Archive for the ‘Oakland Raiders’ Category

Jon Gruden’s power play continues in his shutting out of Raiders scouts over trust issues

Friday, April 19th, 2019

That was made clear Friday, when two members of the Raiders' personnel department confirmed an NFL Network report that the majority of Oakland's personnel and scouting staff has been sent home until the draft kicks off next week. The NFL Network termed the move as one to shore up leaks, with analyst Ian Rapoport stating Gruden and Mayock “are not sure who to trust. One personnel man told Yahoo Sports on Friday that it was Mayock who informed staffers of the extended break, with the expectation of also remixing parts of the scouting ranks in May.

Jon Gruden’s power play continues in his shutting out of Raiders scouts over trust issues

Friday, April 19th, 2019

That was made clear Friday, when two members of the Raiders' personnel department confirmed an NFL Network report that the majority of Oakland's personnel and scouting staff has been sent home until the draft kicks off next week. The NFL Network termed the move as one to shore up leaks, with analyst Ian Rapoport stating Gruden and Mayock “are not sure who to trust. One personnel man told Yahoo Sports on Friday that it was Mayock who informed staffers of the extended break, with the expectation of also remixing parts of the scouting ranks in May.

Saints, Raiders and Eagles have the most difficult NFL schedules in 2019

Friday, April 19th, 2019

The full 2019 NFL schedule was released to the public on Wednesday night and some teams aren't thrilled with the hand they've been dealt for the upcoming season. Most notably, the New Orleans Saints, Oakland Raiders and Philadelphia Eagles have the most difficult schedules, according to NFL Network analysts. The most difficult part of the Saints' season, says Maurice Jones-Drew, will be the first four weeks, putting pressure on the team to start strong – otherwise, their hopes of making the playoffs could be crushed from the get-go.

NFL exec admits league already screwed up schedules for Raiders, Bucs

Friday, April 19th, 2019

The NFL had a fun time unveiling the schedules for its 100th season, but it didn't soften the blow for those who felt they got a bad draw. One NFL executive agrees, telling USA Today Sports if the league could do it over, it would tweak the Oakland Raiders and Tampa Bay Buccaneers schedules. Raiders, Bucs to spend 6 weeks away Five teams have schedules in which they have only one home game over a six-week span: Raiders, Bucs, Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks.

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

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

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 blocks Khalil Mack and Amari Cooper out of town as part of a massive rebuilding project in Oakland. The first big step in that process begins with the draft, where the Raiders hold the fourth, 24th and 27th picks in the first round.

Mack to face Raiders at Tottenham after NFL reveal 2019 international schedule

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

The Chicago Bears will face the Oakland Raiders in the first NFL match at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the NFL confirmed on Wednesday. Spurs' new home was purposely designed with an NFL field under the playing surface and the Bears and Raiders will get first use of the pitch. The London schedule will kick off with an intriguing game between the Bears and the Raiders as Chicago will bring Khalil Mack overseas to play against the team that traded him out of Oakland, while the Raiders bring a new look to their roster with Antonio Brown.

How Crucial Is The 2019 NFL Draft For GM Mike Mayock & The Raiders?

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

New Oakland Raiders GM Mike Mayock comes onto the job in a year where fans and even Head Coach Jon Gruden expect talent all around the field. How important should this draft be for the Raiders as they look to put a winning product back in Oakland?

NFL schedule 2019: Raiders to play Bears in London in Week 5 matchup

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

NFL schedule 2019: Raiders to play Bears in London in Week 5 matchup originally appeared on nbcsportsbayarea.com The Raiders will "host" the Bears in the 2019 regular season, but it won't be a "Return of Khalil Mack" to Oakland. On Wednesday, the NFL announced the Raiders will play the Bears in London at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in Week 5 (Oct. This is the fifth "home game" abroad for the Raiders in the last six seasons.

Raiders sign free agent DE Benson Mayowa

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

The Oakland Raiders have signed unrestricted free agent defensive end Benson Mayowa. The deal signed Tuesday brings Mayowa back for a second stint with the Raiders. He previously played in Oakland in 2014-15 when he had two sacks in 28 games.

Niners star Kittle relishing competition on both sides of the ball

Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

George Kittle is relishing the added competition on the 49ers roster and has no problem with San Francisco potentially drafting players who could take catches away from him. Kittle was the focal point of the San Francisco offense last season, breaking the record for receiving yards in a single season by a tight end as he racked up for 1,377 despite playing for a Niners team that went 4-12 as an injury to starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo derailed their campaign. The former Iowa star demonstrated an excellent rapport with backups C.J. Beathard and Nick Mullens but, with the Niners having reportedly been interested in Odell Beckham Jr. prior to his trade to the Cleveland Browns, San Francisco appear likely to be in the market to add a receiver in the draft.