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  Raiders | Derek Carr to have extension by training camp?    Mon May 22, 02:57 PM

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr is confident that his agent and the Raiders will have a contract extension agreed upon before training camp begins.

Footballguys view: This one is easy...the Raiders need to sign Carr to a big-money deal ASAP. Getting him done before training camp prevents any sort of distractions in what could be a championship run for the Silver and Black.

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Derek Carr player page


  Raiders | Oakland expects big jump from Amari Cooper    Sat May 20, 01:05 PM

Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said the team expects WR Amari Cooper to make a big leap in his play in 2017. McKenzie said Cooper played well early in the 2016 season but struggled a bit at the end of the season.

Footballguys view: His catches and yardage went up each of his two years in the league. His numbers might have been even better last year had it not been for the injury to QB Derek Carr. Cooper is one of the best young receivers in the league, and fantasy owners should consider him a low-end WR1 with upside.

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Amari Cooper player page


  Raiders | Marshawn Lynch fitting in    Fri May 19, 11:32 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch is making progress on the field and has 'meshed very well' with the rest of the team, general manager Reggie McKenzie said Thursday, May 18.

Footballguys view: Lynch is no doubt going to be a leader in the Raiders locker room. This may be the best offensive line he's ever run behind, and the veteran -- even after a year off -- should be considered a potential RB1 for fantasy owners. Right now, you can add Lynch at RB17 (4.07) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Raiders | Derek Carr eyeing extension     Thu May 18, 10:30 PM

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr wants to work out a contract extension this offseason, and general manager Reggie McKenzie said he is confident that a deal will be agreed upon. 'We're going to do everything to make sure this contract gets done,' McKenzie said.

Footballguys view: This is the biggest no-brainer in the history of Earth. Sign Carr to a big money deal, do it as soon as you can, and smile while you write the check. Carr is one of the best young quarterbacks in the league, and he's made the Raiders into a Super Bowl contender. They should get this contract out of the way so it doesn't become a distraction.

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Derek Carr player page


  Raiders | Marshall Newhouse on track for RT job    Mon May 15, 07:44 PM

Oakland Raiders OT Marshall Newhouse is the leading candidate for the starting right tackle job, according to head coach Jack Del Rio.

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  Raiders | Elijah Hood turns heads    Fri May 12, 09:51 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Elijah Hood turned the heads of the offensive staff during rookie minicamp.

Footballguys view: Hood was the power back for the Tar Heels last year. He runs well behind his pads and has better than expected burst when he gets to and through the hole. The Raiders have Marshawn Lynch as the starter, but we have dynasty interest in Hood.

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  Raiders | Marshawn Lynch focused on football    Fri May 5, 11:50 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch is showing 'authentic passion' during workouts, according to head coach Jack Del Rio.

Footballguys view: That's the only type of passion Lynch has. He's not fake, and it fact he's one of the most authentic players in the league. That's one of the many reasons why his teammates love him. Lynch doesn't need the money, he just wants to play football for his hometown team. If they can play better defense in 2017, the Raiders could make a deep postseason run with Lynch toting the rock.

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Marshawn Lynch player page


  Raiders | Oakland announces four UDFA signings    Fri May 5, 03:19 PM

The Oakland Raiders agreed to terms with undrafted free-agents TE Pharaoh Brown (Oregon), WR Ishmael Zamora (Baylor), WR Keon Hatcher (Arkansas) and WR Isaac Whitney (USC) on Friday, May 5.

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  Raiders | Marshawn Lynch joins workouts    Thu May 4, 11:03 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch has joined the offseason training program and has taken part in individual position drills.

Footballguys view: We're so excited to have Lynch back in the league after he was out of football in 2016. Running behind one of the league's best offensive lines, Lynch has a ton of fantasy relevance. Fantasy owners are drafting him at RB30 (7.03) in 12-team PPR leagues...and that ADP should rise to at least RB2 levels by the time August rolls around.

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Marshawn Lynch player page


  Raiders | Gabe Jackson in line for extension    Wed May 3, 08:12 PM

Oakland Raiders OG Gabe Jackson will begin contract extension talks with the Raiders in the near future, according to general manager Reggie McKenzie.

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  Raiders | Derek Carr to start extension talks soon    Wed May 3, 08:06 PM

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr will begin contract extension talks with the Raiders in the near future, according to general manager Reggie McKenzie.

Footballguys view: Carr was a second-round pick, so there was no fifth-year option available to pick up. Entering the final year of his contract, Carr has proven that he's one of the best young quarterbacks in the league. This is the biggest no-brainer in the history of Earth...the Raiders will find a way to get Carr an extension that makes him one of the highest paid players at his position.

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Derek Carr player page


  Raiders | David Sharpe refutes claims about vision     Sun Apr 30, 09:03 PM

Oakland Raiders OT David Sharpe said reports from NFL scouts that he is almost blind in his right eye are false, and general manager Reggie McKenzie said Sharpe is not blind and has 'great peripheral vision.'

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  Raiders | Oakland adds Eddie Vanderdoes    Fri Apr 28, 10:51 PM

The Oakland Raiders selected DT Eddie Vanderdoes with the 88th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft Friday, April 28.

Footballguys view: He's athletic and powerful, but he has weight and health concerns. If he can be healthy, Vanderdoes could be an impact player in Oakland's defense.


  Raiders | Oakland selects Obi Melifonwu    Fri Apr 28, 09:04 PM

The Oakland Raiders selected Connecticut S Obi Melifonwu with the No. 56 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft Friday, April 28.


  Raiders | Oakland selects Gareon Conley     Thu Apr 27, 10:54 PM

The Oakland Raiders selected Ohio State CB Gareon Conley with the No. 24 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft Thursday, April 27.

Footballguys view: The rape allegations are no joke, and while he took a polygraph and passed we don't know what the end result will be. From a football standpoint, Conley is exceptional and this is a steal. We're leery of applauding too much because of the circumstance but if he is cleared, the Raiders improved their secondary quite a bit.


  Raiders | Marshawn Lynch contract update    Wed Apr 26, 07:02 PM

Updating previous reports, Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch signed a two-year deal worth a base salary of $9 million, according to a source. The deal could be worth as much as $16.5 million.

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Marshawn Lynch player page


  Raiders | Marshawn Lynch will be used on early downs    Wed Apr 26, 02:13 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch is expected to be on the field for first and second downs with the Raiders. RB DeAndre Washington, RB Jalen Richard and FB Jamize Olawale are expected to see time on third down.

Footballguys view: This is the same role Latavius Murray turned into solid RB2 numbers last year. Unless Lynch is horribly out of shape (which seems unlikely considering reports and the Raiders willingness to trade for and pay him), he can reproduce that level of production.

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Jamize Olawale player page
DeAndre Washington player page


  Raiders | Marshawn Lynch deal agreed to    Wed Apr 26, 08:29 AM

Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch has agreed to a one-year deal with the Oakland Raiders Wednesday, April 26, and the two teams have agreed to compensation, according to sources. The NFL draft compensation will be a swap of late-round picks in 2018. The deal and swap are contingent on Lynch passing a physical. The one-year deal has a $3 million base salary with a chance to earn $2 million more if he reaches 1,000 yards. The max value of the contract is $8.5 million.

Footballguys view: Lynch should level off at about the third or fourth round with this news. He can easily reproduce Latavius Murray's RB2 numbers from last year despite being away from the game for a year because of the quality of the Raiders offensive line and passing game. He'll have risk, but not appreciably more than other third and fourth round backs.

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Marshawn Lynch player page


  Raiders | Marshawn Lynch, Raiders still talking    Tue Apr 25, 11:34 AM

Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch and the Oakland Raiders are still talking about a revised contract, according to Seahawks general manager John Schneider. 'Nothing really new,'' Schneider said. 'They're still talking. The steps after that were to be that if they came to an agreement, (Raiders GM) Reggie (McKenzie) and I would discuss a form of compensation.'

Footballguys view: The deadline to get something done is likely Thursday or Friday during the 2017 NFL draft. If the Raiders can't work something out to add Lynch he may just stay retired in 2017.

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Marshawn Lynch player page


  Raiders | Oakland interested in Simon Mathiesen    Sat Apr 22, 09:46 AM

The Oakland Raiders contacted Northwest Missouri State PK Simon Mathiesen earlier this week.

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  Raiders | GM optimistic about Derek Carr extension    Fri Apr 21, 03:30 PM

Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie is optimistic about getting an extension for QB Derek Carr done before training camp, according to the San Francisco Chronicle's Vic Tafur.

Footballguys view: We share McKenzie's optimism in this matter. Carr is going to be locked down by the Raiders, and he's certainly proven to be one of the best young quarterbacks in the league. The Raiders are Super Bowl contenders if Carr is healthy come playoff time.

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Derek Carr player page


  Raiders | Marshawn Lynch has until draft day to sign    Fri Apr 21, 03:03 PM

Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie hinted he wants a deal done with free-agent RB Marshawn Lynch no later than the start of the 2017 NFL Draft, according to the San Francisco Chronicle's Vic Tafur.

Footballguys view: There is a deadline in this situation, and the Seahawks need to accept. Lynch is still under Seattle's books and needs to be traded away or released to make a move to Oakland. He wants to play for his hometown Raiders and they'd be an even better offense with a guy like Lynch toting the rock. We want to see this happen...not because we're fans of the Raiders, but because we want to see Lynch in the NFL again.

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  Raiders | Oakland adds Giorgio Tavecchio    Wed Apr 19, 05:29 PM

Free-agent PK Giorgio Tavecchio (Raiders) signed with the Oakland Raiders Wednesday, April 19. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


  Raiders | Derek Carr fully participating in OTAs    Tue Apr 18, 09:22 PM

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr's (leg) surgically-repaired right fibula is healed enough to the point that he's able to be a full participant in the team's offseason training program, which began Monday, April 17. 'I've been running, jumping, throwing, cutting, everything,' Carr said. 'So I'm ready to rock. I'm ready to do absolutely everything. I did everything my teammates did today. I'll do everything my teammates will do tomorrow.'

Footballguys view: Great news for the Raiders here. We're certain they won't push him as he continues to heal from his broken leg, but the plan is to have him at full strength for Week 1 of the regular season. With a healthy Carr, the Raiders are a Super Bowl contender in 2017.

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Derek Carr player page


  Raiders | Dan Williams released    Tue Apr 18, 05:00 PM

Oakland Raiders DT Dan Williams was released Tuesday, April 18.

Footballguys view: Williams is a big bodied run stuffer who should get some interest on the open market. He's only a rotational player, and his weight is always a concern, but Williams should have a few teams looking at him. The Raiders clear up $4.5 million in cap space with this move.

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  Raiders | Two Raiders ERFAs sign tender    Mon Apr 17, 08:25 PM

Oakland Raiders exclusive rights free-agent WR Seth Roberts and OG Denver Kirkland signed their tender offers Monday, April 17. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Raiders | Another tender signed Monday     Mon Apr 17, 05:57 PM

Oakland Raiders restricted free-agent DE Denico Autry signed his exclusive rights tender Monday, April 17.

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  Raiders | Derek Carr extension coming?    Mon Apr 17, 02:11 PM

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr may receive a contract extension this offseason.

Footballguys view: A second-round pick in 2014, Carr is in the final year of his rookie contract. With a cap hit of only $1.7 million, Carr is seriously underpaid at this moment. The Raiders will make it right with their young quarterback, and there's likely a deal to be had at some point over the summer.

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Derek Carr player page


  Raiders | Karl Joseph to make a leap    Fri Apr 14, 11:51 PM

Oakland Raiders SS Karl Joseph is going to take a 'big step forward' this season, according to head coach Jack Del Rio.

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  Raiders | No deal between Oakland, Marshawn Lynch yet    Fri Apr 14, 05:50 PM

Updating a previous report, retired RB Marshawn Lynch has not agreed to the parameters of a contract with the Oakland Raiders at this point but a deal is expected to happen.

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  Raiders | Marshawn Lynch-to-Oakland nearing completion    Fri Apr 14, 04:08 PM

Retired RB Marshawn Lynch (Seahawks) agreed to an undisclosed deal with the Oakland Raiders on Friday, April 14, after the Seattle Seahawks granted permission for him to visit the Raiders last week. Oakland must now work out a trade with Seattle before the deal can become official.

Footballguys view: The Raiders already have a high powered offense, but with Lynch they are complete. They'd have balance, toughness and power to dominate opponents. As a fantasy asset, Lynch obviously has RB1 potential with his new team.

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Marshawn Lynch player page


  Raiders | Marshawn Lynch to have incentives    Thu Apr 13, 09:22 PM

Retired Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch is working on a short-term, incentive-laden deal with the Oakland Raiders in advance of his return and expected trade.does.

Footballguys view: Lynch behind this line? Yes please. Hope you either scooped him off the waiver wire or can do so before anyone in your dynasty league does.

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Marshawn Lynch player page


  Raiders | Oakland retains Gabe Holmes     Thu Apr 13, 05:13 PM

Oakland Raiders restricted free-agent TE Gabe Holmes re-signed Thursday, April 13.


  Raiders | Marshawn Lynch expected to land in OAK    Thu Apr 13, 10:42 AM

Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch is expected to be traded to the Oakland Raiders, according to sources. The deal is contingent on a reworked contract first. Lynch had permission to talk to the Raiders, and his agents have permission to rework his deal.

Footballguys view: Anyone who decided to stash Lynch on their dynasty roster this offseason might have made a very sound choice. We still feel like Lynch has something left in the tank and the Oakland offensive line quietly had an excellent 2016. He could have a lot of value with the (insert city here) Raiders.

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Marshawn Lynch player page


  Raiders | Ego Ferguson works out for Oakland    Wed Apr 12, 07:28 PM

Free-agent DT Ego Ferguson (Packers) worked out for the Oakland Raiders Wednesday, April 12, according to a source.

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  Raiders | Kevin King visiting Raiders    Wed Apr 12, 11:14 AM

Washington CB Kevin King is visiting the Oakland Raiders Wednesday, April 12.

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  Raiders | Damore'ea Stringfellow visiting Raiders    Wed Apr 12, 11:10 AM

Mississippi WR Damore'ea Stringfellow is visiting the Oakland Raiders Wednesday, April 12.

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  Raiders | Demetrius Cherry cut    Mon Apr 10, 06:17 PM

Oakland Raiders DE Demetrius Cherry was waived Monday, April 10.

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  Raiders | Marshawn Lynch meeting with Oakland    Wed Apr 5, 02:23 PM

Retired RB Marshawn Lynch is meeting with the Oakland Raiders Wednesday, April 5, according to sources. The Seattle Seahawks own Lynch's rights and are fine with the visit.

Footballguys view: If/when Lynch comes out of retirement, it will be to play for Oakland. He grew up in the Bay Area and does a lot of work for the community. The Seahawks signed Eddie Lacy in free agency, so they'd likely let Lynch go if he comes out of retirement. The Raiders let Latavius Murray move on in free agency, and they could use Lynch as their primary ball carrier while Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington continue to work as change-of-pace backs.

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Marshawn Lynch player page


  Raiders | Adam Shaheen on Oakland's radar?    Sun Apr 2, 08:57 PM

Ashland TE Adam Shaheen was put through drills by members of the Oakland Raiders coaching staff during his pro day.

Footballguys view: The Raiders added Jared Cook earlier this year in free agency to be their top tight end. Shaheen could be added to develop into an eventual starter and major target at the pro level.

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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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Cordarrelle Patterson player page


  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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Derek Carr player page


  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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EJ Manuel player page


  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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