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  Raiders | Cordarrelle Patterson to see offensive snaps    Wed Mar 29, 06:02 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Cordarrelle Patterson will have a role in the offense next season, according to head coach Jack Del Rio.

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  Raiders | Gabe Jackson could receive extension    Mon Mar 27, 11:30 PM

Oakland Raiders OG Gabe Jackson was talked about by general manager Reggie McKenzie concerning a potential contract extension. Jackson is entering a contract year and the 'team loves him.'

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  Raiders | Clive Walford was playing hurt in 2016    Mon Mar 27, 11:15 PM

Oakland Raiders TE Clive Walford 'wasn't the same player last year' and played hurt, according to general manager Reggie McKenzie when asked if the signing of TE Jared Cook indicates they were unhappy with Walford's play.

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  Raiders | Derek Carr will be ready for workouts    Mon Mar 27, 08:41 PM

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr (leg) will be able to fully participate in the offseason workouts, according to general manager Reggie McKenzie.

Footballguys view: He'll be able to fully participate, but the Raiders should still take it easy on him. The point is having him ready for training camp and more importantly the regular season. With a healthy Carr, the Raiders are set to make a playoff run in 2017.

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  Raiders | Oakland brought in Joe Mixon    Sun Mar 26, 10:32 PM

Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon visited the Oakland Raiders Monday, March 20, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Mixon has visited with the Broncos and the Bengals as well. He's got first-round talent, but a domestic violence incident caught on camera in 2014 has some teams downgrading him on their draft boards. Mixon was not allowed at the Scouting Combine earlier this year due to that incident, so teams who are interested will have to get a closer look with a private workout.

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  Raiders | EJ Manuel terms    Wed Mar 22, 09:14 AM

Updating a previous report, Oakland Raiders QB EJ Manuel landed a one-year, $800,000 contract with no guarantees.

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  Raiders | Jon Condo back in Oakland    Mon Mar 20, 05:26 PM

Oakland Raiders LS Jon Condo was re-signed to an undisclosed deal Monday, March 20.

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  Raiders | EJ Manuel signs with Raiders    Mon Mar 20, 05:08 PM

Free-agent QB EJ Manuel (Bills) signed an undisclosed deal with the Oakland Raiders Monday, March 20.

Footballguys view: It's official now. Manuel was a first-round pick of the Bills in 2013, but he didn't do much to impress. He'll be the Raiders third-string QB behind Derek Carr and Connor Cook.

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  Raiders | Jelani Jenkins signs with Oakland    Mon Mar 20, 04:31 PM

Free-agent LB Jelani Jenkins (Dolphins) signed an undisclosed deal with the Oakland Raiders Monday, March 20.

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  Raiders | Jelani Jenkins visiting Raiders    Mon Mar 20, 10:24 AM

Free-agent LB Jelani Jenkins (Dolphins) is visiting the Oakland Raiders Monday, March 20.

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  Raiders | Marshawn Lynch interested in Raiders    Mon Mar 20, 09:47 AM

Retired RB Marshawn Lynch has real interest in playing for the Oakland Raiders, according to a source. Lynch is still under contract with the Seattle Seahawks.

Footballguys view: We're likely to see some movement in the near future. The buzz has been building for quite some time that Lynch is going to come out of retirement and join the Raiders. Stay tuned here.

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  Raiders | Marshawn Lynch hinting at plans?    Sun Mar 19, 09:05 PM

Retired Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch retweeted a message Saturday, March 18, showing that one of his musical playlists contains a song titled 'Oakland Raiders.'

Footballguys view: Lynch has been wearing Raiders gear, and it seems like that's the spot he wants to play if/when he comes out of retirement.

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  Raiders | Oakland WR recruiting Adrian Peterson    Sat Mar 18, 10:26 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Cordarrelle Patterson has been trying to recruit free-agent RB Adrian Peterson via Twitter, telling Peterson to 'join the dark side.'

Footballguys view: Peterson is an option for the Raiders, but it depends on whether or not Marshawn Lynch comes out of retirement.

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  Raiders | Marshawn Lynch to Raiders?    Fri Mar 17, 08:35 AM

Former Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch could be potentially acquired by the Oakland Raiders either via trade or release, according to sources. Lynch retired last season.

Footballguys view: That would be interesting to say the least. The Raiders let Latavius Murray (Vikings) go in free agency, and they could use a feature back like Lynch. He's a living legend in Oakland, and that may be the one team he would come out of retirement for. Stay tuned.

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  Raiders | Jared Cook ready to contribute    Thu Mar 16, 10:52 PM

Oakland Raiders TE Jared Cook said his plan is to 'make plays and catch touchdowns' for his new team.

Footballguys view: The Raiders needed a weapon like Cook. They drafted Clive Walford to be that guy, but he has yet to develop into any sort of weapon. With the outside receivers Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree taking up so much attention, Cook could be the seam-ripper down the middle of the field. Cook has always had amazing potential, but he's rarely played up to that in his pro career.

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  Raiders | Michael Crabtree posting best stats in OAK    Thu Mar 16, 07:57 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Michael Crabtree has registered at least 900 receiving yards in back-to-back years for the first time in his career. In addition, he also finished with more than 80 receptions in consecutive seasons for the first time as well. It's also worth noting that since joining the Raiders, Crabtree has been targeted more in the 2015 and 2016 seasons than in any other year.

Footballguys view: Crabtree should be in line for another good year if Derek Carr is healthy. A combination of the solid quarterbacking of Carr and a real threat in Amari Cooper are creating the perfect storm for Crabtree to continue to put up solid production each year.

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  Raiders | EJ Manuel likely landing in Oakland    Thu Mar 16, 06:46 PM

Free-agent QB EJ Manuel (Bills) is 'likely' signing with the Oakland Raiders, according to league sources.

Footballguys view: Manuel will look great in black, holding backup Connor Cook's clipboard.

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  Raiders | Jared Cook contract details    Thu Mar 16, 05:57 PM

Updating a previous report, Oakland Raiders TE Jared Cook's contract is two years in length and worth $12.2 million, according to a source. The first year of the deal is fully guaranteed.

Footballguys view: So if he underperforms, Cook will move on again. It's a reasonable one-year deal masquerading as two year deal.

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  Raiders | Jared Cook to sign with Oakland    Thu Mar 16, 05:31 PM

Free-agent TE Jared Cook (Packers) will sign an undisclosed deal with the Oakland Raiders, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Cook's tour of mediocrity continues. Cook once again showed flashes last season, but was far from consistent. He should do so again with Derek Carr throwing him the ball, which means he will be unreliable for fantasy purposes, as per usual.

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  Raiders | Zach Brown visiting Oakland    Wed Mar 15, 11:38 AM

Free-agent LB Zach Brown (Bills) is visiting the Oakland Raiders Wednesday, March 15, according to a source.

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  Raiders | Jared Cook will visit Oakland    Tue Mar 14, 06:58 PM

Free-agent TE Jared Cook (Packers) is expected to meet with the Oakland Raiders if he does not sign with the Minnesota Vikings.

Footballguys view: The Raiders could use a quality tight end after Clive Walford hasn't yet developed as a pro. Cook is big, fast and physical when healthy and motivated. The Raiders didn't get Martellus Bennett (Packers), but they could get the guy he replaced with Cook.

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  Raiders | Cordarrelle Patterson will sign with Raiders    Mon Mar 13, 11:41 PM

Updating a previous report, free-agent WR Cordarrelle Patterson (Vikings) will sign with the Oakland Raiders, according to a league source.

Footballguys view: Patterson needed a change of scenery. He's big, fast and physical but he's never consistently produced as a wide receiver. We'll see how he fits in as a 3rd option in the passing game behind Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree.

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  Raiders | No deal from OAK for Cordarrelle Patterson    Mon Mar 13, 11:21 PM

Free-agent WR Cordarrelle Patterson (Vikings) left his visit with the Oakland Raiders without a contract Monday, March 13.

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  Raiders | Marshall Newhouse financials    Mon Mar 13, 03:22 AM

Oakland Raiders OT Marshall Newhouse's contract is worth $3.5 million over two years, and he can earn up to $1 million in performance incentives.

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  Raiders | Oakland signs Marshall Newhouse    Fri Mar 10, 11:47 PM

Free-agent OT Marshall Newhouse (Giants) has agreed to a two-year deal with the Oakland Raiders Friday, March 10, according to a source.

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  Raiders | Oakland to talk with Cordarrelle Patterson    Fri Mar 10, 04:21 PM

Free-agent WR Cordarrelle Patterson (Vikings) is scheduled to meet with the Oakland Raiders, according to a source.

Footballguys view: The Raiders would be an interesting landing spot for Patterson. He's fast and strong but has never put it together as a wide receiver. We'll see if a change of scenery helps him play up to his potential.

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  Raiders | Oakland to be quiet in free agency    Thu Mar 9, 09:16 PM

Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said building through the NFL Draft is the plan, and the team is content to play the market and try to find bargains when it comes to free agency.

Footballguys view: This is the smart way to build a team. Yes, you can add big time free agents and be successful, but ultimately you need to build from within, via the draft. They have the key pieces in place already, so they can choose their shot carefully.

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  Raiders | Oakland trying to re-sign two players    Wed Mar 8, 06:01 PM

The Oakland Raiders are trying to re-sign impending free-agent OT Menelik Watson and impending free-agent LB Perry Riley before the start of free agency.

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  Raiders | Denico Autry sees low tender    Wed Mar 8, 08:07 AM

Oakland Raiders restricted free-agent DE Denico Autry received the low tender from the team, and he could draw interest from other teams.

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  Raiders | Andre Holmes to receive interest from teams    Mon Mar 6, 07:37 PM

Oakland Raiders impending free-agent WR Andre Holmes is expected to receive interest from the Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, Washington Redskins, Detroit Lions, New York Jets and Chicago Bears during free agency, according to sources.

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  Raiders | Oakland reveals new stadium plan    Mon Mar 6, 05:56 PM

Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis and the Raiders presented a new financing plan for a potential Las Vegas stadium Monday, March 6, according to a source. The stadium would be sponsored by Bank of America.

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  Raiders | Oakland eyeing Martellus Bennett    Sun Mar 5, 09:43 PM

New England Patriots impending free-agent TE Martellus Bennett is on the radar of the Oakland Raiders.

Footballguys view: The Raiders need a TE to go in their high-powered passing attack. They hoped Clive Walford would develop into that guy when they drafted him a couple of years ago but that hasn't happened yet. Bennett is looking for a big payday, and the Raiders have the cap space to make him happy.

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  Raiders | Adrian Peterson on Raiders' radar    Fri Mar 3, 11:28 AM

Free-agent RB Adrian Peterson (Vikings) has interest in the Oakland Raiders.

Footballguys view: The Raiders are moving on from Latavius Murray, and adding Peterson would make sense. They already have DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard to be change-of-pace backs. The Raiders have a good offensive line, and they could blast open holes for Peterson on first and second downs. A high-powered Raiders offense would be even better with Peterson toting the rock.

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  Raiders | DeAndre Washington showed explosiveness    Sun Feb 26, 10:18 PM

Oakland Raiders RB DeAndre Washington averaged 5.4 yards per carry in 2016 and was tied for sixth in the NFL with seven runs of 20-plus yards on 87 carries.

Footballguys view: Washington may not be a full-time back, but he's a big play just waiting to happen. The Raiders are likely to let Latavius Murray move on in free agency, so they'll find another back (likely in the draft) to go along with Washington and Jalen Richard in 2017.

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  Raiders | Latavius Murray expected to leave Oakland    Sun Feb 26, 02:43 PM

Impending free-agent RB Latavius Murray is unlikely to return to the Oakland Raiders when he officially hits the open market next month.

Footballguys view: The Raiders should add a big back in the 2017 NFL draft. They already have Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington to work as receiving backs or change-of-pace backs. They'll have to find a lead ball-carrier, and one who is likely larger than Richard and Washington.

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  Raiders | Latavius Murray could still return to OAK    Sun Feb 26, 11:48 AM

Although the Oakland Raiders are expected to let RB Latavius Murray reach free agency, the door will remain open for a possible return to the organization after he tests the market, according to a source.

Footballguys view: It's a strong RB class in the 2017 NFL draft, so perhaps the Raiders would want to keep Murray around. His all-purpose skill set is going to generate quite a bit of interest. He may be out of the Raiders price range quickly.

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  Raiders | Derek Carr close to full health    Wed Feb 22, 02:19 PM

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr (leg) said he is close to fully recovered from the fractured fibula he suffered during the regular season, according to OT Donald Penn.

Footballguys view: That's good news for the Raiders, but we still expect Carr to be limited when OTAs open up later this year. He'll have more pre-snap freedom this year under new OC Todd Downing, and that makes Carr's fantasy value even more mouth watering.

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  Raiders | Competition for Latavius Murray?    Sun Feb 19, 09:07 PM

Oakland Raiders impending free-agent RB Latavius Murray will have interest from multiple teams, according to ESPN's Adam Caplan, and Caplan believes the market for Murray could make it difficult for Oakland to re-sign him.

Footballguys view: Speculation around the league says the Raiders are ready to move on anyway. Murray is a big-bodied three-down running back with the speed to rip off field-flipping plays. He'll have more than a few suitors, and his price tag may be larger than some have anticipated.

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  Raiders | Michael Crabtree more productive on the road    Sun Feb 19, 04:08 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Michael Crabtree recorded 609 yards and five touchdowns on the road this past season. He recorded 394 yards and three touchdowns at home.

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  Raiders | Subtle changes coming for Oakland offense    Thu Feb 16, 01:55 PM

Oakland Raiders offensive coordinator Todd Downing said he will not make changes just for the sake of making them after replacing Bill Musgrave. 'Oh, it will be very subtle,' Downing said in a conference call with reporters Wednesday, Feb. 15. 'We're going to keep the same system terminology. There's no reason to change any of that stuff. All we're doing right now is finding the ways that we can all individually do our jobs better, prepare our positions better, and how we can just quarter-turn a couple things to make the offense as efficient as possible.'

Footballguys view: Don't fix what isn't broken. This was a very successful offense last season before Derek Carr went down, so it makes all the sense in the world for Downing to avoid rocking the boat.

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  Raiders | Derek Carr will have say in game planning    Thu Feb 16, 01:46 PM

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr will have a voice in the game planning, according to new offensive coordinator Todd Downing, who was promoted from quarterbacks coach after former offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave's contract expired. 'There's been a lot made about his command at the line of scrimmage. There's certainly going to be opportunities for Derek to do that,' Downing said. '... Where I see him needing a little bit more command is just being able to share his thoughts of game plans. Being a student of the game, as he already is, but vocalize what he likes and doesn't like. I think my relationship with him is something that's going to give him the opportunity to voice his opinions. I look forward to him really taking charge of expressing his thoughts on the offense.'

Footballguys view: At this point in his development, we're not surprised. He knows as well as anyone what he can and can't do, and the team might as well take advantage of that. On top of it, this is encouraging because it is the sort of thing we hear about the better quarterbacks in the NFL. Carr may not be among the best yet, but we think this is another sign he is on his way.

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  Raiders | Aldon Smith in domestic violence incident    Tue Feb 14, 12:15 AM

Oakland Raiders LB Aldon Smith is currently being investigated by San Francisco police regarding a domestic violence incident. An incident report was filed on Saturday, Feb. 11, and both Smith and the woman who filed the complaint are cooperating with the investigation. No arrests have been made or charges filed.

Footballguys view: Smith has yet to be reinstated by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, even though he's been cleared to do so since late last year. This incident is still under investigation, and Smith is cooperating with authorities. Even if nothing comes from this, it's not a good sign for Smith.

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  Raiders | Lee Smith will be ready for workouts    Mon Feb 13, 08:20 PM

Oakland Raiders TE Lee Smith (ankle) will be ready for the offseason workouts after missing most of the season because of a broken ankle.

Footballguys view: Smith is a big-bodied blocker, but he offers little as a receiver. The Raiders have a high-powered offense, but they've been putting up points without a consistent presence at tight end. In this fantastic tight end class, we should see them select one in the 2017 NFL draft.

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  Raiders | Latavius Murray may not return    Mon Feb 13, 04:35 PM

Oakland Raiders impending free-agent RB Latavius Murray is not expected to be re-signed, according to Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle.

Footballguys view: The Raiders have two change-of-pace backs on the roster in DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard, so we're expecting them to pick up a power back in the 2017 NFL draft. Murray has a good all-around skill set, and there should be a few teams interested in his services.

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  Raiders | Oakland willing to wait on Aldon Smith    Fri Feb 10, 10:25 PM

Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said he won't count on LB Aldon Smith being reinstated, but the team will 'welcome' him back if it happens.

Footballguys view: Smith was cleared to return late last season, but NFL commissioner Roger Goodell never made the decision to activate Smith. Lord only knows when Goodell will get around to reinstating the oft-troubled pass-rusher.

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  Raiders | Jack Del Rio receives new deal    Fri Feb 10, 07:36 PM

Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio signed a new four-year contract Friday, Feb. 10. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Coming off a 12-win season, Del Rio deserves a new deal. The Raiders are finally going in the right direction, but their defense needs improvement. Del Rio has plenty of time as his new deal goes through 2020.

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  Raiders | Aldon Smith could be reinstated in March    Sun Feb 5, 03:04 PM

Oakland Raiders LB Aldon Smith is expected to be reinstated from his substance abuse-induced suspension in March 'barring a slip-up', according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Smith met with commissioner Roger Goodell in December, but his reinstatement was deferred for three months.

Footballguys view: Smith is still under contract with the Raiders and could be the "2" in a lethal one-two pass rush combination with Khalil Mack. The Raiders had a disappointing end to 2016 when Derek Carr went down, but they are poised to do bigger and better things in 2017 with some breaks like Smith's uneventful return to play.

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  Raiders | Khalil Mack named DPOY    Sat Feb 4, 08:43 PM

Oakland Raiders DE Khalil Mack was named the Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year Saturday, Feb. 4.

Footballguys view: Mack took over games at times and anchored a Raiders defense that was part of a massive multi-year turnaround. He's due to become one of the highest paid players in the game by 2019 at the latest, which would be the year after the fifth-year option on his rookie deal.

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  Raiders | Latavius Murray saw touches drop in 2016    Mon Jan 30, 06:33 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray recorded less carries and receptions in 2016 than he did in 2015. Murray had 195 carries and 33 receptions this season while recording 266 carries and 41 receptions in 2015.

Footballguys view: The Raiders didn't seem totally sold on Murray coming into 2016, and two rookie backs took more playing time away from him as a result. They could bring Murray back in free agency, but he is unlikely to see his role increase.

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  Raiders | Khalil Mack also a priority     Tue Jan 24, 05:20 PM

Oakland Raiders DE Khalil Mack could be in negotiations for a contract extension in the near future, according to general manager Reggie McKenzie.

Footballguys view: Mack's contract is likely to push into or past the type of money Von Miller got from the Broncos. A first-round pick in 2014, the Raiders have an option in 2018 so they basically control his rights for two years. With 30 sacks in three years, the Raiders might want to get something done ASAP before his price continues to climb.

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