Oakland Raiders

Raiders Star Keisean Nixon Hosts Backpack Giveaway in Compton

Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Keisean Nixon returned to his hometown of Compton to host a backpack giveaway to help young students for the upcoming school year. Along with receiving free school supplies, families were also given free food through the United Hands of Compton food bank. Students were given several items including backpacks, notebooks, erasers, and pencils. Families also received fresh produce and canned goods among other types of food. For Nixon to give back to his hometown is “indicative of experience here in the community,” according to the Compton Unified School District (CUSD) governing board vice president Satra

Willie Brown, Jr., Is Not Dead

On the June 28 broadcast of the 2020 BET Awards, the network included Brown’s image and name in a video montage of famous African Americans who have died within the last year. The tribute included Diahann Carroll, Bill Withers, the Rev. Joseph Lowery, Pernell Whitaker and others.  

Los Angeles Chargers 2019 Schedule Announced

The National Football League unveiled the complete schedule for its 100th season today, and the Los Angeles Chargers will open the 2019 regular season Sunday, Sept. 8 at home against the Indianapolis Colts and close out the year on the road with a divisional tilt Sunday, Dec. 29 against the Kansas City Chiefs. 

Raiders Release OL Donald Penn

Penn originally signed with Oakland as a free agent in March 2014 and was part of a roller-coaster ride during his five seasons with the team. The Raiders lost their first 10 games in Penn’s first season before turning into a playoff team with 12 wins in 2016.

Hue Jackson Fired from Cleveland Browns

Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson was fired along with offensive coordinator Todd Haley on Monday. Browns defensive coordinator Gregg Williams will act as interim head coach. Currently, the Browns have a 2-5-1 overall record, an improvement from their winless 2017 season.

Chargers’ Defense Steps Up in 26-10 Win Over the Raiders

The Los Angeles Chargers played its most complete all-around game through week five in their triumph over the Oakland Raiders, 26-10 at StubHub Center on Sunday. Los Angeles was anchored by a defense that held Oakland to less than 300 net yards led by quarterback Philip Rivers who threw for two touchdowns and posted 339 total yards.

Penn Vows to Get Rid of Rust By Opener After Shift to Right

Donald Penn acknowledged being a big rusty when he got his first game action in more than nine months at an unfamiliar position. He was beaten for a sack on the opening drive for the Oakland Raiders and allowed a few other pressures in his first NFL start at right tackle after 170 games and three Pro Bowl selections on the left side.

Rams Rookies Thwart Raiders Secondaries

The Los Angeles Rams survived the Oakland Raiders’ unyielding second half performance in a 19-15 victory. Special teams were key in the Rams victory, field goals were their only source of scoring in the second half.

Rising NFL Star Jaydon Mickens Comes ‘Out The Mud’ to Give Back

Rising NFL star Jadon Mickens of the Jacksonville Jaguars returned to his inner-city L.A. roots, along with S.E.A and Young Money APAA Sports, to present “Out the Mud”, a free youth football camp /mentorship effort for kids (ages 8-14)at Rancho Cienega Park’s Jackie Robinson Stadium (AKA Dorsey High), in South L.A. on Saturday, July 7.