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  Raiders | Oakland finalizes deal with Kolton Miller    Fri May 18, 02:45 PM

The Oakland Raiders signed first-round OT Kolton Miller to a four-year contract with a fifth-year option Friday, May 18. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

Footballguys view: Many pundits thought this was an odd pick for the Raiders, as they aren't too far from having a top-rated offense of line just a few years ago. And they had more needs on the defensive side of the ball. But he's a solid player and should be a nice addition to this line.

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  Raiders | Marcell Ateman inks deal     Wed May 16, 04:01 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Marcell Ateman signed his four-year rookie deal Wednesday, May 16. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Ateman was a value pick for the Raiders in the seventh round. At 6'4" 216 pounds, Ateman's size really stands out. Turn on the tape and you see strong hands on a receiver who primarily ran '9' routes and deep outs. He's not a burner by any means, but his concentration and strong hands could make him a nice target near pay dirt. The rookie is buried on the depth chart behind guys like Amari Cooper, Jordy Nelson and Martavis Bryant. That will give him time to learn the pro game, so dynasty owners will have to be patient to see his potential pay off.

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  Raiders | Maurice Hurst signs contract    Wed May 16, 03:55 PM

Oakland Raiders DT Maurice Hurst signed his four-year rookie deal Wednesday, May 16. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Hurst has first-round tools but fell to the fifth round due to a heart condition that obviously scared teams off. He's got a dash of Warren Sapp to his game and could prove to be the steal of the draft for the Raiders. Hurst, measuring in at 6'1" 292 pounds, gets off the line of scrimmage quickly and can find the play in a hurry. He's one of the most disruptive defensive players in this draft class and should be a great presence for the Raiders inside on the defensive line.

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  Raiders | Johnny Townsend signs deal    Mon May 14, 03:54 PM

Oakland Raiders fifth-round draft choice P Johnny Townsend signed a four-year deal with the Raiders Monday, May 14. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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  Raiders | Oakland waives Colby Wadman    Fri May 11, 11:39 PM

The Oakland Raiders waived P Colby Wadman Friday, May 11.

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  Raiders | Josh Johnson let go    Thu May 10, 04:47 PM

Oakland Raiders QB Josh Johnson was released Thursday, May 10, according to a source.

Footballguys view: A fifth-round pick in 2008 (by Jon Gruden's Buccaneers), Johnson has bounced around the league and played for around 1/3 of the NFL. He couldn't make it with Gruden again and this may be it for his pro career. The Raiders move on with Derek Carr as the starter. Connor Cook and E.J. Manuel will compete for the backup job.

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  Raiders | Derrick Johnson terms    Thu May 10, 10:42 AM

Updating previous reports, Oakland Raiders LB Derrick Johnson's one-year, $1.5 million deal includes a $200,000 signing bonus and $500,000 guaranteed. The deal is worth a maximum of $2.25 million.

Footballguys view: It's a safe deal for both sides. If Johnson still has 'it' the Raiders get a pretty reasonably priced linebacker and if he doesn't, it wasn't a costly error.

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  Raiders | Donald Penn won't face domestic charges    Wed May 9, 06:37 PM

Oakland Raiders OT Donald Penn won't face domestic violence charges related to an alleged incident that involved police last month at his home, according to the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office. A spokesperson told USA TODAY Sports that prosecutors 'declined to file charges in the domestic violence incident based on insufficient evidence likely to result in a conviction.'

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  Raiders | More roster moves for Raiders    Mon May 7, 06:13 PM

Undrafted free-agents TE Paul Butler (California, Pa.) and FB Henry Poggi (Michigan) were signed by the Oakland Raiders Monday, May 7. Additionally, RB Elijah Hood, DE Joby Saint Fleur and FB Nick Sharga were waived.

Footballguys view: Hood is a player we were monitoring in super deep dynasty leagues. He's a power back in the classic sense, so perhaps he'll get a shot elsewhere.

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  Raiders | Oakland signs Chris Warren    Mon May 7, 04:50 PM

Undrafted free-agent RB Chris Warren III (Texas) was signed by the Oakland Raiders Monday, May 7.

Footballguys view: We'll watch Warren in super deep dynasty leagues. He's a big back, measuring in at 6'2" 247 pounds. Warren needs to work on his speed if he's going to stick at running back. The Longhorns moved him to H-back in 2017 and he was so unhappy about it that he turned pro instead.

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  Raiders | Darius Hillary cut    Mon May 7, 01:57 PM

Oakland Raiders CB Darius Hillary was waived Monday, May 7.

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  Raiders | Oakland inks P.J. Hall to rookie deal    Sun May 6, 03:35 PM

The Oakland Raiders signed second-round draft choice DT P.J. Hall to a four-year contract Sunday, May 6. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

Footballguys view: A compact player at 6'1" 310 pounds, Hall can make plays on the other side of the line of scrimmage with great regularity. At Sam Houston State, Hall finished his career with 86.5 tackles for loss and 42 sacks. The Raiders could start using him as a rotational player up front as Hall would be inconsistent with his effort on film.

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  Raiders | Gareon Conley close to getting full clearance    Sun May 6, 11:15 AM

Oakland Raiders CB Gareon Conley (shin) is close to receiving full clearance to participate in club workouts, according to head coach Jon Gruden.

Footballguys view: A good sign for the Raiders secondary here. Conley is running with teammates and has taken part in walkthroughs. A first-round pick in 2017, Conley only made it through two games as a rookie and played only 92 snaps. If he can stay healthy and produce as a starter that would be a huge boost for the Oakland defense.

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  Raiders | Azeem Victor signs rookie deal    Sat May 5, 09:26 PM

The Oakland Raiders signed sixth-round draft choice LB Azeem Victor to a four-year contract Saturday, May 5.

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  Raiders | Maurice Hurst not worried about health    Fri May 4, 07:46 PM

Oakland Raiders DT Maurice Hurst said he is not concerned about the heart condition he was diagnosed with during the NFL Scouting Combine.

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  Raiders | Kolton Miller working at LT    Fri May 4, 07:13 PM

Oakland Raiders OT Kolton Miller is lining up at left tackle during the team's rookie minicamp this weekend.

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  Raiders | Armonty Bryant cut    Fri May 4, 04:54 PM

Oakland Raiders DE Armonty Bryant was released Friday, May 4, with a non-football illness designation, according to a source.

Footballguys view: You never know what could possibly be going on with Bryant. He's been suspended three times since entering the league and had off field issues during his college days at East Central (Oklahoma).

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  Raiders | Cory James waived    Fri May 4, 04:43 PM

Oakland Raiders LB Cory James (knee) was waived Friday, May 4, with a failed physical designation.

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  Raiders | Oakland nixes Brian Cushing visit    Fri May 4, 03:45 PM

Updating a previous report, the Oakland Raiders canceled their meeting with free-agent LB Brian Cushing (Texans) - scheduled for Sunday, May 6 - after they agreed to terms with free-agent LB Derrick Johnson (Chiefs).

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  Raiders | Brian Cushing to meet with Oakland    Fri May 4, 02:58 PM

Free-agent LB Brian Cushing (Texans) is scheduled to visit with the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, May 6, according to a source.

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  Raiders | Derrick Johnson headed to Oakland    Fri May 4, 12:59 PM

Free-agent LB Derrick Johnson (Chiefs) agreed to terms on an undisclosed contract with the Oakland Raiders on Friday, May 4.

Footballguys view: The long-time Chiefs linebacker stays within the division with this move. Johnson may not be the same player he used to be, but at 35-years old last year he showed the ability to continue to make plays against the run.

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  Raiders | Derrick Johnson visiting Raiders    Thu May 3, 09:00 AM

Free-agent LB Derrick Johnson (Chiefs) is visiting the Oakland Raiders Thursday, May 3.

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  Raiders | Jon Gruden calling the shots    Wed May 2, 11:06 AM

Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden has quietly consolidated power to the point where he's the head coach, general manager, CEO and just about everything else, according to a source. No other coach in the NFL has this kind of power outside of New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.

Footballguys view: This is what happens when you sign a head coach to a $100 million contract. Gruden has control of the team, and GM Reggie McKenzie is either going to have to get used to it or move on.

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  Raiders | Vadal Alexander suspended    Tue May 1, 04:28 PM

Oakland Raiders OL Vadal Alexander has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2018 season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

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  Raiders | Marquel Lee on track to start?    Sun Apr 29, 08:36 PM

Oakland Raiders LB Marquel Lee will be the leading candidate for the starting middle linebacker job if the team does not re-sign free-agent LB NaVorro Bowman.

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  Raiders | Maurice Hurst could start as rookie    Sun Apr 29, 08:28 PM

Oakland Raiders DT Maurice Hurst could be one of the starting defensive tackles this upcoming season as long as he is healthy.

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  Raiders | Three UDFAs land in Oakland    Sun Apr 29, 01:41 PM

Undrafted free-agents PK Eddie Pineiro (Florida), FB Nick Sharga (Temple) and WR Saeed Blacknall (Penn State) reportedly agreed to terms with the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, April 29.

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  Raiders | Joey Clinkscales to leave organization?    Sun Apr 29, 10:29 AM

Oakland Raiders director of player personnel Joey Clinkscales is expected to leave the organization, according to multiple sources. There are rumors that the Cleveland Browns are interested in him.

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  Raiders | NaVorro Bowman could return    Sat Apr 28, 07:48 PM

Free-agent LB NaVorro Bowman (Raiders) is a player that the Oakland Raiders are open to re-signing, according to general manager Reggie McKenzie.

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  Raiders | Oakland acquires Ryan Switzer    Sat Apr 28, 05:51 PM

The Oakland Raiders acquired WR Ryan Switzer from the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday, April 28, in exchange for DE Jihad Ward.

Footballguys view: Switzer is the player dynasty owners (in super deep leagues) like. He's a quick, shifty slot receiver who has a bit of Danny Amendola to his game. The Raiders have a stacked group of WRs, adding Jordy Nelson in free agency and trading for both Switzer and Martavis Bryant during the 2018 NFL draft.

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  Raiders | Marcell Ateman goes to Oakland    Sat Apr 28, 05:44 PM

The Oakland Raiders selected Oklahoma State WR Marcell Ateman with the 228th overall pick (Round 7) in the 2018 NFL Draft.

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  Raiders | Oakland selects P.J. Hall    Fri Apr 27, 08:48 PM

The Oakland Raiders selected Sam Houston State DT P.J. Hall with the 57th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft Friday, April 27.

Footballguys view: A guy who is really tough against the run, despite not being as big as teams might want at the nose. His power and explosiveness help make up for the size issues, and he was terribly productive in college, but if he loses too much weight could see his production fall apart.

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  Raiders | Seth Roberts could be moved    Fri Apr 27, 05:21 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Seth Roberts is a player that the Raiders would like to trade at some point during the 2018 NFL Draft, according to sources.

Footballguys view: This isn't a fantastic class of wide receivers, but there won't be a big market for him. Perhaps they will get a late round pick.

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  Raiders | Rodney Hudson reworks deal    Fri Apr 27, 05:07 PM

Oakland Raiders C Rodney Hudson agreed to restructure his contract, which created $5.668 million in salary cap space for the Raiders, according to a source.

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  Raiders | Oakland has been eyeing Martavis Bryant    Thu Apr 26, 11:07 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Martavis Bryant can be a 'dynamic receiver' for quarterback Derek Carr, according to general manager Reggie McKenzie, and McKenzie said Oakland had been working on trading for Bryant for some time.

Footballguys view: The best ability is availability and Bryant just hasn't been for much of his career. If he's on the field he could be a nice pairing with Amani Cooper, but he cannot afford to make any mistakes off the field. And the Raiders can't afford for him to make them either.

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  Raiders | Oakland lands Martavis Bryant    Thu Apr 26, 10:17 PM

The Oakland Raiders acquired WR Martavis Bryant from the Pittsburgh Steelers in exchange for the 75th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

Footballguys view: A move two years in the making. This seems like a lot to pay for a guy who is one blunder away from a lifetime suspension, but the Raiders need to add to their core of wide receiver, and Bryant definitely has the ability to help Derek Carr out.

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  Raiders | Kolton Miller selected by Raiders    Thu Apr 26, 09:46 PM

The Oakland Raiders selected UCLA OT Kolton Miller with the 15th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft Thursday, April 26.

Footballguys view: A little early for a tall guy with stiff hips, but the Raiders are clearly shoring up the offensive line to try and keep Derek Carr healthy. He's very athletic, and his technique can improve though, so the raiders are looking at his upside.

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  Raiders | Daryl Worley contract update    Thu Apr 26, 06:17 PM

Updating a previous report, Oakland Raiders CB Daryl Worley signed a one-year deal with the Raiders worth $630,000.

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  Raiders | Darius Latham cut    Thu Apr 26, 04:31 PM

Oakland Raiders DT Darius Latham was waived Thursday, April 26, according to a source.

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  Raiders | Oakland signing Daryl Worley    Mon Apr 23, 03:35 PM

Free-agent CB Daryl Worley (Eagles) is signing an undisclosed deal with the Oakland Raiders Monday, April 23.

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  Raiders | Amari Cooper's option officially picked up    Mon Apr 23, 03:10 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper's fifth-year option was officially exercised Monday, April 23. His contract is now extended through 2019.

Footballguys view: Cooper had a down season in 2017, but many expect him to have a bounce-back year as the focal point of the Raiders offense. He needs to improve his concentration and his consistency as a pass catcher. Cooper has all the physical talent in the world but needs to provide his quarterback with a quality option no matter the situation.

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  Raiders | Oakland to pick up Amari Cooper's option    Sun Apr 22, 09:29 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper is expected to have his fifth-year option for 2019 picked up soon, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Cooper is coming off a down year in 2017, his first year with less than 1,000 yards receiving, but this move was expected. The option is guaranteed for injury only. This is certainly a make-or-break year for Cooper in 2018.

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  Raiders | Oakland in contact with Amari Cooper's agent    Fri Apr 20, 05:50 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Amari Cooper's agent has been in contact with the Raiders about Cooper's contract situation, according to general manager Reggie McKenzie.

Footballguys view: The team hopes to sign LBs Jadeveon Clowney and Benardrick McKinney to extensions prior to Week 1's game against the New England Patriots Sept. 9.

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  Raiders | Roquan Smith a target of Raiders    Wed Apr 18, 01:36 PM

Georgia LB Roquan Smith is 'the guy' the Oakland Raiders are targeting with their No. 10 pick in the NFL draft, according to ESPN's Todd McShay. 'I don't know that they would be willing to give away additional picks later to go up and get him. But he's the guy they want,' McShay said.

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  Raiders | Lamarr Houston visits Oakland    Wed Apr 18, 01:13 PM

Free-agent DE Lamarr Houston (Bears) worked out for the Oakland Raiders Wednesday, April 18, according to a source.

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  Raiders | Khalil Mack set for big payday?    Sun Apr 15, 10:00 PM

Oakland Raiders DL Khalil Mack's next deal 'could be in the ballpark of $120 million over six years,' according to Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area.

Footballguys view: In the final year of his rookie deal, Mack is set to make around $13.9 million. The new bar he should set will pass the contract that Von Miller got from the Broncos in 2016.

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  Raiders | Arden Key to visit Raiders    Wed Apr 11, 11:49 AM

Louisiana State LB Arden Key will work out for the Oakland Raiders Thursday, April 12.

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  Raiders | Three Raiders sign tenders    Mon Apr 9, 06:50 PM

Oakland Raiders LB James Cowser, S Erik Harris and OG Denver Kirkland signed their exclusive free-agent tenders Monday, April 9.


  Raiders | Khalil Mack not close to extension    Mon Apr 9, 01:50 PM

Oakland Raiders DE Khalil Mack has talked with the Raiders about a possible contract extension, but the two sides were not close to an agreement during the early discussions.

Footballguys view: It's interesting to note that Mack was not at the first day of the Raiders offseason program. He's in the final year of his rookie deal, and Mack is set to make around $13.8 million on the fifth-year option. Even though they're not close in extension talks, the two sides should continue to work towards a new deal.

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  Raiders | Khalil Mack not with team    Mon Apr 9, 12:05 PM

Oakland Raiders DE Khalil Mack is not present for the start of offseason workouts Monday, April 9, according to sources.

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