three-day minicamp. Unlike OTA’s where only three out of ten practices are open to the media Isaiah Johnson Jersey 2019 , all three days of minicamp will be open. It will be nearly..." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesSilver And Black Pride homepageHorizontal - WhiteSilver And Black Pridean Oakland Raiders communityFollow Silver And Black Pride online:Follow Silver And Black Pride on TwitterFollow Silver And Black Pride on FacebookLog in or sign upLog InSign UpSite searchSearchSearchSilver And Black Pride main menuFanpostsFanshotsRaidersOddsAboutMastheadCommun ity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 321 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Raiders StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Raiders NewsYahoo Raiders Team PageYahoo Raiders ReportYahoo Raiders Depth ChartYahoo Raiders TransactionsYahoo Raiders PhotosOdds About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕Three things to watch for at Raiders mandatory minicampNew,68commentsPDTTuesday the Raiders begin their mandatory three-day minicamp. Unlike OTA’s where only three out of ten practices are open to the media, all three days of minicamp will be open. It will be nearly identical to how training camp takes place which means several 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 team sessions. I’ll be on hand to bring you all the play-by-play on twitter (@LeviDamien) and the recaps right here. There are three things I will be looking for above all others.Injury returnsThere were six players who weren’t at practice for the final OTA open to the media. They were LB Brandon Marshall, G Denzelle Good, OT Trent Brown, DT P.J. Hall, ED Arden Key, and rookie CB Isaiah Johnson. Their issues could be minor. We don’t really know yet. We will be looking to see who returns to the field for minicamp. In part because you don’t want any serious injuries this time of year — the Raiders already had one, losing running back Isaiah Crowell for the year — and in part because you just want to see the whole team able to prepare as if it were training camp. That is, after all, the whole point of minicamp.Safety dancePaul Guenther is liking the options he has at the safety position these days. Mostly because he has several interchangeable parts he can move around. OTA’s began with Karl Joseph and Erik Harris running with the first team at the safety spots and Lamarcus Joyner manning the nickel corner spot. Second team safeties were rookie first round pick Johnathan Abram and free agent addition Curtis Riley. Could we see this group move around a bit? Guenther’s defense doesn’t have strictly a free/strong safety situation. He could have Abram earmarked for the starting safety spot. If so, it’s a matter of when and who drops to second team. It would appear the first team safeties figure to be Abram at strong safety and Karl Joseph at free safety. We should soon see how that all shakes out.Slot Carr racesAntonio Brown and Tyrell Williams are set as the starters on the outside. The top two options for the slot receiver job are free agent addition Ryan Grant and 5th round draft pick Hunter Renfrow. Who gets the job could depend on how quickly they can develop chemistry with Derek Carr. They’ve had a month and 10 OTA practices to develop that chemistry and get down the playbook. That learning curve will be on display in minicamp and could go a long way to predict how the battle will play out in training camp as well.Follow @LeviDamien Late in the 2017 season, Raider owner Mark Davis courted Jon Gruden while Davis still had a coach under contract. More than a year after the fact Cheap Isaiah Johnson Jersey , the coach-under-contract who ended up being coach thrown under the bus has taken the high road.“To me, the Raiders situation wasn’t a hot seat,” former Raiders coach Jack Del Rio tells NFL.com. “That was a love for Jon Gruden by the owner. Owners do what they want to do. I think Mark Davis clearly understands what I brought to that organization, and he expressed gratification for us doing what we did. It enabled them to move to Vegas and be a respected team again, which they hadn’t been for so long.”Del Rio realizes that, once it appeared that Davis could get Gruden, Davis was going to do it.“Coach Gruden was somebody [Davis] coveted for a number of years and was finally able to convince him with a boatload of money,” Del Rio said. “Now, Jon gets his chance to play that out and we’ll see what that is. But from my standpoint, it didn’t swirl around until the very end [of the 2017 season]. And that was only because Jon was going to accept the job. . . . I had a winning record there. We became relevant again. I know we did a good job.”But someone did a bad job of letting Del Rio keep coaching while Davis was talking to Gruden behind Del Rio’s back. Making the situation even worse was the fact that Bob LaMonte represents both men. It’s never been reported or disclosed that LaMonte told Del Rio that Davis was trying to hire Gruden while Del Rio was still the coach. If LaMonte didn’t, it’s an even worse look for him than it was for Davis.The only guy who comes out of the mess not looking bad is Del Rio. The fact that he has every right to be livid about it but isn’t makes him look even better.