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Raiders excited for ‘spectacular’ Richard to return

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The Raiders are excited to have back Jalen Richard after missing two weeks with a knee injury. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

The Raiders are excited to have back Jalen Richard after missing two weeks with a knee injury. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

ALAMEDA — Jalen Richard’s return to the Raiders practice field was a welcome site for offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave.

“It really reminded us of what we’ve missed the last two weeks of practice with him not being there,” Musgrave said.

This isn’t a projected starter for the Raiders that he’s talking about. Rather it’s an undrafted rookie running back. That tells you what type of impression the Southern Miss product has made despite missing the first two preseason games with a minor knee injury. Continue Reading

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Tight end Clive Walford making up for lost time with Raiders

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Tight end Clive Walford is making up for lost time with quarterback Derek Carr. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Tight end Clive Walford is making up for lost time with quarterback Derek Carr. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

NAPA — Clive Walford’s offseason was derailed when he didn’t see a little hump in the road.

Walford, the Raiders’ second-year tight end, injured his knee in an offseason ATV accident seriously enough that it required surgery. It forced him to miss all of organized team activities and the team’s minicamp in June.

For a potential breakout player who also missed time last training camp, it was a disappointing situation to take away so much additional development time. Continue Reading

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