Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Raiders have some offensive woes
By Bill Williamson
Some Oakland minicamp notes:
According to several reports, the Oakland offense struggled Tuesday in its first day of minicamp. My thoughts? Check back in August. If this continues in training camp, it will be an issue. Otherwise, all it was was a bad day in June.
Rookie running back Latavius Murray did not practice due to a foot injury. The sixth-round pick was impressive in previous sessions.
There is no doubt Charles Woodson is making his presence felt in Oakland’s secondary. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that fellow free-agent signee Usama Young isn’t getting much work with the first-team defense. That is no surprise -- Woodson has more to offer. However, because he is 36, Woodson likely won’t be a full-time player -- meaning that Young should have a role.
UPDATE: Alabama coach Nick Saban said former Oakland linebacker Rolando McClain is attending classes at the school. He retired from the NFL at the age of 23 last month. Oakland cut him this offseason.
New Oakland kick returner Josh Cribbs is not expected to return from a knee injury until training camp.