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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.
Schaaf: NFL would damage brand by moving Raiders to Vegas
Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf explains why the city has a much better plan for the Raiders and the NFL than Las Vegas.
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Raiders head to NFL owners meetings looking for Las Vegas approval
The wait appears to be over for Mark Davis and the Raiders, as the NFL is expected to approve their move to Las Vegas as soon as this week.
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Schaaf at rally: 'We call b-------' on Oakland proposal myth
While speaking to Raiders fans at a rally at the Coliseum, mayor Libby Schaaf makes a full-throated argument for the NFL to keep the team in Oakland.
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Peterson blasts report over salary demands, outlines main objectives
Hours after a reported suggested Adrian Peterson is still a free agent due to his contract demands, the All-Pro running back put out a statement...
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Ratto Stories: Raiders aren't yours, they're giant Starbucks
The Raiders aren't the fan's team or the city's and Oakland of all places should already know this.
Ratto identifies surprise owner in possible Raiders change
The presentation Oakland showed Friday wasn't a convincing one. Ray Ratto with his latest take on the Raiders.
Oakland, Lott Group pen letter to NFL in last-ditch effort to keep Raiders
NFL owners could vote on the Raiders potential move to Las Vegas next week, but Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf isn't giving up hope just yet...
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Reggie McKeznie
Why the Raiders 2013 draft class was disbanded
By all accounts, Reggie McKenzie is doing an impressive job turning the Raiders around. But the turnaround continues without one member from his first draft class...
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State of the Raiders, Oakland and Las Vegas relocation
Steve Moskowitz examines the legalities of the Raiders' relocation efforts and what it all means for Oakland.
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Raiders OC Todd Downing: New weapons will 'make me look good'
Todd Downing is jumping into a larger role with the Raiders and he's ready to unleash some new offseason acquisitions...
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NFL owners mull cutting regular-season OT to 10 minutes
NFL owners will mull over multiple proposals next week, including shortening the time of overtime, reducing it by five minutes.
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NFL COO expects vote on Raiders relocation next week
Video courtesy of Leaders Business, NFL COO Tod Leiweke joined The Sports Business summit in New York and shared a number of ideas regarding the Raiders potential relocation.
Latavius Murray taking a knee
Week after signing with Vikings, ex-Raiders RB Murray undergoes surgery
Just a week after signing with the Vikings, former Raiders running back Latavius Murray has undergone ankle surgery.
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Mychal Rivera playing against the Jaguars
Ex-Raiders tight end signs deal with Jaguars
After four seasons with the Raiders, tight end Mychal Rivera has signed a deal with the Jaguars.
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Raiders leaving Oakland because not enough interest in them staying
There has been remarkably little outrage in town over the proposed move, far less than San Diego or St. Louis...
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Report: Raiders relocation fee cheaper than tax levied on Rams, Chargers
The NFL will go easier on the Raiders should they gain approval to leave for Las Vegas, according to a national report...
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Agent: Raiders still in running to sign LB Zach Brown
Zach Brown’s camp remains in talks with the Raiders on a possible contract, but Oakland isn't the only team vying for the LB's services.
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Raiders WR Amari Cooper buys mother dream home, new car
The Raiders wide receiver took care of the person who took care of him growing up...
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Lynch's agent: Marshawn misses football, unsure if he'll return
According to Marshawn Lynch's agent, the running back and his representative haven't spoken about a return to the gridiron...
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Raiders relocation on agenda for NFL owners meetings, vote possible
It’s uncertain how a vote will go, though reports suggest the Raiders are in good shape to gain approval for a Las Vegas move.
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Report: Raiders host RB Joe Mixon on pre-draft visit
Running back Joe Mixon was caught punching a woman in a graphic, well-publicized video during his tenure at Oklahoma...
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New Raiders LB Jenkins learned how to be resilient during rough 2016
Several teams were interested, but Jelani Jenkins ended up signing a one-year deal with Oakland. He's looking to recover from a rough year...
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Manuel: OC Downing made signing with Raiders a 'no brainer'
While in Buffalo, Todd Downing and E.J. Manuel formed a solid bond. A couple years later in Oakland, they have a chance to foster it...
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Raiders ink free agent linebacker Jenkins
Last season, Jelani Jenkins appeared in nine games and made seven starts for the Dolphins...
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Raiders re-sign long snapper Jon Condo
Jon Condo will return to the Raiders for his 11th season in 2017 after serving as the team’s long snapper since 2007...
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Almost required that politics be part of the daily sports menu
Fewer and fewer sporting figures, from owners on down the organizational chart, are reluctant to air their politics in public.
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Raiders sign Bills free agent quarterback EJ Manuel
After four seasons at Florida State. E.J. Manuel was selected with the 16th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft...
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Report: LB Jelani Jenkins to visit Raiders this week
Jelani Jenkins, who just turned 25 years old, played in nine games last year with the Miami Dolphins due to knee issues...
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Marquette King and Marshawn Lynch
Raiders' King continues recruitment of Lynch, retrieves cleats for RB
Raiders punter Marquette King made another pitch to retired running back Marshawn Lynch on Sunday morning...
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Raiders special teams takes another hit, Holmes agrees on contract with Bills
The Raiders lose a speedy part of their punt coverage as Andre Holmes makes a move to the AFC East...
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Reports: Raiders strongly considering acquiring Marshawn Lynch
The Seahawks still have Marshawn Lynch’s rights, so reciprocal interest alone won't make this happen. But the wheels are in motion...
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Jared Cook hits it off with Derek Carr, will be 'another weapon' for Raiders
Jared Cook had a good visit with the Raiders on Thursday, and eventually signed a contract. Derek Carr played a big part in it...
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Report: Bills free agent quarterback likely to sign with Raiders
The 2013 first-round pick started 10 games a rookie, but started just seven games over the past three seasons...
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Jared Cook
Source: Raiders to sign Packers free agent TE Jared Cook
The Raiders are on the verge of adding Packers free agent tight end Jared Cook to their offensive arsenal.
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Derek Carr
Raiders QB Derek Carr commits random act of kindness
Derek Carr's legend off the field is growing after the Raiders quarterback committed yet another random act of kindness on Tuesday...
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Gabe Jackson
Raiders RG Gabe Jackson earns big performance-based bonus
Due to his strong play, Raiders right guard Gabe Jackson made some extra coin this season.
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Latavius Murray
After signing with Vikings, Latavius Murray thanks Raider Nation
After leaving the AFC West for the NFC North, Latavius Murray left a message for all his Raiders fans...
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Ex-Raiders RB Latavius Murray signs deal with Vikings
Latavius Murray is moving on as the former Raiders running back has signed a deal with the Minnesota Vikings.
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Report: LB Zach Brown to visit Raiders facility
With Malcolm Smith now a 49er and Perry Riley on the open market, the Raiders are bringing in a free agent inside linebacker...
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Patterson excited to help Raiders in multiple ways with his speed
Cordarrelle Patterson has been known mostly as a return specialist. With the Raiders, the burner is ready to help there and also as a receiver.
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Former Raiders quarterback pleads guilty to public nudity, drug charges
Former Raiders quarterback Todd Marinovich has been sentenced to 90 days in jail after pleading guilty to misdemeanor charges...
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Report: Free agent tight end expected to meet with Raiders
In three playoff games last year, the soon-to-be 29-year old racked up 18 catches for 229 receiving yards and two touchdowns...
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Latavius Murray running against Minnesota
Report: Raiders UFA Latavius Murray visiting NFC North team
As the free agent running back market sorts itself out, unrestricted free agent Latavius Murray is reportedly visiting the Vikings on Tuesday.
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Raiders sign ex-Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson
Derek Carr is getting another weapon as the Raiders have signed free agent wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson.
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Former Cal linebacker re-signs with Bills on two-year deal
The Bills rewarded journeyman Lorenzo Alexander for his breakout season, handing the former Cal Bears linebacker a new two-year deal...
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Carr: Raiders' lack of early free agent signings 'a really good thing'
While fans are stressing over the Raiders' lack of activity during the free agent period, Derek Carr explained why he isn't worried at all.
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Source: Raiders agree to terms on two-year contract with OL Newhouse
Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie is bringing in a familiar face to the offensive line, CSN California has learned...
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Report: Vikings receiver/returner Patterson to visit Raiders
Against the Raiders in 2015, Cordarrelle Patterson returned a kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown...
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Source: Menelik Watson agrees to three-year deal with Broncos
Right tackle Menelik Watson, a second-round selection in 2013, is headed for a division rival, a source told CSN California...
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Reports: Terrelle Pryor agrees to deal with Washington
Terrelle Pryor, who played quarterback for the Raiders from 2011 to 2013, made the transition to receiver. He was rewarded on Friday...
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Report: Raiders CB DJ Hayden agrees to terms with Detroit
This will mark a fresh start for D.J. Hayden -- the No. 12 overall pick in 2013 -- who was burdened at times by his draft slot...
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Source: Raiders tender three exclusive rights free agents
The Raiders offered contract tenders to three players on the first day of free agency, CSNCalifornia.com has learned...
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Las Vegas stadium lease agreement won't be ready by NFL owners' meeting
When NFL owners meet in late March, a lease agreement for a proposed Las Vegas stadium will still be in the works...
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Can Adrian Peterson on the Raiders become a reality?
Adrian Peterson would certainly want to join the Raiders. But, it's not that easy...
Bair breaks down Aldon Smith's latest run-in with the law
Aldon Smith was detained by the SFPD Thursday morning for public intoxication. What does it mean for his hopes of reinstatement?
Aldon the human is worth salvation; Aldon the football player is not
At this point, the only assumption that seems safe to make is that football is not the cure for what ails Aldon Smith...
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Raiders announce coaching staff changes, promotions
The Raiders, coming off their best season in 14 years, are looking to improve and that starts with some changes to the coaching staff...
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Aldon Smith: 'I'm a good person' ... 'Get out my face now'
Cameras caught up with Aldon Smith outside the San Francisco Police Department following an incident Thursday morning.
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Report: Aldon Smith detained after car accident in San Francisco
Aldon Smith was involved in a vehicle accident Thursday morning and was afterward detained by police...
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A look at Raiders options heading into free agency signing period
Free agency talk turns to action on Thursday afternoon. Insider Scott Bair details the likely candidates for the Raiders...
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Source: 49ers have engaged in contract talks with Raiders LB
After reaching deals with four offensive players, the 49ers have turned to the defensive side of the ball to shore up their linebackers...
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Source: Raiders give DL Denico Autry original round tender
The Raiders hope to keep the versatile defensive lineman around, but they’ve left themselves vulnerable to losing him on the open market.
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Ray & Mindi: Set to lose Raiders, what's next for Oakland?
With the Raiders and Warriors on the verge of leaving Oakland, Ray Ratto and Mindi Bach discuss who benefits from all the movement.
Ray & Mindi: With BofA in fold, Davis met NFL owner's needs
Ray Ratto and Mindi Bach offer analysis of news that the NFL stadium and finance committee is expected to recommend the Las Vegas stadium proposal to owners.
Barring something insanely unforeseen, the Raiders are moving to Vegas
There is simply no good reason for any owner to vote no, save a personal or financial animus toward Mark Davis...
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Raiders 2017 free agent tracker
Reggie McKenzie will likely be less active this year, though some important needs can still be filled with veteran imports...
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Raiders let Murray, 2017 free agent class hit open market
The Raiders allowed Latavius Murray to test the waters, though they haven’t eliminated a possible return...
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Raiders have less cap space, fewer needs heading into 2017 free agency
Reggie McKenzie and the Raiders made a bunch of splash signings in recent offseasons. That number could decrease this time around...
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Raiders 2017 offseason scorecard
With the Raiders set to contend in 2017, will they go out and add a few big names or retain their own free agents? Keep tabs here....
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Raiders mourn passing of Mickey Marvin, George Karras
The Raiders lost two members of their family on Monday as former offensive lineman Mickey Marvin and former executive George Karras passed away.
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Source: Bank of America commits to help finance Raiders' stadium in Vegas
The Raiders informed the NFL stadium and finance committees that Bank of America is ready to contribute to the Las Vegas stadium project...
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Ranking the Raiders' free agent needs by position
Calais Campbell would help improve the Raiders' interior pass rush. He's also a solid run defender and would fit well in the locker room...
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Report: Raiders interested in Patriots free agent tight end
As the 2017 league year gets set to begin, the Raiders are reportedly interested in free agent tight end Martellus Bennett.
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Big names highlight 2017 crop of NFL free agents
The scramble to fill NFL rosters with talent will soon begin -- here's who to look out for...
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McCaffrey won't have to convince Del Rio, Raiders he can excel in NFL
Some question Christian McCaffrey's ability to excel at the professional level, an issue that bothers the running back to no end...
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Del Rio calls out Goodell, wants changes to global games
From the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio praises the NFL's international games, but asks the commissioner for one key concession.
Raiders have roughly $43 million in salary cap space
Money left unused from the previous year can be added to this year’s cap number, and the Raiders elected to do that.
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Derek Carr's rehab on track, 'maybe even ahead of schedule'
Jack Del Rio did not confirm if Derek Carr would be  available to participate fully in the team’s offseason program. But...
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Del Rio: Adrian Peterson's interest in Raiders a positive sign
A few years back, the Raiders had trouble spending salary cap space soundly. Now players view Oakland as a place to thrive...
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Jack Del Rio bet on himself and won with new contract extension
Jack Del Rio was the NFL’s lowest paid coach after the 2016 season, until Mark Davis tore up his contract and gave him a better deal.
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Del Rio hopeful Raiders, 49ers renew preseason series
Jack Del Rio, speaking Thursday at the NFL Scouting Combine, told Bay Area reporters it just makes sense for the teams to meet annually...
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NFL salary cap for 2017 up more than $12 million from 2016 season
The NFL salary cap for the 2017 season has been set and it's a significant jump for all 32 teams...
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Report: Fortress group submits Oakland stadium plan to NFL
The Fortress Investment Group has reportedly submitted a plan for a stadium for the Raiders to the NFL.
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Carr on possible Raiders extension: 'I don't want to play anywhere else'
There have been recent rumblings about a possible monster extension for Derek Carr. On Tuesday, the Raiders QB made one thing clear...
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Is Adrian Peterson a good fit for the Raiders?
The answer is complicated because of several factors. The home team could certainly use Adrian Peterson’s talent, but...
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Raiders head to NFL Combine looking for defense, RBs, depth
This is known as a deep draft class for running backs. Christian McCaffrey is an intriguing prospect head coach Jack Del Rio knows well...
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Mayock: Plenty of draft options to help Raiders' interior pass rush
Respected NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock believes Caleb Brantley could help the Raiders inside, especially as a pass rusher...
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Donald Penn: Raiders players trust McKenzie will add right pieces
The Raiders need to plug some holes, and left tackle Donald Penn said there is no doubt talent is coming to Oakland this offseason...
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Raiders LT Donald Penn: QB Derek Carr 'almost 100 percent'
The Raiders' season took a turn for the worst when Derek Carr went down with a broken fibula. Donald Penn recently spoke to the QB...
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Del Rio’s anxiety level up with trio of Raiders going extreme in New Zealand
Three Raiders are taking in all New Zealand has to offer this offseason. Harrowing video elicited a response from head coach Jack Del Rio...
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Report: Former Raiders RB arrested for domestic violence
He signed with the Raiders in 2015 and appeared in three exhibition games, but did not make the team...
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Cal QB Davis Webb preparing for combine: ‘I’m gonna separate myself’
With his college career over, Cal's confident signal caller Davis Webb is doing everything he can to prepare himself for April's NFL Draft...
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Downing: Carr will have increased influence on Raiders game plan
The Raiders' new offensive coordinator will use his young signal-caller as a resource in the days leading up to kickoff.
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Downing will make subtle changes to Raiders offense, looking for greater efficiency
Todd Downing will lead an explosive Raiders offense in 2017. He will make tweaks, but don't expect an overhaul in Oakland...
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Hard to imagine Raiders using franchise tag in 2017
Teams can apply the franchise tag starting Wednesday. Don’t expect the Raiders to use it, or the less forceful transition tag...
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