- Oakland Coliseum
- Head Coach
- Jon Gruden
- Offensive Coordinator
- Greg Olson
- Defensive Coordinator
- Paul Guenther
- Special Teams Coach
- Rich Bisaccia
- Defensive Scheme
Oakland Raiders undrafted rookie wide receiver Keelan Doss has impressed head coach Jon Gruden so far in organized team activities. He has the size, ball skills and awareness to make an impact for the Raiders. "I think he's smart. He's athletic and he's got size and I think he's going to be able to compete on special teams, as well. Plus he's from Alameda, so we had to get Doss," Gruden said. Doss finished his career at UC Davis with 321 catches for 4,069 yards and 28 touchdowns, and the 6-foot-2, 211-pound wideout knows how to get open. Still, he has a ways to go to even make the final roster out of training camp.
The Oakland Raiders signed free-agent tight end Erik Swoope to an undisclosed deal on Wednesday. The 6-foot-4, 255-pound tight end spent his first five seasons with the Colts. He has made six starts in 24 career games, catching 23 passes for 384 yards (16.7 average) and four touchdowns. He appeared in seven games for the Colts last year (two starts), catching eight passes for 87 yards and a career-high three scores. The Raiders released quarterback Landry Jones in a corresponding move. Oakland has Derek Carrier, Luke Willson, rookie Foster Moreau and Darren Waller on their tight end depth chart, so Swoope could certainly carve out a significant pass-catching role with his new team. He'd strictly be a deep sleeper at tight end in fantasy drafts.
Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden confirmed that Kolton Miller will remain at left tackle in 2019, while Trent Brown, who is the richest offensive lineman in NFL history, will be at right tackle. Gabe Jackson will remain at right guard. Miller struggled on the blind side in 2018, so it'll be interesting to see if he is able to make strides for Oakland in 2019. If he doesn't, it'll be bad news for the protection of quarterback Derek Carr.
Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden said he's not planning on playing wide receiver Antonio Brown at all in the preseason. It's Brown's first season with the Raiders, but it doesn't sound like Gruden is worried about him gaining any chemistry with quarterback Derek Carr in preseason games. The 30-year-old wideout should be just fine and has been one of the best wideouts in the league for a while now, recording six straight 1,000-yard seasons. He's also caught double-digit touchdowns in four of the last five seasons. While his production could suffer away from Pittsburgh and Big Ben, Brown should remain an elite WR1 for fantasy purposes.
Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden would like to see rookie wide receiver Hunter Renfrow move around the field in his first season in the NFL. He was selected in the fourth round and the Raiders would like him to master the playbook in not just the slot position, but other positions as well. Antonio Brown and Tyrell Williams will be the primary outside receivers, but they will also move around at times. Renfrow isn't very big and doesn't have elite speed, but he's quick in his routes, has soft hands and understands coverages. He doesn't have a ton of upside and will be competing with the likes of J.J. Nelson, Marcell Ateman, Ryan Grant and fellow rookie Keelan Doss.