Latest Jon Gruden News

Raiders to give younger players on defense a look

Dec. 12, 2019 8:14 PM EST

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Jon Gruden’s vow to shake things up following three consecutive blowout losses for Oakland is leading to an extended audition for at least two of the Raiders' young players on defense. Defensive coordinator Paul Guenther said Thursday that the team wants to see more of...

Raiders bid farewell to Oakland in game vs. Jaguars

Dec. 12, 2019 1:46 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Just a few weeks ago it looked as if the final regular-season game in Oakland could be an important one in the playoff chase for the Raiders and Jacksonville. Recent slumps by both teams have ended all that talk, leaving the farewell to the Coliseum as the only meaningful story line...

Raiders leaving Coliseum where every Sunday was Halloween

Dec. 11, 2019 5:42 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Let the outsiders mock the dirt infield, flooding locker rooms and antiquated facilities. For coach Jon Gruden and many of the players who have called the Oakland Coliseum home during the team's 41 seasons there, it was a special and unique venue that had no match across the NFL....

Raiders finale in Oakland about nostalgia not playoffs

Dec. 9, 2019 4:57 PM EST

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Three straight lopsided losses means the finale at the Oakland Coliseum will be all about nostalgia instead of a playoff run. The Raiders were all but eliminated from postseason contention when they fell 42-21 to the Tennessee Titans for their franchise record-tying third straight...

3rd straight blowout loss all but ends Raiders playoff hopes

Dec. 8, 2019 10:05 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Derek Carr rolled to his right and waited several seconds for a receiver to break open in the end zone. When nobody did, Carr ended up throwing the ball away out of bounds on fourth down. While the latest loss for the Oakland Raiders may have been long decided by the time of that...

NFL At 100: Rooney Rule has its positives and its faults

Dec. 7, 2019 11:11 AM EST

In 2003, the NFL had three minority head coaches: future Pro Football Hall of Famer Tony Dungy, Herman Edwards and Marvin Lewis. In the 12 previous seasons, there had been six. Total. Considering that the majority of the players in the league 16 years ago were minorities, that imbalance was enormous. And...

NFL coaching carousel started spinning early this year

Dec. 6, 2019 5:44 PM EST

Judging by the jump start, it looks like we're headed for a ninth consecutive season with at least a half-dozen NFL head coaches getting canned. The coaching carousel began whirling earlier than usual this season with Jay Gruden getting fired by the Washington Redskins in October after an 0-5 start and Ron...

Jumping right in: Rookies make big impact on NFL season

Dec. 6, 2019 5:07 PM EST

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Hey rook, get in there. The salary cap, rookie wage scale and migration of strategies from the college to the professional game have placed more of a premium than ever on playing rookies in the NFL. The days of sitting on the bench or having limited roles while learning from trusted...

Raiders rookie Josh Jacobs playing with fractured shoulder

Dec. 5, 2019 7:09 PM EST

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Raiders running back Josh Jacobs may make a little history if he’s named rookie of the year at the end of the season. The Raiders haven’t had a player win the award in nearly 40 years. Running back Marcus Allen did it in 1982 when the franchise played in Los...

Titans, Raiders headed into opposite directions

Dec. 5, 2019 3:34 PM EST

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans and Oakland Raiders are moving in opposite directions heading into a stretch run. The Titans (7-5) have won five of six games since switching to Ryan Tannehill at quarterback, turning a mediocre season into a promising one headed into Sunday's game against the...