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Antonio Brown tries taking another shot at JuJu Smith-Schuster and somehow manages to make JuJu look better | Silver and Black Pride

Brown apparently was not satisfied with his initial attack on his former teammate and the response, because he was back at it Monday morning with an odd Instagram post that actually proves Smith-Schuster correct, while making Brown look monumentally petty.

Del Rio has his say on Raiders trade of Khalil Mack | The Mercury News

Del Rio, who is still due two years on a three-year, $15 million contract extension that was signed before the 2017 season, appeared on the NFL Network’s “Up to the Minute” and conceded his former team got good value from the trade although it was tough for him to see Mack go.

Raider Film Room: Antonio Brown does all the little things right | Silver and Black Pride

The final video break down of Antonio Brown will go over the small details he brings to the Raiders. Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock both alluded to Brown one day becoming enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame . Antonio Brown, like other all time great wide receivers, goes above and beyond the play call, earning his recognition as one of the best of our time.

Peter King notes not what he thinks Raiders WILL do with their top three picks but what they SHOULD do | Silver and Black Pride

Peter King put out his latest (not) mock draft, sending players to teams based on what he thinks they should do, which may not necessarily be what they will do.

Raiders dip into AAF pool again, sign WR De’Mornay Pierson-El | Silver and Black Pride

The 5’9”, 195-pound Pierson-El had a pretty good season for the offensively-challenged Salt Lake Stallions, racking up 414 receiving yards and a touchdown on 36 catches in eight games. His reception and yardage totals were both tops on the team. He spent 2018 on Washington’s practice squad and also with the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes.

AFC West

Chiefs sign outside linebacker Jerry Attaochu | Arrowhead Pride

Attaochu has 92 tackles (75 solo), 12.0 sacks and two passes defensed through six years in the NFL. His best sack output came in 2015, when he had 6.0 in 15 games for the Chargers.

Gerald McCoy could be ideal pickup for Kansas City Chiefs | Arrowhead Addict

For a team like the Chiefs, such an acquisition makes a lot of sense, however. Brett Veach, the team’s general manager, can afford to be patient if he so desires, but for a new team with the money available, McCoy is a solid veteran addition. For the Chiefs he would also come at a point of need.

Broncos sign CB De’Vante Bausby | DenverBroncos.com

His most recent NFL experience came in Philadelphia in 2018, when he spent most of the year on the practice squad before playing in six games late in the season.

Denver Broncos roundtable: Lock, Murray, Haskins, or Jones? | Mile High Report

I’m partial to Kyler Murray and think he’ll be the best quarterback taken out of this class when we look back in a few years, but Elway apparently isn’t a fan of his size or all the time he spent in shotgun, so Lock is most likely the one for Denver.

Drew Lock headed to Chargers today | NBC Sports

Even though they signed Tyrod Taylor as Philip Rivers backup, the Chargers have started thinking about the long-term future at the position.

NFL news

Former rugby star Wade signs with NFL’s Bills | ESPN.com

The former winger trained alongside six other International Pathway prospects and fellow draft hopefuls at a camp in Florida and clocked a 4.53 40-yard dash at his pro day in Tampa last week. He joins the NFL as a running back.

How The Rise Of Comp Picks Is Chilling NFL Free Agency | Deadspin

Compensatory picks have been a low-key feature of the NFL draft since 1994, the year after free agency finally became a thing. But this offseason, more and more teams appear to be finessing the free agency system in an attempt to to stockpile comp picks. And it’s created something of a freeze on the free agent market.

Aaron Rodgers on article: ‘This was a smear attack’ | NFL.com

“The thing is about this article it’s not a mystery, this was smear attack by a writer looking to advance his career, talking with mostly irreverent, bitter players who all have an agenda, rather they’re advancing their own careers or just trying to stir old stuff up,” Rodgers said. “Then what happens is the same tired media folks picking it up and talking about it. It’s just emphasizing their opinion about me already.

Nick Saban has a dire warning about players who leave school early for the NFL | Washington Post

Meeting with the media, the Crimson Tide’s coach opined on the prospect of seeing his players’ names dominate the NFL draft again this month and warned that leaving school early isn’t for everybody. In fact, unless an underclassman is going to be a high draft pick, “the person that loses in that is the player” because it makes financial sense for NFL teams, but not for athletes.

NFL draft workouts ‘all cake’ for Kentucky’s C.J. Conrad after heart issue | Louisville Courier Journal

Once ranked among the best tight ends in the class, Conrad is uncertain where he will be selected now in the wake of the heart issue.