Jack Del Rio - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Jack Del Rio Raiders exercise fifth-year option on star defender Mack ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders are making a commitment to one of the NFL's best players. Menacing pass rusher Khalil Mack had his fifth-year contract option exercised by Oakland on Thursday, presumably keeping him with the team through the 2018 season. The AP Defensive Player of the Year for 2016, Mack had sacks in eight str... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 21:20:00 GMT 2017-04-20T21:20:00Z NFL owners approve Raiders' move to Las Vegas, so what now? PHOENIX (AP) — Sometime in the not distant future, they will become the Las Vegas Raiders. Until then, likely in 2020, Mark Davis' team belongs to Oakland. Well, sort of. NFL owners approved the Raiders' move to Las Vegas 31-1 at the league meetings Monday. Miami was the lone dissenter. Davis insisted the club his father, Hall of Fame owner Al Davis, built into a champion — ... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:06:00 GMT 2017-03-28T16:06:00Z The Latest: Fournette tries to water down weight questions INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest from the NFL's annual scouting combine (all times local): 4:30 p.m. LSU running back Leonard Fournette tried to douse the first serious question — his weight. He tipped the scales at 240 pounds, 5 more than his playing weight. It was also heavier than anyone, includ... Thu, 02 Mar 2017 21:46:00 GMT 2017-03-02T21:46:00Z Raiders reward coach Jack Del Rio with new 4-year contract ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders rewarded coach Jack Del Rio with a new four-year contract Friday, replacing the original four-year deal he received when he took the job in January 2015. Owner Mark Davis made the announcement Friday evening by saying the initial deal had been "torn up" after Del Rio led the Raiders (12-5) to their first playoff berth in 14 years be... Sat, 11 Feb 2017 14:30:00 GMT 2017-02-11T14:30:00Z Falcons QB Matt Ryan wins NFL MVP honors HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on The Associated Press 2016 NFL awards (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Quarterback Matt Ryan is the first Atlanta Falcons player to win The Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player award. Ryan, also voted to the 2016 All-Pro Team by a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover th... Sun, 05 Feb 2017 01:51:00 GMT 2017-02-05T01:51:00Z LA Chargers hire Anthony Lynn as head coach a day after move LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Chargers hired Anthony Lynn as their head coach Friday night, one day after announcing their relocation to Los Angeles. The 48-year-old Lynn is a respected veteran assistant who spent the last two seasons with the Buffalo Bills. He moved up during this season from running backs coach to offensive coordinator to interim head coach, presiding over the Bi... Sat, 14 Jan 2017 03:22:00 GMT 2017-01-14T03:22:00Z Jaguars hire Marrone, bring back Coughlin, extend Caldwell Jacksonville's coaching search landed someone from its past and present. The Jaguars can only hope the old-school combination leads to better results in the future. Owner Shad Khan hired Doug Marrone as head coach Monday and brought back Tom Coughlin to oversee football operations. Marrone replaces Gus Bradley, who was fired in late November after going 14-48 in three-plus s... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 01:00:00 GMT 2017-01-10T01:00:00Z Osweiler returns to lead Texans over Oakland 27-14 HOUSTON (AP) — Brock Osweiler redeemed himself after last month's benching. Jadeveon Clowney established himself as a postseason force. And the Houston Texans got their first playoff victory since the 2012 season Saturday against the Oakland Raiders. Osweiler threw for a touchdown and ran for another to lead the Texans to a 27-14 wild-c... Sun, 08 Jan 2017 02:54:00 GMT 2017-01-08T02:54:00Z Wild-card round gets going as drive to Super Bowl begins NEW YORK (AP) — The drive to the Super Bowl begins this weekend as the NFL postseason gets going. A dozen teams still have hopes to play for the Lombardi Trophy in Houston on Feb. 5. On Saturday, the playoffs open as Oakland travels to Houston and Detroit heads to Seattle. This is the fourth time the Texans have opene... Fri, 06 Jan 2017 23:19:00 GMT 2017-01-06T23:19:00Z Raiders to start Connor Cook at QB against Texans ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — For the first 15 games of the season, rookie Connor Cook was inactive each week, making his biggest contribution as a scout team quarterback who would sometimes dress up like Cam Newton or Philip Rivers before Oakland faced those stars to lighten the mood at practice. Now with the Raiders set to play their first playoff game in 14 y... Wed, 04 Jan 2017 23:26:00 GMT 2017-01-04T23:26:00Z Raiders lose AFC West, another QB in 24-6 loss to Broncos DENVER (AP) — The Oakland Raiders had a lot to lose Sunday — and they did. Another quarterback. The division. A week off. In a game that couldn't have gone much worse, Oakland lost starting quarterback Matt McGloin to a shoulder injury in the first half and then fell 24-6 to a Denver Broncos team with nothing to play for and now in need of a new coach. ... Mon, 02 Jan 2017 02:59:00 GMT 2017-01-02T02:59:00Z NFL defers decision to reinstate Raiders LB Aldon Smith ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Suspended Oakland Raiders pass rusher Aldon Smith will not be reinstated by the NFL this season. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said Friday that the league has deferred a decision on Smith's petition for reinstatement and will begin consideration in March. Pro Football Talk first reported the decision by the league. ... Fri, 30 Dec 2016 21:00:00 GMT 2016-12-30T21:00:00Z Carr's injury puts damper on Raiders' 33-25 win over Colts OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — As Derek Carr fell to the turf with a broken leg, a celebratory day in Oakland immediately turned somber. The Raiders had suffered their most significant loss of the season. Carr broke a bone in his right leg in the fourth quarter of the Raiders' 33-25 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday, immediately throwing a dark cloud over a resurgent s... Sun, 25 Dec 2016 06:30:00 GMT 2016-12-25T06:30:00Z The Latest: Falcons clinch, playoff picture becomes clearer The Latest on week 16 of the NFL season on Saturday (all times EST): 7:55 p.m. The Atlanta Falcons not only are in the playoffs, they will go into the postseason as NFC South champs. And thanks to Arizona's stunning 34-31 win in Seattle (9-5-1), the Falcons (10-5) will play for a first-round bye i... Sun, 25 Dec 2016 01:09:00 GMT 2016-12-25T01:09:00Z ICYMI in NFL Week 15: Just win, baby _ Raiders into playoffs Jerry Rice was on the roster the last time the Oakland Raiders made the playoffs. That's how long it's been — way back in the 2002 season. The Silver and Black matter again, thanks in large part to up-and-coming QB Derek Carr, pass-rusher extraordinaire Khalil Mack and kicker Sebastian Janikowski. The Raiders clinched a postseason berth Sunday by beating the San Diego Charge... Mon, 19 Dec 2016 07:11:00 GMT 2016-12-19T07:11:00Z Janikowski, Raiders beat Bolts 19-16 to earn playoff berth SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Oakland Raiders are going back to the playoffs for the first time in 14 years, earning a postseason nod on the same field where they were so thoroughly humiliated in the Super Bowl in January 2003. Fittingly, the only player remaining from that roster, kicker Sebastian Janikowksi, helped the Raiders punch their ticket. He kicked a 44-... Mon, 19 Dec 2016 02:30:00 GMT 2016-12-19T02:30:00Z Chiefs come through to take control of division race KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Charcandrick West was playing for Joe McKnight. Tyreek Hill was playing for the fans chanting his name. The Chiefs defense was playing for its injured leader. Everybody on the Kansas City sideline was playing for control of the AFC West. "This was a big game," Chiefs cornerback Steven Nelson said, stripping off h... Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:29:00 GMT 2016-12-09T12:29:00Z Chiefs hold off Raiders 21-13 to take control of AFC West KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tyreek Hill didn't know what to do when he started hearing thousands of people in Arrowhead Stadium chanting his name, even as he stood all alone on the frozen turf waiting for the punt. "Just give them what they want, I guess," Hill thought to himself. So he did, the rookie speedster taking the punt back 78-yards for a game-changi... Fri, 09 Dec 2016 05:57:00 GMT 2016-12-09T05:57:00Z