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December Raiders news tracker

The latest NFL news and rumors

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December 29

1:38 p.m.: Key Raiders remembered the great John Madden.

9:22 a.m.: Denver backup Drew Lock, who played against the Raiders last week, is expected to play again this week against the Chargers. A Chargers’ win is part of a four-way formula that would eliminate the Raiders on Sunday.

8:33 a.m.: Some Colts’ COVID updates.

8:14 a.m.: The NFL Network is honoring John Madden by showing some classic games Wednesday.

8:02 a.m.: The fact that Colts’ quarterback Carson Wentz will likely play Sunday against the Raiders, albeit with no practice, has settled down the the betting line. Our friends at DraftKings Sportsbook have adjusted the betting line to the Colts at -6.5. It opened at -7.5 points. Some sportsbooks brought it all the way down to the Colts -3 when his COVID news first hit.


December 28

2:22 p.m.: With 11 players on COVID list, the Raiders added another, reserve linebacker Will Compton, to the list Tuesday.

10:47 a.m.: The Raiders and Jaguars are the only teams that can interview coaching candidates right. The Jags are taking advantage of it. Thus far, the Raiders have not.

8:03 am.: CBS Sports reports that the Raiders plan on interviewing Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive coordinator Todd Bowles when the time is right.


December 27

4:58 p.m.: Sad news from the Raiders.

1:28 p.m.: This is how the Raiders can be eliminated from the playoff picture this week.

8:30 a.m.: The Colts, who host the Raiders on Sunday, are having big COVID-19 issues.


December 26

10:30 a.m.: The Raiders will be without starting wide receiver Bryan Edwards and backup quarterback Marcus Mariota on Sunday against the Broncos.


December 22

1:10 p.m.: As expected, Drew Lock will quarterback the Broncos against the Raiders on Sunday.

8:49 a.m.: Cleveland Browns’ center (and NFLPA president) JC Tretter explained why he fought so hard to postpone Monday’s game. Browns and Raiders players almost lost a week’s pay.


December 21

8:05 a.m.: An injury update on Raiders’ safety Johnathan Abram. We should know more later Tuesday.


December 20

10:30 a.m.: Trayvon Mullen’s season is over.

10:25 a.m.: The Browns will be without their head coach in the game.

10:20 a.m.: Raiders’ nickel cornerback Nate Hobbs is out for Monday’s game while on the COVID-19 list. Amik Robertson will likely play.

8:46 a.m.: Raiders’ linebacker Denzel Perryman got fan love for the Pro Bowl.

8:41 a.m.: It’s not looking like Denver quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will be ready to play the Raiders on Sunday.

7:18 a.m.: Baker Mayfield and Case Keenum are among the many, many Cleveland players who did not clear COVID protocol and they will not play Monday against the Raiders. Nick Mullens, it is.


December 16

12:53 p.m.: Updated NFL COVID-19 protocols.

10:52 a.m.: In another sign that Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield won’t play Saturday against Las Vegas, Raiders-killer Nick Mullens has been promoted.

8:14 a.m.: The Raiders’ Jan. 2 game at the Colts will now be televised on Fox at 10 a.m. PT.

6:47 a.m.: The Jaguars have joined the Raiders as teams looking for new coaches next month.


December 15

3:14 p.m.: Raiders owner Mark Davis, kind of, gave an update on his upcoming coaching search.

12:58 p.m.: The Raiders’ held another walk-through practice Wednesday, but tight end Darren Waller, linebacker Denzel Perryman and cornerback Trayvon Mullen didn’t make progress with the game in Cleveland three days away. However, defensive end Maxx Crosby appears ready to play.

12:18 p.m.: 2020 Raiders’ first-round draft pick, cornerback Damon Arnette, has signed with the Miami Dolphins’ practice squad. He was cut by the Raiders last month for off-field issues.

10:52 a.m.: It’s official. The 2024 Super Bowl will be played at Allegiant Stadium.

8:04 A.M.: Raiders’ third-round pick, linebacker Tanner Muse, has been promoted to Seattle’s 53-man roster.

8:01 a.m.: Chiefs’ defensive back Mike Hughes was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against the Raiders in Week 14.


December 14

2:38 p.m.: Big offseason news coming. The salary cap is exploding. Good news for all.

10:16 a.m.: The Browns have put eight players on the NFL’s reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday. That is huge with the Raiders-Browns game looming in four days.

8:52 a.m.: Derek Carr is about to hit a huge quarterback milestone.


December 13

4:09 p.m.: Important NFL news. This is for staff, not players.

2:47 p.m.: The 2024 Super Bowl will be held in Las Vegas at Allegiant Stadium, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. This is not surprising. The 2022 Pro Bowl and 2022 NFL draft will both be in Las Vegas. It is a major NFL player.

12:11 p.m.: Now, it appears Kareem Hunt will not play against the Raiders. Big break.

9:39 a.m.: It’s getting real in Vegas.

8:21 a.m.: It looks like Browns’ running back Kareem Hunt will be able to play against the Raiders on Saturday.


December 12

8:33 a.m.: Here are the Raiders’ inactive players Sunday. There are no surprises.

8:13 a.m. Chiefs’ cornerback L’Jarius Sneed will not play Sunday against the Raiders as he mourns the tragic death of his brother,

8:11 a.m.: Another fine for Maxx Crosby.


December 9

1:30 p.m.: Linebacker Zach Cunningham is going to the Tennessee Titans. The Raiders were not interested, since they had a higher waiver priority than the Titans did.

1:29 p.m.: The Trent Sieg-Carson Tinker switch is official.

11:30 a.m.: Raiders’ practice update. Mostly status quo:

11:28 a.m.: Raiders’ long snapper Trent Sieg is back at practice and off the NFL’s reserve/COVID-19 list. Thus, he should play Sunday at the Chiefs and the Raiders will likely cut long snapper Carson Tinker, who snapped last week.

8:27 a.m.: Raiders’ quarterback Derek Carr has been nominated for a prestigious sportsmanship award.


December 8

1:40 p.m.: Linebacker Will Compton is on the practice squad and safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is out.

11:02 a.m.: If he wants to, Raiders owner Mark Davis can get a jump on interviews with coaches. Perhaps if the Raiders completely fall out of the playoff chase, he will.

9:12 a.m.: This is ugly.

8:44 a.m.: The Raiders, who are dealing with injuries at linebacker, added Will Compton to the practice squad this week. Now, starting-quality Zach Cunningham will be on waivers Thursday. Could be interesting.


December 7

10:37 a.m.: Only some NFC teams can clinch a playoff spot this weekend.


December 6

8:06 a.m.: There is scrutiny on a couple of plays that players got injured in Sunday’s Raiders’ game.


December 5

9:12 a.m.: Raiders’ running back Jalen Richard is on the NFL’s reserve/COVID-19 list for the second time in 2021 and will not play Sunday.


December 1

8:02 a.m.: Cornerback Rasul Douglas, signed and cut by the Raiders’ this offseason, was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his effort in the Green Bay Packers win in Week 12,

6:21 a.m.: Dallas’ defensive lineman Trysten Hill has had his suspension reduced from two games to one game for punching Raiders’ guard John Simpson after Las Vegas’ win on Thanksgiving Day.