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Donald Penn's holdout continues

The hold out of Raiders left tackle Donald Penn continues. At least for now. The San Francisco Chronicle reported that Penn is expected to report to Raiders practice this week. Penn missed all of training camp and the first two preseason games because he wants a bigger contract. Penn is scheduled to be paid $6.3…

Derek Carr, Khalil Mack show unity during national anthem

As Marshawn Lynch sat during the national anthem for the second straight preseason game, Derek Carr stood next to Khalil Mack with his arm on Mack’s shoulders. It was a display of togetherness from the star quarterback. “We’re not protesting,” Carr said after the game. “We’re not doing anything like that. We wanted to show…

What we learned in the Raiders second preseason game

The Raiders are now 0-2 in the preseason after the Rams stole a 24-21 victory with a fourth-quarter touchdown. But the results don’t matter in preseason, so here is what does. Oakland loves Marshawn Marshawn Lynch may not be making many allies by sitting during the national anthem, but the running back’s return to Oakland…

Marshawn Lynch sits for the national anthem again

For the second straight preseason game Marshawn Lynch took a seat during the national anthem. National anthem begins. Marshawn Lynch sits. — Michael Gehlken (@GehlkenNFL) August 20, 2017 Last Saturday Lynch sat prior to the Raiders preseason opener in Arizona. After the game, he left the locker room before the media was allowed in. Eventually…

Expect Raiders stars to play tonight

In the Raiders preseason opener, Jack Del Rio elected to give all of his stars the day off. From Derek Carr to Khalil Mack, the biggest names on the roster did not play against Arizona. Expect to see those headliners in week two of the preseason. “Typically you go into the second quarter (with your…

Raiders secondary with serious question marks

In the 2017 NFL draft the Raiders wanted to upgrade the secondary. So they selected a cornerback with their first pick and a safety with their second. But as the team enters the second game of the preseason, the secondary is a bigger question - and possibly bigger weakness - than it was prior to…

Golden Knights first injury report: Nate Schmidt hurt his ankle

This season will be full of exciting firsts for the NHL’s newest organization. But with the season more than a month away, the Golden Knights have a first that isn’t very fun. Defenseman Nate Schmidt has an ankle injury that could limit his availability for training camp. VGK spokesman on @nateschmidt29 ankle injury severity and…

Sean Smith arrested for July 4th fight

Sean Smith was arrested for allegedly beating his sister’s boyfriend during a July 4th incident, according to TMZ. The Raiders cornerback has been charged with felony assault and could face up to seven years in prison if found guilty. The district attorney’s office says Smith “allegedly beat and then stomped on the victim’s head”. From…

Raiders preparing for life without Donald Penn

Donald Penn wasn’t just one of the best left tackles in the NFL last season, he was one of the best offensive lineman in the league. Now he wants to be paid like it, and as a result is holding out during the final year of his contract which is scheduled to pay him as…