NAPA -- Yes, Korey Bosworth knew the question was coming. And the Raiders linebacker was ready for it.In fact, the recent signee had a heads up from his uncle."Yeah, he actually called me and he told me that someone might eventually start asking about that," Bosworth said with a laugh. "He said, 'Just be nice when that question finally comes up.'"The question in, ahem, question? Actually, it was more a play in question. One of the more memorable in Raiders franchise history.Monday Night Football. Nov. 30, 1987. The Seattle Kingdome.Bo Jackson had already rumbled 91 yards for a breathtaking score and into the tunnel in the second quarter, so as the then-Los Angeles Raiders lined up deep in Seahawks territory late in the third quarter, Jackson took the handoff from Marc Wilson and went to the left. Two yards, and Brian Bosworth, were all that separated Jackson from another touchdown.No matter. Jackson barreled into Bosworth and barely broke stride on his two-yard TD. And while the story has grown over the two-plus decades that Jackson flattened him -- really, it was not that dramatic -- it remains huge in Raiders lore."We kind of go back and forth about me playing, being out here in Oakland and that happening back in the '80s," the younger Bosworth said. "So he just said, 'As long as that doesn't happen again, we're good.'"Bosworth laughed again.After all, he was all of one year and nine days old when his uncle took on Jackson, who would finish with a then-record 221 yards rushing on 18 carries, at the height of his powers at the goal line. He's grown up hearing all about it, though."Yeah, I did," he said. "I'm kind of biased towards it. If I had to (describe the play) now, I'd say it was a good play by Bo Jackson."After all, he's now a Raider, right?"But being family and everything," Bosworth said with a twinkle in his eye, "it was just a bad angle, you know?"Um, Bo knows. As does the elder Bosworth.
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.