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Will Deshaun Watson ask for a trade?

The Texans have suggested that they’ll listen to quarterback Deshaun Watson when hiring a coach. But what if they ultimately don’t hire the person he’d like to be coached by? Rumors already are circulating, and we’ve already heard them from multiple different people, that Watson has quietly broached with teammates the possibility of requesting a [more]

Daniel Carlson named AFC special teams player of the month

Raiders kicker had a strong year for his third pro season and he was especially strong in Las Vegas’ last five games of the season. Carlson accounted for 44 points in the Raiders’ December and January games, hitting all 10 of his field goals and 14 of his 15 extra points. He’s now been named [more]

Maxx Crosby named AFC special teams player of the week

The Raiders finished at 8-8 with a 32-31 win over the Broncos on Sunday, reaching at least a .500 record for the first time since 2016. Second-year defensive end Maxx Crosby blocked two field goals to help capture the victory and has now been named AFC special teams player of the week for his performance. [more]

Peyton Manning, Calvin Johnson, Charles Woodson headline Hall of Fame finalists

The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the 15 modern-era finalists for the Class of 2021. Six of the 15 are finalists for the first time. Jared Allen, Calvin Johnson, Peyton Manning and Charles Woodson are a vote away from Canton in their first year of eligibility. In addition, Ronde Barber and Clay Matthews Jr., [more]

Cory Littleton says his first season with Raiders went “miserably”

When the Raiders signed Cory Littleton to a three-year, $36 million deal back in March, they were hoping to get a dynamic centerpiece for a defensive unit that badly needed to improve. Instead, Littleton had his worst season since becoming a full-time linebacker. Littleton spent the first four seasons of his career with the Rams. [more]

Report: Raiders pursuing Gus Bradley for defensive coordinator job

The Las Vegas Raiders have requested permission to interview Los Angeles Chargers defensive coordinator Gus Bradley for the same position with their franchise, according to Vic Tafur of Despite the Chargers firing head coach Anthony Lynn, the rest of the coaching staff remains under contract for the time being. That’s why the Raiders would [more]

Jon Gruden plans to move quickly to hire new defensive coordinator

The Raiders fired defensive coordinator Paul Guenther on Dec. 13, after the team allowed 200 yards rushing in consecutive weeks to the Jets and Colts. Head coach Jon Gruden picked defensive line coach Rod Marinelli to serve as the interim DC for the rest of 2020. While Gruden said on Monday he plans to have [more]

Raiders’ Josh Jacobs arrested for DUI

Less than 12 hours after scoring the winning touchdown in his team’s season finale in Denver, Raiders running back Josh Jacobs was back in Las Vegas and getting arrested for driving under the influence. According to multiple reports, Jacobs was arrested for DUI after a single vehicle crash in Las Vegas at approximately 4:40 a.m. [more]

Stefon Diggs generates most catches, receiving yards

The first year of the Stefon Diggs experiment in Buffalo went very well. Diggs led the league with 127 catches and 1,535 receiving yards. Finishing second in catches were Cardinals receiver DeAndre Hopkins and Packers receiver Davante Adams, with 115 catches each. Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce had 105 catches — but he finished second [more]

Dolphins will pick third in 2021 NFL Draft thanks to Laremy Tunsil trade

The Dolphins didn’t get the on-field results that they needed to make the playoffs, but they did have one thing go their way. Sam Sloman doinked a last second field goal off the upright, but it still went through and the Titans beat the Texans 41-38 to secure the AFC South title. They also secured [more]

Matt Prater breaks Sebastian Janikowski’s NFL record for 50-yard field goals

The NFL has a new all-time leader in 50-yard field goals. Lions kicker Matt Prater hit a 54-yard field goal today against the Vikings, the 59th field goal of 50 or more yards in his career. That broke the previous NFL record of 58, set by Sebastian Janikowski during his long career with the Raiders. [more]

Will there be more scapegoats in Las Vegas?

Jon Gruden’s return to the Raiders has not gone well. So not well that a loss on Sunday against the Broncos on Sunday will drag his record over the last three years to 18-30 — and it would drop him to 113-111 for his regular-season career, just two games over .500. Win or lose today, [more]

All Week 17 games are on as scheduled

The final day of the regular season is set to proceed as scheduled. NFL vice president of communications Brian McCarthy announced that all 16 games are set to go on as planned. There was no concern about 15 of the games on Sunday morning, but there was some question about the Browns and Steelers due [more]

NFL fines Arden Key $6,752 for grabbing Ryan Fitzpatrick’s facemask

The play forever will go down as memorable or forgettable depending on which side is remembering it. But the Dolphins beat the Raiders last Saturday in the only possible way they could have with seconds remaining. With 19 seconds left, it took both a 34-yard completion and a facemask penalty on the same play for [more]

NFL Week 17 injury report roundup: Will Alex Smith play Sunday night?

Week 17 of the 2020 NFL season is a Sunday-only affair. All 32 teams in the league will be playing on Sunday as the league finalizes who is in the playoffs and what seeds they’ll get with a slate of games that culminates with Washington visiting Philadelphia. If Washington wins, they win the NFC East [more]

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