Sammy Watkins returns kicks during Chiefs practice

May 24, 2018

The Kansas City Chiefs acquired Sammy Watkins this offseason to stretch the field and bring even more speed to an offense already stockpiled with versatile weapons. But in signing the wideout to a three-year deal, has Kansas City also found its next great return man? During organized team activities Thursday, Watkins was among a large group of Chiefs players spotted returning kicks, per ESPN’s Adam Teicher. A speedy receiver returning…

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Oakland Raiders sign first-round pick Kolton Miller

May 18, 2018

The Oakland Raiders officially have the 15th overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft under contract. The Raiders signed offensive tackle Kolton Miller, the team announced Friday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The 6-foot-9, 309-pound Miller, who played collegiately at UCLA, brings versatility to play left or right tackle and provides immediate depth on the offensive line. Miller, however, could find himself on the field sooner than later…

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Broncos RB De’Angelo Henderson OK after car crash

May 14, 2018

Denver Broncos running back De’Angelo Henderson avoided major injury after being the victim of an automotive accident. “We’re thankful that Broncos RB De’Angelo Henderson sustained only minor injuries as one of several accident victims when a car collided with his jeep Saturday,” team spokesman Patrick Smyth confirmed on Twitter. Henderson was taken to an area hospital as a precaution and is back at the team’s facility in preparation for next…

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Vance Joseph: Keenum to give Lynch chance to ‘relax’

May 12, 2018

Vance Joseph is all aboard the same give Paxton Lynch a chance to develop train John Elway is currently conducting. Just days after the Broncos‘ general manager told media members that Denver isn’t just going to kick Lynch “to the curb” after acquiring veteran Case Keenum this offseason, the Broncos‘ head coach echoed Elway’s sentiments. Joseph told media members Saturday that Denver is not only not ready to punt on…

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Derrick Johnson: Jon Gruden was ‘big factor’ in signing

May 9, 2018

Derrick Johnson said he had offers from “three or four teams” to join their squads this offseason, but he picked the Raiders over them all mainly for one big reason: Chucky. “He’s a big factor,” Oakland’s newest linebacker said of coach Jon Gruden during an interview on NFL Up to the Minute on Wednesday. “He’s a very inspiring man. He’s a guy who can get the players to play at a…

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Jon Gruden: Martavis Bryant brings ‘different dynamic’

May 9, 2018

Jon Gruden’s Raiders spent the offseason importing a wave of new receiving threats for Derek Carr, signing Jordy Nelson and trading for Martavis Bryant and Ryan Switzer during the draft. On the high side of the potential bell curve, combining Nelson’s red-zone acumen and Bryant’s field-stretching ability to Amari Cooper‘s do-everything skillset could provide Oakland the foundation of a stellar receiving corps. “We’ve got a competitive situation here at wide…

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Raiders’ Ryan Switzer says Cowboys miscast him as RB

May 7, 2018

One year later, the Dallas Cowboys are still trying to replace Lance Dunbar, and they’re apparently on the backup to the backup plan. After the Cowboys traded for Tavon Austin during the draft, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Dallas views the receiver as a running back who could fill a role similar to the one Dunbar held before leaving for L.A. in 2017. The Cowboys had previously dabbled…

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Browns sign Eric Berry’s brother, Evan Berry, as UDFA

May 4, 2018

John Dorsey can’t bring Eric Berry with him in his move from Kansas City to Cleveland, so he’s trying the next closest thing: The safety’s brother. The Cleveland Browns announced the general manager signed 13 undrafted free agents Friday, one of whom was Tennessee’s Evan Berry. Evan Berry, who played defensive back in college just like his older brother, is being brought on as a wideout. The younger Berry was…

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Cushing-Raiders visit off after Derrick Johnson deal

May 4, 2018

UPDATE: NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported later Friday that Brian Cushing‘s visit to Oakland has been cancelled. After signing veteran Derrick Johnson, the Oakland Raiders are bringing in another 30-plus-year-old free agent linebacker for a meeting. Brian Cushing is slated to visit Oakland on Sunday, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported, per a source informed of the trip. Cushing previously visited with the Seattle Seahawks in early March after being released…

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