As we wait for Hard Knocks to flood the airwaves with quotes, the Oakland Raiders go about regular business. When the summer reaches its dog days, the number of quality soundbytes always increase. With that said, below, recent quotes from the world surrounding the Oakland Raiders

Tony Romo, to Bay Area News Group’s Cam Inman

“This is one of those things where it’s they could be really good but you just don’t know until they put the pieces out there and see how it kind of fits together,”

Translation

Like his game work, Romo stays true and honest in this assessment. From 6-10 to 10-6, various media members cannot arrive a consensus. With so many questions on both sides of the ball, no one who claims they can lock down an actual record is telling the truth.

The NFL Statement on Richie Incognito

Richie Incognito of the Oakland Raiders has been suspended without pay for the first two games of the 2019 regular season for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy.

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Incognito is eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games. He will be eligible to return to the Raiders’ active roster on Monday, September 16, following the team’s September 15 game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Translation

The Raiders knew what they were in for when they signed Incognito. Despite this impending suspension, the team welcomes him. Regardless of what we think or care, Incognito will play in week 3. Granted, no one is sure how his 2019 will far. Yet, any more disruption and Incognito will find his way out.

The Ringer’s Robert Mays on Karl Joseph’s trade possibility

“Players selected by a departed GM are often excellent trade targets, and it seems like the Cowboys could land Joseph for the right price.”

Translation

The Raiders need to ditch a safety. First, Johnathan Abram will start. Next, Lamarcus Joyner makes serious cash. As a result, Karl Joseph gives the Raiders a legitimate trade chip to ship for a pick or two. The Cowboys lack safety depth and talent. Under those circumstances, if Mayock can swing a deal, the Raiders stockpile picks.

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