Author: Chris McClain

Raiders reportedly parting ways with Sebastian Janikowski

The Oakland Raiders are parting ways with their first-round pick… from 17 years ago. ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that the Raiders have informed longtime kicker Sebastian Janikowski that they will part ways with him after 17 years. Raiders informed kicker Sebastian Janikowski today that they do not plan to bring him back for the 2018 season, per source. An 18-year run with Raiders comes to an end. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 14, 2018 The former Florida State kicker is the Raiders’ all-time leading scorer with 1,799 points, 11th in NFL history. The move is less shocking after...

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Report: Gruden adds wide receiver coach

New Raiders head coach Jon Gruden continues to shape his staff, reportedly adding wide receiver coach Edgar Bennett Friday, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen. Jon Gruden adds another key hire to his Oakland Raiders staff – former Packers OC Edgar Bennett is being hired as receivers coach, according to league sources. — Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) January 13, 2018 Bennett has spent his entire 13-year coaching career with the Green Bay Packers — first as running backs coach (2005-2010), then a wide receivers coach (2011-2014) and offensive coordinator (2015-2017). With the Packers, Bennett maximized returns from budding stars Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson, James Jones, Randall Cobb, and most recently, Davante Adams. In 2011, it was his receiving squad that hauled in 38 touchdown passes, the second most by any group of receivers in NFL history. Bennett will work with new offensive coordinator Greg Olson and Gruden to help right an offense that struggled to find any consistency in...

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Gruden reportedly brings Tom Cable back to the Silver & Black

Jon Gruden is continuing to assemble his coaching staff after being announced the Oakland Raiders head coach earlier this week. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media is now reporting that Gruden is adding offensive line coach Tom Cable, who was previously with the Raiders from 2007-2010. The #Raiders have agreed to hire former #Seahawks OL coach Tom Cable, source said. Big hire. https://t.co/U1WU13NW4P — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 13, 2018 Cable started his first stint with the Silver & Black as the offensive line coach under Lane Kiffin before being named the interim head coach after the infamous “overhead project...

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Jon Gruden finds his running backs coach

New Raiders head coach Jon Gruden announced the hirings of his three coordinators during his introductory press conference on Tuesday, and now he is seemingly assembling the rest of his coaching staff. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media is reporting that he has now found his running backs coach. Former #Colts RB coach Jemal Singleton is taking a job as #Raiders RBs coach under Jon Gruden, source said. He impressed in Indy. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 11, 2018 Jemel Singleton spent the past two seasons as the running backs coach in Indianapolis where he worked with veteran Frank Gore,...

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Raiders’ international tour continues

The Oakland Raiders will be giving hosting an international game for the third year in a row, this time they head back across the pond to London. “The Raiders are a truly global brand and we look forward to hosting the first NFL game in Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium,” said Raiders Owner Mark Davis. The Raiders last played in London in 2014, losing to the Miami Dolphins at Wembley Stadium and prompting the firing of then-head coach Dennis Allen. This time they will host the Seattle Seahawks at Tottenham Stadium. Both teams will take the field during their week...

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