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The Oakland Raiders hit the field at their Alameda, Calif., facility as they experience a short week in preparation for their 2015 Preseason Week 4 matchup with the Seahawks in Seattle Thursday night. This was the first practice with a 75-man roster as the Raiders trimmed the squad ahead of the NFL's deadline.
The squad welcomed fullback Jamize Olawale back to the practice field. The 6'1", 240-pounder suffered a foot injury early in camp in Napa.
"I've been on the sidelines for the past few weeks, that feeling has been unbearable, waiting to get back, chomping at the bit, trying to get healthy," Olawale said. "It's good to be out there with my teammates, grinding, trying to get to the ultimate goal."
After missing the first three games of the preseason, Olawale should see some significant action against the Seahawks.
"He looked good, good to see him back, hope to get him some action Thursday night," Head Coach Jack Del Rio said.
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is also glad to have Olawale back on the field. He likes the versatility the big back gives the offense.
"He's going to put his head in there and open some running lanes," Carr said. "A guy that big, and a guy with that kind of play style, he's very fast, you could put him at running back, and he can pick up protections, and run the routes out of the backfield. "He's very versatile."
Olawale relishes his role as an old-school physical fullback as well as showing his versatility.
"I can't wait to put it on and good to work," Olawale said. "My role is to go in there and do my job whatever that it is. So far throughout our camp, they've asked me to do multiple things. I love going in there and being physical. If they ask me to do that, I'm going to go in there and do that. I feel I bring another dimension, everyone has their strengths, I feel like I bring another dimension to it. However the coaching staff chooses to use that, I'll leave it up to them."
Barring any setbacks, expect to see Olawale on the field at CenturyLink Field in Seattle Thursday night.
Temperatures were a little cooler in Alameda today with a high of 75.
Tight end Clive Walford, defensive end Justin Tuck and wide receiver Andre Holmes did not participate in today's practice. Walford was working off to the side with an athletic trainer.
There was good action in one-on-one pass rushing drills, particularly between tackle Dan Kistler and rookie linebacker Neiron Ball, with Kistler getting the better of the matchup.
Song of the Day
Music has been a common element to practice through the 2015 campaign. Today's song of the day is Tom Ford by Jay Z off the Magna Carta Holy Grail album released in 2013.