Oakland Raiders

Stadium: O.co Coliseum | Coach: Jack Del Rio
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense6th120.1 (6th)253.2 (13th)
Defense26th117.6 (23rd)257.5 (24th)
DatePosPlayerInjuryNFL StatusFantasy News
02/16/17DLKhalil MackBackQUESTIONABLEMack (back) had the fifth-year option of his contract exercised by the Raiders on Thursday, Peter Schrager of FoxSports.com reports.

This move by the Raiders' front office comes as no surprise, securing Mack as a key focus on the defensive side of the ball through the 2018 season. Although Mack is currently slated to become an unrestricted free agent in 2019, the Raiders now have additional time to work out a long-term deal with the reigning Defensive Player of the Year.

(Updated 04/20/2017)
01/31/17LBBen HeeneyAnkleQUESTIONABLEHeeney, who was placed on injured reserve in October due to a torn ligament in his right ankle, expects to be healthy for the Raiders' offseason program, Jimmy Durkin of The Mercury News reports.

Heeney is coming up on 13 weeks since having surgery and is about three weeks from being able to do contact work. He recorded 15 tackles in only four games for the Raiders in 2016, so his return to action should give a boost to Oakland's front seven.

(Updated 01/31/2017)
01/26/17LBNeiron BallUndisclosedQUESTIONABLEBall was on injured reserve for the duration of the 2016 season due to an undisclosed injury.

Ball was placed on IR after clearing waivers back in August. He's now ended his first two years in the league on IR and he'll be looking to stay healthy and make an impact for the Raiders in 2017.

(Updated 01/26/2017)
01/26/17DLShilique CalhounKneeQUESTIONABLECalhoun (knee) was placed on injured reserve Friday, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.

Calhoun hadn't played since Week 11 versus the Texans due to an issue with one of his knees. He went under the knife this week to fix whatever's been bothering him and will hope to be back in time for the start of start of the 2017 campaign.

(Updated 12/24/2016)
01/26/17QBDerek CarrLower LegQUESTIONABLECarr (fibula) was able to complete Monday's workout, which marked the start of the Raiders' offseason program, USA Today's Lindsay Jones reports.

Carr broke his right fibula in Week 16 of last season but ended last month by stating his intention to be fully involved in Oakland's offseason work. Although the Raiders' exertions were likely on the lighter side to start off their program, the fact Carr completed all the tasks that his teammates did is certainly encouraging. According to all accounts, Carr's recovery has gone tremendously well, but given his massive importance, it's likely his status will continue to be updated until he's back in full football activities. In the meantime, Carr hopes to secure a new contract with the Raiders before training camp and said Monday his agent and general manager Reggie McKenzie have been in talks over a deal for months.

(Updated 04/17/2017)
01/26/17DBSaQwan EdwardsUndisclosedQUESTIONABLEEdwards spent the 2016 season on injured reserve after suffering an undisclosed injury.

Edwards was placed on IR after clearing waivers back in August. He had joined Oakland as an undrafted rookie in 2016 and he'll look to stay healthy and make the roster as a depth secondary and special teams player in 2017.

(Updated 01/26/2017)
01/26/17DBD.J. HaydenHamstringQUESTIONABLEHayden (hamstring) signed a one-year, $5.25 million contract with the Lions on Friday, Dave Birkett of The Detroit Press reports.

The 12th overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft, Hayden never lived up to the hype during his four seasons in Oakland. He ended the 2016 campaign with 37 tackles, six pass deflections and one forced fumble through 11 games. His season ended in late November after he suffered a hamstring injury, forcing the Raiders to place him on injured reserve. Once healthy, Hayden will compete for the starting nickelback position, an area the Lions struggled with throughout last season.

(Updated 03/11/2017)
01/26/17TELee SmithAnkleQUESTIONABLESmith (ankle) expects to be healthy in time for the Raiders' offseason program, Jimmy Durkin of The Mercury News reports.

Smith suffered a season-ending ankle injury in Week 4 and was later placed on injured reserve. He is arguably the Raiders' best blocking tight end and provides a boost to the running game when healthy. On the other hand, Smith amassed only six catches in four games before being injured, a sign that he is not a fantasy producer in Oakland's high-powered offense.

(Updated 01/31/2017)
01/19/17DBSean SmithShoulderQUESTIONABLESmith underwent surgery on his shoulder, Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Smith played through his shoulder injury late in the 2016 season but it turned out he was unable to make a full recovery without surgery. He's expected to be healthy and able to participate by the time offseason practices begin.

(Updated 01/19/2017)
01/07/17LBMalcolm SmithHamstringQUESTIONABLESmith (hamstring) signed a five-year, $26.5 million contract with the 49ers on Thursday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Smith's contract includes $13 million in guaranteed money. He led the Raiders with 103 tackles last season, and added an interception and two forced fumbles. The seventh-year linebacker has had some problems in pass coverage, but will still be a major boost to a run defense that was atrocious in 2016. The 49ers surrendered a whopping 165.9 rushing yards per game last season, good for dead last in the NFL.

(Updated 03/10/2017)
12/09/16LBAldon SmithSuspensionSUSPENDSmith (suspension) will be reinstated in March barring any further issues with substance abuse, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

Smith remains subject to the league's drug program, but will be reinstated given he stays on the right path throughout the coming months. He'll certainly add another pass-rushing presence for the Raiders' defense, while defensive end Khalil Mack was recently named 2016's defensive player of the year.

(Updated 02/05/2017)

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