Seymour, McFadden return to practice


Seymour, McFadden return to practice

The Raiders practiced without coach Dennis Allen who was back in Texas for his father Grady's funeral on Monday, but a pair of injured players returned to the field.

Defensive tackle Richard Seymour, who last played on Nov. 4 due to nagging hamstring and knee issues, was back, as was running back Darren McFadden, who re-aggravated his right ankle sprain in Thursday night's 26-13 loss to Denver.

McFadden had missed the previous four games after suffering a high ankle sprain on Nov. 4.

The only Raiders player to not practice was strong safety Tyvon Branch, who is dealing with neck and ankle issues.

Offensive coordinator Greg Knapp ran practice in the absence of Allen, who is expected to return for practice on Wednesday as the Raiders (3-10) begin earnest preparations for the home finale on Sunday against Kansas City (2-11). The Raiders defeated the Chiefs, 26-16, on Oct. 28 at Arrowhead Stadium.

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.