Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Rich Perez: Jackson expected to fill the Ruggs III void

Newly acquired wide receiver DeSean Jackson working out with the Las Vegas Raiders will be featured on Sunday Night Football Nov 15, 2021 as one of the keys to the Raiders offense as they host the Kansas City Chiefs at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas (photo by

On the Raiders podacast with Rich:

#1 Rich talk about how crucial it is for the Las Vegas Raiders (5-3) to get someone like veteran wide receiver DeSean Jackson and do you see him filling in the void left by former wide receiver Henry Ruggs III.

#2 Raider head coach Rich Bisaccia said that Jackson can run and that he was a big part of the Los Angeles Rams offense and could be expected to contribute big for the Raiders.

#3 Rich, we wanted to ask you about the 23-16 loss in New Jersey last Sunday to the New York Giants (3-6) did the recent troubles of Henry Ruggs and Damon Arnette play a role in the loss last week?

#4 Rich, just wanted to get your take on the Raiders Max Crosby being considered for defensive end of the year. Crosby does not lead the NFL in sacks but has been called one of the more consistent pass rushers in the league.

#5 Raiders host the Kansas City Chiefs (5-4) for Sunday Night Football the Chiefs have won four of their last six games they are a game just above .500 that said they have won their last two games and beat the Green Bay Packers (7-2) last Sunday 13-7. Packers quarterback Aaron Rogers was out due to Covid 19 protocols and was the center of remarks he walked back regarding be vaccinated. Was this an advantage for the Chiefs in beating the Packers last week?

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Las Vegas Raiders podcast with Tony Renteria: Lawyers trying to keep medical records from prosecution; Ruggs formally charged could now face 50 years

Former Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs seen in Las Vegas Superior Court in the morning Tue Nov 2, 2021 in Las Vegas of the accident. Ruggs is expected in court as the Clark County DA are preparing to add more charges that could land Ruggs in jail for 50 years. (Las Vegas Review Journal photo)

On the Raiders podcast with Tony R:

#1 Former Las Vegas Raider wide receiver Henry Ruggs III who is now charged with four felonies which includes reckless driving and now additional felony DUI and a misdemeanor charge for possession of a firearm while intoxicated.

#2 Lawyers for Ruggs are trying to block medical records from becoming evidence at trial as the Clark County DA is considering adding a second felony DUI charge as Rugg’s girlfriend Kiara Je’nai Kilgo-Washington was injured in the accident. Under Nevada law a passenger who is injured could be addendum to a reckless DUI case which the DA is considering doing. Prosecuting lawyers say with the additional charges Ruggs could face from 46 to 50 years in prison.

#3 Attorneys for Ruggs David Chesnoff and firm partner Richard Schonfeld have sited a privacy law in trying to ask the court to block Ruggs medical records. Chesnoff said state law supersedes federal health records privacy requirements.

#4 Tony, the Raiders released Damon Arnette for taking a video of himself and saying he’s going to kill a fan who said he sucked on social media. With all that is going on with the Raiders after Ruggs and former head coach Jon Gruden will this team who will grip together and weather the storm or will they fall like a house of cards?

#5 The Raiders have added wide receiver veteran DeSean Jackson to the roster knowing his experience and what he can do in catching ball will he be a big help on the Raiders offense and quarterback Derek Carr.

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Las Vegas Raiders special report: Arnette gun threats won’t be tolerated says GM Mayock/Raiders sign WR DeSean Jackson

Former Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Damon Arnette was waived by the Raiders Mon Nov 8, 2021 for brandishing what looked like an automatic weapon in a video he posted and saying he was going to kill a fan on social media. Here is a photo of Arnette during his Raider playing days (file photo by the Las Vegas Review Journal)

By Rich Perez

LAS VEGAS–Second year Las Vegas Raider cornerback Damon Arnette was waived by the Raiders on Monday after a video had surfaced last Friday of Arnette making death threats in a video while showing an automatic weapon in the video. Raiders general manager Mike Mayock said in a press conference Monday afternoon that this was a “very painful decision said “We spent significant time, effort and resources trying to help him in all aspects of his life.” said Mayock.

Arnette was seen in the video carrying what looked to be a serious automatic weapon with a scope on top of it saying, “With everything I love I will kill you” apparently he was responding to a fan who wrote on a thread on social media that Arnette sucked and Arnette responded by putting out the video. Mayock said that “The content was unacceptable, contrary to our values and our owner Mark Davis has been very clear and very consistent that this is not how we will conduct ourselves in this community. The bottom line the Raiders will not tolerate this type of behavior.”

When this video was recorded is still in question whether he recorded it before he joined the Raiders before last season or was it recently. Arnette was selected as a 2020 No.19 pick out of Ohio State and has played only 13 games for the Raiders who started seven times. Arnette has defended three passes last year and has 29 solo tackles. Arnette did not play in last Sunday’s game against the New York Giants in New Jersey.

Arnette has had previous problems according to a TMZ report a woman reported that Arnette injured a woman in a car accident outside the Raiders facilities and Arnette said that he will fight the accusations. In a lawsuit dated Oct 14, 2020 Arnette had slammed into a vehicle at 7:29 AM in Las Vegas.

Arnette was driving and thought he missed his turn into the Raiders facility and had swerved into the facility at 65 MPH to make the right turn. The woman said that Arnette’s turn did significant damage to her driver’s side door and that Arnette had illegally left the scene of the crash afterwards and walked to the Raiders headquarters. It should be noted that Arnette was selected seven picks after former Raider wide receiver Henry Ruggs who is under house arrest for DUI in which victim Tina Tintor 23 died.

Mayock said that maybe in the future Arnette could help another NFL team but for right now he’s finished at the Raiders, “from my perspective, he’s a very talented young man with a good heart. He cleans up his life, I know he can make a living in the NFL. But not now, with the Raiders.”

The Raiders signed former Cal Bear and Los Angeles Rams standout wide receiver DeSean Jackson. Jackson is a three time pro bowler and taking a look at his NFL career numbers has appeared in 167 games, started 154 games, has 620 receptions for 10,877 yards, 57 touchdowns, with 71 carries for 459 yards, he has returned 140 punts for 1,315 yards. He has played for the Philadelphia Eagles (2008-13), Washington Football Team (2014-16), Tampa Bay (2017-18), then back to the Eagles (2019-20), and Los Angeles Rams (2021).

Rich Perez does the Raiders podcasts each Friday and is a Raiders beat writer for