11:50 a.m.: The Jets are going to stick with quarterback Sam Darnold on Sunday against the Raiders.
Adam Gase has no intention of benching Sam Darnold down the stretch. "Sam is the starter and we need Sam to play as many snaps as possible," he said.— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) November 30, 2020
8:55 a.m.: COVID-19 fines continue to come in.
Two notes:— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 29, 2020
— The #Saints were also found to have conducted a mask-less meeting, along with being repeat offenders.
— The #Patriots fine of $350K is the same as the #Titans from earlier in the season. https://t.co/HxfQkuFVO0
11:59 a.m.: Another veteran receiver is going to be available if the Raiders want another depth piece.
10:20 a.m.: The NFL’s strange decision-making trend of whether or not to postpone games this season leaves a Thanksgiving evening void.
Our game at the Pittsburgh Steelers scheduled for Thursday, November 26 has been moved to Sunday afternoon, November 29.— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) November 25, 2020
10:11 a.m.: Charles Woodson is a lock to be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in February. This is just a step on his way to Canton.
10:03 a.m.: Former Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie is in the mix for the Atlanta Falcons general manager gig.
ICYMI: Falcons’ GM search will hone in on a diverse group of candidates, including former Texans’ GM Rick Smith, former Raiders’ GM Reggie McKenzie and current Bears’ personnel man Champ Kelly.https://t.co/yjIUlJjKwf— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 23, 2020
1:47 p.m.: Takk McKinley is available again. The Raiders claimed him twice, but they should just wait until he’s healthy to look at him again.
Hearing the #49ers are going to waive/failed physical DE Takk McKinley after examining him this week. It means McKinley will go on waivers for a third time. Team not shutting the door on signing him when he's healthy. Presumably, his groin injury remains problematic.— Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) November 20, 2020
10:49 a.m.: Look at this list. Pretty cool.
Top NFL running back tandems:— Jerry McDonald (@Jerrymcd) November 20, 2020
Dalvin Cook-Alexander Mattison, Vikings 295-1,280
Derrick Henry-Jeremy McNichols, Titans 227-1,119
Kareem Hunt-Nick Chubb, Browns 210-1,094
Josh Jacobs-Devontae Booker, Raiders 231-1,004 #Raiders
12:01 p.m.: The NFL’s coronavirus plan is getting more intense for the rest of the season.
The NFL sent a memo today saying all clubs must go into intensive protocols for the rest of the season, starting Saturday. All meetings virtual or in large spaces, mandatory masks/mouth shields in practice, etc. Goal is reduce close contacts, further mitigate risk of COVID spread— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) November 18, 2020
8:33 a.m.: Raiders safety Jeff Heath was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his two-interception performance in a Week 10 win over Denver.
Week 10 — Players of the Week— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 18, 2020
Offense: QB Ben Roethlisberger, PIT
Defense: S Jeff Heath, LV
ST: LB E.J. Speed, IND
Offense: WR DeAndre Hopkins, AZ
Defense: LB Leonard Floyd, LAR
ST: K Matt Prater, DET
8:13 a.m.: Raiders slot cornerback LaMarcus Joyner is in the reserve/COVID-19 list because he is a close contact, thus, he has a chance to play Sunday against Kansas City.
#Raiders DE Clelin Ferrell tested positive for COVID-19, per me and @TomPelissero, which is why he’s on the reserve list. That likely means he’s out for Sunday. Safety Lamarcus Joyner was a close contact, and if he tests negative, he could play.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 18, 2020
3:01 p.m.: The Chiefs may be adding to their defense.
Former Giants CB DeAndre Baker is in New Jersey today cleaning up his affairs.— Paul Schwartz (@NYPost_Schwartz) November 17, 2020
He is headed to Kansas City tomorrow morning to meet with the Chiefs, according to a source.
8:43 a.m.: A cool thing is going to happen in the NFL on Monday night.
2:21 p.m.: The Chiefs’ offensive line has some things going on this week.
2:01 p.m.: The Raiders are taking a look at a backup fullback.
The #Raiders are bringing in veteran FB Derrick Coleman for a visit, per the wire.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) November 16, 2020
10:41 a.m.: There is a talented cornerback on the market, but the Raiders are pretty solid at the spot.
What does this mean for Deandre Baker? He can sign with a team and is eligible to do so. The NFL will keep investigating. If that leads to the conclusion that a violation of the Personal Conduct Policy occurred, then he could go on the Commissioner’s exempt list. https://t.co/ciwHNL3AbP— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 16, 2020
9:38 a.m.: Interesting insight on Derek Carr from an upcoming opponent.
A.J. Bouye said he has played Derek Carr since the QB came into the league, and the biggest improvement he sees from Carr on tape is a greater recognition of coverages post-snap.— Nick Kosmider (@NickKosmider) November 12, 2020
9:18 a.m.: A Takk McKinley claim is expected by Raiders.
Hearing #Raiders will make a claim on Takk McKinley. Their priority makes them a long shot with 5-3 record. Worst records first. Besides getting McKinley, he'd bring compensatory pick if he leaves. Salary just under 875K for rest of season.— Jerry McDonald (@Jerrymcd) November 11, 2020
6:48 a.m.: I thought Isaiah Johnson had a chance to win the AFC Defensive Player of the Week, but it didn’t happen.
Week 9 — Players of the Week— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 11, 2020
Offense: QB Josh Allen, BUF
Defense: DL Jeffery Simmons, TEN
ST: K Nick Folk, NE
Offense: RB Dalvin Cook, MIN
Defense: LB Foyesade Oluokun, ATL
ST: K Graham Gano, NYG
9:03 a.m.: Attention, all teams in the AFC playoff race:
We have placed QB Ben Roethlisberger, OL Jerald Hawkins, RB Jaylen Samuels, and LB Vince Williams on the Reserve/COVID-19 List.https://t.co/slWaWb7gnf— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) November 10, 2020
2:02 p.m.: The Raiders added to their practice squad.
We have signed DB Rashaan Gaulden to the practice squad. pic.twitter.com/6ovo8YlRHn— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) November 9, 2020
11:28 a.m.: Good news for Raiders’ fullback Alex Ingold.
10:53 a.m.: Here is the NFL’s playoff contingency plan, which could positively affect the Raiders at some point.
Here’s the full proposal on a playoff contingency plan that NFL clubs will vote on tomorrow.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) November 9, 2020
Note: The goal is still to play 256 games in 17 weeks (or 18 if needed). This contingency to expand playoffs from 14 to 16 teams only would trigger if a *meaningful* game is canceled. pic.twitter.com/JhM2XRpUK6
1:51 p.m.: The Raiders activated defensive tackle Daniel Ross from the injured reserve and waived wide receiver Rico Gafford.
12:43 p.m.: Raiders coach Jon Gruden didn’t have much to say Friday about the team being fined more and losing a sixth-round draft pick for breaking the NFL’s coronavirus guidelines, other than saying he’s proud of the work the team has done,
Jon Gruden on latest fines and draft pick penalty from NFL for COVID violations. #Raiders team/coaches/players been fined more than $1.2 million so far: "I'm just going to say I'm very proud of our organization, how we handled this entire protocol and this entire process."— Josh Dubow (@JoshDubowAP) November 6, 2020
Pumped that my client @Dealin_Tweets has been signed to the @Vikings active roster from the @Raiders practice squad. Excited for the next step and progression in his career. He's earned everything that's come his way. God is good! We keep going #cefam #skol #skolvikings— John Maghamez (@John_Maghamez) November 3, 2020
9:23 a.m.: It has been reported that the Raiders didn’t pursue pass-rusher Carlos Dunlap in a trade with the Cincinnati Bengals because of his contract. But he has reworked it in a very manageable way for the Seattle Seahawks.
As part of his trade to Seattle, news Seahawks DE Carlos Dunlap agreed to a reworked deal that helped both sides get what they wanted. Details ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/VumFaNPnxI— Field Yates (@FieldYates) November 4, 2020
2:02 p.m.: The Raiders made some moves on the practice squad.
We have signed DE Gerri Green to the practice squad.— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) November 3, 2020
In a corresponding move, we have released DE Breeland Speaks from the practice squad. pic.twitter.com/apixjcmHRq
1:19 p.m.: The Raiders did not make a trade at the NFL trade deadline, but a former Raiders’ running back was dealt.
Today we will be conducting all football meetings remotely. pic.twitter.com/W2TBbvjpv1— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) November 2, 2020
9:22 a.m.: ESPN has all the latest trade deadline information. The deadline is Tuesday.