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Jon Gruden Praises Derek Carr, Says Raiders Are 'Anxious' to Build Around Him

As speculation continues to swirl about a flirtation with Tom Brady, Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden is publicly sticking with Derek Carr. "Consistent on what I have said...

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Gruden backs Carr, anxious to 'build around him'

Raiders coach Jon Gruden gave quarterback Derek Carr a vote of confidence amid reports linking the team to potential free agent Tom Brady, calling Carr "a heck of a player" and saying he's "anxious to continue to build around him."

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Raiders odds-on favorites to land Tom Brady in free agency

Nobody in the NFL right now knows where Tom Brady will end up in free agency, but the betting world favors the Las Vegas Raiders. Barrett Sallee of CBS Sports shared the latest odds from SportsBetting.ag, and the Raiders are slightly favored over the Indianapolis Colts, who have a slight edge over the Los Angeles Chargers. The Tennessee Titans and Tampa Bay Buccaneers lead a packed field of dark horses that amusingly includes the likes of the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers. The...

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Jon Gruden says Raiders want to continue building around QB Derek Carr

Rumors have been swirling for about two years now that quarterback Derek Carr may not be with the Raiders much longer, but head coach Jon Gruden continues to insist he has no plans to part ways with Carr. When asked about Carr at the NFL Scouting Combine on Thursday, Gruden said he can’t address every rumor about his quarterback but is looking forward to building around Carr going forward. “I really think Derek is a heck of a player and I got a lot of respect for what he has done with...

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Report: Raiders QB Derek Carr being ‘heavily shopped’ at NFL Combine

The Las Vegas Raiders might be saying everything publicly to back Pro Bowl quarterback Derek Carr. However, it seems that this is just posturing to up his trade value. Reports over the past several weeks have concluded that Las Vegas will move the embattled signal-caller at some point soon. Reporting from the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Benjamin Allbright of Pro Football Network suggests that the Raiders are “heavily shopping” Mr. Carr. Despite the Raiders’ public stance,...

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Report: Raiders not high on Tua Tagovailoa, could target lesser-known QBs

The Las Vegas Raiders’ quarterback situation has been a major topic of discussion with NFL free agency starting in a few weeks. Despite public support for QB Derek Carr, the Raiders could consider trading him this offseason. They have also been linked to big-name impending free agents in Tom Brady and Philip Rivers. Either way we spin it, the Raiders are likely going to draft a quarterback early come April. According to Vic Tafur of The Athletic, it won’t be in a trade-up scenario for...

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2020 NFL mock draft round up 3.0: Pre-combine edition

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This week the underwear Olympics, also known as the NFL scouting combine, gets underway in Indianapolis. The combine is a great opportunity for prospects to make a case for themselves to rise up draft boards.

There will be plenty of fluctuation between now and April’s draft as teams begin to stack their draft boards. Things that will also change as a result of combine performances are mock drafts. A solid performance can solidify your spot in round one and...

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Might the Raiders chase Tom Brady? Should they?!

The rumors about Brady possibly becoming a Raider has brought catharsis among Silver and Black fans, but is it actually a good idea?

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Raiders are willing to trade QB Derek Carr if there’s a “chance to upgrade”

The Raiders aren’t necessarily committed to Derek Carr. Raiders general manager Mike Mayock told reporters that they’d consider moving on from their quarterback if there’s a “chance to upgrade.” “Derek played at a high level last season,” Mayock said (via ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Twitter). “I’m very happy with Derek. But as I’ve said before, we will evaluate every position on our roster and if there’s a chance to upgrade, we will look into that.” We heard earlier...

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Raiders GM: Carr played at 'high level' in '19

Raiders GM Mike Mayock gave a tepid vote of confidence to Derek Carr, saying the quarterback "played at a high level" in 2019 and that "we did a lot of really good things on offense."

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Major changes to this year’s scouting combine: Here’s what to expect

For the first time in a very long time changes are coming to the NFL scouting combine. The NFL has decided to give the combine a complete makeover, with changes to the time of the event, the on-field workouts, and even the prospect interview process.

Here is a detailed look at each change:

On-field workouts in primetime

Of all the changes, the one you’ve most likely heard about already is the time of the event. Hoping to reach a larger audience, the NFL has decided to move the on-field...

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Raiders News: GM Mike Mayock 'Very Happy' with Derek Carr at Quarterback

Las Vegas Raiders general manager Mike Mayock said Tuesday at the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine he's "very happy" with quarterback Derek Carr , but he stopped short of committing to him as the team's starter for the 2020 season...

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Vontaze Burfict Rumors: NFL Return 'Hardly a Guarantee'; Raiders Linked to LB

ESPN's Jeremy Fowler suggested Tuesday on Get Up that veteran linebacker Vontaze Burfict 's days in the NFL could be numbered...

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Antonio Brown hints he would welcome return to the Raiders

As Antonio Brown tries to earn his way back into the NFL, the star receiver seemingly hinted on Monday night that he might be open to rejoining the Raiders. Brown, who said he is going to Indianapolis to meet with teams at the NFL Scouting Combine, tweeted a picture of himself in a Raiders hat and he seems open to the idea of a reunion. Of course, joining the Las Vegas Raiders might be a little awkward given his pending grievance against the organization. Brown started running into trouble...

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Agent: Burfict working to conform style to NFL

Vontaze Burfict's agent told NFL Network that his client is watching tape and talking with coaches and NFL experts to do "everything he can to conform his passionate play to the rules of the NFL."

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NFL reinstates LB Vontaze Burfict after serving 12-game suspension

Last month, the NFL “quietly” reinstated Vontaze Burfict from suspension, as Tom Pelissero of NFL.com (on Twitter) reports. Burfict was barred from playing in the last 12 games of the 2019 season, but he’s been given the greenlight to play in 2020.  Burfict has racked up an inordinate number of suspensions and fines throughout his career for safety violations. His most recent — a Week 4 leveling of Colts tight end Jack Doyle — brought down the hammer. Burfict’s reputation...

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Bargain bin shopping: 2020 free agents who could come at a discount

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The Raiders have plenty of holes on the roster that need to be filled, and the first step in doing that is through free agency, which is set to begin on March 18th.

The team have roughly $50 million available at their disposal. Sure, we’d love to see them make a big splash on a Chris Jones, Yannick Ngakoue or Cory Littleton, but there is something to be said about finding value in free agency.

Here are some names that might fly a bit under the radar...

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Upcoming offseason dates to remember

With the Super Bowl three weeks behind us, it’s time to get things ramped up as we look ahead to the 2020 season.

The offseason is now in full swing with the rumor mill is already beginning to spin with the news of Derek Carr potentially being traded. Mock draft season is also underway, and several draft pundits are already publishing 2.0 and 3.0 versions of their latest projections.

Listed below are some of the more important upcoming dates to keep in mind.

February 24th-March 2nd

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Options at quarterback IF Derek Carr is traded

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They say where there is smoke there is fire, and the rumors surrounding the possibility of Derek Carr being traded are really heating up.

Just this week Raiders beat writer for the Las Vegas Review Journal, Vinny Bonsignore, reported that there is a growing sense within the league that teams are prepared to discuss the idea of trading for Carr.

Coaches and general managers of all 32 teams will be gathering in Indianapolis next week for the NFL scouting...

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Raiders should target WRs, MLBs and CBs at the combine

The Raiders had quite the haul in last year's draft, but the work is far from done, as pass-catchers, pass defenders and linebackers are in demand.

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