Derek Carr Headlines

  • Jon Gruden ‘couldn’t be more pleased’ as Raiders wind down offseason program

    Head coach Jon Gruden termed the Raiders' minicamp practice Thursday a "final examination" - an extended walkthrough in their last session before breaking until training camp. The Raiders ran about 100 plays in various situations and personnel groupings to "try to create some muscle memory" before players disbanded. The team reconvenes in Napa the final week of July. "I'm really pleased with the offseason, couldn't really be more pleased," Gruden said. "We got a...

  • Gruden blames CBA for Hackenberg's struggles

    Oakland Raiders coach Jon Gruden says it's depressing that teams can't spend more time developing young quarterbacks like Christian Hackenberg.
  • Receiver/returner Ryan Switzer hoping to carve out role with Raiders

    Ryan Switzer said he was headed for the mall in April when he got the call from Cowboys owner Jerry Jones saying he'd been traded to the Raiders. In Oakland, then, Switzer can appreciate the array of options around him. On one flank, there's Amari Cooper, on the other Jordy Nelson and Martavis Bryant. For Switzer (5-8, 185), who's trying to make the Raiders' roster as a slot receiver, those outside passing targets are a benefit. "I think you look at the great...

  • Raiders waive QB Christian Hackenberg

    The Raiders announced Tuesday they waived quarterback Christian Hackenberg and linebacker Brady Sheldon before the start of mandatory minicamp. The moves were made to create roster spots for defensive end Frostee Rucker and defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin, who were officially signed Tuesday. The Raiders traded a 2019 conditional seventh-round pick to the Jets last month for Hackenberg, who was a second-round draft pick in 2016 out of Penn State but did not play in...

  • Raiders host local high schools for 7-on-7 tournament in lieu of practice

    Jon Gruden made a surprise late-spring announcement to his players in the midst of offseason workouts last week. "He let us know that Santa would come," running back Jalen Richard said, "and maybe give us a day off if we had some good OTA days." For student-athletes from eight local high schools, Thursday morning might have felt a little like Christmas. In lieu of practice, the Raiders hosted a 7-on-7 tournament at their Alameda headquarters that allowed those...