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Free agent acquisition Brandon Marshall

Silver & Black the first four days of camp. All offseason the former Denver linebacker had been..." />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 ✕Brandon Marshall returned from injury in time for camp DeAndre Washington Jersey , giving Raiders defense much needed boostNew,29commentsPDTShare this storyShare this on FacebookShare this on TwitterShareAll sharing optionsShareAll sharing options for:Brandon Marshall returned from injury in time for camp, giving Raiders defense much needed boostTwitterFacebookRedditPocketFlipboardEmailPhoto by Ric Tapia/Icon Sportswire via Getty ImagesFree agent acquisition Brandon Marshall is finally back from injury and has been practicing with the Silver & Black the first four days of camp. All offseason the former Denver linebacker had been rehabbing a knee injury that nagged him all last season.Now, Marshall is back in pads and working himself into the defense. The transition has been a little tougher than Marshall had expected being that he wasn’t able to take the field with his new teammates. “In my mind I learned everything, but it’s different when you’re out here and the bullets are flying,” Marshall said. “Gruden’s offense is a lot to deal with, but [it’s] still moving a little faster than I like. I’m still waiting for it to slow down but that just takes time.”That is to be expected, after all, he is practicing for only the fourth time in a completely new system. However, it is helpful that Marshall has experience at weak side linebacker where he is currently lining up. In 2014 Marshall started as the WILL for the Broncos, tallying 91 tackles and 9 pass deflections. It should only be a matter of time for Marshall to find comfort in his role with the team. “We stayed patient with him and we knew if we could get him to training camp and get him rehabbed, he’s one of the best coverage linebackers in football,” said Jon Gruden.Having Marshall back is crucial to the Raiders hopes of matching up with AFC West tight ends like Travis Kelce, and Hunter Henry.“He’s a very good cover guy, he’s got good feet Jalen Richard Jersey , he’s physical, and he can run,” said defensive coordinator Paul Guenther. “So, he can match up with some of these backs and tight ends that we have in our division.” According to Levi Damien’s camp reports, Marshall has shown well through the first few days in Napa. Making run stuffing tackles and holding up well in coverage.The 8th year veteran was also brought in to be a leader on this team. Another area that has been difficult being that he was unable to take the field until now.“I’m just still trying to establish myself, as well as bring some young guys on, and I have a story that I think a lot of the young guys could take to,” he said. “I talk to any guys that will listen and I’m going to get it going.”That kind of leadership on defense was sorely missed last season. Marshall as well as Vontaze Burfict are vital in helping younger guys like Nicholas Morrow and Marquel Lee and Jason Cabinda learn and improve.Marshall brings championship pedigree to this team as well, having been the starting linebacker on the Broncos’ 2015 Super Bowl team. His injury tripped him up last season and made him a cap casualty in Denver. The 29-year-old signed a 1-year deal with the Raiders but has plenty of incentive to revive his career long term with the Raiders. The Las Vegas native has dreams of taking the field with the team when they relocate to his hometown in 2020. So, there’s no place he’d rather be. On a defense that could certainly use his skillset.Editor’s note: Levi Damien contributed to this article. Okay, seriously?There’s an ancient Chinese curse that simply says, "May you live in interesting times." And that’s where we find ourselves right now with Oakland’s mercurial star receiver Antonio..." />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 ✕Antonio Brown saga gets even more bizarre with league meeting over helmet grievanceNew,438commentsPDTShare this storyShare this on FacebookShare this on TwitterShareAll sharing optionsShareAll sharing options for:Antonio Brown saga gets even more bizarre with league meeting over helmet grievanceTwitterFacebookRedditPocketFlipboardEmailOkay, seriously?There’s an ancient Chinese curse that simply says, “May you live in interesting times.” And that’s where we find ourselves right now with Oakland’s mercurial star receiver Antonio Brown Kelechi Osemele Jersey , who apparently has a serious problem with the helmets mandated by the NFL.So perhaps all along, the issue was less Antonio Brown’s feet and more that he didn’t like his helmet. I guess that’s good news in a way, because it’s better than having a serious injury. But if Brown wants to take his ball and go home over this, that’s really bad news for the Raiders. It’s not like Brown is alone in disliking the new helmets, as Tom Brady has also expressed his displeasure with them. Brown’s complaint seems to be that the helmet shape obstructs his vision, and being able to see the ball seems a pretty important part of being a receiver. But this sort of stubbornness isn’t going to lead anywhere good and it’s a bad look.I don’t really think Antonio Brown is going to leave the game if this situation doesn’t go his way. He loves football far too much for that. However, this is clearly an issue and a distraction for the team, as there are reports going around Twitter that Brown kept trying to use his old helmet even after being told it was not permitted, going so far as to paint his old helmet to look like a new one. I cannot vouch for the factual basis or veracity of that, but either way, Brown is taking this issue seriously. This has gone beyond the Raiders now, and is an issue with the NFL itself. Hopefully it will be resolved in short order to everyone’s satisfaction.

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