The junior responded to a subpar scrimmage a week ago with a much stronger performance Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium. He also was named a team captain.
After a healthy Cam Newton led Carolina to a 6-2 start last season, he injured his shoulder and the Panthers promptly lost seven straight games en route to a 7-9 record.
UNLV players are encouraged to sit in one of the seven 100-gallon ice tubs after each morning practice. The water is around 55 degrees, but some players ask for extra ice.
The star wide receiver, who missed 11 of the Raiders’ first 12 practices, appears ready to return to practice, coach Jon Gruden said Saturday on his 56th birthday.