LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Former Raiders coach Jon Gruden says he is “ashamed” about his old offensive emails that cost him his job and hopes to get another chance in football.
Gruden spoke publicly about the affair at the Little Rock Touchdown Club for the first time since he resigned as coach of the Raiders last October.
The Las Vegas Raiders waived offensive lineman Alex Leatherwood on Tuesday, the third of the club's three first-round draft picks in 2020-21 to get dumped before the end of his second season.
NFL teams had to cut their rosters to 53 players for the regular season by the Tuesday deadline, although some moves were procedural steps before bringing those players back.
LAS VEGAS RAIDERS (10-8)
CAMP SITE: Henderson, Nevada
LAST YEAR: The Raiders survived a tumultuous season that featured the resignation of coach Jon Gruden and the release of receiver Henry Ruggs III to make the playoffs for the first time since 2016.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The NFL said Wednesday it will appeal a ruling denying a request to move former Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden’s lawsuit against the league from a public courtroom into closed-door arbitration.
86. LAS VEGAS (10-8)
LAST SEASON: The Raiders survived a tumultuous 2021 to make the playoffs for just the second time in 19 seasons. Coach Jon Gruden resigned after five games because of the publication of his old offensive emails.
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Through a season of turmoil, Derek Carr performed at his best. So the Las Vegas Raiders have given the veteran quarterback a three-year contract extension.
The extension is worth $121.5 million, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press, speaking Wednesday on condition of anonymity.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — New Green Bay Packers special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia has shown he’s capable of doing the improbable.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have signed former Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Keisean Nixon.
Nixon appeared in 40 games and made two starts during his three seasons with the Raiders.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers are counting on former Raiders interim head coach Rich Bisaccia to upgrade their beleaguered special teams.
The Packers announced Tuesday that Bisaccia will joining Matt LaFleur’s staff as the team's third special teams coordinator in as many seasons.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars are rebooting their coaching search. And they're broadening its scope.
The Jaguars interviewed former Las Vegas Raiders interim coach Rich Bisaccia on Monday and lined up a second interview Tuesday with former Philadelphia coach Doug Pederson, according to a person familiar with the process.
The Las Vegas Raiders are trying to build their team the Patriot Way.
Owner Mark Davis tapped the NFL's most successful franchise over the past two decades by hiring Patriots director of player personnel Dave Ziegler as his new general manager.
The Las Vegas Raiders have made a request to interview New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels for their head coach opening.
A person familiar with the search said Thursday the Raiders made the request to speak with McDaniels about filling the void left when Jon Gruden resigned in October.
The Las Vegas Raiders have made a request to interview Tampa Bay defensive coordinator Todd Bowles for their head coach opening.
A person familiar with the search said Tuesday the Raiders made the request to speak with Bowles about filling the void left when Jon Gruden resigned in October.
NBC will not be sending its announcers and most hosts to the Beijing Olympics due to continued concerns about rising COVID-19 cases worldwide and China’s strict policy about those who test positive.
The NFL filed a motion asking a Nevada court to dismiss former Raiders coach Jon Gruden's lawsuit against the league, saying the accusations that the the NFL leaked Gruden's old, offensive emails are “baseless” and “should be dismissed for failure to state a single viable cause of action.”
Las Vegas Raiders interim coach Rich Bisaccia interviewed for the full-time job on Wednesday as owner Mark Davis searches for a coach and general manager to lead the franchise into the future.
Bisaccia took over in October when Jon Gruden was forced to resign following the release of old offensive emails and had a 7-5 record in the regular season.
The Las Vegas Raiders have fired general manager Mike Mayock after three seasons and will begin a search for a coach and GM following their second playoff berth in the past 19 seasons.
The Raiders announced the move to get rid of Mayock on Monday, two days after losing their wild-card playoff game to Cincinnati 26-19.
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Rich Bisaccia had just completed his first game as interim coach of the Las Vegas Raiders in mid-October, a 34-24 road win over the Broncos, and star running back Josh Jacobs described the atmosphere on the sideline.
The Las Vegas Raiders have dealt with an email scandal that forced coach Jon Gruden out after five games, and a fatal drunken driving crash that led to the release of star receiver Henry Ruggs III.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Derek Carr and Las Vegas lost a late touchdown on a replay reversal. They surrendered a TD on a fluke play. They committed the only two turnovers of the game.
Just like the Super Bowl, the draft, and the Jets missing the playoffs, there is another ritual in every NFL season.
The coaching carousel.
It's spinning already with two openings, in Las Vegas and Jacksonville, forced by the departures of two disgraced coaches, Jon Gruden and Urban Meyer.
The paths for Denver and Las Vegas have been somewhat similar this season with 3-0 starts followed by rough patches that have both in the same spot heading into the stretch run.
The Broncos (7-7) and Raiders (7-7) are in a cluster of four teams tied for 10th place in the AFC headed into their meeting in Las Vegas on Sunday with neither team likely able to afford another loss.
Former Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden has sued Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL, alleging that a “malicious and orchestrated campaign” was used to destroy Gruden's career by leaking old emails he had sent that included racist, misogynistic and homophobic comments.
On the field, the first half of the season went almost as well as planned for the Las Vegas Raiders.
The defense has been much improved, Derek Carr has been more aggressive, and the Raiders are tied for first place in the AFC West even after a 23-16 loss to the New York Giants on Sunday.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders lost another game coming out of a bye week. This was far removed from a normal bye week, though.
While preparing to face the New York Giants, Las Vegas was confronted with the tragedy of a fatal car crash involving a teammate.
No one spins things like the NFL, but not even its mighty PR machine can make this past week go away.
In a matter of days, the league was struck by a horrific tragedy involving one of its most promising players, a familiar farce from one of its most polarizing performers, and a clear case of deception and irresponsibility tainting one of its biggest stars.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders and New York Giants are preparing to play Sunday with one dealing with tragedy and the other COVID-19 issues.
Coming off their bye week, the AFC West-leading Raiders (5-2) were stunned when wide receiver Henry Ruggs III was involved in a fatal car crash early Tuesday morning that killed a woman and her dog.
If the point of this whole exercise is to protect Dan Snyder’s reputation, it’s at least a decade too late.
Make that two decades. Snyder shot straight to the top of most “Worst Owners in Sports” lists soon after buying the NFL’s Washington franchise in 1999 and hasn’t faced any serious competition since the NBA forced Donald Sterling out in 2014.
Since stepping in as starting quarterback in Week 1 of his rookie season with the Raiders, Derek Carr has been one of the most prominent faces of the franchise.
But in the early years as he found his voice, Carr could defer to veterans such as Charles Woodson, Donald Penn and Justin Tuck.
NEW YORK (AP) — Las Vegas Raiders owner Mark Davis says he doesn't believe the team was targeted in the leaking of emails that led to the resignation of coach Jon Gruden.
Speaking after the NFL owners meetings ended Wednesday, Davis also acknowledged the team has reached a settlement with Gruden, who received a 10-year, $100 million contract to return to coach the team in 2018.
A new coach has made the Las Vegas Raiders look like a new team the past two weeks.
The Raiders went from back-to-back double-digit losses in their final two games under Jon Gruden to consecutive double-digit wins after following last week's victory at Denver with a 33-22 win at home against Philadelphia on Sunday.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — No matter the work in practice or the small mistakes in games, Derek Carr has never questioned his offensive line.
That continuing faith has turned into a strong six-plus quarters from the Las Vegas Raiders’ five men who protect him.
The latest from Week 7 of the NFL (all times EDT):
Every week for the past two seasons, NFL players take the field wearing social justice messages on their helmets, and “It Takes All of Us” and “End Racism” are stenciled in the end zones as part of the league’s Inspire Change platform.
The Las Vegas Raiders season was in danger of spiraling out of control following two straight losses and the resignation of coach Jon Gruden when interim coach Rich Bisaccia told his players to meet on their own.
The offense for the Las Vegas Raiders had a different look in the first game without Jon Gruden, and the changes paid for at least the first week.
DENVER (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders were determined not to let Jon Gruden's undoing lead to their own downfall.
DENVER (AP) — Jon Gruden's red-faced resignation didn't unravel the Las Vegas Raiders. It galvanized them.
“It for sure brought us closer,” Derek Carr said after the Raiders' 34-24 thrashing of the bewildered Denver Broncos on Sunday.
The NFL has found no other current team or league personnel to have sent emails containing racist, homophobic or misogynistic language similar to messages written by Jon Gruden that led to his resignation as Las Vegas Raiders coach, according to a person familiar with the documents.
Just imagine what else lurks in those 650,000 emails.
Surely the racism and misogyny and homophobia weren't a Jon Gruden exclusive.
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders have been operating with a “next man up” mentality since the start of the season while dealing with injuries throughout the lineup.
Sunday in Denver, the same mantra will apply with their coaching staff against the Denver Broncos.
DENVER (AP) — Denver Broncos star linebacker Von Miller still sees the Las Vegas Raiders as Jon Gruden's team even after their rival's iconic coach resigned in disgrace.
LAS VEGAS (3-2) at DENVER (3-2)
Sunday, 4:25 p.m. EDT, CBS
OPENING LINE: Broncos by 3 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook.
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Derek Carr walked onto the practice field Wednesday waiting to hear one voice.
“I was waiting for him to click in the headset and start talking to me. Make a joke, make me laugh, get me going, fire me up.”
Jon Gruden is being dropped from the Madden NFL 22 video game after he resigned as coach of the Las Vegas Raiders because it was reported that he used racist, homophobic and misogynistic language in emails.
The NFL is not planning to make public any of the hundreds of thousands of emails it obtained as part of an investigation of the Washington Football Team, some of which led to the resignation of Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have removed Super Bowl-winning coach Jon Gruden from the team’s Ring of Honor at Raymond James Stadium.
Gruden, who resigned as coach of the Las Vegas Raiders following the discovery of emails he sent containing racist, homophobic and misogynistic comments, led the Bucs from 2002 through 2008.
NBC’s Mike Tirico, who was Jon Gruden’s partner for seven years on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football,” expressed disappointment with Gruden’s behavior after more emails came out on Monday showing a repeated pattern of racist, homophobic and misogynistic comments.
When Jon Gruden returned to the Raiders back in 2018 he was greeted with a pep rally news conference, owner Mark Davis calling it a “dream come true” and the “biggest day of his life.”
There was much less pomp and circumstance surrounding the coach's rapid departure, with Davis sending out a simple statement: “I have accepted Jon Gruden’s resignation as Head Coach of the Las Vegas Raiders.”
Jon Gruden had to go.
At a time when messages such as “It Takes All of Us” and “End Racism” are stenciled into every end zone in the league, when women have joined the ranks of front offices, coaching staffs and officiating crews and a player on his own team came out as gay, Gruden's emails revealing racist, homophobic and misogynistic comments were antithetical to the modern NFL.