Oakland Raiders: What We've Learned Through Week 1 of 2014 Training Camp

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Oakland Raiders: What We've Learned Through Week 1 of 2014 Training Camp
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For a team that went through as much turnover as the Oakland Raiders did this offseason, the first week of camp is especially important. This was the first opportunity for the coaches to see how close—or how far—the team is to competing on a weekly basis.

After the first week, the Oakland coaches should be pleasantly surprised and encouraged by how the team has played.

It's still early, and there is still a lot for the players to prove, but so far, the signs have been encouraging. Veterans have lived up to expectations, and several unheralded players have stepped up and made strong cases to be included in the final 53-man roster.

Of course, training camp hasn't been perfect. Some players facing high expectations have either fallen to injuries or have simply not performed to the level expected, leaving the team with major questions to answer as training camp continues.

Here are six things we've learned about this Oakland team after the first week of training camp.

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