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Raiders rookie Tanner Muse makes first big purchase since NFL draft

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Raiders rookie Tanner Muse makes first big purchase since NFL draft

Raiders rookie linebacker Tanner Muse is already making veteran decisions.

The third-round draft pick out of Clemson had one specific feature in mind this month when making his first big purchase as a professional athlete.

Muse, who this past weekend signed his rookie deal worth $4.32 million over four years with an $830,000 bonus, bought a Chevy High Country truck.

“It’s got cooling seats, and that was my main thing being out here in the heat,” he said Monday night on a Las Vegas Review-Journal podcast. “So we’re rocking and rolling.”

He had hoped to purchase a home in Las Vegas, but settled on a car since he was uncertain when he’d be able to sign and whether the season could be delayed or canceled.

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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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