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Tom Flores, Richard Seymour make Hall of Fame finalists list for first time

Coach Tom Flores and defensive lineman Richard Seymour are Pro Football Hall of Fame finalists for the first time. They made the list for the Class of 2019, along with three first-year eligible players. The Hall of Fame announced the list of finalists Thursday night and to no ones surprise cornerback Champ Bailey, tight end [more]

Warren Wells, Raiders deep threat whose career was cut short, dies at 76

Warren Wells, a speedy receiver who was one of the American Football League’s best players but had his career cut shot when he was sent to prison, has died at the age of 76. Wells was drafted by the Lions out of Texas Southern in 1964, but he played only sparingly as a rookie and [more]

Raiders fire personnel man Joey Clinkscales

The remaking of the Raiders front office in Jon Gruden’s own image continues. According to Jim Trotter of ESPN, the Raiders have fired director of player personnel Joey Clinkscales, a long-time Reggie McKenzie aide. The 54-year-old Clinkscales joined the Raiders in 2012 alongside McKenzie, who was fired and replaced by former NFL Network analyst Mike [more]

The 2019 coaching/G.M. carousel

Here’s a one stop look at all coaching and G.M. moves, interviews, rumors, etc. for the 2019 cycle. This is based on published reports and information PFT has acquired from sources with knowledge of the dynamics of the general and specific processes. Jets: Fired coach Todd Bowles. Expected to pursue Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh. Expected [more]

Five teams can be forced to do Hard Knocks

The last thing most NFL coaches want during training camp is to be followed everywhere they go by cameras and microphones. Which means NFL teams rarely volunteer to appear on Hard Knocks, the behind-the-scenes reality show that documents training camp. Which means the NFL sometimes forces it on a team that doesn’t want to do [more]

Nathan Peterman signs reserve/future contract with Raiders

After the Raiders signed Nathan Peterman to their practice squad last month, head coach Jon Gruden said that he hoped to “restart” Peterman this offseason. Starting that process required signing Peterman to a reserve/future contract for the offseason and the Raiders took care of that on Tuesday. The deal will give Peterman a place on [more]

Mike Mayock: Jon Gruden and I are a great fit

New Raiders General Manager Mike Mayock says he and coach Jon Gruden are a perfect pair. Mayock said that in the hours since he accepted the job with the Raiders, he has been inundated by people who know both of them and have told him, “You and Gruden are a great fit. You guys love [more]

Raiders and 49ers to coach in the Senior Bowl

The Raiders and 49ers are the highest two teams in the draft order with incumbent coaches, and they’re apparently eager for a head start. The Senior Bowl announced the two teams would coach the annual all-star game, in which the week of practices and chance to get a close look at the players is far [more]

Raiders interviewed Marc Ross, Trey Brown for G.M. role

Yes, the Raiders complied with the Rooney Rule in their search for a new General Manager — much in the same way they did in their coaching search last year. Before the decision to add NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock as Jon Gruden’s sidekick-as-long-as-things-go-well, the Raiders did conduct a round of interviews to comply with [more]

Report: Raiders hire Mike Mayock as G.M.

The Raiders have a new G.M., and NFL Network needs a new lead draft analyst. Mike Mayock will be the next General Manager of the Raiders, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The announcement could come as soon as today. Raiders coach Jon Gruden has been friendly with Mayock for years, and they have mutual respect [more]

Matt Millen on heart transplant: “I can’t waste this opportunity”

Longtime NFL linebacker and former Lions General Manager Matt Millen is a week removed from heart transplant surgery. And as he recovers, he told Peter King of NBC’s Football Morning in America that he hopes to make the most of the second chance he’s been given. He waited six months for a transplant, which he [more]

Cardinals lock up the top spot in the 2019 NFL Draft

It’s unclear who will be coaching the Cardinals first-round pick next year, or even who will be selecting him. What we do know is the team in the desert owns the No. 1 overall pick. The Cardinals locked up the first pick in the 2019 NFL Draft by being the only team with a 3-13 [more]

Chiefs clinch top seed in AFC by handling Raiders

The Chiefs took care of business, and Patrick Mahomes might have taken care of a certain award. The second-year quarterback led his team to an easy 35-3 win over the Raiders, moving them to 12-4 and securing home-field advantage through the AFC playoffs. He finished the day wearing a cap on the sidelines, as Chad [more]

Chiefs open second half with another big play

The Chiefs can take care of their own business without worrying about others. And they’re doing it in the way they’re accustomed. They opened up a 28-3 lead on the Raiders on their first possession of the second half, as they try to clinch home-field advantage through the AFC playoffs. Patrick Mahomes hit Demarcus Robinson for [more]

Chiefs up 14-0 on Raiders after big plays

The Chiefs are used to scoring points in a hurry. But not on defense. They’re up 14-0 on the Raiders, thanks to a 54-yard interception return for a touchdown by safety Daniel Sorensen. Their defense has been a limiting factor, and on a day without Eric Berry (inactive after apparently aggravating his heel injury in [more]

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