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Report: Raiders back to Oakland for 2019 a done deal | Silver and Black Pride

What always seemed inevitable has finally happened — the Raiders will be playing football in Oakland next season. After reports last week had the Raiders and the Oakland Coliseum Authority closing in on a deal, that deal is now done, according to Ian Rapoport.

What condition Raiders position is in pre-free agency 2019: Edge rusher | Silver and Black Pride

It was tempting just to put LOL above. The players listed here have a combined total of 1.0 sack. ONE SACK. That’s what Arden Key had last season. And that was it. None of the others had even a half sack. Their distant league-worst 13 sacks came either from others positions or players no longer on the team.

Add Captain Munnerlyn to an already good looking list of upcoming free agent nickel cornerbacks | Silver and Black Pride

The 30-year-old Munnerlyn adds some proven nickel cornerback talent to a free agent class which has several who would fit that description including Bryce Callahan and Bradley Roby among others. And more talent on the market is always a good thing.

Five moves that would make for a perfect Raiders free agency | Silver and Black Pride

As a fan the best part of the offseason is concocting all the different dream scenarios that could potentially play out in free agency and draft. This offseason in particular for the Raiders is especially important. For one they have $71.2 million worth of cap space and two they are stocked with three picks in round one.

PPG to paint parts of new Raiders stadium in Las Vegas | TRIB Live

PPG announced Monday it has reached a multiyear corporate marketing agreement with the Raiders, who are scheduled to move to Las Vegas in 2020. As part of the marketing agreement, protective and decorative coatings from PPG will be featured in the new Raiders stadium in Las Vegas.

AFC West

Los Angeles Chargers: Should Melvin Gordon be traded? | Fansided

Gordon is entering the last year of his contract and the Chargers are going to have to work out an extension and pay him like the great running back he is. With Philip Rivers eventually turning the team over to a new quarterback in the next few years, the Chargers can pay Gordon $60 million over four years.

Could Michael Crabtree be an option for the Denver Broncos? | Predominantly Orange

Dare I say recently released Michael Crabtree could be a fit for the Broncos this year?

Devin White could be the perfect addition to the Broncos defense | Mile High Report

White is raw and needs the kind of coaching Fangio has provided to many a star inside linebacker received over the last decade. With Fangio, White could become the next Patrick Willis in the NFL and that should get every Broncos fan excited about the prospect of them drafting White 10th overall in the draft.

2019 Chiefs free agency: Narrowing down CB options | Chiefs Wire

The Kansas City Chiefs will look to add cornerback help for the 2019 season. The team is scheduled to have two players — Steven Nelson and Orlando Scandrick —become free agents. The entire defensive unit struggled in 2018, and upgrading the CB position will be crucial to future success.

NFL news

NFL reportedly considering rule change banning players from running onto the field for celebrations | CBS Sports

After two seasons of relaxed rules that resulted in planned, large-scale, group celebrations that hurt nobody and only enhanced the league’s level of entertainment, the NFL is reportedly weighing a new rule that would curtail those group celebrations.

NFL pledges to ‘take appropriate action’ in Robert Kraft case | Washington Post

Police in Jupiter, Fla., announced Friday that Kraft would be charged with solicitation of prostitution in connection with an investigation of massage parlors suspected of involvement in human trafficking. Those charges were filed Monday.

Top 101 NFL free agents of 2019: DeMarcus Lawrence at No. 1 |

Gregg Rosenthal and Chris Wesseling combined their personal rankings to formulate’s Top 101 NFL Free Agents of 2019. This list will be constantly updated as players put pen to paper.

10 AAF players who have already made a case for the NFL | Sporting News

So since the goal of the AAF is to drive talent to the NFL, we thought it’d be good to look at players are on track to make that dream happen. We’ll list 10 — five on offense, and five on defense — players who have already made a huge impact through three weeks.

Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray reportedly up to 206 pounds |

Murray’s slight build will scare some NFL scouts more than his height. Luckily the quarterback can do something about the latter. Bulking up for the combine shows Murray can add additional weight to help protect himself from the 300-pound men trying to break him in half.