Report: Raiders, Jets Had Le’Veon Bell Trade Talks Before Eventual Release
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by Najee Adams
3y ago
The Las Vegas Raiders reportedly reached out to the New York Jets about trading for Le’Veon Bell prior to his release and signing with the Kansas City Chiefs. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Raiders were one of the last teams to inquire about Bell, but they did not want to take on his massive contract. In 2019, the Jets signed Bell to a four-year, $52.5 million deal with $27 million guaranteed, which was record breaking for the running back position at the time. Since then, Joe Mixon, Christian Mccaffrey, and Alvin Kamara have received even more, but their level of play has warranted i ..read more
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Report: Raiders Took Victory Lap At Arrowhead Stadium After Week 5 Win
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by Najee Adams
3y ago
The Las Vegas Raiders reportedly took a victory lap around Arrowhead Stadium after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 5 of the 2020 NFL season. According to Nick Jacobs of 41 Action News, the Raiders requested the police escort them around the stadium in their team buses after the 40-32 win. The win was huge because not only are the Chiefs the defending champions, but some had already begun counting the Raiders out of the race for the AFC West. Along with that, out of the 15 matchups between them, the Raiders have managed to win just three of them and had not been victorious since the 20 ..read more
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Watch: Darren Waller Mic’d Up In Week 5 Win Vs. Chiefs At Arrowhead Stadium
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by Najee Adams
3y ago
Darren Waller was mic’d up against the Kansas City Chiefs. Waller’s energy was palpable and he was able to hype up multiple of his other teammates before, during, and after the impressive 40-32 win over the Chiefs. Waller was the defense’s biggest cheerleader on the sidelines, cheering loudly when Jonathan Abram broke up what would have been a touchdown pass. Waller had another great game on the field himself as well in Week 5, recording five receptions for 48 yards and a touchdown on seven targets in Kansas City. With the bye week coming up, Waller will get the opportunity to rest up and prep ..read more
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Jon Gruden ‘Not Big Fan’ Of Bye Weeks, But Will Take It Due To Major Injuries
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by Najee Adams
3y ago
Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden is not the biggest fan of bye weeks in the NFL, but is welcoming it due to the slew of injuries they are facing now. According to Gruden, he normally wants to play as much as possible. “I’m not a big fan of the bye weeks. I never really have been. I like to keep playing. I’d like to play double headers sometimes,” Gruden said about their bye week. “It is part of the schedule so in some ways, it’ll give Trent Brown an additional couple days to respond to his first game. We’re hoping Richie Incognito can come back. Obviously, Maurice Hurst, Maliek Collins ..read more
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Johnathan Abram: Raiders ‘Chasing Perfection’ After Week 5 Win Vs. Chiefs
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by Najee Adams
3y ago
Johnathan Abram made it clear the Las Vegas Raiders are not chasing anybody after their Week 5 win over the Kansas City Chiefs during the 2020 NFL season. According to Abram, the only thing the Raiders are striving for is perfection. “We’re not chasing anybody. We’re chasing perfection honestly. “The only thing we’re chasing is perfection. If we continue to do that, we’ll end up where we want to be at the end of the season. That’s holding up the [Vince] Lombardi trophy,” Abram said about chasing the Chiefs in the AFC West. The Raiders are correct to not get too high after a win over the defend ..read more
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Josh Jacobs Believes Week 5 Win Against Chiefs Provides Validation
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by Najee Adams
3y ago
Josh Jacobs is proud of the Las Vegas Raiders defeating the defending champion Kansas City Chiefs in Week 5 of the 2020 NFL season at Arrowhead Stadium. According to Jacobs, perfecting the small details will play a key role. “That’s what I talk about every week when I come in here and I talk about just the little things,” Jacobs said about the impressive 40-32 win. “Trying to execute the little things and not beat ourselves in a sense. I’m proud of the guys. They play hard today and this is the first time I feel like all year that we put in a complete game together… against the former champion ..read more
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Jon Gruden, Derek Carr Praise Henry Ruggs After Breakout Game Vs. Chiefs
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by Najee Adams
3y ago
Henry Ruggs III finally had his breakout game and Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden along with Derek Carr have been extremely excited about it now. According to Gruden and Carr, Ruggs has barely scratched the surface. “We didn’t bring him in here to run hitch routes,” Gruden said about Rugg’s breakout game in Week 5 of the 2020 NFL season. “He can really run and we got to be… I think better at getting him the ball in other areas because he’s a great route runner.” “It’s a guy that you know can go get that thing and the separation he had on that was impressive, to say the least,” Carr sai ..read more
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Jon Gruden Happy For Derek Carr After Defeating Patrick Mahomes And Chiefs
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by Najee Adams
3y ago
The Las Vegas Raiders defeated the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 5 of the 2020 NFL season and head coach Jon Gruden could not be happier for Derek Carr now. According to Gruden, this just the beginning of what the Raiders can do. “I give Derek a lot of credit. He’s been through a lot here as a Raider. This was certainly a big win for him, but hopefully we got a lot more big wins ahead. I just hope everybody in Las Vegas that is a Raider fan is excited about the young players that we had out there and we sure look forward to having them in our stands. “We think we’ve been playing pretty good hones ..read more
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Derek Carr, Josh Jacobs ‘Sick Of Losing’ Following 2-2 Start To 2020 NFL Season
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by Najee Adams
4y ago
Derek Carr and Josh Jacobs are ‘sick of losing’ after the Las Vegas Raiders have lost its last two games, sitting at 2-2 through Week 4 of the 2020 NFL season. According to Carr, the work he and the Raiders are putting in on the practice field is not quite translating to game day to begin his seventh season in Las Vegas. “I’m sick of losing. I’m sick of working as hard as I do and as we do and going out there and losing. I mean, it sucks. Enough is enough,” Carr said after the loss. Jacobs echoed a similar sentiment after the loss, suggesting maybe the Raiders need to work harder in order to e ..read more
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Derek Carr Becomes Raiders All-Time Passing Touchdowns Leader Vs. Bills
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by Najee Adams
4y ago
Derek Carr officially becomes the Raiders all-time passing touchdowns leader after tossing two of them against the Buffalo Bills in Week 4 of the 2020 NFL season. The Raiders did not manage to pull out the win, but Carr finished with 311 passing yards and two touchdowns despite missing Henry Ruggs III and Bryan Edwards. This marks Carr’s seventh season and he has been averaging a career-high in completion percentage (73.6 percent) while also failing to toss an interception yet. Although the Raiders have only made the NFL playoffs once in Carr’s tenure, he has managed to be selected to the Pro ..read more
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