Josh Jacobs donned a No. 28 white jersey, black shorts and white shoes when stretching Tuesday with teammates before the start of practice, but he did not participate in the Raiders’ first OTA.
Michael Gehlken joined the Review-Journal in April 2017 following the Raiders’ approved relocation to Las Vegas. He previously covered the Chargers for seven seasons, including five for the San Diego Union-Tribune. He produces breaking news, features and other coverage on Nevada’s future NFL team from Oakland as a Bay Area resident.
On the first day that Raiders wide receivers could be covered, Derek Carr peered downfield and saw that Tyrell Williams wasn’t.
Jalin Marshall, 23, offers return ability and can work at outside receiver or in the slot. He caught 14 passes for 162 yards and two touchdowns with the New York Jets in 2016.
The Raiders hope to avoid being cast on the “Hard Knocks” HBO series, but a fit-for-television roster isn’t helping their case.
Hunter Renfrow’s path to playing time with the Raiders is to master the playbook, not just the slot position — his primary role on offense — but others as well.
A football adage is that game film doesn’t lie. It also doesn’t tell the full story about throwback tight end Lee Smith.
The Raiders lost a valuable part of their backfield depth this week when running back Isaiah Crowell reportedly tore his Achilles’ tendon during a Tuesday workout at team headquarters.
A phone call Raleigh McKenzie expected but nonetheless hoped to avoid came Sunday.
Jon Gruden added wide receiver Antonio Brown to his roster in mid-March. Not until Monday morning did the two share a field.
The Raiders concluded the NFL draft with five selections Saturday, starting with three picks in the fourth round.
Three players the Raiders coached against in January swapped sidelines Saturday when the team selected former Houston cornerback Isaiah Johnson, LSU tight end Foster Moreau and Clemson receiver Hunter Renfrow.
A better first impression couldn’t have been asked Friday of the Raiders’ first-round picks.
The Raiders traded back twice Saturday before selecting their second ex-Clemson Tiger, choosing cornerback Trayvon Mullen in the second round.