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Oakland Raiders set to wrap up final home preseason game Friday against the Green Bay Packers


The Oakland Raiders will play their final home contest of the 2018 preseason with a matchup against the Green Bay Packers at Oakland- Alameda County Coliseum on Friday, Aug. 24 at 7:30 p.m. PT. Friday's contest with the Packers marks the third time since 2014 the two clubs have competed against each other in preseason action, with their last game coming in 2016 at Lambeau Field.

Last week, the Raiders traveled to Los Angeles to play against the Rams. The trip to Los Angeles marked the return of the Silver and Black to Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for the first time since 1994, when the club returned to Oakland following the conclusion of the campaign. While they were defeated by the Rams, 15-19, the team had strong individual outings on both sides of the ball, including a 110-yard rushing performance from undrafted rookie RB Chris Warren III and a two-tackle, one-sack performance by fifth-round pick DT Maurice Hurst. While many of the young players saw extensive playing time, the club sat 32 players - many of them starters - as they prepare to face the Rams again in the Monday Night Football opener at home in Week 1 of the regular season.

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The Setting
Date: Friday, August 24, 2018
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. PT
Site: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Capacity/Surface: 56,057/Overseeded Bermuda
Preseason: Series tied, 5-5
Regular Season: Packers lead, 7-5
Postseason: Packers lead, 1-0

Here are some notable connections between the Raiders and the Packers:

• Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie served as the Packers pro personnel assistant (1994-96), director of pro personnel (1997-2007) and director of football operations (2008-11). Raiders director of college scouting Shaun Herock was also a key member of the Packers' personnel staff, spending 19 seasons with Green Bay.

• Raiders Head Coach Jon Gruden served as an offensive assistant for the Packers in 1992 and spent the 1993 and 1994 seasons as Green Bay's wide receivers coach.

• Raiders wide receiver coach Edgar Bennett spent the last 17 seasons with the Packers in multiple roles, serving as the team's offensive coordinator from 2015-17, wide receivers coach from 2011-14, running backs coach from 2005-10 and as the team's director of player development from 2001-04. Bennett also spent five seasons playing running back for the Packers.

• Raiders defensive line coach Mike Trgovac held the same position with the Packers for 10 seasons (1999, 2009-17).

• Raiders WR Jordy Nelson spent 10 seasons with the Packers after being selected in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He recorded 550 receptions for 7,848 yards and 69 TDs over his career and helped the Packers capture Super Bowl XLV after the 2010 season.

• Raiders TE Jared Cook played in 10 games with five starts with the Packers in 2016 and caught 30 passes for 377 yards (12.6 avg.) and one touchdown.

• Raiders T Breno Giacomini entered the NFL with the Packers, spending three seasons (2008-10) in Green Bay.

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Broadcast Information (Television)
KTVU-2/KICU-36 (Bay Area)
KVVU (Las Vegas)
Play-by-play: Beth Mowins
Color Analyst: Matt Millen and Rich Gannon
Sideline: John Tournour "JT The Brick"
Executive Producers: Vittorio DeBartolo and Brad Phinney
Producer: Mark Shah
Director: Sean LaRett

Next week, both clubs will face a short week following the contest on Friday night, as the Raiders will conclude their preseason slate with a road matchup against the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday, Aug. 30 and the Packers will travel to Kansas City to play the Chiefs on the same day. With the conclusion of the preseason, all NFL teams will make their final roster reductions on Sept. 1, reducing their squads to the mandated 53-man limit.

The game will mark the 13th straight season the Raiders have concluded their preseason schedule against the Seahawks, with nine of those 13 games coming in Seattle, but this will be the first time since

2015 that the Raiders have finished up the preseason at the Seahawks.

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Broadcast Information (Radio)
Raiders Radio Network
Flagship: KCBS
Play-by-play: Brent Musburger
Color Analyst: Lincoln Kennedy
Sideline: Chris Townsend
Spanish Flagship: La Z 1490-AM/107.5-FM
Play-by-play: Fernando Arias
Color Analyst: Ambrosio Rico

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