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Raiders News

Fatherhood drives Raiders rookie safety Johnathan Abram - SFChronicle.com
Oakland Raiders safety Johnathan Abram says his daughter Harlee, 2, has “helped me gain another sense of purpose.” Abram and his wife, Bri’Anna, lost a second daughter to twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome.

Oakland Raiders: 5 most compelling storylines to follow on Hard Knocks
With the Oakland Raiders having been officially named this year's "Hard Knocks" team, let's take a look at the five most compelling storylines to follow.

Raiders' Derek Carr ranked as Chris Simms' No. 18 overall QB in NFL | NBCS Bay Area
Derek Carr dropped in Chris Simms rankings, but it sounds like the analyst still sees big things for the Raiders' QB in the season ahead.

How will the Oakland Raiders fare in 2019? [Video]
Yahoo Sports' Charles Robinson talks about the Raiders' Antonio Brown and Richie Incognito, Hard Knocks and the competitive AFC West.

Raiders rookie Josh Jacobs not sure whether he wants his story made into a movie - Silver And Black Pride
For most of us, the idea that someone would want to make a movie about their life would sound fascinating. Then again, most of us may not have a story worth telling. Raiders rookie Josh Jacobs...

AFC West

Chiefs' Travis Kelce devastated by Kareem Hunt's punishment
The Chiefs were mostly applauded for cutting Kareem Hunt last season. One of their players, though, was devastated.

Carlos Hyde Could Emerge As A Sleeper In The Chiefs’ Offense
Carlos Hyde could help replace former NFL leading rusher Kareem Hunt in the Chiefs' offense.

Broncos need to heed the words of the late Pat Bowlen - Denver Broncos Blog- ESPN
With the passing of the former Broncos owner, it's time for the current leadership to follow his winning example.

One facet of Broncos’ Phillip Lindsay’s game certain to evolve in 2019 – The Denver Post
Phillip Lindsay keeps talking about major personal improvement in his second NFL season. But what exactly does that look like?

Mike Williams expects an “expanded” role with Chargers – ProFootballTalk
With Tyrell Williams now in Oakland, Mike Williams expects a bigger role in the Chargers offense. Someone has to make up for Tyrell Williams' 41 catches for 653 yards and five touchdowns last season.

Los Angeles Charger DE Melvin Ingram guaranteeing Super Bowl victory
Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Melvin Ingram guaranteed a Super Bowl victory when speaking at mandatory minicamp.

NFL News

Veterans who could be cut by each of the NFL's 32 teams
Could a former first-round selection be done with the Pittsburgh Steelers? NFL Nation picks a player on each team who might not make the opening day roster.

Ranking the NFL Teams Best Set Up for the Future | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights
A long-term vision is hard to execute in the NFL . Coaching and front-office personnel turnover comes with a win-now environment, so teams fortunate enough to win consistently tend to have the well-plotted plans...

Marvin Lewis doesn’t miss the NFL, may not watch games
Marvin Lewis coached the Bengals for 16 years. He worked as an assistant in the NFL for 11 years before that. With nearly three full decades in the NFL, has it been a difficult transition for Lewis to leave pro football? "No, it has not," Lewis recently told Zach Gelb of CBS Sports Radio. Does

Johnny Manziel in XFL: Oliver Luck unsure if league will draft him | SI.com
Oliver Luck said the XFL is waiting to see what players get cut from NFL rosters before finalizing its draft pool.