There is much to be excited about with key Raiders getting healthy.
Mike Mitchell isn't back yet but Jackson expects everyone to be back for opening week except for Louis Murphy. That means if Tyvon Branch continues to get abused in coverage, Mitchell, who played well in coverage last year, will be available to take over.
He was the starting strong safety to begin camp before he came up lame. I know you don't want to hear it, but this also means that Chaz Schilens will play in the first opening day of his NFL career.
Hey, the guy has Andre Johnson type talent and if that doesn't work out, Campbell seems to be getting used to Derek Hagan these days. Then, "mama, there goes that man again" Denarius Moore looks every bit of a play maker himself.
And I would be remiss to leave out how well the offensive line is protecting Campbell. I won't mention the rest of the guys yet because Jackson won't comment on where everyone will play on the offensive line.
But I have to mention left tackle Jared Veldheer because he is the one guy that has his position locked down.
I'm happy to say it again, I was wrong about Veldheer.
That makes me all the more excited about the Raiders this season.