Player News - Raiders

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Raiders signed third-round DE Arden Key to a four-year contract.

Key was the last of Oakland's draft picks to sign a contract. A first-team All-SEC selection in 2016, Key registered 130 tackles, 21 sacks and four forced fumbles during his three-year stay at LSU.
Jun 15 - 3:03 PM

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the Raiders fear imminent league discipline for Martavis Bryant.

Per the Review-Journal's Michael Gehlken, Bryant's imminent discipline is believed to pertain to the NFL's substance-abuse policy. Bryant, of course, missed all of 2016 due to substance-abuse-policy violations. Gehlken confirms any further substance-abuse infraction could cost Bryant another year, or longer. With ex-broadcaster Jon Gruden replacing Reggie McKenzie at the Raiders' personnel controls, Oakland dealt the No. 79 overall pick for Bryant in late April.
Jun 15 - 12:33 AM

The San Jose Mercury News considers Seth Roberts to be on the Raiders' roster bubble.

The Raiders reportedly wanted to trade Roberts before the draft. Now he apparently "has not jumped off the page in Jon Gruden’s system this offseason." No longer the Raiders' No. 3 receiver, Roberts' $2.5 million salary is hefty for a down-field blocker.
Jun 14 - 2:14 PM

Raiders coach Jon Gruden indicated he has been surprisingly impressed by Jared Cook at OTAs and minicamp.

Cook quietly set a career high with 54 catches last season. "Jared Cook has had a great camp," said Gruden. "I did not know Jared Cook moved like that. I knew he had really good pass receiving skills, but we can line him up at a lot of different places now. He’s been really sharp. We’ve asked him to do a lot." Cook is an undervalued TE2 toward the end of fantasy drafts.
Jun 13 - 1:26 PM

Raiders DE Khalil Mack is officially holding out of minicamp.

Coach Jon Gruden declined to say if the team would fine its defensive superstar. The smart money is on "no" as the Raiders try to keep goodwill alive on the way to a deal. The odds are better than 50 percent that Mack gets paid before Week 1.
Jun 12 - 7:28 PM

Raiders signed DE Frostee Rucker, formerly of the Cardinals, to a one-year contract.

Rucker turns 35 in September and spent the previous five seasons with the Cardinals. He's made 73 career starts with Arizona, Cleveland, and Cincinnati. Rucker started all 16 games last season in the desert, managing 1.5 sacks across 606 snaps while receiving plus marks from PFF for his run defense.
Jun 11 - 6:23 PM

Raiders signed DT Ahtyba Rubin, formerly of the Falcons.

Rubin is a rotational run stopper who is now on his fifth NFL team.
Jun 11 - 4:38 PM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports contract-year DE Khalil Mack is expected to skip this week's mandatory minicamp.

Mack is officially risking fines as he seeks a new deal. It's well worth the risk for a player of Mack's stature, who, one way or the other, is going to get a massive contract sooner or later. There is little reason for him to risk his health in meaningless June practices. A new deal before Week 1 should be the goal for all involved.
Jun 11 - 1:17 PM

The Las Vegas Review-Journal considers Raiders second-year DE Fadol Brown a candidate for a sophomore leap.

A 2017 UDFA out of Ole Miss, Brown spent his rookie year on the practice squad. Now reliable beat writer Michael Gehlken considers him "poised" to make the Raiders' 53-man roster. Per Gehlken, Brown has been providing quality reps as an edge rusher in padless practices. Gehlken also reports Browns GM John Dorsey was eyeing Brown near the end of last season. Brown, who turned 25 in April, notched 15.5 sacks across three SEC seasons.
Jun 5 - 3:32 PM

The Athletic believes Doug Martin could push Marshawn Lynch for Raiders' lead back duties.

NBC Bay Area's Scott Bair reports the Raiders' new coaching staff has been "impressed by Martin thus far." He's reportedly showing renewed burst in OTAs. 29-year-old Martin had a miserable year for the Bucs last season while 32-year-old Lynch was surprisingly effective in Oakland. It's possible an unsatisfactory and unpredictable committee emerges, though Martin still has to secure his roster spot. Lynch's is more or less guaranteed after an offseason contract restructure.
May 29 - 3:01 PM

Raiders coach Jon Gruden praised UDFA K Eddy Pineiro's performance at OTAs.

"We watched him kick today and he made every one," said Gruden, who said the Raiders considered drafting Pineiro in the seventh round. Fifth-round punter Johnny Townsend, Pineiro's teammate at the University of Florida, has held for him at OTAs. Gruden believes Pineiro and Giorgio Tavecchio will have a "great battle" in training camp. Tavecchio is on notice after making just 16-of-21 field goals last season.
May 25 - 4:02 PM

Raiders S Obi Melifonwu (hip) is not close to a return.

"He doesn’t look close to me at all," were coach Jon Gruden's words on Tuesday. "I’ll leave it at that. He doesn’t look close to me at all." Gruden's tone seemed to indicate he believed Melifonwu should be further along in his rehab. Gruden said just last month Melifonwu's return wasn't far off. The No. 56 overall pick of last year's draft, Melifonwu was limited to five games by injury.
May 22 - 4:56 PM

Raiders CB Gareon Conley (shin splints) is a full participant in OTAs.

"Conley is special," coach Jon Gruden said afterward. "He was a top pick in the draft for a reason." Conley's rookie season was a complete wash, with his troublesome shin limiting him to two appearances. One month shy of his 23rd birthday, Conley will be given the opportunity to be a difference-making sophomore. The Raiders cut Sean Smith before letting T.J. Carrie walk in free agency.
May 22 - 3:54 PM

Khalil Mack skipped the start of Raiders' voluntary OTAs on Tuesday.

Mack has skipped the Raiders' entire offseason program as he angles for a new contract. 2018 is the final year of his rookie deal. It's possible Mack even skips mandatory minicamp, but he would then be at risk of fines. A new contract should get done before Week 1. Unless you're the Redskins with Kirk Cousins, teams don't mess around with franchise-type talents like Mack.
May 22 - 1:55 PM

Raiders signed third-round OT Brandon Parker to a four-year contract.

Third-rounder Arden Key is Oakland's lone remaining unsigned draft pick. The Raiders traded up for Parker at No. 65 overall and intend to mold him into their right tackle of the future under new OL coach Tom Cable. They hope No. 15 overall pick Kolton Miller can lock down Derek Carr's bind side long term.
May 21 - 3:42 PM


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