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Raiders got 2019 5th round pick from Steelers for Ryan Switzer which is decent compensation | Silver and Black Pride

Finally a trade the Raiders made this offseason in which is didn’t feel like they were robbed. Today Jon Gruden revealed the Raiders received a 5th round pick for Ryan Switzer, who the team had acquired during the draft for Jihad Ward. The Raiders also send a 6th rounder to Pittsburgh in the deal.

Raiders sign DT Connor Flagel, cut T Breno Giacomini | Silver and Black Pride

Trading Ryan Switzer and signing Jarell Carter was just the start of the Raiders’ moves today, as the team has signed former Central Missouri and Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Connor Flagel and cut offensive tackle Breno Giacomini. They have also placed WR Griff Whalen on the reserve/injured list.

‘Heartbeat of this team’ Khalil Mack contract holdout has been ‘grueling’ for Raiders | Silver and Black Pride

The Raiders coaches don’t absolutely need Mack to participate in the offseason program or minicamp or training camp or even the preseason. Hell, Derek Carr has taken 13 snaps this preseason, so how much of a difference would having Khalil Mack make? Gruden thinks it would make a big difference.

Raiders’ Donald Penn vows to master right tackle before season opener | Mercury News

It’s Penn’s starting spot to lose, and he’s confident he’ll have the switch down pat come the season opener on Monday Night Football.

‘Very possible’ Mike Nugent is Raiders kicker to begin season with Eddy Pineiro out with groin injury | Silver and Black Pride

It’s not known yet how long Pineiro’s injury will have him out. Leading to the inevitable question if the Raiders kicker heading into the season will be Mike Nugent.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie welcomes quick introduction to Raiders | SF Chronicle

Rodgers-Cromartie, 32, spent most of the offseason as a free agent after being released by the Giants in March. He now is tasked with learning as much of the Raiders’ defense as possible before their Sept. 10 opener against the Rams.

Raiders sign former Titans, Cardinals CB Jarell Carter | Silver and Black Pride

Carter is probably nothing more than a camp body, but he will certainly be doing his best to stand out in the Raiders’ fourth preseason game to show out for other teams who need help at corner- and there are always plenty of teams like that.

AFC West

Adam Jones practices with Broncos for first time, says ‘he’ll be ready’ | ESPN

Joseph said he didn’t know if Jones would see any time in the Broncos’ preseason finale Thursday night against the Arizona Cardinals. But he is expected to make the team’s 53-man roster and play in the regular-season opener, Sept. 9 against the Seattle Seahawks.

Former Broncos’ Eric Decker and Julius Thomas retire from the NFL | Mile High Report

Demaryius Thomas is the last man standing of the famous Four Horsemen of the 2013 record-setting Denver Broncos offense. Wes Welker retired a while ago and now both Eric Decker and Julius Thomas have joined him in the same week.

Gus Bradley: Derwin James will start week 1 | Bolts from the Blue

From the moment he was drafted, there was no doubt that James would end up starting for the Chargers defense, but now we know that the Derwin James era will begin week 1 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Six Chargers Predicted to Be Among Best in the NFL |

On Monday morning, ESPN released their predictions for who will be the Top 100 players in the NFL this season. Six Chargers made the list, tying the Atlanta Falcons and Jacksonville Jaguars for second-most amount of players ranked. The Minnesota Vikings and Philadelphia Eagles are the only teams with more (seven).

Chiefs will phase in new tailgate policy: Go into stadium or head home after kickoff | The Kansas City Star

When a Chiefs game begins, tailgaters will be asked to move toward one of two places: into the stadium if they have tickets or out of the parking lot if they don’t.

Tyreek Hill: Chiefs will have the best offense in the NFL |

“I know that we will be the best offense in this National Football League, without a doubt in my head,” Hill told NFL Network’s Stacey Dales on Saturday. “We got the best tight end, the best running back, we got two of the best deep-ball threat receivers -- Sammy Watkins addition, who can do it all -- great offensive line, Hall of Famecoach. So the sky’s the limit for us. It’s up to us to put all the pieces together.”

Around the league

Giants sign Odell Beckham to 5-year, $95M extension |

The New York Giants signed Beckham to a five-year, $95 million contract extension, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday, per sources informed of the deal. He receives the highest ever fully guaranteed amount for a receiver at $41 million with $65 million in total guarantees, per Rapoport. The extension also averages $20 million over the first three years, Rapoport added.

Report: NFL team hired a private investigator to follow Odell Beckham Jr. | For the Win

As trade rumors circulated in March, one NFL team reportedly went as far as to have the Giants wide receiver followed by a private investigator.

Shaq Mason agrees to 5-year, $50M Patriots extension |

The New England Patriots have agreed to terms with guard Shaq Mason to a five-year, $50 million contract extension with $23.5 million guaranteed, according to a source informed of the transaction. Mason will earn close to $30 million over the first three years of the new deal, the source added.

NFL and players’ union reps meet over national anthem policy on Monday | Washington Post

The meeting was to include players and owners, along with league and NFLPA officials, and came as the regular season nears. It is not clear if the two sides will be able to reach a compromise on a new anthem policy by the Sept. 6 season-opening game in Philadelphia between the Eagles and Atlanta Falcons.

Marqise Lee will undergo season-ending knee surgery |

The Jacksonville Jaguars will place the receiver on injured reserve after he suffered a knee injury during Saturday’s preseason game versus the Atlanta Falcons. Lee will undergo surgery.