As expected, Marshawn Lynch took a seat on the bench during the national anthem. How Lynch looked in his first exhibition action was more prudent, and the running back didn’t disappoint Saturday in a 24-21 loss to the Rams.
The Raiders’ defensive and offensive starters flashed ability Saturday in their most extensive action of the preseason. They also committed blunders, a good balance to build from in a 24-21 loss to the Rams.
Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch once again sat during the national anthem.
Derek Carr will be at quarterback for the Raiders on Saturday. Wide receivers Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree will be running routes. And defensive end Khalil Mack and outside linebacker Bruce Irvin will be rushing the passer.
There was a feeling of relief in the air and a little bit of fun on the field as the Raiders closed out their Napa training camp on Thursday.
The first exhibition saw the Raiders rest several key starters, a who’s who that featured most everyone on offense along with defensive edge rushers Khalil Mack and Bruce Irvin. The second exhibition will look different.
Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch dodged questions Thursday about his decision not to stand during the national anthem prior to last Saturday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals.
Contractors hired by the Oakland Raiders are drilling on the site of the planned 65,000-seat domed football stadium, hoping to find answers underground.
Amari Cooper practiced for the second straight day on Wednesday, but it wasn’t all good news for the Raiders.
Raiders QB Derek Carr may not have a music single forthcoming, but he did find a rhythm Tuesday with wide receivers Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree.