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The Week That Was: Head Coach Jack Del Rio Joins Twitter, Team Wraps Up OTAs


The Oakland Raiders finished up the last of their Organized Team Activities [OTAs] this week, holding their seventh through 10th sessions at their Alameda, Calif., facility.

In addition to the on-field work the players put in, a lot has been happening around 1220 Harbor Bay Parkway. Let's get you caught up on The Week That Was.

Raiders Wrap Up OTAs

After three weeks, the Silver and Black have officially held their final OTA of the 2016 offseason.

Following Tuesday's work, Head Coach Jack Del Rio, defensive coordinator Ken Norton, Jr., wide receiver Michael Crabtree, and defensive end Khalil Mack addressed the media, speaking about the progress the team has made, and the continuity the team is benefiting from heading into 2016.

Head Coach Del Rio Joins Twitter

Before the Silver and Black took the field Tuesday, Head Coach Jack Del Rio took the plunge and announced that he had joined Twitter.

Following his team's day of work, he spoke about joining the social platform.

"I did launch the Twitter [account] today, so I joined that, did it in front of the team first," said Del Rio. "Just an opportunity to I guess be a little more current and share a little insight. Give you a little peak into what we're doing here and how hard we're working."

In the coming days, players and media members around the league chimed in on Del Rio joining Twitter. You can follow him @coachdelrio.

Amari Cooper and Malcolm Smith Set To Appear On Family Feud

Beginning in June, ABC will broadcast its second season of Celebrity Family Feud, and two of the episodes of the 10-episode season will feature current NFL players and include two members of the Oakland Raiders – wide receiver Amari Cooper and linebacker Malcolm Smith.

Cooper will appear on the third episode and represent the AFC Offense when it squares off against the NFC Defense, and Smith will appear on the fourth episode representing the AFC Defense as it takes on the NFC Offense.

Raiders Sign Wide Receiver

Before kicking off their work week Tuesday, the Oakland Raiders made an addition to the roster, signing wide receiver Marvin Hall.

Hall played his college football at the University of Washington, appearing in 42 games during his career as a Husky. He also participated in Rookie Minicamp earlier this offseason but left unsigned.

Remembering That Time Lyle Alzado Squared Off Against Muhammad Ali

Last weekend, the world lost an icon as boxer Muhammed Ali passed away at the age of 74.

Ali was largely considered the greatest boxer of all time, boasting an impressive 61-5 record while winning three heavyweight titles over the course of his decorated career.

"The People's Champion" defeated some of the best boxers of his day, including Sonny Liston, Joe Frazier and George Foreman, but one of the most interesting bouts of his career occurred against an amateur fighter at Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colo.

The boxer the recently-retired Ali went eight rounds with on July 14, 1979? Future Raider Lyle Alzado.

Following Ali's passing, members of the Silver and Black took to Twitter to pay homage to the legendary boxer.

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