Countdown to camp: CB Mike Haynes best Raider to wear No. 22

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Today is the fifth day of the Raiders Wire’s countdown to the Oakland Raiders’ training camp which begins on July 24. Until that day, we will count down the best Raider to wear each jersey number from No. 26 to No. 1 and will now look at No. 22.

Currently, Raiders running back Taiwan Jones is wearing the number and has been with the team since 2011, but he is nowhere near the level of former Raiders cornerback Mike Haynes, obviously.

Haynes played in 87 games for the Silver and Black and intercepted 18 passes after he was traded to the team from the New England Patriots in 1983.

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He teamed up with Raiders cornerback Lester Hayes creating what is known as one of the greatest cornerback tandems in NFL history.

Most importantly, Haynes was an integral part of the Los Angeles Raiders’ Super Bowl win in 1984 over the Washington Redskins cementing his legacy as a Hall of Famer.

Overall, Haynes is another legendary cornerback that has donned the Silver and Black and is easily the best No. 22 in the great franchise’s history.

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WATCH: Raiders’ exciting day off at go-cart track

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The Oakland Raiders have wrapped up their offseason workouts and won’t be on the field again until training camp later this summer.

Instead of practicing one day last week, Raiders coach Jack Del Rio decided to have the players focus on team bonding. The team went to an indoor go-cart track and had a competitive race in which Raiders quarterback Derek Carr finished first.

The entire experience can be seen below, thanks to Oakland’s official Twitter account.

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The video starts out with Raiders wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson narrating the race and adding his excited input.

Carr just beat out Raiders running back Taiwan Jones for first place and decided to rub it in to his fellow teammates, including Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack.

Carr even decided to run a victory lap after holding up the checkered race flag.

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In the end, it was a smart move by Del Rio to take the day off. People often overlook how important team bonding is to success and it is not a mistake that Oakland won so many closes games last season.