It's the final week of training camp for the Raiders. They took the field wearing shells for a day before getting into the week of preparation for the third week of the preseason.
Also coming out sans red jersey as expected was D.J. Hayden. He jumped into the first team at right corner with Tracy Porter being out with a groin injury.
The offensive line was unrecognizable again, both first and second team. Lucas Nix moved to right guard with the first team while Tony Bergstrom plays left guard. The second team line is a murderers row: LT Willie Smith, LG Jason Foster, C Andre Gurode, RG Lamar Mady, RT Tony Bergstrom.
After a week of getting players back and looking reasonably healthy, the Raiders filled the injury report once again. Not practicing today were Eddy Carmona, Jacoby Ford, Tracy Porter, Latavius Moore, Kaluka Maiava, Miles Burris, Keenan Clayton, Mike Brisiel, Jared Veldheer, Menelik Watson, John Wetzel, Brandon Bair, Juron Criner, David Ausberry, Pat Sims, Kevin Burnett, and Vance Walker.
Starting practice but not finishing were Chimdi Chekwa, Josh Cribbs, and Stacy McGee. Darren McFadden was limited.
Matt Flynn and Terrelle Pryor had very different days today, which is a bit unusual. Usually they seem to play well or poorly simultaneously. Today was one of the worst practices this camp for Flynn while Pryor had a pretty good day.
At one point Flynn had three turnovers in a row. He threw two interceptions - one to Mike Jenkins and one to Kaelin Burnett - and a fumble. Later he was intercepted again by Jenkins. Flynn also had several passes that were off-target for incompletions and even had one batted at the line.
Immediately following the three turnovers in a row by Flynn, Pryor came in and had probably the best pass of the day when he put a perfect ball in the hands of Brice Butler deep over the middle for a touchdown.
The catch of the day came from Rod Streater who went deep along the right sideline with Chance Casey in coverage. He got Casey turned around and he pulled down the Pryor pass over the top of him. Streater also had a nice catch to end practice from Flynn in which Flynn rolled out of the pocket, Streater broke off his route and made the catch for a touchdown.
Matt McGloin and Tyler Wilson did not see the field today. Said Dennis Allen, "we're getting a little bit more into a regular-season-type of mode, so their snaps may be a little bit more limited, and we'll play that out as the week goes on."
The defensive play of the day was the second Mike Jenkins interception on Flynn. The first one was pretty good too as he turned just in time to pin the Flynn pass to his right shoulder, but the second one was even better as he had to track down the pass then go up and pluck the ball out of the air and tap his feet inbounds in the end zone. It was hard to see who the pass was intended for because there was a lot of traffic in that corner at the time.
That's all for full access to training camp. For the final three days of camp, media access will be limited to a short window of about 30-45 minutes with interviews to follow.
The team will host the Bears on Friday and the team will be preparing this week in much the same way as they would a regular season game. Most the first team will see three quarters of action.