1:29 p.m.: Former Raiders’ linebacker Marquel Lee, who did not play last season, signed with the Buffalo Bills.
11:40 a.m.: Former Raiders’ safety is on a visit. I know some folks want him back in the Silver and Black.
I'm told free agent S Karl Joseph is traveling today for a visit with the #Steelers, per source.— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 31, 2021
8:48 a.m.: Because of the 17-game schedule, the fourth preseason week will be a bye week before the regular season starts,
9:23 a.m.: The Willie Snead money is in and it’s not too bad at all.
Willie Snead (Raiders) one year, $1.127M, $987,500 gtd, $137,500 signing bonus, salary $990K ($850K gtd)— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 30, 2021
8:29 a.m.: Here are more details on the move to 17 games in the NFL in 2021.
UPDATE: As expected, the 17-game schedule for 2021 is official.
Here is the resolution that NFL owners will vote on to approve the 17-game season, which will be the first expansion of the regular-season schedule in 43 years.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 30, 2021
As you can see, they're voting on a lot of elements at once. pic.twitter.com/fI9mM1t0S9
10:02 a.m.: The Denzelle Good contracts details are in.
Denzelle Good (Raiders) two years, $8.36M, $3.19M gtd, salaries $1.6M (gtd), $3.09M; $1.5M roster bonus 5th day 2021 gtd; annual $510K per game active up to roster bonus, $100K 2022 weight bonus includes $100K workout bonus— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 28, 2021
11:11 a.m.: Yes, Kenyan Drake did well for himself in free agency,
Free Agent RB Guarantees— Spotrac (@spotrac) March 26, 2021
K. Drake, $11M
C. Carson, $5.5M
J. Williams, $3.25M
M. Davis, $3M
J. White, $2.4M
D. Booker, $2M
M. Mack, $2M
M. Brown, $1.75M
C. Hyde, $1.4M
P. Lindsay, $1M
S. Perine, $700k
T. Jones $700k
M. Ingram $500k
T. Coleman, $400k
L. Miller, $137k
10:35 a.m.: The Raiders are talking to another wide receiver even though they have a ton already:
Ravens UFA WR Willie Snead is visiting the Raiders, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 25, 2021
9:01 a.m.: The NFL draft-room coronavirus guidelines are relaxing,
Also notable here: Teams with all fully vaccinated people are limited to 10 people in the draft room, whereas teams with non-vaccinated people can have 20. We're still a month out, so things may evolve as they did last year, but some unique decisions ahead. https://t.co/9nkJpZu0yO— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 25, 2021
3:10 p.m.: A CB the Raiders showed interest in is off the board. There’s no way they were paying that kind of money.
1:48 p.m.: Another safety is off the board.
Safety Jaquiski Tartt is returning to the 49ers on a 1 year deal, per sources.— Peter Schrager (@PSchrags) March 22, 2021
In addition to Trent Williams (acquired in 2020), San Francisco is bringing back several of their top free agents, looking to get back to where team was in 2019. @nflnetwork @gmfb
10:45 a.m.: Another defensive lineman is reportedly in the mix for the Raiders.
#Raiders hosted former Broncos RT Elijah Wilkinson on a free agent visit.— Levi Damien (@LeviDamien) March 20, 2021
10:09 a.m.: The Raiders are keeping another of their own free agents. Cornerback Nevin Lawson is back. He may compete with Amik Roberston for the nickel job.
4:45 p.m.: The Anthony Harris dream is over.
Anthony Harris is going to the #Eagles, per source .— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 19, 2021
2:26 p.m.: The Raiders have interest in cornerback Adoree Jackson, but they’re not alone.
Rams, Chiefs, Raiders and Cardinals also have expressed interest. https://t.co/cE72TAhQLU— Mike Jones (@ByMikeJones) March 19, 2021
10:14 a.m.: Another vet CB is on the market.
Steelers have granted permission to starting CB Steven Nelson to seek a trade, per source. Nelson, who turned 28 in January, has been graded as one of the league’s top cornerbacks in recent seasons by @PFF.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 19, 2021
10:11 a.m.: And McMillan has a deal with the Patriots.
The #Patriots are signing LB Raekwon McMillan to a one-year deal, per source.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 19, 2021
9:52 a.m.: Linebacker Raekwon McMillan has a visit.
The Patriots are hosting CB Desmond Trufant and LB Raekwon McMillan on a free agent visit today, per sources.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 19, 2021
Trufant spent the 2020 season with the Lions playing for Matt Patricia, while McMillan is a 2017 second-round pick with 204 tackles to his name.
A busy week continues.
9:29 p.m.: According to The Athletic, Raiders’ pass-rusher Carl Nassib has restructured his contract and he will be back in 2021.
The #Raiders' choices were:— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) March 19, 2021
A) Pay DE Carl Nassib his $5.75 million guaranteed bonus today and release him, saving $3.5 million in salary.
B) Keep him. Just pay him.
C) Restructure and just push all of that money back.
They're going with Option C.
6:35 p.m.: Look, Lamarcus Joyner is now a safety like everyone hoped he’d be with the Raiders.
2:15 p.m.: Theo Riddick is back. It’s a full running back room.
The Raiders are re-signing RB Theo Riddick to a one-year deal that includes $50K guaranteed. Kenyan Drake signed today, Theo Riddick retained.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 18, 2021
11:39 a.m.: Derek Carrier is back.
The #Raiders and veteran TE Derek Carrier have agreed to terms on a 1-year deal, source said, as Las Vegas keeps one of its own and Carrier is set for his fourth season with the silver and black.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 18, 2021
11:15 a.m.: The Marcus Mariota situation may be getting resolved soon:
10:49 a.m.: Did Son of Howie just take a shot at the Raiders?
Long on visit to KC as opposed to Vegas: “It becomes apparent that things are different here.” #Chiefs— Harold R. Kuntz (@HaroldRKuntz3) March 18, 2021
8:01 a.m.: Former Raiders’ safety Erik Harris is heading to the Atlanta Falcons. He was a good Raider, but his time was up.
Safety Erik Harris is signing with the Falcons.— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) March 18, 2021
7:21 a.m.: Denver Broncos’ running back Phillip Lindsay is now an unrestricted free agent. He’d be a pretty nice compliment to Josh Jacobs.
6:32 a.m.: The Trent Brown trade is official.
4:11 p.m.: The Raiders signed their third DT of the day in the form of former Seattle and Buffalo rotational player Quinton Jefferson. He can provide some pressure from the interior line.
New #Raiders DL Quinton Jefferson signed a 1-year deal worth $3.25m+worth up to $4m.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 17, 2021
4:00 p.m.: Money matters:
Denzelle Good (Raiders) two years, $8.36M, $3.19M gtd, salaries $1.69M (gtd), $3.09M; $1.5M 5th day of league year roster bonus gtd, up to $510K per game active roster bonus, $480K and $580K weight bonuses 2021-22, including $100K of 2022 workout bonus— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 17, 2021
3:43 p.m.: Kyle Long, son of Howie Long will be a Chief, not a Raider.
Chiefs now add Kyle Long and Joe Thuney to their offensive line. https://t.co/QrH2InbVwu— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2021
1:39 p.m.: A DT is coming to visit.
#Raiders are expected to have former #Bills DT/DE Quinton Jefferson in for a visit later this week, source said. His familiarity with new defensive scheme (see Gus Bradley/Seahawks scheme) ties in with this.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 17, 2021
1:35 p.m.: Here is the Incognito deal. As expected, it’s team friendly.
The #Raiders are re-signing guard Richie Incognito to a one-year deal worth up to $2.62 million, including $1.1M guaranteed, per source.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 17, 2021
1:11 p.m.: Rodney Hudson is gone, but Richie Incognito is back. He will likely start.
11:45 a.m.: The Raiders are trying to get something for Rodney Hudson. THEY NEED TO.
There are talks of it potentially involving a "second day pick," per source. https://t.co/ztIsqZL7If— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 17, 2021
11:39 a.m.: Here is another Raider coming back — it’s Zay Jones. Whatever, not a big fan.
11:17 a.m.: Per the Athletic, defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins is back.
Defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins is back with the #Raiders. 1-year deal.— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) March 17, 2021
10:25 a.m.: A.J. Green is headed to the Cardinals. The Raiders were connected to him, but choose John Brown instead.
Former Bengals' WR A.J. Green is finalizing a one-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2021
8:23 a.m.: The Nicholas Morrow money is in.
The #Raiders are giving LB Nicholas Morrow a 1-year worth $5M with $4.5M fully guaranteed, source said. A chance to hit the market again next year.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 17, 2021
8:45 p.m.: Linebacker Nicholas Morrow is re-signing with the Raiders. He is the team’s first in-house free agent to return. Expect him to play a lot in 2021.
12:21 p.m.: Kyle Long is going to take other visits.
FYI: Kyle Long will take additional FA visits before making a decision. @Raiders in mix— Vincent Bonsignore (@VinnyBonsignore) March 16, 2021
11:05 a.m.: Raiders’ linebacker Nicholas Morrow is getting interest on the open market,
8:31 a.m.: Details on Yannick Ngakoue’s deal with the Silver and Black.
Some additional notes on Yannick Ngakoue's 2y/ $26M deal with the #Raiders:— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 16, 2021
Ngakoue's contract becomes fully guaranteed 3rd day of the new league year in 2022.
$21M of his 26M in guarantees is fully guaranteed at signing.
Ngakoue has a no-franchise tag clause included too.
7:32 p.m.: The Kyle Long visit is likely going into Tuesday.
Just an FYI on Kyle Long and @Raiders. Looks like he'll get on the field for a workout tomorrow morning. Keep in mind he didn't play last year and he's coming off some injuries prior to 2020.— Vincent Bonsignore (@VinnyBonsignore) March 16, 2021
4:12 p.m.: The Raiders believe in Daniel Carlson.
The #Raiders are placing a second-round tender on kicker Daniel Carlson, per source. A strong move to prevent an offer sheet on Carlson, who gets $3.384 million for 2021.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 15, 2021
1:38 p.m.: A reported Raiders’ target is off the board.
#Browns deal for S John Johnson: Three years, $33.75 million with $24 million guaranteed, source says. Former third-rounder cashes in.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 15, 2021
12:32 p.m.: The Raiders announced tackle Donald Penn will retire as a Raider.
11:45 a.m.: A veteran cornerback, who was connected to the Raiders, is off the market.
10:20 a.m.: John Johnson’s market is developing, but the Raiders aren’t being connected to him yet.
Hearing former Rams S John Johnson's free agent market is taking shape. Lions, Eagles, Jags and Browns all showing interest— Jonathan Jones (@jjones9) March 15, 2021
10:10 a.m.: Another former Gus Bradley player is available,
The #Chargers aren't tendering DE Isaac Rochell, per source. Bit of a surprise, since he started six games last season for them. He'll hit the market.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 15, 2021
9:50 a.m.: The Raiders have reached out to Bengals’ receiver A.J. Green.
8:32 a.m.: After visiting the Raiders, cornerback A.J. Bouye is on to Cincinnati.
After visiting Raiders, veteran CB A.J. Bouye is headed to Cincinnati to visit with Bengals per source. #9sports— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) March 14, 2021
11:29 a.m.: Another guard is on the market for the guard-needy Raiders.
The #Chargers are releasing Pro Bowl guard Trai Turner, sources say, after attempting to trade him for the past few days. His release saves more than $11M against the cap.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 12, 2021
10:56 a.m.: A possible right tackle is off the board for the Raiders.
9:33 a.m.: The Raiders opened some salary cap room by tweaking the deals of linebackers Cory Littleton and Nick Kwiatkoski, who both signed last year. The Raiders now have around $40 million in cap room.
Contract restructures to create cap space as the league year looms:— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 12, 2021
— #Saints WR Michael Thomas did a restructure, creating $8.7M of space.
— The #Raiders did the same with LBs Nick Kwiatkoski ($2.7M) and Cory Littleton (4.4M).
— The #Ravens restructured CB Marcus Peters (3.5M).