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4-12, 4th in AFC West

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

"Absolutely false." - Raiders owner Mark Davis, on report that he is meeting with Oakland Coliseum board on Friday.

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Coliseum to get update on Raiders lease

Oakland's Coliseum Authority will meet Friday to find out where things stand with the Raiders, who are still looking for a 2019 home. Owner Mark Davis will not be at the meeting. The Raiders are still doing due diligence on other sites.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Source: Georgia Tech is hiring Marco Coleman as defensive ends coach. Coleman, a former defensive lineman for the Yellow Jackets and first-round draft pick, spent this past season as assistant defensive line coach with the Oakland Raiders. He played 14 years in the NFL and made the Pro Bowl in 2000.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

With Steelers president Art Rooney telling the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette it's "hard to envision" Antonio Brown returning to Pittsburgh, here's what Raiders coach Jon Gruden said about the All-Pro receiver on Dec. 5: "He can run every route you dream up. I say that about other receivers but he can run double moves, he can run by you, he can run crossing routes, he's very good after the catch. What's the greatest thing about this man? I've told all of our receivers, if you get a chance to watch him practice, you'll see what unlocks the greatness in him. He's the hardest working man, I think, in football. Hardest working player I've ever seen practice. I've seen Jerry Rice, I've seen a lot of good ones, but I put Antonio Brown at the top. If there are any young wideouts out there, I'd go watch him practice. You figure out yourself why he's such a good player."

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Raiders DB, and current ESPN analyst, Charles Woodson honors Vance Bedford, his position coach at Michigan at the Coaching Corps Game Changer Awards, presented by NBC Sports Bay Area. "He coached me hard," Woodson said, "and I needed to be coached hard...he taught me the game. He taught me the position. I don't win the Heisman Trophy without coach Bedford."

Mayock: Gruden still has final say (1:41)

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

New Raiders general manager Mike Mayock, to ESPN's Steve Levy, on how the power dynamic will work between him and coach Jon Gruden: "In all honesty, Jon's got final say, if it ever comes to that, and I've got zero problems with that. Now, having said that, I think we're going to come to a consensus and I like a little yelling, a little screaming, a little fighting for what player you believe in. But at the end of the day, I guarantee you, Jon Gruden and I are going to know what a Raider looks like and smells like. I don't think we're going to have any issues."

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Just spoke with the Raiders' two-time Super Bowl-winning coach Tom Flores, who is one of 15 modern-era finalists for Pro Football Hall of Fame consideration. "It's quite a thrill to get this far," Flores told me. "We'll see what happens. It's certainly encouraging and exciting to think about it. But I don't know how to feel about it because I've never gotten this far before." Flores is, as they say, now "in the room" for Hall discussion on Super Bowl weekend. To be elected, a finalist must receive a minimum positive vote of 80 percent from the 48 selectors. Former Cardinals and Chargers coach Don Coryell is also a finalist and for comparison sake, Flores was 11-5 against the architect of "Air Coryell" and Coryell never won a Super Bowl. Plus, Flores, who was 83-53 as Raiders coach from 1979-87 and 8-3 in the playoffs, was 6-0 with the Raiders against Don Shula, the NFL's all-time winningest coach. "I'm in the room," Flores, the first minority coach to win a Super Bowl, said with a laugh. "We'll see what they think of me in the room." Flores, the first Latino quarterback in pro football history as well as the first minority general manager, with the Seahawks, has two other rings, as an assistant on John Madden's Super Bowl XI-winning staff and as Len Dawson's backup with the Chiefs for Super Bowl IV.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Raiders are hosting a groundbreaking ceremony for their Las Vegas team facility in Henderson on Jan. 14.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

QB Nathan Peterman headlined a list of 10 players the Raiders signed to reserve/future contracts on Tuesday. The others: WR Saeed Blacknall, RB James Butler, LB Cayson Collins, LB James Cowser, WR Rashard Davis, DB Makinton Dorleant, P Drew Kaser, OT Jamar McGloster and FB Ryan Yurachek. All but Kaser, a sixth-round draft pick of the Chargers in 2016 out of Texas A&M who spent four games with them last season and one game in Green Bay, finished the season on Oakland's practice squad. He has a career punting average of 47.4 yards, while the Raiders' fifth-round pick last year, Johnny Townsend, averaged 43.2 yards as a rookie.

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18dJeremy Willis

The best quotes of the year in the NFL

Feeling dangerous? Like ketchup? Maybe you will after enjoying the best NFL quotes of the year -- but sit up straight, for Matt Patricia's sake.

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18dPaul Gutierrez

Mayock: Timing was right to finally join Raiders

Longtime NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock said Monday that he's excited to join the Raiders as GM and work with owner Mark Davis and head coach Jon Gruden. Mayock interviewed with the late Al Davis years ago but wasn't hired.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Raiders introduce Mike Mayock as their new general manager.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Officially official: Jon Gruden's Raiders staff will coach one side of the Senior Bowl in late January in Mobile, Ala. The 49ers staff, with Kyle Shanahan, will handle the other team.

Team Stats

Passing Yards234.4
Rushing Yards101.8
Points For18.128th
Points Against29.2