Oakland Raiders: Training Camp Position Battle Priorities

July 11, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

For those of you not counting down, it is only 17 days until the Oakland Raiders assemble in Napa, California for their training camp. There will be several position battles beginning on July 28, all of which will play prominent roles in determining who cracks the starting lineup and who gets cut. 
I will rank the importance of these position battles from last to first.
Free Safety:  This match is pinning Michael Huff (No. 7 overall draft pick in 2006) against restricted free agent Hiram Eugene, who the Raiders signed as an undrafted rookie in 2006. Eugene has piled up 106 career tackles, with six passes defensed and 1 INT (last season vs. Pittsburgh), and he's never played a full season. 
Michael Huff was handed the starting job as a rookie in 2006. Since then, he has made 215 tackles, 31 passes defensed, and four INTs (three last year). 
My Prediction: Huff and Eugene have had a back-and-forth style. Tom ...

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