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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.

  • R8der4evr

    Stay In Oakland

  • Ken SnakeLer

    I guess that the KC outfield is pretty crowded but at least he played a little. Burns has pinch hit once since the trade. That’s it.

  • I just did, Panthers -3

  • hwnrdr

    I know…not sure why they wanted Burns. But now the A’s need a centerfielder

  • raiderfanmikep
  • timetojam

    3 days to go, can feel game buzz coming on

  • R8der4evr

    So 2016 Raiders are sold out, at the place you guys all hate
    Tailgates are off the hook
    F LV

  • timetojam

    We had great home field advantage in the 70s. Started to have it when they came back, but after so many heartbreaking losses it’s hard to get as loud on 3rd downs anymore.

  • inonewordraider

    Season tickets this yr cost what, $300?

  • hwnrdr

    One section! I paid more than that!

  • timetojam

    $400/season for black hole tickets, currently re-selling at $180+/game

  • r8dercain

    I paid 610 a piece for ours..

  • inonewordraider

    Have to have been the cheapest season tix in the nfl

  • Morilla_00

    I think KC is going to handle SD. Rat kill.

  • r8dercain

    A lot of panther fans traveling in fir the game tonite…

  • timetojam

    good man. winning $ when the donkeys lose is pure bonus

  • r8dercain

    To many different teams for casters to where ones particular gear..
    You’re right every where else is like this..

  • r8dercain

    Denver sports news are saying Panthers may win..not much faith here in simeon

  • R8der4evr

    LMAO

  • Rik/From/LA/To/The/Bay

    Stay in Oakland

  • Nobody hates the place.
    Stop playing the victim card, you are a Raider.

  • Rik/From/LA/To/The/Bay

    I’m always buzzed

  • r8dercain

    He’s just telling it like it is bro.

  • R8der4evr

    $2000 for 3 tickets

  • Rik/From/LA/To/The/Bay

    I meant go Raiders Sunday eh

  • r8dercain

    4ever

  • Dan78

    Blame it on the alcohol, eh..

  • r8dercain

    Already

  • 2nd cheapest face value tickets in the NFL (behind Jax), although resale is much, much higher right now.

  • inonewordraider

    Those were not the starting price for season tickets

  • R8der4evr

    Then why do you come in every morning with your LV BS instead of showing some love for the Homers?

    And I like you know matter what but it gets old man
    Diehards have watched 5- 6 decades and want them
    To stay here after they returned again.

  • r8dercain

    Starting to see other Raider Fans!!!!!

  • R8der4evr

    Not my fault

  • “At a place you guys all hate”
    Not an ounce of truth in that statement.

  • inonewordraider

    2nd cheapest face value in the nfl

  • r8dercain

    100% agreed..
    That’s eight more than 92 baby!!!

  • Rik/From/LA/To/The/Bay

    Ahoy maties

  • R8der4evr

    Mark is a fool then

  • R8der4evr

    Morning Bro
    Have a great time man

  • r8dercain

    Naw..you guys come in here with that vegas BS daily..you like to throw it in our faces..as if your all jealous cuz you can’t/won’t attend games all season an we can…so screaming move move is smearing egg in the faces of those who want them to stay…real talk!!!

  • Rik/From/LA/To/The/Bay

    Couple hoots before spin class lol

  • R8der4evr

    All I here is the sewer issues
    Baseball field
    Run down stadium
    So ya it’s true
    Guess what? The field condition is better than most after of course the bb season

  • R8der4evr

    Preach Brother Cain
    1000 upvotes

  • Rik/From/LA/To/The/Bay

    Go Cam … Tonight only

  • Because I talk about the organization not other fans.
    You ALWAYS play the victim card.
    “You out of towners hate our stadium”
    “The refs are corrupt against us”
    “The schedule is done to screw us”
    “I am a bigger fan then you guys who hate such and such player”
    Come on man!!!!! We are Raiders.

  • In case you haven’t noticed, the team is trying to move to Las Vegas.
    Pretty pertinent thing to talk about IMO.
    I am never jealous of another man. Ever.
    Don’t be lame.

  • r8dercain

    Just saying

  • kuhlest

    here we go…I NEED the blog advice…Which guy do I put in my flex spot for FFL?

    CJ Anderson
    Derrek Henry
    Crabtree
    E. Decker

  • Rik/From/LA/To/The/Bay

    Kaps gone old school wit da dew eh?

  • Born With a Patch

    Depends on who they are playing