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Could Raiders second-year CB Nick Nelson be a surprise cut?
Could Raiders second-year CB Nick Nelson be a surprise cut?

Allegiant Stadium crews test grass for Raiders’ field | Las Vegas Review-Journal
One of the most notable components of the $1.9 billion Allegiant Stadium is the massive field tray that will hold the natural grass turf the Raiders will play on.

Josh Jacobs continues to prove to the coaching staff and his peers he's the complete package
It was a small sample size, but Josh Jacobs’ awareness and ability to make decisive cuts against the Arizona Cardinals defense Thursday was impressive.

NFL: Raiders' Derek Carr likely to sit out rest of preseason
Oakland Raiders' Jon Gruden says starters like Derek Carr will be "very limited" over next two preseason games.

Oakland Raiders: Jon Gruden’s 2019 offense among NFL best? | The Sacramento Bee
The Oakland Raiders’ offense, led by head coach Jon Gruden, could be one of the NFL’s best in the 2019-20 season, Dieter Kurtenbach of Bay Area News Group writes. Derek Carr and Antonio Brown could lead the way.

AFC West

Chiefs not concerned about Tyrann Mathieu’s status after shoulder injury – ProFootballTalk
The Chiefs had a defensive starter leave Saturday's game in the first quarter, but they aren't overly concerned about safety Tyrann Mathieu's availability moving forward. Mathieu left the game with a shoulder injury and did not return to action against the Steelers.

Chiefs-Steelers Instabreakdown: Chiefs lack sharpness on offense - Arrowhead Pride
Instant reaction of the Chiefs’ first preseason game, courtesy of the Arrowhead Pride Nerd Squad.

Sources -- Chargers' James to miss 3-4 months
Chargers All-Pro safety Derwin James is expected to be sidelined three to four months, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Chargers' Derwin James reportedly needs surgery on broken foot, will be out until at least November - CBSSports.com
Chargers Derwin James will be sidelined with foot injury for three months, following surgery

Joe Flacco and Broncos offense rebound after rough practice - Mile High Report
To see the offense respond like it did on Saturday is a positive sign for the regular season.

M. Shanahan 'was close' to returning to Broncos
Former coach Mike Shanahan says he "was close" to returning to the Broncos' sideline after the 2017 season.The NFL now has a bigger pass interference problem than it had before
The NFL added review to pass interference penalties to simplify and correct a flawed system. Instead, it created a more flawed system.

NFL News

2019 NFL Roster Bubble: Biggest Names Who Could Be Cut | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights
At this point, nothing would surprise NFL fans—even when it comes to the roster bubble. This NFL offseason has given the NBA a run for its money in the drama department. The Odell Beckham Jr...

How they got here: Joe Flacco, other NFL stars reflect on their beginnings
We know the stressors that have led to a decrease in youth sports participation. But what about the reasons kids keep playing? We asked NFL players to tell us why they did.

Is Eagles’ Josh McCown the best backup quarterback in the NFL? Ranking all 32, including Daniel Jones, Jacoby Brissett, more - nj.com
The Philadelphia Eagles signed Josh McCown to a 1-year deal. Is he now the best backup QB in the NFL, even ahead of Colts' Jacoby Brissett,

Is Eagles’ Josh McCown the best backup quarterback in the NFL? Ranking all 32, including Daniel Jones, Jacoby Brissett, more - nj.com
The Philadelphia Eagles signed Josh McCown to a 1-year deal. Is he now the best backup QB in the NFL, even ahead of Colts' Jacoby Brissett,