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2018 Schedule
4-12, 4th in AFC West
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10hPaul Gutierrez

Raiders' Gruden: Door is open for Lynch return

Marshawn Lynch played the past two seasons with the Raiders, and with coach Jon Gruden acknowledging a need at running back, he would welcome the Oakland native back for another season.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Jon Gruden says the "door is always open for Marshawn Lynch to return" to the Raiders. Said there is no timetable for Lynch to make a decision to return should he want to play again. "Obviously we have a need at halfback, at featured back," Gruden said.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Jon Gruden, on defensive coordinator Paul Guenther "pounding the table" for Vontaze Burfict: "I was pounding the table, too. We were pounding it together. When he's right, he is a good player. And he has proven he can make plays for Paul Guenther.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Raiders signed QB Landry Jones, the team announced Tuesday morning.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

T-minus 20 minutes to breakfast with Raiders coach Jon Gruden here at the NFL owners meetings in Phoenix'.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Just spoke to Raiders owner Mark Davis regarding the NFL owners approving his team's lease to stay in Oakland in 2019. Davis said staying in the East Bay was neither a victory nor a defeat. “I told you a long time ago, I really want to play in Oakland," Davis told ESPN.com at the NFL owners meetings in Phoenix. "I said if there was a lawsuit, then I'd have to think about it. And unless something really ugly happened, that's what I'd want the end result to be. And so that's where we are, It's cool. It's great...I'm not saying it's a victory. It's not a victory at all. It's a result of a many number of things. That's what it is. But it's going to be an exciting season. We're happy about it. There's no ill will or anything like that. (Oakland) made a tough, tough deal but they're allowed to. That's what negotiations are." Davis also said the lingering lawsuit filed by the city of Oakland against the Raiders and the NFL had "nothing to do with negotiations" for the lease that calls for the Raiders to pay $7.5 million for 2019 and $10.5 million for the option of 2020, should the Las Vegas stadium not be ready. “It will be the last stadium lease I'll have to do in my life because we have a 30-year lease down in Nevada, down in Las Vegas," Davis said. "I believe that (Raiders president) Marc Badain and (Raiders general counsel) Dan Ventrelle did a hell of a job, based on the fact that they had both hands tied behind their backs to do it. It shows how hard it is to get something done, to get a lease done anywhere. But we did get it done and we're just ready to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the AFL and give the Raiders fans and everybody else a great celebration.”

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Raiders first-year general manager Mike Mayock, on working with coach Jon Gruden: "Coach Gruden is a freaking genius and it's really fun working with him because he's just, he's just, his energy level just drives me to different energy levels. And he's exhausting because he's so smart, and he's always ahead of you and you've got to kind of try to catch up. I come home every night just mentally exhausted, and it's a good thing."

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Raiders GM Mike Mayock, on Antonio Brown and his exit from Pittsburgh: "I think he's a little pissed off and has something to prove and we're going to be the beneficiaries."

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Raiders GM Mike Mayock, on Marshawn Lynch: "We have a big question at running back...both parties have to wait for the draft and see what happens there."

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

ThisClose to being formally and finally official...NFL owners set to vote on approval of Raiders' lease with Oakland Coliseum for 2019 season and potentially 2020, should Las Vegas stadium not be ready. Officials expect it to open on time, though.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

The most up-to-date running tracker of the really-busy Raiders' moves…March 2 – Raiders sign guard Denzelle Good to a one-year contract extension; March 7 – Raiders apply second-round tenders to running back Jalen Richard and cornerback Daryl Worley and an original round tender to undrafted safety Erik Harris; March 8 - Raiders sign Harris to a two-year contract; March 9 – Raiders agree to acquire receiver Antonio Brown from the Steelers for third- and fifth-round picks in 2019 draft; March 10 – Raiders agree to trade left guard Kelechi Osemele and 2019 sixth-round pick to the Jets for their 2019 fifth-round draft pick; March 10 – Raiders agree to a two-year contract extension with defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins; March 11 – Raiders agree to a four-year contract with offensive tackle Trent Brown, who spent last season with the Patriots; March 11 – Raiders agree to a four-year contract with free safety Lamarcus Joyner, who spent the previous five seasons with the Rams; March 13 - Raiders agree to a deal with receiver Tyrell Williams, who spent the previous four seasons with the Chargers; March 14 - Raiders release receiver Jordy Nelson and quarterback AJ McCarron; March 15 - Raiders sign receiver JJ Nelson, who spent the past four seasons with the Cardinals, and defensive end Josh Mauro, who played with the Giants last season. The Raiders also re-signed exclusive rights free-agent middle linebacker Jason Cabinda and guard Chaz Green; March 16 - Raiders and offensive tackle Donald Penn "mutually" agree to part ways; March 18 - Raiders re-sign receiver/return specialist Dwayne Harris; March 19 - Raiders sign linebacker Vontaze Burfict, who spent the previous seven seasons with the Bengals, to a reported one-year, $5 million contract; March 20 - Raiders re-sign exclusive rights free agent longsnapper Trent Sieg and sign cornerback Nevin Lawson, who spent the past five seasons with the Lions, to a reported one-year contract worth up to $3.05 million; March 21 - Raiders sign interior offensive lineman Jordan Devey, who spent the past three years with the AFC West rival Chiefs, to a reported one-year deal; March 22 - Raiders sign quarterback Mike Glennon, who spent last season with the Cardinals, and free safety Curtis Riley, who was with the Giants last season, to free-agent contracts; March 26 - Raiders sign quarterback Landry Jones, who did not play last season but spent the first five seasons of his career with the Steelers, to a free-agent contract.

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Raiders sign QB Glennon for depth behind Carr

Mike Glennon, who appeared in just two games last season with the Arizona Cardinals, has signed with the Raiders, the team announced. The seventh-year player has thrown for 35 career TDs.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Count TE Jared Cook himself among those suggesting a deal with the Saints is close. When asked if he has agreed to a deal with New Orleans, Cook winked and told ESPN's Jamison Hensley, "Maybe," while at an event honoring the NFL's Ed Block Courage Award winners. Cook then said "it's going to be pretty awesome" catching passes from Drew Brees. "I've been a big fan of Drew for a long time and the way he approaches the game," Cook said. "He's on point. He's on top of his game right now. He's just a baller. I look forward to seeing him do great things in the future." When asked if he is surprised to be leaving Oakland, Cook said, "Yeah, but it's a business. They're still my guys. You take for what it is." ... Sources have described a Cook/Saints deal as close but not officially finalized yet.

Team Stats

Passing Yards234.418th
Rushing Yards101.825th
Points For18.128th
Points Against29.232nd