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June 1, 2009, 10:32 AM
The stories coming out of minicamp and the first OTA session revolve around JaMarcus Russell's accuracy issues. In addition, there should be updates on the rookies now that their college commitments are over. Derrick Burgess's status is a whispered backdrop, and there is more drama sure to unfold.

Here is what I will be looking for whilst at camp on Wednesday:

* JaMarcus Russell's accuracy. Can't expect him to have Rich Gannon-like precision after two weeks, but I will report as to whether there has been improvement since the last OTA, or whether there has been regression.
* Darrius Heyward-Bey should be present at this workout. After he had a mixed bag at the first minicamp, and then missing half of it with injury, it will be good to get a chance to reassess the status of his alleged issues with his hands.
* Derrick Burgess won't be in camp. Read nothing into that, he doesn't have to be by rule. However, I will be reporting on the status of the defensive line without Burgess.
* It will be interesting to see if the turnout is as high as it was two weeks prior.
* I am not expecting to see Andrew Walter. As bad as Bruce Gradkowski has been, Walter is missing an opportunity to remain a Raider. Perhaps, that is what he wants.
* Danny Southwick could make a move on Gradkowski for the third string position. Will be interesting to see if he gets any reps.
* Todd Watkins and Chaz Schilens have both been having great camps. Will they continue to have the appearance of breaking out?
* I will provide an injury update once I get that information from Coach Tom Cable.

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