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Three things learned at Raiders practice after Denver loss

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Three things learned at Raiders practice after Denver loss

Dennis Allen has people: On the day after many of his decisions were being openly questioned (i.e. playing Carson Palmer in the 4th quarter, not activating Andre Carter, not throwing the red flag for a seemingly winnable and important challenge), Raiders coach Dennis Allen said that he like his players needs to engage in some self-evaluation over the bye week. He also indicated that he has mentors around the league whom he regularly contacts for advice.0 QB Hits? No Way!: The official stats from the Denver game list the Raiders as having no official quarterback hits. The Raiders pointed out to us Monday that by their count Raiders defenders had 9 quarterback hits. According the NFL.com, the Raiders are 7th in the league with 23 QB hits overall.Andre Cartersuit up! Ex-Cal Bear, ex-49er, and now current Raider Andre Carter says he feels all healed up and that he expects to be a full participant in practice Tuesday.

Raiders sign second-rounder Melifonwu, leaving one draft pick unsigned

Raiders sign second-rounder Melifonwu, leaving one draft pick unsigned

Obi Melifonwu entered Wednesday as the only second-round draft pick without a signed rookie contract. Later that afternoon, he joined the group.

The safety from UConn put pen to paper on a four-year deal at the Napa Valley Marriott, allowing him to join pre-training camp activities. Veterans report on Friday and camp’s first full-squad practice starts Saturday morning.

The pact took longer than the Raiders or Melifonwu had hoped. There's little room for fiscal movement in the rookie wage scale, but some contract language had to be hashed out before shaking hands.

Melifonwu is slotted to make $4,509,376 over the life of the contract, with a $1,419,544 signing bonus and a $819,886 base salary in 2017, per overthecap.com.

The Raiders have one draft pick left unsigned. First-round cornerback Gareon Conley hasn’t agreed on a deal, though it’s still likely that happens before the first full practice.

The Ohio State alum’s situation could be complicated by an ongoing investigation into a sexual assault allegation stemming from an April 9 incident in Cleveland.

Head coach Jack Del Rio said in a Tuesday radio interview he expected unsigned rookie contract issues to be resolved soon.

The next Primetime? Carr receives compliment after imitating Neon Deion

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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.