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Raiders face Packers in third exhibition; five guys to watch
Chris Warren, Connor Cook and others should have your eyes on Friday night against the Packers.

Green Bay to rest starters against Raiders, including QB Aaron Rodgers
While the Raiders should be giving plenty of run to their starters against the Packers at the Oakland Coliseum on Friday night, the visiting team won’t be doing the same.

Raiders waive 2017 round two pick Obi Melifonwu
After weeks of Jon Gruden saying Obi Melifonwu was "still being evaluated" for a mystery injury he suffered in camp, the Raiders have now officially waived him.

Doug Martin finds rhythm in Raiders' run game despite lack of preseason carries
Doug Martin has only touched the ball once in the preseason, but the Raiders still expect a lot out of the veteran running back.

Arden Key saw few snaps in his first preseason action, we will see more of him vs Packers
Fans in Oakland will finally get a good long look at this exciting rookie.

Raiders tight end Jared Cook feels at home in Jon Gruden’s system
Let go by the Packers, a pass-catcher joins the Raiders and leads the team in receiving in his first season in Oakland.

Football Outsiders ‘loves’ Raiders DT PJ Hall as a reliable run stuffer, pass rusher
This week, the good folks from Football Outsiders have been answering several questions posed to them from we here at Silver and Black Pride. The first three questions dealt with the coaching staff...

PFF: Raiders LB Marquel Lee is the fourth-highest graded linebacker
PFF: Raiders LB Marquel Lee is the fourth-highest graded linebacker in the preseason

Raiders players and coaches frustrated with ‘grey area’ in new leading with the helmet penalties ‘at some point it is football’
At some point it will no longer be football. At least not tackle football if this keeps up.

AFC West

Mike Williams Shows Out with Dominant Practice vs. Saints
The second-year wide receiver stole the show at Jack Hammett Sports Complex.

Chargers' Uchenna Nwosu is blocking out praise, and rookie linebacker is 'getting it'
Rookie linebacker Uchenna Nwosu from USC has been one of the newcomers who, over the past three weeks or so, has emerged most vividly.

Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill had the most ridiculous press conference Thursday - Arrowhead Pride
Hill talked kickball, the Chiefs’ Madden league and how he and Patrick Mahomes could become the best one-two punch in the league.

Why the Kansas City Chiefs should make a play for Obi Melifonwu
The Oakland Raiders cut Obi Melifonwu on Thursday and the Kansas City Chiefs would be wise to make a play while they can.

Denver Broncos: A Pat Bowlen Led Hall of Fame Legacy
It is a culture of winning that made Pat Bowlen that made the Denver Broncos owner an instant Hall of Famer. He is now a finalist as a contributor.

Denver Broncos Von Miller grows up - Denver Broncos Blog- ESPN
The Broncos superstar might never give up his big-smiling, fan-friendly, dancing ways, but now he is ready to be Denver's veteran, vocal leader.

Around the NFL

Dolphins’ Minkah Fitzpatrick feels natural at slot CB position
Miami Dolphins' Minkah Fitzpatrick feels natural at slot cornerback position.

Denzel Ward suffers back injury during Browns' win - NFL.com
Cleveland Browns rookie cornerback Denzel Ward left for the locker room after suffering an undisclosed injury during the first quarter of Thursday's preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

NFL free agents 2018: 5 players who need to be signed before Week 1 - SBNation.com
NFL teams will continue making moves as the season approaches, and while most of those moves will be cuts, there are still a few players we’re hoping to see signed before the regular season begins.

The All-Breakout Team: NFL players who will become stars this season
Mitch Trubinsky, Kenyan Drake and Carl Lawson are ready to dominate.

NFL players got your attention with the national anthem. Now wrestle with racial inequality and social injustice.
NFL players have turned their activism into action, but their detractors aren’t addressing the real issues.

Player tracking data is next step in NFL's analytics revolution
Some NFL teams have been slow to embrace analytics. With the deep player-tracking era now upon us, the skeptical could get quickly left behind.

NFL players, coaches, refs grapple with new helmet rule - SFChronicle.com
The NFL is taking shots for the new way it’s legislating hits. This summer, pro football’s exhibition season centers on fallout surrounding a new rule banning players from lowering their helmets before contact.

Vikings somehow got George Iloka to sign for the veteran minimum
The Minnesota Vikings were able to convince the free-agent safety to sign a one-year deal with the team that is reportedly worth less than $1 million.

Davante Adams’ impromptu visit creates lasting memory for Packers fan
The story behind the Pro Bowl receiver’s surprise in the Lambeau Field parking lot

These three milestones are in reach for Adrian Peterson | NBC Sports Washington
If Adrian Peterson can catch on with the Redskins, he can accomplish a few big-time things early on in 2018.