Raiders 'loose change' intel

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Raiders 'loose change' intel

Have you ever needed some change and found some between the cushions of your couch? What follows here is the literary version of that (I think I just referred to this article as literaturehardy har har!!).

For you, dear Raider fan, Ive compiled a list of Raiders info nuggets that didnt make it into one of last week's blogs from my notes. Enjoy!

RB Lonyae Miller Sunday, Miller was consistently outstanding in the pass protect drill. Most impressively, he withstood a particularly violent charge from safety Tyvon Branch, and kept him from reaching the quarterback. Miller appears to be an excellent pass protector.

FB Marcel Reece Coach Allen says that Reece is so good in his pass catching role that you might see some formations this season in which Reece is split out wide while another "fullback" lines up in the backfield.

Raiders O-line Coach Allen says hes happy with Khalif Barnes, Jared Veldheer, Cooper Carlisle and Mike Brisiel. As for new center Stefen Wisniewski, Allen says he wants to see more consistency out of him.
Fourth Defensive Tackle Coach Allen says while hes happy with this top three defensive tackles (Richard Seymour, Tommy Kelly, and Desmond Bryant) the team is still looking for a reliable fourth defensive tackle. There had been some enthusiasm for 325-pound Travis Ivey earlier in the offseason, but the Raiders released him over the weekend.

LB Miles Burris Coach Allen says Burris has shown flashes. However, Allen would like to see more consistency

Oakland police credit Raiders QB Derek Carr for helping find missing child

Oakland police credit Raiders QB Derek Carr for helping find missing child

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has 247,000 Twitter followers and, given his popularity in the Bay Area, it’s assumed a significant portion stems from this region.

Carr put that megaphone to good use.

Oakland Police sent out an Amber Alert on Saturday hoping to find a young boy gone missing, and Carr retweeted that call for public assistance.

The boy was quickly found after a citizen replied on Twitter and provided information that led to the rescue.

That led an Oakland police officer to credit Carr for helping find the boy.

Carr responded to the news on social media, happy police were able to find a missing child.

Raiders S Karl Joseph named to PFWA All-Rookie team

Raiders S Karl Joseph named to PFWA All-Rookie team

Injury issues bookended Karl Joseph’s rookie year. The Raiders brought their first-round strong safety along slowly while recovering from ACL surgery, keeping him out of defensive action during 2016’s first two games. He missed four at regular-season’s end with a toe injury.

In the middle he played just fine. Joseph was solid against the run and impactful playing deep, allowing him and veteran Reggie Nelson to remain unpredictable in deep coverage.

Joseph finished the year with 60 tackles, an interception and six passes defensed.

That was good enough for recognition on the Pro Football Writers of America’s All-Rookie team, which was released on Tuesday following a vote of the association’s membership.

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott and Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa were the offensive and defensive Rookies of the Year, respectively.