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Jon Gruden loves new defensive tackle Maliek Collins

On Thursday after a media session with Jon Gruden, I posed this thought on Twitter:

Gruden is all over Collins, Hankins and Ross and is not saying much about Hurst. It might not mean anything … or it might. #Raiders

— Bill Williamson (@BWilliamsonNFL) August 6, 2020

In the past week, Gruden has raved about new defensive tackle Maliek Collins, while barely mentoring third-year Raiders’ defensive tackle Maurice Hurst. Gruden also sang the praises of holdover Johnathan Hankins and free-agent addition Daniel Ross, who like Collins, played for new Raiders’ defensive line coach Rod Marinelli in Dallas.