By now he should have solidified himself as one of the best players on the defensive line in the NFL, not fighting to hold onto the starting job.
Vinny has covered the Raiders extensively in the past, breaking news on their eventual move to Las Vegas and their thwarted return to Los Angeles. Before joining the Review-Journal, he covered the Rams for The Athletic and the Los Angeles Daily News.
Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs added 13 pounds of muscle during an offseason devoted to getting bigger, stronger and more explosive. And it shows.
As much focus as Derek Carr put on leading the offense on the first day of Raiders training camp Wednesday, he couldn’t help but notice what was going on across the line of scrimmage.
Raiders coach Jon Gruden said he believes one of the worst units on his team last year can be a strength in 2021.
If Aaron Rodgers returns to the Green Bay Packers, the ripple effect might be felt all the way to Las Vegas, where Derek Carr was hoping for a reunion with Davante Adams.
The Raiders put rookie linebacker Divine Deablo and veteran cornerback Isaiah Johnson on the physically unable to perform list Sunday, two days before the start of camp.
Improving the pass rush, meshing a rebuilt offensive line, finding a slot cornerback and the development of Henry Ruggs and Cory Littleton headline the team’s to-do list.
The Raiders need their new defensive coordinator to fix a unit that has been an Achilles heel for far too long. Priority No. 1 at training camp is getting the defense squared away.
The thought of taking a step back is almost unfathomable. If that were to occur, there would be some serious soul searching, the kind that typically leads to changes.
The East-West Shrine Bowl, the oldest college all-star football game, is coming to Las Vegas as part of Pro Bowl week in February.
Raiders fans have questions about the long-range futures of Jon Gruden and Derek Carr, and the progress of two young offensive linemen.
The Raiders’ Carl Nassib becoming the first openly gay active player in the NFL is only the latest example of the Raiders leading the way in the NFL for tolerance and inclusiveness.
The minor accident occurred Wedesday in the parking lot of a Las Vegas mall, according to TMZ.