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Randall Cunningham joining Las Vegas Raiders organization

Randall Cunningham joining Las Vegas Raiders organization

Former Eagles quarterback Randall Cunningham is reportedly joining the Las Vegas Raiders organization.

While Cunningham, 57, can still likely throw bombs to Raiders receivers, he'll be guiding them spiritually as the team chaplain, according to ESPN.

"I'm elated, flabbergasted," Cunningham told ESPN on Friday. "I've already been in on some [Zoom] meetings with the team. I plan on spending a lot of time with the guys when it's OK. I've talked with Marcus Mariota, Nelson Agholor. What an amazing group of people Mark Davis and Jon Gruden have put together."

Cunningham played his college ball at UNLV and coached high school football in Las Vegas for a couple of seasons a few years back.

Randall has spent much of the past few years working with daughter, Vashti, and son, Randall II, in their quest for Olympic dreams.

The former NFL MVP is highly regarded around the league and will be a solid addition to the Raiders organization. His Twitter account, which is mostly dormant, has the handle "PastorRandallC."

Randall worked with Raiders head coach Jon Gruden during his playing days in Philadelphia.

"He's going to take care of the guys in Las Vegas," Raiders owner Mark Davis told ESPN.com. "Jon had him address the team in a team Zoom [recently] and he did a really good job of setting the stage for the team in Las Vegas.

Just last week, NBC Sports Philadelphia ranked Randall as the second best quarterback in Eagles history.

Nelson Agholor is officially on the move, fans say thank you in most Philly way

Nelson Agholor is officially on the move, fans say thank you in most Philly way

Nelson Agholor has had quite an interesting career in Philadelphia since being drafted, but the former Eagle is now heading to Las Vegas. The dynamic of the relationship between fans and Agholor has always been interesting, but when it comes down to it all, he was a crucial piece to the 2017 Championship team.

For that, the city will always be thankful, and fans made sure to express their gratitude for that memorable run. 

Of course, his last season in midnight green came with some flaws and social media frenzies after certain games. So let’s just say when the news broke that he was going elsewhere, the Hakim Laws meme rose from the retired meme graveyard. 

https://twitter.com/blendedbymike/status/1241450557623029760?s=20

Thanks for the memories, Nelly.

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Nelson Agholor heading to Las Vegas Raiders

Nelson Agholor heading to Las Vegas Raiders

Former Eagles receiver Nelson Agholor has found a new home.

The 2015 Eagles first-round pick is heading to the Las Vegas Raiders, according to reports.

Agholor, 26, has signed a one-year deal, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

During his five years in Philadelphia, Agholor had what was certainly an up and down career. While his first couple seasons in Philly were a disappointment, he got better and in 2017 was a big piece of the Super Bowl team.

In 2017, as a third option behind Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith, Agholor caught 62 passes for 768 yards and eight touchdowns. And in Super Bowl LII, Agholor had nine catches for 84 yards and had a few huge grabs down the stretch of that win. 

But Agholor’s career in Philly was almost like a perfect bell curve. It started off slow, got much better and peaked in the Super Bowl and then hit a new low this past season when he struggled with dropped passes and injury.

The Eagles brought back Agholor on his fifth-year option in 2019 and paid him a salary of $9.4 million. He did not live up to that. He played in just 11 games because of injury and when he was on the field, he struggled. He had just 39 catches for 363 yards and three touchdowns last season. 

It was very obvious that Agholor wasn’t going to return. He needed a fresh start and the Eagles were happy to let him go.

It always seemed like Agholor struggled with overthinking and when things got bad for him, they always seemed to spiral. It once got so bad back in 2016 that Doug Pederson benched him for a game sort of as a mental break. While there will be some national attention on the Raiders this season as they move to Las Vegas, it’s unlikely he’ll see the same kind of rabid fans that Philadelphia is full of. That should be a good thing. 

In five seasons with the Eagles, Agholor had 224 catches for 2,515 yards and 18 touchdowns. Not awful numbers but certainly not what the Eagles anticipated when Chip Kelly took him at No. 20 out of USC back in 2015. 

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