Raiders sign free agent tight end Erik Swoope
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent tight end Erik Swoope.
The Raiders released quarterback Landry Jones on Wednesday to make room on the 90-man...
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Derek Carr acknowledged that all the speculation about whether the Oakland Raiders would draft a quarterback this offseason to replace him as starter got annoying, even if...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs quarterback EJ Manuel, who was signed this offseason to compete for a backup job, has decided to retire after four seasons with Buffalo and one season with...
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Raiders sign backup quarterback Landry Jones
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent quarterback Landry Jones.
The move on Tuesday gives the Raiders another potential backup behind starter Derek Carr. Oakland...
Raiders sign QB Mike Glennon, S Curtis Riley
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed unrestricted free agent quarterback Mike Glennon and safety Curtis Riley.
The additions on Friday give the Raiders a second backup to...
Chiefs’ struggling defense gets Colts’ potent offense next
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs' defense had been hearing all season about how bad they were, and how they were the biggest threat to an offensive juggernaut falling short of reaching the Super Bowl.
Then they shut down the Oakland Raiders in Week 17.
Giving big-money to quarterbacks guarantees nothing
Giving quarterbacks big money doesn't guarantee success or even playoff appearances.
The NFL's six highest-paid quarterbacks in 2018 will be spectators this postseason. Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers ($33.5 million), Atlanta's Matt Ryan ($30 million), Minnesota's Kirk Cousins ($28 million), San Francisco's Jimmy Garoppolo ($27.5 million), Detroit's Matthew Stafford ($27 million) and Oakland's Derek Carr ($25 million) couldn't lead their teams to the playoffs.
Texans have history of success in wild-card game
HOUSTON (AP) — Wild-card games have been a good place for the Houston Texans.
The Texans return to the playoffs Saturday for the third time in four years when they host the Indianapolis Colts in a wild-card game. The Texans have won three of their previous four such games.
Jordy Nelson hitting stride late in season for Raiders
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Jordy Nelson's debut season in Oakland didn't go exactly as he hoped when he signed with the Raiders following 10 years in Green Bay.
A team he hoped would be good enough to contend for the playoffs went into rebuilding mode instead. He dealt with knee injuries that hampered him early in the season, and it took time for him to build up a rapport with Derek Carr after so many years of catching passes from Aaron Rodgers.
Raiders win possible final game in Oakland 27-14 vs. Broncos
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — After the final seconds ticked off, Derek Carr ran straight to the Black Hole with several teammates before taking a victory lap around the Coliseum to celebrate with his fans.
If this truly is the final game ever in Oakland, the Raiders gave their fans plenty to cheer at the end of another disappointing season.
Raiders prepare for possible final game ever in Oakland
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Derek Carr knows what outsiders think about the run-down Oakland Coliseum with the infield dirt for early season games, substandard locker rooms, and a lack of all the amenities prevalent in newer and more expensive NFL stadiums.
For Carr and the Raiders, there's a different word that comes to mind.
Carr gets record but Raiders offense languishes in loss
CINCINNATI (AP) — Derek Carr kept his streak without an interception going. In the end, he couldn't complete enough throws to give the Raiders a chance.
Carr extended his streak without an interception to nine games, but Oakland managed only 19 yards in the fourth quarter, helping the Cincinnati Bengals hold on for a 30-16 victory on Sunday .
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Amari Cooper’s impact on Cowboys immeasurable
Nobody is questioning Jerry Jones anymore about trading a first-round pick for Amari Cooper.
The Cowboys are 5-1 since the 24-year-old wide receiver was acquired from Oakland for a 2019 selection that will likely be in the 20s. They're one win from securing the NFC East title after Cooper dominated the Philadelphia Eagles last week, catching 10 passes for 217 yards and three touchdowns in a 29-23 overtime victory.
Carr playing at high level despite heavy turnover on Raiders
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Derek Carr has seen two coaches get fired, fellow stars get traded and the roster get overhauled numerous times in five seasons as Oakland Raiders quarterback.
The latest change for Carr came this week when the Raiders fired general manager Reggie McKenzie, the man who drafted him in 2014 and negotiated the $125 million contract that made Carr the face of the franchise.
Boswell’s missed FG sends Steelers to 24-21 loss to Raiders
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A Pittsburgh Steelers team that kept finding ways to win during a six-game winning streak now has fallen short at the end for a third straight game.
A slick field that led to kicker Chris Boswell losing his footing on a potential game-tying kick is to blame this time.
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Carr’s late TD pass leads Raiders past Steelers 24-21
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Coach Jon Gruden ran off the field high-fiving Oakland fans on the way to the locker room.
In a season with very little to celebrate, the Raiders had plenty to feel good about Sunday.
Derek Carr threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Derek Carrier with 21 seconds left before Chris Boswell slipped on a potential game-tying 40-yard field goal attempt on the final play of the Raiders' 24-21 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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The Dallas Cowboys (8-5) have pushed their lead over Philadelphia and Washington in the NFC East to a commanding two games with three games to play, with a wild 29-23 overtime win over the Eagles.
Carr doing better job taking care of ball for Raiders
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr feels much more relaxed in Jon Gruden's offense than he did at the beginning of the year.
It's too late to salvage the Raiders' season but for a team that is 2-9 and in the hunt for the No. 1 overall pick next year, baby steps are important.
For Carr, whose future as the team's franchise quarterback is no longer a certainty, it is even more critical.
Derek Carr wants Raiders to avoid getting No. 1 draft pick
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders will not get the No. 1 overall pick in next year's draft if quarterback Derek Carr has any say in it.
For the 15th time in the last 16 seasons, the Raiders will finish no better than .500, and that's if they run the table over the final six weeks.
Raiders coach Gruden downplays sideline argument with Carr
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Derek Carr missed Jalen Richard on a third-down pass in the second quarter and immediately heard all about it from coach Jon Gruden as he walked to the Oakland Raiders sideline.
Carr was caught on television yelling right back at his coach in an exchange that repeated itself again in the fourth quarter and prompted many outsiders to point to it as a symbol of how bad things have gotten in this lost season for the Raiders.
Carlson’s last-second FG gives Raiders win in Arizona
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The hollering in the post-game locker room sounded as if Oakland had just won a playoff game or something.
That's how good victory finally felt for the Raiders.
Daniel Carlson kicked a 35-yard field goal as the game ended to give Oakland a 23-21 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday in a matchup of teams scraping the bottom of the NFL standings.
When things go sour in the NFL, QBs often are changed
When things go sour, an NFL team's fan base often points to two people: the guy calling plays on the sideline, and the man behind center trying to execute them.
As we get deeper into the 2018 schedule, the futures of some coaches could be tied to how their quarterbacks have struggled — or outright flopped.
Doug Marrone and Blake Bortles in Jacksonville? Perhaps.
Raiders offense regressing under Carr, Gruden
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Derek Carr knew there would be growing pains adjusting to a new offense for the Oakland Raiders under coach Jon Gruden.
The surprising part for Carr and the Raiders is instead of showing steady progress throughout the year, the offense instead has regressed.
Gruden takes blame for Raiders’ 4th down throwaway
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland coach Jon Gruden said he should take the blame for Derek Carr's bewildering fourth-down throwaway that ended any slim chance of a Raiders comeback.
Carr's decision to throw the ball at the feet of running back Jalen Richard when no one was open on a fourth-and-5 play in the fourth quarter of a 20-6 loss Sunday to the Los Angeles Chargers summed up Oakland's fifth straight loss.
Carr’s throwaway symbolizes Raiders’ 5th straight loss
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Derek Carr rolled to his right, felt pressure from Melvin Ingram and threw the ball at the feet of Jalen Richard when no one was open.
The problem for the Oakland Raiders was that play came on fourth down.
Far more went into the fifth straight loss for the Raiders than that one botched play in the fourth quarter of a 20-6 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, but it was symbolic of how frustrating things have become for the Raiders.
Rivers rolling, Carr stalling entering Chargers-Raiders game
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Derek Carr had appeared to pass Philip Rivers in the pecking order of AFC West quarterbacks two years ago. He put together a season worthy of MVP consideration while Rivers led the NFL in interceptions on the way to a last-place finish.
Carr looked like one of the NFL's up-and-coming stars, while Rivers seemed to be on the downside of a career that started in 2004.
Under pressure: Sacks rise for Carr behind hurt Raiders line
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — After taking a career-high seven sacks behind a decimated Oakland Raiders offensive line, Derek Carr got a phone call from someone who knows just what that's like to being repeatedly hit by bruising NFL defensive linemen.
Big brother David, who was sacked an NFL-record 76 times in 2002, offered some words of consolation.
Gruden seeks answers after most lopsided loss of his career
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The defense can't stop anybody, even a third-string, undrafted free agent quarterback making his NFL debut.
The banged-up offensive line is providing no protection for Derek Carr, leaving coach Jon Gruden so concerned about his quarterback's health that he was unwilling to call any down-field passes.
The rookie punter is in a major rut, unable to flip the field with his kicks.
Carr’s rough week ends in Raiders 42-28 loss to Colts
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Derek Carr avoided a sack, stepped up in the pocket and found Brandon LaFell for a go-ahead 6-yard touchdown pass late in the third quarter for the Oakland Raiders.
He then let out a scream in his most boisterous celebration of the season, letting out the pent up frustration from one of the more trying weeks of his career.
Sometimes it’s not the QB who is to blame for failings
NEW YORK (AP) — Sometimes it's not the quarterback who has fallen apart, it's the quarterbacking situation that has gone wrong.
Carr, Raiders reeling heading into game vs. Colts
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Derek Carr and the Oakland Raiders were flying high the last time they faced the Indianapolis Colts.
Carr threw three touchdown passes to lead Oakland to its 12th win of the season on Christmas Eve in 2016, but got knocked out late in that game with a broken ankle. That has sent the Raiders into a downward spiral they still haven't escaped.
Raiders QB Derek Carr tries to ignore criticism
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Derek Carr's No. 1 receiver has been traded just weeks after the Oakland Raiders dealt away another cornerstone player in Khalil Mack. Carr has just one win, has struggled to adjust to coach Jon Gruden's offense and has taken more of a physical beating than he has at any time during his five-year career.
As if that wasn't enough, he also has had to deal with reports that unidentified teammates have lost faith in him and his toughness has been questioned.
Column: Raiders leaving Oakland early _ at least on field
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr tweeted Tuesday to, among other things, assure loyal fans he was fighting for their team and their city.
To which one user with twitchy Twitter fingers fired off a quick reply.
"Which city are you fighting back for, Oakland or Vegas?" he asked.
Derek Carr’s struggles mirror Raiders woes past 2 years
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Derek Carr's career was on a clear upward trajectory his first three seasons before a broken leg in the second-to-last game in 2016 ended his season, and any hopes the Oakland Raiders had of competing in the playoffs that year.
The leg took a few months to heal, but Carr hasn't been the same quarterback since, even with the coaching change that brought Jon Gruden to Oakland.
Gruden: Raiders not looking to trade Cooper
LONDON (AP) — Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden insists he's not shopping Amari Cooper to other teams.
He's more worried about the wide receiver's health after a helmet-to-helmet hit knocked Cooper out of Sunday's loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
Seahawks roll behind Wilson’s 3 TDs; Raiders QB Carr injured
LONDON (AP) — Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Jaron Brown saw teammate David Moore go tumbling over the temporary video advertising boards.
At no point was he concerned about his well-being.
"Any time you catch a touchdown (pass), I don't think you're worried about what happens after," Brown said.
Quarterback Russell Wilson threw touchdown passes to Brown, Moore and Tyler Lockett, and the Seahawks rolled to a 27-3 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday at Wembley Stadium.
Chargers hope defense continues momentum after win
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Chargers had struggled with their pass rush and keeping opponents out of the end zone in their first four games.
But Los Angeles is hoping that Sunday's 26-10 victory over Oakland signals a change for the rest of the season.
Gruden searches to find positives in Raiders latest loss
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders spent the first quarter of the season getting close before finally breaking through for their first win against the Cleveland Browns.
A lopsided loss to the Los Angeles Chargers looked like a step back, even if coach Jon Gruden tried to put a positive spin on the game Monday.
Beast Mode denied: Raiders throw end-zone INT from Bolts’ 1
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Although Jon Gruden is still settling back into coaching, he watched more than enough football from the broadcast booth over the past decade to know that the only logical thing to do with the ball on the goal line is to give it to Marshawn Lynch.
And no matter what happens, definitely don't call a pass instead.
Raiders place right tackle Donald Penn on IR
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders placed right tackle Donald Penn on injured reserve with a groin injury Wednesday.
A three-time Pro Bowl offensive lineman, Penn was injured in the third quarter of Sunday's 45-42 overtime win against the Cleveland Browns. Penn limped off the field, returned briefly for a handful of plays then went to the sideline for good.
Raiders coach Jon Gruden said the team is hopeful of getting Penn back later this season.
Raiders’ Gruden moves on quickly after 1st win in 10 years
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The good feeling from his first coaching win in nearly 10 years wore off quickly as Jon Gruden went back to work Monday.
Gruden knows there's plenty of work needed to get the Oakland Raiders to the level he hopes they can reach as even their first victory of the season came with some flaws.
Raiders steal game from Browns with 45-42 OT win
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — As much as the Oakland Raiders felt like they might have let a couple of winnable games slip away to start this season, they might have stolen one away from the Cleveland Browns to spoil Baker Mayfield's first career start.
Raiders rally past Browns 45-42 in OT for 1st win for Gruden
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Jon Gruden smiled as soon as Matt McCrane's kick sailed through the uprights.
After nine years in the broadcast booth, three straight weeks of blown second-half leads and a roller-coaster game that featured three lead changes and 38 points after the start of the fourth quarter, Gruden finally won his first game in 3,591 days.
"It feels like my first win in 100 years," he said. "It's great to be back."
Dolphins’ Wake calls NFL enforcement of QB hits ‘sad’
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake has joined other players in complaining about the NFL's officiating emphasis to discourage quarterback hits.
"It's sad," Wake said Friday. "I don't think it's a secret that the league is concerned about player safety. It just depends on what players."
Carr leans on rookie lessons to get past Raiders’ 0-3 start
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Derek Carr has suffered through long losing streaks before. The Oakland Raiders lost their first 10 games during his rookie season in 2014 before winning three of the final six.
He believes the lessons he learned then can benefit the Raiders now as they try to shrug off another winless start.
That's why Carr cautioned against knee-jerk reactions and instead is trying to keep the vibe the same in spite of Oakland's 0-3 record.
Dolphins DE Hayes to miss rest of season with torn ACL
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins defensive end William Hayes will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL he suffered trying to avoid a roughing-the-passer penalty.
Hayes was hurt when he sacked Oakland's Derek Carr during Miami's 28-20 victory Sunday.
"He was trying to not put body weight on the quarterback," coach Adam Gase said Monday. "His foot got caught in the ground."
Hayes leads the Dolphins with two sacks. His loss is costly even though the front four was the Dolphins' deepest area.
Carr showing progress for Raiders under Gruden’s coaching
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Derek Carr took a big step from his first game under coach Jon Gruden to game No. 2.
Instead of throwing the ball too often to the opposing team, Carr completed passes at a record-setting pace in last week's loss at Denver that gave the Oakland Raiders hope that the offense under Gruden is progressing in a way that should pay dividends soon.