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Raiders news

Broncos, Cards, Raiders have interest in Antonio Brown |

Rapoport notes that the Oakland Raiders, Denver Broncos, and Arizona Cardinals are among the teams that have appeared most intrigued by the possibility of trading for Brown.

2019 NFL Scouting Combine: Three safeties to watch | Silver and Black Pride

The Raiders could improve this position but the depth isn’t going to last into the late rounds. If Mayock wants a safety chances are it will have to come by round 4 at the latest to find an impact player. Here are a few names that could land on the Raiders in April’s draft.

DK Metcalf monster Combine kicks hype train full steam: Five reasons Raiders shouldn’t buy in at 4th overall pick | Silver and Black Pride

Metcalf has done very well for himself in Indianapolis, running a sizzling 4.33 second 40 yard dash. Body beautiful in every sense of the phrase he benched 27 reps of 225 pounds, stands at 6-foot-3 and 3/8” weighs 228 pounds and has an unimaginable 1.6% body fat percentage. Here are five reasons why the Raiders need to resist getting caught up in the hype of the combine politics and draft him with the #4 pick.

Raiders mailbag: Are they really shopping Derek Carr? | Mercury News

I know what Bleacher Report said and I know what Peter King said on the Dan Patrick Show, but after a week in Indy I fully expect Carr to be the Raiders’ quarterback in 2019. Gruden said Wednesday that Carr is “our franchise quarterback,” and from being around Gruden often for the last year-plus, I believe him.

Arden Key wants Raiders to draft LSU’s Devin White | 247sports

Most of the NFL will be in pursuit of the LSU linebacker after this weekend, including the Buccaneers and other defensive-needy teams. The Raiders could be among this list, especially considering another young star. Arden Key, another former LSU defender, came to Oakland as a rookie in 2018 and will be looking to make an impact during his second year. As it turns out, he has also been campaigning for the Raiders to bring White to town in order to make this defense even better.

AFC West

Unlikely Chargers make attempt to trade for QB Josh Rosen | Chargers Wire

When you look at the history of the moves that the Chargers have made since Telesco took over in 2013, it doesn’t show anything promising that would see him make a move like this. Instead, his moves in the offseason are rather conservative, not splashy.

Could former Patriots NT Danny Shelton solve the Chargers problems up front and replace Brandon Mebane? | Chargers Wire

That said, Shelton looked like a completely different player with the Patriots than with the Browns. That initially might scare some teams off. Because that’s always the case, it seems like. Shelton’s snap counts were limited. He played 324 with the Patriots. For reference, Brandon Mebane played 405 snaps. From week 16 through the Super Bowl, PFF graded Shelton at an 83.4, which is above average.

Another pass rusher? Yes, Broncos could use depth after Von Miller, Bradley Chubb | Denver Post

If the Broncos needed immediate, every-down help at outside linebacker, their decision would have been made Sunday by watching Mississippi State’s Montez Sweat run the 40-yard dash at the scouting combine.

Ex-Broncos QB pleads not guilty to NFL’s most bizarre arrest | New York Post

The former Broncos quarterback is facing criminal trespassing charges for allegedly breaking into a Colorado home. He was then chased out by the owner, who beat him with a vacuum cleaner tube, according to TMZ Sports.

Chiefs could move Ford, Houston, sources say |

The Chiefs placed the franchise tag on Ford on Monday but are listening to trade offers for the outside linebacker, having received interest from multiple teams, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Kansas City is open to bringing Ford back, though, in the event it does not find a suitable trade partner.

NFL news

Cowboys franchise tag DE DeMarcus Lawrence |

The Dallas Cowboys are placing the franchise tag on defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday, per a source. The team later made the news official.

The 2 biggest QB mysteries in the NFL appear to be solved, and there could be huge implications for the rest of the draft | Business Insider

There is almost no chance that this year’s draft will match last year’s mark of five quarterbacks taken in the first round. But with names like Murray, Dwayne Haskins, Daniel Jones, and Drew Lock available and plenty of teams still in need of a trustworthy signal caller, there is still plenty of intrigue to follow at the top of the board.

Giants unlikely to tag safety Landon Collins |

New York reportedly loves Collins as a player but view the tag number for safeties ($11.15 million) as too high. If their impasse holds, he’s expected to be free, Rapoport added.

2019 NFL Mock Draft: Kyler Murray goes No. 1, Bills land D.K. Metcalf, Raiders get two top pass rushers | CBS Sports

We might as well call this the Post-Combine Hype Machine Mock Draft because so many players -- on both sides of the ball -- had a spectacular week in Indianapolis. (And our latest mock draft comes out before the defensive backs even take the field.)

2019 NFL Scouting Combine: Twelve numbers that matter most |

Using 15 seasons of NFL-level performance data, I have worked with coaches and front office execs to categorize every player into one of five buckets at each position: elite, above-average, average, below-average and well-below average. Using the vetted NFL buckets, I worked backward and created profiles of what was known about each player prior to him entering the NFL. College and NFL Scouting Combine results were analyzed then organized to reveal which attributes correlated most strongly to a player ending up in each of the buckets.