Feb 28, 2020; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Clemson defensive back Tanner Muse (DB55) speaks to the media during the 2020 NFL Combine in the Indianapolis Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Awkward: Raiders tweet ‘happy birthday’ to released player

The Las Vegas Raiders reportedly released 2020 third-round pick Tanner Muse on Monday morning.

Shortly after the NFL Network report surfaced, the team’s Twitter feed wished the safety a happy 25th birthday.

The Raiders later removed the birthday wishes, but not before it was screen-captured and shared by several users.

Muse was the 100th pick of the 2020 NFL Draft out of Clemson.

He missed his entire rookie season with a toe injury but appeared in all three preseason games this summer, totaling six tackles and a half sack.

–Field Level Media

Jul 28, 2021; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Maxx Crosby (98) is pictured during a team practice at Intermountain Healthcare Performance Center in Henderson. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Raiders abruptly cancel morning practice

The Las Vegas Raiders abruptly canceled Wednesday morning’s practice just as players were making their way onto the field.

No reason was provided to the media for the sudden cancellation at the training facility in Henderson, Nev.

Quarterback Derek Carr and other players were scheduled to talk to the media later in the day.

The Raiders host the Seattle Seahawks in the preseason opener for both teams on Saturday night.

–Field Level Media

Jan 3, 2021; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Seattle Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright (50) against the San Francisco 49ers at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Free agent LB K.J. Wright visits Raiders

Free agent linebacker K.J. Wright visited with the Las Vegas Raiders on Thursday, ESPN reported.

Wright, 32, has played his entire 10-year NFL career with the Seattle Seahawks.

He started all 16 games last season, registering 86 tackles, two sacks, 10 passes defensed and one interception.

A Super Bowl XLVIII champion and a 2016 Pro Bowl selection, Wright has recorded 941 tackles, 13.5 sacks, 11 forced fumbles and six interceptions in 144 games (140 starts) since the Seahawks drafted him in the fourth round in 2011 out of Mississippi State.

Raiders defensive coordinator Gus Bradley held the same position with Seattle during Wright’s first two seasons in the league.

–Field Level Media

Dec 26, 2020; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) against the Miami Dolphins at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Raiders’ Derek Carr: I’d rather quit than get traded

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr said Tuesday he would “probably quit football” if he ever got traded.

Carr, 30, a subject of occasional trade rumors in the past, said he remains steadfastly loyal to the team that drafted him in the second round in 2014.

“I’d probably quit football if I had to play for somebody else,” he said following Tuesday’s minicamp practice in Henderson, Nev. “I am a Raider for my entire life. I’m going to root for one team for the rest of my life — it’s the Raiders. So, I just feel that so strong in my heart I don’t need a perfect situation … to make things right.”

The three-time Pro Bowl selection was asked about why he opted to remain silent throughout the offseason while such contemporaries as Deshaun Watson, Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson aired various grievances.

“I’m that old-school mentality — I’m playing for one team and that’s it,” Carr said. “Whether we’ve won enough or not, I literally give every bit of energy and effort that I can to this organization and when I sign a contract, I completely, in my mind, have to fulfill that. I committed to that. I put my name on paper.”

Carr signed a five-year, $125 million extension in June 2017.

Including an 8-8 record in 2020, he is 47-63 as the Raiders’ starter and owns the franchise records for passing yards (26,896), touchdown passes (170), completions (2,468) and attempts (3,830).

–Field Level Media

Mar 13, 2021; Frisco, TX, USA; North Texas Mean Green guard Javion Hamlet (3) guards Western Kentucky Hilltoppers forward Carson Williams (22) during the first half at Ford Center at The Star. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Raiders sign TE Carson Williams, former CBB standout

The Las Vegas Raiders announced Monday that they have signed free agent tight end Carson Williams.

Williams, who played two years of basketball at Northern Kentucky in 2016-17 before using his final three years of eligibility at Western Kentucky, will try to follow a similar script for basketball-turned-tight ends such as Jimmy Graham and Antonio Gates.

Williams averaged 11.2 points and 5.9 rebounds per game in his college hoops career across 124 games.

The 23-year-old stands 6-feet-5 and weighs 240 pounds and will compete for a backup role behind star tight end Darren Waller.

–Field Level Media

Dec 26, 2020; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Las Vegas Raiders defensive tackle Maurice Hurst (73) against the Miami Dolphins at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: 49ers to sign ex-Raiders DT Maurice Hurst

The San Francisco 49ers will sign defensive tackle Maurice Hurst, according to a report from ESPN on Thursday night.

Hurst also tweeted, “49ers Let’s Go to Work!! This defense is about to go crazy!! Time to eat! #49ers #FTTB”

Hurst, 25, started 17 of the 40 games he played with the Oakland/Las Vegas Raiders over the past three seasons. The 6-foot-2, 291-pounder racked up 76 tackles, eight sacks, 17 quarterback hits, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and one interception during that time.

The Raiders released Hurst last week after adding Yannick Ngakoue and Quinton Jefferson to their defensive line.

Hurst was the Raiders’ fifth-round pick (No. 140 overall) out of Michigan in 2018.

–Field Level Media

Dec 17, 2020; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa (97) against Las Vegas Raiders offensive tackle Kolton Miller (74) at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Raiders sign LT Kolton Miller to 3-year, $68.7M extension

Feb 4, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA; NFL football commissioner Roger Goodell speaks at a press conference ahead of Super Bowl 55, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, in Tampa, Fla.  Mandatory Credit: Perry Knotts/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports

The Las Vegas Raiders agreed to a three-year extension with left tackle Kolton Miller on Tuesday.

Miller’s agency, Octagon Football, tweeted the deal is worth $68.7 million and makes the 25-year-old Miller the fifth highest-paid offensive tackle in the NFL.

ESPN reported the deal is worth more than $18 million per season and includes $42.6 million guaranteed at signing. The extension runs through 2025, including a fifth-year option.

Miller, 25, has started 46 of a possible 48 games since the Raiders drafted him in the first round (15th overall) out of UCLA in 2018.

–Field Level Media