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Expect Raiders-to-Vegas to hit snags, not roadblocks
Recent rumors suggest that kinks are beginning to show in the Oakland Raiders-to-Las Vegas deal. Kinks, though, aren't too difficult to iron out...
Reaser and Atkinson
Report: Chiefs sign ex-49ers CB, former Raiders RB to practice squad
The Chiefs have reportedly added a former 49ers cornerback and former Raiders running back to their practice squad.
Lynch won't go alone: Richard, Washington vital to Raiders offense
Against the Jets, Jalen Richard rushed for 58 yards and a score and also recorded 51 receiving yards. He's an important piece...
Mexico earthquake
Raiders send thoughts and prayers to Mexico after earthquake
In the aftermath of a devastating 7.1 earthquake in central Mexico, the Raiders issused a statement and sent their thoughts and prayers to the people affected.
The Happy Hour: Raiders-to-Vegas gets more complicated
Ray, Monte and Papa discuss a possible snag in the Raiders' move to Las Vegas.
Marshawn's dance sends clear message to opponents
When Marshawn Lynch is going dumb on the sidelines, it's bad news for the bad guys...
Newhouse blocking for Marshawn
Notes: Numbers suggest newcomer Newhouse fitting right in with Raiders
It's still early, but through two games, the advanced stats are telling us that offseason acquisition Marshall Newhouse is doing just fine...
Del Rio's message to Raiders about avoiding complacency is..
How does Jack Del Rio strike the balance between praising his players and making sure they don't get too confident?
Jerry Jones helped make Los Angeles world's most-resistant football town
The citizens have voted with their feet and made the Rams an uncool thing and the Chargers a veritable slum...
Raiders snap count: Conley wasn't picked on much in debut
Gareon Conley was pretty good in his first professional game, a milestone delayed by a shin injury...
Huge spike for Raiders in Forbes' 2017 NFL franchise valuations
On Sunday, the Raiders improved to 2-0. On Monday, Mark Davis got some good news...
Crabtree celebrates touchdown against Jets
'No secret' why Crabtree caught three touchdowns in Raiders' win over Jets
Michael Crabtree practices for days like Sunday. So it came as no surprise to his teammates that he scored three touchdowns against the Jets.
Marshawn dancing
Dance party of one: Lynch gets lost in moment during perfect homecoming
Marshawn Lynch had scored a touchdown and helped his Raiders jump out to a big lead. Then his jam came on in the Coliseum and he let loose...
Raiders home-opening win over Jets belonged to Beast Mode
He scored, he danced, he returned to his city like a triumphant king...
Carr has one word to describe being overshadowed by run game
To Derek Carr, statistics are nice, but winning is nicer...
Is Carr thinking of growing out of his hair to match Lynch?
Can you 'shake them dreads' if you don't have any? Derek Carr is going to work on that...
Del Rio: Lynch's dance was 'exceptional'; almost joined him
Jack Del Rio getting hyphy? According to the coach, it almost happened...
Del Rio: Raiders to correct mistakes with smile this week
It's easy to look at the game film after thrashing the other team...
Instant Analysis: Raiders completely dominate Jets in home opener
Michael Crabtree went off for a career-high three touchdowns as the Raiders made easy work of the Jets in their 2017 home opener...
Inactives: Smith out; expect lot of action for Conley in Raiders debut
After a huge game in Week 1, the Raiders will be without Sean Smith in Week 2, making Gareon Conley's NFL debut a big one Sunday.
Marshawn Lynch sets up free Skittles vending machines for Raiders home opener
Marshawn Lynch loves his Skittles so much he wants you to have some for free Sunday for the Raiders' first home game of the 2017 season. 
Brady believes Kaepernick should be in the NFL: 'I hope he gets a shot'
Tom Brady, perhaps the greatest quarterback to ever play the game, is the latest player to show support for Colin Kaepernick.
Marshawn's homecoming focal point of Raiders season opener
Beast Mode is a national brand, but Oakland is its capital and Lynch is The Town’s most popular resident -- a proud native who has given so much to his community...
Five things to watch in Raiders home opener vs Jets
Remember that scene in Jurassic Park where a goat gets dropped into the velociraptor cage? Raiders fans expect that Sunday afternoon at Oakland Coliseum vs the Jets...
With new contract, Penn can 'live out a childhood dream,' retire a Raider
Retirement was on Donald Penn's mind not that long ago. Instead, it looks like the left tackle can finish on his own time as a Raider.
Gareon Conley isn't sweating NFL debut: 'I'm used to pressure'
Gareon Conley's mother will be in Oakland Sunday afternoon to watch her boy play. This is a big moment, but the cornerback is ready. He won’t shrink...
Source: Penn, Raiders agree on two-year contract extension
It never got ugly. The strong bond between Pro Bowler and front office remains intact, with both sides eventually happy with the outcome...
The good, the bad of Amari Cooper's performance vs Titans
Amari Cooper registered five catches for 62 yards and a touchdown, but he also had three chances to haul in a second score and didn't get it done...
Raiders GM McKenzie on Aldon Smith: 'Mark Davis and I still talk about him'
Aldon Smith has not played an NFL game in nearly two years. But, that doesn't mean the Raiders aren't completely done with the edge rusher.
Report: Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch fined by NFL
Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch has reportedly been fined by the NFL after just one week back in the NFL...
Oakland Coliseum authority open to housing Raiders beyond 2018
The Silver and Black don’t have a home locked down for 2019 yet, though remaining in the Bay Area is preferred. It takes two to tango...
McKenzie: Crabtree 'the complete opposite of what was said about him'
Following the 2014 season, Trent Baalke and the 49ers let Michael Crabtree walk in free agency...
The Raiders Insider Podcast: Derek Carr
Derek Carr talks about the positives of his ill-timed broken ankle, his expanding celebrity and lofty personal goals for the 2017 season...
Report: Raiders, Donald Penn ‘closing in on’ two-year extension
Donald Penn held out for nearly a month looking for a new contract from the Raiders. And it looks like that's about to happen.
Raiders' Tavecchio named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week
After a perfect day on special teams, the feel-good story of Giorgio Tavecchio now includes a conference honor...
Gareon Conley 'chomping at the bit' to make Raiders debut
Another productive week should make Gareon Conley’s NFL debut likely vs the New York Jets, but there are a few hurdles remaining...
Donald Penn passes Titans test: 'I was worried going into that game'
A contract holdout abbreviated Donald Penn’s preseason, leaving a handful of practices and 19 snaps of game action to get ready...
Marshawn crashes presser
Marshawn unscripted? Lynch to get his own reality show
Marshawn Lynch doesn't give many interviews, but fans will soon get to hear from him directly in an upcoming Facebook reality show.
Reggie Nelson makes tackle against Titans
Nelson 'could give a rat’s whatever' about criticism of Raiders' defense
The common refrain is that the Raiders just need their defense to be average to win games. One veteran wants nothing to do with low expectations.
Del Rio divulges when Janikowski informed him of injury
Jack Del Rio relays his conversation with Sebastian Janikowski over the weekend regarding the kicker's back injury.
Del Rio defends three straight goalline passes to Cooper
Jack Del Rio explains his rationale for throwing straight times on the goal line.
Raiders snap count: Beast Mode proves to be a feature back
Marshawn Lynch was tough and physical. He was aggressive near the line. He brought new life to the Raiders running game...
The Wake Up Call: What you need to know from NFL Week 1
Jack Del Rio and the Raiders won in Tennessee, while Kyle Shanahan and the 49ers lost by 20 at home to the Panthers...
'Old soul' Tavecchio channels Aristotle as he lives out his Raiders dream
At 27 years old, kicker Giorgio Tavecchio finally made his NFL debut Sunday for the Raiders and it couldn't have been any better.
Raiders defense rights wrongs in season opener
The Raiders defense was adept at stopping the run, they put Tennessee in check early on and after an opening drive hiccup, consistently got off the field on third down...
Bair: Raiders' defense proves critics wrong in opening win
In Nashville for the season-opener, Scott Bair provides his recap of the Raiders' 26-16 win over the Titans.
Marshawn Lynch running against Titans
Marshawn Lynch does best Mariano Rivera impersonation in Raiders debut
The Raiders got exactly what they expected from Marshawn Lynch on Sunday. He was physical, ran over defenders and closed out the game.
Tavecchio celebrates during NFL debut
The file on kicker Giorgio Tavecchio
September 10th, 2017 is a day Giorgio Tavecchio will never forget. But it's been a long journey for the 27-year-old kicker.
Carr and Roberts celebrate touchdown
Instant Analysis: Carr, Tavecchio lead Raiders to opening win over Titans
Derek Carr threw two touchdowns and Giorgio Tavecchio kicked four field goals to power the Raiders past the Titans in the opener on Sunday.
Roberts catches touchdown in Nashville
GALLERY: Raiders win at Tennessee for third straight year, open 1-0
The Raiders opened the season in Nashville with a convincing 10-point win over the Titans. Here are some of the best images from the game.
Conley dropping football during practice
First-round pick Gareon Conley among inactive Raiders for 2017 opener
An already thin Raiders secondary won't have the services of top pick Gareon Conley in the season-opener against the Titans.
Top five things to watch for in Raiders' 2017 season-opener vs Titans
The Raiders open the 2017 with high hopes, but also with a lot of question marks. Scott Bair has five things you need to keep an eye on Sunday.
Seabass sad
Raiders place Sebastian Janikowski on injured reserve
Two days after restructing his contract, the Raiders have placed veteran kicker Sebastian Janikowski on injured reserve.
Seth Roberts touchdown against Titans in 2016
Raiders' Seth Roberts may be clutch, but there's one flaw he wants to fix
In his first two seasons, Seth Roberts has come up with some big catches. As he begins his third campaign, he knows what he needs to work on.
Scott & Fallon's three keys for Raiders in 2017 season
Scott Bair and Fallon Smith offer their three keys for the Raiders to have a huge season this year.
Raiders receivers a smart fantasy play in Week 1 against Titans
Before you set your starting rosters for Week 1 in fantasy football, take a look at two Raiders wide receivers...
In huge season-opening win, Chiefs lose All-Pro safety for 2017 season
The Chiefs started off their season about the best way possible with an upset win over the Patriots. But it came with a price...
Judge blocks Ezekiel Elliott's six-game suspension over domestic case
The NFL's returning leading rusher will most likely be allowed to play the entire 2017 season with a lengthy legal battle in play.
Gareon Conley questionable; Raiders acquire Janikowski insurance
Giorgio Tavecchio will travel to Nashville with the team and can be easily promoted Saturday should Sebastian Janikowski be ruled out...
Marquel Lee has been preparing his whole athletic life for this moment
Marquel Lee will make his NFL debut on the road, in the starting lineup, for a team with lofty expectations. No pressure...
For the 2017 Raiders, there is no longer a clear path to triumph
In other words, the hard part of the Raiders’ journey just got about 1,500 miles closer to home...
Stunner: Smith, Chiefs shock defending champion Patriots to open 2017 season
The Chiefs came into Foxborough on Thursday with a nearly flawless Alex Smith and took down the champs to start off the 2017 season.
Cursed Cleveland? No. 1 pick's debut on hold with injury
After being taken with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, we'll have to wait to see Myles Garrett suit up for the Browns.
The more you know: NFL using technology in footballs for deeper stats
Every year, there's more and more ways for fans and analysts alike to look at stats. And that's not about to stop...
Khalil Mack: Raiders' lack of defensive signings 'shocker for everybody'
The Raiders were fueled by their offense last season, so why the lack of defensive moves in the offseason? Khalil Mack is asking the same question.
Norton: Heading into Week 1, Gareon Conley 'has to work off the rust'
When the Raiders drafted Gareon Conley No. 24 overall in the 2017 NFL Draft, they expected him to play right. But, he has a ways to go...
Lynch 'seems fresh, energized' ready to start first Raiders campaign
Marshawn Lynch’s return from retirement wasn’t a half measure. He's in great shape, he's motivated and he looks like his old self...
Bair's 2017 NFL predictions: Raiders win a playoff game, Foster DROY
Division winners, Super Bowl champion, MVP, best rookies and more...
1-on-1 with Del Rio: How Raiders can return to greatness
The Raiders have high expectations from the outside with plenty of questions to be answered. Head coach Jack Del Rio answers all questions with Fallon Smith.
Janikowski happy
Report: Raiders, Janikowski 'resolved contractual differences'
All appears to be well between the Raiders and Sebastian Janikowski as the two sides have reportedly settle their differences.
Raiders Central: Can elite offense carry mediocre defense?
Scott Bair and Fallon Smith answer your Raiders questions ahead of the 2017 season.
Raiders Central: Possible to be better with 10-11 wins?
Scott Bair and Fallon Smith preview the 2017 season and address whether all the off-the-field issues will derail the Raiders.
Amari Cooper tabbed for big Week 1 fantasy football performance vs Titans
The Raiders start off their 2017-18 regular season on the road against the Titans. Can Derek Carr and Amari Cooper connect for a huge game?
Janikowski and Del Rio
Amid rumors and kicker tryouts, Del Rio addresses Janikowski situation
With the season-opener just days away, the Raiders don't know who will be their kicker. On Wednesday, Jack Del Rio spoke about Sebastian Janikowski.
The new favorite team for all fans who bet on the NFL
Finding the best team that covers the spread most often, and finding the worst team that will almost never cover it...
The Raiders Insider Podcast: Amari Cooper
Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper discusses his book club, why he started it and how he wants to make a positive impact in people's lives...
Plane flying in front of moon
Not a hazard: FAA clears plan for proposed Raiders stadium in Las Vegas
The Federal Aviation Administration has determined that the Oakland Raiders' proposed stadium in Las Vegas would not be a hazard to aircraft.
Amerson clears concussion protocol; defense 'will shock a lot of people'
David Amerson, a stabilizing forced in the secondary with consistently solid play in practice and games, will be available for the season opener...
Mark Davis and Sebastian Janikowski
Should be no surprise this is how Janikowski's time with Raiders winds down
The Raiders and Sebastian Janikowski are nearing the end of their long relationship. And it's probably ending in the most fitting way possible.
Raiders place Melifonwu on reserve/injured list; sign safety and linebacker
The Raiders' second round pick is headed to the sideline after undergoing knee surgery last week and nursing an ankle injury most of training camp...
Janikowski on the sideline
Report: Raiders, Sebastian Janikowski at 'contractual standoff'
After 17 years together, the Raiders and Sebastian Janikowski have reportedly hit a rough patch that could bring on the end of their relationship.
Josh Lambo kicking against the Raiders
Report: Raiders work out three recently-cut kickers
Despite having Sebastian Janikowski under contract, the Raiders reportedly brought in three kickers for a workout Monday.
Derek Carr reflects on having jersey retired by Fresno State
'I want to leave an imprint, I want to leave a legacy, I want to leave my mark.'
Cleveland unions representing police protesting Browns' anthem protest
On Aug. 21, several Browns players formed a prayer circle during the national anthem. Apparently those representing Cleveland cops did not like that.
Raiders practice squad tracker
The Raiders have added 10 players to their practice squad and several will be familar faces from preseason...
LaTroy Lewis playing for the Raiders
After trimming roster to 53, Raiders must upgrade one position immediately
The Raiders got their roster down to 53 on Saturday. But the team is imbalanced, so Reggie McKenzie will have some tinkering to do.
Derek Carr to join brother David as Fresno State legends with No. 4 retired
Derek Carr saw his brother David's No. 8 hang in glory at Fresno State. Every day that drove him and now, No. 4 will be forever remembered too.
Raiders cut-day tracker: Narrowing roster to 53 before deadline
Reggie McKenzie and Jack Del Rio are tasked with bringing the Raiders' roster down to 53. Follow along as they make moves to do so.
Snap count: EJ Manuel cements Raiders' backup QB job
Head coach Jack Del Rio has decided who will back up Derek Carr on the depth chart, but that was never really in question.
Only answer to what we learned from NFL's preseason: Ask in 22 weeks
Now that the NFL's practice games are over, enjoy your holiday weekend and strap in for the latest edition of gridiron Armageddon.
NFL Players Association files temporary restraining order in Elliott case
As Ezekiel Elliott appeals his six-game suspension, this case took another wild turn with the NFL Players Association...
Raiders roster bubble players anxious for cut day: 'Anticipation’s pretty high'
The Raiders have some tough decisions to make with their 53-man roster and the news can't come soon enough for several players.
Del Rio on cut day: 'It's the hardest thing we have to do'
It'll be a tough day for some players tomorrow as NFL rosters get cut down to 53 men. Jack Del Rio is no stranger to that difficulty...
Del Rio with simple message: 'Dress rehearsals are over'
Jack Del Rio wants to know, are you ready for some (real) football?
Instant Analysis: Raiders end preseason with loss to Seahawks
A touchdown pass with 1:10 left in the game was the difference in handing the Raiders a preseason loss to the Seahawks...
Bay Area teams join efforts in Hurricane Harvey relief
As Houston still deals with the horrors of Hurricane Harvey, Bay Area teams are pushing to donate in relief efforts.
Top 10 Raiders to watch in final 2017 preseason game
The Raiders have one last tuneup in preseason as plenty of players look to prove themselves before rosters are cut down on Saturday.
Ratto Stories: Treat fantasy team like shopping for undies
It's that time of the year when you draft your fantasy football teams. That's great. Just don't share it with anyone, especially Ray Tatto. He doesn't care.
Roberts and Carr celebrate touchdown
Raiders send another clear message with Seth Roberts extension
Why did the Raiders extend Seth Roberts when they didn't have to? Insider Scott Bair explains the rationale behind the deal.
Reports: Steelers agree to terms with two-time Pro Bowl CB cut by Browns
Only hours after being cut by the Browns, two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden has reportedly agreed to terms with the Steelers.
Seth Roberts signs extension
Raiders sign WR Seth Roberts to two-year extension
The Raiders locked up one of their reliable wide receivers on Wednesday, signing Seth Roberts to a two-year extension.
Raiders on roster bubble get 'one last shot' to impress before cuts
For some, the final preseason game is a breeze. But for many, it's a tryout for all 32 NFL teams before roster cuts...
Carr unfazed by Stafford's NFL-record deal: 'Matthew can have all of that'
Derek Carr was the richest man in football. The key word there is "was." A new quarterback surpassed Oakland's signal caller.