Oakland Raiders: The Nominees for Team Captains

With training camp a month away, the Raiders roster is likely complete.  The Raiders rarely bring in anybody other than camp bodies at this point in the off-season, except for Richard Seymour last year.

So who will be the symbolic leaders of the 2010 Oakland Raiders? 

There are three team captains on every NFL team.  These players are usually the best on the team.  The Raiders definitely have deserving players on their 2010 squad.  With that in mind, let's look at some nominees for the three captain spots.

Nnamdi Asomugha:   This nominee is a no-brainer and I am 99.9 percent sure he will be one of the three selected captains.  I expect Asomugha to be given this honor.  His tenure as a Raider and his hard work plus on-field work makes him a more than likely man for the job.

Richard Seymour:   The next best man for the job.  Teams usually use a captain from each group (offense, defense, special teams) so I doubt Seymour will get the honor.  But his career production and veteran leadership plus his mindset as a champion makes him worthy.

Worth Mentioning (Defense):  Nnamdi and Seymour are the top two on the defense in my opinion.  Others worth mentioning would be John Henderson with his two Pro Bowls and pre-game slaps.  Tommy Kelly has been in Oakland as long as Asomugha, making him possible.  Also Tyvon Branch is worth mentioning with his breakout 2009 season including 124 tackles to lead NFL safeties.

Jason Campbell:   Campbell is the projected starting QB.  He has already improved the team with his on-time and on-target passes in OTAs and football IQ.  He is seen as a leader being the QB and that gives him an edge among the offensive nominees.

Zach Miller:   Miller immediately began contributing to the Raiders after being drafted in the second round of the 2007 draft....

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