Sherman would help shore up a weak pass defense for a Raiders team expected to be a Super Bowl contender.

The Raiders ranked 24th against the pass last season, allowing 257.5 yards per game and tied for 20th with 27 touchdowns given up through the air.

Seattle would pick up $2.231 million of 2017 salary cap room by acquiring Amerson. Sherman’s 2017 cap number is $13.631 million. There would be a $4.4 million cap charge from his $11 million signing bonus with the trade while Seattle would be paying Amerson $7 million in 2017. The Raiders have already paid Amerson a $1.5 million roster bonus that was due March 11. Amerson is under contract through the 2020 season with annual salaries of $6M in 2018, $7.5M in 2019 and $7,880,123 in 2020. His $5.5 million 2018 base salary is guaranteed for injury and becomes fully guarantees Feb. 7.

Seattle would be justified in seeking similar compensation as the Jets received shortly before the 2013 draft from the Buccaneers for Darrelle Revis, who was recovering from a torn ACL in his left knee.

Coach Buck Shaw made sure it was a fresh team.

“After six preseason games, we never wore pads or helmets except on Sunday,” Khayat said. “Practice was never more than an hour [and] 20 minutes. If we got up close to the hour-20 mark, Marion Campbell would start calling out: ‘Save it for the Pro Bowl, Buck.’ And Coach Shaw would get the offense in the huddle and call, ‘88 now to gate,’ and then when they snapped the offense would sprint to the buses to see who could get there first.”

“The dreaded end result [of being prescribed an opioid] is needing 400 milligrams a day just to feel normal,” says Dr. Sisley. “I’ve seen professional athletes graduate to heroin because they can’t keep getting OxyContin.”

The Chargers lost Eric Weddle through free agency in 2015 and never truly replaced him. They re-signed Jahleel Addae to play one safety spot, and Dwight Lowery is projected at the other spot.

Keep an eye on Sammy Watkins in L.A. The Rams receiver is growing frustrated with his role — specifically his lack of production.

Watkins, who came to the Rams this season after some injury-prone years in Buffalo, enters Sunday’s game against the Jaguars having caught only one pass for 17 yards in the past two games. He was shut out Sunday against Seattle, where he was targeted four times.

33. Jerry Jones, owner, Cowboys (28): Did Jones get bailed out by Dak Prescott after refusing once again to sign a veteran backup to the fragile Tony Romo? We also get to find out in January if Jones gets voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Lots of drama, as usual, for the Dallas owner.nike-youth-cardinals-091

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