Training Camp Observations: Aug. 2, 2014
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Training Camp Observations: Aug. 2, 2014

The Raiders had a reformatted practice when they returned to the field on Saturday. With family day ensuing afterwards, the Raiders practiced for just two hours but participated in scrimmages for pretty much the entire practice. The Raiders also saw the return of some key pieces just in time for the scrimmage: defensive end Justin Tuck, wide receivers Juron Criner and Greg Little also returned to the field after missing time with...

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Training camp observations: Aug. 1, 2014

The Raiders took the practice field in Napa without pads for the first time since the second day of camp, when they still were required to wear pads per the collective bargaining agreement. Linebackers Kaluka Maiava and Marshall McFadden, defensive back Shelton Johnson, defensive tackle Antonio Smith and wide receivers Greg Little and Juron Criner all remained out of practice with their injuries. Added to the injury list was veteran...

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Training camp observations: July 31, 2014
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Training camp observations: July 31, 2014

The Oakland Raiders returned to the field for a much crisper practice, according to head coach Dennis Allen. Wide receiver Rod Streater returned to the field in full capacity after recovering from his concussion. Fellow wide receivers Greg Little and Juron Criner remained out with their hamstring injuries. Defensive tackle Antonio Smith, defensive back Shelton Johnson and linebackers Kaluka Maiava and Marshall McFadden remained out of...

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Training camp preview: defensive backs
Jul24

Training camp preview: defensive backs

The Raiders once again had a large overhaul of their defensive backfield, signing Tarell Brown and Carlos Rogers in free agency after they departed the San Francisco 49er’s from across the Bay. Rogers and Brown were the starting cornerbacks while across the Bay, and that may very well be the case until second-year cornerback D.J. Hayden can recover from his stress fracture in his foot. Brown has started for the 49er’s...

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Rookie spotlight: Jonathan Dowling
Jul18

Rookie spotlight: Jonathan Dowling

The Oakland Raiders held a relatively full deck in the 2014 NFL Draft, giving the coaches some young talent to work with and try and develop. With training camp just over a week a way, we’ll take a look at this year’s rookies in a new series of “Rookie spotlight”. The Raiders selected safety Jonathan Dowling with their final pick in this year’s draft (247th overall). Dowling is a long-armed safety with a...

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