Raiders sell out again, avoid blackouts all season long


Raiders sell out again, avoid blackouts all season long

ALAMEDA -- The Raiders have announced that Sunday's regular-season finale against San Diego is sold out and thus, will be shown on local television.It is the eighth sellout for Oakland this season, marking the first time since the team returned after 13 seasons in Los Angeles in 1995 the Raiders sold out every home game.The previous single-season best was six sellouts, in 1995, 2006, 2007 and 2008.
"What we have to do is give back to (the fans)," said Raiders coach Hue Jackson. "And how we give back is by winning. For some reason, we're much different than what we were a year ago. We were winning in our division, at home and on the road. This year has been on the road and not at home. Weve got to get that trend changed."We need to win at home. That's whats disappointing to me. We've done OK on the road, but we haven't done what we need to do at homewe need to get back to winning at home and make that happen."The Raiders are 3-4 at home, 5-3 on the road.And thanks to a collective research effort by the Raiders' beat crew, it's been determined that the Raiders have now sold out 57 of 136 home games since 1995.

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.