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Derrick Johnson visiting the Raiders


The Raiders could be returning the favor for the Chiefs drafting their G.M.’s son.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, former Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson is visiting the Raiders today.

The Chiefs released Johnson in February, and he insisted he wasn’t ready to retire. The 35-year-old hasn’t visited or met with anyone (that we’ve heard of) since, but the Raiders obviously feel like they could use some experience inside.

Here are other free agency notes we’re tracking:

The Cowboys could be close to bringing back defensive lineman Terrell McClain, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. The big DT had a visit with Dallas this week and contract talks are escalating, Rapoport reported. McClain started 15 games for the Cowboys in 2016 before heading to the Redskins in free agency last season.

O’Donnell said he would sort out the misunderstanding Thursday.

A warrant was issued for Anderson’s arrest for failure to appear in court to face arraignment on a misdemeanor charge of reckless driving. Felony charges were dropped last month.

Carolina is suddenly in need of running back depth.

The Panthers placed Fozzy Whittaker on injured reserve with a torn ACL, the team announced Thursday. Whittaker suffered the injury Monday in a non-contact drill during Phase 2 of the offseason program.

Whittaker appeared in 12 games in 2017, totaling 18 yards rushing on seven carries and 47 yards receiving and a touchdown on five catches in his role as a third-down rusher.

His value, however, extends beyond the offense.

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