Throughout the 2011 NFL Lockout, there have been numerous stories about the team workouts being organized by players. Perhaps one of the most impressive, if not most surprising stories was that of the Oakland Raiders team workout.
Now, with the lockout still showing no real signs of ending anytime soon, it appears as though the Raiders may already have another camp scheduled for sometime in July. In response to a question from a fan on twitter about whether the Raiders had any other team workouts planned, Raiders wide receiver Louis Murphy tweeted “should be 1 coming up in July”.
The Raiders’ first camp in May was impressive for both the number of attendees as well as the leadership shown. The Raiders had an impressive 32 players show up for the camp, including a number of rookies, and the camp was not only organized by veteran Richard Seymour, but he also paid for the travel expenses of a number of players. In addition, the camp was not limited only to players on the Raiders roster. The Raiders scrimmaged against a number of NFL players, such as Ike Taylor, James Farrior, BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Santonio Holmes.
If the Raiders do have another team workout in July, it would be yet another sign that a team formerly synonymous with dysfunction, has become one of the more determined and hard working teams in the league.