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Raiders’ options for 2019 may be limited

The Raiders currently are a team without a home. But they’ll need to have a home sooner than later, if they hope to commence the process of collecting money from those who would purchase or renew season tickets, suites, etc. The options possibly have narrowed to two. As explained by Jason La Canfora of CBS [more]

Raiders now know where all their first-rounders fall

Four more spots in the 2019 NFL Draft order were set with the weekend’s results, and the Raiders now know exactly where they’ll be making their three first-round picks. The Eagles slotted into the 25th spot in the order after yesterday’s loss, followed by the Colts, Cowboys and Chargers. The final four picks will go [more]

49ers fire defensive line coach Jeff Zgonina

The 49ers fired defensive line coach Jeff Zgonina, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The move comes only two weeks after head coach Kyle Shanahan said he didn’t anticipate changes to his staff. Zgonina, 48, spent two seasons in San Francisco. He shared responsibilities with pass-rush specialist Chris Kiffin in 2018. Zgonina spent [more]

49ers deny Broncos permission to talk to Rich Scangarello

The Broncos’ offensive coordinator search has hit another snag. First, talks with former Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak broke down over differences regarding scheme and staff. Now, the 49ers have denied the Broncos permission to interview San Francisco quarterbacks coach Rich Scangarello, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Scangarello has spent the past two seasons working [more]

Broncos to interview 49ers QBs coach for coordinator job

The Broncos will interview 49ers quarterbacks coach Rich Scangarello for their offensive coordinator job on Monday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports. Denver is in search of an offensive coordinator after parting ways with former Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak. Scangarello has spent the past two seasons working for Kyle Shanahan in San Francisco. He [more]

Source: Eric Reid overstated the number of times he was tested

The report generated by the NFL-NFLPA joint administrator for the PED testing program concludes that Eric Reid wasn’t targeted for random testing. It also concludes he wasn’t tested as often as he has suggested. Mark Maske of the Washington Post reports, and PFT has confirmed, that the investigation commissioned by the NFL and the NFLPA [more]

It sounds as if Seahawks already have moved on from Earl Thomas

Whatever slim chance Earl Thomas and the Seahawks had of continuing their relationship seemingly ended when the safety flipped off the team’s sideline while leaving on a cart after breaking his leg in an October game at Arizona. Pete Carroll spoke Monday about wanting to re-sign K.J. Wright, Frank Clark, D.J. Fluker and J.R. Sweezy. [more]

49ers secondary coach headed to Ohio State

The Buckeyes lost their quarterback to the NFL Monday, but they evened the score by getting their co-defensive coordinator. According to Pete Thamel of Yahoo.com, 49ers defensive backs coach Jeff Hafley is heading back to school, to partially replace Greg Schiano in charge of the Ohio State defense. Hafley joined the 49ers staff in 2016 [more]

Since Bears cut Robbie Gould, they’ve missed 19 field goals and he’s missed 3

Bears General Manager Ryan Pace’s decision to cut kicker Robbie Gould has always been questionable, but never more so than now, after a missed field goal cost the Bears a playoff game. Gould had played 11 NFL seasons, all with the Bears, and was the team’s longest-tenured active player and all-time leader in points, total [more]

Four more spots of draft order set, Raiders know another of theirs

With the wild card games in the books, we know four more spots in the 2019 NFL Draft order. And the Raiders are beginning to visualize more of their long-term plan. The losers of the most recent games will occupy the 21st through 24th spots in order, with the Seahawks, Ravens, Texans, and Bears falling [more]

NFL fines Samson Ebukam for unnecessary roughness

The NFL fined Rams linebacker Samson Ebukam $26,739 for unnecessary roughness. Ebukam lowered his helmet to initiate contact while tackling Kendrick Bourne in the third quarter of Sunday’s game. The 49ers ended up scoring a touchdown on the drive. The league has sent more warning letters than it has issued fines for violating the helmet [more]

49ers’ Antone Exum fined $53,482 for unnecessary roughness

When 49ers defensive back Antone Exum was flagged for unnecessary roughness on Sunday for a hit on Rams wide receiver Robert Woods, he and his teammates insisted he had done nothing wrong. The NFL strongly disagreed. The league confirmed today that Exum has been fined $53,482 for unnecessary roughness. That’s a huge fine, one that [more]

49ers fire their strength and conditioning coach

It’s hard to blame the strength coach for a torn ACL, but the 49ers have made a change. According to Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area, the 49ers have fired head strength and conditioning coach Ray Wright, and plan to restructure the department. The 49ers placed 17 players on injured reserve this year and 24 [more]

Ryan Grigson to Raiders a “done deal”

A pair of reports on Thursday linked former Colts G.M. Ryan Grigson to both of the NFL’s Bay Area (for now) teams. One wasn’t accurate, and one wasn’t accurate enough. As to the report that the 49ers are interested in Grigson, multiple sources tell PFT that the 49ers simply aren’t. As to the report that [more]

Report: Ryan Grigson to meet with Raiders about front office role

Former Indianapolis Colts general manager Ryan Grigson is apparently getting interest from both Bay Area teams about a role in their front offices. According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, Grigson is scheduled to meet with the Oakland Raiders about joining Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock’s personnel staff. The San Francisco 49ers also reportedly [more]

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