A phone call Raleigh McKenzie expected but nonetheless hoped to avoid came Sunday.
Construction crews on the Las Vegas Stadium have begun one of the most difficult — and most dangerous — aspects of the project.
Jon Gruden added wide receiver Antonio Brown to his roster in mid-March. Not until Monday morning did the two share a field.
Three players the Raiders coached against in January swapped sidelines Saturday when the team selected former Houston cornerback Isaiah Johnson, LSU tight end Foster Moreau and Clemson receiver Hunter Renfrow.
The Raiders began the draft’s final day as they started the first, adding a defensive end.
A better first impression couldn’t have been asked Friday of the Raiders’ first-round picks.
The Raiders traded back twice Saturday before selecting their second ex-Clemson Tiger, choosing cornerback Trayvon Mullen in the second round.
You can’t fault a team that managed 13 sacks all last season after trading away the league’s best edge rusher in Khalil Mack for taking a defensive end, and it’s not like Clelin Ferrell of Clemson fell into 27 career sacks for one of the nation’s top college programs.
Talent and character. The Raiders sought this combination, general manager Mike Mayock said Thursday evening, when approaching a signature draft in which the franchise owned eight picks, including an NFL-high three in the first round.
Raiders general manager Mike Mayock asked prospective player just how the players would adapt to life in Las Vegas once the team moves to town in 2020.