Oakland Raiders: Five takeaways from Raiders 2014 Minicamp

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Jun 17, 2014; Alameda, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders defensive coordinator Jason Tarver at minicamp at Raiders Practice Facility. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Oakland Raiders practice sessions before 2014 Training Camp are officially over as the team finished up their final 2014 Minicamp practice on Thursday, ending their short period of time together as a team before they come back for the long haul that will be the 2014 NFL season.

While minicamp is fairly irrelevant compared to training camp and NFL coaches often refer to the practices as “playing in underwear” the unpadded practices give coaches (and the media as well as fans) the chance to get their first glimpses of the preseasons roster before things get interesting during Training Camp and the preseason where the 53 man roster will ultimately be determined.

However there is no harm in some short term analysis of the week’s practices and with that being said here are five takeaways or things to consider after the Raiders 2014 Minicamp: