2019 Oakland Raiders season

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2019 Oakland Raiders season
Head coachJon Gruden
General managerMike Mayock
OwnerMark Davis
Home fieldRingCentral Coliseum[1]
Division place3rd 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.[2] 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.[3]

Prior to the season, the Raiders hired former NFL Network draft guru and former Notre Dame Football on NBC color commentator Mike Mayock as general manager.

Stadium negotiations[edit]

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,[4] however, the San Francisco 49ers refused to waive their territorial rights, effectively vetoing the deal.[5] 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.[6]

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.[7]

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.[6][1] 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.[2] 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.[8]

Roster transactions[edit]

Free agents signed[edit]

Position Player Age 2018 team
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)

Players released[edit]

Position Player Age 2019 team
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

Players lost[edit]

Position Player Age 2019 team
TE Jared Cook 31 New Orleans Saints
G Jon Feliciano 27 Buffalo Bills
CB Rashaan Melvin 29 Detroit Lions

Acquired in trade[edit]

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)

Traded away[edit]

Position Player Age Traded to Compensation received
OG Kelechi Osemele
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
Round Selection
1 4 Clelin Ferrell DE Clemson
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][11]
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

Draft trades

  1. ^ 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.[9]
  2. ^ The Raiders traded wide receiver Amari Cooper to the Dallas Cowboys in exchange for Dallas's first-round selection.[10]
  3. ^ a b c The Raiders traded their third and fifth-round selection to the Pittsburgh in exchange for wide receiver Antonio Brown.[11]
  4. ^ 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
  5. ^ The Raiders traded the Steelers' fifth-round selection to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for quarterback AJ McCarron.[12]


Oakland Raiders staff
Front office
Head coaches
Offensive coaches
Defensive coaches
Special teams coaches
Strength and conditioning
Coaching support staff

Coaching staff
More NFL staffs

AFC East
NFC East

Current roster[edit]

Oakland Raiders roster

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen


Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists

Practice squad

Rookies in italics

Roster updated September 17, 2019
Depth chartTransactions
53 active, 10 inactive, 10 practice squad

AFC rostersNFC rosters


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.[13] 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.[14] When the preseason schedule was released, the August 22 Packers-Raiders game was subtly noted as a neutral-site contest, with no location identified.[15] The Raiders confirmed the Winnipeg game June 5.[16] 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.[17]

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.

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
1 August 10 Los Angeles Rams W 14–3 1–0 RingCentral Coliseum Recap
2 August 15 at Arizona Cardinals W 33–26 2–0 State Farm Stadium Recap
3 August 22 Green Bay Packers W 22–21 3–0 Canada IG Field (Winnipeg) Recap
4 August 29 at Seattle Seahawks L 15–17 3–1 CenturyLink Field Recap

Regular season[edit]


Week Date Kickoff (PT) Opponent Result Record Venue TV NFL.com
1 September 9 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 United Kingdom Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (London) Fox
6 Bye
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 November 7 5:20 p.m. Los Angeles Chargers RingCentral Coliseum Fox/NFLN/
Amazon Prime
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 December 21 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.[18]

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: vs. Denver Broncos[edit]

Week 1: Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Broncos 0 0 61016
Raiders 7 7 01024

at RingCentral Coliseum, Oakland, California

Game information

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.[19]

Week 2: vs. Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

Week 2: Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Chiefs 0 28 0028
Raiders 10 0 0010

at RingCentral Coliseum, Oakland, California

Game information

Week 3: at Minnesota Vikings[edit]

Week 3: Oakland Raiders at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Raiders 0 0 000
Vikings 0 0 000

at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota



AFC West
Kansas City Chiefs 2 0 0 1.000 1–0 2–0 68 36 W2
Oakland Raiders 1 1 0 .500 1–1 1–1 34 44 L1
Los Angeles Chargers 1 1 0 .500 0–0 1–0 40 41 L1
Denver Broncos 0 2 0 .000 0–1 0–1 30 40 L2


Division leaders
1 Kansas City Chiefs West 2 0 0 1.000 1–0 2–0 .250 .250 W2
2 Baltimore Ravens North 2 0 0 1.000 0–0 1–0 .125 .125 W2
3 New England Patriots East 2 0 0 1.000 1–0 2–0 .000 .000 W2
4 Indianapolis Colts South 1 1 0 .500 1–0 1–1 .500 .500 W1
Wild Cards
5 Buffalo Bills East 2 0 0 1.000 1–0 1–0 .000 .000 W2
6 Houston Texans South 1 1 0 .500 1–0 1–0 .250 .000 W1
In the hunt
7 Tennessee Titans South 1 1 0 .500 0–1 1–1 .500 .500 L1
8 Oakland Raiders West 1 1 0 .500 1–1 1–1 .500 .000 L1
9 Los Angeles Chargers West 1 1 0 .500 0–0 1–0 .625 .500 L1
10 Cleveland Browns North 1 1 0 .500 0–0 1–1 .250 .000 W1
11 Cincinnati Bengals North 0 2 0 .000 0–0 0–0 1.000 .000 L2
12 Pittsburgh Steelers North 0 2 0 .000 0–0 0–1 1.000 .000 L2
13 Miami Dolphins East 0 2 0 .000 0–1 0–2 1.000 .000 L2
14 New York Jets East 0 2 0 .000 0–1 0–2 .750 .000 L2
15 Jacksonville Jaguars South 0 2 0 .000 0–1 0–2 .750 .000 L2
16 Denver Broncos West 0 2 0 .000 0–1 0–1 .500 .000 L2
  1. ^ When breaking ties for three or more teams under the NFL's rules, they are first broken within divisions, then comparing only the highest ranked remaining team from each division.


  1. ^ a b Teope, Herbie (February 25, 2019). "Raiders, Coliseum Authority reach agreement for 2019". NFL. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  2. ^ a b 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.
  3. ^ "Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Oakland Raiders". June 11, 2019.
  4. ^ "Raiders in talks to play home games at Giants' Oracle Park in 2019". ESPN. February 4, 2019.
  5. ^ "Raiders not expected to play in San Francisco in 2019". NFL.com. February 5, 2019.
  6. ^ a b Matier, Phil (February 19, 2019). "Oakland Raiders, Coliseum close to deal to keep team for another year". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  7. ^ Raiders quietly continue search for 2019 home. Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  8. ^ Gehlken, Michael (March 21, 2019). "Raiders cross finish line for final season in Oakland". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  9. ^ "Source: Bears give Mack record deal after trade". ESPN.co.uk. Retrieved September 2, 2018.
  10. ^ "Dallas Cowboys trade first-round pick to Oakland Raiders for Amari Cooper". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  11. ^ a b "Source: Steelers agree to deal AB to Raiders". ESPN.com.
  12. ^ Rodak, Mike (September 2, 2018). "Bills trade AJ McCarron to Raiders for fifth-round pick". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  13. ^ "Raiders roundup: Possible preseason game in Canada, Jordy Nelson retires". San Jose Mercury-News. March 27, 2019. Retrieved March 27, 2019.
  14. ^ "Attempt to host NFL preseason game in Regina stopped short of the goal line". CBC News. March 29, 2019. Retrieved March 30, 2019.
  15. ^ Teope, Herbie (April 9, 2019). "NFL releases 65-game 2019 preseason schedule". NFL.com. Retrieved April 9, 2019.
  16. ^ https://www.raiders.com/news/raiders-become-first-nfl-team-to-play-in-three-countries-in-one-season
  17. ^ Gantt, Darin (May 2, 2019). "Report: Raiders and Packers likely to play in Winnipeg". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved May 3, 2019.
  18. ^ "2019 NFL SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED". NFL Communications. April 17, 2019. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  19. ^ 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.

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