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  • Antonio Brown acts fast after ‘two-face’ Ben Roethlisberger apologizes

    New York Post "A few months too late, Ben. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger apologized for his role in the Antonio Brown saga, telling KDKA News in Pittsburgh he “genuinely feels bad” for how the situation unfolded, with his fraying relationship with the superstar wide receiver..." May 20

  • Ben Roethlisberger Apologizes to Antonio Brown

    The Big Lead "The Pittsburgh Steelers trading Antonio Brown was perhaps the biggest shock of the offseason. Sure, he talked about wanting out, but he’s so good no one thought it would happen. But it did happen, and the reports that emerged in the middle of it all traced the conflict back to Ben..." May 20

  • Cardinals Paying Sam Bradford, Mike Glennon & Josh Rosen a Bunch of Money To Not Play For Them In 2019

    Total Pro Sports "The Arizona Cardinals were already a mess, as they ended the 2018 season with the worst record and netted them the first overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft that ultimately became QB Kyler Murray. Murray is fully expected to be the starter when the season begins, but there are three..." May 20

  • Brandon Marshall: Raiders really sold me on Vegas

    Pro Football Talk "Linebacker Brandon Marshall only signed a one-year deal with the Raiders this offseason, but 2020 was part of the sales pitch that got him to join the club. Marshall grew up in Las Vegas and stayed in Nevada to play college football, which the Raiders used to their advantage when it..." May 17

  • Redskins favored over Raiders to appear on Hard Knocks

    Clutch Points "Internet sportsbook BetOnline.ag released odds Friday for which NFL franchise is most likely to appear in this season of HBO’s Hard Knocks, the standout documentary series that gives viewers a unique look at the ins and outs of a specific team’s training camp. First up at..." May 17

  • Drone pilot charged with violating secure airspace over two NFL games

    NBC News "Federal prosecutors have charged a drone pilot with violating airspace regulations in connection with anti-media flyers that were dropped over two Northern California sports stadiums in 2017. Tracy Michael Mapes, 56, of North Highlands, in Sacramento County, was charged Tuesday with..." May 17

  • NFL and marijuana: Players hope for change in punishing policy

    Detroit Free Press "The pain wasn't the same as a midair smack from a hulking linebacker while coming across the middle, but former Detroit Lions superstar receiver Calvin Johnson said he needed some serious relief during his 2016 season on "Dancing with the Stars."  “When I..." May 15

  • Raiders Have Built Their Stadium In Las Vegas Right Next To A Giant L

    Total Pro Sports "The Oakland, soon to be Las Vegas, Raiders will no doubt play their final season in the Bay Area during the 2019 season, and from there, they will pack up and head to Vegas for x amount of years. If there is one franchise that is used to racking up L’s, it’s the Raiders...." May 15

  • Ranking NFL's four likeliest 'Hard Knocks' participants by watchability

    USA Today "The NFL and HBO should soon reveal which team NFL Films will document for this summer's installment of the training camp series "Hard Knocks," though you might be surprised by how shallow the pool of options appears to be. Often loathe to incur additional media..." May 15

  • 49ers reportedly won't be on 'Hard Knocks,' leaving only four eligible teams

    CBS Sports "This season, there are only five NFL teams eligible to appear on HBO's Hard Knocks. Because of rules that prevent teams with first-year coaches, teams that made the playoffs within the last two seasons, and teams that have been featured on Hard Knocks within the last 10..." May 14

  • Derek Carr rated as most accurate deep passer in the NFL

    247 Sports "Derek Carr is proving his critics wrong. If you don't believe it, just look at the numbers. Monday evening, Pro Football Focus revealed the most accurate passers during the 2018 season based on the length of the throw. Drew Brees and Alex Smith were obviously the..." May 14

  • Hard Knocks team for 2019 still in limbo

    Clutch Points "The NFL offseason has been chugging along, and the start of the season seems right around the corner. But one important milestone has been missing, as we still don’t know which team is going to appear on ‘Hard Knocks.’ The popular HBO show has usually announced its team for..." May 13

  • Dylan Donahue Gets Tryouts From Raiders, Redskins

    Pro Football Rumors "Former Jets linebacker Dylan Donahue is looking to get back into the league. The West Georgia product had tryouts with the Redskins and Raiders this week, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (Twitter link). The last we heard of Donahue from an NFL perspective was last September,..." May 12

  • Steelers Already Gave Away Antonio Brown's Number at Rookie Minicamp

    12 Up "Antonio Brown and the Steelers' ugly divorce is long over, and Pittsburgh is moving on with...rookie tight end Milan Richard? During rookie minicamp, the ?Steelers assigned Brown's No. 84 to Richard, officially marking the symbolic beginning of the post-AB era..." May 12

  • Here's what it should cost Raiders to sign four top NFL draft picks

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Signing top NFL draft picks used to be hard. Holdouts were common, with stalemates occasionally lasting deep into summer. Not anymore. That was the old world of post-draft negotiations, before a rookie wage scale streamlined the process considerably. Case and point: Kyler..." May 10

  • Raiders sign college free agent Brian Burt

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders have signed college free agent Brian Burt, the team announced Friday. That gets their roster back to 90 players. The receiver played two seasons at Fresno State. He appeared in seven games at for the Bulldogs, including six as a senior in 2018. He had two kickoff..." May 10

  • Why NFL players should never 'do anything for free' according to NFLPA director

    NBC Sports Washington "If it was up to NFL Player's Association executive director DeMaurice Smith, players like Redskins rookie Montez Sweat wouldn't step a foot near the field at rookie minicamp without a contract. And all players, he said, wouldn't do anything on the field for things..." May 10

  • The Best Player Who Could Be Cut from Every NFL Roster This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Follow the money. The statement is as true in professional football as any other walk of life.  NFL teams won't release good players without reason. Mitigating factors prompt such action. More often than not, a burdensome contract causes the organization to move on from..." May 10

  • NFL Jersey Ads Could Be Lucrative, But Complicated

    SI "If you view the NFL and its teams as a greedy business, you’d have a pretty good point. Teams raise ticket prices even after losing seasons. They put city councils in chokeholds for tax dollars to renovate existing stadiums or make new ones entirely. The league pays its..." May 10

  • Raiders Waive WR Jalin Marshall

    Pro Football Rumors "Jalin Marshall‘s latest NFL opportunity lasted less than a week. Days after signing the former Jets wide receiver, the Raiders parted ways with him. The Raiders now boast a crowded receiver room. Marshall was going to have to display plenty this offseason to warrant a spot on..." May 09

  • Marshawn Lynch Asked to Be Paid in Quarters for $5K Interview With the AAF

    12 Up "The Alliance of American Football folded in the middle of their inaugural season due to a lack of financial resources, but let's hope that their bankruptcy didn't come as a result of lost $.25 pieces.  The thought comes after a report surfaced stating Marshawn..." May 09

  • Which quarterbacks won’t get big-money long-term deal?

    Pro Football Talk "Over the past few years, NFL teams have made a habit out of handing out new contract after new contract to quarterbacks, with in many cases the latest quarterback to sign becoming the highest-paid player in league history. Since June 2017, Derek Carr passed Andrew..." May 08

  • Hilarious Stat Compares Trent Brown's Contract With Raiders to Patriots Entire Offensive Line

    12 Up "After wavering between average and below average in San Francisco, Trent Brown became an invaluable member of the Patriots offensive line, helping keep Tom Brady upright on his way to a Super Bowl. In free agency, Brown became the highest payed offensive tackle in the league when he inked..." May 08

  • Raiders Signing WR Jalin Marshall

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Oakland Raiders are signing WR Jalin Marshall to a contract on Tuesday, according to his agent.  Marshall, 23, wound up signing a three-year, $1.62 million contract with the Jets as an undrafted free agent out of Ohio State back in 2016. He managed to make the..." May 07

  • Rashaan Melvin thinks Lions a better fit for him than Raiders

    Pro Football Talk "Cornerback Rashaan Melvin‘s stint with the Raiders last year went so well that he wrote a social media post saying that he felt he “cheated the fans and organization” with his play in Oakland. Melvin wrote that he “wasn’t able to be myself and play the..." May 07

  • Antonio Brown Clears Entire Instagram Account in Another Bizarre Move

    12 Up "His story and bio have survived, but there's nothing else remaining on for Antonio Brown after a weird Instagram purge of the highest degree. As of Monday morning, Brown's verified account has lost its profile picture, as well as every photo associated with the..." May 07

  • Next wave of free agency expected after Tuesday's comp-pick deadline

    The Score "The NFL draft is in the rear-view mirror, and the last big wave of free-agent signings could be just around the corner. After Tuesday's deadline at 11:59 p.m. ET, teams will be able to ink players on the open market without those additions counting against the 2020..." May 07

  • Raiders add punter AJ Cole following rookie minicamp tryout, release Drew Kaser

    Silver & Black Pride "Man, Raiders go through a lot of punters. Following a season in which fifth round rookie Johnny Townsend was the worst punter in all of football, the Raiders made former Chargers punter Drew Kaser the only player added on a reserve/future contract who hadn’t been on the team’s..." May 06

  • Suspended WR Martavis Bryant Filing For Reinstatement

    NFL Trade Rumors "Dan Graziano of ESPN reports that free agent WR Martavis Bryant is planning to apply for reinstatement in the coming weeks. According to Graziano, Bryant has been making the case that the NFL’s drug program is not set up to offer players access to proper treatment..." May 06

  • Kicker-starved Bears trade Raiders for Eddy Pineiro

    NFL.com "Having already collaborated on a trade that shook the NFL world before the 2018 season, the Bears and Raiders pulled off another swap on Monday. Oakland sent kicker Eddy Pineiro to Chicago in return for a conditional 2021 seventh-round draft pick, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport..." May 06

  • Four Teams Who Should Sign Ezekiel Ansah

    The Big Lead "May 7th is an important day for all remaining NFL free agents. That is the day free-agent acquisitions no longer cost teams compensatory picks, a highly-valued method of acquiring extra draft picks in recent years. Teams will no longer run the risk of losing a fourth- or fifth-round pick for a..." May 06

  • Last Chance U’s Ronald Ollie signs with Raiders following minicamp tryout

    Silver & Black Pride "Sunday the Raiders wrapped up their rookie minicamp. That three-day camp is as much about getting the team’s rookies on the field as it is about giving opportunities to other undrafted players via a tryout. One of those players trying out for the team was defensive tackle Ronald Ollie who..." May 06

  • Richie Incognito working out for Raiders

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders continue to look for new pieces to add to their roster and that search will include veteran offensive lineman Richie Incognito. Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that the Raiders will work out Garafolo on Monday. Incognito last played for the Bills in..." May 06

  • NFL Trades that Should Happen Before the 2019 NFL Season

    Bleacher Report "No trade is unrealistic in the NFL.  This rule used to apply to only mock drafts. The way the 2019 draft ended up unfolding would have been slammed by most onlookers if it was a simple mock draft before the event started.  Similar story for trade..." May 06

  • Raiders' Mayock: If you draft Clemson, Alabama players, you'll do well

    The Score "Oakland Raiders general manager Mike Mayock had a lot at stake during the 2019 NFL Draft, his first with the team. Entering the draft with four selections in the first 35 picks, Mayock left with nine new players, including three from Clemson and one from Alabama - the two teams..." May 06

  • Raiders’ Nov. 24 game vs. Jets is the only AFC game of its kind this season, in one specific way

    Clutch Points "Now that the 2019 NFL Draft is over, we can begin looking forward to the beginning of training camp and the new NFL year. With every team getting acclimated with their new draft picks, it’s inevitable that some teams with higher picks will be playing each other. This year, however, this..." May 05

  • Raiders’ Mike Mayock’s love of Clemson and Alabama players creates two unique 2019 moments

    Clutch Points "Although the Oakland Raiders encountered quite the disappointing season in 2018-19, the once-heralded AFC West franchise is now looking to rebound in a hurry under the direction of head coach Jon Gruden and new general manager Mike Mayock. Luckily for Oakland, the Raiders secured..." May 05

  • Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster denies feeling hate toward Antonio Brown

    Clutch Points "Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster has been asked about Antonio Brown a lot this offseason but says even with the way everything has gone down, he doesn’t have hate for the former Steelers standout. Speaking during one of his foundation’s events..." May 05

  • Raiders want Hunter Renfrow to be more than slot receiver

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Hunter Renfrow knows who he is and who he’s not. He’s not the largest wide receiver. That was confirmed at the combine when measuring 5 feet 10 inches and 184 pounds with 29¼-inch arms and 7?-inch hands. Physically, he is not the fastest or strongest, either. Other..." May 05

  • Raiders Sign 5 Of 9 Draft Picks

    Pro Football Rumors "The Raiders already have the majority of their draft class under contract. The following players have signed (all links to go Twitter): 4-106: Maxx Crosby, DE (Eastern Michigan)(via Vic Tafur of The Athletic) 4-129: Isaiah Johnson, CB (Houston) (via..." May 04

  • Raiders rookie hilarious throws mom under the bus

    Sportsnaut "Hunter Renfrow caught a lot of passes during what seemed like a decade-long career with the Clemson Tigers. The 5-foot-10 receiver hauled in a total of 186 passes over four seasons. This led Renfrow to the Oakland Raiders with the 149th overall pick in the 2019 NFL..." May 04

  • Gruden: Brown won't play any preseason games

    The Score "Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden said Friday that Antonio Brown will not play in any preseason games, according to The Athletic's Vic Tafur. It will be Brown's first season under offensive coordinator Greg Olson after the receiver was acquired from the Pittsburgh Steelers..." May 04

  • Gruden says Raiders ‘comfortable’ with Doug Martin as three-down back, Josh Jacobs has got to beat him out

    Silver & Black Pride "Last Thursday, the Raiders made Josh Jacobs the top back selected in the draft at 24 overall in the first round. They touted him as the complete package who could stay on the field all three downs due to his ability to block and catch passes out of the backfield as well as be a power..." May 03

  • Raiders Place RB Isaiah Crowell (Achilles) On Injured Reserve

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Oakland Raiders announced Friday that they’ve placed RB Isaiah Crowell on injured reserve.  This move was expected after he suffered an Achilles tear a few days ago. Crowell, 26, originally signed on with the Browns as an undrafted free agent out of..." May 03

  • What other NFL executives thought of Raiders' three first-round draft picks

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The Raiders came out of the 2019 NFL Draft with three first-round picks and addressed several needs.  But how much talent did they really bring to their roster in defensive end Clelin Ferrell, running back Josh Jacobs and safety Johnathan Abram? Anonymous NFL executives and..." May 03

  • Jon Gruden: Trent Brown will play RT; Kolton Miller LT

    NFL.com "Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden put an end to any lingering speculation surrounding his offensive tackles. Gruden announced Friday that second-year pro Kolton Miller would remain on the left side to start off the season, while Trent Brown will man the..." May 03

  • 17 first-round picks from 2016 had their fifth-year options picked up

    Pro Football Talk "When NFL teams decline to pick up the fifth-year option for a first-round draft pick, they’re essentially saying that pick fell short of expectations. By that measure, 45 percent of the first-round picks in the 2016 NFL draft fell short. The fifth-year option decisions are..." May 03

  • Raiders Expected To Decline S Karl Joseph’s Fifth-Year Option

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Raiders are not expected to pick up S Karl Joseph‘s fifth-year option for the 2020 season.  This comes in contrast to comments from Raiders HC Jon Gruden, who previously told reporters that he expects to..." May 03

  • Raiders agree to deal with fourth-round pick Foster Moreau

    Pro Football Talk "The Raiders have one of their 2019 draft picks under contract. Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports that fourth-round pick Foster Moreau has agreed to a deal. Like all players drafted after the first round, Moreau will get a four-year deal. Moreau caught 52 passes..." May 02

  • Raiders Cut TE Lee Smith

    Pro Football Rumors "The Raiders have cut veteran tight end Lee Smith, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter). Rapoport posits that Smith could theoretically reunite with his old offensive coordinator Todd Downing, who is now the tight ends coach of the Titans. " May 02