Raiders CB Sean Smith continues to move around defense

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Oakland Raiders cornerback Sean Smith is continuing to bounce around on defense during his time in training camp in Napa.

During Thursday’s practice, Smith was seen lining up at outside cornerback as well as at hybrid linebacker in sub-packages, according to Las Vegas Review Journal’s Michael Gehlken.

The former Utes’ move to the outside comes after defending tight ends throughout the entirety of Wednesday’s practice on the first, second and third teams. That practice left many perplexed given that the Raiders are paying Smith $9.5 million this season.


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Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch explodes Day 9 at camp

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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.

Lynch broke free twice during Tuesday’s practice, invigorating fans in attendance, per Oakland Tribune’s Jerry McDonald.

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.


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Best Raiders Twitter follows for 2017 season

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The Oakland Raiders’ regular season is drawing near as the team gets set to play Aug. 12 against the Arizona Cardinals.

On this team, there are no shortage of fun, clever and big personalities to keep Raider Nation entertained.

As such, below fans can find some of the best follow the Raiders have to offer on Twitter below.


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Raiders depth chart release sees CB Sean Smith as starter

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The Oakland Raiders released an unofficial depth chart Monday, and among the surprises was the fact that cornerback Sean Smith was still listed as a starter.

Here is a look at how Oakland’s depth chart broke down as the team gets set to face the Arizona Cardinals in Week 1 of the preseason Aug. 12.


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Final Raiders 53-man roster projection before 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.

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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.


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Oakland Raiders’ training camp dates in Napa announced

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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 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.