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FILE - AFC defensive coordinator Gus Bradley, of the Los Angeles Chargers, watches during the first half of the NFL Pro Bowl football game against the NFC, in Orlando, Fla., in this Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, file photo. The Las Vegas Raiders have hired Gus Bradley as their new defensive coordinator with the task of turning around one of the league's worst units. Coach Jon Gruden decided to bring on the experienced Bradley on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, to fill that role Paul Guenther had for the first two-plus seasons on his staff before being fired in December. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

Raiders hire Gus Bradley as new defensive coordinator

Jan. 12, 2021 3:07 PM EST

The Las Vegas Raiders hired Gus Bradley as their new defensive coordinator Tuesday with the task of turning around one of the league’s worst units. Coach Jon Gruden decided to bring on the experienced Bradley to fill the role Paul Guenther had for the first two-plus seasons on his staff before being fired...

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) speaks with head coach Jon Gruden during the second half of an NFL football game Miami Dolphins, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Steve Marcus)

Another late-season collapse keeps Raiders out of playoffs

Dec. 28, 2020 5:36 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Derek Carr will need to wait at least another year to make his first playoff appearance. Another late-game collapse on Saturday night sent the Las Vegas Raiders to their fifth defeat in six games with a 26-25 loss to Miami and elimination from playoff contention. “This one might be...

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) limps on the sidelines after a play against the Los Angeles Chargers during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Gruden optimistic Carr can start for Raiders

Dec. 24, 2020 6:26 PM EST

Quarterback Derek Carr was a full participant in practice for a second straight day and is on target to play Saturday after leaving last week’s game with a groin injury. Carr was given no injury status for the game against Miami on Saturday night, a sign he should be good to go against the Dolphins....

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) limps on the sidelines after a play against the Los Angeles Chargers during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Derek Carr upgraded to full participant for Raiders

Dec. 23, 2020 5:56 PM EST

Quarterback Derek Carr was a full participant in practice less than a week after leaving a game with a groin injury and could be on target to play this week for the Las Vegas Raiders. Carr’s status was in question after he injured his groin on a scramble in the first quarter last Thursday night against the...

Atlanta Falcons linebacker Mykal Walker (43) hits Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Atlanta. Carr through an interception on the play. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Raiders look to get offense going after dud vs. Falcons

Dec. 2, 2020 6:51 PM EST

The run game was throttled, the protection was shoddy and Derek Carr gave the ball away with uncharacteristic frequency. A Las Vegas offense that had been remarkably efficient for most of the season fell flat in a lopsided loss last week at Atlanta and must get back in rhythm quickly if the Raiders hope to make a...