Reggie McKenzie

Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden stands on the sidelines during the game against the Green Bay Packers at the Oakland Coliseum on Friday, August 24, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Bonta Hill: Departure of the (Khalil) Mack was the wrong call

I refused to envision a scenario in which the Oakland Raiders traded…

 

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…

 

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…

 

The Chargers’ Keenan Allen runs for a touchdown after recovering a fumble in the first quarter of Los Angeles’ 30-10 win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. Just like Sunday’s contest, most of the Raiders were no-shows on Monday when the team was scheduled to be available to the media. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

All quiet on a Raider Black Monday

ALAMEDA — Sitting on the bench directly in front of Derek Carr’s…

The Chargers’ Keenan Allen runs for a touchdown after recovering a fumble in the first quarter of Los Angeles’ 30-10 win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. Just like Sunday’s contest, most of the Raiders were no-shows on Monday when the team was scheduled to be available to the media. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Carlos Hyde projects to be a highly sought after free agent this upcoming offseason. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Can Raiders, 49ers lock up their best players long term?

Carlos Hyde has been a source of steady production for the 49ers…

Carlos Hyde projects to be a highly sought after free agent this upcoming offseason. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
NaVorro Bowman warms up in his last training camp as a member of the 49ers. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

NaVorro Bowman makes deal with Raiders to stay in Bay Area

NaVorro Bowman said goodbye to the only NFL team he’s ever played…

NaVorro Bowman warms up in his last training camp as a member of the 49ers. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Blaine Gabbert is joined by more than a dozen 2016 teammates who are free agents. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Slow road for 49ers free agents seeking new jobs

After Colin Kaepernick opted out of his contract, the 49ers had 21…

Blaine Gabbert is joined by more than a dozen 2016 teammates who are free agents. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Colin Kaepernick isn’t ready health-wise to be the 49ers starting quarterback, according to coach Chip Kelly. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Kelly: Kaepernick is the backup due to health issues

Through three games, Blaine Gabbert has appeared as he has for most…

Colin Kaepernick isn’t ready health-wise to be the 49ers starting quarterback, according to coach Chip Kelly. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Free agent Dashon Goldson said he reached out to the Oakland Raiders about possibly joining the Silver and Black in the upcoming NFL season. (Alex Brandon/AP)

Everyone wants to rep the East Bay

Former San Francisco 49er Dashon Goldson says he’d like to return to…

Free agent Dashon Goldson said he reached out to the Oakland Raiders about possibly joining the Silver and Black in the upcoming NFL season. (Alex Brandon/AP)
Chip Kelly sure does love former Oregon players. And Trent Baalke can't help himself from trading up for a guy with little demand. Seems the 49ers' new union is off to a great start. (Ben Margot/AP)

Under Kelly, Baalke, Niners’ draft gets stranger by the pick

Just when you thought the 49ers’ draft days couldn’t get any any…

Chip Kelly sure does love former Oregon players. And Trent Baalke can't help himself from trading up for a guy with little demand. Seems the 49ers' new union is off to a great start. (Ben Margot/AP)
While the Niners’ boy CEO Jed York refuses to make moves and plants trade rumors in the media, Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie, above, is making moves to put his team in contention in 2016 and beyond. (Richard Drew/AP)

As 49ers play stupid Kap tricks, Raiders get serious

Somehow, it all makes total, ridiculous sense. The 49ers, the smug franchise…

While the Niners’ boy CEO Jed York refuses to make moves and plants trade rumors in the media, Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie, above, is making moves to put his team in contention in 2016 and beyond. (Richard Drew/AP)
Trent Baalke, general manager of the San Francisco 49ers, sporting his trademark confused look. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

For fluxed-up Niners, it’s business as usual

Let’s see now. It’s five days into free agency, and the Niners…

Trent Baalke, general manager of the San Francisco 49ers, sporting his trademark confused look. (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker Bruce Irvin (51) steps in for a touchdown after making an interception against the Oakland Raiders in  2014. Irvin signed a contract to join the Raiders on Wednesday. (Stephen Brashear/AP)

For roaming Raiders, the future has arrived

It’s Oakland’s luck. Just when the Raiders threaten to be good again,…

Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker Bruce Irvin (51) steps in for a touchdown after making an interception against the Oakland Raiders in  2014. Irvin signed a contract to join the Raiders on Wednesday. (Stephen Brashear/AP)
Former Seattle Seahawk Bruce Irvin will be joining the Raiders on a multiyear contract. (Stephen Brashear/AP)

Raiders continue spending spree with pass rusher

The Oakland Raiders have filled another hole in free agency by agreeing…

Former Seattle Seahawk Bruce Irvin will be joining the Raiders on a multiyear contract. (Stephen Brashear/AP)
The Oakland Raiders and Kelechi Osemele have reportedly agreed to contract terms. (Patrick Semansky/2015 AP)

Raiders expect to bolster O-line with free-agent signing

The Oakland Raiders struck early for their top target in free agency,…

The Oakland Raiders and Kelechi Osemele have reportedly agreed to contract terms. (Patrick Semansky/2015 AP)
Kevin Durant and Steve Kerr shared a laugh during Thursday's game. Is their seemingly chummy relationship a sign of things to come? (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Durant’s best move: Join Champs and become one

The Kevin Durant-to-the-Warriors rumor just won’t go away, and for that, he…

Kevin Durant and Steve Kerr shared a laugh during Thursday's game. Is their seemingly chummy relationship a sign of things to come? (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie says he’s not the least bit surprised by the breakout season quarterback Derek Carr is having. (Elaine Thompson/AP)

McKenzie’s process finally bears fruit

After enduring three years of losing as he tore down and then…

Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie says he’s not the least bit surprised by the breakout season quarterback Derek Carr is having. (Elaine Thompson/AP)
Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie listens to questions at a news conference announcing wide receiver Amari Cooper, the team's first round draft pick. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Raiders’ McKenzie confident worst is over at last

NAPA — Reggie McKenzie knew it would take some time to build…

Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie listens to questions at a news conference announcing wide receiver Amari Cooper, the team's first round draft pick. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Lefteris Pitarakis/AP file photoDennis Allen has reportedly been fired as Raiders coach after an 0-4 start to the season.

Raiders fire Dennis Allen as coach

ALAMEDA -- The Oakland Raiders fired coach Dennis Allen on Monday night…

Lefteris Pitarakis/AP file photoDennis Allen has reportedly been fired as Raiders coach after an 0-4 start to the season.
AP PhotoMatt Schaub

New QBs will dictate Raiders’ record

With any NFL team, the questions start with the quarterbacking — and…

AP PhotoMatt Schaub