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    Bruce Smith: ’90s Bills had a gay player, the rest of the team didn’t care

    Getty Images It’s widely been believed that any gay players on the locker rooms of yesteryear remained deeply closeted for fear of being bullied or judged or ostracized. That wasn’t the case universally. Hall of Fame defensive end Bruce Smith recently told TMZ.com that the Bills of the 1990s...
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    Derek Carr: I would always welcome playing with Davante Adams again

    Getty Images Once upon a time, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr and Packers receiver Davante Adams were college teammates at Fresno State. The two were such a good pair that both became second-round picks in 2014. Adams has turned into one of the league’s best receivers and Carr is a three-time...
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    Could the Dolphins be the Tom Brady “motherf–ker” mystery team? (I doubt it)

    Getty Images Before Tom Brady made his first foray into free agency, the Patriots feared one potential destination about all others. The Dolphins. Imagine Brady, staying in the division, reuniting with former New England assistant Brian Flores, and tormenting the Pats for the next two or...
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    Some in league circles believe the Raiders are the Tom Brady mystery team

    Getty Images The first slow week of the NFL offseason also featured Tom Brady dusting off his 2020 free-agency tour by pointing out that an unnamed team that wasn’t interested “at the very end” of the process was instead “sticking with that motherf–ker.” Whether Brady meant to do it or not, it...
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    Aaron Rodgers opt out unlikely by July 2 deadline

    Getty Images One of the most surprising stories of the first slow week of the NFL offseason came courtesy of the 2021 opt-out rules. The agreement between the league and the NFL Players Association gives Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers the ability to sit out all of the coming season, with...
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    Mark Davis: Mini Cooper fender bender was “no big deal”

    Getty Images We learned earlier that Raiders owner Mark Davis drives a black Mini Cooper because he was involved in a minor accident in Las Vegas. Davis has now commented on the matter, and things are apparently what they seemed. “It was no big deal,” Davis said, via John Katsilometes of the...
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    Mark Davis involved in a fender bender in his Mini-Cooper

    Getty Images Raiders owner Mark Davis doesn’t have a driver. Also, Raiders owner Mark Davis drives a Mini-Cooper. That’s the takeaway from the news, via TMZ.com, that Davis was involved in a Wednesday fender bender in a shopping complex on the Vegas. The accident was sufficiently minor that...
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    NFL to accept bids for Scouting Combine as of 2023

    Getty Images The clock continues to tick on the Indianapolis hammerlock on the Scouting Combine. Anthony Calhoun of WISH-TV reports that the NFL will open bidding for hosting the annual underwear Olympics as of 2023. Indianapolis has been the home of the event since 1987. It will host the...
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    Jim Irsay: I commend Carl Nassib for his courage and world leadership

    Getty Images Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib has received widespread support after coming out as gay earlier this week — including some from the President of the United States. Now another NFL owner has added his name to the long list. “I commend Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib...
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    Derek Carr: I’m excited about Andre James

    Getty Images When the Raiders elected to transform their offensive line this offseason, the choice largely affected Derek Carr. The quarterback had played behind Rodney Hudson — widely thought of as one of the league’s best centers — since 2015. After the club traded Hudson to Arizona, Andre...
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    President Biden commends Carl Nassib

    Getty Images Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib has drawn praise from the President of the United States. President Biden issued a statement praising Nassib, who came out as the NFL’s only openly gay player this week. Biden also praised Kumi Yokoyama, a soccer player for the Washington Spirit...
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    Carl Nassib’s jersey is the top-selling across Fanatics since his announcement

    Getty Images Many casual NFL fans likely didn’t know who Carl Nassib was until Monday. Now, everybody knows his name. Nassib made history when he announced in an Instagram post he is gay. The Raiders defensive end is the first openly gay active player in the NFL as Michael Sam never played in...
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    Raiders President: As an organization, we’re very proud of Carl Nassib

    Getty Images Carl Nassib has received widespread support since publicly coming out as gay on Monday, with his jersey becoming the NFL’s top seller across the Fanatics network. Raiders owner Mark Davis expressed his personal support for the defensive end following the announcement, saying, “If...
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    Brendan Ayanbadejo: Carl Nassib seems like the right guy to carry the torch

    Getty Images Brendan Ayanbadejo married his wife, Natalee, in 2003, and the couple have three children. But during his 10 NFL seasons, Ayanbadejo became one of the league’s first — and most — outspoken advocates for equal rights for the LGBTQ+ community. So Ayanbadejo, who last played in 2012...
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    Derek Carr expresses support for Carl Nassib

    Getty Images Derek Carr reached out to Carl Nassib after the Raiders defensive end announced he is gay. The team’s star quarterback said he told Nassib he loves him. Carr sent a text message to several reporters in response to questions about his reaction to Nassib’s revelation. “I have often...
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