Raiders report: Team brings in Pro Bowl linebacker for visit

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TRAINING CAMP

AT A GLANCE

Schedule

All practices astatine Intermountain Healthcare Performance Center, unless noted:

Friday — Practice, 7:30-9:30 a.m.

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

Play of the day

The Raiders did not signifier connected Thursday. Players volition beryllium backmost connected the tract Friday morning.

Wright visits

A time aft signing escaped cause antiaircraft tackle Gerald McCoy, the Raiders had different imaginable antiaircraft summation successful for a visit.

Longtime Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright was successful Henderson connected Thursday for a gathering with the Raiders.

Wright near the squad installation without a declaration and a woody is not considered imminent, though it’s inactive possible.

Wright is believed to person involvement from respective different teams and speculation passim overmuch of the offseason focused connected him returning to Seattle, wherever helium has played his full career. The Seahawks, however, person utilized precocious draught picks connected linebackers the past 2 seasons and are looking to get younger astatine the position.

Wright entered the league arsenic a fourth-round prime of the Seahawks successful 2011 erstwhile Gus Bradley was the antiaircraft coordinator. Bradley is the caller antiaircraft coordinator for the Raiders.

Wright’s familiarity with the strategy makes him an charismatic summation for the Raiders, arsenic does his experience. He has started 140 of the 144 games helium has played successful during his career, including each 32 the past 2 seasons.

The 32-year-old made the Pro Bowl successful 2016 and won a Super Bowl with the Seahawks.

Wright has played mostly weakside linebacker passim his career, but played some beardown and weakside past play portion playing mostly weakside successful nickel packages. He could supply contention for Cory Littleton should helium motion with the Raiders. Wright, however, played mostly connected the beardown broadside successful Bradley’s strategy successful the archetypal 2 years of his career.

Pro Football Focus named Wright the 14th-best linebacker successful the league. He is 3rd connected the Seahawks’ all-time tackles database with 934.

The Raiders play the Seahawks successful a preseason crippled connected Aug. 14 astatine Allegiant Stadium.

Richard hurt

Raiders’ moving backmost Jalen Richard missed the archetypal fewer days of grooming campy portion helium was connected the COVID list.

Now helium is expected to miss a mates weeks with a ft injury, according to a idiosyncratic with cognition of the situation.

The 27-year-old is entering his sixth play with the Raiders.

Josh Jacobs and Kenyan Drake apical the extent chart. Veteran Theo Riddick retired past week. B.J. Emmons and Trey Ragas are besides connected the roster.

It’s imaginable the Raiders could bring successful different enactment astatine the presumption for grooming camp.

Contact Adam Hill astatine ahill@reviewjournal.com. Follow @AdamHillLVRJ connected Twitter.

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