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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 head coach Jon Gruden watches from the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Raiders miss playoffs for 3rd season under coach Jon Gruden

Jan. 4, 2021 6:06 PM EST

Jon Gruden’s third season back as coach of the Raiders looked an awful lot like his second with a strong start, disappointing finish and no playoff appearance once again. While the Raiders (8-8) did become more potent on offense and ended up winning one more game in their first season in Las Vegas, there...

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...

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)

Carr hopes to play for Raiders despite groin injury

Dec. 22, 2020 7:27 PM EST

Quarterback Derek Carr hopes not to miss a start for the Las Vegas Raiders after leaving last week’s game with a groin injury. Carr returned to practice on a limited basis Tuesday, five days after leaving a loss to the Los Angeles Chargers with the injury in the first quarter. He shared time with backup...

Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden reacts during the second half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Raiders in midst of another late-season collapse

Dec. 19, 2020 12:01 AM EST

A promising start to the season followed by a December collapse. Coach Jon Gruden’s third season back on the sideline for the Raiders is looking a lot like his second after they fell for the fourth time in the past five games with a 30-27 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday night. After...

Keenan Allen, Mike Williams active for Chargers vs. Raiders

Dec. 17, 2020 7:05 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers will have starting receivers Keenan Allen and Mike Williams active for a division showdown against the Las Vegas Raiders. Allen is active Thursday night despite a hamstring injury and Williams is active despite an injured back. Both receivers had been listed as...

Las Vegas Raiders strong safety Johnathan Abram (24) tackles Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (28) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Raiders missing 4 more defensive starters for Chargers game

Dec. 16, 2020 5:10 PM EST

The Las Vegas Raiders will be without four more defensive starters for their first game under new coordinator Rod Marinelli. Coach Jon Gruden said that defensive end Clelin Ferrell will miss Thursday night’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers with a shoulder injury, and linebacker Nicholas Morrow,...

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) looks to pass against the Indianapolis Colts during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Raiders need quick fix vs. Chargers to stay in playoff hunt

Dec. 16, 2020 4:47 PM EST

Little has gone right for the Las Vegas Raiders since they came within less than a minute of pulling off a season sweep against defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City. That debilitating loss to Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs has been followed by a lackluster three weeks that included lopsided losses to Atlanta...

File-This Dec. 15, 2019, file photo shows then Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams in Arlington, Texas.  Marinelli doesn’t have much time to fix all the problems on the Las Vegas Raiders defense. He was promoted from defensive line coach to interim defensive coordinator after Paul Guenther was fired on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, and has just three days to make his mark before the Raiders host the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins, File)

Marinelli has little time to fix Raiders defensive woes

Dec. 15, 2020 6:17 PM EST

Rod Marinelli doesn’t have much time to fix all the problems on the Las Vegas Raiders defense. Marinelli was promoted from defensive line coach to interim defensive coordinator after Paul Guenther was fired Sunday and has just three days to make his mark before the Raiders host the Los Angeles Chargers on...