Butler led all receivers with 57 yards on six catches in the 18-3 win. He capped the scoring with a 16-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter.
“I thought Brice was good the other night,” coach Jack Del Rio said, per ESPN. “How will that shape what we do? Guys that do well get more, guys that don’t do as well get less. It’s really pretty cut and dry. We’re going to want to look at more of guys that do well and do good things with the reps they get. I thought he had a nice showing.”
Mack stood out last year during his rookie campaign, as he recorded 75 tackles, four sacks and a forced fumble. He wants to continue to produce this season and help bring his teammates up along with him.
"I was just talking to [Justin] Tuck about that; the fact (he wasn't practicing Friday) and I had to step into that position, especially being with the guys that we had, and step up, talk and bring that leadership role to the table," Mack said. "They really do listen, and I'm seeing that more and more every day. That's something that I have to learn as well."
Mack knows he will have to continue to work for the larger leadership role, but that won't stop him from striving to be a better teammate as well.
"It's something you have to adjust to, but the thing about being a leader is you have to be a teammate first," Mack said. "I'm just trying to be a good teammate and slowly, slowly go into that role."
The Raiders never specified why Richardson wasn't ready, but reports suggested that the back did not come to camp at the team's expected weight. The former first-round pick will have to make an impression to land a starting job, with