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Raiders News

Raiders have plenty of flexibility after NFL increases 2019 salary cap | NBCS Bay Area
With an abundance of money and draft picks, Jon Gruden can turn the Raiders into the roster he wants in 2019.

Amari Cooper says Jon Gruden didn't green-light trade from Raiders
Amari Cooper looks like the one who got away from the Raiders, but he says it's not Jon Gruden's fault.

Jon Gruden created two NFL playoff teams in his first year back. Neither is the Raiders. - The Washington Post
While the Bears and Cowboys thrive with Gruden castoffs, a miserable season winds down in Oakland with questions about whether Gruden can fix the Raiders.

Fans respond to Raiders lawsuit and lack of stadium until team arrives in Las Vegas in 2020
Following a Federal Anti-trust and Breach of Contract lawsuit filed by the City of Oakland against the Raiders, the NFL, and the league's owners, the Raiders team's owner says he won't re-sign a...

With questions at guard, Raiders’ offense prepares for Bengals - SFChronicle.com
Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Olson enjoyed a luxury while holding the same position last season with the Rams — an offensive line that started the same five players in every game until the team rested its starters for its regular-season finale.

Mark Davis reveals Raiders' new executive search could take long time | NBCS Bay Area
Mark Davis will be heavily involved in finiding a new executive for the Raiders, and this may not be a quick resolution.

AFC West

Eric Berry of Kansas City Chiefs sits out second half against Chargers
In his return from a heel injury, Chiefs safety Eric Berry sat out the second half Thursday against the Chargers, but said it was planned and not because he aggravated the injury.

Chargers Beat Chiefs 29-28: five hot takes from the game - Arrowhead Pride
The Chiefs fell to the Chargers 29-28 in a shocker at Arrowhead Stadium

Seeking big play but risking mistakes, Broncos want more from Case Keenum - Denver Broncos Blog- ESPN
Fearing turnovers, the Broncos' QB hasn't hit on many big plays in the past few games. Broncos coach Vance Joseph wants him to take more chances.

10 veteran contracts the Broncos will have to decide on in 2019
The Broncos won't be hurting when it comes to cap space, but there are a few veterans who aren't pulling their weight who could find themselves as cap casualties.

Chargers beat Chiefs: Game marred by referees' controversial calls
The Chargers' 29-28 win over the Chiefs was in part determined by several dubious calls on Los Angeles' final drive. The Chargers were driving down the field, trailing 28-21 in the final minute when quarterback Philip Rivers scrambled to the left.

Chargers rally yet again to beat the Chiefs, 29-28 - Bolts From The Blue
The Chiefs just have the Chargers number at this point.

NFL News

Week 15 NFL guide - score predictions, playoff scenarios - 2018
Winners and projections for every matchup, plus playoff scenarios, to get you through the weekend. Catch up on Week 15 here.

All 32 NFL defensive lines, ranked - SBNation.com
Which teams have the best defensive fronts in the NFL? Which ones have the worst? We have the answer!

NFL special counsel Todd Jones says league won't pay for videos in investigations
The NFL does not plan to change its investigative procedures, despite questions that arose about the Kareem Hunt probe, and will not start paying for videos or other information.

Some 2019 NFL Draft evaluators believe Oklahoma's Kyler Murray will choose football - CBSSports.com
Murray will reportedly be evaluated by the College Advisory Committee for the NFL Draft