Raiders still haven't settled on kick and punt returners
Brad Seely couldn't ask for a more energetic bunch of special teamers.
The effort is appreciated, despite the fact that the Raiders special teams coordinator hasn't landed on a full-time returner just yet.
“These guys have been great,” Seely told Scott Bair of CSN Bay Area. “They’re a hard-working group. I don’t think I’ve been with anybody that worked any harder."
It's high praise that means nothing until one player steps up and becomes Seely's ace. He's been juggling between players like TJ Carrie, Trent Richardson, and Taiwan Jones all summer.
Seely previously worked with frontrunner Trindon Holliday with the 49ers. But Holliday's lax ball security has reopened the return man race to all challengers.
“He’s still the same player I thought he was when we played against him and I had him at the 49ers,” Seely said. “He has incredible talent. He’s always got to work on ball security; that’s always been a situation where he has to improve on, and he knows that and he’s working on that."
Seely's candidate list got a little longer this week when the Raiders added receiver Devon Wylie, who doubles as a returner.
Plan on Wylie joining a cadre of returners until one player separates himself completely.