Raiders receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey Tweeted out an interesting picture this week.In writing, "in LA getting it," Heyward-Bey posted a photo of what appeared to be a post-workout pic. Nothing unusual there, right? Not with Heyward-Bey flanked by Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer, tight end David Ausberry and fellow receiver Eddie McGee.But the fifth member of the photo is what got tongues wagging -- Terrell Owens.Might the 38-year-old T.O., who is still insisting he can play in the NFL despite last suiting up in the league for, ahem, Palmer and Cincinnati in 2010, be angling for a tryout with the Raiders?Well, the veterans minimum for a 10-plus-year vet for the 2012 season would be 925,000, so he could come relatively cheap. And the 49ers across the Bay are taking a similar risk with Randy Moss.I lobbed the question on my Thursday chat if anything should be made of T.O. purportedly working out with Raiders players, and the answers were pretty predictableThat even at his age To he still in better shape than all those guys. -- Ghost of M BushYes, that TO called CP, begged him for another publicity opportunity.. -- Emil the DaneT.O. was the cheerleader. You know how he could work those pom palms -- grayTO cannot play LB but he can play victim well -- richardinaboxTO was there to plant a seed in R mK like we he is at Laker games and tries to be incognito ..but ends up kiising himself during the Kiss Cam -- T O's AgentHe probably wouldn't be a bad possession receiver. The second he acts up show him the door. -- TheRoddyPSo I ask you -- should the Raiders at least kick the proverbial tires on T.O. (as I duck for cover)?
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.
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.
Free agent tight end Mychal Rivera has agreed to terms with the Jaguars, two sources tell me.— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) March 22, 2017
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.