11: 42 a.m.: Look who just got suspended.
Antonio Brown's eight-game suspension takes effect Week 1, regardless of whether he's on a roster -- and could be extended if further violations are found related to an ongoing civil suit in Florida, per source.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 31, 2020
So AB is sidelined at least through Week 8, and potentially longer
11:16 a.m.: As expected, the Raiders’ move to Las Vegas is helping the value of the team greatly.
9:14 a.m.: The Raiders are celebrating a big day in Allegiant Stadium history.
Allegiant Stadium hits July 31 substantial completion milestone. @Raiders owner Mark Davis, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak and UNLV Football head coach @coacharroyo chime in on @AllegiantStadm. https://t.co/QDDAeNyX7t#vegas #raiders #stadium #unlvfb pic.twitter.com/r79ppUOoZK— Mick Akers (@mickakers) July 31, 2020
2:01 p.m.: This guy had been connected to the Raiders and his former DC Paul Guenther. But he’s now off the market.
12:04 p.m.: As expected, Henry Ruggs III is full go.
Henry Ruggs is on a conference call right now. He says he's 100 percent after his leg injury..."I feel totally like myself, if not better. ...I'm ready to go."— Scott Bair (@BairNBCS) July 30, 2020
He said he was 'hard headed' doing more than doctors told him to do. He got ahead of schedule, is fully ready to go.
11:12 am.: The Raiders reportedly have their first player in reserve/covid-19 list. In a conference call with reporters, Jon Gruden did not confirm any positive tests.
Raiders RB Devontae Booker expected to be placed on reserve/covid-19 list, per source. Former Broncos leading rusher signed with Las Vegas this offseason.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) July 30, 2020
10:12 a.m.: Yannick Ngakoue is holding out in Jacksonville. Maybe, just, maybe the Raiders can swoop in and make a deal.
Yannick Ngakoue is holding out, but he's not violating his contract. He hasn't signed his tender; he's technically not even employed by the Jaguars at this point. He can show up just before Week One and still get his full salary.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) July 30, 2020
10: 02 a.m.: A veteran kicker is available if the Raiders feel the need.
Panthers did in fact release veteran kicker Graham Gano, who was due to make $2.75 million this season, a source confirmed. Panthers also have kicker Joey Slye on their roster.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 30, 2020
9:58 a.m.: Teams are prepared to wait for Jadeveon Clowney.
Spoke to several #NFL sources involved in the Jadeveon Clowney pursuit. All expressed that they don’t believe his signing is coming “soon”. One pointed out that Clowney didn’t report until the end of August last year and may be inclined to do the same this year with his signing.— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) July 30, 2020
7:02 a.m.: Nice to see these guys back on the field.
1:45 p.m.: The second member of the Chiefs’ offense has opted out.
Statement from GM Brett Veach— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) July 29, 2020
“Damien Williams informed the club of his decision to opt out of the 2020 season." pic.twitter.com/dEQ2sUs9u2
1:30 p.m.: Eagles’ offensive lineman Lane Johnson has tested positive for the coronavirus. He ran an offensive line camp in which Raiders’ tackle Trent Brown attended last month. Johnson said in a statement that he tested negative after that camp. Thus far, no Raiders have publicly tested positive this month.
9:23 a.m.: Many NFL players are opting out of the season, including several members of the New England Patriots and former Raider Eddie Vanderdoes.
7:21 a.m.: Raiders’ receiver Hunter Renfrow is excited about today’s events as the Raiders start camp. It’s not much, but it’s a start to football. Amen.
2:16 p.m.: A positive step for the Raiders.
Good news on @Raiders QB’s - Derek Carr Marcus Mariota and Nate Peterman have passed the 72-hour COVID screening process. They now have access to Raiders facility for physical/equipment and can take part in virtual meetings— Vincent Bonsignore (@VinnyBonsignore) July 27, 2020
9:40 a.m.: You want the Raiders to sign any of these guys?
Notable unsigned free agents as training camps begin this week include:— Field Yates (@FieldYates) July 27, 2020
9:12 a.m.: An NFL head coach thinks the young players are going to struggle this season.
8:38 a.m.: Yes, the Seahawks can still bring in Jadeveon Clowney.
Before the #Seahawks finalized their blockbuster trade for safety Jamal Adams, the sides agreed he’d play 2020 on his existing rookie contract, per source. So Adams will make about $3.59 million this season in Seattle and no promises thereafter. He’s due $9.86M in 2021.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 27, 2020
12:40 p.m.: The Raiders may have some issues if the 2021 salary cap is low, But so would many teams.
If cap is at $175 million in 2021, #Raiders are at $184 million already per Over The Cap. Although Trent Brown, Gabe Jackson, Tyrell Williams, Marcus Mariota and Richie Incognito can be cut with no dead money. LaMarcus Joyner and Derek Carr have only small amounts of dead money— Josh Dubow (@JoshDubowAP) July 24, 2020
10:13 a.m.: Lots of meetings on both sides today. Looks like we’re getting down to the nitty gritty, which is nice.
Meanwhile, the NFL also just called a call with owners, GMs and head coaches this afternoon, per source. Negotiations with the union ongoing as owners push for resolution before players enter facilities. https://t.co/SYsu9LytsS— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 24, 2020
I've been informed the current understanding is player reps are being told to plan for a vote today on the latest CoVID-related proposal regarding the "economics and operations of the league, which includes testing, ramp-up schedules, stipends, opt-outs etc," per source. https://t.co/4qPNsrfIel— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) July 24, 2020
8:51 a.m.: There is still some questions of how many players will go to training camp for each team.
3:15 p.m.: The process has begun for some Raiders’ players.
Can confirm all 3 @Raiders QB's - Derek Carr, Marcus Mariota & Nathan Peterman reported to camp today in Henderson. The day basically consisted of COVID-19 tests. They'll be back in three days for a second test. (two negative test results required for access to the facility)— Vincent Bonsignore (@VinnyBonsignore) July 23, 2020
11:02 a.m.: We have a goal of Sunday. Let’s see.
While no one has set a deadline to account for a projected multibillion-dollar revenue shortfall, NFL owners want to finalize a deal with the NFLPA before Sunday, when #Chiefs and #Texans rookies are scheduled to begin strength and conditioning, sources say.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 23, 2020
9:59 a.m.: No agreement yet. Training camp is supposed to start in five days. Tick, tick, tick …
Sources: Negotiations between the NFLPA and NFL continue today. Several key issues remain for both sides to hammer out beyond just how to manage revenue shortfall / cap. Big issue for players is the opt out, which is progressing.— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) July 23, 2020
11:03 a.m.: If you’re going to an NFL game this season, you will be wearing a face covering. That may not matter in Las Vegas. Raiders’ owner Mark Davis said recently that he is not confident fans will be present at Allegiant Stadium in 2020.
For those wondering, yes, it is league-wide: fans at NFL games this season will be required to wear face coverings pic.twitter.com/D139KGKQ4r— Brian McCarthy (@NFLprguy) July 22, 2020
9:36 a.m.: Here is some information on how the Raiders may get to the 80-man roster in training camp.
Couple notes on NFL/NFLPA talks ...— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) July 22, 2020
• Re: 80-man rosters, how you get there is still being discussed. Could start with 80. Could just be an early cutdown date to 80.
• # of padded practices is also an open item. Will likely be around 8-12. Timeline/rules limit that number.
1:11 p.m.: Pro Football Talk is reporting the league and the NFLPA have agreed to daily coronavirus testing . That is a huge step toward there being NFL football in 2020.
There's an agreement between the NFL and NFLPA to conduct daily COVID-19 testing, per source with knowledge of situation. The players had pushed very hard for it.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) July 20, 2020
The NFL and NFLPA agreed to daily COVID-19 testing for the first 2 weeks of camp, after which they’ll look at positivity rates. If the rate drops below 5% for players and Tier 1/Tier 2 individuals, they’ll move to every other day. Important deal as talks continue on other issues.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 20, 2020
11:30 a.m.: Bye, Felicia
Antonio Brown announces he is retiring from the NFL for the first since he announced he was retiring from the NFL on September 22. pic.twitter.com/dRAHtR9Z3F— Field Yates (@FieldYates) July 20, 2020
10:43 a.m.: It looks like there will be one preseason game for the Raiders, at the most.
So it now appears likely the NFL will have either one preseason game or none in 2020. Focus continues to be on playing a full regular season and postseason. #Chiefs rookies and QBs and #Texans rookies are the first to report today, as talks between the NFL and NFLPA continue. https://t.co/bJc0r3aY4j— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 20, 2020
8:51 am.: The man has spoken.
From Raiders players union representative Rodney Hudson’s Instagram story pic.twitter.com/Xap9lRxr96— Scott Bair (@BairNBCS) July 19, 2020
6:32 a.m.: Mark Davis is not expecting any fans at Allegiant Stadium this season. What a bummer. But 2021 is going to be lit.
11:30 p.m.: Somehow, Garth Brooks still thinks he’s having the first event at Allegiant Stadium — with fans — in 36 days. Good luck, bro.
10:02 a.m.: There is now optimism between the NFL and NFLPA in starting training camp on time. Let’s go.
8:23 a.m.: NFL players can opt out of the season by August. 1.
The NFLPA has released a heat map of COVID-19 in all 32 NFL markets. pic.twitter.com/K6uM0FGxBr— Allan Bell (@AllanBell247) July 16, 2020
11:43 a.m.: Raiders’ owner Mark Davis will participate in a meeting Friday to discuss the start of training camp.
10:23 am.: Other teams are talking to pass-rusher Yannick Ngakoue about a new deal, but the Jaguars are still waiting to trade him. The Raiders have been connected to him and it seems current cap room isn’t a big issue. It’s something to monitor.
Jaguars have spoken with other teams about Yannick Ngakoue, but they only would do what’s in their best interests. https://t.co/DyRP3ftr1t— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 15, 2020
To keep an eye on as Wed's deadline grows closer: There remains some interest around the NFL in trading for #Jaguars pass-rusher Yannick Ngakoue, I’m told. Would be a difficult, complicated deal to do, but not impossible. For Jax, it would have to make sense compensation-wise.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 14, 2020
9:12 am.: Next year is going to be a great time to pick up a running back in the draft or in free agency. But the Raiders should be set.
And so is the RB draft class of 2021. Travis Etienne, Najee Harris, Chuba Hubbard, Trey Sirmon, Brian Robinson, Rakeem Boyd, B.J. Emmons, Elijah Mitchell, Larry Rountree, Chris Evans, Trey Ragas... https://t.co/uFKa4vuRz1— Jim Nagy (@JimNagy_SB) July 14, 2020
10: 25 a.m.: The NFL could play games on Saturdays this fall.
12:30 p.m.: The NFLPA gave an update to players and it doesn’t seem like a lot is going on. Great, just great.
NFLPA's Don Davis ran thru outstanding issues in return-to-work on player call today. He told the group ...— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) July 10, 2020
• No agreement yet on opt-outs.
• No agreement on camp report date.
• Joint RTW committee wants 6-wk ramp-up.
• No agreement on waiver or COVID as "football injury".
10:40 a.m.: No jersey swaps and no open locker rooms for media in 2020. The weirdness keeps coming.
The ban on postgame jersey exchanges was included in NFL-NFLPA game-day protocols that clubs received last night. Other notable changes for 2020:— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 9, 2020
- On-field fan seating is prohibited.
- Both teams must travel to the stadium via bus.
- Media will be banned from the locker room. https://t.co/WizWrySFvU
2:10 p.m.: An interesting player has requested a trade. But the Raiders are set at running back.
49ers’ RB Raheem Mostert has requested a trade. https://t.co/MqumDkklSB— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 8, 2020
1:31 p.m.: It appears NFL players will have the chance to opt out of the season like players in other sports. Few have opted out in other leagues, and I’m sure, we’ll see the same trend in the NFL. But there will likely be some NFL players who do opt out.
10:46 a.m.: The Ravens may have just given other NFL teams a model to follow this season. They told fans that their capacity will be 14,000 this season if fans are allowed to games. That’s not a whole lot.
Ravens announced that their stadium capacity for this season – if fans are allowed to attend games – would be fewer than 14,000 seats per game. pic.twitter.com/Cyf7FuX6Lu— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 8, 2020
10:03 a.m.: The NFL and NFLPA have agreed to safety guidelines during training camp.
9:27 a.m.: The NFLPA is not happy with the NFL as everyone tries to figure out how to play this season.
The NFLs unwillingness to follow the recommendations of its own experts will put this season and the safety of all players at risk. This year must look differently if we hope to play a full season and crown a Super Bowl Champion. Read: https://t.co/lp7vFYFFjN— JC Tretter (@JCTretter) July 7, 2020
My understanding is TE David Njoku remains a big part of the #Browns plans, going back to the winter & the transition in the organization. The belief is Njoku can have a great year still for this team. But I'm also told by a source that Njoku, "been wanted out." Bears monitoring.— IG: JosinaAnderson (@JosinaAnderson) July 6, 2020
1:02 p.m.: The NFL is still planning an April draft regardless if/when the NCAA season is played.
1:00 p.m.: There won’t be a supplemental draft this year.
The NFL just informed clubs it will not conduct a supplemental draft this year, per source.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 1, 2020