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Raiders Cut 2020 First-Round Pick Damon Arnette After Disturbing Gun Video

Boy, the Raiders just can’t seem to get a break. Barely a week after the Henry Ruggs mess, now the team has been forced to release first-round draft pick Damon Arnette, this after Arnette posted a disturbing video flaunting high powered weapons, threatening to kill someone he appeared to be exchanging direct messages with on Instagram.

As you can imagine, once the video started making the rounds, the Raiders wasted no time in distancing themselves from him, booting him from the team with the quickness. Needless to say, he’s going to have a hard time finding a new gig. All this money, but these idiots can’t seem to leave the thug life behind. SMH!

Henry Ruggs III Charged With DUI In Fatal Car Accident, Dropped By Raiders

Early Tuesday morning, Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III was involved in a fatal car accident that resulted in the death of a 23-year old woman and her dog.

According to reports, Ruggs III was driving his army green Chevrolet Corvette C8 at a speed of 156 mph with a blood alcohol level of .161 (twice the Nevada legal limit) before slamming into the rear of a Toyota RAV4 in an intersection, causing the Toyota to burst into flames. Police also found a loaded gun on the floor of Ruggs’ car.

The Las Vegas Metro PD released the following statement:

On Nov. 2, at approximately 3:39 am, the LVMPD responded to a traffic collision near the intersection of South Rainbow Boulevard and South Spring Valley Parkway, involving a Chevrolet Corvette and a Toyota Rav4. Responding officers located the Toyota on fire. Fire department personnel responded and located a deceased victim inside the Toyota. The preliminary investigation indicates the front of the Chevrolet collided with the rear of the Toyota. The driver of the Chevrolet, identified as 22-year-old Henry Rugs III, remained on scene and showed signs of impairment. He was transported to UMC hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Ruggs will be charged with DUI resulting in death.

Ruggs and his girlfriend, Kiara Washington, 22, were hospitalized with non-life threatening but serious injuries. Ruggs made his first appearance in court on Wednesday morning, where he remained seated in a wheelchair with a foam brace on his neck and jail guards at his sides.

Henry Ruggs III faces a slew of charges, including two felony charges of DUI and reckless driving. The DUI resulting in death charge carries a sentence of 2-20 years, while the reckless driving charge is 1-6 years. In addition, Clark County prosecutors now intend to charge Ruggs with additional counts of DUI and reckless driving, both resulting in substantial bodily harm, as well as possession of a firearm while under the influence, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. With the new charges, Ruggs now reportedly faces up to 40 years in prison.

The Las Vegas Raiders released Ruggs late Tuesday night, just hours after the crash and shortly after he was released from a hospital and booked into a Las Vegas jail.

Needless to say, Henry Ruggs III’s promising young football career is all but done at this point, and he’ll be facing some serious prison time as well. A young woman dead, and a fate that could have been avoid had he just called an Uber.

Las Vegas Raiders Head Coach Jon Gruden Out Amid E-Mail Controversy

Jon Gruden has officially resigned as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders, this after alleged racist, misogynistic and homophobic e-mails from Gruden were leaked to the Wall Street Journal and New York Times.

According to reports, the troubling e-mails spanned seven years, going as far back as 10 years ago. Comments in his e-mails included a racist comment about NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith (referring to his “lips the size of michellin tires,” vulgar criticism of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, “queer” references to former defensive end Michael Sam, and harsh language for a handful of team owners involved in the 2011 labor disagreement that led to the lockout.

“I love the Raiders and do not want to be a distraction,” Gruden said in a statement Monday night. “Thank you to all the players, coaches, staff, and fans of Raider Nation. I’m sorry, I never meant to hurt anyone.”

Ironically, the emails came to light during the NFL’s investigation into workplace misconduct with the Washington Football Team, as “the league was informed of the existence of emails that raised issues beyond the scope of that investigation,” according to NFL spokesperson Brian McCarthy.

Raiders owner Mark Davis released a short statement saying he has accepted Gruden’s resignation. Assistant coach Rich Bisaccia will serve as interim head coach effective immediately, the team announced. Bisaccia will meet with the media during availability on Wednesday.

The 58-year old Gruden became the Raiders head coach in 2018, agreeing to a 10-year contract worth a reported $100 million. He leaves the Raiders just four years into his contract, and while he likely won’t have a job in the NFL anymore, he isn’t going to go broke, having earned nearly $40 million in his time in Las Vegas.

Raiders Accidently Wish Tanner Muse Happy Birthday On Twitter An Hour After Cutting Him

On Monday morning, the Raiders announced they were cutting linebacker Tanner Muse, in a move that surprised many:

 
Buuuuuut, someone forgot to relay the message to the team’s social media people.. And as a result, the Raiders Twitter account wished him a Happy Birthday just a few hours later:

 
Naturally, the team deleted the Happy Birthday tweet when they realized the error of their ways, but the damage had already been done, with the Twitterverse absolutely dragging the Raiders for their faux pas.

Doh!

Raiders Looking to Get Off to Fast Start, Challenge the Best in the NFL in 2021

Last season was like a roller coaster for the Raiders, as the team one week would look like Super Bowl Contenders, only the following week to fall flat on their faces and suffer.

The team ended the 2020 season at .500 at 8-8, as they looked to at times to be a much better team than their record ended up being.

Now here in 2021, there’s a lot of back and forth about how this team is going to take the next step to the next level.

The team will look do enough to be a contender for a playoff spot in the AFC.

While there’s a number of great matchups on the Raiders slate, including divisional games vs the Broncos, Chiefs and Chargers, the team also has a number of great games, home and away to look forward to.

Here are the 3 matchups that I’m most looking forward to:

9/13 vs Baltimore – The Raiders are hoping that the start of the season will be full of big hits in their season opener as they play the big, bad, Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens are known for their physical play, and there’s no question that the Raiders will have to match that play for play.

10/7 at NY Giants – Daniel Jones and the Giants will look to revamp their offense in 2021, and if they can do that there’s no reason they can’t win this game on the road at MetLife Stadium. Look for the Raiders and Giants to have a knock down affair but they need to listen more and play smart football.

01/09 at Los Angeles Chargers – Last season these two club combined to go 15-17, making mistakes both on and off the field to try and be more disciplined and play better football. We will see in a few months if that works, and if so how that will work out for the young players on the roster. Look for a knock down drag out fight between these foes.

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The Las Vegas Raiders 2021 Schedule Has Been Released

The Raiders of 2020 were an inconsistent bunch that had plenty of chances to make the NFL’s second season, only to fail when things were on the line.

The team this season has again built starting on offense, and they are looking to be a more well-rounded team that can play with anyone in the NFL.

One big key will be on defense, and if they can do enough to get to the quarterback when the game is on the line.

Anyone forget the play Ryan Fitzpatrick made with the game on the line against Miami? The Raiders had Fitz front and center, and allowed him to make the play of his life.

That’s the type of mistake the Raiders are known to make. They can right that wrong, but it’s up to them to figure out if they have enough talent to do it.

Wednesday evening the NFL released the Raiders slate for 2021 – You can check out the full Raiders schedule below:

Las Vegas Raiders 2021 Schedule

Week 1: Sep. 13 Baltimore Ravens (Mon) 8:15 PM ESPN/ABC
Week 2: Sep. 19 at Pittsburgh Steelers 1:00 PM CBS
Week 3: Sep. 26 Miami Dolphins 1:05 PM CBS
Week 4: Oct. 4 at Los Angeles Chargers (Mon) 8:15 PM ESPN
Week 5: Oct. 10 Chicago Bears 4:05 PM CBS
Week 6: Oct. 17 at Denver Broncos 4:25 PM CBS
Week 7: Oct. 24 Philadelphia Eagles 4:05 PM FOX
Week 8: BYE
Week 9: Nov. 7 at New York Giants 1:00 PM CBS
Week 10: Nov. 14 Kansas City Chiefs 8:20 PM NBC*
Week 11: Nov. 21 Cincinnati Bengals 4:05 PM CBS
Week 12: Nov. 25 at Dallas Cowboys (Thanksgiving) 4:30 PM CBS
Week 13: Dec. 5 Washington Football Team 4:05 PM FOX
Week 14: Dec. 12 at Kansas City Chiefs 1:00 PM CBS
Week 15: Dec. 18 or 19 at Cleveland Browns TBD
Week 16: Dec. 26 Denver Broncos 4:25 PM CBS
Week 17: Jan. 2 at Indianapolis Colts 1:00 PM CBS
Week 18: Jan. 9 Los Angeles Chargers 4:25 PM CBS

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Raiders Got a Call About QB Derek Carr’s Availability From the Colts

The quarterback position in the NFL very much remains in flux for many teams around the league, including the Raiders who already have a quarterback they appear to like in Derek Carr.

That didn’t stop the Colts, who Thursday dealt a 2021 third-round pick and a conditional second-round choice in 2022 to the Philadelphia Eagles for backup QB Carson Wentz, to make a call about Carr’s availability.

Jim Ayello of The Indianapolis Star is reporting that the Colts were turned down by the Raiders who said that Carr is simply “not available.”

It would have been interesting to see what the Colts would have offered the Raiders for Carr, as rumors earlier in February stated that Las Vegas wanted multiple picks for the 29-year-old.

This season Carr will earn a base salary of $19.5 million, with a workout bonus of $100,000, while carrying a cap hit of $22.1 million.

This past season Carr played well, going 8-8 as a starter and throwing for 4,103 yards with 27 touchdowns, completing over 67 percent of his passes and posting a career-high 71.0 total QBR.

For now though, he’s staying put in Las Vegas, and unless something happens to blow the Raiders away, he’ll be the team’s opening day starter at quarterback.

Raiders Hire Gus Bradley As New Defensive Coordinator

The Raiders have announced the hiring of former Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley as the teams’ new defensive coordinator.

Bradley just wrapped up his time as DC with the Chargers, who last week fired the coaching staff along with head coach Anthony Lynn.

The coach compiled a record of 14-48 in 62 games as head coach of the Jaguars before he was canned with two games left in the 2016 season with the club at 2-12.

Last season Bradley helped the Bolts finish in the top 10 in the NFL in total defense (343.4 avg.) and ranked ninth in the league against the pass (223.6 avg.).

Bradley helped the Los Angeles defense produce four players that were selected for Pro Bowl honors, among them defensive ends Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram III, who combined for six Pro Bowl nods.