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Del Rio address fights, says Edwards Jr. (hand) should be fine

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Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio expects Mario Edwards Jr.'s hand to be fine after getting hurt in a fight at practice. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio expects Mario Edwards Jr.’s hand to be fine after getting hurt in a fight at practice. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. was held out of team drills and dealt with soreness in his right hand a day after being ejected from practice along with left guard Kelechi Osemele for getting in a pair of fights. Edwards presumably injured the hand when he and Osemele both exchanged punches on Saturday.

Coach Jack Del Rio didn’t wait to be asked when he met the media on Sunday, jumping right in during his opening statement.

“I think before I even get asked I’ll just go ahead and speak to it so you don’t have to go there with yesterday,” Del Rio said. “A couple of guys got ejected from practice. I just didn’t think they were prepared to do the things we needed to do to help our team continue to work. They were both talked to and understand that’s not how we do things, not what we’re looking for. We basically handled that and put it to rest.

“They’re both going to be fine. I think Mario is still a little sore, but he’ll be fine. Nothing major going on there. So that was good. You can have unfortunate things happen when guys go at it like that, so we’re just grateful that nothing significant came of it.

“We learned a big-time lesson on how important it is to take care of each other and be good teammates and still challenge each other, but be respectful. Anyway, a good week of practice. Five days in a row, it’s a good grind. It’s the last stretch like this we’ll have now that we’ll get into game weeks. We won’t have five straight days in pads like that for the rest of the year.”

 

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Jimmy Durkin

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

  • Guest123

    they have what we used to have….a 3 QB crap sammich

  • willy91137

    I sent them an email last year asking them if they knew they had team on the West Coast I never got a reply

  • willy91137

    Don’t forget the patriots they are on their 24 seven because their quarterback got suspended for four games WTF

  • Oak R8rs33.01

    I thought the Bay Area was such a huge TV market tho? Guess not, let’s move to Vegas.

  • Oak R8rs33.01

    And yet our takes r so much better than yours time after time. Weird…

  • eastoaklandraider

    with the weapons that RG3 have on offense with Gordon Coleman and barnidge and with Hue Jackson calling the shots I think the Browns have a chance to have a decent season I know they have Joe Thomas but I’m concerned about the rest of the o line which is a relative unknown to me anyway

  • Oak R8rs33.01

    2-14

  • SB3
  • R8drTahoe in SF

    Why are you concerned about the rest of the o-line? You a Browns fan?

  • Oak R8rs33.01

    Lmfao.

  • Guest123

    Benjamin Allbright ‏@AllbrightNFL 2m2 minutes ago

    Paxton out there now. Hillman putting moves on, Paxton sacked off PA. #BroncosCamp

    Siemian pass off boot action, sacked, pass to no one. #BroncosCamp

  • Oak R8rs33.01

    Yes. He’s very concerned.

  • Third place in the AFC West,,,,, at best

  • R8drTahoe in SF

    Says the guy who was on here last night at midnight.

  • Guest123

    no playoffs so sad 🙁

  • Born With a Patch

    hopefully in a three-way tie for 4th place with the chargers and chefs

  • R8drTahoe in SF

    HOF or not, Tatum is a legend.

    HOF is a joke anyhow, seems like it’s not based on merit to get in.

  • Guest123

    They can split 12 wins among themselves.

  • SB3

    f *** em!

  • R8drTahoe in SF

    How many players over the years have been injured because of playing on that dirt? I can’t think of even one.

  • Guest123

    Menelik and Lee Smith starters? Taiwan as the handcuff?

  • SB3

    Why are they such a concern for you? Not in our division and not on our schedule this year.

  • This list is brought to you by the PR staff at the Raiders so JDR can say I know nothing

  • R8drTahoe in SF

    The HOF just doesn’t want to have Raiders outnumber the rest of the teams is the only reason I can think of why they won’t allow the numerous deserving players in that wore Silver and Black.

  • Podunk will do cartwheels when he sees his boy Menelik penciled in at #1
    Comeback player of the year

  • SB3

    No real surprises, sign the roster is getting better.

  • Guest123

    Benjamin Allbright ‏@AllbrightNFL 2m2 minutes ago

    Sanchez high and outside. Still making 3-4 great throws followed by a head scratcher… #BroncosCamp

    Benjamin Allbright ‏@AllbrightNFL 2m2 minutes ago

    Sanchez sacked + throw too outside. #BroncosCamp

  • Cut Reece and trade Rivera

  • R8drTahoe in SF

    Look at Taiwan doing his best to hold off D-Wash.

  • Guest123

    Worst collection of QB’s in the league, bar none. I’ll take the LA Lamb QB’s over these turds.

  • R8drTahoe in SF

    Why not try to trade Reece too then? He’s got to have more value than a backup tightend, having gone to a few pro browls…

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    AFC Championship match up…

  • Guest123

    cut them both, Rivera has no trade value

  • Rifflicks

    until the fumbles start again

  • R8drTahoe in SF

    “IF”

    He looked a lot better in that regard last season.

  • dis cus blows
    refresh for defense

  • Guest123

    Benjamin Allbright ‏@AllbrightNFL 2m2 minutes ago

    If you like Alex Smith minus the mobility, you’ll love Trevor Siemian.

  • You may be able to get a trade up or swap picks like Reg did for Butler last year

  • Rifflicks

    yeah he got a lot better at recovering them

  • R8drTahoe in SF

    I wonder if Reece is only backup due to suspension and obvious lack of availability, or if Olawale truly has surpassed him.

  • R8drTahoe in SF

    nice.

  • Keep in mind this is put together by the PR folks not the coaching staff

  • Guest123

    Dan Williams, get your butt in shape!

  • Guest123

    the information ministry

  • Oak R8rs33.01

    Are you sure? Thought JDR said we’d have one today.

  • Christian W

    No but I bet his sister does!!! LOL

  • I will ask durk

  • R8drTahoe in SF

    Oh, then it’s completely meaningless…

    I suppose, even if this is the depth chart put together, being that it’s only the first preseason game it’s still meaningless.