AFC WEST MATCHUP FACING FIRES
CALIF.» The NFL ALAMEDA, is keeping an eye on the wildfires in northern California and has been exploring options to move Sunday’s game between the Raiders and Chargers if it becomes necessary.
Michael Signora, the NFL’s vice president of football communications, said Thursday that the league is getting updates on the situation from both teams and from city officials in Oakland. Oakland, which is some 45 miles south of the fires, has been blanketed by smoke.
If the NFL decides that conditions in Oakland are too unhealthy to play Sunday, the game could be moved to Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.
NFL gives to Mexico City earthquake relief.
YORK» The NFL and the Patriots, Raiders and Steelers will together contribute $200,000 to support disaster relief efforts following last month’s earthquake in Mexico City.
Landry lobbies for Cutler.
FLA.» Dolphins receiver DAVIE, Jarvis Landry is critical of fans who lobbied for quarterback Jay Cutler to be benched, saying they’re an embarrassment to players.
Cutler drew jeers while struggling through much of the Dolphins’ 2017 home debut, before his fourthquarter touchdown pass to Landry helped beat the Titans 16-10. The crowd chanted repeatedly for backup quarterback Matt Moore.
Landry says it’s disrespectful for fans to jeer a player who works hard, and they don’t understand the situation.
Linebacker Alec Ogletree has agreed to a four-year contract extension with the Rams through the 2021 season. … Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert will miss the rest of the season with a back injury. … Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews said he would be done playing football when asked on Twitter if he would accept a fine or penalty if the NFL instituted a new rule for the national anthem, then he later deleted the tweet.