Raiders Already Put Recently Acquired Defender on Injured Reserve

The Las Vegas Raiders‘ pass rush needs help but it might take some time for help to come. The team recently acquired former Atlanta Falcons first-round pick Takk McKinley from the waiver wire after he failed physicals with the San Francisco 49ers and Cincinnati Bengals. It appears that the Raiders also aren’t comfortable with McKinley’s health right now and have sent him to the injured reserve.

Las Vegas could’ve just sent him back to waivers but it’s clear they like his upside. With six games left, it’s still very possible that McKinley could get on the field this season. That said, he’ll at least be out for three weeks. The fact the Raiders decided they’re still going to keep him around and pay him despite his injury means that they’re probably expecting him to be back this season.

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Jon Gruden Has Plans for McKinley

McKinley had an ugly end to his time in Atlanta but he is a guy who can make an impact. He had 13 sacks in his first two seasons so he can be a decent pass rusher. Head coach Jon Gruden recently made it seem like the team is expecting McKinley to have a role soon.

“Takk McKinley will not be on the trip this week, but he is a big part of our plans for the future,” Gruden said Friday. “I just don’t know how far in the immediate future that is.”

With McKinley’s contract set to expire after this season, it’s unclear what exactly Gruden has planned for the defensive end. His value is probably going to be very low unless he blows up once he returns from the injured reserve. Perhaps the Raiders were so keen on picking him up because they think he’s a guy who could stick around for a while. The team has invested a lot into their defensive ends and it hasn’t paid off quite yet. Maybe McKinley could be the low-risk, high-reward player the Raiders have been trying to find.

Vic Beasley More Likely to Have Role Soon

Interestingly enough, the Raiders also signed McKinley’s former teammate Vic Beasley. The former top-10 draft pick once looked like he was the NFL’s …read more

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Garth Brooks Weighs in on Blake Shelton Getting Engaged

Country music star Blake Shelton recently announced his engagement to cross-genre singer and performer Gwen Stefani. The The Voice coaches received some love from Garth Brooks following the announcement.

Brooks told Access Hollywood on November 19 that he was happy for Shelton and Stefani.

“Blake’s one of those guys that’s got no secrets,” he said. “He’s not going to change on you. He’s going to be the same, which is a blessing. So, I think she’s extremely lucky.”

Brooks Says He Loves Shelton

Brooks added that he loves Shelton and is happy for him.

“I love that man, I really do,” he told the outlet. “And I would love to get a chance to know her, because good people hang with good people, and he’s solid.”

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton announced their engagement, and details on how it happened have been steadily coming out since then. Stefani took to Instagram on Tuesday, October 27 to announce that Shelton popped the question and she said yes.

“@blakeshelton yes please!” she captioned the photo.

Shelton shared the same photo alongside the caption, “Hey @gwenstefani thanks for saving my 2020… And the rest of my life.. I love you. I heard a YES!”

Shelton Proposed to Stefani at Their Home

After the engagement was announced, a source close to the couple spoke to Entertainment Tonight about how exactly it happened, including that Shelton involved Stefani’s children “every step of the way” in his plans.

“Blake is very close to Gwen’s boys,” the source reportedly told Entertainment Tonight. “They talked it through and Blake made sure they were part of the excitement! Blake had a custom-made engagement ring. He knows the designer and has used them in the past to make bracelets for Gwen.”

It’s not clear exactly how the boys were involved in the plan for the proposal, but it’s likely that reports will come out once the couple starts telling the story of their engagement.

Shelton also reportedly asked Stefani’s father for permission before popping the question.

“Blake’s plan to propose to Gwen began by asking her father for her hand in marriage,” the source said. “Gwen is very traditional so he truly felt that asking her father for approval was the proper thing to do. And her father adores Blake. Gwen has been ready to tie the knot for a long time, and Blake knew this was the perfect time.”

It’s likely that Shelton and …read more

Source:: Heavy.com

      

Trump reportedly wants to hold a 2024 campaign event during Biden’s inauguration

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Donald Trump is reportedly considering hosting a campaign event for a 2024 presidential bid to take place on Joe Biden’s Inauguration Day. 

The Daily Beast, citing sources familiar with conversations about a possible 2024 run, reported that Trump is strategizing ways to remain relevant even after he steps down from the presidency. The conversations revolve around launching a run for president again in four years after Biden’s first term will have neared an end. 

Earlier this month, Trump had floated the possibility of a 2024 run, telling aides he might announce his candidacy as soon as the end of December.

The discussions are emblematic of Trump’s efforts to continue to derail Biden’s presidency. 

Biden won the presidency weeks ago, but Trump has repeatedly refused to concede. At one point, he appeared to concede the results and acknowledge Biden’s victory, but he quickly walked back those comments, saying “I concede NOTHING.”

Those close to Trump, including Vice President Mike Pence, have tried to perpetuate the false notion that the administration will remain in place for another full term. Others like his daughter Ivanka and wife Melania have urged him to accept the results. 

Trump himself has launched a series of legal attacks to cast doubt on the election results. So far, he’s won none of them.

Additionally, the General Service Administration only days ago authorized the formal transition process to begin, weeks after Biden secured the title of president-elect. 

Trump, upon the GSA announcement, said he had authorized administrator Emily Murphy to begin the transition to a Biden presidency.

“Our case STRONGLY continues, we will keep up the good fight, and I believe we will prevail!” Trump tweeted. “Nevertheless, in the best interest of our Country, I am recommending that Emily and her team do what needs to be done with regard to initial protocols, and have told my team to do the same.”

Biden, however, said days ago that he has not yet heard from Trump. 

“I believe that his chief of staff and my chief of staff have spoken, but no, I have not heard anything from President Trump,” Biden said.

But the former vice president has begun to receive details and information from national security officials and coronavirus task force members, he said.

Neither the Trump 2020 campaign nor Biden’s transition team immediately returned a request for comment from Business Insider.

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Daughter Fights for Justice 19 Years After Mother Was Murdered, Body Left on Side of NJ Road

Michelle Howard grew up among the grit and glamour of Atlantic City, New Jersey. She thrived on the energy of the bustling resort town, the 24-hour casinos and endless nightlife. “She was the life of the party,” her daughter, Dawn Register, told Dateline. “She was fun and lively and had a go-getter mentality. But she also wanted the best for… …read more

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