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Raiders notes: Receivers must make sense of myriad routes, roles


Amari Cooper’s media session this week lasted all of two minutes and Michael Crabtree will exchange pleasantries but won’t engage in meaningful discourse of any kind unless it’s with a teammate.


Seth Roberts tends to be reserved and serious, with Cordarrelle Patterson the only outwardly chatty member of a unit that also includes second-year man Johnny Holton.


“The coolest part to me is that our guys sit there in meetings, attentive, ready to learn what’s next, what’s the game plan,” quarterback Derek Carr said.


The Raiders line up with three wide receivers more times than not, and sometimes four And rather than have set roles for each member of the unit, they could conceivably lineup anywhere and on either side of the field.


— Defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. was enthused by the play of strong safety Karl Joseph, as well as that of rookie Gareon Conley — two young defenders the Raiders are counting on to be playmakers




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