The Raiders will be without backup quarterback Marcus Mariota at least a few weeks after he reinjured his quad Monday night.
Ha Ha Clinton Dix, the former Alabama safety, has 16 career interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown, in his six NFL seasons.
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.
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 cornerback Sean Smith was arrested Thursday for a July incident in which he is accused of beating his sister’s boyfriend and stomping on his head in Old Town Pasadena, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
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.
Renowned chef Guy Fieri continued an annual tradition of preparing lunch for Raiders players after a training-camp practice on Wednesday.
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.
Donald Penn’s holdout consumed all of training camp. The Raiders are preparing for it to continue.
John Pagano grew up talking football. That is his specialty now. The Raiders’ assistant head coach-defense joined the staff in January with a main objective to improve the communication in the team’s secondary.