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Derek Carr weighs in on Raiders move to Las Vegas

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With the Oakland Raiders now officially on the books to migrate to Las Vegas, reaction to the move is flowing in from players past and present.

That includes a statement from the team's starting quarterback, Derek Carr, who issued the following via Twitter:

"As I sit here and see a vote that takes the Raiders to Las Vegas, I am overwhelmed with emotion," Carr wrote. "I don't know how we should feel. I feel the pain of our fans in Oakland. I also see the joy on the faces of our new fans in Las Vegas.

"As players, we will show up and give everything we have. We will compete and we will do our best to bring a championship to the entire Raider Nation. While I am from California and would have loved playing in Oakland my whole career, I understand the business side of the NFL. It affects us all."

Carr, who later was echoed by teammate Khalil Mack, closed his statement with a passionate plea for Raiders fans -- no matter where they call home -- to remain unified.

"Oakland, our team loves you, and my family and I love you! WE will be resilient and WE will stay together because that's what true Raiders do. WE are loyal, even when it's hard. WE stick together, especially when it's tough," Carr wrote. "So Las Vegas, you can count on us bringing a piece of Oakland with us and you are getting a tough, loyal, and competitive fan base and team. When the time comes, I hope you are ready. For now, it's about 2017 and our diehards in Oakland. God bless & Go Raiders!"

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