Former Raiders QB attempting comeback at age 48

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Former Raiders QB attempting comeback at age 48

Former Raiders quarterback Todd Marinovich isn't done playing football just yet. 

According to the So Cal Coyotes of the Developmental Pro Football Program, Marinovich will compete for the starting QB job when their camp kicks off on August 10 in Indio, Calif. 

Marinvich is less than a year removed from an arrest after he was found naked in an Irvine backyard with drugs. 

Last March, Marinovich was sentenced in Orange County to three years’ probation for a drug relapse. According to the former first round pick, he has been clean and sober since August 2016, and has been tested weekly since joining the Coyotes.

Marinowich just turned 48 years old. 

Marinovich will compete in camp with second-year incumbent and former NAIA National Player of the Year Jacob Russell. As a rookie in 2016, Russell, 25, threw for a league-best 2,048 yards, 35 touchdowns and only two interceptions in the Coyotes perfect 7-0 season.

The Coyotes play in the World Developmental Football League, a 16-team league with teams on the East Coast, four on the West Coast and four in South Africa.

Marinovich was selected in the first round of the 1991 draft by the Los Angeles Raiders, signing a three-year, $2.25 million deal. 

He was released after two seasons for repeated drug use.

After eating her food as kid, Lynch purchasing restaurant from 79-year-old

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After eating her food as kid, Lynch purchasing restaurant from 79-year-old

Marshawn Lynch first tasted Cassie Nickelson's food when he was nine years old while she catered out of her Oakland apartment.

"When he was 9-years-old, he came across the street to get a hamburger and French fries. 25-cent French fries and a 75-cent hamburger," Nickelson said to KTVU.

Lynch, 31, is now set to take over Nickelson's popular soul-food restaurant, Scend's Restaurant and Bar, in Emeryville. Nickelson, 79, will be retiring in August. 

"I'm comfortable with him and I like him," Nickelson said.

Lynch will not become the official owner until the liquor license changes hands. Scend's, an acronym for Nickelson's children and grandchildren, is known for its seafood, fried chicken and red beans. 

Father of Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie passes away

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Father of Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie passes away

Raider Nation is grieving on Monday.

The father of general manager Reggie McKenzie passed away recently, and the franchise issued the following statement:

"The Raiders family is saddened by the passing of Sam McKenzie Jr., father of Reggie and Raleigh McKenzie. The thoughts and prayers of the entire Raider Nation are with the McKenzie family."

No additional information is known at this time.