4yThere have been rumblings all offseason of the Raiders potentially switching to a base 3-4 defense. That would make room for both McClain, who played inside in a 3-4 in college at Alabama, and Tatupu.
4yPro athletes are funny about their numbers. They often hold special significance. And guys will do anything to get the number they really want. Changing numbers in mid-career is bad luck. Nnamdi Asomugha is the exception to the rule.
4yFree agent wide receiver Randy Moss, who was rumored to be a target of the Jets, Ravens and Chiefs, has reportedly decided to retire.
4yJackson gave any player over the ripe old age of 30 got the day off, save for backup quarterback Kyle Boller and running back Michael Bennett. Both of whom are fighting for jobs.
4yRaiders receiver Jacoby Ford has a broken left hand and should be out for at least two weeks according to coach Hue Jackson.
4yThe Raiders have re-signed their 2010 Second Team All-Pro safety, Michael Huff. With Asomugha off to Philly, Huff gives the Raiders stability in the secondary, with the possibility of adding Antonio Cromartie.
4ySaturday marked the first padded practice, meaning they were allowed to hit. Not with aplomb, mind you, but just enough to get a feel for what is the most violent game in the country.
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