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Raiders’ Khalil Mack Believes Derek Carr ‘Is The Chosen One’

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Confidence is running high in Oakland, especially in regards to Raiders’ starting quarterback Derek Carr, who has had quite a season filled with late game heroics.

Carr found wide receiver Michael Crabtree, Crabtree’s 3rd touchdown catch of the game, with under 3 minutes left in the game, leading the Oakland Raiders to a 28-27 victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.

The win pushed Oakland to 3-1, with all 3 wins coming on the road marking the team’s first three-game road win streak since 2011.

Carr has been phenomenal this season, helping validate the hype that surrounded the Raiders all offseason.

“DC is the chosen one,” Khalil Mack said, via CSN Bay Area. “He did it again. He pulled it out for us. Defensively, we wanted to be sure we held it out for them at the end.”

With the defense being a huge disappointment all season and with a lack of a running game, Carr threw four touchdowns on 25-of-35 passing for just 199 yards passing. Carr posted a 123.4 passer rating.

“We have confidence that No. 4 can get it done and leads,” Oakland head coach Jack Del Rio said. “He’s very poised making decisions. There was some tough sledding there against a really good defense, and he just continues to play at a high level. He’s really good getting his feet right to make accurate throws.

“Smart, tough and accurate. That’s what we have in Derek Carr.”

Carr has been the difference maker for Oakland and a big reason why they are off to such a promising start.

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Raiders’ Antonio Brown Settles Lawsuit

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New Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown, who was acquired via trade from the Pittsburgh Steelers earlier this offseason, has struck a settlement with a man, Ophir Sternberg, that claimed that he nearly killed a toddle by throwing furniture off of a Miami apartment building balcony, according to TMZ.

In the lawsuit, Sternberg claims his 22-month-old son was walking around the pool at the high-end apartment complex back in April 2018 when suddenly “large objects started to fall from the building many floors above them.”

Sternberg claimed that Brown tossed everything from vases, an ottoman, and other pieces of furniture from the balcony and they landed within feet of the toddler.

Brown had denied throwing the items, claiming that it was another person who had access to his apartment on that day.

Police responded to the scene and reported that Brown was “very agitated” and yelling when they arrived, noting that people have been trying to calm Brown down.

The terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

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Eagles’ Jalen Mills Arrested

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Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills was arrested in Washington D.C following an altercation with Washington Wizards player Devin Robinson, according to the Associated Press’ Howard Fendrich (via the Washington Post).

Both men were charged with disorderly affray, which is described as fighting in a public place.

According to the Washington Post’s Candace Buckner, a verbal altercation broke out between the two that escalated into a physical fight that took place on the sidewalk.

Robinson was transported to a hospital following the fight with Mills and upon his release he was taken to to department’s 2nd District station where Mills was detained.

Mills and Robinson were “involved in a verbal altercation which escalated into a physical altercation on the sidewalk adjacent to the Opera Night Club” in the early hours of Saturday morning, according to the police report.

Both teams have since responded, with the Wizards essentially parting ways with Robinson due to the incident.

“We are aware of the incident this morning involving Devin and are disappointed in his actions. We will not extend him a qualifying offer for the 2019-20 season,” the Wizards said in a statement.

The Eagles issued a statement saying that they are “aware of the situation” and “continuing to gather more information.”

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Mike Tannenbaum Joins ESPN

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Following his run as Executive Vice President of Football Operations with the Miami Dolphins, and long-overdue dismissal following a disaster 2018 season, Mike Tannenbaum is joining ESPN, according to the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson.

Tannenbaum will end up being ESPN’s replacement for Bill Polian, who retired from broadcasting to become a co-founder of the Alliance of American Football, which officially ended all operations last week.

Tannenbaum will make appearances on SportsCenter, NFL Live, and other ESPN productions in the build up to the NFL Draft and will also be a part of ESPN’s draft coverage during the 2019 NFL Draft.

At the end of the 2018 season, Tannenbaum was “reassigned” within the Dolphins organization, although no details were provided at the time and no information regarding his re-assignment have been made public since.

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