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Every year DeAndre Washington Jersey ,enter the NFL. Very few of them latch onto a prominent position on an NFL team, but every now and then a team finds a diamond in the rough. That was..." />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 menuFanpostsFanshotsRaidersOddsAboutMastheadCommunity 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 ✕Jalen Richard’s playing weight up considerably from last seasonNew,43commentsPDTEvery year, hundreds of undrafted free agents enter the NFL. Very few of them latch onto a prominent position on an NFL team, but every now and then a team finds a diamond in the rough. That was the case when the Raiders signed small, speedy running back Jalen Richard out of Southern Miss a few years ago. He scored on a 75-yard touchdown run in his first regular season game as a pro against the Saints and has held on to the Raiders’ primary third-down pass-catching back ever since, with spot duty as the team’s starting running back on occasion when injuries decimated the positional group.The main knock on Richard has been his slight frame, which limits his effectiveness running between the tackles. It’s the reason his role has been so defined. But with the Raiders’ starting running back job in the hands of a rookie, Josh Jacobs Jalen Richard Jersey , it behooves the Raiders to have as many useful backs as possible.To that end, Richard noted on Twitter that he has put on a considerable amount of weight this offseason.And how much does he weigh now?Before you think Richard sat around eating Flamin’ Hot Cheetos to put on that weight, let’s see a recent picture of him training.Not only does Richard look totally jacked, it would appear he has also gained the ability to breathe underwater. This could come in useful when the Raiders travel to London, where the weather has a tendency to get rainy.In all seriousness, Richard’s new heft is a great sign for the Raiders. Josh Jacobs, while dynamic at Alabama, always shared the backfield with several other good running backs and never had the kind of workload a top running back in the NFL usually has. Any sort of help Richard can provide as far as between the tackles bruising running would be welcome. The Raiders do still have Doug Martin, but he’s 30 years old Kelechi Osemele Jersey , and Chris Warren III is a total wildcard while DeAndre Washington has been maddeningly inconsistent. It’s Richard who realistically should be counted on to step up and be the primary backup to Jacobs, and he can’t do that at 210 pounds. 218 is a much different story, particularly if that is mainly muscle mass. It’s quite difficult to put on that much muscle in a matter of months, but if the man can ride a bike underwater without drowning then he can pack on the pounds in a short period of time. The Raiders’ running back group will be one to watch when training camp opens next month, and luckily we can all see it unfold on Hard Knocks. Sunday the Raiders wrapped up their rookie minicamp. That three-day camp is as much about getting the team’s rookies on the field as it is about giving opportunities to other undrafted players via..."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Raiders StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Raiders NewsYahoo Raiders Team PageYahoo Raiders ReportYahoo Raiders Depth ChartYahoo Raiders TransactionsYahoo Raiders PhotosOdds About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕Last Chance U’s Ronald Ollie signs with Raiders following minicamp tryoutNew,25commentsPDTShareTweetShareShareLast Chance U’s Ronald Ollie signs with Raiders following minicamp tryoutSunday the Raiders wrapped up their rookie minicamp. That three-day camp is as much about getting the team’s rookies on the field as it is about giving opportunities to other undrafted players via a tryout. One of those players trying out for the team was defensive tackle Ronald Ollie who is famous for his part on the Netflix docuseries Last Chance U. He announced Monday he has signed on with the team.The series followed Ollie in its first season which focuses on the Junior College experience. Ollie attended East Mississippi Community College with designs on getting noticed by 4-year school and earning a football scholarship. The season had a happy ending when in early 2016, Ollie accepting a Division I offer to play at FCS Nicholls State.Though Ollie thought he might get drafted. it didn’t happen. He was to be signed by the Ravens an a priority undrafted free agent only to have the deal fall through at which point he accepted an invite to Raiders camp.He is the perfect character fit for the type of players Gruden and Mayock made a priority in the draft. His story is an incredible one which you can read more about here.To make room on the roster, the Raiders waived offensive tackle Jamar McGloster.Follow @LeviDamien
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