|Sun||Jul 31||1:30pm||Texans||20||Raiders||13||Kezar Stadium||12,000|
|Sat||Aug 13||8:00pm||Raiders||23||Titans||17||Hughes Stadium, Sacramento||9,551|
|Fri||Aug 19||8:15pm||Chargers||24||Raiders||17||Kezar Stadium||6,521|
|Wed||Aug 24||8:00pm||Raiders||26||Bills||21||War Memorial Stadium||17,071|
|Sun||Aug 28||2:00pm||Patriots||28||Raiders||14||University of Massaschusetts Stadium||3,500|
|Sun||Sep 11||1:30pm||Oilers||37||Raiders||22||Kezar Stadium||12,703|
|Fri||Sep 16||8:15pm||Texans||34||Raiders||16||Kezar Stadium||8,021|
|Sun||Sep 25||1:30pm||Raiders||14||Oilers||13||Jeppesen Stadium||16,421|
|Sun||Oct 2||1:30pm||Broncos||31||Raiders||14||Bears Stadium||18,372|
|Sun||Oct 9||2:30pm||Raiders||20||Texans||19||Cotton Bowl||21,000|
|Sun||Oct 16||1:30pm||Raiders||27||Patriots||14||Kezar Stadium||11,500|
|Sun||Oct 23||2:00pm||Bills||38||Raiders||9||War Memorial Stadium||8,876|
|Fri||Oct 28||7:00pm||Raiders||28||Titans||27||Polo Grounds||10,000|
|Fri||Nov 4||8:00pm||Patriots||34||Raiders||28||Boston University Field||8,446|
|Sun||Nov 13||1:30pm||Raiders||20||Bills||7||Kezar Stadium||8,800|
|Sun||Nov 27||2:00pm||Chargers||52||Raiders||28||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum||15,075|
|Sun||Dec 4||1:30pm||Chargers||41||Raiders||17||Candlestick Park||12,061|
|Sun||Dec 11||1:00pm||Titans||31||Raiders||28||Candlestick Park||9,037|
|Sat||Dec 17||1:30pm||Raiders||48||Broncos||10||Candlestick Park||5,159|
January 30 – The American Football League awarded a franchise in Oakland to eight Bay Area residents: Art Beckett, Harvey Binns, Don Blessing, Charles Harney, Ed McGah, Robert Osborne, Chet Soda, and Wayne Valley.
February 4 – Hired William Hayes as lead counsel.
February 9 – Hired Eddie Erdelatz as head coach.
February 10 – Hired Ernie Jorge as offensive line coach.
March 2 – Hired Marty Feldman as defensive line coach.
March 3 – The AFL awarded the signing rights of the following players to the team: defensive back George Blanch, lineman Clord Boyette, defensive tackle Willie Boykin, defensive end Carmen Cavalli, quarterback Fran Curci, fullback Purcell Daniels, center Jim Otto, tight end Gene Prebola, quarterback Sam McCord, end Dan Edgington, halfback Abner Haynes, end Don Norton, tackle Bob Parker, and lineman Jim Woodard.
March 5 – Signed free agent quarterback Ed Hino.
March 22 – Hired Tommy Kalmanir as offensive backfield coach.
March 25 – Selected five players in the AFL allocation draft: cornerback Joe Cannavino from the Buffalo Bills, guard Jerry Epps from the New York Titans, halfback Marvin Lasater from the Dallas Texans, fullback Billy Lott from the Houston Oilers, and center Bob Nelson from the Boston Patriots.
March 29 – Hired Gene Perry as publicity director.
April 4 - Signed free agent halfback Jack Larscheid.
April 8 – Selected two players in the AFL allocation draft: guard Ramon Armstrong from the New York Titans and halfback Buddy Allen from the Boston Patriots. Signed free agent defensive end Jerry Flynn.
April 11 – Hired George Anderson as head of the training staff.
April 15 – Selected five players in the AFL allocation draft: guard Wayne Hawkins, tackle Larry Lancaster, and halfback Dean Philpott from the Los Angeles Chargers and linebacker Don Churchwell and linebacker Bob Dougherty from the Houston Oilers.
April 16 – Signed free agent quarterback Paul Larson.
April 18 – Signed free agent wide receiver Ron Beagle.
April 20 – Hired Everett Nevin as ticket and operations manager.
April 21 – Signed free agent defensive back Eddie Macon.
April 24 - Invited end/placekicker Gordon Tovani to training camp.
April 27 – The following players signed on or before this date: guard Bill Atkins, tackle Charles Bates, linebacker Lou Byrd, center Roch Conklin, tackle Don Deskins, halfback Al Feola, defensive end George Fields, center Wes Fry, halfback Alexander Gardner, halfback Carl Gordon, halfback James Hall, defensive back Vin Hogan, fullback Clark Holden, halfback Brad Hustad, fullback Stan Jones, defensive back LC Joyner, guard Charlie Kaaihue, tackle, Joe Kominski, center Rich Max, halfback Ron Newhouse, fullback Andrew Pierce, tackle Chris Plain, and end Willis Towne. Signed free agent halfback Wayne Crow.
May 4 – Hired Ed Cody as defensive backfield coach.
June 6 – Signed free agent quarterback Tom Flores.
June 15 – Signed five free agents: End Irv Nikolai, guard Ron Sabal, tackle Billy Ray Locklin, tackle Dave Holden, center Mac Starnes, and defensive tackle Joe Barbee. Signed Minneapolis/St. Paul draft selection Clord Boyette.
June 19 – Hired Del Courtney as musical director.
June 22 – Hired Frank Hinek as equipment manager.
June 26 – Signed free agent defensive back Alex Bravo.
June 29 – Hired Bud Hastings as assistant general manager.
July 1 – Hired Palmer Whitted as personnel assistant.
July 2 – Signed the following free agents on or before this date: wide receiver Charlie Hardy, linebacker Tom Cousineau, quarterback Bob Webb, tackle Fred Fehn, linebacker Tommy Davis, wide receiver Bob Fails, linebacker Buddy Alliston, guard Bob Harrison and halfback Max Fields. Hired Kendall Small to be team physician.
July 9 – Signed free agent quarterback Sandy Lederman.
July 10 - Invited tackle Curtis Iaukea to training camp on or before this date.
July 13 – Signed wide receiver Carl Isaacs on or before this date. Released 14 players: quarterbacks Sandy Lederman, Ed Hino, Ron Newhouse, and Sam McCord, halfbacks Stan Jones, Max Fields, Andrew Pierce, James Hall, and Al Feola, ends Gordon Tovani, Joe Kominski, Mose Mastelotto, and Willis Towne, and tackle Charles Bates. Three players voluntarily left training camp: tackle Curtis Iaukea, halfback Vin Hogan, and linebacker Tommy Davis.
July 25 – Hired Stan Easterling as public address announcer.
July 29 - Sent wide receiver Ron Beagle home to recover from a knee injury.
August 1 – Signed free agent halfback John Harris.
August 2 – Waived six players: halfback Alexander Gardner, halfback Ray Peterson, tackle Willie Boykin, guard Bob Harrison, defensive back Bob Fails, and guard Charlie Kaaihue. Signed two free agents: fullback Jim Varnado and wide receiver Charles Moore. Invited guard Gil Ane to training camp.
August 12 – Signed free agent quarterback Bobby Newman.
August 16 – Purchased the contract of quarterback Babe Parilli from the Ottawa Rough Riders.
August 20 – Released center Bob Nelson.
August 22 – Released wide receiver Irv Nikolai.
August 23 – Offered tryout to halfback Severn Hayes.
September 1 – Rescinded tryout offer to halfback Severn Hayes.
September 7 – Signed free agent defensive tackle Ron Warzeka. Made two waiver claims: defensive end Glenn Holtzman from the Los Angeles Chargers and tackle Paul Oglesby from the Houston Oilers. Re-signed defensive back John Harris sometime between today and September 11.
September 9 – Released halfback Buddy Allen.
September 13 – Released four players: quarterback Paul Larson, halfback Luther Carr, tackle Don Churchwell, and defensive tackle Joe Barbee. Signed three free agents: tight end Doug Asad, halfback Nyle McFarlane, and wide receiver Al Hoisington.
November 14 – Released wide receiver Al Hoisington.
|Date||Name||Pos||Team Selected From|
|Mar 25||Joe Cannavino||CB||Bills|
|Mar 25||Jerry Epps||G||Titans|
|Mar 25||Marvin Lasater||HB||Texans|
|Mar 25||Billy Lott||FB||Oilers|
|Mar 25||Bob Nelson||C||Patriots|
|Apr 6||Alan Goldstein||WR||Bills|
|Apr 8||Buddy Allen||HB||Patriots|
|Apr 8||Ramon Armstrong||G||Titans|
|Apr 15||Don Churchwell||LB||Oilers|
|Apr 15||Bob Dougherty||LB||Oilers|
|Apr 15||Wayne Hawkins||G||Chargers|
|Apr 15||Larry Lancaster||T||Chargers|
|Apr 15||Dean Philpott||HB||Chargers|
|Rd||#||Player||Pos||School||NFL Draft||Initial Signing|
|1||5||Joe Rutgens||T||Illinois||Redskins 1st||Redskins Jan 3, 1961|
|2||13||George Fleming||HB||Washington||Browns 6th||Raiders Jan 27, 1961|
|3||21||Myron Pottios||LB||Notre Dame||Steelers 2nd||Steelers Jan 4, 1961|
|4||29||Elbert Kimbrough||DB||Northwestern||Rams 2nd||Rams Jun 28, 1961|
|5||37||Dick Norman||QB||Stanford||Bears 5th (1960 redshirt)||Bears Dec 24, 1960|
|6||45||Bobby Crespino||TE||Mississippi||Browns 1st||Browns Jan 5, 1961|
|7||51||Ray Purdin||HB||Northwestern||49ers 7th||Sasketchewan May 12, 1961|
|8||57||Tom Watkins||HB||Iowa State||Browns 15th (1960 redshirt)||Browns Jun 19, 1961|
|8||58||Richard Price||G||Mississippi||Cowboys Jan 11, 1961|
|Pick acquired from the Broncos in trade for Buddy Alliston|
|9||67||Lowndes Shingler||QB||Clemson||Cowboys 12th||Cowboys Jan 11, 1961|
|10||74||Ken Petersen||T||Utah||Vikings 14th||Vikings Mar 16, 1961|
|11||83||Doug Mayberry||FB||Utah State||Vikings 10th||Vikings Mar 16, 1961|
|12||90||Bob Schmitz||G||Montana State||Steelers 14th||Steelers May 7, 1961|
|13||99||Jerry Burch||WR||Georgia Tech||Vikings 6th||Raiders Jan 17, 1961|
|14||106||Clark Miller||T||Utah State||49ers 5th (redshirt)||49ers Dec 15, 1961|
|15||115||Bob Coolbaugh||WR||Richmond||Redskins 12th||Raiders Jan 16, 1961|
|16||122||Chuck Lamson||DB||Wyoming||Vikings 4th (redshirt)||Vikings Feb 7, 1962|
|17||131||Joe Novsek||DE||Tulsa||Colts 19th (redshirt)||Raiders Dec 14, 1961|
|18||138||Joe Krakoski||HB||Illinois||Redskins 6th||Redskins Jan 17, 1961|
|19||148||Charley Fuller||HB||San Francisco State||49ers 16th||49ers Feb 10, 1961|
|20||154||Preston Powell||FB||Grambling||Browns 7th||Browns Jan 21, 1961|
|21||163||Mike Jones||QB||San Jose State||Steelers 20th||Raiders Jan 24, 1961|
|22||170||Blayne Jones||G||Idaho State||Montreal Jan 5, 1961|
|23||179||Roger Fisher||C||Utah State||Raiders Jan 24, 1961|
|24||186||Jack Novak||G||Miami (FL)||Packers 5th||Packers Jan 25, 1961|
|25||195||Paul Yanke||WR||Northwestern||Raiders Jan 1, 1961|
|26||202||Dean Hinshaw||T||Stanford||49ers 13th (1960 redshirt)||49ers Dec 25, 1960|
|27||211||Clar Appledoorn||WR||San Jose State||Raiders Jan 1, 1961|
|28||218||Dave Grosz||QB||Oregon||Eagles 12th (1960 redshirt)||Saskatchewan Jan 9, 1961|
|29||227||Ed Morris||T||Indiana||Browns 18th||Browns before Jan 19, 1961|
|30||234||Skip Face||HB||Stanford||Cowboys Jan 11, 1961|