Latest Oakland Raiders News

Raiders sign top draftee Clemson DE Clelin Ferrell

Jun. 18, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders signed first-round draft picks Clelin Ferrell and Johnathan Abram on Tuesday. Ferrell, a defensive end from Clemson, was selected fourth overall by the Raiders in April. A three-year starter and two-time national champion, Ferrell started in all 44 games he...

What's in a nickname? NFL has had great ones in its history

Jun. 14, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The memorable moments and teams in NFL history can be summarized by a word or phrase such as the "Steel Curtain" or "America's Team." And the NFL has had more than its share of those moments and teams through the years. Even though a list such as this could be virtually endless, here's a...

Jets claim Meander from Raiders in new GM's 1st acquisition

Jun. 12, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have claimed cornerback Montrel Meander off waivers from the Oakland Raiders. The move Wednesday marked the first player acquisition by new Jets general manager Joe Douglas. He said during his introductory news conference Tuesday that he would be actively seeking...

Raiders picked to be featured on 'Hard Knocks'

Jun. 11, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden will be a TV star once again. HBO announced Tuesday that the Raiders will be featured on the network's "Hard Knocks" show in training camp this summer that gives a behind-the-scenes look at an NFL team. Gruden spent nine seasons as the lead analyst on...

Raiders tight end Darren Waller learned from past mistakes

Jun. 11, 2019 7:56 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Two drug suspensions threatened to derail Darren Waller's NFL career before it really got started. Now the leading candidate to replace Jared Cook as Oakland's top tight end, Waller credits those early setbacks with getting him back on track. "At the time it seemed like a whole lot...

NFL At 100: Evolution of uniforms, from bees to Color Rush

Jun. 7, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tex Schramm often called Gil Brandt into his office to look at the fabric swatches draped all over his furniture, wanting another opinion on the right jersey and pants combination for the Dallas Cowboys. He sure hit on a winning combination. Decades later, Cowboys' jerseys remain...

Raiders to play preseason game in Winnipeg vs. Packers

Jun. 5, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders will take on the Green Bay Packers in an exhibition game in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Raiders announced Wednesday that their home preseason game on Aug. 22 will be played at 33,000-seat IG Field in Winnipeg. It will be the Raiders' first game ever in Canada and the...

Raiders look to change story on defense after 2018 struggles

Jun. 4, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The story line around the Oakland Raiders last season was a consistent and frustrating one. After trading away star pass rusher Khalil Mack following a contract holdout, the Raiders never were able to fill that void on defense and were the worst in the league when it came to...

Broncos sign offensive lineman Chaz Green

Jun. 3, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos signed fifth-year free agent offensive lineman Chaz Green on the eve of a three-day minicamp that will wrap up their offseason work. Green has appeared in 22 games in three seasons with the Cowboys and one with the Raiders, where he spent the final month of last...

Saints' Murray says he can't replace Ingram, but can help

May. 30, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — New Saints running back Latavius Murray doesn't see himself as a replacement for his friend and former offseason training partner, Mark Ingram — not that he can't appreciate why others might view him as such. "Human nature for fans or anybody is to compare us, because obviously...