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How was Tom Flores leapfrogged for Hall of Fame? – Oakland Raiders Blog

[ad_1] ALAMEDA, Calif. -- A dual twinge of nostalgia and, well, disappointment was in the air as former Raiders quarterback and coach Tom Flores played host to a small Super Bowl party at his home in the Palm Desert, California, area Feb. 2.After all, Flores was pulling for one of his former teams in the Kansas City Chiefs -- "Hey, I won my first ring with them," he said, referencing
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32 NFL players who could use a fresh start this offseason, from QBs to injured stars

[ad_1] 6:00 AM ETNFL NationESPN Maybe it's money, maybe it's production. Or, maybe it's both. Sometimes a player just needs to go somewhere new. And this NFL offseason, several big-name quarterbacks could be on their way to new teams.QB Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers have already announced they're parting ways. The Las Vegas Raiders want to go after Tom Brady, putting Derek Carr's future in doubt. And, with
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Bold offseason predictions for all 32 NFL teams

[ad_1] Feb 5, 2020NFL NationESPN The Super Bowl is behind us, and now the real intrigue begins for all 32 NFL teams with the start of the offseason.We asked our NFL Nation reporters to give us a bold prediction for the 2020 offseason. Nothing was off limits -- be it free agency, the draft, coaching.One thing appears certain: Quarterbacks, young and old, will dominate the headlines. And the Rams might
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RB Jalen Richard signs two-year extension with Raiders

[ad_1] ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Running back Jalen Richard, who joined the Raiders as an undrafted free agent in 2016, signed a two-year extension, the team announced Wednesday.Richard is the fourth pending free agent to re-up with the team as it prepares for the move to Las Vegas, joining offensive linemen Richie Incognito and Denzelle Good and cornerback Nevin Lawson.The 5-foot-8, 205-pound Richard, 26, became a favorite of coach Jon Gruden
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Offseason predictions for all 32 NFL teams

[ad_1] 6:00 AM ETNFL NationESPN The Super Bowl is behind us, and now the real intrigue begins for all 32 NFL teams with the start of the offseason.We asked our NFL Nation reporters to give us a bold prediction for the 2020 offseason. Nothing was off limits -- be it free agency, the draft, coaching.One thing appears certain: Quarterbacks, young and old, will dominate the headlines. And the Rams might
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Raiders to pursue Tom Brady if QB becomes free agent

[ad_1] The Raiders are poised to pursue quarterback Tom Brady if he doesn't re-sign with the Patriots before free agency begins, league sources told ESPN.Whether the Raiders can lure Brady to Las Vegas, as their quarterback and biggest draw, remains uncertain. Patriots owner Robert Kraft has expressed how much he wants Brady to return to New England, and there will be more talks with the team before the free-agent period.New
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Why Josh Jacobs should join Marcus Allen as Raiders offensive ROYs – Oakland Raiders Blog

[ad_1] ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Josh Jacobs first met Marcus Allen at a charity softball game in Las Vegas last summer. The Raiders' first-round running back and the Hall of Fame running back hit it off immediately, staying in contact through Jacobs' breakthrough rookie season.So impressed was Allen with Jacobs that he took to Twitter to laud his young charge.I said it once and I'll say it again, @iAM_JoshJacobs is destined
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Grading our 32 NFL preseason bold predictions

[ad_1] 7:30 AM ETNFL NationESPN No NFL season goes exactly as expected, and Super Bowl LIV illustrates a perfect example.Nine months ago, the San Francisco 49ers were picking second overall in the NFL draft after finishing 4-12 and the Kansas City Chiefs were coming off a 2018 season that saw them ranked 31st in defense after allowing more than 400 yards per game.Now we're days away from watching the 49ers
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Players who leveled up for all 32 NFL teams in the 2019 season

[ad_1] 6:45 AM ETNFL NationESPN Super Bowl LIV on Sunday will showcase some of the NFL's elite players for the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs -- and many of those players have shown great improvements throughout their careers.In an effort to highlight those NFL players who have made big jumps from one season to the next, we asked our NFL Nation reporters to identify the player on each