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ESPN's Josina Anderson reports the Ravens and Patriots remain interested in free agent Bashaud Breeland.

Breeland left both visits without a deal but expects follow-ups this weekend. The Raiders are also still keeping tabs on Breeland. Money has been holding up Breeland talks to this point, but he looks close to signing.
Aug 10 - 6:02 PM

Free agent CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is working out for the Seahawks this week.

Rodgers-Cromartie was expected to work out last weekend, but he had to postpone because of a "family matter." He is also scheduled to work out for the Raiders if he leaves Seattle without a deal.
Aug 9 - 9:55 AM

The Raiders are seeking a pay cut for OT Donald Penn.

The Raiders are reportedly seeking to convert most of his $3 million salary into bonuses or incentives following his two-year, $21 million extension last September. Penn (foot) remains on Oakland's active/PUP list and has yet to practice in camp while recovering from Lisfranc surgery. Oakland would prefer to line up first-rounder Kolton Miller on one side and Penn on the other, but the latter will have to fully recover in his age-35 season for that to happen.
Aug 8 - 12:01 AM

Raiders waived K Giorgio Tavecchio.

Jon Gruden has cleaned out Rich Bisaccia's special teams room, parting ways with last year's starting placekicker, punter (Marquette King), and top returner (Cordarrelle Patterson). Mike Nugent was signed as veteran competition, but the Raiders appear likely to roll with UDFA Eddy Pineiro out of Florida.
Aug 4 - 12:05 AM

Raiders waived G/T Vadal Alexander.

Alexander was cut with the "non-football injury" designation. Facing a four-game suspension for violating the league's PED policy, Alexander did not report to camp. The No. 234 overall pick of the 2016 draft, Alexander made four starts last season but was a liability at right tackle. Alexander might not land a workout until he's served his four-game ban.
Jul 31 - 5:23 PM

Raiders signed OL Oday Aboushi.

Aboushi started eight games in Seattle under new Raiders OL coach Tom Cable last season. He was a below-average replacement-level player prior to getting hurt and was replaced by rookie Ethan Pocic. Aboushi will serve as veteran depth in Oakland.
Jul 28 - 10:12 AM

Free agent Bashaud Breeland has visits with the Raiders and Chiefs next week.

Breeland met with the Colts and Arizona after his three-year deal with the Panthers voided, but this is his first interest since May. The Raiders have talked up Gareon Conley as a starter but Breeland would be an upgrade opposite Rashaan Melvin, while the Chiefs have question marks at corner after trading Marcus Peters. Four months removed from foot surgery, Breeland is likely going to have to settle for less than the $8M annually he landed earlier this offseason.
Jul 21 - 4:15 PM

Free agent Eli Rogers will work out for the Chiefs on Sunday.

Rogers was nontendered by the Steelers after January ACL surgery. He has visits lined up with the Chiefs, Browns, and Raiders and expects to sign soon. Rogers is ahead of schedule in his recovery but will be a candidate for the PUP list wherever he lands.
Jul 21 - 10:26 AM

Raiders waived QB Christian Hackenberg.

Hack made it 21 days in the Bay Area. With his release, the Jets miss out on their conditional seventh-round pick. Hackenberg was severely over-drafted in 2016, creating unfair expectations in New York. The reality is, he's not an NFL quarterback. Although he's still only 23, Hackenberg could be at the end of the line.
Jun 12 - 4:42 PM

Free agent LB Mychal Kendricks has left his Vikings visit without a contract.

Kendricks' brother Eric featured prominently in the Vikings' recruiting efforts, but he's still slipping out without a deal. Kendricks will next visit the Raiders. If he escapes Oakland, it will be to Cleveland. Kendricks hopes to have a decision by the end of the week.
May 29 - 7:39 PM

Yahoo Sports' Jordan Schultz reports free agent LB Mychal Kendricks will visit the Vikings, Raiders and Browns this week.

Schultz also reports Kendricks is expected to choose a new home this week. They're Kendricks' first-known visits since he was cut loose last week. The Browns have by far the most cap space of the three suitors, while the Raiders have by far the least. The Vikings offer the best combination of money and contention. Kendricks' brother Eric also plays in Minnesota.
May 29 - 4:23 PM

Redskins DB DeAngelo Hall retired after 14 seasons in the NFL.

The No. 8 overall pick of the 2004 draft, Hall was a Falcon for his first four seasons, earning Pro-Bowl nods in 2005 and 2006, and had a brief and ill-fated stay with the Raiders, but he will be remembered as a Redskin. Hall spent the final 10 seasons of his career in Washington, earning an additional Pro-Bowl honor in 2010 and recording 23 interceptions from 2008-13. Injuries limited Hall to just 22 games over his final four seasons, but he still put together a quality career. Hall is reportedly mulling TV and front office job offers.
May 14 - 11:51 AM

Raiders waived RB Elijah Hood.

A 2017 seventh-round pick, Hood was spun in some circles as a potential heir apparent for Marshawn Lynch. Hood struggled in camp and preseason, however, and couldn't get on the field as a rookie. The Raiders saw more potential in undrafted rookie backs behind Lynch, Doug Martin, DeAndre Washington, and Jalen Richard.
May 7 - 6:10 PM

Raiders OT Kolton Miller is working exclusively at left tackle during rookie minicamp.

"We like [Miller] at left tackle," head coach Jon Gruden said. "He can bend, he's got the length that you're looking for and he's a sharp kid...that doesn't mean that's where they're going to end up, though." Miller is still projected to start at right tackle, but the Raiders could be wary that LT Donald Penn, who underwent Lisfranc surgery in December, won't be ready for camp. Miller earned second-team All-Pac 12 while blocking Josh Rosen's blind side in 2017, but Penn's availability remains of the utmost importance for Oakland's offensive line.
May 6 - 4:22 PM

Raiders waived/failed physical LB Cory James.

James hurt his knee late last season and obviously still has a ways to go in his recovery. He logged 56 tackles over 455 defensive snaps last year while earning PFF's No. 44 inside linebacker grade out of 52 qualifiers. The Raiders have bolstered their linebacking corps this offseason by adding Tahir Whitehead and Derrick Johnson.
May 4 - 4:53 PM

Raiders released DE Armonty Bryant.

Bryant, who signed with Oakland less than a month ago, was released with a "non-football illness designation." The 27-year-old has been suspended three times for substance abuse violations since entering the league as a fifth-round pick in 2013. His last NFL action came with the Lions in 2016 when he recorded five tackles and three sacks over 104 defensive snaps.
May 4 - 4:49 PM

Updating an earlier report, the Raiders have cancelled their visit with free agent LB Brian Cushing.

Cushing had been scheduled to meet with the Raiders on Sunday, but it appears Oakland has already filled its linebacker quota after signing ex-Chief Derrick Johnson. Injury-prone and coming off a second PED suspension, Cushing hasn't garnered much interest this offseason. Despite his baggage, we'd expect the 31-year-old to resurface on a cheap one-year deal at some point.
May 4 - 3:45 PM

Free agent LB Brian Cushing will visit the Raiders on Sunday.

Cushing has experienced a quiet market since being let go by the Texans in February. He met with Seattle early in free agency but left his visit without a contract. This would fall in line with Jon Gruden's other veteran signings, including fellow linebackers Derrick Johnson and Tahir Whitehead. Cushing was limited to just five games last season after serving a 10-game ban for PEDs. That was the second time he's been popped for performance-enhancing drugs.
May 4 - 2:52 PM

Raiders agreed to terms with LB Derrick Johnson, formerly of the Chiefs.

Johnson visited Oakland Thursday and came away with a concrete offer. Despite coming back from his second Achilles tear since 2014, Johnson was reasonably effective for the Chiefs last season. In their apparent blueprint to corner the market in 'veteran' talent, the Raiders are likely aware the 13-year pro turns 36 in November.
May 4 - 1:05 PM

Free agent LB Derrick Johnson is visiting the Raiders on Thursday.

Johnson would certainly fit the Raiders' apparent plan to get older this offseason, but that does not mean he would be a bad signing. Despite coming back from another Achilles tear, Johnson was reasonably effective for the Chiefs last year. The 13-year pro will turn 36 during the season.
May 3 - 9:16 AM

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