5:03 AM EDT, Fri October 21, 2016
San Francisco Chronicle 5 hours ago

Raiders reunite Bruce Irvin, Perry Riley Jr.

“Fourth grade,” Irvin says, without a hint of a smile. The Friday before he signed with the Raiders, Riley was talking to his mom about what team he wanted to play for. Surprised that he had been cut by Washington, Riley wanted to stay close to his Stone Mountain, Ga., home and told his mom he hoped the Atlanta Falcons or Carolina Panthers called. Or the Oakland Raiders. Football, basketball, kickball … ask him. … Irvin was the quarterback and Riley the running back, with both playing linebacker on defense, in middle school and into high school. “They rode to school...
San Francisco Chronicle 9 hours ago

Vic Tafur’s NFL picks for Week 7

Vic Tafur’s NFL picks for Week 7 Injuries to both running backs make it a tossup. Raiders at Jaguars (-1): Everyone in Vegas is betting on Oakland this week, from politicians with large suitcases of taxpayer money to sports bettors. European fans might enjoy the dirty play of the Rams. Saints at Chiefs (-6.5): Two teams who have pictures of the Raiders’ defense in their lockers. Browns at Bengals (-10): One story line: The Browns are awful and opposing teams can’t get fired up to play them. Miami finally had its offensive line healthy and beat Pittsburgh on Sunday. Colts at...

Raiders receivers are enjoying the bounty — except tight ends

Raiders receivers are enjoying the bounty — except tight ends The way Amari Cooper was going in the first half Sunday, one can imagine Raiders quarterback Derek Carr going back to the huddle and saying, “Coop, it’s coming your way again.” If that sounds a little strange, Carr said he also didn’t know that Cooper had only one catch in the second half, when the offense took a dirt nap. Tight ends are all the rage in the NFL, except in Oakland. Because now he’ll get more reps. Walford missed the previous week’s game with a knee injury but only had 13 catches for 125 yards in...

Jaguars’ Myles Jack gets to show Raiders what he can do

Back when former UCLA linebacker Myles Jack slipped past the Raiders at No. 14 in the first round of April’s NFL draft, he told reporters, “I knew it wasn’t going to be my night.” The Raiders drafted safety Karl Joseph instead, despite a glaring need at middle linebacker, and really haven’t looked back — but they will get a close look at Jack on Sunday in Jacksonville. Joseph, who also was coming off knee surgery, has started the past four games at safety and has 29 solo tackles, an interception and three passes broken up. Jack has started the past two games at outside...

Raiders owner Mark Davis makes presentation to NFL owners

Raiders owner Mark Davis makes presentation to NFL owners “Oakland was in the driver’s seat if they could’ve put together anything,” Davis said Wednesday at the NFL’s fall meetings, after updating his fellow owners on his desire to relocate to the gambling capital. Several owners insisted it’s far too early to reach any conclusions in the Raiders’ relocation issue, and none of them wanted to touch the relationship an NFL team might have with a casino mogul. There’s also the potential for the Raiders to join the Rams in Los Angeles, where a facility is being built; they...
CSN Bay Area Oct 19, 2016

South Bay Leaders Assure Voting Process Will Be Accurate

South Bay leaders gathered Wednesday to assure voters in Santa Clara County that their voting process will be accurate, with no tolerance for intimidation at the polls.The assurances come after Republican nominee Donald Trump began suggesting voter fraud and intimidation nationwide.
CSN Bay Area Oct 19, 2016

Sheriff's Deputies Apprehend Adorable Perpetrators: Puppies

Santa Clara County sheriffs deputies responding to a burglary alarm on Tuesday were in for a surprise.The culprits? A pair of white, fluffy puppies. Vallejo Police Shoot Man Pointing Assault Weapon at Them Deputies wrote on twitter that they located the suspects who triggered the alarm and solved the case."Unknown if they were the actual culprits of the false alarm, but we have our suspicions," Sgt. Richard Glennon told SFGate.

Run-game revival is on Raiders’ Florida to-do list

Oakland (4-2) was first in the league in rushing through three games, but has sputtered and is now 13th (averaging 110 yards a game) heading into back-to-back games at Jacksonville and Tampa Bay. The Raiders do plan to have starting running back Latavius Murray out of moth balls, after he missed two games with a toe injury. Murray was injured in the Oct. 2 win at Baltimore and the Raiders have averaged 72 yards rushing in the last three games, less than half of the 148 they averaged the first three. Rookie 5-foot-8 running backs DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard have flashed at times...
CSN Bay Area Oct 15, 2016

NHL Gameday: Sharks hit the road, starting in Columbus

Coming off a home win to begin the new year, the Sharks head out into uncharted waters, beginning a five-game road trip that starts in Columbus.

Raiders Mack laughs off the no-holds-barred tactic against him

Raiders Mack laughs off the no-holds-barred tactic against him The Raiders’ defensive end has been held — literally — to one sack through five games, and the team has sent video to the league office to plead its star’s case. When Mack was told Thursday that head coach Jack Del Rio said he was being held on almost every play, he let out a deep, deep laugh. Raiders defensive tackle Dan Williams said other teams are just trying to win, and that means hog-collaring Mack if they have to. Other guys have to take advantage of what’s happening to Khalil. Defensive coordinator Ken...

Chiefs’ Marcus Peters fired up to face his hometown Raiders

Chiefs’ Marcus Peters fired up to face his hometown Raiders Marcus Peters was unavailable to talk to the media this week because of a death in his family, but his Chiefs teammates spoke for the Oakland native’s excitement for Sunday’s game against the Raiders. The cornerback from McClymonds High had one of the three fourth-quarter interceptions that Derek Carr threw in the Chiefs’ 34-20 win in Oakland last year. Peters returned the interception 58 yards against his childhood team and then ran a little farther to give the ball to his mom in the first row. “He grew up a Raiders...
CSN Bay Area Oct 14, 2016

NFL Scout: Kaepernick 'going to kill it' in Kelly's system

The 49ers started quarterback Blaine Gabbert to kick off the Chip Kelly era in San Francisco.They didnt get the results they were looking for. Over five

Raiders credit Mike Tice for stellar line play

Raiders credit Mike Tice for stellar line play “It’s been a long journey,” Mike Tice said of his 14-year NFL playing career and 20-year coaching arc. The former Vikings head coach isn’t looking for another shot at calling the shots. “I don’t have any aspirations of being anything but being known as an excellent offensive line coach and a teacher of men,” Tice said. Tice, 57, made it to four conference championship games, one as a player and three as a coach. Derek Carr is averaging 277 passing yards a game, with 11 touchdown passes and two interceptions, thanks in large...
CSN Bay Area Oct 13, 2016

Ware misses fourth straight game as Broncos face Chargers

SAN DIEGO -- Denver outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware will miss his fourth straight game due to a broken right arm when the Broncos play the San

Vic Tafur’s NFL picks for Week 6

Vic Tafur’s NFL picks for Week 6 49ers at Bills (-9): In the wreckage of last week’s game, I tweeted that Blaine Gabbert is S.F.’s best quarterback. Oakland didn’t cover for us by half a point against San Diego, but we’ll keep riding that offense and ignore Andy Reid’s 12-5 record against the spread after a bye. Bengals at Patriots (-9): How to explain what happened to Cincinnati at Dallas? Dalton should have more time to make plays than Brady will. Carolina needs to start turning things around now, and New Orleans is good place to do it. The Saints’ pass defense smells...