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Samson Satele loves the Raiders’ training staff

As I mentioned Wednesday, center Samson Satele is finally on the field, in the late stages of his recovery from offseason shoulder surgery. That’s good news for Raiders fans. No offense to John Wade, but he couldn’t beat out Jake Grove for the starting job last year, and Grove was never the strongest link along the Oakland line. I thought Grove improved after putting on some muscle last year, but he had pretty much tapped his potential. Satele, acquired in… Read More »

Raiders’ skeleton crew

Were they handing out free Muscle Milk at Jack London Square and nobody told me? Many Raiders were nowhere to be found when the team convened for an OTA practice this morning. Here’s a list of the missing, and I’m probably forgetting someone: CB Nnamdi Asomugha, QBs Jeff Garcia and Andrew Walter, RB Darren McFadden, DEs Derrick Burgess and Jay Richardson, DTs Tommy Kelly, Gerard Warren (Warren watched practice in a baseball cap) and Ryan Boschetti, S Mike Mitchell, WRs… Read More »

Can Raiders share with 49ers?

The 49ers have made their pitch to the city of Santa Clara, putting dollar figures to a proposed new stadium there. The Santa Clara City Council will discuss the issue tomorrow, and may vote to send the stadium proposal to a citywide ballot in 2010. As that daunting process gets underway, Raiders fans are wondering if their team will be sucked into the deal. The 49ers’ proposal reportedly includes the breakdown of a two-team scenario, and it makes sense that… Read More »