Michael Crabtree

Michael Crabtree is reportedly coming back to the Oakland Raiders. And he has something to prove after a disappointing 2017 campaign. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Michael Crabtree needs to seize new opportunity with Raiders under Jon Gruden

When the Oakland Raiders announced Jon Gruden was returning to the sidelines,…

 

Michael Crabtree will only miss one more game after the NFL accepted his appeal on Tuesday. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Even after reduction, Raiders coach still not happy about Michael Crabtree suspension

ALAMEDA — A day after the NFL halved Michael Crabtree’s suspension, Oakland…

 

After missing a game with a chest injury, the Oakland Raiders expect wide receiver Michael Crabtree to be active this Sunday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Raiders coach optimistic about return of Michael Crabtree; EJ Manuel hopes to get Amari Cooper ‘rolling’

ALAMEDA — Jack Del Rio offered a brief-yet-illuminating reply when asked whether…

 

Raiders fans have earned the season they’re about to enjoy. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Raiders Nation deserves to go out with a bang

The Raiders abused a hideous team called the New York Jets on…

Raiders fans have earned the season they’re about to enjoy. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The two seasons Michael Crabtree has spent in Oakland have been two of his best as an NFL player. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Can Michael Crabtree keep improving as he ages?

Michael Crabtree has played in the NFL for eight full seasons, all…

The two seasons Michael Crabtree has spent in Oakland have been two of his best as an NFL player. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Derek Carr gets all the attention for the Oakland Raiders’ rise, but it would be a mistake to overlook the impact of his elite offensive line. (Aleah Fajardo/Special to S.F. Examiner)

5 things worth noting from Game 2 of the Raiders preseason

OAKLAND — Five takeaways from the Raiders 24-21 loss to the Los…

Derek Carr gets all the attention for the Oakland Raiders’ rise, but it would be a mistake to overlook the impact of his elite offensive line. (Aleah Fajardo/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The Oakland Raiders defense chases down Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on November 27, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Turnover battle looms as Raiders host Bills

In the final minute of the Oakland Raiders' 35-32 Week 12-win over…

The Oakland Raiders defense chases down Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on November 27, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Raiders star receiver Amari Cooper, seen here against Denver earlier this month, may be relied upon more heavily today with Michael Crabtree and Latavius Murray questionable.(Aleah Fajardo/Special To S.F. Examiner)

After quick turnaround, Raiders welcome Panthers to Coliseum

After rallying to beat the Houston Texans 27-20 in Mexico City on…

Raiders star receiver Amari Cooper, seen here against Denver earlier this month, may be relied upon more heavily today with Michael Crabtree and Latavius Murray questionable.(Aleah Fajardo/Special To S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, seen here against the Kansas City Chiefs on Oct. 16, had a big day in an overtime win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)

Carr overcomes penalties to give Raiders overtime win

With the Oakland Raiders staring at a fourth-and-four with just under two…

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, seen here against the Kansas City Chiefs on Oct. 16, had a big day in an overtime win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS)
The Raiders are hoping their dominant ways

Raiders aim to continue winning ways on road

Carr, Del Rio kindred spirits as gamblers Donald Penn doesn’t have a…

The Raiders are hoping their dominant ways
Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) celebrates a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on September 18, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on September 18, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Defense and Carr lead Raiders into tie for 1st in AFC West

OAKLAND — Less than 30 minutes after the Oakland Raiders had pulled even…

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) celebrates a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on September 18, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)at Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on September 18, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Tyvon Branch, foreground, intercepts a pass from Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr that he returned for a touchdown during the game on Sunday. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Carr crash: Raiders on life support

They stopped by his stall in a hushed locker room, one teammate…

Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Tyvon Branch, foreground, intercepts a pass from Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr that he returned for a touchdown during the game on Sunday. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams (34) torched the Raiders for 225 all-purpose yards during Oakland’s heartbreaking 38-35 loss to Pittsburgh on Sunday. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)

Del Rio: Defense went ‘backward’

After watching Antonio Brown, DeAngelo Williams and the rest of the Pittsburgh…

Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams (34) torched the Raiders for 225 all-purpose yards during Oakland’s heartbreaking 38-35 loss to Pittsburgh on Sunday. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)
Oakland Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15) reacts after catching a touchdown pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. (Ben Margot/AP)

Crabtree has last laugh with Raiders

Michael Crabtree’s resurrection this season has caught many people around the NFL…

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree (15) reacts after catching a touchdown pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. (Ben Margot/AP)
Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) reacts after throwing a touchdown pass to wide receiver Michael Crabtree against the New York Jets in Oakland on Sunday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Carr throws 4 TD passes to lead Raiders past Jets 34-20

OAKLAND — A year after entering November in search of their first…

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) reacts after throwing a touchdown pass to wide receiver Michael Crabtree against the New York Jets in Oakland on Sunday. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Raiders receiver Michael Crabtree shakes free of Jets linebacker Demario Davis for a 36-yard touchdown Sunday. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Just dream, baby: Raiders in playoffs?

This was a day to belt out “Hells Bells,” come on like…

Raiders receiver Michael Crabtree shakes free of Jets linebacker Demario Davis for a 36-yard touchdown Sunday. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) runs past Oakland Raiders defensive back Neiko Thorpe (31) during the first half on Sunday. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Raiders struggle in Del Rio’s debut as coach

OAKLAND — The offense didn't take a snap across midfield until the…

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) runs past Oakland Raiders defensive back Neiko Thorpe (31) during the first half on Sunday. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
The 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick has done nothing to quiet doubts this postseason. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)

Kaepernick at crossroads

Somewhere beneath his self-armored, media-phobic, tatted-up crust, there is a joy for…

The 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick has done nothing to quiet doubts this postseason. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr smiles after beating the St. Louis Rams 18-3 in a preseason game on Friday night in Oakland. (Tony Avelar/AP)

AC/DC: Cooper-Carr excites Raiders fans

Derek Carr took little time to build up his rapport with rookie…

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr smiles after beating the St. Louis Rams 18-3 in a preseason game on Friday night in Oakland. (Tony Avelar/AP)
Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr smiles as the team stretches at training camp in Napa, Calif. (Eric Risberg/AP)

No drama here: Carr emerges as trusted leader

NAPA — Pull Roger Goodell from the judge’s chambers. Alert the insiders…

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr smiles as the team stretches at training camp in Napa, Calif. (Eric Risberg/AP)