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Raiders News

Raiders to Start Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie in Week 1? |
The Oakland Raiders don't have Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie listed as a starter, but one report points to him getting the nod.

Why the Raiders were smart not to pay Khalil Mack
And why the Bears were smart for doing so.

Jon Gruden Raiders stint off to rocky start with Khalil Mack trade, baffling moves - Business Insider
Since hiring Jon Gruden as head coach, the Raiders have made several questionable moves, including trading the team's best player and de-valuing future draft picks.

Oakland lining up lawsuit against Raiders, so team threatens to leave town early -
The Oakland City Council has authorized a multimillion-dollar antitrust lawsuit against the NFL and the Raiders over the team’s impending move to Las Vegas — legal action that Coliseum officials said could result in the team leaving Oakland at the end of the upcoming season.

Oakland Raiders: Derek Carr, Jon Gruden ready for first year | The Sacramento Bee
Now a fully healthy quarterback in the hands of coach Jon Gruden, that should elevate Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr closer to that near-MVP signal-caller of two seasons ago.

‘It’s just outrageous’ — Greg Papa reacts to the Khalil Mack trade | 95.7 The Game
In the aftermath of the Raiders’ decision to send Khalil Mack to the Bears, Greg Papa joined “Joe, Lo and Dibs” to offer his thoughts on the monster trade.

AFC West

Chiefs spent time with families from Ronald McDonald House | The Kansas City Star
Five Chiefs defensive linemen spent time Tuesday afternoon with families from a Kansas City Ronald McDonald House. They played in a series of games with the kids and took pictures and signed autographs.

Two SI writers predict Kansas City Chiefs will win Super Bowl - Arrowhead Pride
Both writers have the Chiefs beating the New Orleans Saints in the Super Bowl.

Chargers want to start season fast after last year’s stumble | The Tribune
The Los Angeles Chargers are determined to get off to a good start this season after going 0-4 last year and never escaping their early season hole.

If Chargers want to win AFC West, chief concern is how to end eight-game skid against Kansas City
The Chargers might be favored to win the AFC West, but they have lost eight straight to the defending division champion Kansas City Chiefs, the season-opening opponent. A look back at what's been going wrong against K.C.

Woody Paige: National media average for Broncos wins is 7-7.5; my pick is ... | Sports Coverage |
Daily, dozens of denizens of Denver, Colorado Springs and Broncos Country ask me what Our Team’s record will be this season.

Legion of who? Broncos will face a very different Seahawks team come this Sunday - Mile High Report
This is a much different Seattle team.

NFL News

2018 NFL Predictions: Packers get lots of Super Bowl love; Eagles, Pats left out in cold -
Falcons and Saints also get love as CBS Sports NFL writers make their 2018 NFL predictions

NFL Week 1 power rankings - Business Insider
After an eventful offseason, the 2018 NFL season is set to kick off this Thursday — here's where every team stands heading into Week 1.

NFL Week 1 picks: Cowboys stun Panthers, Browns shock Steelers for first win since 2016 -
Wondering which NFL teams are going to win in Week 1? You've come to the right place to find out

Abandoned On The Street As A Child, Player Makes NFL Final Roster : NPR
"I've lost a lot to get here. I've had to sacrifice a lot. I've been through a lot," says Nigerian-born Efe Obada, who made the cut with the Carolina Panthers. "All the suffering paid off."

All 32 NFL teams’ 2018 defenses, ranked
If defenses win championships, the teams at the top of the list should have memorable 2018 seasons.