Thinned-out Raiders to begin camp Wednesday

July 26, 2011, 11:50 pm
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Paul Gutierrez
CSNCalifornia.comA thinned-out roster of Raiders will begin reporting to the Napa Marriott Wednesday for training camp -- only players under contract can participate -- and first-year head coach Hue Jackson will address the media for the first time since the NFL lockout lifted this week.GUTIERREZ: Raiders' top priorities entering camp
The previous two years, under Tom Cable, the Raiders began with four days of non-contact, two-a-day practices. Under Jackson, they will have just one practice per day for the first five days, beginning at 3:30 p.m. It is not known yet how much contact will be allowed immediately but Oakland opens its preseason schedule with an Aug. 11 home game against Arizona at the Coliseum.

Unless there are sudden developments, the Raiders will begin camp without 17 unrestricted free agents -- among them, Nnamdi Asomugha, Zach Miller, Jon Condo, Michael Huff, Ricky Brown, Khalif Barnes, Mario Henderson, Thomas Howard, Bruce Gradkowski. But restricted free agent running back Michael Bush is eligible to participate.GUTIERREZ: Ranking the Raiders' free agents
Physicals will take place on site at the Napa Marriott.Plus, numerous reports had the Raiders signing just as many undrafted rookie free agents on Tuesday. The Raiders, though, would not confirm any of the signings, at least not until they are official. Or until they show up in Napa.A list, then, of the unconfirmed undrafted free agent signings, culled from reports and the Twitterverse:Boston College fullback James McCluskey, SMU cornerback Sterling Moore, Iowa State center Ben Lamaak, Auburn safety, Zac Etheridge, San Jose State quarterback Jordan La Secla, Nebraska-Kearney defensive end Mason Brodine, Penn State linebacker Bani Gbadyu, California (PA) receiver Derrick Jones, North Carolina offensive lineman Alan Pelc, Baylor linebacker Chris Francis, Penn State offensive lineman Lou Eliades, Illinois receiverquarterback Eddie McGee.