The NFL is stricken with grief after Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher took his life in front of team staff members, and the life of his girlfriend, with whom he had a three-month-old daughter.
Belcher, 25, shot his girlfriend multiple times with his mother present, according to the Kansas City Star. He then left the scene and headed for the Chiefs practice facility at Arrowhead, where Chiefs GM Scott Pioli, head coach Romeo Crennel and other staff members attempted to calm the 6-foot-2, 228-pound linebacker. He shot himself in the head when police arrived.
The Oakland Raiders issued the following statement:"The Oakland Raiders are empathizing with the Chiefs organization. Our hearts are wounded by such an unimaginable tragedy in our NFL family. We will continue to pray for everyone involved."
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.
The Raiders placed two players on the Non-Football Injury List, the team announced on Tuesday.
Linebacker Ben Heeney and tight end Cooper Helfet both count against the 90-man roster.
The Raiders' first team practice of training camp is scheduled for Saturdya.
Heeney was selected in the 5th round of the 2015 draft out of Kansas.
After appearing in 15 games a rookie, he saw action in just four games last season.
Over 23 games for the Seahawks in 2014 and 2015, Helfet caught 25 passes for 315 yards and two touchdowns.
He spent time on the Raiders' practice squad last season.