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2019 Schedule
4-12, 4th in AFC West
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Who's Drinking the Raider-ade?

Mina and Field Yates evaluate the offseason in the AFC West and discuss how the Raiders (8:20), Chargers (20:09), Broncos (38:13), and Chiefs (46:52) will fare this season. Plus, who at ESPN has the best hair (55:23)?

Woody applauds Raiders for taking rookies to Google (1:52)

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Raiders announced they have signed first-round draft picks Clelin Ferrell, the No. 4 overall draft pick, and Johnathan Abram, the No. 27 overall pick, as well as second-round cornerback Trayvon Mullen, the 40th overall selection, to their rookie contracts on Tuesday. That means that eight of Oakland's nine draft picks are signed, leaving only first-round running back Josh Jacobs (No. 24 overall) as unsigned. All of the rookies took part in the team's offseason training program, though, with Ferrell and Abram getting reps with the first-team defense at defensive end and safety, respectively, and are finishing out the Raiders' player engagement program this week.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Raiders mandatory minicamp is finished. Jon Gruden has cancelled tomorrow's practice. The Raiders has a second-team walkthrough today, with starters lifting weights. Report day for training camp in Napa is July 26, with the first practice the next day.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Daniel Carlson set a Raiders franchise record last season in converting 16 of 17 field goals, including his last 15 in a row after being cut by Minnesota as a fifth-round draft pick. "You always get worse or better," Carlson said. "I always want to improve, continue to build on what I had last year." Carlson said a pep talk from coach Jon Gruden and special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia after an early FG miss at the 49ers gave him confidence, and a reminder to never get too high or too low.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Arden Key's first sit down with new defensive line coach Brentson Buckner began with Buckner putting on a tape of "my ALMOST 13 sacks," Key said with a laugh on Wednesday. "It was very nerve-wracking." Key, who was supposed to be a third-down pass-rush specialist but had to play every down and had one sack as a rookie last year, said he played with a shoulder injury incurred in training camp, a malady that required surgery in January. He said he is healthy now and has put on 15 pounds to get to 260 since the start of OTAs. "The D-line is going to be different this year," said Key, again expected to be a third-down pass rusher.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Johnathan Abram has been getting starting reps at safety since the last week of OTAs, alongside Karl Joseph. And while both players are ‘strong' safeties, the rookie insists there is no difference between ‘strong' and ‘free' in the Raiders' scheme. "We line up and make a play," Abram said. "Coach moved me up and I just gotta continue making plays with the 1's."

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Josh Jacobs said he has been welcomed by the Raiders returning RBs with open arms...even as a first-round draft pick. "I didn't come in thinking it would be like that," Jacobs said. "But they're all loving and we all have the same common goals. Regardless of who it is, we all just want what's best for the team."

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

There will be training camp competitions at both long snapper (Trent Sieg and Andrew DePaola) and punter (Johnny Townsend and A.J. Cole), said Raiders special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia. DePaola injured a knee in the season opener and Townsend had a disappointing rookie season as a fifth-round draft pick. "I don't think any of us were pleased with, actually, how we punted throughout the course of the year," Bisaccia said. "I think Johnny would probably say the same thing. He's really a directional-type guy...he's really done a great job working on his hang time. That's improved tremendously from the course of the year. Now, we've given up a little bit of direction to kind of get his hang time where we'd like it to be, but hopefully we can get them both, the hang and the direction, going into training camp."

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8dJeremy Fowler

JuJu says he has 'no hard feelings' toward AB

JuJu Smith-Schuster said Wednesday he's disappointed with how things ended with former Steelers teammate Antonio Brown, calling him a "role model."

Stephen A. loves the Raiders on 'Hard Knocks' (1:57)
Golic: The Raiders are a great choice for 'Hard Knocks' (1:05)

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Official...Raiders to appear on this year's Hard Knocks training camp realty series.

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9dTim McManus

Eagles' Jenkins wants new contract at market rate

Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins is looking for a new contract that will pay him the current market value, but that didn't stop him from attending the mandatory minicamp that opened Tuesday.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

While nothing is official...yet, perhaps Jon Gruden sees his Raiders as the perfect "Hard Knocks" subjects? “We're trying to worry about this team, this week," he said. "We've got a lot of adversity we're facing right now with this team. We've got a lot of distractions. I think we're playing in three countries. I think we've got about two months between home games. We're in the process of moving. And we're going to try like crazy to keep all of our best players as we head to Las Vegas…I can't say enough about (Clelin) Ferrell and (Johnathan) Abram, and what they've done for us in the last month. I think (Josh) Jacobs is going to be interesting and fun to watch. Who knows, maybe ‘Hard Knocks' will come and cover that. That would be awesome, wouldn't it?” Gruden, who wants nothing to do with the HBO training camp reality show, was joking. Kinda. But when asked about his brother Jay recommending the Raiders, Gruden added, "I'm not taking to my brother again.” Gruden also said he thought the Raiders would travel from Indianapolis to London immediately after the Colts game to "get acclimated to the time zone" before the Bears game on Oct. 6.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Raiders coach Jon Gruden confirmed that he has been in talks with Rams coach Sean McVay about holding joint practices in Napa. “We are considering working against the Rams prior to the first preseason game," Gruden said. "Nothing is 100 percent finalized yet but if possible, that certainly might benefit both of us. But we're in the final stages of trying to work something out.” The Raiders play host to the Rams in Oakland in the exhibition opener on Aug. 10.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Raiders center Rodney Hudson, a two-time Pro Bowler, earned his Master's Degree from Nova Southeastern University last week. "He's graduated from Pass Protection U, Run Blocking State and now he's got his Master's in business," cracked Raiders coach Jon Gruden. "And that just certifies what kind of guy you're dealing with here. He's a great player on the field. He's one of our captains and true team leaders. He's as tough a guy as we have. I've seen him play with kidney stones and various ailments and to get a Master's Degree is a huge accomplishment. I compliment him 'til the day's end. He's special.”The Raiders have also been in early talks with Hudson's agent about an extension. "We consider him a big piece of this franchise and we're going to do everything we can to keep him here a long time," Gruden said.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Raiders coach Jon Gruden, on the Golden State Warriors' run in the NBA Finals: “The injuries and the adversity that they've faced, it's been a blast to watch that and continued success to them...it's just terrible what happened to (Kevin) Durant last night. Credit to him, though, for giving it his all and laying it on the line. I can't compliment that guy enough and wish him the very, very best. There is a lot of bad things that happen in sports but we try to use all the expertise that we can and always try to make the best decision possible with the player in mind.”

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Team Stats

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