Training camp is done. The team is back in Alameda as the next step toward the start of the season just three weeks from today. Their first practice of the week starts at 1:15pm today as they prepare for their third preseason game this Friday against the Packers. And Gruden expects three key players who were not available for the game Saturday to be back today.
“I think Seth [Roberts] will be back too. He’ll practice today. And that’s great for us, we need to get him out on the field, back in with our receivers,” said Gruden. “[Marcus] Gilchrist will practice today, that’s a positive. . . I think [Daryl] Worley will be back practicing today as well.”
Roberts didn’t playin the first preseason game either. He is in a battle for his roster spot at receiver, so he needs to get on the field so the team needs to see how he competes with the other players looking to take a roster spot from him.
As for Gilchrist and Worley, Gruden has spoken highly of both of them throughout the offseason. Both are in contention to start at their respective positions — Gilchrist at safety, and Worley at corner. Worley started in the first preseason game mainly because Gareon Conley was injured. Gilchrist has yet to play in the preseason for the Raiders.