Jon Gruden wants the Raiders to be tough and smart and versatile, able to adapt to any situation, prideful in the details of work. But this is a team coming off a 4-12 season.
The man in charge of building the new NFL stadium in Las Vegas doesn’t know much about football, but his history with the Raiders has earned him an invaluable level of trust.
The Raiders wide receiver was placed on the nonfootball injury list Friday, signaling his absence from Saturday’s first full-squad practice. A source called it a “minor issue.”
The Raiders will be without their top two left guards to start the season, as Denzelle Good is recovering from back surgery and Richie Incognito is suspended.
Brown is known for arriving to training camps in extravagant ways and this year arrived in a hot air balloon.