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Oakland Raiders Preseason Update: Carl Ihenacho Learning New Position Quickly

Over at Silver and Black Pride, SB Nation's own Levi Damien gave some insight into the development of linebacker Carl Ihenacho, who has shown promise in two preseason games with the Oakland Raiders. He's impressed the coaching staff early on, but still has to develop and learn his new position.

"[Working in space] is where he needs the most work," said Dennis Allen. "When we stack him off the ball and he is the off-the-ball linebacker that is where you see that he just has not done it a lot. Those are the things that with him we are really working on. We have been impressed with some of his abilities to rush the passer. He brings that element to our defense. I think he is still learning to play the linebacker position, especially when we play him off the ball, but he has done some nice things."

The former San Jose State Spartan is making the transition from defensive end to linebacker and will lean heavily on the coaching staff moving forward.

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