ALAMEDA -- Its all quiet on the Raiders front, as the day came and went at the Raiders' practice facility.
Despite several published reports, there were no signs of any GM candidates in the house to interview for the Raiders' vacant GM position.
That includes former Oakland linebacker Reggie McKenzie, who is currently the Green Bay Packers director of football operations.
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I saw several cars come and go through the restricted access fence, including CEO Amy Trask and head coach Hue Jackson, but there was no sign of owner Mark Davis, whom I assume would need to be there for the interview process to take place.
In conversations with several Raiders employees who spoke off the record, the Raiders hope to fill their GM spot as soon as possible in order to move forward with player personnel decisions in a timely manner, and that includes preparations for the upcoming NFL Draft in April.
Obi Melifonwu entered Wednesday as the only second-round draft pick without a signed rookie contract. Later that afternoon, he joined the group.
The safety from UConn put pen to paper on a four-year deal at the Napa Valley Marriott, allowing him to join pre-training camp activities. Veterans report on Friday and camp’s first full-squad practice starts Saturday morning.
The pact took longer than the Raiders or Melifonwu had hoped. There's little room for fiscal movement in the rookie wage scale, but some contract language had to be hashed out before shaking hands.
Melifonwu is slotted to make $4,509,376 over the life of the contract, with a $1,419,544 signing bonus and a $819,886 base salary in 2017, per overthecap.com.
The Raiders have one draft pick left unsigned. First-round cornerback Gareon Conley hasn’t agreed on a deal, though it’s still likely that happens before the first full practice.
The Ohio State alum’s situation could be complicated by an ongoing investigation into a sexual assault allegation stemming from an April 9 incident in Cleveland.
Head coach Jack Del Rio said in a Tuesday radio interview he expected unsigned rookie contract issues to be resolved soon.
Watch out Jalen Richard. You have some competition for your punt returning job.
Okay, not really.
But quarterback Derek Carr got in on the action Tuesday. In a video posted by the Raiders on Twitter, Carr fielded a punt and ran it back to the endzone for a touchdown.
He proceeded to do Deion Sanders' touchdown dance and that elicited a response from the Pro Football Hall of Famer.
"That's 1 of the many reasons why I gots mad love for
@derekcarrqb he is the #Truth," Sanders wrote in a quote tweet.
Carr has yet to respond.