GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 01: Head coach Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks looks on from the sideline in the second quarter against the New England Patriots during Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Pro Football Focus gives Seahawks, Panthers worst offseason grade

Pro Football Focus gave both the Seahawks and Panthers a C-minus for their offseason moves, the lowest grade of any team. The Raiders and Jaguars, meanwhile, are at the head of the class. Both received an A in PFF’s series on offseason grades that was completed Thursday. The departure of All-Pro Josh Norman is the […]

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 13:  Khalil Mack #52 of the Oakland Raiders looks on during the second half of their NFL game against the Cincinnati Bengals at O.co Coliseum on September 13, 2015 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Derek Carr thinks Khalil Mack will have 30 sacks in 2016

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr wasn’t kidding when he said All-Pro teammate Khalil Mack will have 30 sacks in 2016. “I think he’s going to sack the quarterback 30 times,” Carr said, via NFL.com. “Watch the tape. He’s held every play. He’s like nobody else in the league. He’s talented.” The NFL record for sacks in […]

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 19:  John Elway, executive vice president of football operations for the Denver Broncos, celebrate after they defeated the New England Patriots 26 to 16 in the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 19, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

John Elway reacts to to Raiders’ trolling on Twitter

The Denver Broncos won Super Bowl 50, and they’re the team to beat in the AFC West right now, even without Peyton Manning and a few other key pieces on the defensive side of the ball. The Raiders, apparently, don’t see it that way. They’re a young team on the rise that gains confidence with […]

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 31: Jalen Ramsey #8 of the Florida State Seminoles heads off the field against the Houston Cougars during the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl at the Georgia Dome on December 31, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Ten best rookie-on-rookie matchups to watch in 2016 NFL season

The 2016 NFL draft saw 253 players selected over a three-day span, providing the league with an influx of new talent and the next generation of stars. At various points in next year’s regular season, the best of these first-year players will run into another high pick from the draft class—providing intriguing clashes of young […]

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 28:  (L-R) Robert Nkemdiche of Ole Miss holds up a jersey with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after being picked #29 overall by the Arizona Cardinalsduring the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University on April 28, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)

Best, worst from 2016 NFL draft

The 2016 NFL draft is in the books. All those mock drafts are a thing of the past. The names of the 253 players drafted are set in stone. Now all that’s left is years and years of Monday morning quarterbacking, starting with this breakdown of the best and worst developments of the draft. Best Robert […]

Raiders Draft

Raiders 2016 Draft about future, transition

Over the last three days, the Raiders added seven new players to their roster through the 2016 Draft. Since most of you are Raider fanatics, you’re probably already aware of every detail of the seven players but in case you have not seen anything about them, the seven added are: Safety Karl Joseph – A […]

SEATTLE, WA - NOVEMBER 02: Principal owner and managing general partner of the Oakland Raiders Mark Davis watches his team warm up before the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on November 2, 2014 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Report: Mark Davis says he wants to move the Raiders to Las Vegas

The Oakland Raiders could someday be the Las Vegas Raiders if owner Mark Davis gets his way. Davis said Thursday that he wants to move the team to Las Vegas and pledged $500 million toward the building of a proposed $1.4 billion domed stadium, according to ESPN’s Paul Gutierrez. “We have made a commitment to […]

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 15:  JaMarcus Russell #2 of the Oakland Raiders looks on against the Kansas City Chiefs during an NFL game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on November 15, 2009 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

JaMarcus Russell is begging NFL teams for another chance

One of the biggest busts in draft history has been writing teams in hopes of getting another chance to play in the NFL. According to Sports Illustrated, quarterback JaMarcus Russell—the first overall pick in the 2007 NFL draft—is now willing to play “for free for a year” in exchange for one final opportunity. He wrote […]

SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 10:  C.J. Prosise #20 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish runs for a first down past Micah Thomas #44 of the Navy Midshipmen
 at Notre Dame Stadium on October 10, 2015 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Navy 41-24.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

10 underrated NFL draft prospects who could be steals

By now, you probably have a pretty good idea who you want your team to take Thursday night during the first round of the 2016 NFL draft. Don’t forget, though, that there are two more days and six more rounds of the draft. Chances are your team will draft someone on Friday or Saturday who you haven’t […]

OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 20:  Derek Carr #4 of the Oakland Raiders celebrates a touchdown in the second quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on September 20, 2015 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Derek Carr: Raiders ‘want the same kind of jump’ in 2016

Quarterback Derek Carr and the Oakland Raiders improved by four wins to 7-9 in 2015, but with several big acquisitions arriving this offseason and Carr entering his third NFL season, expectations in Oakland are much higher for 2016. “What we did last year on the field was better, but we want the same kind of […]

Green Bay Packers director of football operations Reggie McKenzie, left, and director of college scouting John Dorsey work the phones  the phones in the war room  at Lambeau Field for the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 22, 2010, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Evan Siegle, Pool) ** POOL PHOTO **

Who the Raiders should pick

For this year’s draft prep, I wanted to do something a little different and, hopefully, more valuable for you, the readers. With that in mind, I created this – a list of my top players, in order, for the Raiders. Bear in mind that these are my top players and they are specific for the […]

TUSCALOOSA, AL - SEPTEMBER 19:  Robert Nkemdiche #5 of the Mississippi Rebels in action against Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

10 NFL draft prospects with the most bust potential

The names of every player who could possibly be taken in the 2016 NFL draft are on the walls at 32 team headquarters around the league. The order of those names is different depending on each team’s assessment of the player. Some of those names might even have stars next to them. The fact of […]

Raiders playoffs

Playoffs or Bust for 2016 Raiders

Reaching the playoffs – it’s the only measure of success for the Raiders next season, as the coach Jack Del Rio and GM Reggie McKenzie have made abundantly clear in offseason interviews. Winning the AFC West and making the playoffs has come up in essentially every interview from either of them since their season ended […]

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 05:  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a press conference prior to Super Bowl 50 at the Moscone Center West on February 5, 2016 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

NFL ‘likely’ to change something that doesn’t need changing

Would Roger Goodell just listen to himself? The NFL commissioner talked about how well the league’s current 12-team playoff format works, then said that it probably will change. “(It) likely will happen at some point,” Goodell told a group of Jaguars season ticket holders via NFL.com. “But we want to be really cautious because we […]

CLEVELAND, OH - DECEMBER 6: Reggie Nelson #20 of the Cincinnati Bengals warms up prior to playing the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on December 6, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Report: Raiders expected to sign S Reggie Nelson

The Oakland Raiders may soon address one of their biggest weaknesses with arguably the best free agent still available on the market. According to Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle, the Raiders are expected to sign safety Reggie Nelson, formerly of the Cincinnati Bengals.

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