Oakland Raiders

Stadium: O.co Coliseum | Coach: Jack Del Rio
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense6th120.1 (6th)253.2 (13th)
Defense26th117.6 (23rd)257.5 (24th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
58Adams, Tyrell LB6-22284/11/19922West Georgia
74Alexander, Vadal T6-53263/23/19942LSU
29Amerson, David CB6-120512/8/19915NC State
 Are, Kareem G6-6325//RFlorida State
96Autry, Denico DE6-52737/15/19904Mississippi State
93Bean, Jimmy DE6-526411/8/19931Oklahoma State
31Borders, Breon DB6-01897/22/1995RDuke
92Boyette, Paul DT6-131012/16/1993RTexas
80Brent, K.J. WR6-41908/6/19931Wake Forest
64Briggs, Chauncey T6-63017/8/1994RSouthern Methodist
99Brown, Fadol DE6-42824/15/1993ROle Miss
81Brown, Pharaoh TE6-52465/4/1994ROregon
91Calhoun, Shilique LB6-42513/20/19922Michigan State
4Carr, Derek QB6-32153/28/19914Fresno State
38Carrie, T.J. SS6-02057/28/19904Ohio
62Casher, Chris DE6-4265//RFaulkner University
37Cioffi, Anthony DB6-02058/26/1994RRutgers
59Condo, Jon LS6-32408/26/198111Maryland
2Conley, Gareon CB6-01956/29/1995ROhio State
87Cook, Jared TE6-52544/7/19879South Carolina
18Cook, Connor QB6-42171/29/19932Michigan State
89Cooper, Amari WR6-12106/17/19943Alabama
47Cowser, James DE6-32449/13/19902Southern Utah
15Crabtree, Michael WR6-12159/14/19879Texas Tech
38Crockett, John RB6-02172/16/19922North Dakota State
40Durden, Kenneth DB6-01805/16/19921Youngstown State
97Edwards, Mario DE6-32801/25/19943Florida State
78Ellis, Justin DT6-233512/27/19904Louisiana Tech
76Feliciano, Jon G6-43232/10/19923Miami (Fla.)
32Hamilton, Antonio DB6-01851/24/19932South Carolina State
48Harris, Najee LB6-1220//RWagner
14Hatcher, Keon WR6-12129/11/1994RArkansas
50Heeney, Ben MLB6-02305/13/19923Kansas
83Helfet, Cooper TE6-32396/2/19895Duke
90Hester, Treyvon DT6-33009/21/1992RToledo
82Holmes, Gabe TE6-52553/29/19913Purdue
16Holton, Johnny WR6-01908/22/19902Cincinnati
34Hood, Elijah RB6-02201/1/1996RNorth Carolina
77Howard, Austin T6-73303/22/19878Northern Iowa
61Hudson, Rodney C6-23007/12/19897Florida State
36Humes, Chris DB6-02017/31/1994RArkansas State
51Irvin, Bruce OLB6-326011/1/19876West Virginia
66Jackson, Gabe G6-33357/12/19914Mississippi State
98Jackson, Branden DE6-426811/11/19921Texas Tech
57James, Cory MLB6-02295/22/19932Colorado State
11Janikowski, Sebastian K6-12583/2/197818Florida State
25Jefferson, Rickey DB5-1120812/28/1994RLSU
53Jenkins, Jelani LB6-02403/13/19925Florida
22Jones, Taiwan RB6-01957/26/19887Eastern Washington
42Joseph, Karl SS5-102059/8/19932West Virginia
7King, Marquette P6-019210/26/19886Fort Valley State
79Kirkland, Denver G6-53403/6/19942Arkansas
75Latham, Darius DT6-530611/9/19942Indiana
55Lee, Marquel LB6-324010/21/1995RWake Forest
46Lewis, LaTroy LB6-325411/9/1993RTennessee
26Luani, Shalom SAF6-02058/5/1994RWashington State
24Lynch, Marshawn RB5-112154/22/19869California
52Mack, Khalil DE6-32522/22/19914Buffalo
3Manuel, EJ QB6-42373/19/19905Florida State
23McDonald, Dexter CB6-120011/30/19913Kansas
39McGill, Keith SS6-32103/9/19894Utah
28McWilson, Marcus DB6-0198//RKentucky
20Melifonwu, Obi SAF6-32474/5/1994RConnecticut
19Mickens, Jaydon WR5-111704/21/19941Washington
35Morrow, Nicholas LB6-0216//RGreenville College
27Nelson, Reggie FS5-112109/21/198311Florida
73Newhouse, Marshall G6-43289/29/19888TCU
85O'Malley, Ryan TE6-52657/24/19932Pennsylvania
49Olawale, Jamize FB6-12404/17/19895North Texas
67Omoile, Oni G6-32826/24/19931Iowa State
70Osemele, Kelechi G6-53306/24/19896Iowa State
84Patterson, Cordarrelle WR6-22203/17/19915Tennessee
72Penn, Donald T6-43404/27/198312Utah State
30Richard, Jalen RB5-820710/15/19932Southern Mississippi
54Riley, Perry (FA) MLB6-02405/3/19888LSU
10Roberts, Seth WR6-21952/22/19913West Alabama
71Sharpe, David T6-635710/21/1995RFlorida
 Sheldon, Brady LB6-5228//RFerris State
68Silberman, Ian T6-530610/10/19922Boston College
65Simmons, Jordan G6-33397/15/1994RSouthern California
86Smith, Lee TE6-626511/21/19877Marshall
21Smith, Sean CB6-32207/14/19879Utah
2Tavecchio, Giorgio K5-101807/16/19901California
94Vanderdoes, Eddie DT6-430510/13/1994RUCLA
88Walford, Clive TE6-425810/1/19913Miami (Fla.)
95Ward, Jihad DE6-52973/11/19942Illinois
69Ware, Jylan T6-829510/16/1993RAlabama State
33Washington, DeAndre RB5-82042/22/19932Texas Tech
9Whitney, Isaac WR6-22046/22/1994RSouthern California
90Williams, Dan (FA) DT6-23306/1/19878Tennessee
56Woodson-Luster, Xavier LB6-12198/6/1995RArkansas State
8Zamora, Ishmael WR6-322411/26/1995RBaylor
Suspended Players
99Smith, Aldon OLB6-42659/25/19896Missouri
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Oakland6-4323.86-3284.425.22139
 
 
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Position Listing
Rodney Hudson
No Updates
Chris Casher
No Updates
Jaydon Mickens
No Updates
Lee Smith
News
Smith (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.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for Week 1 at Tennessee
Chris Humes
No Updates
Reggie Nelson
News
Nelson racked up five tackles (five solo) during Saturday's wild-card loss to the Texans.

Nelson hadn't reached the five-tackle mark in the Raiders' previous four contests, but he was able to due so in Oakland's first and only game of the playoffs.

Jalen Richard
News
Richard, entering his second year in the NFL, has been able to amp up his game by learning from veteran newcomers Marshawn Lynch and Cordarrelle Patterson throughout the offseason, Raiders.com reports.

Richard has gained plenty of insight from Lynch out of the backfield, but the former's offensive playing time figures to be limited for as long as the veteran remains healthy. DeAndre Washington and rookie Elijah Hood are also in the picture at running back, so it'll be tough for Richard's role to expand much throughout his sophomore campaign. He could also see his work in the return game reduced with a speedy Patterson factoring into the mix, though Richard has his head on straight and sounds unselfish regarding the team's multitude of weapons. Richard doesn't have a high fantasy ceiling at this point in his career, but his versatility off the bench is still serviceable for the Raiders moving forward.

Mario Edwards
News
Edwards (illness) is active for Saturday's game against the Texans.

Edwards was a late addition to Oakland's injury report Saturday. He played through illness in Week 17 and he'll do so once again after practicing fully throughout the week. He may be limited slightly but, since he's little more than a depth pass rusher, his limitations shouldn't impact the defense greatly.

Khalil Mack
News
Mack (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.

Injury
Back - Questionable for Week 1 at Tennessee
Antonio Hamilton
No Updates
Nicholas Morrow
No Updates
David Sharpe
No Updates
Jihad Ward
News
Ward (foot) is expected to return to the field in mid-August but the Raiders are not going to rush his return, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports.

Ward underwent minor foot surgery earlier this week and while he won't be available at the beginning of training camp, the Raiders are confident he'll be back before the start of the regular season. His absence from the field will give some other reserve defensive lineman an opportunity for more reps - in the hopes of landing a spot on the 53-man roster.

Injury
Foot - Questionable for Week 1 at Tennessee
Dexter McDonald
No Updates
Shalom Luani
News
The Raiders selected Luani in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 221st overall.

Luani is a former soccer player who showed a bit of a center fielder skill set at Washington State, intercepting four passes each of the last two years. Oakland is set at safety, so he'll try to make a special teams impact.

Eddie Vanderdoes
News
The Raiders selected Vanderdoes in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 88th overall.

Vanderdoes is a former five-star recruit whose career was stalled by a 2015 ACL tear. If the talent he showed in the past returns to him, the Raiders could get a steal here.

Ian Silberman
No Updates
LaTroy Lewis
No Updates
Breon Borders
No Updates
David Amerson
News
Amerson recorded two tackles (one solo) during Saturday's wild-card loss to the Texans.

Amerson notched just five total tackles and zero passes defensed throughout the Raiders' past three games, so he'll enter the offseason with little positive momentum.

Brady Sheldon
No Updates
Shilique Calhoun
News
Calhoun is about 20 pounds heavier than he was at the end of 2016, Eddie Paskal of the Raiders' official site reports.

After rehabbing the knee injury that caused him to finish his rookie season on injured reserve, Calhoun -- who checked in at 251 pounds at the 2016 NFL Combine -- looks to have taken full advantage of the Raiders' offseason workout program and likely weighs around 270 pounds at this juncture. It'll be interesting to see if the added weight will aid him in his competition with Jelani Jenkins to secure the starting outside linebacker gig opposite Bruce Irvin, but in any event the second-year Michigan State product at least appears in line for a significant role within the Raiders' linebacking corps this season and should have a great chance to improve upon his nine total tackles from 2016.

Jared Cook
News
Cook is anticipated to benefit the Raiders by creating matchup problems that lead to more single-coverage opportunities, Kyle Martin of the team's official website reports.

Cook inked a two-year deal with Oakland after coming on strong toward the end of his lone season in Green Bay in 2016. His size and speed combination was particularly impactful during the Packers' playoff run, evidenced by his 18 receptions for 229 yards and two touchdowns in three postseason tilts. With the Raiders, Cook figures to give quarterback Derek Carr the best tight-end target of his young career, and his ability to stretch defenses vertically should help wideouts Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree through more one-on-one looks.

Kareem Are
No Updates
Tyrell Adams
News
Adams has been signed by the Raiders, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports.

Adams' signing comes as the Oakland is dealing with injuries to linebackers Perry Riley and Shilique Calhoun. He will provide depth for the Raiders along their front seven.

Najee Harris
No Updates
Taiwan Jones
News
Jones notched 23 kick-return yards during Saturday's loss to the Texans. He finishes the 2016 season with just one carry for a loss of eight yards to go along with four receptions for 43 yards on four targets.

Jones returned kicks for the Raiders in six games throughout the season, but never became involved in their offense. Rookie running backs DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard provided a spark behind Latavius Murray, leaving little opportunity for Jones. He has one year remaining on his contract with Oakland before becoming an unrestricted free agent in 2018.

Paul Boyette
No Updates
Connor Cook
News
Cook completed 18-of-45 passes for 161 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions and was sacked three times in Oakland's 27-14 loss to Houston in their AFC wild-round playoff game Saturday.

Cook was in a tough spot, making his first career NFL start against the league's top-ranked defense, which led to predictable results. Oakland had just 203 yards of total offense and failed on 14 of 16 third-down attempts. The rookie was able to string together one good drive, but he missed targets all day and was hurt by some drops. The Raiders offense, so productive all season with Derek Carr steering, scored just 20 points in two games without him.

Gabe Holmes
News
Holmes (ankle) has returned to full health, NBC Sports Bay Area's Scott Bair reports.

Holmes missed the entire 2016 season after suffering a severe high-ankle sprain in training camp. Although he's now recovered from the injury, Holmes looks set to enter the 2017 campaign buried on the depth chart under tight ends Jared Cook, Clive Walford, and Lee Smith.

K.J. Brent
No Updates
Sean Smith
News
Smith has recovered from offseason shoulder surgery, Michael Gehlken of The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Smith tore his labrum last October when diving for a pass against the Buccaneers and underwent corrective surgery in January. Now healthy, Smith should open training camp without limitations.

T.J. Carrie
News
The Raiders have listed WR Denarius Moore, WR Vincent Brown, CB Chimdi Chekwa, CB T.J. Carrie, G Tony Bergstrom, T Menelik Watson and DT Stacy McGee as inactive Week 17 against the Broncos.

Brown, Chekwa and Moore had all been ruled out prior to Sunday. Both Carrie and Watson entered the contest listed as questionable. Carrie is dealing with an ankle injury. Watson has foot and ankle issues. Bergstrom and McGee are healthy scratches. 

Fadol Brown
No Updates
Kenneth Durden
No Updates
Vadal Alexander
No Updates
Michael Crabtree
News
The Raiders added WR Cordarrelle Patterson, RB Marshawn Lynch and TE Jared Cook to their offensive core of Crabtree, Amari Cooper and Derek Carr, Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

None of the new additions poses a major threat to Crabtree's starting job or snap count, but with Carr surrounded by a better mix of talent, the 29-year-old wideout will have a hard time matching his target totals of 146 and 145 from his first two seasons in Oakland. There's also a reasonable chance Cooper finally surpasses Crabtree as the team leader in targets, after logging 130 and 132 in his first two NFL seasons. The upside is that defenses may pay less attention to Crabtree, which could allow for improvement on his unimpressive mark of 6.6 yards per target since joining the Raiders. He also figures to stay heavily involved in the red zone, where he tied for fourth in the league with 21 targets last season, after drawing a modest total of 13 the previous year.

Marcus McWilson
No Updates
Giorgio Tavecchio
News
Tavecchio signed a contract with the Raiders on Wednesday.

Tavecchio has spent time with the Packers, Lions and Raiders since 2013, but he's never made an active roster. The signing makes the current offseason the fourth straight that Tavecchio has spent with Oakland. He'll provide competition for Sebastian Janikowski, who will again be the frontrunner for the team's placekicking job.

Marshawn Lynch
News
Lynch began taking part in team drills during Tuesday's OTA, Alex Flanagan of NFL Network reports.

After sitting out the first week of OTAs, the bruising veteran was back out on the field Tuesday, taking part in a variety of drills with the other running backs. It was originally believed Lynch would sit out for the entirety of OTAs in order to continue learning the offense, but it appears he will at least get some conditioning in this week.

John Crockett
News
Crockett (shoulder) signed with the Raiders on Friday.

Crockett joins Oakland after spending his first two years with the Packers. Although the undrafted tailback rushed nine times for 21 yards as a rookie, he spent the entirely of last season on Green Bay's injured/reserve list. The former North Dakota State standout will now hope to latch on with the Raiders by impressing during training camp.

Injury
Shoulder - Questionable for Week 1 at Tennessee
Ishmael Zamora
No Updates
Gareon Conley
News
The Raiders selected Conley in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 24th overall.

Conley has been investigated by Cleveland police after he was accused of rape in early April, but evidently the Raiders' own investigation left them convinced that the accusation lacked merit. It's quite an investment for anything otherwise to be the case. If the allegations against Conley prove unsubstantiated, he could be a steal for the Raiders this late. Indeed, he was regarded as a potential top-10 pick prior to the breaking of the investigation.

Gabe Jackson
News
Jackson signed a five-year, $56 million extension with the Raiders on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Jackson has been a consistent force along the offensive line for Oakland since being drafted by the team in 2014. He's started in 44 games for the team over his three seasons, including all 16 games each of the past two seasons. His extension will keep him under contract with the team through the 2022 season.

Aldon Smith
News
Smith (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.

Injury
Suspension - Suspended indefinitely
Jamize Olawale
News
Olawale gained six yards on one carry during Saturday's wild-card loss to the Texans.

Olawale was given a rushing attempt for the first time in the Raiders' last seven games, while Latavius Murray, Jalen Richard, and DeAndre Washington continued to lead the way out of the backfield.

Keith McGill
News
McGill (abdomen) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Panthers.

McGill will avoid missing his first game of the season despite being limited in practice throughout the week due to an abdomen injury. He'll serve as Karl Joseph's backup at strong safety.

Chauncey Briggs
No Updates
Darius Latham
News
Latham (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

Latham was limited in practice this week, but will be good to go after missing the Raiders' last two games. He will provide depth along Oakland's defensive line.

Justin Ellis
News
Ellis made three tackles (three solo) in his season debut Sunday against the Saints.

Ellis was presented with many opportunities to stop the Saints' rushing attack, as they ran the ball just 22 times throughout the entire game. He should have a bigger role Week 2 against running back Devonta Freeman and the Falcons.

DeAndre Washington
News
Washington is "a lot more comfortable" around this time of the offseason than he was last year, but will still need to compete for playing time, Raiders.com reports.

Washington is slated to split backup duties at running back with Jalen Richard once again, but this time they'll be positioned behind veteran newcomer Marshawn Lynch on the depth chart. Washington racked up 467 yards and a pair of touchdowns on just 87 carries in 14 games throughout his rookie campaign, but Richard displayed a great deal of elusiveness and remained involved in the high-flying offense as well. It'll be tough for either depth option to emerge in terms of consistent fantasy production, while rookie Elijah Hood could also vulture short-yardage carries when Lynch is off the field.

Derek Carr
News
Carr (fibula) and the Raiders have finalized a five-year, $125 million extension,NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

The average annual value of $25 million narrowly tops Andrew Luck's $24.6 million to set a new NFL record, though Matt Stafford and Kirk Cousins will both push for similar contracts in the coming weeks. Carr was limited throughout the Raiders' offseason program while recovering from a broken fibula suffered in Week 16, but he should be a full participant at the start of training camp as he looks to build on a strong 2016 campaign. He'll benefit from one of the league's best supporting casts, with RB Marshawn Lynch and TE Jared Cook joining a unit that already boasts an elite offensive line and wideout duo. Given the new contract and the talent surrounding him, Carr will universally be expected to improve upon last season's mark of 7.0 yards per pass attempt. His completion percentage (63.8) and TD:INT ratio (28:6) were impressive, but he'll need to have more success throwing deep to be mentioned among the league's elite quarterbacks when the discussion moves beyond salary.

Injury
Lower Leg - Questionable for Week 1 at Tennessee
Oni Omoile
No Updates
James Cowser
News
Cowser has been signed to the Raiders' active roster, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports.

Cowser's signing will add depth to the Raiders' pass-rushing depth.

Sebastian Janikowski
News
Janikowski didn't attempt a field goal and converted two of two PATs during the Raiders' 27-14 postseason loss to the Texans on Saturday.

Perfectly coinciding with Derek Carr's (broken leg) absence, Janikowski didn't attempt a field goal in any of the Raiders' last three games as the offense simply couldn't move the ball on a consistent basis. Despite this sudden dropoff in usage, Janikowski still finished the 2016 campaign with the 10th-most field goals in the league and could make for an attractive fantasy option on an up-and-coming Oakland squad in 2017.

Perry Riley
News
Riley (hamstring) is active for Saturday's game against the Colts.

Despite being limited in practice throughout the week due to a hamstring issue, Riley will suit up for Saturday's tilt. Riley, a middle linebacker, has just two games with more than five tackles this season.

Dan Williams
News
Williams was released by the Raiders on Tuesday.

Williams spent the past two seasons in Oakland, recording 65 tackles and 1.5 sacks through 32 games. The 29-year-old should attract the attention of at least a handful of teams as training camp nears.

Denver Kirkland
No Updates
Jelani Jenkins
News
Jenkins signed a contract with the Raiders on Monday, Scott Bair of CSN California reports.

Jenkins had just 29 tackles and one pass defensed with the Dolphins in 2016 while also missing seven games due to a knee injury. When healthy, he's a starting caliber linebacker, and he's expected to compete with Tyrell Adams for the Raiders starting weakside linebacker position in 2017.

Johnny Holton
News
Holton was unable to catch his only target in Sunday's regular season finale against the Broncos.

Holton was also handed a rushing attempt, but he failed to gain a single yard. He finishes the 2016 regular season with just two receptions on three targets for 34 yards in 15 games. He also rushed for 43 yards on six carries to go along with a lost fumble. It was a bit of an uneventful rookie season for Holton, but he has two years left on his contract with the Raiders so he'll look to prove his worth down the road.

Karl Joseph
News
Joseph (toe) is active for Saturday's game in Houston.

The Raiders didn't have the services of their 2016 first-rounder for the final four outings of the regular season due to an injured left big toe. After turning in limited showings in practice this week, Joseph will return for the first time since Week 13 as the starting strong safety, from which he racked up 60 tackles (44 solo), one interception, and one fumble recovery prior to the recent respite.

Jordan Simmons
No Updates
Donald Penn
Injury
Knee - Questionable for Week 1 at Tennessee
No Updates
Cooper Helfet
News
Helfet signed a reserve/future contract with the Raiders on Monday.

Helfet appeared in 25 games for the Seahawks in 2014 and 2015 but was waived after fracturing his foot in training camp last summer. With Mychal Rivera set to hit free agency, Helfet appears to have a wide-open shot to secure the Raiders' No. 3 tight end slot in advance of the 2017 campaign.

Obi Melifonwu
News
The Raiders selected Melifonwu in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 56th overall.

Melifonwu is unlikely to see many defensive snaps as long as both Reggie Nelson and Karl Joseph are healthy at safety, but he may see some looks in nickel and dime defenses, and he should immediately take on a big special teams workload. He's an incredible athlete at 6-foot-4, 224 pounds, boasting 4.4 speed, a 44-inch vertical and a 141-inch broad jump. Being as tall as he is can make it hard to stop and cut as necessary in coverage, but George Iloka is one such case of a safety succeeding in the NFL at a similar build.

Cory James
News
James (shoulder) is active for Thursday's Week 14 matchup with Kansas City.

James was limited in practice all week but isn't expected to be limited on Thursday. He'll start at linebacker alongside Bruce Irvin and Malcolm Smith once again.

Denico Autry
News
Autry, a restricted free agent, signed his contract tender with the Raiders on Monday, Matt Kawahara of The Sacramento Bee reports.

Autry played significant snaps for the Raiders in 2016 and racked up 2.5 sacks in the process. However, he could be in store for a major decrease in playing time if Mario Edwards is able to stay healthy this upcoming season.

Marquel Lee
News
Lee was told by Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie that he'll have a chance to earn the starting spot at middle linebacker during his rookie campaign, Scott Bair of CSNBayArea.com reports.

Lee, who was drafted in the fifth round on Saturday, will be part of a battle for the starting role at middle linebacker in Oakland among a severely thin and inexperienced corps. Cory James and Ben Heeney currently round out the remaining options at MLB, but the team may still look to sign a veteran. Lee, a solid run defender, will have to polish his craft in coverage situations in order to potentially earn the job.

Rickey Jefferson
No Updates
Elijah Hood
No Updates
Branden Jackson
No Updates
Austin Howard
News
Howard (shoulder) is still awaiting clearance to practice after undergoing offseason shoulder surgery, Scott Bair of CSNBayArea.com reports.

Howard had originally hoped to participate in OTAs and minicamp, but the right tackle will have to wait until at least training camp to make his return to the practice field. Marshall Newhouse could have the clear upper hand on the competition for starting right tackle if Howard misses additional time during training camp.

Injury
Shoulder - Questionable for Week 1 at Tennessee
Ben Heeney
News
Heeney, 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.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for Week 1 at Tennessee
Isaac Whitney
No Updates
Jon Condo
No Updates
Kelechi Osemele
No Updates
Marshall Newhouse
No Updates
Keon Hatcher
No Updates
Ryan O'Malley
News
O'Malley was waived by the Raiders on Saturday, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports.

O'Malley was seeing limited action behind Clive Walford and Mychal Rivera before being released.

Marquette King
No Updates
Amari Cooper
News
Free-agent acquisition Cordarrelle Patterson doesn't figure to threaten Cooper (undisclosed) for targets, The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Locked in as Oakland's top playmaker, Cooper could benefit from playing alongside a receiver with the speed to stretch defenses downfield. Michael Crabtree and slot man Seth Roberts were excellent complements the past two seasons, but neither has the wheels to scare opposing safeties. Even if he's only a part-time player on offense -- which seems likely -- Patterson could open things up a bit for Cooper, Crabtree and Roberts on short and intermediate routes. Cooper skipped the Pro Bowl with an undisclosed injury, but there's been nothing to suggest he's still hampered as he prepares for what should be a big third season in the NFL.

Clive Walford
News
Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie suggested Walford never fully recovered from the knee injury he suffered in an ATV accident last offseason, Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

A 2015 third-round selection, Walford didn't develop as expected in his second professional season, catching only 33 passes for 359 yards and three touchdowns (on 52 targets) in 15 games. The stat line closely mimicked his rookie-year production as he continued to split work with Mychal Rivera in a passing game that was highly reliant on its wideouts. Rivera departed for Jacksonville in free agency, but the Raiders seemingly made an upgrade with the signing of Jared Cook, who likely will enter training camp as the favorite to serve as the team's No. 1 tight end. Walford could still push for the job if he regains his explosiveness and impresses during the offseason program.

Jylan Ware
No Updates
Pharaoh Brown
No Updates
Anthony Cioffi
No Updates
EJ Manuel
News
Manuel has been getting second-team reps over Connor Cook, ESPN's Paul Gutierrez reports.

While Cook is still getting second-team reps as well, this is a positive development for Manuel. The former Bills starter will likely need to win the backup job in order to remain on the 53-man roster come Week 1.

Jimmy Bean
No Updates
Bruce Irvin
News
Irvin notched five tackles (three solo) during Saturday's wild-card loss to the Texans.

Irvin and fellow pass-rusher Khalil Mack were unable to get to the quarterback in what turns out to be the Raiders' lone playoff tilt. The 29-year-old veteran has three years remaining on his contract with Oakland, so he'll look to start for the Raiders at outside linebacker again in 2017.

Xavier Woodson-Luster
No Updates
Cordarrelle Patterson
News
Patterson said his decision to join the Raiders was partially motivated by a belief that the team can help him improve as a receiver, ESPN.com reports.

The 2013 first-round selection also expects to have a big role in the return game, which is where he really shined during his four-year tenure with the Vikings. Patterson did regain some offensive relevance last season after catching only two passes in 2015, but he's yet to reach 500 receiving yards in a campaign. He may have to settle for another limited offensive role in Oakland, where Amari Cooper, Michael Crabtree and Seth Roberts formed a highly effective wideout trio the past two seasons. Patterson might get a shot to push Roberts for the No. 3 role, but the incumbent would probably have the edge in such a competition. While Patterson's two-year contract does include $5 million guaranteed, it can be voided after the first season, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.

Treyvon Hester
No Updates
Jon Feliciano
News
Feliciano suffered a knee injury during OTAs last week, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Feliciano is not participating in Tuesday's practice and appears to be done until at least training camp. As a result, Oni Omoile is filing in at the No. 2 center spot.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for Week 1 at Tennessee
Seth Roberts
News
Roberts re-signed with the Raiders on Monday, Matt Kawahara of the Sacramento Bee reports.

Roberts earned the one-year deal after a 38-catch, five-touchdown 2016 season. The 26-year-old will likely have to outperform what he was able to do last season if he hopes to secure a long-term deal in the near future. As for the immediate, Roberts projects to function as a depth receiver for the Raiders in 2017.

 

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