The Week That Was: Rookie Minicamp Kicks Off, Coach Del Rio Goes In "The Herd"

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Over the past several days, it's felt like a regular season week at the Raiders' Alameda, Calif., facility.

The rookies arrived Monday, and in addition to the fourth week of the Offseason Workout Program continuing, Rookie Minicamp officially kicked off Friday.

It's been a busy week, time to get caught up on The Week That Was.

The Rookies Arrive

Six of the seven members of the Raiders' 2016 Draft Class arrived at the team's practice facility for the first time Monday – defensive lineman Jihad Ward had to finish school and arrived Wednesday.

When the rookies got in the building, they were fitted for their helmets, received a tour of the weight room and meetings room, and were also officially assigned their new numbers.


Raiders Begin Signing Rookie Class

Not only did the rookies arrive at the team's facility this week, the Silver and Black also put pen to paper for three of them, officially inking them to their rookie deals.

Monday night, first-round draft pick Karl Joseph, fourth-round draft pick Connor Cook and sixth-round draft pick Vadal Alexander signed their contracts, followed by fifth-round draft pick DeAndré Washington Tuesday, meaning that four of the seven members of the draft class are now signed.


Rookie Minicamp Kicks Off

Rookie Minicamp officially began Friday, and after their first practice, the first four Raiders' draft picks fielded questions from the media.


A Tale Of Two Connors

On April 30, the Oakland Raiders selected Connor Cook in the fourth round (No. 100 overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft.

Following the selection, the NFL tweeted out its congratulations to Cook, however, the person they reached out to was not the Connor Cook they thought he was.


Head Coach Jack Del Rio Goes In "The Herd" With Colin Cowherd

Fox Sports Radio's Colin Cowherd interviewed Head Coach Jack Del Rio Wednesday afternoon, and during his time in "The Herd," Del Rio spoke about a variety of topics, including the team's return to relevance, as well as the Raiders' quarterback, Derek Carr.


Max McCaffrey Is Ready To Do "Whatever It Takes" In Silver And Black

Max McCaffrey was raised in the AFC West, but now instead of Orange and Blue, he has Silver and Black coursing through his veins.

McCaffrey is the son of former NFL player Ed McCaffrey – a wide receiver who spent nearly a decade with the Denver Broncos, appearing in 17 games against the Raiders, catching 73 passes for 809 yards and five touchdowns.


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