Author: Chris McClain

Reports: Raiders expected to trade star DE Khalil Mack to Bears

The stalemate between the Oakland Raiders and star defensive end Khalil Mack appears to be over. Reports surfaced Saturday morning that the Raiders will indeed trade their star defensive player to the Chicago Bears ESPN’s Adam Schefter broke the news first. Sources to ESPN: Raiders and Bears have an agreement in place to trade Khalil Mack to Chicago. Still working through it, but Raiders now planning to send Mack to Chicago. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 1, 2018 NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport adds that the Raiders gave the Bears permission to start negotiating a new deal with the defensive...

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Raiders donate $250k to save youth sports in Oakland

The Oakland Raiders donated $250,000 to help save high school sports in Oakland that were elminated by the Oakland Unified School District due to budget constraints. “The prospect of these kids losing their dreams was difficult to hear for everyone in the community,” said Raiders Owner Mark Davis. “After school athletics are an important part of the high school experience and this donation will keep student-athletes on the playing fields in Oakland.” Superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammell recognized the commitment from the Silver & Black and appreciates everything they have done for local youth sports over the years. “For decades, the...

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What we learned from the Raiders dress rehearsal

The Oakland Raiders hosted the Green Bay Packers for their third preseason game, the one most consider a dress rehearsal for the regular season. With injuries still a concern, coach Jon Gruden elected to pull his starting offense early on in the first quarter. Starting quarterback Derek Carr got his team in scoring position early on, but only settled for a field goal. He found Amari Cooper for a 49-yard gain, something the coaches were surely pleased about. Despite the starters still not playing a full game, there were still some indicators on what to expect from the Raiders...

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Raiders cut second-year safety Obi Melifonwu

Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden made another move on Thursday indicating the Silver & Black certainly is his team. The Raiders cut safety Obi Melifonwu, the defensive back they selected in the second round just 15 months ago. Melifonwu appeared in just five games (one start) his rookie year while spending 10 weeks on the injured reserve with knee and hip injuries. He recently missed practices with another “lower body injury”. The move makes room for cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who the team announced they signed as a corresponding move. Rodgers-Cromartie is a two-time Pro Bowler (2009, 2015) and...

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