The Oakland Raiders are loaded with talented young players, but the challenge will be keeping them all around before they hit free agency, especially 25-year-old quarterback Derek Carr.
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McKenzie Comments on Carr's Future
Thursday, Jan. 19
General manager Reggie McKenzie assured fans that neither Carr nor defensive end Khalil Mack is going anywhere.
"Our quarterback is going to command a high dollar," McKenzie said Thursday, per Jimmy Durkin of the Bay Area News Group. "Khalil is going to command a high dollar. We'll work around it."
Carr will be a free agent following the 2017 season unless he agrees to an extension.
The signal-caller ...
With defensive end Khalil Mack set to enter the final guaranteed year of his rookie contract in 2017, the Oakland Raiders will have to open their wallet to keep the star in silver and black for years to come.
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Raiders GM Discusses Mack Contract
Thursday, Jan. 19
According to Jimmy Durkin of the Bay Area News Group, Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said Thursday the team would "work around" Mack and quarterback Derek Carr being able to seek large contracts.
The Raiders can buy additional time to work out a long-term deal with Mack if they exercise the fifth-year option in his ...
The Oakland Raiders filed relocation paperwork Thursday, signaling their intent to eventually move to Las Vegas.
Clark County Commission Chair Steve Sisolak first announced the filing of the paperwork. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy confirmed the news, while Ian Rapoport of NFL Network noted there will likely be a vote in March on the move.
Rapoport first reported on Jan. 14 that the Raiders would take the step toward relocation when it became evident that Oakland had no plans in place to keep the team.
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr expressed confusion regarding the significance of the filing Thursday:
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf issued a statement ...
Today would've been the first day of Derek Carr's preparation for a "Tuck Rule" rematch.
It's just another day of recovery instead—for both the best Oakland Raiders quarterback since that 2001 AFC Divisional Round run and the fans who root him on. Carr's broken leg impacted the playoffs more than any injury in recent memory; it'll take time to absorb the truth of what could've been a Super Bowl year gone sour. That's doubly true if this year signals the end of football in Oakland.
Luckily for general manager Reggie McKenzie and head coach Jack Del Rio, Raider Nation expands far and ...
The Oakland Raiders and head coach Jack Del Rio are reportedly set to begin negotiations on a contract extension in the near future after the Silver and Black boss helped lead the franchise to a 12-win season for the first time since 2000.
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Latest on Negotiations Between Del Rio, Raiders
Saturday, Jan. 14
According to CBSSports.com's Jason La Canfora, the two sides will start talking about an extension "soon" after the Raiders were bounced from the playoffs in the AFC Wild Card Round by the Houston Texans.
Del Rio originally signed a four-year deal when he accepted the Raiders job in January ...
The Oakland Raiders have officially hired Todd Downing to be their offensive coordinator, his agent, Ken Sarnoff, announced Thursday.
Downing replaces Bill Musgrave, whose contract with the team expired. He worked as the team's quarterbacks coach over the last two years.
John Middlekauff, who co-hosts the Haberman and Middlekauff Podcast, reported the Raiders worried about losing the 36-year-old to another team, which is why they let Musgrave go. Middlekauff listed the Denver Broncos, New York Jets and Jacksonville Jaguars as teams that were looking to potentially hire Downing.
Downing has earned praise for his work with quarterback Derek Carr. At the end of the 2015 ...
Veteran reliever Santiago Casilla has found a new home this offseason, agreeing to a deal with the Oakland Athletics.
Robert Murray of FanRag Sports first reported Casilla and the A's were nearing agreement on a two-year deal. Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle confirmed the deal.
Casilla has spent the previous seven seasons with the San Francisco Giants, playing an integral role in the team's World Series wins in 2012 and 2014 with a 0.63 ERA and 15 strikeouts in 14.1 innings over 20 appearances.
The 36-year-old did start to show signs of slowing down last season, though he was hardly the only ...
Despite a breakout season from Derek Carr and boasting one of the NFL's best offenses, the Oakland Raiders have made a change at offensive coordinator.
The Raiders announced on Saturday that Todd Downing will take over for Bill Musgrave at the position. Musgrave played out the 2016 season on the last year of his contract and will not be returning. Bay Area Radio host John Middlekauff and George Takata of KSEE 24 first reported the news on Jan. 10.
Musgrave, 49, has served as the Raiders offensive coordinator under coach Jack Del Rio for the last two seasons. He came over after a one-year stint as the Philadelphia Eagles ...
Oakland Raiders wide receivers Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree each finished the season with over 1,000 yards receiving in 2016, becoming just the third duo of receivers in franchise history to reach the mark in the same season, per NFL Communications.
The last pair of Raiders receivers to accomplish the feat was Jerry Rice and Tim Brown, both of whom exceeded the total in 2001. The only other two receivers in Raiders history to pass 1,000 yards in the same season were Fred Biletnikoff and Warren Wells back in 1968, when the team was still playing in the AFL, per Pro-Football-Reference.com.
Cooper led ...
The Oakland Raiders stumbled into the postseason, and the Houston Texans sent them through the exit on the other side.
Quarterback Connor Cook drew his first NFL start against the No. 1 defense in yards allowed, which resulted in a poor offensive output for the Raiders. Oakland converted its first third down with 11:51 left in the game.
Unfortunately, the Raiders fell behind early due to a turnover and the Texans starting drives with good field position. Houston defensive lineman Jadeveon Clowney introduced himself to Cook early in the game with a batted pass and an interception. The early deficit forced the ...