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Jon Gruden: Great pass rushers are hard to find
A question that has everyone still scratching their heads is why the Raiders traded Khalil Mack to the Bears? When asked about the Raiders' regression on defense, coach Jon Gruden said good pass rushers are hard to find.
Jared Cook, Raiders embracing Jon Gruden's message
New Raiders head coach Jon Gruden has begun changing the culture in Oakland, and his approach has won over support from veterans such as tight end Jared Cook.
Gruden on LB Johnson: We love stealing from Chiefs
The Kansas City Chief parted ways with longtime linebacker Derrick Johnson, opting to get younger on defense. That opened the door for AFC West rival Oakland to swoop in and sign the linebacker.
Projecting compensatory picks for 2019 NFL Draft
Lance Zierlein takes a stab at projecting the compensatory picks for the 2019 NFL Draft. The Patriots and Rams are among the teams positioned to receive the most value when the picks are awarded next year.
Chiefs, Jaguars among most vulnerable division winners
Will the Chiefs falter behind young QB Patrick Mahomes? Will Blake Bortles' Jaguars take a step back? Gil Brandt ranks all eight division winners according to vulnerability in 2018.
AFC West projected starters: K.C.'s makeover; Chargers stacked
Gregg Rosenthal takes a look at all four AFC West teams and projects the starters for the coming season. Is it Super Bowl or bust for Philip Rivers' Chargers? Will the Broncos make it back to the playoffs?
Derrick Johnson: Jon Gruden was 'big factor' in signing
Derrick Johnson credited Jon Gruden with being one of the biggest reasons why he opted to sign with the Oakland Raiders over "three or four" other interested teams.
AFC West Roster Reset: Chiefs' changes open up division race
Chris Wesseling says the reigning champion Chiefs left the AFC West wide open by starting over at quarterback and cutting ties with several big names on defense. Check out where the division stands heading into the draft.
2018 San Diego Graybeards: Free agents find a home!
In the second month of the new league year, a bunch of free agents are still looking for work. Fortunately, Dan Hanzus is hiring! Introducing the 2018 San Diego Graybeards, an all-star team of available vets.
AFC fatal flaws: Patriots' blind-side hole, Jaguars' aerial issue
Will the Patriots be able to overcome the loss of left tackle Nate Solder? Can the Jaguars rise above Blake Bortles' shortcomings in the downfield passing game? Matt Harmon identifies one potentially fatal flaw for each AFC team.
Chiefs to sign former Cowboys LB Anthony Hitchens
The Kansas City Chiefs plan to sign the former Dallas Cowboys linebacker Anthony Hitchens to a deal worth $9 million per season, Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero report.
Top 101 NFL free agents of 2018: The original list
Gregg Rosenthal and Chris Wesseling reveal the NFL's top 101 free agents of 2018.
Top 101 NFL free agents of 2018: Kirk Cousins tops the board
Gregg Rosenthal and Chris Wesseling have combined their personal rankings to formulate NFL.com's Top 101 Free Agents of 2018. How does everyone stack up? Who's taken? Who's still available?
Free-agency fun, AFC: Kirk Cousins to Jets? Dion Lewis to Fins?
Will Kirk Cousins be slinging the pigskin in a Jets uniform? Might Jimmy Graham join the Jaguars' passing attack? Marc Sessler conjures up fun free-agency fits for each AFC team.
Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson to become free agent
The Kansas City Chiefs will say goodbye to Derrick Johnson. The team announced Tuesday the veteran linebacker will be a free agent when his contract voids at the start of the new league year.
Tyrod Taylor, DeMarco Murray among AFC cut candidates
Is the Tyrod Taylor era finally coming to a close in Buffalo? Gregg Rosenthal runs through notable players in the AFC who are candidates to be released this offseason.
Referee explains contended rulings in Titans-Chiefs
Kansas City fans were left with only the what-if game to play after Saturday's loss. Referee Jeff Tripplette explained two rulings that had Chiefs fans scratching their heads during the eventual loss.
Chiefs' offensive woes open Alex Smith-Patrick Mahomes debate
The Chiefs' grip on the AFC West continues to loosen as they've now dropped five of their last six games. Could Kansas City make a move to rookie QB Patrick Mahomes? Jeffri Chadiha explores a team whose season is careening off the rails.
2018 NFL Draft order and needs: Teams 21-32
Have a look at the biggest needs for every NFL team heading into the 2018 NFL Draft.
The Extra Point: Tuesday, September 12, 2017
The Checkdown's daily collection of odd, funny, and compelling NFL-related stories.
Top 150 college football players for 2017: Nos. 11-20
Bo Scarbrough burst onto the national scene as he led Alabama to the title game last season. Find out where he ranks as Chad Reuter continues his countdown of CFB's top 150 players.