The Raiders playing in San Francisco sounded a bit weird, and the 49ers reportedly agreed.
The 49ers reportedly are not expected to waive their territorial rights to allow the Raiders to play at the Giants' Oracle Park, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday. That, per Rapoport, leaves the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum and Levi's Stadium as the Raiders' only options in the Bay Area for the 2019 NFL season.
NBC Sports Bay Area's Matt Maiocco reported Sunday night that the 49ers and the NFL had not yet signed off on the Silver and Black playing in their cross-Bay rivals' territory.
Rapoport's report came hours after San Francisco mayor London Breed told KTVU that "the Oakland Raiders should play in Oakland." The Raiders were discussing using the Giants' ballpark as a temporary home for their last season in the Bay Area, sources told NBC Sports Bay Area on Sunday.
Raiders owner Mark Davis long has been opposed to sharing Levi's Stadium with the 49ers. He told reporters three years ago that he didn't "think it fits the Raiders."
"There's three words that mean something to me in a stadium, in a location," Davis said at the time (via 247 Sports). "That's ingress, egress and parking. The Raiders on game day … if you see our parking lot before the game, the tailgating, it’s probably the largest nondenominational gathering on a Sunday morning that you’ll ever find, and I’m not going to give that up.”
The Raiders are getting some business done before summer vacation truly starts. The Silver and Black signed a third member of their NFL draft class late Tuesday afternoon when No. 27 overall pick Johnathan Abram inked his rookie contract.
No. 4 selection Clelin Ferrell and No. 40 pick Trayvon Mullen signed earlier in the day.
No. 24 overall pick Josh Jacobs is the only Raiders draftee that remains unsigned, and it’s certainly possible his deal gets done before rookies formally leave on summer vacation later this week. They stayed an extra week after the offseason program’s end to work with the strength staff and player engagement department on off-the-field education common to all first-year NFL players.
Abram was slotted to receive a contract worth $11.45 million over four years that includes $6.380 million in a signing bonus. There’s also a fifth-year team option available that is standard for all first-round picks.
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The Raiders selected Abram with the first-round pick the Dallas Cowboys gave up for Amari Cooper. Abram impressed during the offseason program and joined the first unit during the final week of OTAs. He was there again in minicamp, and a solid training camp could lock him into a starting safety spot right away.
The Raiders offseason program ended Wednesday, but rookies stick around another week-plus to work with the strength staff and player engagement folks, who go over off-the-field insights that used to be covered during the rookie symposium.
That means they’re still around to sign contracts. The Raiders inked their second-round pick Trayvon Mullen to a four-year contract on Tuesday afternoon, shortly after announcing a completed deal for No. 4 overall pick Clelin Ferrell.
Mullen was taken at No. 40, slotting into a four-year contract worth $7.25 million. It comes with a $3.29 million signing bonus.
That’s two former Clemson Tigers signed the same day. The Raiders drafted a third, but fifth-round pick Hunter Renfrow was locked up weeks ago.
Mullen worked primarily with the second unit, at outside cornerback, during the offseason program. He joins a competitive position group led by Gareon Conley. Daryl Worley is another presumptive starter, though Nevin Lawson and Mullen will have an opportunity to push for significant snaps in 2019.
“I feel like you’re getting someone who could potentially be a lockdown corner in this league,” Ferrell said back in May. “He has every athletic skill set that you need in a corner, and obviously has that competitive mindset. That’s the biggest thing, you can have all the ability, but are you a competitor? That’s the thing he definitely has.”
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No. 24 overall pick Josh Jacobs and No. 27 selection Johnathan Abram are the only 2019 draft picks who haven’t signed contracts. That could easily happen this week, while rookies are still in town.
Issues aren’t expected with either deal, and could be signed before the full squad reports to Raiders training camp on July 26.