ALAMEDA -- Brandon Myers has been targeted 11 times by Carson Palmer through two games.Myers has caught all 11 passes."I just think its being where youre supposed to be when youre supposed to be there," Myers said this week. "Coach kind of harps on that all the time. Youve just got to do your job and let the chips fall, I guess, and then when he does throw it to you, try to make the play and keep the chains moving."While the Raiders' run game has stalled, Palmer has found his tight end as an outlet, though many critics will say it's relatively meaningless in that only three of his catches have come with the game either tied or the Raiders leading, the other eight coming relatively late in games after the outcome has been all-but-decided.Regardless, Myers' 151 receiving yards already ties his career high for a season."Theres a lot of balls to be caught by that position in this offense," Palmer said. "And he and I had some good chemistry last year, in some similar situations, obviously (in a) different offense. But theres a lot of balls to be had at that spot and hes done a great job taking advantage of those opportunities, and its been good to see him really develop in there."
Raiders Pro Bowl left guard Kelechi Osemele, running back Taiwan Jones and safety Brynden Trawick are currently enjoying their offseason in New Zealand.
But a few videos they posted going white-water rafting and bungee jumping left head coach Jack Del Rio a bit anxious.
"Anxiety level went up a bit thinking of my BIG pro bowl LG on the rapids!!" Del Rio tweeted Monday. "Can't leave out Brynden or Taiwan either ... have fun and be safe"
Osemele has posted a handful of photos and videos from the trip, including one of a raft capsizing with the caption: "It got real out there!!! Category 4 Rapids #NewZealand." Another showed the 6-foot-5, 333-pounder doing a backflip off a bungee platform with the caption: "Just did a backflip off the highest swing in the WORLD!!!!!!! Crazy!!! #LivingLife"
Can't leave out Brynden or Taiwan either ... have fun and be safe https://t.co/0ht7mwuUkd— Jack Del Rio (@coachdelrio) February 20, 2017
Ever seen a guy my size do a back flip off a cliff? Well there ya go 😜🤘🏾 pic.twitter.com/ZISIQk5g0p— Kelechi Osemele (@KOseven0) February 20, 2017
Posted in New Zealand 🤘🏾 pic.twitter.com/wFhnM0d3Qz— Kelechi Osemele (@KOseven0) February 19, 2017
Trent Richardson is reportedly in some trouble.
Richardson was arrested on Thursday night for domestic violence, according to TMZ Sports.
The former running back was taken into custody on a third degree charge, the report states, with bail being set for $1,000.
The arrest was made in Hoover, Alabama.
The Browns selected Richardson with the third overall pick in the 2012 draft.
He was traded to the Colts in 2013 and played for Indianapolis in 2014.
He signed with the Raiders in 2015 and appeared in three exhibition games, but did not make the team.
The 26-year old was cut by the Ravens last August.