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A Josh McDaniels hire could be good news for Derek Carr?

Derek Carr has often faced rumors that the Las Vegas Raiders might want to move on from him. The team’s potential hire of New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels could reportedly change that.

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Former Ravens DC Don Martindale could join Raiders if they hire Josh McDaniels?

The Las Vegas Raiders may be closing in on a huge head coaching hire, and a notable defensive coordinator may follow.

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Raiders Request An Interview With Polarizing HC Candidate

The Las Vegas Raiders are known for being an unorthodox NFL organization. That is what led the team to hand out a $100 million contract to Jon Gruden a few years ago.

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2022 Raiders Draft Prospect Profile: DL DeMarvin Leal

2022 Raiders Draft Prospect Profile Name: DeMarvin Leal School: Texas A&M Position: Defensive Lineman Height: 6’4? Weight:290 pounds Stats Pass Rush With his athletic profile, Leal could tally at or near double-digit sacks at the next level.

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Raiders will interview Josh McDaniels for coaching job

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New England OC reportedly a favorite to land job

A long-rumored pairing took a major step toward becoming a reality Thursday afternoon when the Las Vegas Raiders asked for permission to speak to New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels about the head-coaching opening.

Raiders requested today a head coach interview with Patriots' offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, per league source. McDaniels now expected to...

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Deciphering David Carr’s comments about Derek Carr’s future

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Message being sent by Camp Carr

The time to talk about Derek Carr’s future as the quarterback of the Las Vegas Raiders is not quite now.

We must see who the Raiders’ next general manager and head coach is and see what their plans for Carr is before diving into that subject. It’s a first-thing-is-first situation in the desert.

However, because of some proactive words by Carr’s older brother, we do...

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2021 Raiders Rewind: A Solid Season From WR Zay Jones

There is no better slogan for the 2021 Las Vegas Raiders than “next man up.” The Silver and Black dealt with loss after loss to their roster this year, due to both injuries and off-the-field actions.

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2022 Raiders Draft Prospect Profile: DL DeMarvin Leal

2022 Raiders Draft Prospect Profile Name: DeMarvin Leal School: Texas A&M Position: Defensive Lineman Height: 6’4? Weight:290 pounds Stats Pass Rush With his athletic profile, Leal could tally at or near double-digit sacks at the next level.

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Las Vegas Raiders 2021 Positional Review: Quarterback

With the offseason underway for the Las Vegas Raiders, we will begin a series that takes a look back at each Raiders position group in 2021 and how that position fared during the season, starting with the most valuable position in football: quarterback.

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Raiders general manager search: Slow and easy

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Mark Davis’ slow, methodical approach refreshing; shows calculated approach instead of knee-jerk hire

And then there was one.

The Las Vegas Raiders are the lone NFL team that has a vacant general manager spot as the other three squads filled their empty GM roles this week. The New York Giants got the...

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Raiders coaching search: NFL dominoes starting to fall

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Head-coaching spots are finally getting filled

As the Las Vegas Raiders work to finalize their general-manager opening, they are seeing head-coaching jobs starting to be filled.

Thursday morning, the Denver Broncos and Chicago Bears became the first two teams to hire head coaches this cycle. There are seven openings currently remaining.

The blanks are starting to fill-in:
??Bears: Matt Eberflus
??Broncos: Nathaniel Hackett
??Dolphins...

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Raiders ties’ to the NFL conference championships

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Former Las Vegas defensive linemen Maurice Hurst and Arden Key now play for the 49ers

This isn’t going to be the most fun NFL conference championship Sunday for this community.

Las Vegas Raiders fans must see the Kansas City Chiefs in yet another AFC title game ... and depending on what part of California you’re from, some Raiders’ fans must grapple with the notion of seeing a local rival — the San...

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Silver Minings: Passing game was biggest red-zone issue in 2021

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Raiders were better on the ground than in the red zone

We all know one of the Las Vegas Raiders’ biggest, long-standing problems in 2021 was the lack of production offensively in the red zone.

Fixing that will be a primary task of whoever is running the offense in 2022. Addressing the issues, though, starts in the passing game. According to the Associated Press, throwing the ball was a bigger problem than running the ball for Las Vegas...

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Raiders poll: Was the Raiders’ 2021 season a success?

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What a crazy football season for Las Vegas

As the dust settles on an incredible, crazy Las Vegas Raiders’ 2021 season, it is time for some reflection.

This was an emotionally-draining season for so many reasons. It will be remembered for controversy and tragedy off the field, and heart-thumping madness on the field.

The Raiders were up, they were down ... and they were very up again before the season ended abruptly in a 26-19 loss at...

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Thursday open thread

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Have at it.

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2021 Raiders Rewind: A Solid Rookie Season For Trevon Moehrig

Coming into the draft last year, the Las Vegas Raiders knew they needed help at the safety position. To combat that issue, they utilized their second-round pick to select Trevon Moehrig from TCU.

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New GM first, or hire a coach? Las Vegas Raiders must decide how to proceed

Establishing a power structure is important as the Raiders move forward, and which position they fill first will gives hints to their long-term vision.

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Is 2022 The Year Of The Extension Or The Trade-In For The Raiders?

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is in the upper echelon of quarterbacks in terms of yards completed and completion percentage. Entering into the final year of his epic deal, the question remains whether to extend him or don’t.

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Josh McDaniels abruptly fading as Raiders coach candidate?

Josh McDaniels appeared to be a leading candidate for the Las Vegas Raiders head coach position, but that has reportedly changed quite quickly.

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Ranking the NFL head coach vacancies

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How does Las Vegas stackup in the head coach market?

With nine vacancies around the league, including the Las Vegas Raiders, there’s going to be a lot of competition in the head coach market this offseason.

So, if we take into account each team’s 2021 record, quarterback situation, notable returners, — anyone under contract for 2022 before free agency — notable free agents, projected 2022 cap space, number of top 100 picks and...

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