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The Dallas Cowboys are taking a chance on another suspended defensive end, signing Aldon Smith to a contract while his playing status in the NFL is uncertain. A person with direct knowledge of the deal said Smith signed Wednesday with Dallas. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal […]

Hall of Fame cornerback Willie Brown, who provided the iconic play of the Oakland Raiders’ first Super Bowl title, died on Tuesday. He was 78. The Raiders and Pro Football Hall of Fame announced Brown’s death but did not reveal a cause. He had been dealing with cancer. “The entire Hall of Fame family mourns […]

NEW YORK (AP) — Oakland Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict has been suspended for the rest of the season for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle.   Vontaze Burfict of the #Raiders has been suspended for the rest of the 2019 season (including the postseason) for repeatedly violating the NFL’s unnecessary roughness […]

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ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Star receiver Antonio Brown practiced in a certified helmet with the Oakland Raiders on Tuesday, two days after being given an ultimatum by general manager Mike Mayock to be “all in or all out.” “He’s all in, ready to go,” coach Jon Gruden said. “That’s my understanding. Really happy to have […]

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Raiders receiver Antonio Brown lost his grievance with the NFL on Monday over his use of an old helmet that is no longer certified as safe to use for practice or play. The arbitrator issued the ruling after holding a hearing last Friday with Brown, representatives from the league and […]

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Rookie general manager Mike Mayock and coach Jon Gruden had meticulously put together a plan to rebuild the Oakland Raiders with three first-round draft picks and a couple of smart free agent signings when they suddenly got sent in a different direction last week. The Pittsburgh Steelers were willing to trade […]

Gareon Conley, of the Oakland Raiders, filed a countersuit against the woman who accused him of sexual assault last year. The accusations came two days before the 2017 NFL draft. Prior to the accusations, he was widely seen as the best cornerback in the draft and a possible top-10 pick, instead Conley went to the Raiders at […]

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Former Oakland Raiders player Aldon Smith has surrendered to police on charges he violated a domestic violence restraining order. San Francisco police say the 28-year-old Smith turned himself in Friday and was booked on three misdemeanor charges of violating a court order to stay away from a domestic violence victim. Earlier […]

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police were searching for suspended Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith, who authorities said Sunday is suspected of domestic violence. Someone called 911 to report a domestic violence incident at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday, a San Francisco police spokesman said. He added Smith fled the San Francisco home before officers arrived. Sgt. […]

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Jon Gruden finally decided the time was right to finish what he nearly achieved in his first stint in Oakland and deliver another Super Bowl title to the Raiders. Nearly 16 years after he was traded to Tampa Bay following a crushing loss in the “Tuck Rule” game in New England […]

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland receiver Michael Crabtree and Denver cornerback Aqib Talib had their two-game suspensions reduced to one game after appeal hearings on Tuesday. Derrick Brooks heard Crabtree’s case and James Thrash heard Talib’s appeal, and both decided to reduce the two-game bans issued Monday by NFL Vice President of Football Operations Jon […]

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland receiver Michael Crabtree and Denver cornerback Aqib Talib were suspended two games each without pay on Monday for fighting during the recent game between the two teams. NFL Vice President of Football Operations Jon Runyan announced the suspensions a day after the two players brawled during Oakland’s 21-14 victory. Both […]