The Raiders believe Michael Crabtree is going to be playing himself into a big contract when the year is over, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com writes. Crabtree is having a tremendous camp and, so far, he has silenced questions about how he’ll perform after suffering lower-leg injuries earlier in his career. Here’s more out of the West divisions..
- The Raiders have plenty of cap room to sign defensive lineman Tony McDaniel, Steve Corkran of RaiderBeat.com tweets. McDaniel, 30, can be had for a couple million or so this season and he could be a good fit for Oakland following his release from the Seahawks.
- Britton Colquitt assured himself a sixth season as the Broncos‘ punter when he agreed to take a salary reduction on Monday. For his part, Colquitt isn’t “mad about it,” as Mike Klis of 9NEWS writes. “Demaryius Thomas had to be taken care of somehow,” said Colquitt. “Peyton Manning took a little hit (in March). I mean Peyton’s a good guy to follow, a good example. No, it’s one of those things where if the organization comes to you, and it’s a place I love and I want to be here and I want to help the team win, I think getting a little haircut is still a nice living for my family.”
- While Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor continues his holdout, Rand Getlin of NFL.com (on Twitter) hears that Michael Bennett and his representatives are monitoring the situation very closely.