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The most impactful draft-day trade for all 32 NFL teams

[ad_1] Almost every year it seems a memorable trade happens during the NFL draft as the clock ticks and the phones ring. So which draft-day trade has had the biggest impact -- good or bad -- on each NFL franchise?We asked our 32 NFL Nation reporters to look back at each team's most meaningful swap on draft weekend. Some brought championships and others pain. All of them were unforgettable.Scan through
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What will a real (not a mock) Mike Mayock NFL draft look like for the Raiders? – Oakland Raiders Blog

[ad_1] ALAMEDA, Calif. -- We already know that Mike Mayock likes “Bubble Butts” and “Dancing Bears” who are “Natural Benders” and “High Motor Guys” with plenty of “Get-Off” that can serve as a “Road Grader” if he’s not already a “Dancing Bear.”Studying Mayock and his specific vernacular to describe prospects in his former station as a draft analyst for the NFL Network tells us as much.Glass eater, fluid hips, cow
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AB’s Raiders, Flacco’s Broncos help kick off MNF

[ad_1] 9:41 PM ETKevin SeifertNFL Nation CloseESPN.com national NFL writer ESPN.com NFC North reporter, 2008-2013 Covered Vikings for Minneapolis Star Tribune, 1999-2008The 50th season of Monday Night Football will kick off with a Sept. 9 double-header that opens with a pair of 2018 division winners and then showcases new faces in new places.The New Orleans Saints will host the Houston Texans in the first game (7 p.m. ET), a matchup
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Bears, Raiders to play at new Tottenham stadium

[ad_1] The Chicago Bears and the Oakland Raiders will play the first NFL game at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Oct. 6, the league announced Wednesday.The Bears-Raiders matchup will be the first of four regular-season games played in London this season, including two at the newly constructed home of English soccer power Tottenham Hotspur.The 62,062-seat stadium in North London also will host an NFC South matchup the following week
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All-Trades 2019 NFL Mock Draft

[ad_1] In 2019, every NFL trade is plausible. Imagine if I'd told you this time last year that the Steelers would trade Antonio Brown for third- and fifth-round picks, or that the Giants actually dumped Odell Beckham Jr. and said Jabrill Peppers and first- and third-round picks were too good of an offer to turn down. You would have rightfully stopped reading this article. Yet, here we are.Every April, I
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Raiders WR Brown settles suit in balcony incident

[ad_1] PITTSBURGH -- Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown has reached a settlement on a high-publicize lawsuit in South Florida.Brown faced two lawsuits from an April incident during which Brown allegedly yelled at security and threw items from inside an apartment and off a balcony, according to documents obtained by ESPN. Both lawsuits were for "damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of" attorney fees and interest.Brown has settled the suit
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A Vegas getaway ruined and ‘never close’ calls

[ad_1] 7:40 AM ETJeremy FowlerCloseESPN Staff WriterESPN staff writer Previously a college football reporter for CBSSports.com University of Florida graduatePaul GutierrezCloseESPN Staff WriterCovered Oakland Raiders for CSNBayArea.com and Sacramento Bee for eight years Member of Pro Football Writers Association Previously worked at Los Angeles Times, Las Vegas Review-Journal and Sports IllustratedMike Mayock hadn't rested since New Year's Eve, the day he formally transitioned from make-believe television general manager to Oakland
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Inside the Antonio Brown trade

[ad_1] 12:40 PM ETJeremy FowlerCloseESPN Staff WriterESPN staff writer Previously a college football reporter for CBSSports.com University of Florida graduatePaul GutierrezCloseESPN Staff WriterCovered Oakland Raiders for CSNBayArea.com and Sacramento Bee for eight years Member of Pro Football Writers Association Previously worked at Los Angeles Times, Las Vegas Review-Journal and Sports IllustratedMike Mayock hadn't rested since New Year's Eve, the day he formally transitioned from make-believe television general manager to Oakland
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Vegas nights out and ‘never close’ calls

[ad_1] 11:15 AM ETJeremy FowlerCloseESPN Staff WriterESPN staff writer Previously a college football reporter for CBSSports.com University of Florida graduatePaul GutierrezCloseESPN Staff WriterCovered Oakland Raiders for CSNBayArea.com and Sacramento Bee for eight years Member of Pro Football Writers Association Previously worked at Los Angeles Times, Las Vegas Review-Journal and Sports IllustratedMike Mayock hadn't rested since New Year's Eve, the day he formally transitioned from make-believe television general manager to Oakland
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Gruden’s draft advice to Mayock: Don’t mess it up

[ad_1] ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Jon Gruden has some pointed advice for his new general manager as Mike Mayock approaches his first NFL draft as the Oakland Raiders' general manager, after years as a draft analyst for NFL Network.Especially with the Raiders holding so much draft capital."Don't mess it up, dude," Gruden told Mayock. "I took a lot of slings to get you three first-round picks."Indeed, Gruden is still taking flak