Teams Oakland Raiders - The Black Hole

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Oakland offered better picks plus they probably felt they could play the raiders FO and not Buffalo's
No they didn't, Buffalo offered a better deal, that's why Pittsburgh wanted to deal him there. And they were going to until Princess Brown said he wouldn't play for the Bills.

Bills offered a 2nd rounder IIRC
 

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The notion that AB orchestrated this dating back to when he was in Pittsburgh is absurd. That being said, there is a piece missing to the puzzle that doesn't make sense to me.

AB apologised to the team on Friday US time. He then asked to be released 18 hours later, citing that he would not play on a week to week contract given that the guaranteed money was now void.

However, per Michael Lombardi (who has EXCELLENT ties to the Raiders) and a few other people I've spoken to, the Raiders told Rosenhaus about the void in guaranteed money BEFORE AB came back to apologise on Friday morning.

My question is why the heck did he cite a lack of guaranteed money as reason for desiring a release when you apologised and wanted to return to the team AFTER you were informed that your guaranteed money was void anyway?

It doesn't add up. I don't know what the explanation would be but as it stands the narrative doesn't hold water.
 

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This Keelan Doss situation is wild. The #Raiders stayed on the rookie WR after he opted to stick on the #Jaguars’ practice squad yesterday. They made him an offer he couldn’t refuse: a $300k signing bonus and a fully gtd $495k base salary. The Alameda native is headed back home.
 

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AB the cancer brought you closer together as a team ...worth every dollar of that 30mil 👌

Trent Brown, very impressive debut. Thought it was a massive overpay in the offseason but I've been told to STFU coz i dont know what I'm talking about (at least for this week 😉 )
 

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The upcoming game vs Chiefs at home will tell us all if the Raiders are legitimate playoff contenders or pretenders.
If they can beat the high-octane Chiefs that really bodes well for your mob.
Even a good close loss would be encouraging.
 

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Neiron Ball passed away

Ball was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft.[3] On September 27, 2015, Ball got his first career sack against Josh McCown in a 27-20 win against the Cleveland Browns. On December 12, 2015, Ball was placed on injured reserve.[4] On September 3, 2016, Ball was again waived by the Raiders and was placed on injured reserve.[5]

Death[edit]
Ball was first diagnosed with arteriovenous malformation in 2011 while playing for Florida, but recovered and was able to play football. In December 2018, he suffered an aneurysm and was placed into a medically-induced coma. Ball died from the condition in Jackson, Georgia on September 9, 2019.[1]
 

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AB the cancer brought you closer together as a team ...worth every dollar of that 30mil 👌

Trent Brown, very impressive debut. Thought it was a massive overpay in the offseason but I've been told to STFU coz i dont know what I'm talking about (at least for this week 😉 )
Brown is a monster of a man. Has been dominant throughout the off season and that continued to yesterday's game. He's an elite tackle in the league.

The team is certainly closer having gone through the AB saga but it's more outside noise that what's going on in the locker room.

Biggest takeaway from the game was Carr. Looks extremely comfortable in this offense. If he looks like this consistently the Raiders are going to be fine.
 

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Neiron Ball passed away

Ball was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft.[3] On September 27, 2015, Ball got his first career sack against Josh McCown in a 27-20 win against the Cleveland Browns. On December 12, 2015, Ball was placed on injured reserve.[4] On September 3, 2016, Ball was again waived by the Raiders and was placed on injured reserve.[5]

Death[edit]
Ball was first diagnosed with arteriovenous malformation in 2011 while playing for Florida, but recovered and was able to play football. In December 2018, he suffered an aneurysm and was placed into a medically-induced coma. Ball died from the condition in Jackson, Georgia on September 9, 2019.[1]

 

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So, we must have some money to spend on players after losing an highly paid one.
Might need to cover Abram and possibly a WR. Berry and Benjamin seem to be available.
 

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