ALAMEDA -- Some of the starters have changed, but the routine in the last practice of the season for the Raiders on Friday remained constant.

An 8-23 record heading into the final regular-season game Sunday against the Denver Broncos has done little to change the mind of second-year coach Dennis Allen on what works and what doesn't.

"I don't think you change your beliefs because I know what wins in this league," Allen said Thursday. "Everyone outside this building is going to focus on the negatives, what I try to do is focus on the positives, the areas where we improved, and continue to work on those areas that we're not doing as well.

"It can be frustrating at times, but those guys are resolute in their ideals and their love of football and they want to continue to get better."

The Raiders appeared to have all 53 players participating Friday, with tackle Menelik Watson on the field after missing Thursday's session because of a calf injury.

  • After practice Friday, the Raiders will host a 3 p.m. news conference during which time Nnamdi Asomugha will retire from the NFL. He will be joined by Raiders legends Willie Brown, Lester Hayes and Charles Woodson.

  • Results of Pro Bowl balloting will be released at 6 p.m. on the NFL Network. The Raiders are unlikely to have anyone named, although the club has been pushing special teams ace Taiwan Jones.


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    "I think he's performed on special teams like a Pro Bowl player," Allen said. "I think he's been outstanding. He probably doesn't get enough recognition and notoriety as a special teams player. He's dominant in that area."

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