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1-5, 4th in AFC West

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Raiders have signed free agent kicker Daniel Carlson, a fifth-round draft pick of the Vikings cut the day after he missed three field-goal attempts in a 29-29 tie against the Packers in Week 2, and promoted receiver Marcell Ateman and offensive lineman Denver Kirkland to the 53-man roster from the practice squad. The Raiders, who had two open roster spots with the trade of receiver Amari Cooper to the Cowboys and running back Marshawn Lynch being placed on Injured Reserve, also waived kicker Matt McCrane and waived safety Obi Melifonwu, the team's second-round draft pick in 2017, from the Reserve/Injured list while signing running back James Butler to the practice squad. The Raiders entered the offseason with Giorgio Tavecchio as their kicker, after bidding adieu to Sebastian Janikowski, and have since gone through Eddy Piñeiro, Mike Nugent, McCrane and now Carlson.


Did Derek Carr Cry On The Bench

Bomani Jones and Pablo Torre react to reports that say Derek Carr has a "fractured relationship" with his team-mates because he was crying, debate if a 1st round pick was too much for the Cowboys to give for Cooper, if Pat Schumer cost the Giants the game and more.


Schefter Podcast: Trade Reaction, Conner On Performace In Bell's Absence

Before chatting with Steelers RB James Conner about his standout season in Le'Veon Bell's absence (10:15), Adam Schefter reacts to the Amari Cooper & Eli Apple trades with ESPN's Evan Kaplan (:55). Plus, best-selling author Mitch Albom discusses his career in and out of sports writing (20:58) and we answer your #AskAdam questions (55:41).

Raiders building for future after trades (1:22)
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Carr: 'Love being a Raider' despite not 'popular'

Derek Carr has tweeted that he loves playing for the Oakland Raiders and that he loves "the struggle of trying to fight back for our city when not a lot of people believe in us."

Clark: Cooper will help Cowboys evaluate Dak (1:33)

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Raiders make it official - they place Marshawn Lynch on Injured Reserve.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Reggie McKenzie also said Amari Cooper's up-and-down production made it easier to part ways with the receiver. "I still think he is a first-round player," McKenzie said. "That's why I had to get a first-round pick. Now, has he been inconsistent? Absolutely. Absolutely. But has he shown greatness? Absolutely. So...the consistency is something that I am sure he has worked on and this guy is still a young player, you know? I think he is going to do well down in Dallas."

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked if any players on the Raiders roster were "untouchable," Reggie McKenzie laughed. "I'm untouchable," he said. "Seriously (though), I'm not going to say anyone's untouchable. In my heart of hearts would I hate to lose some players more than others? Absolutely. I know the difficulty in replacing, whether it's positions I feel stronger about than others. The lines, as far as communication for me with any team, will always be open to anyone on any one of our players. Whether I'm going to like it or not, more than likely it's hard to say that anybody is untradeable...this is where we get a great opportunity to build. We've got pieces now, but we can really rebuild on what we have. With this group, the coaches that I've got here, knowing where we're heading schematically on both sides of the ball and special teams, we're going to build this thing...we've got the ammunition to build this thing really well."

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Jon Gruden said last week the Raiders are not "tanking" on the season, and Reggie McKenzie agreed. So I asked McKenzie what trading away Amari Cooper says to the team and fans. "The opportunity," McKenzie said. "We're building this thing in concert together, I'm talking about me and coach Gru. We're doing this thing together. When we make a deal, I think these picks are going to help this team tremendously, bottom line. It's something I saw as a great opportunity. We're not tanking this season. These guys will have to step up and continue to work to win some ballgames. That will always be the case. There's always opportunities elsewhere for trades. We have another week to do something else down the line or acquiring somebody. We're not tanking this season. I want to win bad."

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Reggie McKenzie, on trading Amari Cooper to the Cowboys: "It was an opportunity I felt like I couldn't pass on. To get a first-round pick in this business here, I thought was invaluable. It was something that I felt like I had to do moving forward for this organization. I love Amari, what he stands for, but I just felt when I got a call from Stephen Jones this morning and he put it on the table, what he wanted to do, he wanted the player, and he gave me the pick. And that's what it came down to." McKenzie said Jones first inquired about Cooper on Friday and when reports hit the news cycle, "about five other teams call(ed). That's when it got a little haywire and then all kinds of proposals were coming at me and I pretty much shot 'em all down until this one that came this morning."

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie spoke Monday to reporters in the wake of Oakland trading receiver Amari Cooper to the Cowboys. During his 20-minute media session, McKenzie was asked if he and coach Jon Gruden were on the same page. "Absolutely," McKenzie said. "I mean, this is, I don't mean to laugh, but it's comical, a little bit, around here...Gruden and I, we work together very well. Let's make no mistakes about it. Him pushing me out, that's not happening. Me, not being able to work with Gruden, that's furthest from the truth. OK? We work really well together. We're in each other's offices all the time...the negativity that I hear is between me and Gruden, there's been times I want to make a statement and say, 'Really?' But, I do understand. I understand when you guys see Khalil Mack leave or something like this. I get it. But a lot of these instances, it's not about, I don't think you'll find anybody in the building that didn't like Khalil Mack. Including Gruden. But the factors were more than us just liking him. So, let's put that to bed now.”

Cowboys add Cooper to bolster offense (1:09)

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

After trading WR Amari Cooper to the Cowboys, the Raiders have three first-round picks in the 2019 NFL draft. Since the common draft era began in 1967, a team has used at least three first-round picks 15 times. The most recent instances were the 2017 Browns, the 2013 Vikings and the 2001 Rams. The 2000 Jets had four first-round picks, an NFL record.

Hasselbeck: Cooper trade 'makes a ton of sense' for Cowboys (1:16)

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

With the Raiders acquiring a first-round pick from the Cowboys for WR Amari Cooper, that gives Oakland three -- THREE! -- first rounders in the 2019 NFL draft. The Raiders will have their own selection, which could be a Top 3 pick, as well as the Bears' pick from the Khalil Mack trade and Dallas' selection. While the Raiders are 1-5, the Bears are 3-3 and the Cowboys are 3-4.

Doug Kezirian ESPN 

After trading WR Amari Cooper, the Raiders have moved from a home underdog of 2 to 3 points this Sunday against the Colts.

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Cowboys trade 1st-round pick for Raiders' Cooper

The Dallas Cowboys made a move to benefit quarterback Dak Prescott by acquiring wide receiver Amari Cooper from the Oakland Raiders for a 2019 first-round draft pick.

Raiders seeking 1st-round pick for Cooper (0:52)
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3dAdam Schefter

Sources: Cowboys looking into trade for Cooper

The Cowboys have done an inordinate amount of research on Amari Cooper as they consider whether to make a trade with the Raiders for the star receiver, sources told ESPN.

Team Stats

Passing Yards281.010th
Rushing Yards92.525th
Points For18.328th
Points Against29.329th

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