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Raiders News

Raiders: Jon Gruden’s mic’d up video is best of the 2018 NFL season
The Oakland Raiders coach had a mic on during the Oakland Raiders win over the Denver Broncos.

Jordy Nelson plans to return in 2019; Raiders should welcome him back | NBCS Bay Area
The wide receiver plans to play next season, and the Raiders should welcome him back now that he and Derek Carr have found a late-season groove.

Jordy Nelson now healthy, becoming receiver Raiders hoped he would be - Silver And Black Pride
The move to cut Michael Crabtree this offseason and sign Jordy Nelson to replace him drew some criticism this offseason. Mostly because Crabtree was 30-years-old and was Derek Carr’s most reliable...

NFL rumors: Raiders tried to claim D.J. Swearinger off waivers from Washington | NBCS Bay Area
Despite getting contributions from Erik Harris and Marcus Gilchrist on Monday night, the Raiders tried to add a dynamic player on Tuesday.

Raiders’ Brandon LaFell says he will return from Achilles’ tear | Las Vegas Review-Journal
Oakland Raiders wide receiver Brandon LaFell is recovering from an Achilles’ tendon tear he suffered Nov. 18, two weeks after his 32nd birthday. His sights are now set on a 2019 return.

Raiders Film Analysis: A pair of young safeties and offensive tackles leave a strong impression in Oakland – The Athletic
Two pairs of young Raiders made significant contributions on Monday and look poised to pull the Raiders forward in 2019.

Jon Gruden addresses recent firing of Raiders strength coach Tom Shaw | NBCS Bay Area
Just one more thing for the Raiders to deal with once the season is over.

San Francisco officials come out against Raiders move to Giants ballpark - by j_rodriguez - December 26, 2018 - The San Francisco Examiner
Should the Oakland Raiders play at AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants, next year? That’s a hell no, according to a swell of San Francisco politicians.

AFC West

Denver Broncos' Bradley Roby disputes Jason Witten's 'quit' comment
Broncos cornerback Bradley Roby said he made a mistake when he stopped pursuing Raiders running back Doug Martin late in Monday's game and refuted ESPN analyst Jason Witten, who suggested Roby quit on the play.

Case Keenum wants to show he's the Broncos' answer at quarterback - NFL Nation- ESPN
Sunday's season finale is Case Keenum's last chance to prove to the Broncos what he can do before roster decisions are made this offseason.

Chiefs going off Eric Berry’s “feeling” when it comes to snap count - Arrowhead Pride
Chiefs headlines for Thursday, December 27.

Chiefs make great highlight video to plug Patrick Mahomes for MVP | NFL | Sporting News
Patrick Mahomes is the current favorite to win the NFL MVP Award, but the Chiefs are taking no chances.

Melvin Ingram the consistent anchor for Chargers' defense - Los Angeles Chargers Blog- ESPN
Melvin Ingram has been "invaluable" to the Chargers, playing snaps all over the defensive line and at linebacker. His reward? Another Pro Bowl trip.

Chargers have to fix poor starts before postseason - Los Angeles Chargers- ESPN
The Chargers have been outscored 43-14 in the opening quarter over the past five games and can't count on comebacks in the playoffs.

NFL News

NFL playoff clinching scenarios: 10 key factors for Week 17
These 10 players, coaches or factors will figure into the playoff berths and conference seedings that can be clinched in NFL Week 17.

2018 NFL regular-season awards from Bill Barnwell - Picks for MVP, players of year, best rookies, plays
MVP. Defensive Player of the Year. Rookies of the Year. Barnwell makes his regular-season pick for every major award.

NFL reminds teams of procedures for interviewing employees who have resigned or retired – ProFootballTalk
The coaching carousel will soon spin. But not everyone will be able to automatically grab a seat. Per a league source, the NFL sent a memo to all coaches, General Managers, and other high-level personnel reminding the teams of the procedures applicable to non-players who have resigned or retired ...

For N.F.L., Curious Results Set Up a Wild Final Weekend - The New York Times
Even teams that are playoff locks suddenly face questions after a few surprises in Week 16.

NFL Insider Notes: Get ready for a whole lot of coaching changes, and more from Week 16 -
Holiday season or not, the number of fired coaches is likely to be at least seven and perhaps reach double digits.