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2018 Schedule
3-11, 4th in AFC West
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16hPaul Gutierrez

Gruden emotional about possible Coliseum finale

With the Raiders' future in Oakland uncertain, an emotional Jon Gruden on Monday waxed poetic about the "tradition" of the Coliseum and his fond memories of "just raging in the Black Hole" after big wins, like last week's victory over the Steelers.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Jon Gruden, when asked if veteran offensive tackle Donald Penn, who has been on IR with a groin injury since Oct. 3 but was designated to return on Dec. 5, might be activated and play the final two games: “Donald is wide open. He wants to play. How many linemen are you going to have up? There is a chance he could be up this week. We'll address that here in the next couple of days. There's a clock, you know, when you get a guy off injured reserve, you have a couple of weeks to look at him and our clock is about to expire. So we'll talk to (head trainer) Rod Martin, we'll talk to Donald and we'll put our heads together and determine that here in the next 48 hours.”

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

A view from above the Raiders' future home in Las Vegas. The stadium is scheduled to open on July 31, 2020.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

The Cardinals now have an 82% chance to earn the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 NFL draft, according to live projections from FPI through the 4 p.m. window. The Raiders have the next-best shot with 11%, followed by the Jets at 5%.

Gruden critical of referees in loss (1:29)

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Derek Carr continued his efficient, if unspectacular, play for the Raiders in their 30-16 loss at Cincinnati, which bodes well for the future. Hey, we're keeping it positive but real around these parts for a 3-11 team, right? Besides, Carr set a franchise record in not throwing an interception in his last 301 attempts, a streak running nine games. Up next? What promises to be a sublime Christmas Eve as the Raiders might be playing their final game ever in Oakland, against the rival Broncos, on ESPN's “Monday Night Football.” Buckle up, buttercup.


Bengals end 5-game losing streak, beat Raiders 30-16

Joe Mixon had another big game Sunday, rushing for 129 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and the Cincinnati Bengals held on for a 30-16 victory over the Oakland Raiders that ended one of their longest losing streaks under coach Marvin Lewis.

Carr finds Smith wide-open for TD (0:21)
Mixon powers in 1-yard TD (0:35)

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

A pair of lost fumbles, by Derek Carr and Jalen Richard, two 15-yard penalties, on kicker Daniel Carlson and defensive end Arden Key, and Oakland's inability to slow Cincinnati's running game, the Bengals have rushed for 109 yards, have led to a 20-7 Cincinnati halftime lead.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Raiders inactives at Bengals: LG Kelechi Osemele, RG Gabe Jackson, DE Kony Ealy, LB Kyle Wilber, WR Keon Hatcher, OT Justin Murray, CB Montrel Meander. That means Chaz Green will start at LG and Denzelle Good at right guard.

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2dAdam Schefter

Source: Panel endorses McKenzie for next GM gig

Despite being fired by the Raiders this week, former general manager Reggie McKenzie is a recommended GM hire by the NFL's career-development advisory panel, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Raiders LG Kelechi Osemele (toe) has been downgraded to OUT vs. the Bengals.

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4dPaul Gutierrez

Raiders' Bryant, on IR, again suspended by NFL

Raiders WR Martavis Bryant, who was placed on IR earlier this month, has been suspended indefinitely by the NFL for a violation of the league's substance abuse policy.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Martavis Bryant has been hit with a suspension. More details to come...(UPDATE, from press release): Effective immediately, Martavis Bryant has been returned to the Reserve/Commissioner Suspended list indefinitely for violating the terms of his April 2017 conditional reinstatement under the Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Before heading to Cincinnati, Raiders coach Jon Gruden said he had no comment on Amari Cooper telling a Dallas reporter that it was Raiders owner Mark Davis who traded him, and that Gruden and then-general manager Reggie McKenzie did not want to deal the Pro Bowl receiver to the Cowboys. “I've read a lot, I've heard a lot,” Gruden said. “I've heard some things in the media that are absolutely hilarious. Aren't even close. So I'm not commenting on any of that stuff. We've got to get ready for Dan Ross, Boobie Clark, we've got to watch out for Isaac Curtis down the middle. We've got to get Tim Brown and all our receivers ready to play.”

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

If LG Kelechi Osemele and RG Gabe Jackson are unable to play, Chaz Green and Denzelle Good will start in their respective places. "Good players," said Raiders coach Jon Gruden. "Had a good week of preparation."

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

While FB Keith Smith was upgraded to a FULL participant in Thursday's practice and TE Lee Smith was added to the Injury Report, neither LG Kelechi Osemele not RG Gabe Jackson practiced for a second straight day.

Woodson, Bruschi give Raiders-Bengals picks (0:54)
Woodson announced as 1997 Heisman winner (1:00)
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6dPaul Gutierrez

Carr: Not knowing Raiders' '19 home 'just weird'

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr acknowledged that it's "just weird" dealing with the possibility the team might be playing its final game in Oakland on Christmas Eve.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Neither left guard Kelechi Osemele nor right guard Gabe Jackson practiced on Wednesday.

Team Stats

Passing Yards244.8
Rushing Yards99.1
Points For18.63rd
Points Against29.9