9:24 a.m.: The New England Patriots are now the betting favorite to land Julio Jones, who the Raiders are often connected to.
Patriots, followed by Titans, emerge as the new betting favorites to land Falcons WR Julio Jones. https://t.co/xwh8Z5f9Yw— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) May 28, 2021
12:02 p.m.: Another cool event will be held at Allegiant Stadium.
The Las Vegas Bowl is set for Dec. 30 at Allegiant Stadium. Will be played at 7:30 p.m. and be televised on ESPN. To feature a team from the Pac-12 Conference against a team from the Big Ten Conference. Tix go on sale July 1. #vegas #cfb #lasvegasbowl pic.twitter.com/i24TgpPBWg— Mick Akers (@mickakers) May 27, 2021
9:34 a.m.: The Julio Jones market may be coming to a conclusion. Don’t do it for a first rounder, Raiders.
The Atlanta Falcons have discussed several trade offers for Julio Jones, including an offer for a future first round draft pick, per sources.— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) May 27, 2021
There is a sense around the league a trade could go down as early as next week.
3:11 p.m.: Here is some salary cap news and vaccination updates from the NFL:
The NFL and NFLPA have agreed to a $208.2 million salary cap ceiling for 2022, per source.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) May 26, 2021
There is no cap floor as of now. The sides agreed last August to spread the COVID-related revenue shortfall from 2020 over several years, and the cap dropped to $182.5M this year.
The NFL unveiled a sweeping pullback of COVID-19 protocols Wednesday for fully-vaccinated players and staff. That and more from the second day of the league’s virtual spring meeting. https://t.co/bfEPKrdlvI— Kevin Seifert (@SeifertESPN) May 26, 2021
8:14 a.m.: The Raiders were huge on the offensive line in 2020. After major changes, they have tried to get more athletic and faster. Let’s see if it works.
5:29 p.m.: This is unfortunate. The Raiders now have a roster opening.
#Raiders waived guard Kamaal Seymour with a non-football injury. Rutgers product was starting to make a name for himself before Achilles injury.— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) May 25, 2021
8:29 a.m.: The Raiders have been trying to find veteran depth on the offensive line. After this miss, they brought back Patrick Omameh.
Had the Texans not claimed former Washington FT LT Geron Christian, he would have become a Raider.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) May 24, 2021
Both Las Vegas and Miami both put in a waiver claim on the 2018 3rd rounder who has value as a possible swing tackle.
9:55 a.m.: The Falcons want a lot for Julio Jones. I, for one, don’t think the Raiders should be in that market.
Atlanta has asked teams that have inquired about Julio Jones for a first-round draft pick in return, per sources. Others around the league don’t believe the Falcons ultimately will get a first for the perennial Pro-Bowl wide receiver.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 24, 2021
10:16 a.m.: Maybe things are actually going well for the NFLPA this offseason.
9;12 a.m.: This is a must read. New Raiders’ defensive tackle Solomon Thomas has written an open letter to his sister Ella, who committed suicide in 2018. So beautiful, yet so heartbreaking.
9:33 a.m.: Below is the Raiders’ salary-cap space. They have four draft picks and need some emergency money for the season. So, the cap is tight. But the Raiders have done a lot of work this offseason.
Re: Trade talk ... Here are the teams tightest to the cap right now.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) May 19, 2021
1) Saints $349K
2) Falcons $357K
3) Bears $1.07M
4) Packers $2.22M
5) Bills $3.76M
6) Bucs $3.90M
7) Titans $3.90M
8) Giants $4.40M
9) Eagles $4.92M
10) Raiders $5.70M
10:38 a.m.: Matt Ryan has no idea what he would do if the Atlanta Falcons were to trade receiver Julio Jones. The Raiders are one of the teams most connected to Jones.
10:15 a.m.: Players around the NFL are starting to show up for OTAs in droves.
12:38 p.m.: Good news for vaccinated players and coaches.
The biggest news: Masks are no longer required for fully vaccinated players, coaches or staff members inside or outside. More incentive to get vaccinated. https://t.co/k0VwX1TVgl— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 14, 2021
9:31 a.m.: Not bad for a fourth-round pick.
9:32 a.m.: ESPN is reporting the Atlanta Falcons could still trade receiver Julio Jones. The Raiders have been rumored as being one of the most interested teams. I think it’s a waste of time, but that’s OK.
8:45 a.m.: The Raiders are fairly big underdogs Week 1 against the visiting Baltimore Ravens.
#Raiders listed as 5.5 point underdogs in Week 1 vs Ravens. Only times they were bigger dogs at home in Week 1 in past 30 years per @pfref:— Josh Dubow (@JoshDubowAP) May 12, 2021
6.5 points vs Rams in 2018 (33-13 loss)
10 points vs Chargers in 2009 (24-20 loss)
1:56 p.m.: The Raiders’ seven draft picks have their new numbers.
8:31 a.m.: Arden Key is out, so it looks like Clelin Ferrell is taking over No. 99 in the Silver and Black.
Looks like it's time for #Raiders fans to buy new Clelin Ferrell jerseys. Ferrell is listed on Raiders website as No. 99 now instead of No. 96— Josh Dubow (@JoshDubowAP) May 11, 2021
10:02 a.m.: Get your Nevada Raiders’ license plates and help some great causes.
12:52 p.m.: The Raiders will be allowed to hold training camp in Napa this summer if they choose to.
News: NFL will allow teams to go offsite for training camp this year, provided the camp location has a full infection-control plan submitted by June 11 and approved by a joint league-union committee. This in a new memo distributed today.— Ben Fischer (@BenFischerSBJ) May 7, 2021
11:12 a.m.: This weekend is all about the undrafted and try-out players in Las Vegas. The Raiders’ draft class will be in next week.
One more FYI on @Raiders rookie minicamp: Only 20 players are allowed to be present at this camp, hence mostly just UDFA’s and tryout players. Entire rookie class will be in town next week and will fall with the off-season program. Draft picks are zooming with coaches though.— Vincent Bonsignore (@VinnyBonsignore) May 7, 2021
8:28 a.m.: Well, this is interesting.
9:23 a.m.: The Raiders are reportedly still in on former Chargers’ pass rusher Melvin Ingram.
5:14 p.m.: The Raiders are releasing safety Jeff Heath after one year. The move saves them a reported $3.2 million. That money will likely go to cornerback Casey Hayward, who signed with the Raiders on Tuesday. Heath was a solid Raider for a season. Of course, Las Vegas loaded up at safety in the draft.
The #Raiders are releasing safety Jeff Heath on Wednesday, per source. He was the AFC Defensive Player of the Week in Week 10 last season. Now, set to be a free agent.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) May 4, 2021
9:58 a.m.: Happy May the 4th Be With You Day. This is great.
My annual May 4th post - a transcript of my conversation with Al:— Amy Trask (@AmyTrask) May 4, 2021
Amy: I need you to greet Darth Vader;
Al: who the f*** is Darth Vader?
(But he did it for me anyway.) pic.twitter.com/YhlEJqbDZY
8:54 a.m.: Today is a big day in the NFL.
Effective at 4 PM ET, unrestricted free agents that sign with a new team no longer count towards the NFL’s compensatory pick formula.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) May 3, 2021
Amongst those available: Richard Sherman, Justin Houston, Alejandro Villanueva, Russell Okung, Melvin Ingram, K.J. Wright & Jason McCourty.
8:05 a.m.: Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book has been connected to the Raiders during the draft. He is one of the best available players on the board going into the fourth round. Could the Raiders trade up to get him?
From NFL Draft Kickoff: #LSU's Jabril Cox, Notre Dame's Ian Book, and OSU's Shaun Wade are among the big names still available heading into Day 3 of the NFL Draft. Trying to explain why... pic.twitter.com/ToKXnmQFZJ— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 1, 2021
UPDATE: Book goes to the New Orleans Saints in the fourth round.