Archive for the ‘Oakland Raiders’ Category

AP source: Raiders trade returner Patterson to Patriots

Sunday, March 18th, 2018

The Oakland Raiders are trading star kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson to the New England Patriots. NFL Network reported that Oakland will receive a fifth-round pick in the deal and send one of its six sixth-round picks to New England. Patterson spent one year in Oakland after playing four seasons in Minnesota.

Report: Raiders to pay out Lynch’s $1 million roster bonus

Sunday, March 18th, 2018

Marshawn Lynch will be back with the Oakland Raiders in 2018, with the team set to pay him a $1 million roster bonus on Sunday, according to an report. The decision had been in question after the Raiders had picked up former Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin in free agency. Lynch finished the season strong, and new Raiders coach Gruden said Lynch again looked like one of the best backs in the NFL.

Report: Marshawn Lynch to receive roster bonus, pair up with Doug Martin in Raiders backfield

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

The Oakland Raiders signed free-agent running back Doug Martin on Thursday, raising speculation about the team’s plans to retain Marshawn Lynch. Beast Mode fans in Oakland can rest easy with NFL Network reporting that the Raiders are paying Lynch’s $1 million roster bonus, signaling the return of the hometown favorite. Marshawn Lynch will remain a member of the #Raiders.

Raiders add help at cornerback with deals for Melvin, Wright

Friday, March 16th, 2018

The Oakland Raiders added some needed help at cornerback, agreeing to contracts with free agents Rashaan Melvin and Shareece Wright on Friday. A person familiar with the move said Melvin got a one-year, $6.5 million contract. Wright announced his plans to join the Raiders on his Instagram account .

Raiders beef up defense with addition of Tahir Whitehead, Marcus Gilchrist

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

The Oakland Raiders shored up their defense on Thursday with the acquisition of two potential starters in free agency, linebacker Tahir Whitehead and safety Marcus Gilchrist. The deals for Whitehead and Gilchrist were two of several big player moves the Raiders made on Thursday during the league's free agent period. Oakland also signed wide receiver Jordy Nelson, releasing receiver Michael Crabtree to make room for Nelson; signed running back Doug Martin and fullback Keith Smith; and finalized deals with blocking tight ends Derek Carrier and Lee Smith that had been agreed to earlier in the week. Gilchrist joins the Raiders on a one-year deal after playing seven seasons with the Chargers, Jets

Raiders sign WR Jordy Nelson, release Michael Crabtree

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

As soon as Jordy Nelson was released by the Green Bay Packers, the Oakland Raiders put on a full-court press to acquire the former Pro Bowler. Quarterback Derek Carr picked him up at the airport and gave him a tour of the Bay Area. Then the Raiders offered a two-year deal worth a reported $15 million that persuaded him to cancel his other scheduled visits and sign with Oakland.

Receiver Jordy Nelson lands with Oakland Raiders, who cut Michael Crabtree

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Jon Gruden said earlier this offseason he wanted to throw the game back to 1998. Jordy Nelson hasn’t been around that long, but the Oakland Raiders will try to rekindle what he had in his prime. The Raiders are signing Nelson according to former Packers receiver and current NFL Network analyst James Jones, days after the Green Bay Packers cut ties with their longtime No. 1 receiver.

AP source: Raiders sign TE Derek Carrier to 3-year deal

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

The Oakland Raiders have agreed to a three-year contract with free agent tight end Derek Carrier. Carrier originally signed with the Raiders as an undrafted free agent in 2012 but didn't make the team. Carrier played for Raiders coach Jon Gruden's brother, Jay, in Washington and his protege, Sean McVay, with the Rams.

Raiders release CB Sean Smith, RT Marshall Newhouse

Monday, March 12th, 2018

The Oakland Raiders released cornerback Sean Smith and right tackle Marshall Newhouse on Monday to create more salary cap room heading into free agency. The Raiders also officially announced the signing of defensive tackle Justin Ellis to a three-year contract and signed receiver Griff Whalen to a one-year deal. Ellis had agreed to the deal last week to stay off the free-agent market but it was not announced until Monday.

Report: Raiders release CB Smith

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Cornerback Sean Smith is reportedly being released by the Oakland Raiders and is soon to be on the roll call of the California prison system. Smith will plead guilty on Tuesday to a felony count of assault with great bodily injury related to an altercation