Schilens on field for Raiders at start of practice


Schilens on field for Raiders at start of practice

Paul Gutierrez
CSNCalifornia.comALAMEDA -- As the Raiders began practice Monday morning, receiver Chaz Schilens was on the field practicing for a second straight day. The oft-injured Schilens had been out since spraining a knee in the Raiders' exhibition opener against Arizona on Aug. 11.But missing from practice as it began were tight end Kevin Boss (knee), receiver Louis Murphy (groinhamstring) and safety Mike Mitchell (knee). Also, running back Michael Bennett and receiver Derek Hagan were missing, though neither had been injured of late. If anything, Bennett was a somewhat surprising addition to the Raiders' 53-man roster as he gave the Raiders six running backs and Hagan was a feel-good story making the team as a free agent.Oakland had not announced any cuts.The Raiders did, however, announce that offensive tackle Seth Wand had been released, as the corresponding roster move to the signing of linebacker Ricky Brown on Sunday. Plus, guard Roy Schuening (hand), cornerback Jeremy Ware (ankle), receiver Shawn Bayes (undisclosed) and fullback James McCluskey (undisclosed) all cleared waivers and were thus placed in Injured Reserve.

The next Primetime? Carr receives compliment after imitating Neon Deion


The next Primetime? Carr receives compliment after imitating Neon Deion

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.

Raiders place two on Non-Football Injury List


Raiders place two on Non-Football Injury List

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.