Michael Mayer

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6' 5"
249 lbs
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Notre Dame
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Zach Ertz
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Las Vegas Raiders Retain Antonio Pierce
4 months ago

The Las Vegas Raiders have announced that Antonio Pierce has been retained as the team’s Head Coach.

The Las Vegas Raiders have stayed in-house for their Head Coach hire, giving Antonio Pierce an upgrade after the former defensive standout and Super Bowl Champion served at the position in the 2023 interim that followed the firing of Josh McDaniels. Pierce’s Raiders finished with a 5-4 record, giving notice to their AFC West rivals that they were to be reckoned with. Pierce led a late-season revamp which saw the team score 63 points against the Chargers, beat the Chiefs in Kansas City for Christmas, and embarrass the Broncos in Week 18.


Despite speculation and media hype that previously surrounded Raiders coaching hires and the big names that are available for hire, Mark Davis had eyes for only one man. Most notably, “big fish” candidates Jim Harbaugh, Bill Belichck, and Mike Vrabel were never interviewed.


Questions still remain at Offensive Coordinator and whether or not QB Aidan O’Connell will be the starter post-draft, so the fantasy implications are to-be-determined. Zamir White, Tre Tucker, and Michael Mayer did show promise for the future, each having mini-breakouts after the change at head coach.

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Raiders TE Michael Mayer OUT For Christmas
5 months ago

Las Vegas Raiders TE Michael Mayer has been ruled OUT for the Christmas Day matchup against the Chiefs.

Las Vegas TE Michael Mayer has been ruled out for the Raiders Week 16 divisional clash with Kansas City. The Notre Dame rookie, affectionately nicknamed “Paul Bunyan” or Wreck-it Ralph” by fans, injured a toe at some point in the Week 15 destruction of the LA Chargers, a game in which Mayer showcased his talents and finished with his highest fantasy output, to date.

The Raiders next-up at the position is Austin Hooper who should stay off of your fantasy radar.

Raiders Cut O.J. Howard
10 months ago

The Las Vegas Raiders have cut former 1st-Round TE O.J. Howard.

The Raiders signed Howard to a 1-year, veteran minimum contract with $350k guaranteed. Howard spent the first five years how his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after being selected 19th overall in the 2017 draft. The former Alabama TE caught 119 balls for 1,737 yards and 15 TDs in his five years with the Bucs before. Howard had a cup of coffee with the Buffalo Bills last offseason before latching on with the Houston Texans, where he caught 10 passes for 145 yards and 2 TDs across 13 games.


The departure of Howard makes it a two-man competition at tight end, with Austin Hooper having the edge of veteran deference over rookie 2nd-Rounder Michael Mayer. While Hooper may be the starter when the Raiders line up Week 1, he is the definition of a cardboard cutout starter. It won’t be a month before the Notre Dame product takes over as TE1 in Las Vegas.