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Training camp is underway for the Oakland Raiders. And though it's been said many times over the last 12 years, this time it really does feel different.
5 hrs ago | Silver And Black Pride
Last season, the Raiders special teams play was anything but special. Sebastian Janikowski missed several kicks he should have made and has said since that he was affected by the change from having Shane Lechler holding for him for 13 years to have Marquette King as his holder.
Dec 22, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin during the first half against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium.
Raiders owner Mark Davis confirmed a published report of a visit with San Antonio officials, but the extent of his interest in relocating his franchise there is not known.
Yet for anyone who has observed the Raiders fullback over the past few years, something was missing, and it was evident at first glance.
The anointed starting quarterback for the Oakland Raiders is strengthening his hold on the position this training camp instead of losing it.
Dec 27, 2013; Alameda, CA, USA; General view of an Oakland Raiders helmet at press conference at Oakland Raiders Practice Facility.
The Raiders wrapped up their fourth practice during day 5 of training camp. This was their second practice in a row with the pads on.
It happened again Monday at Raiders training camp, when Carrie perfectly played a corner route by Andre Holmes during a passing drill, lightly flicking the ball away in the end zone.
How does the rookie linebacker know that? While training camp onlookers in Napa drooled at his combination of size and speed, what made him conclude he's "starting from the bottom"? That's what veteran presence brings.
Watson arrived at his first training camp with the Oakland Raiders with an injured calf that forced him to miss much of the preseason.
Jun 10, 2014; Alameda, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders cornerback T.J. Carrie and assistant defensive backs coach Marcus Robertson at organized team activities at the Raiders practice facility.
Dec 15, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith looks back towards Oakland Raiders free safety Charles Woodson after running the ball in the fourth quarter at O.co Coliseum.
It's universal knowledge at this point that last season was another tough one for the Raiders.
In order to keep both McFadden and Jones-Drew healthy, expect the Raiders to dole out a healthy dose of Murray and CFL Grey Cup MVP Kory Sheets in the exhibition season.
In the early days of Raiders training camp, the "wow" factor belongs to wide receiver Greg Little, based on raucous reviews from season-ticket holders attending practice.
Updated: Wed Jul 30, 2014 09:59 am
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