Raiders dont confirm Routt signing


Raiders dont confirm Routt signing


Raiders senior executive John Herrera would not confirm a Thursday morning report that had Oakland agreeing to terms on a contract extension with cornerback Stanford Routt.Even with numbers floating around as fact that had Routt receiving 31.5 million over three years, with 20 million in the first two.Stanford Routt is a 27-year-old player and a six-year veteran in his prime who is one of the fastest cornerbacks in the league and has really come into his own here, Herrera told Hes certainly a player we want to continue to work with. We think hes got his best years ahead of him.Last spring, Routt was given a first- and third-round tender, and responded with two interceptions, returning one 22 yards for a touchdown, and a career-high 55 tackles, 49 solo.And according to Stats Inc., Routt was tied with Nnamdi Asomugha for third in the NFL in burn percentage rates (39.4 percent) on a minimum of 20 passes thrown at them. Playing opposite Asomugha, Routt was targeted 99 times and allowed 39 receptions while Asomuga gave up 13 catches on 33 targets.New cornerbacks coach Rod Woodson was Asomughas mentor as a player and might be looked at to do the same with Routt.Because with relatively massive contracts given to Routt and defensive tackle Richard Seymour and an unconfirmed-by-the-Raiders report that they had put the franchise tag on linebacker Kamerion Wimbley, it would seem to put an end to Asomughas time in Oakland. Unless of course, he returns with a hearty hometown discount.REPORT: Raiders place franchise tag on Wimbley

Reports: Peters to speak on Marshawn’s behalf during appeal hearing


Reports: Peters to speak on Marshawn’s behalf during appeal hearing

First it was Marshawn Lynch coming to the defense of Marcus Peters. Now, it appears the Oakland native is returning the favor. 

The Chiefs cornerback will be speaking on behalf of Lynch during the Raiders' running back's appeal of his one-game suspension, according to multiple national reports. The appeal will take place on Monday.

Lynch was ejected in the second quarter of the Raiders' 31-30 victory over the Chiefs on Thursday night. After the Chiefs and Raiders saw themselves in a heated exchange from a controversial late hit by Peters on Derek Carr, Lynch ran off the sidelines and came to the defense of his close friend Peters with multiple Raiders going after the young defensive back. 

But in doing so, Lynch put his hands on an official and was immediately ejected from the game. He was then handed his one-game suspension on Friday.

“They can say what they want to say, but one thing’s for certain: Family do come first," Peters said to Logan Murdock of The Mercury News on Thursday.

FOX Sports was first to report the news.

Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch suspended one game


Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch suspended one game

Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch watched most of Thursday night’s game versus Kansas City from the stands after getting ejected for making contact with an official.

He’ll also be a spectator next week.

The NFL suspended him one game for unsportsmanlike conduct stemming from an incident where left the sidelines to join an on-field scuffle and ended up pushing an official.

The league announced the suspension Friday afternoon. Lynch has already appealed the suspension, per multiple reports.

He was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct and automatically ejected by rule.

Punishment after the fact has gotten expensive.

By rule, Lynch will be fined $30,387 for making contact with an official. He could get hit with other penalties, including entering a fight unnecessarily.

Lynch is also suspended without pay, meaning he’ll forfeit a $79,411 game check and a $31,250 per-game roster bonus.

The Cal alum won’t play a Week 8 contest in Buffalo, against a Bills team that drafted him No. 12 overall in 2007.

Lynch was on the sidelines during a third down draw play where quarterback Derek Carr incurred what officials called a late hit from Kansas City cornerback Marcus Peters.

The Raiders offensive line took offense, and came after Peters in a scrum. Lynch and Peters, both Oakland natives, are extremely close. Lynch ran on the field to get between his teammates and his friend, but ended up inadvertently pushing an official. The league has zero tolerance for that, and sent him off the field.

Lynch watched a dramatic 31-30 victory over Kansas City from the stands and screens near the field, and congratulated his teammates after a big win.

Lynch did not explain why he entered the fray, though he seemed to be trying to get Peters out of harm’s way.

“They can say what they want but one thing’s for certain: Family do come first,” Peters told Bay Area News Group’s Logan Murdock.

His Raiders teammates and coaches must carry on without the 31-year old power back. They’ll roll with Jalen Richard, DeAndre Washington and fullback Jamize Olawale against the Bills, as they did against the Chiefs.

Lynch had two carries for nine yards before getting tossed. He has just 266 yards and two touchdowns on 72 carries through seven games.

If the suspension is upheld, Lynch will be eligible to return in Week 9 against Miami.