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As the Oakland Raiders' future home remains up in the air, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is not opposed to the franchise making a move to Las Vegas.  Speaking on The Rich Eisen Show, via John Breech of CBSSports.com, Goodell said the Raiders' fate lies with the owners: "Ultimately, it's the ownership's decision. It requires 24 of the 32 owners to approve any relocation to any market." However, Goodell noted that any speculation about where the Raiders could end up is "premature" right now and "there are specific issues that would need to be discussed in the context of Las Vegas." The Raiders were hoping for a return ...
Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis has been laying the groundwork for a possible franchise relocation over the last few months, and his sights are set on Las Vegas.How long has Davis had his eyes on Las Vegas? Why is the NFL against the move? Watch as Bleacher Report NFL Insider Jason Cole discusses the Raiders in the video above.Read more Oakland Raiders news on BleacherReport.com
The Oakland Raiders are still looking for a permanent home, and Las Vegas could be in the cards. Continue for updates. Davis Comments on Plans for '16 Season Monday, Feb. 1 Raiders owner Mark Davis' "No. 1 plan" is for the Raiders to play at the O.co Coliseum in 2016, according to Rachel Swan of the San Francisco Chronicle. "Right now we're trying to get a one-year lease extension with the Oakland Coliseum," Davis said. NFL Sends Memo to Teams Regarding Raiders and Las Vegas Saturday, Jan. 30 Albert Breer of NFL Network passed along the NFL's message to teams regarding the Raiders' interest in Las Vegas: There have been reports ...
After spending the last year as sellers, the Oakland Athletics may be ready to start investing in their future with star outfielder Josh Reddick.    According to John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group, the Athletics and Reddick are ready to start discussions about a multiyear contract extension.  Continue for updates.  Reddick Part of Oakland's Future Sunday, Jan. 24 When the offseason started, Reddick's name was suggested as a potential trade candidate because he's scheduled to become a free agent after 2016 and the team dealt Josh Donaldson, a young superstar who was four years away from free agency, to Toronto last winter.  In November, ...
The Oakland Raiders’ final stock report recognizes some unsung heroes who made safety Charles Woodson’s farewell a victorious drop-the-mic moment. Two players who didn’t perform particularly well throughout the game but made critical plays deserve honorable mentions. San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers targeted linebacker Malcolm Smith in pass coverage with success. However, Smith forced a fumble on Chargers tight end David Johnson, which led to defensive lineman Benson Mayowa’s 40-yard fumble return to San Diego’s 3-yard line. Smith and Mayowa put the Raiders in position to earn a victory, but which players excelled throughout the entire contest in solid performances from start to finish? Who ...
For the first time in Oakland Raiders history, the team could finish the NFL season with a 4,000-yard passer, 1,000-yard rusher and 1,000-yard receiver. But some still yell, “Fire Bill Musgrave.” Yeah, sure. Fire the offensive coordinator who is propelling the offense into new heights. Later on, we'll go through franchise record books that make this idea seem rather silly.  But for now, the fact is quarterback Derek Carr needs 207 passing yards against the Kansas City Chiefs in the season finale to complete the 1,000-1,000-4,000 trifecta. What’s the point of highlighting these areas of uncharted territory? Despite showing glimpses of brilliance, the Raiders offensive ...
The Oakland Raiders will have to finish the regular season without one of their best players after the NFL suspended Pro Bowl fullback Marcel Reece for four games, as ESPN's Field Yates reported Monday. According to Scott Bair of CSNCalifornia.com, the suspension is the result of Reece's violation of the league's performance-enhancing drug policy. The Raiders confirmed the news on their website.Since Oakland is mathematically out of the AFC playoff race, Reece's absence won't have a significant impact on the team in Week 17. Far more deleterious will be his absence in the first three weeks of next season.The 30-year-old is among ...
In the previous two victories, the Oakland Raiders have won in ugly fashion, thanks to a stifling defense, which signifies a much-needed balance for a winning formula. Throughout the 2015-16 NFL season, the buzz surrounding the Raiders’ resurrection has highlighted the offense and rightfully so. However, an ascending team must find various ways of winning football games before becoming a true contender.  Defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. has done more with less in the secondary and made adjustments in bold fashion—squeezing maximum production out of underachieving players and rookie talents. Within the previous three outings, the Raiders field the No. 8 total defense ...
The 2015 NFL Defensive Player of the Year award may be the tightest race the league has seen in recent memory. With players like J.J. Watt, Aaron Donald, Tyrann Mathieu, Josh Norman and Luke Kuechly all playing at a high level this season, it's difficult to imagine just picking one player for the honor.  But at the end of the day, when the regular season is all said and done and the playoffs are well underway, one defensive player stands out above the rest.   And that player is Khalil Mack.  Currently, Mack leads the NFL with 15 sacks and is also the highest-graded edge defender ...
As the season winds down, it’s clear the Oakland Raiders need to revamp their secondary, but where does defensive back T.J. Carrie fit into the pass defense in 2016? It’s not a simple answer, as Carrie can play both cornerback and safety. However, he’s excelled and struggled at both positions at different points of the season. Then again, the coaching staff might have stretched him too far, constantly toggling the second-year pro between two positions. The instability in his week-to-week assignments may explain his recent struggles in the secondary. The added responsibilities hurt him most in Week 15, when he blew a coverage due ...