Raiders mandatory minicamp begins today

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The first and only Raiders veteran minicamp begins Tuesday.

Today is the beginning of the Raiders three-day mandatory minicamp. Here is what the official description of the minicamp per the new CBA agreement.

No mandatory veteran minicamp may exceed three days in length, plus one day for physical examinations. The minicamp must be conducted during the week (Monday through Friday), with physicals taking place on Monday but no practice or workouts on that day, practices on Tuesday through Thursday and a day off on Friday. The minicamp must be conducted during week three or week four of Phase Three of the Club's offseason workout program.

Two-a-day practices shall be permitted at two of the three practice days of the Club's one mandatory minicamp, subject to the following rules:

(i) players may be on the field for a total of no more than three and one-half hours per day.
(ii) players may participate in one practice for no more than two and one-half hours of on-field activities under Phase Three rules
(iii) the second practice may only be for the remaining portion of the players' daily three and one-half hour on-field activities and shall be limited to walk-through instruction only
(iv) no organized team activities (including treatment and taping) may begin prior to 7:00am local time or end after 8:30pm local time, and players shall be given at least one hour for lunch and dinner each
(v) players may only be asked to participate in Club activities for a maximum of ten hours per day including taping and treatment but excluding meal time. The on-field time limits described above shall begin as soon as position coaches begin to coach players on the field.

The Raiders, in accordance with these rules, will practice Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week with practice beginning at 10:50am and lasting approximately two hours.

The team is hoping to get some of their injured players back as it will be the last organized practice time until training camp in the end of July. Those players who weren't practicing in last week's OTA's include Christo Bilukidi (ankle), Josh Cribbs (knee), D.J. Hayden (abdomen), Coye Francies (illness), Jon Hoese (calf), Nick Kasa (hamstring), Miles Burris (knee), and Isaiah Williams (unknown).

I will be tweeting live from minicamp practice as per usual. You can follow along @LeviDamien

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