Raiders promote LB Kaelin Burnett


Raiders promote LB Kaelin Burnett

CINCINNATI -- As expected, the Raiders promoted linebacker Kaelin Burnett from the practice squad on Saturday to take the roster place of Aaron Curry, who was waived this week, in time for Sunday's game at Cincinnati.

REWIND: Curry out in Oakland
Burnett is an undrafted rookie from UNR who played for Oakland in the preseason, registering seven tackles and forcing a fumble. He was signed to the practice squad on Sept. 1 and is the second Raiders player to be signed from their practice squad this season, joining running back Jeremy Stewart.Should Burnett play against the Bengals, he would be the 27th different player acquired by first-year general manager Reggie McKenzie to appear in a game for the Raiders, who are 3-7. Burnett would also be the third undrafted free agent rookie, beside Stewart and receiver Rod Streater. Eleven of those McKenzie signees have already started a game thus far.And if the 6-foot-4, 234-pound Burnett does get in the game, he would be the 11th Raider to make his NFL debut this season, along with Stewart, Streater, offensive linemen Tony Bergstrom and Alex Parsons, defensive tackle Christo Bilukidi, defensive end Jack Crawford, linebackers Miles Burris and Carl Ihenacho, receiver Juron Criner and cornerback Brandian Ross.

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.