Raiders camp summary (8-7): Goodson injury casts pall over practice


Raiders camp summary (8-7): Goodson injury casts pall over practice

Summary -- Wednesday's practice, the sixth in a row in pads, had a pall cast over it about 34 of the way through when running back Mike Goodson was hit going across the middle for a pass by linebacker Philip Wheeler and was down for about 15 minutes. His facemask was removed and he was strapped to a gurney and taken by ambulance to nearby Queen of the Valley Medical Center. CT and MRI scans were negative and Goodson had returned to the camp facility by 8 p.m. It was a hot day, the hottest yet of camp, and players were getting agitated throughout.

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Offensive play of the day -- Rookie undrafted receiver Brandon Carswell extend down the right sideline on a Matt Leinart rollout pass and pulled the ball in with his right hand, right in front of cornerback Pat Lee.Defensive play of the day -- It was a bad pass, a wobbly one that should have been picked off, but rookie seventh-round draft pick Nathan Stupar showed up when he knocked Terrelle Pryor's throw out of the sky.Injury report -- Defensive tackle Richard Seymour (knee), linebacker Aaron Curry (knee), punter Shane Lechler (left knee), running back Taiwan Jones (hamstring) and receivers Eddie McGee (hamstring) and Denarius Moore (hamstring) all sat out practice. Rookie defensive end Jack Crawford did not finish practice with a foot injury, and there was, obviously Goodson and his neck.Notable -- The second training camp practice field fight of the year was a quick one, and happened about five seconds after the play ended. Interestingly enough, it was between Goodson and safety Brandon Underwood. A few punches were thrown before the two were separated.Quotable -- "I texted him already and told him that I'm praying for him, that I'm sorry and I didn't mean to do it." -- Wheeler, on his hit that caused Goodson to leave the practice field in an ambulance.Eye on reps -- The first-team offense seemed to take an inordinate amount of snaps Tuesday, especially Carson Palmer under center. He is working hard on his footwork, particularly on the rollout passes. Palmer looks more comfortable now than he did a week ago.Extra work -- With Jones already out and Goodson getting injured, Lonyae Miller picked up a majority of the snaps behind Darren McFadden.Coaching moment -- At the conclusion of practice, Allen gathered the team and spoke to the players about Goodson's injury. "This is football, O.K., and things are going to happen," Allen said he told the team. "We don't want those things to happen. It's unfortunate, but it's football."Next practice -- The Raiders return Wednesday with an 8:50 a.m. practice..

Del Rio’s anxiety level up with trio of Raiders going extreme in New Zealand


Del Rio’s anxiety level up with trio of Raiders going extreme in New Zealand

Raiders Pro Bowl left guard Kelechi Osemele, running back Taiwan Jones and safety Brynden Trawick are currently enjoying their offseason in New Zealand. 

But a few videos they posted going white-water rafting and bungee jumping left head coach Jack Del Rio a bit anxious. 

"Anxiety level went up a bit thinking of my BIG pro bowl LG on the rapids!!" Del Rio tweeted Monday. "Can't leave out Brynden or Taiwan either ... have fun and be safe"

Osemele has posted a handful of photos and videos from the trip, including one of a raft capsizing with the caption: "It got real out there!!! Category 4 Rapids #NewZealand." Another showed the 6-foot-5, 333-pounder doing a backflip off a bungee platform with the caption: "Just did a backflip off the highest swing in the WORLD!!!!!!! Crazy!!! #LivingLife"

Report: Former Raiders RB arrested for domestic violence


Report: Former Raiders RB arrested for domestic violence

Trent Richardson is reportedly in some trouble.

Richardson was arrested on Thursday night for domestic violence, according to TMZ Sports.

The former running back was taken into custody on a third degree charge, the report states, with bail being set for $1,000.

The arrest was made in Hoover, Alabama.

The Browns selected Richardson with the third overall pick in the 2012 draft.

He was traded to the Colts in 2013 and played for Indianapolis in 2014.

He signed with the Raiders in 2015 and appeared in three exhibition games, but did not make the team.

The 26-year old was cut by the Ravens last August.