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August 7, 2007
Training camp observations, Aug. 7

Practice was nothing special. Defense dominates offense. It's the same old story.

What was interesting was the Raiders released the unofficial depth chart.

And it's very unofficial.

Five spots on offense have two players listed as starters.

Center (Jake Grove and Jeremy Newberry), tight end (Zach Miller and John Madsen), fullback (Zack Crockett and Justin Grifftih) and tailback (LaMont Jordan and Dominic Rhodes) are the spots that don't have one starter.

Quarterback is even better. All three quarterbacks, Daunte Culpepper, Josh McCown and Andrew Walter could all claim to be starters.

There's no confusion on the second team. It's Jeff Otis at quarterback.

The only split starters on defense are at right defensive end between (Quentin Moses and Kevin Huntley) and defensive tackle (Terdell Sands and Tommy Kelly).

Besides Tyler Brayton not playing defensive end, the defense from last year will start the game.

Lane Kiffin will announce the starting quarterback for the preseason opener tomorrow after breaking the news to two-thirds of the starting quarterback trio that they'll come off the bench.

For those who are interested, on offense:

• Jerry Porter and Ronald Curry are your starting receivers (no surprise).

• Barry Sims is at left tackle, Robert Gallery at left guard, Cooper Carlisle is the right guard and Cornell Green is at right tackle.

• Doug Gabriel is listed as a third-team receiver. He was a starter before being traded last year.

-- Jason Jones

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Matt Kawahara was born in Sacramento and attended McClatchy High School and UC Berkeley, where he wrote for the independent student paper The Daily Californian. He graduated from Cal in 2010 and started at The Sacramento Bee as a summer intern. He joined The Bee's sports staff in fall 2011.

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