2:09 p.m.: This is another killer for the Derek Carr haters.
Best Individual QB Rating on throws beyond 20 yards in 2020, per @SportsInfo_SIS (Min. 100 atts):— Mike Tannenbaum (@RealTannenbaum) June 30, 2021
Daniel Jones- 129
Derek Carr- 119
Aaron Rodgers- 117
Ryan Fitzpatrick- 117
Cam Newton- 107
Jones’ ability on deep passes will help new NYG WR Kenny Golladay assimilate nicely
2:22 p.m.: The Indianapolis Colts have been cleared to play in front of a full stadium this season. That means the entire NFL has been cleared to resume to normalcy in 2021. Yahoo.
11:20 a.m.: Circle March 16, 2022 on your calendar. NFL free agency starts and the Raiders should be loaded with cap room. It’s never too early to get excited.
The NFLPA sent this notice to agents with 2022 calendar dates, including the start of the free-agent signing period March 16. pic.twitter.com/3RIhn6Wqnf— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) June 23, 2021
6:30 p.m.: Well, this is something.
To Carl Nassib and Kumi Yokoyama – two prominent, inspiring athletes who came out this week: I’m so proud of your courage. Because of you, countless kids around the world are seeing themselves in a new light today.— President Biden (@POTUS) June 23, 2021
4:15 p.m.: Via the Las Vegas Review Journal, Raiders’ quarterback Derek Carr has made a statement on Carl Nassib:
From @Raiders QB: Derek Carr, who has reached out to Carl Nassib: “I have often said I love my teammates. I mean it. We always say we are a family in that Raider locker room, and we mean that too. I want to win a championship here with Carl and the rest of our teammates”— Vincent Bonsignore (@VinnyBonsignore) June 22, 2021
1:45 p.m.: The NFL has matched Carl Nassib’s donation to the Trevor Project. This man is doing great work in a short period of time.
12:56 p.m.: If there was any thoughts, that Carl Nassib’s decision to come out as gay without public support, digest this: It’s terrific.
Raiders’ DE Carl Nassib is the top-selling NFL jersey across the @Fanatics’ network both yesterday and today.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 22, 2021
11:39 a.m.: You can learn more about the Trevor Project here. It’s the foundation Raiders’ defensive end Carl Nassib is supporting as he announced he has come out as gay. It’s a worthy cause to support Nassib as he makes NFL history, Oh, and how cool is this?
Proud of Carl Nassib on coming out yesterday. The #RaiderNation, the whole country, and I stand with you.— Bo Jackson (@BoJackson) June 22, 2021
10:23 a.m.: The NFL is doing a cool thing for potential general managers.
11:53 a.m.: K.J. Wright is still available. He played for new Raiders’ defensive coordinator Gus Bradley in Seattle and Las Vegas could use some depth at linebacker.
The Seahawks haven't completely shut the door on K.J. Wright, but his return is unlikely. It's not really about money so much as their desire for their top two picks from 2020 -- Jordyn Brooks and Darrell Taylor -- to take on bigger roles. https://t.co/A5JSbIps3a— Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) June 17, 2021
9:03 a.m.: The Raider Nation hopes the Madden Curse is alive in 2021.
Don't worry about a "Madden curse" for Tom Brady or Patrick Mahomes - here's how the last 4 Madden cover athletes have fared:— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 17, 2021
2020 Lamar Jackson: 7th-best QBR, won a playoff game
2019 Patrick Mahomes: Super Bowl MVP
2018 Antonio Brown: 15 Rec TD (led NFL)
2017 Tom Brady: NFL MVP https://t.co/F85ZBfWuvl
8:40 a.m.: Kolton Miller is on the field. He didn’t practice Tuesday.
Kolton Miller was back out here today, said hello to the rookie. pic.twitter.com/lr7aOg7cjS— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) June 16, 2021
8:23 a.m.: The Raiders are in the middle of their second day of minicamp practice. Expect this to be the last practice day. The team will meet Thursday and be excused for vacation until they report for training camp July 27.
8:56 a.m.: Update:
Tashan later spotted Good and Koonce getting some pool work in. https://t.co/ePvIPwVuIb— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) June 15, 2021
8:37 a.m.: Here is a list of five players who are not on the field during the first day of the minicamp. It’s likely most of these reasons are injury related in some form. Until we hear otherwise, I wouldn’t get too worried about any of these missing players, though.
By my count, the #Raiders have 85 players on the practice field for the first day of mandatory minicamp. Players on the active roster who aren't here: OG Denzelle Good, OT Kolton Miller, DE Malcolm Koonce, LB Divine Deablo and CB Isaiah Johnson.— Tashan Reed (@tashanreed) June 15, 2021
12:47 p.m.: Pass-rusher Danielle Hunter will remain with the Minnesota Vikings. There was trade speculation and he was connected to the Raiders.
Essentially, the #Vikings created a decision after next season and moved a bunch of money up for Hunter. A frustrating situation for all was quietly worked out over the past few months. Hunter is now healthy and a big season helps him and Minnesota. https://t.co/ZtTfiOb07Q— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 14, 2021
9:48 a.m.: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, who visited the Raiders earlier this offseason, is trying to hook up with the Carolina Panthers.
Per source, S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix will participate in this week's Panthers minicamp on a tryout basis. He previously participated in Texans' minicamp on a tryout basis.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) June 14, 2021
10:32 a.m.: This will be really cool.
Battle for Vegas returns to Las Vegas Ballpark July 24. The celebrity softball game features two teams one led by Reilly Smith of the Golden Knights and his teammates vs. Pro Football Hall of Famer Marcus Allen and friends from the Raiders. #vegas #raiders #knightup pic.twitter.com/di5o9FZYt5— Mick Akers (@mickakers) June 11, 2021
7:02 a.m.: Bad news on the injury front for an AFC West foe and for Kyle Long’s comeback trail. Son of Howie is hurt. He visited the Raiders this offseason.
#Chiefs guard Kyle Long suffered a leg injury that could keep him out of training camp, sources tell me and @RapSheet. After initial concern it could be a serious injury, Long underwent tests and the hope now is he could be back right before the start of the regular season.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) June 10, 2021
9:14 a.m.: Will the Raiders soon play in Germany. Surely, ti would be a road game.
The NFL today is officially putting out notice that it is looking for proposals to find a partner city for International Series games in Germany. Big step, and there could be a game there in '22.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) June 9, 2021
As we've said, they've discussed putting that game there during Oktoberfest. pic.twitter.com/XQ5XCWPuFo
8:47 a.m.: Aaron Rodgers is now officially a hold out from the Green Bay Packers mandatory minicamp. We’ll see what the next step is.
1:29 p.m.: The Raiders have officially re-signed tackle Sam Young.
11:29 a.m.: The expectations for rookie Raiders’ safety Tre’von Moehrig are high.
Everyone knows the Raiders must improve defensively if they want to compete. Could a rookie make all the difference?@Brentley12 on why Tre'Von Moehrig might be the Raiders' most impactful defensive addition this offseason.#FrontOffice33 | #RaiderNationhttps://t.co/py7Cmz5hId— The Draft Network (@TheDraftNetwork) June 7, 2021
9:42 a.m.: CBS Sports reports that perhaps Arizona pass-rusher Chandler Jones could soon be available. He’d look great in the Silver and Black.
1:22 p.m.: The Raiders are one of several teams looking at CFL pass catcher Jevon Cottoy.
Canadian WR/TE Jevon Cottoy is scheduled to work out for the #49ers next week, per source. He previously worked out for the #Texans, #Raiders, #Patriots and #Saints -- significant interest in the 6-foot-5, 230-pound Cottoy, who had 38 catches for the CFL's BC Lions in 2019.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) June 3, 2021
11:08 a.m.: Fans can tailgate at Allegiant Stadium this season.
Clarification: Spots in the stadium’s footprint are $100, the spots offsite at the Frias parking lot on Valley View and Reno are $40. Both will allow tailgating. So there’s options, as far as distance and cost go. pic.twitter.com/P7BRxEveXn— Mick Akers (@mickakers) June 3, 2021
4:23 p.m.: The Raiders are reportedly adding tight end Alex Ellis. He hasn’t played since 2019. He has three catches, all in 2016. He is 28. The Raiders will now have a full 90-man roster.
The #Raiders are signing veteran TE Alex Ellis, per source.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) June 2, 2021
1:40 p.m.: An update on the players who were not at the Raiders’ voluntary OTA session Wednesday. Again, don’t get too freaked about guys missing these things.
I left Damon Arnette out of this group. Didn't see him today. https://t.co/2s0biQj0lH— Tashan Reed (@tashanreed) June 2, 2021
1:31 p.m.: Some good rules caused by COVID may stick in 2021.
Nothing official, but all signs point to the NFL and NFLPA keeping in place for 2021 several of last year’s COVID-related changes to roster rules, including unlimited/faster return from IR and 16-man practice squads, per sources. Those tweaks were popular with teams and players.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) June 2, 2021
9:58 a.m.: Is there a new stud tight end coming to the AFC West?
The Zach Ertz trade rumor mill is heating up again. Where will he play in 2021?@Brentley12 on if the Chargers should trade for Ertz and what the appropriate draft pick price to pay is.#FrontOffice33 | #BoltUphttps://t.co/V6cWWs9uxo— The Draft Network (@TheDraftNetwork) June 2, 2021
9:40 a.m.: USA Today has a list of seven players who could be traded. Do any of them make sense for the Silver and Black?