Raiders notes: Cooper in shorts, Nelson on the side, Richard back

Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper isn't practicing Tuesday. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper isn’t practicing Tuesday. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper was not participating in Tuesday’s full-padded practice.

Cooper was on the field and stretched with the team, but was wearing shorts and a hooded sweatshirt underneath his jersey. He did not have a helmet.

The Raiders’ second-year receiver, who had 72 catches for 1,070 yards and six touchdowns last season, watched as the team went through individual drills during the portion of practice open to the media.

The team is not required to give injury updates or status reports until the start of the regular season and Del Rio’s media availability occurred before the team’s practice.

* Safety Reggie Nelson spent the open period of practice working on the side with a trainer. Nelson had three tackles in 33 snaps in the team’s preseason loss to the Green Bay Packers on Thursday.

* Rookie running back Jalen Richard was back practicing Tuesday for the first time in two weeks. He reportedly had a knee scoped and missed the first two preseason games of the year. He’s impressed the Raiders since earning a contract after a solid rookie tryout and is considered a┬ádecent candidate to make the 53-man roster.


Jimmy Durkin

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

  • inonewordraider

    Children who suffer even mild concussion 72% more chance of dying by age 41-oxford university

  • Ronin559

    Only Tri-tip and Ribs on my BBQ grille. The picky kids eat polish dogs or they dont eat at all, no Oscar Mayor allowed. lol

  • Ronin559

    what age do they classify children? under 10? under 16? under 18?

  • Dan78

    New post… Coop done…

  • raider32assassin

    That is unfortunate.