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Raiders News

Here's where Raiders' defense stands as 2019 NFL Draft approaches | NBCS Bay Area
The Raiders must address their defensive needs in the draft.

Could the Raiders trade up for two top-10 picks?
Could the Raiders trade up for two top-10 picks?

Remembering former Raiders punter Shane Lechler's historic career
After 18 seasons in the NFL, punter Shane Lechler has decided to hang up the cleats for good by announcing his retirement.

PFF: Raiders S Karl Joseph was a breakout star in Year 3
PFF: Raiders S Karl Joseph was a breakout star in Year 3

Raiders Film Room: Which Vontaze Burfict are the Raiders getting? – The Athletic
In 2016, Burfict was a very productive player. In 2018, he wasn't. The Raiders shouldn't bet everything on a return to his 2016 form.

AFC West

Why DT Jerry Tillery should be a lock for Los Angeles Chargers in Round 1
Here's why Jerry Tillery should be a lock for the Los Angeles Chargers in Round 1.

5 Chargers takeaways following free agency heading into NFL draft
Here are five Chargers takeaways following free agency heading into the NFL draft.

Denver Broncos: Understanding Chris Harris Jr’s Contract “Dispute” - Mile High Report
The media is making a big deal out of Chris Harris Jr missing the Denver Broncos current voluntary offseason activities. Let’s get a No Bull look at both sides of the issue and grow our understanding of why this is happening

Should the Broncos’ spend a premium draft pick on OT? - Mile High Report
‘The Honorable’ Andrew Mason hears Ryan Edwards and Steve Atwater ‘take their case to court’ on what to do with OT in the upcoming NFL draft.

Tyrann Mathieu talks about joining the Kansas City Chiefs
Safety Tyrann Mathieu recently talked about his decision to join the Kansas City Chiefs this offseason on a three-year contract.

Chiefs’ offseason moves should help defense says NBC analyst | The Kansas City Star
The Kansas City Chiefs have been busy restructuring their defense, and former NFL quarterback Chris Simms, who works for NBC Sports explained why he believes the unit should be better in 2019.

NFL News

NFL draft 2019: Beware the hype emanating from prospects' pro days
Pro days can provide prospects a platform to shine as fans gush, but don't let the setup drastically alter the outlook on anyone in the NFL draft.

NFL draft 2019: FSU’s Brian Burns physically, mentally ready for NFL |
Florida State defensive end Brian Burns has the signature move, the football smarts and the bulked-up body (23 pounds, to be exact). Now all that’s left is determining where he could be drafted—something no mock draft will tell him.

What Does the NFL’s Changing Pass-Rusher Value Mean for the 2019 Draft? - The Ringer
The Patriots have long built their edge-rushing group around versatile players on cheap contracts. This spring, the Chiefs followed suit. Will other teams catch on to this strategy? And if they do, how will that affect one of strongest pass-rushing draft classes in recent memory?

NFL rules changes should be about bettering the game, not personal gripes
The league has a lengthy history of self-serving rules recommendations.