Last Friday marked the end of the Oakland Raiders mandatory minicamp and began the countdown to training camp. As the first part of the offseason programs ended, the Raiders announced the signing of their third round pick, linebacker Shilique Calhoun.
The entire draft class is now signed going into training camp. Calhoun’s deal was for four years and $3.13 million. What took the third round, 75th overall pick the longest to get his deal done is that the current Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) allows for third round picks to negotiate their base salaries.
The team’s seven-player draft class was meant to add greater depth to the defensive line, line backing corps, offensive line, running back and quarterback positions. Training camp will start in mid-July for the Raiders.