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Report: Raiders Have to Make a Decision on Gabe Jackson by June 1

Late May isn’t usually the time of year NFL teams are making crucial roster...

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ESPN wrong to rank Las Vegas Raiders dead last in AFC West

In their latest Football Power Index rankings, ESPN ranked the Las Vegas Raiders dead last in a tough AFC West, as they landed at No. 23 overall. Based

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Paul Butler re-signed, Nick O’Leary put on injured reserve

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Tight end room is still crowded in Las Vegas

Paul Butler has been a ping-ponging Raider for a couple of years and tight end movement has been rampant this offseason.

These two trends collided again Thursday.

We have re-signed free agent TE Paul Butler.

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Butler is back with another stint with the Raiders because they put new addition — but...

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Raiders veteran TE Nick O’Leary retires from NFL

To replace O’Leary on the roster, the Raiders re-signed free-agent tight end Paul Butler. Butler spent time with the Raiders over the past two years.

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NFL owners reject fourth and 15th rule

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Onside kicks or bust

Well, that’s what I get for abandoning my football purist roots.

As I explained last week, I was all in on a proposed rule that would allow teams an option twice during a game to go for it on fourth and 15 from their own 25 instead of attempting an onside kick. I fell in love with the rule. It would have created excitement and chaos all the while keeping the odds extremely difficult for the converting team. It would have brought...

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Las Vegas Raiders secondary will be tested early, and often in 2020

The Las Vegas Raiders secondary faces some elite quarterbacks in 2020, and the revamped group will be tested early and often. The Las Vegas Raiders made

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Projected 2020 starting offense: Could an elite o-line push Raiders to high ranking?

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NFL.com’s Gregg Rosenthal sees Vegas as “trending up” in his roster projections

NFL.com’s Gregg Rosenthal posted his projections for all 32 starting offenses and defenses and he is high on the direction of of the Las Vegas Raiders. There are really no surprises on the Raiders starting offense. And really what surprises could their be other than maybe Bryan Edwards as a starting receiver somewhere?


QB Derek Carr

RB Josh...

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Raiders' Nick Kwiatkoski 'Can't Wait' for Full-Time Role After $21M Contract

After coming on strong late in the 2019 season with the Chicago Bears, Nick Kwiatkoski was rewarded with a three-year contract worth up to $21 million from the Las Vegas Raiders in free agency...

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Nick Kwiatkoski “can’t wait” for chance to be full-time starter with Raiders

Linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski never spent a full season as a starter with the Bears, but it looks like he’ll be getting that chance with the Raiders. Kwiatkoski signed a three-year, $21 million deal with $13.75 million in guaranteed money this offseason and that’s usually not the kind of investment that a team makes for a [more]

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Silver Minings: Sign us up for a Ken Stabler documentary 

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Snake is an all-time NFL character

The Michael Jordan Last Dance 30 for 30 ESPN documentary was a smashing success and next in the works is a Tom Brady nine-part series titled The Man in the Arena from director and die-hard Patriots fan, Gotham Chopra.

Sports Illustrated looked at NFL figures they’d like to see a documentary series made about and one of the choices was Oakland Raiders’ Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Ken “Snake” Stabler.

Hell yes! We’re...

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Las Vegas Raiders wideouts went from a position of need to a strength

The Las Vegas Raiders revamped their wide receiver room this offseason, and the collection of talent has turned the position into a strength. Heading into the 2020 offseason, the Las Vegas Raiders knew they needed to do something to revamp their roster at wide receiver.

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Thursday open thread

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Derek Carr Can Squash Doubt About His NFL Future—and the Raiders—in 2020

Is Derek Carr the Las Vegas Raiders ' long-term answer at quarterback? That remains unclear for now. Over the past two years, the Raiders' rumored interest in quarterbacks Kyler ...

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'Jedi Knight' Lester Hayes feels the force with Raiders' revamped CB room

Lester Hayes is usually bullish about his former team's cornerbacks, but the Raiders hope that his excitement about the revamped CBs is justified.

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Watch: Five Raiders not named Derek Carr who are vital to playoff chances | Raiders Talk | NBC Sports BA

On this episode of the Raiders Talk Podcast, Scott Bair and Josh Schrock look at which players are the most vital to the Raiders' playoff chances. Ranging from rookies to veterans, the guys debate who the Silver and Black need most to be successful in 2020.

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Raiders running back Josh Jacobs could prove to be an elite fantasy option

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs is coming off a record-setting rookie season, and in 2020, he could be an elite fantasy option. With their second of three first round picks in the 2019 NFL Draft, the then-Oakland Raiders selected Alabama running back Josh Jacobs.

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Raiders poll: Most underrated player on 2020 roster

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Candidates range from Derek Carr to Erik Harris

There are lot of “most underrated player” posts out there this time of year.

It brings me to this question: Who do you think the most underrated player on the Raiders’ 2020 roster?

Here are some candidates: quarterback Derek Carr, tight end Darren Waller, center Rodney Hudson, tackle Kolton Miller, defensive tackle Maurice Hurst and safety Erik Harris.

Cases can be made...

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NFL owners won’t vote on ‘sky judge’ proposal this week

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Extra referee help is still possible for the 2020 season

ESPN reported on Wednesday that NFL owners will not vote this week on two rule proposals that would have created “sky judge” officials positions for this season.

Yet, the report stated that it is still possible that the NFL will experiment with expanded communication between the replay assistants in the booth and officials on the field during the preseason. NFL reporter Albert...

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Gabe Jackson’s future to be officially determined by June 1

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Guard’s $9.6 million salary is set to become guaranteed

Gabe Jackson is either entering his seventh season with the Las Vegas Raiders ... or he is entering his final days with the team.

Why the drastic timelines?

Jackson’s $9.6 million salary for this season reportedly becomes guaranteed on Monday, June 1. There is no dead salary-cap money involved if Jackson is cut. He signed a five-year, $55 million contract extension in 2017.


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Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller getting national attention

After a breakout 2019 campaign, Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller is getting some national attention, and rightfully so. Darren Waller came to the Raiders franchise with a checkered past, so nobody really knew what to expect from him at the start.

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