9:12 a.m.: Both the Buccaneers and the Chiefs need to be very careful. We may not like these two teams. but let’s see the most competitive Super Bowl possible, please.
Bucs and Chiefs enter critical phase of COVID precautions. Any player or coach with a positive test beginning today will be ruled out for the Super Bowl. Same protocols as regular season. Game on without key players if positive— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 29, 2021
9:21 a.m.: Mike Mayock wants more from Trent Brown
10:23 a.m.: Good news on the COVID front in the NFL playoffs. The league needs to keep this trend going for two weeks.
10:02 a.m.: A former Raiders’ trade bust is heading north.
9:12 a.m. There will be 22,000 fans at the Super Bowl in Tampa Bay, which is cool.
NFL announced that Super Bowl LV in Tampa will host 22,000 fans — 7,500 of which will be vaccinated healthcare workers being given free tickets to the game.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 22, 2021
11:01 a.m.: Outgoing defensive backs coach Jim O’Neil is headed to the college ranks. He is being replaced by Ron Milus in Las Vegas.
Sources: #Northwestern is hiring #Raiders defensive backs coach Jim O'Neil as defensive coordinator. Former 49ers and Browns defensive coordinator coming to Evanston to replace the legendary Mike Hankwitz.— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) January 19, 2021
8:54 a.m.: The NFL 2021 salary cap still is looking like it will be low, which means the Raiders will likely have to do some roster trimming.
2:54 p.m.: The Raiders need a new tight end coach,.
Hearing #Raiders TE coach Frank Smith is leaving Las Vegas to join Brandon Staley's #Chargers coaching staff. Smith a HUGE influence on Pro Bowler Darren Waller, who honored his position coach with a @CoachingCorps— Paul Gutierrez (@PGutierrezESPN) January 18, 2021
"Game Changer" Award last year.
12:12 p.m.: This is big. There will be no traditional combine this year. Man, Mike Mayock and Jon Gruden are probably super bummed.
The NFL Combine won't go on as scheduled, per sources. And chances are, what teams will get in its place will look VERY different. Regional medical checks. Formalized Pro Days. Zoom interviews.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) January 16, 2021
League set to finalize plans this week. More here. ⬇️⬇️⬇️https://t.co/SGADlVDy24
10:07 a.m.: A former AFC West rival may have a new gig. The Raiders will miss Anthony Lynn ... he was sooooooo bad at clock management.
Former #Chargers coach Anthony Lynn has spoken with Pete Carroll about the #Seahawks offensive coordinator job, sources tell me and @RapSheet. Lynn hasn’t decided what he wants to do in 2021, but he’d be among Seattle’s top choices.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 15, 2021
10:21 a.m.: Urban Meyer and Jon Gruden in the same division? The Chargers have interest.
As the spotlight shines on Urban Meyer and the #Jaguars, this is interesting: The #Chargers have continued to look into and explore Meyer as a candidate, sources tell me and @MikeGarafolo. The two sides have spoken recently.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 13, 2021
1:O1 p.m.: Kris Richard will not be part of the Raiders’ defensive staff.
Just an FYI: Kris Richard, who interviewed for the @Raiders defensive coordinator job, is not expected to be part of the staff.— Vincent Bonsignore (@VinnyBonsignore) January 12, 2021
10:22 a.m.: Dallas is closing in on a top defensive coordinator candidate. The Raiders have not interviewed Dan Quinn.
Former #Falcons coach Dan Quinn spent Saturday interviewing for the vacant #Cowboys defensive coordinator job, source says. He joins #Falcons secondary coach Joe Whitt and #Panthers defensive passing game coordinator Jason Simmons as the three known candidates.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 11, 2021
9:31 a.m.: No Raiders made the AP All-Pro team.
A look at the full AP NFL All-Pro first team, which includes a league-high 4 Packers and Colts. pic.twitter.com/9hBYSDthHC— Field Yates (@FieldYates) January 8, 2021
2:12 p.m.: The Raiders re-signed several players from the practice squad.
9:12 a.m.: NFL Media reports Raheem Morris is a favorite to be the defensive coordinator in San Francisco if he doesn’t get a head coaching job. Morris has been connected to the Raiders’ job.
Raheem (if he doesn't get a HC job) https://t.co/fi0Ujpm076— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) January 5, 2021
11:01 a.m.: Now, this:
The #Raiders have now officially requested permission to interview #Chargers DC Gus Bradley for their vacant DC job, source said. A top candidate, along with #Falcons interim coach Raheem Morris (if he doesn’t get a head coaching job) and #Rams assistant Joe Barry.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 4, 2021
10:39 a.m.: The Los Angeles Chargers’ coaching staff has been fired and there is already talk that former defensive coordinator Gus Bradley will be a candidate for the Raiders’ job. He worked on Jon Gruden’s staff in Tampa Bay.
10:32 a.m.: ProFootballTalk wonders if Jon Gruden is going to fire more folks in Las Vegas.
January 1 (Happy New Year!)
12:45 p.m.: Guard Gabe Jackson was voted the Raiders’ winner of the Ed Block Courage award, which is voted by his teammates. It goes to the player who most overcomes adversity.