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Top 10 Raiders to watch in preseason home opener
The Raiders return home for their second preseason game Saturday and the stars will take the field, including Oakland native Marshawn Lynch.
Long supports Eagles teammate, wraps arm around him during anthem protest
As Malcolm Jenkins raised a closed right fist during the national anthem Thurday night, Chris Long made a strong statement himself.
Raiders' Sean Smith charged with assault
Cornerback Sean Smith will enter a plea of not guilty after charges of felony assault were levied against him for an ugly incident on the morning of July 4 in Old Town Pasadena. 
The Happy Hour: Time for Raiders to get rid of Sean Smith?
Sean Smith's play has gone down on the field and now he's been charged with assault off of it. Will the Raiders move on?
Marshawn Lynch addresses the elephant in the room, sort of
Marshawn Lynch on Thursday was asked about his decision to sit during the National Anthem in the Raiders preseason opener.
After speaking with Marshawn Lynch, two things are crystal clear
NAPA – Marshawn Lynch spoke with the media Thursday for the second time as a Raider. He was quick-witted, disarming and, as always, not suitable for work. It was five minutes of peak Marshawn, where he...
Practice report: Raiders close camp with some unresolved issues
First-round pick Gareon Conley still hasn’t seen the field while dealing with a shin injury originally suffered in a June minicamp...
Lynch reminds media how much control he exerts over any interaction
He is phenomenally predictable, and it is to our shame that we keep thinking he will break the pattern...
Watch Marshawn Lynch's entire media session Thursday
After sitting during the National Anthem and avoiding the media, Marshawn Lynch fielded questions for five minutes on Thursday...
Edwards Jr. emerges from Arizona unfazed: 'Pushed that under the rug'
One last mental hurdle was cleared Saturday night, when Mario Edwards Jr. returned to the crime scene. Flashbacks were unavoidable...
Practice report: Conley locking in mentally while rehabbing injury
Raiders first-round pick Gareon Conley is still unable to play due to an injury. In the meantime, he's impressed coaches with his menatl reps.
Tice finds silver lining on Raiders' offensive line as Penn's holdout drags on
Wednesday marked 20 days with no Donald Penn for the Raiders. Instead of wait around, Mike Tice is focused on the group he has right now.
Guy Fieri takes Marshawn Lynch to ‘Flavortown’ at Raiders practice
Marshawn Lynch, Guy Fieri and a bunch of BBQ chicken. Wednesday was clearly a typical Raiders practice in Napa...
Ratto Stories: A distraction from Tim Brown's comments
Ray Ratto takes a swing at Tim Brown who said Marshawn Lynch's national anthem protest is a distraction.
Marshawn Lynch should address why he sat for national anthem
Uncertainty remains because the RB hasn’t explained his reasoning. He contemplated speaking after Tuesday’s practice but decided against it...
Scott and Fallon call out Patterson over exploits vs Raiders
New Raiders WR Cordarrelle Patterson drops in on Scott and Fallon's Facebook Live show and discusses playing with Derek Carr.
Karl Joseph discusses Sour Patch Kids, sends message to fans
Did Fallon just offer Sour Patch Kids advice to Karl Joseph?
Marshawn Lynch and Jared Cook
Raiders TE Cook 'proud' of Marshawn's protest, but will he join the RB?
While Jared Cook hasn't spoken directly to Marshawn Lynch about his sitting during the national anthem, the new Raiders tight end liked what he saw...
Amari Cooper makes catch
Practice report: Absent from preseason game, Raiders' stars return from injury
Several important players missed Saturday's exhibition opener. But they were back making their presence felt on the practice field Tuesday.
The Happy Hour: Why aren't more athletes protesting?
In light of recent events, Kelli, Greg and Ray discuss the protests by Marshawn Lynch and Michael Bennett.
Here's to every empty seat in NFL stadiums, may their numbers multiply
An absent fan is making a statement about being a smart consumer, about fan dissatisfaction, about not being a sheep...
Raiders 2017 roster projection, version 1.0
With just one preseason game in the books, there’s plenty of film left to create and then evaluate. But in terms of where things stand now...
Will NFL attack anthem-protest movement with fines and/or suspensions?
The league may be forced to react by being less ambiguous about players’ rights of speech...
Snap count: Young Raiders defenders play extended stretch
The Raiders' defense has some bonding to do and that begins with some young rookies than can see plenty of time this season...
Veteran Raiders CB completes rough week with subpar showing at Arizona
High-priced cornerback Sean Smith continued to struggled right off the bat in the Raiders' preseason opener on Saturday...
Del Rio hints at timing around Conley's return
What is going on with Raiders first-round pick Gareon Conley? Head coach Jack Del Rio gave some more hints after the preseason opener.
Del Rio: According to Lynch, he's always sat during national anthem
When news came out Marshawn Lynch sat during the national anthem of Saturday night's game, many were surprised. Apparently, there's no need to be.
Del Rio reveals details behind Lynch sitting during anthem
Did Jack Del Rio know Marshawn Lynch would sit during the national anthem on Saturday? How does the Raiders' head coach feel about the decision?
Marshawn Lynch, the perfect provocateur
Is the NFL ready to make Marshawn Lynch Public Enemy No. 2 after he sat during the national anthem in Arizona on Saturday night?
Instant Analysis: Shorthanded Raiders drop preseason opener
The Raiders, without many of their star players, fell on the road to the Cardinals in Phoenix to open up their preseason slate Saturday night.
Marshawn Lynch sits during national anthem of Raiders preseason opener
Marshawn Lynch did not see the field in the Raiders' preseason opener Saturday night, but his presence was felt during the national anthem. 
Bair: Two position battles to watch in preseason opener
Ahead of the Raiders' preseason game against the Cardinals, Scott Bair identifies a few players to watch...
Top 10 Raiders to watch in 2017 preseason opener vs Cardinals
While several marquee players won't suit up Saturday night, Jack Del Rio and Co. will be keeping an eye on these 10 players in Arizona.
Del Rio: Marshawn 'working wisely' to prep for Raiders regular season
Will Lynch play against the Cardinals or won't he? Either way, Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio is very pleased with how the RB is progressing...
Jalen Richard during Raiders training camp
Richard has become mentor to Raiders undrafted crop: 'Make them keep looking'
A year after earning a spot on the Raiders' roster despite being undrafted, Jalen Richard is passing down his secrets during training camp.
Practice report: Del Rio outlines plans for Raiders' stars in preseason opener
Will we see Derek Carr in the Raiders' first preseason game? What about Marshawn Lynch? Jack Del Rio spoke on the issue...
Conflicting reports: What's going on with Raiders top pick Gareon Conley?
Reggie McKenzie last week said that Gareon Conley is out with shin splints. The Raiders top draft pick took to social media with other news...
Is surprising Carrie in the mix to start for Raiders?
The Concord De La Salle product is making strides -- and doing things he wasn't last year, according to Derek Carr. 
The Raiders Insider Podcast: Karl Joseph
Karl Joseph admitted to Scott Bair that his rookie season wasn't the most enjoyable. But things are different in his second Raiders training camp...
Big changes this year for Joseph, who didn't enjoy trying rookie season
Karl Joseph acknowledges that he was not fully healthy last year. After a vigorous offseason, the first-round pick is turning heads in camp...
Carr unconcerned with training camp interceptions, focused on progression
Derek Carr is the Raiders' franchise player and a possible MVP candidate. Do not worry about his early training camp interceptions.
Expect dynamic Raiders tight ends to make greater impact
Jared Cook’s speed and track record should change the way opponents cover the Raiders. And Clive Walford possesses some serious potential...
Gareon Conley standing on the sideline
Five Raiders picks sidelined with injuries: 'Looked like a veteran rest day'
The Raiders are expecting their 2017 draft picks to contribute this season. But at the moment, five rookies are even able to practice...
Vanderdoes makes strong first impression: 'He's going to make some noise'
Eddie Vanderdoes has impressed enough to run with the first unit. His teammates see potential in the rookie, who plays with power and speed...
Raiders release first training camp depth chart
Every team does it. Every coach disowns it. It doesn’t have to offer insight when compared to practice observations since camp began. But... 
Derek Carr is a Top 3 MVP candidate
Last year, Derek Carr completed just under 64 percent of his passes and racked up 3,937 passing yards and 28 touchdowns...
Del Rio on camp competition: 'I don't care how you got here'
The subject of Sean Smith came up in Sunday's press conference with Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio. Here's how the coach responded...
Sean Smith losing grip on Raiders starting CB spot
Raiders cornerback Sean Smith has been a mainstay on the first unit and the fight for his starting spot is heating up over in Napa...
Olawale during Raiders practice
Raiders looking for new leadership core on special teams
The Raiders' special teams unit was solid last year. But that group was not brought back. So heading into the 2017 season, they are looking for a new leader.
Keith McGill at Raiders OTA
Source: Keith McGill to see specialist after injuring foot during practice
The Raiders are counting on Keith McGill this season, but the safety suffered an injury Saturday that could cost him a lot of time.
The Happy Hour: Why Al Davis would've been perfect for Kap
Monte Poole asserts the notion that the late Al Davis would have been happy to make Colin Kaepernick a Raider.
Dark cloud lingers over football as season begins
Football is back with preseason games right around the corner. And with that comes controversy over the safety of the game...
Marshawn Mania: Beast Mode a big hit with Raiders
Marshawn Lynch is a Bay Area legend. Now that he's with the Raiders, his legend will only grow in the Silver and Black.
With sneaky speed, Carr must pick the right times to unleash his wheels
Derek Carr is known much more for his arm than his legs. But, he can run, it just has to be at the right times for the Raiders...
Carr responds to Kaepernick questions: 'I hope he gets signed, I really do'
Derek Carr's position with the Raiders can't be any more secure. But the man who used to quarterback across the Bay is on a different planet.
Ratto Stories: Plunkett's story again demands what it's due
Jim Plunkett is just the latest example of a hero to fans who gave more for our amusement than we had the right to ask.
Sadly, Jim Plunkett's agony almost certainly won't change anything
Does Jim Plunkett’s story deserve greater impact? Junior Seau killed himself and it didn’t matter...
Raiders VP reconnects with late grandfather through Hall of Fame quest
Brandon Doll took a deep dive into his grandfather’s career, brought his achievements to light and has made a compelling case...
If Al Davis was alive, Colin Kaepernick would be on the Raiders
Colin Kaepernick needs an owner that would reject the league’s dogma, capable of considering his ability to play QB while admiring his courage.
Raiders sign pass rusher famous for punching Geno Smith
The Raiders brought in a pass rusher best known for a punch than his play on Thursday, along with another defender as well...
Raiders defense far better with Edwards Jr. healthy, productive
Mario Edwards Jr.'s talent is unquestioned. His health is always the big concern. But if he can stay on the field...
The Raiders Insider Podcast: Kelechi Osemele
Raiders offensive lineman Kelechi Osemele traveled the world this offseason and came back to football a new person...
Irvin, Edwards removed from NFI list; Cooper returns
The Raiders and their defense got some good news on Thursday morning...
Raiders OL Osemele inspired by ‘life-changing’ offseason travels
This offseason, Kelechi Osemele allowed himself to breathe. The 28-year wanted to get away, to experience something brand new...
Bills sign former Raiders running back/special teamer
Oakland selected the Bay Area native in the fourth round of the 2011 draft.
Bulked-up Amari Cooper sets high bar: 'It’s not really that hard...'
Amari Cooper doesn't think much of 1,000-yard seasons. He's already authored two, but the bar is set higher this year...
Marshawn Lynch mocks Tom Brady in latest Macklemore music video
Tom Brady might not like Macklemore's latest music video...
Marshawn leads four Raiders in Top 20 of NFL's best-selling jerseys
Following a 12-4 season, Raiders jerseys are flying off the shelves -- none more so than Oakland's prodigal son Marshawn Lynch...
Marquel Lee during Raiders OTAs
Raiders giving rookie MLB Marquel Lee real shot to start
The Raiders chose not to add any veteran middle linebackers during the offseason. But that may not be an issue due a rookie that is turning heads.
Marijuana as pain relief for NFL players? Three things come to mind
If this seems like a one-sided analysis, it’s because it is. It is also an analysis based on mountains and molehills of historical evidence...
Raiders notes: Three things to know from 1st padded practice
Scott Bair highlights two rookies that stood out during the first padded practice on Monday.
Reggie McKenzie and Donald Penn
Reggie McKenzie wants Donald Penn in Raiders camp: 'He has a deal'
The Raiders aren't thrilled that Donald Penn isn't in camp, and on Monday, GM Reggie McKenzie expressed his feelings on the LT's holdout.
Scott & Fallon: Ruling on Conley lifts weight off McKenzie
Scott Bair and Fallon Smith discuss what the ruling in the Gareon Conley case means for the Raiders' rookie.
Grand jury returns a 'No Bill' on all possible charges against Conley
Cuyahoga County prosecutor Michael C. O'Malley released the following statement on Monday afternoon...
Gareon Conley case forwarded to grand jury
Gareon Conley has proclaimed his innocence at several points since the allegation. To this point, he has not been arrested or charged...
EJ Manuel came to compete, push Cook in Raiders' backup QB battle
EJ Manuel is a former first-round pick. Quickly at Raiders training camp, he's showing off that talent as he looks to back up Derek Carr.
Raiders update: Three things to know from Day 2 of camp
Insider Scott Bair provides all the latest Raiders news from Day 2 of training camp in Napa.
Raiders fan in Vegas
Raiders not focusing on Las Vegas: 'We’re going there in like 21 years'
Whether they like it or not, the Raiders are serving two media markets. But for the moment, they aren't worried about their future home.
Gareon Conley during Raiders OTA
Too early to worry about Gareon Conley missing Raiders practice
It might seem like a bad sign that first-round pick Gareon Conley missed the first day of training camp, but his head coach isn't worrying yet.
Bair: Why Del Rio isn't worried about Conley starting on PUP
Scott Bair has the latest update from the first day of Raiders training camp...
Carr distances himself from Penn's training camp holdout
The man in charge of protecting Derek Carr isn't happy with his contract. The QB chimes in on the first day of camp...
What does Mack see in his future? A lot of growth and ...
According to the Raiders' linebacker, the sky is the limit with this just his fourth season in the league...
Donald Penn and Jack Del Rio
Del Rio, Raiders players hope Penn's holdout gets resolved quickly
Donald Penn's presence was missed in Napa on Saturday, and everyone on the Raiders is pushing for a quick resolution to his holdout.
Carr: Marshawn is 'going to run through some people's faces'
According to Derek Carr, Marshawn Lynch is going to do what Marshawn Lynch does best...
JDR uses three words to describe what Lynch brings to team
Jack Del Rio goes into detail about what he likes about Marshawn Lynch.
Del Rio concerned by Penn's holdout? 'My thought on that...'
Jack Del Rio addresses if Donald Penn's holdout sets the Raiders back at all.
Gareon Conley during Raiders OTA
Day after signing deal, Raiders top pick begins camp on PUP list
A day after signing his rookie deal, cornerback Gareon Conley was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Saturday.
Carr, Marshawn and Penn
Donald Penn has a point: Raiders LT has outplayed current contract
Donald Penn just wants to feel appreciated. He wants to be compensated for his play. But is does he deserve it? Scott Bair examines Penn's case.
Scott & Fallon: Why Donald Penn has leverage with Raiders
Donald Penn was a no-show when the Raiders reported to training camp. Scott Bair breaks down why.
Source: Raiders complete draft class, agree to terms with first-round pick
The Raiders have locked up their entire 2017 draft class as the two sides have come to terms with their first-round pick...
Report: Unhappy with contract, Penn not reporting to training camp
Donald Penn is set to earn over $7 million this year, but he's not showing up to Raiders training camp amidst concerning reports...
With options at RT, Raiders to release veteran Austin Howard
Austin Howard was one of the Raiders big free-agent signings from the 2014 offseason, but his tenure in Oakland is over...
Ten questions as Raiders open training camp
There are a few key position battles, some important rookies to watch and, of course, to figure out what’s going on at inside linebacker.
Source: Raiders release one of their longest-tenured players
The San Francisco native and Antioch Deer Valley High alum was a popular locker room presence during his time in Oakland...
Obi Melifonwu at Raiders OTAs
Raiders sign second-rounder Melifonwu, leaving one draft pick unsigned
And then there was one. The Raiders signed second-round pick Obi Melifonwu Wednesday, leaving just one draft pick unsigned...
Cory James
Raiders defensive depth chart: Biggest question mark entering 2017 is...
If the Raiders are going to win the Super Bowl this year, they are going to need their defense to get better. But do they have the personnel to improve?
The Happy Hour: Over/Under 10 wins for Raiders in 2017?
Las Vegas has set the line for Raiders win in 2017, so will they surpass it? Monte and Scott discuss.
The Happy Hour: Amari Cooper can become an elite WR if he...
Monte and Scott discuss expectations for Raiders WR Amari Cooper heading into the 2017 season...
Deion Sanders and Derek Carr
The next Primetime? Carr receives compliment after imitating Neon Deion
Derek Carr tried his hand at punt returning during practice on Tuesday and his touchdown celebration got a response from the Hall of Famer he impersonated.
Raiders place two on Non-Football Injury List
Over 23 games for the Seahawks in 2014 and 2015, he caught 25 passes for 315 yards and two touchdowns...
Raiders offensive depth chart: Expect Lynch to be unleashed
Hopes are high for an offense that can run with power and pass with precision. And oh yeah -- Beast Mode is now in the mix...
Del Rio expects Conley, Melifonwu contract issues 'to be resolved shortly'
This year’s top draft picks remain unsigned as activity ramps up toward the first full-squad practice on Saturday...
Marcus Peters and Marshawn Lynch
Peters happy for Marshawn, but Chiefs 'going to beat the dog s--- out of him'
Marcus Peters, an Oakland-native, is thrilled that Marshawn Lynch will get to play for the Raiders, but the Chiefs CB has a message for the running back...