10:33 a.m.: With some help from the Raiders, Miami kicker Jason Sanders is the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week.
Week 16 — Players of the Week— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 30, 2020
Offense: WR Stefon Diggs, BUF
Defense: CB Mike Hilton, PIT
ST: K Jason Sanders, MIA
Offense: RB Alvin Kamara, NO
Defense: LB Fred Warner, SF
ST: P Joseph Charlton, CAR
1:21 p.m.: Dwayne Haskins went unclaimed and is a free agent. I’d expect him to sign somewhere for a minimum salary early in the offseason.
Former #WashingtonFootball Team QB Dwayne Haskins went unclaimed on waivers, league source says. He's a free agent.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) December 29, 2020
8:01 a.m.: One good thing about 2020: The New England Patriots are done.
The Patriots went 82-20 from 2014 through Halloween 2019.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) December 29, 2020
Since, they're 10-14.
10:51 a.m.: Take Vic Fangio off the list of potential new Raiders’ defensive coordinators. He’s reportedly keeping his job in Denver.
5:58 p.m.: The Raiders placed safety Erik Harris on the NFL’s reserve/COVID-19 list. He joins fellow defensive backs Daryl Worley and Isaiah Johnson on the list.
1:21 p.m.: The Raiders will face Von Miller in Denver in Week 17.
2:18 p.m.: The Raiders placed cornerback Daryl Worley, who made his 2020 Las Vegas debut Thursday night, on the NFL’s reserve/COVID-19 list. He could be ready for Week 16.
9:14 a.m.: Want to know how rare the Chargers’ game-winning touchdown against the Raiders was? PFT explains that this particularly harsh way to lose has only happened four times in the past 11 seasons. Not great!
12:28 p.m.: Raiders’ running back Josh Jacobs has joined the Wilson Sporting Goods Co. in an advisory role. He will help with football products.
9:12 a.m.: The Raiders will be without offensive coordinator Greg Olson, who is out with COVID-19 issues. Head coach Jon Gruden calls the plays.
9:01 a.m.: Chargers’ receiver Mike Williams is not expected to play tonight and fellow receiver Keenan Allen may be limited.
WR Mike Williams, listed as questionable for tonight due to back injury, is not expected to play vs. Raiders, per sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 17, 2020
Chargers concerned they won’t have Keenan Allen (hamstring), who if he does play is likely to be limited.
Austin Ekeler, Q with a quad, is expected to play
9:07 a.m.: Indianapolis Colts’ defensive back Kenny Moore was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in a win over the Raiders on Sunday.
Week 14 — Players of the Week— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 16, 2020
Offense: QB Lamar Jackson, BAL
Defense: CB Kenny Moore, IND
ST: PR Diontae Spencer, DEN
Offense: RB Cam Akers, LAR
Defense: LB Haason Reddick, AZ
ST: P Tress Way, WAS
10:43 a.m.: The NFL’s fight against the coronavirus is trending in the right direction,
Per #NFL, 21 teams had 0 positive COVID-19 test results during the last period. NFL/NFLPA decision to impose "intensive" protocols on all teams appears to have helped moderate what had been rising infection rates.— Kevin Seifert (@SeifertESPN) December 15, 2020
10:21 a.m.: Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is not among the eight finalists for the Art Rooney Sportsmanship award. He was named the team’s nominee earlier this month.
2:39 p.m.: The Raiders made some roster moves.
9:58 a.m.: Here’s more on Jon Gruden’s firing of defensive coordinator Paul Guenther on Sunday night.
From @GMFB: The #Raiders fired DC Paul Guenther with three games to go, though frustration had been building. Las Vegas spent $52M more on offense than on defense -- including more at backup QB than the entire CB position. It left defensive coaches wanting more. pic.twitter.com/OcNQjJLVI1— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 14, 2020
10:04 a.m.: Philip Rivers let’s us know how he feels about the Raiders, who he faces today.
#Colts QB Philip Rivers to me just now on Jon Gruden saying Rivers has disdain for #Raiders: “Disdain and hate are probably too strong of words. But after 16 yrs of playing the Raiders, you certainly don’t love ‘em.”— Ed Werder (@WerderEdESPN) December 13, 2020
12:21 p.m.: Raiders safety Johnathan Abram is trying to win an appeal on two massive fines.
From @gmfb: #Raiders safety Johnathan Abram is appealing $80,000 in fines for two hits in a Week 12 game against the #Falcons -- roughly the value of two game checks. Neither hit was flagged. @nflnetwork pic.twitter.com/6WDbFJww5K— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) December 12, 2020
9:38 a.m.: Good news on the coronavirus front heading into Week 14.
At a time when COVID cases are spiking across the country, the NFL had no players and no coaches test positive today, per source. Week 14 on track.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 11, 2020
9:22 a.m.: Darren Waller was not named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week despite his 13-catch, 200-yard, two-touchdown performance against the Jets. Buffalo Bills’ quarterback Josh Allen won the award. Was Waller robbed? Maybe, but Allen did ball out against the 49ers on Monday night. He was 32-of-40, he threw for 375 yards and four touchdowns.
Week 13 — Players of the Week— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 9, 2020
Offense: QB Josh Allen, BUF
Defense: LB Kyle Van Noy, MIA
ST: WR Gunner Olszewski, NE
Offense: QB Aaron Rodgers, GB
Defense: DL Leonard Williams, NYG
K Dustin Hopkins, WAS
11:03 a.m.: Good news in the NFL’s fight against the coronavirus.
Big drop in NFL/NFLPA COVID-19 data for latest testing period (Nov. 29-Dec. 5), during which league was placed in “intensive protocol.” 45 players/staff returned positive tests. Lowest for a testing period since the end of October. Total for most recent testing period was 86. pic.twitter.com/7205W3rW1W— Kevin Seifert (@SeifertESPN) December 8, 2020
10:59 a.m.: Big news out of Philadelphia. If Carson Wentz is somehow moved next offseason, perhaps an AFC West team (Denver) could show interest.
Eagles’ HC Doug Pederson is naming Jalen Hurts his new starting quarterback and the rookie will start Sunday vs. the New Orleans Saints, sources tell @mortreport and me. Carson Wentz now will backup Hurts.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 8, 2020
9:43 a.m.: NFL coaching interviews will look different this year.
This memo went out to NFL teams on coach/GM interviews for the 2021 hiring cycle. Key points ...— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) December 7, 2020
• Candidates' season must be done for in-person interviews.
• No in-person interviews period until 1/4.
• Masks/social distancing required.
• Recommended = interview be shorter. pic.twitter.com/s5ivczdZlJ
8:17 a.m.: There has been talk about sending the Rams and Chargers to Las Vegas due to increased COVID-19 restrictions in California, but that seems to be on hold for now.
9:38 a.m.: Mondays and Tuesdays are changing in the NFL for the rest of the season.
Beginning this week, teams traveling no longer limited to 62 players. Players only meet virtually Monday and Tuesday after Sunday, a continuation of policy enacted after Thanksgiving. Policies evolve to risk exposure. pic.twitter.com/ixLLeNlUJj— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 4, 2020
December 2 (Happy birthday, Willie Brown, RIP)
9:21 a.m.: Tyrod Taylor is not filing a grievance against the Chargers for an IV treatment mistake. We’ll see what Raiders’ right tackle Trent Brown does with a similar issue with the Raiders.
9:16 a.m.: Congrats to the Carr family for the birth of their fourth child and first daughter.