A federal judge on Monday granted preliminary approval to a landmark deal that would compensate thousands of former NFL players for concussion-related claims.

Seven retired NFL players are objecting to a proposed settlement of concussion claims, calling it a "lousy deal" for ex-players whose symptoms don't qualify them for compensation.

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.

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

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

Rookie Geno Smith leads the New York Jets to a 37-27 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

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

The NFL announced the dates of its three 2014 regular-season games in London on Thursday.

The Raiders fall to 4-7 after a late touchdown pass lifts the Tennessee Titans 23-19.

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

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

The Oakland Raiders re-signed defensive lineman Brian Sanford on Wednesday.

The question was put to Terrelle Pryor by a student at Iron Horse Middle School in San Ramon during a Raiders community visit in late March.

A look at today's Raiders game vs. N.Y. Giants; including: broadcast information, matchup to watch, three keys to the game and injury report.

Quarterback Terrelle Pryor and running back Darren McFadden did not finish a 49-20 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, and coach Dennis Allen said their availability for practice this week was not known.

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

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

Ten times since 2002 the Raiders have resumed play following a bye rested, ready and ultimately unable to win.

NFL fans from Candlestick Park in San Francisco to Reliant Stadium in Houston have a lot of explaining – and a lot of apologizing – to do after some deplorable acts on Sunday.

For all the hard times the Raiders have endured, Arrowhead Stadium has been their personal playground for the last half-dozen years.

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

The Raiders worked out veteran quarterbacks David Carr, Trent Edwards and Pat White on Tuesday in an attempt to find an experienced backup to Terrelle Pryor.

Professional athletes will have to prove they played a substantial chunk of their career for California teams to claim disability benefits under a law Gov. Jerry Brown signed Tuesday.

The Raiders admitted to a $6.5 million mistake Monday.

Matt Flynn, acquired in April to be Oakland's starting quarterback, was released after losing the job to Terrelle Pryor.

It's a tossup as to whether Terrelle Pryor or Philip Rivers has improved the most since they met on Dec. 30 of last season.

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