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Raiders' new Allegiant Stadium video boards lighting up in Las Vegas

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Raiders' new Allegiant Stadium video boards lighting up in Las Vegas

With 37 days to go until Allegiant Stadium’s substantial completion date, the Raiders were already running inside the glistening stadium Wednesday. Well, sort of.

The iconic Raiders shield logo was being scrolled on portions of the video ribbons inside the $2 billion, 65,000-seat future home of the Raiders as crews tested out video boards, large and small. The thin video screens run throughout the stadium on multiple levels.

Tests included the largest interior board, the 254-by-49-foot screen located on the south end of the stadium lit up with color bars. The board has been tested for the first time throughout this week, with Wednesday’s test displaying the most pixels that have been seen on the screen at one time, according to the Raiders.

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Raiders rookie Bryan Edwards drawing comparisons to Pro Bowl receivers

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Raiders rookie Bryan Edwards drawing comparisons to Pro Bowl receivers

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr on Tuesday compared rookie wide receiver Bryan Edwards to Carr’s former Fresno State teammate and current Packers’ star Davante Adams. On Friday one of Edwards’ high school coaches said he has long seen similarities to another perennial All-Pro.

“He’s always reminded me of A.J. Green,” said Conway (S.C.) head coach Carlton Terry, who was an assistant when Edwards played there and coached against Green in high school. “They both just have that ability to make plays at receiver and return punts. Just men on the field in comparison to the other players. Not only did they stand out vertically, but for big men to have that athleticism is just so rare.”

Edwards’ natural gifts were evident from the moment he walked into Conway High School as a 13-year-old freshman.

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Raiders place Maxx Crosby, Rod Smith on NFL's COVID-19 reserve list

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Raiders place Maxx Crosby, Rod Smith on NFL's COVID-19 reserve list

Raiders coach Jon Gruden on Thursday talked about the need to adapt every day to the practice availability of his players.

It went without saying he was referring to the potential impact of COVID-19, the constant shadow he and the Raiders will be operating under this year.

By late afternoon, that possibility became a reality when Raiders defensive end Maxx Crosby and running back Rod Smith were added to the COVID-19 injured reserve list.

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