Archive for the ‘Oakland Raiders’ Category

Jets trade QB Hackenberg to Raiders for 2019 7th-round pick

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Christian Hackenberg spent his final day with the New York Jets much as he did in his first two seasons. The Jets traded the 23-year-old quarterback to the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday for a conditional seventh-round draft pick next year, ending Hackenberg's tenure with the team before he ever took a regular-season snap. ''Some players, it takes a while for them to get going,'' said coach Todd Bowles, who announced the trade after his post-practice news conference was delayed for two hours as the deal was being completed.

Football OTAs notebook: Mack, Dunlap among those absent

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Defensive end Khalil Mack was absent for the beginning of the Oakland Raiders' organized team activities on Tuesday, which was expected as he and the team work toward a contract extension for the 2016 defensive player of the year. Mack, 27, is expected to be seeking a market-resetting extension that makes him one of the league's highest paid defensive players. The Texans' Jadeveon Clowney and the Rams' Aaron Donald -- who went first and 13th, respectively, in the 2014 draft, in which Mack went fifth -- are also due for monster extensions, with all three eyeing the six-year, $114 million deal of the Broncos' Von Miller that currently sets the bar among defenders.

Raiders sign first-round pick Miller

Friday, May 18th, 2018

The Oakland Raiders have signed first-round tackle Kolton Miller to his rookie contract, the team announced Friday. No terms were announced, but based on his No. 15 draft slot, Miller will make around $12.6 million over four years, fully guaranteed. Six of the team's nine draft picks are now under contract, with offensive tackle Brandon Parker (third round), defensive end Arden Key (third) and cornerback Nick Nelson (fourth) still unsigned.

Where Is Dez Bryant Going? Jason Witten Thinks WR Will Sign for the Packers

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Dez Bryant is still looking for a team despite being released by the Dallas Cowboys over a month ago, and one of his former teammates believes he will join the Green Bay Packers. The wide receiver’s eight-year spell with the Cowboys ended on April 13 and he has been weighing his options since, but Jason Witten, whom Bryant played alongside for his whole career, believes he will remain in the National Football Conference.

Oakland’s Donald Penn, Dallas’ David Irving have cases against them dropped

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

Oakland Raiders offensive tackle Donald Penn and Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman David Irving won’t be charged in separate domestic violence investigations that brought some attention in recent weeks. Penn will not be charged due to a lack of sufficient evidence, a Los Angeles City Attorney spokesman told NBC Sports Bay Area and TMZ. Police were notified of a possible domestic violence incident at Penn’s house on April 29, but the couple immediately put out a statement that an argument never got physical. About a week earlier, Irving was in the middle of an incident that was investigated by police. Irving’s girlfriend made multiple allegations to police that he assaulted her on April 21.

ESPN officially confirms Witten hire, unveils new ‘Monday Night Football’ team

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

ESPN has unveiled its new “Monday Night Football” team, making the announcement via social media and emailed news releases on Thursday morning. The network officially confirmed the hiring of former Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten as in-booth analyst. There will be three others on the broadcasts: play-by-play voice Joe Tessitore, on-field analyst Booger McFarland, and veteran MNF sideline reporter Lisa Salters.

Raiders’ Penn won’t face charges in domestic violence case

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

Oakland Raiders offensive lineman Donald Penn will not face charges after being a suspect in an alleged domestic violence incident, the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office confirmed to multiple media outlets Wednesday. "We did a review and ultimately decided there was insufficient evidence to result in a conviction," spokesperson Frank Mateljan told ESPN.com. An LAPD spokesperson said police responded to a report of domestic violence at a home in Encino at approximately 9 p.m. PT on April 29, according to multiple reports at the time.

Raiders’ Donald Penn will not be charged in domestic violence case

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

Oakland Raiders left tackle Donald Penn will not face charges after being a suspect in a domestic violence case, the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office confirmed Wednesday afternoon. "We did a review and ultimately decided there was insufficient evidence to result in a conviction," spokesperson Frank Mateljan told ESPN.com. A day later, Penn and his wife, Dominique, issued a joint statement to TMZ through their representative, Denise White, denying any physical altercation had taken place.

Raiders sign former Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson

Monday, May 7th, 2018

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- The Oakland Raiders have officially signed free agent linebacker Derrick Johnson to a one-year contract. Coach Jon Gruden had said last week the sides agreed to terms and the contract became official on Monday. Oakland waived defensive

Raiders beef up defensive line, sign second-round pick P.J. Hall

Sunday, May 6th, 2018

ALAMEDA – The Oakland Raiders have signed second-round draft pick DT P.J. Hall, the club announced Sunday.Hall was selected 57th overall by the Raiders in the 2018 NFL Draft. He played in 56 games with 54 starts over his four-year career at Sam Houston