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Did Colin Kaepernick’s attorney just say the Raiders might be interested?

Colin Kaepernick’s attorney is back doing what he does best — dropping hints regarding the future of his high-profile client.<p>During a recent …

Robert Kraft

NFL Week 3 picks: Browns win while 49ers, Raiders have mixed results

Week 3 of the Lombardi Trophy Hunt begins with Cleveland hosting a prime-time game, while the 49ers and Raiders flee the Bay Area. Onward with our …

Aaron Rodgers

Raiders report: Five things we learned Wednesday

ALAMEDA — Five things we learned Wednesday as the Raiders began preparations to face the Miami Dolphins on the road in Week 3:<p><b>1) The Raiders will</b> …

Jordy Nelson

Will Jordy Nelson’s big game for Raiders come this weekend?

ALAMEDA — Jordy Nelson was Jon Gruden’s big-name signing this offseason, the 33-year-old who supposedly still had the jets and hands to be an …

Jordy Nelson

Behind enemy lines — Raiders vs. Dolphins: 5 questions with opposing beat writer

Checking in on the 2-0 Miami Dolphins with veteran beat writer Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, who agreed to answer five questions about the …

Ndamukong Suh

Jerry McDonald’s Week 3 Power Rankings: No. 1 Chiefs take on 49ers

Sizing up the NFL as Week 3 begins:<p>1. Kansas City (2-0)<p>All aboard the Patrick Mahomes bandwagon. Through two games he’s projected for 80 touchdown …

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Raiders promote Shilique Calhoun, waive Brian Price

ALAMEDA — The up and down career of Shilique Calhoun took another turn Tuesday when the Raiders promoted the former third-round draft pick from the …

Seattle Seahawks

Kurtenbach: Jon Gruden can’t hide his true thoughts on the Raiders anymore

Not all is lost for the Raiders after they fell to 0-2 to start the season with a gut-punch loss to the Broncos on Sunday.<p>No, seriously.<p>A win in …

Jon Gruden

Raiders mailbag: ‘Will Gruden be on the hot seat if Raiders start 0-4?’

Tensions are high among Raider Nation after only two weeks, and understandably so.<p>You guys keep coming with the good questions, though, and that’s …

Jordy Nelson

Raiders’ Jon Gruden has no regrets on Khalil Mack trade

ALAMEDA — Coming off a tough loss where lack of a pass rush was a major factor, Raiders coach Jon Gruden said Monday he isn’t spending any time …

Jon Gruden

Surprise! Marquette King trolls Gruden, Raiders after Broncos win

You didn’t really think the Raiders were getting out of Denver without hearing from their former punter Marquette King, did you?<p>Well, King didn’t …

Denver Broncos

Raiders report card: Derek Carr shines, run defense not so much

<i>Click HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.</i><p>DENVER — Just like that the Raiders trail two teams in their division …

Jordy Nelson

Next up for the Raiders: 2-0 Miami and 5 reasons to be hopeful despite 0-2 start

<i>Click HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.</i><p>The Raiders were embarrassed in their opener against the Rams. They …

Jon Gruden

Kurtenbach: What we learned in the Raiders’ gut-punch loss to the Broncos

No loss is good, but some particularly sting.<p>The Raiders’ Week Two loss to the Broncos in Denver is certainly one of those losses.<p>The Raiders failed …

Case Keenum

Raiders’ Derek Carr, Amari Cooper bounce back in loss to Broncos

DENVER — Derek Carr and Amari Cooper both turned in games to forget against the Rams, Carr throwing three interceptions with no touchdowns and Cooper …

Jordy Nelson

Same story for the Raiders: A second-half breakdown and no pass rush in loss to Broncos

DENVER — Jon Gruden leaned up against a wall in the visitors locker room next to his starting quarterback’s locker 20 minutes after Sunday’s game …

Case Keenum

This was Raiders football under Jon Gruden — like it or not

There was your official re-introduction to Raiders football under Jon Gruden.<p>Like it or not.<p>An excruciating 20-19 road loss to the Denver Broncos …

Jon Gruden

Broncos 20, Raiders 19: Takeaways from a bad Raiders loss

DENVER — Now that right there will be a tough one to swallow.<p>The Raiders didn’t trail for 59 minutes and 55 seconds yet still lost.<p>Gareon Conley and …

Case Keenum

Gruden a ‘Hollywood coach’ and Carr ‘nervous’: TV analyst dubious about Raiders’ bounce back

<i>Click HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.</i><p>A Raiders rebound at Denver on Sunday? Boomer Esiason sees two problems …

Jon Gruden

Live updates: Raiders vs. Broncos, Sunday at 1:25 p.m.

Get live updates, news and analysis as the Raiders try to rebound from a rough season opener when they take on their AFC West rival Broncos on Sunday …

Case Keenum

Raiders vs. Broncos: 5 things to watch on Sunday

The Raiders’ game in Denver last year changed their entire season, as they left with an injured starting quarterback and a second consecutive loss …

Aqib Talib

Kolton Miller’s next task for the Raiders: Von Miller and Co.

ALAMEDA — Approached in the Raiders locker room Thursday to chat, rookie left tackle Kolton Miller flashed a smile, hesitant to talk at first. He …

NFL

Why Jalen Richard has emerged as key player in Raiders’ offense

ALAMEDA — Jalen Richard is enjoying life as a satellite, although the third-year running back laments the one that got away.<p>Richard caught a career …

Los Angeles

Kurtenbach: The big difference between Derek Carr and Jimmy Garoppolo heading into prove-it Week Two games

Both of the Bay Area NFL quarterbacks turned in bad Week One performances.<p>Both faced elite defenses. Both were let down by their supporting casts, to …

Jordy Nelson

Raiders report: 5 things we learned on Thursday

ALAMEDA — Martavis Bryant stayed in the Bay Area even while he was a free agent, caring for his growing son and confiding in his girlfriend, mother, …

Jordy Nelson

Raiders-Broncos subplot: Johnny Townsend vs. Marquette King

ALAMEDA — During a typical training camp day in 2012, a virtual unknown named Marquette King was drawing oohs and ahhs with skyscraping punts.<p>After …

Marquette King

Raiders place defensive starter on injured reserve

The Raiders will spend at least the next few weeks without their top run stuffer as Justin Ellis was placed on injured reserve on Thursday.<p>The …

Raiders vs. Broncos: Five questions for the opposing beat writer

ALAMEDA — Have the Denver Broncos found a quarterback who can lead and support their team back to the glory of Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium?<p>Is Von …

Jon Gruden

Jerry McDonald’s Week 2 Power Rankings: Raiders, 49ers take a fall

Sizing up the NFL as week 2 begins:<p>1. Philadelphia (1-0)<p>Nick Foles missing the magic, but good enough in Week 1.<p><b>Last week:</b> 1 <b>Next:</b> at Tampa Bay<p>2. New …

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