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Fantasy Football Booms/Busts 2018: The Oakland Raiders

Sunday, July 15th, 2018

Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden seems to want to take the team’s offense back in time, which is not a good sign for fantasy owners. As the mercury rises and we inch closer to the open of training camps, our resident fantasy football sickos, Brad Evans and Liz Loza, will profile their favorite booms/busts of every NFL team. What geriatric player owns more BOOM potential: Marshawn Lynch, Jordy Nelson or WILDCARD?

PSLs for Las Vegas Raiders will cost up to $75,000

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

The Raiders are headed to Las Vegas, and if you’re in the market for season tickets, you need to have started saving back in 1995. PSLs — Personal Seat Licenses — for premium seats are going to cost from $20,000 to $75,000 apiece, according to records obtained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The Oakland Raiders will become the Las Vegas Raiders as of the 2020 season.

Raiders’ Conley countersues rape accuser

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Oakland Raiders cornerback Gareon Conley has filed a counter lawsuit against the woman who accused him of raping her in 2017. Conley's suit states the woman is liable for "malicious criminal prosecution" after her allegations damaged his reputation, hurt his draft stock and cost him an endorsement deal with Nike, according to documents filed Monday. The lawsuit, which asks for compensatory damages of at least $25,000, also claims the woman "instituted and continued the criminal prosecution of Conley with malice ... because she was upset that Conley refused to have sex with her, or to position her to be able to squeeze a pay-off from Conley, or both." Conley's suit is in response to a civil lawsuit the woman filed this April, a year after she accused Conley of raping her in an April 9, 2017 incident.

Report: Raiders’ Conley sues rape accuser

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Oakland Raiders cornerback Gareon Conley has filed a lawsuit against the woman who accused him of raping her in 2017, according to a report from TMZ Sports on Thursday. Conley's suit states the woman is liable for "malicious criminal prosecution" after her allegations damaged his reputation, hurt his draft stock and cost him an endorsement deal with Nike, according to court documents obtained by TMZ. No charges were filed against Conley after the allegation was brought before a grand jury in July 2017.

TMZ: Raiders cornerback Gareon Conley sues woman who accused him of rape

Thursday, July 5th, 2018

Oakland Raiders cornerback Gareon Conley had his NFL draft experience turn into a nightmare. In 2017, Conley became one of the big stories of the draft when he was accused of raping a woman weeks before the draft. The investigation was ongoing during the draft, and Conley — considered one of the top cornerback prospects in the class — fell a bit amid the uncertainty.

More than 16 years later, Raiders fan Ice Cube still bitter about ‘Tuck Rule’ call

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

A quick history lesson, if you became an NFL fan a couple minutes ago: In an AFC divisional playoff game at the end of the 2001 season, the Raiders thought they sealed a win against the New England Patriots when Charles Woodson sacked Tom Brady and Oakland recovered a fumble. Ice Cube, the multi-talented founder of the Big3 basketball league, plans to make it out to Boston this summer for one of his league’s games at TD Garden.

Report: Raiders wide receiver Bryant could face another suspension

Friday, June 15th, 2018

Martavis Bryant is facing a potential one-year suspension just six weeks into his fresh start with the Oakland Raiders. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Bryant could be facing a third suspension for substance-abuse violations. Acquired by the Raiders for a third-round pick during the 2018 NFL Draft, Bryant is in all too familiar territory with the NFL office awaiting his fate, per the report.

Raiders’ Jon Gruden blames NFL for QB Christian Hackenberg’s struggles

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Christian Hackenberg's release from the Oakland Raiders just three weeks after the team acquired him was more an indictment of the NFL system than it was of the third-year quarterback, coach Jon Gruden said Thursday. "Everybody is an expert out there on Hackenberg and thinks he can't play," Gruden said as the Raiders wrapped up a three-day mandatory minicamp. "[Hackenberg] has been working on changing his stroke, his passing motion, and I think he did that," Gruden said.

Raiders edge rusher Khalil Mack holds out of minicamp

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Khalil Mack is holding out from the mandatory minicamp for the Oakland Raiders. Mack stayed away from the first day of the three-day minicamp on Tuesday. Mack is entering the final season of his rookie contract that is set to pay him $13.8 million.

Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack not expected to report to minicamp this week

Monday, June 11th, 2018

The Oakland Raiders don’t expect defensive end Khalil Mack to report to minicamp this week as he holds out for a long-term deal. The Oakland Raiders are not expecting defensive end Khalil Mack to show up for mandatory minicamp this week, the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported on Monday. The #Raiders are not expecting star DE Khalil Mack for mandatory minicamp this week, sources say.