Author: Chris McClain

Raiders, Donald Penn mutually part ways

The Oakland Raiders mutually parted ways with the longest-tenured Raider on Saturday. Donald Penn signed with the team as a free agent in 2014 and started each of his 66 appearances in the Silver & Black since. He played in just four games last year before being placed on the Reserve/Injured List in October. The California native earned two Pro Bowl appearances (2016 and 2017) in his five seasons with the Raiders and was named to the All-AFC Team by the Pro Football Writers of America in 2016. Penn made his NFL debut with the Buccaneers under head coach...

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Raiders add WR Tyrell Williams to rebuilt offense

Oakland Raiders general manager Mike Mayock continued his aggressiveness Wednesday, reportedly agreeing to a deal with wide receiver Tyrell Williams. Raiders giving former Chargers WR Tyrell Williams a four-year, $44 million deal with a max value of $47M that includes $22M guaranteed, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2019 Williams is a big-bodied receiver who spent his first four years with the AFC West rival Chargers. At 6-foot-4, 205 pounds, Williams provides a big target for quarterback Derek Carr but also provides good speed. Williams averages 16.3 yards per catch, which should help free up newly-acquired wide...

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Raiders reportedly sign top offensive lineman in free agency

Raiders general manager Mike Mayock continued his busy week by making another big splash just nine minutes after the legal-tampering window opened on Monday. After trading for wide receiver Antonio Brown and trading away OL Kelechi Osemele, the Raiders reportedly agreed to a deal in principle with offensive lineman Trent Brown. Former #Patriots OT Trent Brown has plans to sign with the #Raiders, source said, on a lucrative deal that makes him one of the highest paid LT’s in football. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 11, 2019 As NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport noted, the deal will in fact make...

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Raiders keep defensive piece in Oakland

Oakland Raiders general manager Mike Mayock kept a piece of his defensive rotation Sunday, agreeing to a new deal with defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins. ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted the news. And another strong move for the Raiders: Oakland reached agreement on a two-year deal with DL Jonathan Hankins, per source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 10, 2019 Hankins signed a one-year deal with the Raiders last offseason and became a key piece of the defensive line rotation, finishing with 36 tackles but no sacks. The 6-foot-2, 325 pound 26 year old would have become a free agent when the...

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Raiders stay active, trade OL Kelechi Osemele

Just hours after making landing wide receiver Antonio Brown in his first trade as a general manager, Mike Mayock shipped out one of his offensive lineman. ESPN’s Adam Schefter broke the news that the Raiders agreed to a deal with the New York Jets to ship out veteran offensive lineman Kelechi Osemele. Raiders have an agreement in principle to trade G Kelechi Osemele to the NY Jets, sources tell @josinaanderson and me. Trade cannot be processed until Weds, but two sides have agreement in place. Another Raiders’ trade. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 10, 2019 Osemele made the Pro...

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