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Raiders News

Raiders must make take advantage in AFC West with Patrick Mahomes out | NBCS Bay Area
The Raiders must catch the Chiefs while the young quarterback heals.

Raiders need help from new receivers Trevor Davis, Zay Jones vs. Packers | NBCS Bay Area
Trevor Davis hasn't been with the Raiders for long, but he's gotten comfortable with the team quickly.

Raiders’ Darren Waller sees significance in new long-term contract - SFChronicle.com
Oakland Raiders tight end Darren Waller has battled substance-abuse issues in the past that resulted in two NFL suspensions. On Wednesday, the Raiders announced they had signed Waller to a multi-year extension — an indication that, after less than a year, they see the versatile 6-foot-6 tight end as a long-term piece of their offense.

The Raiders 8 years after Al Davis: Jon Gruden carries the torch
The Raiders still exist as though Al Davis is running the show, thanks to coach Jon Gruden.

Surging Raiders face tough upcoming tests in Packers, Texans offenses
The Raiders' next two games could offer a reality check -- or densely pack the bandwagon.

AFC West

Denver Broncos news: Vic Fangio not giving up on Noah Fant
"He’s a young player," Fangio said of Fant. "It’s our job to develop players and the only way you develop players is to play them.”

Denver Broncos' offense lacks any sense of a passing-game identity
"With that performance, (the fans) have every right to be angry and they have every right to boo," Broncos coach Vic Fangio said. "We probably deserved it."

Update on Chargers safety Derwin James
Chargers safety Derwin James is making progress to return to the playing field soon.

Chargers' Russell Okung: 'I definitely looked death right in the face'
Chargers left tackle Russell Okung discusses the pulmonary embolism that he dealt with in June and his return to football.

Patrick Mahomes' MRI confirms kneecap dislocation for Chiefs QB
According to multiple reports, an MRI has confirmed that Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes suffered a dislocated right kneecap against Broncos.

KC Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes injury, MRI update | The Kansas City Star
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes suffered a dislocated knee injury in Thursday’s win against the Denver Broncos. He had a MRI exam and could miss 3-4 weeks but a second opinion will be sought.

NFL News

Russell Wilson, looking like MVP, shows why Seahawks paid him so much
Russell Wilson is the MVP front-runner after six weeks and has showed so far why the Seahawks made him the highest-paid quarterback in the game.

Joe Namath named No. 1 ‘character’ in NFL history - al.com
As part of the NFL's centennial season, a rundown of the league's greatest characters includes seven players with Alabama football roots.

NFL owners willing to cut Roger Goodell’s disciplinary power, make marijuana concessions - The Washington Post
The league’s CBA negotiations with the NFLPA are about to enter a critical phase, with a push for a deal by March.

NFC North is the NFL’s toughest division - Sports Illustrated
The first-place Packers beat the last-place Lions by a single point on Monday night, every team has a record of .500 or better and no team is in a rebuilding phase. Is there a division anywhere near the level of the NFC North right now?

Lamar Jackson, NFL's Band of Mobile QBs Taking Position Where It's Never Been | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights
One of the best modern examples of the complete quarterback was Steve Young. In many ways, he set the standard for the evolution of the position we are witnessing...

The 2020 NFL free agents we would and wouldn’t pay next offseason - SBNation.com
Is Teddy Bridgewater worth a big contract? What about Shaquil Barrett or Jamie Collins? We debate.