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Las Vegas Raiders stadium boosts land price 12 times average | Las Vegas Review-Journal
With the Raiders building a 65,000-seat football stadium right across the street, a nondescript plot is now lucrative real estate — and if plans come through, it will be a mixed-use entertainment spot.

Developers paying millions for land near Raiders Las Vegas Stadium
The recent sale of a two acre lot across from the Raiders Las Vegas Stadium could be just the beginning as developers set their sites on projects near the 65,000 seat stadium.

Bay Area native C.J. Anderson excited about chance with Raiders | Las Vegas Review-Journal
Running back C.J. Anderson was recruited by playoff-caliber teams, including AFC West rival the Kansas City Chiefs, but decided to return home and play for the Raiders. He said a major reason was coach Jon Gruden.

Former Raiders top pick Heyward-Bey cashes in for Steelers
Former Raiders first-round draft pick Darrius Heyward-Bey is in his 10th NFL season and is a special teams player and reserve receiver with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Has Doug Martin earned a contract with the Raiders for 2019? - AFC West- ESPN
With Marshawn Lynch on IR, the 'Muscle Hamster' has stepped up. But Martin's future, despite Jon Gruden's love for him, isn't so clear.

Raiders rookie receiver Marcell Ateman gaining confidence -
Given time on a 3rd-and-8 from the Kansas City 32-yard line Sunday, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr pointed downfield to receiver Marcell Ateman and loosed a throw to the back of the end zone.

2019 NFL Draft order, race for No. 1 pick: Non-QBs the Raiders should target with three first-round picks -
What if Jon Gruden sticks with Derek Carr? Which draft-eligible players could help the most in 2019?

AFC West

Surge or Static: The Chargers have a hydra at running back - Bolts From The Blue
Man, after a game like that, a post like this becomes much more difficult to write out.

There was a plethora of players that found themselves worthy of the "surge" section, which makes it terribly...

A trio of Chargers land on PFF’s Team of the Week - Bolts From The Blue
These Chargers were among the best in week 13

Mahomes' leadership tested after Hunt's firing
Patrick Mahomes addressed the elephant in the room, and earned even more praise from his teammate for what he said.

Chiefs nominate Dustin Colquitt for Walter Payton Man of the Year - Arrowhead Pride
Colquitt has been with the Chiefs since he was drafted by the club in 2005.

Denver Broncos think WR Emmanuel Sanders tore Achilles
Broncos leading receiver Emmanuel Sanders tore his Achilles in practice Wednesday and has been placed on season-ending IR.

Broncos' run at playoffs didn't end with injuries to Sanders, Harris
So is this where the Broncos’ run at the playoff ends, with Emmanuel Sanders throwing his helmet to rage against a torn Achilles?

NFL News

‘I’ll pay their little fine’: Ezekiel Elliott runs afoul of the NFL with his Salvation Army celebration - The Washington Post
The Dallas Cowboys running back has a tradition of using the kettle to celebrate touchdowns when the kettle appears in AT&T Stadium at the beginning of the charity's holiday drive.

Baker Mayfield says Lincoln Riley’s ‘been ready’ to be an NFL coach, but hasn’t tried talking him into the Browns job |
Mayfield says Riley has been ready to be an NFL coach, but it's up to him whether or not he wants to do it.

LJ Scott, Michigan State Spartans running back, to enter NFL draft
After initially planning to redshirt and return next year, Michigan State running back LJ Scott said he will enter the NFL draft after this season.

Is Jim Harbaugh trying to get back to the NFL?
At every stop on his coaching tour, Jim Harbaugh has stayed exactly four years. And as he ends his fourth year at Michigan, the question becomes whether the time has come for Harbaugh to move on, and to move out. Via USA Today, Cris Carter suggested on his FS1 show that Harbaugh could be looking [more

The NFL wants to ‘modernize’ the punt, and it’s taking suggestions - The Washington Post
The league will consider changes to punt plays, including crowdsourced ideas, this offseason.