Oakland Raiders OTAs: Day 9 News and Notes
Stuart Kovacs – Jun 6, 2012
On Wednesday morning the Oakland Raiders took the practice field to begin their ninth day of OTA’s. The media was able to view the practice after not being allowed the previous two days.
Here are some notes from various Raiders’ reporters:
According to @VittorioTafur there were a few players absent from these OTA’s. They include Richard Seymour, Darren McFadden, Shane Lechler, Tommy Kelly, Mike Mitchell, and Manase Tonga. In addition to those absent, Matt Shaughnessy and Stefen Wisniewski were sidelined. Louis Murphy, however, was finally back in action.
With Wisniewski sidelined, @JDJohnDickinson observes that the Raiders’ first-team offensive line from left to right was Jared Veldheer, Cooper Carlisle, Alex Parsons, Mike Brisiel, and Khalif Barnes. Dickinson also reports that after practice, Dennis Allen said that he doesn't expect Wisniewski back until training camp which starts on July 29th.
He also reports that the starting three linebackers today are Phillip Wheeler, Rolando McClain and Miles Burris. The missing piece here is obviously Aaron Curry who left the field early on in the session with trainers. The injury he sustained looked to be minor.
@JDJohnDickinson also reported that Carson Palmer had a couple of poor throws early as the Raiders’ offense was throwing deep a lot. He also noted a Terrelle Pryor interception to Brandon Underwood.
According to @VittorioTafur, wide reveiver Darrius Heyward-Bey tried to make a one-handed catch but it wound up being dropped. However, Danarius Moore would later go on to make a one-handed grab near the left sideline.
When the workout ended, @VittorioTafur reported that head coach Dennis Allen addressed his players saying, “run like hell after ball and play with passion and violence.”
@PGutierrezCSN said that running back Darren McFadden is expected to be back at practice tomorrow. He is currently in Arkansas where he is hosting his youth football camp.
The Raiders resume OTA’s tomorrow. However, the media will once again not be allowed to view.
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