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Las Vegas Raiders

-- Brock Bowers Lining Up at Multiple Spots --
Fri May 31, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Las Vegas Raiders official website reports Raiders TE Brock Bowers lined up at multiple spots during the voluntary workout this week.

-- Raiders QBs Sharing First Unit Reps --
Thu May 30, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Athletic reports Las Vegas Raiders QB Aidan O'Connell and QB Gardner Minshew were both working with the starters during organized team activities on Wednesday.

-- Raiders Give Maxx Crosby a Raise --
Thu May 23, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Las Vegas Raiders reworked the contract of three-time Pro Bowl DE Maxx Crosby to give him a $6 million raise for the upcoming season, per league sources. The team also moved an additional $1.2 million into 2025.

-- Michael Mayer Fully Healthy --
Sun May 19, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports Raiders TE Michael Mayer (toe) said he’s made a complete recovery from the toe injury that took him out for the final three games of 2023. Mayer has been a full participant in the Raiders’ offseason program.

-- Raiders Sign 3rd-Rounder D.J. Glaze --
Fri May 10, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Las Vegas Raiders have signed 3rd-round draft pick OL D.J. Glaze to a four-year contract.

-- Raiders Starting QB Plans --
Fri May 10, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Las Vegas Raiders GM Tom Telesco says QB Aidan O'Connell and veteran QB Gardner Minshew will compete to start in 2024 for the team.

-- Brock Bowers Won't be Pressured to Have an Immediate Impact --
Fri May 10, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

RaidersWire reports Las Vegas Raiders rookie TE Brock Bowers will not be pressured to have an immediate impact on offense, according to assistant GM Champ Kelly. Kelly said the team wants Bowers to learn the offensive system and work well with the other tight ends on the team.

-- Raiders Sign 1st-Rounder Brock Bowers --
Thu May 9, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Las Vegas Raiders have signed 1st-round draft pick TE Brock Bowers to a four-year contract.

-- Champ Kelly Speaks on Brock Bowers --
Thu May 9, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Las Vegas Raiders assistant GM Champ Kelly said the team drafted TE Brock Bowers despite having another up-and-coming player at the position in 2023 second-round pick TE Michael Mayer. “He’s a really good football player and was highly productive in college,” Kelly said. “His position is tight end, but we saw him as a playmaker and offensive weapon. There is by no means any pressure on him to come in and attain any numbers. Like we need him to come in, learn this system, get acclimated to this city, meet his teammates, learn how to work well with you know TE Michael Mayer and TE Harrison Bryant, TE Cole Fotheringham, TE Zach Gentry, and get to know those guys and really learn the offense. But yeah, he’s a fun piece to have because it’s going to be interesting to see how defenses are going to deploy when he’s on the football field.”

-- Raiders Sign Andrus Peat --
Mon May 6, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Las Vegas Raiders have signed veteran free-agent OG Andrus Peat.

-- Raiders Sign Jalen Guyton --
Mon May 6, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Las Vegas Raiders have signed free-agent WR Jalen Guyton, who GM Tom Telesco signed a few times in LA for the Chargers.

-- Davante Adams Speaks on Jordan Love --
Wed May 1, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Las Vegas Raiders WR Davante Adams said he “hadn’t seen enough” of Packers QB Jordan Love to know what the future held when he left Green Bay but that he’s been watching and he’s been impressed by what he’s seen. “In hindsight, like we talked about, the kid is a f***ing baller, man. I’m so happy for him,” Adams said. “I haven’t had the chance to truly sit down and talk with him, but I want to tell him at some point ‘I definitely don’t regret changing, but I’m super proud of what you’ve done. If there was a way I could pull you over here and drag you with me that would have been cool too.’ Because, obviously, we saw what he did at the end of the year. I don’t regret what I did, but, at the same time, it’s definitely you look back on it like ‘damn that boy kind of balling right now.’”

-- Sources: Raiders to Sign Michael Gallup --
Mon Apr 29, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports free-agent WR Michael Gallup plans to sign a one-year contract worth up to $3 million with the Las Vegas Raiders, per sources.

-- Raiders Host Jalen Guyton --
Mon Apr 29, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Las Vegas Raiders hosted free-agent veteran WR Jalen Guyton on Monday.

-- Raiders Sign Cody Whitehair --
Mon Apr 15, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

PFN reports the Las Vegas Raiders have signed veteran free-agent OL Cody Whitehair to a one-year contract worth $2.5 million with $1.4 million guaranteed. The contract has a max value of $3 million.

-- Davante Adams Going Nowhere --
Mon Apr 15, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Athletic reports Las Vegas Raiders WR Davante Adams says... “This is where I want to be,” when asked about where or not he wanted to play elsewhere in 2024. Adams also said, “If I wanted to be gone, I’d be gone by now.”

-- Raiders Release D.J. Fluker --
Fri Apr 5, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Las Vegas Raiders have released veteran OG D.J. Fluker.

-- Raiders Re-Sign One --
Mon Apr 1, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Las Vegas Raiders have re-signed OG Jordan Meredith. Meredith, 26, played all 17 games last season with one start. He saw action on 92 offensive snaps and 65 on special teams.

-- Raiders QB Plans --
Sun Mar 24, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Las Vegas Raiders HC Antonio Pierce says QB Aidan O’Connell earned a chance to compete for the starting quarterback job. O’Connell and the recently signed QB Gardner Minshew are the only quarterbacks of note on the Raiders’ roster right now.

-- Raiders Re-Sign One --
Thu Mar 21, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Las Vegas Raiders have re-signed ERFA DB Isaiah Pola-Mao.

-- Raiders Sign Alexander Mattison --
Mon Mar 18, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

Bleacher Reports reports free-agent RB Alexander Mattison has signed with the Las Vegas Raiders.

-- Raiders Hosting Alexander Mattison --
Mon Mar 18, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

Bleacher Reports reports free-agent RB Alexander Mattison is meeting with the Las Vegas Raiders.

-- Raiders Re-Sign John Jenkins --
Sun Mar 17, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports NT John Jenkins has re-signed with the Las Vegas Raiders for a one year contract.

-- Raiders Re-Sign One --
Sat Mar 16, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Las Vegas Raiders have re-signed DT Adam Butler to a one-year contract.

-- Jakobi Meyers Restructures --
Fri Mar 15, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Las Vegas Raiders have restructured the contract of WR Jakobi Meyers, clearing $4.125 million in salary cap room.

-- Raiders to Sign Harrison Bryant --
Wed Mar 13, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Las Vegas Raiders have agreed to terms with TE Harrison Bryant on a one-year deal worth up to $4 million.

-- Adios Hunter Renfrow --
Wed Mar 13, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Las Vegas Raiders will release WR Hunter Renfrow. Renfrow would have been a $13.7 million salary cap hit in 2024.

-- Raiders Re-Sign One --
Tue Mar 12, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Las Vegas Raiders have re-signed LB Kana'i Mauga.

-- Jimmy Garoppolo Drawing Interest --
Tue Mar 12, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Athletic’s Dianna Russini reports there are a few teams interested in QB Jimmy Garoppolo. The Raiders are expected to cut Garoppolo on Wednesday, leaving him free to sign with any team.

-- Raiders to Sign Gardner Minshew --
Mon Mar 11, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Las Vegas Raiders are signing QB Gardner Minshew to a two-year, $25 million contract that includes $15 million fully guaranteed, per sources.

-- Raiders to Sign Christian Wilkins --
Mon Mar 11, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Las Vegas Raiders and free-agent DT Christian Wilkins have agreed to a four-year, $110 million contract.

-- Raiders Trying to Re-Sign Josh Jacobs --
Mon Mar 11, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Las Vegas Raiders have been attempting to re-sign free-agent RB Josh Jacobs.

-- Raiders Re-Sign Andre James --
Sun Mar 10, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Las Angeles Raiders have re-signed C Andre James to a three-year, $24 million contract.
James will get $16 million in guaranteed money.

-- Adios Jerry Tillery --
Sat Mar 9, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Las Vegas Raiders will release DT Jerry Tillery when the new league year begins on Wednesday.

-- Raiders Re-Sign Ameer Abdullah --
Fri Mar 8, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Las Vegas Raiders have re-signed veteran RB Ameer Abdullah.

-- Raiders Release Brian Hoyer --
Fri Mar 8, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Las Vegas Raiders have released veteran QB Brian Hoyer.

-- Davante Adams Going Nowhere --
Tue Feb 27, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Las Vegas Raiders GM Tom Telesco has insisted he has no plans to trade RB Davante Adams.

-- Raidrs Name JoJo Wood --
Mon Feb 26, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Las Vegas Raiders have named JoJo Wood Senior Director of Player Personnel.

-- Raiders Will Try to Re-Sign Josh Jacobs, But... --
Mon Feb 26, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Las Vegas Raiders will attempt to re-sign free-agent-to-be RB Josh Jacobs, but they are not expected to tag him, not with his franchise tag costing $14,149,200, according to league sources.

-- Josh Jacobs Watch --
Thu Feb 22, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Athletic reports the new regime of the Las Vegas Raiders have yet to engage in contract extension talks with soon-to-be free-agent RB Josh Jacobs, according to a league source. It’s hard to gauge what their level of interest in committing to a long-term deal may be.

-- Raiders Name Joe Philbin --
Tue Feb 20, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Las Vegas Raiders have named Joe Philbin Senior Offensive Assistant.

-- Raiders Name Rich Scangarello --
Tue Feb 20, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Las Vegas Raiders have named Rich Scangarello QBs Coach.

-- Raiders Name Carnell Williams --
Sat Feb 17, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Las Vegas Raiders have named Carnell “Cadillac” Williams RBs Coach.

-- Jimmy Garoppolo Suspended Two Games; Raiders to Release Him --
Fri Feb 16, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Las Vegas Raiders QB Jimmy Garoppolo has been suspended for the first two games of the 2024 regular season for violating the NFL-NFLPA policy on performance-enhancing substances. The Raiders have been in the market for a quarterback for 2024, with a potential move up in the draft and looking into the position in free agency. Moving on from Garoppolo was always the plan. Now, they can do it without paying his guaranteed money.

-- Raiders Name James Cregg --
Wed Feb 14, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Las Vegas Raiders have named James Cregg Offensive Line Coach.

-- Davante Adams Going Nowhere --
Sun Feb 11, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Las Vegas Raiders WR Davante Adams will not be made available in a trade this offseason.

-- Aidan O'Connell Will Have to Compete to Start --
Sat Feb 10, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Athletic reports Las Vegas Raiders QB Aidan O'Connell will have the chance to compete for the starting quarterback job in 2024, but the team likely will be adding another quarterback this offseason to compete with O'Connell, according to HC Antonio Pierce.

-- No Discipline for Davante Adams --
Sat Feb 10, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the NFL informed Las Vegas Raiders WR Davante Adams he won’t be disciplined for shoving a photographer following a 2022 game in Kansas City, per sources. Prosecutors dismissed a misdemeanor assault charge against Adams last summer, but the league probe remained open. Now, it’s closed.

-- Raiders Name Mike Caldwell --
Wed Feb 7, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Las Vegas Raiders have named Mike Caldwell Run Game Coordinator and LBs coach.

-- Janarius Robinson Arrested for DUI --
Wed Feb 7, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Las Vegas Review Journal reports Raiders DE Janarius Robinson was arrested on suspicion of DUI on Tuesday morning on the Strip. “The Raiders are aware of an incident involving Janarius Robinson last night,” a statement provided by the team read. “The club is in the process of gathering more information.”

-- Raiders Not Acquiring Justin Fields If... --
Sun Feb 4, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

The Athletic reports the Las Vegas Raiders hiring of OC Luke Getsy (if all goes well) means the team will not be looking to trade for QB Justin Fields.

-- Raiders Set to Name Luke Getsy --
Sat Feb 3, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Las Vegas Raiders expected to hire former Bears OC Luke Getsy as their offensive coordinator, per sources.

-- Kliff Kingsbury Withdraws from Raiders --
Sat Feb 3, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Kliff Kingsbury has withdrawn himself from consideration for the offensive coordinator job of the Las Vegas Raiders, after contract talks broke down.

-- Raiders Name Kliff Kingsbury --
Fri Feb 2, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Las Vegas Raiders have named Kliff Kingsbury Offensive Coordinator.

-- Raiders Name Marvin Lewis --
Thu Feb 1, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Las Vegas Raiders have named Marvin Lewis Assistant Head Coach.

-- Russell Wilson to Become a Raider? --
Wed Jan 31, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports an NFC executive say QB Russell Wilson could be traded to the Las Vegas Raiders this offseason.

-- Raiders Name Tom Telesco New GM --
Tue Jan 23, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports Tom Telesco has been named General Manager of the Las Vegas Raiders.

-- Raiders Expected to Name Tom Telesco --
Tue Jan 23, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Las Vegas Raiders are expected to hire Tom Telesco as their new General Manager.

-- Raiders Name Antonio Pierce New Head Coach --
Fri Jan 19, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Las Vegas Raiders have officially named Antonio Pierce their new Head Coach.

-- Raiders Working to Name Antonio Pierce New Head Coach --
Fri Jan 19, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Las Vegas Raiders are working to finalize a deal to hire Antonio Pierce as their head coach, per sources.

-- Antonio Pierce Leading Candidate to be Retained by Raiders as New HC --
Sat Jan 13, 2024 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports interim HC Antonio Pierce has emerged as the leading candidate to become the full-time head coach in Las Vegas, with the support of key players there, per league sources. There will be other options for Raiders’ owner Mark Davis to consider, but as one source said, “I would be blown away if Antonio weren’t the pick.”

-- Raiders Release Malik Reed --
Thu Dec 21, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Las Vegas Raiders have waived DE Malik Reed. Reed, 27, has appeared in four games for Las Vegas this season, mainly playing special teams. He’s recorded three tackles.

-- Aidan O'Connell Expected to Start Thursday Night --
Wed Dec 13, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports Las Vegas Raiders QB Aidan O'Connell is expected to start Thursday night against the Chargers.

-- Aiden O'Connell Likely to be Benched If... --
Wed Dec 13, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

The Athletic reports it is very likely Las Vegas Raiders QB Aiden O'Connell will be benched in favor of veteran QB Jimmy Garappolo if he plays poorly this week.

-- Raiders Release Roderic Teamer --
Mon Nov 27, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Las Vegas Raiders have released S Roderic Teamer.

-- Raiders Release Marcus Peters --
Mon Nov 27, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Las Vegas Raiders have waived veteran CB Marcus Peters.

-- Roderic Teamer Arrested for DUI; He's OUT Today --
Sun Nov 26, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

8NewsNow reports according to early morning jail records Las Vegas Raiders S Roderic Teamer was flagged for speeding then arrested for DUI in Vegas. He will not play today.

-- Raiders Release Jakob Johnson --
Fri Nov 17, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Las Vegas Raiders have released FB Jakob Johnson.

-- Raiders Claim Jack Jones --
Tue Nov 14, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Las Vegas Raiders have claimed DB Jack Jones off waivers from the New England Patriots.

-- Sings Were There That Josh McDaniels Would be Fired --
Sun Nov 5, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports by last Thursday's practice, the signs were there that there would be a coaching change in Las Vegas. Then Raiders HC Josh McDaniels, visibly affected by a brutal team meeting, was different. Those present felt it was over.

-- Raiders Fire COO Mike Newquist --
Sat Nov 4, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the Raiders and COO Mike Newquist have “parted ways.” The subheadline of the article is a bit stronger and more definitive, explaining the COO was “fired.” Also, the article characterizes the move in the next paragraph as a “dismissal.” Newquist just arrived in August. No reason was provided for the move.

-- Raiders Sign Jaylon Smith --
Thu Nov 2, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Las Vegas Raiders have signed LB Jaylon Smith.

-- Raiders Name Bo Hardegree New OC --
Wed Nov 1, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Las Vegas Raiders are promoting QBs coach Bo Hardegree to offensive coordinator, sources say.

-- Raiders Fire OC Mick Lombardi --
Wed Nov 1, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Las Vegas Raiders have fired OC Mick Lombardi, per source.

-- Source: Aidan O’Connell Will Start Moving Forward --
Wed Nov 1, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Las Vegas Raiders are moving forward with rookie QB Aidan O’Connell as their starting QB, a source says.

-- Raiders Fire HC Josh McDaniels and GM Dave Ziegler --
Tue Oct 31, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Las Vegas Raiders have fired HC Josh McDaniels and GM Dave Ziegler. The Raiders are planning to name LBs coach Antonio Pierce as their interim head coach. Meanwhile, assistant GM Champ Kelly now takes over as the interim GM. Kelly has interviewed for other general manager jobs and is highly regarded across the league.

-- Davante Adams Sitting Tight --
Tue Oct 31, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

The Las Vegas Review Journal reports WR Davante Adams has not requested a trade from the Las Vegas Raiders.

-- Sources: Davante Adams Going Nowhere --
Sat Oct 21, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Las Vegas Raiders won’t be trading All-Pro WR Davante Adams before the NFL’s Oct. 31 deadline, per sources.

-- Source: Brian Hoyer Will Start This Week --
Sat Oct 21, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

The Athletic reports QB Brian Hoyer will be the starting quarterback for the Las Vegas Raiders against the Bears, per source.

-- Raiders Starting QB Unkown --
Fri Oct 20, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

The Athletic reports Las Vegas Raiders HC Josh McDaniels will make a decision on the starting quarterback after Friday’s practice.

-- A Frustrated Davante Adams Speaks --
Wed Oct 18, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports despite back-to-back wins, Las Vegas Raiders WR Davante Adams is frustrated. Adams got only nine targets, with six catches for 74 yards in victories over the Packers and Patriots. “I’m sure people are thinking, ‘They won the game, so why is there an issue?’” Adams said Wednesday, via Mark Anderson of the Associated Press. “When you’re a player like me, mentally my benchmark is not wins and losses, it’s greatness. So when I go out there, I expect to have that ability to put that on the table and have an influence on the game. That’s my purpose for being here. I came here to win and to do it the right way, so if it doesn’t look like it’s supposed to look, then I’m going to be frustrated if I’m not part of that plan.”

-- Raiders IR Roderic Teamer; Sign One --
Wed Oct 18, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports CB Tyler Hall has been signed off of the practice squad and added to the Las Vegas Raiders active roster. Meanwhile, S Roderic Teamer was placed on injured reserve in a corresponding move.

-- Rams Trade Van Jefferson --
Tue Oct 10, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Atlanta Falcons have agreed to trade for Los Angeles Rams WR Van Jefferson. It’s a 2025 pick swap... 6th- and 7th-rounders.

-- Davante Adams Unlikely to be Traded --
Tue Oct 10, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Las Vegas Raiders are unlikely to trade WR Davante Adams before the NFL’s October 31st trade deadline.

-- Raiders Looking for a Pass Rusher --
Sun Oct 8, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

The Athletic reports the Las Vegas Raiders have been busy making calls around the league looking for a pass rusher since releasing DE Chandler Jones. They are looking for a player-for-player swap and may not want to give up too much.

-- Aidan O'Connell Expected to Start Today --
Sun Oct 1, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Las Vegas Raiders are expected to start rookie QB Aidan O'Connell against the Chargers today, sources say.

-- Raiders Leaning Towards Starting Aidan O'Connell --
Sat Sep 30, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Las Vegas Raiders are leaning toward starting rookie QB Aidan O'Connell against the Chargers on Sunday, per sources. A source cautioned the Raiders still have time to make final call and veteran QB Brian Hoyer is ready, but it’s looking as of now like O’Connell will make his NFL debut.

-- Raiders Release Chandler Jones --
Sat Sep 30, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Las Vegas Raiders have released veteran DE Chandler Jones.

-- Chandler Jones Arrested --
Fri Sep 29, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

The Athletic reports Las Vegas Raiders DE Chandler Jones (NFI) was arrested Friday morning for a charge listed as "VIOL DOM VIOLENCE TPO," which is a violation of a temporary protection order. His bail has been set at $15,000 and a court date has been set for Dec. 4th, 2023.

-- The Chandler Jones Saga Gets Weirder --
Tue Sep 26, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports Las Vegas Raiders DE Chandler Jones wrote in a social media post Monday night that he was taken to a hospital "against my will" by the Las Vegas Fire Department and later transferred to a behavioral health facility last week. Jones was placed on the non-football illness list last week by the Raiders with what the team has described as a personal matter. He has been away from the team since Labor Day weekend when he began a series of social media posts aimed at the Raiders, owner Mark Davis, GM Dave Ziegler and HC Josh McDaniels. He wrote in his post to X on Monday night, "First day out but I'm still aligned," indicating that Monday was his first day out of the facility. He attached journal entries plus a statement of "patient rights" from the Seven Hills Behavioral Health Hospital in Las Vegas, highlighting sections of the document that he believes were not followed by the facility. In the journal entries, Jones said that "5 to 7" Las Vegas Fire Department officials came to his front door and told him he had been put on a "court hold" by the Las Vegas Police Department. "I haven't done anything wrong. The police said people were concerned about me because of my posts online," he wrote, adding that once in an ambulance he was "injected" with an undisclosed substance even though he didn't give consent. He said he was taken to Southern Hills Hospital in Las Vegas and "then transferred to Seven Hills where they tried to force me to take meds & injections." Jones wrote he called Ziegler "6 to 7 times asking for help and I wondered if he had me put in here, but he never answered." He said he left voicemails with Ziegler and is just trying to figure out why the Raiders won't allow him in the facility or to be a part of the team. "I'm still confused on what I did wrong. I'm stuck here. I'm very sane," he wrote adding "I'm to strong of a person to be mentally broken."

-- Raiders NFI Chandler Jones --
Wed Sep 20, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Las Vegas Raiders have placed DL Chandler Jones on the non-football illness list as he deals with a personal issue.

-- Raiders IR Brandon Facyson --
Fri Sep 8, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports the Las Vegas Raiders have placed CB Brandon Facyson (shin) on injured reserve.

-- Chandler Jones Not Expected to Play This Week --
Fri Sep 8, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NBC Sports reports Las Vegas Raiders DE Chandler Jones has not been with the Raiders this week and that’s not expected to change this weekend. Jones has created and deleted numerous social media posts accusing the Raiders organization, HC Josh McDaniels, and GM Dave Ziegler of barring him from the team facility in recent days. One of the posts also accuses the team of sending the Las Vegas Crisis Response Team to his home. McDaniels called it “a personal situation and a private matter” earlier this week and did not shed any more light on what’s going on when he spoke to reporters on Friday. McDaniels did say that he does not expect Jones to be in the lineup against the Broncos on Sunday.

-- Chandler Jones Absent from Raiders --
Wed Sep 6, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

The Athletic reports Las Vegas Raiders DE Chandler Jones posted and deleted a series of social media posts expressing unhappiness with the team on Tuesday, including one that said he didn’t want to play for HC Josh McDaniels and another that appeared to show a screenshot of a text conversation with McDaniels. Given that outburst, it was no surprise that Jones was a major topic of conversation at McDaniels’ press conference on Wednesday. McDaniels said Jones is not with the team and declined to discuss whether Jones will play against the Broncos or anything else about the situation. “It’s a personal situation and a private matter. We have dealt with it and I am not going to talk about it,” McDaniels said.

-- Jimmy Garoppolo Restructures --
Tue Sep 5, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

ESPN reports the Las Vegas Raiders have restructured the contract of QB Jimmy Garoppolo. It’s unclear exactly how the team tweaked the three-year, $72.75 million deal Garoppolo signed as a free agent this offseason, but it has created $17 million in 2023 cap space. Garroppolo was scheduled to make a $22.5 million base salary and count $23.8 million against the salary cap this season.

-- Raiders Release Cole & Dorsett --
Tue Aug 29, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Las Vegas Raiders have released WR Keelan Cole and WR Phillip Dorsett, source said, and both veterans could be back on the practice squad.

-- Raiders Release Damien Williams --
Tue Aug 29, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Las Vegas Raiders have released veteran RB Damien Williams.

-- Josh Jacobs Set to Re-Sign with Raiders --
Sat Aug 26, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Las Vegas Raiders and franchised RB Josh Jacobs have agreed to terms on a new one-year contract that can be worth up to $12 million, sources said. Jacobs and his agent Chad Wiestling have been in Las Vegas for several days working to get this deal done. He’ll sign the deal on Sunday when the team returns.

-- Raiders Have No Interest in Trading Josh Jacobs --
Wed Aug 23, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

NFL.com reports the Las Vegas Raiders have shown no interest in trading unsigned franchised RB Josh Jacobs.

-- Sources: Josh Jacobs Will Report Before Week #1 --
Sun Aug 20, 2023 --from FFMastermind.com

The Review-Journal reports unsigned franchised RB Josh Jacobs is expected to report to the Las Vegas Raiders before their season opener in three weeks, multiple league sources have indicated.

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