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Jeremiah Valoaga, D.J. Killings opt out of 2020 season

The Raiders hadn’t had any players opt out of the 2020 season. They do now. Las Vegas placed defensive back D.J. Killings and defensive end Jeremiah Valoaga on the opt-out list Monday, according to the NFL’s official transactions. Killings, 24, signed with the Raiders in May 2019. He spent last season on injured reserve after [more]

Raiders trade P.J. Hall to Vikings

The Raiders planned to release defensive tackle P.J. Hall today. Then they got a trade offer. The Vikings acquired Hall in a trade with the Raiders, according to multiple reports. The Vikings aren’t giving up much (a seventh-round pick that is conditioned on Hall playing at least six games for the Vikings this season), but [more]

Raiders say stadium will be empty all season

The Raiders moved to Las Vegas this year in the hopes that a glitzy new stadium in a city known for its high rollers would result in a box office bonanza. This year, it will be anything but. In a statement sent to season ticket holders today, the Raiders announced that they will have no [more]

Raiders to cut 2018 second-round pick P.J. Hall

In 2018 the Raiders took a chance in the second round on former Sam Houston State defensive tackle P.J. Hall. After two years, they’ve decided it didn’t work out. The Raiders are releasing Hall, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. At the FCS level, Hall was a dominant player in college, and in his second [more]

Ryan Pace more nervous about letting good players go this summer

One common refrain this offseason has been that it is going to be difficult for young players to impress coaches and unseat veterans from the roster without playing in preseason games or taking part in a full offseason program. Raiders General Manager Mike Mayock seems to agree with that assessment. He told Albert Breer of [more]

Jeremy Hill signs with Raiders

Word on Friday was that running back Jeremy Hill was expected to sign with the Raiders assuming all was well with his physical and the deal became official on Sunday. Hill announced his signing on social media. The team has not made any announcement at this point. Hill has not played since tearing his ACL [more]

Former Bengals DB Rickey Dixon dies at 53

Former Bengals defensive back Rickey Dixon died Saturday, seven years after beginning his battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Dixon was 53. The University of Oklahoma, where Dixon earned All-America honors and won the Thorpe Award, announced Dixon’s passing. “Ever since he left OU, Rickey has been regarded as one of the finest football players [more]

Antonio Brown: I look forward to new beginnings

Antonio Brown will not appeal his eight-game suspension. He will serve it and then plans (hopes?) to play the final eight games. With who? Who knows. The free agent receiver responded Friday night to news from the NFL earlier in the day. “I look forward to new beginnings,” Brown wrote on Instagram. “I want to [more]

Texans place Gareon Conley, Dylan Cole on PUP

The Texans placed cornerback Gareon Conley and inside linebacker Dylan Cole on the physically unable to perform list to open training camp. Conley underwent offseason ankle surgery. Cole is working his way back from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. The Raiders traded Conley, the 24th overall choice in 2017, to the [more]

Antonio Brown accepts suspension, won’t appeal

Free agent receiver Antonio Brown has accepted his eight-game suspension and isn’t expected to appeal, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports. Earlier Friday, the NFL announced it has suspended Brown for eight games for multiple violations of the league’s personal conduct policy. His suspension begins Week One, regardless if Brown is on a roster. It [more]

Raiders are expected to sign Jeremy Hill

The Raiders hosted free agent running back Jeremy Hill on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. They plan to sign Hill to a contract pending a physical and COVID-19 test. Hill, 27, has not played since 2018. The Bengals made him a second-round choice in 2014, and Hill played four seasons in Cincinnati. He [more]

Antonio Brown gets an eight-game suspension

Free-agent receiver Antonio Brown already has served an unofficial 14-game suspension, thanks to the refusal of teams to sign him which the NFL conducted multiple investigations that, if he were employed, could have landed him on the league’s paid-leave list. Per multiple reports (confirmed by PFT), he’ll now serve another eight-game suspension. The reports initially [more]

Jon Gruden: We’re not afraid to play young guys, but they have to earn it

One frequent talking point this offseason has been how difficult it will be for rookies to make an impact without offseason programs or preseason games to help them transition to the professional level. Some teams are still going to find themselves relying on rookies to contribute right off the bat, however, and the Raiders would [more]

Jon Gruden wants to crush COVID-19 into the ground

When the Seattle Seahawks lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XL, then head coach Mike Holmgren said afterward that he didn’t know he’d have to beat two opponents to host the Lombardi Trophy. “We knew it was going to be tough going up against the Pittsburgh Steelers,” Holmgren said. “I didn’t know we [more]

Steelers sign safety Curtis Riley

The Steelers have signed free agent safety Curtis Riley, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. Riley took a physical in Pittsburgh on Thursday. Riley, 28, played all 16 games, including three starts, for the Raiders last year. He made 34 tackles, one pass breakup and a forced fumble. Riley started every game for the Giants [more]

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