Curry on field, wearing No. 51


Curry on field, wearing No. 51

ALAMEDA -- Newly-acquired linebacker Aaron Curry was on the field at the start of practice Friday morning, wearing No. 51.

Special teams were practicing during the 20-minute media window so it was unclear where Curry, the No. 4 overall pick of the 2009 draft, would line up on defense. He was a strong-side linebacker for the Seahawks before losing the starting job to rookie K.J. Wright.

Also, six Raiders were not practicing -- DE Matt Shaughnessy (shoulder), FB Marcel Reece (ankle), TE Richard Gordon (hand), CB's Chris Johnson (hamstring) and Chimdi Chekwa (hamstring) and RB Rock Cartwright (calf).

The Raiders still had yet to announce a corresponding roster move for the inclusion of Curry, though linebacker Bruce Davis Jr. tweeted Thursday he was being let go.

Derek Carr approves of Tiger Woods' new pool table


Derek Carr approves of Tiger Woods' new pool table

Tiger Woods' re-felted pool table is for all of Raider Nation.

To no surprise, quarterback Derek Carr approves of the new look. 

The golf legend tweeted a picture of his new table where he went with silver felt and a Raiders logo right in the middle. Woods' table also has silver and black balls with the Raiders logo on them. 

Woods grew up in Southern California and attended Stanford in 1994, the Raiders' last year in Los Angeles. That same year, Woods helped the Cardinal become the NCAA Division I golf champions before turning pro.

After eating her food as kid, Lynch purchasing restaurant from 79-year-old


After eating her food as kid, Lynch purchasing restaurant from 79-year-old

Marshawn Lynch first tasted Cassie Nickelson's food when he was nine years old while she catered out of her Oakland apartment.

"When he was 9-years-old, he came across the street to get a hamburger and French fries. 25-cent French fries and a 75-cent hamburger," Nickelson said to KTVU.

Lynch, 31, is now set to take over Nickelson's popular soul-food restaurant, Scend's Restaurant and Bar, in Emeryville. Nickelson, 79, will be retiring in August. 

"I'm comfortable with him and I like him," Nickelson said.

Lynch will not become the official owner until the liquor license changes hands. Scend's, an acronym for Nickelson's children and grandchildren, is known for its seafood, fried chicken and red beans.