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Raiders' Jon Gruden describes Allegiant Stadium as 'freaking awesome'

Raiders' Jon Gruden describes Allegiant Stadium as 'freaking awesome'

Jon Gruden had nothing but praise for the Raiders' new home in Las Vegas.

In a video that was shared on Allegiant Stadium's new video board for the facility's construction workers, Gruden shared some encouraging words about the upcoming season.

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"I just had a couple thoughts, working on my game plan here," Gruden said. "I just have to tell you, the stadium looks freaking awesome, it's the greatest thing I've ever seen. And I just want to congratulate all you workers on an incredible accomplishment during adversity."

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Gruden also left workers with an inspirational message as they near completion of the Raiders' new multi-billion stadium.

"It's the two-minute drill," Gruden continued. "You've done 99 percent of the work, 97 percent of the work. I just challenge everyone to finish like a champion."

The stadium is expected to be completed by the time the Raiders host the first regular-season NFL game ever in the city of Las Vegas. It remains unclear if fans will be allowed at NFL games this season amid the coronavirus pandemic, but team officials are actively discussing contingency plans in the event spectators are barred.

Watch Marshawn Lynch crush Drake with tackle in 'Laugh Now Cry Later' video

Watch Marshawn Lynch crush Drake with tackle in 'Laugh Now Cry Later' video

What happens when "Beast Mode" meets someone who made an uncredited appearance on Travis Scott's "Sicko Mode?"

Hilarity. And pain. Lots of both.

Kevin Durant dunked on Drake, but former Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch made the most of his limited screen time in the rapper's music video for "Laugh Now Cry Later" featuring Lil Durk. The Oakland native easily passed E-40 and Mistah F.A.B. appearing in "The Motto" in the race for the most memorable appearance by an East Bay legend in a Drake video -- the crown still belongs to Wanda Salvatto, Mac Dre's mother, in "The Motto" -- with a blissfully brief and perfectly profane cameo.

See for yourself, and watch Lynch lay out the former "Degrassi" star with a bone-crunching tackle on a field at Nike's Beaverton, Ore. campus. Lynch's cameo begins around the 2:00 mark and the language, of course, is NSFW.

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Drake once sang that he had people showing fake love to him straight up to his face (straight up his face), and Lynch once said the "deeper metaphor" behind his mindset was "run through a motherf--ker's face."

So, yeah, that went about exactly as you'd expect.

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Really, Lynch's appearance was a lot like his two-year Raiders tenure.

It was shorter than you remember, but you're also not gonna forget it anytime soon.

Raiders' Tyrell Williams hoping for more with foot injuries behind him

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Raiders' Tyrell Williams hoping for more with foot injuries behind him

Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the fibrous tissue -- the plantar fascia -- along the bottom of your foot. It connects your heel bone to your toes. The condition feels like your dogs are barking as if stuck in an oven at a toasty 450 degrees.

Tyrell Williams knows such pain. Literally. Figuratively. However you want to describe why his was a disappointing first season with the Raiders.

How ironic: Williams was signed as a No. 2 wide receiver last year and yet thrust into a leading role because of another pair of feet. Antonio Brown had frozen ones. Just another part of that guy’s bizarro world.

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