Vegas Nation’s Adam Hill and Vinny Bonsignore discuss how the Raiders defense looks fresh and different, while defensive tackle Maliek Collins says he is ready to take on a leadership role.
Raiders defensive coordinator spoke about the team’s young cornerbacks, particularly first-round draft pick Damon Arnette, what strides he’s made in training camp and how he’s worked out with Trayvon Mullen so far. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Vegas Nation’s Vinny Bonsignore and Adam Hill report from Raiders training camp after hearing defensive coordinator Paul Guenther speak about the influx of talent the roster has and discuss who the coaches are raving about after getting early looks at the players on the field in Henderson. (Heidi Fang/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Many people still question if the Raiders should have drafted defensive end Clelin Ferrell as high as they did in 2019. Ferrell says it doesn’t matter what the “haters” say, he knows his worth to the team and is ready to prove it in year two.
Raiders defensive coordinator Paul Guenther says the team has rebuilt the engine on defense by adding young talent and speed.
The Raiders signed linebacker Ukeme Eligwe from the Jets’ practice squad. Wide receiver Hunter Renfrow has been nursing a rib injury since the Raiders’ loss to the Jets but he looks ready to play Sunday against the Chargers. With Josh Jacobs out this week, newly signed running back Rod Smith has a chance to join the rotation.
Raiders rookie wide receiver is set to make his return from injury Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers after missing the last 3 games with a rib injury
The Raiders have dealt with roster turnover all season, beginning when rookie safety Johnathan Abram was injured in the first game. The team’s recent roster moves are allowing younger talent on defense the opportunity to showcase themselves as the season closes. (Le’Andre Fox/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The Raiders are monitoring rookie running back Josh Jacobs’ shoulder injury to make sure he is good-to-go for their game against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. They’ll also have to figure out how to stop the Titans high powered offense with Ryan Tannehill and Derrick Henry on the other side of the ball. (Le’Andre Fox/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Raiders quarterback Deshone Kizer moved up the depth chart Thursday replacing Mike Glennon as Derek Carr’s backup going forward. On defense the Raiders are preparing to take on the Titans’ tank of a running back in Derrick Henry.
The Raiders promoted wide receiver Rico Gafford from the practice squad this week to help fill in the role vacated by the injured Hunter Renfrow. Defensively, they’re hoping to limit big plays from an explosive Chiefs offense. (Le’Andre Fox/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Like the 0-9 Bengals last week, the Raiders can’t overlook the 3-7 Jets who are starting to gather momentum, winning their last two games. The Jets are getting healthy and have talented players such as safety Jamal Adams and running back Le’Veon Bell making them a dangerous team that could play spoiler to the Raiders playoff hopes.
The Raiders are looking to clean up their penalties in all three phases of the game and not negate the plays that go for big yardage while they fight for the right to play in the postseason.
The focus this week for the Raiders is making sure not to over look the win-less Cincinnati Bengals for this Sunday’s game. Despite the Bengals record, they do have impressive players.
Raiders defensive coordinator Paul Guenther hopes to play cornerback Isaiah Johnson in Johnson’s first game back from IR. Quarterback Derek Carr said he is glad to have wide receiver Tyrell Williams to throw to.
With multiple injuries at the position the Raiders are glad to bring back linebacker Brandon Marshall. Running back Josh Jacobs was named AFC Offensive Rookie of the Month. (Le’Andre Fox/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
When the Raiders take on the Texans this Sunday in Houston there will be seven former Clemson Tigers taking the field, including the Texans’ dynamic quarterback, Deshaun Watson. (Le’Andre Fox/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Raiders defensive coordinator Paul Guenther expressed his feelings on linebacker Vontaze Burfict’s suspension being upheld. (Le’Andre Fox/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
For the first time since Vontaze Burfict’s suspension was upheld by the NFL, Raiders defensive coordinator Paul Guenther spoke about the situation and was verbally unhappy with the outcome of the appeal. The Raiders signed tight end Darren Waller to an extension. (Le’Andre Fox/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Game two of the Raiders long trip away from home come in the form of a very good Indianapolis Colts team, who haven’t lost a step since Andrew Luck’s surprise retirement.(Le’Andre Fox/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The Raiders face the Colts on Sunday in Indianapolis and the team understands that one of the keys to getting their second win of the season is to stop Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett who has been playing well since Andrew Lucks retirement. (Le’Andre Fox/Las Vegas Review Journal)
Raiders offensive and defensive coordinators Greg Olson and Paul Guenther praised the Minnesota Vikings coaching staff and their offensive and defensive scheme’s. They also continued to talk about the continuity the Vikings have (Le’Andre Fox/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Raiders defensive coordinator Paul Guenther talked about staying disciplined when playing Patrick Mahomes and the explosive Chiefs offense. Offensive coordinator Greg Olson praised the offensive line, and spoke about bringing back wide receiver Keelan Doss. (Le’Andre Fox/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Offensive Coordinator Raiders Offensive Coordinator Greg Olson see’s the receiver position as a strength and expected Antonio Brown to play in the season opener. Defensive Coordinator Paul Guenther praises his defensive players who have an “A-Type Personalities” (Le’Andre Fox/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Raiders Offensive and Defensive Coordinators Greg Olson and Paul Guenther speak after practice from Raiders HQ in Alameda, CA. (Le’Andre Fox/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Raiders Linebacker Vontaze Burfict describes his leadership on this years defense. Defensive Coordinator Paul Guenther details his preseason strategy with new players and Offensive Coordinator Greg Olson talks about Derek Carr’s growth. (Le’Andre Fox/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Day three of the Senior Bowl was moved inside for practice due to weather in Alabama. Raiders beat writer Michael Gehlken goes over what players the Raiders are looking out for at the Senior bowl.
Raiders beat reporter Michael Gehlken presents the challenges rookie punter Johnny Townsend could face this Sunday, as he hopes for a bounce back game against one of the most dangerous returners in football: Tyreek Hill.
Raiders beat reporter Michael Gehlken reports from Alameda as Jon Gruden addresses the media for the first time a day after their Thursday Night Football loss to the San Francisco 49ers.
Raiders beat reporter Michael Gehlken discusses the Raiders defensive woes thus far prior to their Battle of the Bay game against the 49ers.