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3-10, 4th in AFC West
Where will Raiders play in 2019? (0:44)

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Meanwhile, in football news, the Raiders have placed OL Jon Feliciano on season-ending injured reserve and waived RB C.J. Anderson, a week after signing him. The Raiders added a pair of familiar faces on the offensive line in signing G/T Denver Kirkland and G Cameron Hunt. As such, now only eight of former general manager Reggie McKenzie's 50 pre-Jon Gruden draft picks from 2012 through 2017 are on the Raiders' current 53-man roster while 37 players on the 53-man never appeared on that roster at any time last season.

Charles Moynihan ESPN Producer 

Here is a current look at the site of the Raiders future home in Las Vegas.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's what Raiders owner Mark Davis told me last month in the event of a lawsuit being filed by Oakland: "Emotionally, I would say, why would I give them $3 (million), $4 (million), $5 million in rent (for the 2019 season) that they're going to turn around and use to sue me? But, at the same time, if they'll have us, I can't turn on the fans. I can't do it. And this is terrible negotiating I'm doing now. I'm going to get killed. But that's just the way I am. But, if in fact it does get ugly, and can't be bridged, we do have options."

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Jon Gruden, on if he was surprised by the firing of Reggie McKenzie as Raiders general manager: “When you're 3-10, I'm not surprised with anything that happens in this league. I've been fired, I've been traded. It's a horrible part of this business and I'm very sensitive to it.”

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Jon Gruden said he was not sure if he would be involved in any interviews for Reggie McKenzie's replacement. "I know Mark (Davis) is going to accumulate a list of names and candidates and I'm sure we'll discuss those people later this week. Right now, I don't have any idea...I'm not revealing any candidates because I don't know of any.” Gruden did say that Shaun Herock, the Raiders' college scouting director, would handle the day-to-day responsibilities in McKenzie's absence. “I expect him to be a big part of the organization moving forward, honestly," Gruden said of Herock. Gruden also said that Joey Clinkscales, McKenzie's right-hand man and the Raiders' director of player personnel, was still employed by the team.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Jon Gruden said he went home after beating the Steelers last night and was not part of the meeting in which Reggie McKenzie was relieved of his duties as general manager. “Obviously, there was a meeting last night and changes had been made," Gruden said. "I respect everything that this organization is about. I can't exactly answer why the change was made last night but changes were made and we've got to continue to fight and continue to build this team back and that's what we're going to do.” Asked if firing McKenzie was solely a Mark Davis decision, Gruden said, “We all work for the same man.”

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Jon Gruden, on Reggie McKenzie: "He left some big shoes to fill...we were very good friends and we were connected. We were very connected...there was a meeting last night and changes were made. I can't exactly say why changes were made...we all work for the same man (in Mark Davis)." Gruden said he does not know if he will be involved in interviewing replacements. "I'm not revealing any candidates because I don't know of any."

Raiders fire GM McKenzie (1:01)
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Raiders part ways with GM Reggie McKenzie

The Raiders have fired general manager Reggie McKenzie and said they will begin to search for a new front-office executive immediately.

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Raiders lose by winning against the Steelers

By beating the Steelers, the 3-10 Raiders' chances at the No. 1 pick in the draft took a hit, even with a win by the 49ers on Sunday.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Lee Smith, on the notion that the Raiders lost prime draft real estate by beating the Steelers: “Like coach (Jon) Gruden said, he wouldn't tank a game of cards to his own mom, and I believe that. We all believe that. The guy's in the building at 4:30 (a.m.) every day. If he's tanking to get a No. 1 overall pick, or whatever the rumor is out there, then he'd sleep in, and come in and fart around and wait till next year, right? But the guy's a crazy man. He outworks everyone in the NFL; that's a fact. There's no arguing it…he wants to win every week, man. That got proven today. He's not tanking anything. He is a very competitive dude and he takes a lot of pride. Every day we go out there he feels like his signature's on it. He has told me, Sorry, on many occasions when we lose. The dude cares. He ain't here trying to lose games. That's ridiculous...let's not forget – coach Gruden has a lot of capital to work with in the next few years. We've got draft picks, we've got money, we've got a lot of things going in our favor. And if we can finish strong here and then transition and let him get a few new toys, it will be a lot of fun around here.”

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Tahir Whitehead, on the notion that the Raiders may have lost by winning against the Steelers, when it comes to the draft. “People don't know what they're talking about; they need to shut up, plain and simple," Whitehead said. "At the end of the day, we're not going out here to lose football games. We work all week, you feel me? We put it all on the line and for anyone to say that, they don't understand or I don't think they have ever played sports and know what goes into this because that's a slap in the face to say, ‘Yeah, you need to just lay down and just lose the rest of the way so we can get a good draft pick.' That's stupid. Stupid.”

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

The Cardinals now have a 52% chance to land the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, according to our live FPI projections. The 49ers have the next-best shot at 35% followed by the Raiders at 8%.


Carr's late TD pass leads Raiders past Steelers 24-21

Derek Carr threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Derek Carrier with 21 seconds left before Chris Boswell slipped on a potential game-tying 40-yard field goal attempt on the final play of the Oakland Raiders' 24-21 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on...

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Did the Raiders lose by winning? When it comes to securing the top pick in the NFL draft, potentially. But so what. To quote Herm Edwards, you play…to win...the game. And by beating an ancient AFC rival in the Steelers, 24-21, in such heart-stopping fashion (scoring on a 4th-and-goal pass from the 6-yard line from Derek Carr to Derek Carrier and Steelers kicker Chris Boswell slipping and missing his potential gme0tying 40-yard field goal), and keeping Ben Roethlisberger winless in Oakland at 0-4, the Raiders showed improvement. And that's what matters for the 3-10 Raiders. Besides, with three first-round picks they still control the draft. And Oakland might actually be favored next week at the Bengals.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

As spirited an effort as the Raiders have put forward against the heavily-favored Steelers, three facemask penalties have been just as costly as Pittsburgh holds a 14-10 halftime lead. The 45 free yards on the three penalties, all in the second quarter, are 39 more yards than the Steelers have on the ground. It's up to the Raiders offense to keep tight end Jared Cook, who has four catches on five targets for 73 yards, involved in the second half.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Raiders inactives vs. Steelers: LG Kelechi Osemele, DT Maurice Hurst, RB C.J. Anderson, WR Keon Hatcher, CB Montrel Meander, OT Justin Murray, LB Kyle Wilber

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Jon Gruden, whose Raiders have run the third-fewest play-action plays in the NFL: “I just don't believe in play-action pass against teams that are playing man-to-man coverage. Who are you fooling? You see a team that plays a lot of zone coverage, you fake the ball and you fool the underneath coverage and throw the ball in behind him. When you're playing teams that play a high percentage of man-to-man coverage, the corner is covering his guy. The safety is covering his guy, he's not peaking in the backfield. Sometimes it's the front. Sometimes the pass protection isn't worth a damn either. That is part of it. we've been pretty good. We're getting better at our play-actions. I would like to use some more down the stretch.” Per ESPN Stats & Information, the Raiders have run 80-play-action plays this season, with only the Dolphins (79) and Steelers (66) having run fewer.

Team Stats

Passing Yards246.0
Rushing Yards101.5
Points For18.83rd
Points Against29.8

2018 Draft Picks

1(15)Kolton MillerOTUCLA
2(25)P.J. HallDTSam Houston State
3(1)Brandon ParkerOTNorth Carolina A&T
3(23)Arden KeyDELSU
4(10)Nick NelsonCBWisconsin
5(3)Mo HurstDTMichigan
5(36)Johnny TownsendPFlorida
6(42)Azeem VictorILBWashington
7(10)Marcell AtemanWROklahoma State