Source: Menelik Watson agrees to three-year deal with Broncos

Source: Menelik Watson agrees to three-year deal with Broncos

A second member of the Raiders 2013 draft class abandoned silver and black for new colors on Friday. First-round pick DJ Hayden signed with Detroit in the morning.

Second-round selection Menelik Watson is headed for Denver. The right tackle agreed to terms on a three-year deal, a source told CSN California. The deal is worth up to $18 million, according to multiple reports. 

Sources said this week the Raiders hoped to keep Watson in town. They liked his athleticism and his surly on-field demeanor, believing he could develop into a top tackle if he stayed healthy.

Injuries hindered Watson’s career with the Raiders at most every turn. He missed significant portions of his rookie year with calf and knee injuries. He lost the 2015 season to an Achilles’ tendon tear after being named a starter in training camp and missed time last year with a groin strain.

Watson becomes the sixth member of the Raiders free agent class to sign elsewhere and creates a real possibility the entire 2013 draft class will be off the roster just four years later.

Only running back Latavius Murray and tight end Mychal Rivera are unbound and eligible to re-sign, though Rivera is expected to sign elsewhere.

Raiders QB Derek Carr channels inner pop star in mock music video ad


Raiders QB Derek Carr channels inner pop star in mock music video ad

ALAMEDA – Derek Carr is trying to moonlight as a pop star. That’s what a guerilla marketing campaign by a San Joaquin Valley credit union would have you believe.

They released billboards and short video teasers of the Raiders quarterback prepping to shoot a music video this summer, and the full video/commercial spot was released on Monday.

It’s well, something else. Clearly meant to be self deprecating, Carr is pumping up Educational Employees Credit Union and their great rates in the mock music video, where Carr is given a certain boy-band vibe. Take a look: 

Derek’s brother David shows up later in the ad, clearly upset at being outshined by little bro.

It’s the latest in an annual series of ads with the Carr brothers.

“It literally took us a couple of hours. That’s it,” Derek Carr said. "All of the takes were because I kept laughing. I couldn’t even take myself serious because they had the TV prompter so I could see it, and I couldn’t even take myself serious. But it was good. It was fun because every commercial we do with them, all we want to do is, the end goal is we want people to laugh. And if they laugh at me for it, that’s good, that’s what we want. I laughed at myself, so it’s all good with me.”

That begged a hard-hitting, journalist follow-up question. So, Derek, did you keep the jacket?

“I didn’t keep it, no. Gosh, no,” Carr said. "As soon as I walked in and we had our little dressing rooms, me and my brother looked at that jacket and I was like, ‘I really hope that’s not the one.’ And sure enough it was. But that’s alright. We have a good relationship with them and it was a lot of fun.”

Ex-Raider Terrelle Pryor: My dominant season starts this week vs Oakland


Ex-Raider Terrelle Pryor: My dominant season starts this week vs Oakland

In his first full season as a wide receiver last year, Terrelle Pryor caught 77 passes for 1,007 yards for the Browns.

After signing a one-year, $6 million contract with Washington in the offseason, the former Raiders quarterback was expected to put up big numbers with Kirk Cousins throwing him the ball.

But through two games, Pryor has caught just eight passes for 97 yards.

He's not worried though. In fact, he's proclaiming that he will begin his return to form this weekend against his first team.

"I am going to have a dominant season and it starts this week against Oakland," Pryor told The Athletic on Wednesday.

Kickoff between the Raiders and Washington is set for 5:30pm PT Sunday on NBC.