Archive for the ‘Oakland Raiders’ Category

Rashan Gary says he’s well after leaving game against Raiders

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

“I'm well, thank you for your prayers and concern!” he said on a posting to his instagram account. Gary left the game against the Oakland Raiders late in the first quarter. Gary dropped into coverage and collided with Raiders receiver Marcell Ateman.

Twitter has field day with messy NFL pre-season game in Winnipeg

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

The pun in the headline was fully intended, and if you don't understand it yet, just wait. Leading up to the start of the Week 3 pre-season game between the Green Bay Packers and Oakland Raiders in Winnipeg, an issue arose as there was a massive hole on the gridiron at IG Field. So before this game could even get off the ground (another pun), there were concerns.

Winnipeg field shortened for Packers-Raiders

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

The preseason game between the Green Bay Packers and Oakland Raiders in Winnipeg on Thursday night was played on an 80-yard field due to concerns about the turf in each end zone. Daniel Carlson hit a 33-yard field goal with eight seconds left to lift the Raiders past the Packers, 22-21. With holes in the turf -- from where goal posts are placed for Canadian Football League play -- that could not be properly filled, each end zone was moved 10 yards closer to the middle of the field.

Packers-Raiders game being played on 80-yard field

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

The Oakland Raiders and Green Bay Packers are playing their exhibition game in Canada on a shortened field out of concern for the safety of the players. The NFL said the field passed inspection on Wednesday, but both teams had concerns about the condition of the end zones, where the goal posts for CFL games are usually located. Both teams held out almost all of their starters with the Packers announcing that 33 players weren't playing, including quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Kingsbury explains Cardinals’ decision to sign Crabtree

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury expects Michael Crabtree to be a major contributor following his arrival. The Cardinals signed wide receiver Crabtree to a one-year deal, reportedly worth $5.5million on Wednesday. First-year Cardinals coach Kingsbury discussed the team's decision to sign Crabtree – who swapped the Baltimore Ravens for Arizona – when he met with reporters on Thursday.

Winnipeg field shortened for Packers-Raiders

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

The preseason game between the Green Bay Packers and Oakland Raiders in Winnipeg on Thursday night was played on an 80-yard field due to concerns about the turf in each end zone. With holes in the turf -- from where goal posts are placed for Canadian Football League play -- that could not be properly filled, each end zone was moved 10 yards closer to the middle of the field. Pylons were placed at each end of both 10-yard lines, marking the front of the end zone, and at each end of both normal goal lines (for the back of the end zone).

Packers sit 33 vs. Raiders as poor field conditions in Canada force game to be played on 80-yard field

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

The Green Bay Packers are sitting 33 players for Thursday's game against the Oakland Raiders that will be played on an 80-yard field due to concerns over field conditions in Canada. No kickoffs, short field The game will be played without kickoffs and the 10-yard lines will act as end zones because of the turf issue. Packers president Mark Murphy said earlier Thursday that the game would go on despite the concerns, Green Bay's WBAY reports.

This Week in US Sports: Astros injuries piling up, drama continues in Oakland and Dallas

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

The 24-year-old has now spent significant time on the injured list with thumb, back and rib issues over each of the last three years and his back injury completely derailed his 2018 season and is now threatening to do the same in 2019. This is a concern for Houston not just this year, but in regard to the shortstop's long-term future. Elliott, Jones getting in their feelings Should Ezekiel Elliott be holding out right now?

NFL finally catching up to NBA’s social media cult of personality

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

The NBA's taken the NFL's fill-every-news-cycle strategy and amped that up with an injection of personality and star power. You can check on LeBron James' taco offerings and wine pairings every Tuesday, you can see what fashion-bending outfits James Harden and Russell Westbrook wear before and after every game, you can see who's got Kevin Durant riled up today and feel you're up to date with the NBA without ever even looking at a box score. Brady, Brown, Mayfield among social media leaders At long last, the NFL's starting to catch up to the NBA's vast lead.

NFL 2019: Continued Bears success rests with Trubisky

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

The Bears have kept Trubisky under wraps in preseason, and his improvement in Year 2 of Nagy's offense wasn't easily discernible while he faced his team's dominant defense in training camp scrimmages. Trubisky improved from a 77.5 passer rating to 95.4 last season, and threw 24 touchdown passes to 12 interceptions. He'll need to step up more if problems occur from defensive changes or with a running game relying now on unproven rookie David Montgomery and free agent acquisition Mike Davis.