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Rams released K Cairo Santos.

Santos spent two games in L.A. His release should mean Greg Zuerlein is returning for Week 7 against the 49ers.
Oct 16 - 5:05 PM

Raiders released LB Derrick Johnson.

35-year-old Johnson started Week 1, but the Raiders quickly realized his legs were gone. He had played more than 20 snaps in a game just once since Week 2. Johnson was an All Pro-type player for the Chiefs during his prime, but twin Achilles' tears sapped his explosion as he aged. It was always a poor plan for the Raiders to feature him this season.
Oct 16 - 4:04 PM

Browns declared QB Tyrod Taylor, LB James Burgess, OG Austin Corbett, TE Seth Devalve, DT Devaroe Lawrence, WR Damion Ratley and CB Tavierre Thomas inactive for Week 4 against the Raiders.

Taylor cleared the concussion protocol but is still bothered by a back injury. Without him, the Browns will turn to Drew Stanton as the backup to Baker Mayfield. FS Damarious Randall, who had been questionable with a heel injury, is active for Sunday's tilt in Oakland.
Sep 30 - 3:44 PM

Free agent DT Johnathan Hankins is visiting the Raiders on Wednesday.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Raiders "want" to sign Hankins. The 26-year-old had a very quiet market after his surprising release from the Colts in March, but has visited multiple teams despite not landing a contract. Now that Week 1 is through, veteran minimum deals aren't guaranteed. However, Hankins will surely want to make more than the basement level.
Sep 12 - 9:36 AM

Free agent WR Martavis Bryant is talking with the Raiders about a possible return.

Adam Schefter reported Bryant is facing a possible year-long suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy, but he could still play until the actual suspension is handed down. It's still an odd occurrence, even for coach Jon Gruden and the 2018 Raiders. Released by Oakland following a dismal training camp just 10 days ago, Bryant's career was thought to be hanging by a thread. We give up on trying to figure out Gruden's blueprint for building a team.
Sep 11 - 6:13 PM

Free agent WR Brice Butler visited the Raiders Monday.

Oakland signed WR Brandon LaFell Monday morning so it's entirely possible they're already out on Butler. Signing him wouldn't make much sense anyways since Butler is only 28 and the Raiders have strictly shown interest in players approaching their age-35 season. An explosive deep threat, Butler is sure to find a team willing to give him an opportunity soon.
Sep 3 - 2:27 PM

Giants claimed DE Mario Edwards off waivers from the Raiders.

The Raiders tried to find a trade partner for the No. 35 overall pick of the 2015 draft but there were no takers. Edwards' career got off to a promising start as a rookie, but he has been plagued by injury ever since, particularly hip and neck issues. Those are serious ailments for a football player. Edwards appeared in 14 games last season but rated as sub-replacement by Pro Football Focus. He's still only 24 but is unlikely to return much value for the G-Men.
Sep 2 - 12:44 PM

According to ESPN's Jordan Raanan, the Giants discussed trading Davis Webb to the Raiders.

However, that ship has likely sailed as Oakland acquired A.J. McCarron from Buffalo on Saturday. The Giants made the exceptionally rare choice of rostering four quarterbacks—Eli Manning, Kyle Lauletta, Alex Tanney and Webb—to begin the season. Raanan expects Webb to stick around, though it sounds like New York would be open to moving him if the right offer came along.
Sep 2 - 11:09 AM

Raiders released QB E.J. Manuel.

After both Manuel and Connor Cook bombed as Derek Carr's backup over the past two seasons, the Raiders have moved on to future failed backup AJ McCarron. New coach Jon Gruden is throwing darts, and doing so with alarmingly poor accuracy.
Sep 1 - 8:12 PM

Raiders released WR Martavis Bryant.

It's an utter nightmare for a Raiders team having a cataclysmically bad offseason/summer under old-is-new coach Jon Gruden. Gruden surrendered the No. 79 overall pick for Bryant during April's draft. As for Bryant, this is essentially a career-ender. Players almost never come back from one indefinite suspension. This will be Bryant's second. Going on 28, he seems unlikely to be readmitted to the league. It's a sad development for football fans everywhere, as Bryant had the potential to be one of the top playmakers in the league. The Raiders have a dumpster fire depth chart on both sides of the ball.
Sep 1 - 4:36 PM

Raiders waived QB Connor Cook.

The No. 100 overall pick of the 2016 draft, Cook proved to be a disastrously bad backup quarterback. The Raiders are attempting to upgrade with A.J. McCarron, though there's not much difference between the two. Cook is still only 25, but he never had the best reputation and now has bad NFL film. Someone's practice squad is the best-case scenario right now.
Sep 1 - 4:32 PM

Bears acquired OLB Khalil Mack, a 2020 second-round pick, and a conditional 2020 fifth-round pick from the Raiders in exchange for a 2019 first-round pick, 2020 first-round pick, 2020 third-round pick, and a 2019 sixth-round pick.

The deal is now official. The Raiders chose to trade a 27-year-old game-changing pass rusher in his prime rather than pay him the money he has earned. The Bears came willingly and aggressively and will be more than happy to accept a top-end edge rusher falling into their laps. Perhaps the Raiders simply don't have the money to pay Mack. It's a good haul for the Raiders, but it will only look good in the end if they can hit on their draft picks. The Bears are now scary.
Sep 1 - 3:39 PM

Raiders waived DE Mario Edwards.

The Raiders don't need any stinkin' defensive ends. After trading Khalil Mack earlier in the morning, the Raiders have now sent Edwards packing. He was the 35th overall pick in the 2015 draft and showed well as a run defender when healthy while managing 5.5 sacks. Edwards will draw interest.
Sep 1 - 3:25 PM

Raiders waived WR Marcell Ateman.

Ateman had a big preseason but was buried behind Amari Cooper, Jordy Nelson, Martavis Bryant, and Seth Roberts. The Raiders will try to sneak Ateman on their practice squad.
Sep 1 - 2:33 PM

Raiders released OG Oday Aboushi.

Aboushi followed OL coach Tom Cable to Oakland from Seattle after he started eight games for an overrun Seahawks line last year. The former fifth-rounder should resurface elsewhere as an interior depth piece.
Sep 1 - 2:26 PM

Seahawks acquired S Shalom Luani from the Raiders.

A 2017 seventh-rounder, Luani played 186 snaps as a third safety last year. He reunites with ex-Raiders DC Ken Norton Jr in Seattle.
Sep 1 - 2:11 PM

Raiders released WR Griff Whalen with an injury settlement.

Whalen is going to be sidelined roughly a month with turf toe. He can't re-sign with the Raiders until Week 7, but is eligible to sign with anyone else before then. The veteran slot man and special teamer will surely make the workout rounds at some point in the next two months.
Aug 30 - 3:02 PM

Raiders released OT Breno Giacomini.

This is a good sign for the Raiders. Coach Jon Gruden initially deemed Giacomini the favorite to start at right tackle, but Donald Penn agreed to move there, rendering Giacomini expendable. Giacomini was the worst starting offensive tackle in football last season, getting absolutely annihilated in pass protection.
Aug 27 - 5:04 PM

Steelers acquired WR Ryan Switzer and a sixth-round pick from the Raiders in exchange for a fifth-round pick.

Switzer started the year with the Cowboys before being traded in April, and now he is packing his bags again. Switzer will need to show well on special teams to earn a roster spot.
Aug 27 - 12:53 PM

Free agent CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie worked out for the Raiders.

Rodgers-Cromartie left his Seattle visit without a deal last week. The Raiders are in the market for veteran corner help and have been linked to both Rodgers-Cromartie and Bashaud Breeland. Rodgers-Cromartie should be available on a one-yeal deal.
Aug 22 - 6:37 PM


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