Meet the Rookies: Raiders OL Tony Bergstrom

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Meet the Rookies: Raiders OL Tony Bergstrom

Oakland Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie waited two days and 94 picks before he was able to put his stamp on the 2012 NFL Draft.

With the final pick in the 3rd Round, Tony Bergstrom, an offensive tackle who started his final 38 games at the University of Utah, became the latest addition to the Silver and Black.

When I found out it was the Raiders, that was a big deal to me, just that mentality they have - - that tradition of hard-nosed football, Bergstrom said.

GUTIERREZ: Bergstrom far from sexy pick, but a sensible one

The 25-year-old brings maturity to the Rookie class, I think with the age, Ive developed an idea of what it takes to take care of my body. Ive outgrown some of those things that a lot of Rookies get in trouble with, Bergstrom said.

Several reports suggest the 6 5 1st Team All-Pac 12 right tackle could slide in to guard and fight for a starting spot sometime this season.

Bergstrom is wearing uniform No. 70. Keep an eye out on the first player selected in the McKenzie era.

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

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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. 

Father of Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie passes away

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Father of Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie passes away

Raider Nation is grieving on Monday.

The father of general manager Reggie McKenzie passed away recently, and the franchise issued the following statement:

"The Raiders family is saddened by the passing of Sam McKenzie Jr., father of Reggie and Raleigh McKenzie. The thoughts and prayers of the entire Raider Nation are with the McKenzie family."

No additional information is known at this time.