Crabtree shines on Day 1 of training camp

NAPA — Two throws provided some reason to develop hope and excitement for the Raiders offense on the first day of training camp.

Both were high and along the sideline from Derek Carr and Michael Crabtree leaped to high point the pass over a defender, hauling it in and hanging on as they tried to knock it free.

Following his disappointing final season with the 49ers last year, Crabtree had the look of a potential impact player for the Raiders as the team opened camp in Napa. Continue Reading


Raiders rave about energy a day before training camp begins

Quick intro here. I’ll be helping out with Jerry on the Raiders this year and handling the first few days of camp solo, but he will be back soon. At that point, I’ll be floating around between the Raiders, 49ers and San Jose State, which had been my former full-time beat during the fall. By my rough count, I think I’m slated to see about 27 live football games this year. You can find me on Twitter at @Jimmy_Durkin

NAPA — Energy was the word of the day for the Raiders as players checked themselves into training camp ahead of Friday’s opening practice. Continue Reading