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John Madden thinks NFL teams can benefit from hiring Madden players

John Madden was a Super Bowl-winning coach long before football video games existed, but now that football’s iconic video game bears his name, Madden thinks there could be a connection between gaming and coaching. Madden told ESPN that if he were coaching today, he’d assign assistant coaches to play the Madden game in preparation for [more]

Toronto Argonauts sign Martavis Bryant

Wide receiver Martavis Bryant is heading to the Canadian Football League in a bid to resume his playing career. The Toronto Argonauts announced on Monday that they have signed Bryant to their roster. Bryant last appeared in an NFL game with the Raiders during the 2018 season. He had 19 catches for 266 yards in [more]

What’s next for Matthew Stafford?

After a dozen seasons in Detroit, quarterback Matthew Stafford will be moving on. So where will he go? Plenty of teams will be interested, especially with a contract that pays out only $20 million in 2021. (He may want a new deal on the way through the door, however.) Despite being only a one-time Pro [more]

Report: Lions interview John Morton for offensive coordinator

The Lions have interviewed Raiders senior offensive assistant John Morton for their offensive coordinator position, Vinny Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. The Lions hired Dan Campbell as head coach earlier this week. They also have shown interest in Steelers receivers coach Ike Hilliard, former Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn and Bills quarterbacks coach [more]

Charlie Frye will coach quarterbacks with the Dolphins

Charlie Frye is back in the NFL. The former pro quarterback will now be coaching quarterbacks with the Dolphins, reports Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports. Most recently, Frye had served at the offensive coordinator at Central Michigan. A third-round pick of the Browns in 2005, Frye was traded to Seattle after a disastrous Week One [more]

Report: Seahawks are expected to interview Kirby Wilson for offensive coordinator

Pete Carroll said he wants Seattle to run the ball better in 2021. Now the Seahawks are taking a look at a longtime running backs coach to potentially become their offensive coordinator. Raiders running backs coach Kirby Wilson is expected to interview for Seattle’s vacancy at OC, according to NFL media’s Ian Rapoport. Wilson, 59, [more]

Report: Jim O’Neil departing Raiders staff to be Northwestern’s defensive coordinator

After spending three seasons with the Raiders, Jim O’Neil is heading back to college. O’Neil will be Northwestern’s defensive coordinator, ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg reports. O’Neil served as the Raiders’ senior defensive assistant in 2018 and was the defensive backs coach for the last two years. He previously worked for Northwestern in 2003-2004 as a graduate [more]

Tom Brady campaigns for Richard Seymour to make the Hall of Fame

When Tom Brady is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, he hopes to see former teammate Richard Seymour wearing a gold jacket waiting for him. Seymour is one of the Hall of Fame finalists whose case is being voted on today, and Brady wrote on Twitter that Seymour is very deserving. “I would [more]

Raiders tight ends coach Frank Smith joining Chargers staff

The Los Angeles to Las Vegas coaching shuttle service will have someone going the other direction. After the Raiders hired Gus Bradley to be their defensive coordinator, Las Vegas’ tight ends coach Frank Smith will be joining the Chargers’ staff as run game coordinator, according to multiple reports. Smith has been with the Raiders since [more]

Jaguars will pick 25th after Rams loss in divisional round

New Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer knew his team had the first overall pick in the draft when he took the job and now he knows where the team’s second first-round pick will fall. Jacksonville acquired the Rams’ 2021 first-rounder as part of the deal for cornerback Jalen Ramsey in October 2019 and it will [more]

Mark Davis buys Las Vegas WNBA team

Raiders owner Mark Davis will soon own another Las Vegas pro sports team. Davis has agreed to purchase the Las Vegas Aces, he announced today. “I am excited to announce that I have entered into an agreement to purchase the Las Vegas franchise in the WNBA from MGM Resorts International. I will have more to [more]

Jon Gruden: I don’t think one guy is going to fix the defense

The Raiders hired Gus Bradley to take over as defensive coordinator on Tuesday, with Bradley saying he wants Las Vegas to be a fast and physical defense that generates takeaways. While the Raiders have invested heavily in their defense through the draft and free agency over the last two seasons, the team still finished 30th [more]

Gus Bradley: The Raiders have a hungry group of guys who want to get better

Jon Gruden has hired Gus Bradley to be the Raiders new defensive coordinator, with the idea that Bradley will be able to significantly improve what’s been a lagging unit. Since Gruden stepped out of the broadcast booth to coach the Raiders for a second time, the team has finished 26th, 19th, and 25th in yards [more]

Raiders hire Gus Bradley as defensive coordinator

Jon Gruden said he wanted to move quickly to find a new defensive coordinator and now he’s done so. The Raiders are hiring former Chargers defensive coordinator and Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley for the position, the team announced on Tuesday. Bradley had served as Los Angeles’ defensive coordinator since 2017, joining the organization the [more]

Josh Jacobs charged with traffic offense, not DUI

Although Raiders running back Josh Jacobs was arrested for DUI in Las Vegas less than 12 hours after his team’s season finale, he will face only a lesser charge. Jacobs will be charged only with failure to exercise due care, his lawyers told Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. The attorneys confirmed Jacobs was involved in [more]

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