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How Al Davis became the NFL’s rebellious, unparalleled innovator | SI.com
On the occasion of the NFL’s 100th season, you can tell the story of the league through the work of 100 essential figures ... or you can tell the story of the league through one rebellious, unparalleled innovator: Al Davis.

HBO Hard Knocks Episode 4 recap: Jason Cabinda, Keelan Doss fight to make the team - Silver And Black Pride
Knock on wood if you’re with me. Jon Gruden and the Oakland Raiders’ trip to Canada was on Hard Knocks tonight in all its glory, with roster hopefuls Jason Cabinda, Keelan Doss and Nathan Peterman...

Antonio Brown re-integrating well into Raiders offense after absence | NBCS Bay Area
Gruden said Brown hit the ground running in sessions that now are predominantly closed to the press.

DeAndre Washington finds better form, Raiders roster spot after down year | NBCS Bay Area
The 2018 season was one to forget for running back DeAndre Washington, but in a way, it helped him secure a roster spot one year later.

Hard Knocks: The NFL intentionally obscures what makes the Oakland Raiders fascinating.
A frustrating exercise in making the only interesting training camp of modern times seem boring.

Raiders Season Preview: Best And Worst Case For Oakland In 2019
The Oakland Raiders made a ton of changes this off-season in an attempt to improve in Jon Gruden's second season back with the team.

Could Gabe Jackson land on injured reserve? And other Raiders injury updates as key decisions loom - Silver And Black Pride
The season is coming up quick. We’re just three days from the roster cutdown, six days from game week prep and 13 days from the season opener on Monday night. That means the Raiders will soon need...

AFC West

KC Chiefs: no starters likely in preseason finale at Packers | The Kansas City Star
Starters for the Kansas City Chiefs are unlikely to play in Thursday’s preseason finale at the Green Bay Packers, but there is plenty of competition for roster spots, like backup quarterback and cornerback.

KC Chiefs hope they don’t have to use their newest player | The Kansas City Star
The Star’s A-Team of Brooke Pryor, Vahe Gregorian, Sam Mellinger and Blair Kerkhoff gathered at Big O Tires in Independence to talk all things Chiefs, starting with the newest player, quarterback Matt Moore.

Chargers rookies who could be starters for 2019 season opener
The Chargers have solidified most of the starting units of their offense and defense, but will any rookies make a start Week One?

Broncos Briefs: Jake Butt’s knee issues puts him back on shelf – The Denver Post
Broncos tight end Jake Butt (knee) missed a second consecutive day of practice Tuesday, putting his availability for Week 1 in doubt.

Kiszla: Are Buzzkill Broncos so bad on offense it will again doom star linebacker Von Miller to failure in 2019? – The Denver Post
They are the Buzzkill Broncos. I’m so old, I remember when this team used to score touchdowns.

NFL

Soccer star Carli Lloyd received offers to kick in NFL preseason games - CNN
USWNT star Carli Lloyd is "seriously considering" kicking in the NFL after nailing a 55-year field goal at a Philadelphia Eagles practice last week.

Lloyd serious about NFL try, but not until 2020
USWNT star Carli Lloyd is mulling multiple offers from NFL teams to explore kicking, but her longtime coach told ESPN that if she does decide to pursue football, it will be with an eye toward training for the 2020 season.

Andrew Luck Got Wise, but Fans Weren’t Keeping Up - The Atlantic
The Colts quarterback’s sudden retirement is a harbinger. Fame, fortune, and team spirit are no longer enough to make star players endure crippling injuries.

Will NFL scouts knock QB Justin Herbert for his academic interests?
When NFL scouts dig on Oregon QB Justin Herbert, they might actually be concerned about his scholarly interests. That concern might grow — unfairly — in light of Andrew Luck's retirement.

2019 NFL season: How teams reach their 53-man rosters - NFL.com
The deadline for NFL teams to make final roster cuts is 4 p.m. ET on Saturday. Former Redskins and Texans general manager Charley Casserly explains the process of how teams reach their 53-man rosters.