Oakland Raiders

Peyton Manning (orange hat) watches Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr warm up for practice on August 2, 2018, at training camp in Napa. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Derek Carr takes advantage of Peyton Manning’s visit to Oakland Raiders training camp

NAPA, Calif. -- Both Jon Gruden and Peyton Manning got their big…

Peyton Manning (orange hat) watches Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr warm up for practice on August 2, 2018, at training camp in Napa. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Arden Key waits to participate in a positional drill on August 1, 2018 in Napa, Calif., during the Oakland Raiders training camp. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Raiders notebook: Jon Gruden on Tyreek Hill, Vitamin D and quarterback cameras

NAPA -- The Oakland Raiders finally got a bit of a look at…

Arden Key waits to participate in a positional drill on August 1, 2018 in Napa, Calif., during the Oakland Raiders training camp. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Raiders receiver Jordy Nelson stretches out on July 27, 2018, on the first day of Raiders training camp. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Raiders: Jon Gruden brings back old film, not fond of new technology

NAPA -- During Jon Gruden’s decade-long hiatus from coaching NFL football working for…

Oakland Raiders receiver Jordy Nelson stretches out on July 27, 2018, on the first day of Raiders training camp. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden discusses the team's June minicamp. (Bonta Hill / Special to S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Raiders waive OL Vadal Alexander

During their first players off day of training camp, the Oakland Raiders…

Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden discusses the team's June minicamp. (Bonta Hill / Special to S.F. Examiner)
Bruce Irvin, seen here in 2017, is thriving after a move to the defensive line. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Paul Guenther wants to wipe slate clean with Oakland Raiders defense

NAPA, Calif. -- After the Oakland Raiders' first practice of training camp…

Bruce Irvin, seen here in 2017, is thriving after a move to the defensive line. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Martavis Bryant runs a route during Oakland Raiders training camp on July 28, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Raiders Training Camp: Daryle Lamonica talks alumni weekend, Derek Carr’s skill set

NAPA, Calif. -- During his first year as a Buffalo Bill, Daryle…

Martavis Bryant runs a route during Oakland Raiders training camp on July 28, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Raiders receiver Jordy Nelson hauls in a pass during individual work at Raiders training camp in Napa, Calif., on July 27, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Oakland Raiders: Without Donald Penn and Khalil Mack, Kolton Miller and Bruce Irvin shine

NAPA -- The last time Derek Carr saw Khalil Mack, the Oakland…

Oakland Raiders receiver Jordy Nelson hauls in a pass during individual work at Raiders training camp in Napa, Calif., on July 27, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
Greg Papa (front right) and Bonta Hill interview Kevin Durant at the Rakuten Performance Center in Oakland, Calif. (Courtesy / Bonta Hill)

Greg Papa replaced on Oakland Raiders radio, cites rift with Mark Davis over Mike Shanahan

As he started his annual July vacation by visiting his daughters in…

Greg Papa (front right) and Bonta Hill interview Kevin Durant at the Rakuten Performance Center in Oakland, Calif. (Courtesy / Bonta Hill)
Donald Penn will miss the rest of the Raiders' season with a foot injury. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Raiders place three on PUP list

The Oakland Raiders, ahead of opening training camp on Thursday, have placed…

Donald Penn will miss the rest of the Raiders' season with a foot injury. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Jon Gruden, left, is introduced as the Oakland Raiders' new head coach in January of 2018, alongside owner Mark Davis. (Hector Amezcua/Sacramento Bee/TNS)

Greg Papa officially out as Oakland Raiders broadcaster

After the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported on Tuesday that longtime voice of…

Jon Gruden, left, is introduced as the Oakland Raiders' new head coach in January of 2018, alongside owner Mark Davis. (Hector Amezcua/Sacramento Bee/TNS)
Khalil Mack (52), shown here in 2016, could have headed to San Francisco. (Aleah Fajardo/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Camp Preview: Khalil Mack is priority one as the Oakland Raiders ready to open training camp

The first real step in Jon Gruden’s coaching campaign for the Oakland…

Khalil Mack (52), shown here in 2016, could have headed to San Francisco. (Aleah Fajardo/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden discusses the team's June minicamp. (Bonta Hill / Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bonta Hill: New Raiders head coach Jon Gruden is already in midseason form

ALAMEDA -- When Jon Gruden was roaming the Oakland Raiders sideline from…

Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden discusses the team's June minicamp. (Bonta Hill / Special to S.F. Examiner)
Jon Gruden, left, is introduced as the Oakland Raiders' new head coach in January of 2018, alongside owner Mark Davis. (Hector Amezcua/Sacramento Bee/TNS)

Grading out the Oakland Raiders NFL Draft and offseason signings

How to describe the Oakland Raiders' 2018 NFL Draft? The first word…

Jon Gruden, left, is introduced as the Oakland Raiders' new head coach in January of 2018, alongside owner Mark Davis. (Hector Amezcua/Sacramento Bee/TNS)
It may be too early to worry about the Giants' offensive woes, but the front office built a team that can’t afford a slow start. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

State of the Sports Union: April brings it all

We are hitting my favorite spot in the calendar. With the rancid…

It may be too early to worry about the Giants' offensive woes, but the front office built a team that can’t afford a slow start. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Cordarrelle Patterson answers questions from the Raiders headquarters in Alameda on Thursday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

Raiders continue to shake up roster, send Cordarrelle Patterson to New England

Cordarrelle Patterson is one of the best returners in the NFL and…

Cordarrelle Patterson answers questions from the Raiders headquarters in Alameda on Thursday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Jordy Nelson is coming to Oakland to join the Raiders. (Paul Moseley/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)

Raiders clear house, replace Michael Crabtree with Jordy Nelson

NFL free agency officially started Wednesday at 1:00 p.m., with most of…

Jordy Nelson is coming to Oakland to join the Raiders. (Paul Moseley/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)
Jordy Nelson is available and could possibly help the 49ers or Raiders. (Courtesy Elvis Kennedy/Flickr)

How nailing free agency would make life easier for 49ers, Raiders

As you’re reading this, phones are lighting up in NFL front offices…

Jordy Nelson is available and could possibly help the 49ers or Raiders. (Courtesy Elvis Kennedy/Flickr)
Aldon Smith showed the potential to be one of the best pass rushers in NFL history. His downward spiral is a depressing cautionary tale. (Courtesy Mike Morbeck/Flickr)

Aldon Smith’s fall makes for profoundly sad tale

On April 28, 2011, the San Francisco 49ers used their seventh overall…

Aldon Smith showed the potential to be one of the best pass rushers in NFL history. His downward spiral is a depressing cautionary tale. (Courtesy Mike Morbeck/Flickr)
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 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)
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) catches a 36-yard touchdown pass in front of Oakland Raiders cornerback David Amerson (29) in the second quarter at Arrowhead Stadium in Raytown, Mo., on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016. (David Eulitt/Kansas City Star/TNS)

Raiders cut CB David Amerson

The Oakland Raiders cut cornerback David Amerson on Monday, two days before…

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) catches a 36-yard touchdown pass in front of Oakland Raiders cornerback David Amerson (29) in the second quarter at Arrowhead Stadium in Raytown, Mo., on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016. (David Eulitt/Kansas City Star/TNS)