Author: Chris McClain

Raiders keep one of their own in the Silver & Black

The Raiders’ strategy in the early goings of free agency has clearly been to keep some of the team’s key pieces, signing key unrestricted free agents. Just days after signing defensive tackle Justin Ellis to a new contract, the Raiders have reportedly agreed to an extension with tight end Lee Smith. Veteran TE Lee Smith is re-signing with the #Raiders, source said. — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 14, 2018 Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie originally signed Smith to a three-year deal in 2015 and he has since become a key piece to the Raiders offense, especially the run game....

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Cornerback TJ Carrie signs with Browns

Just days after releasing cornerback Sean Smith, the Raiders lost some more depth at the position as they watched free agent TJ Carrie sign with another team. NFL Insider Adam Caplan is reporting that Carrie has signed a four-year deal with the Cleveland Browns worth $31 million, and up to $15.5 million in guarantees. Though Carrie proved to be a key piece of the Raiders defense last year by starting 15 games, the Raiders were not going to be able to afford that with former Defensive Player of the Year Khalil Mack’s contract extension looming. Carrie’s departure ends his...

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Former Raiders DL Denico Autry signs with Colts

The Oakland Raiders lost some depth on Wednesday as unrestricted free agent Denico Autry signed with another team. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media is reporting that Autry has agreed to a new three-year deal with the Indianapolis Colts. The #Colts are signing former #Raiders DE Denico Autry to a 3-year deal worth $17.8M, source said. $7M in the first year. He’s been a favorite of some people in the Indy building for years. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 14, 2018 Autry is coming off one of his best seasons in the Silver & Black, tallying 36 tackles and five...

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Raiders looking to add running back depth?

Oakland Raiders new head coach Jon Gruden has expressed interest in veteran running back Marshawn Lynch’s return, but that may not be stopping the Silver & Black from looking to add another veteran running back. NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport is reporting that Gruden recently met with former Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin, who was released last month. Sources: #Raiders coach Jon Gruden recently arranged for a face-to-face meeting with former #Bucs RB Doug Martin and came away impressed with him as a person. Oakland expected to make a strong push for Martin in free agency. — Ian...

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Raiders inform special teams ace he won’t come back

Just a few weeks after letting their longtime kicker and franchise points leader Sebastian Janikowski go, the Raiders are losing another one of their special teams standouts. Linebacker and longtime Raiders longsnapper Jon Condo tweeted that he was informed by the team he will no longer don the Silver & Black. — Jon Condo (@JonCondo) March 8, 2018 Condo is 36 years old and has spent the last 12 years in the Raiders organization and was set to become a free agent when the new league year starts on March 14th. With the release of Condo, the man...

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