2:01 p.m.: The Raiders added the two running backs they had in to fill out their backfield with Jalen Richard and Theo Riddick on the NFL’s COVID-19 list.
10:19 a.m.: Let’s see if this becomes official.
With Jalen Richard and Theo Riddick on the COVID-19 list, and Kenyan Drake on the NFI list, the #Raiders brought in BJ Emmons and Darius Jackson to help with RB depth for practice on Thursday.— Paul Gutierrez (@PGutierrezESPN) July 29, 2021
9:45 a.m.: More camp talk:
Observation from @Raiders camp: Tanner Muse and Javin White getting plenty of burn with the No. 1 and 2 defense.— Vincent Bonsignore (@VinnyBonsignore) July 29, 2021
8:28 a.m.: Some Raider’s camp news:
The Raiders have two running backs filling in for Theo Riddick and Jalen Richard today who aren't yet listed on the roster. Have no idea who they are, but they have on Nos. 37 and 39.— Tashan Reed (@tashanreed) July 29, 2021
10:39 a.m.: Henry Ruggs is bigger and still very fast.
Henry Ruggs III said he gained about 13 pounds this offseason. He made it a goal to get stronger in order to become a more physical player, both in the passing and running game.— Tashan Reed (@tashanreed) July 28, 2021
10:38 a.m.: Maxx Crosby is not sure how much he will play in the preseason.
Maxx Crosby, who had offseason surgery, said he isn't sure how often he'll play in the preseason. That'll be up to the coaching staff, of course. For what it's worth, he's looked fluid in (non-contact) practices so far.— Tashan Reed (@tashanreed) July 28, 2021
8:58 a.m.: Three Raiders’ running backs aren’t on the practice field for the first day of training camp.
The only active Raiders that I haven't observed at practice so far are running backs Jalen Richard and Theo Riddick. Linebacker Divine Deablo, who's on the active/physically unavle to perform list following a knee injury, is off working to the side with a wrap on his right knee.— Tashan Reed (@tashanreed) July 28, 2021
Technically, running back Kenyan Drake isn't a participant. He's working with trainers on the side wearing a bucket hat and mask. So, make that three active players who aren't practicing, all of whom are running backs.— Tashan Reed (@tashanreed) July 28, 2021
2:26 p.m.: Former Raiders’ right tackle Trent Brown is injured again.
From the wire:— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 27, 2021
15 players placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list -- 14 from positive tests
Players placed on active/PUP include Washington WR Curtis Samuel, #Packers T David Bakhtiari, #Patriots T Trent Brown and LB Kyle Van Noy#Packers WR Allen Lazard signed his tender
9:09 a.m.: The NFL is making strong strides in the pursuit of getting players fully vaccinated.
.@TomPelissero tells us as of this morning, 85% of #NFL players overall are vaccinated (at least one shot) against #COVID19 and 14 clubs have more than 90% of their players vaccinated. I can tell you the #Steelers are one of those 14 clubs at > 90%.— Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) July 27, 2021
3:40 p.m.: Another former Raider has a new job.
Ravens are signing former Raiders’ UFA defensive lineman Chris Smith to a one-year deal, per his agent @DrewJRosenhaus.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 26, 2021
3:24 p.m.: Daryl Worley has a new home.
2:35 p.m.: In addition to Damon Allen and Isaac Parker, Stephen Adegoke, Satyen Bhakta and Corey Ivy will work with the Raiders during training camp as part of the Bill Walsh Diversity Fellowship program.
2:09 p.m.: The Raiders made a couple of special-teams moves. Waitman is likely just a camp leg.
10:05 a.m.: Is the Aaron Rodgers saga ending in Green Bay? I bet things change next offseason. But we will see.
#Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has indicated to people close to him that he does plan to play for GB this season, sources say. That is the expectation. Many factors at play, but with GM Brian Gutekunst saying he is “hopeful” for a positive outcome, there is a glimmer of optimism.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 26, 2021
8:54 a.m.: There may soon be some movement in the Deshaun Watson situation.
8:38 a.m.: Well, this be closely watched in Las Vegas. Remember, there is a long way to go before Davante Adams becomes a free agent.
The #Packers and Davante Adams’ reps worked behind the scenes to get a deal done. The proposals have not acknowledged Adams as the highest paid WR, sources say. Green Bay’s classic structure has led to limited options. Now, talks are off with just a few days to go before camp. https://t.co/8m0WM7TTBX— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 23, 2021
11:18 a.m.: Raiders’ running back Jalen Richard chimed in with his thoughts on the NFL vaccine plan.
I encourage all unvaccinated players to read the rules-know em like you know your plays.We playing in jail this year and you should act as such. The only benefit we have is we still get tested everyday, but protect yourselves this season. Play ball and go home - sad but a must!— Jalen Richard (@RocketRich30) July 22, 2021
10:19 a.m.: The NFL is very serious about trying to get all players vaccinated against the coronavirus. Tom Pelissero reported that if a game cannot be rescheduled during the 18-week season in 2021 due to a COVID outbreak among unvaccinated players, the team with the outbreak will forfeit and be credited with a loss for playoff seeding.
The NFL just informed clubs that if a game cannot be rescheduled during the 18-week season in 2021 due to a COVID outbreak among unvaccinated players, the team with the outbreak will FORFEIT and be credited with a loss for playoff seeding, per sources.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 22, 2021
7:05 a.m.: Free-agent linebacker K.J. Wright is not ruling out a return to the Seattle Seahawks. He has been connected to the Raiders where his former Seahawks’ defensive coordinator Gus Bradley is now coaching.
K.J. Wright: I'm not closing the door on a return to Seattle. https://t.co/KJNom9FhJM— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) July 21, 2021
8:46 a.m.: Former Raiders’ offensive coordinator Greg Knapp was seriously injured when he was hit by a car while on his bicycle in Northern California this weekend. Our hearts go out to Greg and his family. What a good guy he is.
Jets’ passing-game coordinator Gregg Knapp has been hospitalized in critical condition after a bicycle accident.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 20, 2021
A statement from his family: pic.twitter.com/fSt8O5imCs
1:03 p.m.: Melvin Ingram is off the market.
12:36 p.m.: Here is the date for the Raiders’ and Rams’ joint practices next month in Irvine, California.
11:30 a.m.: Two Raiders’ preseason games will be shown live on the NFL Network.
8:58 a.m.: Melvin Ingram, who has often been connected to the Raiders, is visiting the Steelers.
11:20 a.m.: The NFL Combine will not be coming to Las Vegas, as the city passed on bidding for it.
8:50 a.m.: Here’s some important NFL vaccine information.
NFL player vaccination update:— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 16, 2021
- 13 teams are over the 85% threshold
- 73.8% of players have at least one shot
- 2 teams are below 50%
Most teams report to training camp in 11 days …
8:55 a.m.: If the Raiders are looking for another pass rusher, Justin Houston is out there.
Justin Houston will play in 2021, with the right team, at the right time. He's turned down some recent offers and at least 4 teams have reached out in the last few days as interest heats up ahead of camp. He'll weigh what's best for him as teams continue to make overtures— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) July 15, 2021
8:53 a.m.: Longtime NFL defensive back Richard Sherman was reportedly arrested for burglary domestic violence. He had been connected to the Raiders earlier this offseason. Because of Raiders’ owner Mark Davis’ DV policy, Sherman will likely never play for the Raiders if convicted.
Free-agent CB Richard Sherman was booked at 6:08 this am at the Seattle Correctional Facility for “Burglary Domestic Violence”, per King County public records. Sherman also was denied bail.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 14, 2021
3:42 p.m.: Raiders’ defensive end Maxx Crosby has a new sponsor. Congrats.
11:44 a.m.: Derek Carr does pretty well in this area. Good for him.
Most Fourth Quarter Comeback Wins among active NFL QBs:— Mike Tannenbaum (@RealTannenbaum) July 13, 2021
Tom Brady - 39
Ben Roethlisberger - 35
Matt Stafford - 31
Marr Ryan - 20
Russell Wilson - 24
Andy Dalton - 23
Ryan Tannehill - 22
Derek Carr -21
Joe Flacco - 18
Aaron Rodgers - 17
*All-Time leader is Peyton Manning with 43
9:54 a.m.: Some important NFL player-vaccine information via my good pal, Kevin.
Most #NFL teams open training camp on July 27. That means players need to get their second vaccination (or first J&J) now, if they haven't already, in order to avoid COVID-19 protocols when they report. A reminder of NFL/NFLPA policy for camp and preseason ⬇️ https://t.co/6L6fxxyRDI— Kevin Seifert (@SeifertESPN) July 12, 2021
9:19 a.m.: Derek Carr said the Raiders were a few plays from being 12-4 in 2020. Sure, but, on the flip side, they are a handful of plays from being 3-13. The truth is, they weren’t a 12-4 team nor a 3-13 team. The Raiders were 8-8 and that’s what they were.
11:58 a.m.: Some interesting thoughts from Jon Gruden’s former “Monday Night Football” partner.
6:37 a.m.: The NFL and Twitter are combining to increase the fan experience.
NFL and Twitter announced a multi-year partnership extension that will include expanded engagement formats and a full-season commitment to produce exclusive content on Twitter Spaces, Twitter's new live audio feature.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 8, 2021
5:32 p.m.: Via Pro Football Talk, Derek Carr says he doesn’t believe he was “that (mofo)” Tom Brady was referring to. Interesting.
1:33 p.m.: Some interesting vaccine news.
Vaccination update 20 days before most NFL teams report to camp:— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 7, 2021
- Five teams have 85%+ of players with at least one shot
- 68% of players league-wide with at least one shot (national rate is 67.1%, and 53% among men 18-39)
- Virtually all Tier 1 and 2 personnel are vaccinated
11:24 a.m.: A young receiver may be on the trade block. Would the Raiders have interest?
9: 16 a.m.: Pro Bowl week in Las Vegas is going to be fun.
The East-West Shrine Bowl, the nation’s oldest college football all-star game, is partnering with the NFL and moving the event to Las Vegas and Allegiant Stadium as part of NFL Pro Bowl week. The game will be Thursday, February 3rd, in primetime, on NFL Network.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 6, 2021
1:49 p.m.: Josh Gordon, anyone?
Josh Gordon officially has submitted his reinstatement letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and hopes to be with a team for training camp, per a league source. The NFL has been randomly drug testing Gordon for the past three months and is said to have passed all tests.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 2, 2021
8:54 a.m.: Perhaps the Raiders will have a fan event July 31 at the NFL’s “Back Together Saturday” event. That would be cool.
9:01 a.m.: ESPN thinks the Las Vegas Raiders could make a late run at Seattle Seahawks free-agent linebacker K.J. Wright. It makes sense. He played for new Las Vegas defensive coordinator Gus Bradley. Plus, the Raiders have a need for a veteran backup linebacker. Until Wright signs elsewhere, this is a possibility.