Well, it’s that time of year again you guys. As this is all pre-Combine, when we’ll undoubtedly have players both jump up and tumble down boards after the week in Indianapolis concludes, this is a very “rough draft” in a sense. In order to provide a better lay of the land and hedge bets, I’ve
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Raiders will ultimately move to Las Vegas and it’s only a question of “when” it will happen. In an appearance on ESPN’s Mike and Mike Show, Schefter said of a possible Raiders move to Las Vegas, “I think it’s not a question of if, it’s a question of when.” Such a strong
After a 12-4 season, the Raiders didn’t seem like a great candidate for staff turnover. If anything, many thought head coach Jack Del Rio might bring a new voice to his 26th-ranked defense, but Ken Norton Jr. isn’t going anywhere. Instead, the Raiders made a surprise move and parted ways with offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave – the mastermind of Oakland’s
According to a report out of Las Vegas, the Raiders have reached out to Denver defensive coordinator Wade Phillips about a role within the organization. I have learned that the #Raiders are in talks with former Broncos DC Wade Phillips for a role on the coaching staff. — Joe Arrigo (@joearrigo) January 10, 2017 The
With news today that the NFL will not reinstate Aldon Smith before the season’s end, many are wondering how his season-long absence will affect his contract with the Raiders. First, the two-year deal Smith signed in April did not include a signing bonus or guaranteed money. The deal also covered the Raiders in the case
With Sunday’s injury to Derek Carr, few are counting the Raiders as a legitimate contender in the AFC. With fourth-year quarterback Matt McGloin preparing to take the helm, the underdog Raiders are now led by the most underdog of quarterbacks. Listed generously at 6’1, McGloin is anything but an NFL prototype. He wasn’t initially offered
UPDATE: According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Derek Carr “will try” to be available if the Raiders somehow make the Super Bowl. #Raiders QB Derek Carr, who underwent fibula surgery at LA’s Kerlan-Jobe, is considered an extreme long-shot for the Super Bowl. He will try — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 28, 2016 Anyone familiar with
Mark Davis isn’t interested in building a football stadium in Oakland. He’s been clear in recent months that he’s committed to Las Vegas and until that opportunity is off the board, he doesn’t prefer to negotiate with another market – including the Raiders current market in Oakland. What led to Davis’ present-day disinterest in remaining in
Aldon Smith says he’s ready to play football again and believes he has met the requirements of his year-long banishment from the NFL. Nevertheless, it’s been over a month since he was deemed eligible for reinstatement and the public hasn’t been offered even a morsel of meaningful information as to the direction Smith’s situation is headed. That may have changed on Sunday night.
The hope was that he’d be back in uniform four weeks ago, but nearly a month after being eligible for reinstatement, Aldon Smith and the Raiders are still in the dark – waiting for answers. Smith, who recently met with commissioner Roger Goodell, is believed to have completed his plea to the NFL for reinstatement.