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By JOSH DUBOW
AP Sports Writer
NAPA, Calif. (AP) - Two long catches and a touchdown in his NFL exhibition debut earned Oakland Raiders receiver Brice Butler plenty of congratulatory messages from friends and family.
His response: Ignore it.
Because as a seventh-round pick with little college pedigree, Butler knows that he is just one bad practice or game from transforming from summertime revelation to struggling to make the 53-man roster.
That's just the reaction coach Dennis Allen wants Butler to have, saying that he hoped Butler wouldn't read all the glowing reviews from a game where he had an impressive 40-yard catch and run followed by a diving 30-yard touchdown catch on one attention-getting drive.

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