NAPA - Derrick Burgess is going to have a big year.
Just a hunch, but from what he's done in training camp, Burgess looks like the Pro Bowl player he was after the 2005 and 2006 seasons.
Burgess wasn't bad last year, but also wasn't healthy. Burgess is 100 percent right now and playing with a swagger.
During this morning's practice he crashed down the line of scrimmage to whack 49ers running back Thomas Clatyon.
He was yapping it up and looks poised to do a lot of that in 2008.
One of the reasons Raider offensive tackles have looked bad is because Burgess' quick first step and underrated power moves have them looking silly.
With teams focusing on Burgess and if the Raiders continue to move him from the left and right side, expect a double-digit sack season.
Good news for the Raiders.
The NFL Network (and would the NFL report false information?) reports Broncos receiver Brandon Marshall will be suspended for three games after his repeated arrests over the last year or so.
Marshall is Denver's best receiver and the Raiders open the season hosting the Broncos.
The next practice with the 49ers is at 7 p.m.