Aug 14, 2022; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Albert Wilson (25) catches a 20-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter against Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Bryce Cosby (44) at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Agents: Raiders signing veteran WR Albert Wilson

The Las Vegas Raiders are signing veteran wide receiver Albert Wilson, according to the player’s agents.

Wilson caught 25 passes for 213 yards in 14 games (five starts) last season with the Miami Dolphins.

He spent the offseason with the Minnesota Vikings but was released on Aug. 22.

Wilson, 30, has 218 catches for 2,499 yards and 12 touchdowns in 89 games (38 starts) with the Kansas City Chiefs (2014-17) and Dolphins.

Rosenhaus Sports Representation confirmed the transaction Friday with ESPN.

–Field Level Media

Nov 21, 2021; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller (83) against the Cincinnati Bengals at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Raiders TE Darren Waller (undisclosed) nearing return

Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller told ESPN he should be ready to practice next week.

Waller, 29, has been sidelined since early August with an undisclosed injury.

He will not participate in Sunday’s preseason opener against the visiting Minnesota Vikings.

After back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons, Waller caught 55 passes for 665 yards and two touchdowns in 11 games last season.

The 2020 Pro Bowl selection has 270 receptions for 3,184 yards and 16 touchdowns in 65 games (46 starts) for the Baltimore Ravens (2015-16) and Oakland/Las Vegas Raiders (2018-21).

–Field Level Media

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) and former Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams (17), pictured after the game at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Gone Camping: Las Vegas Raiders

The Las Vegas Raiders are the first team to report for training camp and kick off preparation for the 2022 regular season.

In the AFC West division, offseason remodeling was extensive, and the Raiders made major changes at every level of the franchise with a new team president, general manager, head coach and All-Pro wide receiver.

Training camp location: Henderson, Nevada
Intermountain Healthcare Performance Center
Rookie report date: July 18
Veteran report date: July 20

Key acquisitions: WR Davante Adams, OLB Chandler Jones, DE Bilal Nichols
Key losses: WR Zay Jones, CB Casey Hayward, DT Quinton Jefferson, WR Zay Jones, QB Marcus Mariota

Davante Adams is the No. 1 wide receiver Derek Carr coveted, and a reunion with his college teammate should bring spark and nuance to the Raiders’ system. Already set with a big-play threat at tight end in Darren Waller. Some questioned the approach on the offensive line, but head coach Josh McDaniels sounded comfortable with where the team stands and trumpeted depth. That allowed the Raiders to focus on stocking up on defense. Chandler Jones is a legitimate pass rusher, but at 32 there are doubts about how great of a role he’ll play into the future. The Raiders are clearly in win-now mode, and giving Jones a sidekick the caliber of Maxx Crosby might bring a revival.

Las Vegas has pushed all of its chips to the middle in hopes of tracking down the elite teams in the AFC West.

–WEEK 1 IN FOCUS:

Raiders at Chargers, 4:25 p.m. ET
Line: Chargers -3.5
Total: 52 points

Justin Herbert and the Chargers lost the regular-season finale to the Raiders, but L.A. spent heavily to reconstruct its defense, bringing in Khalil Mack to bolster the pass rush and J.C. Jackson to lead the coverage unit.

–CARR OF THE FUTURE

There is no singular offensive “system” for Josh McDaniels, known for his chameleon schemes with the Patriots — and the big numbers Tom Brady produced as the trigger man. Carr is +1200 to lead the NFL in passing yards ($10 bet would net $120 profit), and his track record of production and health make this wager more than intriguing.

–Field Level Media

Apr 2, 2022; Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA;  Colin Kaepernick passes during halftime at the Michigan Spring game at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Raiders host QB Colin Kaepernick for workout

The Las Vegas Raiders hosted quarterback Colin Kaepernick for a workout Wednesday, ESPN and NFL Network reported.

Kaepernick, 34, last played in the NFL in 2016, the year in which he took a knee during the national anthem as a protest against racism and police brutality.

While Kaepernick had continually expressed a desire to play again, and even met with the Seattle Seahawks in 2017, he was not given an on-field opportunity by NFL teams. In 2020, commissioner Roger Goodell pleaded with teams to give the Nevada product another chance.

“Well, listen, if he wants to resume his career in the NFL, then obviously it’s gonna take a team to make that decision,” Goodell told ESPN at the time. “But I welcome that, support a club making that decision, and encourage them to do that.”

Kaepernick has thrown for 12,271 career yards and 72 touchdowns against 30 interceptions, completing 59.8 percent of his passes. He’s also rushed for 2,300 yards and 13 scores. He led the 49ers to Super Bowl XLVII following the 2012 season.

In March, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett offered to run routes for Kaepernick during his private workouts. Kaepernick had just posted to social media that he missed working with NFL-caliber wide receivers when Lockett made himself available.

Last month, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh offered Kaepernick a chance to work out during halftime of the Wolverines’ spring game. The 15-minute session was broadcast on Big Ten Network.

At the time, Kaepernick again expressed the desire to work out for an NFL team.

“I can help make you a better team, I can help you win games,” Kaepernick told WXYZ Detroit. “I know right now the situation likely won’t allow me to come in, step into a starting role. I know I’ll be able to work my way to that though and show that very quickly.

“So to the teams that have questions, more than anything I would say I’d love to come in for a work out. I’d love to sit down with you and have that conversation about how I could help you be a better team.”

–Field Level Media

Dec 20, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Nick Mullens (9) looks for an available receiver against the Las Vegas Raiders during the second quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Raiders signing QB Nick Mullens to 1-year deal

The Las Vegas Raiders reportedly agreed to terms with quarterback Nick Mullens on a one-year deal Friday.

He receives about $1 million guaranteed and can earn up to $2.5 million, according to ESPN.

Mullens, 27, will back up veteran starter Derek Carr, with Garrett Gilbert also on the roster.

Mullens is 5-12 as an NFL starter, completing 64.6 percent of his passes for 4,861 yards, 26 touchdowns and 22 interceptions in 20 games with the San Francisco 49ers (2018-20) and Cleveland Browns (2021).

–Field Level Media

New York Giants head coach Joe Judge on the sideline in the second half. The Giants lose to Washington, 22-7, at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022.

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Report: Raiders have interest in Joe Judge for ST post

The Las Vegas Raiders are interested in talking to former New York Giants head coach Joe Judge to be their special teams coordinator, ESPN reported Monday.

New Raiders coach Josh McDaniels and general manager Dave Ziegler worked with Judge in New England from 2012-19. Judge was promoted to ST coordinator in 2015.

Judge has also been linked to the Patriots in a return as special teams chief there.

Either way, Judge is expected to take his time after being fired by the Giants last month after a 10-23 record.

The Raiders hired Patrick Graham as defensive coordinator. Graham was the DC under Judge in New York.

–Field Level Media

Jul 29, 2021; Lake Forest, IL, USA; Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Sean Desai gestures while walking on the field during a Chicago Bears training camp session at Halas Hall. Mandatory Credit: Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Raiders interviewing Sean Desai for DC job

The Las Vegas Raiders are reportedly considering former Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Sean Desai for the same position on new coach Josh McDaniels’ staff.

NFL Media reported that Desai will meet with the Raiders on Thursday.

Desai, 38, was a defensive quality control coach (2013-18) and safeties coach (2019-20) with Chicago before being promoted to defensive coordinator in 2021. The Bears finished No. 3 in passing defense and No. 6 in total defense in first season in charge.

Desai was not retained by the Bears when head coach Matt Nagy was fired after the season and replaced by Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus.

The Raiders finished 14th in total defense and 26th in scoring defense in 2021 under defensive coordinator Gus Bradley

–Field Level Media