The NFL Draft seemed to play right into the Raiders’ hands, with UCLA linebacker Myles Jack falling to them at the 14th spot over concerns about his surgically-repaired knee. Joseph, coming off knee surgery himself, was thought by many to be late- first-round pick but the Raiders loved his hard-hitting ability.
In the eight weeks before the NFL draft, DeForest Buckner didn’t hear a peep from the 49ers. No invitation for a private workout or visit, not even a phone call.  the Oregon defensive lineman didn’t take the lack of contact from his former college head coach (Chip Kelly) and defensive line coach (Jerry Azzinaro) personally.
CBSSports.comRaiders' Karl Joseph: Lands in OaklandCBSSports.comThe Oakland Raiders selected Joseph in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 14th overall. This selection will likely get called a reach by some, but it's a more conventionally-sound pick than D. J. Hayden was at the 12th pick in 2013. Joseph was very
The most encouraging image from the latest iteration of Yasiel Puig's attempt at development occurred in the first game of the season. Puig worked a walk against San Diego, flipped his bat and sprinted to first base. Puig repeated the gesture four more times during the first week of the season,
When he was a Louisiana eighth-grader, Johnny Giavotella was a running back. As he entered high school, he focused on defense, and when he reached college he eschewed football altogether. But he has always retained one trick he learned on the gridiron. "Whenever I was close to the end zone and