1:31 p.m.: The Raiders made a move official.
We have signed free agent DT Andrew Billings today.— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) February 28, 2022
We have waived G Jeremiah Poutasi. pic.twitter.com/yz2WBpaa1v
8:59 a.m.: The Raiders may play in London in 2022.
2:50 p.m.: This is cool.
1:37 p.m.: The best team in the AFC West is keeping a key cog in 2022.
11:27 a.m.: Here’s good news on the NFL injury front.
NFL total concussions (preseason and regular season) during 17-game season down to 187, a seven-year low except for 2020, which had a 16-game regular season and no preseason games for total of 172, per NFLPA medical information distributed to agents in virtual seminar— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) February 24, 2022
11:39 a.m.: A former Raiders’ assistant is staying in Vegas.
UNLV hiring Nick Holtz from Raiders to be offensive coordinator. https://t.co/EFUEEtf0K7— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) February 23, 2022
10:17 a.m.: A Davante Adams update. This will be interesting and this community is here for it.
Brian Gutekunst says he doesn’t like using the franchise tag and wants to extend Davante Adams. The situation is still in flux.— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) February 23, 2022
Is there a chance the Packers let Adams walk in free agency?
“Yeah, possibly. There’s a lot of things to be determined there.”
8:20 a.m.: Patriots free agent cornerback J.C. Jackson is wondering if his team wants him. Expect the Raiders to be in the mix if he hits the open market March 14. Still, many expect him to be franchised tagged.
8:06 a.m.: The window for applying the franchise tag has opened. The Raiders don’t have any candidates, but they will watching what’s going on in Green Bay pertaining a certain wide receiver.
The NFL’s window to use franchise tags opens today & closes March 8. History shows few players get tagged until the deadline. Notable players who warrant consideration:#Packers WR Davante Adams, #Patriots CB JC Jackson, #Chiefs LT Orlando Brown & #AZCardinals LB Chandler Jones.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 22, 2022
9:14 p.m.: Another addition to the coaching staff, Frank Okam defensive line coach
Raiders plan to hire Frank Okam to coach the defensive line, per source. Okam was with Carolina the last two seasons. He’s the second recent Panthers coach to join Raiders, along with def. pass game coordinator Jason Simmons.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) February 18, 2022
2:07 p.m.: Cre’Von LeBlanc is headed to Las Vegas. He was with the Patriots last season but didn’t record any snaps, but did play about 200 snaps for the Eagles in 2020 and has special teams experience.
We have signed free agent DB Cre'von LeBlanc. pic.twitter.com/A0KnFZ0Lmq— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) February 17, 2022
2:41 p.m.: Bisaccia is taking his assistant, Byron Storer, with him to Green Bay. Storer played for Bisaccia in Tampa Bay and every NFL coaching job he’s had has been under the Raiders’ former head coach.
Packers announced they hired Byron Storer as assistant special teams coach.— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) February 15, 2022
He's coached under Rich Bisaccia with the Buccaneers, Chargers and Raiders and was also college teammates with a guy named Aaron Rodgers.
4:47 p.m.: Antonio Pierce is joining the Raiders’ coaching staff as the linebackers coach. Pierce was a Pro Bowl linebacker during his playing days and served as Arizona State’s defensive coordinator last season.
The #Raiders have reached agreement with Antonio Pierce as their linebackers coach, sources say. The former #Giants Pro Bowl LB is back in the NFL on the coaching level after spending the last few years as a defensive assistant with Arizona State.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) February 15, 2022
10:11 a.m.: Some tough news about a free-agent the Raiders could show interest in.
#Rams WR Odell Beckham Jr is believed to have torn his ACL in last night’s Super Bowl win, source said. That means a long road of recovery for the free agent, who has a challenge to be ready for 2022. Beckham had 2 catches for 52 yards, 1 TD and 1 moonwalk before the injury.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 14, 2022
9:55 a.m.: This is how to watch the John Madden celebration of life tonight live from Oakland.
The @nflnetwork will televise the celebration of John Madden’s life today at the Oakland Coliseum, from 5:30 to 7 pm— Cam Inman (@CamInman) February 14, 2022
I’ll be there, so will Raider Nation, Madden fans, great collection of coaches, including @Commanders Ron Rivera, who shared this with me:https://t.co/rfDJfKruwq
3:04 p.m.: The bloodletting in the front office continues. Dave Ziegler isn’t messing around putting him own guys in place.
The #Raiders are parting ways with assistant director of player personnel Trey Scott, source said. Scott had been with the organization for a decade and promoted multiple times. New regime moving quickly to overhaul the scouting department.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) February 11, 2022
7:43 a.m.: As expected, the new Raiders’ regime is cleaning out the front office and wiping away remnants of the Jon Gruden-Mike Mayock era.
Raiders have moved on from senior advisor to the general manager Walter Juliff, scouting department employee Nolan Nawrocki and director of football research Dave Razzano, according to league sources— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) February 10, 2022
12:41 p.m.: Salute to Rod Marinelli, who spent the past two seasons as the Raiders’ defensive line coach and finished the 2020 season as the defensive coordinator. It appears he’s retiring at the age of 72. He has spent the past 26 seasons as an NFL coach.
Former #Lions head coach and most recently #Raiders DL coach Rod Marinelli is planning to retire, sources say. He’s had interest in continuing to coach, but has packed up and headed to Texas. At 72, Marinelli has been one of the game’s most respected teachers.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 10, 2022
Coach Marinelli… I Honestly Don’t Even Know Where To Start. The Impact You’ve Made Not Only On Me But Everybody That You’ve Met Is Something I Admire. You’re One Of The Greatest People I’ve Ever Been Around & Can’t Thank You Enough For Everything. Enjoy Retirement #OldBreed pic.twitter.com/GDMsd6mcDT— MaddMaxx (@CrosbyMaxx) February 10, 2022
7:42 a.m.: Good luck to Raiders’ star tight end Darren Waller tonight as the NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year award will be announced.
Crazy how God can flip the script on your entire life https://t.co/9P8t3lULyV— Darren Waller (@Rackkwall83) February 10, 2022
12:52 p.m.: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addressed the player legal issues in Las Vegas. He blames the players not the market.
NFL Commish Goodell said recent incidents in Vegas involving NFL players isn’t specific to the market. Said they happen in other markets and that it comes down to personal accountability. #vegas #nfl #SuperBowl pic.twitter.com/he2RGYZKMK— Mick Akers (@mickakers) February 9, 2022
8:44 a.m.: The NFL Combine invite list is out.
3:10 p.m.: NFL reporter Aaron Wilson has reported Jason Simmons is becoming the Raiders’ new defensive backs coach. However, it has already been reported Chris Ash is taking over the group. It is possible both can be hired in different roles. This is a good reminder that until the Raiders make things official, nothing is for certain.
Las Vegas Raiders are expected to hire Carolina Panthers defensive passing game coordinator and defensive backs coach Jason Simmons to coach their secondary, according to league sources @PFN365— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) February 8, 2022
3:02 p.m.: And another one.
Texans are expected to hire former Las Vegas Raiders running backs coach Tim Berbenich as their new tight ends coach, replacing Andy Bischoff, who was hired by the New York Giants. Berbenich overlapped with Texans offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton with the Indianapolis Colts— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) February 8, 2022
1:21 p.m.: Another Raiders’ assistant in on the move.
12:45 p.m.: The John Madden celebration of life has quite the lineup.
Save the Valentine’s Date:— Cam Inman (@CamInman) February 8, 2022
Monday night’s celebration of John Madden at the Oakland Coliseum looking sweet.
Aside from videos and epic replays, invited speakers include:
Just noticed all the tickets for Monday’s public memorial for John Madden have the same price. Nice touch. pic.twitter.com/Fz5y7DDoaA— Jimmy Durkin (@Jimmy_Durkin) February 8, 2022
12:36 p.m.: It’s official — Rich Bisaccia is the Packers’ new special teams coach.
7:52 a.m.: A day after news broke the Raiders wanted to hire Joe Judge as special teams coach, it now appears he’s going back to New England.
The Patriots are working on a deal to bring back ex-Giants coach Joe Judge as an offensive assistant, per sources. Expected to get done in the coming days.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) February 8, 2022
3:17 p.m.: Dennis Allen, who coached the Raiders from 2012-14, is getting another chance as a head coach, this time in New Orleans. He went just 8-28 with the Raiders.
Saints have informed their defensive coordinator Dennis Allen that they are hiring him as their next head coach, sources tell ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 7, 2022
Once again Allen replaces Sean Payton, minus the interim title.
2:28 p.m.: Ron Milus followed Gus Bradley from the Chargers to the Raiders and now it looks like they will be together in Indy.
New Colts DC Gus Bradley is still working on his staff, but as of now, it looks likely former Raiders DBs coach Ron Milus will join him in Indy. Milus is highly regarded. Has coached Eric Weddle, Jason Verrett, Derwin James, Casey Hayward Jr and Desmond King, among others.— Stephen Holder (@HolderStephen) February 7, 2022
10:50 a.m.: This potential hire has long made sense for the Raiders.
Raiders have shown interest in former New York Giants head coach Joe Judge becoming their special teams coordinator position, per source. Judge is staying patient with opportunities after two years in New York so this might not happen. But the New England connection is there.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) February 7, 2022
8:10 a.m.: It appears beloved former Raiders’ interim head coach Rich Bisaccia will land in Green Bay as the special teams coach. Congrats to a guy who has a special place in Raiders’ lore.
The #Packers are expected to hire former #Raiders interim coach Rich Bisaccia as their new special teams coach, sources say. The unit was an issue in GB last year, and coach Matt LaFleur goes a long way toward fixing it. Bisaccia is universally respected.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 7, 2022
3:50 p.m.: Gus Bradley wasn’t being kept in Las Vegas and now he’s the defensive coordinator in Indianapolis. He spent one season with the Raiders.
The Colts are hiring Gus Bradley as defensive coordinator.— Joel A. Erickson (@JoelAErickson) February 4, 2022
10:10 a.m.: The Graham interest has progress to him interviewing with the Raiders. The Giants are still in play. But he has Raiders’ ties.
The #Giants had granted permission for Patrick Graham to talk to the #Steelers during their head coaching search so they granted permission for a chat with the #Raiders. He could still stick in East Rutherford, perhaps with a new contract to sweeten things. https://t.co/g9QXtdLsrZ— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) February 4, 2022
6:52 a.m.: Former Giants’ DC Patrick Graham could be a Raiders’ defensive coordinator candidate if they don’t hire Sean Desai, formerly of the Bears.
Raiders very high on Giants DC Patrick Graham. Would be a smart hire— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) February 4, 2022
6:23 a.m.: Former Raiders’ interim head coach Rich Bisaccia was the runner-up in Jacksonville.
Former Eagles’ HC Doug Pederson is being hired as the next head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, source tells ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 4, 2022
1:42 p.m.: Former Raiders’ interim head coach Rich Bisaccia is apparently a finalist for the head-coaching job in Jacksonville.
Hearing Bucs offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich is expected to remove himself from consideration for the Jaguars head coaching job soon. Former Raiders interim HC Rich Bisaccia and former Eagles coach Doug Pederson remain strong candidates.— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) February 3, 2022
11:26 a.m.: Raiders’ wide receiver Hunter Renfrow, while at the Pro Bowl had some interesting to say about everything that is going on with the team. Like quarterback Derek Carr, he has talked to new coach Josh McDaniels and he is excited to get rolling.
4:25 p.m.: The betting favorite to land in Las Vegas is staying put.
Jim Harbaugh called Michigan to inform the school that, despite interviewing with the Vikings today, he will be returning to school for the 2022 season, sources tell ESPN. Michigan was, in the words of one source, “elated” to get Harbaugh’s decision.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 3, 2022
8:01 a.m.: According to our Matt Holder, who has his boots on the ground at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama, new Raiders coach Josh McDaniels will meet with his staff for the first time Thursday. Perhaps he should start getting some staff clarity soon afterward.
Same exec said they’re expected to meet with McDaniels as a staff for the 1st time tomorrow https://t.co/P5zdHnVWy7— Matt Holder (@MHolder95) February 2, 2022
12:57 p.m.: New Raiders’ coach Josh McDaniels has a message for season tickets holders.
12:52 p.m.: This Brian Flores’ lawsuit. Wow.
Brian Flores' class action lawsuit against the NFL - he is being represented by the same firm that represented Harvey Weinstein victims and former Fox News employees in their discrimination cases https://t.co/1EqJ7qDA4A pic.twitter.com/jrSjm12XHT— Michele Steele (@MicheleSteele) February 1, 2022
11:02 a.m.; A rival franchise is for sale.
8:04 a.m.: The career of the greatest NFL player ever is over. He was far from loved in this community, but he had to be respected.