The Raiders’ starting defensive line in their base defense might not feature a premier pass rusher. The group could help the pass rush just the same.
The former wide receiver died of natural causes Saturday afternoon in an Arizona hotel room, according to a Twitter post by the Bullhead City Police Department.
The senior defensive end/outside linebacker is coming off a junior season in which he recorded 13½ tackles for loss that included four sacks.
The star wide receiver, in his first season with the team, has missed six of seven practices since training camp opened and has yet to get in a full session.
The quarterback confirmed a comment from his brother on NFL Network this week that he is building a home next door to coach Jon Gruden for when the team moves to Las Vegas.
The 14th season of the HBO all-access training camp reality series debuts Tuesday, with viewers getting a close-up look at coach Jon Gruden and his Raiders team.
UNLV’s wide receiver position is highly competitive. But the Rebels suffered a loss in the secondary, and end/linebacker Gabe McCoy will miss the opener because of an eligibility issue.