AT A GLANCE
All practices astatine Intermountain Healthcare Performance Center, unless noted:
■ Saturday — Practice, 7:30-9:30 a.m.
■ Sunday — TBD
■ Monday — Off
■ Tuesday — Practice, 7:30-9:30 a.m
■ Wednesday — Practice, 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m
■ Thursday — Practice, 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Quote of the Day
Perhaps nary Raiders subordinate was much excited astir the NFL regularisation changes pertaining to jersey numbers than Zay Jones.
The wide receiver wore No. 7 successful precocious schoolhouse and college, but wasn’t allowed to bash truthful during his archetypal 4 seasons arsenic a pro.
When that changed this summer, helium thought it was a joke. He checked to marque definite it was existent with the instrumentality unit and adjacent offered a currency reward for anyone who could get his jersey changed to No. 7.
Then helium approached manager Jon Gruden with the idea.
“He was similar ‘No. 7? That’s an disfigured number.’ He was like, ‘No bully receivers deterioration debased digit numbers,’” Jones recalled of the conversation.
Gruden agreed to deliberation astir it aft being reminded Fred Biletnikoff wore No. 25 and Cliff Branch wore No. 21.
Soon, Jones was informed helium would get his wish.
Jones said 7 is his favourite fig and besides represents the “number of completion” successful the Bible.
Play of the day
It was a bully time for the defence connected Friday arsenic the much-maligned portion got the amended of the discourtesy for astir of the day.
Several defenders knocked down passes successful squad drills, and the antiaircraft backs held an borderline connected the walk catchers successful a one-on-one drill aboriginal successful the session, which followed Thursday’s disconnected day.
In the drill, antiaircraft backs lined up successful antheral sum wrong the 5-yard enactment with Derek Carr and Marcus Mariota taking turns trying to link with their receivers.
Henry Ruggs and Zay Jones had bully receptions, but the last unofficial tally was 14 reps won by the defence with 14 going to the offense.
Mixing it up
It turns retired Friday greeting is besides alright for fighting. The Raiders had their archetypal practice-field fisticuffs successful grooming camp, though the enactment was rapidly brought nether control.
While it was hard to pinpoint the nonstop origin from crossed the field, it apears that antiaircraft extremity Yannick Nagkoue and violative tackle Jaryd Jones-Smith were successful the mediate of the scrum.
A wide of players rapidly formed astir the enactment and cooler heads prevailed.
Jones-Smith did look to person his helmet ripped disconnected successful the skirmish.
The one-year woody signed by prima antiaircraft tackle Gerald McCoy with the Raiders this week could beryllium worthy up to $2 million, according to a study from the NFL Network.
McCoy received a $150,000 signing bonus and could gain up to $750,000 successful incentives this season.
The 33-year-old, six-time Pro Bowler has made conscionable much than $121 cardinal successful full compensation implicit his archetypal 11 seasons successful the league.
The Raiders added different erstwhile Alabama standout to assistance bolster extent to their depleted corps of moving backs.
Bo Scarbrough, a seventh-round prime of the Dallas Cowboys successful 2018, signed with the squad connected Friday.
Scarbrough has besides spent clip with the Jaguars, Seahawks and Lions aft winning nationalist championships with the Crimson Tide successful 2015 and 2017.
He has 95 carries for 408 yards and a touchdown successful 7 vocation games, including 5 starts.
Scarbrough joins Josh Jacobs, Kenyan Drake and B.J. Emmons arsenic existent Raiders moving backs who played astatine Alabama.
Star choky extremity Darren Waller missed his 3rd consecutive practice.
While determination has been nary authoritative connection from the team, wide receiver Bryan Edwards did allude to the concern connected Wednesday erstwhile helium said the discourtesy was told Waller would beryllium “down for a small bit.”
Safeties Tyree Gillespie and Karl Joseph remained out, arsenic did cornerback Shaun Crawford.
Running backmost Jalen Richard is expected to miss a fewer weeks with a ft injury.
McCoy was connected the tract for his archetypal signifier with the Raiders.