It sounds as if the Raiders will take a good, long look at their youthful corps of wide receivers for a while before determining whether to add a veteran.
The graybeards of the 11 receivers on the roster are fourth-year players Darrius Heyward-Bey and Louis Murphy, both 25.
There have been rumored pursuits of veterans such as Terrell Owens, 38, and most recently, Plaxico Burress, 34. Offensive coordinator Greg Knapp thinks it's too early to tell if a veteran presence is needed.
"We've only had one veteran minicamp, three days of practice," Knapp said. "I want to get through the (organized team activities) and get a better feel where we're at. I'm real excited to see some of these young guys, once they learn some of the offense with a few more reps."
Bergstrom was a right tackle in college at Utah.
"I like it. It's something that was a little foreign to me at one point," Bergstrom said of playing guard. "I had a good long time to work on it, get used to being in a stance on the left side. It feels good. It's starting to feel a lot more natural."
In describing his playing style, Bergstrom had the line of the day when he said, "as soon as the ref blows the
"We're going to be multiple. And one of our phrases is 'multiplicity through simplicity,' so we're going to have defenses where everyone is going to have a turn to cover and rush and those type things," Tarver said. "It will be multiple, but it will allow our players to do what they do best."
"The last six games he played at a pretty high level," Knapp said of the 2008 season. "He had almost a 90 (passer) rating. He wasn't as established as Carson (Palmer), but I was pleased to see the growth, and unfortunately, the staff got blown up and had to be readjusted, so I couldn't see the development continue."
"Until we get all the facts of the case, we're not going to rush to judgment on anything," Allen said.