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Rookie safety Abram makes big impression on Raiders

Aug. 24, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Johnathan Abram is making a big first impression on the Oakland Raiders. The first-round rookie safety had a starring role on the debut episode of "Hard Knocks," fired up the fans with a pregame visit to the "Black Hole" in Oakland's first exhibition game and has been a loud presence...

Bengals Preview Capsule

Aug. 22, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

CINCINNATI BENGALS (6-10) NEW FACES: Coach Zac Taylor, offensive coordinator Brian Callahan, defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo, LG John Jerry, RG John Miller, CB B.W. Webb. KEY LOSSES: Coach Marvin Lewis, RT Jonah Williams (season-ending injury), LG Clint Boling, LB Vontaze Burfict, LB Vincent Rey, DE Michael...

Raiders Preview Capsule

Aug. 22, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

OAKLAND RAIDERS (4-12) New faces: WR Antonio Brown, T Trent Brown, WR Tyrell Williams, DE Clelin Ferrell, RB Josh Jacobs, S Johnathan Abram, CB Trayvon Mullen, S Lamarcus Joyner, OL Richie Incognito, LB Vontaze Burfict, LB Brandon Marshall, DE Benson Mayowa, WR Ryan Grant, WR J.J. Nelson, WR Hunter Renfrow, DT...

NFL 2019: Bengals facing daunting odds, history under Taylor

Aug. 22, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Bengals owner Mike Brown is fully aware of how new head coaches often fare in the NFL. That first season can be a real fiasco. "I think Bill Walsh won one game his first year," Brown said. "Chuck Noll might have won one game. There sometimes is a period of getting it all put together the...

NFL 2019: Raiders compelling in final season in Oakland

Aug. 22, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The final scheduled season for the Raiders in Oakland shouldn't be boring even if it isn't a success on the field. With high-profile offseason additions like big-play receiver Antonio Brown, temperamental guard Richie Incognito and three-time suspended linebacker Vontaze Burfict, the...

Raiders ready for their 'Hard Knocks' debut

Aug. 5, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Quarterback Derek Carr angrily yelling at teammates. Jon Gruden showing a softer, gentler side for some of his younger players and ditching his trademark snarl. Vontaze Burfict politely helping an offensive linemen get off the ground. What in the name of Al Davis is going on here? The...

Staying healthy big key for Raiders' Gareon Conley

Jul. 30, 2019 5:48 PM EDT

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Gareon Conley hasn't been shy about asking for help as he attempts to cement his spot as the Oakland Raiders' top cornerback. In the early days of training camp. Conley was one of a handful of players who gathered to watch film after practice with linebacker Vontaze Burfict, a veteran...

Raiders Training Camp Capsule

Jul. 22, 2019 11:30 AM EDT

OAKLAND RAIDERS (4-12) OPEN CAMP: July 27, Napa, California LAST YEAR: Jon Gruden's first season back in Oakland was a disappointment. Star edge rusher Khalil Mack was traded before season following contract holdout and top receiver Amari Cooper was dealt in October. Defense never made up for Mack's absence and...

Bengals Training Camp Capsule

Jul. 22, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

CINCINNATI BENGALS (6-10) OPEN CAMP: July 26, Cincinnati (first practice in Dayton, Ohio on July 27) LAST YEAR: Coach Marvin Lewis was fired after a 16th season without a playoff win, and 36-year-old Zac Taylor was hired in a notable shift for the franchise. The offense was one of the league's worst again, with...