Entering training camp for the first time today was Raiders third year defensive end Denico Autry. He had been out the entire offseason along with the first six days of camp on the PUP list while recovering from a wrist injury. He took the field today for the first time since last season.
He was still sporting a cast on his right wrist and though he is participating in drills, he does not join them for team session, instead working with a trainer on the side.
Autry came on strong late last season for the Raiders, his second in the league since the team signed him as an undrafted free agent out of Mississippi State. He had 22 combined tackles and 3.0 sacks last season along with three deflected passes and a couple blocked kicks as well. He is expected to start again this season at defensive end across from Mario Edwards Jr.
Also returning to practice after sitting out Thursday's practice are Karl Joseph and Clive Walford. Both players were out the entire offseason with injury, returning for the start of training camp. Though there has been no comment from the Raiders, it is possible the two were held out as a precaution due to the heightened intensity of practice Thursday. Joseph was working with a trainer doing light stretches throughout practice while Walford spent much of practice standing on the side observing.
Today is a dialed back practice; their first out of pads since they first donned them on the third day of camp. So, there's much less risk of either player re-aggravating their injuries or suffering a new one.
Taiwan Jones also missed practice yesterday. He is suited up today, but not practicing with his teammates. He is working on light drills with a trainer on the side.