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Back figures to benefit from move away from zone running scheme

  • Oakland Raiders quarterback Matt Flynn, right, hands off to running back Darren McFadden (20) during practice at an NFL football training camp in Alameda, Calif., Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Allen came away from the three-day camp feeling confident about the Raiders being a much improved team in 2013. "I know there's a lot of experts out there that might thing differently, but I like this football team," Allen said. . . . The list of players who didn't participate remained the same and included cornerback D.J. Hayden, return specialist Josh Cribbs, r unning back Latavius Murray, linebacker Travis Goethel and cornerback Phillip Adams, but Allen said he anticipated

everyone being ready to go for training camp. . . . The Raiders won't meet as a team until they arrive at the Napa Marriott with July 24, with the first day of practice July 25 after a day of meetings. . . . Players and coaches went through an NFL mandated security meeting following practice. . . .Rather than concentrating on inside running plays in their first team session, the Raiders had a surprise on offense on the first snap as quarterback Matt Flynn play-faked to McFadden and threw a perfect 60-yard touchdown strike to Denarius Moore.

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