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Raiders 'Hard Knocks' live stream: How to watch season finale online

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Raiders 'Hard Knocks' live stream: How to watch season finale online

You know who got cut. You know why they got cut. Now, it's time to see how they got cut. 

HBO's latest season of "Hard Knocks" ends Tuesday night, and the show will have to address the absence of one of its stars. The Raiders cut undrafted UC Davis wide receiver Keelan Doss over the weekend, who then signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad.

Coach Jon Gruden explained the logjam of wide-receiver depth that kept Doss off the 53-man roster, but Doss' storyline is one tailor-made for HBO's documentary series: A local kid nearly makes good, and their cameras are there to capture it all. 

Here's how to watch Tuesday's fifth and final "Hard Knocks" episode.

When: Tuesday, Sept. 3, at 10 p.m. PT
Live Stream: HBOGO

Raiders sign ex-practice squad tight end Paul Butler to bolster depth

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Raiders sign ex-practice squad tight end Paul Butler to bolster depth

The Raiders signed free agent tight end Paul Butler on Thursday.

Butler spent most of the previous two years on the Raiders’ practice squad, but was picked up late last season by the Detroit Lions as a reserve/future free agent. Butler (6 feet 6 inches, 250 pounds) also was promoted to the Raiders’ active roster in Week 17 of the 2018 season.

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Eli Apple, Panthers agree to deal after Raiders pact scrapped in April

Eli Apple, Panthers agree to deal after Raiders pact scrapped in April

Eli Apple never finalized a contract with the Raiders, and the free-agent cornerback has agreed to join their scheduled Week 1 opponents.

Apple reached an agreement on a one-year deal with the Carolina Panthers on Thursday, the team announced.

The Raiders are set to play the Panthers in Charlotte on Sept. 13, and the Silver and Black could line up against the man the front office initially pegged to have a shot to start opposite Trayvon Mullen. A league source confirmed to NBC Sports Bay Area's Scott Bair on March 18 that Apple and the Raiders agreed to terms on a deal.

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But Apple never put pen to paper, and the deal officially fell apart on April 2 due in part to an inability to get a physical. The Raiders quickly changed course to bolster their secondary, adding Damarious Randall that same day and selecting defensive backs Damon Arnette (first round, No. 19 overall) and Amik Robertson (fourth round, No. 129 overall) in the draft a few weeks later. They also officially signed veteran corner Prince Amukamara on May 18.

Will the Raiders regret not bringing Apple in? It will be too early to tell after Week 1, but the Silver and Black will have all the more reason to want to take a bite out of the Panthers with Apple on the roster.

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