Report: Four Raiders coaches out


Report: Four Raiders coaches out

Conflicting reports continue to emerge about the status of four Raiders defensive coaches. The latest is that Chuck Bresnahan, Greg Biekert, Kevin Ross and Rod Woodson have been fired.

On Thursday, Yahoo! Sports NFL writer Michael Silver published a confirmation of an earlier report from Chris Townsend of radio station 95.7 TheGame that the four employees were gone.

However, Raiders Insider Paul Gutierrez indicated that a source said that while it is likely, their nameplates are still on their doors at team headquarters in Alameda and that Jackson gave the entire staff Thursday and Friday off.

Oakland coach Hue Jackson told a Sacramento radio audience Tuesday that he wouldn't comment on the employment status of his staff. Oakland's official Website still lists Bresnahan and the other three as members of the coaching staff.

On his weekly radio show on Sacramento's 1140 The Fan, Raiders Jackson also said that any potential decisions involving assistant coaches would be made soon.

"If we are going to go in that direction, it would be soon because I think that would be only fair to the coach and his family," Jackson said.

Raiders senior executive John Herrera said "that's not right" in response to the initial report, when contacted by Comcast SportsNet California.

Oakland allowed 433 points in 2011, the second most in franchise history. Bresnahan was hired as defensive assistant by former owner Al Davis in the 2010 offseason then promoted to coordinator.

Last season Oakland posted franchise worsts in TD passes allowed (31), yards per carry (5.1), yards passing (4,262) and total yards (6,201).

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.