Beginning March 14, please follow our Raiders’ free agency tracker for news and notes for the rest of the month.
12:28 p.m.: An interesting nose tackle is on the market.
After trade attempts, the #Bears are releasing starting NT Eddie Goldman, source said. He is only 28 years old and will have a nice market.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 11, 2022
8:58 a.m.: The Raiders made a minor roster move.
The Raiders have re-signed OT Jackson Barton to a one-year extension through 2022, per source.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 11, 2022
Barton was scheduled to be an RFA, but he gets a deal in place before any final decision on a possible tender had to be made.
8:22 a.m.: Would Josh McDaniels be interested in a former receiver of his who is on the trade market?
11:57 a.m.: Another veteran offensive lineman is available.
The #Cowboys are having active trade conversations centered around starting OT La'el Collins, sources say. A mainstay since 2015, Collins is due $10M this coming year and there is interest from other teams.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 10, 2022
11:17 a.m.: Another former Patriots’ defender (with ties to the new Raiders’ brass) is available.
The Lions have informed DE Trey Flowers that he will be released on the first day of the 2022 league year next week. Flowers has been nothing but class in Detroit, a good player hit hard by injuries the past 2 seasons.— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) March 10, 2022
7:13 a.m.: The Derek Carr speculation WON’T stop.
Now that the #Colts have shipped Carson Wentz to the #Commanders, they could make a big push for #Raiders Derek Carr, who's also been on the #Browns radar at times this offseason: Takeaways https://t.co/DeODwhppqu— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) March 10, 2022
3:48 p.m.: It looks like a former Raider is hitting the open market at a need spot.
It’s been great Buff ✌— Jonathan Feliciano (@MongoFeliciano) March 9, 2022
3:00 p.m.: The Raiders made another minor roster move.
The #Raiders have tendered TE Nick Bowers as an exclusive rights free agent, per source, so he'll be back in 2022. The 2020 UDFA made the roster in 2021 and played 5 games as a blocking TE & special teamer. Las Vegas currently has 3 TEs: Darren Waller, Foster Moreau & Bowers.— Tashan Reed (@tashanreed) March 9, 2022
10:58 a.m.: Another QB is on the move.
Colts are trading QB Carson Wentz to Washington for a package of packs that is thought to include two third-round picks, sources tell ESPN. pic.twitter.com/KYb7rj5ozw— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2022
7:31 a.m.: Seattle has released linebacker Bobby Wagner. The Raiders could use Wagner and perhaps they will pursue him, but Las Vegas likely would have had a better chance of adding him if Gus Bradley was still running the defense. Perhaps Wagner will end up in Indy with Bradley, who helped draft him.
Seahawks informed eight-time All-Pro and Pro-Bowl LB Bobby Wagner, a franchise icon, that they are releasing him, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2022
Wagner arrived in Seattle on the same 2012 day as Russell Wilson and now leaves the same day, too. End of an era in Seattle.
2:00 p.m.: The Raiders made a minor roster move.
We have released DB Kavon Frazier. pic.twitter.com/E0OUkUYmrq— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) March 8, 2022
1:31 p.m.: J.C. Jackson is hitting the open market. Will the Raiders’ new brass reunite with him?
Today's deadline to assign the franchise tag has passed, and the Patriots didn't use it on J.C. Jackson, which was the months-long expectation ($17.3m).— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) March 8, 2022
Patriots had offered an extension during the season but Jackson was patient, eyeing a chance at open market. Now, he gets it.
12:13 p.m.: The Davante Adams dream has all but ended for this season. Maybe next year ...
The #Packers have now officially franchise tagged WR Davante Adams, source said.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 8, 2022
10:52 a.m.: A star is staying in the AFC West.
Chargers and WR Mike Williams reached agreement on a three-year, $60 million deal that includes $40 million guaranteed and $28 million in year one, source tells ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 8, 2022
10:49 a.m.: Wow, Russell Wilson now plays in the AFC West.
Blockbuster: After weeks of negotiations, in one of the largest trades in NFL history, the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos have agreed to terms for a deal involving Super-Bowl winning QB Russell Wilson, sources tell ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 8, 2022
Trade is pending a physical and Wilson’s approval. pic.twitter.com/oRFDV8Ehyx
10:02 a.m.: With Rodgers out of the picture, the Broncos will reportedly now try to trade for Russell Wilson.
Hackett's familiarity w/Love will link speculation to Broncos. But Broncos will aim higher. Russell Wilson the expected next attempt.— Mike Klis (@mikeklis) March 8, 2022
Hackett/Paton weren't Broncos when Lock drafted in 2019 but he played well in Scangarello offense, which is same as Hackett offense. #9sports https://t.co/6DklQpdBNU
8:28 a.m.: The good news: Aaron Rodgers won’t be coming to the AFC West and the Denver Broncos.
The bad news: This probably means Davante Adams isn’t going anywhere, either.
The #Packers and MVP QB Aaron Rodgers have agreed to terms on a 4-year, $200M deal that makes him the highest paid player in NFL history, sources say. He gets a whopping $153M guaranteed and his cap number goes down. A monstrous commitment by GB for years to come.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 8, 2022
7:45 a.m.: Wide receiver Allen Robinson is heading toward free agency. The Raiders could show interest.
The #Bears will not franchise tag WR Allen Robinson, so he will officially be a free agent.— NFL Stats (@NFL_Stats) March 8, 2022
Robinson had 38 receptions on 66 targets last season, with 419 yards and a TD.
7:03 a.m.: James White, a Josh McDaniels favorite, will play in 2022. The running back is a free agent.
12:46 p.m.: Another coaching spot filled in Las Vegas.
Source: The Oakland Raiders are expected to hire Mitch Singler as an offensive quality coach. Singler spent the past four seasons with Duke’s staff as offensive quality control coordinator.— Matt Fortuna (@Matt_Fortuna) March 7, 2022
12:42 p.m.: Take this potential Raiders’ trade target out of the mix.
The NFL is suspending #Falcons WR Calvin Ridley indefinitely for at least the 2022 season for gambling on NFL games after he left the team last season.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 7, 2022
11:08 a.m.: The Patriots are cutting linebacker Kyle Van Noy. It would make sense if the Raiders, whose brass have worked with Van Noy, if the Raiders show interest in him.
Patriots released LB Kyle Van Noy, per @FieldYates.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 7, 2022
9:42 a.m.: Former Raiders’ general manager Mike Mayock may be returning to his broadcasting roots.
8:41 a.m.: Another speed receiver, Robby Anderson, may be available in a trade.
#Panthers are listening to trade offers for WR Robby Anderson, and the #Patriots have talked to them about acquiring the deep threat to par up with Mac Jones, per @jeffphowe— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) March 6, 2022
Anderson signed a 2-year extension worth $29.5M with #Panthers in 2021 but had a down year with Darnold. pic.twitter.com/96JxtQxzPN
3:08 p.m.: This is not a surprise. The question is will the Raiders engage in trade talks?
FYI: As teams continue to look for QB’s, multiple teams have expressed interest in @Raiders QB Derek Carr. Not a surprise at all, it’s that time of year. Expect the interest to continue to heat up as long as Carr’s contract situation remains as is.— Vincent Bonsignore (@VinnyBonsignore) March 4, 2022
10:26 a.m.: This is big. Patriots star cornerback J.C. Jackson reportedly will not be given the franchise tag and will hit free agency. He has ties to the new Raiders’ regime and it’s a need position for them. It will cost a lot and the there will be competition, but perhaps Las Vegas will land him.
From NFL Now: #Patriots CB JC Jackson is expected to hit the free agent market, rather than receive the franchise tag. One of the top CBs will generate significant interest. pic.twitter.com/i3PE7GGGNE— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 4, 2022
8:27 a.m.: The Cowboys are reportedly about to release former Raiders’ receiver Amari Cooper. Will there be a reunion?
Cowboys are “likely” to release WR Amari Copper by the start of the new league year, per league sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 4, 2022
Cooper is due $20 million in fully guaranteed money on the fifth day of the new league year, March 20.
9:27 a.m.: Should the Raiders trade a third-round pick for James Bradberry and reunite him with new defensive coordinator Patrick Graham?
Surveying sources in Indy, the consensus trade value for James Bradberry is a third-round pick and Saquon Barkley is a fourth-round pick. I'm skeptical that the Giants will pull the trigger on a Saquon trade.— Dan Duggan (@DDuggan21) March 3, 2022
9:16 a.m.: Big news. All NFL COVID-19 protocols have been lifted. Everything is back to normal after nearly two years.
NFL and NFLPA “have agreed to suspend all aspects of the joint COVID-19 Protocols, effective immediately” per this memo sent out today: pic.twitter.com/VTLJHqpbjt— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 3, 2022
12:29 p.m.: Josh McDaniels is adding a familiar face to his staff.
Las Vegas Raiders are hiring Western Illinois defensive coordinator Matt Feeney, per league source, as a defensive assistant. Feeney, like Josh McDaniels and Dave Ziegler, is a former John Carroll University @JohnCarrollU player who later coached ILBs. He was DC at Akron, too— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 2, 2022
11:59 a.m.: Former Raiders’ running back Devontae Booker was cut by the New York Giants. He signed with the Giants last year after spending 2020 with the Raiders.
8:07 a.m.: The Raiders are hiring former Green Bay special teams coach Maurice Drayton (he was fired and replaced by former Raiders’ interim head coach Rich Bisaccia) as assistant special teams coach. He worked with new Las Vegas special teams coach Tom McMahon in Indianapolis.
In this podcast, McDaniels mentions #Raiders hired former #Packers special teams coach Maurice Drayton as assistant ST coach. I hadn’t seen that before. https://t.co/Z735UbafkY— Bill Williamson (@BWilliamsonNFL) March 2, 2022
10:35 a.m.: The Raiders are doing a great thing. This video is worth watching. It’s great to hear from Carl Nassib and have the strong support of a teammate.
Bringing LGBTQ+ representation and visibility to the NFL and sports.— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) March 1, 2022
Carl Nassib’s courageous story was shared last year and we are standing with him to match his $100,000 donation to The @TrevorProject. To learn more visit https://t.co/BitjmwH51Q pic.twitter.com/8FHuOX1uK1
9:03 a.m.: Here is more smoke that the Raiders’ Davante Adams’ dreams may not happen in 2022.
Another nugget from @CharlesRobinson: the Packers have made it clear internally and around the league, Davante Adams isn’t going anywhere no matter what Aaron Rodgers decides.— Peter Bukowski (@Peter_Bukowski) March 1, 2022
So there’s that. Could end up being posturing if they do decide to tag and trade but still.