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    Whether the NFL season grinds to a halt or not is to be determined. One thing’s for sure — the Raiders, fair or not, are becoming poster children for violating coronavirus protcol. A fundraiser Monday night on behalf of the Darren Waller Foundation was the third and the most serious breach of policy regarding the coronavirus involving the Raiders in that it took risk outside the cocoon of their own facility and those of NFL stadiums. Quarterback Derek Carr, who was there, said videos from the event reprsented only “a few moments, a few minutes” of a night that included signing waivers, hand-sanitizer and the proper precautions and that Raiders players only wanted guests to see their...
    Did the Giants land a UDFA steal off the Raiders’ practice squad in Madre Harper? By: Alexander Wilson ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Giants have taken a youth approach toward this season and the rebuilding of the roster under new head coach Joe Judge. The turnover of the coaching staff and management indicated sweeping changes were going to be made, and so far, those changes have only lead to an 0-3 start to the season. It was always optimistic to think the Giants would be a playoff-contending team, with the majority of their offensive line retooled and their defense turned over. The secondary is nearly entirely new, and their pass rushers consist of inexperience and inconsistencies. Ultimately,...
    Mere dissatisfaction with the Raiders defensive performance turned in to something more emphatic following a 36-20 road loss to the New England Patriots. Mainly, fans want Paul Guenther fired. Sooner, rather than later. It was by far the most prevelant theme among mailbag submissions this week. So for all of you that sent Guenther questions — or simply requested, demanded and profanely insisted he be canned — here’s the deal: Guenther is not getting fired. Definitely not now, probably not later. He almost certainly lasts the season unless the Raiders actually get worse. He was Jon Gruden’s hand-picked guy. The two are friends, share the same agent, and Guenther’s Mike Zimmer style of defense is the...
    Watch the presidential debate with live fact-checking by USA TODAYs team of experts Walmart has reportedly picked 2 gas-station billionaire brothers as preferred bidders for Asda, its $8.4 billion UK grocery chain Where do the Boston Celtics go from here? 4 possible offseason moves to explore The Boston Celtics were eliminated from the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday night, falling to the Miami Heat 125-113 in yet another game they had a late lead in and then lost. © Provided by For The Win It was a recurring theme for the Celtics this series, who seemed to be able to match up well with the Heat for the first three quarters of every game, only to break down late...
    Getty Cam Newton Cam Newton’s career has been filled with record-breaking performances, and the New England Patriots quarterback is still just 31 years old. On Sunday in a 36-20 win over the Las Vegas Raiders, Newton reached another milestone. With his 27 yards rushing, he passed NFL legend Randall Cunningham for second all-time on the quarterback rushing list. View this post on Instagram Movin' on up in the record books. A post shared by New England Patriots (@patriots) on Sep 27, 2020 at 2:27pm PDT It took Cunningham 160 games to get to this point, and it has only taken Newton 128 contests. Follow the Heavy on Patriots Facebook page for the latest breaking news,...
    No time to think, gotta panic. It’s a favorite quote from a former colleague some 30 years ago who uttered the phrase under duress. I’ve associated that line for years with the knee-jerk reaction of week-to-week fluctuations in emotions during an NFL season. Especially early in the season. So the Raiders’ 36-20 loss road loss to New England Sunday means one of two things: 1) The Raiders went to the NFL’s most difficult road venue on a short week against the best coach in league and got what was coming to them. 2) The Raiders were exposed as frauds and with Buffalo and Kansas City on the horizon will be 2-3 before they hit the bye...
    Getty Cam Newton Cam Newton did it again. Yes, he helped the New England Patriots improve to 2-1, but right now we’re referring to the outfit he wore that stole the show before and after the game. The Patriots defeated the Las Vegas Raiders 36-20 on Sunday at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough with Newton delivering a solid, but not spectacular performance. View this post on Instagram Patriots get the win 36-20 behind a dominant run game and stout defense. Rex Burkhead had 3 TDs Passing Las Vegas Raiders Att Cmp Yds YPA TD Int Lg Sack Loss Rate Derek Carr 32 24 261 8.2 2 0 34 2 12 119.4 New England Patriots Att Cmp...
    The Las Vegas Raiders are under fire for another coronavirus protocol violation. Less than a week after head coach Jon Gruden violated the NFL’s mask mandate, which the league fined him $100,000 and the Raiders $250,000 for, the organization is now under investigation by the league for allowing unauthorized locker room access, according to ESPN. The alleged violation came after Monday night’s 34-24 win over the New Orleans Saints. ESPN reports that an unauthorized team employee entered the Raiders’ locker room without the credentials to do so. The NFL and the NFL Players Association, with help from state and federal committees, constructed strict regulations regarding access in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Only 40 employees in each organization...
    The Wildcat returns for his 24th season in The Post. Including the 1997-2019 seasons in the Bettor’s Guide, Cat’s record in print stands at 636-537 (54.2 percent) against the spread. (Home team in CAPS.) NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (-5.5) over Las Vegas Raiders Good for the Raiders for putting on a good show in their new digs vs. big-rep team like the Saints. ’Course, N’Awlins doesn’t appear to have rolled out a vintage edition, with Drew Brees having issues trying to gobble up yardage looking downfield. Silver and Black have posted a sordid history in this neighborhood. Pats bounce back from a tough Seahawks beat, for one unit. ARIZONA CARDINALS (-5.5) over Detroit Lions There’ll likely be a 0-2 NFL...
    CANTON (CBS) – Like most Massachusetts natives, Canton’s Maurice “Mo” Hurst, Jr. was born a Pats fan. “He grew up loving the Patriots,” his mom Nicole Page said. “He grew up watching Tom Brady.” In fact, his mom was even a cheerleader! “They were my team. It’s a weird feeling to be cheering against them,” Page said. Maurice “Mo” Hurst, Jr. grew up playing football in Canton (Image credit Nicole Page) Sunday afternoon, you’ll find Hurst in #73 for the Raiders; the defensive tackle taking on the Patriots just miles from his childhood home. “I’m sure he’s going to be pinching himself. He always wanted to be there, at Gillette Stadium. It’s very exciting for the...
    Getty Jon Gruden of the Las Vegas Raiders. After a breakout season in 2019, Darren Waller proved he wasn’t a one-hit-wonder with a huge game against the New Orleans Saints. The Las Vegas Raiders tight end is almost impossible to guard due to his massive size and elite speed. He’s too big for cornerbacks and too fast for linebackers. He’s a matchup nightmare for any defense. He hasn’t played enough games for people to start considering him to be the top tight end in the NFL but head coach Jon Gruden thinks that he’s already there. “Darren Waller is a great player, and our job is to get him the ball,” said Coach Gruden. “I’ll take him out...
    The NFL fined five head coaches and their teams a total of $1.75 million this week over their failure to wear coronavirus-protective face masks during Week 2 games. Both the 49ers’ Kyle Shanahan and the Raiders’ Jon Gruden were among the group caught with bare faces on the sidelines of their games. The league announced coaches will be fined $100,000 each and their teams will be fined $250,000 each. An NFL spokesperson said that money will indeed come out of the coaches’ pockets (even if their teams may try to cover the cost). But where the money from the coaches and the teams will end up is not clear yet. The spokesperson reached by this news...
    Derek Carr broke down the weekly dilemma of being an NFL player into a single question: “What’s the worst that can happen?” That’s how the Raiders quarterback, one of the most durable at his position, determines if he’s good to go on Sunday. For Tyrod Taylor of the Los Angeles Chargers, the worst was taking a pain-killing injection so he could play against the Kansas City Chiefs with a cracked rib. Ever had a fractured rib? Breathing is tough, laughing is tougher, although there’s little humor involved when every move of the upper torso comes with agony. Taylor watched the Chargers lose to Kansas City from the hospital, the injection apparently puncturing a lung. It was...
    Breonna Taylor case: Former detective, Brett Hankison, is indicted, but not for her death Fact check: McDonalds US flags have not been removed for BLM and antifa NFL Podcast: Jon Grudens mask, Tyrod Taylors punctured lung & the real reason Russel Wilson hasnt received an MVP vote Subscribe to The Yahoo Sports NFL PodcastApple Podcasts • Spotify • Stitcher • Google Podcasts  The NFL season has entered its third week, yet the coronavirus does not quit. A friendly reminder from the Yahoo Sports NFL Podcast to keep wearing your mask. A reminder from the league apparently didn't land with coaches Jon Gruden and Sean Payton, who were both personally fined $100,000 after not properly masking up during the New...
    The Las Vegas Raiders are one of the surprising 2-0 teams in the NFL, but there are signs they’re a serious playoff contender. Take away the cache of opening their new home, and the Las Vegas Raiders seemed to have little chance to beat the New Orleans Saints last Monday night. But after falling behind 10-0 and 17-7, they got on track and moved to 2-0 with a 34-24 victory. Derek Carr gets rightfully critiqued for being hesitant to thrown downfield, but he went 28-for-38 for 282 yards and three touchdowns against the Saints. Running back Josh Jacobs was not particularly productive on the ground in the game (88 yards), but his 27 carries and three catches made him a...
    A shorter mailbag for a short week with New England and Cam Newton up next in Foxboro, Mass. Just an observation, but I sure seem to get fewer questions about Derek Carr when he’s 2-0, putting the ball in the end zone and completing 73.5 percent of his passes. On to your questions . . . Q: What is the status of the injuries and, do you think this is the best called game by Jon Gruden in his return to OAK? It helps we have some playmakers. Edwards had some clutch catches. — @WOLVERINE_CLONE Coming off a Monday night game, the Raiders had Tuesday off and their usual Wednesday will be a walkthrough. I expect...
    Finally, it just spilled out. Jon Gruden is not a man who puts perceived slights in the rear-view mirror. So when the topic of mask-wearing came up Monday night, Gruden went ahead and told everyone what he thought they should know. “I had the virus, OK? It was the last question Gruden took during a nine-minute post-game press conference after a 34-24 win over the New Orleans Saints. There were no followups. Just a lot of people who were reporting on a big Raiders win who suddenly had a surprise story dropped in their lap. When Gruden met the media on Zoom Tuesday, he wasn’t of a mind to be expansive about his experience with COVID-19....
    Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs isn’t letting a hot start to the season get to his head. Until a team determines otherwise, the Kansas City Chiefs are the class of the AFC West. This season, Tide will facilitate jersey swaps for every game, washing each jersey with new Tide Hygienic Clean before they are sent to opposing players. During a time when hygiene is top of mind for most Americans, Tide Hygienic Clean provides deep cleaning confidence, making it the perfect solution to help restore the respected jersey swap tradition safely. Be sure to keep an eye on #jerseyswap and @Tide on Twitter throughout the season!
    Fact check: Obama administration implemented several police and prison reforms Restaurant chain Sizzler files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, citing impact of COVID-19 pandemic Drew Brees is no longer the elite quarterback of the past By Anthony Treash Monday’s matchup between the two most conservative quarterbacks in the NFL turned out to be a great one, despite just two combined deep pass attempts for the game — neither of which were completed. Ultimately, Jon Gruden’s Las Vegas Raiders christened their new home with a win, pulling off the 34-24 upset over Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints. Using PFF’s advanced database and play-by-play grading, here are five key takeaways.Father Time is catching up to Drew BreesBrees closed out the 2019 season with one of his...
    This is what 2-0 looks like. Jon Gruden and the Raiders celebrated their 34-24 upset Monday night victory over the Saints with what appeared to be the Polynesian Haka dance. Gruden led the locker room celebration after the team’s impressive Las Vegas debut followed their season-opening win in Carolina. “Hopefully our fans, even though they couldn’t be here tonight, hopefully see something they like,” coach Jon Gruden said. “We can’t wait to get them back in this place. It’s such a great place to see a game.” Dancing and all.
    The Raiders upset the Saints on “Monday Night Football” in their inaugural game in Las Vegas, and the New Orleans offense looked surprisingly lifeless in the 34-24 defeat. Without Michael Thomas, the Saints struggled to move the ball down the field, with many of Drew Brees’ 312 passing yards coming in garbage time or on screen passes to running back Alvin Kamara. A troubling stat highlights just how much of a struggle it has been for the 13-time Pro Bowler thus far. Brees, who turned 41 this offseason, has averaged 4.82 air yards per pass attempt during the 2020 season, according to ESPN Stats & Info. That number is the lowest for any quarterback through two games since Brett Favre...
    The Deets is a weekday morning dose of commentary — delivered at 7 a.m. — from sports columnist Dieter Kurtenbach that wraps up everything important in the world of sports and looks forward to another crazy day ahead. The ramifications of the long break-up fully set in on Monday night. That first week, even with the new name, didn’t quite hit. But the Raiders playing a home game in Las Vegas — that struck a chord from over here in the East Bay. It’s unofficially official: The Raiders are gone and they’re not coming back. Would you leave sweet digs like that? And with a new city and sweet new stadium, I couldn’t help...
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — As the light outside faded, the glittering casinos on the Las Vegas Strip came to life Monday evening through the giant lanai doors in the new home of the Raiders. If the backdrop was spectacular, so was the scene on the field. There were the Raiders playing the New Orleans Saints before a national television audience, a moment the late Howard Cosell would have never imagined when Monday Night Football kicked off exactly a half century earlier. No one else would have imagined it would take place before 65,000 empty seats, but that’s sports during a pandemic. Not only were fans missing — at least indoors — but so was Raiders owner Mark Davis, who expressed...
    Jon Gruden and the Las Vegas Raiders are a match made in gambling heaven.Jon Gruden rolled the dice late on Monday Night Football and the Las Vegas Raiders won. The Silver and Black were down by 10 points to start the game to the juggernaut New Orleans Saints. Everybody and their brother thought New Orleans was going to spoil the Raiders’ first game in Las Vegas in front of an empty stadium. But through offensive perseverance and a few rolls of the dice, everything came up aces for the Raiders, especially on this 54-yard field goal. CLUTCH. Daniel Carlson hits the 54-yard FG to put the @Raiders ahead by 10. #RaiderNation ????: #NOvsLV on ESPN????: NFL app // Yahoo Sports...
    How a TED Talk and a used van turned this teen into a fighter for the homeless Sizzler files for bankruptcy as the pandemic demolishes sales at casual-dining restaurants NFL world reacts to a fullback scoring the Raiders first-ever TD in Las Vegas Old school. New school. Those two clashed early during the Las Vegas Raiders’ first ever game at Allegiant Stadium Monday night against the New Orleans Saints. © Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Raiders head coach Jon Gruden drew up a pass play from Derek Carr to fullback Alec Ingold for the team’s first-ever touchdown in Las Vegas. Stud Saints running back Alvin Kamara scored the first ever NFL touchdown in Las Vegas, a one-yard scamper in the...
    Alvin Kamara scored the first touchdown in Allegiant Stadium history. After hopping between Oakland and Los Angeles for 60 years, the Raiders opened up their brand new stadium in Las Vegas on a Monday Night matchup against the New Orleans Saints. In keeping with the tradition they’ve established since 2003, they’ve found themselves in an early hole. It was a Saints player who scored the first touchdown in Las Vegas history, as running back Alvin Kamara put New Orleans up 10-0 in the first quarter by plunging it in from close range. Derek Carr’s struggles against the New Orleans pass rush helped the Saints take over with solid field position. A nice catch-and-run from Tre’Quan Smith helped put New Orleans...
    Stars who had babies and adopted children in 2020 16 Ways to Outsmart Your Brain for More Wealth and a Better Retirement The Death Star is operational: Raiders new Vegas stadium gets its NFL premiere The coolest-looking NFL stadium out there is getting its debut on Monday night. © Provided by For The Win Allegiant Stadium, the new Las Vegas home of the Raiders, has taken months to build, and when it finally got close to its completed look, the attention paid to it was completely warranted. There were photos of it all lit up, with illuminated piping around the exterior that gave it a Vegas-like feel, as if it was another neon sign on the strip. There were...
    The final Raiders game at the Oakland Coliseum — yes, it was officially RingCentral Coliseum at the time, whatever — ended not with cheers and a standing ovation for the players walking off the field, but rather a chorus of boos and trash on the field. Uh, thanks for the memories? A loss to the Jaguars on Dec. 15, 2019, shut the door on the Raiders’ time in Oakland. The franchise kicked off the 2020 season in Las Vegas after calling Oakland home for more than two decades following a previous move from Los Angeles in 1995.  So why exactly did this shift to Sin City happen? Here’s the reasoning behind the move and what comes next. MORE: Go inside Las Vegas’...
    The Raiders can identify themselves as something other than a Las Vegas novelty act Monday night against the New Orleans Saints. Their debut at Allegiant Stadium affords the Raiders the opportunity similar to that of 2016, when they beat the Saints 35-34 on the road in Week 1 and went on to a 12-4 season and a wild card berth. It was four years ago, an eternity in the NFL. Only four Raiders remain in the wake of an overhaul by coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock after coach Jack Del Rio was fired — quarterback Derek Carr, center Rodney Hudson, running back Jalen Richard and guard Gabe Jackson. The Saints have all the continuity a...
    Jon Gruden and Sean Payton will be on opposing sidelines Monday night when the Raiders and New Orleans Saints christen Allegiant Stadium, a $1.9 billion facility with every amenity imaginable. Somewhere in the back of their minds will be The Vet, a concrete circular dive bar of a structure where Gruden in 1997 was offensive coordinator and Payton the quarterbacks coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. Officially, it was Veterans Stadium, which housed the Eagles and Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball. Neither charming nor sanitary, it served as the Eagles’ in-season home. “The Oakland Coliseum was the Taj Mahal compared to the old Vet,” said Stanford coach David Shaw, then a first-year assistant who shared an office...
    Coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock have prided themselves on bringing in self-starters, players who need nothing artificial to get excited about playing the sport they love. But even for the most dedicated Raiders, there was nothing really to prepare them for the Week 1 experience of playing a real game in an empty stadium. Tight end Darren Waller noticed it even before the ball was snapped before a 34-30 win over the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, N.C. “There were a lot of weird moments, a lot of awkward silences,” tight end Darren Waller said. “They played music, then it cut off and we were warming up to dead silence. Somebody would score a touchdown...
    The Raiders got everything they wanted out of Derek Carr in Week 1. He was efficient, avoided sacks and interceptions and spread the ball to nine different receivers. More than that, Carr was at one with coach Jon Gruden, operating as the CEO quarterback and ball distributor the Raiders head coach hasn’t had since Rich Gannon from 1999 through 2001. In other words, Carr looked at least a little like Drew Brees, and that is no accident. “We model a lot of what we do as quarterbacks based on what he does,” Carr said Wednesday in a Zoom interview. “He’d rather throw a completion than throw a 40-yard pass for an incompletion. And he has a Super...
    When the Las Vegas Raiders used their first draft pick on speedy receiver Henry Ruggs III, the hope was it would open up an offense that struggled to deliver big plays the past few seasons. The early returns are promising. An early deep shot from Derek Carr to Ruggs got the Raiders offense moving in the season opener at Carolina and helped open up the offense the rest of the way. That led to a balanced attack that gave the Raiders their highest-scoring game in nearly two years with a 34-30 victory. “Just the threat of that speed makes people play, instead of 8 yards deep, they play nine yards deep. They want to get out of their pedal...
    It’s up to Derek Carr to distribute the ball like a point guard, but it will be Josh Jacobs taking the shots. Yes, the Raiders proved they’re willing to push the ball downfield on occasion to rookie Henry Ruggs III in their 34-30 win over the Carolina Panthers in Week 1. But if you know anything about coach Jon Gruden, there’s a part of him that identifies with the old John McKay line at USC about wearing out opponents using one player as a ball-carrying sledgehammer: “The ball isn’t heavy, and besides he doesn’t belong to a union.” Jacobs is in a union, but the only limits placed upon his usage will be his own 5-foot-10,...
    The Las Vegas Raiders started the year off 1-0 thanks to Josh Jacobs.Josh Jacobs was the biggest reason the Las Vegas Raiders begin the 2020 campaign at 1-0. Needing every carry, Raiders head coach Jon Gruden leaned on his second-year bell-cow back to beat the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte in Week 1, 34-30. It was a quietly dominant performance out of Jacobs, as he was named The Dude of the Week, Man, as well as Snickers ‘Hungriest Player’ of the Week for Week 1. Gruden let his big dog eat en route to a satisfying victory.  View this post on Instagram  New city, same hunger. Let’s ride #RaiderNation #SNICKERSchain #ad A post shared by Josh Jacobs (@iam_joshjacobs) on Sep 15,...
    With Week 1 in the books and the Raiders 1-0, getting to your questions with the New Orleans Saints up next Monday night at Allegiant Stadium: Q: Three questions: 1) How does this Raiders team matchup with the Saints in Week 2? 2) What impact does Henry Ruggs III have on the offense as a whole? 3) Will Josh Jacobs win the rushing title this year?  — Davids 43 (email) Three answers: 1) They match up with anybody on offense if they can maintain the kind of balance they had against Carolina (31 rushes, 30 passes); 2) As long as Ruggs is not slowed by the knee injury, he’s got to be accounted for both horizontally (fly sweeps)...
    Star Raiders right tackle Trent Brown went down with a calf injury and that’s bad news for the Raiders.  The start of the new season for the Las Vegas Raiders is already off to a bit of a rough start out on the injury front. That’s because in the first quarter of their season-opener against the Carolina Panthers, star right tackle Trent Brown went down with a calf injury. While the hope was that he’d be able to shake it off and get himself back on the field to try and protect Derek Carr, that won’t be the case. Las Vegas has already come out and announced that Brown will be out for the rest of the game. Trent Brown...
    Raiders legend Marcel Reece is returning to the team as a senior advisor to the owner and president. Back in 2016, when the Raiders released Marcel Reese, Mark Davis said, “When Marcel finishes his playing career, there will always be a spot for him within the Raider organization.” Two more Pro Bowl nods would come in 2013 and 2014. How does a 6-foot-1, 230-pound college wide receiver end up playing running back at a Pro Bowl level in the NFL? Willingness to experiment and perseverance. Those are the same qualities the Raiders hope Reece brings to the table in his new role. Next: Is Darren Waller A Strong Week 1 Fantasy Pick?
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — LAS VEGAS (7-9) at CAROLINA (5-11) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE – Raiders by 3 RECORD VS. SPREAD – Raiders 8-8; Panthers 6-9-1 SERIES RECORD – Series tied 3-3 LAST MEETING – Raiders beat Panthers 35-32 on Nov. 27, 2016 in Oakland RAIDERS OFFENSE – OVERALL (11), RUSH (13), PASS (9). RAIDERS DEFENSE – OVERALL (19), RUSH (8), PASS (28). PANTHERS OFFENSE – OVERALL (19), RUSH (14), PASS (13). PANTHERS DEFENSE – OVERALL (23), RUSH (28), PASS (25). STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Raiders will play first game representing their new home city Las Vegas. … QB Derek Carr returns as starter after throwing for 21 TDs and eight INTs last season. … RB...
    GAMECHANGERS: This is the fifth in a series of stories chronicling the Bay Area’s rich history of sports figures fighting for equality. Click here for links to the first four stories. Every February, Al Davis would receive a thank-you card, right in step with Black History Month, thanking the Raiders owner for his contributions to the cause of racial equality. “Dear Mr. Davis: thank you so much for everything you’ve done over the years. Deeply appreciated. You will not be forgotten, my brother.” The author, Dr. Harry Edwards, America’s leading sports sociologist and a renowned civil rights activist, clearly knew where he stood on Davis’ record as a civil rights activist of the highest order. He...
    For quarterback Derek Carr and the Las Vegas Raiders, it's do or die. Head coach Jon Gruden is entering his third year in charge, and if the marriage between the quarterback and coach doesn't work in 2020, the two could be headed for a divorce before the start of next season. Last year, Carr threw for 4,054 yards and 21 touchdowns, with a career-best 70.4 completion percentage, but the Raiders had a 7-9 record and third-place finish in the AFC West, behind the Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos. Running back Josh Jacobs, who is entering his second season in 2020, piled up 1,150 yards and seven touchdowns, and will likely have a much bigger role for the Raiders in...
    Week 1 is finally here, and our wait for the return of the NFL is over. What better way to celebrate the start of your new fantasy football season than by trying to identify some sleepers? Your Week 1 lineup is probably mostly set — the players you drafted early are your probable starters — but there’s always room to take one chance on an unheralded player, like Antonio Gibson, James Robinson, Zack Moss, when making your start ’em, sit ’em choices. Without a preseason, having three rookie running backs headline our sleepers article comes with plenty of risk, and it’s likely you don’t need to start Gibson, Robinson, or Moss unless you’ve been dealt a last-minute injury blow. Even so,...
    Here is something to know about each player who made Saturday’s cut (jersey numbers subject to change for newcomers): QUARTERBACK  Derek Carr (4) Being in the upper-half of quarterbacks between the 20-yard lines won’t be good enough this year. Has to get into the end zone. Marcus Mariota (8) A bit more of a project than Raiders thought originally, but a $7.5 million investment to be backup. Nathan Peterman (3) Go ahead and laugh. He twice ascended to a starting position in Buffalo and coach Jon Gruden is in his corner. RUNNING BACK  Josh Jacobs (28) Raiders aren’t expecting much really. Just 1,500 yards and something approaching 60 receptions. Alec Ingold (45) Solid blocker could get a few additional touches...
    Middle Tennessee football should stay in the locker room after this. Leave it to Middle Tennessee football to give us the worst display of clock management ever. Already down 21-0 vs. Army football up in West Point, the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders were first-and-goal on the Army Black Knights’ two-yard line with 45 seconds left in the first half. Despite having two timeouts remaining, Middle Tennessee took a fumbled snap for a loss of yardage and a short completion well short of the goal line into halftime. That should be it for them. This is possibly the worst clock management Ive ever witnessed. Truly unbelievable. Down by 3 TDs, you have two timeouts and you let the half expire. And...
    Carl Nassib likes everything about his new home in Las Vegas except for being behind the wheel. “I have to drive like Vin Diesel in `Fast and Furious’ to stay alive,” the Raiders defensive end said Thursday via Zoom teleconference. “Craziest drivers I’ve ever seen in my life.” If Nassib can drive like he plays football, he won’t lack for effort. Nassib knows only one speed, so assume he’ll be cutting across lanes of traffic on two wheels if that’s what it takes to reach his destination. It’s that quality that drew the Raiders to Nassib during free agency, as they shelled out a reported guarantee of $17 million in a three-year contract worth a maximum value of $25 million....
    The media window, such as it was, is officially closed for the Raiders. Those covering the team on-site in Henderson, Nevada, Monday were restricted to stretching and a few drills before being sent on their way. That’s how it is in the regular season, and although the final cutdown to 53 players isn’t until Saturday, ridding themselves of the prying eyes in practice means preparations for the Carolina Panthers on Sept. 13 have begun in earnest. It was a training camp devoid of any real drama. Coming as it did a year after all things Antonio Brown, that’s just the way coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock wanted it. As much as COVID-19 changed things in terms of...
    In some big weekend news, the Raiders have acquired linebacker Raekwon McMillan from the Dolphins. With Week 1 of the NFL season right around the corner, Jon Gruden and the Las Vegas Raiders have decided to bring in some help on the defensive side of the ball, landing a hard-hitting linebacker. On Saturday morning, news broke the Raiders had agreed to a trade with the Miami Dolphins, landing 24-year old ‘backer Raekwon McMillan. In this deal, the Raiders acquired McMillan and a fifth-round pick, while the Dolphins are receiving a fourth-rounder. Compensation update: Raiders are trading a 2021 fourth-round pick to Miami for Dolphins’ linebacker Raekwon McMillan and a 2021 fifth-round pick, per source. Good value for Raiders, but McMillan...
    Getty Mike Mayock & Jon Gruden of the Las Vegas Raiders. After months and months of rumors, the Yannick Ngakoue saga continues in Jacksonville. The Professional Bowl defensive finish has been very clear about not desirous to play for the group anymore however the Jaguars don’t need to quit certainly one of their finest gamers for reasonable. Rumors began to flow into lately {that a} commerce was near taking place and the Las Vegas Raiders have been concerned however Jaguars common supervisor David Caldwell got here out and refuted them. Whereas it’s exhausting to know precisely who’s to be believed, former NFL govt Michael Lombardi doubled down on his declare {that a}...
    Getty Mike Mayock & Jon Gruden of the Las Vegas Raiders. After months and months of rumors, the Yannick Ngakoue saga continues in Jacksonville. The Pro Bowl defensive end has been very clear about not wanting to play for the team anymore but the Jaguars don’t want to give up one of their best players for cheap. Rumors started to circulate recently that a trade was close to happening and the Las Vegas Raiders were involved but Jaguars general manager David Caldwell came out and refuted them. While it’s hard to know exactly who is to be believed, former NFL executive Michael Lombardi doubled down on his claim that a trade is coming: On Wednesday, I got a...
    The media got its first crack at Mike Mayock Tuesday via Zoom teleconference, which is always a good thing because the Raiders general manager is pretty good at filling a notebook. Mayock was not surprisingly short on specifics regarding a shoulder injury to wide receiver Tyrell Williams (he's ready when he's ready) and the return date of tackle Trent Brown (pretty soon) but did make the following observations with the regular season approaching on Sept. 13: The competitive nature of Tuesday’s practice . . . (Mayock, by the way believes competition is the life blood of a team) . . . ”I thought today’s practice was as competitive practice as we’ve had. I thought Jon (Gruden) and the coaching staff...
    Without the usual training camp alumni weekend because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Raiders paid homage to their legends Monday in name and number. There was no practice for the second consecutive day — a team spokesman said it was not related to the rash of false positive tests incurred by some other teams — but Jon Gruden saw to it players were issued jerseys of Raiders legends for a walkthrough which was closed to the media. “Gru loves to bring back the old players, loves to keep the Raider tradition going,” tight end Foster Moreau said in a Zoom teleconference. Moreau wore No. 88, previously worn by Raymond Chester in his second tour with the Raiders. Darren Waller was...
    The Las Vegas Raiders (previously Oakland Raiders) had a tough outing in the NFL last year. They ended their second season under head coach Jon Gruden with a 7-9 record. Prior to the end of the season, Raiders’ owner Mark Davis made an announcement that the NFL franchise will be shifting base to Las Vegas 2020 onwards. Davis also announced that the team’s new home will be at the Allegiant Stadium in Nevada. The construction for the $1.8 billion stadium began in 2017 and took three years to finish. The Allegiant Stadium opened 23 days ago. It has a seating capacity of around 65,000(expandable to 72,000). Here is what owner Mark Davis and head coach Jon Gruden had to say...
    If Maliek Collins is as good as the Raiders company line says he is, they got the biggest bargain in free agency. Coach Jon Gruden and defensive coordinator Paul Guenther have sung Collins’ praises at every Zoom teleconference. New defensive line coach Rod Marinelli, who was with Collins in Dallas, loves him as well. Gruden called Collins the “key to our defense” and “our anchor” in separate sessions. “He’s singled me out a lot, actually,” Collins said with a smile Thursday following practice in a teleconference. Guenther compared Collins to Geno Atkins, an interior tackle in Cincinnati pulling in more than $16 million per season. Collins was solid enough in Dallas, playing in 61 games with 55 starts in four...
    Derek Carr was speaking the truth again Tuesday, one that he won’t be able to put aside until leading the Raiders to an endless procession of touchdowns. The goal line is all that stands between Carr and being considered one of the NFL’s top quarterbacks. “My vision is that we’ll just score more points,” Carr said during a Zoom teleconference. “If we don’t finish in the red zone everyone is going to be hanging their head and bummed out again. I think my vision for us is that we would be a top offense in the red zone and usually the top offenses in the red zone are taking care of the football, and those are the teams that are...
    The Raiders are just waiting to move on from Derek Carr, so who (or where?) is their QB of the future? Entering his third year back as the Raiders head coach, Jon Gruden seems to want more from his quarterback. Derek Carr had a nice season in 2019, setting career-highs in yards (4,054), completion percentage (70.4 percent) and yards per attempt (7.9). But he only had 21 touchdown passes, and he had over 250 passing yards with multiple touchdowns just four times in 16 games. Carr’s average depth of target (6.6) was the lowest in the league last year, and a league-high 61.4 percent of his attempts were within five yards of the line of scrimmage. A group of wide...
    Time for an overdue Raiders mailbag with a few non-contact practices in the books and the first padded session coming up on Monday: Q: How is Marcus Mariota performing in camp? — @admnunez1 A: You sent this question a few days ago, but it’s pertinent because coach Jon Gruden talked up Mariota in his Zoom teleconference session following practice. Which of course will give way to breathless social media speculation that he’s making a run at Derek Carr’s job. Specifically, Gruden did talk up Mariota in terms of running and using his feet to create. “He’s a dazzling playmaker with his feet, man. That’s the key to his game. I saw that, glimpses of that today,” Gruden said. The comment...
    Derek Carr isn’t going to be too fond on Jon Gruden’s comments about Marcus Mariota For the Las Vegas Raiders, quarterback Derek Carr creates mixed emotions amongst the fan base. While he’s a good quarterback, his play hasn’t led the team important wins in recent years. This offseason, the Raiders brought in some expected competition, but not through the NFL Draft. Instead, the team brought in former 2015 second overall pick and Tennessee Titans starting quarterback Marcus Mariota. Weeks into Raiders training camp and head coach Jon Gruden is already gushing and raving over the play of Mariota similar to how he hyped up Nathan Peterman last year. But this is different because Mariota is leaps and bounds better than...
    By The Associated Press The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Las Vegas Raiders have taken edge rusher Maxx Crosby off the reserve/COVID-19 list. Crosby was placed on the list last week. The list was created for players who either test positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with an infected person. He was removed on Friday and took part in his first practice. Crosby is being counted on to contribute much more after recording 10 sacks as a rookie. He is slated to be a starting defensive end and is the top pass rusher on a team that has struggled to generate consistent pressure in recent years. ___...
    Next1 of 5Prev postUse your ← → (arrows) to browse In the third season of Jon Gruden 2.0 with the Raiders, the team moves to Las Vegas for a fresh start in a new stadium — can the team win it all in 2020? The new season brings a new city, a new stadium, and the same hopes and dreams for head coach Jon Gruden and the Las Vegas Raiders. The team finished a disappointing 7-9 in the 2019 season, and certainly finished in a lackluster fashion, losing five of its’ final six contests after starting the season 6-4. But 2020 brings not only new hope but also new reasons to believe that this year can be different. Here are...
    Higher newborn body fat is associated with obesity 100+ discounts available only to seniors Where the Raiders skill players rank in 2020 and how theyll help the team The Las Vegas Raiders are set to make their debut in the desert metropolis in just over a month. It’s been a long time coming since the team relocated from Oakland. Although, interest in the product remains extremely high. © Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports The Las Vegas Raiders are set to make their debut in the desert metropolis in just over a month. There’s also a lot to like about this up-and-coming team. Sure the Raiders are not set to compete with the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC West. That...
    The Raiders have better wide receiver depth now, but Nelson Agholor might turn into a bane of fantasy owners’ existence. Give the Las Vegas Raiders some credit. They needed help a wide receiver, so they used the 12th overall pick on Henry Ruggs and followed that by drafting two more wide receivers (Lynn Bowden, Bryan Edwards). They supplemented their depth before that by signing Nelson Agholor to a one-year deal in free agency. Bowden is in line to be used as a multi-faceted weapon. If you strictly wrote out the wide receiver depth chart for the Raiders, without an obvious No. 1, it might look something like this then. RuggsTyrell WilliamsHunter RenfrowEdwards/Agholor In five seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, Agholor...
    The Raiders have a history of trying to wring one last big year out of established stars, and the signing of tight end Jason Witten on the first day of free agency is no different. A word of advice: if all goes according to plan, Witten’s contributions will be more intangible than statistical. From a fantasy perspective, other than Witten getting a few touchdowns in the red zone, it’s better to stick with the plan to draft Darren Waller. Witten, 38, seems to understand where he’s at in his career based on his expansive Zoom conference with reporters Monday. “I think when you get to this age, it’s all about the fit and the role and it made a lot...
    Getty Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr. Whether or not it’s fair, if the Las Vegas Raiders don’t win at least eight games this season, quarterback Derek Carr is going to get a lot of blame for it. Carr has never really had a season where he put up terrible numbers. Sure, he’s had some lackluster seasons but nothing truly bad. However, he’s only led the Raiders to more wins than losses just once in his career. That’s not necessarily his fault but he’ll never get the respect he desires if his team doesn’t win more games. Raiders owner Mark Davis essentially acknowledged as much. “The best quarterbacks are the ones that have the wins; stats will follow,”...
    EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings second-year linebacker Cameron Smith will miss the 2020 season because of a heart condition that was discovered after he tested positive for COVID-19 upon reporting to training camp two weeks ago. The Vikings made the procedural move on Monday of waiving Smith with a non-football injury designation. Upon clearing waivers, he’ll revert to the reserve list for non-football injuries. Smith, who played mostly on special teams as a rookie, was a fifth-round draft pick out of USC in 2019. READ MORE: Vikings-Raiders Trade Rescinded After PJ Hall Fails Physical Smith announced on his Instagram account on Saturday that he needs open heart surgery to fix a bicuspid aortic valve he was born with....
    ARLINGTON, TEXAS - DECEMBER 29: Jason Witten #82 of the Dallas Cowboys waves to fans as he leaves the field after the win against the Washington Redskins at AT&T Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images) Former Cowboys tight end Jason Witten reveals the reason he left Dallas for the Las Vegas Raiders. Football fans have been used to seeing tight end Jason Witten wearing the Dallas Cowboys star on his helmet. He was a member of the Cowboys since he was selected in the third round of the 2003 NFL Draft and was brought out of semi-retirement by team owner Jerry Jones last year. But now, he’s a member of the Las Vegas...
    Getty Josh Jacobs of the Las Vegas Raiders. Josh Jacobs may have been the top running back selected in the 2019 NFL Draft but nobody could’ve foreseen how fast he’d be a major impact player for the Las Vegas Raiders. He quickly proved to be one of the hardest rushers to tackle in the league and was the immediate bell cow for the team. Heading into his second year, the hype surrounding Jacobs is real and he’s getting recognized for his talent. Former NFL wide receiver turned NFL Network analyst Nate Burleson had some strong praise for the young running back and said he could be the “king of the AFC West.” “I feel like this young RB...
    Henry Ruggs III, Alabama Crimson Tide. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images) Could Henry Ruggs III do some damage as a rookie playing in the slot?Las Vegas Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Olson mentioned one of the Silver and Black’s two first-round picks in wide receiver Henry Ruggs III might begin his tenure with the team playing in the slot. When the Raiders drafted the speedster out of the University of Alabama, many expected he’d play outside the numbers in the hopes they can stretch the field with Derek Carr for once. The Fantasy Footballers were fascinated by Olson’s news of Ruggs, as they too thought he was for sure playing outside the numbers as a rookie. However, he might actually grow...
    Raiders head coach Jon Gruden apparently took a unique approach to demonstrating the seriousness of COVID-19 to his players. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports NFL teams are reporting for training camp as teams prepare for the 2020 season. According to Mike Garafolo at NFL Network, Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden went to extreme measures to demonstrate to his players the seriousness of COVID-19. During a Zoom call with players, the Raiders coaching staff reportedly briefly pretended Gruden had COVID and was being treated in the hospital. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden took an odd approach in order to convey to his players the seriousness of COVID-19. According to...
    Almost two weeks to go before anything resembling an old-school training camp practice with the actual collision of bodies and two competing units on the field. There’s a bandwagon forming at the Raiders’ new training facility in Henderson, Nevada, with a budding offensive juggernaut that has added a few interesting pieces and a defensive mystery given all the new faces. First off, I buy it to a point. The Raiders have gone from four wins to seven wins and getting nine or 10 isn’t out of the question in 2020 if they can “crush the virus” in the words of Jon Gruden as well as stave off the usual assortment of injuries that play havoc with an NFL season. But...
    Getty Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr. This is a very important year for Derek Carr. For the first time since the 2016 season, the Las Vegas Raiders quarterback is surrounded by talent all over the offense and has been in Jon Gruden’s system for multiple seasons. The team has set him up for success and it’s up to him to lead the team to the playoffs. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many players have decided to opt-out of playing this season. There have been some pretty big names who decided to take the season off but Carr never gave it a second thought and he had a strong reason for wanting to play. “I did not. I...
    Derek Carr desperately wants to be more like Kobe Bryant, his childhood idol and a man so ultra-competitive he sneered in the face of criticism. The Raiders quarterback will even wear a sleeve on his left arm all season to honor Bryant, who perished in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26. As for having that Kobe edge and the Mamba mentality, Carr remains a work in progress at age 29. Carr is a pleaser, a legitimately good guy who is friendly by nature and would like nothing better than for everyone to be as happy as he is on a daily basis. When we last saw Carr the day after the Raiders finished a 7-9 season, he was more terse...
    Someone with the Raiders who worked closely with Al Davis once opined, “Al Davis is the only man I know who truly would cut off his nose to spite his face.” Al became more and more unreasonable in his later years, and was prone to decisions that would be hurtful to himself and the organization while attempting to exact some sort of revenge or retribution over slights both real and imagined. I’m seeing at least a little of that in the decision of Mark Davis to close Allegiant Stadium to all fans rather than open it for some of them when the 2020 season starts amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Given Al Davis’ declining health until his death in 2011 and...
    By The Associated Press The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Raiders will play their first season in Las Vegas without any fans at their home games because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The team sent a letter to season ticket holders on Monday saying that after discussion with health care officials and local leaders, the decision was made not to allow fans. Officials last week declared “substantial completion” of 65,000-seat Allegiant Stadium after nearly 1,000 days were spent building the $2 billion home for the Raiders. Both the New York Jets and Giants previously announced they would play without fans this season. Most other teams are hoping to be able to...
    The Las Vegas Raiders won’t have fans at home games during the 2020 season. According to an email tweeted by Darren Rovell, the Raiders informed fans that there’d be no spectators at games during the first season at Allegiant Stadium during the coronavirus pandemic. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) It is the first year of the stadium and the team being in Las Vegas. You can read the email below. Raiders last team to announce season ticket holder plan, decide to play season in new stadium without fans… pic.twitter.com/zEIJesIVHC — Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) August 3, 2020 This obviously sucks big time for the Raiders and all the fans in Las Vegas who were...
    The Raiders notified season-ticket holders Monday they would be shut out of Allegiant Stadium due to the COVID_19 pandemic. Fans were told the Raiders “made the difficult decision to play the Las Vegas Raiders 2020 inaugural season at Allegiant Stadium without fans in attendance.” It does not say if the Raiders would reconsider during the season or in the event of a playoff game pending positive developments in terms of control of the pandemic. The news, confirmed by a team source, isn’t a surprise, given that owner Mark Davis told The Athletic on July 19 that things appeared to be headed in that direction. “It’s all or none for me,” Davis said. “Either all the fans are going to be...
    Getty P.J. Hall & Maurice Hurst. Former second-round picks aren’t typically on the chopping block after only two seasons with a team but the writing was on the wall for P.J. Hall. Just last week Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden put the former second-rounder on blast for showing up to camp overweight last training camp. It appears that might have been the case this year as the team has decided to cut Hall, according to Ian Rapoport. Source: The #Raiders are releasing PJ Hall, a former 2nd round pick. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 3, 2020 General manager Mike Mayock also called out Hall at the NFL Combine in February so this news isn’t all...
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dealing with an offseason move from Oakland to Las Vegas, an overhaul of his defense and contending in a division with Patrick Mahomes and the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs is a tough enough task for Raiders coach Jon Gruden. It all pales in comparison to trying to keep his players safe from COVID-19 in a city where the coronavirus is spreading. “One mistake can bring us all down in a real bad way,” Gruden said Thursday. “It’s not just becoming to football; it can create a terrible illness. So I want to dominate when we leave the building. We want to crush this virus. We want to beat this virus into the ground,...
    If the career arc of Henry Ruggs III is anything like that of Josh Jacobs, we’re about six weeks away from finding out if the Raiders pulled a fast one with their second straight first-round selection out of Alabama. Jacobs, the second of three first-round picks in 2019, looked the part of a feature back in a season-opening win over the Denver Broncos with 23 carries for 85 yards. He went on to rush for 1,150 yards despite missing the last two games due to a broken shoulder sustained in Week 7. Ruggs, taken with the 12th pick of the first round, will be given every chance in a condensed training camp to be a Week 1 factor when the...
    Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden believes that the “toughest opponent” all 32 NFL teams will have to face this season is the pandemic. Gruden told The Athletic in an article published Tuesday that the focus this season will be on safety above all as the NFL enters “unprecedented territory.” PATRIOTS STAR DONT’A HIGHTOWER OPTS OUT OF SEASON, JOINS 5 OTHER TEAMMATES SITTING OUT OVER HEALTH FEARS “Hopefully, we can beat the virus. The Chiefs are great — unfortunately we have to play them twice — but we got the toughest opponent … we gotta beat this virus, man. You and me and everybody else, and hopefully somebody comes up with a cure soon.” He continued: “It’s tough. It’s...
    Jessica Chastain, Dwayne Johnson, More Stars Making Quarantine Cocktails How to Create and Maintain a Family Budget See new photos of the nearly completed Raiders Las Vegas Stadium all lit up Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas — the new home of the Raiders — is nearly complete. © (AP Photo/John Locher) According to the Review-Journal, the stadium has been issued a “temporary certificate of occupancy,” an indication that construction is nearly over. Along the way of this process in Sin City, we’ve seen so many different photos of the stadium’s exterior lit up — either with its interior lights or the super-cool ribbon lights on the outside — and now there are new shots to share because we all...
    OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 15: Head coach Jon Gruden of the Oakland Raiders talks to quarterback Derek Carr #4 before the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at RingCentral Coliseum on December 15, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images) Last season seemed like a positive step, but the Las Vegas Raiders really look like a darkhorse to pick No. 1 in 2021. From Year 1 to Year 2 under Jon Gruden, the Raiders went from four to seven wins. The move to Las Vegas has things looking up overall, even in what promises to be a tough AFC West. A push to playoff contention is the next step. The Raiders had a good bit of fortune last...
    Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is entering a pivotal 2020 NFL season.  When Derek Carr first came under center for the Raiders in 2014, he was able to show off some impressive skills in his rookie campaign, ending the year with 3270 passing yards and a completion percentage of 58.1. Despite Carr’s play, the Raiders still had a horrible year and finished with a record of 3-13, good for one of the worst records in the NFL that year. Carr has still shown off his individual quarterback talent since that season, but the Raiders have only made it to the playoffs once since he took over. And in many of...
    Derek Carr, Las Vegas Raiders (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images) The new Las Vegas Raiders facility in Las Vegas looks absolutely incredible and would make The Emperor proud.  Lost in all the worry of there maybe not being a 2020 NFL season right now is that the Raiders are on the verge of making their debut in Las Vegas. While we’ve seen plenty of photos of the outside of Allegiant Stadium, we haven’t seen a ton of shots from the team’s headquarters and team facility. Well, that changed this week, as some photos just surfaced on social media. Hey Raiders fans, trust us when we say you’re going to want to take a look at the pics. Plain and...
    Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis is considering banning spectators during the team's inaugural campaign in Nevada due to the coronavirus pandemic, which he fears could prevent the 2020 NFL season entirely. NFL teams are expected to follow local government guidelines when deciding whether to open stadiums or offer fans refunds this year. 'My mindset today is no fans [should attend games],' Davis told ESPN. 'I don't even know if it's safe to play. "Uncertainty" is the word.' Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis is considering banning spectators during the team's inaugural campaign in Nevada due to the coronavirus pandemic, which he fears could prevent the 2020 NFL season entirely The Raiders have already sold all of their...
    Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis has serious concerns about the upcoming season. Davis spoke with ESPN for a Sunday night interview, and told the network, “I don’t even know if it’s safe to play. ‘Uncertainty’ is the word.” (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) He laid out three plans for the NFL season during the coronavirus pandemic. The league can proceed as planned, delay the season for an eventual 12-game schedule or just cancel the whole thing.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Las Vegas Raiders (@raiders) on Jun 22, 2020 at 2:17pm PDT Well, this isn’t a great development for fans around the league. Davis already is on the...
    Next1 of 10Prev postUse your ← → (arrows) to browse LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 21: An aerial view shows construction continuing at Allegiant Stadium, the USD 2 billion, glass-domed home of the Las Vegas Raiders on May 21, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Raiders are scheduled to play their first preseason game at the 65,000-seat facility on August 27 against the Arizona Cardinals. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) Which current NFL stadium is the best facility in the league? It may be a while before fans are allowed into stadiums again, but it is still worth exploring which venues are the best. Unlike baseball, which can offer unique dimensions at stadiums, you know what you get when you’re...
    KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 01: Oakland Raiders general manager Mike Mayock spoke with Raiders owner Mark Davis during pregame warmups prior to the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on December 1, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images) In year one of the transition to Las Vegas, Raiders general manager Mike Mayock looks like he has the silver and black moving in the right direction. Las Vegas Raiders General Manager Mike Mayock inherited a bit of a circus in year one with the organization. Coming from a TV background on NFL Network, Mayock had his work cut out for him in 2019. With a strong AFC West combined with the Antonio Brown...
    Jon Gruden, Las Vegas Raiders. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) The Las Vegas Raiders simply need more talent on defense to even consider themselves playoff contenders. Following the 2020 NFL Draft, the Las Vegas Raiders used up all of their first round picks acquired from the Amari Cooper and Khalil Mack trades. The ultimate goal for head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock was to build a playoff contender just in time for their move to the Sin City in 2020. While the offense is essentially set, their defense will prevent the team from clinching a coveted postseason berth this upcoming NFL season.Raiders first-round picks on defense have been a mixed bagThe Raiders had five first-round picks in...
    Raiders right tackle Trent Brown was temporarily the NFL’s highest-paid lineman, a mountain of a man who could move mountains. And he reached that status (Brown is now the fourth highest paid lineman) without being serious about lifting weights. That was one of the revelations from Brown during a 45-minute interview posted Monday by Bleacher Report’s Adam Lefkoe — all while Brown was having his hair cut by his personal barber.
    Jon Gruden and the Raiders will have a new home in the NFL this season. Previously known as the Oakland Raiders, they will now be called ‘Las Vegas Raiders’. The NFL franchise was established in 1960 in Oakland, California. They announced their decision to relocate to Las Vegas in January 2020. They later revealed that their home will be at the Allegiant Stadium in Nevada. However, due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, construction work is a little bit behind schedule. Recent reports indicate that the Raiders will only be able to play one pre-season game at the Allegiant Stadium before the season starts. In the meantime, Raiders’ coach had a special message for all the hard-working construction personnel in Nevada....
    Next1 of 3Prev postUse your ← → (arrows) to browse How much further can Jon Gruden mold the Las Vegas Raiders into his image? Back in 2018, the Raiders organization opened up their checkbook to bring Jon Gruden out of the “Monday Night Football” booth to be the teams’ head coach for ten years. To further entice him, owner Mark Davis parted ways with general manager Reggie McKenzie to give Gruden full control over the roster. Goodbye Khalil Mack and Amari Cooper, and hello to Josh Jacobs, Clelin Ferrell, Johnathan Abram, Henry Ruggs, and Damon Arnette! The upcoming NFL season is important for the Raiders. Not only is this their first season in the Sin City, but there could be...
    Jadeveon Clowney, Seattle Seahawks. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images) Jadeveon Clowney remains the biggest name on the NFL free agent market. Could Las Vegas be an option? Leave it to Jon Gruden and Mark Davis to pick out the best remaining free agent as a way to upgrade their roster this late into the process. The Raiders defensive line showed promise last year, and plucking Jadeveon Clowney, who’s single-handedly able to change the course of a game, from the free agent market is an option they shouldn’t ignore. To this point, Clowney hasn’t received the offer he covets, as he’s stuck considering short-term lucrative deals. The Raiders are unlikely to provide him with his asking price, at least not yet,...
    DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 29: Derek Carr #4 of the Oakland Raiders walks off the field after a 16-15 loss to the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High on December 29, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) The Las Vegas Raiders have high hopes, and Derek Carr needs to drive them into reality. Derek Carr doesn’t need to be good in 2020. He needs to be great. He needs to be the 2016 version of himself. Statistically, Carr had the best season of his career in 2019. He threw for 4,054 yards on 7.9 yard per attempt, and completed 70 percent of his passes, all personal highs. He also limited himself to eight turnovers. The...
    Singer Duffy slams Netflix for film 365 Days glamorizing brutal reality of sex trafficking Cramers week ahead: Big business is bouncing back, and bouncing back with a vengeance Heres another chance to get a Legacy Brick for the Las Vegas Raiders stadium For those Raiders fans who don’t have a deep hole in their wallets due to the pandemic, there’s an opportunity to have a place at the main entrance of Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium. © Ethan Miller/Getty Image The home opener against the Saints will not be one to remember as the Raiders fall to New Orleans in their first game in Sin City. Yes, for anywhere between $850 and $1,500 you, too, can get a Legacy Brick...
    Getty Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr. Regardless of having a really robust throwing arm, Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has earned a status as a participant who doesn’t wish to throw the deep ball. He was additionally beforehand among the many most correct deep ball throwers within the NFL, in response to Professional Soccer Focus. Whether or not it’s his falt, his coach’s or his huge receivers’, Carr doesn’t go deep as typically as he in all probability ought to. Both approach, Carr in all probability isn’t going to let it rip downfield and his opponents realize it. Showing on The Herd with Colin Cowherd, new Los Angeles Chargers cornerback...
    Getty Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr. Despite having a very strong throwing arm, Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has earned a reputation as a player who doesn’t like to throw the deep ball. He was also previously among the most accurate deep ball throwers in the NFL, according to Pro Football Focus. Whether it’s his falt, his coach’s or his wide receivers’, Carr doesn’t go deep as often as he probably should. Either way, Carr probably isn’t going to let it rip downfield and his opponents know it. Appearing on The Herd with Colin Cowherd, new Los Angeles Chargers cornerback Chris Harris Jr. was asked about his assessment of Carr. “Derek, he’s gonna be a guy...
    Getty Las Vegas Raiders RT Trent Brown. The Las Vegas Raiders‘ offense made big strides in 2019 and was a very efficient unit. However, they weren’t able to put up many points on a consistent basis. While most of the spending was done on the defensive side of the ball this offseason, the team did improve in a number of areas on offense. The Raiders’ biggest weakness last season was their wide receiver corps. They added Henry Ruggs in the first round of the draft and he’s expected to make an impact from day one. 2019 Pro Bowler Trent Brown praised his team for the moves they made and made a big claim about the offense. “I feel...