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  • Jimmy Garoppolo's Contract Has Waiver Included

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    According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Focus, Jimmy Garoppolo's (foot) contract with the Raiders contains an injury clause, permitting the franchise to void the deal he signed in March if he can't pass a physical heading into the 2023-24 campaign. The veteran signal-caller suffered a left foot injury in December while still a member of the 49ers. Since then, there have been conflicting reports surrounding the nature of the ailment. Although the 49ers' medical staff felt Garoppolo didn't need surgery, he eventually went under the knife and has been working his way back, recently missing OTAs as a result. Nonetheless, there will be plenty of eyes on this situation in the coming months, especially if Jimmy G can't get healthy enough to suit up for the Raiders. If that's the case, Vegas has Brian Hoyer, Chase Garbers, and fourth-round pick Aidan O'Connell on the roster. However, the club would surely look to add another option.

    May 28 · Source via Las Vegas Raiders Jimmy Garoppolo
  • McDaniels Had No Issues With Davante Adams Venting

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    According to ESPN's Paul Gutierrez, Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels "had no issues" with wide receiver Davante Adams publicly expressing his displeasure with the franchise's direction. "I respect the hell out of anything [he] would say or suggest or anything like that," McDaniels stated. "He wants to win, and that's really his sole focus, and that's what he does here every day." The Raiders will have a different look this season, with the team trading Derek Carr to New Orleans and signing Jimmy Garoppolo. However, it appears things have settled, at least for now, with the wideout expressing his fondness for Garoppolo. That said, Adams' fantasy stock isn't as high as it was when he was a member of the Green Bay Packers. But he's still considered a top fantasy option at the position, no matter who's throwing him the ball.

    May 26 · Source via Las Vegas Raiders Davante Adams
  • Jimmy Garoppolo Recovering From Foot Surgery

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    Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (foot) isn't taking part in organized team activities this week while he recovers from left-foot surgery that he had in March after signing with the team, according to head coach Josh McDaniels. Garoppolo's recovery timeline from the surgery is unknown. He initially suffered the injury on Dec. 6 of last year and didn't play another game. The sense is that the Raiders aren't worried about the 31-year-old being ready for the start of the 2023 season in September. Injuries have become an issue for Jimmy G. Since he became a starter for the 49ers in 2017, he's missed 31 regular season games and has suffered three season-ending injuries. Garoppolo is now missing important practices as he tries to learn the team's offense and gain chemistry with his receivers. Injury concerns alone make Garoppolo a low-end QB2 in fantasy.

    May 25 · Source via Las Vegas Raiders Jimmy Garoppolo
  • Raiders Sign Greg Van Roten

    The Las Vegas Raiders signed veteran free-agent offensive guard Greg Van Roten to an undisclosed deal last week. Van Roten will join the Raider in 2023 after spending the 2022 season with the Buffalo Bills, where he played in 16 games and made four starts at center. Van Roten has the ability to play center, left guard and right guard, so he'll give the Raiders some flexibility and depth along their offensive line this year. The former undrafted free agent out of Pennsylvania played the first two seasons of his NFL career with the Green Bay Packers before also spending time with the Carolina Panthers and New York Jets. In his eight NFL campaigns, the 33-year-old offensive lineman has played in 93 games (54 starts).

    May 22 · Source via Las Vegas Raiders
  • Davante Adams Unlikely To Be Traded

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    Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams recently voiced his displeasure with the direction of this organization. The Raiders haven't added much offensive talent over the offseason. They've also parted ways Adams' friend Derek Carr in exchange for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. The six-time Pro Bowl wideout does not seem happy with the Raiders right now. Despite that, it's unlikely that the Raiders attempt to move Adams this offseason. He has a dead cap hit of $31.4 million if traded this year and $23.6 million if traded in 2024. The Raiders might be able to fetch a first-round pick for Adams, but it's not worth the cap hit. It's likely that the Raiders continue to ride with Adams, but his fantasy value might drop with Garoppolo under center.

    May 19 · Source via Las Vegas Raiders Davante Adams
  • Davante Adams Has Concerns About Raiders' Offense In 2023

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    Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams reportedly has "reservations" about the direction of the team's offense heading into the 2023 season. Adams went on to state, "We don't see eye-to-eye on what we think is best for us right now." The All-Pro wideout will catch passes from Jimmy Garoppolo in 2023 after catching passes primarily from either Aaron Rodgers or Derek Carr dating back to his college days at Fresno State. Adams proved in 2023 that he can produce All-World numbers away from Rodgers and should continue to post elite fantasy production with Garoppolo. It is likely that Adams' reservations won't translate to issues on the field, although if the Raiders start slowly this upcoming season, he could become a trade candidate.

    May 16 · Source via Las Vegas Raiders Davante Adams
  • Raiders Sign Kristian Wilkerson

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    The Las Vegas Raiders signed free-agent wide receiver Kristian Wilkerson to an undisclosed deal on Monday and released wide receiver Tyler Johnson in a corresponding move. Wilkerson joins the Raiders after he was waived by the Indianapolis Colts on May 2. The 26-year-old pass-catcher didn't play at all last year after suffering a concussion in training camp with the New England Patriots. In his first two seasons in the NFL in 2020 and 2021, he caught just four of his eight targets for 42 yards and two touchdowns, with all of his production coming in three games (one start) in 2021. Wilkerson will simply be trying to do enough in training camp this summer to stick around in Las Vegas.

    May 16 · Source via Las Vegas Raiders Kristian Wilkerson
  • Marcus Peters Visiting Raiders

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    Former Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Rams, and Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marcus Peters is visiting the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday, marking his first free agent visit of the offseason. The 30-year-old missed the entire 2021 season with a torn ACL, but played in 13 games in 2022, recording 47 total tackles, one interception, and six passes defended. Peters is a three-time Pro Bowler and four-time All-Pro and has collected 32 interceptions during his eight-year career. The Raiders secondary struggled last season, allowing the fourth-most total passing yards under defensive coordinator Patrick Graham. Peters' best days are likely behind him, but he could provide depth and a veteran presence for the Silver and Black if he signs with the organization.

    May 15 · Source via Las Vegas Raiders Marcus Peters
  • Michael Mayer Could Eventually Become The Starter

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    Las Vegas Raiders rookie tight end Michael Mayer will start out behind tight end Austin Hooper and maybe even O.J. Howard on the team's depth chart, but he has a strong chance to eventually become a starter. He doesn't have high-end speed or athleticism, but he has great size at 6-foot-4, 249 pounds and plays with impressive strength, makes contested catches consistently and is a smooth route-runner. Mayer will need to refine his technique as a blocker if he wants to stay on the field under head coach Josh McDaniels, but Mayer has shown the attention to detail, work ethic and physicality necessary to believe he can get it done. The 21-year-old will probably have a tough path to fantasy relevance in 2023, but he has plenty of long-term upside for dynasty/keeper managers.

    May 9 · Source via NFL Draft Las Vegas Raiders Michael Mayer
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