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NFL fines Raiders $20,000 over injury report

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The Oakland Raiders are not having what we’d call the best season in franchise history. At 1-5 through Week 6, this team has been a complete and utter dumpster fire on the field.

That’s now apparently extended to off the field. According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport the league has fined the Raiders $20,000 for failing to report guardĀ Kelechi Osemele as being out for the team’s Week 5 game against the Los Angeles Chargers.

https://mobile.twitter.com/RapSheet/status/1052988528924209152

The fine is not going to hurt owner Mark Davis and Co. too much in the pocketbooks. But that’s not really the point here. It’s a basic aspect of running an organization. Understanding NFL injury report rules and following said guidelines. Obviously, someone dropped the ball in a big way here.

It’s yet another embarrassing moment in a season that’s been full of them under first-year head coach Jon Gruden.

What’s next?