Raiders' Carr believes he has paid dues, ready to thrive

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It was just a single practice rep among the countless others the Raiders took during a recent training camp workout. But in the 25 or so seconds it took to start and complete, a window opened on Derek Carr’s intention to be a major part of the fabric of the Las Vegas Raiders for a good long time.

The first-team offense was working against the starting defense during an 11-on-11 period. Carr, armed with the play call supplied by head coach Jon Gruden, immediately recognized the particular look of the defense as he approached the line of scrimmage.


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