One preseason game is now in the books. And today marks exactly 4 weeks until the start of the Raiders 2017 regular season. That’s 28 days, by the way. Who is wearing 28 right now for the Raiders? It isn’t Latavius Murray, he left in free agency.
S Marcus McWilson
The former Kentucky Wildcat was signed to the Raiders roster after a tryout in rookie mini camps. The 6-0, 198-pounder was the full time starter the past two seasons for the Wildcats, putting up 123 tackles, 1 interception, and 3 passes defended.
He appears to be a long shot to make the team, though with the injuries to Obi Melifonwu and Keith McGill have gotten him extra work and raise his chances of at perhaps at least having a shot at the practice squad. But being that I haven’t found myself mentioning him much in camp, that doesn’t bode well.
Who wore it best: RB Clarence Davis (1971-78)
Back in those days, the Raiders feature backs were big brutes who churned out yards and wore out defenses. For eight seasons, though, Clarence Davis was the speedy, change-of-pace back in those offenses which kept the defense on their toes. Davis also came up big in the biggest moments. He is probably most famous for catching the game-winning touchdown from Ken Stabler in the 'Sea of Hands' game against the Dolphins in 1974. And in the team's Super Bowl win in 1976, he ran for 137 yards on 16 carries to help lead the Raiders to their first Super Bowl. He also ran for 54 yards and a touchdown in the AFC Championship win over the Steelers.