This time one month from now the Raiders will be taking the field for their first training camp practice. But the actual start of their season will still be a bit farther off. To be exact, 73 days. Which means we take a look at the man wearing number 73 for the Raiders right now.
OT Marshall Newhouse
One of the newest members of the Raiders is former Giants offensive lineman, Marshall Newhouse. He played two seasons with the Giants, playing both right tackle and left guard. The former fifth round pick began his career with the Packers as part of the last draft class with Reggie McKenzie still in the Packers front office.
The 6-3, 326-pounder spent three seasons with the Packers, first starting 29 games over two seasons at right tackle, then just two in his third season.
A rough 2015 season saw some improvement in 2016 and likely earned him his 2-year deal in Oakland to see if he could make a push to be the starting right tackle Menelik Watson was never healthy enough to be.
Newhouse was the first team right tackle in OTA’s while Austin Howard recovers from offseason shoulder surgery. The Newhouse went out with injury as well, though he figures to be back for camp.
Who wore it best: OG Charley Hannah (1983-88)
Hannah split his 12-year career evenly between the Buccaneers and Raiders. Maybe he just like playing on a team with a pirate mascot, who knows. He was originally a third round pick by the Bucs and spent the first six seasons in Tampa, mostly as a tackle. When he came to the Raiders in 1983, they moved him to guard and he started every game that season at left guard and the Raiders went on to win the Super Bowl.