ALAMEDA -- So there he was, more than 30 minutes after the Raiders had concluded practice on Friday, out on the far field wearing a red No. 6 practice jersey, working with what looked to be a ball boy. Or an assistant trainer.Terrelle Pryor's NFL-mandated five-game suspension for "decisions that undermine the integrity of the eligibility rules for the NFL draft" to start the season is about to gobble up its third game this weekend.This despite Pryor's appeal being heard by the league last week."Nothing to report," NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told CSNCalifornia.com in an email on Friday, in response to one asking if there was any movement on the appeal.So even if Commissioner Roger Goodell were to reduce the suspension, say by next week, Pryor would still have sat out 35 of his ban.Pryor, whose career at Ohio State came to an inglorious end with his starring role in the Buckeyes' memorabilia-for-tattoos scandal, has only been allowed to sit in on team meetings and, as observed earlier, cannot practice with the team; he can only work out on his own.With no reduction via appeal, Pryor's suspension is due to end following the Raiders' game at Houston on Oct. 9.
Marshawn Lynch is getting to live out the dream of most pro athletes.
He's getting to finish his career by playing for his hometown team.
One fellow Oakland-native and AFC West rival can appreciate the opportunity in front of Lynch, but also had some fighting words for the Raiders running back.
“For Shawn to finish off this last little stretch of his career here at home, that’s dope,” Chiefs CB Marcus Peters told the Bay Area News Group on July 8.
“It’s going to feel good for him. It’s going to be a good feeling. It’s going to be a good feeling for Oakland. But when [the Chiefs] come here, we’re going to beat the dog s--- out of him,” Peters said.
So you can circle Thursday, Oct. 19 on your calendars. The Raiders host the Chiefs in Week 7. Kickoff is scheduled for 5:25pm PT.
Tiger Woods' re-felted pool table is for all of Raider Nation.
New cloth for the pool table. pic.twitter.com/ARcsiGNmuH— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) July 21, 2017
To no surprise, quarterback Derek Carr approves of the new look.
Perfect 👌🏼 https://t.co/7GbhNE0JCP— Derek Carr (@derekcarrqb) July 21, 2017
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.