3:09 p,m.: The Raiders have hired Derius Swinton as their assistant special teams coach. He replaces Maurice Drayton who become the head coach at The Citadel. Swinton was out of the NFL last season after being fired as the Chargers special teams coach after one season. He has been an assistant special teams coach in several spots.
The #Raiders hired Derius Swinton II as their assistant special teams coach, per source. Swinton, 37, was previously the #Chargers’ STC.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) February 28, 2023
5:23 a.m.: Washington has give the franchise tag to defensive tackle Daron Payne, the first in the league this year. Payne would have likely been a target of the Raiders. The Raiders have a week to decide whether to give running back Josh Jacobs the franchise tag or not.
Washington DT Daron Payne became the first player this off-season to receive the franchise tag, per sources. The franchise tag for Payne is projected to be $18.937 million. Washington placed the tag on Payne early this morning. pic.twitter.com/cmbeaRciig— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 28, 2023
5:12 a.m.: Former Raiders’ quarterback is going to meet with, at least, three teams at the combine this week and two of them are second visits.
When QB Derek Carr arrives in Indianapolis today, he’ll have in-person free agent meetings with 3 teams: The #Jets, the #Saints, and the #Panthers. He’s already visited New Orleans and NYJ, now he adds Carolina and maybe more. Coaches, GMs, owners all in the same spot this week.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 28, 2023
4:29 p.m.: Derek Carr is going to meet with several teams in Indianapolis at the combine this week. He’s already met with the Saints and Jets.
From @NFLTotalAccess: QB Derek Carr is headed to Indianapolis to meet with several teams, as his free agency comes into focus. It’s about finding the right fit. pic.twitter.com/mTN7zLZ2Ih— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 28, 2023
1:37 p.m.: Derek Carr may not get the money he wants in free agency.
.@AlbertBreer just dropped a ton of interesting #Jets nuggets:— Paul Andrew Esden Jr (@BoyGreen25) February 27, 2023
- They told Derek Carr they'll be monitoring QB market + specifically checking on Aaron Rodgers
- DC won't get $35M per year (it'll be less)
- NYJ open to Geno Smith reunion or even luring Daniel Jones over?! pic.twitter.com/GcSd9EvVMY
7:58 a.m.: If the Raiders want the No. 1 draft pick, it’s likely available.
Sources: The Bears already have been approached by multiple teams about trading the draft’s No. 1 overall pick, and Chicago is said to be “leaning toward” moving the pick. So the No. 1 pick now looks like it’s for sale. pic.twitter.com/2w03L6qP0L— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 27, 2023
9:23 a.m.: Derek Carr is looking for big money in free agency.
Update: Derek Carr seeks a contract worth $35+ million per year, according to @diannaESPN— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) February 24, 2023
"He doesn't need to be the first quarterback to sign."
That's a relatively very fair contract for a veteran. https://t.co/7CwedENJRh
February 23 (Happy 80th birthday Fred Biletnikoff)
2:31 p.m.: There is a star linebacker hitting the free-agent market.
Rams and nine-time All-Pro LB Bobby Wagner mutually agreed Thursday to part ways, sources tells ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 23, 2023
Rams needs more cap space and Wagner wants to win. He will now be a notable part of this year’s free-agent class. pic.twitter.com/1A3KvudOhj
7:21 a.m.: Is an Aaron Rodgers’ decision looming now that he has left the darkness?
Aaron Rodgers has emerged from his darkness retreat, according to the owner of the facility in southern Oregon where the Packers quarterback spent the past several days and nights, via @Xuan_Thai:https://t.co/FVkN5Eb6ms— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 23, 2023
12:26 p.m.: ESPN reports “an important” source thinks Aaron Rodgers will be back in Green Bay in 2023.
Update: A "very important Packers source" says that Aaron Rodgers will be back with the #Packers this season, according to @JeffDarlington pic.twitter.com/68kGjgzSd7— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) February 22, 2023
7:17 a.m.: It doesn’t appear that Derek Carr is going to be signing with a new team any time soon.
As @DCarr8 notes here, Derek Carr’s visit with the #Jets resulted in rave reviews on both ends. Was very productive for Carr and the team. Both sides have multiple irons in the fire, so we wait and see how it plays out. But all parties came away feeling good about a possible fit. https://t.co/ZDQ6daTbQW— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) February 21, 2023
10:16 a.m.: Another Lombardi is headed to Las Vegas. Matt Lombardi, offensive coordinator Mick’s younger brother, is joining the Raiders’ coaching staff as an offensive assistant/assistant wide receivers coach. Mick and Matt’s father, Michael, was also the Senior personnel executive for the Silver in Black from 1998 to 2007.
The #Raiders are hiring Matt Lombardi as an offensive assistant/assistant WRs coach, per source. Lombardi -- younger brother of OC Mick Lombardi -- spent the past three seasons with the #Panthers.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) February 16, 2023
1:35 p.m.: The Raiders will have to cut Derek Carr on Tuesday.
Neither side is doing the other any favors as this divorce goes down to the bitter end. https://t.co/msgWp0WKM4— Bill Williamson (@BWilliamsonNFL) February 13, 2023
8:02 a.m.: Former Raiders’ offensive coordinator Todd Downing is being hired by the Jets. Perhaps that could spark a reunion with Derek Carr.
The #Jets are hiring former #Titans OC Todd Downing as their new passing game coordinator, sources say, adding a veteran assistant with extensive experience to join new OC Nathaniel Hackett. Robert Saleh continues to beef up his offensive staff.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 13, 2023
12:22 p.m.: The Raiders may have competition for Aaron Rodgers if they want him.
The New York #Jets have inquired about Aaron Rodgers’ availability with the Green Bay #Packers, per sources. A move that was expected as New York explores veteran options.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) February 12, 2023
12:15 p.m.: A Raiders assistant may be heading to another AFC West squad.
The #Chargers interviewed #Raiders offensive assistant Fred Walker today for their quarterbacks coach job, per source. Walker was previously a college QB coach, working with the likes of Daniel Jones.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) February 10, 2023
8:32 a.m.: Josh Jacobs is hoping Aaron Rodgers comes to Las Vegas.
Who does @iAM_JoshJacobs hopes becomes the @Raiders QB? https://t.co/5Dsn4cWC2s @SiriusXMNFL #SuperBowlLVII pic.twitter.com/u8RxA2j70r— SiriusXM (@SIRIUSXM) February 10, 2023
9:29 a.m.: Here is the list of all of the draft prospects who will attend the NFL combine later in the month.
Who has been invited to the 2023 NFL Scouting Combine? Here are all 319 prospects: https://t.co/x80wDQlvdW— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 8, 2023
7:22 a.m.: There are strong rumors the Raiders will give star free-agent running back Josh Jacobs the franchise tag.
"It was a consensus in Mobile that Las Vegas RB Josh Jacobs will be franchise tagged by the Raiders."— Pro Football Network (@PFN365) February 7, 2023
More news and rumors on several big-name free agents from @TonyPauline ⬇️https://t.co/9VuTG6mck0
10:32 a.m.: Good and bad NFL injury news from the 2022 regular season.
Mixed bag of injury news from the NFL today. Overall, injuries were down 5.6 percent in the regular season. But concussions were up -- 23 more were suffered in the 2022 reg season than in 2021. Number of concussions in QBs was higher than typical.— Judy Battista (@judybattista) February 3, 2023
February 2 (Happy 71th birthday, Dave Casper)
2:42 p.m.: The Raiders signed offensive lineman Justin Murray to a reserve/future contract. He appeared in two games with the team in 2018.
We have signed OL Justin Murray to a Reserve/Future contract » https://t.co/tKWACNffOe pic.twitter.com/aGEsFbNrd6— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) February 2, 2023
1:34 p.m.: This is cool. Way to go, Darren, and congrats Major Mills.
#RaiderNation! I have teamed up with @USAA & the First Marine Division Association to send Major Barron Mills to Phoenix for #SuperBowlLVII. He is a 20-year @USMC veteran, lifelong @Raiders fan, & a true role model for us all. Thank you, Major Mills! #SaluteToService #USAApartner pic.twitter.com/jLuSWNhrqJ— Darren Waller (@Rackkwall83) February 2, 2023
12:26 p.m.: Raiders’ general manager Dave Ziegler thinks there will be a trade market for quarterback Derek Carr in the coming weeks.
"There's gonna be people interested in Derek Carr"@Raiders GM Dave Ziegler on a possible Derek Carr trade #RaiderNation pic.twitter.com/G4JqV336r0— SiriusXM NFL Radio (@SiriusXMNFL) February 2, 2023
7:32 a.m.: The Riders are ready for the new Pro Bowl skills tests. Get the deets here:
Dodge. Duck. Dip. Dive. Dodge.https://t.co/53L0TZML3R— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) February 2, 2023
12:06 p.m. PT: Jimmy Garoppolo, a potential Raiders’ quarterback target, is definitely hitting free agency.
#49ers Kyle Shanahan, on Jimmy Garoppolo comeback:— Cam Inman (@CamInman) February 1, 2023
"I don’t see any scenario of that."