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Tim Brown says making Hall of Fame would be bittersweet

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Tim Brown likes to think he is running downfield open when it comes to the Pro Football Hall of Fame voting on Saturday. There aren’t as many receivers going against the former Raiders great this year, after Cris Carter got in in 2013 and Andre Reed last year. Brown is a finalist for a sixth
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Grantham spurns Raiders

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Louisville defensive coordinator Todd Grantham, who interviewed Monday for the Raiders defensive coordinator job, has to decided to remain at the school. Oakland offered Grantham a two-year contract, according to NFL Network. New head coach Jack Del Rio is expected to turn his sights to Seahawks linebackers coach and former 49er Ken Norton Jr., according
  • 2 days ago
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Raiders make it official: Del Rio is the guy

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — The Raiders officially announced on Thursday that former Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio is their new head coach. There will be a news conference at 1 Friday. “After a thorough interview and evaluation process, we are excited to announce Jack Del Rio as the head coach of the Oakland Raiders,” owner Mark Davis said
  • 15 days ago
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Raiders set to hire Del Rio as head coach

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — The Raiders are set to announce Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio as their new head coach, league sources said, assuming negotiations Wednesday go smoothly. The team told interim coach Tony Sparano, the other finalist, that he was no longer a candidate for the full-time job. Del Rio interviewed for four hours on Tuesday night
  • 16 days ago
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Del Rio has long second interview, no deal yet

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Raiders owner Mark Davis and general manager Reggie McKenzie met with Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio for over four hours Tuesday afternoon and evening, but hadn’t reached a deal with him to be their new head coach. It was Del Rio’s second interview with the team, and former Raiders Hall of Fame coach and
  • 17 days ago
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Del Rio gets second interview

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio will have a second interview with the Raiders on Tueaday for their head coaching job. Del Rio met with Raiders owner Mark Davis on Jan. 3. General manager Reggie McKenzie was interviewing Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton at the time and will now get a chance to sit down
  • 18 days ago
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Sparano sits down with Davis today, Bowles update

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Three quick things from the Raiders head coaching search: Interim coach Tony Sparano has another sit down with Raiders owner Mark Davis to make his case. Unlike former Jets coach Rex Ryan, the Raiders had interest in Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles but were essentially told to get in line behind the Jets, Falcons, 49ers
  • 23 days ago
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Raiders interviewing Del Rio

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — The other shoe dropped, as the Raiders were granted permission to interview Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio for their head coaching vacancy, and then were able to push it up to Saturday. Del Rio, the defensive coordinator in Denver for the past three seasons, was considered a favorite target of Raiders owner Mark
  • 27 days ago
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Raiders interview Seahawks’ Bevel

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — According to Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, the Raiders interviewed Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevel to he their next head coach “the other night.” It’s interesting that Carroll would just come out and say that on SiriusXM NFL radio on Wednesday afternoon. Oakland was supposedly waiting until Friday to start the interview process. They’ve scheduled interviews
  • 30 days ago
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Reece named to Pro Bowl again

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Raiders fullback Marcel Reece was named to the AFC Pro Bowl team for the third straight time on Tuesday. Safety Charles Woodson and rookie linebacker Khalil Mack were picked as alternates. Reece has 34 catches for 235 yards and a touchdown, and 20 carries for 74 yards. Those numbers are down from last year’s 331,
  • 38 days ago
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Derek Carr not practicing

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Derek Carr was not practicing during the media window on Tuesday. The rookie quarterback missed some time in practice last week with thumb and ankle injuries and almost left the game Sunday after he took a “knee to the glute area,” according to interim coach Tony Sparano. Tuesday is normally a day off for the
  • 38 days ago
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Reggie McKenzie: Raiders’ foundation is built

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie hadn’t spoken to the media since coach Dennis Allen was fired after Week 4. I caught up with him for a few minutes after Sunday’s 26-24 win over the Bills, and he said the 3-12 Raiders finally have the key pieces in place to turn the corner. “The foundation has
  • 39 days ago
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Menelik Watson donates game check to sick girl

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Ava Urrea, a four-year-old Raiders fan with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, visited the team facility this week. Ava, was born with half a heart and has had 14 surgeries. Raiders right tackle Menelik Watson was so touched by her visit, set up by Fox analyst Jay Glazer’s Touchdown Dreams program, that he donated his game
  • 40 days ago
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Tarell Brown the 14th player to go on IR

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — Injuries have taken their toll, and could be one of the story lines if the Raiders decide to retain general manager Reggie McKenzie next season. On Saturday, cornerback Tarell Brown became the 14th Oakland player to hit the injured reserve list. He has a foot injury that he was playing through the last few weeks,
  • 41 days ago
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Raiders pull plug on Sio Moore’s season

SFGate.com (Vic Tafur) — At 2-12, the Raiders aren’t going to push important young players back on the field. Oakland placed outside linebacker Sio Moore on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday with a sore hip. Oakland signed cornerback Chance Casey off the practice squad of the San Francisco 49ers to take Moore’s place on the active roster Tuesday. Moore improved
  • 45 days ago
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