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Raiders News

NFL will let Antonio Brown keep his helmet model, if he can find a newer one – ProFootballTalk
The specific helmet Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown brought with him from Pittsburgh and wanted to wear this season in Oakland has been disallowed. But Brown may still get to wear the model of helmet he wants to wear.

Charles Woodson gives advice to Raiders rookie safety Johnathan Abram | NBCS Bay Area
“There are a lot of people with a lot of opinions of him right now. Don’t lose that edge, man, because if you start doing what other people want you to do, you won’t be who you’re supposed to be.”

Antonio Brown will reportedly return to Raiders' facility on Tuesday; still no timeline for when he can practice - CBSSports.com
Antonio Brown will return to Raiders facility after helmet verdict

Winners and Losers Preseason Week 1
Reviewing the Winners and Losers from Preseason Week 1 including a few surprises.

How Raiders' 2019 draft picks fared in their first NFL action vs. Rams | NBCS Bay Area
Scott Bair analyzes how the Raiders' selections did in their first chance to don the Silver and Black.

Former Lions president Matt Millen lifts spirits of Raiders’ family
It was a gloomy offseason for the Oakland Raiders, one that went far beyond wins and losses.

AFC West

Denver Broncos preseason stock watch entering 49er week - Mile High Report
Who has helped his cause so far this preseason? Who has hurt it? These are the players who are fighting for a spot on the Denver Broncos roster and depth chart.

Denver Broncos: Phillip Lindsay completely healed from wrist injury
Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay (wrist) is completely healthy.

Chargers seeing “flashes” from Jerry Tillery – ProFootballTalk
The Chargers didn't have first-round pick Jerry Tillery in the lineup for their preseason opener, but he's taken a step toward playing in his first game as a professional.

Did Los Angeles Chargers RB Melvin Gordon hint at return in 2019?
Did Chargers running back Melvin Gordon hint at when he might end his holdout?

New Chiefs cornerback Mo Claiborne is ready for a fresh start - Arrowhead Pride
The newly-signed cornerback spoke to the media after his first practice with the team on Monday

Mellinger Minutes: Chiefs, Royals, Patrick Mahomes, analysis | The Kansas City Star
Mellinger Minutes: The Kansas City Chiefs have begun their preseason, what’s wrong with the Royals, and much more.

NFL News

Rishard Matthews Retires From NFL, Is Happy To Leave Behind "Brainwashing And Dividing Of Culture"
Wide receiver Rishard Matthews was released by the New Orleans Saints on Saturday. Head coach Sean Payton, speaking cryptically of the breakup, said of Matthews, “it’s not for everyone,” which together with a “left squad designation” accompanying his release indicated that Matthews voluntarily bailed on a reasonable chance at landing a regular season gig with the Saints.

The Air Raid Offense Invades an N.F.L. That It Already Conquered - The New York Times
As Kliff Kingsbury and Kyler Murray bring college’s most prolific passing offense to the pros, its creators have one nitpick: It’s been there for years.

NFL: Cowboys' Taco Charlton among 10 players at risk of becoming busts
Former top picks like Taco Charlton and Artie Burns haven't had their NFL careers pan out as planned, and they're running out of opportunities.

2019 NFL Rule Changes: Pass interference, blindside blocks among major shifts and revisions - CBSSports.com
The life of a defensive back in the NFL just got a little more difficult