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Davante Adams: I’m going to do my best to make Derek Carr’s job as easy as possible

The Raiders acquired receiver Davante Adams in March to help make their offense more dynamic.In Week One, that worked out well. Adams had caught 10 passes on 17 targets for 141 yards with a touchdown.But in Week Two, Adams caught just two of his seven targets for 12 yards — though one catch was a [more]

Titans promote Kevin Rader to 53-man roster

The Titans have made a few roster moves on Thursday.The club placed offensive lineman Jamarco Jones on injured reserve and signed tight end Kevin Rader to the 53-man roster off its practice squad.Jones has been dealing with an elbow injury and was inactive for Monday’s game against Buffalo.Rader appeared in six games for Pittsburgh last [more]

Bobby Hart suspension upheld

Bills offensive lineman Bobby Hart is officially suspended for Sunday’s game against the Dolphins.Hart was suspended for an altercation after Monday night’s game against the Titans. He appealed, and this morning the NFL announced that hearing officer Derrick Brooks upheld the suspension. Brooks is jointly appointed and paid by the NFL and NFL Players Association [more]

Derek Carr: “More comfortable” in offense, but close doesn’t count in winning games

There have been stretches in the first two weeks when the Raiders offense has resembled the effective unit that many thought they’d have after hiring Josh McDaniels as the head coach and trading for wide receiver Davante Adams, but they haven’t lasted long enough for the team to win either of their games.At 0-2, the [more]

Hunter Renfrow out of practice Wednesday

Wide receiver Hunter Renfrow wasn’t practicing with the Raiders on Wednesday.Renfrow went for a concussion evaluation after Sunday’s overtime loss to the Cardinals and he remains in the concussion protocol as the team moves on to prepare for their game against the Titans.Renfrow went for the evaluation after fumbling on his final two catches of [more]

Titans sign Andrew Adams, Terrance Mitchell; place Chris Jackson, Trenton Cannon on IR

The Titans announced a handful of roster moves on Wednesday.Kick returner Trenton Cannon and defensive back Chris Jackson were both placed on injured reserve. The Titans filled the open roster spots by signing defensive backs Andrew Adams and Terrance Mitchell.Adams was on the Steelers practice squad. He had 110 tackles, six interceptions and a forced [more]

Monday night doubleheader produces 20.6 million total viewers during overlap

It’s harder than ever to sift through the spin and the smoke when it comes to viewership numbers. ESPN and ABC had plenty of extra fodder for spinning and smoking on Monday night, with an overlapping doubleheader.Here are the basic, raw numbers. Titans-Bills on ESPN averaged 7.9 million viewers on ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN Deportes. [more]

NFL suspends Bills’ Bobby Hart one game

Bills offensive tackle Bobby Hart has been suspended for one game as a result of an incident after Monday night’s game against the Titans.The suspension was handed down by NFL Vice President of Football Operations Jon Runyan, the second suspension in the NFL this week following the suspension given to Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans.“As [more]

Dane Jackson is in “good spirits;” Micah Hyde also went to hospital for tests

The Bills announced earlier Tuesday that tests on cornerback Dane Jackson‘s neck and spinal cord revealed no major injury. Jackson was released from Erie County Medical Center and returned to the team facility after the scary hit he took in Monday night’s game.Bills coach Sean McDermott said he had a “good” conversation with Jackson in [more]

Mike Vrabel: Coaching changes not going to happen right now

The Titans are 0-2 after being blown out by the Bills on the road Monday night and the team’s slow start led to questions about possible changes to the coaching staff on Tuesday.Offensive coordinator Todd Downing’s status was the main subject of those questions. The Titans have scored three touchdowns in two weeks and their [more]

For overlapping doubleheaders, ESPN needs to ditch the overlapping coverage

For its first foray into the concept of the overlapping Monday night doubleheader, ESPN and ABC tried to placate the audiences of each game by providing maximum information about the other game. In the future, maybe the better plan would be to give less. A lot less. Maybe nothing at all.When it comes to prime-time, [more]

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