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August Raiders’ news tracker

The latest NFL and Raiders’ news and rumors

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August 31

1:04 p.m.: Cornerback Logan Ryan signed with the Giants. The Raiders had contact with him earlier in the offseason. But the Raiders love their young corners.

10:03 a.m.: Trent Brown was out of practice again. Is it time to worry? No, but if he’s not practicing next Wednesday, four days before the Carolina game, it will officially be time to worry.


August 28

9:43 a.m.: This could be a game changer.


August 27

11:04 a.m.: The Raiders had a walk-through practice today with no media access.


August 26

2:20 p.m.: The Titans are expected to sign linebacker Will Compton. He signed with the Raiders during last season and played pretty well. Yet, the Raiders, who are still looking at linebackers, didn’t try to bring Compton back this summer.

11:54 a.m.: The Raiders have been looking at running backs for weeks. Here is a list of available players at the position. Marshawn Lynch, anyone? It would be awesome, but who knows if BeastMode even wants to play?


August 25

1:54 p.m.: The Raiders added defensive end Sharif Finch and cut defensive end Ade Aruna.

10:48 a.m.: Trent Brown still isn’t practicing, but the Raiders hope the standout right tackle will be back soon. We have 19 days until the Raiders open the season at the Carolina Panthers. So, there is time.


August 24

2:12 p.m.: The Raiders gave three players a try put Monday.

10:12 a.m.: Nigel Bradham was a surprise cut by the Saints. So, another veteran linebacker is available if the Raiders are interested. And, they might be,

8:45 a.m.: The Raiders cancelled practice again Monday.


August 21

2:01 p.m.: This is pretty.

1:32 p.m.: Jaguars’ coach Doug Marrone is supporting Yannick NGakoue. I’m sure Jon Gruden would, too.

11;09 a.m.: Beautiful, just beautiful.


August 20

10:41 a.m.: The Jaguars are denying the Yannick Ngakoue trade talk.

9:32 .m.: Several Raiders missed Thursday’s practice.


August 19

11:51 a.m.: The NFL may consider a postseason “bubble’ environment

11:13 a.m.: What a bummer, no Raiderettes this season. They are a big part of the Raider experience.

9:03 a.m.: Fan noise may be piped into Allegiant Stadium this season.

8:41 a.m.: A key piece for the Chiefs will return to play the Raiders in Week 5.


August 18

1:57 p.m.: The Raiders made a minor roster move.

12:52 p.m.: The Raiders’ game at New England on September 27 will be played without fans, which is not a bad break for Las Vegas.

10:49 a.m.: One key Raider is back, one is still out.

9:03 a.m.: An update on Jadeveon Clowney. Raiders are a 4-3 defense by the way.


August 17 (happy birthday, Jon Gruden)

10:01 a.m.: The Raiders expect right tackle Trent Brown back to practice soon. Veteran Sam Young has been doing a decent job in his place.

8:20 a.m.: My guy Kevin Seifert has a nice guide for the rest of training camp.


August 14

10:12 a.m.: Jon Gruden says there’s nothing wrong with Josh Jacobs and Trent Brown.

9:59 .m.: First-round pick Damon Arnette is getting BIG work.



August 13

9:49 a.m.: These guys didn’t practice today:

7:43 a.m.: Defensive tackle P.J. Hall, cut by the Raiders last week, has signed with the Houston Texans.


August 12

2:29 p.m.: This is good news.

11:30 a.m.: High praise for the rookie receivers.

10:42 a.m.: The daily coronavirus testing period has been extended to September 5, which is cut-down day.

10:02 a.m.: Jon Gruden had no update on Maxx Crosby and Rod Smith. They have been on the reserve/Covid-19 list for six days.

9:59 a.m.: Jon Gruden denied a report he “faked’ having the coronavirus in a team meeting.

8:45 a.m.: OMG. The Raiders have hit the helmet portion of training camp. Let’s gooooo.


August 11

3:56 P.M.: The Jaguars signed former Raiders’ defensive end Josh Mauro. He had 19 tackles last season. The Raiders didn’t make a big effort to re-sign/

3:36 p.m.: The Raiders can conduct tryouts in Henderson now.

3:08 p.m.: P.J. Hall getting a look in Houston

10:34 a.m.: An update on the coronavirus numbers in the NFL. Overall, it’s encouraging. The only Raiders’ players currently affected are running back Rod Smith and defensive end Maxx Crosby.

8:52 a.m.: An update on Jacksonville’s unhappy defensive end Yannick Ngakoue, who was connected to the Raiders in April.


August 10

3:12 p.m.: We’ll call this progress:

9:46 a.m.: With the college football season in peril, the NFL, of course, is lurking, with the idea of playing some Saturday games.


August 7

1:53 p.m.: As expected, the Raiders announced the signing of linebacker Bryce Hager. He spent his first five NFL seasons with the Rams. He is a good special teams player and is a solid replacement for the released Marquel Lee. Hagar reunites with Cory Littleton in Las Vegas.

1:34 p.m.: Raiders’ hope for HOF snubs.

9:12 a.m.: According to ESPN, the Raiders currently have the second lowest amount of salary-cap room for the 2020 season. So, that can get in the way of a Jadeveon Clowney pursuit.


August 6

11:36 a.m.: Just because it makes me laugh:

9:52 a.m.: Here’s a couple interesting Jadeveon Clowney tidbits. The Raiders still have a shot if they want.


August 5 (Happy 25th wedding anniversary to my wife, who, by the way, is an Oakland native and a lifelong member of the Raider Nation.)

2:21 p.m.: Ouch, Jason Witten.

2:02 p.m.: There no new Raiders’ developments on the coronavirus front Wednesday. Thursday is the deadline for players to opt out of the season.

12:13 pm.: The Raiders gave their players a very scary lesson on the importance of dealing with the coronavirus.

9:32 a.m.: Former Raiders’ defensive end Dion Jordan is reportedly signing with the San Francisco 49ers. Yes, Jordan had some moments with the Raiders last year, but, clearly, the Raiders didn’t feel the need to bring him back. I’m OK with it.


August 4

10: 15 a.m.: The San Francisco 49ers are working out former Raiders’ defensive end Dion Jordan.

8:52 a.m.: Arden Key doesn’t think the Raiders need to sign Jadeveon Clowney. OK, cool, now prove it, kid.

7:43 a.m.: Teams can add players from the practice squad as late as 90 minutes before game time this season.