Oakland Raiders

Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie, left, and interim coach Tony Sparano answer questions from reporters Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Alameda, Calif. The NFL football team named Sparano as interim coach a day after the firing of Dennis Allen. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Raiders leave for bye after meeting with new coach

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Raiders interim coach Tony Sparano met with his players for the first time since replacing the fired Dennis Allen, then sent them off for a four-day weekend. The Raiders (0-4) […]

10/02/2014

Oakland Raiders football helmet on the field. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)

The Drive: Breaking up is hard to do

On Monday’s The Drive with George Wrighster and Brett Winterble the guys discussed when is it alright to “break up” with your team and jump ship to another? They also discussed the rumored break up […]

09/29/2014

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) is sacked by New York Jets' Jason Babin (58) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Jets won the game 19-14. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Heading cross country hard for West Coast teams

The Oakland Raiders have to deal with more than just Tom Brady and Darrelle Revis at New England on Sunday. They’ll also be fighting mental fogginess and the physical effects of jetlag. Their internal clocks […]

09/19/2014

San Diego Chargers wide receiver (86) Vincent Brown on the field before a game against the Oakland Raiders at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, CA., on Sunday, December 22, 2013. (AP Photo/John Cordes)

AP Source: Raiders to sign WR Vincent Brown

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — A person familiar with the deal says the Oakland Raiders have reached an agreement to sign free agent receiver Vincent Brown. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because the […]

09/15/2014

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr runs with the ball in the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Beck Diefenbach)

Raiders embarrassed after 0-2 start

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — After an offseason overhaul that brought on board veteran players with playoff pedigrees, the Oakland Raiders were optimistic for a turnaround after back-to-back four-win seasons. After just two games, that optimism […]

09/15/2014

Houston Texans running back Ronnie Brown, right, carries the ball as Oakland Raiders outside linebacker Khalil Mack, left, looks on in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Watt’s TD catch fuels Texans’ 30-14 win vs Raiders

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Houston Texans are right back where they were a year ago after two games. Now they need to figure out how to avoid the collapse that led to 14 straight […]

09/15/2014

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) is sacked by New York Jets' Jason Babin (58) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Jets won the game 19-14. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Derek Carr calls debut start a learning experience

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Rookie Derek Carr’s first NFL start as Oakland Raiders quarterback was a learning experience. He saw new defenses, exotic blitzes and got to see firsthand what playing in the NFL is […]

09/10/2014

Oakland Raiders football helmet on the field. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)

Raiders settle cheerleader lawsuit for $1.25 million

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have agreed to pay $1.25 million to settle a lawsuit alleging they failed to pay their cheerleaders minimum wage. The team and attorneys for the cheerleaders released a […]

09/04/2014

This is a 2014 photo of Shelby Harris of the Oakland Raiders NFL football team.  (AP Photo)

Shelby Harris completes journey by making Raiders

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Shelby Harris had no idea what his football future would hold when he was suspended for his final college season at Illinois State. After spending part of his time off waiting […]

09/04/2014

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Andre Holmes (18) catches a pass in front of Seattle Seahawks defensive back DeShawn Shead (35) during the second quarter of an NFL preseason football game in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Raiders leave early for East Coast

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Through three coaching staffs, hundreds of players and countless opponents, the Oakland Raiders have been unable to solve their East Coast hex. With the Raiders having lost their last 13 games […]

09/04/2014

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