Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr likes to do most of his bonding and chemistry building with teammates prior to the start of each season. Anything that eases the transition from offseason to training camp. With Andre James stepping in as the starting center this season, it was Carr who got an invite from the guy who will be snapping the ball to him hundreds of times this season.
The Las Vegas Raiders have attended many Vegas Golden Knights games and know how vibrant the local fanbase can be, as the four-year old franchise enjoys one of the most electric atmospheres in the NHL. Heading into their second season since relocating from Oakland, the Raiders are wired to create their own electricity when they host the Seattle Seahawks in the preseason opener on Aug. 14, and open the regular season at home on “Monday Night Football” against the Baltimore Ravens on Sept. 13. “The O-line went to a Golden Knights game together and just seeing that energy, seeing how hyped they were just to be in there, just to support the local team, I just can’t wait to see Allegiant Stadium opened up to the public and just hear the crowd,” guard Denzelle Good said Thursday after the second day of training camp.
Looking back on a difficult rookie season, Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Damon Arnette refers to a song he wrote while riding on the team bus after the season finale in Denver. Arnette, the 19th overall pick in the 2020 draft, disappears into his own thoughts while repeating a hook line to “My Time,” believing it depicts the upcoming season with the Raiders after playing just nine games last year: “New Year’s resolution is to do it on my time.” Arnette fractured his thumb before camp last year and said he dislocated it during the team’s Week 3 game in New England and required surgery.