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The Week That Was: Raiders Continue OTAs, Players Discuss Copa América


The Oakland Raiders were back on the field this week, continuing Phase Three of the Offseason Workout Program with three more of their Organized Team Activities [OTAs].

It's been a busy week at 1220 Harbor Bay Parkway, so let's get you caught up on The Week That Was.

Raiders Continue OTAs

This week the Silver and Black held their fourth through sixth of 10 OTAs this week at their Alameda, Calif., practice facility.

Following Tuesday's sessions, Head Coach Jack Del Rio, offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave, and quarterback Derek Carr addressed the media, discussing the team's work and how the offense is shaping up in 2016.

Offensive Line's Versatility On Full Display During OTAs

The Oakland Raiders have built an offensive line of big, powerful men, but offensive line coach Mike Tice's group isn't just big and strong – it's versatile too.

For evidence of that versatility, look no further than guard Gabe Jackson.

Throughout his first two seasons in the NFL – and his college career at Mississippi State as well – Jackson has played almost exclusively on the left side of the offensive line, but through the first five Organized Team Activities [OTAs], he's shifted to the right side, with newly-signed guard Kelechi Osemele now operating next to left tackle Donald Penn.

NFL Announces New Pro Bowl Location

The NFL announced earlier this week that the 2017 Pro Bowl will be held in Orlando, Fla., at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort.

"We are excited to re-imagine the Pro Bowl experience for both fans and players and to celebrate the game of football at all levels," said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in a press release. "Collaborating with Disney and ESPN brings us closer to the best in youth and family-focused entertainment. We look forward to working with the city of Orlando and Florida Citrus Sports to create a week-long celebration for football and our fans."

The 2016 Pro Bowl was held at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii, and the game has also been held at University of Phoenix Stadium as well as the Superdome and Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Raiders Talk Fútbol

For the next month, many of the world's sporting eyes will be locked in on the soccer pitch, as two of the world's largest soccer tournaments – Copa América and the UEFA European Championship – take place in the United States and France respectively.

Jürgen Klinsmann and the United States Men's National Team kick off their Copa América run Friday at 6:30 p.m. against Columbia, but before the starting 11 take the pitch, we asked our three resident soccer experts their thoughts on the upcoming tournaments.

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