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Raiders News

Raiders Expect Burfict to be a 'Quarterback' on Defense - NBC Bay Area
Burfict's transition to Raiders has been smooth because of his familiarity with defensive scheme

Raiders RB Jalen Richard says he’s heavier than his listed 205 pounds
Raiders running back Jalen Richard is known as a diminutive player, but he revealed he weighs more than his listed 205 pounds.

Oakland Raiders RB Jalen Richard is living his dream in the NFL
Raiders running back Jalen Richard doesn't take his NFL career for granted, even after re-signing with the team earlier this season.

Every NFL Team's Most Intriguing Project Player Heading into the 2019 Season | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights
Jared Cook's free-agent departure might have helped, not hurt, the Oakland Raiders. Yes, he led the Raiders in receptions, receiving yardage and touchdowns last season, but the Raiders have big plans for last year's backup, Darren Waller.

Study says Raiders have 17th best fan base in NFL - Silver And Black Pride
This will be sure to rile up Raider fans. Emory college professor, Michael Lewis, has released his annual rankings of the best NFL fan bases.

AFC West

Kansas City host pulled from radio after Andy Reid comments
Kansas City radio host Kevin Kietzman has been yanked from the airwaves indefinitely after comments made Monday about Chiefs coach Andy Reid and his family.

Chiefs' Bieniemy -- Not playcaller, but has input
Although he interviewed for four head-coaching vacancies to no avail, Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy said not being a playcaller didn't hurt him, and that he works "hand-in-hand" with coach Andy Reid.

Can Los Angeles Chargers’ Austin Ekeler be more than just a complimentary back? - Bolts From The Blue
I’ve always found the term "complimentary back" to be quite funny. When I started hearing it in conversation, I liked to just imagine a running back on every team that’s sole responsibility was to...

Los Angeles Chargers Film Room: What will Jerry Tillery bring to the defense? - Bolts From The Blue
The Chargers used their first selection of this year’s draft to select defensive tackle Jerry Tillery at 28th overall. Let’s dive into some of the tape to see what we should expect to see him bring...

Broncos’ Von Miller and Chris Harris Jr. have been nightmares for the Bengals, Chargers and Chiefs – The Denver Post
Chris Harris Jr. is a thorn in the Chiefs' side, and Von Miller is a terror to the Chargers and the Bengals. That's according to the list of players who are considered NFL team killers since 2006 released by Pro Football Focus.

Bug Howard making the transition from receiver to tight end in Denver. - Mile High Report
Former undrafted receiver, Bug Howard, joins Orange & Blue 760 to discuss his transition to tight end and his time with Denver so far.

NFL News

How Playing In The NFL Ruined Me For Life On The Outside
Some NFL players will tell you the league is like prison—prison with paychecks. Each well-paid inmate has a reputation for violence, and every day on the yard, someone gets shanked. Every week, a few guys get released and a few guppies show up.

Tight end rankings: NFL’s top 10 TEs for 2019 | SI.com
A look at what NFL teams really want from a tight end, why two-tight end sets create an advantage, the Patriots after Gronk, and the top 10 tight ends heading into the 2019 season.

Will Roger Goodell save the NFL’s 100th season from a replay-review disaster? – ProFootballTalk
Prior to the league meetings in March, it seemed that Commissioner Roger Goodell was content to allow the NFL embark on its 100th season without addressing the situation that gave rise to the Rams-Saints debacle in the postseason.

The NFL's best interior defender tandems ahead of the 2019 NFL season | NFL News, Rankings and Statistics | Pro Football Focus
With the 2019 NFL season inching ever closer, PFF's Mike Johnson takes a look at the NFL's top-five DI duos.