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Melifonwu back at Raiders practice, designated to return off IR
Obi Melifonwu had arthroscopic knee surgery and was put on the shelf for the season’s first half. He’s on the mend and nearing a return to action...
Bowman out to prove something with Raiders: 'I have a lot of juice left'
NaVorro Bowman -- a four-time First-Team All-Pro selection -- was released last Friday. The 29-year old believes he can make a big impact in Oakland...
Vote now: Which is the best Bay Area team of all time?
Bay Area fans, we've had our fair share of champions. But which is the best of all time? Hop over to Instagram and let us know...
Del Rio announces Bowman's signing; Thursday debut possible
Jack Del Rio confirmed rumors that NaVorro Bowman is an Oakland Raider and says that the LB playing this Thursday is very possible...
Bowman in Kansas City
With Bowman heading to Oakland, everyone ends up happy, unless...
It made the most sense. And now it is happening. The Raiders get a linebacker they desperately needed and NaVorro Bowman doesn't have to move.
Ex-49ers LB NaVorro Bowman signs deal with Raiders
After being released by the 49ers on Friday, linebacker NaVorro Bowman has signed a one-year deal with the Raiders.
Sean Smith on the sideline
Snap count: Raiders paid Sean Smith to do nothing vs Chargers
Sean Smith was a high-priced addition by the Raiders last summer. A year later, he's a liability and can't even get on the field despite being active.
Del Rio talking to refs
Three things you need to know from Raiders’ 17-16 loss to the Chargers
The Raiders had high expectations for 2017. But six weeks in, the season is spiraling out of control. Here's what you need to know from the latest loss.
Tavecchio kicks against Chargers
What went wrong on Raiders' crucial missed extra point vs Chargers
The Raiders should have taken a 17-14 lead. Instead, Georgio Tavecchio missed the extra point. So who's to blame for the blunder?
Carr, Curry and Shanahan
Need good news about Raiders and 49ers? The Warriors start on Tuesday
The NFL season is just six weeks old, but in the Bay Area, it appears it's already over. That's okay though, because the real fun begins Tuesday.
Carr talking to Del Rio
Not limited by back, Carr puts finger on why Raiders' offense struggled
Why didn't Derek Carr take many shots down the field Sunday in a loss to the Chargers? Was it his back? Was it something else? He explains...
Del Rio pinpoints what is missing from the Raiders' offense
What is off right now with the Raiders' offense? Head coach Jack Del Rio has your answer...
Raiders QB Carr 'frustrated .... and not in a bad way'
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr knows his team in better offensively than what they have shown...
Instant Analysis: Carr returns, but Raiders fall to last place in AFC West
The return of Derek Carr did Oakland no good as the Chargers put together a final drive to beat the Raiders and send them into last place...
Firefighter during North Bay fires
Raiders pledge $1 million to North Bay wildfire relief and recovery
Moments before kickoff on Sunday, the Raiders announced that they have donated $1 million to the North Bay fire relief and recovery efforts.
Report: After being released by 49ers, Bowman expected to visit Raiders
NaVorro Bowman's career with the 49ers came to an end on Friday. But, he could reportedly continue it in Oakland...
Raiders promote team's former third-round pick, end Hamilton's season
Shilique Calhoun is getting a second chance. With a thin linebacker group, the Raiders have promoted their 2016 third-round draft pick.
Amari Cooper won't let slump frustrate him: 'The ball will find me'
The season has not gone as expected for Amari Cooper so far. But, the Raiders' wide receiver refuses to lose confidence...
How Raiders can turn to John Pagano as he faces Chargers for first time
Raiders coach John Pagano knows all about the Chargers. The team may be new in LA, but he's still a vital resource in a big game Sunday.
Nicholas Morrow's role will increase with Raiders MLB Lee out
The Raiders lost both starting inside linebackers to injury against Baltimore -- and that means someone has to step up...
Site unchanged: Raiders plan to play Chargers in Oakland
The Raiders already lost a home date to Mexico City – they play New England there in Week 10 – and didn’t want to lose another...
Air quality concerns leave NFL considering alternate sites for Raiders game
Levi's Stadium? A trip to L.A.? How about a visit to old Qualcomm? The Raiders are exploring all options if they can't play in Oakland on Sunday...
Raider players wear masks to combat poor air quality
The firestorms in the the North Bay have forced NFL teams to find ways to fight off the poor air quality...
Belly of the Beast: NFL Week 6, Carr's status hurts Raiders bets
Who should you be betting on with your Week 6 NFL picks? How much does Derek Carr's back hurt putting money on the Raiders? Get all the advice you need from Ray Ratto and Todd Dewey on the Belly of the...
Rich Gannon: Raiders must 'flip the switch,' go on 2002-type run
Rich Gannon knows all about leading a talented Raiders team. With Oakland's current struggles, the former MVP weighed in on the state of the team.
The Raiders Insider Podcast: Rich Gannon
Former Raiders quarterback Rich Gannon dissects what's wrong with this season's Silver and Black, and whether they can 'flip the switch' like his teams did in the early 2000s...
Lingering effects remain, but nothing Derek Carr can't handle
Dere Carr says the back fracture doesn’t restrict his throwing motion. The QB is not 100 percent, but he's physically able to play this Sunday...
Poor air quality at Raiders practice
Smoke from fires causes Raiders to trim practice due to poor air quality
The Raiders were scheduled to get in a full practice on Wednesday, but Jack Del Rio eliminated some drills due to smoke from the North Bay fires.
Bay Area pro sports teams unite to donate $450K for North Bay fire relief efforts
The 49ers, A's, Giants, Earthquakes, Raiders, Sharks, and Warriors have all joined forces to support those in need from fires throughout the North Bay.
Trump: 'It's about time' Goodell demands NFL players stand for national anthem
Donald Trump continued to make it clear Wednesday morning what his stance is on NFL players protesting as the national anthem plays...
Kaepernick praises Eminem for freestyle rap diss against Trump
Eminem took a fierce stand against Donald Trump and proved his fandom for Colin Kaepernick during the 2017 BET Hip-Hop Awards.
Penn’s theory on Raiders' slow starts: ‘We’re so uptight’
The Raiders have lost three straight games and you can look right at how they come out of the gate. Just ask Donald Penn...
Raiders add cornerback depth by signing former Jaguars DB
With Gareon Conley and Antonio Hamilton on the shelf, the Raiders signed cornerback Demetrius McCray to the roster Tuesday.
Raiders season at a crossroads: 'This is gut-check time'
There’s a combination of talent and pride required to turn things around. The season will hinge on the ability to come together and overcome adversity...
The Happy Hour: Why starting Carr vs Chargers is panic move
Ray Ratto offers his take on the Raiders decision to allow Derek Carr to start two weeks after he suffered a transverse process fracture in his back.
Gareon Conley on the field
'Certain amount of pain' keeping Raiders CB Gareon Conley sidelined
Gareon Conley has missed the last two games and it's uncertain when he will return. On Monday, Jack Del Rio shed light on what's going on.
Penn and Carr
Raiders QB Derek Carr expected to play in Week 6 against Chargers
Derek Carr wanted to play this past Sunday. He didn't get that chance. But it appears he will take the field against the Chargers this Sunday.
Raiders defensive tackle suspended for violating NFL Substances of Abuse policy
The defender will be eligible to return to the active roster on Nov. 6 -- the Monday after the Raiders face the Miami Dolphins...
Snap count: Injuries leave Raiders razor thin at several spots
The injury bug has hit the Raiders hard -- they have two healthy inside linebackers right now and had only three healthy cornerbacks during the loss to Baltimore...
The NFL has clearly lost control of its world
Every fresh story is a new tire fire and the NFL doesn't have enough fingers and toes to plug all the holes...
Three things you need to know after Raiders' 30-17 loss to Ravens
The went from two wins to start the season to three straight losses. What did we learn after their Week 5 loss to the Ravens?
Cook fumble, another poor start dooms Raiders: 'It was a huge mistake'
The Raiders saw themselves in a 14-point hole quickly Sunday and they have nobody to blame but themselves with self-inflicted wounds.
Donald Penn confronts angry fans after Raiders' third loss in a row
The Raiders fell to 2-3 with their third straight loss Sunday. Things took a much different turn after the game in the parking lot too...
Del Rio's decision to punt backfires: 'Hindsight is always 20/20'
Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio had a key decision to make Sunday in the fourth quarter. And, it bit him the worst way possible.
Del Rio calls out Raiders' lack of confidence, didn't show any himself
Jack Del Rio's explanation for a late punt down by 10 was the correct answer. But, character demands he rolls the dice there.
How does Cooper only get one catch? Manuel answers
In E.J. Manuel's first start for the Raiders, Amari Cooper came away with only one catch for eight yards.
Was punting an easy call on critical 4th down for Del Rio?
Jack Del Rio explains why he opted to punt in what was a fourth down in the fourth quarter for the Raiders on Sunday.
Instant Analysis: Raiders can't overcome early deficit, lose third straight
The Ravens took an early, demanding lead Sunday in Oakland and the Raiders didn't have enough as their losing streak continued.
Raiders secondary thin with Conley, Amerson out; Carr inactive as expected
The Raiders’ thin secondary will use a rotation similar to last week. Sean Smith and TJ Carrie will start and play on the outside...
Report: Raiders ‘preparing for E.J. Manuel to start’ vs Ravens
Derek Carr made a surprising appearance on the practice field this week, but don't get your hopes too high Raiders fans...
Raiders vs Ravens: Top 10 players to watch come Sunday
Putting a ‘W’ next to this contest when the schedule came out took little effort -- that was before Derek Carr got hurt and before the Raiders scuffled through consecutive losses...
Source: P Marquette King fined for unsportsmanlike conduct
A penalty on Sunday against the Broncos cost the Raiders 15 yards and also took a dent out of Marquette King's pocketbook...
Carr questionable on Raiders injury report; Crabtree expected to play
Oakland has listed quarterback Derek Carr as questionable for Sunday’s game versus Baltimore -- yeah, you read that right...
Derek Carr questionable, which means Jack Del Rio is one of two things
The injury list is always gamesmanship coated in contempt anyway, and almost no coach ever considers it as anything more than a tedious chore...
Cliff Branch has ideas on how to get Amari Cooper rolling
Through four games, Amari Cooper has just 12 catches for 110 yards, and he leads the NFL with seven drops. There are ways to get him going...
The Raiders' entire run game is off track: 'We’re not that far away'
Marshawn Lynch isn’t producing steadily, the line isn’t always helpful and play calls have been predictable enough teams can bring extra run defenders...
Carr flings the rock around during Thursday's practice
It didn't look like Derek Carr's back was bothering him too much on Thursday...
Derek Carr quickly returns to Raiders practice, 'very ahead of schedule'
Dereck Carr was seen working during open portions of Thursday's practice, stretching with the team and making throws during individual drills...
No reason whatsoever for Newton to be too clever by half, too contemptuous by double
While Cam Newton's views of women in sports are clearly problematic, it is the time and place and circumstances that actually make this worse than he’s already been called...
The Raiders Insider Podcast: Legendary receiver Cliff Branch
On this episode, Scott Bair welcomes Cliff Branch. They discuss: meeting Al Davis, John Madden rules, the end of his Olympic dream and Amari Cooper...
John Madden gives advice to Cliff Branch on Hall of Fame quest
Cliff Branch remains confident, even after being overlooked so many times as a modern-era candidate...
Del Rio optimistic Crabtree will play for Raiders vs Ravens
With Derek Carr out, the Raiders need as many playmakers healthy as possible. And Jack Del Rio brought some optimism on Wednesday.
In Buffalo, EJ Manuel ‘didn’t have what he has now' with Raiders
Things didn't work out for E.J. Manuel in Buffalo, so he signed for the veteran minimum in Oakland. He was brought in for moments like this...
Bad beats in gambling the new lifeline for the NFL
If you had Washington and the under, you hate football forever – until Friday, when you start to drink again...
Carr's back injury could be borderline catastrophic for Raiders
As is the nature with football -- dreams die in fiery wrecks, and glory is averted in the most hideous of ways. Raider fans are learning this now...
Del Rio: We're a better unit than we've shown last two weeks
Jack Del Rio understands fans are 'pissed right now' -- and improving starts up from the top down...
Del Rio reveals Carr has transverse process fracture in back, will miss time
A day after saying Derek Carr suffered back spasms, Jack Del Rio revealed that his quarterback actually suffered a transverse process fracture in his back.
Del Rio: Carr has transverse process fracture in back
Jack Del Rio opened his day-after press conference by clarifying some news on his star quarterback...
Sean Smith tackling a Bronco
Snap count: Injuries change cornerback rotation in Raiders' loss to Broncos
Sean Smith and Dexter McDonald weren't expected to play big roles on Sunday, but injuries forced the Raiders' hand.
Raiders fan with a flag in Las Vegas
Raiders 'shocked and saddened' by deadly shooting in Las Vegas
In the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in US history in Las Vegas on Sunday night, the Raiders issued the following statement.
Bay Area athletes react to deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas
Current and former Bay Area athletes woke up to the news of the deadliest mass shooting in US history. Here's how they reacted.
EJ Manuel passing against the Broncos
EJ Manuel inspires confidence despite not completing comeback in Denver
EJ Manuel may not start next week against Baltimore, but his performance on Sunday in Denver gives the Raiders confidence if he has to.
Marshawn running against Broncos
Three things you need to know after the Raiders' 16-10 loss to Denver
Not much is going right for the Raiders at the moment and two glaring issues popped up again in Sunday's 16-10 loss to the Broncos.
Carr's back injury not considered long term, will push to play vs Baltimore
After X-rays of his back came back negative, Derek Carr remains optimistic he'll get a green light next week when the Raiders face the Ravens...
Instant Analysis: Raiders fall to Broncos, may have lost Carr in the process
The Raiders offense just couldn't get things going against Denver and all of Oakland holds its breath waiting for Derek Carr news...
Carr leaves game vs Broncos with injury
Starting quarterback Derek Carr took a hit late in the third quarter and was forced to leave the game against the Broncos...
Marshawn and Trump
Marshawn enters stadium in Denver wearing 'Everybody vs Trump' shirt
In the battle between the NFL players and President Trump, Marshawn Lynch has taken the latest shot with his t-shirt on Sunday.
Raiders will miss Crabtree, Conley vs Broncos
Receiver Michael Crabtree and cornerback Gareon Conley were rendered inactive against the Broncos, leaving the Raiders thin and vulnerable at two spots...
Top five storylines to watch in Raiders' Week 4 matchup vs Broncos
The Raiders are coming off a rough loss in Washington. Now that they go to Denver, here's what to watch for in Week 4 vs. the Broncos.
Raiders edge rusher Khalil Mack looking for more than just sacks
The goal of 30 sacks for Khalil Mack certainly caught people's attention. But when Mack hits the field, he has other goals in mind.
Whether or not Crabtree plays, Talib ain't worried about Crab-boy's chain
Michael Crabtree doesn't much like Denver's Aqib Talib --but a chest injury puts his rematch with the Broncos' top corner in doubt...
Might former Raiders OC Musgrave offer intel on his old squad?
Todd Downing was promoted to Bill Musgrave’s old post, and largely kept the team’s scheme intact -- does that give the Broncos an advantage this week?
Derek Carr’s advice to himself: ‘Don’t press’
The desire to erase a bad experience can create unnecessary pressure, but four-year pro Derek Carr has a plan...
1-on-1 with Cowser: Lessons learned watching Mack, Irvin
Insider Scott Bair sits down with James Cowser on the latest episode of Raiders Central.
Missouri bar uses Kaepernick, Lynch jerseys as doormats: 'No ill intent'
A bar owner who was formerly in the Air Force recently caught the eyes of many with the entrance to his establishment...
The Raiders Insider Podcast: LB Nicholas Morrow
Raiders linebacker Nicholas Morrow joins Scott Bair on The Raiders Insider Podcast to reveal his improbably journey onto an NFL roster...
CJ Anderson's mother rooting against him: 'Not against my Raiders'
Bay Area native C.J. Anderson will take the field this weekend against his hometown team. You might catch his mother wearing Silver and Black...
Amari Cooper fighting another case of the drops
The Raiders are counting on Amari Cooper to pluck it and tuck it this year. So what has the third-year Pro Bowler leaving opportunities on the turf?
Belly of the Beast: Which picks stand out in NFL Week 4?
The books cleaned up in a historic way when underdogs went 12-4 against the spread in Week 3. Listen here as Ray Ratto and Vegas Review Journal gambling writer Todd Dewey tell you who they like in Week 4.
Von Miller: Raiders own NFL's best O-line, 'from tackle to tackle, they're great'
Broncos star Von Miller saw the Raiders' horrible offensive showing in Washington, yet he still sent high praise to Oakland's offensive line.
Trump to NFL: Change or business is ‘going to go to hell’
President Donald Trump's attack against NFL players and teams protesting social injustices as the national anthem plays continued on Wednesday.
Sunday they took an L, but Raiders D-line bounces back at children's hospital
The Raiders were beat soundly on Sunday, but the kids at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland didn't care much when the team showed up on Monday...
DJ Swearinger screaming
Washington safety takes more shots at Raiders players: 'I eat skittles too!'
As if Josh Norman's harsh words for the Raiders wasn't enough, Washington safety D.J. Swearinger ripped Amari Cooper and Marshawn Lynch on Monday.
Del Rio talking to Carr
Notes: Del Rio wants Raiders to reflect inward after ugly loss in Washington
A day after a disatrous loss to Washington, emotions were raw for the Raiders. But Jack Del Rio expects his players to learn from the experience.
Norman targets Crabtree, Cooper in postgame rant after Raiders loss
Washington’s premier cornerback said the duo talked trash to him during pregame warmups about big numbers they planned to post on Sunday night...
Raiders snap count: Sean Smith the odd man out
Healthy again after missing last week’s game with a neck injury, Smith took three defensive snaps early in the game and never saw the field again.
Raiders unified in reaction to Trump's comments: 'Have to do something'
The Raiders were going to remain in the locker room until kickoff on Sunday night. But what they ended up doing was far more powerful...
Three things you need to know from Raiders’ 27-10 loss to Washington
The Raiders were outdone in every phase of the game Sunday in a blowout road loss to Washington. Here's what we learned...
Carr's message after rough offensive showing: 'Put all the blame on me'
The Raiders' offense played about as bad as possible Sunday night in a loss to Washington and Derek Carr is putting it all on his shoulders.
Donald Penn fires off impassioned speech on Trump's comments
Raiders' offensive tackle Donald Penn didn't hold back with his thoughts on Donald Trump after a loss in Washington.
Carr wastes no time: 'Man, we just got our butt kicked'
Derek Carr breaks down his tough game in the Raiders' road loss in Washington.
Del Rio takes blame after Raiders 'take one on the chin'
The Raiders were dominated in Washington Sunday night and Jack Del Rio says it all starts with him.