NFL acknowledges receipt of submissions from Oakland, St. Louis, San Diego

The three cities facing the potential loss of NFL franchises have made their final pitches for keeping their franchises in place with new stadiums. On Wednesday, the NFL acknowledged receipt of proposals from Oakland, St. Louis, and San Diego. “We are able to confirm that we have received submissions from Oakland, St. Louis, and San…

Marquette King boots his way to AFC special teamer of the week

The Raiders outlasted the Chargers 23-20 in overtime during Week 16 and that result might have been different had the Chargers offense been given shorter fields to work with over the course of the game. Punter Marquette King made sure that didn’t happen. King punted eight times over the course of the contest and dropped six…

Marcel Reece attributes positive test to internal chemical reaction to permitted supplement

Pro Bowl fullback Marcel Reece recently absorbed a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s PED policy. In a statement issued to PFT, Reece explains that the violation resulted from an internal chemical reaction that happened after he took a supplement that isn’t banned by the league. The full text of Reece’s statement, written personally by…

Oakland won’t submit financing proposal to league by deadline

The NFL established a Wednesday deadline for St. Louis, Oakland and San Diego to submit financing plans for new buildings to keep their teams which want to move. At least one of them isn’t going to bother. According to Rachel Swan of the San Francisco Chronicle, Oakland officials said they won’t submit a financing plan to…

Raiders rally for 23-20 overtime victory over Chargers

It wasn’t pretty. Sloppy play, mounting injuries and flags everywhere made for a somewhat ugly football game on Thursday night. But the Oakland Raiders polished off a second half comeback with a 23-20 overtime victory over the San Diego Chargers to send Charles Woodson out a winner in his final home game of his career.…

Chargers-Raiders head to overtime after Josh Lambo’s tying field goal

The Oakland Raiders overcame a 17-10 deficit to take the lead with under five minutes to play only to see the San Diego Chargers force overtime on a 45-yard field goal with a minute remaining. Raiders linebacker Malcolm Smith knocked the ball from the grasp of tight end David Johnson and Benson Mayowa returned the…

Raiders may use Charles Woodson on offense tonight

Charles Woodson is playing in Oakland for the last time tonight, and the Raiders would like to make it a special occasion. Toward that end, the Raiders are considering using Woodson on offense. “That’s been in discussions since we started the season,” Raiders offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave said, via Adam Caplan of ESPN. “We may…