Seymour: Allen has the 'It Factor'


Seymour: Allen has the 'It Factor'

Color Richard Seymour impressed.The Raiders' defensive end, who most likely has a bust with his visage on it waiting for him in Canton, talked briefly and positively about new coach Dennis Allen during Oakland's mid-June minicamp.Monday, though, Seymour spoke glowingly about the rookie head coach."Some coaches just have the 'it factor,' and Dennis Allen has it," Seymour told former Raiders quarterback Rich Gannon and Adam Schein on NFL SiriusXM Radio."I can't stress enough about everyone being on the same page."Being a more disciplined team -- the Raiders set NFL records with 163 penalties and 1,358 penalty yards last season -- was a huge reason new general manager Reggie McKenzie thought outside of the box in hiring Allen, who, at 39, is just seven years older than the highly-decorated Seymour.So why would Seymour, who is on his third coach in four years in Oakland after playing for Bill Belichick for eight years in New England, offer such high praise for Allen? Maybe because he means it.Seymour, a seven-time Pro Bowler and three-time first-team All-Pro, missed three weeks of voluntary OTA's in Alameda but was present for the April veterans minicamp, which was also voluntary."I met all the coaches and the new G.M. and the new regime here and I think our fans have a lot to be excited about," Seymour said last month. "I think we're headed in the right direction. We're trying to build a smart, tough, disciplined football team and I think everyone's preaching the same message and it's coming across very clear."I think we're definitely headed in the right direction."

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.