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15hPaul Gutierrez

Jared Cook says he's 'proud' of Marshawn Lynch

Jared Cook lauded Marshawn Lynch's choice to sit during the national anthem before the Raiders' preseason opener, but he hasn't spoken to Lynch.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Overheard at Raiders camp: CB Sean Smith had a nice day, breaking up a couple of passes in the end zone, one a particularly physical encounter with Michael Crabtree. So coach Jack Del Rio was asked what he wanted to see from Smith, who has been relegated to second-team defense and had a tough game at Arizona. "I hope to see the same thing from him as I do all the rest of the guys," Del Rio said. "Everybody come out here, be real urgent, be purposeful in their work, come out here every day with a good, positive approach and go to work. That's what we're getting. I think the team is working hard, working well. We've got a lot of work to do yet."

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Raiders Play of the Day: Avert ye eyes, 49ers fans, because this play involved Michael Crabtree, a fade pass to the right corner of the end zone from the 5-yard line and, yes, a completion for the touchdown. Derek Carr lofted a perfect toss to Crabtree's inside shoulder, just out of the reach of cornerback David Amerson, and Crabtree cradled the ball as both players went to the ground in a heap. As Crabtree emerged with the ball, the official signaled touchdown.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Raiders Rookie Report: First-round draft pick Gareon Conley, who has not practiced since the first day of minicamp in June, remained a spectator, after sending out images of his leg over the weekend and saying on social media he was healing. Second-round pick Obi Melifonwu, meanwhile, returned to practice, though he did light work. Third-rounder Eddie Vanderdoes and fifth-rounder Marquel Lee remained starters at defensive tackle and middle linebacker, respectively.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Raiders Injury Report: While DE Khalil Mack and WR Amari Cooper, both of whom missed all of practice and the team's exhibition opener last week, returned to practice, coach Jack Del Rio said OL Denver Kirkland (knee) and S Keith McGill (foot) will both be out the remainder of camp.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Marshawn Lynch, after asking a Raiders PR official if he could do his media day, decided against speaking today. He has yet to discuss publicly why he sat during the national anthem on Saturday.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Regarding Derek Carr's music commercial video: "It's a joke," Carr said. "It's all a joke."

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Marshawn Lynch is going through drills with the defensive linemen now on a far field. He just busted up a tackling dummy with quick hands and then, yes, tackled it.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Marshawn Lynch limbers up for practice at training camp. The Raiders break camp on Thursday.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

"Fifth-string quarterback" Khalil Mack has returned to practice. The reigning NFL defensive player of the year sat out all three practices last week, for undisclosed reasons, as well as the Raiders' exhibition opener at Arizona.

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Cramer bullish on Raiders, but bearish on Bills (2:40)
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Clark: Anthem protests resonating across NFL (1:22)
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2dBill Barnwell

Has Marshawn Lynch already peaked?

It's possible that Lynch's year off has served as a refresher, and at 31, it's reasonable to think he has plenty left in the tank. But it's also fair to wonder if he was already on the way down before his retirement.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's a little context on Marshawn Lynch sitting for the National Anthem last night: When he was in Seattle, he often didn't come out of the locker room until the Anthem was over.

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Lynch knows his actions won't go unnoticed (1:09)
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Is Lynch getting a pass over Kaepernick to sit during anthem? (1:34)

Team Stats

Passing Yards253.213th
Rushing Yards120.16th
Points For26.07th
Points Against24.120th

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