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Karl Joseph visits with Steelers

Free agent safety Karl Joseph met with the Steelers in Pittsburgh, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Joseph appeared in 14 games with the Browns last season, starting eight. He saw action on 660 defensive snaps and 106 on special teams. Joseph totaled 67 tackles, two tackles for loss, two fumble recoveries, an interception [more]

Johnathan Abram: Raiders defense will make strides in 2021

The Raiders have made some significant changes to their defense heading into 2021, starting with hiring coordinator Gus Bradley. Since head coach Jon Gruden’s return in 2018, the team’s defense has been its weakest point — finishing 32nd, 24th, and 30th in points allowed. But adding Bradley and signing players like Yannick Ngakoue and Quinton [more]

Ex-NFL player Kenbrell Thompkins charged with identity theft, unemployment fraud

Former NFL player Kenbrell Thompkins has been charged with fraudulently obtaining unemployment benefits that were meant for people who lost their jobs in the COVID-19 pandemic. Thompkins, a wide receiver who played for the Patriots, Raiders and Jets, was charged by federal indictment with access device fraud and aggravated identity theft. According to prosecutors, Thompkins [more]

Cardinals open cap space by restructuring Rodney Hudson’s contract

Center Rodney Hudson is a new arrival in Arizona and the Cardinals have reworked his contract to help them make other roster moves this year. Howard Balzer of reports that Hudson converted $8.8 million of his salary and workout bonus into a signing bonus. They also added three voidable years to the deal, which [more]

Bills sign Marquel Lee

The Bills doubled down on linebackers Wednesday. They announced the signing of Marquel Lee on Wednesday afternoon. That news came after they agreed to a deal with linebacker Tyrell Adams earlier in the day. Lee comes to Buffalo after being out of the league last season. He was a 2017 fifth-round pick of the Raiders [more]

Yannick Ngakoue: You’d have to be a fool not to want to play for the Raiders

During offensive lineman Gabe Jackson‘s first media session with Seattle, the former longtime Raiders guard said flatly that his new team wins. “I want to be a part of an organization that’s like that,” Jackson said, in what could be interpreted as a bit of a shot to the franchise that dealt him. Conversely there’s [more]

Gabe Jackson: I want to be a part of an organization that wins like Seattle

Gabe Jackson was the third selection of the Raiders’ 2014 draft class, following edge rusher Khalil Mack and quarterback Derek Carr. For seven years, Jackson was a key piece of the Raiders’ offensive line. But in that time, the franchise had just one winning season. Even when the club went 12-4 in 2016, Carr’s injury [more]

Gabe Jackson gets “a little extension” with Seahawks

Offensive guard Gabe Jackson is leaving the Raiders after seven seasons. He is joining the Seahawks following a trade from Las Vegas. “It’s a new start,” Jackson said Tuesday, via Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio KJR and PFT. “It almost feels like draft day, you know. I feel like I’m a rookie all over again, [more]

Raiders sign Kolton Miller to three-year contract extension

The Raiders said goodbye to a handful of starting offensive linemen this offseason, but they’ve moved to hold onto another one for years to come. Left tackle Kolton Miller‘s agency Octagon announced that their client has reached agreement on an extension with the team. Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports that it is a three-year extension [more]

Packers-Chiefs, Cardinals-Browns among additions to 2021’s 17-game schedule

NFL owners have approved a 17-game schedule for the 2021 season and that means each team now has a new opponent on their schedule. The 17th game will be an inter-conference game each season and teams the conferences will alternate hosting duties. The AFC will host the games in 2021 and they will feature matchups [more]

Willie Snead IV: The Raiders offensive system attracted me

Las Vegas lost Nelson Agholor to the Patriots in free agency, but has brought in John Brown and Willie Snead to help fill the void. Snead spent his last three seasons with the Ravens after a few productive seasons in New Orleans. But Snead’s production has dropped significantly, particularly in the last two years. The [more]

Tom Cable: Andre James has a lot of the same characteristics as Rodney Hudson

The Raiders pulled off a surprising move when they traded center Rodney Hudson to the Cardinals earlier this month. They surprised again when they signed Hudson’s replacement, Andre James, to a three-year extension with $6 million guaranteed last week. James has started only one game since entering the league as an undrafted rookie out of [more]

Raiders signing Willie Snead

The Raiders are bringing in another free agent wide receiver. Willie Snead will sign a one-year deal with Las Vegas, agent Drew Rosenhaus told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Snead has spent the last three seasons with the Ravens. He caught 33 passes for 432 yards with three touchdowns in 2020. He appeared in 13 games for [more]

Andrew Berry: Takk McKinley fits nicely with what we want on our defensive line

The Browns have made several moves in free agency to improve their defense, one of which was signing Takk McKinley to a one-year, $4 million deal. The former first-round pick has not played up to his draft status, and the Falcons waived him midway through last season. Though the Raiders picked McKinley up, the D-lineman [more]

Kenyan Drake sees “classic thunder and lighting” duo with Josh Jacobs

The Raiders raised some eyebrows last week when they signed running back Kenyan Drake to a two-year, $14.5 million contract as a free agent despite the presence of Josh Jacobs on their roster. Drake said that he was sold on joining the team because of how head coach Jon Gruden pitched him on being “a [more]

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