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     Raiders NewsMartavis Bryant remains patient Oakland Raiders Hats , believes Raiders breakout game will come | NBCS Bay AreaMartavis Bryant has grown as a person and player this year with the Raiders. He's trusting the process and knows his time will come, perhaps this Sunday.Silver & Black Pridecast Episode 4: Bakermania comes to Oakland - Silver And Black PrideLevi Damien and Tyler Smith talk Raiders vs Browns in week four.Gruden and Jackson cross paths again amid history they share with Raiders - AFC West- ESPNThey coached together at Pacific, and they both held the Raiders' head-coaching job. They meet again with some weighty Oakland history between them.Raiders vs. Browns: 5 things to watch on Sunday | The Sacramento BeeYou could make a valid argument that Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns will either bury the Oakland Raiders’ season or keep its faint hopes alive.Raiders rookie tackle Kolton Miller has toughest matchup of season vs Myles Garrett in huge game vs Browns - Silver And Black PrideLeft tackle Kolton Miller vs edge rusher Myles Garrett will be a huge matchup in a huge game for the Oakland Raiders going against the Cleveland Browns.AFC WestChargers' Joey Bosa preaches patience with bruised foot injury - Los Angeles Chargers Blog- ESPNJoey Bosa pushed too hard during his August rehab and it likely elongated his recovery from a bone bruise. He's not taking any shortcuts now.As other QBs continue to fall, Rivers again gives Chargers health edge - The San Diego Union-TribuneThe amazing durability of Philip Rivers continues to give the Chargers an edge on many NFL teams. Can they take advantage?Broncos Briefs: Best way to contain Chiefs offense? Keep the footballThe Broncos look to avoid falling back to .500 when they host Kansas City Monday at 6:15 p.m.. Here is a Week 4 whip-around:Will Broncos coach Vance Joseph get taken to school by K.C.'s Andy Reid in Monday-night mismatch?And today’s parting shot is smack talk from Kansas City, where some folks are irked about my theory quarterback that Patrick Mahomes is spectacular, but the Chiefs are soft.Mahomes, KC Chiefs return to Denver, where he made 1st start | The Kansas City StarNine months after Patrick Mahomes made his first start as a NFL quarterback in Denver, the Kansas City Chiefs are returning to face the Broncos, who will be the first defense to face Mahomes a second time.Chiefs' Eric Berry reportedly has Achilles deformity, may require patience in recovery - CBSSports.comThe Pro Bowl safety has not played since Week 1 of the 2017 seasonNFL NewsCommittee believes roughing penalties will decrease - NFL.comSo far no changes have been proposed regarding the roughing the passer rule controversy. But the expectation is that there will be fewer calls moving forward.The highest-paid player on every NFL team right nowThese players have secured the most lucrative contracts.Week 4 NFL biggest fantasy football questions, tips, start Oakland Raiders Hoodie , sit - NFL Nation 2018Is it time to panic about the Patriots' offense? How many targets will Calvin Ridley get going forward? NFL Nation reporters weigh in.NFL Week 4 story lines - StarTribune.comWhat to watch for Sunday in the NFLSix surprises in the NFL season entering Week 4 | NBC Sports WashingtonThe 2018 NFL season is almost at the quarter-mark, so let's take a look at the six most surprising storylines thus far.Football Outsiders: Raiders WR Jordy Nelson can be ‘effective complement’ to Amari Cooper The good folks at Football Outsiders have answered several questions for us here at Silver and Black Pride, and two of the questions/answers were posted on Monday and Tuesday. Those questions dealt with the coaching staff, but from here on out they will deal with the players.Today’s question focuses on the Raiders’ upgraded receiving unit. Look for more Football Outsiders questions on Thursday and Friday.S&BP: The Raiders have added plenty in the wide receiver corps this offseason. They now have Jordy Nelson, Martavis Bryant, Ryan Switzer and Marcell Ateman. How do you see these players fitting in this year and which do you believe will have the most impact and why?I say, if “Slotty McTryhard” isn’t the funniest thing I’ve heard all day, I don’t know what is. For more examples of Slotty McTryhards, see the New England Patriots, who utilize about four of them every year.Plenty of NFL experts are pessimistic about Jordy Nelson, given his age and the fact that he had a pretty awful year in Green Bay last season. But camp reports have been stellar, and Football Outsiders seems to believe in Nelson’s ability to become a major part of the Raider offense. We’ll find out more on Friday, with the starters playing extended minutes against Nelson’s old team Cheap Customized Oakland Raiders Jerseys , the Packers.As for Bryant, Jon Gruden was not pleased with his grasp of the playbook nor his lack of consistent availability to practice, so his time with the Raiders got started off on a bad note. But he had a pretty good game against the Lions and will get more chances to shine against the Packers, who have elected to play the season without any cornerbacks.It’s puzzling to me now and was puzzling to me last year why the Cowboys didn’t use Ryan Switzer more in the passing game, but I am not privy to Cowboys practice tape and I will defer to Jason Garrett on this one. I’m not sure the Cowboys offense had a plan or an identity of any kind last year. What I do know is that Switzer caught a diving TD against the Lions and is currently battling Griff Whalen to be our Slotty McTryhard.The Raiders may keep six wide receivers, and Marcell Ateman has a good shot to be the sixth guy. He’s showed flashes this preseason and he has the size to be a legitimate red zone threat. It’s true that he will have to make his mark on special teams because he just won’t get enough offensive reps to be worth the roster spot otherwise.Of course, all this is dependent on Amari Cooper being that bona fide number one receiver. It is he who will get the bulk of the attention from opposing defenses, and he who will enable these other wideouts to get advantageous matchups. In a four-wide set you’d have a linebacker or a safety on one of these guys, and Derek Carr will eat that coverage for lunch. There is so much more talent now than last year at the receiver position, as long as they all fulfill their potential.