MOBILE, Ala. — Raiders head coach Jon Gruden knows two of his assistants from last season will not reprise their roles in 2019. He's less clear on the future of his mercurial lead running back. Marshawn Lynch will be an unrestricted free agent in March and missed the final 10 games of last season after suffering a groin injury in Week 6. At Day 1 of Senior Bowl practices Tuesday in Mobile, Ala., Gruden was asked if he expects Lynch, 32, to play in the NFL next season. “I don't know,” Gruden said. “I don't know yet. I think when we get back after the Super Bowl, we'll have a lot better indication on his health and his desires, what he wants to do. I'm sure if he wants to play, somebody like me
Talking about where the Bengals go now with Zac Taylor and other observations about his trip to the Super Bowl with the Rams. MOBILE, Ala. – Jon Gruden revealed a major move Tuesday at the Senior Bowl. The Oakland Raiders coach told reporters Brian Callahan will be the next Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator. "Here's an announcement for you: Brian Callahan is no longer with us," Gruden said. "He's going to go to the Cincinnati Bengals. I believe he's going to be the offensive coordinator of the Bengals. I'm really proud of him, happy for him, happy for this opportunity." Callahan, who served as the Raiders quarterbacks coach this season, has a connection to Bengals future head coach
MOBILE, Ala. — Marshawn Lynch will officially become an unrestricted free agent in March, and Jon Gruden still doesn't know if Lynch is healthy enough or even wants to continue playing football. Lynch turns 33 in late April, and missed the final 10 games of last season with a groin injury that landed him on injured reserve during the Raiders' Week 7 bye. “I don't know. I don't know. I don't know yet,” Gruden said when asked if he expects Lynch to play in the NFL this year. “I think when we get back after the Super Bowl, we'll have a lot better indication on his health and his desires, what he wants to do. I'm sure if he wants to play, somebody like me would love to have him back.” Lynch impressed
ESPN Former Oakland Raiders and Dallas Cowboys running back Darren McFadden was arrested on a DWI charge after falling asleep in a fast food drive-thru. McFadden, 31, was taken into custody early Monday morning after employees at a McKinney, Texas, Whataburger reported a sleeping man inside a vehicle in the drive-thru lane. McFadden is facing charges of driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest, search or transport. Selected with the fourth overall pick in the 2008 draft by the Raiders, McFadden ran for 5,421 yards and 28 touchdowns over 10 seasons, with his final three coming as a member of the Cowboys.
Raiders tight end Jared Cook will attend his first Pro Bowl after his 10th NFL season, replacing Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce in the annual all-star showcase. Cook led the Raiders with a career-high 896 receiving yards and six touchdowns. He finished fourth among tight ends in receiving yards and tied for fourth in touchdowns. Kelce and Colts tight end Eric Ebron were initially named as the AFC's Pro Bowl tight ends, with Kelce amassing 1,336 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns, and Ebron tallying 750 receiving yards and a league-high 13 touchdowns among tight ends. After saying he'd launch an investigation if Cook didn't make the Pro Bowl, Raiders coach Jon Gruden reflected on his best pass-catcher's
The Bengals are making moves to build their coaching staff, even without (officially) having a head coach. Raiders coach Jon Gruden just told reporters at the Senior Bowl that Brian Callahan was leaving his staff to become the offensive coordinator in Cincinnati. Callahan was hired as the Raiders quarterbacks coach last offseason, after stints with [more]
NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah released his first 2019 NFL mock draft this past week, and had the Raiders focusing on one side of the ball. The Oakland Raiders have a bunch of holes to fill up and down the roster this offseason, as they have 33 pending free agents, and hold six of the first 100 picks in the 2019 NFL Draft. When it comes to the draft, the Raiders brought in an expert to be their general manager, signing former NFL draft analyst Mike Mayock. Daniel Jeremiah of the NFL Network, has released his first mock draft of 2019, and he had the Oakland Raiders focusing on one side of the ball. That side of the ball is the defense, where he has the team bringing in two players to go along
Since 2016, the Silver and Black have played in Mexico City (2016-2017) and London (2018), hosting the Houston Texans, the New England Patriots, and the Seattle Seahawks. In 2019, the Raiders will make the trip across The Pond once again, this time they'll face the Chicago Bears. It'll be the first time the two teams have played each other since 2015 — which took place at Soldier Field in Chicago — and the overall series record between the two teams is tied 7-7.
Jared Cook is coming off a career year and a Pro Bowl selection, so the free agent will be highly sought after, and the Raiders are well aware of that.
Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch isn't a big fan of President Donald Trump — but his feelings about cannabis appear to be somewhat warmer. In an appearance on “Real Time with Bill Maher” on Friday, Lynch referred to the commander in chief with an expletive that is the mother of all profanities, if you take our meaning. That wasn't the only newsworthy utterance. Lynch also confessed to trying to light a blunt during the Raiders final home game on Dec. 24. “I did. True,” Lynch told Maher. Lynch was lighting the Al Davis Memorial Torch before kick off, but apparently that wasn't enough of a blaze. He then tried to light a blunt, a fact he confirmed on Maher's show. One can imagine that is likely
ALAMEDA, Calif. – Oakland Raiders TE Jared Cook has been named to the 2019 Pro Bowl roster, the NFL announced Monday. Cook is the first Raider to be named to the 2019 Pro Bowl after setting career highs across the board, including receptions (68), receiving yards (896) and touchdowns (six), each of which either tied for the team lead or outright led the Silver and Black in 2018. Cook tallied four 100-yard contests on the season, tied for third-most among all tight ends in the NFL en route to the most receiving yards by a Raiders tight end in a single season since 1986. Among many of his highlights was his 180-yard Week 1 performance on Monday Night Football. On his record-setting night, Cook
The Oakland Raiders would welcome back Marshawn Lynch if the veteran running back returns for the 2019 season. Raiders head coach Jon Gruden said Tuesday the team would "love to have him back," per the Las Vegas Review-Journal's Michael Gehlken. Lynch was limited to six games this past season, running for 376 yards and three touchdowns on 90 carries. The Raiders placed him on injured reserve in October with a groin injury. The 32-year-old could have a clean break with Oakland if he decided to walk away from the NFL for a second time. He's a free agent this offseason, so he wouldn't be leaving any money on the table by retiring. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo spoke with Lynch's agent, Doug Hendrickson,
Marshawn Lynch will officially become an unrestricted free agent in March, and Jon Gruden still doesn't know if Lynch is healthy enough or even wants to continue playing football. Lynch turns 33 in late April, and missed the final 10 games of last season with a groin injury that landed him on injured reserve during the Raiders' Week 7 bye. "I don't know. I don't know. I don't know yet," Gruden said when asked if he expects Lynch to play in the NFL this year. "I think when we get back after the Super Bowl, we'll have a lot better indication on his health and his desires, what he wants to do. I'm sure if he wants to play, somebody like me would love to have him back." Lynch impressed in his first