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What we really learned from day one of the 2017 NFL Draft
The first round of the 2017 NFL Draft is in the books after hours of headache on Thursday. And there's three things we learned...
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Raiders select CB Gareon Conley with No. 24 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft
The Raiders made the playoffs for the first time in 14 years last season. With their first pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, they went with defense...
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Tom Hanks rants about Raiders leaving Oakland for Las Vegas
Tom Hanks is a Bay Area native, and he is not happy about Mark Davis' decision...
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Scott & Fallon: Raiders clearly confident in Gareon Conley
The Raiders made a controversial decision with their first-round pick of the 2017 NFL Draft. Scott Bair and Fallon Smith break down Gareon Conley.
McKenzie: Raiders 'did their due diligence' on Gareon Conley
Reggie McKenzie assures Raiders fans the team is confident in their pick of Gareon Conley despite his off the field issues.
Five potential targets for Raiders with 24th overall pick in NFL Draft
The Raiders will have to wait their turn, and it’s hard to know if preferred players will be there when the Silver and Black are on the clock...
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Bair's 2017 first round mock draft: Raiders select inside linebacker
The wait is finally over. With the NFL Draft just hours away, who will Reggie McKenzie and the Raiders take with their first selection...?
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Defense on the menu as Raiders enter 2017 NFL Draft
The Raiders have talent and depth at most every offensive position. The same cannot be said about the defensive side of the ball...
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Bair: Marshawn adds huge spark on and off field for Raiders
The addition of Marshawn Lynch is more than just a great running back for the Raiders.
Bair: Raiders fans should be chanting 'defense' during Draft
Scott Bair details what the Marshawn Lynch signing means for the Raiders' draft plans.
Ratto Stories: Take the 'surprise me' approach with Marshawn
Ray Ratto takes a look at what fans should expect from Marshawn Lynch now that he's an Oakland Raider.
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Stanford star McCaffrey boosts NFL Draft stock with special teams skills
Some of the top prospects in the 2017 NFL Draft are those with versatility. And the biggest star of all is Stanford's Christian McCaffrey.
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Marshawn Lynch excellent fit for Raiders scheme, ailing Oakland fan base
Marshawn Lynch fills an immediate need at running back. He also temporarily tempers rage about the Raiders relocating to Las Vegas...
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Here's to hoping Marshawn Lynch upstages the NFL Draft
The NFL Draft is one of those events that demeans all who come in contact with it...
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Raiders acquire Marshawn Lynch from Seahawks
It is officially official. On Wednesday afternoon, the Raiders announced the transaction...
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McKenzie: Raiders will take 'different approach' drafting No. 24 overall
The Raiders now experience the downside of success, with lower selections than normal throughout the NFL Draft...
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Will Raiders GM McKenzie break mold and draft inside linebacker early?
There are attractive options likely available at No. 24 overall, where the Raiders can find the immediate impact starter they desperately need...
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McKenzie, Del Rio ‘unified since Day 1,’ ushering Raiders into next phase
Reggie McKenzie and Jack Del Rio were focused on improving a lackluster roster. Now, their partnership is entering Phase II...
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Kaval: A's considering future move into Raiders' locker room
On Sunday, A's president Dave Kaval addressed the idea of shifting the clubhouse into the space currently occupied by the Silver and Black...
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Locals among cornerbacks who can help Raiders early in NFL Draft
The Raiders like larger, physical cornerbacks with ball skills, and there are plenty in this year’s draft; including a San Jose native...
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Lynch outcome should determine whether Raiders draft a running back
While the Raiders aren't ruling out adding Marshawn Lynch after Thursday, they like to know where stand heading into the NFL Draft.
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Healthy Edwards, NFL Draft could help Raiders improve interior pass rush
The Raiders must improve their pass rush in 2017, and they are hoping a stocked draft class combined with a healthy Mario Edwards Jr. will fix it.
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Controversial RB Joe Mixon impressed Raiders during pre-draft visit
Joe Mixon's talent on the field is worthy of a high draft pick as an elusive running back. But, he's best known for a rough off the field incident.
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McKenzie not considering Aldon Smith's status heading into NFL draft
As he continues to serve a suspension, the linebacker is not on Oakland's radar per Raiders' general manager Reggie McKenzie...
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McKenzie confident Carr extension done before Raiders training camp
Reggie McKenzie says the 'first step' to getting his star quarterback the extension he deserves is already done...
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McKenzie prefers Marshawn Lynch deal done before NFL draft
The door is open for Marshawn Lynch to join the Raiders, but there is more than just one hurdle to leap according to Reggie McKenzie...
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Ranking the Raiders' Top 5 draft needs
This is a deep draft at several areas of consequence, allowing general manager Reggie McKenzie to focus on a spectrum of positions...
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How Aaron Hernandez died an innocent man by law
Aaron Hernandez committed suicide in his prison cell and by doing so right now, the legalities of his case change due to an old Massachusetts law.
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Raiders face multiple tough road stretches in 2017 schedule
The Raiders will be in the spotlight for the 2017 season. But, they certainly won't have it easy as the NFL revealed the team's schedule Thursday.
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Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie ranked 12th best in NFL
Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie's ability to draft eventual stars helped lead the team to their first playoff appearance in 14 years...
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Raiders open at Titans, featured in five prime-time games for 2017
This will be the third straight season the Raiders play in Nashville. They have won the last two contets at Nissan Stadium...
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Source: Raiders pick up Khalil Mack's fifth-year option
Reggie McKenzie wants to lock Khalil Mack into a long-term contract soon, but the option affords more flexibility to get a deal done...
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Raiders sign former Cal kicker for fourth straight offseason
Former Cal kicker Giorgio Tavecchio is back for his fourth tour of duty in Oakland as he signed with the Raiders on Wednesday.
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Khalil Mack's three-word mantra during Raiders' limbo period in Oakland
Before moving to Las Vegas in a couple years, the Raiders will continue to play in Oakland. What does Khalil Mack think about the situation?
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Aaron Hernandez hangs himself in prison cell
His death comes just days after the 27-year-old was acquitted in a second murder case...
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Carr draws fans' ire with 'true Raider fans' comment
The Happy Hour crew debates the firestorm reaction to Derek Carr's recent comments about "real" Raiders fans.
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Raiders release DT Dan Williams
The Raiders cut ties with DT Dan Williams on Tuesday...
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Oilers tried, abandoned same lame-duck approach Raiders are attempting
In the mid 1990's, the Houston Oilers attempted to do what the Raiders will try: play in one city while waiting for a stadium in your new city. It didn't go well for the Oilers.
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How involved is Carr in contract talks? Raiders QB divulges
Raiders QB Derek Carr discusses the latest on his looming massive contract extension.
Carr worried about mental side of returning from injury?
Derek Carr addresses the mental side of returning from a season-ending broken leg.
Carr details what he expects from upset Oakland fans
Derek Carr dives into how he expects Oakland Raiders fans to react to the team's move to the Las Vegas.
Carr: 'I hope to play with' Marshawn Lynch, but...
Derek Carr offers his thoughts on the possibility of the Raiders signing retired running back Marshawn Lynch.
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Derek Carr has date in mind to get extension done with Raiders
The Raiders and Derek Carr are expected to agree to a contract extension soon. For the quarterback, he wants to get it done by a certain date.
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Carr on Raiders move to Vegas: 'It doesn't matter yet'
Derek Carr offers his thoughts on the Raiders move to Las Vegas.
Carr on injury: 'Truly blessed that it wasn't worse'
More than four months removed from a broken leg, Derek Carr talks about the rehab process and updates how he feels.
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Raiders excited that Marshawn Lynch could join 'the dark side'
While Derek Carr and Khalil Mack are focused on the players that are in camp, they didn't hide their desire to see Marshawn Lynch join them.
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Raiders re-sign four free agents
The Raiders have re-signed four free agents: Denico Autry, Seth Roberts, Gabe Holmes and Denver Kirkland.
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Carr 'ready to rock,' ankle fully healed entering Raiders offseason program
Derek Carr broke his ankle late last season, shattering the team's Super Bowl chances. On Monday, he said he's as good as new...
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Ratto Stories: What would Lynch really bring to Raiders?
Raiders fans want the Marshawn Lynch of the past who ran right over defenders. But, is that more of a dream than a reality?
Oaklander Marshawn Lynch will be a handy shield for Mark Davis
Marshawn Lynch has a finite amount of time to pull it off before Mark Davis reminds everyone that he owns the Oakland Renters.
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Report: Raiders nearing agreement with Marshawn Lynch
This is a requirement before acquiring the running back's rights from Seattle in a trade. A deal has not happened yet, but one is expected...
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NFL Mock Draft: Raiders bolster defense in first two rounds
The experts at Rotoworld are building up to the April 27 draft, putting together this seven-round projection of the Raiders picks...
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Former Patriots Pro Bowl LB: Marshawn to Raiders ‘changes everything’
Marshawn Lynch could be coming home to Oakland to hit the field for the Raiders. And one former Pro Bowl LB thinks that shakes up the NFL.
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Madden upset by Raiders decision to leave Oakland: 'That really bothers me'
John Madden is an Oakland Raiders legend. The former Super Bowl-winning coach opened up on the team moving to Vegas...
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Raiders TE Gabe Holmes signs exclusive rights tender
Gabe Holmes missed the 2016 season with an ankle injury, but he is healthy again and will join a deep, talented position group...
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Report: Raiders expected to trade for Lynch if new deal is reached
In order for Marshawn Lynch to play for the Silver and Black in 2017, he's going to need to accept a much lower price tag than $9 million...
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NFL still doesn't get Las Vegas, even with Raiders
The Raiders are headed to Las Vegas in the near future. Don't get confused though, the NFL still doesn't know what it's doing with Sin City.
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Does St. Louis' suit against NFL mean hope for the City of Oakland?
Legal action by the city of St. Louis could open the door for Oakland to be a nuisance for the Raiders -- and at this point, why shouldn't they?
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Raiders in need of secondary help, will most likely look to the draft
With significant funds invested in Sean Smith and David Amerson, the Raiders will, in all likelyhood, use the NFL draft to pick up their next slot cornerback...
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Raiders expect 'big step forward' from Karl Joseph in second NFL season
Karl Joseph is venturing into uncharted territory with the Raiders' 2017 offseason program set to begin...
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Raiders announce 2017 preseason schedule
The Raiders will play three of the four teams in the NFC West, and travel to Texas for a battle with the Cowboys...
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Raiders free agent quarterback agrees to terms with Eagles
Raiders free agent quarterback Matt McGloin agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Eagles, the team announced on Monday morning. McGloin signed with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent in May 2013...
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Bair: Several steps remain for Raiders to get Lynch
The Raiders could very well have running back Marshawn Lynch in 2017. But, there's still a few hurdles.
Marshawn's mom: 'Town is buzzing' over Lynch possibly joining Raiders
While Delisa Lynch didn’t spill any beans, she said there’s an excitement in Oakland about Marshawn potentially playing for her favorite team...
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Oakland Coliseum authority says Raiders owe back parking revenue
Through an audit, the Oakland Coliseum Authority has discovered that the Raiders owe the JPA parking revenue for previous seasons.
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Source: Marshawn Lynch visits Raiders facility
This could mark the first of several steps required for a possible union between Marshawn Lynch and his hometown team...
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Mark Davis not celebrating Raiders' move to Vegas 'like I would like to be'
Mark Davis made the final call to relocate the Raiders to Sin City. He wants fans to know that he is still stressing over the decision...
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Del Rio hopes NFL schedule makers give Raiders 'a fair shake'
The Raiders will travel to the Eastern time zone four times, with two more trips to the Central time zone. And there's one game in Mexico City...
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NFL became practical with past worries about Las Vegas
The NFL used to be terrified about Las Vegas and gambling. They clearly have changed their thinking.
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Oakland stadium authority director doesn't want Raiders in 2019
If the Raiders can’t reach an agreement to play at the Oakland Coliseum in 2019, they have other options in the Bay Area, though none are ideal...
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Raiders HC Jack Del Rio believes he could help Aldon Smith
Jack Del Rio believes it’s unfortunate the organization can’t support Aldon Smith during difficult times...
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McKenzie: Serious talks on Carr extension coming after NFL Draft
Both sides want to get a deal done, and general manager Reggie McKenzie said there has been good communication toward that end...
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Pete Carroll: Marshawn Lynch 'somewhat entertaining' a return to NFL
Pete Carroll suggests a comeback has entered Marshawn Lynch’s head, but that doesn’t mean he’s coming back for sure...
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Draymond expresses distaste for Raiders' move: 'I won't attend a game'
Following Tuesday's game in Houston, Draymond Green was asked about the Raiders' move to Las Vegas. He didn't hold back...
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McKenzie watches players during training camp
Relocation approval 'offers more clarity' when Raiders recruit future free agents
The uncertainty that surrounded the Raiders' future is no more. Now, potential free agents know what they are signing up for...
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NFL centralizes replay reviews, Del Rio wants more freedom in challenges
Stating 'safety concerns that are legitimate,' the NFL outlawed a special teams technique with the potential to result in a big play...
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Derek Carr to be ready for Raiders offseason activities: 'He's fired up'
The offseason program begins April 17 and ends June 15. Barring a setback, the Raiders won’t pull the reins on Derek Carr’s participation...
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Del Rio: Raiders 'diehards' should keep homefield advantage in Oakland
At Raiders home games in 2017, will there be a bunch of empty seats? Will there be protests outside the stadium? Or will the fans keep coming?
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Del Rio: No handbook for transition to Vegas, 'focus on the here and now'
While the rest of the world wants to talk Raiders and their move to Vegas, Jack Del Rio emphasizes a different tune...
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York: 49ers do not expect short-term benefits from Raiders' move to Vegas
Once the Silver and Black officially pack their bags for the desert, the 49ers will be the only NFL act in the Bay Area... again.
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Dolphins owner explains why he voted against Raiders' move to Vegas
The Raiders' relocation to Las Vegas was approved 31-1 on Monday, and the one dissenting vote explains his rationale later in the evening.
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Tom Flores 'melancholy' about Raiders move, but...
Former Raiders head coach Tom Flores reflects on the last time the Raiders moved and offers his thoughts on the relocation to Las Vegas.
Fallon Smith: Raiders players have mixed emotions on move
Raiders reporter Fallon Smith shares her personal thoughts on the Raiders leaving Oakland for Las Vegas.
Willie Brown: 'If anybody's to blame, it's city of Oakland'
Raiders legend Willie Brown shares his thoughts on news that the Raiders will be relocating to Las Vegas.
Kennedy: 'Don't know what Vegas provides' for Raiders
Former Raiders offensive lineman Lincoln Kennedy shares his thoughts on the team leaving Oakland for Las Vegas.
Plunkett: Only thing that scares me about Raiders in Vegas
Raiders legend Jim Plunkett offers his thoughts on the Raiders getting approval to move to Las Vegas.
Bair: Davis, Raiders got 'sweetheart deal' in Las Vegas
Insider Scott Bair provides initial reaction to the news that the Raiders have been approved to move to Las Vegas.
Papa on Raiders to Vegas: 'Al Davis would have wanted this'
Raiders radio broadcaster Greg Papa offers his thoughts on the Raiders relocating to Las Vegas.
Jones shares conversations with Carr on Raiders relocation
Former Raiders WR and San Jose native James Jones offers his thoughts on the Raiders relocating to Las Vegas.
Raiders to Vegas: So much disingenuous, silly or just plain idiotic rhetoric
Let’s do a random tour on everything that was said Monday, so that we can see that nobody cornered the market...
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Raiders could play in Oakland through 2019, 'if fans would like us to stay'
Despite announcing a move to Las Vegas, Mark Davis told reporters the goal is to 'bring a championship back to Oakland' up until the Raiders' departure...
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Davis explains why talks between Raiders, Oakland went south
During a press conference on Monday, Mark Davis pinpointed the moment he focused all his attention on moving to Sin City...
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Damian Lillard trolls Raiders owner Mark Davis
Oakland native Damian Lillard took to Twitter to let his feelings be known about the Silver and Black moving to Las Vegas...
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Schaaf proud Oakland did not capitulate to Raiders' unreasonable demand
On Monday afternoon, Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf issued a statement on the Raiders' decision to move to Las Vegas...
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A's statement on Raiders: 'We would be sorry to see them leave'
With the Raiders leaving to Las Vegas, their co-tenants at the Coliseum reaffirmed their commitment ​to stay in Oakland...
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Mark Davis: 'Greatness of the Raiders is in its future'
Raiders owner Mark Davis gives his initial comments after NFL owners voted to relocate the franchise to Las Vegas...
Derek Carr issues statement about Raiders relocating to Vegas
The Oakland Raiders are *moving to Las Vegas.* [1] Shortly after the news was announced on Monday, Raiders quarterback *Derek Carr posted the following message on Twitter:* [2] "As I sit here and see a...
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Raiders owner Mark Davis: Oakland will always be part of our DNA
Shortly after the Raiders were given approval to move to Las Vegas, Mark Davis took the podium in Phoenix...
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Raiders fans got remarkably little bang for their bucks, or for their hearts
Fans were badly served through most of Oakland Raiders 2.0, deserved better, and ended up with a bittersweet experience...
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The Oakland Raiders are moving to Las Vegas
On Monday morning, NFL owners cast their ballots at the league meetings in Phoenix. The Raiders are abandoning Oakland again...
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1-on-1 with Mayor Schaaf day before Raiders relocation vote
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf sends her final plea to the NFL with Senior Insider Ray Ratto.
If Raiders don't want Oakland, why does Schaaf want them?
Raiders owner Mark Davis wants the team to move to Las Vegas. So why does Mayor Schaaf want them to stay in Oakland?
Schaaf blasts Goodell for letter on Oakland's NFL future
Roger Goodell wrote a letter to Libby Schaaf on the issues with the Raiders in Oakland. The mayor did not take kind to it.