The Raiders aren’t in a rush to decide on where Alex Leatherwood will play on the offensive line. He is a key to what direction the Raiders take.
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.
Josh McDaniels has already begun getting to know Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, with whom he has started a dialogue that is heavy on life and family and short on X’s and O’s.
For various reasons, including the potential availability of wide receiver Davante Adams, the Raiders are waiting on word about the future of Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
For Derek Carr, his calling as a preacher is as strong as his passion to play football. As both callings blossom, so too does his ability to balance the two.
Speaking for first time since Raiders coaching change, Derek Carr talked about building a relationship with the team’s new leadership team and a potential new contract.
The Raiders have significant needs at offensive line and wide receiver, and several quality players at those positions will be available in free agency.
Raiders coach Josh McDaniels continues to round out his staff with the hiring of Kennedy Polamalu as running backs coach. He spent the past five seasons with the Vikings.
From the NFL draft to free agency, the Raiders have plenty of decisions to make as they try to lift the franchise to another level. And fans are curious.
The Raiders haven’t announced coach Josh McDaniels’ assistants, but here’s a look at what he’s done since being hired two weeks ago as he works toward completing his staff.
Antonio Pierce most recently was Arizona State’s defensive coordinator, associate head coach and recruiting coordinator before resigning two weeks ago.