Raiders Free Agency Rumors: Colin Kaepernick returns to the NFL?

Colin Kaepernick hasn’t played in the NFL since 2016, but Jon Gruden’s return to Oakland could see the former 49ers quarterback back in the league. At least that’s what the San Francisco Chronicle thinks should happen. Scott Ostler says Colin Kaepernick would be an upgrade over the Raiders backup quarterbacks, EJ Manuel and Connor Cook.…

Raiders Free Agency Rumors: Le’Veon Bell in Silver and Black?

With Jon Gruden taking over in Oakland the roster will most likely see a shakeup. The rumors floating around Raiders free agency would suggest a major shakeup. Peter King of Sports Illustrated thinks Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell will become a free agent and that the Raiders would be in the hunt. I’d guess he…

Will Paul Guenther make the Raiders pass on Roquan Smith?

The Raiders will select in the top 10 of the 2018. With an offense loaded with talent, the likely scenario is for the Raiders to go defensive. It was the strategy last season with cornerback Gareon Conley and safety Obi Melifonwu going in the first two rounds to the Raiders. Jon Gruden may shakedown the…

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…

Raiders to play 2018 home game in London

For the third straight season, the Raiders will forfeit a home game in Oakland and play in another country. On October 14 the Raiders will play the Seahawks in London. “The Raiders are a truly global brand and we look forward to hosting the first NFL game in Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium,” Raiders Owner Mark…

Rich Gannon will not be the Raiders QB coach

Once the Jon Gruden rumors became real, the first name to surface as an assistant coach was Rich Gannon. The former Raiders quarterback played under Gruden and had four straight seasons with 3,000 passing yards. He was reportedly going to be Guden's quarterbacks coach. But Gannon said on 95.7 The Game that he will not…

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…