2019 Oakland Raiders season
|2019 Oakland Raiders season|
|Head coach||Jon Gruden|
|General manager||Mike Mayock|
|Home field||RingCentral Coliseum|
|Division place||3rd AFC West|
The 2019 Oakland Raiders season is the 60th overall season of the Oakland Raiders' franchise, the franchise's 50th season in the National Football League and their second under head coach Jon Gruden since his rehiring by the organization (sixth overall).
After initially stating they would not return to RingCentral Coliseum for 2019, the Raiders were effectively forced to return to the stadium after their regional rivals, the San Francisco 49ers, blocked an effort to play at Oracle Park while they await the completion of Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, Nevada. Assuming Allegiant Stadium is in a usable state by 2020, this will be the 25th and final season in the team's second tenure in Oakland. The Raiders will be looking to improve from their 4–12 record the previous season. It was announced on June 11, 2019 that the Raiders would be featured on HBO's Hard Knocks, premiering on August 6, 2019.
- 1 Stadium negotiations
- 2 Roster transactions
- 3 Staff
- 4 Current roster
- 5 Preseason
- 6 Regular season
- 7 References
- 8 External links
In December 2018, the Raiders indicated they would not return to the Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum (renamed RingCentral Coliseum under a naming rights deal secured in May 2019) upon the expiration of its lease on the stadium after the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Authority filed a lawsuit against the team, seeking financial damages, and would be seeking another venue for the 2019 season. The Raiders then began negotiating a lease with Oracle Park in San Francisco in February 2019, however, the San Francisco 49ers refused to waive their territorial rights, effectively vetoing the deal. The team briefly negotiated for sharing Levi's Stadium with the 49ers, but the proposal was reportedly rejected for costing more than the Coliseum's asking price.
Unlike the case of the Tennessee Titans, in which the team played in Memphis' Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium for 1997 and Nashville's Vanderbilt Stadium for 1998 until their new stadium was completed in 1999, the state of Nevada's two largest college stadiums, Mackay Stadium in Reno and Sam Boyd Stadium in Whitney, were either rejected or never considered.
On February 25, 2019, the Raiders reached an agreement in principle with the Coliseum Authority to return to the Coliseum for at least the 2019 season. Rent for the 2019 season is expected to cost the team $7.5 million, and rent for the 2020 season would increase to $10.5 million if the option is invoked due to construction delays to Allegiant Stadium; the option for the 2020 season would have to be exercised by April 1, 2020. As part of the lease agreement, the Raiders do not receive naming rights revenue from RingCentral, and game-day expenses for the Coliseum Authority would also be capped. On March 15, 2019, the Coliseum Authority voted to approve the lease, while the Alameda County Board of Supervisors and Oakland City Council voted in favor of the lease on March 19 and 21, respectively, clearing all legal hurdles in time for the NFL's owners meetings on March 24.
Free agents signed
|WR||Tyrell Williams||27||Los Angeles Chargers|
|OL||Trent Brown||25||New England Patriots|
|S||Lamarcus Joyner||28||Los Angeles Rams|
|LB||Vontaze Burfict||28||Cincinnati Bengals|
|DE||Josh Mauro||28||New York Giants|
|WR||J. J. Nelson||26||Arizona Cardinals|
|QB||Mike Glennon||29||Arizona Cardinals|
|CB||Nevin Lawson||27||Detroit Lions|
|OG||Jordan Devey||31||Kansas City Chiefs|
|S||Curtis Riley||26||New York Giants|
|WR||Ryan Grant||28||Indianapolis Colts|
|QB||Landry Jones||29||Jacksonville Jaguars|
|TE||Luke Willson||29||Detroit Lions|
|OG||Richie Incognito||35||No team (out of football)|
|OT||Donald Penn||35||Washington Redskins|
|QB||AJ McCarron||28||Houston Texans|
|WR||Jordy Nelson||33||N/A (Retired)|
|WR||Seth Roberts||28||Baltimore Ravens|
|WR||Antonio Brown||31||New England Patriots|
|TE||Jared Cook||31||New Orleans Saints|
|G||Jon Feliciano||27||Buffalo Bills|
|CB||Rashaan Melvin||29||Detroit Lions|
Acquired in trade
|Position||Player||Age||Acquired from||Compensation sent|
|WR||Antonio Brown||30||Pittsburgh Steelers||2019 3rd-round pick (66th overall) |
2019 5th-round pick (141st overall)
|Position||Player||Age||Traded to||Compensation received|
CHI's 2019 6th round pick (196th overall)
|29||New York Jets||2019 5th round pick (140th overall)|
|2019 Oakland Raiders draft|
|Draft order||Player name||Position||College||Contract||Notes|
|24||Josh Jacobs||RB||Alabama||From Chicago[A]|
|27||Johnathan Abram||S||Mississippi State||From Dallas[B]|
|2||40||Trayvon Mullen||CB||Clemson||From Buffalo|
|3||66||Traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers[C]|
|4||106||Maxx Crosby||DE||Eastern Michigan|
|129||Isaiah Johnson||CB||Houston||From Indianapolis|
|137||Foster Moreau||TE||LSU||From Atlanta|
|5||149||Hunter Renfrow||WR||Clemson||From NY Jets[D]|
|141||Traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers[C]|
|158||Traded to the Buffalo Bills[E]|
|6||175||Traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers[C]|
|7||230||Quinton Bell||DE||Prairie View A&M||From Atlanta|
- The Raiders traded a conditional fifth-round selection, their 2020 second-round selection and linebacker Khalil Mack to the Chicago Bears in exchange for Chicago's first- and sixth-round selections and 2020 first- and third-round selections.
- The Raiders traded wide receiver Amari Cooper to the Dallas Cowboys in exchange for Dallas's first-round selection.
- The Raiders traded their third and fifth-round selection to the Pittsburgh in exchange for wide receiver Antonio Brown.
- The Raiders traded Kelechi Osemele and the Chicago Bears' 2019 6th round pick to the New York Jets in exchange for the Jets' 5th round pick
- The Raiders traded the Steelers' fifth-round selection to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for quarterback AJ McCarron.
Oakland Raiders staff
The Raiders' preseason opponents and schedule were announced in the spring. On March 27, Green Bay Packers President Mark H. Murphy stated during the league owners' meetings that the Packers and Raiders were in negotiations to play a preseason game August 22 at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg, Manitoba, with the Raiders as the designated home team. Mosaic Stadium in Regina, Saskatchewan was another potential site for the game, and the teams secured the cooperation of the city and local sports promoter On Ice Management, but the Saskatchewan Roughriders vetoed the proposal; the Roughriders feared they would be unable to reconfigure the field from NFL to CFL standards in time for the Roughriders' August 24 home game. When the preseason schedule was released, the August 22 Packers-Raiders game was subtly noted as a neutral-site contest, with no location identified. The Raiders confirmed the Winnipeg game June 5. Had the Winnipeg negotiations fallen through, or in the event the game cannot be held in Winnipeg, the game would be moved to Lambeau Field, thus effectively giving the Raiders only one home game and three away games.
Shortly before the game started, 33 Packers players (among them starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers) raised objections to the turf fill used to patch the holes where the goal posts had been in their CFL configurations and refused to play. In an unsuccessful effort to assuage those concerns, the league reconfigured the field such that the field was shortened to 80 yards and the last ten yards on each end was converted to end zones.
|1||Los Angeles Rams||W 14–3||1–0||RingCentral Coliseum||Recap|
|2||at Arizona Cardinals||W 33–26||2–0||State Farm Stadium||Recap|
|3||Green Bay Packers||W 22–21||3–0||IG Field (Winnipeg)||Recap|
|4||at Seattle Seahawks||L 15–17||3–1||CenturyLink Field||Recap|
|1||7:20 p.m.||Denver Broncos||W 24–16||1–0||RingCentral Coliseum||ESPN/KGO||Recap|
|2||September 15||1:05 p.m.||Kansas City Chiefs||L 10–28||1–1||RingCentral Coliseum||CBS||Recap|
|3||September 22||10:00 a.m.||at Minnesota Vikings||U.S. Bank Stadium||Fox|
|4||September 29||10:00 a.m.||at Indianapolis Colts||Lucas Oil Stadium||CBS|
|5||October 6||10:00 a.m.||Chicago Bears||Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (London)||Fox|
|7||October 20||10:00 a.m.||at Green Bay Packers||Lambeau Field||CBS|
|8||October 27||10:00 a.m.||at Houston Texans||NRG Stadium||CBS|
|9||November 3||1:05 p.m.||Detroit Lions||RingCentral Coliseum||Fox|
|10||5:20 p.m.||Los Angeles Chargers||RingCentral Coliseum||Fox/NFLN/
|11||November 17||1:25 p.m.||Cincinnati Bengals||RingCentral Coliseum||CBS|
|12||November 24||10:00 a.m.||at New York Jets||MetLife Stadium||CBS|
|13||December 1||10:00 a.m.||at Kansas City Chiefs||Arrowhead Stadium||CBS|
|14||December 8||1:25 p.m.||Tennessee Titans||RingCentral Coliseum||CBS|
|15||December 15||1:05 p.m.||Jacksonville Jaguars||RingCentral Coliseum||CBS|
|16||or 22||TBD||at Los Angeles Chargers||Dignity Health Sports Park||TBD|
|17||December 29||1:25 p.m.||at Denver Broncos||Empower Field at Mile High||CBS|
- Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
- Networks and times for Sunday games from Weeks 7–17 are subject to change as a result of flexible scheduling; the Week 5 game vs. the Chicago Bears is exempt from flexible scheduling, as it occurs in London.
- As the result of Saturday flexible scheduling during Week 16, the date, kickoff and network for that week's game at the Los Angeles Chargers will be finalized at a later date—by no later than the end of Week 8.
Week 1: vs. Denver Broncos
Just days before the game, the Raiders released wide receiver Antonio Brown, who was acquired via trade prior to the season, stemming from conduct detrimental to the team, including a heated argument with general manager Mike Mayock.
Week 2: vs. Kansas City Chiefs
at RingCentral Coliseum, Oakland, California
Week 3: at Minnesota Vikings
|Kansas City Chiefs||2||0||0||1.000||1–0||2–0||68||36||W2|
|Los Angeles Chargers||1||1||0||.500||0–0||1–0||40||41||L1|
|1||Kansas City Chiefs||West||2||0||0||1.000||1–0||2–0||.250||.250||W2|
|3||New England Patriots||East||2||0||0||1.000||1–0||2–0||.000||.000||W2|
|In the hunt|
|9||Los Angeles Chargers||West||1||1||0||.500||0–0||1–0||.625||.500||L1|
|14||New York Jets||East||0||2||0||.000||0–1||0–2||.750||.000||L2|
- Teope, Herbie (February 25, 2019). "Raiders, Coliseum Authority reach agreement for 2019". NFL. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
- Debolt, David; Almond, Elliott (March 15, 2019). "Raiders to play 2019 season in Oakland — will fans turn out?". The Mercury News. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
- "Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Oakland Raiders". June 11, 2019.
- "Raiders in talks to play home games at Giants' Oracle Park in 2019". ESPN. February 4, 2019.
- "Raiders not expected to play in San Francisco in 2019". NFL.com. February 5, 2019.
- Matier, Phil (February 19, 2019). "Oakland Raiders, Coliseum close to deal to keep team for another year". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
- Raiders quietly continue search for 2019 home. Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
- Gehlken, Michael (March 21, 2019). "Raiders cross finish line for final season in Oakland". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
- "Source: Bears give Mack record deal after trade". ESPN.co.uk. Retrieved September 2, 2018.
- "Dallas Cowboys trade first-round pick to Oakland Raiders for Amari Cooper". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
- "Source: Steelers agree to deal AB to Raiders". ESPN.com.
- Rodak, Mike (September 2, 2018). "Bills trade AJ McCarron to Raiders for fifth-round pick". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
- "Raiders roundup: Possible preseason game in Canada, Jordy Nelson retires". San Jose Mercury-News. March 27, 2019. Retrieved March 27, 2019.
- "Attempt to host NFL preseason game in Regina stopped short of the goal line". CBC News. March 29, 2019. Retrieved March 30, 2019.
- Teope, Herbie (April 9, 2019). "NFL releases 65-game 2019 preseason schedule". NFL.com. Retrieved April 9, 2019.
- Gantt, Darin (May 2, 2019). "Report: Raiders and Packers likely to play in Winnipeg". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved May 3, 2019.
- "2019 NFL SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED". NFL Communications. April 17, 2019. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
- Rosenblatt, Zack. "Raiders release Antonio Brown: Where will he land next? Patriots? Cowboys? Giants? Looking at all 31 other teams". NJ.com. Retrieved September 7, 2019.