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Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Raiders camp Day 19 Quote of the Day II comes from QB Derek Carr, on rookie RB Chris Warren getting some in-game inspiration during Friday's exhibition opener against Detroit: "Marshawn's mom called down to the sideline and gave him a pep talk and he played real well for us…he started to run physical as a rookie. You guys can ask Marshawn about that, if that's true or not. Make sure you guys bug him with that one. Next time you talk to him, make sure you ask him. She called him during the game. Love you, Mama Lynch."

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Raiders camp Day 19 rookie report: Undrafted kicker Eddy Piñeiro continues to impress. In Tuesday's practice, he nailed five of his six field-goal attempts on the skinny goal post, just hooking wide left his lone miss, and converting one from 50 yards. He also ended practice with a 40-plus yarder.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Raiders Camp Day 19 Play of the Day: Connor Cook has been impressive in camp with his stinginess with the ball – he had only thrown one interception in camp, to Shaquille Richardson on Day 1. But linebacker Emmanuel Lamur got Cook on Tuesday in 11 on 11's. Dropping into coverage from the weakside, Lamur saw a receiver coming across the middle on a slant and jumped it, the ball hitting him in the chest and Lamur had the pick and was gone. Who was Lamur covering? Didn't matter to him. “I knew the route already,” he said. Oh, and the 6-foot 4, 245-pound Lamur also had an acrobatic INT of Lions QB Matthew Stafford in a joint practice last week. Lamur has two career picks in his five NFL season.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Raiders camp Day 19 Quote of the Day comes from quarterback Derek Carr, on his right guard: “Gabe Jackson is, for sure, probably the most underrated person in the NFL. Because of the other three, and their accolades, right? And now you have another first-round pick on the line, too, and poor Gabe is just left in the wind. But yes, we know how special he is, we know how important he is and I will say this, every time I see his ‘Madden' rating I get mad. Because it doesn't do him justice.” The ‘other three' Carr was referring to are Pro Bowl offensive linemen Donald Penn, Kelechi Osemele and Rodney Hudson, while Kolton Miller is the first-rounder.

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Raiders' Penn activated off PUP, moved to RT

Three-time Pro Bowl left tackle Donald Penn was activated from the physically unable to perform list by the Raiders and moved to a new position -- right tackle.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Donald Penn is dressed and ready to practice. A day after agreeing to a contract restructure, the three-time Pro Bowl left tackle has been activated off the PUP list. Interestingly enough, he was working at right tackle in pre-practice drills, with first-round draft pick Kolton Miller remaining at left tackle. Penn has played right tackle in a game once in his 11-year career, due to injuries to Menelik Watson and Vadal Alexander in the 2016 season opener at New Orleans. Per Pro Football Focus, Penn played 24 snaps at right tackle that day and did not allow a QB pressure in 18 pass-block snaps from the right side.

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Reports: Raiders' Penn agrees to restructure deal

Three-time Pro Bowl left tackle Donald Penn has agreed to a restructured contract with the Raiders, according to multiple reports, after the team requested a pay cut less than a year after giving him a two-year, $21 million extension.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Raiders Camp Day 18 Injury Report: Receiver Martavis Bryant missed practice with what coach Jon Gruden called “a headache somewhere. He's in his room, he's got a headache and hopefully he gets well soon.” Right tackle Breno Giaccomini remains out with a knee injury while receiver Seth Roberts missed practice with an unknown ailment. Second-year safety Obi Melifonwu is “still being evaluated” and left tackle Donald Penn's situation is “an ongoing process.” Defensive back Marcus Gilchrist also sat out. Gruden said he hoped to have Gareon Conley and defensive end Arden Key, both of whom practiced on Monday, suit up in Saturday's exhibition at the Rams, as well as third-round draft pick Brandon Parker at right tackle.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Raiders camp Day 18 rookie report: Jon Gruden is “pleased” with the pass-rushing play of defensive tackles P.J. Hall and Maurice Hurst, taken in the second and fifth rounds, respectively. And not just in training camp, but in Friday night's exhibition opener against the Lions. “First play P.J. came in, he got a sack and batted a ball down so he was disruptive,” Gruden said. “I thought Maurice had some really good rushes. He didn't get a sack but he got home…it's an area that we've gone out and tried to improve and we've got a long way to go but there were some good signs.” Where, exactly, would Gruden like to see that improvement from Hall and Hurst? “Conditioning, No. 1,” Gruden said. “If you're going to be a great defensive tackle, you've got to get yourself in premier shape. Because it's tough. You've got to defend a lot of different kinds of plays – getting off double-teams, trap blocks, executing stunts and winning, when you're one-on-one against really good players, is not as easy as it appears.”

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Raiders Camp Day 18 Play of the Day: Leave it to receiver Amari Cooper, who has had his issues with dropped passes in his young NFL career, to snatch this one early in 1-on-1 drills. Because after three other pass catchers could not hold onto the ball on crossing routes, Cooper went deep down the right sideline, with cornerback Rashaan Melvin on his hip. Derek Carr's deep ball was true and Cooper hauled it in, in stride, before being pushed out of bounds at the 3-yard line. An exasperated Melvin pleaded with the official. “What,” Melvin pleaded, “no push off.” Meh.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Raiders camp Day 18 Quote of the Day comes from coach Jon Gruden, who had an issue with some of the flags thrown at Oakland in Friday night's preseason opener: “I'm tired of it. I didn't like a lot of the calls in the game. First play of the game, my tight end got thrown on the ground. The next play of the game, we have a 60-yard run called back. I thought there was pass interference on the bomb to Martavis Bryant. I'm not going to stand up here and question every call but I'll do the best I can to make those three points.” Gruden laughed, and to be fair, he was asked specifically his thoughts on strong safety Karl Joseph being flagged on the NFL's new lowering-the-helmet rule, which prompted his soliloquy.

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NFL games at Wembley; new stadium not ready

The new stadium being built for English Premier League club Tottenham isn't ready to host the NFL this year, so the games will be played at Wembley Stadium instead.

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Raiders CB Conley (hip) returns to practice

Raiders CB Gareon Conley returned to practice Monday, his first full workout since suffering a hip strain in the team's first training camp practice on July 27.

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Donald Penn's weekend workout must not have gone as well as hoped as he is still on the PUP list, working out on a back field with fellow PUP player Eddie Vanderdoes and TE Pharaoh Brown. Gareon Conley has returned to practice, though. He suited up and worked out before Friday's exhibition for the first time since the first day of camp, on July 27. Rookie DE Arden Key, who missed the preseason opener with an ankle sprain, is also practicing.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Gareon Conley, who strained his hip in Oakland's first training camp practice on July 27 and had not practiced since, dressed and worked out before the Raiders' exhibition opener against the Lions on Friday. "Gareon's got a chance to be back with us on the practice field Monday," said Raiders coach Jon Gruden. "And close to full go, too. He's really close. He's really healed quickly and my prayers have been answered." Daryl Worley has been starting at right cornerback in Conley's absence. Conley, the Raiders' first-round draft pick in 2017, missed all but two games of his rookie season with a shin ailment that required surgery.

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Gruden on return to Oakland: 'It was awesome'

Raiders coach Jon Gruden received a loud ovation when he was introduced before Friday's preseason game against the Lions and called the experience "awesome."

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Maybe the game has not passed Jon Gruden by after nine years in ESPN's “Monday Night Football” booth after all. Gruden, who is running the Raiders offense, looked completely in touch with an attack that looked light-years better than last season's unimaginative approach. Sure, there were dinks and dunks aplenty in the Raiders' 16-10 win over the Lions, but, as ESPN NFL analyst Louis Riddick said, there were actual offensive concepts at play, as opposed to last year. And Gruden's questioned second-round pick, defensive tackle P.J. Hall from Sam Houston State, showed up in a big way with a sack and a batted pass in his first two NFL series.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Connor Cook is not being given every opportunity to win the Raiders backup quarterback job, because based on his performance Friday night, he is earning it. Cook looked as comfortable as he has ever looked since Oakland used a fourth-round draft pick on him in 2016. Yes, better than he did in starting the Raiders' playoff game at Houston as a rookie. The playoff-tested Cook replaced starter Derek Carr after one series and Cook completed 11 of 19 passes for 141 yards and a 7-yard TD pass to Ryan Switzer. Yeah, this was the guy the Cowboys purportedly wanted to draft before the Raiders took him. "He did some good things," Raiders coach Jon Gruden said of Cook. "There's still a couple things decision-wise I think he's got to correct, but he moved the football, he put points on the board, and I liked his two-minute drill at the end of the half."

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Strong safety Karl Joseph picked up the first lowering-the-head penalty for the Raiders this season, albeit in an exhibition game. It was a textbook display of the newly-instated penalty, Joseph dropping his helmet to hit Lions running back Ameer Abdullah in the head to tackle him as he came through the line of scrimmage.

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