Raiders receive 3 compensatory draft picks


Raiders receive 3 compensatory draft picks

As expected, the Raiders received a third-round compensatory pick in April's draft, No. 95 overall, but Oakland also received additional comp. picks in the fourth round (No. 129 overall) and fifth round (No. 168 overall).The Raiders, who lost free agents Nnamdi Asomugha, Zach Miller, Robert Gallery and Thomas Howard while signing free agent Kevin Boss last offseason, still hold their original picks in the fifth (No. 13 of the round) and sixth rounds (No. 19 of the round), respectively.It all gives new general manager Reggie McKenzie five draft picks with which to play heading into the April 26-28 draft, even as the Raiders currently have less than 3.72 million in salary cap room.RELATED: Raiders have little cap space breathing room
Comp. picks take place after a draft round is complete. But with New Orleans forfeiting its second-round selection as a "BountyGate" penalty and the Raiders having already used their third-round pick on Terrelle Pryor in last summer's supplemental draft, the draft is moved up two spots after the third round.Oakland traded away most of its 2012 draft picks, the Raiders' first-rounder going to Cincinnati for Carson Palmer, their second-rounder going to New England for selections that became Joe Barksdale and Taiwan Jones, their third-rounder used on Pryor, their fourth-rounder going to Washington two years ago for Jason Campbell and the seventh-round pick going to Seattle for Aaron Curry.So what kind of value should the Raiders expect from a No. 95 overall pick?Well, the last four No. 95 overall picks are: Pittsburgh cornerback Curtis Brown out of Texas in 2011; New Orleans tight end Jimmy Graham out of Miami in 2010; Arizona safety Rashad Johnson out of Alabama in 2009 and New York Giants receiver Mario Manningham, who recently signed with the 49ers, out of Michigan in 2008.In fact, Raiders free agent linebacker Darryl Blackstock is a No. 95 overall draft pick as well, taken by Arizona out of Virginia in 2005.

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.