Latest Jon Gruden News

Healthy and happy, Ferrell starting to pay off for Raiders

Nov. 14, 2019 7:44 PM EST

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Raiders defensive coordinator Paul Guenther has felt a lot better about Clelin Ferrell’s play over the past two games, and it’s no coincidence. The fourth overall pick in the draft, Ferrell has been lining up more at his customary defensive end spot after...

Raiders seek to avoid letdown vs. winless Bengals

Nov. 14, 2019 4:26 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Derek Carr knows full well what the Cincinnati Bengals are enduring this season: nine straight losses to open the year. Carr began his rookie season as starting quarterback for the Oakland Raiders with 10 consecutive defeats before finally breaking through with a win. "You feel like...

Cowboys build model by paying line, Pats win another way

Nov. 12, 2019 6:38 PM EST

Travis Frederick didn't fully understand the business of football when the Dallas Cowboys drafted their center six years ago and made him an instant starter. Eventually, the four-time Pro Bowler saw what Dallas was trying to build by using first-round picks on offensive linemen three times in four drafts after...

Raiders S Karl Joseph's best season derailed by injury

Nov. 11, 2019 6:35 PM EST

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Karl Joseph was finally living up to his first-round draft billing when a season-ending foot injury derailed all that and left a major hole in the Oakland Raiders secondary. Joseph hurt his foot as he jumped to intercept a pass from Philip Rivers, marking the second straight game...

Late Carr rally, defensive stop put Raiders in playoff hunt

Nov. 8, 2019 3:35 PM EST

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The success for the Oakland Raiders this season has been built mostly by an efficient offense that has moved the ball as well as almost anyone to help overcome a sometimes suspect defense. When that formula wasn't working against the stingy Los Angeles Chargers defense, the Raiders...

New pass interference reviews lead to lots of confusion

Nov. 8, 2019 11:03 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When the yellow flag flew for defensive pass interference on Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes in a recent game, coach Mike Zimmer immediately contested the call. His newfound right to seek a replay, however, went unexercised. The email Zimmer received earlier in the day from...

Raiders rally to beat Chargers 26-24

Nov. 8, 2019 5:48 AM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Derek Carr engineered another late winning drive. Karl Joseph delivered the sealing defensive play. It may not have come easy, but the Oakland Raiders managed to pull out another dramatic victory that has put them squarely in the AFC playoff race. Josh Jacobs scored on an 18-yard run...

Watson's play has Houston Texans leading AFC South

Nov. 7, 2019 5:31 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — After the Houston Texans improved to 6-3 with a win over the Jaguars before their bye week, DeAndre Hopkins was asked to make the case for Deshaun Watson to be the league's MVP. "Deshaun can make the case for himself from his play," Hopkins said. "I can't. I can get up here and say a...

Rivers prepares for final scheduled start in Oakland

Nov. 6, 2019 2:50 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — From his first career start in 2006 to some riveting comebacks and crushing defeats, Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers has had plenty of memorable experiences playing against the Raiders at the Oakland Coliseum. So there will be a bit of nostalgia when Rivers plays his final...

Raiders rookie class making big impact in 1st half of season

Nov. 5, 2019 5:22 PM EST

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Jon Gruden built a winner in his first stint as coach of the Oakland Raiders by bringing in grizzled veterans such as Rich Gannon, Jerry Rice and Eric Allen to fortify an already experienced roster. Gruden is taking a far different approach this time around as the Raiders are...