Vontaze Burfict, who played four games with the Raiders last year, was arrested early Saturday morning in Nevada.
Vinny has covered the Raiders extensively in the past, breaking news on their eventual move to Las Vegas and their thwarted return to Los Angeles. Before joining the Review-Journal, he covered the Rams for The Athletic and the Los Angeles Daily News.
The Raiders face a must-win situation on Sunday against the Jets, and there are a handful of individual matchups they need to handle to leave New Jersey with a victory.
Derek Carr said he probably could have worded things better about the Raiders’ recent work habits. But at the end of the day, he says the point still stands.
Derek Carr and his wife, Heather Neel, welcomed their baby daughter into the world on Monday night.
The Raiders (6-5) committed five turnovers and 11 penalties for 141 yards against the Falcons (4-7).
Raiders defensive end Cle Ferrell will miss his second consecutive game.
The Raiders have a couple of other exploitable matchups they can take advantage of against the Falcons, including defensive end Maxx Crosby vs. offensive tackle Kaleb McGary.
In this week’s Raiders mailbag, fans have questions about Richie Incognito, Henry Ruggs, Trent Brown, Cory Littleton and Johnathan Abram.
The Raiders are 6-4 this season, the same record they had at this point last year, when they lost five of their final six games and missed the playoffs.
The Raiders’ ascent to the upper echelon of the NFL rests squarely on coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock fixing a defense that has been the team’s Achilles’ heel.
The Raiders have closed the gap on the Chiefs, but getting from good from great is the toughest real estate in sports to cover.
Patrick Mahomes completed a 22-yard touchdown pass to tight end Travis Kelce with 28 seconds left Sunday to beat the Raiders.