Mark Davis walked onto the red carpet wearing a Knights shirt only to discover his seats were next to Vegas players Fleury and Deryk Engelland and their wives, a chance for the Raiders owner to pick the brains of two of the hockey team’s more popular players.
Raiders owner Mark Davis and two of his key lieutenants, team president Marc Badain and StadCo construction subsidiary chief operating officer Don Webb, threw an onsite barbecue for Las Vegas Stadium workers, thanking them for staying on time, on budget and, above all, safe.
Vegas Nation host Bryan Salmond, Raiders beat writer Michael Gehlken and NFL writer Gilbert Manzano talk about mandatory camp with Jon Gruden and Khalil Mack’s being absent during mini camp.
Raiders rookies report to Napa, California, on July 23 and veterans on July 26, the NFL announced Thursday. The first full team training camp practice is scheduled for July 27.
The Raiders’ entire draft class of 2018 has been signed as Arden Key committed to a four-year contract, the team announced Friday.
Raiders coach Jon Gruden called Thursday’s minicamp practice a “final examination.” At times, it more aptly resembled a symphony.
The Raiders fear potential NFL discipline might be imminent for wide receiver Martavis Bryant, sources said Thursday. It is believed to pertain to the NFL’s substance-abuse policy.
Raiders coach Jon Gruden wants, needs, desperately craves the image of guys in full pads hitting one another, meaning he won’t be all that enamored with any award-winning Cabernets.
The veteran is among several players granted one-year contracts, whether hoping previous magic returns to certain games or simply inserting an experienced body at a position of need.
The Raiders defensive tackle is recovering from a torn left ACL sustained in December. But his agent expressed no concern Wednesday when asked about his client’s availability for the start of training camp.