With the scouting combine canceled due to COVID-19, the Senior Bowl is more important than ever for the Raiders
The Raiders are in need of pass-rush help, and there are some intriguing prospects at the Senior Bowl, including some Day Two possibilities.
Giorgio Tavecchio of Milan, Italy, is the Raiders’ backup kicker and finished his sixth NFL training camp. At 27, he has yet to appear in an NFL regular-season game.
The Review-Journal’s Bryan Salmond and handicapper Kelly Stewart bring you the first Vegas Nation social sound off post game show.
The Raiders lost to the Rams 24-21 during the preseason home opener Saturday.
Derek Carr placed his right hand atop the back-neck area of Khalil Mack’s jersey throughout the national anthem before the Raiders’ 24-21 exhibition loss to the Los Angeles Rams. This was no accident, Carr said afterward.
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.
It doesn’t mean this is a guaranteed financial jackpot for the city, but the fact Las Vegas probably would only host a few games is a plus in this manner.
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.