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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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
80Brent, K.J. WR6-32078/6/19931Wake Forest
91Calhoun, Shilique LB6-52513/20/19922Michigan State
4Carr, Derek QB6-32153/28/19914Fresno State
38Carrie, T.J. SS6-02057/28/19904Ohio U.
59Condo, Jon LS6-32408/26/198111Maryland
 Conley, Gareon CB6-119511/30/1994ROhio 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
30Edwards, SaQwan DB6-02005/13/19922New Mexico
78Ellis, Justin DT6-233512/27/19904Louisiana Tech
76Feliciano, Jon G6-43252/10/19923Miami (Fla.)
32Hamilton, Antonio DB6-01881/24/19932South Carolina State
50Heeney, Ben MLB6-02305/13/19923Kansas
 Helfet, Cooper TE6-32396/2/19895Duke
82Holmes, Gabe TE6-52553/29/19913Purdue
16Holton, Johnny WR6-11888/22/19902Cincinnati
77Howard, Austin T6-73303/22/19878Northern Iowa
61Hudson, Rodney C6-23007/12/19897Florida 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
 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
75Latham, Darius DT6-430611/9/19942Indiana
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
19Mickens, Jaydon WR5-101744/21/19941Washington
 Mulumba, Andy LB6-32601/31/19903Eastern Michigan
27Nelson, Reggie FS5-112109/21/198311Florida
 Newhouse, Marshall G6-43289/29/19888Texas Christian
 Norman, Dwayne LB6-12309/23/1993RDuke
 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
 Silberman, Ian T6-530610/10/19922Boston College
86Smith, Lee TE6-626511/21/19877Marshall
21Smith, Sean CB6-32207/14/19879Utah
99Smith, Aldon OLB6-42659/25/19896Missouri
 Tavecchio, Giorgio K5-101807/16/19901California
88Walford, Clive TE6-425010/1/19913Miami (Fla.)
95Ward, Jihad DE6-52973/11/19942Illinois
33Washington, DeAndre RB5-82042/22/19932Texas Tech
90Williams, Dan (FA) DT6-23306/1/19878Tennessee
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Position Listing
Rodney Hudson
Raiders center Rodney Hudson has to live up to a lot of hype. He signed a five-year, $44.5 million contract with the team this offseason so all eyes are on him.

So far during organized team activities, Hudson has impressed his coaches and teammates, per CSNbayarea.com.

“Rodney’s done a terrific job. He’s been more than what we anticipated,” offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave said. “He has better movement than I think we expected from our film study and from watching from the other sideline. He’s done a great job of pulling. Guards and tackles pull a bunch in our system, but the center needs to at times, and he’s able to do that.”

Hudson, a second-round pick in 2011, has instilled confidence in his teammates by how he's performed throughout practice thus far.

Watching him out here, I am like, ‘Oh, you’re worth every penny you got.’ He is a very good penny, so I am looking forward to it," left tackle Donald Penn said. "He is going to man that middle and we’re going to follow his lead.”

Jaydon Mickens
No Updates
Lee Smith
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.

Ankle - Questionable for the start of training camp
Reggie Nelson
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
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
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
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.

Back - Questionable for the start of training camp
Antonio Hamilton
No Updates
Jihad Ward
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
Ian Silberman
The 49ers have signed the following draft picks to four-year contracts: Jaquiski Tartt , Eli Harold, Blake Bell, Mike Davis, DeAndre Smelter, Bradley Pinion, Ian Silberman, Trenton Brown and Busta Anderson, the team announced on Monday.

Tartt was selected in the second round out of Samford, where he amassed 277 tackles with six interceptions in his college career. Davis was selected in the fourth round and rushed for 2,440 yards and 22 touchdowns on 454 carries in his college career.

David Amerson
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
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.

Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Jared Cook
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
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.

Taiwan Jones
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.

Connor Cook
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
Holmes (ankle) has returned to full health, CSN 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 Jared Cook, Clive Walford and Lee Smith.

K.J. Brent
No Updates
Sean Smith
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.

Shoulder - Questionable for the start of training camp
T.J. Carrie
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. 

Kenneth Durden
No Updates
Vadal Alexander
No Updates
Michael Crabtree
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.

Giorgio Tavecchio
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. 2017 will mark the fourth straight offseason that Tavecchio has spent with Oakland. He'll provide competition for Sebastian Janikowski, who will again be the major front-runner to be the team's kicker.

Andy Mulumba
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
Lynch's trade to the Raiders was made official after he passed his physical with the team on Wednesday.

This announcement is more of a formality after it was announced Wednesday morning that the Seahawks had agreed to trade Lynch and a 2018 sixth-round pick to Oakland in exchange for a 2018 fifth-round pick. Lynch's contract with the Raiders is for one-year, $3 million, and he can earn an additional $2 million by rushing for more than 1,000 yards this season. He'll be the team's starting running back, ahead of Jalen Richard, DeAndre Washington, and Taiwan Jones. In 2015, Lynch's last season of action, he ran for 417 yards and three touchdowns in seven games.

Dwayne Norman
No Updates
Gareon Conley
No Updates
Gabe Jackson
Raiders guard Gabe Jackson (knee), tight end Brian Leonhardt (concussion) and cornerback T.J. Carrie (ankle) are active for the game at St. Louis after being listed on the injury report.
Aldon Smith
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.

Suspension - Suspended indefinitely
Jamize Olawale
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
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.

Darius Latham
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
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
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
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 their program off, the fact that Carr completed all the tasks 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 in 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.

Lower Leg - Questionable for the start of training camp
Oni Omoile
No Updates
James Cowser
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
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
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
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
Kirkland signed an exclusive right free agent contract with the Raiders, Matt Kawahara of The Sacramento Bee reports.

Kirkland was on the Raiders' active roster for six games last season, starting in four of those tilts. He'll likely be a backup with the team in 2017, though he could compete for a Week 1starting role.

Jelani Jenkins
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
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
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.

Donald Penn
Penn won't participate in the Pro Bowl due to his knee fracture, Scott Bair of CSN Bay Area reports.

Penn missed the Raiders wild-card playoff loss to Houston due to his small knee fracture and it appears he has yet to recover. Though it's preventing Penn from participating in the Pro Bowl, his knee injury isn't expected to linger into offseason practices.

Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
Cooper Helfet
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.

Cory James
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
Autry, a restricted free agent, signed his contract tender with the Raiders on Monday, Josh Alper of NBC Sports 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.

Branden Jackson
No Updates
SaQwan Edwards
Edwards 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.

Undisclosed - Questionable for the start of training camp
Austin Howard
Howard had surgery to repair his injured shoulder Wednesday, Scott Bair of CSN California reports.

Howard played through his shoulder since suffering it during training camp. He's expected to be recovered in time for offseason practices.

Shoulder - Questionable for the start of training camp
Ben Heeney
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.

Ankle - Questionable for the start of training camp
Jon Condo
Raiders long snapper Jon Condo left Week 1 against the Chargers in the first half due to a head injury. He did not return.
Kelechi Osemele
Osemele (ankle) is active for Saturday's wild-card game against Houston.

Osemele was considered to be on the probable side of questionable and it would've been surprising had he been ruled out. He'll take on his usual role starting at guard as the Raiders look to protect rookie quarterback Connor Cook, who'll be making his first career start.

Marshall Newhouse
The Giants have completely remodeled their offensive line unit for the start of organized team activities.

Compared to last year's o-line, only two players are back but even those guys have switched positions and shifted along the line. Justin Pugh has gone from right tackle to left guard and Weston Richburg shifted from left guard to center.

Will Beatty, who was a mainstay at left tackle last season, will miss five to six months after undergoing surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle. Beatty's injury has paved the way for rookie Ereck Flowers to step in at the left tackle position.

Quaterback Eli Manning is still adjusting to all the moving pieces in front of him.

"Obviously, having a new center can be an adjustment," Manning said. "But (Weston) Richburg was here last year and I got snaps with him last year, so that hasn't been a big deal. Anytime you have a rookie at left tackle, it can be an adjustment."

Geoff Schwartz and John Jerry are splitting time at right guard, while Marshall Newhouse has been taking the snaps at right tackle.

Ryan O'Malley
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
King appeared in all 16 regular season games for the Raiders in 2016, averaging 48.6 yards per punt on 81 punts which was good enough for second in the NFL behind the Colts' Pat McAfee.

King's solid play throughout the season also earned him second team All-Pro honors by the Associated Press, CSNBayArea.com reports. Having signed a five-year extension with Oakland in February of 2016, King is slated to remain with the Raiders through 2020.

Amari Cooper
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 running partners the past two seasons, but neither has the deep speed 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
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.

EJ Manuel
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
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.

Cordarrelle Patterson
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.

Jon Feliciano
Guard/center Jon Feliciano, a fourth-rounder who is set to battle for a starting job, and sixth-round defensive end Max Valles have signed their rookie contracts, the Raiders have announced.

Valles recorded 78 tackles and 13 sacks over two seasons at Virginia.

Neiron Ball
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.

Undisclosed - Questionable for the start of training camp
Seth Roberts
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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