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Raiders August news tracker

The latest NFL news and rumors

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Damon Arnette
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August 29

12:48 p.m.: Many Raiders aren’t even in Santa Clara today.


August 26

9:12 p.m.: Stefen Wisniewski, who entered the NFL as a second-round pick of the Raiders, has retired after 11 NFL seasons. Lil Wiz was a nice player and a good dude. Congrats, enjoy the sunset.


August 25

11:22 a.m.: Here is a Raiders’ injury update:

9:59 a.m.: AFC West news:


August 24

1:37 p.m.: Ian Eagle and Charles Davis will call the Raiders’ Week 2 game at Pittsburgh for CBS.


August 23

1:19 p.m.: The Raiders will face an opposing team’s starters for the first time this preseason Sunday.

1:12 p.m.: The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the Raiders, who are banged up at linebacker, still has interest in Seattle free-agent K.J. Wright, but money could be an issue. He recently visited with the team.

12:58 p.m.: Former Raiders’ controller Araxie Grant has denied doing any wrongdoing, according to the Sports Business Journal.

8:55 a.m.: Geno Atkins, who has been connected to the Raiders for a long time, is starting to visit teams. On the surface, the Raiders seem like they are set at defensive tackle, though.


August 21 (Game day, baby)

12:23 p.m.: Well, this is something. Looks like the Raiders will have quite the advantage on special teams tonight.


August 20

2:19 P.M.: It looks like Raiders’ starting linebacker Nicholas Morrow could be out for a couple of weeks after getting hurt Thursday. Perhaps a K.J. Wright addition is looming? The news, via the Las Vegas Review-Journal, on guard Richie Incognito, who was also hurt Thursday in a practice with the Rams, seems better.

2:02 p.m.: Former Raiders’ safety Jeff Heath has a new home.

8:57 a.m.: The Raiders may be in the market for a backup tackle and the Eagles’ Andre Dillard reportedly is receiving trade interest.


August 18

10:26 a.m.: Here is a Raiders’ injury update as they work with the Rams in Thousand Oaks.


August 17 (Happy 58th birthday, Jon Gruden)

7:58 a.m.: Lots of Raiders’ practice injury news via The Athletic. Good news on some players and a familiar face is back:


August 16

10:55 a.m.: Darren Waller and Marcus Mariota injury updates:

9:42 a.m.: Free-agent linebacker K.J. Wright came in as the No. 67 best player in the NFL. He recently visited the Raiders. Seems like a pretty good value at this point, right?


August 14

5:04 p.m.: UPDATE: Looking good.

4:40 p.m.: This is a positive sign for Darren Waller.

August 13

9:39 a.m.: There is some clarity on Darren Waller’s injury status. According to ESPN, Waller, who hasn’t practiced in 11 days, has an ankle injury. It is currently not expected to affect his Week 1 status.


August 11

2:16 p.m.: Another former Raider is publicly whining about the team.

8:35 a.m.: Jon Gruden got tricky and cancelled practice Wednesday morning right before it was to start as an in-camp reward for his players.


August 10

2:46 p.m.: Baltimore Ravens rookie receiver Rashod Bateman may miss the season opener in Las Vegas.

8:18 a.m.: Tight end Darren Waller is still not practicing, but may be getting closer to returning to the field.

8:12 a.m.: The Raiders have added a fourth quarterback for the preseason.


August 9

9:29 a.m.: Marcus Mariota likes being a Raider, but he admits he’s keeping his eye on starting opportunities around the NFL.


August 6

12:39 p.m.: The Gerald McCoy contract details are out:


10:20 a.m.: The quarterback market has been reset and the Raiders and Derek Carr are watching. But because Carr is now in his 30s, I doubt he gets super close to this deal in his next contract.

8:51 a.m.: Darren Waller has missed his third straight day of training camp. The issue is undisclosed. Perhaps coach Jon Gruden will shed some light on the situation when he speaks Saturday,

August 5 (Happy anniversary to my wife, who was born a Raiders fan.)

11:22 a.m.: What an honor for Raiders’ legend Art Shell. You have to watch this video:

8:28 a.m.: This is something worth paying attention to. All these departures are no longer a coincidence.


August 4

2:01 p.m.: A day after veteran tackle Sam Young retired, the Raiders signed veteran backup tackle Jeremiah Poutasi. He has played for five teams in six NFL seasons with with eight starts. He should be a roster-bubble player.

12:24 p.m.: It looks like Darren Waller is going to miss a little time, but there is no reason to currently think it is serious.

10:26 a.m.: There have now been four executives who have recently left the Raiders. What’s going on?

8:23 a.m.: It appears Darren Waller is missing his second straight day of practice for an unknown reason. I wouldn’t fret too much about it at this point.


August 3

1:46 p.m.: Another Raiders’ executive has left — The Sports Business Journal reported Brandon Doll has resigned. He worked closely with former team president Marc Badain, who suddenly left the team last month.

8:01 a.m.: Second-year linebacker Tanner Muse looks like a fit for Gus Bradley’s defense.