• Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio gestures toward safety Karl Joseph (42) and strong safety Nate Allen (20) sitting on the bench during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Tennessee Titans Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, in Oakland, Calif. Tennessee won the game 27-14. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Raiders look to shore up run defense before start of season

    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — After watching DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry run through his first-team defense with relative ease during the third exhibition game, Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said he took those struggles personally as a former NFL linebacker who prides himself on having a stout defense.

  • San Francisco 49ers quarterbacks Colin Kaepernick, left, and Blaine Gabbert stand on the sideline during the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the Green Bay Packers on Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. Green Bay won 21-10. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

    Niners QB Kaepernick refuses to stand for anthem in protest

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand for the national anthem before games because he believes the United States oppresses African Americans and other minorities.

  • Raiders QB Derek Carr happy to take risks in preseason

    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Derek Carr is a bit of a risk-taker by nature when it comes to playing quarterback in the NFL. He isn’t afraid of throwing a ball into coverage if he thinks his receiver has a good chance of winning a one-on-one battle with the opposing defender.

  • San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick warms up before the team's preseason NFL football game against the Denver Broncos, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

    Kaepernick ready to make 1st preseason appearance for 49ers

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Colin Kaepernick is on track to make his first appearance of the preseason for San Francisco on Friday night against the Green Bay Packers after his tired shoulder made it through a full week of practice without any limitations.