Category Archives: Rumor Mill

Report: Raiders have reached agreement with Tank Carradine

The Raiders have reached an agreement with defensive lineman Tank Carradine, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports. Carradine visited Oakland on Thursday. He played 44 games, with eight starts, in four seasons in San Francisco after the 49ers made him a second-round pick. He made 5.5 sacks and 76 tackles in his career there. Carradine, [more]

Michael Crabtree: Age doesn’t really determine drive you have

Michael Crabtree turns 31 in September. He is coming off a season in which he had the second-fewest yards in his career (618) and the second-worst average yards per catch (10.7). And the Raiders just released him. Crabtree, though, believes he has plenty left in the tank. “Age doesn’t really determine that drive that you [more]

Report: Michael Crabtree nearing deal with Ravens

Michael Crabtree has returned to the Ravens facility as the sides near a deal, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports. Crabtree had remained behind at a Baltimore hotel while his agent negotiated with the Ravens on Friday. The Raiders released Crabtree on Thursday after reaching an agreement with Jordy Nelson. Crabtree had a cap [more]

Former teammate: Packers “really, really low-balled” Jordy Nelson

Former Packers wide receiver James Jones became a reporter yesterday, breaking the news his old friend Jordy Nelson had signed a two-year, $15 million deal with the Raiders. So as a guy in position to know, he also knows that the Packers offered Nelson a severe pay-cut before releasing him earlier this week. Jones told Tom [more]

Raiders get deal done with Tahir Whitehead

The Raiders have announced the deal for linebacker Tahir Whitehead, finishing a busy day. (Or are they finished?) The Raiders signed Whitehead, receiver Jordy Nelson, running back Doug Martin, safety Marcus Gilchrist, fullback Keith Smith and tight end Derek Carrier. They released receiver Michael Crabtree. Whitehead started all 16 games in 2017, which was his [more]

Tank Carradine visiting Seattle after leaving Oakland

The Raiders didn’t let Marcus Gilchrist or Tahir Whitehead get away without deals. But defensive end Tank Carradine is leaving for Seattle after his trip to Oakland, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. Carradine, 29, missed eight games last season with an ankle injury. He made 1.5 sacks. He played 44 games, with eight starts, [more]

Marcus Gilchrist reaches agreement with Raiders

The Raiders continue to make moves Thursday. They have reached agreement with safety Marcus Gilchrist on a one-year deal, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. Gilchrist and linebacker Tahir Whitehead visited Oakland on Thursday, and the Raiders are close to signing both. Whitehead and the Raiders are closing in on a deal. Gilchrist will start [more]

Report: Raiders close to deal with Tahir Whitehead

The Raiders are close to reaching a deal with free agent linebacker Tahir Whitehead, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. The deal is “expected to get done,” Rapoport adds. Whitehead and safety Marcus Gilchrist visited with the Raiders on Thursday. Whitehead started all 16 games in 2017, which was his sixth season with the Lions [more]

Doug Martin ready for “whatever role” Raiders want him to play

Doug Martin is ready for whatever role he will play with the Raiders. The running back signed with Oakland, prompting questions about Marshawn Lynch‘s future. The Raiders, though, apparently have no plans to move on from Lynch. “Marshawn is a great back,” Martin said, via Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “He’s definitely made [more]