ALAMEDA -- The Raiders had in attendance every player eligible to participate in their first, full-team organized team activity Monday.
Even wide receiver/kick returner Josh Cribbs and linebacker Miles Burris were on the field, though they still are recovering from injuries and not cleared to participate.
Quarterback Kyle Padron and running back Deonte Williams were the only two players not here, but only because they aren't allowed to until their college classes graduate. Coach Dennis Allen said he expects both players to miss most of the OTAs.
The impressive showing is in keeping with the dedication put forth by the players on the 90-man roster throughout the offseason, Allen said. He pegged attendance at 98 percent during offseason workouts.
"That just goes to show the type of guys that we're bringing into the program here," Allen said. "These guys have done a great job all the way throughout the offseason program."
Allen even convinced kicker Sebastian Janikowski to attend. Janikowski routinely skipped all but the mandatory mini camp in recent seasons.
Allen said he spoke with Janikowski awhile back and laid out a plan for the offseason.
The best thing, Allen said, is Janikowski "wanted to do it."
In years past, it wasn't uncommon for a handful of players to skip the so-called voluntary practices, for one reason or other.
Allen and general manager Reggie McKenzie make no secret about wanting a roster full of players that want to play football all the time.
"It's important that we're all out here," Allen said. "It's important that we're all getting the work and we're doing this thing as a team."
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