With the Giants win, the Raiders move into sole possession of the number one overall pick in the 2019 draft as the league’s only one-win team.
If the 2019 lease agreement with Oakland Coliseum falls apart, the Raiders could play in San Diego – Qualcomm Stadium is NFL ready despite the Chargers leaving town – or somewhere else in the East Bay. Despite Davis’ dislike for Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, the venue could house two NFL teams for one season to bridge the Raiders’ transition to Las Vegas while still practicing in Alameda.
Vanderdoes was the team’s third round pick in the 2017 draft. He appeared in all 16 games as a rookie, starting 13 games. In the season finale in Las Angeles against the Chargers, he suffered a tear in his ACL which figured to carry a recovery time of several months.
Hurst notched his team-high third sack of the season, forcing the Chargers to settle for a field goal on the drive. For the game, He added four tackles (all solo). Hurst started the season with 2.0 sacks in the first four games but went his previous four games without a sack. Sunday’s performance has the rookie believing his unit is getting things together.
The Raiders are bringing in free-agent wide receivers for workouts on Tuesday, and Jon Gruden said he’s prepared to make a roster move at the position if need be.
All season the Raiders have seen a whole host of rookies taking considerable snaps. They have no choice. Combining them with aging veteran castoffs has made this defense the worst in the NFL. That’s not something Guenther is used to. He has to remind himself there is a plan here.
Gordon’s touchdown was the longest reception of his career, and his longest play from scrimmage this season. But big plays are something Gordon has been doing all year. He now has 17 explosive plays, which are defined as runs of 15-plus yards and or receptions of 20-plus yards. Only Kansas City Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill (19) has more.
The Chargers’ worst fears were confirmed on Monday when they learned Denzel Perryman suffered a season-ending knee injury on Sunday. Perryman sustained the injury to his LCL on the second play from scrimmage vs. the Oakland Raiders.
The Broncos placed center Matt Paradis on injured reserve and signed center Gino Gradkowski to the active roster on Monday, the team announced.
Perhaps the defense will get a further boost down the line if safety Eric Berry ever fights off his heel issues and gets back onto the field, but there have at least been some positive signs in recent weeks. They’ve been getting healthier and making the plays they need to win, which leaves head coach Andy Reid satisfied.
The Kansas City Chiefs’ pass rush can compare with the best in the NFL, and that includes the celebrated group from the Los Angeles Rams, their opponents in next Monday night’s showdown in Mexico City.
If you’re wondering why the Rams are willing to fly six hours away to play a preseason game, it most likely has to do with the fact that they want to turn everyone in Hawaii into a Rams fan. According to the team’s executive vice president of business operations, Jamie Reigle, the Rams also want to offer unique road game opportunities for their fans in Los Angeles.
One source said he still expects the game will be played there. But another source said he thought moving the game to Los Angeles still is an option that will be decided this week.
At this stage of Brady’s career, the regular season has essentially become a 17-week training ground building to the part of the season that matters. The Patriots’ level traditionally raises in November, which is why the loss to the Titans sticks out so much.
Jackson’s title on Cincy’s staff is not yet clear, Rapoport added, but he’s expected to join the team Tuesday.