According to the SF Chronicle, the city of Oakland has proposed to give the Raiders free land on which to build a new stadium.
Per the report, taxpayers would not be burdened with paying construction costs for a new Black Hole.
However, Alameda County residents would be saddled with $120M of the Raiders' 1990s-era debt from a renovation of the O.Co Coliseum. (via PFT)
Cleveland signed tackle Vinston Painter off Denver's practice squad on Tuesday, prompting the Broncos to sign long snapper Kevin McDermott.
According to the DP, McDermott will get a chance to compete with Aaron Brewer for the team's long snapping duties.
According to Adam Schefter, Wes Welker has been suspended four games for amphetamine use.
It's always something, huh?
Well, at least this will buy Welker time to recover more fully from his latest concussion...
Houston has extended defensive end J.J. Watt through the 2021 season.
Initial reports say it's worth $100M over six seasons, with $51.8M in guarantees.
That would make it a very similar contract to the one Buffalo gave Mario Williams, when they signed him away from Houston.
Pardon us if we never bought into the concept of Matt Schaub getting his career back on track in Oakland, of all places.
Certainly, a 55.1 QB rating during the preseason didn't help his cause.
But a 108.2 rating from second-rounder Derek Carr made Dennis Allen's decision an easy one, and he's reportedly going with Carr.
According to multiple reports, the Broncos have completed their 10-man practice squad by signing defensive end Zach Thompson (6-5, 265).
According to Mike Klis, Wes Welker is expected to make a limited return to practice today, and could be fully cleared by Wednesday or Thursday.
In that case, Welker would be ready to play in the Broncos' season opener against Indy on Sunday night.
The 33-year-old slot man has suffered three concussions in the past 9.5 months.
Wow, this has been quite a weekend for so-so quarterbacks.
Alex Smith got a four-year extension from Kansas City through the 2018 season, including a reported $30M (!) at signing.
According to PFT, an additional $15M injury guarantee would vest early in the next league year.
You know how there's no way so-and-so is going to clear waivers?
Well, maybe the talent around the league is better than one might have thought.
Or, teams (and players) favor familiarity and continuity over most else.
As expected, the Broncos got down to the 53-man limit by waiving tight end Gerell Robinson, wideout Bennie Fowler, and corner Louis Young.
RB Juwan Thompson and WR/returner Isaiah Burse made the final cut as undrafted rookies.
Sixth-round center Matt Paradis was the only 2014 draftee to be waived, while Kevin Vickerson and Duke Ihenacho went from Week 1 defensive starters in 2013 to cut in 2014.