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Raiders recap: Reggie Nelson a captain, Edwards’ IR status, Del Rio’s Superdome gaffe

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Reggie Nelson is already a captain for the Raiders. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Reggie Nelson is already a captain for the Raiders. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Here’s a recap of what was written today that you can check out on our new updated web site:

Scan the Raiders roster and there’s a lot of good, young talent. But it’s thin on veterans.

That’s where 32-year-old safety Reggie Nelson comes into play. Nelson’s entering his 10th season, but his first with the Raiders after spending the past six years in Cincinnati. That didn’t stop him from being announced recently as one of the team’s four captains.

“To be voted amongst your peers, that’s a great thing,” Nelson said Wednesday as the Raiders held their first practice of the regular season in preparation of Sunday’s opener against the New Orleans Saints.

Read the rest of that story here: 

Also, here’s coach Jack Del Rio on the reasoning behind placing Mario Edwards Jr. on injured reserve with the intent to bring him back midseason.

Del Rio also reflected on his Superdome memories, which included a botched celebration after returning a fumble for a touchdown.

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Jimmy Durkin

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

  • Die Haters

    Just haven’t got back in the groove since the tuck game, mojo killing fing refs

  • rifflicks

    Homer Hypocrite

  • raiderfanmikep

    yep. the only thing I see the NFL doing is saying Sell to minority owners and stay in Oakland or move to Levi and be done with it

  • Die Haters

    I disagree. We are the nation. If you build it they will come.

  • rifflicks

    Window tinting?

  • RaiderCODE

    NFL owners don’t like Mark – this whole thing might be a way to squeeze him out in order to approve Vegas … would make a ton of sense – get him out and put in one of their own to control the Vegas market – someone with big $$$

  • RaiderCODE

    for 2-3 games a year? thats not good enough man.. not even close…

  • MEX_GHOST

    We need 4 more.

  • Raiderkoolaid

    I hope they win that “home game” in Mexico City.

  • Dakota

    Courts would not allow that. Sorry man.

  • Die Haters

    It is a blog of opinions. Some of these people are full of themselves though. And the koolaide is flowing a little fast these days….

  • RaiderCODE
  • DutchRaid

    WTF, where did these new blog rules come from?

  • Mean Machine

    Bless you boys, bless you!
    I went to lunch today with the grandchildren and thier families.
    They surprised me a good some,
    I’m going to the ballgame between the Chiefs and Raiders in October next month.
    We’ll attend early services and have a short bible study both to and coming home fom the game.
    This is big news for my old heart.
    I hope you will share my joy.

  • rifflicks

    what do you care ?
    You’ll be wearing niner gear by then

  • Post to the Ghost

    Keys to Sunday’s game. Offense: score points Defense: don’t allow points.

  • RaiderCODE

    The Autumn Wind is a Raider…

  • DutchRaid

    Check out the size of those balls!

  • RaiderCODE

    I approve this message.

  • Mean Machine

    Thank you sir.

  • rifflicks

    no rules…I don’t recognize them anyway if they exist

  • Die Haters

    I think we are the best road game showing fan base and if they build that stadium we will fill it every week. It will quickly become home. Oakland needs to get there head around that before it happens. They are playing a high stakes game and the fans will lose.

  • RaiderCODE

    HA!

  • rifflicks

    someone finally dumb it down for you?

  • RaiderCODE

    Home for who? Tourists?

  • MEX_GHOST

    I remember when we were 2nd in # of Lombardis, only the Steelers with 4. Now we are 7th, tied with 2 more teams.

  • Die Haters

    Isn’t that where the 9ers got all there fans anyway, when Al left the first time??

  • RaiderCODE

    Courts? what courts? this is the NFL, they have their own rules… Especially when it comes to relocation.

  • Die Haters

    Might find out it seems

  • Rik/Raider/86

    Dumb…..Riff

  • Die Haters

    All the records we held are gone….ugly run

  • rifflicks

    no a bunch of steeler “fans” jumped ship for the Montana Walsh niners

  • Rik/Raider/86

    Lmao

  • RaiderCODE

    or maybe Vegas but only if Mark walks away – there is NO WAY they give him his own market…

  • rifflicks

    RERE Rik

  • raiderfanmikep

    great pic!

  • RaiderCODE

    Yeah its time to catch up. The next 3-4 years we have to make another push.

  • TimberRaiders

    Raiders are coming to Tampa this year but there is something about watching the raiders in the peace and comfort of my own home.. I think I want my first raiders game that I ever attend to be in Oakland with die hard raider fans. otherwise, i’ll just watch from home.
    (assuming they stay in OAK)

  • RaiderCODE

    its the terrible stadium and those unfaithful fans…

  • rifflicks

    stevie wonder see clearer than you
    NFL hasn’t got that authority

  • MEX_GHOST

    Of course we do. You lucky man!!!

  • Die Haters

    I will say this straight up….fans need to make more noise…

  • rifflicks

    more of your brilliance on display
    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAA

  • RaiderCODE
  • Post to the Ghost

    Plenty of die-hards to be found no matter what stadium they’re in……….go to the game.

  • DutchRaid

    The Local Radio shows talk about this often, Damon Bruce show I heard this exact same thing…they bring on NFL “Insiders”-Not sure it is true or not…

  • rifflicks

    ChickenSheet….so you just want to sing with the choir

  • RaiderCODE

    more noise? lol – its loud as hell in there… Im deaf for 48 hours after each game…

  • Mean Machine

    Thank you my friend.
    No man is lost while yet he lives.

  • PlunkforHOF

    Disagree brother. You should go wearing every bit of Silver and Black you can.