Tender slapped on Bryant a second-rounder

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Tender slapped on Bryant a second-rounder

While the Raiders announced Monday they had placed a one-year tender on restricted free agent defensive lineman Desmond Bryant, the NFL announced Tuesday it was a second-round tender, which is worth 1.927 million in cap space.As such, the Raiders will receive a second-round draft pick as compensation if Bryant signs with another team and Oakland does not match the offer.
The Raiders also slapped 540,000 tenders on three of their four exclusive rights free agents -- fullback Marcel Reece, cornerbackkick returner Bryan McCann and defensive lineman Mason Brodine. Safety Jerome Boyd was the lone Raiders restricted or exclusive rights free agent to not be offered a tender, so if he were to sign elsewhere Oakland would not receive any compensation for the loss.With the tenders now accounted for, and the franchise tag set upon strong safety Tyvon Branch worth 6.212 million, the Raiders should be 2,504,766 million under the salary cap.

Oakland police credit Raiders QB Derek Carr for helping find missing child

Oakland police credit Raiders QB Derek Carr for helping find missing child

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has 247,000 Twitter followers and, given his popularity in the Bay Area, it’s assumed a significant portion stems from this region.

Carr put that megaphone to good use.

Oakland Police sent out an Amber Alert on Saturday hoping to find a young boy gone missing, and Carr retweeted that call for public assistance.

The boy was quickly found after a citizen replied on Twitter and provided information that led to the rescue.

That led an Oakland police officer to credit Carr for helping find the boy.

Carr responded to the news on social media, happy police were able to find a missing child.

Raiders S Karl Joseph named to PFWA All-Rookie team

Raiders S Karl Joseph named to PFWA All-Rookie team

Injury issues bookended Karl Joseph’s rookie year. The Raiders brought their first-round strong safety along slowly while recovering from ACL surgery, keeping him out of defensive action during 2016’s first two games. He missed four at regular-season’s end with a toe injury.

In the middle he played just fine. Joseph was solid against the run and impactful playing deep, allowing him and veteran Reggie Nelson to remain unpredictable in deep coverage.

Joseph finished the year with 60 tackles, an interception and six passes defensed.

That was good enough for recognition on the Pro Football Writers of America’s All-Rookie team, which was released on Tuesday following a vote of the association’s membership.

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott and Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa were the offensive and defensive Rookies of the Year, respectively.