The Raiders have shown that they care about their former players as much as any franchise in the NFL.
They have busy alumni weekends at each training ground and often bring in ex-players during the season. It was a tradition established by the late Al Davis and has been continued by his son and current team owner Mark Davis. As they say “once an assailant, always an assailant”.
Davis is living that motto. The former players have learned this week that they are getting an inherited brick with their name and number at the new Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.
Former Raiders defensive lineman Grady Jackson posted on Facebook that he received the same honor. His package came with a personalized letter from Davis. Jackson expressed his gratitude to the Raiders for always involving him.
Riddick played for the Raiders for one season. Jackson played the first five of his 13-season career with the Raiders. No matter the tenure, Davis always remembers his former students. Very cool.