Category Archives: Matt McGloin

Jack Del Rio: Connor Cook is humble, intelligent, off to a great start

Connor Cook dropped in the NFL draft largely because of concerns about his character, attitude and leadership abilities. The Raiders, who traded up to select Cook in the fourth round, aren’t seeing any signs of those issues. Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio liked what he saw of Cook over the weekend at the team’s…

Raiders jump Cowboys to take quarterback Connor Cook

The Raiders didn’t really need another quarterback, but they made an aggressive move to get one Saturday. Oakland traded in front of Dallas to take Michigan State’s Connor Cook with the 100th overall pick. The Cowboys obviously wanted to find a guy this weekend, after a deal to acquire Paxton Lynch in the late first…

Report: Raiders extend second-round tender on Matt McGloin

The Raiders found their starting quarterback when they took Derek Carr in the second round of the 2014 draft and they appear to have strong feelings about his backup as well. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Raiders have extended a second-round tender to restricted free agent quarterback Matt McGloin. The terms of…

Derek Carr gets in a full practice

Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said Tuesday that quarterback Derek Carr should be “in good shape” to play when the Raiders host the Ravens on Sunday and Wednesday’s practice showed that Carr’s on track to be in the lineup. Carr practiced without any protective equipment on the right thumb that he injured against the Bengals…

Derek Carr leaves game; severity of hand injury unknown

Nothing went right for the Raiders in Sunday’s first half, and quarterback Derek Carr leaving the game in the second quarter with an injury was probably the worst of all that happened. Carr was hit near the sideline by Bengals cornerback Adam Jones while scrambling. He fumbled but the ball went out of bounds, and…

Raiders cut Christian Ponder, trim roster to 53

The $1.5 million signing bonus the Raiders paid Christian Ponder this offseason has officially gone to waste. The Raiders confirmed today that they have released Ponder, who was expected to back up starting quarterback Derek Carr this year but was outplayed in the preseason by Matt McGloin. Oakland also cut veteran safety Taylor Mays, receiver…

Raiders expected to cut Christian Ponder

The NFL career of Christian Ponder is about to take another hit. Ponder is expected to be cut by the Raiders today, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports. That means the Raiders have wasted $1.5 million on Ponder, which is the signing bonus they gave him this offseason. At the time, the Raiders thought Ponder would…

Derek Carr says it’s “awesome” to play with Amari Cooper

Raiders rookie receiver Amari Cooper saw his first preseason game action on Friday night, and quarterback Derek Carr liked what he saw. Carr completed three passes to Cooper on the Raiders’ first drive, and Cooper also ran the ball on an end-around, as the Raiders marched down the field for a field goal. Carr said…