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Raiders break training camp after 4 weeks in Napa

  • Oakland Raiders quarterbacks, from left, Terrelle Pryor, Matt Flynn, and Matthew McGloin take part in stretching as head coach Dennis Allen, is white, looks on during NFL football training camp Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, in Napa, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

NAPA — After four weeks of training camp in wine country, the Oakland Raiders have packed up and headed home with hopes that their work here will translate to the playing field when the season starts Sept. 8.

The Raiders held their final practice in Napa on Wednesday before moving back to their full-time headquarters in Alameda. They play their third exhibition game on Friday night against the Chicago Bears.

Coach Dennis Allen said he thought it was a successful camp that allowed him to evaluate the players he wants to keep for the regular season.

The Raiders endured a few injuries in the past month, with the most significant being a torn left triceps that is expected to sideline left tackle Jared Veldheer for at least half the season.

But despite that blow, the Raiders are leaving Napa with confidence.


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