Author: Chris McClain

Raiders reportedly re-signing Martavis Bryant

The Raiders are just a day removed from falling to the Los Angeles Rams 33 to 13 in their season opener but it appears they’re already reloading for some offensive help. NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero is reporting that the Raiders are likely to re-sign veteran wide receiver Martavis Bryant. The #Raiders and Martavis Bryant are closing in on a 1-year deal — and barring any hiccup, he's expected to play this week, per team source. Not officially signed yet, but they called him this morning and it's expected to get done today. Quite the twist. — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero)...

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Raiders fall to Rams in opener: the good, the bad & the ugly

The Oakland Raiders kicked off their 2018 season on Monday Night Football when they hosted the Los Angeles Rams. Let’s take a look at the good, the bad, and the ugly that came out of the game. THE GOOD First drives: Jon Gruden orchestrated a perfect opening drive to go up against a stout Rams defense presented by defensive coordinator Wade Phillips. Quarterback Derek Carr did a good job changing the plays at the line of scrimmage to put his playmakers in a position to win. The Raiders went 75 yards in just seven plays to open the game...

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Raiders roster continues to evolve before season opener

The Oakland Raiders front office didn’t take Labor Day off, using it as an opportunity to continue to alter their ever-changing roster. The Raiders announced they signed free agent wide receiver Brandon LaFell Monday, just two days after they released Martavis Bryant whom they traded a third round pick for in April. LaFell has played in 119 games (85 starts), hauling in 394 receptions, 5,263 yards and 29 touchdowns in his eight year career while playing for four different teams. Most recently, LaFell played for the Cincinnati Bengals, appearing in all 16 contests (15 starts) last year. The 6-foot-3,...

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Raiders reportedly trade for a backup quarterback

The Oakland Raiders remained busy during Saturday’s roster cut day. After trading their star defensive end, Jon Gruden and the Raiders added backup quarterback AJ McCarron, according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport. Source: The #Raiders traded for QB AJ McCarron. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 1, 2018 McCarron signed with the Buffalo Bills in the offseason with a chance to earn the starting job but quickly became on the roster bubble after falling behind rookie Josh Allen and Nathan Peterman. McCarron backed up Andy Dalton for four years in Cincinnati where he made three career starts, throwing six touchdowns...

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