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On The Ray-Dar: Raiders New Leading Man Wants To Earn It, But Will It Work?

Jimmy Garoppolo is the new leading man in the Las Vegas Raiders quarterback room, for better or worse. Whether you like the signing or not, the natural progression of things pointed to “Jimmy G” being the logical choice for the team’s most important position in the collective minds of general manager Dave Ziegler and head coach Josh McDaniels.

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Raiders’ Patrick Graham must be feeling left out

Las Vegas Raiders defensive coordinator Patrick Graham, right, and elite pass rusher Maxx Crosby will both have their work cut out for them during the upcoming 2023 season. | Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Holes on Las Vegas defense has patched up at best thus far

The cupboard is pretty bare for Patrick Graham.

The Las Vegas Raiders defensive coordinator is in dire need of talent infusion on his side of the ball, and thus far, as the NFL embarks on the latter tier of free agency, the...

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Raiders re-sign wide receiver Keelan Cole

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Rotational receiver returns to Las Vegas

The Las Vegas Raiders continued to rely on their own free-agent class as they re-signed backup wide receiver Keelan Cole to a one-year contract, according to ESPN.

Free-agent WR Keelan Cole is returning to the Raiders on a one-year deal, per source.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 20, 2023

Cole is the 10th unrestricted free agent from Las Vegas that the Raiders have re-signed either...

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Raiders Re-Signing WR Keelan Cole

Adam Schefter reports that the Raiders are re-signing WR Keelan Cole to a one-year contract on Monday.  Cole, 29, signed with the Jaguars as an undrafted free agent out of Kentucky Wesleyan in 2017.

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Raiders Signed DE Jordan Willis

The Las Vegas Raiders announced they have signed DE Jordan Willis to a contract.  He should compete for a role on the defensive line as a rotational pass rusher, similar to his role with San Francisco the past few seasons.  Willis, 27, is a former third-round pick of the Bengals back in 2017.

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Raiders sign O.J. Howard, Jaquan Johnson, Jordan Willis

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Las Vegas still spending

The Las Vegas Raiders entered the second week of free agency still spending as they added tight end O.J. Howard, safety Jaquan Johnson and defensive end Jordan Willis.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal first reported the Howard signing, while ESPN reported the Johnson signing, The Raiders announced the Willis signing.

The @Raiders are finalizing a deal with tight end O.J. Howard.

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Raiders' Updated Depth Chart After O.J. Howard Signs Contract Following Waller Trade

O.J. Howard is heading to his third team in as many seasons. The Las Vegas Raiders signed the veteran tight end on Monday. Here's an updated look at the…

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Las Vegas Raiders Sign Former First-Round Tight End

The Las Vegas Raiders continued their offensive overhaul with the signing of a tight end. The Raiders traded Darren Waller to the New York Giants last week.

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O.J. Howard, Raiders Agree to Contract After Darren Waller Traded to Giants

The Las Vegas Raiders have found their replacement for Darren Waller, turning to a veteran tight end who had a rather disappointing 2022 season with the…

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Has Josh McDaniels really learned from his Denver days?

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It sure doesn’t seem like it

The biggest knock, and concerns about, Josh McDaniels before he was hired as the head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders was his rocky tenure as the leader of the Denver Broncos more than a decade earlier.

Hired to replace two-time Super Bowl-winning champion coach Mike Shanahan at the age of 32 after a stint as Tom Brady’s hot-shot offensive coordinator of the New England Patriots, McDaniels turned out...

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2 Huge Statistics For New Giants’ TE Darren Waller

The New York Giants made a huge upgrade to their roster early in free agency via trade. They acquired tight end Darren Waller from the Las Vegas Raiders in exchange for a third-round pick, No.

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The Bizarre Saga of Raiders Running Back Josh Jacobs

After a sluggish start in 2021 and eventually being led by interim head coach Rich Bisaccia, the Las Vegas Raiders gathered themselves and took a 10-7 record into an AFC wild card matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals.

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Monday open thread

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38 days until the draft.

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Silver Minings: Mack Hollins signs with Atlanta Falcons, Trent Sieg cut

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More changes in free agency

When the Las Vegas Raiders signed wide receiver Jakobi Meyers during the beginning stages of free agency, it seemed like the writing was on the wall for Mack Hollins and his future with the franchise. That was confirmed yesterday as NFL Media’s Mike Garafolo reported that Hollins had reached an agreement with the Atlanta Falcons on a one-year, $2.5 million contract.

Hollins made $2 million last year with...

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Despite Bright Moments, Raiders CB Amik Robertson Needs More Consistency

Amik Robertson has had a solid career up to this point with the Las Vegas Raiders. You could make the argument that he has already surpassed expectations.

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Falcons Signing WR Mack Hollins

Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports that the Falcons are signing WR Mack Hollins to a one-year contract.  Hollins, 29, is a former fourth-round pick of the Eagles back in 2017.

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7-Round Raiders Mock Draft: GM Dave Ziegler (finally) gets Patrick Graham some help

The Las Vegas Raiders have had quite an interesting offseason so far. If nothing else, you have to admire that this current brass is doing things “their way.” With this approach, many fans are clearly tuning out.

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Former first-round QB visiting with Raiders

The Las Vegas Raiders could be bringing in an interesting veteran to back up Jimmy Garoppolo.

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Raiders Releasing LS Trent Sieg

According to Field Yates, the Raiders are releasing veteran LS Trent Sieg. Sieg, 27, wound up going undrafted out of Colorado State back in 2018. He later signed on with the Ravens before being waived at the start of the regular season.

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The Stiff Arm Head Around The World: Chandler Jones And His 2022 Raiders Campaign

After a lackluster first season with the Las Vegas Raiders, Chandler Jones has drawn some serious concerns. The roughly $17 million man was set to bolster the defensive line alongside star rusher Maxx Crosby.

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