By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Thursday, July 29th, 2010 at 12:49 pm in Oakland Raiders.
Some quick hits from the Raiders first practice:
– Richard Seymour, who played end for the Raiders last year and slid inside during pass rush situations, was used exclusiively at right tackle during the first practice.
Coach Tom Cable said not to read too much into it and that Seymour could still be moved to different places on the line.
Seymour was joined inside by Tommy Kelly, with Matt Shaughnessy and Lamarr Houston at ends.
– Houston was immediately placed with the starters at left end and stayed on the field with the second group.
– First of eight walk-through style practices in the books. Coach Tom Cable says he’s pleased with recall of young players from offseason, but isn’t inclined to get to the hitting earlier because practices will stress different things.
– First impression was that Hue Jackson was a little more subdued than in offseason workouts. Cable, who stood back in the offseason and took notes, was involved in giving the offensive line their assignments before some plays.
– There was a brief period of seven-on-seven drills where quarterbacks actually threw the ball (plays during team sessions for the first eight practices are not run to completion).
The biggest play was a post by Johnnie Lee Higgins against a blown coverage, with Charlie Frye completing the pass. Darrius Heyward-Bey made a nice move to get open on a deep out route against Nnamdi Asomugha, but didn’t come back hard to enough to make the catch. He was short-hopped on another pass.
– Defensive tackle Ryan Boschetti and wide receiver Damola Adenjii were waived.
More to come from interview sessions . . .