RAIDERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

NFL investigating possible Aldon Smith video

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The NFL is investigating whether a video linked to an account from suspended Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith shows him using illegal drugs. A video on a periscope account that has shown Smith in the past features an unidentified man off camera discussing a rolled cigarette with an unidentified woman. It's not clear what's in the cigarette and who the...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

3 Raiders to be sidelined by injuries at start of camp

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders will begin training camp with at least three players sidelined by injuries. The team announced Monday that rookie offensive Vadal Alexander has been placed on the non-football injury list and running back Roy Helu Jr. and undrafted rookie defensive end Greg Townsend Jr. are on the physically unable to perform list. The team did not disclose...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders LB Aldon Smith under league investigation

Recently, Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith has come under investigation by the NFL for a clip that was posted on the live video sharing site Periscope. As we know, Smith is currently serving a year-long ban for violating the NFL’s Policy for Substances of Abuse. In the video, we can hear the voices of a man and a woman (neither of whom are pictured) discussing a “fire-up...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Aldon Smith denies appearing in video with marijuana blunt

Aldon Smith has seemingly denied that he appeared in a video that showed someone smoking marijuana on a social media account that is known to belong to him. Smith, who signed a two-year deal with the Oakland Raiders in April, sent the following tweet on Monday after the video went viral Sunday. Good try, not me — Aldon Smith (@AldonSmith) July 25, 2016 Smith has been using...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: Can Clive Walford make a second-year leap?

The Oakland Raiders have been the team to watch this offseason. With big signings in free agency and quality draft picks, this team looks poised to make some noise come the 2016 season. Adding to these acquisitions, the Raiders also have multiple players entering their second year in the league and seem ready to make a significant leap in their on the field play. One of those players...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders DE Aldon Smith Posts Video Appearing To Show Himself Smoking Marijuana

Oakland Raiders defensive end Aldon Smith, who is currently serving a year-long suspension from the NFL due to violating the league’s substance abuse policy, may find himself in more trouble after a video surfaced tonight appearing to show the 26-year-old smoking marijuana. The video,entitled “Fire Up Session” and posted to Smith’s Periscope account on July 9, features a...
Via College Spun
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Aldon Smith posts video under a pseudonym of a blunt on Periscope

Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith is still currently serving a one-year suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on substance abuse, so he should probably be laying low right now. However, it seems that he’s doing quite the opposite. Smith has been posting videos on Periscope using an account named “ravenga,” under the name “Ricky.” As of Sunday morning, he had...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Bennett to Seahawks: Pay me or 'get rid of me'

Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett is still unhappy with his contract, and he’d like the team to do something about it one way or another. Bennett told Jordan Schultz of the Huffington Post that he’s tired of being underpaid and wants the Seahawks to pay up — and if they don’t think he’s worth that, let him go. “It is never-ending,” Bennett said. “Especially...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders cornerback blames 'playing video games all night' for failure with Redskins

Coming out of college, David Amerson was expected to be the next ballhawking cornerback in the NFL. He pulled down 13 interceptions in 2011 at NC State before seeing his production and coverage ability drop the following season. He continued to show several holes in his game during his three-year stint with the Washington Redskins, coming away with just two interceptions in 23 starts...
Via FOX Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders Capsule

OAKLAND RAIDERS (7-9) OPEN CAMP: July 29, Napa, California LAST YEAR: Raiders more than doubled win total in first year under coach Jack Del Rio, going from 3-13 to 7-9. QB Derek Carr took major step in second year as starter with help from some talent at receiver in Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree. DE Khalil Mack became star opposing offenses must deal with as edge rusher...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The people of Las Vegas desperately want to steal the Oakland Raiders

The city of Las Vegas is an affront to everything rational, a waste of precious resources in the name of activities that range from immoral to bacchanalian. On top of all that, the universe decided in its cosmic humor to plant an ice hockey rink just off the Las Vegas Strip, where temperatures regularly exceed 110 degrees.I am not a spiritual man, precisely because Las Vegas stands...
Via FOX Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Estimates on Raiders’ Vegas stadium jump to $2.1B

The Raiders dreams of a new, taxpayer-funded home in Las Vegas may be on the ropes. A report from ESPN suggests the cost of the Raiders’ relocation plans to Las Vegas have been ratcheted up by approximately 50 percent since they were initially figured. The move, which was once projected to cost $1.4 billion, is now estimated to cost $2.1 billion. The rise in cost is mostly due...
Via The Comeback
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the Oakland Raiders’ position groups

It’s always good to know your team’s strengths and weaknesses. For the Oakland Raiders, there has been a lot of change lately, so it’s time to reevaluate which position groups are going to be carrying the team and which are going to need to be the focus next offseason. In order from worst to best, here’s a ranking of the Raiders’ position groups heading into training camp...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Look Out World – Oakland Raiders’ Derek Carr is the Next Brett Favre

  The Oakland Raiders have a gem in starting quarterback Derek Carr. Due to Oakland’s recurring mediocrity of the past decade, it’s understandable that Carr’s accolades have flown somewhat under the radar – especially since he’s still so new to the franchise. But Carr has thrown for 7,257 yards and 53 touchdowns in two years. He’s gone for a 59.6 completion percentage...
Via The Sports Journal
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Brett Favre says Raiders QB Derek Carr is 'more polished' than he was

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr took his game to the next level in 2015, his second season in the league. He threw for 3,987 yards and 32 touchdowns, showing the ability to lead an NFL offense down the field with his arm. His sophomore season was lauded by many and even drew comparisons to Brett Favre. That's the connection his receiver Michael Crabtree made, calling him...
Via FOX Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Favre on Carr comparisons: ‘He’s a little bit more polished’

Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre took time out from watching the San Francisco Giants play Wednesday evening to discuss Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr. Outside of it being a bit odd to see Favre donning a hat of a San Francisco-based team, his comments regarding Carr might be the most-surprising part of the interview When asked to respond to comparisons some have made...
Via Sportsnaut
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Amari Cooper Froze Up At The Mic On Family Feud

Former Alabama star and current Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper will be appearing on a celebrity edition of “Family Feud” this Sunday. Alongside Steve Smith, Brandon Marshall and others, Cooper will be representing the “AFC Offense” against an “NFC Defense” squad that includes Arizona Cardinals DB Tyrann Mathieu, Philadelphia Eagles DB Malcolm Jenkins and Carolina...
Via College Spun
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Survey sent to Vegas residents on potential Raiders relocation

The city of Los Vegas is laying the groundwork for the possible relocation of an NFL team to the desert region. According to a report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal (h/t Pro Football Talk), an 83-question survey has been sent out to over 10,000 people in the local region attempting to acquire an understanding of where citizens stand on potential relocation of the Oakland Raiders...
Via Sportsnaut
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Las Vegas NFL stadium proposal may cost taxpayers $750 million

Days after Las Vegas was awarded the 31st NHL franchise, the focus has now shifted over to the NFL’s dance with Sin City, particularly its quest for a suitable pro football stadium. Billionaire Sheldon Adelson, the chief exec of Las Vegas Sands Corp., has come together with Majestic Realty Co. to design and propose a 65,000 seat domed stadium, which is now being reviewed. The...
Via The Comeback
June 25, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name the top 25 receivers in Oakland Raiders history

The Raiders have had a number of great receivers in their storied history. Name the top 25 pass catchers in team history, ranked by total receiving yards gained. Clue: Number of receiving yards, years active
June 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Oakland Raiders Head Coach Jack Del Rio Screams At Refs During Warriors-Cavs Game

Jack Del Rio got really into Monday night’s NBA Finals game.  The Oakland Raiders’ head coach was sitting courtside for the Game 5 contest between the Cavs and the Warriors.  Del Rio, 53, was caught yelling at someone (a referee, it appears) by ABC’s cameras.  Jack Del Rio was getting after the ref on that Klay Thompson jump ball call. pic.twitter.com/h6npMzdXlz — Scott...
Via College Spun
June 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Vegas strip club offers Raiders free lap dances for life

The Oakland Raiders are threatening to move their franchise to Las Vegas if they cannot get funding for a new stadium in California, and a Sin City strip club has offered to sweeten the pot if Mark Davis does decide to relocate. Some representatives for the Sapphire gentlemen’s club told TMZ over the weekend that all Raiders players would be entitled to free lap dances and VIP...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Derek Carr predicts Khalil Mack will have 30 sacks in 2016

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr wasn’t kidding when he said All-Pro teammate Khalil Mack will have 30 sacks in 2016. “I think he’s going to sack the quarterback 30 times,” Carr said, via NFL.com. “Watch the tape. He’s held every play. He’s like nobody else in the league. He’s talented.” The NFL record for sacks in a season belongs to Michael Strahan, who...
Via The Sports Daily
May 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Raiders move to Las Vegas is closer to reality than previously thought

Las Vegas is becoming the darling for many professional sports teams looking at expansion and relocation. The NHL’s dance with Las Vegas looks surely like it will end up with an expansion team awarded to the city come next year, and now the NFL looks to be closer to Vegas than ever before, with Raiders owner Mark Davis making public appearances at Vegas stadium meetings. An unnamed...
Via The Comeback
May 13, 2016  |  Discuss
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