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  • Sources: Del Rio favorite to become Giants DC

    Former Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio is a leading candidate to become Pat Shurmur's defensive coordinator with the New York Giants, league sources told ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

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  • Tee Martin signs extension to remain with USC as offensive coordinator

    Tee Martin has signed a multiyear extension to remain at USC as offensive coordinator after interviewing this offseason with the Oakland Raiders and receiving overtures from several other NFL clubs and Power 5 schools. "I'm just excited to be here at USC, where the future is so bright, and working for somebody the caliber of Clay Helton," Martin told ESPN. "There were some other opportunities, but you don't leave USC for a lateral move. I want to help us get to that next...

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  • NFL finds Raiders complied with Rooney Rule in hiring of Jon Gruden

    The NFL announced Friday it found the Raiders complied with the Rooney Rule in the hiring of head coach Jon Gruden. The Fritz Pollard Alliance had asked the league last week to investigate whether the Raiders had violated the rule, which requires any team with a head-coaching vacancy to interview at least one minority candidate. An NFL spokesman shared the league's findings in an email statement: "The NFL confirmed today that its review of the hiring of Oakland...

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  • NFL Determines Raiders Complied with Rooney Rule During Hiring of Jon Gruden

    The NFL has ruled that the Oakland Raiders complied with the Rooney Rule before hiring Jon Gruden as their head coach. Per NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy, via NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the league talked with Gruden, Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie and owner Mark Davis about the hiring process and noted the Raiders interviewed tight ends coach Bobby Johnson and USC offensive coordinator Tee Martin. This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes...

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  • NFL notes: League says Raiders complied with 'Rooney Rule' when hiring Jon Gruden

    The NFL said Friday that the Oakland Raiders complied with the “Rooney Rule” when they hired Jon Gruden as head coach. The league said a review found the Raiders conducted “bona fide” interviews with minority candidates during their search for a replacement for Jack Del Rio, who was fired after...

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  • NFL: Raiders' Gruden hiring met Rooney Rule

    The NFL said Friday that a review showed the Oakland Raiders conducted "bona fide" interviews with minority candidates and complied with the Rooney Rule before hiring Jon Gruden as head coach.

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  • Raiders punter Marquette King almost bests Harlem Globetrotter in absurd game of H-O-R-S-E

    Though he's primarily known for his main gig punting for the Oakland Raiders (and subsequent gratuitous on-field celebrations), Marquette King could easily have a future as a Harlem Globetrotter.

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  • Still nothing official from Seahawks; Carroll poised to bring back Ken Norton Jr., Mike Solari as top assistants

    The Seahawks are apparently going back to the future for two of their top assistant coaches. While, for now, Kris Richard twists in the wind. Seattle’s former linebackers coach Ken … Click to Continue

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  • Former Raiders Head Coach Tom Cable Reportedly Will Join Jon Gruden's Staff

    Tom Cable will reportedly join Jon Gruden's staff with the Oakland Raiders as offensive line coach, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The move comes after the Seattle Seahawks fired Cable on Wednesday. Cable had served as the Seahawks' offensive line coach and assistant head coach since 2011. Before that, he compiled a 17-27 record in three years as the Raiders' head coach. The team finished third in the AFC West in each of those three seasons. In addition to the team's middling...

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  • Traffic horror story: Man cited after using Chucky Doll for carpool lane

    A couple of villains tried to beat traffic Thursday afternoon, but only one of them was cited for bad behavior. In one for the books, a man got a ticket Thursday evening for driving in the carpool lane of Highway 4 in Concord with a Chucky Doll. The demon doll, popularized in the Child's Play horror film series, was buckled into the front passenger seat of his blue sedan. A California Highway Patrol officer cited him about 4 p.m. at the Solano Way on-ramp,...

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  • NFL investigating Raiders over Rooney Rule

    The NFL is investigating whether the Oakland Raiders violated the Rooney Rule in the process that led to the hiring of Jon Gruden as head coach, according to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter. The rule requires teams to interview at least one minority candidate during the hiring process. Gruden, who previously coached the Raiders in 1998-2001, was identified almost immediately as the favorite for the job after the Raiders fired Jack Del Rio after a disappointing 6-10 season. Reports of Gruden...

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  • A return? Kam Chancellor teases fans with online answer to Seahawks playing in London

    Whether he intended to or not, Kam Chancellor got some Seahawks fans excited over him possibility being back on the team in 2018. The star strong safety and soul of … Click to Continue

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  • CHP nabs carpool lane cheater with Chucky doll in passenger seat, takes jab at new Raiders coach

    California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers nabbed a lone driver in a Contra Costa carpool lane Thursday. Sitting in the passenger seat was a Chucky doll, the antagonist of the cult horror film series "Child's Play."

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  • NFL to 'look into' whether Raiders violated Rooney Rule

    The NFL said Thursday it will investigate whether the Oakland Raiders violated the "Rooney Rule" when they hired Jon Gruden as coach. The Fritz Pollard Alliance called for the investigation on Wednesday out of concern that Raiders owner Mark Davis came to an agreement with Gruden before the...

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  • NFL to 'look into' whether Raiders violated Rooney Rule

    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - The NFL said Thursday it will investigate whether the Oakland Raiders violated the "Rooney Rule" when they hired Jon Gruden as coach. The Fritz Pollard Alliance called for the investigation on Wednesday out of concern that Raiders owner Mark Davis came to an agreement with Gruden ...

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  • NFL Investigating Raiders' Possible Rooney Rule Violation After Jon Gruden Hire

    The Oakland Raiders found their next head coach in Jon Gruden, but the NFL is reportedly investigating how they reached their decision. On Thursday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the league is "now looking into" the process Oakland used to hire Gruden and whether it violated the Rooney Rule. This comes after Schefter reported the 10-year, $100 million contract Oakland gave Gruden was the longest coaching deal in NFL history. The Rooney Rule means teams have to interview at least one minority...

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  • Raiders obligated to lose Oakland home game to London as relocating team

    For the fourth time in five years the Raiders will play one of their "home" games internationally, travelling to London in 2018 to face the Seahawks.

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  • Washington Redskins not on NFL’s London itinerary in 2018

    The NFL is sending four playoff teams, plus the Seahawks and Raiders, to London for the league’s 2018 International Series. The Redskins will remain stateside.

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  • NFL probing if Raiders violated Rooney Rule

    The NFL is officially looking into the Oakland Raiders' head coach hiring process and whether they violated the Rooney Rule, a league official told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

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  • Tottenham's new White Hart Lane stadium to host Raiders-Seahawks NFL game

    Venue has a 10-year deal to host NFL International Series gamesWembley gets Jaguars-Eagles and Chargers-TitansSpurs’ new White Hart Lane stadium will host only one NFL game this year, despite the Premier League club having a 10-year deal with the league to stage two games a season. Signed in 2015, the deal with the NFL brought a £10m contribution towards the stadium and should provide at least £1m a year in shared ticket revenues from this season. The new White Hart Lane, which is under...

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  • Raiders vs Seahawks in 1st NFL game at new Tottenham stadium

    The Oakland Raiders will host the Seattle Seahawks in the first NFL game at the new London stadium of English Premier League club Tottenham. The game will be played in week six of the season on Oct. 14. Tottenham, the Premier League runner-up last season, is building a new 60,000-plus...

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  • Seahawks, Eagles, Titans set for London debuts

    On Thursday, the NFL announced its London schedule for 2018, which features three games to be played in consecutive weeks and the U.K. debuts of the Seahawks, Eagles and Titans.

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  • Is the Raiders' move for Jon Gruden just an expensive grab at the past?

    Oakland’s new coach has always been known for his scary intensity. But has age – and a long spell in the TV booth – softened what made him great? This was in the summer of 2000, back when Jon Gruden was still the impossibly-young coach of the Oakland Raiders fighting a team owner stuck in the past. We were walking across a threadbare field at the team’s training camp – a makeshift operation set up behind a country hotel – and he kept shaking his head at the tufts of grass that looked like...

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  • Seahawks will finally play in London: 2018 game there against Oakland

    London is indeed calling. Finally. The NFL announced on Thursday the Seahawks are going to play in London for the first time in 2018, against the Oakland Raiders on Oct. … Click to Continue

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