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Derek Carr throws with velocity during minicamp

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Derek Carr is making progress as he works his way back from a finger injury.

NFL Media's Steve Wyche was at Raiders minicamp Tuesday and reported that Carr was a full participant, working through all individual and team drills with the first-team offense. Carr threw every pass that was called and, according to Wyche, showed good velocity. Carr did not appear bothered by the hand injury that kept him from a full throwing program this offseason. 

A Fresno State product who turned heads during his rookie season, Carr has been battling an injury to his ring finger. He threw a few short passes last week during OTAs, but before Tuesday had mostly handed the ball off when not watching from the sidelines.

On Monday, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the second-year quarterback had been cleared for participation in the three day minicamp, according to a source informed of his prognosis. Rapoport added that Carr might not throw at full strength during the minicamp practices, but he is expected to be "100 percent" for the start of training camp.

The Raiders have not disclosed much about the injury, but Tuesday's performance indicates Carr is making progress and the team is confident the finger isn't a long-term concern.

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