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 T6-53263/23/19942Louisiana State
29Amerson, David CB6-120512/8/19915North Carolina State
96Autry, Denico DE6-52707/15/19904Mississippi State
58Ball, Neiron OLB6-32358/20/19923Florida
 Bean, Jimmy DE6-525111/8/19931Oklahoma State
 Borders, Breon DB6-01747/22/1995RDuke
 Boyette, Paul DT6-430312/16/1993RTexas
80Brent, K.J. WR6-32078/6/19931Wake Forest
 Briggs, Chauncey T6-52957/8/1994RSouthern Methodist
 Brown, Fadol DE6-42734/15/1993RMississippi
 Brown, Pharaoh TE6-62405/4/1994ROregon
91Calhoun, Shilique LB6-52513/20/19922Michigan State
4Carr, Derek QB6-32153/28/19914Fresno State
38Carrie, T.J. SS6-02057/28/19904Ohio U.
 Casher, Chris DE6-4265//RFaulkner University
 Cioffi, Anthony DB6-01818/26/1994RRutgers
59Condo, Jon LS6-32408/26/198111Maryland
 Conley, Gareon CB6-11956/29/1995ROhio State
 Cook, Jared TE6-52544/7/19879South Carolina
8Cook, Connor QB6-42171/29/19932Michigan State
89Cooper, Amari WR6-12106/17/19943Alabama
47Cowser, James DE6-32479/13/19902Southern Utah
15Crabtree, Michael WR6-12159/14/19879Texas Tech
40Durden, Kenneth DB6-11825/16/19921Youngstown State
 Edwards, Mario DE6-32801/25/19943Florida State
78Ellis, Justin DT6-233512/27/19904Louisiana Tech
76Feliciano, Jon G6-43252/10/19923Miami (Fla.)
32Hamilton, Antonio DB6-01881/24/19932South Carolina State
 Harris, Najee LB6-2240//RWagner
 Hatcher, Keon WR6-22079/11/1994RArkansas
50Heeney, Ben MLB6-02305/13/19923Kansas
 Helfet, Cooper TE6-32396/2/19895Duke
 Hester, Treyvon DT6-23009/21/1992RToledo
82Holmes, Gabe TE6-52553/29/19913Purdue
16Holton, Johnny WR6-11888/22/19902Cincinnati
 Hood, Elijah RB5-112321/1/1996RNorth Carolina
77Howard, Austin T6-73303/22/19878Northern Iowa
61Hudson, Rodney C6-23007/12/19897Florida State
 Humes, Chris DB5-112077/31/1994RArkansas State
51Irvin, Bruce OLB6-325011/1/19876West Virginia
66Jackson, Gabe G6-33357/12/19914Mississippi State
98Jackson, Branden DE6-426811/11/19921Texas Tech
57James, Cory MLB6-12295/22/19932Colorado State
11Janikowski, Sebastian K6-12653/2/197818Florida State
 Jefferson, Rickey DB5-1119812/28/1994RLouisiana State
 Jenkins, Jelani LB6-02403/13/19925Florida
22Jones, Taiwan RB6-01957/26/19887Eastern Washington
42Joseph, Karl SS5-102079/8/19932West Virginia
7King, Marquette P6-019510/26/19886Fort Valley State
79Kirkland, Denver G6-43353/6/19942Arkansas
 Kukwa, Anthony LS6-322110/30/1992RLake Erie College
75Latham, Darius DT6-430611/9/19942Indiana
 Lee, Marquel LB6-324010/21/1995RWake Forest
 Lewis, LaTroy LB6-429511/9/1993RTennessee
 Luani, Shalom SAF5-112028/5/1994RWashington State
24Lynch, Marshawn RB5-112154/22/19869California
52Mack, Khalil DE6-32502/22/19914Buffalo
 Manuel, EJ QB6-42373/19/19905Florida State
23McDonald, Dexter CB6-120011/30/19913Kansas
39McGill, Keith SS6-32103/9/19894Utah
 McWilson, Marcus DB6-0209//RKentucky
 Melifonwu, Obi SAF6-42194/5/1994RConnecticut
19Mickens, Jaydon WR5-101744/21/19941Washington
 Morrow, Nicholas LB6-1220//RGreenville College
 Mulumba, Andy LB6-32601/31/19903Eastern Michigan
27Nelson, Reggie FS5-112109/21/198311Florida
 Newhouse, Marshall G6-43289/29/19888Texas Christian
 O'Malley, Ryan TE6-62587/24/19932Pennsylvania
49Olawale, Jamize FB6-12404/17/19895North Texas
67Omoile, Oni G6-23106/24/19931Iowa State
70Osemele, Kelechi G6-53306/24/19896Iowa State
 Patterson, Cordarrelle WR6-22203/17/19915Tennessee
72Penn, Donald T6-43154/27/198312Utah State
30Richard, Jalen RB5-820710/15/19932Southern Mississippi
54Riley, Perry (FA) MLB6-02405/3/19888Louisiana State
10Roberts, Seth WR6-21952/22/19913West Alabama
 Sharpe, David T6-635710/21/1995RFlorida
 Silberman, Ian T6-530610/10/19922Boston College
 Simmons, Jordan G6-53357/15/1994RUSC
86Smith, Lee TE6-626511/21/19877Marshall
21Smith, Sean CB6-32207/14/19879Utah
 Tavecchio, Giorgio K5-101807/16/19901California
 Vanderdoes, Eddie DT6-332010/13/1994RUCLA
88Walford, Clive TE6-425010/1/19913Miami (Fla.)
95Ward, Jihad DE6-52973/11/19942Illinois
 Ware, Jylan T6-829510/16/1993RAlabama State
33Washington, DeAndre RB5-82042/22/19932Texas Tech
 Whitney, Isaac WR6-32206/22/1994RUSC
90Williams, Dan (FA) DT6-23306/1/19878Tennessee
 Woodson-Luster, Xavier LB6-12148/6/1995RArkansas State
 Zamora, Ishmael WR6-421511/26/1995RBaylor
Suspended Players
99Smith, Aldon OLB6-42659/25/19896Missouri
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Oakland6-4322.56-3278.825.52139
 
 
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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 the start of training camp
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
The Raiders may view both Richard and DeAndre Washington as complementary backs in need of being paired with a power runner, The San Jose Mercury News reports.

With Latavius Murray departing for Minnesota in free agency, there may be some thought that the Raiders are willing to let Richard and Washington handle the backfield. While it's still possible that's the case, the team probably prefers to add a bigger back through free agency or the draft. Adrian Peterson's name has been frequently mentioned, but the team might also consider a player along the lines of LeGarrette Blount, Tim Hightower or DeAngelo Williams. Richard and Washington were both efficient with their limited touches as rookies, but they struggled when asked to handle more work in Murray's absence.

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 the start of training camp
Antonio Hamilton
No Updates
Nicholas Morrow
No Updates
David Sharpe
No Updates
Jihad Ward
News
The Raiders selected Ward in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 44th overall.

Ward didn't produce much at Illinois, but his rawness is largely explained by inexperience, and the presumption is that he has considerable upside thanks to unusual athleticism for a player with such a big build. At 6-foot-5, 297 pounds, Ward is an enormous figure, but he showed standout quickness and explosiveness at the Combine by logging a 7.38-second three-cone drill and 111-inch broad jump at the Combine.

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.

Shilique Calhoun
News
Calhoun (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.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Jared Cook
News
Cook has signed a two-year deal with the Raiders, reportedly worth up to $12.2 million, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

Per the report, the first year of the the soon-to-be 30-year-old's deal is fully guaranteed. Cook, who caught 30 passes (on 51 targets) for 377 yards and a TD in 10 games for the Packers in 2016, figures to have an opportunity to supplant Clive Walford as the Raiders' top pass-catching option at tight end. In any case, he'll provide QB Derek Carr with another weapon on offense to work in tandem with top wideouts Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree.

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 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.

Injury
Shoulder - Questionable for the start of training camp
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. 

Anthony Kukwa
No Updates
Fadol Brown
No Updates
Kenneth Durden
No Updates
Vadal Alexander
No Updates
Michael Crabtree
News
Crabtree finished with 89 receptions (on 145 targets) for 1,003 yards and eight touchdowns in 16 games played this season, but he did drop a league-high 13 passes thrown his way, The Mercury News reports.

Crabtree led the Raiders in catches, targets and receiving touchdowns -- placing in the top 10 league-wide in the latter two categories -- despite playing opposite Amari Cooper, who blossomed into a Pro Bowler in his second season. In fact, 2016 marked the second time in eight seasons that Crabtree topped the 1,000-yard mark. Overall, his final numbers were strikingly similar to those from his first season in Oakland, when Crabtree posted a 85/922/9 line last year. That evidences the veteran's consistent role in a passing game that's emerged as one of the league's best behind quarterback Derek Carr, but Crabtree could improve his stock further by dropping fewer balls next season. Although he suffered a concussion in the Raiders' playoff loss Saturday, Crabtree figures to make a full recovery over the offseason, which he now enters having not missed a single regular season game over the past three years.

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.

Andy Mulumba
News
Mulumba was released by the Chiefs on Friday, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports.

The 26-year-old spent his firs three season in Green Bay. He projected to backup Dee Ford at the left outside linebacker position while Justin Houston is sidelined, so this cut is somewhat surprising. Dadi Nicolas now appears to have assumed that role

Marshawn Lynch
News
Lynch is being held out of OTAs by the Raiders' coaching staff, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports.

Lynch isn't dealing with any injuries or health concerns, but the Raiders are keeping the 31-year-old on the sidelines during OTAs as he continues to learn the new system. He may not suit up for practice until training camp, but for now, seventh-round pick Elijah Hood figures to see additional reps at running back as Lynch serves as his mentor.

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
No Updates
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
The Raiders may view both Washington and Jalen Richard as complementary backs in need of being paired with a power runner, The San Jose Mercury News reports.

With Latavius Murray officially out of the picture, Washington and Richard -- both rookies last season -- are left atop the Oakland depth chart in some order. While both players easily topped five yards per carry last season, they struggled when an injury to Murray forced them into larger roles. Luckily for the Raiders, there are still some interesting power backs available in free agency, not to mention the upcoming draft. If the team surprisingly decides not to make any notable additions, Washington and Richard likely would battle for the starting job in training camp. The more likely scenario is a committee backfield featuring Washington, Richard and an offseason addition.

Derek Carr
News
Carr (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.

Injury
Lower Leg - Questionable for the start of training camp
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 the start of training camp
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
Injury
Shoulder - Questionable for the start of training camp
No Updates
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 the start of training camp
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's one-year deal with the Raiders is for $800,000, with none of the money guaranteed, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.

The contract suggests Manuel may be released if he doesn't beat out 2016 fourth-round selection Connor Cook in a battle for the No. 2 quarterback job. Starting signal-caller Derek Carr (broken fibula) is believed to be on schedule or even slightly ahead in his rehab process.

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
No Updates
Neiron Ball
News
Ball 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.

Injury
Undisclosed - Questionable for the start of training camp
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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