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.
Eddy Pineiro is competing with incumbent Giorgio Tavecchio for the Raiders’ kicking job. He laughed Wednesday at a reporter’s suggestion that he might ask Johnny Townsend to manipulate their competition.
Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack officially began a holdout Tuesday, skipping the start of a mandatory three-day minicamp. The 27-year-old has missed a firsthand look at the team’s draft class.
The words and actions of coaches and management and anyone with a final say on things have made it incredibly clear that Conley is the team’s No. 1 and best hope at cornerback entering the season.
An emotional moment became a coachable one Tuesday for Jon Gruden on Day 1 of the Raiders’ three-day minicamp.
Concerns raised this month by the stadium’s developers and MGM Resorts International prompted state transportation officials to reconsider building a direct-access carpool lane from Interstate 15 to the Hacienda Avenue overpass.
Since May 22, the Raiders had nine practices to evaluate their defensive line. On Monday, they added two veterans to it.