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Oakland Raiders

Stadium: O.co Coliseum | Coach: Jack Del Rio
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense24th91.1 (28th)242.4 (16th)
Defense22nd104.9 (12th)258.8 (25th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
56Alexander, Lorenzo LB6-12455/31/19839California
29Amerson, David CB6-120512/8/19913North Carolina State
42Asante, Larry SS6-02103/7/19884Nebraska
96Autry, Denico DE6-52707/15/19902Mississippi State
69Barnes, Khalif T6-63204/21/198211Washington
70Bergstrom, Tony C6-53158/8/19864Utah
4Carr, Derek QB6-32153/28/19912Fresno State
38Carrie, T.J. SS6-02057/28/19902Ohio U.
89Cooper, Amari WR6-12106/17/1994RAlabama
15Crabtree, Michael WR6-12159/14/19877Texas Tech
30Edwards, SaQwan DB6-02005/13/1992RNew Mexico
78Ellis, Justin DT6-233512/27/19902Louisiana Tech
68Feliciano, Jon G6-43252/10/1992RMiami (Fla.)
47Gafford, Thomas LS6-22441/29/19838Houston
75Harris, Shelby DE6-22908/11/19911Illinois State
25Hayden, D.J. CB5-111906/27/19903Houston
51Heeney, Ben OLB6-02305/13/1992RKansas
26Helu, Roy RB5-1122012/7/19885Nebraska
82Holmes, Gabe TE6-52553/29/1991RPurdue
18Holmes, Andre WR6-42106/16/19884Hillsdale
61Hudson, Rodney C6-23007/12/19895Florida State
66Jackson, Gabe G6-33357/12/19912Mississippi State
11Janikowski, Sebastian K6-12653/2/197816Florida State
22Jones, Taiwan RB6-01957/26/19885Eastern Washington
7King, Marquette P6-019510/26/19884Fort Valley State
50Lofton, Curtis MLB6-02456/9/19868Oklahoma
55Lotulelei, John LB5-1123512/4/19913Nevada-Las Vegas
52Mack, Khalil DE6-32502/22/19912Buffalo
95Mayowa, Benson DE6-32408/3/19913Idaho
27Mays, Taylor SS6-32252/7/19886USC
73McCants, Matt T6-63108/18/19893Alabama-Birmingham
21McDonald, Dexter CB6-120011/30/1991RKansas
37McDonald, Tevin FS5-111957/17/1992REastern Washington
35McDonald, Dewey DB6-02206/10/19902California (PA)
92McGee, Stacy DT6-33101/17/19903Oklahoma
39McGill, Keith CB6-32103/9/19892Utah
14McGloin, Matt QB6-121012/2/19893Penn State
28Murray, Latavius RB6-32301/18/19903Central Florida
49Olawale, Jamize RB6-12404/17/19893North Texas
93Orr, Leon DT6-53202/11/1992RFlorida
72Penn, Donald T6-43154/27/198310Utah State
81Rivera, Mychal TE6-32459/8/19903Tennessee
10Roberts, Seth WR6-21952/22/19911West Alabama
13Ross, Jeremy WR6-02153/16/19883California
86Smith, Lee TE6-626511/21/19875Marshall
53Smith, Malcolm OLB6-02257/5/19895USC
80Streater, Rod WR6-21952/9/19884Temple
31Thorpe, Neiko CB6-12002/11/19903Auburn
54Toomer, Korey LB6-223412/9/19882Idaho
88Walford, Clive TE6-425010/21/1991RMiami (Fla.)
76Webb, J'Marcus G6-73308/8/19885West Texas A&M
90Williams, Dan DT6-23306/1/19876Tennessee
24Woodson, Charles FS6-121010/7/197618Michigan
Injured Players
20Allen, Nate (IR) SS6-021011/30/19876South Florida
58Ball, Neiron (IR) OLB6-32358/20/1992RFlorida
59Condo, Jon (IR) LS6-32408/26/19819Maryland
 Debose, Andre (IR) WR6-01909/12/1990RFlorida
97Edwards Jr., Mario (IR) DE6-32801/25/1994RFlorida State
43Hall, Jimmy (IR) LB6-123011/18/1991RNorthwestern
77Howard, Austin (IR) T6-73303/22/19876Northern Iowa
91Tuck, Justin (IR) DE6-52653/29/198311Notre Dame
71Watson, Menelik (IR) T6-531512/22/19883Florida State
Practice Squad
 Atkinson, George RB6-122011/29/19921Notre Dame
74Bell, Mitchell G6-33459/12/1992RLouisiana Tech
 Gilbert, Garrett QB6-42217/1/19911Southern Methodist
 Hackett, Chris FS6-21958/3/1993RTexas Christian
 Manhart, Cole G6-42989/25/1992RNebraska-Kearney
 Pinkard, Larry WR6-01962/25/1992ROld Dominion
 Shirley, Josh LB6-12351/4/1992RNevada-Las Vegas
 Underwood, Colton LB6-32541/26/19921Illinois State
Suspended Players
45Reece, Marcel FB6-12506/23/19856Washington
99Smith, Aldon OLB6-42659/25/19895Missouri
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Oakland6-5322.56-3289.026.52139
 
 
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Position Listing
Rodney Hudson
News
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.”

Lee Smith
News
Smith (wrist) is active for Sunday's game against the Titans.

Smith missed last week's game against the Lions due to the wrist injury, marking the first time he's sat out all season. Although he'll be available Sunday, Smith won't see much activity as a receiver. He's yet to see more than two targets in any game this season.

Shelby Harris
News
The Raiders announced they elevated defensive end Shelby Harris from the practice squad and put tight end Brian Leonhardt (concussion) on injured reserve. Oakland signed kicker Michael Palardy to take Harris' spot on the practice squad.
Mario Edwards Jr.
Injury
Neck - IR. Out for season
Latavius Murray
News
Murray ran for 31 yards on 11 carries and caught four of six targets for 25 yards in Sunday's 23-17 loss at Kansas City.

Outside of a nine-yard run at one point, Murray was completely shut down, and his receiving numbers look better because he caught a couple of passes late in the game with the Raiders in comeback mode. Despite not ripping off as many long runs as some experts predicted (just two runs of 40+ yards), Murray had a successful first year as Oakland's starting tailback. In fact, Murray finished in the top 10 in rushing, with 1,066 yards. The current roster doesn't have anyone that could seriously challenge Murray for work in 2016, so unless the Raiders decide to draft a RB, expect him to be the featured back once again next season.

Khalil Mack
News
Mack recorded two tackles (one solo) and a sack in Sunday's loss to the Packers.

After a three-sack performance last week against the Broncos, Mack followed it up with another sack this week against the Packers. He's now leading the NFL with 15 sacks and he's quickly becoming one of the best pass-rushers in the NFL. Mack holds great fantasy value as an IDP and he should have a great matchup on Thursday night against a banged up Chargers line that gives up a ton of sacks.

Leon Orr
No Updates
Charles Woodson
News
Woodson (shoulder) will retire after this season.

After becoming the only defensive player to win the Heisman Trophy in 1997, Woodson lived up to the hype in the NFL, making eight Pro Bowls, earning four first-team and three second-team All Pro bids, being named Defensive Player of the Year twice, and winning a Super Bowl with the Packers in 2010. While the defensive back is the sole player in NFL history to record 50-plus interceptions (65, to be exact) and at least 20 sacks (20), he's also notched 33 forced fumbles, 16 fumble recoveries, and 13 touchdowns with two games remaining in an 18-year career.

Dexter McDonald
No Updates
Tevin McDonald
News
Raiders S Tevin McDonald was promoted from the practice squad Saturday, reports Scott Blair of CSNCalifornia.com.

McDonald has bounced between the practice squad and the 53-man roster multiple times this season, but it's highly unlikely he will contribute much in Individual Defensive Player leagues with Nate Allen and Charles Woodson firmly entrenched in their respective roles.

Korey Toomer
News
The Rams reached the NFL's 75-man roster limit Tuesday with the release of 13 players, per ESPN.com, who include: OT Steven Baker, OT Travis Bond, CB Imoan Claiborne, S Jay Hughes, LB Keshaun Malone, LS Tyler Ott, K/P Michael Palardy, WR Tyler Slavin, TE Brad Smelley (waived/injured), LB Korey Toomer (waived/injured), C David Wang, WR Damian Williams (contract terminated) and DT Doug Worthington.

CB E.J. Gaines (foot) was placed on injured reserve. The Rams had previously waived/injured receiver Isiah Ferguson but he reverted to injured reserve with a torn ACL.

Dewey McDonald
News
The Colts have pared down their roster to 53 on Saturday by cutting 17 players and making other moves.

The offensive players on the list are running back David Fluellen, quarterback Chandler Harnish, wide receivers Ryan Lankford and Josh Lenz, center FN Lutz, tight ends Weslye Saunders and Erik Swoope and guard Josh Walker.

The defensive players let go by Indianapolis are ends Gannon Conway and Tyler Hoover, linebackers Rob Ruggiero, Kelvin Sheppard, Phillip Hunt and Andrew Jackson, safety Dewey McDonald, tackles Brandon McKinney and Nnamdi Obukwelu and cornerback Sheldon Price.

The Colts waived/injured tackle Matt Hall and safety Delano Howell and placed linebacker Robert Mathis on the reserve/suspended list.

David Amerson
News
Free-agent cornerback David Amerson was signed by the Raiders on Tuesday, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

A second-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, Amerson was recently released by the Redskins, after struggling badly through the first 33 games of his career. He's mostly drawn attention for his poor coverage, but the Raiders are so thin at cornerback that Amerson might eventually work his way into a significant role.

Cole Manhart
News
As expected, the Eagles signed center John Moffitt to a one-year contract on Monday, per Philly.com.

Moffitt was a third-round draft pick in 2011 and played two years for Seattle. He was traded to Denver and retired early in the 2013 season. 

He was arrested in 2014 on assault and drug charges, which were later dropped. 

To make room, the Eagles released undrafted rookie free agent Cole Manhart

George Atkinson
News
The Raiders announced they signed running back George Atkinson Saturday.

To make room for Atkinson on the 53-man roster, the team officially placed cornerback Carlos Rogers on injured reserve. Atkinson has yet to play in an NFL regular season game.

Taiwan Jones
News
Jones (knee) is active Sunday against the Packers.

After missing practice on Wednesday, he put in a limited session on Thursday and a full session on Friday. He'll function as the team's primary kick returner, but he'll also see occasional snaps at running back.

Gabe Holmes
News
Holmes was promoted from the Raiders' practice squad to the active roster Friday, the team's official website reports.

An undrafted rookie out of Purdue, Watson has spent most of the season on Oakland's practice squad. He won't necessarily be active for Sunday's game against the Vikings, as Lee Smith, Mychal Rivera and Clive Walford should all be healthy enough to play.

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. 

Michael Crabtree
News
Crabtree caught three of his seven targets for 34 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs.

Crabtree capped off a spectacular bounce-back season on Sunday with his ninth touchdown, which matched his previous career high from 2012 when he was playing for the 49ers. The 28-year old also matched his career-high in receptions with 85, a number that he also achieved back in 2012. The Raiders took a flyer on the free agent after he seemed to be on a steady decline following a season-ending knee injury in 2013, and it certainly paid off. Crabtree will continue to be one of the top-two offensive options heading into next year, as he and Amari Cooper figure to give opposing defenses fits in the secondary. He's under contract for the next three years at a minimum, so things are looking up for the Raiders.

Larry Asante
News
The Raiders announced the signing of 10 players Wednesday.

The following players were signed as restricted free agents: Larry Asante, Andre Holmes, Marquette King, Brandian Ross and Rod Streater.

Meanwhile, the team also signed the following exclusive rights free-agent players: Denico Autry, Brian Leonhardt, Matt McCants, Jamize Olawale and Neiko Thorpe.

John Lotulelei
News
The Jaguars have signed wide receiver Kenny Shaw, defensive tackle David Carter and linebacker Josh Hull while waiving/injured defensive tackle Jordan Miller, linebacker John Lotulelei and wide receiver Damian Copeland.
Andre Debose
News
The Raiders released wide receiver Andre Debose on Wednesday, the club announced.

Dubose, a seventh-round pick out of Florida, was expendable because of an Achilles injury.

The move freed up a roster spot for return specialist Trindon Holliday, who the Raiders signed on Wednesday.

Injury
Achilles - IR. Out for season
Mitchell Bell
No Updates
Stacy McGee
News
The Raiders assigned wide receiver Rod Streater and running back Trent Richardson to the Non-Football Injury list on Friday, the team announced.

Moreover, the team placed defensive tackle Stacy McGee and wide receiver Trindon Holliday on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform List.

Colton Underwood
News
The Chargers made several moves Tuesday, adding running back Shaun Draughn and linebackers Kevin Reddick and Cordarro Law to the active roster. The team also placed running back Danny Woodhead on injured reserve and released defensive lineman Lawrence Guy.

The Chargers added three players to the practice squad Tuesday as well: running back D.J. Adams, tight end David Paulson and outside linebacker Colton Underwood. Adrian Phillips was released from the practice squad, while Marcus Cromartie was released from the reserved-injured list.

Injury
Undisclosed - IR. Out for season
Gabe Jackson
News
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
News
Smith has been suspended for one year as a result of his role in an incident on Aug. 28, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

While the specifics in the incident are unknown, Smith's ban relates to substance abuse, according to Ed Werder of ESPN. Considering Smith was suspended for the first nine games of the 2014 campaign, the Raiders will likely search elsewhere for pass-rushing help in the offseason, but Ray-Ray Armstrong is the logical candidate to take over at strong-side linebacker in the interim.

Neiko Thorpe
News
The Raiders announced the signing of 10 players Wednesday.

The following players were signed as restricted free agents: Larry Asante, Andre Holmes, Marquette King, Brandian Ross and Rod Streater.

Meanwhile, the team also signed the following exclusive rights free-agent players: Denico Autry, Brian Leonhardt, Matt McCants, Jamize Olawale and Neiko Thorpe.

Benson Mayowa
News
Raiders defensive end/linebacker Benson Mayowa, who was sidelined throughout the practice week with a knee strain, has been ruled out for the season opener Sunday against Cincinnati, per CSNBayArea.com.

Mayowa played in every game last year, but started just one and had his hand in just eight tackles.

Jamize Olawale
News
Olawale caught his only target for 14 yards in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs.

The third-year running back played 14 games this season, as he rushed for 110 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries. Olawale also added nine receptions for 84 yards in the passing game. He signed a three-year extension back in early December which speaks to how much the Raiders like his all-around talent. Olawale should compete for the primary back-up spot at running back behind Latavius Murray next season, but his fantasy value will still be up in the air.

Justin Tuck
News
Tuck has opted to retire from the NFL.

After his 11th professional season ended prematurely due to a torn right pectoral, it's no surprise that Tuck has decided to join teammate Charles Woodson in retirement. In nine years with the Giants, he was a veritable force in a fearsome defensive front, winning Super Bowls in 2007 and 2011. Overall, he'll conclude his career with four double-digit sack campaigns en route to 66.5 in 147 games, during which he also contributed 22 forced fumbles, six fumble recoveries, and three interceptions (one for a touchdown).

Injury
Keith McGill
News
A quartet of Raiders have been red-lighted for the Sunday game against the Broncos, including cornerbacks Chimdi Chekwa (hamstring) and Carlos Rogers (knee). The others are tight end David Ausberry (foot) and guard Gabe Jackson (knee).

Listed as questionable is T.J. Carrie (ankle) while wideout Vincent Brown (hamstring), cornerback Keith McGill (groin), fullback Jamize Olawale (shoulder) and defensive end Justin Tuck (knee) are probable.

Malcolm Smith
News
Smith notched 10 tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's win over the Broncos.

The Raiders' middle linebacker was all over the field again on Sunday as he led all defensive players with 10 tackles. Smith has recorded 96 tackles, a forced fumble and an interception across 13 games this year, and he'll continue to be a very strong IDP option at the linebacker position.

Justin Ellis
News
According to the team's official website, the following players are not expected to dress for the Raiders Friday night against Green Bay: Sebastian Janikowski, Taiwan Jones, D.J. Hayden, Chimdi Chekwa, Matt McCants, Lucas Nix, Justin Ellis, David Ausberry and Nick Kasa.
Derek Carr
News
Carr completed 21 of 33 passes for 194 yards with a touchdown and interception in Sunday's 23-17 loss at Kansas City. He also ran two times for 12 yards.

Carr had an uneven performance against the Chiefs in Week 13, completing 31 of 48 passes for 283 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions, and wasn't productive Sunday, until he threw a late fourth-quarter score to Michael Crabtree. The Raiders got the ball back in the final two minutes with a chance to win the game, but Carr was unable to lead them down the field. Although he came up a little short of Daryle Lamonica's 46-year old franchise record of 34 touchdown passes, Carr still had a very productive sophomore campaign, finishing with over 4,000 yards and 32 TDs, while tossing just 13 interceptions. With rookie Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree, who recently signed a long-term deal, in the fold, it wouldn't be surprising to see Carr take another step in 2016.

Sebastian Janikowski
News
Janikowski made both of his field-goal attempts and both of his extra-point attempts in Sunday's loss to the Packers.

After missing field goals in back-to-back weeks prior to this game, Janikowski got back on track on Sunday as he made field goals from 23, and 30 yards respectively. The veteran kicker has been a middle of the road fantasy option so far this year, but he does still possess the leg and the talent to provide big numbers on any given day. Janikowski will get a matchup with the Chargers this coming Thursday.

Dan Williams
News
The Raiders announced the signings of defensive tackle Dan Williams and tight end Lee Smith on Wednesday. 

Williams spent the previous five years with the Cardinals, where he started 40 of the 70 games he played in. Williams totaled 116 tackles and two sacks. He recorded a single-season best 45 tackles a year ago. 

Smith spent the past four seasons with the Bills and is predominantly a blocking tight end. He was originally drafted by the Patriots in the fifth round in 2011 before being placed on waivers — which is how the Bills acquired him. 

Donald Penn
News
Raiders tackle Donald Penn subdued a home invasion attempt earlier this month, according to a report by TMZ

The 6-4, 340-pound Penn was home with his wife and two children in Los Angeles, when a man jumped his security fence, smashed through the front door and began "going crazy" inside the home.

Penn claims he doesn't know the man, but he was able to physically restrain the 6-1, 220-pound intruder until police arrived. 

Penn got a temporary restraining order against the man, requiring him to stay at least 100 yards away from the family. The case will be heard later this month, when the Penn's are expected to request that the order be made permanent. 

Rod Streater
News
Streater will remain inactive for Sunday's game against the Titans.

Things have taken a turn for the worse for Streater since his 888-yard 2013 campaign, as he missed most of 2014 due to injury and has been at the bottom of the receiver depth chart throughout this season. He'll be inactive for the Raiders' 10th straight game.

Denico Autry
News
The Raiders announced the signing of 10 players Wednesday.

The following players were signed as restricted free agents: Larry Asante, Andre Holmes, Marquette King, Brandian Ross and Rod Streater.

Meanwhile, the team also signed the following exclusive rights free-agent players: Denico Autry, Brian Leonhardt, Matt McCants, Jamize Olawale and Neiko Thorpe.

D.J. Hayden
News
Hayden (ankle) is active for Sunday's game at Detroit.

Hayden will be playing in his first game of the year after starting the season on the PUP list with his ankle injury.

SaQwan Edwards
No Updates
Larry Pinkard
Injury
Undisclosed - IR. Out for season
No Updates
Austin Howard
News
The Raiders drafted Miami guard Jon Feliciano in the fourth round, and offensive line coach Mike Tice has him slated for right guard. 

Feliciano will need to beat out veteran Khalif Barnes to win the job. 

"Right guard and right tackle is an open competition,"  Tice said, per CSN Bay Area. "We’re pretty set on the left and in the middle, and hopefully those guys can maintain their growth. We pointed out some things they can get better at, but the right side is where the competition is."

The candidates for right tackle are Menelik Watson and Austin Howard

"All you want coming in is an opportunity to compete and get better," Feliciano said. "We have that there at the Raiders, and I know everyone is going to go in there and compete. That’s going to be awesome."

Injury
Ben Heeney
No Updates
Chris Hackett
No Updates
Roy Helu
News
Helu rushed for five yards on three carries in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs.

Helu had a rough opening season in Oakland that was plagued with injuries and inconsistencies. The fifth-year running back only carried the ball 17 times on the year for 39 yards, adding nine catches for 75 yards and a touchdown. Helu will be back next season for year two of his contract, and he should solidify the back-up role behind Latavius Murray, assuming he can stay healthy.

Jon Condo
News
Raiders long snapper Jon Condo left Week 1 against the Chargers in the first half due to a head injury. He did not return.
Injury
Matt McCants
News
The Raiders announced the signing of 10 players Wednesday.

The following players were signed as restricted free agents: Larry Asante, Andre Holmes, Marquette King, Brandian Ross and Rod Streater.

Meanwhile, the team also signed the following exclusive rights free-agent players: Denico Autry, Brian Leonhardt, Matt McCants, Jamize Olawale and Neiko Thorpe.

Marcel Reece
News
Reece has been suspended four games for violating the NFL's policy on performance enhancing drugs, CSN Bay Area reports.

Reece, who will sit out Sunday's season finale against the Chiefs, is thus eligible to return to action after the Raiders' third game of the 2016 season. In the meantime, he can participate in all of the team's offseason and preseason practices and games.

Injury
Suspension - 4-game suspension. Eligible to return Week 4 of 2016 season
Taylor Mays
News
Safety Taylor Mays was released Saturday by the Raiders, per Field Yates of ESPN.

Mays was a non-factor in the Oakland secondary with Nate Allen and Charles Woodson playing well in their respective positions. He might be able to catch on with another team looking for depth at that position.

Marquette King
News
The Raiders announced the signing of 10 players Wednesday.

The following players were signed as restricted free agents: Larry Asante, Andre Holmes, Marquette King, Brandian Ross and Rod Streater.

Meanwhile, the team also signed the following exclusive rights free-agent players: Denico Autry, Brian Leonhardt, Matt McCants, Jamize Olawale and Neiko Thorpe.

Jeremy Ross
News
Ross was released by the Ravens on Tuesday.

Ross sealed his fate when he muffed a punt in Sunday's loss to the Jaguars. He was wholly unimpressive even before the miscue, failing to take advantage of Baltimore's lack of talent at his position.

Amari Cooper
News
Cooper (foot) caught two of five targets for just 20 yards in Sunday's 23-17 loss at Kansas City.

Cooper had an inconsistent, yet successful rookie season, although a foot injury contributed to a disappointing finish (he caught just four passes for 30 yards over the final two games). With Derek Carr emerging, Michael Crabtree signed to a long-term deal and Cooper poised for a breakout in his sophomore season, the Raiders' passing attack could be one of the best in the league in 2016.

Andre Holmes
News
Holmes caught two of his eight targets for 17 yards in Sunday's loss to the Packers.

Holmes received the third most targets on the team, but he only hauled in two of them on a day where Derek Carr struggled against the Packers' defense. Carr completed less than 50-percent of his passes and he missed Holmes on multiple occasions. Holmes has been the No.4 option at the wide receiver position, but that could change with the injury to Seth Roberts.

J'Marcus Webb
News
The Raiders announced on Thursday that they have signed offensive tackle J'Marcus Webb to a contract. 

Webb was previously with the Vikings from 2013-2014 and spent time with the Bears from 2010-2012. He's appeared in 55 games and has notched 45 starts. Webb reunites with Raiders offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave, who was on the Vikings staff in 2013. 

Menelik Watson
News
The Raiders' offensive line took a big hit Sunday, when starting right tackle Menelik Watson ruptured his Achilles tendon in the first half. He will miss the entire 2015 season, per the San Francisco Chronicle

"He was having a great camp for us and really playing well," Raiders coach Jack del Rio said. 

Watson will be replaced by sixth-year veteran Austin Howard, who started at guard for Oakland last season.

Injury
Josh Shirley
No Updates
Garrett Gilbert
News
The Lions placed cornerback Chris Owens on injured reserve Monday. They also released tight end Deon Butler, quarterback Garrett Gilbert, receiver Vernon Johnson, running back Desmond Martin, defensive tackle Roy Philon, cornerback Jocquel Skinner, cornerback R.J. Stanford and defensive end Erik Williams.
Khalif Barnes
News
The Raiders drafted Miami guard Jon Feliciano in the fourth round, and offensive line coach Mike Tice has him slated for right guard. 

Feliciano will need to beat out veteran Khalif Barnes to win the job. 

"Right guard and right tackle is an open competition,"  Tice said, per CSN Bay Area. "We’re pretty set on the left and in the middle, and hopefully those guys can maintain their growth. We pointed out some things they can get better at, but the right side is where the competition is."

The candidates for right tackle are Menelik Watson and Austin Howard

"All you want coming in is an opportunity to compete and get better," Feliciano said. "We have that there at the Raiders, and I know everyone is going to go in there and compete. That’s going to be awesome."

Clive Walford
News
Walford hauled in all four of his targets for a combined 46 yards in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs.

The rookie tight end led the team in receiving in this contest to close out an impressive rookie season for the Raiders. Walford ended the year with 28 catches for 329 yards and three touchdowns, but these numbers don't quite reflect how well he played, due to the fact that he split time for most of the year with veteran Mychal Rivera. Walford showed extreme athleticism and the Raiders drafted him to be an every-down offensive weapon in the very near future. As he now prepares for his second season in the league, Walford will be on the sleeper radar at the tight end position heading into next year.

Mychal Rivera
News
Rivera caught three of his six targets for 20 yards in Sunday's loss to the Packers.

Rivera led the Raiders in catches at the tight end position, even though he was out-targeted by rookie Clive Walford who got seven looks. The tight end position battle has been on a week-to-week basis since the beginning of the season, and Rivera won't hold much value moving forward.

Matt McGloin
News
The Raiders were encouraged by the results of starting quarterback Derek Carr's MRI and have informed quarterback Christian Ponder he will not be signed at this time unless Carr has a setback, according to ESPN.

An earlier report from ESPN stated Carr was unlikely to play Week 2 against the Ravens. NFL Network is reporting Carr has a bruised thumb.

Carr sustained the injury in the second quarter of Sunday's season-opening loss to the Bengals. He was replaced by Matt McGloin, who would likely start in Carr's absence.

Curtis Lofton
News
The Raiders announced Wednesday night that they have signed linebacker Curtis Lofton

Lofton was last with the Saints, where he spent the previous three seasons. A defensive captain for the past two years, Lofton totaled 145 tackles and a forced fumble in 2014. Prior to joining the Saints, Lofton played for the Falcons, which drafted him in the second round in 2008. 

In his seven-year career, Lofton has combined for 885 tackles, 11 forced fumbles and three interceptions. 

Lorenzo Alexander
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The Raiders signed veteran linebacker Lorenzo Alexander on Wednesday, the team announced. Alexander has played nine seasons in the NFL and totaled 179 tackles.
Thomas Gafford
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The Bears signed long snapper Thomas Gafford to a one-year contract on Wednesday, the organization announced. 

Gafford spent the previous seven games and has appeared in 105 consecutive games. 

Jimmy Hall
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Tony Bergstrom
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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. 

Jon Feliciano
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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
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Following up on an earlier report, Ball (knee) was placed on season-ending IR instead of being released, ESPN's Bill Williamson reports.

It was assumed that Ball would be released by the Raiders in lieu of the promotion of Leon Orr, but the Raiders opted to place their rookie linebacker on injured reserve instead. He could fight for snaps at one of the two outside linebacker positions next year, provided he returns healthy.

Injury
Knee - IR. Out for season
Seth Roberts
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Roberts caught all three of his targets for 20 yards in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs.

Roberts had a very nice rookie season as he solidified the No. 3 wide receiver spot in the Raiders offense. He finished with 32 catches for 480 yards and five touchdowns, as the Raiders looked to him quite a bit in the red zone. Roberts should only get better moving forward, and he'll certainly be on the fantasy radar heading into next season.

Nate Allen
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Allen (knee) was activated from the injured reserve-designated to return list Saturday, Vic Tafur of the San Fransico Chronicle reports.

Allen, who has been out since Week 1 after injuring his knee, will be activated prior to Sunday's game against the Vikings. While the Raiders have yet to make an official announcement, it seems likely the team will allow Allen a chance to regain his starting strong safety job from Larry Asante, who has yet to record a turnover since taking over the job.

Injury
Knee - IR. Out for season
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