Archive for the ‘Oakland Raiders’ Category

Watch Marquette King kick a cake, a sandwich, and a roast chicken

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Don’t look now, but the Oakland Raiders are quickly becoming a likable team. Yes, aside from the certain-to-be-ugly split as the team departs the Bay Area for Las Vegas in the coming years, you’ve got one of the game’s finest up-and-coming quarterbacks in Derek Carr, a bulldozing Jedi in Marshawn Lynch, an agile defense, and — of all things — a punter who’s a social-media maestro. Marquette King doesn’t get much time on the field — generally, when he’s on, something hasn’t gone well enough for the Raiders — but he makes the most of his time, booting footballs half a mile and celebrating like he’s Antonio Brown after a couple energy drinks.

Raiders taking pride in a new, cleaner image

Monday, June 26th, 2017

The Raiders have an image, and they know it. As noted by Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the Raiders have the longest streak in the NFL of not having a player arrested (going back to 2014). “The people that know the Raiders in Las Vegas, they know the Oakland Raiders, the Los Angeles Raiders, through parents, uncles and aunts,” Raiders director of player engagement Lamonte Winston said.

3rd annual Javale McGee Jug-Life Foundation Celebrity Softball game Saturday

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- The 3rd annual Javale McGee Jug-Life Foundation Celebrity Softball game is happening Saturday. It's happening at the Oakland Coliseum beginning at 2:30 p.m. Several Warriors World Champions will be playing in the game, including Kevin Durant, Klay Thomson, and Draymond Green. Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch and other local celebrities are also expected to attend. PHOTOS: Golden State Warriors victory parade and rally

Gene Frenette: Carr’s monster contract a reminder of Jaguars’ QB shortcomings

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

The Oakland Raiders signing Derek Carr to a five-year, $125 million contract extension was another reminder to the Jaguars about an inability to fix their quarterback situation, the biggest impediment in becoming relevant. Carr was picked in the second round of the 2014 draft, 33 slots after the Jaguars picked Blake Bortles to be the long-term answer at quarterback. Unless he rebounds from a disastrous 2016, which is a 50-50 proposition at best at this point, the Jaguars will be looking at other position options next year. It’s obvious Bortles is feeling the pressure to respond, and not just because he altered his offseason schedule to spend more time in California with mechanics/footwork advisors

Former NBA player who spent 12 years in the league explains the costs of signing 8-figure contracts that many people don’t realize

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

When the prospects taken in Thursday's NBA Draft sign their first contracts, many of which are multi-year, multi-million-dollar deals, it doesn't mean they're just set for life. There are several unexpected costs to signing seven- and eight-figure deals that people may not realize, according to Adonal Foyle, a 1997 first-round pick who played 12 years in the NBA. While speaking to Business Insider to promote his new book "The Athlete CEO," Foyle broke down some of the lesser-known costs of being an NBA player, including the actual participation in games.

Derek Carr says he’s going to spend his new contract money on Chick-fil-A

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is a newly rich man thanks to the five-year, $125 million contract he signed to remain in black and silver, but don't expect to see him spending his wealth on caviar-stuffed lobster. When asked what he plans to do with all his money, the Fresno State product had a rather simple answer: chicken sandwiches. "Probably Chick-fil-A," Carr responded to a reporter at his press conference asking what he'll be splurging on.

Derek Carr Will Make $48 Per Minute With His Record $125 Million Contract

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Derek Carr just signed a deal to make him the best-paid quarterback in history. Carr, the fourth-year quarterback for the Oakland Raiders, signed a reported $125 million, five-year deal with the Raiders on Thursday that was confirmed by the player’s brother, former NFL quarterback David Carr. Trending: Can Democrats Get Rid Of Nancy Pelosi?

Derek Carr Will Make $48 Per Minute With His Record $125 Million Contract

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Derek Carr just signed a deal to make him the best-paid quarterback in history. Carr, the fourth-year quarterback for the Oakland Raiders, signed a reported $125 million, five-year deal with the Raiders on Thursday that was confirmed by the player’s brother, former NFL quarterback David Carr. Among active NFL quarterbacks, Carr's salary surpasses the Indianapolis Colts’ Andrew Luck, who earned 24,594,000 last year.

Derek Carr signs $125 million contract with Raiders that will come with an interesting bonus when the team moves to Las Vegas

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

The Oakland Raiders and Derek Carr have come to an agreement on a contract extension that will make him the highest-paid player in the NFL based on average salary, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.. Albert Breer of the MMQB reported that the deal is worth $125 million over five years while ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on Wednesday the deal is expected to pay an average of $25 million per year. The yearly average pushes him just past Andrew Luck for the highest-paid player in the league.

Raiders make Derek Carr richest player in NFL history with contract extension

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has agreed to a contract extension that will reportedly make him the highest-paid player in NFL history. The deal, a five-year extension said to be worth $125million paying him roughly $25m a year, was confirmed by Carr on Twitter after he had played down talk of the agreement being close to completion on Wednesday. The contract beats out the previous high given to Colts QB Andrew Luck, who gets paid $24.6m per year.