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Marcus Peters fined $24,309 for flag-throwing incident

Marcus Peters has not had a good week. The Chiefs suspended the cornerback one game without pay for prematurely leaving the field Sunday, and the NFL now has fined Peters for throwing an official’s flag into the stands. The suspension for Sunday’s game will cost Peters $72,320 of his base salary. The fine will cost [more]

Eight teams that missed playoffs in 2016 currently in playoff position

Since the 12-team playoff format was introduced to the NFL in 1990, every year has seen at least four teams advance to the postseason after failing to make it the previous year. We’re on track to see that number double. As of today, eight of the 12 playoff spots in the league are taken up [more]

Amari Cooper listed as questionable after getting back on the field Friday

A report on Friday indicated that Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper will not play in Sunday’s game against the Chiefs because of the ankle injury he suffered in Week 12, but the Raiders aren’t ruling him out at this point. Cooper was on the field during Friday’s practice and he’s listed as questionable for the [more]

Amari Cooper not expected to play this week

If the Raiders are going to make a run at the top of the wide-open AFC West this week, they’re going to have to do it without wide receiver Amari Cooper. According to Dan Graziano of ESPN.com, Cooper is expected to miss Sunday’s game against the Chiefs. Cooper has cleared the concussion protocol, but a [more]

Rashad Jennings retires

In the offseason, I was fairly certain that, eventually, veteran tailbacks like Chris Johnson, DeAngelo Williams, and Rashad Jennings could get another opportunity. Johnson did, until the Cardinals traded for Adrian Peterson. Williams and Jennings didn’t, and Jennings is now done waiting. Jennings has announced his retirement, after seven NFL seasons. “I’m full,” Jennings said [more]

Bob Sutton downplays absence of Marcus Peters vs. Raiders

The Chiefs suspended cornerback Marcus Peters as a result of his bizarre behavior late in Sunday’s loss to the Jets, when he threw a flag in to the stands, presumed he’d been ejected, left the playing area, and then returned in full uniform — but without socks. With the 6-6 Raiders coming to town, the [more]

Amari Cooper misses practice again with ankle injury

It appears Amari Cooper will miss another game. The Raiders wide receiver cleared concussion protocol Wednesday, but his left ankle injury has prevented him from returning to practice, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. Cooper’s absence suggests he could have a high-ankle sprain. Cooper has not practiced or played since being hit in [more]

Amari Cooper out of concussion protocol, misses practice with ankle injury

Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper has cleared concussion protocol, with the team no longer listing his head injury on their injury report. That’s the good news. The bad news is Cooper still hasn’t returned to practice. He was a non-participant Wednesday because of his injured left ankle. Cooper has not practiced or played since being [more]

Chiefs suspend Marcus Peters for one game

Earlier this week, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said that the team was evaluating possible discipline for cornerback Marcus Peters after Peters left the field early during last Sunday’s loss to the Jets. Reid revealed the result of that evaluation on Wednesday. Reid announced that Peters has been suspended for this Sunday’s game against the Raiders. [more]

Report: Amari Cooper remains in concussion protocol

Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper remains in concussion protocol, via Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Cooper also has an injured left ankle. Cooper was hit in the head on an illegal hit by Broncos safety Darian Stewart on November 26. The league fined Stewart $24,308. The Raiders will see the return of their [more]

AFC playoff picture: Steelers stay on top

It took a rally from 13 points down in the fourth quarter on an injury-filled night in Cincinnati, but the Steelers wound up with another win that keeps them in the No. 1 spot in the AFC playoff picture for another week. The picture at the top will get more definitive when the Patriots and [more]

Raiders activate Michael Crabtree, waive Darius Latham

The Raiders activated wide receiver Michael Crabtree from the reserve/suspended list. They waived defensive tackle Darius Latham to make room. Oakland chose to keep undrafted rookie wide receiver Isaac Whitney on the active roster. It promoted him last week to fill Crabtree’s spot, and it seemed likely he would spend only one week on the [more]

Report: Amari Cooper’s ankle bigger concern than concussion this week

The Raiders had to play without both of their starting wide receivers on Sunday, but that didn’t stop them from finding a way past the Giants for their second straight win. The victory brought their record to 6-6 and left them in a three-way tie with the Chiefs and Chargers for first place in the [more]

No change to Sunday Night Football in Week 15

When the NFL schedule was released this offseason, the Cowboys’ visit to Oakland was set for Sunday Night Football in Week 15. Neither of those teams have seen their seasons play out exactly as hoped, but they won’t be flexed out of prime time. The NFL announced on Monday that there will not be a [more]

Raiders make it a three-way tie atop the AFC West

The Raiders have had their fair share of sloppy moments during Sunday’s game against the Giants, but it wasn’t enough to keep them from getting a 24-17 win over their hapless visitors from New Jersey. That’s a nice summary for their season to date as the sloppiness that has led to six losses on the [more]

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