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  • Raiders crossing fingers new practice facility will be ready for June minicamp

    Las Vegas Review Journal "The Raiders don’t have to look far to find examples of NFL teams that relocated from one city to another. Or the challenges those teams faced moving an entire organization to a new home over a matter of months. Between 2016 and 2017 both the Rams and Chargers made moves from St...." February 27

  • NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith confident players will approve CBA

    Yahoo! Sports "On Wednesday, some NFL stars expressed displeasure or downright outrage over the NFL’s proposed collective bargaining agreement. On Thursday, NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith said he didn’t mind those star players speaking..." February 27

  • Derek Carr being ‘heavily shopped’ at NFL Combine

    Distinct Athlete "The Las Vegas Raiders might be saying everything publicly to back Pro Bowl quarterback Derek Carr. However, it seems that this is just postering to up his trade value. Reports over the past several weeks have concluded that Las Vegas will move the embattled signal caller at..." February 27

  • NFL Combine player didn't know he had 37 parking tickets until Raiders told him

    Sporting News "The NFL Combine is highly publicized for its drills, but another important aspect is something the league doesn't show on TV: the player interviews. Teams meet with the NFL hopefuls and ask them a series of questions ranging from silly to serious. Franchises will be investing..." February 27

  • Steelers’ Kevin Colbert endorses NFL Combine going to prime time

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The first workouts of the NFL Combine began Wednesday with the bench press inside the Indianapolis Convention Center. The fun stuff starts Thursday. For the first time, the workouts at Lucas Oil Stadium will be conducted in prime time, with NFL Network providing seven hours..." February 27

  • NFL teams extremely encouraged by Tua Tagovailoa’s hip exams

    Larry Brown Sports "Tua Tagovailoa is on schedule to be cleared by doctors well before the NFL Draft, and teams that are looking for a quarterback have to be excited about the way the former Alabama star’s rehab has gone. Tagovailoa’s surgically-repaired hip was examined by multiple teams at..." February 26

  • Raiders to ‘Take a Look’ at Longtime Rival Quarterback

    Heavy "As if the idea of Tom Brady playing for the Las Vegas Raiders wasn’t weird enough, imagine former Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers in the silver and black. He’s always hated the Raiders and the Raiders have always hated him. Despite that, NFL..." February 26

  • Roger Goodell Could Be Losing Power in New NFL CBA

    12 Up "For all those NFL fans finding it difficult to embrace the league's proposals under the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, well, this reported element of the deal might just make that task a shade easier. While answering the questions of fans on Twitter, ESPN insider..." February 26

  • NFL Players Association president Eric Winston: Players won't rush vote on collective bargaining agreement proposal

    USA Today High School Sports "The morning after the NFL Players Association's board of representatives met and voted 17-14 to approve the proposed collective bargaining agreement, a full player body vote likely won't happen this week, with a date still yet to be set. Discussions among the players..." February 26

  • Aaron Rodgers 'One of the Biggest Objectors' to NFL's Proposed CBA

    Sporting News "The NFL released a statement Thursday announcing owners have accepted terms for a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA). The statement reads as follows: Following more than ten months of intensive and thorough negotiations, the NFL Players and clubs have..." February 26

  • Mike Mayock: Antonio Brown thing left void at WR we couldn’t fill "Las Vegas Raiders General Manager Mike Mayock addressed the national media Tuesday. Here is the transcript of his remarks: On athletes in the draft who can play multiple positions: Mayock: "I think the league is going that way too, on both sides of the line of..." February 26

  • Could NFL have a Monday night playoff game beginning next season?

    WEEI Boston "Part of the new NFL CBA proposed by the owners last week was expanding the playoffs.  An extra team would make the playoffs in each conference and then only the No. 1 seed would receive a bye, meaning there would be six total games on Wild Card Weekend. According to NBC..." February 26

  • NFLPA reps vote to send proposed CBA to full membership for approval "The NFL Players Association board of representatives voted to send the collective bargaining agreement proposal approved last week by the NFL owners to its membership for a vote, NFLPA executive director George Atallah said in a tweet late Tuesday night. The development came..." February 26

  • Antonio Brown Calls Out Former Agent On Twitter

    The Spun "Earlier this year, NFL super-agent Drew Rosenhaus terminated his contract with former New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown. Rosenhaus penned a letter to the NFLPA saying he would like to work with Brown, but won’t do so until Brown seeks counsel. The..." February 25

  • NFL Won't Comment After CBA Meeting With NFLPA Wraps Up

    Sportsnaut "The NFL and NFLPA’s executive committee met for more than four hours in Indianapolis on Tuesday in an attempt to hash out the final details of an impending collective bargaining agreement. Said meeting came after NFL owners approved a new CBA agreement. It also came mere..." February 25

  • Replay review for pass interference currently lacks the votes to survive

    Pro Football Talk "Replay review for pass interference needs 24 votes to survive. Which likely means it’s not surviving. According to Judy Battista of the NFL, an annual postseason survey from the NFL Competition Committee resulted in 21 teams being against making the rule permanent and 17 teams..." February 25

  • Meeting Between NFLPA & League Underway

    Pro Football Rumors "A meeting between the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) representatives and owners has begun in Indianapolis, according to Mark Maske of The Washington Post. The owners recently approved a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA), which would add a seventh team to the playoffs in each..." February 25

  • Mike Mayock leaves door open for Raiders to move on from Derek Carr

    Clutch Points "There has been a whole lot of trade chatter surrounding Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, so much so that Carr has played along with a series of cryptic Instagram posts showing him playing against teams in need of a signal-caller. On Tuesday, Raiders general manager..." February 25

  • Antonio Brown hints he would welcome return to the Raiders

    Sportsnaut "As Antonio Brown tries to earn his way back into the NFL, the star receiver seemingly hinted on Monday night that he might be open to rejoining the Raiders. Brown, who said he is going to Indianapolis to meet with teams at the NFL Scouting Combine, tweeted a picture of himself in..." February 25

  • Alshon Jeffery landing spots: Five teams that could trade for Eagles receiver in 2020 free agency

    CBS Sports "Three years after cementing his Philadelphia legacy during the Eagles' Super Bowl run, Alshon Jeffery could be on the verge of a premature exit from the city. Injuries and on-field regression have mostly relegated the former Pro Bowler to pedestrian production since..." February 25

  • Ravens open to trading Hayden Hurst; here are five potential landing spots

    CBS Sports "Less than two years after drafting him 25th overall, the Baltimore Ravens appear open to trading tight end Hayden Hurst, according to multiple reports, with a handful of teams already rumored to be after the South Carolina product. The Florida Times-Union's Eugene..." February 25

  • Signs Point Toward Interconference Matchups For 17th Game

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL hasn’t provided the NFL Players Association with many/any details regarding how a 17th regular-season game would be implemented. On Monday, Packers CEO Mark Murphy shared one very important aspect of the extra game with Mark Maske of theWashington Post. Via Maske, Murphy..." February 24

  • Competition committee admits new PI rule was 'not great' in 2019

    The Score "The NFL's competition committee isn't thrilled with the results of the experimental rule to make pass interference reviewable. During the 2019 season, calls were largely left up to the officiating office in New York to handle, resulting in just 24 of 101 reviews being..." February 24

  • Vontaze Burfict was 'quietly reinstated' by NFL last month after latest suspension

    Yahoo! Sports "Vontaze Burfict will be allowed to play again in the NFL, at least until his next dirty hit. Burfict, the Oakland Raiders linebacker whose on-field behavior has led to multiple suspensions, was reinstated last month, Tom Pelissero reported on NFL Network. Burfict was suspended..." February 24

  • Landing Spots for Derek Carr if Raiders Choose to Trade Him

    The Big Lead "At 28 years old, Derek Carr is an enigma of a quarterback. While he has made three Pro Bowls (2015-2017) and thrown for over 4,000 yards in each of the past two seasons, he is still prone to rookie-like mistakes, such as in Week 14 this season against the Titans when he threw the ball away..." February 24

  • Retiring Patriots TE Ben Watson shares players' view of critical CBA talks

    ESPN "Ben Watson hopes for agreement with owners in which players are true "partners": As a vice president on the 11-member NFL Players Association executive committee, retiring Patriots tight end Ben Watson has been at the heart of the most important story surrounding..." February 24

  • 3 likely teams to pursue Tom Brady include the Buccaneers

    Clutch Points "The Tampa Bay Buccaneers once again find themselves posing the question: is former No. 1 overall pick Jameis Winston really the franchise quarterback? Winston led the NFL in passing yards (5,109) and also threw 33 touchdown passes, but he threw 30 interceptions, the highest..." February 23

  • NFL player leadership divided on proposed CBA, could vote Wedneday

    The Score "NFL player leadership continues to be divided over the notion of a 17-game regular season ahead of an upcoming vote on a proposed new collective bargaining agreement, sources told ESPN's Jeremy Fowler. Players were split into three categories when discussing the proposal,..." February 23

  • Coaches pushing for sky judge, league office is skeptical

    Pro Football Talk "As more and more calls get missed by the officials on the field even when they’re apparent to everyone watching on TV, the idea that the NFL should add a “sky judge” has grown more popular: If we can see on TV that the officials on the field missed something, why not have an..." February 23

  • Don't know Marlin Briscoe? Too bad. You owe him if you're an NFL fan

    USA Today "You owe Marlin Briscoe. Especially if you’re a fan of the Arizona Cardinals, the Baltimore Ravens, the Dallas Cowboys, the Houston Texans, the Indianapolis Colts, the Kansas City Chiefs, the Seattle Seahawks, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers or that team in..." February 23

  • Raiders to hold June minicamp in Las Vegas area "The Raiders officially belong to the city of Las Vegas now. They'll begin playing football in their new neighborhood in June. Coach Jon Gruden said the team will hold its mandatory minicamp on June 14-16 in the Las Vegas area, according to the Las Vegas..." February 23

  • Raiders To Move On From LB Tahir Whitehead?

    Yardbarker "It sounds like linebacker Tahir Whitehead‘s time with the Raiders has come to an end.  In his review of the Raiders’ linebackers corps, Vic Tafur of The Athletic writes that “it doesn’t appear” the veteran will return next season. " February 22

  • Raiders offseason guide 2020: Key free agents, team needs, targets, salary cap & draft picks

    Sporting News "The Raiders are making one big organizational move to Las Vegas for the 2020 NFL season. That puts a bigger spotlight on the personnel moves they will make during the transition. With three first-round draft picks in 2019 and a few smart free-agent additions — even with the..." February 22

  • Report: NFL will let stadiums operate 'betting lounges,' still prohibiting actual gambling

    Yahoo! Sports "The NFL will allow some of its stadiums to have betting lounges starting this season, a significant step as sports gambling continues to grow in popularity across the country, according to Sports Business Daily. There’s just one problem: The league won’t actually..." February 22

  • Impact of CTE doctor's tattered legacy is buried in the details

    The Score "A few weeks ago, the Washington Post published a detailed takedown of Dr. Bennet Omalu, the forensic pathologist and neuropathologist widely credited with discovering chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and the inspiration for the protagonist played by Will Smith in the 2015 film..." February 22

  • Derek Carr creates speculation of a trade to Bears, David Carr says he’s trolling

    Pro Football Talk "The future of Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has been the subject of much speculation this offseason, and Carr himself is fueling some of that speculation. Carr posted on Instagram a picture of himself and former teammate Khalil Mack, now with the Bears. Several media..." February 22

  • CBA Notes: Funding Rule, Marijuana, Fines

    Pro Football Rumors "The momentum toward a new CBA took a blow on Friday, but all hope is not lost, as the two sides have agreed to meet at the combine next week. As we await more word on where exactly the players union stands, here’s the latest on what was in the most recent..." February 22

  • NFLPA player representatives delay vote on collective bargaining agreement proposal

    USA Today "After a lengthy day of discussions, the NFL Players Association’s 32 player representatives elected not to vote Friday on the proposed collective bargaining agreement presented to them by team owners on Thursday.  According to a statement issued by the players'..." February 21

  • Here's an NFL Quarterback Carousel That Makes Sense

    The Big Lead "NFL free agency seems like it's going to be crazier than usual this year because there are so many starting quarterbacks who could be changing teams this offseason. Guys who have been played their entire careers for one franchise could be headed elsewhere for one reason or another. What if..." February 21

  • New CBA proposal won't make every team play internationally in 17th game, per report

    CBS Sports "The NFL owners approved a collective bargaining agreement proposal Thursday, a vote that is now in the hands of the players. The main topic of conversation regarding the new CBA is the addition of a 17th game to the schedule, the first time the league would expand the schedule since..." February 21

  • CBA vote will go to full NFLPA membership

    ESPN "A vote on the proposed collective bargaining agreement will go to the full membership of the NFL Players Association, even if player reps vote not to recommend approval, sources told ESPN's Dan Graziano on Friday. A simple majority of the membership would be required to approve..." February 21

  • CBA would hand most discipline decisions to neutral decision maker

    Pro Football Talk "NFL players who think Commissioner Roger Goodell has too much disciplinary power may be pleased by one portion of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement that owners have approved and players will soon vote on. The union informed players today that part of the offer on the table is to..." February 20

  • Changing the NFL Playoff Format Is a Terrible Idea

    The Big Lead "Last night, Adam Schefter dropped a bombshell report that the NFL playoff field might be expanding under the new CBA. If an agreement is struck, the changes would be instituted this season. As with the proposal for a 17-game season, the main motivation behind such a change is more..." February 20

  • Attempted homicide charge dismissed in Terrelle Pryor stabbing case in Pittsburgh

    WTAE Pittsburgh "NFL player Terrelle Pryor and his girlfriend Shalaya Briston will both stand trial for their alleged crimes against each other. That's the result of a joint preliminary court hearing held Thursday. Both Pryor and Briston stood before District Judge Anthony Ceofe -- each of them as..." February 20

  • Why Raiders Would Have Been Better Off In San Antonio

    Sportsnaut "Legendary football coach Tom Landry once said, “Football is to Texas, what religion is to a priest.” The state might love football more than life itself. Yet, for whatever reason, the city of San Antonio doesn’t have its own NFL team. That could have changed if the Raiders..." February 20

  • NFL ownership approves terms of potential new CBA "NFL owners approved the terms of a potential new collective bargaining agreement between the league and the NFL Players Association, the league said in a statement following the owners' meeting in New York on Thursday. The statement read, "Following more than ten months of..." February 20

  • Teddy Bridgewater Not Biggest Name on NFL FA QB Market, but He Could Be the Best

    Bleacher Report "A 27-year-old quarterback with a 22-12 lifetime record as a starter will hit the free-agent market in one month. He's a potential savior for a team that needs a franchise quarterback but doesn't have the time to draft and groom one. This shouldn't just be the..." February 20

  • NFL teams could lose ability to use franchise tag this year

    Yardbarker "Reports that the NFL and NFLPA might be closing in on a new collective bargaining agreement came as a surprise earlier on Wednesday. Among the topics, the NFL is planning for a 17-game regular season and a new playoff format to start next season. However,..." February 20

  • New CBA will complicate free agency for Cowboys, Titans, Buccaneers

    Pro Football Talk "Good news for all teams, a new CBA quite possibly will be in place before the start of the 2020 league year. Bad news for a small handful of teams, a new CBA quite possibly will be in place before the start of the 2020 league year. If the new league year begins without a new labor..." February 20

  • Bears would be 'interested' in Derek Carr if Raiders move on

    Sportsnaut "Derek Carr posted a picture of himself and former teammate Khalil Mack on Instagram Thursday, and then a report emerged that the Chicago Bears may be interested in landing the Las Vegas Raiders quarterback. Carr shared an Instagram post, which included a simple caption of..." February 20