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Mark Murphy: Packers wanted Khalil Mack, Raiders thought Bears would have higher pick

Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy says his team’s efforts to trade for Khalil Mack a year ago were thwarted primarily by the Raiders’ perception that the Bears would have a higher first-round draft pick. Murphy told 105.7 The Fan that the Packers made a big offer to the Raiders for Mack, but the Raiders [more]

Oakland’s lawyers believe DOJ got involved in suit against NFL for political reasons

The Trump administration is possibly trying to help the NFL. Or, possibly, it’s trying to hurt Oakland. Daniel Kaplan of reports that there’s a belief within the city’s legal team that the Department of Justice has butted in to the antitrust lawsuit challenging the relocation of the Raiders as retaliation against Oakland for Major [more]

Raiders waive Saeed Blacknall, sign De’Mornay Pierson-El

The Raiders signed free agent receiver De’Mornay Pierson-El, the team announced Thursday. They waived receiver Saeed Blacknall in a corresponding move. Pierson-El played for Salt Lake Stallions in the Alliance of American Football League. He made 36 receptions for 414 yards and one touchdown, leading the team in receiving in the eight games before the [more]

Raiders’ Las Vegas stadium is mostly done

Construction on the Raiders’ new stadium in Las Vegas is moving forward on schedule. The stadium is now more than 50 percent done, according to Don Webb, chief operating officer of the stadium development project. According to Mick Akers of the Las Vegas Review Journal, $944.7 million has been spent so far, which is just [more]

Broncos’ expectations are “to take it one day at a time”

The Broncos have had consecutive losing seasons for the first time since 1971-72. They also had a losing season in 1970, which means that they’re currently one losing season away from matching that three straight years of sub-.500 football. But the days of zero-and-zero are a time for optimism and hope, even if it’s unreasonable [more]

NFL, NFLPA: We had “productive, constructive and beneficial” CBA talks

The NFL and NFLPA gathered for their fourth set of talks about a new Collective Bargaining Agreement on Wednesday and the schedule called for the meetings to last for three days. There was a change in plans, however, and the two sides wrapped things up after several hours of conversations. A joint statement from the [more]

Todd Gurley should be very happy with his Madden rating

We’ve spent plenty of time the past couple of days talking about players being upset with their ratings in the new Madden game, and the motivation they have drawn from it. One player who shouldn’t be upset (and in turn has no basis for extra motiviation) is Rams running back Todd Gurley. Gurley is the [more]

DOJ supports the NFL in Oakland’s lawsuit regarding the relocation of the Raiders

The administration of Donald J. Trump continues to antagonize many Americans and American institutions. It no longer is antagonizing the NFL. Instead, it’s trying to help. Sheilla Dingus of has tracked down the newest filing in the antitrust lawsuit initiated by the City of Oakland against the NFL and the Raiders. In the document, [more]

Saints to expand package of tight end plays for Jared Cook

It took a little time for Saints tight end Jared Cook to officially join the team. Since then, the team apparently has been spending plenty of time coming up with ways to use him. “New tight end comes in for us this year,” coach Sean Payton recently told Chris Simms. “Jared Cook from Oakland. We’re [more]

Report: Martavis Bryant files for reinstatement

A report in May said Martavis Bryant planned to apply for reinstatement in the coming weeks. Now, the receiver has. Dan Graziano of ESPN reports that Bryant has taken the official step toward returning. Bryant has worked with the NFL and NFLPA on steps needed to address his mental health issues with resources such as [more]

Raiders sign Jonathan Cooper

The Raiders recently learned that guard Richie Incognito will be suspended for the first two games of the 2019 season. Incognito is slated to compete for the left guard job in Oakland and Monday saw the team add a veteran who could find himself in the mix for that spot before, after and during Incognito’s [more]

Aaron Rodgers’ Madden rating plummets

The full Madden ratings have been released, and a certain player with a reputation for being a tad sensitive may not be happy with the number he received. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who last year was one of seven players to get a game-high 99, has fallen all the way to 90. Still the No. [more]

Company sues to get paid for work at Raiders Stadium

A lawsuit for $2.8 million sounds like a big deal. It sounds like less of a big deal when it’s part of a $1.8 billion stadium project. Via Mick Akers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, ADP International has named multiple entities in a lawsuit for alleged non-payment, including the Raiders, the Las Vegas Stadium Events Co., [more]

DeAndre Hopkins is the only offensive player in Madden 20 to get a 99 rating

Antonio Brown may soon be demanding a trade from Madden. The Raiders receiver, who earned a 99 rating in the 2019 version of the game, didn’t get a 99 this year. Of four 99s in all, only one plays offense: Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins. The other 99 ratings belong to Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald, [more]

Cowboys still own Rolando McClain’s rights

Rolando McClain has retired three times and currently is serving his third NFL suspension. The former linebacker hasn’t played since 2015. But McClain says he wants to come back . . . again. First, the NFL would have to reinstate McClain, who received an indefinite suspension on Dec. 2, 2016. Then, McClain would have to [more]

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