April 12, 2011GUTIERREZ ARCHIVERAIDERS PAGERAIDERSVIDEOPaul Gutierrez
Rumors of Al Davis in declining health and being hospitalized over the weekend as a result are just that, according to the Raiders, rumors."No, he's not in the hospital," Raiders Chief Executive Amy Trask told CSN California.com today. "He's preparing for the draft and he's working, as always."The rumors are untrue."Davis, 81, last spoke publicly on Jan. 18 in the media conference to present Hue Jackson as the Raiders head coach. He has purportedly been taking part in NFL conference calls during the current work stoppage.Even with the lockout in effect, the Raiders on Tuesday announced their preseason schedule. Oakland is scheduled to play host to Arizona between August 11-15, travel to the 49ers between Aug. 18-22, face New Orleans on a nationally-televised NBC game on Aug. 28 at 5 p.m. and finish at Seattle on either Sept. 1 or 2.RELATED: Raiders' 2011 schedule includes champion Packers
The regular season schedule is expected to be released before the three-day, seven-round NFL draft gets underway April 28.