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RAIDERS NEWS

Las Vegas crews ready to raise Raiders stadium roof | VIDEO | Las Vegas Review-Journal
A highly choreographed six-week project is planned to make Allegiant Stadium an indoor venue with the installation of steel cables to support a translucent roof.

Raiders release veteran linebacker Brandon Marshall in surprising move | NBCS Bay Area
Jon Gruden has begun trimming his roster.

Raiders reportedly expected to keep both backup quarterbacks Mike Glennon AND Nathan Peterman - Silver And Black Pride
While we’re talking about roster spots being at a premium for positions like wide receiver and defensive tackle, Gruden is apparently stuck on his quarterbacks. He can’t seem to make up his mind...

Source: Raiders release former third round pick Eddie Vanderdoes - Silver And Black Pride
Eddie Vanderdoes’s time with the Raiders appears to have come to an end. The former third round pick has been notified he is being released according to a league source.

Once an elite high school...

Raiders make Rodney Hudson league’s highest paid center (again) on three-year extension - Silver And Black Pride
Four years ago the Raiders made Rodney Hudson the league’s highest paid center on a 5-year, $45 million deal. Since then, the $9 million per season he was making has been bumped down to tenth in...

Raiders have reportedly looked in to trade for LB Kiko Alonso from Dolphins - Silver And Black Pride
With the first surprising move by the Raiders today, they released linebacker Brandon Marshall. That meant either Nicholas Morrow would step into the starting weakside linebacker spot or the team...

AFC WEST NEWS

Broncos cut 12 players, acquire cornerback Duke Dawson from Patriots | 9news.com
Cravens, Langley, Barclay among the cuts.

Melvin Gordon holdout lingers – ProFootballTalk
The Chargers and running back Melvin Gordon continue to be at an impasse, with no end in sight to the tailback's holdout. But a window could be sliding open for a face-saving conclusion to the dispute. "I'm disappointed it has lasted this long," G.M. Tom Telesco recently said, via Eric D.

Darwin Thompson looks like a steal for Chiefs: NFL Network | The Kansas City Star
Kansas City Chiefs rookie Darwin Thompson received high praise from NFL Network analyst Jeffri Chadiha, who expects Thompson will get more playing time with KC as the 2019 season progresses.

AROUND THE NFL

Seahawks waive Paxton Lynch; Geno wins backup job - NFL.com
Paxton Lynch is out in the Emerald City. The Seattle Seahawks waived the former first-round pick on Friday ahead Saturday's deadline to finalize 53-man rosters.

Expert predictions for 2019 NFL season: Division and Super Bowl picks, will Ezekiel Elliott win the rushing title and more
Expert predictions for 2019 NFL season: Division and Super Bowl picks, will Ezekiel Elliott win the rushing title and more

It’s Time To Stop Pretending That The NFL Preseason Isn’t Pointless | FiveThirtyEight
Starting QBs are barely playing anymore.

Brice Butler among Miami Dolphins roster cuts before NFL season | Miami Herald
The Miami Dolphins have to get their roster down to 53 players now that the NFL preseason is over. The biggest cut so far: Wide receiver Brice Butler. Others include Quentin Poling and Jalen Davis.

NFL cuts tracker 2019: Updates on notable players released
The preseason is complete and NFL teams must finalize their rosters. The deadline to trim rosters to 53 players is 4 p.m. ET on Saturday.

Cowboys have dibs on Rolando McClain, at $5 million for one year – ProFootballTalk
The NFL has conditionally reinstated linebacker Rolando McClain, after three years out of the league due to a substance-abuse policy suspension. When he officially returns (per a league source, the effective date is Tuesday, September 3), the Cowboys will have dibs on the man who entered the league ...