Wounded Raiders sign four offensive linemen


Wounded Raiders sign four offensive linemen

Paul Gutierrez
CSNCalifornia.comHours after being dealt a potentially devastating blow by losing free-agent tight end Zach Miller, the Raiders responded by beefing up their offensive line in signing four offensive linemen -- Samson Satele, Stephon Heyer, Justin Smiley and Seth Wand.Satele, the team's 6-foot-3, 300-pound center last season, was re-signed, presumably to compete for a guard position with either Daniel Loper on the left side or Cooper Carlisle on the right with rookie Stefen Wisniewski all-but entrenched at center. Or could Satele resume his hiking-the-ball duties and Wisniewski move to a guard spot?The Raiders also signed 6-6, 319-pound tackle Heyer, who started 16 games on the right side for Washington in 2009 and five games on the left last season.The 6-3, 300-pound Smiley, a second-round pick of the 49ers out of Alabama in 2004, was released by Jacksonville last week. He has been a left guard the past three seasons.And the 6-7, 327-pound Wand last appeared in the NFL with the Raiders in 2008. He spent the past two seasons with the UFL's Florida Tuskers.Miller left the Raiders for Seattle, former coach Tom Cable and a reported five-year, 34-million deal with 17 million guaranteed.

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.