Raiders training camp notebook (7/31/08)

  JaMarcus Russell participated during all workouts today. The coaches limited him to short passes as a precaution. Otherwise, he looked like he was in no discomfort. Russell did throw one ball 50 yards. Russell humbly admitted that he only used his wrist in making the throw. WOW! Head coach Lane Kiffin answered questions about the performance of offensive tackle Mario Henderson and for all practical purposes, threw him under the bus....

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Raiders training camp notebook (7/30/08)

Starting quarterback JaMarcus Russell was seen on the field throwing soft tosses in individual drills, but whenever he pronated his wrist, he felt some pain in his elbow according to Lane Kiffin. Kiffin also stated that Russell wanted to continue, but the team wanted to play it cautious and keep him out of the 11-on-11 drills. The team will assess him tomorrow morning to see how he feels. He spent the rest of the day standing with his...

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Raiders training camp notebook (7/29/08)

Training camp notes (7/29/08) Wide receiver Drew Carter fought off hits from the defense and still managed to fight in the endzone for a touchdown after hauling in a toss near the goal line. Offensive tackle Kwame Harris worked out with the team and looked much better. He also appears to be healthy. Tight end Zach Miller will likely be the training camp MVP (if there is such an award). He has been snatching every catch his way as both...

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Raiders training camp notebook (7/28/08)

Training Camp Notes (7/28/08) Todd Watkins once again made another amazing leaping catch. This time, it  was between two defenders who were attempting to defend the play. It was a clean grab that left the defensive backs pondering as to how he came down with the ball. JaMarcus Russell is showing his comfortability to calling audibles. The change of play one instance was the correct read; unfortunately the receiver dropped the pass. ...

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Silver Spotlight: Todd Watkins

TODD WATKINS WIDE RECEIVER NO: 19 Height: 6’2” Weight: 190 Birth date: 06/22/1983 Hometown: San Diego, CA College: Brigham Young University (BYU) Acquired: Claimed off waivers February 13, 2008 The Oakland Raiders acquired Todd Watkins off of waivers after a previous stint with the Arizona Cardinals and later the Atlanta Falcons. They Brigham Young graduate entered the NFL as a promising young prospect possessing prototypical physical...

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