Rivera caught one pass on one target for six yards during Sunday's win over the Broncos.
Rivera reverted back to his usual production on Sunday after a quality showing in Week 8 when he scored and reeled in three receptions. He remains cemented as the No. 2 option at tight end for the Raiders as he was on the field for 48 snaps compared to 74 for Clive Walford. The team's aerial attack will look to get going in Week 11 following a Week 10 bye.
Rivera slightly outperformed fellow tight end Clive Walford and also caught a clutch seven-yard score in the fourth quarter. Receivers Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree once again stole the show in the
Rivera hauled in one reception for 13 yards on his lone target during Sunday's win over the Jaguars.
Rivera along with fellow tight end Clive Walford combined for just two total catches for 18 yards, while quarterback Derek Carr connected with his core of four different wide receivers a total of 17 times. The Raiders' tight end situation in recent weeks hasn't looked promising despite the team's offensive success, while Rivera remains slightly behind Walford in the pecking order at this point.
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.
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