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The Oakland Raiders are set to bring Jon Gruden back for a second stint as coach. A person with knowledge of the team’s plans said the Raiders are planning a news conference Tuesday to announce that Gruden is leaving the broadcast booth to come back to coaching. The Raiders fired Jack Del Rio following a disappointing six-win season and talk immediately turned to Gruden.
Jon Gruden says he had a good talk with Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis about returning to the organization for a second stint as coach and believes there is a “good chance” it will happen. Gruden gave an interview to ESPN Radio on Wednesday to discuss his pursuit of the Raiders job that opened when Jack Del Rio was fired after a disappointing six-win season.
Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio was fired Sunday after his third year when the impressive turnaround job he engineered for his hometown team collapsed with a disappointing six-win season.
Jake Elliott kicked a 48-yard field goal with 22 seconds left, and the Philadelphia Eagles clinched the No. 1 seed for the NFC playoffs with a sloppy 19-10 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Monday night.
Oakland Raiders receiver Amari Cooper hopes to play on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles after sitting out last week’s loss to Dallas with a sprained left ankle. Cooper has hurt the same ankle twice this season, and he also suffered a concussion. Quarterback Derek Carr says having Cooper back will be a big help because defenses will have to change their coverage schemes.
Dallas kept its playoff hopes alive by the slimmest of margins after Dak Prescott converted a fourth-down sneak by the width of an index card to set up Dan Bailey’s go-ahead 19-yard field goal, and Derek Carr fumbled the ball inches from the goal line with 31 seconds left to give the Cowboys a 20-17 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday night.
The Oakland Raiders will be without wide receiver Amari Cooper for Sunday night’s game against the Dallas Cowboys. Cooper aggravated a left ankle injury during the loss to Kansas City after sitting out the previous game because of the same injury and a concussion. The two-time Pro Bowl receiver has not practiced at all this week.
Oakland receiver Michael Crabtree and Denver cornerback Aqib Talib have been suspended two games each without pay for fighting.
Tom Brady felt right at home in his first appearance in Mexico by throwing for 339 yards and three touchdowns, to the delight of an adoring crowd, in the New England Patriots’ 33-8 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.
Derek Carr threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree on the final play after the game was extended by two straight defensive holding calls and the Oakland Raiders snapped a four-game losing streak with a 31-30 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. With their season on the line following the recent slump, Carr led an 85-yard touchdown drive in the final 2:25 to give the Raiders the thrilling comeback win in a game they trailed by nine points heading into the fourth quarter.
The Oakland Raiders came into the season trying to chase the Kansas City Chiefs for AFC West dominance. The Raiders head into the first meeting between the rivals this season on a four-game losing streak and desperate for any kind of win. Oakland has lost its last five meetings against the Chiefs. It can ill afford another if the team wants to compete for a playoff berth.
NaVorro Bowman will make a short move following his release from the San Francisco 49ers after signing a one-year, $3 million contract with the Oakland Raiders on Monday.
Oakland Raiders reserve defensive tackle Darius Latham has been suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
Oakland quarterback Derek Carr is expected to return to the Raiders’ lineup for Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers, two weeks after suffering a broken bone in his back.
Marshawn Lynch’s Oakland homecoming turned into a dance party.
Marshawn Lynch was fined $12,154 by the league for flipping the middle finger on both hands last Sunday in the fourth quarter of the Oakland Raider’s 26-16 victory at Tennessee.
Giorgio Tavecchio was ready to give up his dreams of kicking in the NFL and take a business job in London. The pain of being cut six times without ever playing an NFL game had taken its toll mentally on Tavecchio and he was ready to move on before the Oakland Raiders gave him a call to come to camp for a fourth straight year as the backup to Sebastian Janikowski.
The Oakland Raiders have placed second-round pick Obi Melifonwu on injured reserve, forcing the safety to miss at least the first eight games of the season. The Raiders also placed offensive lineman Denver Kirkland on injured reserve. Oakland signed safety Erik Harris and linebacker Xavier Woodson-Luster to the active roster.
Austin Davis threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Lawler with 1:10 remaining in the fourth quarter, and the Seattle Seahawks beat the Oakland Raiders 17-13 in a preseason game Thursday night.
Derek Carr threw two touchdown passes for Oakland in his first game since breaking his leg last season and Jared Goff led three scoring drives for the Rams as both first-team offenses were sharp during Los Angeles’ 24-21 exhibition victory over Oakland. Marshawn Lynch returned to the field for the first time since retiring following the 2015 season and once again declined to stand for the national anthem.