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Raiders agree to terms with Nevin Lawson

The Raiders have agreed to terms with cornerback Nevin Lawson, Dianna Russini of ESPN reports. The deal is for one-year and $3.05 million, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Lawson visited Oakland on Wednesday. Lawson, 27, spent the first five years of his career with the Lions. Detroit made him a fourth-round draft [more]

Nick Bosa heeded advice that Pro Day is “unimportant”

At a time when many still object to incoming NFL players making business decisions, more incoming NFL players are making business decisions. And that’s great. Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa, who decided after suffering an injury during the 2018 season that he wouldn’t try to return before the 2018 season ended, decided not to [more]

Saints close to deal with Jared Cook

The Saints are close to a deal with tight end Jared Cook, a source tells PFT. Cook is one of the highest-rated players left on PFT’s top-100 free agents at No. 42. Cook, 31, set career highs last season with 68 catches for 896 yards and six touchdowns for the Raiders. He was with the [more]

Mike Mayock: Dwayne Haskins put on a show

Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins specifically mentioned the Raiders among the teams he has scheduled private workouts. Oakland has three first-round draft picks, so could they use one on a quarterback despite having Derek Carr? Raiders General Manager Mike Mayock came away impressed with what Haskins did during his Pro Day on Wednesday. “He threw [more]

Dwayne Haskins has four more private meetings set up

The Giants may have gotten the first crack at a private meeting with Dwayne Haskins, but they’ll be far from the last. According to Aditi Kinkhabwhala of NFL Network, the Ohio State quarterback said he also has four other meetings scheduled (though there could always be more). Specifically, Haskins mentioned the Raiders (who pick fourth [more]

Curtis Riley, Tyler Patmon visiting Raiders

Safety George Iloka and cornerback Nevin Lawson aren’t the only defensive backs visiting with the Raiders. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that cornerback Tyler Patmon and safety Curtis Riley are also meeting with the team. Patmon played in 25 games for the Jaguars over the last two seasons, although his total playing time on [more]

George Iloka visiting Raiders

Oakland is quickly becoming the place where former Bengals gather. PFT has confirmed that former Cincinnati safety George Iloka is visiting the Raiders. If they sign him, he’d join linebacker Vontaze Burfict there, as defensive coordinator Paul Guenther puts familiar pieces together. They signed safety Lamarcus Joyner to pair with former first-rounder Karl Joseph, but [more]

Sean Smith reinstated from suspended list

Cornerback Sean Smith didn’t play in the NFL in 2018, but he has a path back to the field. The NFL’s daily transaction wire brought word about Smith on Tuesday. His suspension has been lifted by the league, which leaves him free to sign with and play for any team in the league. Smith was [more]

Mike Mayock called Vontaze Burfict “non-draftable” in 2012

Raiders G.M. Mike Mayock has signed a player he wouldn’t have drafted. Seven years ago, Mayock — then the pre-eminent draft analyst — had low regard for then-Arizona State linebacker Vontaze Burfict. “I put his tape on with absolutely zero preconceived notions,” Mayock said in a conference call with the media in the days before [more]

Report: Colts next stop on Aaron Lynch free agency tour

After completing a visit with the Seattle Seahawks on Tuesday, former Chicago Bears linebacker Aaron Lynch is set to visit the Indianapolis Colts next, per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. The Colts will be the third team this week Lynch has visited after stops in Seattle and with the Oakland Raiders. Lynch, 26, was [more]

Texans agree to one-year deal with A.J. McCarron

The Texans have agreed to terms on a one-year, $3 million contract with A.J. McCarron, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports. McCarron, 28, becomes Deshaun Watson‘s backup. The Texans will not bring back Brandon Weeden, who is a free agent. McCarron spent last season in Oakland after the Bills traded him to the Raiders [more]

Vontaze Burfict on AB: We’re on the same team now

Vontaze Burfict has new teammates, having signed a one-year contract worth up to $5 million with the Raiders. One of those new teammates is former nemesis Antonio Brown. The linebacker stresses new teammate and former nemesis. “We’re on the same team,” Burfict said Tuesday night, via Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “It’s one [more]

Raiders sign Vontaze Burfict

Vontaze Burfict wasn’t out of work long. Burfict was released by the Bengals on Monday, but he was on his way to Oakland to visit with the Raiders on Monday and that meeting was all it took for him to land another job. The Raiders announced that Burfict has signed with the team on Tuesday [more]

Nevin Lawson visiting the Raiders

After being cut loose by the Lions, Nevin Lawson is looking for a new home. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the free agent cornerback is visiting the Raiders on Wednesday. The former fourth-rounder from Utah State started 14 games for the Lions last year and 45 the last three seasons, but they let him [more]

Jeff Heuerman calls the Broncos a playoff team in 2019

Guarantees have far less cachet than they one did. Fifth years after Joe Namath made the ultimate sports promise, no-downside vows of success show up anywhere and everywhere. The latest comes from a team that currently is pegged for the basement of the AFC West. Mike Klis of asked tight end Jeff Heuerman whether [more]

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