Player News - Raiders

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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

Tom Pelissero of USA Today reports free agent Jared Cook is scheduled to visit the Vikings.

That is assuming he leaves his visit with the Seahawks without a contract. Both teams already have No. 1 tight ends locked in, but both also like to use multiple-TE sets. Still, neither is likely to break the bank for a secondary option.
Mar 14 - 12:58 PM

Raiders signed WR/KR Cordarrelle Patterson, formerly of the Vikings, on a two-year contract.

The contract can reportedly be voided down to a one-year deal. Patterson looked to be headed out of his visit without a contract on Monday night, but he returned to the facility and the two sides quickly hammered out a deal. Likely to serve as the fourth receiver behind Amari Cooper, Michael Crabtree, and Seth Roberts, the landing spot is not great for Patterson's fantasy value, but he should be able to impact games for Oakland both as a gadget player and return man. Perhaps Patterson will push Roberts for targets in camp, but he can be ignored in fantasy drafts at this point.
Mar 13 - 11:11 PM

Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle reports the Raiders and free agent Cordarrelle Patterson are "closing in on a deal."

Patterson reportedly left his visit without a contract, but Tafur reports he is back at the facility and the two sides are hammering out a deal. It sounds like something should be announced late tonight or tomorrow morning. With two established receivers at the top of the depth chart, Oakland could be a great fit for Patterson, who would be allowed to fill a gadget role and contribute on special teams.
Mar 13 - 10:58 PM

Free agent Cordarrelle Patterson left his Raiders visit without a contract.

That doesn't mean the Raiders are out of the running, but Patterson will keep weighing his options. Considering Patterson has said he wants to remain with the Vikings, any other suitor will have to beat Minnesota's offer. Patterson is one of the best return men in the game.
Mar 13 - 9:23 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports free agent Jared Cook is scheduled to visit the Seahawks.

It is an interesting link for a team set to pay Jimmy Graham $10 million, but Graham is in the final year of his deal while Luke Willson is a free agent. Still, Seattle would seem to be better served by finding more of a combo tight end to play behind Graham. Cook has also been linked to the Lions and Bills.
Mar 13 - 7:58 PM

Free agent Cordarrelle Patterson says he wants to re-sign with the Vikings.

"All I am hearing is stay with the Vikings," said Patterson. "Trust me, I want to, but we all know business is business. So what you going to do, (GM) Rick (Spielman)." Patterson has yet to sign despite visiting with multiple teams. He would likely have to accept a team-friendly deal to return to Minnesota.
Mar 11 - 7:21 PM

Free agent Cordarrelle Patterson visited the Bears.

The special teams extraordinaire has also visited the Redskins and Raiders. Patterson turns 26 years old in six days.
Mar 11 - 5:17 PM

Free agent Cordarrelle Patterson will visit the Raiders.

Patterson visited the Redskins on Friday, but they decided to go with Terrelle Pryor. Patterson's market has been quiet to this point, but he is one of the best return men in the league. Even with his lackluster track record on offense, that skill should land him a job soon.
Mar 11 - 11:11 AM


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