Gruden urges ‘more’ from Raiders’ rookies in second half

Last week, Jon Gruden pulled the Raiders’ rookie players into a meeting and, in the words of defensive end Arden Key, urged “more” from them over the final eight games of the season.
“That was part of the message,” Gruden said Wednesday.
“Obviously, the big part of the message is what a big part of this organization they’ll become – they are. And they must handle that responsibility and take advantage of it.”
The 1-7 Raiders have rookies starting at both offensive tackle spots in Kolton Miller and Brandon Parker, and three first-year defensive linemen playing significant snaps in Maurice Hurst, Key and P.J. Hall.
All three specialists – punter Johnny Townsend, kicker Daniel Carlson and long-snapper Trent Sieg – are rookies.
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