By Steve Corkran
Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 at 3:50 pm in Oakland Raiders.
The Raiders announced Tuesday that players under contract will report to Napa for the start of training camp Wednesday.
The first media contact will come in the form of a news conference with coach Hue Jackson at 2 p.m. on Wednesday. Players will spend their first day receiving physicals, getting their playbooks, meeting with position coaches and settling into their rooms at the Napa Valley Marriott.
A players-only bus from Alameda to Napa is scheduled to arrive around 10 a.m.
The first practice is scheduled for Thursday at 3:30 p.m. The Raiders will adhere to that practice schedule from Thursday through Monday, at least.
The first few days of practice likely will center on conditioning and teaching. The real hitting and contact likely won’t start until the weekend, at the earliest.
Stay tuned for news on whether the Raiders signed any undrafted free agents today and if they are in negotiations with any unrestricted free agents who played for other teams last season.