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Jon Gruden says Raiders have been hampered by lack of continuity

Bill Callahan, Norv Turner, Art Shell, Lane Kiffin, Tom Cable, Hue Jackson, Dennis Allen, Tony Sparano and Jack Del Rio. That’s nine different head coaches for the Oakland Raiders in the 17 years between Jon Gruden’s two stints as head coach of the Silver and Black. In an interview with KNBR on Wednesday, Gruden said [more]

Colts seek “athletic, speed players” for switch to 4-3 defense

The Cowboys switched from the 3-4 to the 4-3 in 2013 in an effort to add speed to their defense. Matt Eberflus coached the Cowboys’ linebackers then. Now, he is the defensive coordinator in Indianapolis and switching the Colts from a 3-4 to a 4-3. “We have to make that switch with the personnel first, [more]

Chad Kelly working out with Phil Simms

Overlooked and largely forgotten in the Denver Broncos’ quarterback conundrum is last year’s Mr. Irrelevant, the nephew of the incredibly relevant Jim Kelly. Now healthy after a season lost to pre-existing injuries, former Mississippi quarterback Chad Kelly is preparing for his chance to compete. Jim Kelly has posted a video of Chad working out under [more]

Jon Gruden: Raiders offense has to play better

The Raiders ranked 16th in passing, 25th in rushing, tied for 17th in total offense and 23rd in scoring offense. Derek Carr‘s passer rating of 86.4 ranked 19th. No one has to ask, “Is that good?” The team’s offensive numbers go a long way in explaining why the Raiders slipped to 6-10 and have a [more]

Amos Jones says Jabrill Peppers could become “really special returner”

Jabrill Peppers admitted near the end of the season he was “frustrated” at not making more of an impact as a returner. He hopes to do more in his second season, and new Browns special teams coach Amos Jones expects that to happen. “The biggest thing with him . . . is taking that first [more]

Sebastian Janikowski calls 18 seasons with Raiders an “honor and privilege”

The Raiders told kicker Sebastian Janikowski last week that he was not part of their plans for 2018. His agent, Paul Healy, has said Janikowski plans to continue kicking. Janikowski, who becomes a free agent next month, released a statement through the team Wednesday. He called it “an honor and a privilege to wear the [more]

Mike Mayock: On-field comparisons between Manziel, Mayfield are “valid”

Baker Mayfield has done his best to try to convince the world he’s not Johnny Manziel. Manziel has agreed. Both, however, were talking about off the field. On the field, Mike Mayock said he believes the comparisons between the quarterbacks are fair. “The world of 6-1 and under quarterbacks is a small world, so just [more]

Jon Gruden: We need Marshawn Lynch “better and stronger” all season

Raiders coach Jon Gruden has spoken to running back Marshawn Lynch and said that the team is “counting on him” for the 2018 season. Lynch came back from a year on the sidelines to run 207 times for 891 yards and seven touchdowns for the Raiders last season. He turned in his best work during [more]

Josh Gordon will not be a restricted free agent

This year’s crop of free-agent receivers lacks significant star power, especially if Allen Robinson and Sammy Watkins are tagged by the Jaguars and Rams, respectively. (The Dolphins already have franchise-tagged Jarvis Landry.) One of the most talented receivers in the league will not be part of it. The NFL Players Association initially told PFT on [more]

Report: Jaguars unlikely to re-sign Aaron Colvin

The Jaguars probably would love to keep third cornerback Aaron Colvin. Colvin was underrated and underappreciated outside Jacksonville for what he did as the team’s nickel corner. He made 44 tackles and five pass breakups last season in playing 67.6 percent of the defensive snaps and 23.92 percent of the special teams snaps. But the [more]

Frank Gore likely will be moving on from Indy

Future Hall of Fame running back Frank Gore expects to continue his career in 2018. His career isn’t expected to continue with the Colts. Mike Chappell of WTTV in Indianapolis explains that the three-year relationship likely won’t make it to a fourth. While Chappell apparently isn’t reporting that the ship has sailed, his analysis makes [more]

Vontae Davis visiting the Raiders next

The Vontae Davis World Tour had an overnight stop and didn’t have to get on another plane. Via Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the free agent cornerback is visiting the Raiders today. He met with the 49ers yesterday, so doing the Bay Area double makes sense from a logistical standpoint. The Raiders have a [more]

Dolphins not expected to cut Mike Pouncey or his salary

The Dolphins got a full 16-game season from center Mike Pouncey in 2017 for the first time since 2012 and they’re expected to try for a repeat in 2018. In response to speculation that the team might move on from Pouncey in order to clear $7 million in cap space, Armando Salguero of the Miami [more]

Crockett Gillmore trying to transition from tight end to offensive lineman

As a tight end, Crockett Gillmore has had the chance to both block and catch passes during his four years with the Ravens. It appears Gillmore wants to focus on only one of those tasks in the future. Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports that Gillmore is working to transition to playing on the [more]

Adam Vinatieri set to break some NFL records in 2018

The news that Adam Vinatieri is signing on for another year as the Colts’ kicker is good news in Indianapolis, because at age 45 he’s still playing well. It’s also another reminder of what a remarkable career Vinatieri has had. Here are some of the records that he has either already set or is closing [more]

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