The Las Vegas Raiders have embodied the city they represent by spending money throughout the offseason.
That’s not all because they signed Chandler Jones to a three-year, $52.5 million deal.
But the biggest deal went to All-Pro wide receiver Davante Adams, who received a five-year, $141.25 million contract after being traded by the Green Bay Packers.
The Raiders made these deals to have a head start against their opponents, especially in the hotly contested AFC West with the Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, and Los Angeles Chargers.
Speaking of a head start, Las Vegas will also be the first team to bring everyone back, as ESPN’s Adam Schefter revealed.
Raiders become the first NFL team to open training camp, with all players – veterans and rookies – due at their facility today.
By this time next week, every training camp will be underway.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 20, 2022
Schefter tweeted, “Raiders become the first NFL team to open training camp, with all players – veterans and rookies – due at their facility today. By this time next week, every training camp will be underway.”
Their rookies reported July 18 and their veterans will check in today.
The Raiders will have their training camp at the Intermountain Healthcare Performance Center in Henderson, Nevada.
Three days after the Raiders veterans report for camp, the Los Angeles Rams will have their rookies and veterans participate at their training camp at the University of California, Irvine.
Raiders Would Like To Build Cohesion Within The Team
Aside from having new players, the team will also have a new head coach in Josh McDaniels.
The extra days ahead will help him install his system, especially on the offense.
The team hopes that starting early will help them rack up victories during the 2022 season.