Offenses sharp in Titans-Raiders game

Preseason results don’t mean much and are usually quickly forgotten. In Oakland Saturday night, it’s fair to say the offenses beat the defenses. The Titans got the ball first and scored immediately. A 60-yard pass from Marcus Mariota to rookie Tajae Sharpe set up a short touchdown run by DeMarco Murray. The Raiders came right…

Las Vegas investors: $750 million in public money for Raiders, or else

Las Vegas is fairly new to the business of being a potential host for professional football, but the group that’s trying to bring the Raiders there is already employing a good old-fashioned NFL shakedown. According to the Associated Press, the group headed by Sheldon Adelson told a local oversight committee last night that they needed…

Marshawn Lynch takes practice reps with Cal in Australia

Some thought that retired running back Marshawn Lynch would return to football. He has, technically. Via ESPN.com, the former Cal running back participated in practice with the Cal football team as it prepares for its season-opening game against Hawaii in Australia. “He came out to practice [Tuesday], watched practice, actually suited out and took a…

Todd Marinovich arrested for drugs, while naked in someone else’s yard

It’s a damned good thing Marv Marinovich never let his son have a Big Mac. According to Joshua Sudock of the Orange County Register, former NFL quarterback Todd Marinovich was arrested after police found him naked in someone else’s yard with drugs. The 47-year-old former Raiders quarterback was cited for trespassing, possession of a controlled substance,…

Former NFL camper Jeremy Deering arrested for grand theft and fraud

Jeremy Deering made his way through three NFL camps, and since he went to Rutgers, one of them was inevitably the Patriots’. His next destination could be much different, and could involve an orange uniform. According to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times, Deering was arrested in New York on an outstanding warrant and booked…

Mario Edwards Jr. could miss 4-6 weeks with hip strain

The Raiders apparently will be starting the season without one of their starting defensive linemen. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Edwards currently is expected to miss 4-6 weeks after suffering a strained hip on Friday night against the Cardinals. Edwards, a second-round pick in 2015, appeared in 14 games with 10 starts…

Arrest warrant issued for Andre Rison for failure to pay child support

Bad Moon is in some bad trouble. According to Gary Ridley of MLive.com, a federal judge has issued an arrest warrant for former NFL wide receiver Andre Rison for allegedly failing to pay child support and testing positive multiple times for marijuana. The warrant was issued when authorities claimed Rison had violated his federal probation. He had…

Hall of Fame explains Raiders omission from Stabler display

Brett Favre’s Hall of Fame enshrinement display made waves for what it included. Ken Stabler’s made waves for what it didn’t. But with the display containing no Raiders helmet, jersey, or pants, the folks who run the museum in Canton have made it clear that the Raiders have a real presence, in connection with the commemorations…

Ken Stabler remembered for stepping up in the big moments

Posthumously inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame tonight, quarterback Ken Stabler was remembered as one of the most colorful characters in NFL history. Stabler, who died on July 8, 2015, was remembered by his coach, John Madden, as a quarterback who elevated his game in the biggest moments. “He could just step it…