Media access to the Raiders OTA practice begins in about 30 minutes. If some of the tweeting and blogging reports seem incomplete, there’s good reason for that.
The following are the rules sent out by the Raiders for covering the OTA:
Blogging and tweeting from offseason, training camp and regular-season practices are permitted for practices that are open to the public. For all practices that are closed to the public, blogging and tweeting are permitted only within the designated viewing window, described in section three of the 2014 NFL Media Relations Policy.
Consistent with Super Bowl reporting protocol for practices, the following are general reporting policies for all media, including blogging and tweeting.
— Media may note which players are practicing as well as those who are not.
— Media may report non-strategy and non-game plan observations (e.g. “Wide receiver made a nice catch on the sideline.”)
— Not permitted is any reference to plays run or game strategy. This includes describing formations, personnel groupings (i.e. composition of offensive line) or non-conventional (i.e. “trick”) plays.
— Not permitted is the reporting of which players are practicing with individual units (goal line offense, nickel/dime defense, etc.)
— Not permitted is the reporting of practice injuries until the team has provided an official update. Access to the head coach following practice will be provided for comments and injury updates.
— Not permitted is quoting, paraphrasing or reporting comments made by coaches, players or team personnel during a practice session.
— Not permitted are any photo/video transmissions after the designated shooting period has closed.
— Not permitted are wide-view photos/videos of formations and/or personnel groupings (shots must be tightly focused on the player/ball.)
— Not permitted is any audio of quarterback cadence, keywords, audibles, etc.
— All cell phones must be turned to “silent” or “vibrate” mode for practice and all post-practice press conferences.