Posts Tagged ‘Oakland Raiders’

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?

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.

NFL notebook: QB Wilson’s extension deadline approaches

Monday, April 15th, 2019

Quarterback Russell Wilson will not sign a long-term deal with the Seattle Seahawks if he and the team fail to reach agreement before his self-imposed deadline of midnight Monday passes, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported earlier in the day. With the NFL draft next week, reports that franchise-tagged defensive end Frank Clark is on the trade block, and the team having only $12 million in available salary-cap space, it could be a busy two weeks ahead for the Seahawks. Wilson previously informed the team he wanted a new long-term contract by April 15.

Derek Carr, George Kittle react to Tiger Woods winning 2019 Masters

Sunday, April 14th, 2019

Derek Carr, George Kittle react to Tiger Woods winning 2019 Masters originally appeared on Tiger Woods transcends sports. Whether you're a golf fanatic like Warriors star Steph Curry or not, it's likely you followed the final holes of the Masters this year. We know two Bay Area football stars were locked in as well.

QB Haskins to visit Giants this week

Sunday, April 14th, 2019

Former Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins will visit the New York Giants this week, he told Ohio-based website Eleven Warriors on Sunday. Haskins, one of the top quarterback prospects available in this month's draft, has already worked out for the Oakland Raiders and visited with the Denver Broncos and Washington Redskins, with the two visits coming this week. The Giants, who hold the sixth and 17th picks in the first round, had dinner with Haskins the night before his Buckeyes pro day in March.

Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall says QB Ben Roethlisberger is racist

Friday, April 12th, 2019

Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall accused the team's current quarterback Ben Roethlisberger of being racist while supporting ex-teammate Antonio Brown on Twitter this week. On Thursday, Mendenhall, who played for the team between 2008 and 2012, took some time to defend wide receiver Antonio Brown, whose rift with the Steelers quickly became public and led to his eventual trade to the Oakland Raiders in March. In a series of posts, Mendenhall expressed sympathy for Brown, tweeting, "I know he seems outta pocket right now, but I seriously feel for [Brown]."

Mayock aims not to ‘mess up’ Raiders’ draft chances

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

New Oakland Raiders general manager Mike Mayock spoke to the local media on Thursday ahead of the team kicking off its first series of organized team training activities of the spring. "At the end of the day, here's the deal -- if we win, everything will be fine," Mayock said. Since last reaching the Super Bowl in the 2002 season -- and losing to current Raiders coach Jon Gruden, who returned in 2018 for a second stint with the team -- the Raiders have the second-worst record in football with a winning percentage (.332) better only than that of the Cleveland Browns.