The last week of Raiders Organized Training Activities begins today. This is the third week of them with each lasting three days for a total of nine OTA practices.
Today's practice will go from 10:50am until 12:30pm. Denis Allen will hold a press conference on the field immediately following practice.
At 2:00pm safety Tyvon Branch will speak to the media followed by offensive tackle, Donald Penn.
These practices are voluntary, although the Raiders expect to have full attendance. All Raiders were in attendance for last week's OTA practice with just Kevin Burnett missing from the first OTA practices as he rehabs an ankle injury.
Burnett was at practice last week working on the sideline but not participating in practice. Others who were injured were defensive lineman Antonio Smith, cornerback D.J. Hayden, running back Latavius Murray, and offensive guard Lucas Nix.
Murray played in the Raiders' charity basketball game last Friday so he is expected to be back practicing this week. The others are less certain. Hayden was still in a walking boot as of late Friday night and Smith is recovering from an off-season surgery after a workout mishap. Nix has yet to practice full.
There will be one more set of practices after this one before the Raiders are off for a month. That will be next week's three-day mandatory minicamp which will take place from the 17th thru the 19th. Media is allowed to attend all three days of minicamp.