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Raiders to meet with Oakland Coliseum Authority Friday, ‘still a possibility’ of playing 2019 in Oakland | Silver and Black Pride

Last month the Raiders pulled their $7.5 million offer to lease the Coliseum for the 2019 season after the City of Oakland filed an anti-trust lawsuit against the Raiders and the NFL. It was always the plan for the Raiders to explore their outside possibilities before returning to give it one more shot to see if something can get done.

Raiders to break ground on new headquarters in Henderson Nevada today | Silver and Black Pride

With the Raiders’ new stadium in Las Vegas well underway, the business of building their new headquarters is now set to begin as well. With the date for opening to be a few months ahead of the opening of the stadium in July of 2020.

Kyler Murray has entered the NFL draft; If he’s on the board at 4 overall, what should Raiders do? | Silver and Black Pride

Whether you believe drafting Murray would not be a sound decision if he is available at No. 4, him declaring is still good news for the organization as it makes the fourth overall pick all the more enticing for those teams looking to trade up and find a franchise quarterback.

Mike Mayock’s top ten biggest draft hits of the past ten years | Silver and Black Pride

As the former head of NFL Network’s draft coverage, Raiders general manager Mike Mayock has had his position rankings of prospects in the public spotlight for years. Which players were among his biggest hits throughout the past decade?

Revisiting 25 predictions for the Raiders’ season | SF Chronicle

When these 25 predictions for the Raiders’ 2018 season ran in The Chronicle on July 24, Khalil Mack was still in a contract holdout, Amari Cooper and Bruce Irvin were on the roster, Marshawn Lynch’s groin was healthy, Giorgio Tavecchio was the incumbent kicker and Reggie McKenzie was the general manager.

AFC West

Broncos agree to terms with Mike Munchak as offensive line coach | DenverBroncos.com

Now, Munchak will join Fangio’s staff to guide the offensive line, a unit with which the 25-year NFL coaching veteran has plenty of experience.

Why the Broncos should be all in on Kyler Murray | Mile High Sports

Their prayers may have been answered, with Kyler Murray officially declaring for the NFL Draft on Monday. Murray‘s decision is good news for the Broncos, who were likely about to dive head first into this shallow pool of quarterback prospects. Thanks to Murray, that kiddie pool is now slightly deeper.

With Philip Rivers’ Super Bowl window closing, Chargers must improve | ESPN.com

Rivers dropped his record to 0-3 in playoff games for which the temperature is below freezing and 1-5 in such games all time. He’s now 0-8 against Tom Brady’s Patriots, including 0-3 in the postseason.

Antonio Gates wants to return to Chargers for 2019 | NFL.com

The veteran tight end wants to make sure the team knows his desire to play a 17th season early this time around, in hopes Chargers brass saves a spot.

Patriots-Chiefs weather forecast: ‘Arctic blast’ could hit Kansas City, create historically low temps | CBS Sports

Per the report, the temperatures for the game could range between 10 degrees and “well below” zero.

Sony Michel vs. the Chiefs defense will be the matchup to watch in the AFC Championship | SB Nation

The quarterback matchup here is going to be talked about all week, as if Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady are playing some sort of one-on-one football that doesn’t exist. But based on their regular season resumes, as well as single-game playoff samples, the most intriguing battle could come elsewhere: between the Chiefs defense and Patriots rookie running back Sony Michel.

NFL News

Kyler Murray declares for 2019 NFL draft: Answering questions about what’s next | ESPN.com

Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray has declared for the 2019 NFL draft. The 2018 Heisman Trophy winner will leave school a year early to join a league perpetually starving for young passers. Or maybe not...

Most exciting NFL final four ever? Why these playoffs have a case | ESPN.com

On paper, Patriots-Chiefs and Rams-Saints make for a wildly entertaining duo of matchups. There’s a backstory, rivalries and legacies, both beginning and ending. When you put these matchups in context, there are reasons to think we’re in store for classic games.

Freddie Kitchens: 7-8-1 is not acceptable for Browns | NFL.com

“It drives me crazy that people are happy with 7-8-1,” Kitchens said during his opening statement. “It drives me literally crazy, and if I were in a different setting, my vocabulary would demonstrate that. But that’s not acceptable. Nobody here wants that. We understand that was an improvement, but under no circumstance is that ever going to be acceptable.

Vikings hire Gary Kubiak to offensive coaching staff | NFL.com

In addition to adding Kubiak to the coaching staff, Minnesota brought in his son, Klint Kubiak, to be its quarterbacks coach and former Broncos assistant Brian Pariani to be its tight ends coach under new offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski.

Colts GM: Trade offer for Brissett must ‘blow me away’ | NFL.com

Jacoby Brissett enters the final year of his rookie contract, but the Indianapolis Colts have no intention on shipping Andrew Luck’s backup out of town unless they get a treasure-trove in compensation.