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Monday Night Football schedule starts, ends with Raiders

Jon Gruden spent many years in the ESPN broadcast booth for Monday Night Football games, but he’ll only be on two of the broadcasts this season. Gruden has returned to the sidelines with the Raiders and his team has been scheduled for two games on Monday nights this season. They will host the Rams in [more]

Sunday Night Football mixes it up a bit

This year’s Sunday Night Football schedule doesn’t open with the Cowboys and Giants for a change, but it does kick off with a divisional rivalry. The Bears will visit the Packers in the first installment of this year’s season of SNF. The Cowboys and Giants will instead play in Week Two, and the Cowboys circle [more]

Broncos at Raiders is Christmas Eve game

The NFL won’t have any Christmas Day games this season since Christmas falls on a Tuesday, but it does have a Christmas Eve game. The Monday night game in Week 16 is a dandy. The Raiders will host the Broncos, which should draw a lot of eyes with Jon Gruden’s team playing on Monday Night [more]

Rams-Raiders wraps Week One on Monday night

The first Monday night of the regular season comes in like a lamb (with the Lions) and goes out like a grizzly bear. Detroit hosts the Jets in the early game. In the late game, Chucky returns in prime-time, with a visit to Oakland from his Tampa Bay protege, Rams coach Sean McVay. Yes, the [more]

Tom Coughlin’s return among Week One highlights

Tom Coughlin’s new team fared a lot better than his old one in 2017 and they’ll get a chance to start plotting their course for 2018 against one another. The NFL announced the complete regular season schedule on Thursday and it includes a matchup between the Jaguars and Giants at MetLife Stadium on the first [more]

Dates of international games announced

Many of the 256 combinations of known-opponent/date which will be formally announced tonight at 8 p.m. will leak out ahead of time. The league went ahead and spilled the beans on four more this morning. The NFL announced the dates for the four international matchups. The Seahawks will play the Raiders on Oct. 14 at [more]

Kahlil McKenzie says having an NFL GM for a dad has helped in the draft process

Former Tennessee defensive tackle Kahlil McKenzie is hoping to get drafted next week, but he won’t be the most famous member of his family in the league. McKenzie is the son of Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie, who played in the NFL for eight seasons and whose brother, Raleigh McKenzie, played 16 years in the [more]

Raiders working out Lamarr Houston today

The Raiders are fully committed to their past, beyond bringing their old coach back this offseason. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Raiders are working out veteran outside linebacker Lamarr Houston today. He was their second-round pick in 2010, and played his first four seasons there before moving to the Bears in [more]

Aldon Smith transferred to a substance-abuse center

After showing up at the sheriff’s department with a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.40 percent, former NFL linebacker Aldon Smith is getting the help he obviously needs. Via the Bay Area News Group, Smith has been transferred to an in-patient substance-abuse center. He’s due to return to court on May 3. Smith faces a variety of [more]

Seahawks sign Sebastian Janikowski

Getting a visit with the Seahawks paid off for kicker Sebastian Janikowski. The Seahawks announced that they have signed Janikowski. According to multiple reports, it is a one-year deal. Janikowski visited with the team earlier this week. Janikowski didn’t play at all during the 2017 season because of a back injury and the Raiders made [more]

Reggie McKenzie on Khalil Mack: Everything’s been positive

Khalil Mack didn’t report to work with other Raiders players for the start of the team’s offseason work this week, but General Manager Reggie McKenzie says all is well between team and player. Mack is looking for a new contract as he enters the final year of the deal he signed as a rookie and [more]

Report: Aldon Smith had blood alcohol level of 0.40

Aldon Smith arrived at the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department for ankle monitoring Friday with a blood alcohol level of 0.40, Evan Sernoffsky of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Smith immediately was arrested for a violation of his parole. He appeared briefly in court Wednesday and remains in jail custody, per Sernoffsky, with his next destination [more]

Bill Belichick to Cordarrelle Patterson: We’ll make you the player you should be

The Patriots acquired wide receiver/kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson in a trade with the Raiders this offseason and Patterson called the development an “exciting” one during an appearance on NFL Network Wednesday. Patterson ran through how he found out about the trade from Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie and then started talking to players from the [more]

Khalil Mack reportedly wants $65 million guaranteed

As Raiders pass rusher Khalil Mack stays away from the team’s offseason program, it’s becoming more clear that a connection exists between Mack’s absence from the team arises from the absence of a long-term deal for Mack. Via Steve Wyche of NFL Media, Mack wants at least $65 million in guarantees as part of a [more]

Bruce Irvin tweets he’s asked for, received, permission to play punt return against Marquette King

Now that he’s no longer teammates with new Denver Broncos kicker Marquette King, Oakland Raiders linebacker Bruce Irvin seems fired up about the chance to play against his former colleague. King was released by the Raiders on March 30 and he signed a deal to join Oakland’s AFC rival less than a week later. Irvin, [more]

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