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Marshawn Lynch sometimes stood, sometimes sat for anthem as a Seahawk

Saturday night was not the first time Marshawn Lynch sat for the national anthem, just the first time it gained widespread attention. After seeing our post this morning with a picture of Lynch standing for the anthem during the 2011 season, contrary to Raiders coach Jack Del Rio saying Lynch told him he’d sat for [more]

NFL now braces for the fallout from Marshawn Lynch protest

Keeping Colin Kaepernick out of the NFL has kept away plenty of scrutiny that may have come from politicians who have made their views clear on Kaepernick’s protests. But that hasn’t kept the protests out of football, which will now make the NFL sit back and worry about the potential fallout from the activities of [more]

Marshawn Lynch stood for the anthem in Seattle, contrary to Jack Del Rio’s claim

Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch has not explained publicly why he sat out the national anthem before Saturday night’s game. But he did explain himself privately to Raiders coach Jack Del Rio — who then gave a misleading account of Lynch’s past actions to reporters. “He said, ‘This is something I have done for 11 [more]

Marshawn Lynch sits during the national anthem

Marshawn Lynch was back for his first NFL game since 2015 on Saturday night, and while he didn’t get on the field for the Raiders’ preseason opener, he did get noticed. Lynch sat during the national anthem, echoing the actions of Colin Kaepernick, who began a national conversation when he sat during the anthem during [more]

Gareon Conley has shin injury, but not shin splints

A strange discrepancy emerged this week regarding the status of Raider cornerback Gareon Conley. It’s finally been resolved. Raiders G.M. Reggie McKenzie said that Conley has been absent from practice due to shin splints. Conley tweeted that he doesn’t have shin splints. According to Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Conley has a shin [more]

Gareon Conley tweets he doesn’t have shin splints but still not practicing

Gareon Conley tweeted he doesn’t have shin splits, which belies what Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie said 11 days ago. Conley posted three tweets Thursday about his injury. He wrote, “I don’t have shin splints lol,” in the second and added, in a reply to a friend, “I ain’t trippin just a lot of people [more]

Mexico seeks to extend deal with NFL to host games

Mexico seeks to extend its relationship with the NFL beyond the original three-year deal to host a regular-season annually. The Raiders played the Texans in the first-regular season game in Mexico since 2005, and the Raiders return this season to play the Patriots in Azteca on Nov. 19. “We need to keep working hard to [more]

Amari Cooper misses fifth straight practice

The Raiders rookie class has been beset by injuries during training camp and they’ve had some veteran accompaniment on the sideline in wide receiver Amari Cooper. According to multiple reports from Wednesday’s practice, Cooper is not practicing and that makes five straight sessions that the wideout has missed. Cooper is reportedly dealing with a left [more]

Raiders missing more than half their draft class in practice

It’s hard for the Raiders to expect much from their 2017 draft class at the moment, because they’re nearly all on the sidelines. Via Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area, the Raiders were without five of their rookies Tuesday when they came back from a day off, more than half of their nine-man draft [more]

Jared Cook debuts as No. 2 tight end for the Raiders

Tight end Jared Cook had the catch of the year for the Packers. He parlayed that into a free-agent deal with the Raiders. He has not yet parlayed that into a starting job. Cook appears as the No. 2 tight end on the first unofficial depth charter of the year, behind Lee Smith. A veteran [more]

Report: Raiders S Keith McGill suffers Jones fracture to foot

The Raiders had seven players who played at least 240 snaps on special teams during the 2016 season and five of them are no longer on the roster as a result of free agency or the team’s decision to move in other directions. A sixth is reportedly going to be off the field for a [more]

Donald Penn working out with Jackie Slater, Orlando Pace during holdout

The Raiders have been going through training camp without left tackle Donald Penn as a result of Penn’s decision not to report in hopes of landing a new deal with the team before the start of the regular season. Penn can’t simulate the conditions that are in place at camp while he’s away from the [more]

Sean Smith relegated to second string with Raiders

Rookie first-round cornerback Gareon Conley has not yet taken Sean Smith‘s placing in the starting lineup. But Smith is no longer a starter nonetheless. Via Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle, Smith was dumped from the first team during a Friday scrimmage, with TJ Carrie starting across from David Amerson. The nickel corner was [more]

Corey Davis is “week-to-week” with hamstring injury

Titans running back DeMarco Murray is day-to-day with a hamstring injury. Titans receiver Corey Davis isn’t so lucky with his. Via Jim Wyatt of the Titans’ website, coach Mike Mularkey on Friday characterized the status of the 2017 first-round selection as “week-to-week.” Davis tried to project optimism, but he eventually accepted the fact that he [more]

Derek Carr says he can make plays with his feet

In his three NFL seasons, Derek Carr has totaled 300 rushing yards, averaged 3.0 yards a carry, and never scored a touchdown. He’s not exactly known for making plays on the ground. But while Carr may never be a running quarterback, he says he can scramble behind the line of scrimmage to buy himself time, [more]

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