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Report: Marshawn Lynch, Jon Gruden have met “multiple times”

Marshawn Lynch‘s agent felt compelled Thursday to tweet a denial about an unsubstantiated rumor making its way around Twitter. On Friday, a legitimate journalist, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, quelled it even more. The Raiders running back has met with Jon Gruden “on multiple occasions” at the team’s headquarters since Gruden’s hiring, Gehlken [more]

Marshawn Lynch’s agent addresses rumormongers

Marshawn Lynch‘s agent addressed rumors that the running back had blown off a meeting with new coach Jon Gruden, saying nothing of the sort has happened. “To all the couch potato non verified media ppl speaking on Marshawn Lynch-get a real job and check sources! #beastmode,” Doug Hendrickson wrote. None of the team’s beat writers [more]

City of Henderson approves sale of land for Raiders facility outside Las Vegas

The Raiders checked another box on their list of to-do items before an impending move to Las Vegas in the coming years. The city of Henderson approved the sale of 55 acres of property near the Henderson Executive Airport for the Raiders to build out a new facility to serve as the team’s headquarters and [more]

David Amerson set to visit Bears

Cornerback David Amerson got cut by the Raiders on Monday, which means he’s free to sign with another team right away. Amerson isn’t waiting to take advantage of that opportunity. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Amerson is set to visit with the Bears on Wednesday. Bears head coach Matt Nagy came to Chicago [more]

Report: Mike Tice planning to retire from coaching, says players no longer want to be coached

Offensive line coach Mike Tice’s coaching career may be at an end. According to Dan Barreiro of KFAN, Tice said he thinks he is ready to move on from coaching and added his opinion that players no longer want to be coached. Tice is coming off a three-year stint as offensive line coach of the [more]

Raiders cut David Amerson

The Raiders have cut veteran cornerback David Amerson, Field Yates of ESPN reports. The move did not come as a surprise. The Raiders signed Amerson to a four-year extension in the summer of 2016. He was scheduled to make $5.5 million in base salary and count $6 million against the team’s salary cap in 2018. [more]

Eagles, among other things, wrap up 32nd pick in 2018 NFL Draft

The offseason started for most teams long before the confetti fell last night. But like a Broad Street hangover, the reality is about to hit the Eagles that they don’t have much to work with this offseason, at least in terms of draft capital. With the loss, the Patriots earned the 31st pick in the [more]

Randy Moss is heading to Canton

The official announcement of the 2018 class for the Pro Football Hall of Fame will be made soon at the NFL Honors show in Minneapolis, but reports of who will be heading to Canton have started to trickle out. According to multiple reports, Randy Moss will be part of that group. Moss was elected in [more]

Goodell defends NFL’s finding that Raiders complied with Rooney Rule

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is standing by the Raiders, and by the Rooney Rule, despite questions being raised in the wake of Jon Gruden’s hiring about whether the league let the team get away with violating the spirit of the rule. Asked about the Raiders first agreeing to hire Gruden and then interviewing minority candidates [more]

Jethro Franklin back with Ken Norton Jr. on Seahawks coaching staff

Ken Norton Jr. will have one of his coaches from Oakland with him on the Seahawks coaching staff this year. Norton was hired as the defensive coordinator in Seattle this month after being fired by the Raiders during the 2017 season. Jethro Franklin was his defensive line coach in Oakland and Alex Marvez of Sporting [more]

Raiders announce Brian Callahan as quarterbacks coach

The Raiders made the hiring of Brian Callahan as quarterbacks coach official, announcing the move Monday. Callahan also interviewed with the Titans and the Jets. In Oakland, he will work for offensive coordinator Greg Olson and head coach Jon Gruden in Oakland. His father, Bill Callahan, served as Gruden’s offensive coordinator in Gruden’s first stint [more]

Rooney Rule getting another workout in Carolina

If the NFL really wanted to make a difference in fair hiring practices, the most honest first step might be to rename the Rooney Rule the Rooney Suggestion. Because after the Raiders wiped their feet all over the league’s mandate that minority candidates get chances at leadership positions, a slightly less obvious version of the [more]

Report: Brian Callahan will join Raiders’ staff

The Raiders are hiring former Lions quarterbacks coach Brian Callahan, Jason Wolf of The Tennessean reports. Callahan also interviewed with the Titans and the Jets. Callahan will work as the quarterbacks coach for offensive coordinator Greg Olson and head coach Jon Gruden in Oakland. His father, Bill Callahan, served as Gruden’s offensive coordinator in Gruden’s [more]

Report: Texans will hire John Pagano as linebackers coach

The Texans are hiring John Pagano as a linebackers coach, Alex Marvez of the Sporting News reports. Bobby King will continue to coach the team’s inside linebackers. Pagano became the Raiders’ defensive coordinator after Oakland fired Ken Norton Jr. in November. He has spent 22 seasons coaching in the NFL, serving as the Chargers’ defensive [more]

Kelechi Osemele: Jon Gruden’s energy what we need right now

It will be a little while before Raiders players can start working with their new head coach Jon Gruden, but they’ve been able to talk to him a bit and two of the team’s Pro Bowl offensive linemen noted the same thing in their conversations. Center Rodney Hudson said he “could feel his energy” when [more]

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