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Matt LaFleur sacks Packers’ sack celebrations

Za'Darius Smith has six sacks in six games, giving him reason to celebrate. He borrowed Ray Lewis’ squirrel dance two weeks ago after the Hall of Fame linebacker questioned the leadership of the Packers’ front seven. After a sack of Matthew Stafford on Monday night, Smith pretended to take a nap. Smith, though, revealed Thursday [more]

Paul Guenther on Vontaze Burfict suspension: It was a witch hunt

After Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict was suspended for the remainder of the regular season for a hemet-to-helmet hit on Colts tight end Jack Doyle, Raiders head coach Jon Gruden said the punishment was excessive and Burfict’s agent said his client had been singled out by the league. No arguments in favor of a reduced penalty [more]

Packers remain short on healthy wideouts at Thursday’s practice

The Packers finished last Monday’s win over the Lions with two wide receivers out of action and Marquez Valdes-Scantling at less than 100 percent because of ankle and knee injuries. The situation hasn’t improved over the last few days. Per multiple reports, Valdes-Scantling is not practicing on Thursday and the team is still without Davante [more]

Raiders working out LeGarrette Blount, Bo Scarbrough

The Oakland Raiders hosted workouts for running backs LeGarrette Blount and Bo Scarbrough, per Field Yates of ESPN.com. Blount hasn’t been with an NFL team since the end of last season with the Detroit Lions. Blount started eight games for Detroit last season, rushing for 418 yards and five touchdowns. Blount has played 10 seasons [more]

Tyrell Williams misses practice with plantar fasciitis

The Raiders had extra time to get ready for Sunday’s game against the Packers at Lambeau Field. One of their key players continues to be injured, however. Receiver Tyrell Williams didn’t practice on Wednesday due to a foot injury. Williams missed the Week Five win over the Bears in London after starting the first four [more]

Three Packers receivers miss practice due to injury (along with Jimmy Graham)

The Green Bay Packers found a way to win on Monday night, despite an ever-growing list of injured pass-catchers. Those injuries lingered into Wednesday’s practice. Receiver Davante Adams (toe), receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling (ankle, knee), receiver Geronimo Allison (concussion, chest), and tight end Jimmy Graham (ankle) missed Wednesday’s practice due to injury. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers once [more]

Raiders sign Darren Waller to contract extension

The Raiders announced they have signed tight end Darren Waller to a multi-year contract extension. Tom Pelissero of the NFL reports the deal will run through 2023. Waller, 27, has had a breakout season. He already has set career highs in catches with 37 and yards with 359, both of which lead the team. Waller [more]

Trent Brown denies the claims made against him a civil lawsuit

Raiders tackle Trent Brown has been sued for domestic violence. He has posted a statement on social media denying the allegations. “I am aware that my ex-girlfriend has filed a civil suit against me,” Brown said on Twitter. “I deny the claims. They are false. I believe in the court system where I will clear [more]

Trent Brown sued for domestic violence

Raiders tackle Trent Brown, who signed a record contract earlier this year, has been sued in California for domestic violence. The lawsuit, filed Monday in a California civil court on behalf of Diorra Marzette-Sanders, makes various accusations against Brown, the most serious of which are that Brown “slapped the Plaintiff across the face leaving her [more]

Six future first-round picks have already been traded

NFL teams value first-round draft picks, but an increasing number of teams are showing that they’re willing to trade away first-round picks in the future to get a player they want now. In fact, six future first-round draft picks (four in the 2020 NFL draft and two in the 2021 NFL draft) have already been [more]

Raiders guard Gabe Jackson returns to practice

The Raiders got a big piece of their offensive plan back Monday, and he thinks bigger things are in their future. Via Scott Bair of NBCSportsBayArea.com, Raiders right guard Gabe Jackson returned to the practice field for the first time in nine weeks, since injuring his knee during a joint practice with the Rams during [more]

Raiders designate Isaiah Johnson to return from injured reserve

Teams are able to designate two players to return from injured reserve each season and the Raiders have used one of their spots. Cornerback Isaiah Johnson worked out with the team on Monday as they returned from their bye week and he’s been formally designated to return. He has a three-week window to practice with [more]

Steelers return to L.A. for first time since 1994

The last time the Steelers played in Los Angeles, their starting quarterback for tonight’s game against the Chargers hadn’t been born. Devlin Hodges made his arrival on April 12, 1996. The Steelers made their exit from L.A. on November 27, 1994. That day, the Steelers played the Raiders at the Coliseum. Mike Tomczak started at [more]

NFL fines Richie Incognito

Raiders guard Richie Incognito boasted about how physical he and his teammates were in Sunday’s win over the Bears, but the league office says that he twice got too physical. The NFL fined Incognito $21,054 for two infractions in Sunday’s game. One fine was $10,527 for a chop block and the other fine was also [more]

NFL moves Raiders-Texans to late afternoon in Week Eight

The NFL announced a couple of changes to the schedule for Week Eight on Friday. The Raiders and Texans were scheduled to kick off at 1 p.m. ET on the original schedule, but the game will now get underway at 4:25 p.m. ET. Oakland and Houston will take the place of a matchup between the [more]

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