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  • Dolphins claim Saeed Blacknall off waivers from Raiders "The Miami Dolphins today announced they have claimed wide receiver Saeed Blacknall off waivers from Oakland. Blacknall played in one game for the Raiders in 2018 and also spent time on Oakland’s practice squad before being waived on July 18, 2019. " July 20

  • Top Five Cornerbacks in the NFL Entering the 2019 Season

    The Big Lead "Cornerbacks are one of two defensive positions in the NFL that command the big-money contracts, other than pass rushers, and their importance is even greater today with the constant rise of the passing game. In fact, with the rise of the passing game and how often teams throw the..." July 19

  • Raiders waive Saeed Blacknall, sign De’Mornay Pierson-El

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders signed free agent receiver De’Mornay Pierson-El, the team announced Thursday. They waived receiver Saeed Blacknall in a corresponding move. Pierson-El played for Salt Lake Stallions in the Alliance of American Football League. He made 36 receptions for 414..." July 18

  • Should the Carolina Panthers trade for safety Karl Joseph?

    Cat Scratch Reader "While I’m thoroughly pleased with Marty Hurney’s moves this offseason, the one glaring hole remaining on the Carolina Panthers roster is at safety. Rashaan Gaulden is penciled in to start alongside Eric Reid, a prospect that leaves most Panthers fans feeling..." July 18

  • Pre-Week 1 CBA Deal No Longer Goal?

    Pro Football Rumors "A three-day conference turned into a one-day summit this week, with the NFL and NFLPA’s latest round of CBA negotiations ending earlier today. The sides also may be moving their target date to have this process wrapped up. While a new CBA being agreed to before Week 1..." July 17

  • 10 NFL players poised to take big leap in 2019

    Sportsnaut "Summertime is here, and football season is, too. It’s the best time of year for those of us who eat, sleep and breathe this game. It’s also the time of year when young NFL players start to set themselves apart as particularly special for their respective teams. With that..." July 17

  • Do the Raiders Have Room for Martavis Bryant if He’s Reinstated?

    Heavy "It wasn’t long ago when Martavis Bryant was an exciting young wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers. As a rookie, he quickly established himself as a deep threat and put up 549 receiving yards on only 26 receptions. He continued to play well in his second season after serving a..." July 16

  • Why Raiders’ Trent Brown Is Poised for a Breakout Year

    Heavy "When the Raiders decided to make offensive lineman Trent Brown the highest-paid player at the position in NFL history, it certainly turned some heads. While Brown hasn’t been bad throughout his career, he definitely hasn’t played at the level that would warrant him getting that..." July 16

  • The Biggest Concern for Every NFL Team Before the Season Begins

    Bleacher Report "Fanbases would rather not talk about it—and head coaches rarely acknowledge these thoughts to the media—but every NFL team goes into the regular season with major concerns. The offseason brings new hope, but coaches and front-office executives should always..." July 16

  • An Updated Look at the 2020 NFL Free-Agent Class Ahead of Training Camp

    Bleacher Report "The 2020 NFL free-agent class has the early look of a juggernaut capable of reshaping the league as fans know it.  Granted, plenty of time has to pass before the floodgates open, and along that journey, extensions and other happenings will prevent the 2020 class from..." July 15

  • Top 100 players as voted by our NFL crew

    CBS Sports "After going through our positional Top 10s over the past several weeks, you know we had to do a staff Top 100 here at CBS. (Not to be confused with Pete Prisco's Top 100, which can be found right here.)  This list was arrived at the same way as those: our panel of voters..." July 15

  • Raiders sign guard Jonathan Cooper "The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent G Jonathan Cooper, the club announced Monday. Cooper signs with the Raiders after five NFL seasons with the Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys, Cleveland Browns and Arizona Cardinals. He has appeared in 46 career games with 31 starts. Cooper..." July 15

  • 11 potential NFL player holdouts, ranked from most to least likely to happen this summer

    SB Nation "When NFL training camps opened in July 2018, many of the league’s biggest names steered clear. Le’Veon Bell, Aaron Donald, Khalil Mack, and Earl Thomas all refused to show up due to qualms with their contracts. Bell never reported, opting instead..." July 15

  • Raiders, Stadium Authority named in lawsuit over disputed payment

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "A subcontractor on the Las Vegas Stadium has filed suit claiming it is owed $2.8 million for work tied to the $1.8 billion, 65,000 seat stadium. The Oakland Raiders, the Las Vegas Stadium Events Co., the Las Vegas Stadium Authority, general contractor Mortenson-McCarthy, Merrill Iron..." July 15

  • NFL rumors: Would NFL actually give TV rights to Amazon, Netflix or DAZN? Here’s what Roger Goodell thinks

    Awful Announcing "The NFL’s broadcast rights deals end in 2022, and the league is already starting to think about what those negotiations might look like. Compared to the last round of rights negotiations, the NFL has more possible suitors for their product in the form of various streaming..." July 15

  • 10 NFL rookies set to surprise this season

    Sportsnaut "We previously looked at 10 high NFL Draft picks from this year’s class set to disappoint as rookies. While that was a negative look at some of the best-known youngsters, we’re now going in a different direction. The Arizona Cardinals need wide receiver help. This..." July 15

  • The fans seem to want to stick with 16 games

    Pro Football Talk "With the sudden proliferation of stories about the NFL’s desire to expand the season to 18 games, we decided on Friday to get scientific. Or as close to scientific as social media allows. A Twitter poll asked you, the reader, to vote on four options for the length of a..." July 15

  • Disgruntled Antonio Brown tweets, then deletes message about his ‘Madden’ rating

    Silver & Black Pride "The four players who will be rated 99 OVR in the Madden 20 game at launch day have been released, and surprisingly last year’s cover athlete Antonio Brown is not amongst them. He had a little something to say about that today. Leave it to the company that stuck Darth Vader into..." July 14

  • Raiders' Richie Incognito Suspended 2 Games for Violating NFL's Conduct Policy

    Bleacher Report "Oakland Raiders guard Richie Incognito has been suspended for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy. Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, the league announced Incognito is suspended for the first two games of the 2019 season. According to NFL..." July 12

  • Rolando McClain seeks NFL return after three-year absence "Rolando McClain is attempting the rarely executed re-return. The former No. 8 overall pick by the Oakland Raiders in 2010 told Matt Zenitz of that he is going through the process of trying to be reinstated by the NFL. McClain last played in..." July 12

  • Report: NFL at impasse with DirecTV over Sunday Ticket package

    Larry Brown Sports "NFL fans have been able to catch every out-of-market game the league offers for more than two decades now with DirecTV’s Sunday Ticket package, but it is possible that arrangement may have an expiration date of two more seasons. Daniel Kaplan of The Athletic reports that the NFL..." July 12

  • Sources: NFL shelves full-time officiating program

    ESPN "The NFL has put its full-time officials program on hold as part of ongoing labor talks with the NFL Referees Association, multiple sources said Thursday. Barring a turn in negotiations, the decision means the NFL will revert to its previous structure of using a full roster of..." July 12

  • Four of five unsigned first-round picks are represented by CAA

    Pro Football Talk "Last July, five of seven unsigned players in the top 10 were represented by CAA. This year, four of five unsigned first-round picks are represented by CAA. One reason for this? CAA typically represents a lot of first-round picks. Another reason for it? CAA drives a hard..." July 12

  • NFL Has Reportedly Discussed Absurd Rule Change Involving 18-Game Season

    12 Up "The NFL's collective bargaining agreement is set to expire in 2021 and major changes could be on the way. The league and the NFLPA are looking to negotiate a new labor deal and are reportedly using these consultations to potentially inquire about expanding the regular season to 18..." July 11

  • Ex-NFL RB Trent Richardson, QB Conner Cook To Take Their Talents To The XFL

    Total Pro Sports "Former National Football Players Trent Richardson and Conner Cook have plans to show off their talents once again to make a case to get back into the league. In the final showcase in St. Louis for the XFL, the former NFL RB and QB will be participants to get their feet into the..." July 11

  • 11 potential NFL player holdouts, ranked from most to least likely to happen this summer

    SB Nation "When NFL training camps opened in July 2018, many of the league’s biggest names steered clear. Le’Veon Bell, Aaron Donald, Khalil Mack, and Earl Thomas all refused to show up due to qualms with their contracts. Bell never reported, opting instead..." July 11

  • Who's the Early Favorite for No. 1 in 2020 NFL Draft?

    Bleacher Report "Every football fan wants to know two things—which NFL team will have the No. 1 overall selection in the 2020 draft and which player it will select. We can't know either one this early, but thanks to Super Bowl betting oddsfrom Caesars (current as of Wednesday,..." July 11

  • 4 NFL Underdogs No One is Giving Enough Credit to Entering 2019

    12 Up "The NFL season is right around the corner which presents the usual suspects as favorites. The New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs, New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams are the odds on favorites to win the Super Bowl, but these four teams might just shock the world next..." July 11

  • 5 NFL Coaches Who Will End Up on the Hot Seat in 2019

    12 Up "Anyone will tell you the NFL stands for "Not For Long," and nothing could be more true for the league's head coaches. With constant reshuffling and the next forward-thinking coach always out there to be snatched up, there are bound to be plenty of coaching shake-ups this year...." July 11

  • 11 NFL Draft Picks Remain Unsigned

    Pro Football Rumors "Roughly 4% of this year’s draft picks have yet to sign their rookie contracts, as shown in PFR’s tracker. So far, 243 of this year’s 254 selections have inked their deals. Here’s the complete breakdown, sorted by round: First Round..." July 11

  • Raiders Sign First-Round RB Josh Jacobs, Wrap Up Draft Class

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Oakland Raiders announced Tuesday that they’ve signed first-round RB Josh Jacobs to a four-year rookie contract. The Raiders have now signed all nine of their 2019 draft picks including Jacobs, 21, was the No. 24 overall pick by the Raiders out of..." July 10

  • 1 Move Every NFL Team Should Make Before the 2019 Season Begins

    Bleacher Report "The wait for NFL football is almost over, folks. The Atlanta Falcons and Denver Broncos face off in the Hall of Fame Game on August 1, which will officially kick off the 2019 preseason. That's mere weeks away. Most significant offseason moves have already been made...." July 09

  • Antonio Brown wrote check for college fund to settle furniture-throwing lawsuit

    Larry Brown Sports "Antonio Brown has reached a settlement in a lawsuit that stemmed from him allegedly throwing furniture off the balcony of a high-end apartment complex last year. On Tuesday morning, Brown released a statement on Twitter saying the legal dispute between him and Ophir Sternberg —..." July 09

  • Raiders’ Las Vegas stadium not damaged in earthquake

    Clutch Points "The multiple earthquakes that hit California last week saw places as far out as Las Vegas feeling the shake. Fortunately for them, however, no damage was felt, and according to reports, the Las Vegas football stadium also received no damage from the earthquakes. In a report from the..." July 08

  • 10 NFL veterans who could be surprising training camp cuts

    Sportsnaut "Every summer, young players come seemingly out of nowhere to provide value to their teams, while subsequently making notable veterans training camp cuts. It’s the latter group we’re focusing on here. These 10 NFL veterans have done big things in the past but could be..." July 08

  • The 3 best and 3 worst relocations in NFL history

    SB Nation "Loyalty is a rarity in the NFL. Players, coaches, and executives change homes every year after either exhausting their usefulness in one location or searching for greener pastures. And that ever-shifting landscape isn’t limited to people. In the past three years, we’ve..." July 08

  • Hunter Renfrow has a shot to be Raiders’ starting slot receiver

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Mike Mayock wasn’t thrilled when Hunter Renfrow ran the NFL combine’s 40-yard dash in 4.59 seconds. The Raiders general manager was hoping for worse in that endeavor, to keep others off the scent of a sure-handed slot receiver he wanted in silver and black. Renfrow had..." July 07

  • NFL Youngsters Who Could Still Blossom into Stars

    Bleacher Report "Every young player enters the NFL with dreams of becoming a star. It's especially true of players drafted in the first couple of rounds as an invitation to the draft brings with it an expectation that stardom is just around the corner. For some, that's exactly what..." July 07

  • Muhammad Wilkerson, Corey Liuget remain top unsigned free agents

    Pro Football Talk "Free agency in the NFL has slowed down — and effectively stopped for the top players, as we haven’t heard so much as a peep about any interest in the top remaining free agents in recent weeks. The two best available free agents in our Top 100 listare both defensive..." July 07

  • Raiders WR Antonio Brown says he looked up to Deion Sanders growing up

    Clutch Points "For the past few months, Antonio Brown has made headlines for his off the field antics rather than on the field. The All-Pro wide receiver was traded to the Oakland Raiders from the Pittsburgh Steelers after a fallout with the organization. Recently, ESPN ran an article where they..." July 06

  • Josh Jacobs uncertain for camp due to contract dispute

    The Score "Oakland Raiders first-round draft pick Josh Jacobs might not be at camp when it begins due to a disagreement over the payment schedule of his signing bonus, The Athletic's Vic Tafur reports. The No. 24 overall selection is the only Raiders draft pick still unsigned and..." July 06

  • Will Josh Jacobs be a training-camp holdout?

    Pro Football Talk "Raiders running back Josh Jacobs, the 24th overall pick in the draft, has yet to sign a rookie contract. Reportedly, there’s a chance he won’t sign before training camp opens. Vic Tafur of reports, citing unnamed league sources, that “negotiations..." July 06

  • Negotiations Between Raiders, Rookie Josh Jacobs Not Going Well

    Pro Football Rumors "The Raiders have just one unsigned pick from this year’s draft class, RB Josh Jacobs. Jacobs is expected to be a featured part of the club’s revamped offensive attack in 2019, but according to Vic Tafur of The Athletic, negotiations between player and team are not going..." July 05

  • 10 NFL players with most to prove in training camp

    Larry Brown Sports "Before long, all 32 NFL teams will officially report to training camp in preparation for the 2019 regular season. It will be the beginning of a quest for Super Bowl LIV, and everyone should legitimately feel like they have a chance. That extends to the players — both rookies and..." July 04

  • Predicting Where Top Remaining NFL Free Agents Will Sign

    Bleacher Report "The NFL is stuck in the doldrums of the dead period nearly four months after the start of its new league year, but pro football's version of free agency isn't complete.  Training camps are set to start later this month, and inevitably, attrition will occur...." July 03

  • 10 young NFL players under the most pressure this season

    Sportsnaut "We already know that established quarterbacks such as Tom Brady and Drew Brees will be facing a ton of pressure. It’s also logical to believe that high-priced free-agent signings will also be under a lot of pressure. There is, however, another group out there...." July 03

  • NBA's Spending Spree Has NFL Players' Attention

    Bleacher Report "NFL players have been doing a lot of thinking about their NBA counterparts...and they're not happy, a 40-yard dud, and Canton may need to get a bigger stage this year. All that and more in this week's 10-Point Stance. 1. More money, more problems Texans wide..." July 03

  • There's No Doubt That Steelers Are Way Happier Without Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell

    12 Up "It's no secret that Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell are the proud owners of two of the biggest egos in the NFL and that they can wreak havoc on team chemistry.   But the departure of the two divas has no doubt had a positive impact on the Pittsburgh Steelers,..." July 02

  • Eight NFL teams set to exceed expectations in 2019

    Sportsnaut "On an annual basis, NFL teams that are expected to tank end up making a playoff push, while hyped teams fall by the wayside. It’s this first group we’re focusing on here. Not all the teams we’re about to discuss are necessarily expected to compete for the..." July 02

  • Raiders’ training camp not open to the public

    Pro Football Talk "If you want to see the Raiders’ training camp, you’ll have to watch Hard Knocks. The Raiders have announced their training camp schedule, which runs from July 27 to August 19, and no practices are open to the general public. As noted by Scott Bair of,..." July 02