Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Hunter Renfrow is seen as the odd man out with how the roster’s currently constructed, so is he on his way out? Not being made available to the media on Wednesday stirred some speculation on Twitter.
With Day 2 of mandatory minicamp underway on Wednesday, there were a few notable Raiders not taking part. Besides running back Josh Jacobs, you had wideout Jakobi Meyers, tight end Michael Mayer, and offensive lineman Justin Herron. Speaking of the offense, Renfrow didn’t speak to the media. As we understand it, Renfrow didn’t finish practice, so there was no availability. Reportedly, Renfrow stretched, but that was it.
Interestingly enough, there was much confusion on social media with regards to this, namely on Twitter. Many of the local media and beat writers on-site sent out conflicting reports initially. Fans were confused by a video put out by the Las Vegas Review-Journal that showed Renfrow practicing. Apparently, this was from a different session on another day. Still, Vic Tafur of The Athletic confirmed that Renfrow was indeed originally at practice in Henderson.
He stretched out today and like I tweeted, left practice. It’s no biggie. The catch video threw me, that’s all.
— Vic Tafur (@VicTafur) June 7, 2023
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There’s a chance that all of this leads to nothing; then again, it could be something. Once word was confirmed by local Raiders beat writer Vincent Bonsignore that Renfrow would not be speaking, word of mouth circulated around the social media water cooler.
However, up until now, nothing official has surfaced from the tight-lipped organization that has become the Raiders. Tons of scenarios have been thrown out, some going as far as predicting that Renfrow could reunite with his old quarterback, Derek Carr. Again, nothing worth any weight. For now, it’ll be interesting to see how this plays out with another day left of mandatory mini camp.
*Top Photo: Las Vegas Review-Journal/Heidi Fang