In the wide-open AFC West, an up-and-coming restored regime is laying the foundation for great things to soon come to fruition.
While injuries weren’t the biggest reason the Oakland Raiders fell short of postseason play in 2011, the return of defensive end Matt Shaughnessy and running back Darren McFadden is only more reason for optimism for Oakland in the upcoming season.
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Veteran players are excited to be back and it’s a good sign to have everyone at minicamp present and/or participating.
Richard Seymour, 32, knows what it takes to win, having spent eight of his 11 seasons in New England.
When the 6-6, 310-pound former first-round pick (sixth overall in 2001) made his first appearance on the opening days of the 2012 mandatory minicamp, he expressed praise for new head coach Dennis Allen and his staff, in addition to his teammates and promoted an attitude change that is sweeping across the team.
“I think he’s the best in the NFL against the ...