Player News - Raiders

Date: Team: Pos:

Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said Cordarrelle Patterson will have a role on offense.

"Really excited about ‘CP.’ He’s a gifted athlete, once he touches the ball he can score from anywhere," Del Rio said. "He’s not just a special teams guy, we’re going to integrate him in our offense and I think he’s a dynamic playmaker." Patterson doesn't project for more than a gadget role behind Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree, but is going to push Seth Roberts for sub-package targets. He should also see a few carries at running back.
Source: raiders.com
Mar 29 - 5:09 PM

The Los Angeles Daily News reports "depending on how things turn out" for the Raiders in Oakland this season, San Antonio could be a temporary home in 2018-19.

San Antonio was once bandied about as a possible permanent home for the Raiders, while the city offered to host them part time when they were exploring a move to Los Angeles. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones could put the kibosh on even a temporary arrangement. Instrumental in the Raiders' move to Las Vegas, Jones wants as much of Texas to himself as possible.
Mar 28 - 6:16 PM

Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie said the team is interested in extending walk-year RG Gabe Jackson.

The Raiders have extensions to work out with Derek Carr and Khalil Mack first, but Jackson should not be far behind. A quality starter at left guard his first two seasons, Jackson did not miss a beat moving to the right side in 2016. The Raiders boast one of the best interior line groups in the league, and they should do whatever they can to keep it together.
Mar 27 - 10:16 PM

Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie said Clive Walford "wasn't [the] same player last year."

Walford injured his knee in an ATV accident last summer and apparently never got back to 100 percent. McKenzie expects him to be "fine" this season, but the decision to bring in Jared Cook says he is not convinced Walford will develop into a weapon in the passing game. The 2015 third-rounder has 61 catches for 688 yards (11.3 YPR) and six touchdowns through two seasons.
Mar 27 - 10:12 PM

Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie said Derek Carr (broken leg) will be a full-go for OTAs.

Carr told LT Donald Penn he was "almost 100 percent" in February, so this comes as no surprise. Even with their pending relocation certain to be a distraction, the Raiders look set for a great season on the field as long as Carr stays healthy. Carr should sign a long-term extension this offseason.
Source: ESPN
Mar 27 - 8:39 PM

The NFL has approved the Raiders' relocation to Las Vegas.

Shameful. The tally was 31-1, with only Dolphins owner Stephen Ross voting no. The NFL has taken to declaring "football is family," but what it really is is money. The Bay Area is one of the richest economic zones in all of human history, but Raiders owner Mark Davis is the poorest owner in the NFL. Since he apparently couldn't finance a stadium in Oakland and the local authorities wouldn't provide him corporate welfare, he's uprooted for Las Vegas, where a sports-desperate area and casino magnates will foot the bill. It's the NFL's third relocation in 15 months. Any time a team moves is a dark day for its league. Today is no different for the NFL. The Raiders will remain in Oakland for 2017 — and supposedly 2018 — with uncertain plans for 2019. 2020 is their estimated arrival in Vegas.
Mar 27 - 2:09 PM

In a letter to Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf, commissioner Roger Goodell expressed skepticism in Oakland's bid to keep the Raiders from relocating to Las Vegas.

A group of investors led by Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott recently submitted a $1.3 billion proposal for a development project in Oakland that would include a new 55,000-seat football stadium to replace the Coliseum. That would be in lieu of the 65,000-seat dome the Raiders are proposing to build in Las Vegas. Bank of America has agreed to bankroll the Raiders' move to Vegas, contributing $650 million of the $1.9 billion needed to finance the new stadium. In his criticism of Oakland's stadium proposal, Goodell argued that "Key issues that we have identified as threshold considerations are simply not resolvable in a reasonable time." The Raiders' move to Las Vegas will be brought to a vote Monday in Phoenix at the Annual League Meeting.
Mar 26 - 10:20 AM

MMQB's Albert Breer was told the Raiders have "27 or 28" votes in their bid to relocate to Las Vegas.

They only need 24, so that leaves them quite a bit of wiggle room heading into the expected vote next week at the Annual League Meeting. The Raiders still have questions to answer about their bid, however, and it is possible they only gain condition approval despite having the necessary votes. Still, it will be a shock if the Raiders do not relocate to Las Vegas in the near future.
Source: MMQB
Mar 23 - 12:01 PM

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports owners will vote on the Raiders' relocation bid on Monday.

The owners will convene for the Annual League Meeting next week. While they have plugged their financing gap, the Raiders still have hurdles to jump in their bid to move to Las Vegas and questions to answer about where they will play before the proposed stadium opens in 2020. La Canfora reports the vote could carry conditions which would require the Raiders to answer those questions before gaining full approval. Still, the momentum seems to be toward the Raiders getting the go ahead.
Mar 21 - 12:16 PM

Raiders signed LB Jelani Jenkins, formerly of the Dolphins.

Jenkins is coming off a miserable season in Miami, but he battled a nagging knee injury all year long and just turned 25. He's worth a look as a reclamation project in Oakland. When healthy, Jenkins has flashed plus cover skills and can chase sideline to sideline. He'll play weak-side linebacker or compete to replace Malcolm Smith inside depending on the formation.
Mar 20 - 3:43 PM

Raiders re-signed LS Jon Condo.

Condo has been carefully snapping the ball longer than a typical snap distance in Oakland since 2006.
Mar 20 - 2:56 PM

Free agent LB Jelani Jenkins is visiting the Raiders on Monday.

The Raiders are in the hunt for a pair of starting inside linebackers after losing Malcolm Smith to the 49ers and with Perry Riley remaining a free agent. Jenkins profiles best on the weak side where he played with the Dolphins. He was Pro Football Focus' No. 30-ranked 4-3 OLB out of 31 qualifiers in 2016.
Mar 20 - 9:36 AM

Raiders agreed to terms with QB E.J. Manuel, formerly of the Bills.

A colossal reach by the Bills at No. 16 in the 2013 draft, Manuel busted in kind. The owner of a career 58.3 completion percentage, 6.40 YPA and 19:15 TD:INT ratio, Manuel has attempted just 110 passes since the end of the 2014 season. He'll try to earn Oakland's No. 3 job behind Derek Carr and Connor Cook.
Mar 16 - 6:43 PM

Raiders agreed to terms with TE Jared Cook, formerly of the Packers, on a two-year contract.

It's worth "up to" $12.2 million. ESPN's Josina Anderson reports it's "effectively a one-year deal." Cook reportedly turned down a big offer from the Packers, but has landed on his feet in Oakland, where he should have a meaningful pass-catching role. Cook's career has been marked by disappointment, but he was a key weapon for the Packers last season, making plays down the field/up the seam. He's an upgrade on Clive Walford, who busted hard as a sophomore. Cook turns 30 next month. He'll begin 2017 as an upside TE2 for fantasy purposes.
Mar 16 - 5:13 PM

Free agent Jared Cook is expected to meet with the Raiders.

That's assuming he escapes Minnesota without a contract. Oakland would be a better landing spot both from a fantasy and "real life" perspective. There aren't any Kyle Rudolph-sized roadblocks with the Silver and Black, and the quarterback play is infinitely better.
Mar 14 - 6:51 PM


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