Archive for the ‘Oakland Raiders’ Category

Raiders’ embarrassing saga reportedly to end, with an Oakland return for 2019 (and 2020?)

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

We're just a few weeks from the start of the new league year, and the Oakland Raiders likely won't have to tell interested free agents they have no idea where they'll be playing in 2019. The whole strange ordeal of the Raiders trying to find someplace to play next season is about to end, according to a story in the San Francisco Chronicle. The Raiders are close to a deal to return to Oakland for another season before moving to Las Vegas, the Chronicle reported.

Rickey Henderson says he wanted to play in the NFL but A’s wouldn’t let him

Monday, February 18th, 2019

Here's a “what could have been” scenario to dream about: Baseball Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson wanted to play in the NFL and become a two-way star like Bo Jackson. In a recent interview with the San Francisco Chronicle, Henderson recounted his flirtation with football. Henderson even talked to Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis about it, but the Oakland Athletics weren't having it.

2019 NFL mock draft: Mel Kiper Jr. first-round picks for 49ers, Raiders

Monday, February 18th, 2019

NFL mock draft: Mel Kiper Jr. first-round picks for 49ers, Raiders originally appeared on No team will change the fortunes of the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft quite like the Oakland Raiders, and that much is clear in the latest mock draft from ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr. In his second mock draft of the year, Kiper Jr. projected the Raiders would select three different players in the first round than he did a month ago. Oakland has three selections after trading edge rusher Khalil Mack and wide receiver Amari Cooper, both of whom were first-round picks themselves. Meanwhile, the Raiders' counterparts across the Bay are projected to maintain their focus on the edge.

Dolphins’ front office changes continue, as team hires Reggie McKenzie

Monday, February 18th, 2019

The Miami Dolphins' renovations aren't confined to the coaching staff. The changes within the team's front office continued over the weekend, with Miami hiring Reggie McKenzie as a senior personnel executive. From fired to hired The 56-year-old McKenzie was fired by the Oakland Raiders in December, after nearly seven years as general manager.

McKenzie hired by Dolphins as senior personnel executive

Sunday, February 17th, 2019

Former NFL executive of the year Reggie McKenzie has been hired by the Miami Dolphins as a senior personnel executive under general manager Chris Grier. The move was the latest change in football operations for the Dolphins following a 7-9 season. Grier was given more authority last month, and Brian Flores was hired as coach to replace the fired Adam Gase.

Vols shuffle staff, add Ansley as defensive coordinator

Friday, February 15th, 2019

Tennessee is spending big to give coach Jeremy Pruitt a more experienced staff with some familiar faces. Pruitt announced staff changes Friday that included the hire of Derrick Ansley as a defensive coordinator who will handle all defensive calls. Pruitt had called Tennessee's defensive signals last season while Kevin Sherrer served as defensive coordinator.

NFL notebook: Riley dismisses concerns over Murray’s height

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray likely will be one of the most talked about -- and divisive -- prospects in the 2019 NFL Draft, mixing electric Heisman-winning talent in a package that is usually considered too short by league standards. Murray, who was listed as 5-foot-10 by Oklahoma, will get an official measurement when he attends the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis later this month. Sooners coach Lincoln Riley, in an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio on Thursday, relayed what he tells scouts about how Murray's height would affect his playmaking in the NFL.

Tucson, Birmingham join forces in bid to be Raiders’ home cities in 2019

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

In case you're keeping track, NFL training camps are set to open in less than six months and the regular season in roughly eight, and the Oakland Raiders don't have a home stadium for the coming season. The dumbest idea floated to this point, we thought, was the Raiders being based in London for the season, which comes with a host of questions. The Oakland Raiders still don't have a home for the 2019 season, and two cities want to share them.

Lions shamelessly try to push ‘Hard Knocks’ onto Raiders

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

The Lions, Raiders, Giants, 49ers and Redskins are all eligible for HBO's "Hard Knocks" this season. At least one is pointing its finger at the Raiders.

Report: Raiders go crawling back to Oakland, resume talks to play in Coliseum for 2019 season

Friday, February 8th, 2019

To the surprise of no one, the Oakland Raiders' move to Las Vegas still doesn't appear to be going to plan. The Raiders have resumed talks with Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum officials for the first time since the City of Oakland filed an anti-trust lawsuit against the team last December, Larry Beil of San Francisco's ABC7 News reports. It's not everyday you see a team re-engage with an entity that once said it “brazenly violated federal antitrust law” in a court filing, but, well, it's becoming clear that the Raiders need Oakland more than they thought right now.