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Derek Carr issues statement on Carl Nassib

After speaking privately to teammate Carl Nassib, who announced on Monday that he is gay, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has released a statement.

In a text to the Las Vegas Review, Carr said: “I have often said I love my teammates. I mean it. We always say we are a family in that Raider locker room, and we mean that too. I want to win a championship here with Carl and the rest of our teammates.”

Contact Vincent Bonsignore at vbonsignore@reviewjournal.com. Follow @VinnyBonsignore on Twitter.

Former Raiders coach dies days after bicycle accident

Longtime NFL assistant coach Greg Knapp died Thursday of injuries sustained over the weekend when he was struck by a car while riding his bicycle in northern California.