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San Diego mayor offers help if Chargers-Raiders needs to be moved

As wildfires ravage Northern California, the league continues to monitor the conditions as they pertain to Sunday’s Chargers game at the Raiders. And while there’s no indication they’re considering moving the game because of the poor air quality, one city has offered to help. According to Tom Krasovic of the San Diego Union Tribune, San Diego [more]

NFL monitoring Oakland air quality, but game remains unchanged for now

Poor air quality in Oakland has affected the Raiders’ practices this week, but for now, the team’s game against the Chargers remains as scheduled. The NFL said it will continue to keep an eye on the situation. “We continue to monitor air-quality conditions in the Bay Area and are in close communication with both the [more]

NFL, four teams give to Mexico City earthquake relief efforts

The NFL Foundation, along with the Cowboys, Patriots, Raiders and Steelers, will together donate $200,000 to Banorte’s Fundación Banorte to support earthquake disaster relief efforts in Mexico City. Fundación Banorte will match the donations. Funds will go toward rebuilding homes in and around Mexico City. In addition, the Cowboys have committed $50,000 to the Salvation [more]

Raiders mum on potential impact of smoke on Sunday’s game

Horrific wildfires that have killed more than 20 and destroyed thousands of acres in the San Francisco Bay Area. Smoke from the fires limited Raiders practice on Wednesday, and Thursday’s session also could be affected. The bigger question is Sunday, when the Raiders will host the Chargers at 1:25 p.m. local time. Via Michael Gehlken [more]

Raiders shorten practice as wildfires affect air quality

The wildfires ravaging California led the Raiders to cut short practice on Wednesday, as the air quality made it difficult to breathe. The Raiders cut short practice by about 30 minutes, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. “You definitely could smell it,” Raiders running back Jalen Richard said. “We’ll see. They asked us about how [more]

Raiders receiver Amari Cooper says the ball will eventually find him

Oakland Raiders receiver Amari Cooper hasn’t surpassed 10 yards receiving in any of the team’s last three games against Washington, Denver and Baltimore. Coincidentally, the Raiders have lost all three games and failed to score more than 17 points in any of the three contests. While Derek Carr‘s back injury hasn’t helped, Cooper’s lack of [more]

Tracy Porter arrested on domestic battery, drug possession charges

Free agent cornerback Tracy Porter was arrested on Tuesday on charges of domestic battery and drug possession. According to Mike Triplett of ESPN.com, Porter was arrested in Baton Rouge, La. after an incident on Oct. 5 involving his girlfriend at a truck-driving school. Porter allegedly had an argument with his girlfriend that turned physical. She [more]

Derek Carr wanted to play last week, will play this week

Derek Carr wanted to play last week. He promises to play this week. The Raiders quarterback said Wednesday he was close to playing Sunday despite a transverse process fracture in his back. “If it was up to me, really close,” Carr said, via Jack Wang of the Southern California News Group. “I let that be [more]

Report: Lamarr Houston, Kendall Langford signing with Texans

The Houston Texans were in desperate need of reinforcements in their front seven after losing Whitney Mercilus and J.J. Watt so season-ending injuries on Sunday night. After a workout with the team on Tuesday, the Texans are signing former Chicago Bears pass rusher Lamarr Houston and free agent defensive end Kendall Langford, per Aaron Wilson [more]

Raiders sign Demetrius McCray

The Raiders signed cornerback Demetrius McCray, Element Sports Group tweeted Tuesday. McCray was one of four defensive backs the Raiders worked out last week. The Jaguars selected McCray in the seventh round in 2013, and he spent his first three seasons in Jacksonville. He appeared in 46 games, starting 16, and made 82 tackles and [more]

Browns release Matt McCants with injury designation

The Browns released offensive lineman Matt McCants from injured reserve with an injury designation. He was placed on the team’s injured reserve list on Aug. 23. McCants injured an ankle against the Giants during the team’s second preseason game Aug. 21.  He joined the Browns as an unrestricted free agent this offseason. The Giants made [more]

Roger Goodell: We need to move past anthem controversy

During a conference call on Tuesday, NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart said that discussions about the national anthem would be “front and center on the agenda” for next week’s league meetings. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to top team executives and presidents on Tuesday expressing the same and also outlining some of what will [more]

Roger Goodell’s memo to teams regarding national anthem

[On October 10, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote a memo to NFL teams regarding plans to discuss the national anthem and player protests at next week’s league meetings. That memo appears in full below.] MEMORANDUM To: Chief Executives Club Presidents From: Commissioner Goodell Date: October 10, 2017 Re: Fall Meeting/National Anthem We live in a [more]

Jack Del Rio believes Derek Carr will play on Sunday

Last week, Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said quarterback Derek Carr will be out 2-6 weeks with a fractured transverse process in his back. Del Rio now says Carr will return precisely two weeks after suffering the injury. Via Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Del Rio reaffirmed that he anticipates that Carr will [more]

NFL suspends Darius Latham four games

The NFL suspended Raiders defensive lineman Darius Latham four games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Latham becomes eligible to rejoin the Raiders’ active roster Nov. 6 after their game in Miami at the start of the team’s bye week. He also will miss games against the Chargers, Chiefs and Bills. The second-year player, [more]

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