Raiders rookie linebacker Khalil Mack cleared another hurdle Friday when he made it through his first training camp practice without incident. Continue Reading
Cornerback DJ Hayden had surgery to repair a stress fracture following the team’s mandatory minicamp and will open training camp on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list, coach Dennis Allen said Thursday.
The Raiders are counting upon second-year cornerback DJ Hayden to make a bigger contribution this season than he did last year, when abdominal and groin injuries limited Hayden’s practice and game time. Continue Reading
Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr makes no pretense about where he stands on the depth chart as he embarks upon his first training camp. Continue Reading
Filed for print . . .
Year 3 of the Reggie McKenzie/Dennis Allen regime finds the Raiders with their fiscal house in order, an upgraded roster and expressing the confidence of a playoff contender.
Raiders 2014 preview
Had a chance to sit down for an exclusive interview with Raiders owner Mark Davis Monday at an East Bay restaurant discuss training camp and his expectations for the coming season after an active off-season. A transcript follows:
Summer vacation is nearing an end for the Raiders, which means it’s time to get up to speed on what to expect in the coming days.
The Raiders report to training camp in nine days, though they don’t practice for the first time until July 25. The first two days will be spent checking in at the Napa Valley Marriott, getting acclimated and meeting with coaches before the whistle blows to signify the start of on-field work.
The Raiders won’t be in Napa long, however. They break camp Aug. 11, three days after their exhibition opener against the Minnesota Vikings and the day before they head to Oxnard for two days of joint practices with the Dallas Cowboys.
The Raiders return to Alameda on July 17, where they will resume practice in the run up to the start of the regular season. Of note, all the Raiders practices in Napa this year are from 3 p.m.-5:40. In the past, the Raiders practiced in the morning most days.
Therefore, most of the news will come in the early afternoon and into the evening. Jerry McDonald and I will be on hand to chronicle the events, be it on Twitter, Instagram, Tout, the blog or in the paper.
The Raiders are expected to have all of the 90 players on their roster on the field the first day of practice. Cornerback D.J. Hayden and defensive tackle Antonio Smith are the lone question marks.
A transcript of Raiders rookie linebacker Khalil Mack’s press session with the Bay Area media: