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Training camp reporting dates for all 32 teams

The end of offseason programs around the league last week have all 32 teams looking forward to training camp and the start of the push to the regular season. All 32 teams have now announced the reporting dates for training camp. Many teams will have their rookies report ahead of their veterans and all teams [more]

Maurice Hurst “amped up” to play for Paul Guenther after watching Geno Atkins

Defensive tackle Maurice Hurst was considered a possible first-round pick before an irregular heartbeat was detected during a medical exam at the NFL Scouting Combine and questions about whether he’ll be able to have a long career in the NFL helped push him to the Raiders in the fifth round. While he might not like [more]

Report: Martavis Bryant has not missed or failed a drug test

The situation surrounding Raiders receiver Martavis Bryant remains unclear a week after a report that the team was bracing for another suspension. But a new report says Bryant has not missed or failed a drug test. Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports that Bryant hasn’t been notified by the league that he is facing discipline, [more]

Edmonton adds Hackenberg to dibs list

The CFL has a unique system for allocating players, a highly-sophisticated process that is akin to calling “shotgun.” As to former Jets and (blink and you missed it) Raiders quarterback Christian Hackenberg, the Edmonton Eskimos have secured dibs. More specifically, and according to 3downnation.com, the Eskimos have added Hackenberg to their negotiating list. Hackenberg, a [more]

NFL-only field going in at London soccer stadium

In the most tangible piece of evidence yet that the NFL wants to keep playing games in London, the league has paid for an NFL-only field to be on the grounds of the new soccer stadium for Tottenham Hotspur. New pictures of the stadium, which is still being built, show the FieldTurf field that the [more]

Raiders sign third-round pick Arden Key

Friday began with 26 unsigned 2018 draft picks around the league and that number dropped by one on Friday afternoon. The Raiders announced that third-round defensive end Arden Key has agreed to a four-year deal with the team. Key was the only unsigned member of Oakland’s draft class. Plenty of people thought Key was headed [more]

Raiders hire former ref Gerry Austin as consultant

The Raiders haven’t been shy about bringing in veteran help this offseason, and that applies to off-field staff as well. According to Mike Sando of ESPN.com, the Raiders have hired longtime referee Gerry Austin as a consultant. Austin, 76, worked with coach Jon Gruden in the Monday Night Football booth since 2012. He retired in [more]

Report: Raiders wary a suspension could be coming for Martavis Bryant

In acquiring Martavis Bryant in a trade with the Pittsburgh Steelers in April, Oakland General Manager Reggie McKenzie said the Raiders felt “good about giving Martavis an opportunity.” It appears as though that good feeling may have left the building. According to Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the Raiders are wary that a [more]

Jon Gruden: CBA big factor in Hackenberg’s failure to launch

Raiders coach Jon Gruden has made no secret of his distaste for the league’s collectively bargained rules governing offseason work and he went back to the well on Thursday while discussing quarterback Christian Hackenberg‘s release. Gruden pointed to Hackenberg’s work this offseason to change “his stroke, his passing motion” and said there wasn’t enough time [more]

Christian Hackenberg visiting the Patriots

Christian Hackenberg was a draft bust with the Jets, but could he have a future with the Patriots? Hackenberg, who cleared waivers yesterday after the Raiders cut him, was at the Patriots’ facility today, according to Field Yates of ESPN. A quarterback who showed promise early in his college career at Penn State, Hackenberg was [more]

Browns claim Brady Sheldon off waivers

The Browns claimed linebacker Brady Sheldon off waivers from Oakland. To make room on the roster, the team placed defensive back Howard Wilson on injured reserve. Wilson, a fourth-round draft pick in 2017, missed all of last season with a knee injury. Sheldon is entering his second season out of Ferris State. He originally signed [more]

Christian Hackenberg clears waivers

No one wants Christian Hackenberg. Hackenberg, the quarterback who was the Jets’ 2016 second-round draft pick, was waived by the Raiders yesterday and went unclaimed on waivers today, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. That raises the question of whether Hackenberg will ever play in an NFL game. He never got on the field [more]

Gareon Conley: I feel like I’m back

The Raiders added cornerbacks Rashaan Melvin, Daryl Worley, Leon Hall and Shareece Wright, but they expect a healthy Gareon Conley to be their top cornerback. Conley played only two games last season after Oakland made him the 24th overall pick. “It’s been a dark world that he’s been in, this young man,” Raiders coach Jon [more]

Giants sign tight end Scott Simonson, waive Aaron Davis

The New York Giants signed former Carolina Panthers and Oakland Raiders right end Scott Simonson on Tuesday ahead of the start of their mandatory veteran mini-camp. Simonson has played in 18 career games and started one game for the Panthers in 2016. He spent all of last season on injured reserve in Carolina due to [more]

Raiders waive Christian Hackenberg

The Raiders traded a conditional seventh-round pick to the Jets for quarterback Christian Hackenberg last month, but they probably won’t be handing it over unless the condition was cutting Hackenberg before the end of their offseason program. The Raiders announced on Tuesday that Hackenberg is one of two players dropped from the roster to make room [more]

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