There was no collective sigh of relief emanating from Raiders headquarters Monday as players and owners reached common ground on a collective bargaining agreement after a 41/2-month lockout.

The support staff was in the process of loading equipment on trucks bound for Napa before the agreement was announced in anticipation of players reporting to training camp at the Marriott and the adjacent grounds of Redwood Middle School.

"We're still on track for players to report on Wednesday, as scheduled," senior executive John Herrera said.

Players in the area also can visit the club facility in Alameda on Tuesday, a place where most haven't been since the day after the regular season ended.

Coach Hue Jackson was not made available for comment, and was likely huddling with owner Al Davis and going over a plan to put together a team on the fly.

For the first time in NFL history, training camp, free agency and the signing of undrafted free agent and draft picks will be going on at the same time.

The Raiders have free agency issues ranging from A (Nnamdi Asomugha) to Z (Zach Miller) and can begin negotiating Tuesday. Players can agree to terms, but no contracts can be finalized until Friday.

Miller, the Raiders' player representative as well as the tight end and the team's leading receiver for the past four years, was looking forward to formalities of the CBA being finished and getting back to football.


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"It was a tough process, and I give credit to all the fans that were patient," Miller said in an e-mail. "The end result is great for football for the next 10 years. We are excited to get back to playing the game we love."

Miller declined to address his entry into the free-agent market.

Asomugha, whose contract voided after the season for failure to reach statistical incentives, is expected to be the biggest name on the open market, and few expect the Raiders to be in contention for his services.

Oakland allocated $20 million in guaranteed money to Stanford Routt in a pre-lockout extension, followed by the selection of cornerbacks DeMarcus Van Dyke and Chimdi Chekwa in the third and fourth rounds of the draft.

The official free-agent list released by the NFL on Monday, aside from Miller and Asomugha, includes Robert Gallery (left guard), Michael Huff (free safety), Samson Satele (center) and long-snapper Jon Condo.

Gallery already has stated publicly he expects to play elsewhere in 2011.

Among the handful of reserves eligible to field offers today are tackles Khalif Barnes, Mario Henderson and Langston Walker, linebackers Thomas Howard and Ricky Brown, wide receiver Johnnie Lee Higgins and quarterback Bruce Gradkowski.

The good news from Oakland's standpoint is that running back Michael Bush was classified as a restricted free agent (he missed his rookie year rehabbing from a broken ankle) and received a qualifying offer with a first-round value.

That means if Bush signs elsewhere, Oakland can either match the offer or accept a first-round pick in return.

First day of training camp: Wednesday
Exhibition opener: Arizona at Raiders, Aug. 11, 7 p.m.