After visiting both Kyler Murray and Dwayne Haskins at their pro days, the Silver & Black have now begun holding private workouts with both potential top-ten prospects. The latter of which took place Monday morning in Dallas.
Some people were surprised the Raiders opted to give the former 3rd round pick a 2nd round tender instead of an original round tender. The 2nd round tender carries with it a salary of $3.095 million salary while the original round tender is $2.025 million salary. So, basically the Raiders paid $1 million to ensure their 2018 starter was not signed away by another team.
It’s hard to believe, but for NFL teams, football is almost back. We are just days away from when many teams will welcome their players back to the facility for the first time since the end of last season.
After the signing of Isaiah Crowell to add a proven starter to the mix, the Raiders have begun looking at depth. They are meeting with veteran NFL running back Robert Turbin according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
In his three-year career, Ogbah has played and started in 40 games, compiling 122 tackles (70 solo), including 16 tackles for loss and 29 quarterback hits, 12.5 sacks, 17 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
It didn’t have to do with, say, asking if the team colors should be changed to silver and black, but the team did tweet: “Our rivalry with the Chargers ranks as the second-best in the league, per NFL.com. What do you think?”
The last time the Denver Broncos were poised to do this much up-close-and-personal work on so many of the quarterbacks in the NFL draft, they ended up trading up in the first round to select Paxton Lynch with the 26th pick in 2016.
There hasn’t been any information on the exact episode that he will be in or the role will play. But given Bosa’s stature and size at 6-foot-5 and 280 pounds, it will be hard to miss him on the screen.
The biggest potential downside is that NFL games already take over three hours to finish. Any additional replay reviews stand to make games last even longer. That probably sounds unappealing for fans who already have to sit through a lot of downtime to watch about 11 minutes of actual action on the field.
The NFL is never going back to the way it was. The passing game is king and will be from now until the end of time, and teams built with an outdated run-first approach in mind will always be playing catch-up.
There are seven athletes from five countries who were selected to take part in the pro day, which the league says will be attended by scouts from all 32 teams.
In a meeting with other coaches and general managers, Belichick was “especially vocal” while pushing the NFL to allow teams more time to work with their players in the offseason, ESPN’s Mike Reiss reported Saturday.