Football

Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders flat, then flattened by Minnesota Vikings – Oakland Raiders Blog

[ad_1] MINNEAPOLIS -- The Oakland Raiders, embarking upon a near-two-month road trip away from the East Bay, seemingly got a late wake-up call in the Twin Cities, falling behind by three touchdowns before showing any semblance of life -- a flea-flicker touchdown pass from Derek Carr to J.J. Nelson in the second quarter.And that was it.The Raiders were flat, and then flattened by the Minnesota Vikings, 34-14, to drop to
Top Headlines

What now for Antonio Brown? Answering the biggest questions around his release

[ad_1] 7:00 PM ETDan GrazianoCloseESPN Staff WriterJoined ESPN in 2011 New Jersey native and author of two published novelsJeremy FowlerCloseESPN Staff WriterESPN staff writer Previously a college football reporter for CBSSports.com University of Florida graduateAntonio Brown has been released by his second NFL team in less than two weeks. The New England Patriots announced Friday that they were parting ways with the star wide receiver, whom they signed when he
Football

Nike — Antonio Brown no longer a representative

[ad_1] First he lost his helmet deal. Now New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown has lost his shoe deal.The Boston Globe on Thursday reported Brown no longer represents Nike."Antonio Brown is not a Nike athlete," a company spokesperson told the newspaper, which also reported the spokesperson declined to comment on why, or the timing of the decision.Brown joined the Patriots on Sept. 7 after being released by the Oakland
Top Headlines

Antonio Brown loses his deal with Nike

[ad_1] First he lost his helmet deal. Now New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown has lost his shoe deal.The Boston Globe on Thursday reported Brown no longer represents Nike."Antonio Brown is not a Nike athlete," a company spokesperson told the newspaper, which also reported the spokesperson declined to comment on why, or the timing of the decision.Brown joined the Patriots Sept. 7, after essentially forcing a trade by the
Top Headlines

Biggest Week 3 injury questions for all 32 NFL teams

[ad_1] 8:19 PM ETNFL NationESPN Quarterbacks around the league have fallen victim to a variety of maladies in recent weeks, and following Week 2, Ben Roethlisberger, Drew Brees and Cam Newton joined the ranks of passers on the shelf.But there's more to the sport than just the players behind center, and just about every team has a key player in question as we look ahead to Week 3. NFL Nation
Football

Week 3 NFL Power Rankings

[ad_1] 6:50 AM ETNFL NationESPN As we embark on the latest NFL Power Rankings, the first two weeks of the season have seen their share of developments, some bad (see Dolphins, Miami) and many good. We're taking a sunny-side-up approach to the power rankings this week, asking our NFL Nation reporters to identify their team's most pleasant surprise through two games and forecast whether those good times will continue.1 RelatedSo
Football

QB Carr blasts offensive PI call — ‘Blows my mind’

[ad_1] OAKLAND, Calif. -- Derek Carr is not one to usually argue with game officials. But on this occasion, the Oakland Raiders quarterback was steamed.Carr had just thrown his second interception in the third quarter of the Raiders' 28-10 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, when a flag came flying in. Surely, it would be for defensive pass interference after Oakland receiver Ryan Grant was knocked off his
Top Headlines

Biggest Week 2 injury questions for all 32 NFL teams

[ad_1] 8:03 PM ETNFL NationESPN Many NFL teams emerged from Week 1 relatively unscathed from an injury standpoint. Others have already seen key starters knocked out for significant time, such as Jaguars quarterback Nick Foles, Chiefs wideout Tyreek Hill and Chargers tight end Hunter Henry.But while catastrophe was largely averted, every team has at least one player in some question for the Week 2 lineup. NFL Nation reporters provide the
Football

Raiders’ Abram to have surgery, placed on IR

[ad_1] ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Oakland Raiders rookie safety Johnathan Abram, the 27th overall pick in this year's draft, will undergo shoulder surgery and likely will miss the remainder of the season, coach Jon Gruden said Wednesday.Gruden said Abram will be placed on injured reserve."Big blow to our team," Gruden said after practice. "No question it's a big loss. ... We'll consider this a redshirt year for him."Abram reportedly suffered the
Football

Shoulder surgery set for Raiders’ Abram

[ad_1] ALAMEDA, Calif. - Oakland Raiders rookie safety Johnathan Abram, a first-round pick at No. 27 overall, will undergo shoulder surgery on Friday that could end his season after one game, according to ESPN and numerous reports.The news of Abram's injury and need for surgery was first reported by Bleacher Report.Raiders rookie safety Johnathan Abram will undergo shoulder surgery and may miss the season. Ralph Freso/APAbram reportedly suffered the injury in