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ALAMEDA, Calif. — Donald Penn took the practice field for the Oakland Raiders on Thursday for the second day in a row but was not made available to the media.

Penn, per the NFL Network, ended his 26-day holdout incurring more than $1 million in fines but without a new contract and reported to the team facility in hopes of getting a deal done. Still, Penn “may get a few reps” in Saturday’s exhibition at the Dallas Cowboys.

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Head Coach Jack Del Rio answers questions at the pre-draft press conference at the Raiders headquarters in Alameda, Calif., on Friday, April 21, 2017. (Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group)

You might call Reggie McKenzie and Jack Del Rio experts on middle linebacker duties, considering both played the position in the NFL.

So hearing that Del Rio, the Raiders coach, considers that a position of need holds water with Raider Nation.

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PHOENIX — The Oakland Raiders do not plan on moving to Las Vegas until 2020, and the first open date for a Super Bowl is not until 2022.

So could Raiders coach Jack Del Rio envision a title game being played at the $1.9 billion, 65,000-seat dome stadium expected to open in three years?

“It would be a natural, I would think,” Del Rio said Tuesday at the AFC coaches breakfast during the NFL owners meetings, a day after the Raiders won the vote to relocate to Southern Nevada by a 31-1 count.

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Jack Del Rio, in his second season at the helm, guided the Raiders to a 12-4 regular-season record and the team’s first playoff appearance since 2002. Derick E. Hingle/USA TODAY Sports

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Jack Del Rio, who was hired by the Oakland Raiders as the 15th head coach in franchise history on Jan. 15, 2015, was rewarded with a new four-year contract on Friday.

Contract details were not made available, though team owner Mark Davis said in a release the Raiders had “torn up” Del Rio’s initial four-year deal.

“We are excited to continue building on the strong foundation that has been established,” Davis said in the release, “and this is a significant step in achieving that goal.”

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It all started when Raiders offensive lineman Kelechi Osmele posted a tweet saying how much his QB Derek Carr looked like Sid from Toy Story.

It would start a hilarious twitter war with numerous players taking shots at other over their celebrity doppelgangers, even throwing shade at their coach Jack Del Rio.

ALAMEDA, Calif. — Saying it was an “easy option,” Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio announced Wednesday that rookie Connor Cook would start at quarterback over the injured Matt McGloin for the Raiders at the Houston Texans in Saturday’s wild-card playoff game.

Del Rio pointed to Cook’s performance in a relief role at the Denver Broncos on Sunday. In the first action of Cook’s NFL career, he passed for 150 yards and a touchdown with an interception and a lost fumble while completing 14 of 21 passes. Cook went in late in the first half after McGloin injured his left shoulder on a late hit by Jared Crick.


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