The four-time Pro Bowl guard, who has battled mental health and locker room issues, spoke publicly for the first time Saturday since signing with the team in May.
Jon Gruden wants the Raiders to be tough and smart and versatile, able to adapt to any situation, prideful in the details of work. But this is a team coming off a 4-12 season.
The man in charge of building the new NFL stadium in Las Vegas doesn’t know much about football, but his history with the Raiders has earned him an invaluable level of trust.
Moving game to Las Vegas stadium for 2020 and 2021, in a time when National Finals Rodeo owns the city in early December, won’t guarantee a spike in interest.
The Rebels will have to prove history and the Mountain West preseason media poll wrong, a forecast that has UNLV finishing fifth in the six-team West Division.
The running back’s voyage to a first-round pick has been well chronicled, his own words describing a youth of poverty, homeless for a time and living out of a car.
The Raiders easily could challenge to be included among the most memorable clips of the HBO show “Hard Knocks” with a roster that includes Antonio Brown, Richie Incognito and Vontaze Burfict.
A potential site for a College Football Playoff championship game will soon host the NFL and UNLV football, along with a new-and-much-improved Las Vegas Bowl.
The assumption that Raiders head coach Jon Gruden would spend the off-season looking to replace quarterback Derek Carr wasn’t as practical a notion as portrayed.
While forecasting how a team’s draft will ultimately be judged on the field remains incredibly subjective, this isn’t: The class had a much different feel this year than last. Cleaner. Fewer red flags to investigate. Players that other teams hadn’t passed on for medical or off-field issues.