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  • Raiders designate Isaiah Johnson to return from injured reserve October 14, 2019
    Teams are able to designate two players to return from injured reserve each season and the Raiders have used one of their spots. Cornerback Isaiah Johnson worked out with the team on Monday as they returned from their bye week and he’s been formally designated to return. He has a three-week window to practice with […]
    Josh Alper
  • Steelers return to L.A. for first time since 1994 October 13, 2019
    The last time the Steelers played in Los Angeles, their starting quarterback for tonight’s game against the Chargers hadn’t been born. Devlin Hodges made his arrival on April 12, 1996. The Steelers made their exit from L.A. on November 27, 1994. That day, the Steelers played the Raiders at the Coliseum. Mike Tomczak started at […]
    Mike Florio
  • NFL fines Richie Incognito October 12, 2019
    Raiders guard Richie Incognito boasted about how physical he and his teammates were in Sunday’s win over the Bears, but the league office says that he twice got too physical. The NFL fined Incognito $21,054 for two infractions in Sunday’s game. One fine was $10,527 for a chop block and the other fine was also […]
    Michael David Smith
  • NFL moves Raiders-Texans to late afternoon in Week Eight October 11, 2019
    The NFL announced a couple of changes to the schedule for Week Eight on Friday. The Raiders and Texans were scheduled to kick off at 1 p.m. ET on the original schedule, but the game will now get underway at 4:25 p.m. ET. Oakland and Houston will take the place of a matchup between the […]
    Josh Alper
  • Raiders release J.J. Nelson October 10, 2019
    The Raiders won’t be playing a game this weekend, but they still opted to make a change to their roster. The team announced on Thursday afternoon that they have released wide receiver J.J. Nelson. Nelson signed with the team as a free agent this offseason. Nelson had four catches for 36 yards and a touchdown […]
    Josh Alper
  • 12-game suspension likely ends Vontaze Burfict’s career October 10, 2019
    The NFL got what it wanted. And what it ultimately got was the end, as a practical matter, of linebacker Vontaze Burfict‘s career. Right or wrong (and most will say “right”), the 12-game suspension for his latest violation of on-field safety rules will make most if not all teams shy away from Burfict in 2020. […]
    Mike Florio
  • Vontaze Burfict’s suspension upheld October 9, 2019
    Appeals officer Derrick Brooks upheld Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict‘s suspension for the rest of the season, the NFL announced Wednesday. Burfict cannot return to the field until the 2020 season. Burfict signed a one-year deal, so he is scheduled to become a free agent in March. Burfict missed the Raiders’ game against the Bears on […]
    Charean Williams
  • Jon Gruden: Alec Ingold is what the fullback position is all about October 9, 2019
    The fullback position has fallen out of favor in the NFL in recent years, as no teams use a fullback in the base offense and some don’t even have a fullback on the roster at all. But Raiders coach Jon Gruden thinks he found a gem of a fullback this year. That’s undrafted rookie Alec […]
    Michael David Smith
  • Jon Gruden’s bye week plans center on getting Zay Jones up to speed October 9, 2019
    The Raiders traded for wide receiver Zay Jones on Monday, which means they’ll need to get to work on teaching the former Bill their offensive playbook. They have some time to do that before it is time to play another game. The Raiders have a bye week and head coach Jon Gruden said on Tuesday […]
    Josh Alper
  • Raiders waive Marcell Ateman October 9, 2019
    With the addition of new wide receiver Zay Jones via trade, the Oakland Raiders waived Marcell Ateman to open a spot on the team’s active roster. Ateman was promoted to the Raiders’ active roster on Saturday ahead of their game in London against the Chicago Bears. The Raiders didn’t have Tyrell Williams, J.J. Nelson or […]
    Curtis Crabtree
  • It’s the #PFTPM Week 5 awards October 9, 2019
    During football season, the Tuesday #PFTPM podcast includes awards for the week that was. They consist of player of the week, rookie of the week, coach of the week, and call of the week. One pick from me, one pick from MDS, plus any conversation flowing from the selection. The discussion for this week’s awards […]
    Mike Florio
  • Jon Gruden on Jay Gruden getting fired: Welcome to the club, bro October 8, 2019
    Jon Gruden got hired as a head coach long before his brother Jay and he got fired as a head coach long before his brother got a pink slip in Washington on Monday morning. The firing of the younger Gruden brother came up as a topic of conversation during the elder Gruden brother’s press conference […]
    Josh Alper
  • Jon Gruden: Vontaze Burfict has served punishment already October 8, 2019
    Vontaze Burfict was scheduled to have his appeal hearing today. The Raiders have pleaded their case in support of Burfict, hoping for a reduction in the linebacker’s 12-game suspension. “We want Burfict back,” Raiders coach Jon Gruden said, via Scott Bair of “He has already been punished. We hope he can return to playing […]
    Charean Williams
  • Arden Key expected to miss time with knee injury October 8, 2019
    The Raiders are off this week and they’re not expected to have defensive end Arden Key in the lineup when they return to action against the Packers in Week Seven. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Key suffered a patellar tendon strain in his knee during last Sunday’s win over the Bears in London. […]
    Josh Alper
  • Raiders activate Nevin Lawson, waive Lester Cotton October 8, 2019
    The Oakland Raiders activated cornerback Nevin Lawson on Monday following a four-week suspension to begin the season. To make room on the roster, the Raiders waived guard Lester Cotton Sr. Lawson was given a four-game suspension for a violation of the league’s performance-enhancing drugs policy after testing positive for ostarine, which Lawson said he’s never […]
    Curtis Crabtree
  • Bills trade Zay Jones to Raiders October 8, 2019
    Bills wide receiver Zay Jones has largely been phased out of the offense this season. Now he’ll see if he can fit in somewhere else. The Bills have traded Jones to the Raiders, Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports. The Raiders will send a 2021 fifth-round draft pick to Buffalo in the deal. The 24-year-old Jones […]
    Michael David Smith
  • Jon Gruden getting results in Year 2 in Oakland October 7, 2019
    After an ugly first year in Oakland, Jon Gruden suddenly looks like he has his team heading in the right direction. Sunday’s win over the Bears improves the Raiders to 3-2 on the season. Right now they’d be the final wild card team in the AFC playoffs, and even if they’re far from a safe […]
    Michael David Smith
  • Matt Nagy: Numbers don’t lie, we’re not good enough on offense October 7, 2019
    The Bears rallied from being down 17-0 to leading the Raiders 21-17 in the third quarter of Sunday’s game in London, but they weren’t able to close out the afternoon’s proceedings with a win. Oakland drove 97 yards for a Josh Jacobs touchdown run in the fourth quarter and a final comeback attempt fell short […]
    Josh Alper
  • Josh Jacobs: We got tired of hearing how good Bears defense is October 7, 2019
    The Raiders followed up a win over the Colts in Week Four by traveling to London for a game against the Bears. A 17-0 lead disappeared in the second quarter and the Raiders found themselves playing from behind in the fourth quarter when they embarked on a 13-play, 97-yard drive that resulted in the game-winning […]
    Josh Alper
  • Richie Incognito: We were physical with Khalil Mack, and Bears didn’t like it October 6, 2019
    A big deal was made before the game about Khalil Mack having 17 sacks and the Raiders entire team 18 since the trade that sent him to Chicago. It’s now time to give the Raiders their due. Mack had no sacks and the Raiders four in Oakland’s 24-21 win. Josh Jacobs, whom the Raiders selected […]
    Charean Williams