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Raiders quarterback Derek Carr will have a ride to work in the morning â€” if he can manage to get up at 3 a.m. as his boss often does.Â
Carr, under contract with the Raiders until 2022, bought an under-construction home in the Las Vegas area that will make him next-door neighbors with his coach, Jon Gruden, his brother David Carr first told NFL Network.Â
Gruden is known to go particularly hard on his quarterbacks, and the QB-coach relationship will be on fullÂ display this year as the team stars in HBO’s “Hard Knocks.”
â€œWe are next-door neighbors,â€ Derek Carr, 28, told reporters Saturday. â€œWe will be, yes, but thatâ€™s for the future. Thatâ€™ll be fun. Hopefully a lot of knocks on the door. Maybe we can carpool. That would be good for us. We might knock down the fence and just make it one. Weâ€™ll see.â€
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Gruden, who owns a home near the team’s new facility in Henderson, Nevada,Â was surprised when he heard the news from reporters Saturday.Â
â€œReally?â€ Gruden said. â€œI love Derek. We can have meetings at night now, we can have barbecues together. Itâ€™s great. Great family and proud to be with him.â€
The home Carr purchased is still under construction. The Raiders have one final season in Oakland before moving to Las Vegas for the 2020 campaign.Â