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 Latest Raiders Player Notes
Jun 30 2017 - Gabe Jackson
  RG Gabe Jackson and the Raiders agreed to a five-year, $56 million extension with the club on Friday, according to multiple reports. The deal reportedly includes $26 million in guaranteed money. Jackson is entering the final season on his rookie contract. The extension starts next season and runs through the 2022 campaign.


Jun 23 2017 - Derek Carr
  QB Derek Carr's five-year, $125 million contract extension through the 2022 season was officially announced Friday, and the star quarterback said he "never chased the money." Carr confirmed during a press conference announcing his extension that his deal was structured in order to leave the Raiders with enough money under the salary cap to extend other star players on the team. In 2016, Carr led the Raiders to a 12-4 record as the team earned its first trip to the postseason since 2002. Carr enjoyed a stellar season before sustaining broken fibula in Week 16, which kept him sidelined for Oakland's playoff loss to the Houston Texans. He passed for 3,937 yards with 28 touchdowns against just six interceptions in his third NFL season.


Jun 22 2017 - Derek Carr
  QB Derek Carr took to social media on Thursday to announce that he has finalized a contract extension with the Oakland Raiders. While Carr did not divulge the terms of the deal, multiple outlets reported that it was a five-year, $125 million contract. Should that be the case, it would make the two-time Pro Bowl selection the highest-paid player in the league in terms of new money average. Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts receives $24.6 million per year, just ahead of fellow quarterbacks Carson Palmer ($24.35 million) of the Arizona Cardinals, Drew Brees (24.25 million) of the New Orleans Saints and Kirk Cousins ($23.9 million) of the Washington Redskins. "Now it's done," Carr wrote on Twitter. "From the jump I've wanted to be a Raider 4 life. One step closer to that! Blessed!!! Business done! Let's just play now!!!"


Jun 21 2017 - Derek Carr
  QB Derek Carr and the Raiders are close to finalizing a deal expected to pay the quarterback approximately $25 million per season, ESPN reported Wednesday. The contract is expected to be completed soon, perhaps as early as the end of the week. Carr had given the Raiders a training camp deadline for the deal or planned to shut down negotiations and play the final season of his existing four-year contract signed as a second-round draft pick out of Fresno State. Carr, 26, enjoyed a stellar season in 2016 before sustaining broken fibula in Week 16, which kept him sidelined for Oakland's playoff loss to the Houston Texans. He passed for 3,937 yards with 28 touchdowns against just six interceptions last season.


Apr 29 2017 - Marshawn Lynch
  RB Marshawn Lynch is sending a thank you to his former team before resuming his career with the Oakland Raiders. Lynch took out a full-page ad in Sunday's Seattle Times to thank the Seattle Seahawks' fans and owner Paul Allen for their support during his tenure in the Pacific Northwest. The 31-year-old Lynch, who is coming out of retirement to play with his hometown Raiders following a trade with the Seahawks, paid tribute to the Seattle organization and its fans in the ad, which was tweeted by Seattle Times publisher Frank Blethen on Saturday. "What a class act," Blethen wrote on the posting featuring two large photos and Lynch's nickname -- "Beast Mode" -- emblazoned in capital letters. One photo was accompanied by a "Thank you Paul Allen" while the other was topped by "Thank you 12s" -- a reference to the raucous fans at CenturyLink Field who gave rise to the "12th Man" moniker.


Apr 26 2017 - Marshawn Lynch
  RB Marshawn Lynch is coming out of retirement after the Seahawks agreed to trade him to his hometown Raiders. Lynch and the Raiders have an agreement for a two-year contract in place, according to multiple reports Wednesday. He is expected to be at Oakland's training facility later to take a physical. The draft compensation reportedly will be a swap of late-round picks in 2018. After weeks of negotiations, Oakland agreed to pay Lynch a $3 million base, with a chance to make $2 million more if he gains 1,000 yards, according to NFL Network. The maximum value of the contract is $8.5 million. Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie last week set a deadline by the NFL Draft, which gets underway Thursday in Philadelphia.


Apr 21 2017 - Marshawn Lynch
  RB Marshawn Lynch has yet to officially announce he wants to resume his playing career with his hometown team. Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie wants to set a deadline by next week's NFL Draft, which gets underway Thursday in Philadelphia. A week ago, reports surfaced that "Beast Mode" was returning to the NFL after a one-season retirement, agreeing to a contract with the Raiders. That report turned out to be premature. The Seattle Seahawks own Lynch's rights, so the two sides still have to work out a deal before Lynch could become a member of the Raiders.


Apr 14 2017 - Marshawn Lynch
  RB Marshawn Lynch is expected to resume his career and agreed to terms with the Oakland Raiders.


Apr 5 2017 - Marshawn Lynch
  RB Marshawn Lynch visited the Oakland Raiders' facility on Wednesday, with ESPN's Adam Schefter citing a source as saying that a deal between the retired running back and his hometown team "eventually will happen." The visit was cleared by the Seattle Seahawks, who own Lynch's rights. Lynch, who turns 31 on April 22, retired from the NFL and Seahawks after the 2015 season. He has been on the reserve/retired list since May 2016.


Mar 20 2017 - Jelani Jenkins
  LB Jelani Jenkins signed with the Oakland Raiders on Monday. Jenkins spent the past four seasons with the Miami Dolphins, appearing in 53 games and starting 34, including 27 during the 2014 and 2015 seasons. Last season, Jenkins appeared in nine games (seven starts) and recorded 29 tackles for the Dolphins, helping the team make the postseason for the first time since 2008. He recorded 29 tackles (15), and one pass defensed on the year.


Mar 20 2017 - Jon Condo
  LS Jon Condo signed a contract with the Oakland Raiders on Monday. Condo will return to the Raiders for his 11th season after serving as the team's long snapper since 2007. He joined the team's practice squad in 2006 after stops with the Dallas Cowboys and the New England Patriots.


Mar 20 2017 - EJ Manuel
  QB EJ Manuel was signed to a contract by the Oakland Raiders on Monday. Manuel, the No. 16 overall pick by the Buffalo Bills in the 2013 draft, is expected to compete with Connor Cook as the primary backup for Oakland. An unrestricted free agent, Manuel brings ample experience to the West Coast, making 29 appearances and 17 starts during his tenure with Buffalo. He owns a 6-11 record as a starter.


Mar 17 2017 - Jared Cook
  TE Jared Cook left Green Bay to sign a free agent deal with Oakland on Thursday. The NFL Network reported Cook landeded a two-year contract for up to $12.2 million and the first year guaranteed. The 6-foot-5, 254-pound Cook played in 10 games during his one season with the Packers and started five, finishing with 30 receptions for 377 yards and one touchdown. In the playoffs, he added 18 catches for 229 yards, including the sideline reception that set up the winning field in the NFL divisional round game against the Dallas Cowboys, and two touchdowns.


Mar 14 2017 - Cordarrelle Patterson
  WR/KR Cordarrelle Patterson signed a free agent contract with the Raiders on Monday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Last season, Patterson finished with a career-high 52 catches for 453 yards and two touchdowns with the Vikings and was named to his second All-Pro First Team as a kick returner. Patterson averaged 31.7 yards per kick return and led the NFL for the third time in four seasons. He totaled 25 kickoff returns for 792 yards and one touchdown.


Mar 2 2017 - Derek Carr
  QB Derek Carr (knee) is ahead of schedule in terms of rehab but coach Jack Del Rio wouldn't commit him to full participation in the Raiders' off-season program.


Feb 5 2017 - Aldon Smith
  LB Aldon Smith, currently serving more than a year-long suspension for multiple violations of the NFL's substance-abuse policy, is reportedly expected to be reinstated to the league next month. Smith, who re-applied for reinstatement in late October, will join the Raiders in March, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Sunday. Smith missed the last 23 game since he was suspended from the NFL on Nov. 17, 2015.


Jan 18 2017 - Khalil Mack
  DE Oakland Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack, who had a sack in an NFL record-tying eight consecutive games, was named the 2016 Defensive Player of the Year, the PFWA announced Wednesday. Mack, in his third season, had 77 total tackles and 11 sacks. He also had one interception, four passes defensed, five forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.


Jan 15 2017 - Jared Cook
  TE Jared Cook caught a 36-yard pass and dragged his toes in bounds at the 33-yard line with 3 seconds on the clock Sunday. Kicker Mason Crosby then kicked the game winner. Cook caught six passes for 104 yards and a score.


Jan 9 2017 - Donald Penn
  OT Donald Penn was unable to play with what ESPN revealed was a small fracture in his left knee. Penn didn't practice all week, and thus had to miss the playoff game after making 156 consecutive regular season starts dating back to 2007. "It's just so sad. We worked so hard to come up short," Penn said. "I worked so hard to not be able to play. It's a tough one." Penn had hoped to give it a go, but Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said it simply wasn't possible.


Jan 9 2017 - David Amerson
  CB David Amerson couldn't hide his frustration following Saturday's game against the Texans in which he was called for a defensive hold on a third-down play to give Houston a first down and then later got a pass interference call against WR DeAndre Hopkins in the end zone to set up a touchdown. "I'm going to keep it real. I felt it was one-sided," Amerson said. "The refs, we're out there battling. They're pushing off, they're swimming, they're pushing us. We're battling. We're playing and the calls are all one-sided."


Jan 9 2017 - Connor Cook
  QB Connor Cook completed 18 of 45 passes for 161 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions in Derek Carr's absence Saturday against the Texans. While Cook predictably struggled, Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said he approached the offensive staff to inquire about whether Matt McGloin should play. McGloin said the training staff had done a good job to get him ready and waited for a chance that never came. He never lobbied to play. "It's not my decision," McGloin said. "It doesn't really matter what I do, what I think."


Jan 9 2017 - Seth Roberts
  WR Seth Roberts had one catch for one yard and had only 13 receptions in the final seven games of the regular season.


Jan 9 2017 - Amari Cooper
  WR Amari Cooper caught two passes in 10 targets for 10 yards on Saturday against the Texans, his season-low for yardage and tied for his season low in receptions.


Jan 9 2017 - Jihad Ward
  DE/DT Jihad Ward, who played in all 16 regular season games with 13 starts, was a healthy scratch Saturday against the Texans with Stacy McGee available after a five-game absence.


Jan 9 2017 - Brynden Trawick
  S Brynden Trawick, a special teams player during the regular season, played 41 snaps at safety Saturday against the Texans with Nate Allen out and had three tackles, including one for loss.


Jan 8 2017 - Marquette King
  P Marquette King had two bad punts that put the Texans in scoring position during Saturday's AFC wild-card playoff game. in the first half, King's 31-yard punt gave the Texans possession at the Oakland 40-yard line. Late in the first half, the Texans covered 60 yards in four plays after a 38-yard King punt, with Osweiler hitting receiver DeAndre Hopkins on a 2-yard slant for a touchdown and 20-7 lead.


Jan 8 2017 - Connor Cook
  QB Connor Cook, a fourth-round pick out of Michigan State, looked every bit like a third-stringer pressed into emergency duty during Saturday's AFC wild-card playoff game against Houston, completing 18 of 45 passes for 161 yards with a touchdown and three interceptions. With starter Derek Carr (leg) and backup Matt McGloin (shoulder) out, Cook was the lone option. The Texans, who led the NFL in total defense for the first time in franchise history, showed Cook no mercy. The Raiders did not eclipse 100 total yards until their first possession of the fourth quarter, doing so on a 10-yard pass from Cook to TE Mychal Rivera that also marked their first third-down conversion following an 0 for 11 start. "It was his first start, on the road, in a playoff game, against the No. 1-ranked defense," Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said of Cook. "It was a tough draw for him. We had hopes that we would be able to do enough around him so he wouldn't have to do as much." By the time Cook found some rhythm and engineered an 11-play, 75-yard touchdown drive in the fourth quarter, Houston led by 20 points behind a solid performance from quarterback Brock Osweiler.


Jan 8 2017 - Donald Penn
  LT Donald Penn (knee) was inactive for the first time in his 10-year career for Saturday's wild-card playoff game against the Texans. Penn had participated in all 160 regular-season games since 2007 and started every game since 2008. He made one postseason start with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2007.


Jan 8 2017 - Jalen Richard
  PR-RB Jalen Richard produced a 37-yard punt return in the first quarter of Saturday's AFC wild-card playoff game, the longest postseason punt return in franchise history.


Jan 6 2017 - Donald Penn
  LT Donald Penn (knee) was ruled out of Saturday's wild-card game vs. Houston. Penn, who started 155 consecutive regular-season games, was injured in the fourth quarter of last Sunday's loss to the Denver Broncos.


Jan 4 2017 - Jelani Jenkins
  LB Jelani Jenkins (knee) returned to practice Wednesday on a limited basis but remains questionable to play Sunday. Jenkins has missed four of the last five games.


Jan 4 2017 - Kelechi Osemele
  G Kelechi Osemele was limited because of an ankle injury but is expected to face Houston.


Jan 4 2017 - Karl Joseph
  S Karl Joseph was limited in practice because of a toe injury and is expected to play with Nate Allen missing practice in concussion protocol.


Jan 4 2017 - Matt McGloin
  QB Matt McGloin (shoulder) was throwing in warmups but limited in practice and could give way to Garrett Gilbert as backup quarterback if he is not not healthy enough to play on Saturday.


Jan 4 2017 - Donald Penn
  LT Donald Penn did not participate in practice on Wednesday because of a left knee injury sustained against Denver but is expected to play against Houston.


Jan 4 2017 - Connor Cook
  QB Connor Cook will make his first career NFL start in Saturday's wild-card playoff game against the Houston Texans, coach Jack Del Rio announced Wednesday. The 23-year-old Cook has a total of 30 snaps in his NFL career, all in the regular-season finale when he replaced Matt McGloin, who left Sunday's 24-6 loss to the Denver Broncos with a shoulder injury. Cook was 14 of 21 for 150 yards with a touchdown, an interception and a lost fumble against the Broncos.


Jan 3 2017 - Connor Cook
  QB Connor Cook is expected to start Saturday's AFC Wild Card matchup with the Texans. The Raiders are "going forward with the expectation" that Cook will be the starter as Matt McGloin is "not believed to be ready," NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports. Cook, who threw for 150 yards, a touchdown and an interception against the Broncos last Sunday, is slated to become the first rookie quarterback to start a playoff game in the Super Bowl era.


Jan 2 2017 - Cordarrelle Patterson
  KR Cordarrelle Patterson had one return for 35 yards while winning the kick return title for an NFL-record third time. He finished with an average of 31.7 yards. Second place belonged to Bengals rookie Alex Erickson at 27.9.


Jan 2 2017 - EJ Manuel
  QB EJ Manuel made what is likely his final appearance as a Bill and endured a terrible day as he went 9 of 20 for 86 yards with a lost fumble.


Jan 2 2017 - Nate Allen
  S Nate Allen remains in the concussion protocol. He may not face Houston in the playoffs.


Jan 2 2017 - Donald Penn
  T Donald Penn left for a few snaps on Sunday with a left knee injury. He returned to finish the game.


Jan 2 2017 - Mario Edwards Jr.
  DE Mario Edwards was limited to 17 snaps because of illness on Sunday. He was playing in his second game back after a hip injury,


Jan 2 2017 - Michael Crabtree
  WR Michael Crabtree finished the season with 89 receptions and 1,003 yards receiving, the first time he's broken that barrier since 2012. Crabtree, however, was upset after Sunday's game that cornerback Aqib Talib ripped a chain from his neck and was not penalized. Cameras even caught Talib bragging about it to teammates.


Jan 2 2017 - Jelani Jenkins
  LB Jelani Jenkins (knee), who has missed seven games this season, including four of the last five, has a chance to play this week against Pittsburgh. Jenkins, a starter in the nickel package, could be a help considering the underbelly of the Dolphins' zone defense has been picked apart by Baltimore, Buffalo and New England recently. Coach Adam Gase said Jenkins has been moving better recently but his status remains uncertain.


Jan 2 2017 - Connor Cook
  QB Connor Cook, a third-string rookie, finished Sunday's game after starter Matt McGloin left in the second quarter after injuring his left shoulder. Coach Jack Del Rio said it hasn't been decided whether McGloin or Cook would start next week. "We've got to be able to move the ball to score points and we didn't move it very well and didn't score many points," Del Rio said. "Whether it's Matt or Connor, we need more productivity. We've got a good group of guys. We'll put together a good plan and get ourselves ready." Cook saw his first NFL action after being inactive for the previous 15 games for the Raiders' final offensive series of the first half. Cook, who had an interception and one of the two lost fumbles by the Raiders, connected late in the third quarter on a 32-yard touchdown pass to Amari Cooper.


Jan 2 2017 - Matt McGloin
  QB Matt McGloin, making his first start since 2013, began Sunday's game as the replacement for Derek Carr, who is out indefinitely after breaking his right leg during the Raiders' victory over Indianapolis last week, but left in the second quarter after injuring his left shoulder. He apparently was hurt when defensive end Jared Crick hit him as he released a pass. McGloin was shaken up on the play and officials flagged Crick for roughing the passer for making contact with McGloin's helmet. McGloin was ridden to the turf by Crick, who landed on top of him. "My left arm just wasn't feeling good," McGloin said. "I couldn't throw in the motion that I was used to, my normal motion. I've got to be in there bright and early tomorrow and get treatment and get healthy." Del Rio said it hasn't been decided whether McGloin or Cook would start next week. "We've got to be able to move the ball to score points and we didn't move it very well and didn't score many points," Del Rio said. "Whether it's Matt or Connor, we need more productivity. We've got a good group of guys. We'll put together a good plan and get ourselves ready."


Jan 2 2017 - Karl Joseph
  S Karl Joseph missed Sunday's game with a toe injury. It was the fourth consecutive game missed by Joseph, who was replaced in the starting lineup by Nate Allen. Allen was sidelined in the second quarter with a concussion.


Jan 2 2017 - EJ Manuel
  QB EJ Manuel, who replaced Ryan Fitzpatrick as the Bills' starting quarterback in 2013, made his first start of the year but was yanked after going 9-for-20 for 86 yards in three quarters.


Dec 28 2016 - Kelechi Osemele
  G Kelechi Osemele did not practice on Wednesday because of an ankle injury.


Dec 28 2016 - Karl Joseph
  S Karl Joseph did not participate in practice on Wednesday because of a toe injury.



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