Raiders' Hagan surprised to be inactive Monday


Raiders' Hagan surprised to be inactive Monday

Paul Gutierrez
CSNCalifornia.comALAMEDA -- Raiders fans think they were puzzled with receiver Derek Hagan being inactive for Monday night's season opener at Denver?Imagine being Hagan."I don't remember the last time I was inactive," Hagan said Wednesday. "But it's just one of those things. We needed other guys. I was fine with it. I was doing what I needed to do to help this team and try to help them win the game."I was paying attention and helping the receivers out while they were out there running around."Hagan was a preseason revelation as a possession receiver for the Raiders in the exhibition season, leading the team with 12 catches for 224 yards and a touchdown. And with coach Hue Jackson saying the best way to get on the field was through production, no wonder so many were left scratching their heads at Hagan's lot in Denver. RELATED: Raiders injury report: Boss plans on playing Sunday"Because I decided not to activate him," Jackson said after the game. "He was down for a couple days, and when it's all said and done, I'm going to put healthy guys out there. That's just the way it is. I get to make that choice and that decision and that's what I decided to do."Yes, Hagan had a calf injury but was "full-go" in practices Thursday, Friday and Saturday and he was listed as "probable" heading into the game.Now?"It's good," Hagan said. "There really was never nothing wrong with it. I was good to go last week for Monday. I practiced all last week, and the calf's good and ready to go for Sunday (at Buffalo).

Del Rio’s anxiety level up with trio of Raiders going extreme in New Zealand


Del Rio’s anxiety level up with trio of Raiders going extreme in New Zealand

Raiders Pro Bowl left guard Kelechi Osemele, running back Taiwan Jones and safety Brynden Trawick are currently enjoying their offseason in New Zealand. 

But a few videos they posted going white-water rafting and bungee jumping left head coach Jack Del Rio a bit anxious. 

"Anxiety level went up a bit thinking of my BIG pro bowl LG on the rapids!!" Del Rio tweeted Monday. "Can't leave out Brynden or Taiwan either ... have fun and be safe"

Osemele has posted a handful of photos and videos from the trip, including one of a raft capsizing with the caption: "It got real out there!!! Category 4 Rapids #NewZealand." Another showed the 6-foot-5, 333-pounder doing a backflip off a bungee platform with the caption: "Just did a backflip off the highest swing in the WORLD!!!!!!! Crazy!!! #LivingLife"

Report: Former Raiders RB arrested for domestic violence


Report: Former Raiders RB arrested for domestic violence

Trent Richardson is reportedly in some trouble.

Richardson was arrested on Thursday night for domestic violence, according to TMZ Sports.

The former running back was taken into custody on a third degree charge, the report states, with bail being set for $1,000.

The arrest was made in Hoover, Alabama.

The Browns selected Richardson with the third overall pick in the 2012 draft.

He was traded to the Colts in 2013 and played for Indianapolis in 2014.

He signed with the Raiders in 2015 and appeared in three exhibition games, but did not make the team.

The 26-year old was cut by the Ravens last August.