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Full list of compensatory draft picks awarded for 2018 NFL Draft

Here’s a look at the full list of compensatory picks allocated for the 2018 NFL Draft, which the league announced Friday: (Round-overall selection, team) 3-97 Cardinals 3-98 Texans 3-99 Broncos 3-100 Bengals 4-133 Packers 4-134 Cardinals 4-135 Giants 4-136 Patriots 4-137 Cowboys 5-170 Bengals 5-171 Cowboys 5-172 Packers 5-173 Cowboys 5-174 Packers 6-207 Packers 6-208 [more]

Vontae Davis continuing free agent tour in Miami

Free agent cornerback Vontae Davis said earlier this week that he was “heading home to reflect” after visiting with four teams to discuss coming aboard for the 2018 season. That reflection has apparently been put on pause for a moment because Davis isn’t done making visits. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Davis is meeting [more]

Raiders have to make a decision on Marshawn by March 18

Unable to talk directly to his players due to the rules of the labor deal, Raiders coach Jon Gruden has been sending plenty of messages to them through the media. When it comes to tailback Marshawn Lynch, Gruden wants him to be all in, all the time. Gruden also likely wants to see how Lynch [more]

Raiders and 49ers coin flip will be next Friday

In addition to the 40-yard dashes and the 225-pound bench presses, next week’s Scouting Combine will feature a far less physically demanding test that will still impact the 2018 NFL Draft. Via Ben Volin of the Boston Globe, the coin flip for the ninth and 10th draft positions will be held next Friday. The Raiders [more]

Kamerion Wimbley’s restaurants seized for tax issue

A former NFL player has lost his lunch, or at least the place where he sold lunches. According to Denise Neil of the Wichita Eagle, former linebacker Kamerion Wimbley’s two Wings & Things restaurants were seized by the Kansas Department of Revenue for non-payment of taxes. The stores were closed and padlocked after warrants were [more]

Report: Colts hiring Bobby Johnson as assistant offensive line coach

The Indianapolis Colts are hiring Bobby Johnson to serve as their assistant offensive line coach, according to Alex Marvez of the Sporting News. Johnson spent the last three seasons as tight ends coach for the Oakland Raiders on Jack Del Rio’s coaching staff. He was also interviewed for the Raiders’ head coaching job as the [more]

Vontae Davis “heading home to reflect” after free agent tour

Cornerback Vontae Davis went from one end of the country to the other over the last week in a search for a new team, but it sounds like he’s done with his visits for the time being. Davis visited with the Bills, Browns, 49ers and Raiders in rather quick succession and wrote on Twitter on [more]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Ryan Succop deal just the first of active kicker market

Graham Gano was doubtless happy for his friend. But the Panthers kicker is also smart enough to know that tides tend to lift all boats. Gano, a free agent, tweeted out his congratulations to Succop yesterday after the Titans gave him a five-year, $20 million contract which included a $3.5 million signing bonus. That should [more]

Now not working, Aldon Smith asks for reduction in child support

In 2013, Aldon Smith was one of the best defensive players in the NFL and was making millions of dollars a year and expecting to make millions of dollars a year for many years to come. Based on his income, Smith was ordered to pay $9,007 a month in child support to the mother of [more]

Jon Gruden asks what Oakland will have when Raiders leave, A’s answer

New Raiders coach Jon Gruden wasn’t attempting to insult Oakland’s baseball team with a recent observation about the Raiders’ imminent departure. But the Athletics took it as an insult. In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Gruden said he wondered what the city will have left once the Raiders leave Oakland and become the Las Vegas [more]

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