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2021 NFL schedule: 10 teams get five primetime games each

Ten teams each received five primetime games. The Packers, Saints, Cowboys, Seahawks, Steelers, Ravens, Rams, 49ers, Chiefs and Bucs are scheduled for five night games each. The Saints and Cowboys also have Thanksgiving Day games, and the Packers a Christmas Day game. The Bears, Vikings, Raiders, Colts and Bills each are scheduled for four primetime [more]

2021 Thursday Night Football Schedule: Rams, Seahawks set for early matchup

The Buccaneers and Cowboys will begin the 2021 the season on Thursday, Sept. 9. But Thursday Night Football will technically begin the next week with a divisional contest between the Giants and Washington on NFL Network. After Carolina visits Houston in Week Three, the Week Four matchup will feature the league’s last two No. 1 [more]

Browns at Steelers closes out ESPN’s Monday Night Football 2021 schedule

The NFL announced its 2021 schedule on Wednesday night. The includes 17 games on ESPN’s Monday Night Football. It does not feature a doubleheader on the first Monday night of the season. ESPN also will air a Week 18 Saturday doubleheader. Those games, which will kickoff at 4:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. ET, also will [more]

49ers, Rams open as biggest Week One favorites

The release of the schedule for the first weekend of the 2021 NFL season has led to sportsbooks releasing point spreads for the first 16 games of the year. A pair of NFC West teams have been installed as the biggest early favorites. William Hill has the 49ers favored by seven points in their road [more]

Report: Bears-Lions, Raiders-Cowboys, Bills-Saints on Thanksgiving

The full NFL schedule will officially get released on Wednesday night, but the first week’s games were announced on Wednesday morning and reports of other notable games are leaking out. One of those leaks involves the Thanksgiving slate of games. Master Tesfatsion of Bleacher Report reports that the Bears will visit the Lions, the Raiders [more]

Ravens, Raiders begin 2021 season on Monday Night Football

Last year, the Raiders opened Allegiant Stadium in Week Two with no fans on Monday Night Football. In 2021, Las Vegas will again play its home opener on MNF — but this time, fans will be in attendance. The NFL announced Wednesday that the Ravens and Raiders will finish the opening week of the upcoming season [more]

Raiders signing Caleb Scott

The Raiders are signing receiver Caleb Scott, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports. Scott, 25, has spent time with the Packers and the Seahawks. He was on the Packers’ practice squad for part of last season. Scott ran a 4.39 in the 40-yard dash coming out of Vanderbilt, where he caught 72 passes for 1,061 [more]

Casey Hayward: I feel like the Raiders were the best situation for me

As a veteran player in a year with a depressed salary cap, cornerback Casey Hayward was aware his options might be limited in free agency. But after signing a one-year deal with the Raiders, Hayward feels like he landed in in a good spot. Hayward is already familiar with key members of Las Vegas’ coaching [more]

Mike Mayock: Casey Hayward is a true pro and young players will look up to him

The Raiders have taken several steps to improve their defense this offseason, including hiring coordinator Gus Bradley to take over the unit. Implementing the system could be easier with the addition of cornerback Casey Hayward. Las Vegas signed him to a one-year deal last week, following Hayward’s four seasons playing under Bradley with the Chargers. [more]

Near perfect attendance at initial rookie minicamps

Roughly 10 percent of the league had rookie minicamps this weekend. Roughly 100 percent of the rookies showed up. Attendance of draft picks, undrafted free agents, and other eligible players were near perfect for the Jets, Raiders, and Colts, the three teams that held rookie minicamps the first weekend after the draft. None of the [more]

Former NFL player Brandon Bair rescues man after fiery train crash

Brandon Bair, who played 21 NFL career games, played the part of hero after a chance encounter Thursday. The former defensive lineman rescued a truck driver after his semi was struck by a train. Bair was driving on a highway in St. Anthony, Idaho, when he saw a train hit a semitruck, which burst into [more]

Jon Gruden goes silent

When last we heard from Raiders coach Jon Gruden, he was openly tampering with a player he never tried to sign. Since then, Gruden has disappeared. Gruden has had no pre-draft press conference, no in-draft press conference, no post-draft press conference, no press conferences at all, no press conference during the current rookie minicamp, no [more]

Raiders sign 10 undrafted free agents

The Raiders have signed 10 undrafted free agents, the team announced Friday. BYU tight end Matt Bushman, Notre Dame cornerback Shaun Crawford, Wisconsin running back Garrett Groshek, Duke offensive tackle Devery Hamilton, Stony Brook cornerback T.J. Morrison, Louisiana running back Trey Ragas, Boston College linebacker Max Richardson, West Virginia defensive tackle Darius Stills, Oklahoma State [more]

Colts, Jets, Raiders holding rookie minicamps this weekend

Many of the offseason events that were cancelled last season because of the COVID-19 pandemic are expected to be back this year and in-person rookie minicamps are on that list. Three teams will be welcoming draft picks, undrafted free agent signings, and tryout players to their facilities this weekend. The Colts, Jets, and Raiders will [more]

Raiders sign Marquel Harrell

The Raiders signed free agent Marquel Harrell, the team announced Thursday. The offensive guard originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2020. He signed with the Bills a year ago. Harrell spent the 2020 virtual offseason with the Bills but did not make the roster. He signed to their practice squad in [more]

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