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Jon Gruden appreciates Mark Davis’ support

After the Raiders lost to the Chargers on Sunday, team owner Mark Davis said that “where this team is right now is my fault” and that head coach Jon Gruden is “going to be the stability” the organization needs to find better results. Davis made a big commitment to Gruden when he signed him to [more]

Eddie Vanderdoes to finish season on IR

The Raiders will not activate defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes from the physically unable to perform list today, coach Jon Gruden told reporters. That means Vanderdoes will finish the season on injured reserve. Vanderdoes practiced three weeks but his injured knee still has not fully healed. He tore his ACL in the fourth quarter of the [more]

Mark Davis: Don’t blame Jon Gruden for the Khalil Mack, Amari Cooper trades

With Raiders fans taking aim at old/new coach Jon Gruden, still fairly new owner Mark Davis decided to grant an interview aimed at shifting accountability from someone who (in theory) can be fired to someone who can’t be. Davis, in a conversation with Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com, addressed the controversial decisions to trade pass rusher [more]

AFC playoff picture: Patriots take a step back

We’re so accustomed to the Patriots having a bye week in the AFC playoffs that it’s a little shocking to look at the standings right now and realize that this year, it might not happen. Although New England is still the overwhelming favorite to win the AFC East, the results of this week’s games show [more]

Another Raiders veteran wants out

Raiders owner Mark Davis can realize his team is a disaster, and take the blame. He also makes most of the money. But for the players left behind to endure the mess that is the Raiders, it’s clearly starting to wear them out. The scene after yesterday’s loss to the Chargers was telling, as the [more]

Raiders owner Mark Davis: “Where this team is right now is my fault”

Raiders owner Mark Davis is taking the blame. Which is nice of him considering the shambles his team is at the moment is almost exclusively his fault. Davis sat down with Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com after last night’s loss to the Chargers, which dropped them to 1-8 and would be a much bigger deal if not [more]

Report: Raiders fear PCL tear for Martavis Bryant

Raiders receiver Martavis Bryant injured his knee in the second half of Sunday’s loss to the Chargers. Coach Jon Gruden told reporters after the game that the Raiders are “really concerned.” And Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Raiders fear Bryant has a torn his posterior cruciate ligament. Bryant will undergo an MRI [more]

Chargers earn an easy win over hapless Raiders

The Chargers didn’t put together their best performance of the season today, but fortunately they were playing the Raiders. Philip Rivers had a workmanlike effort, and Melvin Gordon had a couple big plays, and the Chargers went to Oakland and won 20-6. The Raiders’ offense marched down the field and kicked a field goal on [more]

Week 10 injury report roundup

Week 10 of the 2018 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a Steelers win and it continues with 12 more games on Sunday, which means that the 24 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. Questionable players are uncertain to play, doubtful players are unlikely to play [more]

NFL: At this point, games in Oakland and L.A. will go on as scheduled

Fires in Southern California forced some in the Rams organization to evacuate their homes and the team called off practice on Friday because of concerns about the blazes. There are also issues with a fire in Northern California. The Raiders cut back on their practice schedule Friday because of poor air quality. Michael Gehlken of the [more]

Christian Hackenberg heads to the AAF

The Alliance of American Football will be holding a draft to allocate quarterbacks to the league’s eight teams later this month and Christian Hackenberg is going to be a part of it. The AAF, which will start play for its inaugural season in February, announced a slew of new player signings on Friday and Hackenberg [more]

AFC playoff picture: Chiefs and Patriots have the lead

As we head into Week 10 of the NFL season, we’re taking our first look at the playoff picture, and the top two teams have separated themselves from the pack. The Chiefs are the top team in the conference, but the Patriots are only a game behind and have the head-to-head tiebreaker. The Chiefs also [more]

Bruce Irvin gets $1.5 million for eight games with Falcons

The Raiders cut linebacker Bruce Irvin after the trade deadline, hopeful that someone would claim his contract on waivers. The hope was misplaced. As a result, Irvin will double dip. The Raiders will pay Irvin the balance of his $8 million salary ($3.76 million), if Irvin files a claim for termination pay under the labor [more]

Bruce Irvin: Steelers and Patriots offered more, but Atlanta is home

Bruce Irvin says he prioritized playing for his hometown team over getting the most money when he signed with the Falcons this morning. Irvin said the Patriots and Steelers both offered him more money than the Falcons did, but only the Falcons could offer him the opportunity to play at home. “This was a dream [more]

Bruce Irvin signing with the Falcons

Bruce Irvin didn’t stay unemployed for long. Irvin, who passed through waivers after the Raiders cut him, is signing with the Falcons, the team announced this morning. It was unsurprising that no team picked Irvin up on waivers, given that it would have required paying him $3.8 million the rest of the season. But it’s [more]

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