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Raiders’ Derek Carr latest to support Carl Nassib: ‘I love my teammates’

Raiders' Derek Carr latest to support Carl Nassib: 'I love my teammates'

Carl Nassib revealed that he is gay in an Instagram announcement on Monday, and the defensive end quickly received a message of support from his starting quarterback.

According to a report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Carr reached out to Nassib to let him know he loved him and had his back.

“I often said I love my teammates. I mean it,” Carr said, per Rapoport. “We always say we are a family in that Raider locker room, and we mean that. I want to win a championship here with Carl and the rest of our teammates.”

It’s no surprise to see Carr committed to supporting his Las Vegas teammate. As he said, he loves his teammates and he expressed his dedication to the organization earlier this month when he said he’d rather “quit football” than play for another team.

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Carr was one of many Raiders who sent positive messages Nassib’s way after his announcement. This included messages from team owner Al Davis and coach Jon Gruden.

“It’s 2021,” Davis said, per ESPN’s Paul Gutierrez. “All the more power to Carl. It doesn’t change my opinion of him as a person or as a Raider.”

“I learned a long time ago what makes a man different is what makes him great,” Gruden wrote in a text message, per Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

The Raiders Twitter account shared a simple, heartfelt message in support of Nassib as well.

Certainly, it seems like Nassib has a lot of support in Las Vegas. With that in tow, he’ll be able to focus fully on jockeying for position on the Raiders’ defensive end depth chart, which also features Yannick Ngakoue, Clelin Ferrell, Maxx Crosby and third-round rookie Malcolm Koonce.

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