Raiders shake off penalties, climb to No. 2 in power rankings

  • RAIDER RULE NO. 2: See Raider Rule No. 1.
  • Through 11 games, the Raiders lead the league in penalties (105) and penalty yardage (867), which is a relatively new development for second-year Raiders coach Jack Del Rio as his Jacksonville teams were some of the least penalized in the league at the time.
  • Raiders shake off penalties, climb to No. 2 in power rankings
  • You can hear former Raiders linebacker Matt Millen cackling as he recalls the signs, real or fictional, adorning Oakland’s locker room, the ones that read: RAIDER RULE NO. 1: Cheating is encouraged.
  • Then again, the Raiders did set an NFL record with 23 penalties for a franchise-record 200 yards in an overtime road victory Oct 30 against Tampa Bay.

Following their win against Carolina, the Raiders reached No. 2 in ESPN’s Power Rankings for the first time since the final 2002 regular-season poll.
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Alterraun Verner will play on Sunday, two days after his father’s passing

Alterraun Verner will play on Sunday, two days after his father’s passing

  • Robert Lee Verner died Friday in Tampa.
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  • I missed a total of 2 days when my father passed, it just seemed better to be at work doing something, than sitting around.
  • “With a heavy heart, we sadly report the loss of our beloved father, husband, grandpa and friend, Robert Lee Verner.
  • According to the Buccaneers, Verner plans to play on Sunday against the Seahawks, in remembrance of his father.

Buccaneer cornerback Alterraun Verner issued the following statement through the team on Saturday: “With a heavy heart, we sadly report the loss of our beloved father, husband, grandpa and friend, Robert Lee Verner. We are thankful for his love and support.
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Eagles sign Donnie Jones to three-year extension

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  • The team announced that they have agreed on a three-year extension to Jones’ contract that will keep him signed through the 2019 season.
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  • Safety and core special teamer Chris Maragos got a new deal on Thursday, long snapper/team magician Jon Dorenbos got one on Friday morning and punter Donnie Jones joined them on Friday afternoon.

They say things come in threes and that’s true of contract extensions for members of the Eagles special teams this week. Safety and core special teamer Chris Maragos got a new deal on Thursday, long snapper/team magician Jon Dorenbos got one on Friday morning and punter Donnie Jones joined them o…
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Pete Carroll on releasing Christine Michael: “We’re going with the guys we wanted to go with”

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  • “It’s really about the guys coming in to the opportunity,” Carroll said. “
  • Michael was claimed off waivers by the Green Bay Packers on Wednesday.
  • We’re excited about where we’re moving and think it’s going to fit together really well,” Carroll said on Wednesday.
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Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said the decision to release leading rusher Christine Michael was rooted in the team’s desire to see more from their other backfield options. “We’re going with the guys we wanted to go with.
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Dez Bryant of Dallas Cowboys played through knee sprain

Dez Bryant sprained his right knee on Sunday night and will have an MRI on Monday.

  • Bryant missed seven games last season.
  • About 10 yards from the Cowboys’ sideline, Bryant dropped to his knees and the Cowboys’ training staff attended to him.
  • When the Cowboys were on defense, Bryant spent some time riding an exercise bike on the sideline.
  • Owner Jerry Jones said Bryant will have an MRI on Monday.
  • ARLINGTON, Texas — Dez Bryant sprained his right knee early in the first quarter Sunday night, but he stayed in the game and caught three passes for 40 yards and a touchdown in the Cowboys’ 31-17 win over the Chicago Bears at AT&T Stadium.

Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant suffered a sprained knee on the second play Sunday night before catching three passes for 40 yards and a touchdown in a win over the Bears. He’ll have an MRI Monday.
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Giants expected to play without Rashad Jennings

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  • Jennings has run 31 times for 102 yards through the first two weeks of the season.
  • The Giants will also be without right tackle Marshall Newhouse and safety Darian Thompson at home on Sunday.
  • Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Jennings will be inactive as the Giants try to go to 3-0 against the Redskins on Sunday afternoon.
  • Giants running back Rashad Jennings had his left thumb in a cast this week, but he was a participant in practice every day and the signs coming from the team were that he’d be in the lineup this Sunday despite being listed as questionable.

Giants running back Rashad Jennings had his left thumb in a cast this week, but he was a participant in practice every day and the signs coming from the team were that he’d be in the lineup this Sunday despite being listed as questionable.
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