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  • Maxx Crosby Gets Pay Raise

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    The Las Vegas Raiders and star defensive end Maxx Crosby have agreed to a restructured contract that pays him an extra $6 million in 2024, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com. The team also moved an additional $1.2 million into 2025. As Schefter notes, the Raiders wanted to reward Crosby for being a standout player and leader. This move accomplishes those goals while not altering the total length of his contract. He still has three more years left on his deal, tying him to Vegas through the 2026 season. That's bad news for AFC West quarterbacks, of course. Crosby tallied 90 tackles (23 for loss), 14.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles through 17 starts last year.

    May 24 · Source via Las Vegas Raiders Maxx Crosby
  • Raiders Could Have Dangerous Combo In Michael Mayer-Brock Bowers

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    Las Vegas Raiders tight end Michael Mayer, who is heading into his second year in the NFL, is excited to work with rookie tight end Brock Bowers, who the Raiders selected in the first round this year. Bowers fell to the Raiders at No. 13 overall. "He's fast. He's got great hands. He can block. He can do it all. I feel like we can both do it all," Mayer said. Mayer wasn't all that involved in the Raiders' offense in his rookie campaign, catching just 27 passes for 304 yards and two touchdowns in 14 games played. Given Bowers' pedigree, Mayer figures to be the No. 2 TE in 2024, even in 12 personnel, which the Raiders ran just 14.2% of the time last year. Unless Bowers misses time due to an injury in his first year in the league, Mayer is going to have a hard time standing out for fantasy managers.

    May 19 · Source via Las Vegas Raiders Brock Bowers Michael Mayer
  • Owners Concerned About Tom Brady Conflict Of Interest In Raiders Ownership Role

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    In the news lately for his much-discussed roast and a mention of a possible in-season comeback, Tom Brady is months away from beginning his career as a play-by-play analyst. The legendary quarterback will cover the Cowboys-Browns matchup for FOX in Week 1. While some doubt about Brady following through with his broadcasting deal existed, we [...]

    May 18 · Pro Football Rumors Las Vegas Raiders Tom Brady
  • Raiders Sign OL Jackson Powers-Johnson, Finalize Draft Class

    The Raiders announced on Monday that second-round pick Jackson Powers-Johnson has inked his rookie contract. As a result, all eight members of the team's draft class are now attached to their initial NFL deals. The offensive tackle class was a headliner in 2024, but Powers-Johnson was one of the top interior blockers available. The Oregon product served [...]

    May 13 · Pro Football Rumors Las Vegas Raiders Jackson Powers-Johnson
  • Aidan O'Connell The Early Favorite To Start For Raiders

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    The Las Vegas Raiders signed veteran Gardner Minshew to a two-year, $25 million contract this offseason, yet 2023 fourth-round pick Aidan O'Connell is the early favorite to handle QB1 duties in 2024, according to head coach Antonio Pierce. "Aidan's earned the right to go out there and earn the first snap," Pierce said. "What he's done this offseason -- changing his body, his work ethic, being here every day, blocking out the outside noise. He's not worried about anything. I'm excited." O'Connell replaced Jimmy Garoppolo in the middle of last season and threw for 2,219 yards, 12 touchdowns, and seven interceptions. The team went 5-5 during his 10 starts. Although the job sounds like it's his to lose, Minshew will also likely have the chance to battle for the starting role this offseason. The 27-year-old has thrown for 59 touchdowns and 24 interceptions during his five-year career and has looked like at least a mid-level starter at times. Whoever wins the job will get to throw to Davante Adams, Jakobi Meyers, and Brock Bowers this year, so either could be a solid QB2 in Superflex formats.

    May 10 · Source via Las Vegas Raiders Gardner Minshew Aidan O'Connell
  • Raiders Sign Brock Bowers To Rookie Deal

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    The Las Vegas Raiders signed first-round rookie tight end Brock Bowers to a fully guaranteed four-year deal on Thursday that is worth $18.1 million. He'll receive $10 million via a signing bonus and the standard fifth-year team option as a first-round pick. The Raiders held off on reaching for a quarterback in the first round in last month's draft and instead took one of the best players in the entire draft in Bowers at 13th overall. The 21-year-old was the highest-selected tight end since Kyle Pitts in 2021 and is athletic enough as a tight end to play pretty much anywhere on the field. Bowers set a school record at Georgia with 26 touchdowns in his time there and is the complete package. Even with Michael Mayer in town, Bowers should take over as the team's top pass-catching TE in his rookie year.

    May 9 · Source via Las Vegas Raiders Brock Bowers
  • Zamir White Expected To Be Raiders’ RB Starter; Jack Jones ‘Set’ As Starting CB

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    One of the more eventful days in running back history, transactionally speaking, occurred March 11. More than a third of the league either signed a veteran starter or lost one, with several clubs in both camps. The Raiders ended up only in the first section, losing Josh Jacobs to the Packers hours into the legal [...]

    May 8 · Pro Football Rumors Las Vegas Raiders Jack Jones Zamir White
  • Andrus Peat Signs With Raiders

    Former New Orleans Saints starting offensive lineman Andrus Peat signed an undisclosed deal with the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday, according to a source. The move will give the Raiders some additional offensive-line depth after this year's draft. The 30-year-old was originally the 13th overall pick by the Saints in 2015 out of Stanford. Peat spent the first nine years of his NFL career in New Orleans before joining the Raiders this offseason. He made three consecutive Pro Bowls in 2018 through 2020, but he'll enter the 2024 campaign as a backup behind starting left guard Dylan Parham. In his nine NFL seasons, Peat has started 102 of the 111 games in which he's appeared in.

    May 6 · Source via Las Vegas Raiders
  • Raiders Sign Jalen Guyton

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    The Las Vegas Raiders signed former Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Jalen Guyton to an undisclosed deal on Monday. New Raiders general manager Tom Telesco also signed Guyton a few times when he was running the Chargers' front office. Guyton opened his last year with the Bolts in 2023 on the Physically Unable to Perform list, which caused him to miss the first eight games. When the 26-year-old returned, he had just 10 catches (21 targets) for 89 yards and a touchdown in eight games, even with Mike Williams (knee) missing most of the year with a season-ending injury. The former undrafted free agent out of North Texas can serve as a deep threat, but he's mostly served as receiving depth in his career and will continue to do so in Vegas behind Davante Adams, Jakobi Meyers, Tre Tucker and Michael Gallup.

    May 6 · Source via Las Vegas Raiders Jalen Guyton
  • Raiders Add 17 UDFAs

    After adding eight rookies via the draft, the Raiders are continuing to add young players to their roster. The team announced that they've signed 17 undrafted free agents: Carter Bradley, QB (South Alabama) Clark Barrington, G (Baylor) Andrew Coker, OT (TCU) Jeff Foreman, WR (Arkansas State) Tomari Fox, DT (North Carolina) TJ Franklin, DE (Baylor) [...]

    May 4 · Pro Football Rumors NFL Draft Las Vegas Raiders Carter Bradley
  • Gardner Minshew, Aidan O'Connell To Compete For Starting Job

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    The Las Vegas Raiders didn't take a quarterback in this year's NFL draft, which means QBs Gardner Minshew and Aidan O'Connell are set to compete for the starting job in training camp this summer. The Raiders were rumored to be angling to trade up in the first round of the draft for a franchise signal-caller, but instead they stayed put and took Georgia tight end Brock Bowers with their first-round selection. O'Connell held his own in 2023 when he was thrust into the starting role because of Jimmy Garoppolo's injuries and inconsistency, but Minshew should still be considered the favorite this fall given his experience. The 27-year-old Minshew would be a solid midrange QB2 in fantasy if he wins the starting job after making his first career Pro Bowl in 2023 with the Colts. He threw for a career-high 3,305 yards, 15 TDs and nine interceptions in 17 games (13 starts).

    Apr 29 · Source via Las Vegas Raiders Gardner Minshew Aidan O'Connell
  • Raiders Meet With WR Jalen Guyton

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    An ACL tear brought a turning point in Jalen Guyton's five-year Chargers tenure, leading to the deep threat tumbling out of the picture as the Brandon Staley era wore on. But the GM that brought in the former UDFA has him back on the radar. The Raiders met with Guyton on a visit Monday, ESPN.com's [...]

    Apr 29 · Pro Football Rumors Las Vegas Raiders Jalen Guyton
  • Michael Gallup Intends To Sign With Vegas

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    According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, free-agent wide receiver Michael Gallup intends to ink a deal with the Raiders. The Cowboys released the wideout mid-March, saving the club nearly $10 million. But he's now heading to Las Vegas, where he will reportedly sign a one-year, $3 million contract. Gallup's best season was in 2019, with the 28-year-old amassing 1,107 yards and six touchdowns off 66 receptions. Since then, his production has declined. Gallup also tore his ACL late in 2021, which hindered his chances of turning things around. With that said, Gallup could have trouble getting consistently involved in Vegas, considering he'll presumably be behind Davante Adams and Jakobi Meyers on the depth chart. The quarterback situation also won't help his fantasy potential. Yet, Gallup could have a few decent outings with the Raiders, and his stock will rise if Adams or Meyers goes down with an injury at some point during the 2024-25 campaign.

    Apr 29 · Source via Las Vegas Raiders Michael Gallup
  • Rams Had Interest In Brock Bowers; Jets Did Not Consider Drafting TE

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    In the hours leading up to last night's first round, the Rams were touted as a team looking to move up the order. An offensive weapon was believed to be a target, and more clarity has since emerged on that front. Los Angeles contacted Atlanta about a trade-up to the No. 8 slot, Dianna Russini [...]

    Apr 26 · Pro Football Rumors NFL Draft Las Vegas Raiders Los Angeles Rams New York Jets Brock Bowers
  • Colts Attempted To Move Up In First Round

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    In the build-up to last night's opening round of the draft, the Colts were one of several teams mentioned as a suitor regarding a move up the order. Adding a receiver or highly-touted tight end Brock Bowers was a reported goal, but the team ultimately wound up focusing on the opposite of the ball. After an historic [...]

    Apr 26 · Pro Football Rumors NFL Draft Las Vegas Raiders Indianapolis Colts Brock Bowers
  • Brock Bowers Taken At No. 13 On Thursday Evening

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    With the No. 13 pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, the Raiders selected Georgia tight end Brock Bowers. There was talk the Jets would bring him to New York. However, the team bolstered their offensive line, so the 21-year-old will now head to Las Vegas. The Raiders are getting arguably the top tight end available, considering he amassed 2,538 yards and 26 touchdowns off 175 catches in 40 collegiate games. Bowers also added five touchdowns on the ground. Nonetheless, he'll have a chance to make an immediate impact as a Raider, although concerns at the quarterback position may limit his fantasy upside.

    Apr 25 · Source via NFL Draft Las Vegas Raiders Brock Bowers
  • Raiders Thought To Be High On Michael Penix Jr.

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    The Las Vegas Raiders are thought to be high on Washington quarterback Michael Penix Jr., and if the QB market starts drying up quickly in the first round of Thursday night's NFL draft and they feel the need to trade up in order to avoid being shut out, the Los Angeles Chargers at No. 5 and the Tennessee Titans at No. 7 are two teams that people think are willing to trade down. The Raiders would love to be able to get up high enough to take LSU's Jayden Daniels to reunite him with head coach Antonio Pierce, but they know they might not be able to do that. The Raiders have talked with the Arizona Cardinals about what it would take to trade up to No. 4, but Vegas' interest in that pick would likely cool off significantly if Daniels is among the top three picks, as expected.

    Apr 24 · Source via NFL Draft Las Vegas Raiders Michael Penix
  • Raiders Contact Commanders About No. 2 Pick; No Trade Expected

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    After new Commanders GM Adam Peters said he did not envision many scenarios in which his team would move off the No. 2 overall pick, the other team that has been regularly connected to Jayden Daniels opted to test the NFC East team's commitment. The Raiders indeed contacted the Commanders about a trade-down from No. [...]

    Apr 24 · Pro Football Rumors NFL Draft Las Vegas Raiders Washington Commanders Jayden Daniels
  • QB Jayden Daniels Addresses Raiders Interest

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    As the countdown to the draft enters its final days, Jayden Daniels remains the subject of considerable speculation at the top of the board. The Heisman-winning quarterback is in position to be selected as early as second overall by the Commanders, but links to the Raiders have been made throughout the offseason. Daniels began his college career [...]

    Apr 22 · Pro Football Rumors NFL Draft Las Vegas Raiders Jayden Daniels
  • Jayden Daniels Latest: Commanders, Kingsbury, Harris, Raiders, Visit, Weight

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    Jayden Daniels remains the favorite to be chosen second overall. The Commanders hold that pick, and they hosted the 2023 Heisman winner -- at the same time as a few other quarterbacks -- just before the deadline for "30" visits to be conducted. While the LSU and Arizona State product does not have much of [...]

    Apr 19 · Pro Football Rumors NFL Draft Las Vegas Raiders Washington Commanders Jayden Daniels
  • Adams on Raiders: 'This is where I want to be'

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    Davante Adams made it clear Sunday that he's happy to be with the Raiders, saying, "This is where I want to be."

    Apr 16 · ESPN Las Vegas Raiders Davante Adams
  • Raiders Interested In QB Michael Penix Jr.?

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    Raiders hopes of forging a path that ends with Jayden Daniels is increasingly unlikely, despite the run of rumors indicating how much the team wants to pair Antonio Pierce with the former Arizona State recruit. A consolation prize is now being brought up. The Raiders would have "loved" to find a way to trade up [...]

    Apr 16 · Pro Football Rumors NFL Draft Las Vegas Raiders Michael Penix
  • Maxx Crosby Back To 100 Percent

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    Las Vegas Raiders star edge rusher Maxx Crosby (knee) is back to 100 percent health and is as optimistic as ever entering his first full year under head coach Antonio Pierce in 2024. "Recovery and rehab has been incredible," Crosby said on Monday. "I just did my conditioning tests last week and smashed it. And I'm feeling better than I ever have, so it's been an incredible offseason so far." Despite dealing with a nagging knee injury last year, Crosby had career-highs in sacks (14.5), tackles (90) and tackles for loss (23) in 17 games to earn his third Pro Bowl selection and a second-team All-Pro selection. It's scary to think what a fully healthy Crosby could do in 2024 as one of the best pure pass-rushers in the NFL.

    Apr 15 · Source via Las Vegas Raiders Maxx Crosby
  • Davante Adams Plans To Remain In Vegas

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    Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams, while speaking at his youth football camp, made it known he plans to remain with the team. Things were chaotic for Las Vegas last season, with Adams expressing his unhappiness with his role in the offense. Not only that, the franchise fired head coach Josh McDaniels in October, resulting in Antonio Pierce taking over. But now that Pierce no longer has an interim tag attached to his name; there's optimism things will go much more smoothly this season. The 31-year-old is coming off a rough season, amassing 1,144 yards and eight touchdowns off 103 catches. Yet, it appears Adams is the happiest he's been in a while, meaning he could easily turn things around during the 2024-25 campaign and return to being an elite fantasy wideout, assuming the team gets stable play at the quarterback spot.

    Apr 14 · Source via Las Vegas Raiders Davante Adams
  • Mark Davis Gives Green Light For Raiders To Draft A QB

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    Las Vegas Raiders head coach Antonio Pierce has obviously been pining for an upgrade over quarterbacks Gardner Minshew and Aidan O'Connell with the NFL draft coming later this month. The Raiders have been heavily linked to LSU Heisman Trophy winner Jayden Daniels but would have to move up probably 11 slots -- they currently hold the No. 13 pick -- to "assure" themselves a chance to draft Daniels. Pierce recruited and coached Daniels at Arizona State before he transferred to LSU. It would likely cost the Raiders at least three first-rounders and a third-rounder. "I think everything's on the table," Pierce said. Even if the Raiders are sold on Daniels and want him, it remains to be seen if the Washington Commanders are open for business at second overall. Sources said owner Mark Davis has given his blessing for GM Tom Telesco and Pierce to make a move if it makes sense.

    Apr 10 · Source via NFL Draft Las Vegas Raiders Jayden Daniels Gardner Minshew Aidan O'Connell
  • Raiders Owner Mark Davis OK With First-Round Trade?

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    Currently set to pick 13th overall, the Raiders will need to move up the board if the team decides to use its top pick on one of the 2024 class' top quarterbacks. An addition of some kind under center is expected, and a move aimed at acquiring Jayden Daniels in particular would be a costly endeavor in [...]

    Apr 10 · Pro Football Rumors NFL Draft Las Vegas Raiders Jayden Daniels
  • The Raiders would like to draft a franchise QB, but it's not going to be easy

    First-year coach Antonio Pierce has been vocal about the Raiders wanting a young franchise QB, but at No. 13 overall, that could be tricky.

    Apr 10 · ESPN NFL Draft Las Vegas Raiders
  • Raiders To Host QB Bo Nix

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    The Raiders were the rare team last year to bring in the top five quarterback prospects on "30" visits. That ended up being a smokescreen effort, with the team pleased to see three passers going in the top four. That allowed for a highly touted defensive prospect (Tyree Wilson) to fall to No. 7. This [...]

    Apr 4 · Pro Football Rumors NFL Draft Las Vegas Raiders Bo Nix
  • Michael Penix To Visit With Raiders On Thursday

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    Washington quarterback Michael Penix has a top-30 visit with the Las Vegas Raiders on Thursday, according to a source. The Raiders currently hold the 13th overall pick in the upcoming NFL draft and are looking to upgrade at the position through the draft over second-year signal-caller Aidan O'Connell. The Minnesota Vikings flew out their whole staff for a private workout with Penix in Seattle as well, including head coach Kevin O'Connell and general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah. Penix's impressive pro day has made him a candidate to sneak into the first 10 picks of this year's draft. In addition to the Vikings and Raiders, the New York Giants, who want some insurance for Daniel Jones (knee), are scheduled to meet with Penix.

    Apr 4 · Source via NFL Draft Las Vegas Raiders Michael Penix
  • Raiders Re-Sign Jordan Meredith

    The Las Vegas Raiders announced on Monday that they re-signed offensive guard Jordan Meredith to an undisclosed deal. Meredith entered the league as an undrafted free agent with the Raiders in 2022 out of Western Kentucky. He spent most of his first year in the NFL on the team's practice squad in 2022 (he appeared in just one game) before playing in 17 games (one start at left guard) this past season in his second year in 2023. The 26-year-old offensive lineman will now return to Vegas to provide the Raiders with more interior offensive-line depth in 2024.

    Apr 1 · Source via Las Vegas Raiders
  • Jayden Daniels Vikings’, Raiders’ Preferred Trade-Up Target?

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    Competition for a top-three selection will intensify if one of the Bears', Commanders' or Patriots' selections becomes available. Of those, New England's appears to be the likeliest to be moved (although it very much remains to be seen if the team is willing to move out of the opportunity to add a potential franchise quarterback [...]

    Mar 31 · Pro Football Rumors NFL Draft Las Vegas Raiders Minnesota Vikings Jayden Daniels
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