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Raiders News

Lamarcus Joyner embracing Raiders leadership role, return to slot corner | NBCS Bay Area
The defensive back is finally in the position he's always wanted to play.

Raiders preview: Derek Carr, offense improves, but not enough to compete in AFC West | SI.com
With the additions of wide receivers Antonio Brown and Tyrell Williams, the Raiders appear to be a more talented team on paper this season. But can they compete in an AFC West division that includes the Chiefs and Chargers?

NFL: Packers, Raiders forced to play on 80-yard field, fans rip NFL
A hole in an end zone at the stadium in Winnipeg forced the NFL to make the Packers and Raiders play on an 80-yard field Thursday night.

No one was more excited than Jon Gruden after Nathan Peterman's fourth-quarter comeback - SFGate
Oakland Raiders quarterback Nathan Peterman fueled a fourth-quarter comeback win over the Green Bay Packers in a Thursday preseason game played on an 80-yard field in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Raiders beat Packers on 80-yard field in Winnipeg - SFChronicle.com
The Oakland Raiders’ preseason game in Winnipeg against the Green Bay Packers was played on an 80-yard field because of concerns over playing surface in the end zones.

AFC West

The 2019 Chiefs receiving corps has a chance to be historic - Arrowhead Pride
The Chiefs receivers were obviously impressive in 2018 — but they have the potential for an all-time season

How has DT Khalen Saunders progressed for Chiefs this offseason?
Spagnuolo spoke about Saunders' progress on Wednesday.

Broncos starters not expected to play in 3rd preseason game this Saturday. - Mile High Report
Coach Fangio opting for the safer route in the typical "dress rehearsal" game.

Denver Broncos: Joe Flacco thrown off by Peyton Manning’s 2014 request
Broncos fans still honor Peyton Manning's request from five years ago, and it was "really weird" for new quarterback Joe Flacco.

Trusting Los Angeles Chargers’ Lynn’s decision to rest starters
Los Angeles Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said that the starters will rest in the third preseason matchup against the Seahawks.

Is Denzel Perryman still the Chargers’ “hammer”? - Bolts From The Blue
The Chargers faced New Orleans for week two of the preseason leaving many confused to see such a familiar face so late into the game.

NFL News

Cowboys reportedly offer to make Ezekiel Elliott second-highest paid running back in NFL - CBSSports.com
Cowboys reportedly offer Ezekiel Elliott deal that would make him one of the two highest-paid RBs in NFL

Patrick Chung: How a cocaine charge could impact the Patriots safety | SI.com
Patrick Chung was indicted for felony possession of cocaine, which could put a damper on his NFL career. But the Patriots safety could also have a strong case of his own.

NFL preseason: It's time for the league to cut its exhibition slate
As more teams opt against playing their starters in the NFL preseason, it's time to cut the slate of exhibition games in half.

Ticket demand for international NFL games surge - Reuters
Ticket demand for the NFL's five international games this season has jumped 55% compared to 2018 thanks to the American football league's efforts to grow its global fan base, ticket retailer StubHub said on Thursday.