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Raiders boot Osemele and Edwards from practice for fighting

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Mario Edwards Jr. (pictured) and Kelechi Osemele were tossed out of practice for fightin.. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Mario Edwards Jr. (pictured) and Kelechi Osemele were tossed out of practice for fightin.. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

The Raiders are teetering on the edge of overagression.
For the second time in three days, the Raiders saw a training camp practice marred by fighting. This time, it forced Raiders coach Jack Del Rio to kick two players out of practice.

Starting left guard Kelechi Osemele and right defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. threw punches twice in about a five-minute span that led Del Rio to declare he had seen enough. Both players left the field and a team spokesman confirmed they were kicked out of practice. Del Rio was not scheduled to speak to the media and was not available to comment.

Of immediate concern is the impact on the fighting to Edwards, who had an ice pack on his right hand when he hit the weight room following his ejection from practice.

This comes two days after quarterback Derek Carr condemned in-practice fighting in part for that exact reason. Del Rio was also pretty clear during the team’s organized team activities how he feels about fighting .

“I’ve always felt that as teammates you should respect each other,” Del Rio said in May. “We can’t afford to lose somebody. We can’t afford to train ourselves to respond in a way that’s not appropriate for a game.”

Beyond booting the players from the field, Del Rio gathered the team in a circle after practice to chat.
Donald Penn, who two days ago was among those involved in a dust-up between a good chunk of the offensive and defensive players, seemed to play peacemaker Saturday.

Penn walked Osemele off the field after the second fight and then returned to take Edwards over to the next field over for a chat.

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Jimmy Durkin

Sports writer for the Bay Area News Group, covering the Raiders.

  • MuthaFknZeus

    Anthony Dorsett?

  • R8der4evr

    Not a assembled dream team but a well drafted and put together team
    Starts up front
    We have the best lines since 2002 maybe better overall

  • R8der4evr

    DA’s fault

  • Post to the Ghost

    I think our O line now is better than the “Lincoln Administration”……”Kennedy Administration”?

  • BroJackson34

    I don’t want to hear it! That’s the same Brees that destroys everyone. lol

  • R8RCatDave

    1974 stabler wore 14 in the pro bowl, #12 taken by some louse in Miami

  • R8der4evr

    A Griese Ball?

  • rml

    how could a guy be so athletic and yet such a bad player? I wanted us to take Todd Heap with that pick

  • R8RCatDave

    Yupster

  • R8der4evr

    Youngsters don’t realize all the great QB’s of the 70’s

  • R8der4evr

    RoadGrader U

  • Post to the Ghost

    PlayOFFS?……PLAYoffs?

  • R8RCatDave

    Nope, seemed like half the teams had top 15 qbs lol

  • Dakota

    New post.

  • R8der4evr

    You bet, for a LONG time just like the 70’s teams

  • Post to the Ghost

    (Mora was mentioned….couldn’t help myself)

  • R8der4evr

    Right?
    Renember the names well

  • R8RCatDave

    Too old to drive his bus

  • R8der4evr

    Ah
    Lol

  • Fugazi

    Heart surgery last year

  • inonewordraider

    Tell you what I’m going to enjoy this year even if Derek epically fails our trenchman are going to beat people up

  • Raider/Rik/since/LA

    sure is nice going into the season with a young qb who we drafted..

  • Raider/Rik/since/LA

    Can’t wait to see Washington play

  • R8RCatDave

    Won’t fly either

  • R8RCatDave

    You missed my quip, only 28 teams in the 70s, half the teams had a top 15 by definition

  • R8RCatDave

    Buy the mlb package

  • R8RCatDave

    Tru dat

  • Mr McMurderer

    Why would you think there is even a remote possibility Carr could fail? He played as well as any QB in the league up until his best WR and half his line got injured, which is a viable reason in his unique situation. The injuries wouldnt have effected his play as much had he been in the system longer, or was more familiar with his receivers, but in just his second season, it was too much to keep playing at a high level. Carr will dominate this year, all the requirements are there for him to play as he did the first half of last season, only with added chemistry, so he/they should actually be better.