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3. NEW YORK JETS (4-12)
LAST SEASON: Jets might have found franchise quarterback in Sam Darnold, who had up-and-down rookie season but showed promising flashes while establishing rapport...
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets made a big move to get a big man to bolster their offensive line.
Two people with direct knowledge of the trade told The Associated Press that the Jets...
Raiders hope to get help for banged-up offensive line
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders go into the final stretch of the season not knowing if they will have their starting offensive line available for the remaining two games.
Coach Jon Gruden said he remained cautiously hopeful that left guard Kelechi Osemele can return from a toe injury and right guard Gabe Jackson can get back from an elbow injury in time for Monday night's home finale against Denver.
Raiders bench safety Reggie Nelson; Rams without Cooper Kupp
Raiders safety Reggie Nelson was benched by coach Jon Gruden for Oakland's game against the visiting Indianapolis Colts.
Nelson had played in 82 consecutive regular-season games before being a healthy scratch on Sunday.
Left guard Kelechi Osemele also was inactive for Oakland, missing a third straight game with a knee injury.
NFL fines Raiders $20,000 for improper injury report
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have been fined $20,000 for not downgrading guard Kelechi Osemele to out for a Week 5 game.
A person with knowledge of the fine told The Associated Press on Thursday that the team violated the league's injury report policy by not moving Osemele from questionable to out. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the NFL has not announced the fine.
The Raiders lost to the Chargers in the road game, 26-10.
Dolphins DT says he was trying to protect himself in fight
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Akeem Spence says he was trying to protect himself in a fight that led to his ejection for ripping off an opponent's helmet.
Spence was penalized for unnecessary roughness and ejected in the second quarter of Sunday's win over Oakland following his skirmish with guard Kelechi Osemele.
Trouble began with Spence and Osemele still on the ground after a sack by Miami's Cameron Wake.
Raiders Preview Capsule
OAKLAND RAIDERS (6-10)
New faces: Coach Jon Gruden, defensive coordinator Paul Guenther, WR Jordy Nelson, RB Doug Martin, CB Rashaan Melvin, CB Daryl Worley, CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, LB Derrick Johnson, S Marcus Gilchrist, LB Emmanuel Lamur, LB Tahir Whitehead, FB Keith Smith, DL Tank Carradine, QB AJ McCarron, OL Kolton Miller, DT Maurice Hurst, DE Arden Key, DT P.J. Hall.
Raiders Preview Capsule
OAKLAND RAIDERS (6-10)
New faces: Coach Jon Gruden, defensive coordinator Paul Guenther, WR Jordy Nelson, WR Martavis Bryant, RB Doug Martin, CB Rashaan Melvin, CB Daryl Worley, CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, LB Derrick Johnson, S Marcus Gilchrist, LB Emmanuel Lamur, LB Tahir Whitehead, WR Ryan Switzer, OL Breno Giacomini, FB Keith Smith, DL Tank Carradine, OL Kolton Miller, DT Maurice Hurst, DE Arden Key, DT P.J. Hall.
The bully is building.
The AFC South champion Jacksonville Jaguars, on the heels of one of their best seasons in franchise history, are signing Andrew Norwell, the prize of the interior free-agent OL market.
Lynch appeals 1-game suspension for shoving official
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Marshawn Lynch presented his appeal to the NFL on Monday to overturn his one-game suspension for bumping an official and Oakland coach Jack Del Rio hopes to get a resolution soon.
"We expect to hear something early in the week," Del Rio said. "Hopefully by tomorrow would be the fairest thing for the team to prepare."
Raiders’ Marshawn Lynch suspended game for shoving official
NEW YORK (AP) — Oakland running back Marshawn Lynch was suspended for one game without pay by the NFL on Friday for shoving a game official during the Raiders' victory over Kansas City on Thursday night.
Lynch was ejected from the game after he shoved line judge Julian Mapp.
NFL considers possible discipline for Lynch after ejection
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL is reviewing possible disciplinary measures for Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch, who was ejected from the game against the Kansas City Chiefs after he shoved an official when he ran onto the field during a scuffle.
League spokesman Joe Lockhart said the NFL is considering all options and would announce its decision.
Raiders Marshawn Lynch ejected for pushing official
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch was ejected Thursday night after shoving an official when he ran onto the field during a scuffle against the Kansas City Chiefs.
It all started when Oakland quarterback Derek Carr was hit late on a run by Kansas City's Marcus Peters midway through the second quarter. Raiders offensive linemen Kelechi Osemele and Donald Penn immediately confronted Peters.
Raiders Preview Capsule
OAKLAND RAIDERS (12-5)
New faces: RB Marshawn Lynch, TE Jared Cook, OL Marshall Newhouse, WR Cordarrelle Patterson, QB EJ Manuel, defensive assistant John Pagano, rookies CB Gareon Conley, S Obi Melifonwu, DT Eddie Vanderdoes, LB Marquel Lee, DT Treyvon Hester.
Key losses: RB Latavius Murray, LB Malcolm Smith, LB Perry Riley, DT Dan Williams, OL Austin Howard, OL Menelik Watson, RB Taiwan Jones, OC Bill Musgrave.
The Professional Football Writers of America on Monday released its All-NFL team, anchored by an NFL-high four Cowboys and four Chiefs.
2016 PFWA ALL-NFL TEAM
QB – Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons
RB – Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys; David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals
WR – Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers#; Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons*
TE – Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs
C – Travis Frederick, Dallas Cowboys
G – Zack Martin, Dallas Cowboys*; Kelechi Osemele, Oakland Raiders
7 Raiders, 6 Falcons selected to Pro Bowl
NEW YORK (AP) — After more than a decade as the NFL's black hole, the Oakland Raiders are back in the playoffs and filling up the Pro Bowl.
The resurgent Raiders, enjoying their first winning season in 14 years, lead the league with seven players selected for next month's all-star game.
NEW YORK — The Oakland Raiders lead the NFL with seven players selected for the Pro Bowl.
Derek Carr, Amari Cooper, Rodney Hudson, Khalil Mack, Reggie Nelson, Kelechi Osemele and Donald Penn were picked from the Raiders, who are in first place in the AFC West going into Week 16.
Raiders missing 3 starters to injury for showdown in KC
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Raiders were missing three starters for their AFC West showdown Thursday night against the Chiefs after offensive lineman Kelechi Osemele was a late scratch due to an illness.
Rookie safety Karl Joseph had already been ruled out with a toe injury, while starting defensive tackle Stacy McGee was sidelined by an ankle injury.
Raiders S Karl Joseph out vs. Chiefs with toe injury
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Raiders rookie safety Karl Joseph will miss the showdown with the Kansas City Chiefs with a toe injury.
Joseph left last week's win against Buffalo with the injury and was officially ruled out Wednesday for Thursday night's game in Kansas City. Nate Allen will start in his place in a showdown for the AFC West lead.
Raiders hopeful Smith will be able to play against Texans
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders hope to have cornerback Sean Smith back in the lineup for Monday's game in Mexico City against the Houston Texans.
Smith made it through a third consecutive day of practice Saturday and continues to wear a protective sling on his left shoulder while being listed as questionable on the team's medical report.
Coach Jack Del Rio, who rarely discusses injuries in detail, declined to say whether Smith would play but sounded optimistic.
Surprising Ravens seek to stay unbeaten against Raiders
BALTIMORE (AP) — Off to their best start since 2009, the Baltimore Ravens are one of only five unbeaten teams in the NFL.
Kelechi Osemele is among the few who saw this coming — even though Baltimore went 5-11 last season with Osemele on the offensive line.
"I won a Super Bowl in Baltimore. I already know what the organization is all about," said Osemele, now a member of the Oakland Raiders.
Raiders’ Osemele moved on but hasn’t forgotten Ravens split
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Raiders left guard Kelechi Osemele has a few physical reminders of his time in Baltimore, most notably the Super Bowl ring he won as a rookie in 2012 that sits in a safe that his mother watches over.
Mentally, the veteran offensive lineman can't shake the memories of a bitter offseason split after four highly productive years with the Ravens that ultimately led to his arrival in Oakland, where he's become the anchor of one of the top lines in the NFL.
Fresher Murray helps Raiders run game get off to fast start
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Even though Latavius Murray is getting the ball less for the Oakland Raiders, he's doing much more when he has it.
With the Raiders finally giving him needed support in the backfield with rookies Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington and fortifying the line with Kelechi Osemele, Murray is off to a fast start this season.
NAPA -- The Raiders have made a major commitment to general manager Reggie McKenzie, who was handed a four-year extension by owner Mark Davis on Friday night.
The Raiders confirmed the news, which was first reported by tweets from J.T. The Brick, a Fox Sports radio host who also does television work for the Raiders. Per the tweets, Davis announced the extension Friday night at an event for Raiders alumni and staff.