9:14 a.m.: The NFLPA has a message for their players as the league maneuvers through the coronavirus pandemic.
10:37 a.m.: Raiders’ defensive line coach Rod Marinelli was a candidate for this award.
The full press release on the late Bill Arnsparger and @HoustonTexans associate head coach Romeo Crennel receiving the PFWA 2020 Dick McCann Award can be found here: https://t.co/GYGjK03yLQ pic.twitter.com/xhMVGO31ap— Pro Football Writers (@PFWAwriters) June 29, 2020
10:13 a.m.: The Raiders mourn the death of former head coach Joe Bugel, who died at the age of 80. He was an assistant in Oakland in 1995-96 and he was the Raiders’ head coach in 1997. Jon Gruden replaced him a year later. RIP to a good dude.
10:12 a.m.: The Raiders’ offseason virtual program is over.
2:02 p.m.: It’s full steam ahead for July 28 training-camp start.
NFL EVP Jeff Pash said teams have been advised that training camps are expected to open "on the normal schedule."— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 25, 2020
9:37: The NFL has postponed the Hall of Fame game and the Hall of Fame induction ceremony. It will be held next year. Expect to hear about more preseason cancellations. But this doesn’t yet mean the regular season is in jeopardy.
The Cowboys and Steelers, who were scheduled to play in this year’s preseason opener, now are expected to play in the 2021 Hall of Fame game next summer, per sources. The HOF enshrinement ceremony also is expected to be held then.https://t.co/1dGl2DX2iq— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 25, 2020
11:57 a.m.: Raiders’ owner Mark Davis has a important meeting Thursday.
Source says NFL informed teams last week that league will host a video conference meeting with club owners tomorrow. Topics include an update on Inspire Change social justice programs, workplace diversity progress and preparations for the 2020 season.— Mike Jones (@ByMikeJones) June 24, 2020
10:08 a.m.: The Raiders are part of the rookie signing dearth. All seven of their draft picks are unsigned. But, don’t fret. It will happen when it has to happen.
A month before rookies are scheduled to report to camp, 186 draft picks remain unsigned, including 29 of 32 first-rounders, per NFLPA memo. Some clubs continuing to tell agents they’re waiting to conduct physicals at club facilities, which remains barred because of COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/ZT6w177Yi1— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) June 24, 2020
11:57 a.m.: Local health guidelines will determine if/when fans can watch games in Las Vegas.
11:53 a.m.: The answer is “yes.”
The same day Tom Brady practiced with Bucs teammates in defiance of NFLPA suggestion to avoid congregating, Russell Wilson posts a video of workout with teammate https://t.co/h8QjCVvgE3— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) June 23, 2020
9:43 a.m.: Despite the NFLPA wanting to halt player-led workouts, Tom Brady is leading workouts in Tampa Bay. Wonder if other teams will disobey the rules as well?
9:43 a.m.: All NFL teams will report to training camp in tiers.
NFL is mandating that all 32 teams create “tiers” of access in each of their facilities to try to manage coronavirus, as outlined in a memo obtained by ESPN.https://t.co/aCrpi06R10— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 22, 2020
In response to a comment on Instagram, Jets All Pro S Jamal Adams speaks on contract negotiations and concludes with “Maybe it’s time to move on!” pic.twitter.com/aGjJ1Vda3s— Field Yates (@FieldYates) June 18, 2020
9:58 a.m.: Dr. Anthony Fauci said he believes the NFL may have to use the ‘bubble’ approach that other sports leagues are planning to use this year as they combat the coronavirus pandemic. An NFL medical expert added his thoughts. This is not going away, folks.
Dr. Allen Sills, the NFL’s chief medical officer, responding to comments today from Dr. Anthony Fauci that it would be difficult to have a football season if players aren’t isolated in a bubble: pic.twitter.com/vghyou8HyK— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) June 18, 2020
11:07 a.m.: Some teams are thinking about taking less than the 90-player limit to training camp to help deal with coronavirus restrictions. That would take some opportunities away from some players, but, in the end, probably not have an adverse effect on NFL rosters.
10:38 a.m.: The NFL Network expects big things from Maxx Crosby in 2020.
"That jersey over my shoulder--that's number 98 on the @Raiders... That's @CrosbyMaxx. Not a household name just yet, but he will be. A second-year guy, he was an absolute beast and a pass rush demon in Year 1. He leads the revamped defense in 2020." - @Pschrags pic.twitter.com/RfxPNsOGKr— GMFB (@gmfb) June 17, 2020
1:14 p.m.: As expected, Raiders’ coach Jon Gruden will begin working at the team’s new facility in Henderson, Nevada next week.
FYI: @Raiders coach Jon Gruden will be back at the team facility - well, in this case for the first time in Henderson as the coach of the Las Vegas Raiders - starting next week.— Vincent Bonsignore (@VinnyBonsignore) June 16, 2020
9:07 a.m.: Raiders’ coach Jon Gruden is not alone in the $10 million-a-year club. But he still stands alone because of that 10-year, $100 million deal.
(And for all the people who got worked up over Jon Gruden making $10 million per ... nearly a quarter of the NFL's head coaches are making that much now. It's not a crazy number.)— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) June 16, 2020
1:29 p.m.: The NFL plans to test players for the coronavirus every three days
During the NFLPA's call with agents today, NFLPA medical director Thom Mayer said that players, upon return, should expect to be tested every 3 days.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) June 15, 2020
Mayer to the agents: "You can't fit the virus into football, you have to fit football into the virus. This is a badass virus."
11:46 a.m.: According to ESPN, the Raiders have the second highest returning players, in terms of snaps, on offense in the NFL. This is another reminder; No excuses in 2020.
9:14 a.m.: The NFL announced June 19 will be a company holiday in observance of Juneteenth, which marks the end of slavery.
NFL Commish Roger Goodell sent a memo to staff this morning saying the NFL will observe Juneteenth, June 19th, as a holiday and the league office will be closed.— Judy Battista (@judybattista) June 12, 2020
1:45 p.m.: Here is some expected news on first-round pick, receiver Henry Ruggs III: He will be fine and ready for training camp. That has been the expectation all along.
Raiders’ first-round pick Henry Ruggs, who was injured last month when he got pinned between a trailer and a car while helping a friend move, got stitches in his thigh but suffered no muscular damage and is expected to be ready for training camp whenever it begins, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 11, 2020
12:52 p.: The Raiders will work under the virtual offseason guidelines until June 26, which is the last possible day. Then, it’s a month break and then onto training camp.
FYI: @Raiders will take advantage of the new virtual OTA deadline and work all the way to the finish line on June 26.— Vincent Bonsignore (@VinnyBonsignore) June 11, 2020
9:32 a.m.: It’s official. There will be no minicamps this year. The Raiders will next meet in training camp in July.
8:20 a.m.: You want to work at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas? Here is your chance.
1:45 p.m.: Some Raiders are joining a key social cause.
11:42 a.m.: Here’s a little look, via Derek Carr, at the Raiders’ independent player workouts.
A few minutes of some Raiders players working out together in the Las Vegas area (as they have been doing for some time, with increasing numbers), via Derek Carr's YouTube channel. https://t.co/hCBhtig33L— Scott Bair (@BairNBCS) June 10, 2020
10:01 a.m.: Might the Raiders have to do the same with Nathan Peterman?
Really interesting stuff from Bruce Arians to @JOEL9ONE— Daren Stoltzfus (@DarenStoltzfus) June 10, 2020
Bucs may quarantine a QB, just to make sure they have a someone on the roster ready to go in case of COVID-19 exposure
Arians says #NFL plan instantly quarantines players who test positive for 2 wks pic.twitter.com/duBfBMNIxe
10:31 a.m.: The NFL has released protocol for the return of players to team facilities. However, the NFLPA is not pleased.
And here we have the NFL’s agreed upon protocols for players to return to team facilities. pic.twitter.com/1H9mWJepn4— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) June 8, 2020
NFLPA tells players that the memo from the league to teams regarding player return-to-work protocols was sent without union approval https://t.co/6Qm9gZYPPr— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) June 8, 2020
9:14 a.m.: Training camps may start a few weeks early, in July, to allow teams to catch up after missing the offseason workout programs.
9:03 a.m.: ESPN reported that coaches can return to the team facility beginning tomorrow. Players still can’t come into the facility as the league eases back to normalcy within the guidelines of the coronavirus pandemic.
Starting Friday, NFL coaches will be allowed to return to their training facilities, as outlined by this memo from Roger Goodell that went to teams today: pic.twitter.com/UEwDROGnO5— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 4, 2020
10:31 a.m.: There hasn’t been much movement on rookie contracts and that is because of the inability to get physicals done. But it shouldn’t be a problem in the long run.
✍️ The number of rookies signed, as of 6/1/19: 204, including 20 first-round picks.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) June 3, 2020
✍️ The number of rookies signed, as of 6/1/20: 51, including just 2 first-rounders.
Why? Well, if you can't take a physical ... (More in the link below). https://t.co/v3qujLs93o
8:40 a.m.: ESPN reports it is likely that the next time NFL players gather as a team will be in training camp. It has been heading that way.
There’s no official announcement, and discussions are ongoing, but multiple people expect that the next time NFL players show up at teams’ training facilities will be for training camp, whenever that begins, per sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 3, 2020
12:35 p.m.: The below report says the NFL doesn’t want teams going away for training camp this year. That is another indication the Raiders may spend camp at their new Henderson, Nevada facility and not go to Napa. The Las Vegas Review Journal reported that possibility last week.
Panthers will not be going to Wofford for training camp, source says. NFL doesn’t want teams going away for camp. Official announcement could come later today. First by @WSPA7.— Joe Person (@josephperson) June 2, 2020
11:15 a.m.: The Raiders are arriving in Las Vegas, baby.