Here we’re tracking all of the signings and rumors related to the Las Vegas Raiders. We’re also tracking every move the Raiders make in free agency.
Keep checking this space for Raiders-related rumors and roster moves so far ...
6:13 p.m.: We have Raiders’ draft pick numbers.
2:40 p.m.: The Raiders brought back a familiar name.
12:20 p.m.: A lawsuit by the city of Oakland against the Raiders and the NFL has been dismissed.
12:02 p.m.: New Minnesota receiver Justin Jefferson has a message to the Raiders and the other teams that passed him up the draft.
10:01 a.m.: According to this formula, the Raiders had one of the lowest ranked undrafted free-agent draft classes.
Top UDFA classes and the top 25 UDFAs by consensus board rank— Arif Hasan, but inside (@ArifHasanNFL) April 30, 2020
(value number is arbitrary but useful in this case to demonstrate scale) pic.twitter.com/J22eNWHnxe
9:02 a.m.: ESPN is connecting potential 2021 rookie quarterbacks and teams that may need one. Yes, the Raiders are on their list.
4:08 p.m.: Gareon Conley didn’t work great for the Raiders or the Texans.
Sources: Texans not picking up Gareon Conley's $10.24 million fifth-year club option https://t.co/p9HNrQhsXG— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) April 29, 2020
2:44 p.m.: Cornerback Johnathan Joseph is headed to the Titans. Logan Ryan is still out there. The Raiders could still use a good veteran corner if the price is right.
This seemingly closes the book on an notion Logan Ryan returns to Tennessee https://t.co/kZlAOYE5Cp— Matt Verderame (@MattVerderame) April 29, 2020
9:30 a.m.: Raiders’ cornerback Daryl Worley is on his way to Dallas. It was unlikely he was coming back all offseason.
3:10 p.m.: The Raiders waived running back Mark Thompson. There will probably be a few more players cut in the coming days the Raiders make room for undrafted free agents.
12:30 P.M.: Every Raider player participated in their voluntary virtual offseason program Monday as it kicked off.
Per @Raiders source there was full player attendance for Raiders first day virtual offseason program.— Vincent Bonsignore (@VinnyBonsignore) April 27, 2020
11:32 a.m.: The Raiders are starting their virtual offseason program today.
10:30 a.m.: What do you think?
Which group of #Raiders draft picks is better?— Josh Dubow (@JoshDubowAP) April 27, 2020
Reggie's 1st 8 picks in rounds 1-3 (3 1s, 2 2s, 3 3s):
Gruden's 1st 8 picks in rounds 1-3 (4 1s, 2s, 2 rs):
8:45 a.m.: Former Raiders’ second-round pick Obi Melifonwu was cut by New England. What a bust.
The Patriots have informed veteran S Obi Melifonwu of his release, per source. With the draft over, teams are reshuffling their roster to accommodate the new players added.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) April 27, 2020
9:02 p.m.: Here’s a report that says the Raiders are trying to trade for Jacksonville pass-rusher Yannick Ngakoue, offering a first-round pick.
Per league sources, the Raiders and Jaguars are close to a trade for DE Yannick Ngakoue.— Charlie Campbell (@DraftCampbell) April 23, 2020
- The Raiders are offering pick 19 and the Jaguars want pick 12.
- Some sources think Jacksonville won't get a better offer than pick 19. https://t.co/SkwkpCc7GV
10:48 a.m.: There has been some talk this week about Jerry Jeudy’s knees, but the NFL Network reports he’s all clear. I think it’s just typical pre-draft horse poo. He’d be a great fit for the Raiders.
Every team has their own medical views, and I’ve talked to many of them. While it’s possible some have issues with Jerry Jeudy’s knee, I have not spoken with a team yet that believes it will hinder his NFL career. https://t.co/nG6COK5kJe— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 22, 2020
8:01 a.m.: ESPN has a list of the best free agents out there. I still like Logan Ryan fit for the Raiders.
Remaining free agents leading into the NFL Draft:— Field Yates (@FieldYates) April 22, 2020
9:45 a.m.: The Raiders have the most players under contract in the NFL.
GMs have discussed that the most challenging part of this draft might be the race to sign undrafted free agents after it.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 21, 2020
Ravens have the fewest players under contract (57), and the most flexibility to sign free agents; Raiders have the most players (79), and least flexibility. pic.twitter.com/suHUrMy82C
1:32 p.m.: High praise for LSU receiver Justin Jefferson, who could be Raiders’ target.
12:08 P.M.: The Jaguars have cut receiver Marqise Lee. He has had health issues. But perhaps the Raiders will have some interest. But, of course, that won’t change any draft plans at the position.
A surprise: The #Jaguars are releasing WR Marqise Lee, source said. One of their most productive receivers is now a free agent – fully healthy and completely cleared medically — right before the draft.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 20, 2020
10:28 A.M.: This mock has the Raiders getting a cornerback at No. 12 and a … quarterback at No. 19.
12:52 p.m.: The Jets are discussing signing cornerback Logan Ryan. He would fit the Raiders well.
11:51 a.m.: It says here C.J. Henderson may be the top cornerback on some team’s boards.
Draft quick hits (1/4)— Lance Zierlein (@LanceZierlein) April 18, 2020
Jeffery Okudah is not a clean sweep over CJ Henderson on every team's board. That might be assumed, but it's not accurate.
2:15 p.m.: The Raiders re-signed reserve lineman lineman Jeremiah Valoaga
1:37 p.m.: You can’t say the Raiders aren’t investing into their
Rosters are uneven so not exactly the best comparison but the highest valued roster by annual contract value are— Jason_OTC (@Jason_OTC) April 17, 2020
1. Eagles- $235.8M
2. Cowboys- $232.6M
3. 49ers- $229.4M
4. Raiders- $228.4M
5. Saints- $227.8M
6. Bears- $226.0M
7. Texans- $216.7M
8. Steelers- $205.6M
11:27 a.m.: Here’s some valuable context on two cornerbacks the Raiders may consider at No. 19.
There were concerns about K. Fulton and AJ Terrell after their struggles in the national title game, but the passage of time and good Combines seem to have washed away those concerns for some teams.— Lance Zierlein (@LanceZierlein) April 17, 2020
10:40 a.m.: This is a very interesting thought on why the Raiders are among the teams that want to trade down. The question is: are there enough teams that want to trade up?
This is calm-before-the-storm period when NFL execs call around trying to gauge trade interest. Hearing many teams in mid-to-late 1st are looking to move down and accumulate Day 2 picks. Feeling is you can get same level of player in 40-60 range as in the 20’s.— Jim Nagy (@JimNagy_SB) April 17, 2020
2:50 p.m.: The Raiders made some transactions Thursday. Here’s the breakdown.
Transactions: The Raiders reunite with TE Paul Butler, claim him off of waivers from Detroit.— Scott Bair (@BairNBCS) April 16, 2020
And...QB Nathan Peterman and OT David Sharpe signed their RFA tenders.
And...EFRAs Daniel Carlson, D.J. Killings and Dallin Leavitt signed their deals as well.
2:13 p.m.: Utah running back Zack Moss is getting interest around the league. He could fit the Raiders.
Utah RB Zack Moss has teleconference meetings with the #Lions, #Buccaneers and #Redskins this past week. He’d previously met with Tampa and Detroit at the Combine. Likely Day 2 pick. https://t.co/uxunct7RBa— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) April 16, 2020
10:58 a.m.: Patrick Mahomes played a role in running back DeAndre Washington leading the Raiders and joining the Chiefs in free agency. The two were college teammates at Texas Tech.
Patrick Mahomes helped seal deal with DeAndre Washington https://t.co/Zn4eDVjb0h— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) April 16, 2020
11:59 a.m.: Demaryius Thomas is looking for a job if the Raiders want a veteran receiver. Let’s see what happens after the draft before talking about veteran additions at receiver for Las Vegas.
11:33 a.m.: ESPN is pushing Utah State quarterback Jordan Love to the Raiders. Matt Bowen says Jon Gruden is the perfect fit for Love and Mel Kiper has the Raiders taking Love at No. 19 in his latest mock.
10:45 a.m.: Adam Caplan says the Raiders want a speed receiver more than anything.
They are looking for speed at WR. Priority for them and they want someone opposite T. Williams who can stretch the field.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) April 15, 2020
Great WR draft overall, but if you want a burner you'll have to get that guy within first two rounds. https://t.co/i4IWd1FKkQ
9:30 a.m.: Here is a push for the Raiders to take Florida cornerback C.J. Henderson and not a receiver at No. 19.
#Raiders should consider drafting CJ Henderson at 12 and a WR at 19.— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) April 14, 2020
Drop off at CB is much greater than drop off at WR / decent chance WR3 in the class slips to you at 19 overall if none are off the board at 12.
Gap between CB2 and CB3 is huge. Gap between WR1 and WR3-4 isn't
8:10 a.m.: Could Mike Mayock find the next Maxx Crosby this year?
Mel Kiper Jr. drops the name of North Dakota State DE Derek Tuszka as possiblility of being this year's Day 3 Maxx Crosby . . .— Jerry McDonald (@Jerrymcd) April 15, 2020
8:12 a.m.: Speaking of the Sooners, Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts, who has been connected to the Raiders often, is also getting interest from the Chargers and the Packers. He may not last past the top 50 picks. The Raiders currently don’t have a second-round pick.
Two interesting teams who have been in touch with and monitoring #OU QB Jalen Hurts: The #Packers and the #Chargers. Both had meetings set up with him and have done virtual calls. Both have a veteran (of varying degrees) in as the starter and are expected to look to the future.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 14, 2020
7:30 a.m.: This Microsoft mock has the Raiders doing a double Boomer Sooner in the first round.
2:37 p.m.: Raiders’ linebacker Nicholas Morrow signed his RFA tender. He’s all set for 2020.
Free agent signings processed today: Roosevelt Nix (Colts), Tyler Newsome (Chiefs), Saeed Blacknall (Steelers), Karl Joseph (Browns), Neiko Thorpe (Seahawks), Dontae Johnson, Jason Verrett (49ers).— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) April 13, 2020
Nick Morrow (Raiders) signed his restricted free agent tender.
10:40 a.m.: There’s some interesting Raiders’ stadium contingency plans in here.
8:02 a.m.: Free-agent safety Tony Jefferson is getting healthy. Perhaps he could be a late Raiders’ target.
11:55 a.m.: Mel Kiper thinks the cornerback board will be all over the place by the time the Raiders pick at No. 19.
Interesting nugget from @MelKiperESPN on @ESPNRadio just now about the 2020 cornerback class. Outside of Okudah & Henderson, Kiper says there's zero consensus from teams about who is the No. 3 CB. Notes that Trevon Diggs' stock has dropped & might be late Day 2/early Day 3 pick,— Courtney Cronin (@CourtneyRCronin) April 12, 2020
April 10 (Happy 84th birthday, coach John Madden)
12:45 p.m.: These Raiders rookies are something else. Great job, fellas.
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10:30 a.m.: The Raiders were one of the teams that had to cancel a pre-draft visit with Oklahoma stud linebacker Kenneth Murray. There is still a chance the Raiders could draft him at No. 19 even though cornerback is a bigger need.
Oklahoma linebacker Kenneth Murray (Elkins) also had a video conference with the hometown Texans. He was scheduled to visit the Texans on March 18, but that was canceled. Other visits canceled include: Las Vegas Raiders, Dallas Cowboys, Baltimore Ravens, Arizona Cardinals— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) April 10, 2020
1:30 p.m.: The Raiders are one of the teams talking to Texas A&M defensive tackle Justin Madabuike. He could be an option in the second or third round.
Texas A&M DT Justin Madubuike @MadubuikeJustin in heavy demand: Visited Titans before NFL shutdown; has multiple video conferences; before shutdown: visits scheduled with Texans, Ravens, Vikings, Raiders, Eagles, Bengals, Rams, 49ers: @AggieFootball https://t.co/NenZhZuCMf— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) April 9, 2020
1:03 p.m.: Raiders’ second-year defensive end Clelin Ferrell gave $100,000 to the coronavirus relief effort. Another Raider doing great work in this crucial time for us all … Kudos, sir.
9:58 a.m.: The Chiefs are keeping cornerback Bashaud Breeland. Thus, another vet corner is off the market. Raiders’ dream guy Logan Ryan remains, though.
Veteran cornerback Bashaud Breeland, who had an interception in the Super Bowl, is returning to the Chiefs on a one-year deal worth up to $4.5 million, according to a source. Breeland played in every game for the Super Bowl champs last season.— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) April 9, 2020
9:20 a.m.: LSU safety Grant Delpit put together nice numbers at his own pro day. I like him as a Raiders’ pick at No. 19
Here’s a sample of a 2020 Pro Day: Projected first-round pick, LSU DB Grant Delpit, running a 4.39, 40-yard dash at Baton Rouge Pro Day yesterday. At 6-foot-2, 213-pounds. pic.twitter.com/aAxb9fzoym— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 9, 2020
3:25 p.m.: Raiders running back DeAndre Washington has left the team, but is staying in the AFC West. He is signing with the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs.
The Chiefs have agreed to a one-year deal with RB DeAndre Washington, a source tells me.— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) April 8, 2020
10:30 a.m.: The Raiders are doing their best to accommodate season-ticket holders during this terrible time.
3:02 p.m.: Here’s some buzzkill on Randall. He’s a decent player, but there is a reason why any free agent lasts a couple of weeks on the market. Don’t be surprised if the Raiders aren’t done adding safety this offseason, starting with the draft, of course.
New #Raiders safety Demarious Randall allowed 8 TDs in coverage last season per @sportradar, tied for 2nd most in NFL. His 27 TDs allowed since entering league in 2015 are 2nd most to Malcolm Butler's 30— Josh Dubow (@JoshDubowAP) April 7, 2020
2:17 p.m.: The Raiders have announced the signing of defensive back Damarious Randall. All 12 of their out-of-house free-agent additions are now officially signed. The Raiders have an estimated $10 million in salary-cap room with about $9 million set for the rookie pool. So, the Raiders may need to adjust some deals if they want to add more free agents. The dream, of course, would be cornerback Logan Ryan, but that won’t be easy.
6:01 p.m.: Some Raiders’ players are going a great job in their communities in the coronavirus relief effort. Great work, gents.
2:08 p.m.: The Raiders have one remaining free-agent contract to make official.
#Raiders announce Daniel Ross and Nick O’Leary deals. Only Damarious Randall remains unofficial.— Bill Williamson (@BWilliamsonNFL) April 6, 2020
10:50 a.m.: The Raiders are pledging $1 million to the coronavirus fight. Right on, guys.
8:30 a.m.: The money is on Damarious Randall’s deal and it’s not bad.
The Chiefs offense will now return:— Field Yates (@FieldYates) April 3, 2020
▫️10 of 11 Super Bowl starters
▫️5 of its top 6 leading rushers
▫️8 of its top 9 leading receivers
▫️6 of its top 7 OL in terms of snaps played last year
▫️OC Eric Bienemy
▫️Led by Andy Reid, Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill
4:01 p.m.: The Raiders and Eli Apple are not going to finalize a deal after all. Raiders have $6 more million to spend and still help at cornerback.
Raiders and former Saints’ CB Eli Apple were unable to finalize a contract, per sources, and Apple remains a free agent. Another one added to the list.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 2, 2020
12:30 p.m.: The Jaguars are reportedly looking for a first-round pick and more for pass-rusher Yannick Ngakoue. It has been speculated he will command first and second-round picks. He would fit the Raiders.
Report: Jaguars asking for first-rounder and more for Yannick Ngakoue https://t.co/09FYzzWMm8— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) April 2, 2020
12:01 p.m.: ESPN personnel man Louis Riddick, who is as sharp as they come, is a big fan of Michigan LB Josh Uche. The Raiders have talked to Uche.
LB Josh Uche...so many things he can do on all three downs. Perfect skill set for today’s game. Perfect! #NFLDraft— Louis Riddick (@LRiddickESPN) April 2, 2020
10:15 a.m.: The Raiders are bringing back guard Jordan Devey. He was hurt for most of the season. He will compete for a backup role again and perhaps a starting job if Gabe Jackson is traded or released.
#Raiders are bringing back G Jordan Devey, source says. Started four games last season before being lost with a torn pectoral.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) April 2, 2020
April 1 (a non-April Fools’ Day zone)
6:30 p.m.: Former Raiders’ pass-rusher Aldon Smith is back in the NFL after almost five years. The oft-troubled Smith signed with the Cowboys.
Breaking News from @JayGlazer live on FS1:— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) April 2, 2020
The @dallascowboys have agreed to terms with former Pro Bowl Edge Rusher Aldon Smith on a 1-year deal. Smith is coming back after a 4-year layoff. pic.twitter.com/DaZIiiykEr
4:28 p.m.: The Seahawks have signed Raiders free-agent pass-rusher Benson Mayowa. He wasn’t a priority for the Raiders.
12:59 p.m: This might be good news for the Raiders. The Jets have the No. 11 pick, right before the Raiders. There has been some concern the Jets may take a receiver before the Raiders. But, if the Jets do take an offensive lineman, the Raiders would have their choice of a great receiver class.
A hint, perhaps, from Jets GM Joe Douglas about his intentions early in the NFL Draft?:— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) April 1, 2020
"I think there’s a real shortage of quality offensive linemen in the NFL, so we’re going to do our best to get as many quality ones as we can because you can never have too many."
9:30 a.m.: The Raiders are FaceTiming with Utah State quarterback Jordan Love before the draft. They did the same with Oregon’s Justin Herbert.
7:30 a.m.: Raiders’ center Rodney Hudson restructured his deal to open some money up for the Raiders. They have about $5 million left, which will mostly go to the draft. But the Raiders could still pick at the leftovers on the free-agent market.
The Raiders converted $11.6M of C Rodney Hudson's base salary into a fully guaranteed roster bonus, while adding two void years to his deal, creating $9.28M in cap space for 2020. Some extra space for the Raiders during a busy free agency period and with two first round picks.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) April 1, 2020
3:10 p.m.: The Vikings are talking to safety Anthony Harris about a long-term deal. The franchise-tagged Harris would be ideal for the Raiders and there has been rumors he was on the trade block. But this report suggests he may stay in Minnesota.
1:15 p.m.: A noted draft expert thinks there is a drop off after the first 16 players in the draft. That’s good news for the Raiders at No. 12 and bad news for them at No. 19.
"Once you get outside that top 16...they aren't much different."— VSiN (@VSiNLive) March 31, 2020
Take a look - @WilliamsonNFL joined us to provide his thoughts on how much top-tier talent occupies the first round of the draft. pic.twitter.com/oZKnls83vH
8:45 a.m.: ESPN reports teams can back out on agreed deals that are not signed. Jerry Mac has the list of the Raiders’ players in that boat.
A point multiple teams now have raised: Free agents that don't have signed contracts by the draft - and many don't - could put themselves in jeopardy. If a team drafts a player at a certain position, it always could rescind any agreement it had with a free agent. Different times.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 31, 2020
DT Maliek Collins, G Erik Kush now official transactions, according to https://t.co/xbuL7yclUD. That leaves CB Eli Apple, TE Nick O'Leary, DL Daniel Ross . . .— Jerry McDonald (@Jerrymcd) March 30, 2020
7:30 a.m.: The Jaguars are still making standout pass-rusher Yannick Ngakoue in a trade. He’d be pricey, both in contract and trade compensation terms.
The #Jaguars have heard from multiple interested teams about a possible trade for DE Yannick Ngakoue, who turns 25 today. The Jags value him and won’t give him away for little return but it’ll be interesting to see how this plays out as we draw closer to the draft.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 31, 2020
2:01 p.m.: The Raiders announced the Maliek Collins and Eric Kush deals.
12:25 p.m.: Raiders’ left tackle Kolton Miller was one of 23 players to play every one of his team’s offensive snaps in 2019.
9:45 a.m.: Yes, the Raiders are running out of salary-cap room after their free-agent frenzy.
Number for #Raiders ($15,285) presumably does not include Maliek Collins, Eli Apple, Nick O'Leary, Daniel Ross, Erik Kush. Haven't shown up yet as official transactions . . . assuming Apple-Collins are $6m each, Raiders pretty snug. https://t.co/mnYWTStEwy— Jerry McDonald (@Jerrymcd) March 30, 2020
9:10 a.m.: The Raiders are one of the teams talking to Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert prior to the draft.
2:40 p.m.: NFL teams can talk to prospects on the phone leading up to the April 23-25 draft. So, the Raiders can communicate with potential picks.
Prior to the 2020 draft, teams can contact an unlimited number of prospects up to three times per week, for up to one hour per conversation https://t.co/uTqq1LkSb5— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 29, 2020
12:02 p.m.: The below stat pours water on the narrative that the Chiefs took a big hit this offseason.
An amazing stat:— Matt Verderame (@MattVerderame) March 29, 2020
If #Chiefs re-sign Bashaud Breeland, they'll have every player under contract for 2020 who played at least 57 percent of their unit's snaps on the title team.
To my research, no team has returned every such player since at least the 2001 New England Patriots.
11:15 a.m.: Another cornerback is off the board. Ronald Darby of the Eagles signed with Washington. The Raiders don’t have much cap room and are likely focused on the draft at that position.
10:20. a.m: New Raider Marcus Mariota is doing great work in his home state of Hawaii. By all accounts, it seems like the Raiders just signed a great dude.
12:02 p.m.: Another receiver is off the free-agent market and stays in the AFC West.
The #Chiefs are re-signing WR Demarcus Robinson to a one-year deal, source said.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 28, 2020
245: p.m.: The Raiders signed, exclusive rights free agent, long snapper Trent Sieg. It was just a formality.
Signings that became official today for #Raiders: LB Nick Kwiatkoski, S Jeff Heath, DE Carl Nassib. Also, LS Trent Sieg signed exclusive rights tender . . .— Jerry McDonald (@Jerrymcd) March 27, 2020
12:15 p.m.: Here’s a draft connection to Oklahoma receiver CeeDee Lamb. Why is this important? The author of this tweet and is close to Mike Mayock. He knows what Mayock likes.
CeeDee Lamb would be a perfect present for Sam Darnold or Derek Carr. Day one #1 WR for both teams.— Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) March 27, 2020
6:28 p.m.: The Raiders signed their 12th free agent Thursday. They inked former Dallas defensive lineman Daniel Ross. He played for new Raiders’ defensive line coach Rod
Cornerback Darqueze Dennard’s deal is off with the Jaguars. He’s back on the market. He played for Paul Guenther in Cincinnati and the Raiders need a cornerback. So, a reunion could be possible.
The Jaguars say that CB Darqueze Dennard, who had intended to sign a three-year deal with them, will not be signing with the team after they were unable to agree to final terms on the deal. He's back to the open market.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 26, 2020
1:40 p.m.: Xavier Rhodes, one of the top cornerbacks still available, is off the board. Don’t expect the Raiders to spend much more on the position. But it may very well be a target position early in the draft.
Former Vikings’ All-Pro CB Xavier Rhodes is signing a one-year deal with the Indianapolis Colts, @ShahSportsGroup tells ESPN. Rhodes will be a free agent again after 2020 season.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 26, 2020
2:54 p.m.: The Raiders have announced several contracts, including re-signing linebacker Kyle Wilbur.
12:01 p.m.: The Nelson Agholor contract didn’t help the wide receiver free-agent market.
These WR deals are starting to come in around the same range (Robby Anderson notwithstanding). Agents weren’t happy to see Nelson Agholor only get a veteran minimum deal. That brought the market to a screeching halt. But for Sharpe, a good opportunity with #Vikings so he jumped. https://t.co/o7HchmmAZp— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 25, 2020
11:01 a.m.: Defensive back Jimmie Ward had more money on table from Raiders, but decided to go back the 49ers last week.
6:30 p.m.: Marcus Mariota says all the right things in this interview. He isn’t rocking Derek Carr’s boat, but, of course, his goal is to play. Mariota is known for being a team guy and I expect him to be that way with the Raiders.
‘It’s been almost ten years since I played at home, this is as close as it gets’, #Hawaii’s Marcus Mariota ‘excited’ to sign with #LasVegas #Raiders https://t.co/O7B6TkeMAt @StLouisHawaii #NFLHawaii #9thIsland // https://t.co/9oZimTtTXJ pic.twitter.com/xBHLaAUMFy— Rob DeMello (@RobDeMelloKHON) March 25, 2020
1:58 p.m.: Bengals linebacker Nick Vigil signed with the Chargers. He was reportedly a Raiders’ target partly because he played for Las Vegas defensive coordinator Paul Guenther in Cincinnati. But the Raiders went for bigger fish at linebacker in the form of Cory Littleton and Nick Kwiatkoski.
1:50 p.m.: Here’s water to pour on those Newton’s rumors. I wouldn’t think the Raiders would male this move, but I never say never. But it would be a surprise.
Pretty much should go without saying, but @Raiders are set at QB if you're thinking about Cam Newton.— Vincent Bonsignore (@VinnyBonsignore) March 24, 2020
12:50 p.m.: The best free-agent receiver, Robby Anderson, has a new home in Carolina. The Raiders were often connected to him. But they weren’t going to give him this type of a deal and I think that was the right call. Anderson is fine, but not a real game changer.
12:15. p.m.: Cam Newton is being connected the Raiders by some folks. But what he’s a quarterback, so what is new?
The Raiders are a sneaky destination for Cam Newton. Just saying— Matt Verderame (@MattVerderame) March 24, 2020
The team that ends up signing Cam Newton will not regret it. The Raiders and Chargers should be all over it. The Bears should have been at the top of this list, but they already Folesed their way out of it— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) March 24, 2020
9:15 a.m.: Cam Newton is free. Will he end up in the AFC West with the Chargers?
2:02 p.m.: Nelson Agholor is not getting paid too much. He’ll be a backup and perhaps a return man.
Former #Eagles WR Nelson Agholor signed a one-year veteran salary benefit deal with the #Raiders that included a $137,500 signing bonus, source said. It's worth $1,047,500 of which $887,500 is guaranteed.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 23, 2020
1:55 p.m.: Here are the much-awaited Marcus Mariota contract numbers.
#Raiders gave Marcus Mariota a two-year, $17.6 million deal that includes $7.5m in the first year as a fully-guaranteed base salary.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 23, 2020
A fascinating deal that also includes a mountain of incentives and escalators that would pay Marcus Mariota starter money if he plays and has success. Max value: $37.5 million. https://t.co/OCYnkQt8qZ— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 23, 2020
11:20 a.m.: A Jerry Mac cap room update that further drives home the point that the Raiders’ are running out of cap space.
Carl Nassib's contract, reported as a three-year, $25 million deal with $17 guaranteed, also not listed along with Mariota, Agholor, Kush, Smith. https://t.co/iFx2bAVngR— Jerry McDonald (@Jerrymcd) March 23, 2020
10:42 am.: Jerry Mac has some interesting Raiders’ salary-cap figures. Once the remaining contracts come in and counting the room needed to fit in the draft picks, the Raiders will have very little left to spend in free agency. Getting down to the scraps after 11 new signings and one re-signing.
Cap numbers of #Raiders UFAs:— Jerry McDonald (@Jerrymcd) March 23, 2020
Awaiting Mariota, Agholor, Kush, Smith
No signing bonuses. Lots of guaranteed salary.
8:54 a.m.: Jason Witten and Eli Apple will surely be on the 53-man roster this year. Both deals are guaranteed. Apple signed a one-year deal with the Raiders and he’s getting paid pretty nicely. He’ll either be a No. 2 or No. 3 (more likely) corner in Las Vegas.
Raiders also fully guaranteed the $6 million base in CB Eli Apple's one-year deal, and gave him $500K in play-time incentives.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 23, 2020
Reality is that guaranteed $$ = both will be on the roster. https://t.co/6B61YJ213O
8:20 a.m.: Former Raiders’ linebacker Tahir Whitehead signed with Carolina. Don’t start thinking about 2021 comp picks, though. Whitehead was released, so he is not part of that formula. But good luck in Carolina, sir.
10:58 a.m.: Maliek Collins’ contract numbers are in and, surprisingly, it’s just a one-year deal. He will get a chance to impress the Raiders as a starter, though, and be a candidate to get a long-term deal.
2:02 p.m.: The Raiders signed their fourth player of the day, tight end Nick O’Leary. Yes, they now have five tight ends. This one is the grand kid of golfing legend Jack Nicklaus. Five, not fore.
11:50 a.m.: The Raiders are booming. They signed Dallas backup running back Rod Smith. That’s three offensive players this morning. All are backups. 11 free agents in total. Who says NFL Saturdays are boring?
Former Eagles WR Nelson Agholor is signing a one-year deal with the Las Vegas Raiders, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 21, 2020
Former Cowboys and Giants RB Rod Smith also is re-signing with the Raiders on a one-year deal, per source.
11:45 a.m.: The Raiders signed a receiver. It’s former Eagles’ first-rounder Nelson Agholor. He’s struggled catching the ball at times. It’s penny-pinching time.
Raiders have agreed with both WR Nelson Agholor and G Erik Kush . . .— Jerry McDonald (@Jerrymcd) March 21, 2020
10:13 a.m.: Backup guard Eric Kush announced he has signed with the Raiders. He is their ninth free-agent signing. He provides needed interior line depth.
2:47 p.m.: A former Raiders’ defensive back is back in the AFC West
11:57 a.m.: Here are the Karl Joseph numbers with the Browns. It’s clear the Raiders didn’t really want him back.
Karl Joseph (Browns), one year, $2.5M, $500K signing bonus, salary $1.5M; per game roster bonus up to $500K, up to $1M playtime plus playoffs incentive— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 20, 2020
11:36 a.m.: There’s decent pass-rushers still available. But the Raiders don’t have much money left and like Carl Nassib.
Amongst the pass rushing free agents available:— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 20, 2020
10:52 a.m.: An interesting pass-rusher is not going back to Minnesota.
Everson Griffen is leaving the #Vikings.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 20, 2020
Statement from Griffen's agent, Brian Murphy: "We have broken off talks with Minnesota because they have to spend their money elsewhere and we decided to now focus our attention on free agency."
10:42 a.m.: Melvin Gordon is staying the AFC West. Denver is trying to help Drew Lock with a better running game and better defense.
Source: The #Broncos and RB Melvin Gordon have agreed to terms on a 2-year deal worth $16M with $13.5M guaranteed. The former #Chargers star stays in the division, creating a strong 1-2 punch with Phillip Lindsay.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 20, 2020
9:02 a.m.: The Raiders thought about a Tom Brady run, but never made it. Sounds about right.
In the end, the market for FA Tom Brady:— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 20, 2020
— The #Bucs and #Chargers with offers.
— The #Patriots waiting to see if he wanted to return (he said goodbye instead).
— The #Raiders and #49ers briefly considering, but never making an offer.
— The #Titans going all in on Ryan Tannehill.
8:54 a.m.: The Raiders are still going play the free-agent game, but the big-money has already been spent. We’re in full depth mode now, folks.
Raiders aren't done adding players, but nothing resembling a big-ticket item on the horizon spent about as much cash as they could, I'm told. As Mike Mayock told reporters combine, defense was the priority. #Raiders— Jerry McDonald (@Jerrymcd) March 20, 2020
4:27 p.m.: Here’s a Robby Anderson update. If the Raiders don’t sign him, it’s no biggie, in my mind.
As far as Robby Anderson, the #Raiders liked him but decided to focus on defense in FA. As Mayock said, there are 25 or so WRs in the draft with a top-3 round grade.— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) March 19, 2020
2:18 p.m.: The Rams cut linebacker Clay Matthews. Jon Gruden loves veterans and the Raiders need another linebacker. So, don’t discount a Raiders’ run but I think he’s close to being done.
10:20 p.m.: Cornerback Logan Ryan might present an opportunity the Raiders can consider.
Touched base with someone close to #Titans free agent CB Logan Ryan, one of the top players available. The versatile DB is open to entertaining all offers and will consider a short term deal. I’m told he won’t take less than $10M per year he earned last year.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 19, 2020
8:56 a.m.: Another receiver is available in a trade. Should the Raiders think about Brandin Cooks?
8:37 a.m.: Here’s what the Raiders are planning to do while players are staying away from the facility because of the coronavirus crisis.
Interesting comment from new @raiders safety Jeff Heath on @SiriusXMNFL - said the team will be sending iPads to players with video cut-ups with in-person offseason programs currently on hold. I imagine other clubs will be following suit as well— Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) March 19, 2020
8:35 a.m.: The Raiders didn’t get cornerback Darius Slay. The Eagles did.
The deal after the deal: the Eagles and new CB Darius Slay reached agreement on a 3-year, $50 million extension that includes $30 million guaranteed, @RosenhausSports tells ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 19, 2020
9:08 p.m.: The Raiders, at least, have competition for Slay. ESPN reports the Eagles are working on a contract for Slay as part of a possible trade.
I'm told there are ongoing discussions right now regarding the framework of a 3-year extension as part of a trade that would send CB Darius Slay to the #Eagles, per source.— ig: josinaanderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 19, 2020
8:15 p.m.: Darius Slay trade talk is heating up with Gabe Jackson as possible trade bait.
This is the team I’ve heard linked to Slay the loudest and most often. Gabe Jackson as a potential trade chip is an interesting wrinkle. https://t.co/ZxZ2eTnSgV— Chris Burke (@ChrisBurkeNFL) March 19, 2020
7:34 p.m.: This report says don’t assume Eli Apple will be a starter. I completely agree.
5:15 p.m.: Karl Joseph is the first Raiders’ free agent to leave. He’s going to Cleveland.
2:17 p.m.: Some thoughts from me:
To me, Kwiatkowski is key to #Raiders FA. If he hits, they have three solid starters from this class. Not doubting him, but he has a small sample size. But hopes are high.— Bill Williamson (@BWilliamsonNFL) March 18, 2020
2:11 p.m.: More on Harris’ decision:
Just talked to Chris Harris. He said 2 yrs "$20 (mill) something," with Chargers. He turned down 3-year offer w/Raiders.— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) March 18, 2020
"I liked the Chargers' defense. Bosa, Ingram, Casey Hayward, Derwin James, Desmond King. I like their secondary. I'll fit right in with those boys." #9sports
1:59 p.m.: Correcting other reports, this says the Raiders put a second-round tender on linebacker Nic Morrow. Don’t expect hm to leave as an RFA.
1:49 p.m.: Here’s some insight on how the Raiders are structuring their contracts:
#Raiders have noticeably changed contract structures for most free agency deals in recent years:— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 18, 2020
Going with roster bonuses, fully guaranteed base salaries, injury guarantees that convert to fully guarantees (for some).
1:24 p.m.: OK, then.
Interesting subplot: Chris Harris turned down an opportunity/offer to play for the Raiders.— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) March 18, 2020
I’m told that he was not interested in playing for them. https://t.co/mMWLCNBF0P
1:05 p.m.: Chargers continue big day and snag Raiders’ target Chris Harris. Stays in AFC West, but with wrong team.
CB Chris Harris tells me he is picking the Chargers.— ig: josinaanderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 18, 2020
1:00 p.m.: No deals are official yet and here is why:
12:43 p.m.: The Raiders had an offer out to Chris Harris, but the Apple deal probably ends that talk.
12:30 p.m.: Eli Apple is the newest Raider.
Raiders had a two-year contract offer at one point for former Broncos corner Chris Harris Jr, per sources. Raiders went with in different direction with Eli Apple— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 18, 2020
Newest Raider . . . Eli Apple . . . has agreed to terms. #Raiders.— Jerry McDonald (@Jerrymcd) March 18, 2020
11:54 p.m.: Former Raiders’ receiver Seth Roberts is on his way to Carolina.
9:40 p.m.: Forget the Malcolm Jenkins’ thought. He’s going back to New Orleans.
A reunion: The #Saints are close to a deal with safety Malcolm Jenkins — likely bringing back one of their former first-round draft choices and securing their back end. The #Eagles recently parted ways with Jenkins.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 18, 2020
8:46 p.m.: Jadeveon Clowney’s market isn’t developing as expected. Could the Raiders swoop in? Probably not after giving Carl Nassib a relatively hefty deal, but I never say never.
8:40 p.m.: Could the Eagles replace Malcolm Jenkins with Karl Joseph? And speaking of Jenkins, perhaps he could be a veteran fit for the Raiders’ secondary.
6:15 p.m.: Carl Nassib gets a big, big deal. Might be a bit of an overpay, but if he can bring the heat, who cares?
3:52 p.m.: A free-agency breakdown:
#Raiders free-agency scorecard this far: 3 D starters, 2 D backups, 2 two O backups. Stay tuned.— Bill Williamson (@BWilliamsonNFL) March 17, 2020
3:27 p.m.: The seventh new Raider and the fifth new guy today is backup defensive end Carl Nassib.
Newest Raider is DE Carl Nassib . . . has come to terms— Jerry McDonald (@Jerrymcd) March 17, 2020
3:09 p.m.: Here is another indication Tom Brady is heading to the Bucs. Good, let’s get it over with.
I’ve been saying for two days I believe the Chargers are the best fit for Brady - and I still believe that. But I’m told the Brady camp has led the Chargers to believe he is going to stay back East because of family considerations. #StayTuned— Jim Trotter (@JimTrotter_NFL) March 17, 2020
2:55 p.m.: Here is a cornerback, who is a surprise free agent and who could help the Raiders.
2:18 p.m.: The Raiders added another Cowboy, safety Jeff Heath.
Safety Jeff Heath is the third Cowboy to move on to the Las Vegas Raiders today, joining Jason Witten and Maliek Collins. According to a source, he agreed to a two-year deal that can be worth as much as $8 million, according to a source. Heath started... https://t.co/7fRniyzuUx— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) March 17, 2020
2:05 p.m.: Jon Gruden is fired up about adding Jason Witten
#Raiders HC Jon Gruden told me that signing 16-year #Cowboys TE Jason Witten was “a no-brainer” because of the leadership, work ethic and toughness he brings to a young team. “There’s nothing he still can’t do,” Gruden said.— Ed Werder (@WerderEdESPN) March 17, 2020
1:40 p.m.: Jason Witten is getting a decent salary, too.
Jason Witten intends to sign a one-year deal with the Las Vegas Raiders, ending his time with the Dallas Cowboys after 16 seasons. According to a source, Witten can make up to $4.75 million in 2020. https://t.co/l3dW52GEaw— Todd Archer (@toddarcher) March 17, 2020
1:11 p.m.: Maliek Collins is a Raider. The defensive tackle played for Rod Marinelli in Dallas.
Next up for Raiders . . . Malik Collins. He's in the fold.— Jerry McDonald (@Jerrymcd) March 17, 2020
12:59 p.m.: In a stunning move, the are signing tight end Jason Witten. Gruden love veterans.
@Raiders have come to terms with TE Jason Witten— Vincent Bonsignore (@VinnyBonsignore) March 17, 2020
12:56 p.m.: Philip Rivers is a Colt. We never bought the Raiders’ interest in him, anyway. See you, Phil.
12:36 p.m.: Here’s a report out of Boston saying Tom Brady to Tampa Bay is done. We’ll see.
11:09 a.m.: Here is everything you need to now about free agency rules.
9:30 a.m.: The Raiders agreed to terms with Rams’ linebacker Cory Littleton. Second starting linebacker signed. Expected to play weakside.
@Raiders have come to an agreement with Cory Littleton— Vincent Bonsignore (@VinnyBonsignore) March 17, 2020
9:16 a.m.: The Bears cut former first-round pick, pass-rusher Leonard Floyd. He could be an affordable option for the Raiders.
Leonard Floyd being released prevents the Bears from fully guaranteeing the fifth-year option that previously was exercised. https://t.co/yTC5dHmjAU— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2020
9:13 am.: The Bears have agreed to terms with pass-rusher Robert Quinn to a huge deal. He was connected to the Raiders because of his past with new defensive line coach Rod Marinelli. It won’t happen. And, oh, the pass-rusher market just blew up.
The #Bears are signing pass-rusher Robert Quinn to a 5-year, $70 million contract with $30 million fully guaranteed, agent Sean Kiernan from @SelectSports tells me and @TomPelissero. A new home for the former #Cowboys star after a huge year.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 17, 2020
8:58 a.m.: Here is an update on the Raiders’ defensive needs.
CB is a huge priority, they made a strong push for Jones. So safe to assume they are all over any of the big CB options. Have to see where Littleton's $$ market ends up. https://t.co/JkVz8skTVM— Vincent Bonsignore (@VinnyBonsignore) March 17, 2020
7:57 a.m.: Cam Newton is going to be traded by Carolina. The Raiders have been rumored to have interest.
Panthers and Cam Newton are working together to seek a trade, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2020
7:50 a.m.: The Raiders have given backup tackle David Sharpe a fourth-round tender in restricted free agency. He will likely stick around.
7:48 a.m.: Tom Brady is hitting the open market. Oh boy. The Raiders haven’t been heavily connected with Brady lately, but the talk isn’t dead yet.
7:47 a.m.: Quarterback Nate Sudfeld is back with the Eagles. He was rumored to be a target of the Raiders. But the Marcus Mariota agreement probably ended that.
BIGGEST QUARTERBACK NEWS OF THE DAY. SUDFELD IS BACK. https://t.co/bSF1Cg7bes— Inside the Birds (@InsideBirds) March 17, 2020
7:45 a.m.: The Raiders were in on safety Jimmie Ward before he returned to the 49ers.
7:56 p.m.: The Cowboys had to keep Amari Copper and they did.
Amari Cooper intends to re-sign with the Dallas Cowboys on a 5-year, $100 million deal, league sources tell ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2020
7:41 p.m.: Stefon Diggs will not be a Raider. And at that price, that’s a good thing.
The #Vikings managed the Stefon Diggs situation well last year, despite him no-showing during the week and showing clear frustrating. They hold onto him long enough to send him to the #Bills for a big bounty of picks.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 17, 2020
6:40 p.m.: The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports Mariota has agreed to terms with the Raiders. This one has made sense for a while. Probably means Derek Carr is staying.
The @Raiders have come to terms with Marcus Mariota— Vincent Bonsignore (@VinnyBonsignore) March 17, 2020
6:15 p.m.: The NFL Network reports the Raiders are working to finalize a deal for Marcus Mariota, who would be the Raiders’ backup who could potentially compete for the No. 1 job.
The #Raiders are pushing to close out a deal with QB Marcus Mariota, sources tell me and @RapSheet. Mike Mayock's No. 1-ranked QB in his @nflnetwork coverage leading up to the 2015 Draft could soon be on his roster.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 17, 2020
4:53p.m.: There will be no free-agent visits and the OTA schedule will be delayed because of concerns over the coronavirus crisis. The Raiders were set to start their OTA sessions April 20. It runs through a mid-June minicamp. So, the OTAs will be shortened.
In a memo to teams, the NFL has implemented new rules for free agency and postponed the off-season training activities indefinitely, in a memo obtained by ESPN. pic.twitter.com/gFkSErJBa4— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 16, 2020
4:17 p.m.: Here is an update on who the Raiders can turn to at cornerback. Harris is top guy.
The #Raiders struck out on Byron Jones, but there's other options including Chris Harris Jr., Prince Amukamara, Logan Ryan, Bashaud Breeland and Kendall Fuller, among others.— Matt Verderame (@MattVerderame) March 16, 2020
Vegas desperately needs help outside to bolster what has been a leaky secondary.
4:06 p.m.: The Dolphins came out of nowhere and agreed to terms with Byron Jones. The Raiders were in it. Now onto Chris Harris?
4:04 p.m.: The Raiders gave linebacker his original round RFA tender. He was not drafted. The Raiders can match a deal, but won’t get any picks if another team signs Morrow. He could see him maybe getting some interest.
Raiders LB Nicholas Morrow was given an original-round RFA tender.— Scott Bair (@BairNBCS) March 16, 2020
Raiders will have a right to match any offer he gets. Morrow was undrafted, so there's no pick coming back if another team signs him.
3:25 p.m.: The Raiders are reportedly a finalist for Dallas big-dollar cornebrakc Byron Jones.
3:22 p.m.: The Raiders put the fifth-round tender on quarterback Nathan Peterman, who is a restricted free agent. It would be surprising if he gets interest in the RFA market.
3:00 p.m.: An update on Cory Littleton and the Raiders’ approach to free agency.
2:45 p.m.: The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Nick Kwiatkowski will be the middle linebacker for the Raiders, which makes sense.
1:45 p.m.: The Athletic reports the Raiders are not out of the Tom Brady sweepstakes, but Tampa Bay has a better chance of landing him.
1:36 p.m.: The NFL Network has Kwiatkowski’s contract terms.
11:00 a.m.: The NFL Network reported the Raiders have agreed to terms with starting linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski.
9:19 a.m. ESPN reports the Raiders have interest in Denver cornerbackChris Harris.
9:16 a.m.: ESPN reports the Raiders are interested in Dallas cornerback Byron Jones.
9:04 a.m.: ESPN reports the Raiders are in play for safety Damarious Randall.
8:57 a.m.: Christian Kirskey, who had visited the Raiders, signs with Green Bay