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Raiders News

Undrafted rookie Keisean Nixon ‘not surprised’ to make Raiders | Las Vegas Review-Journal
The former South Carolina player was named to the Pro Football Focus Preseason All-Rookie Team on Tuesday after grading out at 79.1 for his 90 coverage snaps.

NFL gambling: What do bettors think of Raiders' 2019 odds?
Two sports gambling sites have taken in more money on the Raiders finishing under their projected win total than any other team.

Raiders place Nathan Peterman on IR, but the quarterback battle is not over yet -
Raiders claim another quarterback after placing Peterman on IR

'Hard Knocks' finale reveals why Raiders cut Jason Cabinda from roster | NBCS Bay Area
Defensive coordinator Paul Guenther met with Cabinda after he received the news, laying out what hurt his roster candidacy the most.

Hard Knocks: Jon Gruden makes one stunning cut from Raiders roster
Jon Gruden's 53-man Oakland Raiders roster features 12 rookies. However, one "Hard Knocks" rookie standout isn't among them.

AFC West

Melvin Gordon trade rumors: Chargers reportedly have talked with one NFL team, seek first-round pick -
There won't be a new deal in L.A. this season for the disgruntled running back, according to the Chargers GM

McCoy explains decision to sign with Chiefs over Los Angeles Chargers
Running back LeSean McCoy explains his decision to sign with Kansas City Chiefs over the Los Angeles Chargers.

Chiefs still have options to get better at cornerback
Which of them are actually realistic?

Patrick Mahomes has what it takes for Chiefs to contend for years - Arrowhead Pride
In his latest Football Morning in America column, Peter King examines the leadership of the Chiefs’ star quarterback

Denver Broncos: Brandon Allen backing up Joe Flacco is a bad idea - Mile High Report
The Denver Broncos could be in trouble if Joe Flacco misses any significant time in the regular season.

Bradley Chubb had the best rookie season in Football Outsiders’ history - Mile High Report
I had the chance to ask Bryan Knowles and Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders to learn about their outlook on the 2019 Denver Broncos.

NFL News

Ezekiel Elliott agrees to 6-yr, $90M contract extension -
Ezekiel Elliott has agreed to a six-year, $90 million contract extension with the Dallas Cowboys that will make him the highest-paid running back in the NFL, according to Ian Rapoport and Jane Slater.

Who Are The Favorites In The 2019 NFL Season? | FiveThirtyEight
We’ve made some important changes to our prediction model this year.

NFL: History isn't only thing that makes Packers-Bears special
Bears are one of NFL's original franchises with Packers joining the league a year later

Sports Betting Has Arrived to Transform the N.F.L. Or Not. - The New York Times
Unlike other professional leagues, the N.F.L. isn’t expecting a big bump from legalized gambling despite projections.