Super Bowl-winning quarterback Kurt Warner and linebacker Junior Seau are among 15 first-year eligible modern-era candidates nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The New England Patriots' defense is preparing for a bit of the unknown in Oakland rookie quarterback Derek Carr this Sunday.

After an offseason overhaul that brought on board veteran players with playoff pedigrees, the Oakland Raiders were optimistic for a turnaround after back-to-back four-win seasons.

A person familiar with the deal says the Oakland Raiders have reached an agreement to sign free agent receiver Vincent Brown.

The Raiders dropped to 0-2 with a lackluster showing in their home opener, a 30-14 loss to the Houston Texans on Sunday at O.co Coliseum. The offense had four turnovers and the defense offered little resistance as the Raiders looked every bit the worst team in the NFL as some predicted they would be.

That supposedly new and improved Raiders pass rush has yet to show up through two games. Oakland failed to sack Houston quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick during their 30-14 loss to the Texans on Sunday. It was the first time since Nov. 18, 2012 that the Raiders did not have a sack, ending a 23-game streak.

Oakland Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew will miss the home opener against the Houston Texans with an injured right hand.

If the Raiders’ Derek Carr is overwhelmed as the only rookie starting quarterback in the NFL, he’s great at masking his anxiety. He speaks with perspective, admitting he can’t possibly know everything, but he is doing all he can to master the game.

A look at today’s Raiders game vs. Houston Texans, including broadcast information, five players to watch and injury report.

Derek Carr has followed the Houston Texans closely since their start as an NFL franchise.

Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen remains hopeful that running back Maurice Jones-Drew will be able to play in Sunday's home opener against the Houston Texans.

Oakland Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew missed his second straight practice with a right hand injury, putting his status for Sunday's home opener against Houston in doubt.

The offseason plans to beef up both lines are still a work in progress for the Oakland Raiders.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - As it turns out, rookie quarterback Derek Carr was not the magic in a bottle the Raiders had hoped.

Rex Ryan wanted more from his New York Jets.

The romancing phase was surprisingly short and sweet, and beginning today the question becomes whether this shotgun marriage between rookie quarterback Derek Carr and the Raiders is also enduring.

A look at today’s Raiders game as N.Y. Jets; including: broadcast information, five players to watch and injury report.

Déjà vu? Again? The Raiders hope not. After consecutive 4-12 seasons, approximately $60 million available this offseason to upgrade talent and solidify the quarterback position, the party line is to acknowledge the NFL preseason for what it is – the biggest ripoff in professional sports – and profess to wearing blinders until the Sept. 7 opener at the New York Jets.

Bee Deputy Sports Editor Victor Contreras breaks down the season

Raiders owner Mark Davis has said he has no plans to extend the team’s current one-year lease at O.co Coliseum without a plan for a new stadium in Oakland. The Raiders are the last NFL team that shares its home stadium with a baseball team.

No one could or should expect this club to compete with Denver atop the AFC West but it's certainly not unreasonable to expect improvement from back-to- back 4-12 seasons and perhaps the organization's first winning record since its Super Bowl season of 2002.

The Raiders think they’ve found their quarterback. Then again, how many times this past decade have they found their quarterback, only to inflict cruel and unusual punishment – and consecutive losing seasons – on their fans?

The River Cats have scheduled a news conference at Raley Field prior to Saturday night’s game against the Las Vegas 51s.

The NFL has produced videos called NFL Rookie Cards. Get to know Raiders linebacker Khalil Mack through his virtual rookie card.

Take out a sheet of paper and a No. 2 pencil, Raiders fans, we’re going to take a pop quiz. Keep your eyes on your own paper, Violator, and no monkey business, Gorilla Rilla.

How the Raiders did in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Confidence is an important piece to the quarterback puzzle, and Derek Carr showed plenty of it leading up to the 2014 NFL Draft.

A The Raiders refused to scratch the itch, to ignite another controversy, to spice up the evening. They played it safe and played it smart, and they played it quickly. Long before Johnny Manziel sat and sat and sat, nervously inhaling one bottle of water after another as the NFL draft proceedings progressed, Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie and coach Dennis Allen exhaled in relief.

Five players the Raiders should consider

Mock drafts are a fun but largely futile exercise.

Keep up on the lastest developments ahead of Thursday’s NFL Draft 2014.

The Oakland Raiders are seemingly always wild cards when it comes to the NFL Draft but 2014 could see the organization take a more conventional approach.

If this were a typical NFL calendar year, the draft would be kicking off later this week.

The Oakland Raiders will cut quarterback Terrelle Pryor on Monday if they are unable to trade him, according to Fox Sports.

Johnny Manziel spends Monday in Alameda meeting with the Silver and Black. The Oakland Raiders have the No. 5 pick. How serious was the Raiders’ look-see?

If you’re not a winning team, you should add players who are used to winning, right?

At its very core, the NFL Draft is a crapshoot so trying to predict the thing six weeks out is probably the ultimate exercise in futility.

Raiders fans should lower their Raider Nation flags to half staff this week and toast the memory of Ralph Wilson.

A’s owner Lew Wolff wants to relocate the team to San Jose, but he realizes this may never happen with the Giants holding tight onto their South Bay territorial rights.

When saving for your future, it's a pretty good idea to understand one basic premise -- just because you have a few extra bucks in your pocket doesn't mean you have to spend it.

The NFL is often referred to as a copycat league, but the better description may be "groupthink league," at least in a psychological sense.

The Raiders badly want to return to respectability, and the quickest way is to find a strong starting quarterback.

One of the best things about the annual NFL Scouting Combine is getting unfiltered access to the prospects themselves.

The Seattle Seahawks' coronation as Super Bowl XLVIII champions puts the lid on the 2013 NFL season and is the unofficial kickoff to the league's offseason, specifically free agency and the draft.

In what’s become her breakout comedy routine, comedian Anjelah Johnson impersonates a Vietnamese manicurist – an edgy caricature complete with phony praise and oblique criticism served with a smile and foreign-language asides.

The Oakland Raiders go out with a whimper, losing to the Denver Broncos 34-14 at O.co Coliseum.

A look at today’s Raiders game; including: broadcast information, matchup to watch, three keys to the game and injury report.

As the Raiders prepare for Sunday’s season finale against the Broncos, the Internet continues to buzz with reports that Jon Gruden might come back as coach next season.

The Oakland Raiders lose their fifth in a row, this one Sunday 26-13 against the San Diego Chargers.

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