A team that ranked eighth in yards and 10th in offense across the NFL last season fell flatter than a can of non-carbonated soda in the red zone.
Kicker Daniel Carlson on Saturday became the second player on the list. Running back Jalen Richard is expected to return to practice on Tuesday.
Jon Gruden said his team is putting its experiences from last season to the test as more virtual interactions have been required already in training camp.
Teammates are already raving about Raiders rookie Alex Leatherwood, who has impressed with his power, athletic ability and businesslike approach.
The Raiders lost some of their backfield depth just a few days into training camp with Friday’s announcement that Theo Riddick was retiring.
The splashy free agent signing and projected starting defensive end says he has quickly taken to the organization’s locker room and culture in his first year in Las Vegas.
The Raiders’ defense needed an infusion of leadership as much as talent, and Gus Bradley and Yannick Ngakoue have stepped forcefully into that role.
There is confidence that Andre James will provide adequate play at center and that Denzelle Good, John Simpson and Richie Incognito will be able to handle the guard position.
The third-year safety finds himself in that all-too-important window when teams often determine a player’s long-term value.
The 30-year-old offensive lineman entered the offseason as a free-agent, but agreed to stay with the Raiders and is a projected starter at guard on the rebuilt unit.
San Francisco quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is 125-1 at BetMGM to win MVP and 100-1 at Circa, where the 49ers have a win total of 10½ and are 14-1 to win the Super Bowl.
The Raiders practiced for the first time since reporting to camp Tuesday, and several players wore protective masks when not participating in drills.
James as the team’s new starting center inherits all that three-time Pro Bowler Rodney Hudson meant and then some.
Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs added 13 pounds of muscle during an offseason devoted to getting bigger, stronger and more explosive. And it shows.