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Raiders sign free agent tight end Erik Swoope

May. 22, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent tight end Erik Swoope. The Raiders released quarterback Landry Jones on Wednesday to make room on the 90-man roster. Swoope had eight catches for 87 yards and three touchdowns in seven games last season with Indianapolis. He entered the...

Carr back for 6th year as Raiders QB after offseason rumors

May. 21, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Derek Carr acknowledged that all the speculation about whether the Oakland Raiders would draft a quarterback this offseason to replace him as starter got annoying, even if he was confident it wouldn't happen. The rumors were only fueled when coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike...

Chiefs backup quarterback EJ Manuel retires from NFL

May. 13, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs quarterback EJ Manuel, who was signed this offseason to compete for a backup job, has decided to retire after four seasons with Buffalo and one season with Oakland. Manuel was the 16th overall pick of the Bills in the 2013 draft, going 6-11 while struggling to live up to...

3 Clemson stars highlight Raiders rookie class

May. 3, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Coach Jon Gruden has already altered one aspect of rookie minicamp for the Oakland Raiders based on what the team did in the draft. Gruden said the coaching staff will don Clemson shirts on the final day of the weekend minicamp in homage to the three draft picks from the...

Raiders have 3 1st-rounders in GM Mike Mayock's 1st draft

Apr. 18, 2019 1:51 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Mike Mayock won't exactly get to ease into his new role as Oakland Raiders general manager after spending years as a draft analyst. Mayock knows he will be highly scrutinized with three first-round picks thanks to coach Jon Gruden's much-criticized trades that sent franchise building...

Raiders Draft Preview Capsule

Apr. 18, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

4, 24, 27. OAKLAND (6-10) LAST SEASON: Coach Jon Gruden's first season back on sideline was rough one as defense lacked playmakers and QB Derek Carr struggled to grasp new offense. Rookie class provided little impact, with Ts Kolton Miller and Brandon Parker overmatched, and DL Maurice Hurst, P.J. Hall and Arden...

The Latest: Gruden and Antonio Brown quite a match

Mar. 26, 2019 6:55 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on the NFL owners meetings Tuesday (all times EDT): 6:45 p.m. There's nothing on the football field Jon Gruden likes more than a big-time playmaker. His Raiders' trade with Pittsburgh brought to Oakland one of the game's most dangerous scoring threats in wideout Antonio Brown....

Raiders sign backup quarterback Landry Jones

Mar. 26, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent quarterback Landry Jones. The move on Tuesday gives the Raiders another potential backup behind starter Derek Carr. Oakland signed Mike Glennon earlier in free agency and also has Nathan Peterman on the roster. Jones was originally a...