Raiders ready for their ‘Hard Knocks’ debut
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Quarterback Derek Carr angrily yelling at teammates. Jon Gruden showing a softer, gentler side for some of his younger players and ditching his trademark snarl. Vontaze Burfict...
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Whether it was because of the poor pass protection, a lack of big-play receiving threats downfield or a fear of making mistakes, almost no quarterback was as cautious as...
AFL all-time leading rusher Clem Daniels dies at age 83
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Former Oakland Raiders running back and AFL all-time leading rusher Clem Daniels has died at age 83.
The team announced Daniels' death late Monday night but did not...
McKenzie hired by Dolphins as senior personnel executive
MIAMI (AP) — Former NFL executive of the year Reggie McKenzie has been hired by the Miami Dolphins as a senior personnel executive under general manager Chris Grier.
The move was the latest change in football operations for the Dolphins following a 7-9 season. Grier was given more authority last month, and Brian Flores was hired as coach to replace the fired Adam Gase.
Chiefs-Raiders, Seahawks-49ers: When top NFL rivalries sour
Two of the NFL's most intense rivalries have turned sour.
When the Chiefs visit the Raiders in a series that dates to the AFL and has been as good as any in pro football, the oddsmakers see Oakland (2-9) getting routed — at home — by Kansas City. Most of America sees it that way, too.
AP Top 25 Heat Check: No style points necessary in 2nd half
Style points are not so important during the second half of the college football season.
Just win, baby, as the late Al Davis famously said, and the Top 25 voters will likely reward a team. Or at least they won't punish.
This past weekend things got a little crazy around the country, with four of the top eight teams in last week's rankings losing. This on the heels of three top-10 teams going down in week six. The last two weeks, 16 ranked teams have lost.
Another poor finish sends Raiders to 0-3 start under Gruden
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The last time an Oakland Raiders coach watched his team lose back-to-back games when leading after three quarters, late owner Al Davis brought out the overhead projector and fired Lane Kiffin.
There will be no repeat with Jon Gruden this week, even if that doesn't ease the pain of these late-game collapses in Oakland.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Raiders long snapper Jon Condo says the team has told him he won't return in 2018.
Condo said on his Twitter account Wednesday that the Raiders told his agent he won't be back when he becomes a free agent next week.
Condo was initially signed to Oakland's practice squad in 2006 and became the team's long snapper the following season. He played 173 of 176 games over 11 years with the Raiders.
Sebastian Janikowski’s 18-year run with Oakland Raiders reportedly set to end
Sebastian Janikowski is on the way out of Oakland, and Tom Brady has yet another resume builder.
Janikowski, the 39-year-old free agent, was informed on Wednesday that he won't return as part of Jon Gruden's Raiders, ESPN reported. What does the end of the Raiders' road for the 17th overall pick in 2000 have to do with Brady?
With Minnesota's next Super Bowl only five days away, Kevin Cusick is counting down the best and brightest, and the worst and dimmest, from the past 51 games. Today, he ranks the Super Bowl's greatest teams.*
Raiders still beloved in LA, but Chargers have playoff hopes
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The Raiders spent only 13 seasons in Los Angeles after moving down in 1982.
Al Davis took them back to Oakland after 1994, and Mark Davis is almost certainly moving them yet again to Las Vegas in the near future.
But during that largely successful era, the Raiders formed a passionate bond with a generation of LA football fans — and they won the city's only Super Bowl title.
Raiders return to Mexico City to take on Patriots
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — From the thin air and the long climb from the field to the locker room to the party atmosphere in the stands that included a distracting laser pointed at the quarterback's eyes, the Oakland Raiders' first trip to Mexico City offered a unique scene.
With the Raiders (4-5) set to make their return to Azteca Stadium on Sunday to take on the New England Patriots (7-2), the hope is that going through the experience a year ago will be beneficial this season.
Raiders’ inability to go deep leads to struggles for offense
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — With a strong-armed quarterback, one of the best pass-blocking offensive lines and a pair of talented receivers on the outside, the Oakland Raiders have all the ingredients to stretch the field with the deep pass.
That has been far from the case so far this season and is a major reason the Raiders (2-4) have struggled so much offensively during a four-game losing streak.
Rough ride with Raiders made Pryor’s position change easier
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Terrelle Pryor figured playing quarterback in the NFL wasn't his thing when he was cut four times in 13 months.
Gone to Pot: Former Raider sells weed in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The display case just inside the front door is filled with the kind of stuff you would find at any sports memorabilia store. Frank Hawkins used to run interference for Marcus Allen back in the day, and there are plenty of signed footballs and pictures of No. 27 in silver and black.
Raiders place K Sebastian Janikowski on IR with back injury
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders placed long-time kicker Sebastian Janikowski on injured reserve Saturday with an injured back and promoted Giorgio Tavecchio to the active roster.
The team made the move a day before the season opener against the Titans. The Raiders had signed Tavecchio on Friday as insurance if Janikowski wasn't healed and brought him to Tennessee in case he needed to be activated.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics are pulling the tarps and opening a portion of the upper deck at the Coliseum for their upcoming 10-game homestand.
PHOENIX (AP) — Sometime in the not distant future, they will become the Las Vegas Raiders.
Until then, likely in 2020, Mark Davis' team belongs to Oakland. Well, sort of.
NFL owners approved the Raiders' move to Las Vegas 31-1 at the league meetings Monday. Miami was the lone dissenter. Davis insisted the club his father, Hall of Fame owner Al Davis, built into a champion — in Oakland and Los Angeles — should still be considered a part of the Bay Area community.
Las Vegas just the latest move for vagabond Raiders
The Raiders have been on the move quite a bit in their nearly six decades as a pro football franchise.
The team will switch cities yet again. On Monday, NFL owners approved the franchise's eventual move from Oakland to Las Vegas.
Here's a look at some of the major moves for one of the NFL's most successful and yet vagabond teams.
Borges: For real Lombardi Trophy tension, look at Pete Rozelle and Al Davis at Super Bowl XV
One burning question hung over the Super Bowl and it had nothing to do with X’s and O’s or Jimmys and Joes. The real drama was would they shake hands or throw down?
Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie: ‘We built this thing to last’
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Reggie McKenzie took a methodical approach to rebuilding the Oakland Raiders when he was hired as general manager in 2012.
He spent most of his first two seasons dismantling the roster to get the salary cap in order after years of mismanagement by late owner Al Davis before building the team back up again starting with the 2014 draft that netted franchise quarterback Derek Carr, elite pass rusher Khalil Mack and other key pieces.
Tommie Smith returns to Mexico City to light Raiders torch
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Tommie Smith returned to Mexico City to light the torch honoring late Raiders owner Al Davis before Oakland's game against Houston.
Raiders owner Mark Davis invited Smith to make the trip with the team. It is Smith's second time back in Mexico City since he famously raised his black-gloved fist with bronze medalist John Carlos as a sign of black power following his win in the 200-meter finals at the 1968 Olympics.
Tommie Smith to return to Mexico City to light Raiders torch
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Tommie Smith will return to Mexico City to light the torch honoring late Raiders owner Al Davis before Oakland plays Houston in an NFL game.
Smith will make his second trip back to Mexico City since he famously raised his black-gloved fist with bronze medalist John Carlos as a sign of black power following his win in the 200-meter finals at the 1968 Olympics.
Raiders reward GM McKenzie with contract extension
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Reggie McKenzie walked through the lobby of the hotel adjacent to the Raiders' training camp facilities and was immediately approached by a middle-aged man seeking an autograph. The freckle-faced general manager stopped a few moments later to talk with another group of fans eager to speak with him.
What a difference a few years — and a few more wins — make.
Four years after become the Raiders' first general manager since Al Davis and...
NAPA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders signed general manager Reggie McKenzie to a four-year contract extension.
Owner Mark Davis announced the move Friday night in front of about 100 former Raiders players. Davis said it was time to "reward" McKenzie for the job he had done in his first three years with the team.
McKenzie was originally given a five-year contract back in 2012 to run the team after the death of longtime owner Al Davis. The Raiders struggled at...