Posts Tagged ‘Oakland Raiders’

Raiders-Vikings Preview

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

During his nine-year hiatus from the NFL sideline, Jon Gruden evaluated players like he was still a coach, drawing particular attention as an analyst for ESPN for his one-on-one film breakdowns with quarterback prospects entering the draft. Kirk Cousins was one of those pupils. Gruden even remarked at the end of that episode that perhaps he'd get back in the game to coach him.

Report: Jags likely to trade Ramsey before Week 4

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

Despite being active Thursday night for the Jacksonville Jaguars, cornerback Jalen Ramsey does not plan on being with the team for a Week 4 matchup at the Denver Broncos, ESPN reported. Ramsey's request for a trade out of Jacksonville was reported this week, but Ramsey said Tuesday that neither he nor his agent were the source of the leaked information. ESPN's Josina Anderson reported Thursday that the Kansas City Chiefs, Baltimore Ravens, Minnesota Vikings, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles and Seattle Seahawks all have made "substantive inquiries." Anderson added that "almost every team" has inquired about Ramsey's availability.

NFL star Antonio Brown ‘not a Nike athlete’, says company

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

Nike Inc said on Thursday it had cut ties with New England Patriots player Antonio Brown, who has denied allegations by his former personal trainer of rape and sexual assault. "Antonio Brown is not a Nike athlete," the company said in an e-mailed statement. However, Brown's Oakland Raiders and Pittsburgh Steelers jerseys were for sale on the Nike web site on Thursday morning.

Pats receiver Brown dropped by Nike, sidesteps questions

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

New England Patriots receiver Antonio Brown has been dropped by sponsor Nike, the company confirmed Thursday, as he battles allegations of rape in a civil lawsuit. "Antonio Brown is not a Nike athlete," a Nike spokesman confirmed in a statement to AFP after the Boston Globe newspaper first reported the move. Nike has declined to elaborate on why the move was made or the timing of the decision to drop the NFL standout, who was released by the Oakland Raiders on September 7 and quickly joined the reigning Super Bowl champion Patriots.

Report: Jags’ Ramsey likely traded before Week 4

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

Despite his plans to play Thursday night for the Jacksonville Jaguars, cornerback Jalen Ramsey does not plan on being with the team for a Week 4 matchup at the Denver Broncos, ESPN reported. Ramsey's request for a trade out of Jacksonville was reported this week, but Ramsey said neither he nor his agent were the source of the leaked information. ESPN's Josina Anderson reported Thursday that the Kansas City Chiefs, Baltimore Ravens, Minnesota Vikings, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles and Seattle Seahawks all have made "substantive inquiries." Anderson added that "almost every team" has inquired about his availability.

Breer: ‘No way of knowing’ what’s next for Antonio Brown

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

Since coming to the New England Patriots, Antonio Brown's status with the team has been in limbo. Shortly after he was signed to a one-year deal following his release from the Oakland Raiders, Brown was accused of sexual assault and rape in a civil lawsuit which has led to speculation that he could be placed on the commissioner's exempt list. Brown played for the Patriots in Week 2 against the Miami Dolphins but in the lead up to Week 3, his accuser met with the NFL regarding her allegations against Brown.

Raiders open record road swing at Minnesota

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

The Oakland Raiders begin a six-week road trip Sunday when they visit the Minnesota Vikings in a duel of teams that won their opener and couldn't duplicate the success last week. The meeting will be the 14th since Oakland thumped the Vikings 32-14 in Super Bowl XI at the Rose Bowl, with the Raiders winning nine of those and the road team winning each of the last two meetings. The Raiders (1-1) have never played at U.S. Bank Stadium, which is fitting for a team that's embarking on a trip that is unprecedented in franchise history.

Suspension over, Richie Incognito rejoins Raiders

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Oakland Raiders left guard Richie Incognito practiced for the first time Wednesday after returning from a two-game suspension and said he's anxious to play. It's a second restart with Oakland for Incognito, who signed with the Raiders in the offseason and spent all training camp working with the starting offense before heading to Arizona to work out while serving the suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy. While Incognito was out, the Raiders had mixed success offensively.

Chiefs LT Fisher set for core muscle surgery

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Kansas City Chiefs starting left tackle Eric Fisher is scheduled for surgery Thursday for a core muscle injury, the team announced Wednesday. Fisher suffered the injury Friday in practice, was listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders and played only the first series before leaving the game. Cam Erving came in as his replacement.

Chiefs’ Demarcus Robinson steps up in Tyreek Hill’s absence

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

It's easy for Demarcus Robinson to get overlooked in the Kansas City Chiefs' offense. Patrick Mahomes is the record-setting quarterback and reigning league MVP. Tyreek Hill is the wide receiver with the game-breaking speed.