Raiders notes: RB Miller interviews for a job

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Raiders notes: RB Miller interviews for a job

OAKLAND -- Coach Dennis Allen predicted running back Lonyae Miller would be a tired guy after Monday night's exhibition opener, especially with Darren McFadden getting few carries and Mike Goodson and Taiwan Jones out with neck and hamstring injuries, respectively.So how was Miller feeling after he carried the ball a game-high 15 times for 39 yards?"I'm just thankful for the opportunity that Coach D.A. gave me and I just tried to make the most of it," Miller said. "Obviously, running the ball for these carries you're going to be tired but that's expected; it's preseason.You're out there interviewing for the job. You just have to put your best foot forward."A positive? The Raiders only had five penalties for 37 yards. And the defense wracked up two sacks, one by Tommy Kelly and the other by his protege, undrafted-free-agent rookie Dominique Hamilton.Two players did not finish the game for the Raiders -- center Stefen Wisniewski (right calf) and tight end Richard Gordon (illness). Also, offensive tackle Nick Howell and defensive end Jack Crawford were the only non-scratches to not play in the game.

Derek Carr approves of Tiger Woods' new pool table

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Derek Carr approves of Tiger Woods' new pool table

Tiger Woods' re-felted pool table is for all of Raider Nation.

To no surprise, quarterback Derek Carr approves of the new look. 

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.

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.