Raiders’ Alameda facility being packed up, trucks headed to Vegas
While they have already been known as the Las Vegas Raiders since the start of the year, the team is officially moving their facility into their new digs.
According to ESPN’s Paul Gutierrez, the team has started sending some moving trucks full of team gear from their long-time Alameda facility to their new digs in Las Vegas. With the idea that the regular NFL season is still going to commence on time as planned in September, it’s time for the Raiders to get moved into their new digs.
The Raiders have used the Alameda facility since 1996, with over 20 years of history in Oakland. And while the Raiders have an updated roster that they are bringing to Vegas, they are also hoping that the relocation will help polish their team’s identity and produce better on-field results.
Still led by quarterback Derek Carr, the Raiders added Alabama speedster Henry Ruggs III in this year’s NFL Draft with the 12th overall selection, providing Carr with a top receiving target to combine with Tyrell Williams and tight end Darren Waller.
Sophomore running back Josh Jacobs will look to continue his role as the bell cow for the team. If his rookie season points to what’s to come in his future, he looks to be set up for a very strong career in the black and silver uniforms.
The Raiders are facing an uphill battle in the AFC West this year, especially with the already-strong Kansas City Chiefs looking to replicate their Super Bowl-winning success from last season.
The Los Angeles Chargers are going through a bit of a rebuild and drafted Justin Herbert to be their heir apparent signal-caller of the future. And the Denver Broncos added Ruggs’ Crimson Tide teammate, Jerry Jeudy, with their first-round pick this year to give Drew Lock another dangerous weapon next to Courtland Sutton, Noah Fant, Phillip Lindsay and free-agent signee Melvin Gordon.
Perhaps the change of scenery will provide a change of fortune for the Raiders.