Rolando McClain’s tumultuous run with the Raiders is on the rocks, and likely coming to an end.
McClain was granted permission to seek a trade by the Raiders, the NFL Network reported. The Raiders have turned over more than 33 percent of the roster since Reggie McKenzie was hired as general manager in 2012. Read More
The Raiders signed veteran outside linebacker Kevin Burnett, the team announced Sunday.
Burnett started 16 games for the Miami Dolphins last season, when he had 80 tackles, 29 assists and 2½ sacks.
He was recently released by the Dolphins.
The move suggests the Raiders may be thinking about switching to a 3-4 defense, although they have not said they will make that change.
Burnett’s brother, Kaelin, is also a linebacker with the Raiders. Read More
ALAMEDA — The Raiders began shoring up their depleted defense on Wednesday by signing free agent linebacker Kaluka Maiava to a $6 million, three-year contract, as well as defensive tackle Pat Sims and defensive end Jason Hunter. Read More
ALAMEDA — The Raiders cut ties with two former first-round picks on Tuesday by releasing starting receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey and defensive back Michael Huff.
The Raiders also cut defensive end Dave Tollefson and re-signed cornerback Phillip Adams to a one-year deal before the start of the league year. Read More
Former Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren reportedly has talked to the Raiders about a leadership role with the team.
It was unclear what the position would be, but ESPN.com reported it would include leading the pursuit of a new stadium for the Raiders. Read More
ALAMEDA — After watching the success athletic quarterbacks had this past season in the NFL, new Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Olson wants to see if he has one of those dual-threat runner-passers on his roster.
Olson said Wednesday it will be important to see what Terrelle Pryor can do for the Raiders during offseason workouts and minicamps to get a better sense of what the Raiders have at quarterback. Read More
Tony Sparano is headed to the Raiders as their assistant head coach and offensive line coach, the club announced Wednesday.
Before landing the Raiders’ job, Sparano interviewed with several other teams, including the Kansas City Chiefs, for coaching vacancies after one year with the New York Jets. Sparano was fired by the Jets after the 2012 season in which the team’s offense ranked No. 30 in the NFL. Read More
Former Raiders receiver Tim Brown suggested a few days ago that then-Raiders coach Bill Callahan sabotaged Super Bowl XXXVII with a late change of the offensive game plan. On Wednesday, Brown said that’s not what he meant. Read More
Former Raiders wide receiver Tim Brown said in a recent radio interview that much of the blame for the Raiders’ 48-21 loss to Tampa Bay in Super Bowl XXXVII in 2003, following the 2002 season, should go to coach Bill Callahan, suggesting some of Callahan’s decisions in the days leading up to the game seemed like sabotoge. Read More
Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie remains committed to Darren McFadden despite a disappointing 2012 season and hopes a new offensive system helps the running back get his career back on track.
McKenzie spoke to beat reporters on Thursday for the first time since Nov. 30 and looked back at a disappointing first season in Oakland and ahead to the future. He said McFadden will be part of that future as he enters the final year of his contract. Read More