Rivera is listed behind Lee Smith and Clive Walford on the Oakland depth chart, but few expected the tight end responsible for 32 receptions in 2015 to wind up on the inactive list for the season opener. It appears the
Rivera could not haul in his lone target in Thursday's preseason game against the Packers.
Clive Walford didn't draw any targets, but he did have a 19-yard touchdown in Oakland's first preseason contest. With Walford poised to take over as the primary receiving threat at tight end, Rivera may see his role reduced for a second straight year.
Rivera led the
Rivera was the leading receiver for the
The tight end situation has been a mess all season, as Rivera has split time with both Clive Walford and Lee Smith. Rivera has been the top option over the last couple of years leading into this season, but the fact that Walford received twice as many targets Sunday may suggest that things are quickly changing. Rivera has 24 catches for 199 yards on the season, but he's caught more than three passes in a game just once all year.
|4||10/2/16||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|7||10/23/16||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|8||10/30/16||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|14||12/8/16||@ KC||8:25 pm|
|15||12/18/16||@ SD||4:25 pm|
|17||1/1/17||@ DEN||4:25 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
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