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Wide receiver Amari Cooper present at pre-training camp workouts for Raiders

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper (No. 89) during the 2015 season: Kyle Terada - USA Today Sports

Amari Cooper is determined to build off the success he had last season as a rookie in Oakland.

The former Alabama wide receiver and first-round draft pick was present during the team’s first session of pre-training camp workouts on Sunday. An event that’s normally slotted for rookies, newcomers and quarterbacks saw a second-year wide out, who wants to continue building chemistry within the offense. The Raiders released a video through social media, and one that captures Cooper (No. 89) running routes and catching passes from quarterback Derek Carr.

The duo, known simply as AC/DC, hopes to guide Oakland to the playoffs this season for the first time since 2002. Cooper totaled 1,070 receiving yards and six touchdowns on 72 catches in 2015.

All the veterans are scheduled to report to training camp on Thursday, July 28.

Stephen M. Smith is a senior analyst and columnist for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @Smsmith_TDALMag.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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