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The Week That Was: Raiders Conclude Minicamp, Sign Shilique Calhoun


The 2016 Offseason Workout Program is officially in the books.

The Silver and Black wrapped up Minicamp earlier this week, which means the team won't be together again until it reports to Training Camp 2016 in late July.

In addition to the on-field work the team put in, it's been a busy week for the Silver and Black. Time to get you caught up on The Week That Was.

Raiders Host Minicamp

The Raiders hosted Minicamp – the final portion of the Offseason Workout Program – earlier this week at their Alameda, Calif., facility.

After each session, players and members of the coaching staff spoke to the assembled media and shared their thoughts about wrapping up the offseason, and also looked ahead to training camp.

Shilique Calhoun Signs His Contract

Friday afternoon, third round draft choice linebacker Shilique Calhoun signed his rookie deal with the Oakland Raiders.

Calhoun was selected No. 75 overall in this year's NFL Draft out of Michigan State, and with his signing, all seven members of the Raiders' 2016 Draft Class are now under contract.

Mario Edwards Jr. Returns To Practice

After months of discussion and speculation regarding the health of his neck, defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. returned to the practice field Tuesday, participating in the entirety of the first day of Raiders' Minicamp.

"It felt great to back with the team out there working with the guys, and ready for the next day," said Edwards after practice.

After some general uncertainty regarding what was actually wrong with his neck, Edwards cleared up any confusion about the specifics of his injury Tuesday afternoon, calling the issue a neck sprain, and confirming that he's 100 percent recovered from the ailment suffered in December.

Khalil Mack Named As One of NFL's Most Indispensable Defenders

With a dominant sophomore season, defensive end Khalil Mack showed that when it comes to the discussion of who the best defensive player in the NFL is, he certainly belongs in the conversation.

Heading into 2016, many expect the dynamic edge rusher to be a game changer on the defensive side of the football, and's Adam Schein is among those in that camp as he recently named Mack as one of the league’s most indispensable defenders.

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