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  Raiders | Antonio Brown files another grievance    Mon Aug 19, 08:42 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Antonio Brown has filed another grievance against the NFL because he believes he should receive a one-year grace period to phase out his helmet during the 2019 season.

Footballguys view: And the saga continues. Brown wants to wear his old helmet but the league won't allow him to. The Raiders want Brown to be 'all in' but he seems more interested in creating drama. We'll see if he figures this out.

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  Raiders | Antonio Brown returns to practice    Mon Aug 19, 12:23 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Antonio Brown returned to practice Monday, Aug. 19.

Footballguys view: Brown's helmet issue is still something he is going to fight for, but the league has already deemed the one he wants to use not up to standards. He may not play in the preseason, but Brown should be ready for Week 1.

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  Raiders | Antonio Brown's helmet fails tests    Mon Aug 19, 12:12 AM

Oakland Raiders WR Antonio Brown saw the NFL and NFLPA work hand in hand on his helmet issue. Earlier this week, they jointly said the helmet model Brown wants to use would be tested at the same lab in Ottawa as other helmets. Brown's model failed, and NFL and NFLPA engineers concurred, so the helmet may not be worn.

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  Raiders | Tyrell Williams on the sidelines    Sun Aug 18, 08:16 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Tyrell Williams (undisclosed) did not practice Sunday, Aug. 18.

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  Raiders | Antonio Brown skips practice amid helmet dispute    Sun Aug 18, 05:58 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Antonio Brown wasn't at practice Sunday, Aug. 18, because he's upset about his ongoing helmet issue with the NFL. General manager Mike Mayock said the team has 'exhausted all avenues' and it's time for Brown to be 'all in or all out.'

Footballguys view: Just when you thought it was all over. The team hopes that Brown is ready and willing to play when Week 1 of the regular season gets here. The drama continues when it comes to Brown's helmet, but the team feels his feet are good enough to practice on when he returns. Who knows when that actually will be.

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  Raiders | Josh Jacobs wows his QB    Sat Aug 17, 10:01 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Josh Jacobs was praised for his versatility by QB Derek Carr. 'We knew how good of a runner he was, that he was tough and that he could block,' Carr said. 'You just never know with rookies who are that big. Can they catch? Josh can do all that stuff. He has really been impressive.'

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  Raiders | Antonio Brown takes part in walkthrough    Sat Aug 17, 06:57 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Antonio Brown (feet) fully participated in the team's walkthrough Saturday, Aug. 17, and should return to practice in the near future, according to head coach Jon Gruden.

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  Raiders | Oakland signs Cameron Hunt    Sat Aug 17, 04:55 PM

Free-agent OG Cameron Hunt (Raiders) signed with the Oakland Raiders Saturday, Aug. 17. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived WR Jordan Lasley.

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  Raiders | Denzelle Good activated    Sat Aug 17, 03:40 PM

Oakland Raiders OT Denzelle Good (back) was activated from the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Saturday, Aug. 17, and will participate in practice.

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  Raiders | Antonio Brown denies report    Fri Aug 16, 12:18 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Antonio Brown (foot) fired back Thursday, Aug. 15, at an Adam Schefter report saying Brown would retire if he couldn't play with his preferred helmet. 'I don't know where they got that, who made that up, either,' Brown said following the team's preseason win over the Arizona Cardinals. 'Why would I retire, man? I've got a beautiful career. I'm healthy. I love to play the game... I'm grateful to play the game'

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  Raiders | Josh Jacobs solid in debut    Thu Aug 15, 11:58 PM

Oakland Raiders RB Josh Jacobs rushed four times for 21 yards in his preseason debut Thursday, Aug. 15, and he said he felt he left more yards on the field.

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  Raiders | Sprained ankle for JJ Nelson    Thu Aug 15, 11:52 PM

Oakland Raiders WR JJ Nelson (ankle) suffered a sprained ankle during the 33-26 preseason win over the Arizona Cardinals Thursday, Aug. 15.

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  Raiders | Mike Glennon shines Thursday    Thu Aug 15, 11:34 PM

Oakland Raiders QB Mike Glennon completed 11 of his 14 passes for 175 yards and two touchdowns in a 33-26 preseason win over the Arizona Cardinals Thursday, Aug. 15.

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  Raiders | Five grabs for Keelan Doss     Thu Aug 15, 11:26 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Keelan Doss caught all five of his targets for 38 yards in a 33-26 preseason win over the Arizona Cardinals Thursday, Aug. 15.

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  Raiders | Leg injury for David Sharpe    Thu Aug 15, 09:30 PM

Oakland Raiders OT David Sharpe (leg) exited the preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals Thursday, Aug. 15, with an apparent left leg injury.

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  Raiders | Antonio Brown close to returning    Thu Aug 15, 08:28 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Antonio Brown (foot) is expected to return to practice in the near future.

Footballguys view: Brown looked good in warmups before the second preseason game and should be back in action in time for Week 1 after a strange open to his Oakland career.

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  Raiders | Derek Carr more comfortable with Jon Gruden    Thu Aug 15, 05:06 PM

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr said Thursday, Aug. 15, he is feeling more comfortable talking with head coach Jon Gruden this year than last. 'Year 2, we're having different level of conversations,' Carr said. 'I have two offseasons under my belt, almost two training camps under my belt, I have a full year of experience under my belt, of knowing what checks he wants, what he wants me to get to, what his thought process is on third-and-short, on second-and-short, I know what routes he wants me checking to versus different looks. I'm doing my best just to execute this difficult offense. There's just so much on the quarterback's plate that it's different from some of the other systems that I've been in.'

Footballguys view: Carr has playmakers around him on offense, so it's up to him to translate that into production and points. Getting comfortable with Gruden and his high expectations is nothing but a good thing. Carr could easily outperform his current ADP of QB23 (14.07) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Raiders | Keith Smith reinstated    Tue Aug 13, 09:40 PM

Oakland Raiders FB Keith Smith (knee) passed his physical and was activated from the Active/Non-Football Injury list Tuesday, Aug. 13.

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  Raiders | Maxx Crosby not ruling out preseason Week 3    Tue Aug 13, 06:52 PM

Oakland Raiders DE Maxx Crosby (hand) said Tuesday, Aug. 13, he doesn't anticipate playing Thursday, Aug. 15, against the Arizona Cardinals in the second preseason game, but he might be able to suit up a week later. 'We just have to let the surgery heal a little bit,' head coach Jon Gruden said, 'and get the proper cast, the legal cast that he can wear, and see how that goes.'

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  Raiders | Darren Waller getting back into it    Tue Aug 13, 05:09 PM

Oakland Raiders TE Darren Waller (shoulder) was as active as he has been in practice Tuesday, Aug. 13, since initially suffering his shoulder injury on Aug. 2, according to NBC Sports Bay Area's Scott Bair.

Footballguys view: Waller is at the top of the depth chart for the Raiders so long as he's healthy. His main competition for the starting job is rookie Foster Moreau.

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  Raiders | Keith Smith comes off NFI list    Tue Aug 13, 12:47 PM

Oakland Raiders FB Keith Smith (knee) passed his physical Tuesday, Aug. 13, and was added to the active roster after opening training camp on Active/Non-Football Injury list.

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  Raiders | Makinton Dorleant, Joshua Holsey sign    Tue Aug 13, 12:28 PM

Free-agent CBs Makinton Dorleant and Joshua Holsey (Redskins) on Tuesday, Aug. 13, signed with the Oakland Raiders. Dorleant is back with the team after spending the spring offseason program with the Raiders. In corresponding moves, the Raiders waived CB Hamp Cheevers and P Johnny Townsend.

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  Raiders | Antonio Brown returning    Tue Aug 13, 09:44 AM

Oakland Raiders WR Antonio Brown will return to the team's facility Tuesday, Aug. 13, after his grievance on equipment was denied.

Footballguys view: Brown will find a new helmet and get back to practice when his feet are healed. Now that is equipment grievance is over, we wait as Brown's feet recover. There's no timetable for his return to practice but nobody around the team thinks he'll miss time in the regular season.

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  Raiders | Nevin Lawson handed four-game ban    Mon Aug 12, 04:41 PM

Oakland Raiders CB Nevin Lawson was suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the 2019 season on Monday, Aug. 12, for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

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  Raiders | Antonio Brown's grievance denied    Mon Aug 12, 04:28 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Antonio Brown had his grievance against the NFL regarding the wearing his old helmet - which no longer meets the requirements set forth by the league - denied by an arbitrator Monday, Aug. 12.

Footballguys view: This was the expected result. Brown is looking forward to returning with his teammates as soon as he's ready. His current ADP is WR10 (2.12) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Raiders | Antonio Brown update    Mon Aug 12, 08:39 AM

Oakland Raiders WR Antonio Brown would be in breach of contract and won't get paid if he doesn't practice or play, according to the NFL policy.

Footballguys view: The saga with Brown continues, but it's not going the way he wants it to. The player can't practice or play in games with equipment that's not approved by the NOSCAE, which doesn't certify equipment that's more than 10 years old. The NFL is winning this one, it's just a matter of when Brown gets out there.

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  Raiders | Oakland claims Hamp Cheevers    Sun Aug 11, 06:46 PM

Former Atlanta Falcons CB Hamp Cheevers was claimed off waivers by the Oakland Raiders Sunday, Aug. 11. The team also waived S D.J. Killings (undisclosed) with an injury designation.

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  Raiders | Jordan Devey in line to start    Sun Aug 11, 04:48 PM

Oakland Raiders OG Jordan Devey will receive the first chance to start at right guard while OG Gabe Jackson (knee) is sidelined, according to head coach Jon Gruden.

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  Raiders | Isaiah Johnson suffers concussion    Sun Aug 11, 04:47 PM

Oakland Raiders CB Isaiah Johnson (concussion) suffered a concussion during the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 10.

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  Raiders | Isaiah Johnson helped off field    Sun Aug 11, 10:16 AM

Oakland Raiders CB Isaiah Johnson (head) was helped off the field after suffering an apparent head injury during a preseason game against the Los Angeles Rams Saturday, Aug. 10, when he took a knee to the helmet.

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  Raiders | Maxx Crosby breaks hand    Sat Aug 10, 11:38 PM

Oakland Raiders DE Maxx Crosby (hand) suffered a broken hand during a 14-3 preseason win over the Los Angeles Rams Saturday, Aug. 10.

Footballguys view: Crosby had been getting praise in camp and looked like he could help the team's still struggling pass rush in the post-Mack era. He might be able to play with a cast, but will surely be less effective until it comes off.

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  Raiders | Ryan Grant catches three balls    Sat Aug 10, 11:25 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Ryan Grant caught three of his four targets for 32 yards in a 14-3 preseason win over the Los Angeles Rams Saturday, Aug. 10.

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  Raiders | Oakland adds Brandon Barnes    Fri Aug 9, 06:02 PM

Free-agent TE Brandon Z. Barnes (Lions) signed with the Oakland Raiders Friday, Aug. 9. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived CB Isaiah Langley.

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  Raiders | Antonio Brown could quit over helmet issue?    Fri Aug 9, 04:38 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Antonio Brown has reportedly told team officials he will not play football again if the league does not allow him to wear his preferred helmet. According to NFL Network's Michael Silver, the topic has been a sore subject with Brown since the league announced that it was eliminating the one-year grace period for certain helmet models, including the one worn by Brown.

Footballguys view: Brown's behavior seems a bit erratic and it's not good that someone is leaking all of these details about him. He is seeming like a less attractive proposition by the day at his ADP, which is sure to come down.

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  Raiders | Antonio Brown expected back soon    Fri Aug 9, 04:17 PM

Contradicting a previous report, Oakland Raiders WR Antonio Brown is expected to rejoin the club at its training camp headquarters in the near future, according to a team official. According to the Las Vegas Review Journal's Michael Gehlken, the Raiders also believe the foot ailment that has caused Brown to miss 10 of 11 practice sessions in their entirety thus far is largely a non-issue moving forward. An earlier report from WPXI's Chase Williams suggested Brown had gone 'radio silent' and the team had 'zero clue where he is or what the progress of the foot injury is.'

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  Raiders | Antonio Brown off the grid?    Fri Aug 9, 02:05 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Antonio Brown (feet) has reportedly gone 'radio silent,' leaving the Raiders with no idea in regards to his whereabouts or any updates regarding his foot injury, according to WPXI's Chase Williams.

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  Raiders | Expectations high for Darren Waller     Fri Aug 9, 12:28 PM

Oakland Raiders TE Darren Waller (shoulder) has impressed the team's coaching staff, which views him as a 'freakish athlete' and a good fit to fill the cleats of the departed Jared Cook.

Footballguys view: Waller is a former wide receiver with a size speed combination that is difficult for any safety or linebacker to match up with. He could be a big winner in fantasy if Antonio Brown draws extra coverage and opens up the middle of the field.

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  Raiders | Gabe Jackson out two months    Fri Aug 9, 12:05 AM

Updating a previous report, Oakland Raiders OG Gabe Jackson (knee) is expected to miss the next two months after suffering a left knee injury Thursday, Aug. 8.

Footballguys view: The Raiders will be missing their other guard, Richie Incognito, for the first two games, and Kolton Miller is a suspect starting tackle at times. This line might not do the offense any favors early in the season.

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  Raiders | Two players day-to-day    Thu Aug 8, 07:52 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Ryan Grant (back) and LB Kyle Wilber (back) are considered day-to-day because of injuries, according to head coach Jon Gruden. Neither player participated in practice Thursday, Aug. 8.

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  Raiders | Gabe Jackson suffers leg injury    Thu Aug 8, 02:05 PM

Oakland Raiders OG Gabe Jackson (leg) was unable to put weight on one of his legs and needed to be carted off the field to undergo further evaluation after getting during a joint practice with the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday, Aug. 8.

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  Raiders | Hunter Renfrow in line to start?    Wed Aug 7, 01:10 AM

Oakland Raiders WR Hunter Renfrow seems to have 'already won' the starting slot receiver job, according to Vic Tafur of The Athletic.

Footballguys view: Renfrow reminds us of a young Brandon Stokley. He can get open on underneath routes with ease but has more speed than some think. Renfrow will work as a slot receiver behind Antonio Brown and Tyrell Williams for the Raiders in 2019.

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  Raiders | Antonio Brown dealing with frostbite?    Tue Aug 6, 03:43 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Antonio Brown (feet) is reportedly dealing with frostbite on both of his feet as a result of entering a cryotherapy machine without the proper footwear, according to a source with knowledge of the situation via Pro Football Talk's Chris Simms.

Footballguys view: This is an incredibly odd situation and a serious one as frostbite is nothing to mess around with. Brown's status for the rest of training camp is up in the air due to this injury and the Raiders are still 'gathering information' according to head coach Jon Gruden.

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  Raiders | Darren Waller dealing with sprained AC joint    Tue Aug 6, 03:02 PM

Updating a previous report, Oakland Raiders TE Darren Waller (shoulder) is getting eased back into practice after suffering a sprained AC joint in his shoulder recently.

Footballguys view: The initial expectation is that he will sit out the team's preseason opener against Los Angeles Rams and see his involvement in practice increase afterward.

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  Raiders | Darren Waller likely to sit preseason opener    Tue Aug 6, 02:52 PM

Oakland Raiders TE Darren Waller (shoulder) participated in individual drills during practice Tuesday, Aug. 6, but will not take part in intrasquad scrimmages with the Los Angeles Rams. The Athletic's Ted Nguyen later reported that Waller is not expected to play in the preseason opener against the Rams.

Footballguys view: Waller is set to be the lead tight end for the Raiders in 2019. He's freakishly athletic and has worked his way to this opportunity. We like him as a late-round TE2 sleeper (with upside) for Fantasy GMs in 2019.

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  Raiders | Nevin Lawson facing suspension    Mon Aug 5, 09:47 PM

Oakland Raiders CB Nevin Lawson said he will be suspended for the first four games of the 2019 season for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancing drugs.

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  Raiders | Darren Waller back at practice    Sun Aug 4, 08:51 PM

Oakland Raiders TE Darren Waller (shoulder) returned to practice Sunday, Aug. 4.

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  Raiders | Antonio Brown day-to-day    Sun Aug 4, 11:58 AM

Oakland Raiders WR Antonio Brown (foot) is considered day-to-day because of the foot issues which caused him to visit a specialist Saturday, Aug. 3, according to a source.

Footballguys view: That's some relief after the word "specialist" caused alarm, but we'll feel better when he's back on the field developing chemistry with his new quarterback.

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  Raiders | Darren Waller out of practice    Sat Aug 3, 04:30 PM

Oakland Raiders TE Darren Waller (shoulder) did not participate in practice Saturday, Aug. 3.

Footballguys view: Waller has had a great camp and has been making good on offseason hype. He is basically a big wide receiver with speed at the tight end position and he could be one of the top options in the passing game. Hopefully he'll get back on the field soon.

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  Raiders | Antonio Brown meeting with specialist    Sat Aug 3, 04:22 PM

Oakland Raiders WR Antonio Brown (foot) is scheduled to meet with foot specialist Saturday, Aug. 3.

Footballguys view: Adam Schefter reported that this is nothing long term, but it is still not great for Brown to be missing practice time that could be vital growth periods for the chemistry between him and Derek Carr. He is a risk/reward pick at current ADP with a floor and ceiling that is farther apart than some of his second-round peers.

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  Raiders | Oakland adds Mack Brown    Sat Aug 3, 01:19 PM

Free-agent RB Mack Brown (Redskins) signed with the Oakland Raiders Saturday, Aug. 3. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived OG Lukayus McNeil.

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