WINNIPEG, Manitoba — The Oakland Raiders' worldwide tour gets started in the preseason tonight when they play a "home" exhibition against the Green Bay Packers in Canada.
The Raiders will be the first team to play games in three countries in one season; they also will play a "home" game in the regular season in London against Chicago on Oct. 6.
"We'll treat it like a normal road game," coach Jon Gruden said. "We have to respond to a tough schedule. We are going to fly a lot of hours this year and we are going to play home games in foreign countries. It doesn't sound right, but that's the facts."
Gruden is expected to rest most of his regulars for this game, including quarterback Derek Carr and star receiver Antonio Brown. Brown has yet to make his Oakland debut as he has dealt with frostbitten feet and a fight with the NFL over his banned helmet.
Tonight will mark the third time the Packers have played a preseason game outside the United States.
Coach Matt LaFleur likely will get a look at wide receiver Trevor Davis, who could make his preseason debut. The fourth-year pro, also a kick return specialist, returned to practice Sunday after dealing with a neck stinger.
Davis had more than 700 yards as a kick returner in 2017 but missed most of 2018 with hamstring injuries.
"I kind of always feel like I have something to prove," he said. "Even if I was a fifth- or sixth- or seventh-year (player), I mean, either way it doesn't really matter to me. I approach it the same every day. I come out here to compete and not feel like anything's solidified ever."
Grant signs big deal
Miami Dolphins receiver Jakeem Grant signed a four-year extension Wednesday for up to $24 million through the 2023 season.
One of the NFL's smallest and fastest players, the 5-foot-6 Grant has three career touchdowns on returns, which ties the franchise record. He has only 34 career receptions for 471 yards and four touchdowns, but is expected to play a significant role in first-year coach Brian Flores' offense this season.
Grant missed the final six games last year with a calf injury that required surgery but has fully recovered.
• A source said defensive tackle Damon Harrison and the Detroit Lions have agreed to an $11 million, one-year extension, giving him three years left under contract with the franchise.
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Jets' Copeland suspended
New York Jets linebacker Brandon Copeland has been suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the regular season for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.
Copeland can participate in the team's preseason practices and games. He's eligible to return to the active roster on Oct. 7.
The 28-year-old Copeland was a key contributor on defense and special teams last year, his first with the Jets. He had a career-high five sacks while starting 10 games.
Former Texans defensive lineman Mario Williams was arrested Tuesday in Katy, Texas on a misdemeanor charge accusing him of trespassing at a woman's Houston-area home.
Deputy Thomas Gilliland says sheriff's deputies around 1 a.m. Tuesday responded to a report from a woman wanting someone removed from her home in Katy. Gilliland had no information on whether Williams, the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2006 who lives in Houston, knows the woman.
Court records show Williams, who played in 158 games spanning 11 seasons, has been ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation.
• Green Bay Packers wide receiver J'Mon Moore was cited for driving too fast for conditions after he lost control of his car in heavy rainfall and collided with a pickup truck on Friday in Hobart, Wisconsin.
The 24-year-old Moore wasn't hurt. He posted a video of his damaged car on Instagram and told the Green Bay Press-Gazette the crash was "pretty bad" and scary.
The truck's driver was taken to a hospital and plans to meet with a doctor to determine the extent of his injuries.
Around the league
Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said quarterback Paxton Lynch, who suffered a concussion on Sunday against the Vikings, will be held out of action this week. ... Cincinnati guard Christian Westerman returned to the team after briefly considering retirement. ... Tampa By wide receiver Mike Evans (leg) will not play in this week's preseason game, coach Bruce Arians said. ... Cleveland signed wide receiver Braxton Miller. ... Buffalo coach Sean McDermott said center Mitch Morse is still in concussion protocol and will not play in Friday's preseason game against Detroit. ... The New Orleans Saints added linebacker Will Compton and offensive lineman Fisayo Awolaja. ... The Dolphins said they will honor Hall of Fame linebacker Nick Buoniconti, who passed away this summer, during the upcoming season with a special decal on their helmets.