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Oakland Raiders Training Camp Updates and Open Thread

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Today was the first real day of Oakland Raiders training camp. Technically, it started yesterday, but that was mostly just for physicals, talking to the press and players joking with each other. Anyway as you may  or may not have noticed, I have been busy trying to keep up with roster stuff.

I have noticed that a lot of you are all over it in the threads though. So, feel free to discuss all things training camp here. A few things I have noted after the jump....

Tyvon Branch spent a lot of time at free safety today with Mike Mitchell at strong safety. I doubt this will come to much, but it is certainly something worth keeping an eye on.

Darren McFadden beefed up a bit. He is about ten(ish) to 220. Our very own Ozraider scrupulously went over training camp pics and found all Raiders to be in fantastic shape. So we have that going for us.

Chaz Schilens is running routes! Now knock on wood while you read that.

DHB was apparently on the sidelines for the majority of Thursday's practice. No worries. He doesn't need practice.

Richard Seymour welcomed Taiwan Jones to the NFL by hitting him in a non-contact drill.

Also, there are rumors that Chris Johnson and Cooper Carlisle were cut, but apparently they were seen at practice. That's all I got right now.

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