Report: NFL fines Raiders for violating its injury report policy

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The NFL has fined the Raiders for violating its injury report policy, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. The team will pay $20,000 for the violation.

It is a rare move by the NFL, but an easy one considering guard Kelechi Osemele did not travel with the team to Los Angeles in Week Five.

The league’s rules require road teams to report players who don’t make the trip.

The Raiders listed Osemele as questionable for the game against the Chargers with a knee injury, but they failed to downgrade him to out when he stayed home.

54 responses to “Report: NFL fines Raiders for violating its injury report policy

  1. Can this team get ANYTHING right?

    Never thought I’d see the day where the nation is asking for JDR to come back. The nation took Del Rio for granted and did not deserve his integrity.

    Gruden is a bonafide clown. He kept referring to the media during Monday’s press conference as “America”. Seriously what does he think this is? You’re not on Monday Night Football anymore Jon.

  2. I see no one is commenting on this.

    Probably because it’s so easy and obvious to bash the Raiders for having gone 2 years ago from being a super team on the rise to being a team doing it’s best to bring up the rear in the NFL. They’ve taken the adage, “If you’re not first you’re last” a bit too literally it seems.

  3. I’m sure that had a major impact on the game, as no doubt the Chargers spent all week game planning their D based on Osemele being on the field. They spend time on this trivial stuff along with fining defensive players for touching QBs, when they should be focusing on guys like Burfict.

  4. To be fair, someone might have bet on the Raiders because they thought Osemele was going to make the trip to London and play.

  5. So Indy hid Lucks broken ribs and lacerated kidneys for months not a peep out of the league office. The Raiders don’t downgrade a player already on the report and they get fined.

    That Roger Goodell’s National Integrity League for you. Roger’s gotta go.

  6. I’m blown away how random the league enforced things…. absolute total bias as to whom gets fined & for what….
    As stated above with the Colts & Luck
    & then doing ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to Eli for selling fake game (not worn) memorabilia which is most definitely a blow against the integrity of the game/league…..& more importantly the fans!!!!
    The LEAGUE DID NOTHING!!!!
    Pretty sure if it was a Patriots player that did that, the Media would have FREAKED OUT & the league would have fined/suspended the player then probably taken draft picks….. but alas, it’s the lowly Giants & they are Rogers team so NOTHING TO SEE HERE…. FARCE!!!

  7. It’s so funny listening to Raiders fans huff and puff every off season that their team is going to be good and here we are, year after year in the same position. Now it’s gotten so bad that they can’t even properly report their injuries. This team is a joke from top to bottom .

  8. In the Raiders defense, this issue is very grey by NFL rules. Yes, The league’s rules require ROAD TEAMS to report players who don’t make the trip. But in this game the RAIDERS are the HOME team. So the grey is, HOME TEAMS dont travel. Its reading the rules.

  9. The Jill’s fan just doesn’t get it, When your team has never won anything, you can’t run your mouth… The chills are in the class with the browns and Cardinals and clippers, they will never win anything, It’s still wide right

  10. Maybe he didn’t have a valid passport! The team didn’t know until he tried to board the plane! Ha ha!

  11. I see Patsie fans are still salty because their team cheated and lied in spygate and deflategate. Direct your hate to Belicheat and Brady for tarnishing the Patriots

  12. Thetruthspeaks says:
    October 18, 2018 at 3:55 pm
    I see Patsie fans are still salty because their team cheated and lied in spygate and deflategate. Direct your hate to Belicheat and Brady for tarnishing the Patriots
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    LOL….tarnished only in the minds of the weak minded…., maybe you understand….
    Patriots have been dominant for years…..just deal with it & move along

  13. But the Colts fail to disclose Andrew Luck has broken ribs and a lacerated kidney and they get nothing….

    “Equal Justice” dispensed by Roger Goodell

  14. ————————
    LOL….tarnished only in the minds of the weak minded…., maybe you understand….
    Patriots have been dominant for years…..just deal with it & move along

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    Maybe you Putzie fans should deal with it. You losers are the ones that keep posting the lying comments

  15. When can we expect the League to punish the teams that violate the injury report rules regularly – like every week? We all know who they are. . ..

  16. Its LA……he literally could get on a flight Sunday morning and be there in an hour…..so if a decision hadn’t been made when” team” left is pretty petty just so league can throw some bonus’ around its offices…..

  17. In fairness to the Raiders, they move around so often they can’t possibly know whether a particular player is still on the bus.

  18. Maybe you Putzie fans should deal with it. You losers are the ones that keep posting the lying comments

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    That fanbase is horrid. Biggest chestbeaters and sorest losers.

  19. Bowl Cut may have to go to Speedy Cash for a loan to pay this one.

    They ought to fine them for impersonating an NFL franchise.

  20. Wow, it’s unbelievable that there are still some clueless posters who still don’t understand cold weather causes footballs to lose pressure. Sad to be that uneducated!! Repeat UNEDUCATED!! Really sad.

  21. The cheating by the Raiders is amazing!

    MIami has been doing this lately, too, with Tannehill. The Ravens also cheat with these things, as did the Colts with Luck.

  22. Thetruthspeaks says:
    October 18, 2018 at 3:48 pm
    Indy put Luck on IR when he lacerated his kidney.
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    What about his shoulder? In April 2017 he admitted to the media that he’d been CONSTANTLY struggling with and rehabbing his shoulder EVER SINCE injuring it v Titans in Sept 2015 – the only problem was for 75% of the intervening time the shoulder was not listed on final injury reports. And in Sept 2016 both HC and GM insisted Luck was absolutely fine and got pissy with the media for continually asking the question. We now know he was def not fine, we now know a lot of the injury reports were false.

  23. A dirty hit on a player that could end a career- $10,000
    Not listing a player on the injury report- $20,000
    Allowing Jerry Jones to make deals with non-NFL sponsors- priceless

  24. kissbillsrings says:
    October 18, 2018 at 3:15 pm

    I’m blown away how random the league enforced things…. absolute total bias as to whom gets fined & for what….
    As stated above with the Colts & Luck
    & then doing ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to Eli for selling fake game (not worn) memorabilia which is most definitely a blow against the integrity of the game/league…..& more importantly the fans!!!!
    The LEAGUE DID NOTHING!!!!
    Pretty sure if it was a Patriots player that did that, the Media would have FREAKED OUT & the league would have fined/suspended the player then probably taken draft picks….. but alas, it’s the lowly Giants & they are Rogers team so NOTHING TO SEE HERE…. FARCE!!!
    ————————

    The reason is that none of those teams threaten the “parity” of the league, whereas the Patriots, by being successful year after year, do. What’s hilarious that the Patriots continue winning even after the league tries to screw them. Curses. Foiled again.

  25. Thetruthspeaks says:
    October 18, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    I see Patsie fans are still salty because their team cheated and lied in spygate and deflategate. Direct your hate to Belicheat and Brady for tarnishing the Patriots
    ———————

    What do Patriots fans have to be salty about? The Patriots are in the playoffs and the Super Bowl all of the time, despite the aforementioned machinations perpetrated by the league office.

  26. The cheating by the Raiders is amazing!

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    No team in NFL history has ever cheated more than New England. Massive fines, suspensions, etc._

  27. williamshatnerstoupee says:
    October 18, 2018 at 5:44 pm
    The cheating by the Raiders is amazing!

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    No team in NFL history has ever cheated more than New England. Massive fines, suspensions, etc._

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    You keep using that excuse as to why your team never wins

  28. williamshatnerstoupee says:
    October 18, 2018 at 5:44 pm
    The cheating by the Raiders is amazing!

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    No team in NFL history has ever cheated more than New England. Massive fines, suspensions, etc._
    ——
    Your team had Dr Rydze on the payroll and a HOF QB who admitted that he and the rest of the team won Super Bowls when they were using PEDs. And was handed a title by the refs.

    0 legit titles.

    🙂

  29. It’s looking more and more like the Raiders are going to completely clean house pretty soon. I mean if Gruden is now doing a lot of the GM duties, there must be an awful lot of folks on the payroll that have a lot of time on their hands. I don’t think it’s usually the coach that reports injuries and such to the league office. Just more evidence of why the Raiders have had one winning season in the fifteen years before Gruden got there. Now we know why Mark Davis was so anxious to bring in some fresh blood.

  30. “Indy put Luck on IR when he lacerated his kidney.”

    Yeah only after it came out they’d been hiding it for quite awhile

  31. The N E fanbase hasn’t even reached the age of twenty and is already regarded as the worst in sports history. So sad.

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