!!! Crazy!!! #LivingLife"

Report: Former Raiders RB arrested for domestic violence


Report: Former Raiders RB arrested for domestic violence

Trent Richardson is reportedly in some trouble.

Richardson was arrested on Thursday night for domestic violence, according to TMZ Sports.

The former running back was taken into custody on a third degree charge, the report states, with bail being set for $1,000.

The arrest was made in Hoover, Alabama.

The Browns selected Richardson with the third overall pick in the 2012 draft.

He was traded to the Colts in 2013 and played for Indianapolis in 2014.

He signed with the Raiders in 2015 and appeared in three exhibition games, but did not make the team.

The 26-year old was cut by the Ravens last August.