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Raiders OC Greg Olson says Donald Penn has ‘looked very natural’ at right tackle

After playing his entire NFL career at left tackle, Raiders Donald Penn will protect Derek Carr from the right side with first rounder Kolton Miller as the new left tackle. While Penn still has room to improve, he is picking up the position well.

Raiders sign Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

Paul Guenther added some depth to his secondary signing the 32-year old cornerback who was once considered one of the better players at his position.

Eddie Vanderdoes to miss time recovering from ACL injury

The 2017 third round pick is still coming back from a knee injury suffered last year, but how long will he be out?

DeAndre Washington expected to miss rest of preseason with ‘minor knee injury’

Already in a battle to make the roster, Washington needs every chance he can get to prove he belongs on the team. This injury is a definite setback for the third year running back.

Predicting Raiders 53-man roster, practice squad for 2018

Our own Levi Damien takes a shot at predicting the final 53-man roster based on what he has seen from preseason and Raiders training camp.

NFL breakout players 2018: Johnny Holton has that ‘holy sh*t’ speed the Raiders need

On a team with plenty of talent at wide receiver, Johnny Holton is fighting for a spot on the final 53-man roster Former NFL defensive end Stephen White explains why Holton’s game-changing speed gives him a legitimate shot.

AFC West

Chargers camp battles coming down to the wire

Looking at which players are on the fence of making the roster of the Raiders rivals down south.

Chargers make a pair of roster decisions

The bolts signed running back Terrell Watson while waiving linebacker James Onwualu in a corresponding move.

Chiefs release running back Charcandrick West

In a surprising move, the Kansas City Chiefs released backup running back Charcandrick West on Wednesday. The release of West provides the team with $1.65 million in cap savings.

Chiefs special teams update: Tyreek Hill to likely have diminished role on special teams

With his emergence as Andy Reid’s number one receiver, the Chiefs coaching staff will take a long look at Hill to decide whether or not his role on special teams should be diminished in an attempt to keep him healthy.

Chad Kelly the favorite to win Broncos backup quarterback job

After an impressive start to the preseason, Chad Kelly has elevated himself from the third team to the second team and is projected to enter the season as Case Keenum’s backup.

Carlos Henderson returns to Broncos, but will he make the team?

The second-year receiver rejoined the team after failing to report to training camp this past July, but will John Elway give the former third round pick a second chance?

Around the NFL

Predicting the next breakout star for all 32 teams

Former NFL defensive end Stephen White takes a shot at projecting who will become a diamond in the rough for each NFL team across the league.

10 winners and 7 losers in Week 2 of the 2018 NFL preseason

Which players and teams took advantage of their opportunities this past week?

Super Bowl Champion Giants WR Victor Cruz Retires, Joins ESPN as NFL Analyst

Once one of the most dynamic wide receivers in the NFL, Victor Cruz announced his retirement from the league joining ESPN as an NFL analyst.

Travis Frederick diagnosed with autoimmune disease

The Cowboys All-Pro center was recently diagnosed with a disorder in which the body’s nervous system attacks the immune system. Luckily for Frederick, it seems the disease was caught soon enough that he should eventually be ok, although there is no time table for his return to the team.

Patriots cut Kenny Britt, is Dez Bryant in their plans?

Could Bill Belichick and his team possibly be making a run at the former Pro Bowl receiver?