Archive for the ‘Oakland Raiders’ Category

Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio defends Sean Hannity’s extensive coverage of conspiracy theories involving Seth Rich

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Fox News host Sean Hannity has come under fire in recent days for spreading unfounded conspiracies about the death of Seth Rich, a former Democratic National Committee staffer. After Hannity sent out a tweet saying his "heart is not troubled in the least" by a report that Fox News staffers are "embarrassed" by his crusade, Del Rio defended Hannity for what the coach described as asking "legitimate questions" (via Deadspin).

Donald Penn says slipping on play Derek Carr was injured continues to stick with him

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Oakland Raiders left tackle Donald Penn can’t shake the memory of the slip he had on the play that ended with his quarterback lost for the season. According to PFT alumnus Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Penn says the memory of his misstep on the play against the Indianapolis Colts that led to Derek Carr sustaining a broken leg is something that has stuck with him even five months later. “I should have held on (to Colts defensive end Trent Cole) and brought him down with me,” Penn said.

NFL cuts OT to 10 minutes and opens up end zone celebrations

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

NFL owners cut the overtime period from 15 minutes to 10 minutes during the regular season, but also gave players plenty of leeway to celebrate after a touchdown. ''I always planned all my celebrations,'' said Denver's Emmanuel Sanders, already known for his flamboyant TD celebrations, including one that drew a fine last season. At their regularly scheduled spring meeting Tuesday, the owners also decided to shift the 2021 Super Bowl to Tampa from Los Angeles, where construction delays have pushed back the expected opening of the new home for the Rams and Chargers.

NFL cuts OT to 10 minutes and opens up end zone celebrations

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

NFL owners cut the overtime period from 15 minutes to 10 minutes during the regular season, but also gave players plenty of leeway to celebrate after a touchdown. "I always planned all my celebrations," said Denver's Emmanuel Sanders, already known for his flamboyant TD celebrations, including one that drew a fine last season. At their regularly scheduled spring meeting Tuesday, the owners also decided to shift the 2021 Super Bowl to Tampa from Los Angeles, where construction delays have pushed back the expected opening of the new home for the Rams and Chargers.

Tornado warning issued for parts of North Carolina expires

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

DARE COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) — A tornado warning issued for parts of North Carolina has now expired. The warnings were issued for mainland Dare County, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head and Wanchese. They were in effect until 6:30 p.m. WAVY sister station WNCN, based in Central North Carolina, reports that the National Weather Service (NWS) sent an alert that said a tornado touched down in Sampson County. Damage has been reported and at least one person was injured there, according to WNCN. NWS says dispatchers in Tyrrell County reported a possible funnel cloud spotted near Gum Neck with some possible debris. This is a developing story. Stay with WAVY.com for updates and download the WAVY Weather App to

Carr discusses contract negotiations with Raiders: ‘These things take time’

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Marshawn Lynch took some time to agree on contract terms with the Raiders. The Oakland native formally joined the Silver and Black a day before the NFL Draft, which served as a soft deadline for his commitment to unretire and join his hometown team. The Raiders have been pleasantly surprised by Lynch since acquiring his rights from Seattle on April 26, starting with unbridled enthusiasm upon signing his new contract. He reported to the Raiders offseason program in tremendous shape despite being out of football in 2016, and has been a full participant in workouts he was apathetic towards in Seattle. Lynch has also fit right in to the Raiders locker room culture since joining the club. “He has

Raiders offseason program intensifies as OTA sessions begin

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Marshawn Lynch took some time to agree on contract terms with the Raiders. The Oakland native formally joined the Silver and Black a day before the NFL Draft, which served as a soft deadline for his commitment to unretire and join his hometown team. The Raiders have been pleasantly surprised by Lynch since acquiring his rights from Seattle on April 26, starting with unbridled enthusiasm upon signing his new contract. He reported to the Raiders offseason program in tremendous shape despite being out of football in 2016, and has been a full participant in workouts he was apathetic towards in Seattle. Lynch has also fit right in to the Raiders locker room culture since joining the club. “He has

Nearly 400 Oaklanders Spent Their Saturday Afternoons Biking With Marshawn Lynch

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

While you were tidying the house or tossing back post-church mimosas with friends at brunch, Marshawn Lynch was kicking it with a gaggle of familiar and unfamiliar pals in the Bay Area. On Saturday (May 20), the new Oakland Raider led a parade of hundreds of bicyclists in his hometown. The Friday before, he’d tweeted out a picture of himself on a black and gold bike, inviting the community to meet him in front of Oakland Technical High School, his alma mater, for an #OaklandRideout the next afternoon.

Marshawn Lynch led a massive bike ride in Oakland and it was awesome

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Marshawn Lynch is making the most of the NFL offseason, while we wait for his return to the NFL as part of the Oakland Raiders. What better way to celebrate Oakland than a bike ride through the Bay Area with Lynch and hundreds of his fans? Awwwwww YEAH! Look who's gonna be riding with us on the #oaklandrideout! That's right, @BEASTMODE Marshawn Lynch! And check out that bike! The #beastmoderipper is reality! If you want to see this bike and ride with us, Marshawn, and the #cyclesquadmaniaccs, meet up at the Oakland Tech High School tomorrow at 1pm.

Raiders sign lease deal with Vegas Stadium Authority

Friday, May 19th, 2017

A major step in the Oakland Raiders' relocation to Las Vegas has been achieved with the NFL team reaching a lease deal with the Vegas Stadium Authority that keeps them on target for a 2020 opening. NFL team owners could ratify the deal when they meet in Chicago from Monday. The Raiders want construction to start in the next few months on the $1.9 billion, 65,000-seat domed stadium near the Las Vegas Strip that will become their new home.