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    Raiders sign Marquel Harrell

    Getty Images The Raiders signed free agent Marquel Harrell, the team announced Thursday. The offensive guard originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2020. He signed with the Bills a year ago. Harrell spent the 2020 virtual offseason with the Bills but did not make the roster...
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    Mike Mayock: We had an offer to trade down but it wasn’t worth losing Alex Leatherwood

    Getty Images The Raiders have been heavily criticized for taking offensive tackle Alex Leatherwood with the 17th overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft. Leatherwood was widely regarded as a player who would still be available much later than 17th overall, which means the Raiders likely could have...
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    Raiders agree to terms with Casey Hayward

    Getty Images The Raiders are signing free agent cornerback Casey Hayward to a one-year deal worth up to $4 million, NFL reporter Josina Anderson reports. It reunites Hayward with defensive coordinator Gus Bradley and defensive backs coach Ron Milus. The Chargers cut Hayward on March 13...
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    Raiders are releasing Jeff Heath

    Getty Images The Raiders are releasing safety Jeff Heath on Wednesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports. That will make Heath a free agent. Heath, who turns 30 this month, was the AFC Defensive Player of the Week in Week 10 last season when he made two interceptions in a victory over the...
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    Free agent signings no longer count in compensatory pick formula

    Getty Images When the Ravens brought in tackle Alejandro Villanueva for a visit last month, word from Baltimore reporters was that the team was not expected to make a move until after the draft. Compensatory draft picks were central to that approach. The Ravens and other teams have prized the...
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    2022 draft in Las Vegas could feature Allegiant Stadium

    Getty Images The NFL had big plans for the first-ever Las Vegas draft in 2020. The pandemic had bigger plans. Next year, Vegas gets its turn as the home of the draft. Via Mick Akers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the head of the league’s live event production said that the NFL will revisit...
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    21 fifth-year options picked up for 2018 first-round picks

    Getty Images The deadline for NFL teams to exercise their fifth-year contract options on 2018 first-round picks passed on Monday afternoon and 21 players had those options picked up. Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold is part of that group. Carolina traded for Darnold last month and announced...
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    Terry Bradshaw on Aaron Rodgers: “Him being upset shows me how weak he is”

    USA TODAY Sports The new TB12’s experiences in Tampa surely have influenced the desire of Aaron Rodgers to find a new football team. The original TB12 has some thoughts on the matter. “With him being that upset shows me how weak he is,” Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw said Monday in an...
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    Aaron Rodgers uncertainty unsettles betting markets

    Getty Images With the Packers and Aaron Rodgers at odds, the oddsmakers are getting nervous. The folks at PointsBet have removed from the board the 2021 over-under win totals for the Packers and the Broncos, the team most commonly linked to a Rodgers trade. The Raiders, also reported on...
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    Aaron Rodgers drama complicates 2021 schedule

    Getty Images We may still be waiting for the long-awaited showdown between Aaron Rodgers and Patrick Mahomes. When it comes to setting the 2021 schedule, the NFL can’t wait much longer before locking in the upcoming Packers-Chiefs game. As Peter King points out in his latest Football Morning...
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    Raiders trade up to select Trevon Moehrig

    Getty Images The flurry of trades continued in the second round at No. 43 overall. San Francisco originally had the pick, but dealt No. 43 and No. 230 to Las Vegas in exchange for No. 48 and No. 121. The Raiders chose another position of need with the 43rd selection, bringing in safety Trevon...
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    49ers waive Obi Melifonwu

    Getty Images The 49ers announced they waived defensive back Obi Melifonwu on Friday. The team signed Melifonwu on Jan. 4. The Raiders made Melifonwu a second-round choice out of Connecticut in 2017. His only five appearances with the team came his rookie season. He played two games with the...
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    What is (or was) Aaron Rodgers looking for in a new contract?

    Getty Images The unresolved contract situation involving Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was more of a symptom than a root cause of the lingering problems between player and team. However, the two parties had been negotiating a new deal. This implies that negotiations could have resulted in...
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    Mike Mayock on Alex Leatherwood pick: “We knew it would be controversial”

    Getty Images The Raiders’ selection of Alabama offensive tackle Alex Leatherwood with the 17th pick in the 2021 NFL draft was widely viewed as one of the biggest reaches of the first round. Raiders General Manager Mike Mayock is fine with that. “We knew it would be controversial,” Mayock said...
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    Alex Leatherwood excited to prove the Raiders right for picking him

    Getty Images Raiders General Manager Mike Mayock didn’t need to wait for the reaction to the team’s first-round pick to come rolling in to know what it would be. Mayock told reporters he knew the selection of former Alabama tackle Alex Leatherwood would be “controversial” given the way most...
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    A post-June 1 Aaron Rodgers trade makes much better sense for Packers

    Getty Images The Green Bay Packers say they’re not trading quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Just like multiple teams have said in the past, about multiple players who eventually were traded. If the Packers are going to trade Rodgers, it could make sense to process the transaction as a post-June 1...
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    John Lynch admits 49ers contacted Packers about Aaron Rodgers

    Getty Images The San Francisco 49ers selected quarterback Trey Lance with the third overall selection. Before doing so, they tried to use that pick plus more to acquire a veteran quarterback. Via Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area, G.M. John Lynch admitted that the 49ers did indeed contact...
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    Broncos, Packers currently aren’t negotiating a potential Aaron Rodgers trade

    Getty Images There’s a buzz building in league circles regarding a possible trade that would send quarterback Aaron Rodgers from the Packers to the Broncos. And while it could indeed happen, nothing is currently going on. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, no negotiations are...
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    Raiders select Alex Leatherwood with 17th overall choice

    Getty Images The Raiders could have gone a lot of ways with the 17th overall choice. They chose to help their offensive line, which has gone a makeover this offseason. Las Vegas selected Alabama offensive tackle Alex Leatherwood. The Raiders saw the departures of center Rodney Hudson, tackle...
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    Packers G.M. Brian Gutekunst: “We’re not going to trade Aaron Rodgers”

    Getty Images Aaron Rodgers reportedly wants out. The Packers aren’t prepared to make that happen. G.M. Brian Gutekunst told reporters after the first round of the draft that the Packers will not be trading Rodgers. Gutekunst also said that he believes Rodgers will play for the Packers again...
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