Jon Gruden says Raiders will have June minicamp in Las Vegas

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After the Raiders wrapped up the 2019 season, head coach Jon Gruden said that the team was going to do their offseason work and hold training camp in California before moving all of their operations to Las Vegas in time for the 2020 season.

On Saturday night, Gruden announced a slight change to those plans. Gruden was interviewed ahead of Tyson Fury’s victory over Deontay Wilder in a heavyweight title match and said that the team will hold its mandatory minicamp in its new hometown.

Gruden also said that the team will provide as much access to fans as possible.

“If we can let everyone in, we will,” Gruden said, via the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

The three-day minicamp is set to start on June 14. Assuming all goes according to the plan Gruden laid out, it will mark their first football activities in Nevada.

8 responses to “Jon Gruden says Raiders will have June minicamp in Las Vegas

  1. It doesn’t matter what town the Raiders are in, they could be in Irwindale and the Nation would follow them.

    Having said that, this whole Vegas thing is a major win for the Raiders and the NFL as a whole.

  2. It certainly can’t be argued that Gruden is very skilled at being a showman and in politicking the fanbase (e.g. high-fives to fans in the stadium). Since the owner has a lot of similarities to P.T. Barnum that’s a primary reason he brought Gruden in.

    Unfortunately these particular talents of Gruden’s don’t extend to the type of coaching that lead to much success on the field.

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