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Raiders: 10 unrestricted free agents

NFL unrestricted free agents An unrestricted free agent (a player who has completed four or more accrued seasons) may sign with any team without any compensation owed to his old team through the first scheduled day of training camp in late July.  At that point, if his old team makes a tender offer by June 1st (110% of last year's salary), his rights will revert back...
Via 60 Max Power O
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: One Must Have Free Agent

Ndamukong Suh has made his lasting impression for his on field play and degrading gestures towards opposing teams. While arguably the best available FA this year, Suh is going to require a hefty price tag and one team that has the money to pay his roughly 100 million dollar contract is the Raiders. Past history proves that the Raiders have no problem bringing in players with an attitude...
Via Pro Football Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New TE coach Bobby Johnson faces challenge of developing the position after years of inconsistency

New Oakland Raiders TE coach Bobby Johnson has been put in charge of the team's dormant tight end position, whose production over the years have been less than what the team expects. The Raiders top pass catching tight end is Mychal Rivera. He has 96 receptions and eight touchdowns over two seasons and developed into rookie quarterback Derek Carr's top target at the position...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Justin Tuck: Suh seems ‘Raider-ish’

It would be extremely ‘Raider-ish’ for Oakland to give Suh the type of contract he’s seeking,  but we’ll have to wait and see if the star defensive tackle even has interest in the Raiders. Suh wants to be a rock star — Oakland isn’t Hollywood. Raiders pass rusher Justin Tuck has interest in Suh. Tuck said Thursday from Radio Row at Super Bowl XLIX that he believes Suh...
Via Thacover2
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raiders: Why Todd Grantham is NOT a sign Mark Davis is being cheap

When the Oakland Raiders were rejected by Louisville defensive coordinator Todd Grantham, Twitter basically erupted in complaints about Mark Davis. People went off on the fact that he only offered Grantham a two year deal when he had four years left on his Louisville contract. Innumerable people brought up Mark Davis’ quote from the Jack Del Rio press conference where he said that...
Via cover32 - Raiders
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders not expected to bring back Darren McFadden, Maurice Jones-Drew

According to Larry Hartstein of CBS Sports, the Raiders aren't expected to re-sign soon to be free agent running back Darren McFadden and Maurice Jones-Drew. The team has high expectations for third year running back Latavius Murray in 2015 and the club would like to find a complimentary back behind him. Hartstein writes: 'Oakland also is expected to part ways with 29-year...
Via 60 Max Power O
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Jack Del Rio the biggest stumbling block to landing a defensive coordinator?

The Oakland Raiders still do not have a defensive coordinator after Todd Grantham, the defensive coordinator at Louisville, turned them down on Wednesday. In the case of Grantham, there were likely a lot of issues at play. First, he has four years left on his deal, each of which are worth around $1 million in guaranteed money. The Raiders offered him a two year deal, which is pretty...
Via cover32 - Raiders
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Oakland Raiders Have Offered Todd Grantham A 2-Year Deal To Be Their DC

Photo: Pete CautilliNews broke earlier this week that Louisville defensive coordinator Todd Grantham was being courted for the same position with the Oakland Raiders. Less than 48-hours after interviewing with the franchise, Grantam has offically been offered the position, according to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. #Louisville DC Todd Grantham was offered a 2-year deal by the...
Via The Cardinal Connect
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Todd Grantham Still Working The Recruiting Trail For Louisville

Photo: Pete CautilliNews broke on Monday morning that Louisville’s Todd Grantham was being pursued by the Oakland Raiders regarding their vacant defensive coordinator position. Grantham is reportedly the favorite and was in Oakland earlier this week. Since Monday, there hasn’t been much of an update regarding how the interview went. Oakland is still looking into other candidates...
Via The Cardinal Connect
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking at starters from 2014 that the Raiders need to try and upgrade

The Oakland Raiders have a number of starters who will not be returning in 2015 and who will need to be replaced. Both starting corners, for example, will be free agents who are unlikely to be brought back. But there are also guys who were starters in 2014 who are expected to come back and who likely expect that they will be starters once again. Some of those guys deserve their starting...
Via cover32 - Raiders
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders hire 4 more assistant coaches

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Raiders have hired four more assistant coaches for new coach Jack Del Rio's staff. The team announced the hiring of tight ends coach Bobby Johnson, wide receivers coach Rob Moore, running backs coach Bernie Parmalee and assistant special teams coach Tracy Smith on Tuesday. The main open position left on the staff for the Raiders is a defensive coordinator...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders bringing Woodson back for one more season — his 18th

  The Oakland Raiders signed pending free-agent safety Charles Woodson to a one-year contract extension on Monday, bringing him back for an 18th season in the NFL. The team announced the contract by releasing a picture on Twitter of Woodson signing the deal next to Hall of Fame defensive back Willie Brown. Woodson was eligible to be a free agent in March. Woodson will turn 39 in...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Raiders interested in Louisville DC Todd Grantham

NBC’s Dianna Russini, who has been all over Raiders news this off season, reported today that the Raiders are interested in interviewing current University of Louisville defensive coordinator Todd Grantham. The Oakland Raiders are interested in Louisville’s defensive coordinator Todd Grantham for their defensive coordinator position per sources — Dianna Marie Russini (@NBCdianna...
Via Thoughts from the Dark Side
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Julius Thomas says becoming a Raider is a possibility

The Denver Broncos are likely to allow tight end Julius Thomas to hit the open market in March, which will likely make him one of the most coveted free agents in the NFL this year. Thomas spoke with 95.7 The Game in the Bay Area about potentially playing for the Oakland Raiders next season. “Everything’s a possibility,” Thomas said Monday.  “The Raiders would have...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Charles Woodson signs contract extension with Raiders

The Oakland Raiders and cornerback Charles Woodson have agreed to a one-year contract extension. Woodson, who was set to be an unrestricted free agent in March, started all 16 games, leading the team with 160 tackles (105 solo) and four interceptions in 2014.  He also had nine passes defensed, one fumble recovery and one sack. The three-time All-Pro, eight-time Pro Bowler...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders re-sign Charles Woodson

Photo from @Raiders or Raiders.com The Raiders made their first signing of the new year, extending safety Charles Woodson’s contract for another season, the team announced. Charles is coming off a strong season that found him playing in the box and utilizing his ability to read plays and make tackles in the box instead of trying to utilize him as a traditional sideline-to-sideline...
Via Thoughts from the Dark Side
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville’s Todd Granthan Interviewing for Raiders Defensive Coordinator Job

It has been noted in the past few days that new Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio was attempting to find a defensive coordinator out of the college ranks. After reports surfaced late last week that former Florida State defensive line coach Sal Sunseri was heading to the Raiders as the team’s linebackers coach, it became quite obvious that Del Rio was attempting to get some...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Louisville Defensive Coordinator Todd Grantham Being Targeted By The Raiders

Photo: Petey CautilliOn Monday morning reports surfaced that Louisville defensive coordinator Todd Grantham is being courted for the same position with the Oakland Raiders. Dianna Russini was the first to report that the Raiders will meet with Grantham and that he is the favorite for the position. With signing day just a little over a week away, this could potentially have a significant...
Via The Cardinal Connect
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Raiders reportedly add 3 new coaches, complete offensive staff

Latavius Murray to be coached by new RB coach Bernie Parmalee. Photo by Levi Damien The Raiders have reportedly hired three new offensive coaches to complete their position coaching staff. While they may not be done hiring – they could always hire an offensive quality control coach, for example – the team’s offensive staff should be essentially in place at this time. The move...
Via Thoughts from the Dark Side
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Senior Bowl players the Oakland Raiders should target

With the senior bowl week coming to end today scouts from every team will be hoping to find players that can contribute or even turn around their franchise. For the Oakland Raiders in particular, the senior bowl has been a great success the last two season. Players like Derek Carr, Sio Moore, Mychal Rivera and Gabe Jackson were all senior bowl participants and are now very productive...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Evaluating DeMarco Murray's fantasy football value heading into 2015

At this time, one of the biggest names on the free agent market year this year is going to be DeMarco Murray.  Dallas is going to have a hard time signing their number one priority in Dez Bryant, getting more help on defense, AND signing Murray.  Murray, who is 26, is coming off his best season in the NFL where he totaled over 2200 yards and 13 touchdowns following up a strong...
Via PhinManiacs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: San Francisco 49ers land new tight ends coach, guy who knows Bay Area

Former Oakland Raiders head coach (and now a member of the San Francisco 49ers coaching staff) Tony Sparano won’t have to move far. Former Raiders HC Tony Sparano is being hired as 49ers' TE coach, per sources. Stays right in Bay Area. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 22, 2015 Sparano took over in Oakland after the team started 0-4 and fired previous coach Dennis Allen...
Via cover32
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: Jack Del Rio Era Begins

The Oakland Raiders announced Jack Del Rio as their new head coach on Friday in what looks to be the true beginning of a new era of Raider football Del Rio who grew up in the Bay Area before becoming an All-American at USC said he’s pleased to be back home, but knows it is time to get to work. Jack Del Rio “I’ve been a Raider fan all my life,” Del Rio said “That’s not...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

For the Raiders, the Jack Del Rio hire made perfect sense

The Oakland Raiders have a history of hiring young head coaches with very little previous experience in that role. From Lane Kiffin to Dennis Allen, this is a strategy that has not paid off for the most part. So when the team hit the market to find a full-time replacement for Allen, it was somewhat of a shock that it decided to look into candidates with previous head coaching experience...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jack Del Rio to Raiders seems like real possibility

Jack Del Rio becoming the next head coach of the Oakland Raiders sounds like a strong possibility. Del Rio, who recently was let go as defensive coordinator of the Denver Broncos, has already interviewed once for the Raiders head coaching vacancy. ESPN’s Adam Schefter says he is headed to Oakland Monday for his second interview...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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