Report: Justin Ellis agrees to three-year deal with Raiders

By Tyler Bischoff Last week Jon Gruden laid out some of the deficiencies on the Raiders roster. One highlighted position was interior defensive line. Gruden and the Raiders have decided at least one defensive tackle was worth bringing back, as Justin Ellis has reportedly agreed to stay in Oakland. #Raiders DT Justin Ellis has agreed…

Raiders cut David Amerson

The Raiders have made their first significant roster move of the Jon Gruden era, as cornerback David Amerson has been cut. The Raiders have cut veteran CB David Amerson, per league source. — Field Yates (@FieldYates) February 5, 2018 Amerson was scheduled to make $5.5 million next season and over $7 million in each of…

Raiders hoping stability will bring out the best in Derek Carr

Derek Carr has had 3 different head coaches in four NFL seasons. After guiding the Raiders to a 12-win season with a top 10 offense, he was given a new offensive coordinator. Carr has only had the same head coach and offensive coordinator for consecutive seasons once in his career. With Jon Gruden in town,…

Raiders announce Jon Gruden’s assistant coaches

Jon Gruden’s coaching staff is officially in place, as the Raiders announced the assistant coaches for 2018. Last week Oakland announced the hiring of their offensive, defensive and special teams coordinators. Today they added 13 more to the staff. Tom Cable, who’s hiring was reported last week, will return to the Raiders as the offensive…

Did the Raiders violate the Rooney Rule?

The NFL seems set to investigate the Raiders hiring process to see if they violated the league’s Rooney Rule. NFL officially now looking into Raiders’ head coach hiring process and whether they violated the Rooney Rule, per league official. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 11, 2018 The Rooney Rule requires NFL teams to interview a…

Mark Davis has been chasing Jon Gruden for six years

Raiders owner Mark Davis began Jon Gruden’s introductory press conference with a proclamation. “Raider Nation, this is a big effin deal.” Davis called it the best day of his life. And he also let on that he has been trying to land Jon Gruden for the last six years. “I’ve felt for six years that…

Jon Gruden wants to improve the roster around Derek Carr

Jon Gruden has drooled over young quarterbacks in his time with ESPN, including Derek Carr. Now Gruden will get a chance to coach a quarterback he’s fond of. “He has a great arm talent. He’s athletic. He’s got natural leadership skills. He’s young. He’s in his prime. He’s healthy now,” Gruden said. “I think he’s…

Raiders hire Jon Gruden

Unofficially, Jon Gruden has been the head coach of the Raiders since Jack Del Rio was fired immediatley following Oakland's week 17 loss to the Chargers. Today, the Raiders made it official, announcing Jon Gruden as the next head coach. The Raiders will introduce Gruden at a press conference on Tuesday at noon. It will…