Report: Carr dissatisfied with pace of Raiders contract extension talks

Report: Carr dissatisfied with pace of Raiders contract extension talks

Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said he wanted to start serious talks on a Derek Carr contract extension after the NFL draft. The franchise quarterback wants a new deal done before training camp starts in late July.

That creates a window of opportunity to lock Carr down this spring and summer, before the 25-year old starts a 2017 season where he wants focus on football.

There’s time to get that deal done but NFL Network’s Mike Silver reported Tuesday night serious discussions haven’t started. Silver reports the Raiders haven’t reached out to Carr’s camp since the NFL draft, and that Carr is dissatisfied with the lack of progress.

Carr’s agent Tim Younger doesn’t comment on contract talks.

The Raiders have spoken conceptually to Carr’s camp several times about a massive extension near the peak of the NFL quarterback market, though serious talks reportedly haven’t commenced.

McKenzie will reach out to Carr in time, and it's fully expected that a contract extension will be reached this offseason. 

While Carr has repeatedly said he plans to be a Raider his entire career, a hometown discount isn’t in the cards.

Given the training-camp deadline Carr set last month, time to work out a contract is dwindling some even with several weeks remaining in the extension window. In these instances, however, deadlines spark deals.

The Raiders have had a busy offseason that included approval to relocate to Las Vegas. Oakland native Marshawn Lynch also signed with the club in a prolonged process.

McKenzie has stated a desire to extend Carr, right guard Gabe Jackson and edge rusher Khalil Mack in the near future, though Mack’s fifth-year option gives the Raiders more time on their defensive superstar.

There’s greater urgency with Jackson and Carr. The team doesn’t want either player to get near an open market. It’s still expected both Carr and Jackson will agree on terms this offseason.

Carr is set to make $977,519 in the final year of his rookie contract.

Jon Gruden's Raiders contract has how much time left? One website can answer


Jon Gruden's Raiders contract has how much time left? One website can answer

At 1-5, Jon Gruden's second stint as Raiders coach is off to a historically poor start.

The Silver and Black has started 1-5 just twice before. The last time was in 2006, under another previous head coach (Art Shell), and Oakland ultimately finished 2-14. 

With only one win in the first six games of Gruden's 10-year contract -- reportedly worth $100 million -- one website already is counting down the days until the deal expires.


The website was registered Oct. 10, according to Yahoo's Charles Robinson, and features the answer to that question (no) and a countdown clock with just how much time is left in Gruden's tenure (nine years, 13 weeks and 2 days, as of this writing).

It also includes a live, constantly updating ticker of how much money Gruden has made so far with the Raiders, how much money he's owed, and how much money he has made since you started visiting the website. In other words, the mind(s) behind this website really are looking forward to who the Raiders' next head coach is. 

Gruden and the Raiders have a bye in Week 7, and host the Indianapolis Colts in Week 8. Or, rather, with nine years and 11-or-so weeks left on Gruden's contract. 

Report: Raiders want first-round draft pick in trade for Amari Cooper

Report: Raiders want first-round draft pick in trade for Amari Cooper

If the Raiders actually are trying to trade wide receiver Amari Cooper, they're swinging for the fences on the return.

One day after Fox Sports reported the Raiders are shopping Cooper and safety Karl Joseph, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said the team wants a first-round draft pick in return for the wide receiver.

As Rapoport explained Monday, asking for a first-round pick might make a deal hard to complete.

"My understanding is [the Raiders] have asked for a first-round pick for Amari Cooper, which seems incredibly significant and might make it difficult, if not impossible to trade him," Rapoport said.

Cooper, 24, was a first-round pick himself, taken by the Raiders No. 4 overall in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Cooper is in the midst of an inconsistent 2018 season, catching 22 passes for 280 yards and one touchdown. On Sunday, his day was cut short when he took a vicious helmet-to-helmet hit in the first quarter and later was ruled out with a concussion.