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Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Oakland and San Diego news and notes

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

Veteran fullback Lorenzo Neal explains his excitement about joining the Raiders in a radio interview. This will be Neal's eighth NFL team in 17 seasons. Neal, 38, should help Oakland's blocking scheme.

The San Diego Union Tribune reports that LaDainian Tomlinson looked healthy in an offseason workout Wednesday. Tomlinson, who'll turn 30 next month, is due for some good health. He was hampered by injuries the past two postseasons and he was dealing with nagging injuries virtually all of 2008.

Reserve quarterback Andrew Walter continues to stay away from Oakland's voluntary camps. At this rate, don't expect Walter to be around this season. He didn't get any work during the mandatory camp a couple of weekends ago because he was behind. By continuing to stay away, Walter isn't learning the playbook any better.