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Raiders activate Isaiah Johnson, release Brandon Marshall

The Raiders brought linebacker Brandon Marshall back to the team last week, but his stay was a brief one. Raiders head coach Jon Gruden announced at his Monday press conference that Marshall has been released. The veteran was initially signed in March and cut loose at the end of August. He was inactive for Sunday’s [more]

D.J. Swearinger working out for Raiders

The Raiders are taking a look at a veteran safety on Monday. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the team is working out D.J. Swearinger. Swearinger started and played every snap in the Arizona’s first four games this season, but got released before September came to an end. He had 28 tackles before getting [more]

Raiders hold on to beat Lions

In a back-and-forth battle that went down to the final minute, the Raiders earned a hard-fought home win over the Lions. Oakland’s 31-24 win was sealed when Matthew Stafford threw an incomplete pass into the end zone on fourth-and-goal from the 1-yard line with three seconds left. Stafford threw the ball well, topping 400 passing [more]

Lions place Tra Carson on IR, promote Paul Perkins

The Lions announced Saturday that they placed running back Tra Carson on injured reserve. He injured his hamstring in Thursday’s practice. Carson started last week and had 12 carries for 34 yards. The Lions promoted Paul Perkins from the practice squad. Perkins played last week, carrying the ball three times for 4 yards. He rejoined [more]

Maxx Crosby fined almost $53,000 for two fouls

The NFL fined Raiders defensive end Maxx Crosby $52,642 for a pair of fouls in Sunday’s loss to the Texans. The league docked the fourth-round choice $10,527 for unnecessary roughness and $42,115 for roughing the passer, according to a league source. It was his second fine for roughing the passer this season. The league fined [more]

Week Nine injury report roundup

Week Nine of the 2019 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the 49ers 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. The teams playing on Monday night won’t release their final [more]

Matthew Stafford battles hoarseness

When the Lions play in Oakland on Sunday, it could be difficult for quarterback Matthew Stafford to be heard. Not because it’s excessively loud at the soon-to-be-former Raiders stadium, but because Stafford’s voice has gone hoarse. “I think it’ll be fine by Sunday,” Stafford said Wednesday, via Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press. Stafford [more]

Josh Jacobs named NFL offensive rookie of the month

Even though he only played three games, Josh Jacobs did enough to stand out in October. The Raiders running back was named the league’s offensive rookie of the month, after a dominant stretch of games. He had 62 carries for 313 yards and two touchdowns in three games, including a pair of 100-yard games (including [more]

Raiders sign Terrell McClain, cut three others

Reports on Tuesday had the Raiders signing linebacker Will Compton and center Erik Magnuson to their 53-man roster and the team confirmed those moves on Wednesday. They also announced the addition of another veteran free agent. Defensive tackle Terrell McClain joins Compton and McClain as a new addition in Oakland. McClain played in two games [more]

Rodney Hudson won’t go on IR but will miss some time

The Raiders will sign center Erik Magnuson off the Bills’ practice squad. That was a sign they expect Rodney Hudson to miss some time. But Ian Rapoport of the NFL reports that the Raiders will not place their starting center on injured reserve. That means they expect him to return this season. Hudson was carted [more]

Raiders signing Will Compton

The Raiders didn’t make any trades at the deadline, but they did make some moves Tuesday. Besides signing linebacker Brandon Marshall and offensive lineman Erik Magunson, the Raiders also have a deal with free agent linebacker Will Compton, Scott Bair of reports. Compton, 30, has not played a game this season with the Saints [more]

Raiders sign center Erik Magnuson

The Raiders didn’t make any trades at the deadline (like the rest of the league), but they did add some offensive line depth. According to Scott Bair of, the Raiders signed interior lineman Erik Magnuson off the Bills’ practice squad. Magnuson, 25, entered the league as an undrafted free agent from Michigan. He spent [more]

Raiders bring back linebacker Brandon Marshall

Free agent linebacker Brandon Marshall is returning to the Raiders. Marshall, the 30-year-old who spent the offseason and preseason in Oakland but didn’t make the final 53-man roster, agreed to a new deal with the Raiders today, a league source tells PFT. Last year Marshall played in 11 games for the Broncos and started seven. [more]

All’s quiet at the trade deadline, with Aqib Talib the only deal of the day

Trent Williams stayed put. Jamal Adams stayed put. Chris Harris stayed put. Le'Veon Bell stayed put. Janoris Jenkins stayed put. A.J. Green stayed put. Patrick Peterson stayed put. O.J. Howard stayed put. Everyone, in fact, except Aqib Talib stayed put Tuesday. The NFL’s trade deadline closed with a whimper. The Rams sent Talib, who is [more]

Deshaun Watson: Last TD was a Brett Favre-type play

After Sunday’s loss to the Texans was in the books, Raiders head coach Jon Gruden compared Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson to Michael Jordan. He’s not the first to make that comparison, but Watson looked elsewhere for a comparison when Peter King asked him about his final touchdown pass for Football Morning in America. That touchdown [more]

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