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Top 5 Headlines 3/18: What are the Raiders getting with Trent Richardson?

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1. Raiders sign Trent Richardson

By Bill Williamson - ESPN

"The Oakland Raiders will give Trent Richardson his third chance to make it in the NFL, as the team announced his signing Tuesday.

Terms were not disclosed, but the former Alabama star running back will compete with Latavius Murray to be the Raiders' starting running back."    READ MORE…

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2. Fun-loving Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce ready for more responsibility

By Terez Paylor - Kansas City Star

"But while the offseason has provided Kelce with a chance to rest up, let loose and live a little, football is never far from his mind.

He says he has continued to work out at the Chiefs' training-facility-which is not mandatory until late April-to improve as a player and rid himself of the sour taste left by the Chiefs' inability to earn a playoff berth. He was the team's leading receiver last season, with 67 catches for 862 yards and five touchdowns."    READ MORE…

3. Free-agency review: Chiefs

By Adam Teicher - ESPN

"Most significant signing: Jeremy Maclin could be the cure for what ails the Kansas City Chiefs at wide receiver. Maclin, who formerly played in Andy Reid's offense with the Philadelphia Eagles, should be productive from the start of his Chiefs career. The pressure is on quarterback Alex Smith and the offensive line to make Maclin's addition work. Smith needs to be more willing to use Maclin's ability down the field. Smith needs more time to get the ball down the field than he was often provided last season."    READ MORE…

4. Browns offered a first-round pick for Sam Bradford

By Chris Wesseling -

"The Philadelphia Eagles weren't the only team pursuing Sam Bradford when the new league year kicked off last week.

NFL Media's Charley Casserly reported on Monday's edition of NFL AM that the Cleveland Browns offered a first-round draft pick for Bradford.

Coach Jeff Fisher told PFT Live last week that the Rams were offered a late first-round pick for Bradford and turned that down, preferring Philadelphia's compensation package."    READ MORE…

5. Stevie Johnson signs with Chargers

By ESPN News Services - ESPN

"Free-agent wide receiver Stevie Johnson agreed to a three-year contract with the San Diego Chargers on Tuesday.

Johnson had visited the Chargers and Patriots since his release from the 49ers last week. In San Diego, he will help to replace receiver Eddie Royal, who left the Chargers this offseason to sign a free-agent contract with the Bears.

Johnson said he is excited to be able to catch passes from quarterback Philip Rivers."    READ MORE…

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