On a day where Oakland Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack and wide receiver Amari Cooper (among several others) took a day of rest, running back Marshawn Lynch decided to put on a show for Raider Nation.
Perhaps the 31-year-old back wouldn’t have been able to find the same holes he was able to Tuesday if Mack was playing defense, but it is still a great sign that Lynch continues to demonstrate explosion in training camp.
As NFL training camps begin to ramp up and with the Oakland Raiders’ less than one week away, 90 players become 53 in one fell swoop in 2017.
While it’s likely that Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie still has a couple more moves up his sleeve before this roster is fully fleshed out, a final 53-man roster projection before camp seemed in order.
QB (3): Derek Carr, EJ Manuel, Connor Cook
Here come’s the spoiler alert — Derek Carr is going to be the starting quarterback for Oakland in 2017.
The Oakland Raiders’ minicamp practices finished up last week. Therefore, the next time we see Oakland on a practice field will be during training camp, which is expected to be July 24 for rookies and July 28 for veterans, per Las Vegas Review Journal’s Michael Gehlken.
Training-camp report dates finalized. Raiders rookies are due in Napa on July 24. Veterans will report on July 28.
Training camp is an exciting period, for all the talking ends and everyone gets to see the players finally put on pads to play football.
Raider Nation will get to see which young players are living up to the hype and which surprise gems Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie found either in the draft or through free agency like he has done every year.
For the season ticket holders of Raider Nation, start planning your trip to the beautiful wine country of Napa to watch the expected Super Bowl contending Raiders compete at training camp.