12:22 AM EST, Tue March 02, 2021
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Raiders cut 3 players who opted out of 2020 for Coronavirus reasons

Raiders cut 3 players who opted out of 2020 for Coronavirus reasons

Jon Gruden | Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports Three low-level players released Monday While the Las Vegas Raiders may cut some bigger-name players this month for salary-cap reasons. they did release three players on Monday. We have waived LB Ukeme Eligwe and DE Jeremiah Valoaga and released DB D.J. Killings. pic.twitter.com/uj0syJB0sX— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) March 1, 2021 Certainly, the names of Ukeme Elwige, Jeremiah Valoago and D.J. Killings won’t rock the Raider Nation. But together, there is some interest and it has created a small buzz. The fact these...
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Raiders 2021 free agency: Vic Beasley and Takk McKinley among mid-priority free agents

Raiders 2021 free agency: Vic Beasley and Takk McKinley among mid-priority free agents

Vic Beasley | Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Raiders have several free agents who are just so-so We recently looked at the Las Vegas Raiders’ high-priority free agents and had five players on the list. Now, it’s time to look at the team’s mid-tier free agents. Basically, I look at these players as take ‘em or leave ‘em types: Vic Beasley: The former first-round pick finished the season with the Raiders and didn’t make much of an impact. If the Raiders can’t find a few better pass-rushers, Beasley could be a cheap option. Devontae BookerMark...
6 hours ago
Report: Washington Football Team’s short-lived interest in Marcus Mariota has waned

Report: Washington Football Team’s short-lived interest in Marcus Mariota has waned

Marcus Mariota | Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports This is another indication that the Raiders may have difficulty dealing the backup quarterback There is more evidence that the Las Vegas Raiders may have a difficult time trading backup quarterback Marcus Mariota this offseason. The Athletic reported on Monday that the Washington Football Team talked to the Raiders about a potential deal for Mariota — but negotiations have since cooled down and, right now, a trade between the two teams involved Mariota doesn’t appear likely. Last Monday, NFL Media reported that the...
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March (pre-free agency) Raiders news tracker

March (pre-free agency) Raiders news tracker

Alex Smith | Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports All the latest NFL news and rumors Wow, it’s already March and the NFL legal tampering period starts in 14 days. Until then, this will serve as a Raiders’ March news tracker and then we will start a free-agency tracker. March 1 11:02 a.m.: Alex Smith will hit the open market. Maybe the Raiders will consider him as a backup to Derek Carr. It could fit. WFT has looked to upgrade the quarterback position via the trade market this offseason and that will continue into free agency. For Alex Smith, he’ll be a FA for the...
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J.J. Watt won’t be a Raider, former Texan signs with Arizona Cardinals

J.J. Watt won’t be a Raider, former Texan signs with Arizona Cardinals

J.J. Watt | Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports Pass rusher gets big money in Arizona J.J. Watt will be heading west after all — just not to the Las Vegas Raiders. Watt announced on Monday that he has agreed to terms with the Arizona Cardinals. source: me. pic.twitter.com/1Y6okQBUy5— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) March 1, 2021 Watt was connected to the Raiders last week by veteran NFL reporter John Clayton. It made sense that the Raiders would be interested in him as pass rush is their biggest need — plus Las Vegas coach Jon Gruden loves veteran stars. But instead the...
Feb 26, 2021
Raiders QB trade rumors: Making the case for Deshaun Watson over Russell Wilson

Raiders QB trade rumors: Making the case for Deshaun Watson over Russell Wilson

Russell Wilson. Deshaun Watson | Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports Either way, the Raiders would be better off sticking with Derek Carr and investing money in their defense instead The more I think about the idea of the Las Vegas Raiders pursuing Russell Wilson in a trade, the more I don’t like it ... and that’s saying something as I never really thought it was a great idea from the get-go. And the early returns from our poll show most of you all agree. This community doesn’t want the Raiders to trade for Wilson — who has named Las Vegas as one of four teams...
Feb 26, 2021
Raiders 2021 free agents: Nelson Agholor, Denzelle Good and Johnathan Hankins among high priorities to bring back

Raiders 2021 free agents: Nelson Agholor, Denzelle Good and Johnathan Hankins among high priorities to bring back

J0hnathan Hankins | Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Breaking down Las Vegas’ pending free agents With NFL free agency starting March 17 (the legal tampering period begins March 15), let’s dig into the Las Vegas Raiders’ pending unrestricted free agents. We will do this over the course of a few posts in the coming days and break down the free agents in tiers, in order of importance. This post will focus on the high-priority free agents for Las Vegas: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Nelson Agholor Nelson Agholor, receiver: The Raiders want...
Feb 26, 2021
Raiders poll: Should Las Vegas trade for Russell Wilson?

Raiders poll: Should Las Vegas trade for Russell Wilson?

Russell Wilson | Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports You make the call on if the Seattle Seahawks QB is a good move Now, that we have had a day to digest the bombshell news that the Las Vegas Raiders are one of four teams Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson would approve a trade to, we need to hear from you all. Do you think the Raiders should pursue a trade for Wilson? Wilson this week that he would also welcome a trade to the Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints. The thought is certainly enticing. Adding a future Hall of Fame quarterback who is...
Feb 26, 2021
Silver Minings: Mel Kiper has Las Vegas taking yet another defensive back at No. 17

Silver Minings: Mel Kiper has Las Vegas taking yet another defensive back at No. 17

Trevon Moehrig | Brett Rojo-USA TODAY Sports ESPN draft expert has a surprise pick for the Raiders Well, here’s an interesting mock draft pairing for the Las Vegas Raiders at No. 17: Trevon Moehrig. In his latest mock draft, ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. has the TCU safety going to the Raiders in the first round. It’s the first time I’ve seen the Raiders linked to Moehrig at No. 17. I haven’t seen him mocked that high much, either. Moehrig is a deep safety who can cover and hit. If the Raiders take him, it would be interesting for a couple of reasons. One, it would...
Feb 25, 2021
Tyrell Williams is a reminder of Raiders’ lack of free agency success stories under Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock

Tyrell Williams is a reminder of Raiders’ lack of free agency success stories under Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock

Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/ Raiders haven’t scored big with recent big money, free-agent signings As fans get excited for another year of free agency, the Las Vegas Raiders gave a reminder of their woes on the open market in the past three years when they released wide receiver Tyrell Williams on Wednesday. The expected move ended a short, disappointing stay for a player the Raiders signed to a strong contract. It is yet another free agent deal that hasn’t worked since Jon Gruden took over in 2018. He added Mike Mayock as general manager in 2019, but the free agent...
Feb 25, 2021
Pros and cons of a Raiders’ pursuit of Titans’ tackle Isaiah Wilson

Pros and cons of a Raiders’ pursuit of Titans’ tackle Isaiah Wilson

Isaiah Wilson | Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports Tennessee Titans’ 2020 first-round pick will likely be traded The Tennessee Titans are reportedly likely to trade 2020 first-round pick Isaiah Wilson after rocky first season. Wilson, 22, was the No. 29 overall pick, out of Georgia. But the offensive tackle played just four snaps as a rookie. The Titans’ and Wilson’s has relationship worsened in the offseason. The #Titans have shopped first-round tackle Isaiah Wilson, sources say, open to dealing the former Georgia standout. After a rough rookie season...
Feb 25, 2021
Raiders are one of four teams Russell Wilson would approve trade to

Raiders are one of four teams Russell Wilson would approve trade to

Russell WIlson, Raiders | Steve Flynn-USA TODAY Sports Seattle quarterback would play in Las Vegas It is no longer speculation. It is now on the record that if he is traded by the Seattle Seahawks, superstar quarterback Russell Wilson has the Las Vegas Raiders on the short list of the teams he would approve a trade to this offseason. Wilson’s agent, Mark Rodgers, told ESPN that Wilson, who has a no-trade clause and controls any deal the Seahawks would make, would only accept being traded to the Raiders, Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys or New Orleans...
Feb 25, 2021
Silver Minings: Raiders release Tyrell Williams, who is the next salary-cut candidate?

Silver Minings: Raiders release Tyrell Williams, who is the next salary-cut candidate?

Trent Brown | Photo by Ethan Miller/ Trent Brown, Lamarcus Joyner, Jeff Heath, Marcus Mariota, and Jalen Richard could all be candidates for release The fact that the Las Vegas Raiders officially released wide receiver Tyrell Williams on Wednesday was no surprise at all. It was expected for months and it has been reported for weeks. The only interesting aspect of the actual release was it came on Feb. 24. The initial report stated that the Raiders would do it when when the new league year starts on March 24 ... but the Raiders got an early start, which leads to the...
Feb 24, 2021
Raiders are reportedly ‘a dark horse contender’ for J.J. Watt

Raiders are reportedly ‘a dark horse contender’ for J.J. Watt

J.J. Watt | Photo by Carmen Mandato/ This is the first time that Las Vegas has emerged as a viable option for the former Texans pass rusher For the first time since future Hall of Fame pass rusher J.J. Watt hit the open market 12 days ago after being released by the Houston Texans, the Las Vegas Raiders have been connected to him. In a radio interview on Wednesday, veteran NFL reporter John Clayton listed the Raiders as a “dark horse” contender —behind the three favorites: Buffalo, Tennessee and Green Bay — to land Watt. .@JohnClaytonNFL says JJ Watt won't be...
Feb 24, 2021
Report: Raiders trade of Marcus Mariota may not happen

Report: Raiders trade of Marcus Mariota may not happen

Marcus Mariota | Photo by Christian Petersen/ Quarterback’s contract is a sticking point in potential trade talks On Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported that it was likely that Las Vegas Raiders’ backup quarterback Marcus Mariota would be traded this offseason. By Wednesday however, Rapoport said that Mariota’s trade market is “drying up significantly.” From NFL Now: #Raiders QB Marcus Mariota has generated a lot of interest from teams, but the max value of his contract has been an issue for teams. Trade talk has slowed considerably. Could he be...