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Why Raiders didn't place waiver claim on wide receiver Josh Gordon

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Why Raiders didn't place waiver claim on wide receiver Josh Gordon

The New England Patriots reached an injury settlement with receiver Josh Gordon, formally waiving him off injured reserve. The talented, yet troubled pass-catcher is healthy again and ready to play after dealing with a knee injury but couldn’t choose his team.

He was subject to waivers, meaning teams with the worst records had first crack at Gordon for the season.

He made it all the way to Seattle, at 6-2 with the No. 28 waiver priority.

The Raiders had a shot at Gordon but obviously didn’t put in a claim. The Silver and Black chose instead to focus on the guys they have in house. They are just getting Trevor Davis and Zay Jones up to speed after trading for them in recent weeks, excited to make them full-time contributors with Hunter Renfrow and a now-healthy Tyrell Williams.

That might disappoint right tackle Trent Brown, who played with Gordon as Patriots last year and gave a recruiting nudge on social media.

“C’mon family…you always welcome at our house. @raiders,” Brown wrote in a reply to one of Gordon’s tweets showing surprise at being placed on injured reserve.

Gordon caught 20 passes for 297 yards and a touchdown during six games with the Patriots this season. He injured his knee while making a tackle in New England's win over the New York Giants in Week 6.

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The Raiders have a full complement of receivers heading into Sunday’s game against Detroit, which should round out a productive offense driving heavily by the run game and passes to tight ends.

Maxx Crosby gets Raiders logo tattoo after breakout 2019 rookie season

Maxx Crosby gets Raiders logo tattoo after breakout 2019 rookie season

Another member of the Raiders' 2019 NFL draft class is committing himself to the team.

Defensive lineman Maxx Crosby showed off his new Raiders logo tattoo Monday, a week after running back Josh Jacobs and defensive lineman Clelin Ferrell did the same.

While Jacobs and Ferrell were first-round draft picks, Crosby was a fourth-round pick and put together an impressive rookie campaign.

In 16 games, Crosby had 47 total tackles, 10 sacks, 16 tackles for loss and 14 quarterback hits.

With Crosby, Jacobs and Ferrell, Las Vegas' newest tenant has the building blocks to be very successful over the next decade.

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It's way too early to tell what the future holds for the trio, but based on the new ink, Crosby, Jacobs and Ferrell want to stay with the Raiders ... permanently.

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Why Raiders' iconic logo should never be listed among worst in NFL

Why Raiders' iconic logo should never be listed among worst in NFL

How do you determine what is, and what isn’t, a good NFL logo?

NBC Sports Philadelphia devised a list of the 10 worst logos in the game with Raiders listed at the No. 7 spot.

Here’s what they said:

“They may have moved from Oakland to Las Vegas, but for some reason, stuck with this thing. It’s too busy and the colors aren’t anything special. Perhaps if the shield and “Raiders” were removed to showcase the swords and the male figure, it could simplify it. Or get rid of the head altogether. Anything is better than this.”

So, I get what they were saying, but when I think of the Raiders, I like the fact that they’re staying true to the OG logo we’re used to -- it’s iconic. People fear change. After all, they’re now called the Las Vegas Raiders.

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They have one of the most unique color schemes in the game and it doesn’t seem too busy despite the detail and reminds me of how fierce the fans are. Despite a few, subtle changes over the years, the logo has stood the test of time. 

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The San Diego Los Angeles Chargers continued to update their logo and the sports world had a field day with it. 

You don’t mess with the classics.