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Raiders News

Raiders' splashy start to free agency sets stage for 'surgical' approach to draft - Oakland Raiders Blog- ESPN
Mike Mayock and Jon Gruden were aggressive in free agency and still have three first-round draft picks and lots of options.

Media column: When the Raiders go, will Bay Area media outlets follow? – The Athletic
The Raiders are staying in Oakland at least one more season, but it's unclear if Bay Area media outlets will cover them after they move.

Raiders stadium may have hit bump in road, but it won’t delay opening | Las Vegas Review-Journal
All things considered, the Raiders’ relationship with the city and state has been a good one, and several reports Thursday enumerated some of the positives that already have emerged.

Five reasons Raiders could be NFL’s most improved team in 2019 - Silver And Black Pride
The Raiders had one of the NFL’s worst records last year, going 4-12 in Jon Gruden’s return to coaching. The 2018 campaign was marred by injuries as well as an almost total teardown of the roster....

AFC West

Chiefs’ next ‘Juice Man’ could be Notre Dame RB Dexter Williams
Another Williams in the backfield? It doesn't seem so far-fetched after all.

What Bashaud Breeland’s signing means for Chiefs’ NFL Draft strategy - Arrowhead Pride
The Chiefs added Breeland to their cornerback room this week—here’s how it might affect the team’s draft strategy.

Los Angeles Chargers retained Adrian Phillips on a steal of a deal
The Los Angeles Chargers retained safety Adrian Phillips on a steal of a deal.

LOOK: Los Angeles Chargers, Rams’ stadium shaping up very nicely
The Los Angeles Chargers, Rams' stadium is shaping up very nicely.

Where will Kareem Jackson play? Wherever the Broncos want him to - Denver Broncos Blog- ESPN
The Broncos needed to upgrade their secondary. With Jackson, they added versatility and a hard hitter.

Joe Flacco says he understands what it is to be Broncos' quarterback - Denver Broncos Blog- ESPN
Despite recent failures in Denver, there is excitement amid the expectations as the Broncos break in the 34-year-old Flacco.

NFL News

Patriots 2016 draft pick retires at age 25, will be remembered for key role in Super Bowl LI win over Falcons -
Malcolm Mitchell, a member of the Patriots' 2016 draft class, has decided to hang it up after 10 surgeries

NFL free agency: Who are league’s 10 most overpaid players entering 2019? Does Giants’ Eli Manning make list? Any Jets, Eagles? -
With 2019 NFL free agency in the books, let's take a look at the most overpaid players entering this season.

Colts player accidentally destroys wall at team facility and there’s a hilarious video of it happening -
The Colts are probably going to have to replace the wall in their weight room after this accident

Don’t expect NFL to make many rules changes
At the owners meetings, the league will hear several rules proposals aimed at expanding instant replay.