1:36 p.m.: The Athletic pumps the breaks on the Josh McDaniels chatter.
12:42 p.m.: Cue the Jim Harbaugh speculation.
8:54 a.m.: Raiders’ cornerback Nate Hobbs’ blood-alcohol level was lower than the legal limit when he was arrest for DUI earlier this month and he pled guilty to a reduced charge. So, he will likely not face a league suspension for the offense.
Nate Hobbs entered a guilty plea to one count of unlawful manners of driving-careless driving. Hobbs was originally arrested for DUI, but his blood test showed he was under the legal limit. #vegas #raiders pic.twitter.com/ir4Zk9kAZE— Mick Akers (@mickakers) January 26, 2022
7:52 a.m.: The Derek Carr-Davante Adams reunion chatter is starting again. This time, it surrounds Green Bay.
There’s only one scenario in which I could see Davante Adams wanting to stay in Green Bay without Aaron Rodgers. And it would involve getting a QB back as part of a trade for Rodgers. pic.twitter.com/eMaLem7Yc2— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) January 26, 2022
1:40 p.m.: Tight end Lee Smith, who played for the Raiders from 2015-18, is retiring after 11 seasons in the NFL.
10:48 a.m.: There is another head-coaching opening. Make that nine.
Sources: Sean Payton has informed the #Saints that he’s stepping away.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 25, 2022
8:53 a.m.: Raiders’ strength and conditioning coaches A.J. Neibel and Deuce Gruden (yes, son of Jon) will coach on the East staff in the East-West Shrine game and it will be a home game for them. The game will be played February 3 at Allegiant Stadium as part of the Pro Bowl week festivities.
8:39 a.m.: The Raiders are conducting a head-coaching interview Monday.
#Patriots de facto defensive coordinator Jerod Mayo flies to Las Vegas today to interview for the #Raiders HC job tomorrow, source said. He has impressed in the interviews he’s had, now gets a chance in Vegas.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 24, 2022
2:58 p.m.: More vehicle issues for Raiders’ cornerback Nate Hobbs.
#BREAKING: Nevada State Police Highway Troopers cited Las Vegas Raider Nate Hobbs for driving 110 mph on the 215 Beltway less than two weeks after he was charged with DUI, the @8NewsNow I-Team has learned. https://t.co/KqO3LfKTKH #8NN— David Charns (@davidcharns) January 21, 2022
2:27 p.m.: Another GM candidate got his shot Friday.
The #Raiders are interviewing #Bengals scout Trey Brown today for their vacant GM job, source said. He joins Champ Kelly of the #Bears and Dave Ziegler of the #Patriots as GM candidates who have interviewed recently in Las Vegas.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 21, 2022
8:56 a.m.: There are three GM jobs available, including in Las Vegas.
And it is official: Giants are hiring Joe Schoen as their GM.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 21, 2022
8:12 a.m.: Former Detroit coach Jim Caldwell reportedly has turned down a chance to interview with the Raiders.
7:14 a.m.: New England offensive coordinator is being speculated as a candidate for the Raiders’ coaching job.
A name that keeps getting floated for the Raiders head-coaching position is Patriots OC Josh McDaniels. Haven't heard much about him this cycle and would take some circumstances all coming together to pry him loose, but keep an eye on Vegas.— Jonathan Jones (@jjones9) January 20, 2022
1:48 p.m.: Raiders’ first-round pick bust Damon Arnette is back in the AFC West.
The Chiefs have signed former Raiders first round CB Damon Arnette to a Reserve/Futures contract.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) January 20, 2022
1:30 p.m.: The Raiders added to their roster.
8:28 a.m.: The Pro Bowl captains for the Feb. 6 game in Las Vegas have been announced.
1:52 p.m.: The Raiders’ added another player.
We have signed S Natrell Jamerson to a Reserve/Future contract. pic.twitter.com/SuxJ3x6eQc— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) January 18, 2022
8:14 a.m.: Todd Bowles’ name is emerging again as a Raiders’ coaching candidate.
2:31 p.m.: The Raiders aren’t carrying much cap room over from 2021:
NFL teams recently declared unused 2021 cap space rollover amounts (below).— Field Yates (@FieldYates) January 17, 2022
After the playoffs, the NFL will audit incentives, bonuses, etc by team. That figure will be added/subtracted to the number below.
The sum + the 2022 Salary Cap = each team's 2022 adjusted cap number. pic.twitter.com/BMThnJyLpa
2:16 p.m.: The Raiders have signed some players to future contracts.
8:41 a.m.: People are waiting to see what Mark Davis is going to go with the team’s leadership.
Sense around #Raiders is that people are pretty anxious. It's awfully quiet around the building. Everyone is waiting to see what Mark Davis is going to do.— Bill Williamson (@BWilliamsonNFL) January 17, 2022
11:38 a.m.: A McKenzie-Mack reunion in the works in the Windy City?
The Bears have put in a request to interview ex-Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie, now a Dolphins senior personnel executive, for their open GM spot, per sources.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) January 16, 2022
8:49 a.m.: The fall out from the poor officiating in the Raiders-Bengals game Saturday.
Referee Jerome Boger and the officials from Saturday’s Raiders-Bengals game are not expected to work again this NFL postseason:https://t.co/oPdfnJxQD7— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 16, 2022
9:12 a.m.: This makes total sense.
While seven other NFL teams are seeking a new head coach, Raiders’ owner Mark Davis has made it clear to people around the league that he has no interest in addressing his team’s head-coaching situation until after his team’s season is over.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 15, 2022
2:01 p.m.: Raiders’ injury update:
Johnathan Hankins missed walkthroughs again today. Darren Waller (knew), Casey Hayward (ankle) and Josh Jacobs (ribs) were limited again but are expected to play for the #Raiders.— Tashan Reed (@tashanreed) January 12, 2022
Gus Bradley said LB Nicholas Morrow "has worked his tail off" to come back from ankle injury and "we'll see where he's at physically in practice this week." #Raiders— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) January 12, 2022
8:17 a.m.: New England’s Eliot Wolf is being courted by the Chicago Bears as a general-manager candidate. He has been oft connected to the Raiders if they hire a new GM.
Bears requested permission to interview Patriots’ director of scouting Eliot Wolf for their GM job, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 12, 2022
2:41 p.m.: There is another head-coaching opening.
I'm told now that Joe Judge has been let go from the #Giants, per league sources.— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) January 11, 2022
11:05 a.m.: The Raiders have added to the practice squad.
8:12 a.m.: An AFC West foe is getting to work on its search for a new coach.
9 HC interview slips and counting for the #Broncos:— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 11, 2022
Eric Bieniemy (#Chiefs)
Jonathan Gannon (#Eagles)
Luke Getsy (#Packers)
Aaron Glenn (#Lions)
Nathaniel Hackett (#Packers)
Jerod Mayo (#Patriots)
Kellen Moore (#Cowboys)
Kevin O'Connell (#Rams)
Dan Quinn (#Cowboys) https://t.co/STF7rtBIv2
5:07 p.m.: The Bengals were called for one penalty for five yards and the Raiders were called for seven penalties for 77 yards in Week 11.
1:28 p.m.: Steelers fans are showing their appreciation for Raiders’ kicker Daniel Carlson sending them into the playoffs.
Steelers fans showing Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson some love after his game-winning field goal not only secured the Raiders playoff spot, but Pittsburgh’s as well. #vegas #raiders #RaiderNation https://t.co/WvxIf7qEjA— Mick Akers (@mickakers) January 10, 2022
1:12 p.m.: An honor for John Madden.
7:23 a.m.: There are more coaching openings. if the Raiders do look for a new coach, add Brian Flores to the list.
6:37 a.m.: The Raiders’ 2022 opponents are set.
With standings set, #Raiders opponents for 2022:— Josh Dubow (@JoshDubowAP) January 10, 2022
Home: KC, Den, LAC, NE, Ari, SF, Hou, Ind
Road: KC, Den, LAC, Pit, NO, Ten, Jax, Rams, Sea
9:49 a.m.: Will the Raiders trade for a big-time coach?
The coaching firing carousel began this AM w the firing of Vic Fangio. It’s just the start. Here is my coaching forecast and what you need to know of who’s safe, on the hot seat and still in flux as well as an extensive guide to candidates to fill those jobs. pic.twitter.com/4QRxArTTz5— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) January 9, 2022
9:03 a.m.: ESPN is reporting the Raiders think tight end Darren Waller will play tonight after missing the past five games. Stay tuned.
8:41 a.m.: This is stirring stuff from Alec Ingold.
So a couple of days ago @Raiders captain Alec Ingold hit me up about a letter he wrote to Las Vegas and Raiders fans. Coming straight from the heart, he talks about everything the team has gone through, and how much they need the fans tonight: https://t.co/cMV4NiRmvb— Vincent Bonsignore (@VinnyBonsignore) January 9, 2022
7:48 a.m.: The Broncos have fired coach Vic Fangio. If the Raiders do, indeed, end up hiring Jim Harbaugh, Fangio could come with him as defensive coordinator.
Broncos have fired Vic Fangio, per a team official.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 9, 2022
2:41 p.m.: The Raiders made the Will Compton re-signing official.
We have signed free agent LB Will Compton. pic.twitter.com/jvPTil21yF— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) January 7, 2022
11:18 a.m.: The Jim Harbaugh rumors are continuing to float.
Chiro chiro chirp. My birdies say announcement soon. pic.twitter.com/nfs4x2VffN— Amber Theoharis (@AmberTheoharis) January 7, 2022
But consider this:
There’s a lot of talk out there that Harbaugh to #Raiders is imminent. Maybe it will happen but 1, let’s get through Sunday first. 2, the league will come down on Davis if he makes a sham of Rooney Rule again.— Bill Williamson (@BWilliamsonNFL) January 7, 2022
8:58 a.m.: Here’s some interesting Raiders’ coaching scuttlebutt.
My little birds are chirping. Could be an announcement on the next Raiders head coach sooner rather than later, depending on how the team does this weekend. And if the birds are correct, it'll be a HUGE move. pic.twitter.com/o5mxxv3LDw— Michael Fabiano (@Michael_Fabiano) January 7, 2022
8:31 a.m.: There will be a public memorial for John Madden in OAKLAND in February. He died at the age of 85 last month.
11:36 a.m.: The Raiders have released linebacker Will Compton. Expect a roster addition later Wednesday.
11:04 a.m.: The previous item is being refuted locally.
7:24 a.m.: The Raiders are reportedly considering hiring Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox to run the business side of the team. That would be quite the interesting hire.
7:04 a.m.: Chargers’ coach Brandon Staley says he’s not interested in getting into the playoffs via a tie with the Raiders.
With all the Twitter talk about #BoltUp + #RaiderNation tying on @SNFonNBC to both make the #NFLPlayoffs, we HAD to run it by Chargers head coach Brandon Staley — it went about how we thought:#NFL#MBVans pic.twitter.com/58H4KPk7R9— Rich Eisen Show (@RichEisenShow) January 4, 2022
And it’s a matter of trust. Can the Raiders and Chargers trust each other to pull off the arranged tie?
"How do we know they will?"— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 5, 2022
On @GMFB, a look at what happens if the #Jaguars win and the #Chargers and #Raiders can get into the playoffs by consecutive kneeling and tying 0-0. pic.twitter.com/V6hyEeJBqy
2:10 p.m.: This is encouraging news.
12:26 p.m.: The Athletic is reporting that Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh is thinking about heading to the NFL and that the Raiders may be a great fit.
8:27 a.m.: Here are the Raiders’ official ways to get into the playoffs. Also, they would get in if they tie the Chargers and if the Colts lose to the Jaguars.
With Steelers win, #Raiders can clinch early Sunday if Steelers lose to Ravens and Colts lose to Jaguars or Sunday night with a win vs the Chargers— Josh Dubow (@JoshDubowAP) January 4, 2022
2:26 p.m.: The Raiders made some roster adjustments Monday.
We have activated LB Will Compton and LB Patrick Onwuasor from the Reserve/COVID-19 list.— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) January 3, 2022
We have restored G Lester Cotton and G Jeremiah Poutasi to the practice squad.
We have released OL Nico Falah and OL Brett Heggie from the practice squad. pic.twitter.com/NyZRe1DdWO
1:19 p.m.: Raiders interim head coach Rich Bisaccia said the team expects star tight end Darren Waller to practice Wednesday. He hasn’t played since Nov. 25 with a knee injury. He is currently on then NFL’s COVID list. But it appears he has a real chance to play in Sunday’s massive game against the Chargers.
First time in awhile that there is a real sense of expectation for return of Darren Waller this week for @Raiders— Vincent Bonsignore (@VinnyBonsignore) January 3, 2022
12:01 p.m.: Raiders wide receiver DeSean Jackson tried to honor late Raiders’ coach John Madden in Sunday’s game at the Colts. But the NFL wouldn’t allow it. Jackson wasn’t pleased and we don’t blame him.
8:34 a.m.: Run-stuffing defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins is out for a second straight week with a back injury.