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All the latest practice squad news that involves the Silver and Black. September 1 3:54 p.m.: The Raiders announced 15 members of their practice squad. There is one spot open and, this group, will be a revolving door for weeks. The two new names are running back B.J. Emmons and guard Lester Cotton. #Raiders sign 15 players to practice squad pic.twitter.com/aKbYNTl3Vw— Josh Dubow (@JoshDubowAP) September 1, 2021 12:22 pm.: It seems like linebacker Max Richardson will be signed as well. 11:30 a.m.: Karl Joseph has found a home on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ practice squad for now.
2:01 p.m.: Running back Trey Ragas was elevated for the game tonight by the Raiders.
We have activated RB Trey Ragas from the practice squad.— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) |
1:12 p.m.: Justin “Jelly” Ellis, who the Raiders drafted in 2014, will face them Monday night.
The— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) elevated Anthony Levine Sr. and Justin Ellis as their two gameday activations from the practice squad — so no Le’Veon Bell or Devonta Freeman just yet.
12:02 p.m.: The Raiders signed veteran safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to the practice squad. He visited with the team in the offseason. He hasn’t played in the regular season since 2019.
Report: Raiders reach 100 percent vaccination rate
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Free agent DB Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is being signed to the— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) practice squad, per agent .
1:38 p.m.: The only change on the Raiders’ injury report Friday is that backup defensive end Carl Nassib practiced fully after being limited with a pec injury Thursday. So, barring a setback, Nassib should play Monday.
Friday injury reports for— Tashan Reed (@tashanreed) and :
10:58 a.m.: Richie Incognito is missing practice for the 22nd straight day with a calf issue. It’s looking more and more like second-year player John Simpson will start at left guard against the Ravens Monday.
Guard Richie Incognito is missing practice again today for the Raiders due to a calf injury. Starting to feel like it'll be John Simpson time Monday.
Bills GM Brandon Beane: It's a competitive disadvantage to not be 100% vaccinated
Only three teams in the NFL have reportedly reached 100% vaccination: the Falcons, Buccaneers and Raiders.Beane was asked by John Kryk of the Toronto Sun whether it's a competitive disadvantage not to have a fully vaccinated roster. He said it is, especially when going up against a team that is fully vaccinated.— Tashan Reed (@tashanreed)
8:13 a.m.: The running back-depleted Ravens have added a familiar name in time to face the Raiders.
Ravens now have reached agreement on a one-year deal with former Saints’ RB Latavius Murray, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter)
11:24 a.m.: An update on all team’s current salary-cap space. It’s not that pretty for the Raiders after a lot of maneuvering.
With the season upon us, a look at how much cap space each NFL currently has to operate with. The Jaguars lead the way at nearly $31M.— Field Yates (@FieldYates)
9:04 a.m.: The Raiders may face running back Le’Veon Bell on Monday night.
John Harbaugh: There's a chance Le'Veon Bell will be activated for Week One.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk)
8:38 a.m.: Info on Tom Flores and Charles Woodson getting their Pro Football Hall of Fame swag.
Fan at Raiders game to support openly gay DE Carl Nassib: 'When he came out, it struck a chord'
Andrew Erazos had never attended an NFL game in his life, but he knew he had to be at Monday's Raiders game to support openly gay player Carl Nassib.It was No. 94, and it was worn by Andrew Erazos, a self-identified gay man paying tribute to another gay man.
Tom Flores will get his Hall of Fame ring at— Josh Dubow (@JoshDubowAP) game Sept. 26 vs Miami. Charles Woodson gets 2 ceremonies: at Chiefs-Raiders on Nov. 14 and 2 weeks later in Green Bay
2:17 p.m.: What a troll job.
A very happy belated birthday to— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) !!!
2:15 p.m.: An update on the Raiders’ business operation:
According to two sources, the Raiders now have Bain Consulting working either with or for them. Bain is best known for doing management analysis and business valuations. It's not clear what Bain is doing for the Raiders, but expect some pretty significant management changes— Jason Cole (@JasonCole62)
12:30 p.m.: It looks like the Ravens will have a key defensive player ready Monday in Las Vegas,
— Todd Karpovich (@toddkarpovich) CB Jimmy Smith returned to practice this week, which bodes well for the Ravens heading to the regular-season opener against the Las Vegas Raiders. via
12:01 p.m.: Raiders’ star tight end Daren Waller has beefed up his representation. Waller is entering the second of a four-year, $29 million deal. He is one of the great bargains in the game. Perhaps he is looking for a contract adjustment. He’s definitely earned it.
Opinion: In land of crapshoots and crazy odds, it was a long-shot victory for the Las Vegas Raiders
The Las Vegas Raiders played their first game before fans at their new home, Allegiant Stadium, and provided a wild finish worthy of marquee billingThis is how you lose. One team's miracle is another team’s nightmare.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) star TE Darren Waller has added to his representation, bringing on agents Damarius Bilbo and Kelton Crenshaw of Klutch Sports Group to work with him.
11:21 a.m.: Some interesting NFL vaccine stats. It looks pretty good.
New NFL vaccination data as of Wednesday morning, per league source:
-League-wide, 93.5% of players are vaccinated. This is nearly identical to the vax rate before rosters were cut to 53 (+ 16 practice squad)
-7 teams over 95% (including 2 at 100%)
-0 teams under 80%— Lindsay Jones (@bylindsayhjones)
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3:05 p.m.: Here are the Raiders’ four protected players on the practice squad this week.
From the NFL transaction report: Tanner Muse clears waivers and ex-RB Latavius Murray is cut by Saints.
Also, here are the practice squad players the Raiders protected this week: DE Gerri Green, WR David Moore, LB Patrick Onwuasor, DT Kendal Vickers
NFL Twitter couldn’t process Raiders, Ravens trying to out choke each other
The Raiders and the Ravens played an entertaining Monday Night Football game with twists and turns as they each tried to hand the other side the game. If you didn't watch the first Monday Night Football game of the season, you missed an instant classic between two teams who seemed to have ze ro interest in winning. The Raiders and the Ravens both tried to give the game away at every turn. It might have been heartstopping for fans of either team, but neutrals got quite the show. The Raiders and the Ravens played a wild Monday Night Football classic The drama started in the final seconds as Las Vegas tied the game on a 55-yard field goal.— Josh Dubow (@JoshDubowAP)
2:39 p.m.: A familiar running back is available now, too.
Saints are releasing RB Latavius Murray, per source. They asked for a pay reduction yesterday and he refused. Murray is coming off his best season, averaging 4.5 yards per carry and 7.7 yards per catch.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter)
2:22 p.m.: Linebacker Tanner Muse cleared waivers after being cut by the Raiders on Monday. They can bring him back to the practice squad if there is mutual interest.
FYI: Tanner Muse went through waivers unclaimed. He is now free to sign on with someone - practice squad or regular roster - so we'll see if he ends up back with the— Vincent Bonsignore (@VinnyBonsignore) .
2:20 p.m. After visiting with D’Onta Foreman, the Raiders also worked out another veteran running back.
From the transaction wire:— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) released RB Latavius Murray and signed CB Desmond Trufant released S Bradley McDougald and put DB Brady Breeze on Reserve/COVID-19 after a positive test worked out WR Danny Amendola worked out RB Kerryon Johnson
8:22 a.m.: The Raiders continued to tinker with their salary-cap to create room, by moving around some of Carl Nassib’s contract.
The Bears converted $5.825M of TE Jimmy Graham's salary into a signing bonus, creating $4.66M in cap space (with four void years added as well).
The Raiders converted $2.51M of DE Carl Nassib's salary into a signing bonus, creating $2.008M in cap space.
Raiders DT Gerald McCoy suffers second season-ending injury in two years, per report
A six-time Pro Bowler, Gerald McCoy will now miss the rest of the season with a knee ailment after a ruptured quad left him out for all of 2020.McCoy stayed healthy in camp for the Las Vegas Raiders this year, but he had to be carted off following his ninth snap of game during a 33-27 overtime win over the Baltimore Ravens. On Wednesday, NFL Network reported the left knee injury will end his season.— Field Yates (@FieldYates)
12:58 p.m.: The Raiders have seven team captains.
And Maxx Crosby makes 7.— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur)
10:59 a.m.: As expected, tight end Derek Carrier is back after being cut Tuesday. Expect some roster shuffling later today with, at least, one player going to the injured reserve.
TE Derek Carrier is back at practice for the Raiders after being cut. Must have a roster spot since the practice squad is full, which means someone has likely been placed on injured reserve.— Tashan Reed (@tashanreed)
10:57 a.m.: Clelin Ferrell is back after being out for more than a week. That’s a good sign he should be ready to play Week 1 in 11 days against the Baltimore Ravens.
Cle Ferrell back at practice for— Vincent Bonsignore (@VinnyBonsignore)
1o:55 a.m.: Hey, numbers fans:
Divine Deablo is now wearing #5 for the— Vincent Bonsignore (@VinnyBonsignore)
8:52 a.m.: The Raiders restructured the contract of linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski. But they still have some work to do so they have a little breathing room to add a piece or two.
As teams work to get their salary cap set for in-season management, the Raiders have converted $2.885M of LB Nick Kwiatkoski's base salary into a signing bonus, creating $2.308M in cap space.— Field Yates (@FieldYates)
No.— Josh Dubow (@JoshDubowAP) need to get under the cap by next week and projected to be over so they need to makes moves to get under
MLB to require vaccinations for players to participate in Arizona Fall League .
Major League Baseball is requiring players to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to participate in the Arizona Fall League, reports Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic. It marks the first instance of an MLB vaccination mandate directly affecting players. © Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Last week, Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic reported that MLB was mandating vaccinations among non-playing team personnel in order for those individuals to be granted access to the field during postseason play.