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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.

  • R8RCatDave

    Do you notice any difficulty cultivating friendships?

  • idahoraiderfan33

    So do i

  • RaiderCODE

    They’ll replace ‘The Autumn Wind’ with ‘Viva Los Raiders!’

  • raiderfanmikep

    so someone posts the NFL is strong arming Mark yet they have no authority? Mark can do what he wants.

  • rifflicks

    Illegal… and other partners have the right to first refusal on any sale of shares

  • Post to the Ghost

    “The Desert Wind”

  • rifflicks

    why would I…..you think I’d look for any on a blog?

  • rifflicks

    AMEN….I’ve seen the Raiders play in 23 different Stadiums

  • R8RCatDave

    Why not, lots of interesting folks here

  • MEX_GHOST

    Will be home, at least for the fans. I think 60% of the fans will be Raiders.

  • inonewordraider

    Won 5 games away last yr, 2 at home with our HUGE advantage

  • Mean Machine

    I was told that it is OK to comment on other discussions.
    I humbly say soft, gentleman, soft.
    We are a football fan family.

  • RaiderCODE
  • raiderfanmikep

    in vegas the Black Hole is a strip club

  • rifflicks

    if youre dumb enough to believe what you read

  • R8RCatDave

    Ok? Required more like it

  • inonewordraider

    Good fans, but lets not act like seattle and kc and patriots and eagles dont have good fans

  • rifflicks

    your decision

  • TimberRaiders

    Now I need to think about it more.. they are also playing in JAX which isn’t too far…

  • Mean Machine

    Thank you, im learning the ground rules.

  • DutchRaid

    Stop…you love everyone on this blog (well most, ok a couple)…bet you would be the first guy to help Rik if he asked for it.

  • inonewordraider

    One of the first good out of country games, usually 2 crap teams

  • rifflicks

    I’m here for entertainment…….and I get my moneys worth every time

  • rifflicks

    there are no rules

  • Mean Machine

    Thank you, I mainly like to read the chats.
    I sometimes wish we wouldn’t sass each other.

  • R8RCatDave

    Last away game I did was Denver Monday night when gannon destroyed, in a luxury suite with 16 donk fans sporting my raider hoodie, single most fun I have at a football game, plus free goose!

  • rifflicks

    got nothing to do with emotional bonding…..I, and only I choose when to exhibit common courtesy

  • rifflicks

    your gramma would be proud

  • R8RCatDave

    Mods have a few

  • rifflicks

    they aren’t here

  • Mean Machine

    Oh she was a good woman with a hard life, and we thank you.

  • JLofty

    Not if Bruce Irvin has anything to say about it…

  • Stabler

    Blecccchhhh

  • I only see one of the pictures with some out of towner holding up a flag from another country.
    I thought we were worried about out of towners at a game in Vegas?

  • inonewordraider

    As long as they replace dirt with grass

  • R8RCatDave

    Horse with no name

  • aye good for Reggie Nelson. Sounds like he’s filling the leadership void left by our last safety (what was his name again?).
    who are the other captains? Carr? Mack? Heeney?

  • inonewordraider

    Hudson, not heeney

  • I have tailgated in Oakland 40 times.
    Vegas will be a different experience I can’t wait to do.

  • JLofty

    That dude got shivved before the end of the anthem…

  • Post to the Ghost

    Condo?

  • i was kidding about Henney.

  • Stabler

    Enjoying a summer wind this afternoon:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeF0hKrdEic

  • BEEECH?!

  • Post to the Ghost

    Seriously, isn’t he our STs captain?

  • 1/2 the fans will not be from the away team.
    What a ridiculous thing to say.

  • inonewordraider

    Ga3 shoulda learned how to long snap

  • Mean Machine

    Well, after my supper, I watch the news and go to bed early.
    Sometimes the most important things in a man’s life are the ones he talks about least.
    Thats only sometimes, because I tell everyone in the complex about my new Raider booster friends.
    Good night to all of you.

  • Stabler

    STD captain is more like it.

  • rifflicks

    ditto….24th different stadium