RAIDERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Oakland Raiders draftee Vadal Alexander: 'I was meant to be here'

GM Reggie McKenzie surprised big LSU lineman was still available in seventh round
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
11 hours ago

Raiders give Mexico a taste of the NFL during draft days

MEXICO CITY (AP) The Oakland Raiders relocated south for the third day of the NFL draft Saturday. South of the border, that is. Amid sombrero- and lucha libre mask-clad fans, the Raiders announced their late-round picks from Azteca Stadium, where they'll face the Houston Texans on Nov. 21. The Raiders, one of the NFL's most popular teams in Mexico, gave their fan base in the nation...
Via Associated Press
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Twitter reaction to Raiders OL Vadal Alexander

The Raiders drafted their “Mr. Irrelevant”; the name given to the past player drafted. That guy is G Vadal Alexander. Raider Nation does not pull any punches on Twitter and they didn’t this time either. Here are some Twitter reactions to the final 2016 Raiders draftee:   Ayeeeeeeeeeeee https://t.co/nG08pqkbuG — Pepe (@PepeinVegas) April 30, 2016 Maybe a diamond in the...
Via cover32
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

New Raiders QB Connor Cook: 'I'm going to go into this league with a chip on my shoulder'

MSU's winningest quarterback and all-time leading passer Connor Cook can't help but feel a little slighted after falling all the way to the fourth round. Cook, selected by the Oakland Raiders on Saturday (100th overall), is the seventh quarterback to be picked in this year's draft, and that simple factoid is all he needs to motivate him to a great pro career. "Yeah, anytime you...
Via 60 Max Power O
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Web roundup: Oakland Raiders

NFL Draft 2016: Oakland Raiders Day 3 selections The NFL Draft is one of the best sporting events to watch of the entire year, but all good things must come to an end. On Saturday, the 2016 NFL Draft will be ... Raiders 2016 Draft Results – Friday The Oakland Raiders headed into Friday's rounds of the 2016 NFL Draft, rounds 2 and 3, riding high after taking West Virginia...
Via 60 Max Power O
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jihad Ward feels like deja vu for the Raiders fans

In the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft, the Oakland Raiders selected defensive end Jihad Ward out of Illinois and if you felt a little bit of deja vu, you weren’t the only one. The pick was reminiscent of when the Raiders selected Mario Edwards, Jr. in the second round of last year’s draft. Much like Edwards, Ward is a physical freak whose production numbers in college didn’t...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raiders pick Jihad Ward may need minor knee surgery

Oakland Raiders second-round draft pick Jihad Ward may need minor knee surgery. Ward, a defensive end from Illinois, was selected by the Raiders in the second round at pick No. 44 overall. A 6-foot-5, 297-pounder, Ward could need arthroscopic knee surgery. There are NFL teams who believe Raiders' 2nd-round pick, DE Jihad Ward, will need arthroscopic knee surgery that could sideline...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raiders select defensive end Jihad Ward with 2nd-round pick

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders selected Illinois defensive end Jihad Ward with the 44th overall pick in the NFL draft on Friday. Ward had 104 tackles with 4 1/2 sacks and 12 tackles for losses during two seasons with the Illini. The 6-foot-6, 295-pound Ward suffered a knee injury during the first week of practice in August and was expected to miss time recovering but...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mark Davis says he wants to move the Raiders to Las Vegas

The Oakland Raiders could someday be the Las Vegas Raiders if owner Mark Davis gets his way. Davis said Thursday that he wants to move the team to Las Vegas and pledged $500 million toward the building of a proposed $1.4 billion domed stadium, according to ESPN’s Paul Gutierrez. “We have made a commitment to Las Vegas and that’s where it stands,” Davis said during a meeting...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Roger Goodell pumps the breaks on Raiders to Vegas talk, reiterates support for Oakland

The Oakland Raiders' potential move to Las Vegas has been a hot topic this week, with a report that owner Mark Davis is willing to move the team if he can get a stadium built near the strip.However, there remains one big obstacle to any plans for relocation: league approval.The NFL blocked the Raiders from moving back to LA last year and has said it would like them to remain in Oakland...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders will announce draft selections from Mexico City

MEXICO CITY (AP) The Oakland Raiders will announce their third-day draft selections from Mexico City on Saturday. Oakland will play against the Houston Texans in Mexico City on Nov. 21. The draft announcements for the fourth through seventh rounds will be part of the Raiders' Mexico City fan fest, a kickoff for the team's activities leading up to this fall's game at Azteca stadium...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

JaMarcus Russell would ‘play for free’ for second chance in NFL

Former No. 1 overall pick and Oakland Raiders quarterback JaMarcus Russell really wants a second chance at having a NFL career. It’s unlikely, but he is desperate to have another shot at playing in the NFL. Russell joined the Raiders in 2007 out of LSU and never really got his career off the ground. He threw for only 4,083 yards and 18 touchdowns against 23 interceptions in three...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Oakland Raiders use their fourth round pick on Jaylon Smith?

The Oakland Raiders have eight draft picks in this year’s NFL draft.  Their top priority is to address the defensive line/edge rusher position which general manager should address with the 14th pick.  Many have speculated that if Ohio State’s Ezekiel Elliott is available at 14, then the Raiders would pounce on him and draft the explosive running back. Others argue that there...
Via EndZoneScore
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Davis continues to eye Vegas as potential home for Raiders

LAS VEGAS — Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis has made several trips to Las Vegas in the past few months, floating the idea of moving the silver and black to Sin City as he continues to search for a long-term stadium solution. From the very beginning, the trips have been reported as simply that: trips and exploration. Now, Davis could be ready to make a verbal commitment to the...
Via EndZoneScore
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Raiders seriously going to move to Las Vegas?

For a while now, NFL fans have been following the plight of Mark Davis and his desire to find a permanent home for his Oakland Raiders. That’s meant as a literal home in terms of a new stadium as well as a place for this franchise to actually put down some roots instead of moving every couple decades. Back in January, Davis met with officials in Las Vegas, Nevada to discuss the...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders to pursue relocation if Las Vegas stadium funding is approved

The Oakland Raiders want a new stadium and that could lead to the franchise relocating outside of California. One possible location for Raiders’ new stadium is Las Vegas and owner Mark Davis seems to be warming on the idea of calling the Sin City home. According to the Los Angeles Daily News, Davis is expected to make a commitment to Las Vegas later this week as funding for a...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Raiders will commit to Vegas once stadium is funded

Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis isn’t bluffing about his interest in taking his NFL franchise to Las Vegas. Already lined up for a second meeting Thursday with key people in Las Vegas in relationship to the proposed domed stadium, in concert with The Sands, Davis will reportedly commit to moving his club to Nevada if the funding is approved. “Raiders owner Mark Davis will...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Oakland Raiders are one step away from moving to Las Vegas

What seemed like some sort of weird marketing gimmick just a few months ago could actually be reality sooner than any of us envisioned: The Raiders could seriously be moving to Las Vegas, at least according to a report from the Los Angeles Daily News on Tuesday.According to the report, the city of Las Vegas will hold a meeting on Thursday to discuss the feasibility of building a...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders close to first ever season ticket sellout

The Oakland Raiders certainly seem to be on the upswing after finishing the 2015 season 7-9, their best since back-to-back .500 seasons in 2010 and 2011, and bringing in some big-name players this offseason. This has led to a resurgence in fan interest as the team seems to be pretty close to a season-ticket sellout for the first time ever. Raiders’ owner Mark Davis seems pretty...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Raiders move to Las Vegas is gaining steam

Las Vegas Raiders? It just rolls off the tongue, and it could be happening sooner than most realize. This is not a ruse, nor is it a joke: The Oakland Raiders could be moving to Las Vegas sometime in the near future. Vincent Bonsigore of the Los Angeles Daily News called this upcoming week “huge” for owner Mark Davis and the Raiders and said a move to Las Vegas is “getting...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Derek Carr: Raiders ‘want the same kind of jump’ in 2016

Quarterback Derek Carr and the Oakland Raiders improved by four wins to 7-9 in 2015, but with several big acquisitions arriving this offseason and Carr entering his third NFL season, expectations in Oakland are much higher for 2016. “What we did last year on the field was better, but we want the same kind of jump again this year,” Carr said, via CSN Bay Area. “We want to be...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders owner to speak to Las Vegas committee about relocation

Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis continues to take steps towards Las Vegas as a potential landing spot for his NFL franchise. According to Richard N. Valotta of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Davis is set to speak in front of a Nevada state committee on April 28 to discuss moving the Raiders to the popular tourist destination. “Davis will appear before the Southern Nevada Tourism...
Via Sportsnaut
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Raiders move to Las Vegas still in play

The idea of Las Vegas as a home for an NFL franchise has long been laughed at. However, with things stalling in the Bay Area and fellow league owners blocking a move back to Los Angeles, perhaps a home in the Nevada desert could be done after all. At least that is the thinking behind a report from Pro Football Talk, whose sources indicate that a deal to move the iconic franchise...
Via The Comeback
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders owner Mark Davis eyeing UNLV as possible stadium venue?

Add some more fuel to the fire that is the Raiders to Vegas rumors. In a pair of photos posted Friday to the Las Vegas Sands Twitter account on Friday, Raiders owner Mark Davis was shown touring Sam Boyd Stadium, the home of UNLV, with university president Len Jessup, adviser Don Snyder, athletic director Tina Kunzer-Murphy, and football coach Tony Sanchez. Mark Davis @RAIDERS...
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders trio vow to donate brain to science to honor QB Ken Stabler

Three former Oakland Raiders will donate their brains to science in honor of former teammate Ken Stabler, who died July 8, according to Inside Bay Area. George Atkinson, George Buehler, and Art Thoms have pledged their brains to Boston-based Concussion Legacy Foundation, which studies the causes of CTE. The former Raiders made the unusual decision to speak out together as a...
Via The Comeback
March 26, 2016  |  Discuss
MORE STORIES >>


Raiders News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Okay, who stole the Kansas City Royals player off that billboard?

Eight players to watch in Round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs

A Round-By-Round Look At the NFL Draft

10 biggest takeaways from the NBA playoffs thus far

QUIZ: Name every No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft since 1985

NHL postseason Round 2 quick hits: Sharks vs. Predators

NHL postseason Round 2 quick hits: Blues vs. Stars

NHL postseason Round 2 quick hits: Capitals vs. Penguins

10 bold predictions for the first round of the NFL Draft

NHL postseason Round 2 quick hits: Lightning vs. Islanders

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker