Player News - Raiders

Date: Team: Pos:

Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie said wants to extend DE Khalil Mack.

Mack is under team control for the next two years (2018 option). There's no rush to get a deal done, but Oakland has $46.6 million in cap space to lock him up this offseason. A two-time All Pro, Mack is going to push Von Miller for the top pass rusher salary in the league.
Jan 20 - 7:16 PM

Raiders RT Austin Howard's shoulder operation was to repair a torn labrum and rotator cuff.

It's a major operation to repair an injury that happened during training camp. Howard will need the majority of the offseason to recover and rehab, but should be ready for next Week 1. Going on 29, Howard was ineffective as he played hurt in 2016. He's signed for $4.9 million in 2017.
Jan 19 - 5:36 PM

Raiders RCB Sean Smith is recovering from shoulder surgery.

"He's going to be just fine," were the words of GM Reggie McKenzie. Smith missed Week 9 with a shoulder ailment. Headed into the second season of a four-year, $40 million contract, Smith was benched in literally Week 1 before settling into a decent campaign. Turning 30 in July, Smith will return as a 2017 starter.
Jan 19 - 4:51 PM

Even if the Raiders are approved for relocation to Las Vegas, they plan to play the next two seasons in Oakland.

That should go swimmingly. Owner Mark Davis has no other choice, as Las Vegas doesn't have a suitable temporary venue, unlike Los Angeles and its ancient football stadiums and modern soccer parks. The NFL has handled the relocation of three of its 32 franchises in disastrous fashion the past two years.
Jan 19 - 2:24 PM

Raiders RT Austin Howard underwent shoulder surgery on Wednesday.

Howard injured his shoulder in training camp and was hampered by it all season. He was also limited by an ankle injury for much of the year, and both of those issues likely contributed to his down season. There is no timetable for his return.
Jan 19 - 12:39 PM

Raiders have officially filed relocation paperwork for their proposed move to Las Vegas.

This has been expected for quite some time, but now it is official. If 24-of-32 owners approve the move, the Raiders will hope to be in Las Vegas in time for the 2020 season. The Raiders hope to play in a $1.9 billion stadium financed in part by casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and Clark County hotel tax revenue.
Jan 19 - 12:19 PM

If the league approves the Raiders' move to Las Vegas, the team would hope to relocate in time for the 2020 season.

The Raiders are expected to file paperwork for their move in the coming days, setting the stage for a vote this spring. 24-of-32 owners would have to approve the move. If it passes, the Raiders would build a $1.9 billion stadium in Las Vegas. Of that $1.9 billion, the Raiders would contribute $500 million with the rest coming from casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and Clark County hotel tax revenue. The Raiders would be the first NFL franchise and only the second franchise in the four major sports to play in Las Vegas.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 15 - 1:16 PM

The Raiders are expected to open extension talks with coach Jack Del Rio soon.

Del Rio has two years left on his deal but is one of the lowest paid coaches in the league. He'll get a raise after leading Oakland to a 12-win season. Del Rio is a candidate for Coach of the Year.
Jan 14 - 4:15 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Raiders will file relocation papers with the league in an effort to move from Oakland to Las Vegas.

Owners will vote on the proposed move this spring, but it would be a surprise if the Raiders do not get the 24 votes they need to make their relocation official. The organization is hoping to move into a $1.9 billion stadium project partially financed by casino owner Sheldon Adelson, but that deal has not been finalized. It likely will need to be before the owners vote on the move.
Source: NFL.com
Jan 14 - 9:22 AM

Impending free agent Matt McGloin said he wants to sign "somewhere they'll give me a chance to compete for a starting role."

McGloin didn't show much in his only 2016 start before going down with a shoulder injury. He's had some preseason success but is a 58 percent career passer. The Texans are a potential landing spot for McGloin, who played under coach Bill O'Brien in college. McGloin could end up this year's Chase Daniel.
Source: ESPN
Jan 13 - 6:20 PM

Impending free agent Latavius Murray expressed a desire to re-sign with the Raiders.

"I wanna stay put and finish what I started," Murray said. The former sixth-round pick got his first chance late in the 2014 season and never really looked back. He's rushed 543 times for 2,278 yards (4.2 YPC) and 20 touchdowns over the past 2.5 seasons, finishing with a career-high 12 end-zone trips in 2016. Murray frustratingly shared work with rookies DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard, but remained the No. 1 back all year. He turns 27 next week.
Jan 10 - 9:08 PM

The NFL reportedly believes the Raiders are done in Oakland and is working to "clear a path" for their move to Las Vegas.

The league is meeting to discuss the situation on Wednesday. Owner Mark Davis has been frank about his desire to uproot the team for Sin City. It appears the Bay Area will be losing its only competitive football team.
Jan 10 - 6:51 PM

Raiders promoted QBs coach Todd Downing to offensive coordinator.

It appears the Raiders let OC Bill Musgrave walk for the express purpose of promoting Downing, who is a sprightly 36 years old. Per the San Francisco Chronicle's Vic Tafur, Downing was a "hot" coaching candidate, and had been contacted by 4-5 teams. Beginning with Detroit in 2011, Downing has been coaching quarterbacks for six years. He has never coordinated an offense. The Raiders are obviously extremely high on the work he's done with Derek Carr.
Jan 10 - 5:43 PM

Raiders signed TE Cooper Helfet, CB Kenneth Durden, DE Jimmy Bean, WR K.J. Brent, DE Demetrius Cherry, WR Jaydon Mickens, TE Ryan O'Malley, and OGs Ian Silberman and Oni Omoile to reserve/future contracts.

Helfet is a former Seahawks player. Bean went undrafted out of Oklahoma State last year despite prolific college pass-rush stats.
Jan 9 - 5:18 PM

Seth Roberts caught 1-of-7 targets for one yard in the Raiders' Wild Card loss to the Texans.

Ouch. That's about as little production one can produce on seven targets. Roberts served as the Raiders' No. 3 receiver all season, catching some big touchdowns, but overall he wasn't much of a factor in fantasy. Roberts ends the year with a 39-398-5 line on 80 targets. He'll be back to compete for a role next season but could face competition for No. 3 duties.
Jan 7 - 9:10 PM


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