The NFL world woke up to shocking news on Saturday morning. The Raiders are trading former Defensive Player of the Year Khalil Mack to the Bears.
The move is a shock to the Raiders, especially two of their marquee players.
Quarterback Derek Carr and defensive end Bruce Irvin voiced their frustration on Twitter. Irvin, Mack's counterpart on the rush, was a lot more R-rated.
Carr went with a much cleaner version, but the same message was delivered. The quarterback couldn't believe the news.
After his angry tweet, Irvin delivered a different message to Raider Nation a mere 15 minutes later.
The Silver and Black's quarterback tried to rally Raider Nation as well.
When opportunity knocked last year for Nick Kwiatkoski, the Chicago Bears’ four-year reserve linebacker, he answered.
With free agency looming, he was put in position to show the rest of the NFL what the Bears privately knew about the high-motor, highly athletic 26-year-old: It wasn’t a lack of ability that prevented Kwiatkoski from being a full-time starter, it was that the Bears had some of the best players in football at his position.
In Kwiatkoski, the Bears’ depth chart was hiding a starting caliber linebacker. And not just a situational one, but the highly coveted three-down kind who can play the run and the pass.
All of which he showed in an eight-game stint at the end of the 2019 season. He had 50 tackles, two sacks, four tackles for loss and four pass breakups to firmly establish himself as a valuable free agent target.
The death of George Floyd while in police custody Monday in Minnesota has re-ignited racial tensions in the United States.
Protests are occurring in cities all over the country, and professional athletes are speaking up about their experiences.
On Saturday, Raiders wide receiver Zay Jones shared a heartwarming story on Twitter about an encounter he had with an woman at a home goods store.
Jones, a Dallas, Texas native, was acquired by the Raiders in a trade with the Buffalo Bills last October.
In 10 games for the Raiders, Jones caught 20 passes for 147 yards.
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But receiving this unnamed woman into his arms is the biggest catch of Jones' career.
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