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Bills trade Zay Jones to Raiders

Bills wide receiver Zay Jones has largely been phased out of the offense this season. Now he’ll see if he can fit in somewhere else. The Bills have traded Jones to the Raiders, Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports. The Raiders will send a 2021 fifth-round draft pick to Buffalo in the deal. The 24-year-old Jones [more]

Jon Gruden getting results in Year 2 in Oakland

After an ugly first year in Oakland, Jon Gruden suddenly looks like he has his team heading in the right direction. Sunday’s win over the Bears improves the Raiders to 3-2 on the season. Right now they’d be the final wild card team in the AFC playoffs, and even if they’re far from a safe [more]

Matt Nagy: Numbers don’t lie, we’re not good enough on offense

The Bears rallied from being down 17-0 to leading the Raiders 21-17 in the third quarter of Sunday’s game in London, but they weren’t able to close out the afternoon’s proceedings with a win. Oakland drove 97 yards for a Josh Jacobs touchdown run in the fourth quarter and a final comeback attempt fell short [more]

Josh Jacobs: We got tired of hearing how good Bears defense is

The Raiders followed up a win over the Colts in Week Four by traveling to London for a game against the Bears. A 17-0 lead disappeared in the second quarter and the Raiders found themselves playing from behind in the fourth quarter when they embarked on a 13-play, 97-yard drive that resulted in the game-winning [more]

Richie Incognito: We were physical with Khalil Mack, and Bears didn’t like it

A big deal was made before the game about Khalil Mack having 17 sacks and the Raiders entire team 18 since the trade that sent him to Chicago. It’s now time to give the Raiders their due. Mack had no sacks and the Raiders four in Oakland’s 24-21 win. Josh Jacobs, whom the Raiders selected [more]

Raiders make a statement, beat Bears in London

When the Raiders traded Khalil Mack to the Bears last year, many saw it as proof that Jon Gruden is clueless about how to build a winning team. Gruden got a measure of revenge today. With the Raiders and Bears meeting in the Khalil Mack Bowl in London today, it was Gruden’s Raiders who came [more]

Glazer: Khalil Mack let it be known he didn’t want to play for Jon Gruden

As the Raiders get their first taste of Khalil Mack as an opponent, a new report suggests that it was always destined to go this way. According to Jay Glazer of FOX, Mack made it known among then-Raiders teammates that he didn’t want to play for Jon Gruden after he became the coach of the [more]

Akiem Hicks exits with arm injury

Bears defensive lineman Akiem Hicks can’t catch a break on the injury front. Hicks, who missed last week’s game with a knee injury, was back on the field today — but only for a few plays before he suffered an arm injury. It looked painful, as Hicks’ left arm got caught between two other players [more]

Tyrell Williams, J.J. Nelson out for Raiders

The Raiders listed five players as questionable to play on their final injury report of the week and four of those players wound up on the inactive list for Sunday’s game in London. Three of those four players are wide receivers, which means the Raiders are going to be thin at wideout against the Bears. [more]

Week Five early inactives

Every week we bring you all the inactives from the early games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. Check back to see the full list as it becomes available 90 minutes ahead of the 1 p.m. ET kickoffs. Jaguars at Panthers Jaguars: CB Jalen Ramsey, TE Josh Oliver, WR C.J. Board, RB [more]

NFL finds useful loophole to keep Antonio Brown unemployed

As the Scale of Sympathetic figures go, Antonio Brown falls far closer to O.J. Simpson than Homer. But this doesn’t mean that the former Steelers, Raiders, and Patriots receiver doesn’t have rights. He does, as eventually will be evidenced by the umpteen grievances he’ll pursue against his two most recent teams, one or more of [more]

Agent says NFL singled out Vontaze Burfict for unfair punishment

The agent for Raiders linebacker Vontaze Burfict says Burfict’s season-long suspension stems from the league treating him differently than any other player. Responding to the news that the NFL had pored over last week’s Raiders-Colts game and found another illegal hit in addition to the one that got Burfict suspended, Smith said the NFL is [more]

Raiders place Jordan Devey on IR, elevate two on eve of London game vs. Bears

The surprisingly 2-2 Raiders have aded a pair of players from the active roster, one day before facing the Bears in London. Receiver Marcell Ateman and guard Lester Cotton were promoted from the team’s practice squad. The Raiders placed offensive lineman Jordan Devey on injured reserve to create one of the roster spots. The only [more]

Bears elevate Tyler Bray, drop 54th man Bradley Sowell

The Bears should install a revolving door at the front of Halas Hall and name it after Bradley Sowell. The veteran tight end has become the de facto 54th man on the roster this year, routinely being cut on Saturday in favor of whoever the team needs to promote from the practice squad due to [more]

NFL found another illegal hit by Vontaze Burfict last week

The NFL has found another illegal hit by Vontaze Burfict on Sunday, Ian Rapoport of the NFL reports. The Raiders linebacker received a letter this week informing him of an additional helmet-to-helmet hit against the Colts. The league is expected to include that as evidence against him in his appeal. Burfict played only 16 snaps [more]

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