1:37 p.m.: Marcus Mariota’s 21-day window to return from the injured reserve has begun. Also, the Raiders cut quarterback DeShone Kizer from the practice squad.
Marcus Mariota has returned to practice and we have signed De’Mornay Pierson-El to the practice squad.— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) September 30, 2020
In a corresponding move, we have released DeShone Kizer from the practice squad. pic.twitter.com/mnCkZedmrv
9:02 a.m.: The Raiders could discipline key players for breaking the coronavirus guidelines.
12:45 p.m.: Not so fast on Earl Thomas and the Texans.
The #Texans had 5 safeties they planned to work out, including Earl Thomas. The workout is now TBD. With no deal in place and nothing imminent, Houston focuses on its next game and Earl Thomas’ wait continues. https://t.co/2V52MiUpHb— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 29, 2020
8:42 a.m.: The Seahawks are kicking the tires on a player the Raiders recently cut.
#Seahawks are hosting veteran S Damarious Randall this week, sources say. They've had some injuries in the secondary so Randall could be added as insurance.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) September 29, 2020
8:20 a.m.: We all knew this would probably happen. Let’s see how the NFL handles it.
3:23 p.m.: The Raiders added to their practice squad.
We have signed WR Robert Davis to the practice squad. pic.twitter.com/TMPE81Jzhm— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) September 28, 2020
2:01 p.m.: Earl Thomas may finally have a new job.
Former Ravens’ S Earl Thomas is in Houston now and his “signing this week is more likely than not”, per a source. Before he signs, he has to first pass COVID protocols.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 28, 2020
10:32 a.m.: The hits keep coming for the worst team in the AFC West.
The #Broncos have lost Von Miller and Courtland Sutton for the season, and now likely Jurrell Casey — who they traded for. Meanwhile, AJ Bouye, Mark Barron, Dre’Mont Jones and Justin Strnad are all on IR… and Drew Lock is out with an injury. Just brutal luck in Denver. https://t.co/japsSEURGy— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 28, 2020
8:02 a.m.: Jon Gruden is appealing his $100,000 fine for not wearing his face mask properly in Week 2.
Sources: The coaches who were fined for not wearing masks in adherence with COVID-19 protocols have appealed. Fines totaled $1.7M, and the appeals will be heard this week.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 27, 2020
7:21 a.m.: The Raiders may be in hot water with the NFL.
10:42 a.m.: This might be a break for the Raiders on Sunday.
Big hit for Patriots and Cam as starting center David Andrews broke thumb on his snapping hand and actually had surgery on it this week. Trying to snap with other hand but likely out this week and potentially more @NFLonFOX— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) September 25, 2020
10:11 a.m.: Elsewhere in the AFC West. Things are looking pretty calm these days in Las Vegas and we appreciate it. Oh, and, get well soon, Mr. Taylor.
More details on the Chargers’ team doctor accidentally puncturing his own quarterback Tyrod Taylor’s lung just before kickoff Sunday while trying to administer a pain-killing injection to the quarterback’s cracked ribs:https://t.co/IUPlMaJ65J— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 23, 2020
3:37 p.m.: The Raiders put linebacker Javin White back on the practice squad. He was promoted Monday and he played some in the win over New Orleans.
LB Javin White has been reverted to the practice squad. pic.twitter.com/gITrACEDTG— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) September 22, 2020
:03 a.m.: Raiders’ safety Johnathan Abram is getting more tests on his shoulder, after running into a cart last night.
#Raiders safety Johnathan Abram is undergoing more tests today on his right shoulder, which took the brunt of the blow when he crashed into a TV cart Monday night, source said. An X-ray was negative, and Abram returned to finish off his big night in the win over New Orleans.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 22, 2020
8:38 a.m.: Bill Belichick has high praise for Darren Waller.
Bill Belichick after watching Raiders TE Darren Waller last night:— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) September 22, 2020
"It's been a long time since we've seen a guy like this."
4:50 p.m.: This is really nice.
3:41 p.m.: The Commish is in the house.
11:08 a.m.: The hits keep coming for the Broncos. They are going to struggle to stay a factor in the AFC West.
10:43 a.m.: Denver quarterback Drew Lock is out with a shoulder injury. Jeff Driskel is in. Injuries are piling up for AFC West foes, Denver and Chargers.
*Thursday, not Wednesday (all days feel the same these days). Thomas “felt fantastic” Thursday. And he is known as a quick healer with unusual toughness. He’s one of those unique players who can return from injury sooner, whenever that turns out to be. https://t.co/uPvkDlhQz8— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 18, 2020
10:20 am.: The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced 130 nominees for election into the 2021 class. Former Raiders’ safety Charles Woodson, of course, is on the list. It will be a major shock (and total BS) if Woodson isn’t elected in February.
10:01 a.m.: This is pretty killer news.
The @thekillers will perform live on the Las Vegas Strip during halftime of the @Raiders Allegiant Stadium opener vs. the Saints on Monday. Will be aired on ESPN and ABC. #vegas #raiders #stadium #RaiderNation pic.twitter.com/T3DVuYyapO— Mick Akers (@mickakers) September 16, 2020
2:01 p.m.: The Raiders announced they have activated cornerback Nevin Lawson from the NFL suspended list. Safety Dallin Leavitt — who was inactive against the Panthers — was released. He could be added to the practice squad.
11:02 a.m.: Is there soon to be a great receiver available?
3:03 p.m.: The legendary Tom Flores will be back with Raiders next week on the radio dial. Nice move, team.
It's official: The legend Tom Flores will rejoin the broadcast booth for our historic first home game in Las Vegas.— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) September 14, 2020
3:02 p.m.: The Raiders have a decision to make on Nevin Lawson soon.
Nevin Lawson has been taken off suspended list. #Raiders have a roster exemption for now so don't need to make corresponding move— Josh Dubow (@JoshDubowAP) September 14, 2020
2:01 p.m.: The Raiders worked out five players Monday.
10:56 a.m.: This is a huge storyline for the Raiders to follow this week.
#Saints star WR Michael Thomas suffered a high-ankle injury in Sunday’s win over the #Bucs, but it’s something he believes he can play through, sources tell me and @RapSheet. With an extra day before next Monday’s game vs. #Raiders, nobody ruling Thomas out.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 14, 2020
8:23 am.: This is some potential good news on Nick Kwiatkoski. We should learn more after today.
#Raiders LB Nick Kwiatkoski, quickly ruled out yesterday with a pec injury, has some optimism that it’s not as bad as it appeared based on initial tests, source said. The MRI will tell the full story, but Kwiatkoski previously played through a worse pec injury.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 14, 2020
The league is not happy with some coaches after Sunday’s play.
NFL exec Troy Vincent sent a "sharply worded" memo to clubs today, reminding coaches on importance of wearing face coverings on sideline, as @SeifertESPN reported. Different coaches approached mask rules in different ways -- and many noticed. If it continues, fines will ensue.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 14, 2020
1:59 p.m.: Former Raiders fullback Marcel Reece is back with the organization according to The Athletic. It is no surprise, he and Mark Davis have always been close.
Told that the #Raiders are naming Marcel Reece as the senior advisor to the owner and the president.— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) September 11, 2020
The former fullback will help develop some of the team's programs in the community, and report directly to owner Mark Davis and president Marc Badain.
11:01 a.m.: NFL owners will not like this news, especially in a season with mostly empty stadiums.
8:02 a.m.: A former Raiders’ offensive lineman has a new gig.
2:08 p.m.: Well, this is interesting,
The @Jaguars have "protected" 4 players on their practice squad for Week 1 vs. Indy:— Tad Dickman (@TDickman89) September 8, 2020
• RB Nathan Cottrell
• TE Ben Ellefson
• TE Matt Flanagan
• CB Sidney Jones
These 4 are not eligible to sign with another team until after Sunday's game.
You're thinking, "Huh?" More info: pic.twitter.com/X2Onzt85xY
12:43 p.m.: The Broncos will be allowing 5,700 fans into their home games starting in Week 3. The Raiders finish the regular season in Denver in Week 17.
Gov. Polis credited @Broncos VP of Strategic Initiatives Brittany Bowlen for leading conversations in getting 5700 fans in the stands at @EmpowerField for Week 3 game vs. Bucs pic.twitter.com/XGhLTGeA69— Phil Milani (@philmilani) September 8, 2020
9:22 a.m.: Adrian Peterson would look decent in the Silver and Black as Josh Jacobs’ backup.
A surprise: The Washington Football Team is releasing legendary RB Adrian Peterson, sources tell me and @MikeGarafolo.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 4, 2020
8:23 a.m.: Nathan Peterman took a pay adjustment to stick with the Raiders as the No. 3 quarterback.
The Raiders and QB Nathan Peterman agreed on a reworked contract for one-year, $1M, which is guaranteed, per source. He was previously due $2.133M, but it was not guaranteed.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 4, 2020
The team continues to value him as a developmental QB prospect in a year where QB depth is important.
September 1 (welcome to NFL month)
Leonard Fournette cleared waivers, per source. He’s a free agent.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 1, 2020
1:54 p.m.: Tyrell Williams’ season is over and the Raiders made a couple of other moves.
... and released C Jordan Devey and RB Rod Smith. Getting a jump on the cutdown to 53.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 1, 2020
12:32 p.m.: Pump up the noise.
NFL EVP Troy Vincent on artificial crowd noise: "for teams with no fans in the stands, we've created audio that'll be played in all stadiums." Says teams that do have fans will be allowed to use it too, for the time being.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) September 1, 2020
11:01 a.m.: With the season starting next week, these NFL coronavirus test results are very encouraging news.
Latest COVID-19 testing numbers from the NFL and NFLPA show 10 confirmed positive tests, including four among players, out of 58,621 administered from Aug. 21-29. pic.twitter.com/1AhDPBPtDl— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 1, 2020
9:12 a.m.: It’s pretty wild that Earl Thomas has not had a market develop yet. I still think the Raiders should not make a play for him.