Tag: Raiders

Nov 20 2018

Raiders tight end: 'I probably shouldn't have grabbed' Jon Gruden during sideline argument

Oakland Raiders tight end Lee Smith learned a valuable lesson Sunday. Even if your intentions are good, you probably shouldn’t grab your head coach by the back of the neck. Smith raised plenty of eyebrows Sunday after he did just that while Raiders coach Jon Gruden and quarterback Derek Carr were arguing on the sideline.  […]

Nov 20 2018

Chiefs-Rams Monday night classic shows Raiders, 49ers have far to go

SANTA CLARA — Before the bye week, coach Kyle Shanahan told the 49ers to think about what they wanted from the last six games of the season. He implored them to think about their future, and if they really wanted to be a part of the team going forward. One player whose future is uncertain is defensive back […]

Nov 19 2018

Jon Gruden and Derek Carr have heated exchange on Raiders sideline

As the Raiders stumble down a path that leads toward the top pick in next year’s draft, all eyes are locked onto $100 million coach Jon Gruden and $25 million per year quarterback Derek Carr. Gruden’s job with the Raiders is safe given his extraordinary contract. Carr’s future is far less certain.  The Raiders didn’t […]

Nov 14 2018

Le'Veon Bell to Raiders? Oddsmakers like Jon Gruden and Co.'s chances

Le’Veon Bell isn’t returning to the Pittsburgh Steelers this year. The running back didn’t sign the franchise tag contract tender provided this offseason, and extending his contract holdout beyond Tuesday afternoon means he’ll become an unrestricted free agent next offseason. According to an online sportsbook, the odds are great that he could become a Raider at […]

Nov 12 2018

NFL Picks: Raiders vs. Chargers Week 10 score predictions

BOX SCORE OAKLAND – The Raiders defense played as well as it had in some time. The Raiders got the ground game up and running. There were positive moments in Sunday’s AFC West clash with the L.A. Chargers, but a predictably negative result. The Silver and Black got beat 20-6 by a far better team that […]

Nov 08 2018

2019 NFL Draft: Raiders have inside track on No. 1 pick entering Week 10

The Raiders Insider Podcast ALAMEDA — The Raiders young foundation has crumbled. Cracks formed this offseason, when signing Khalil Mack proved difficult. A large chunk broke off when the All-Pro edge rusher was traded to Chicago on Sept. 1. Then another fell and then another over the last few weeks. Amari Cooper was sent to Dallas. […]

Nov 03 2018

DE Bruce Irvin, former team captain, to be released by Raiders

6:22 PM ET ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Oakland Raiders have told defensive end Bruce Irvin they will release him, a source confirmed to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, ending a star-crossed 2½-year tenure with the team. Irvin was not on Saturday’s NFL wire, meaning he cannot be released until 4 p.m. ET Monday. When he is released, […]

Nov 03 2018

Raiders reportedly release highest-paid defensive player Bruce Irvin after role diminishes in 2018

The Raiders have released pass rusher Bruce Irvin, reports The Athletic’s Vic Tafur. The move comes two days after Irvin played just nine snaps in Oakland’s 34-3 loss to the 49ers, a team that was forced to start undrafted Nick Mullens at quarterback.  Mullens, who spent the 2017 season on the 49ers’ practice squad, wasn’t […]

Nov 03 2018

Another veteran gone: Raiders cut Bruce Irvin

The Raiders have cut defensive end Bruce Irvin, league sources said. Irvin leads the team with three sacks, but his playing time has been cut back severely the last month, culminating with him only playing nine snaps in the 34-3 loss to the 49ers on Thursday.  The Raiders are on the hook for the rest […]

Nov 03 2018

Bruce Irvin's role with Raiders reduces further in loss to 49ers

ALAMEDA – An NFL sideline is a fishbowl. Cameras will catch almost every interaction during the game, most of which are super boring. You’ll see players staring at tablets and talking strategy, or coaches trying to fire up a position group. You’ll some funny facial expressions reacting to results, good and bad. And, on rare occasions, exchanges […]