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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 LB6-22284/11/19921West Georgia
74Alexander, Vadal T6-53263/23/1994RLouisiana State
20Allen, Nate SS6-021011/30/19877South Florida
29Amerson, David CB6-120512/8/19914North Carolina State
96Autry, Denico DE6-52707/15/19903Mississippi State
56Bates, Daren LB5-1122511/27/19904Auburn
4Carr, Derek QB6-32153/28/19913Fresno State
38Carrie, T.J. SS6-02057/28/19903Ohio U.
59Condo, Jon LS6-32408/26/198110Maryland
8Cook, Connor QB6-42171/29/1993RMichigan State
89Cooper, Amari WR6-12106/17/19942Alabama
47Cowser, James DE6-32479/13/1990RSouthern Utah
15Crabtree, Michael WR6-12159/14/19878Texas Tech
97Edwards, Mario DE6-32801/25/19942Florida State
78Ellis, Justin DT6-233512/27/19903Louisiana Tech
76Feliciano, Jon G6-43252/10/19922Miami (Fla.)
32Hamilton, Antonio DB6-01881/24/1993RSouth Carolina State
18Holmes, Andre WR6-42106/16/19885Hillsdale
16Holton, Johnny WR6-11888/22/1990RCincinnati
77Howard, Austin T6-73303/22/19877Northern Iowa
61Hudson, Rodney C6-23007/12/19896Florida State
51Irvin, Bruce OLB6-325011/1/19875West Virginia
66Jackson, Gabe G6-33357/12/19913Mississippi State
98Jackson, Branden DE6-426811/11/1992RTexas Tech
57James, Cory MLB6-12295/22/1993RColorado State
11Janikowski, Sebastian K6-12653/2/197817Florida State
22Jones, Taiwan RB6-01957/26/19886Eastern Washington
42Joseph, Karl SS5-102079/8/1993RWest Virginia
7King, Marquette P6-019510/26/19885Fort Valley State
79Kirkland, Denver G6-43353/6/1994RArkansas
75Latham, Darius DT6-430611/9/1994RIndiana
52Mack, Khalil DE6-32502/22/19913Buffalo
23McDonald, Dexter CB6-120011/30/19912Kansas
92McGee, Stacy DT6-33101/17/19904Oklahoma
39McGill, Keith SS6-32103/9/19893Utah
14McGloin, Matt QB6-121012/2/19894Penn State
28Murray, Latavius RB6-32301/18/19904Central Florida
27Nelson, Reggie FS5-112109/21/198310Florida
49Olawale, Jamize FB6-12404/17/19894North Texas
70Osemele, Kelechi G6-53306/24/19895Iowa State
72Penn, Donald T6-43154/27/198311Utah State
30Richard, Jalen RB5-820710/15/1993RSouthern Mississippi
54Riley, Perry MLB6-02405/3/19887Louisiana State
81Rivera, Mychal TE6-32459/8/19904Tennessee
10Roberts, Seth WR6-21952/22/19912West Alabama
21Smith, Sean CB6-32207/14/19878Utah
53Smith, Malcolm OLB6-02257/5/19896USC
41Trawick, Brynden DB6-222510/23/19894Troy
88Walford, Clive TE6-425010/1/19912Miami (Fla.)
95Ward, Jihad DE6-52973/11/1994RIllinois
33Washington, DeAndre RB5-82042/22/1993RTexas Tech
71Watson, Menelik T6-531512/22/19884Florida State
90Williams, Dan DT6-23306/1/19877Tennessee
Injured Players
58Ball, Neiron (IR) OLB6-32358/20/19922Florida
91Calhoun, Shilique (IR) LB6-52513/20/1992RMichigan State
30Edwards, SaQwan (IR) DB6-02005/13/19921New Mexico
25Hayden, D.J. (IR) CB5-111906/27/19904Houston
50Heeney, Ben (IR) MLB6-02305/13/19922Kansas
82Holmes, Gabe (IR) TE6-52553/29/19912Purdue
86Smith, Lee (IR) TE6-626511/21/19876Marshall
Practice Squad
 Bean, Jimmy DE6-525111/8/1993ROklahoma State
80Brent, K.J. WR6-32078/6/1993RWake Forest
 Cherry, Demetrius DT6-63006/21/1992RArizona
40Durden, Kenneth DB6-11825/16/1992RYoungstown State
 Gilbert, Garrett QB6-42217/1/19911Southern Methodist
 Helfet, Cooper TE6-32396/2/19895Duke
19Mickens, Jaydon WR5-101744/21/1994RWashington
 O'Malley, Ryan TE6-62587/24/1993RPennsylvania
67Omoile, Oni G6-23106/24/1993RIowa State
 Silberman, Ian T6-530610/10/19922Boston College
Suspended Players
99Smith, Aldon OLB6-42659/25/19896Missouri
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Oakland6-4326.46-3289.326.22238
 
 
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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.”

Jaydon Mickens
No Updates
Lee Smith
News
Smith was placed on the Reserve/Injured List, the team announced Wednesday.

Smith was placed on reserve while the team signed tight end Ryan O'Malley to the active roster. Smith was the team's best blocking tight end, so his absence is likely to affect the run game more than the passing game. Tight end Clive Walford will continue to see the majority of the team's reps at the position.

Injury
Ankle - Injured Reserve
Reggie Nelson
News
Nelson racked up five tackles (five solo) during Saturday's wild-card loss to the Texans.

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

Jalen Richard
News
Richard rushed three times for three yards and caught both of his targets for 8 yards during the Raiders' 27-14 postseason loss to the Texans on Saturday.

Not only did Richard see less carries than both Latavius Murray and DeAndre Washington, he was also the least effective with his opportunities on a per-touch basis. He performed well on special teams, though, breaking off a 37-yard kickoff return at one point and averaging 19.0 yards per opportunity on punts. With Murray set to be a free agent in the offseason, Richard is now set to enter the offseason with a chance to become a bigger part of the Raiders' weekly offensive game plan in 2017.

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.

Latavius Murray
News
Murray rushed 12 times for 39 yards and a touchdown while catching one of four targets for 12 yards in Oakland's 27-14 loss to Houston in their AFC wild-card round playoff game Saturday.

The Raiders took advantage of advantageous field position set up by a punt return late in the first quarter when Murray's two-yard TD scamper made it a 10-7 game. But Oakland, led by over-matched rookie quarterback Connor Cook, could not move consistently, fell behind by multiple scores and largely abandoned a running game that never got going against the league's top-ranked defense.

Khalil Mack
News
Mack racked up 11 tackles (eight solo) during Saturday's wild-card loss to the Texans.

Mack was held without a sack for the third game in a row, but the All-Pro defensive end notched double digits in tackles for the first time all season. He'll finish his 2016 campaign with 84 total tackles and 11 sacks in 17 games.

Antonio Hamilton
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
Ian Silberman
News
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.

Daren Bates
News
Bates recorded one tackle during Oakland's 35-34 win over New Orleans on Sunday.

Bates functioned primarily as a special teams asset Sunday where he saw 28 snaps. It appears that the leg injury Bates suffered a few weeks back is no longer an issue.

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 - Injured Reserve
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.

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.

Brynden Trawick
News
Trawick (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.

Trawick had been a limited participant in practices all week with the shoulder issue, but he should be ready to take on his usual backup role in the secondary in Week 8. He's accrued 10 tackles over six appearances on the season.

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
The Raiders placed Holmes (ankle) on the IR Tuesday, Jimmy Durkin of the Bay Area News Group reports.

Holmes suffered a severe high ankle sprain in Monday's practice, which has resulted in his placement on the IR. Holmes projected to be the fourth tight end on the team's depth chart this season.

Injury
Ankle - Injured Reserve
K.J. Brent
No Updates
Sean Smith
News
Smith (shoulder) is absent from the Raiders' inactive list for Monday night's game against the Texans.

Smith was deemed questionable for Monday's contest after being limited in practice throughout the week. However, the shoulder injury that kept him out of Week 9's win over the Broncos will not keep him sidelined Monday. He will presumably take on his usual role starting at cornerback.

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. 

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.

Demetrius Cherry
No Updates
Stacy McGee
News
McGee (groin) notched two tackles (two solo) during Saturday's wild-card loss to the Texans.

McGee recorded a tackle for the first time in six games, but it was too little too late for the Raiders with their season coming to an end. The 26-year-old is now slated to test free agency after four years in Oakland.

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
The NFL won't review Smith's (suspension) potential reinstatement until March 15, CSN Bay Area reports.

The Raiders maintained some hope that Smith, who applied for reinstatement in October and met with commissioner Roger Goodell earlier this month, could be activated in time for the playoffs, but the league denied his bid for a 2016 return. The 27-year-old, who has appeared in 16 games over the past three seasons while incurring multiple suspensions along the way for substance abuse-related issues, will need to stay on the straight and narrow for the next three and a half months before the NFL reexamines his status for the 2017 season.

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.

Malcolm Smith
News
Smith (hamstring) is questionable to return to Saturday's wild-card game in Houston.

The Raiders' leading tackler on the season with 103, Smith also notched two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, and one interception across 15 outings. If he's unable to take the field again Saturday, Daren Bates is the likely candidate to fill in at weak-side linebacker.

Injury
Hamstring - Questionable for the start of training camp
Darius Latham
News
Latham (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

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

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

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

DeAndre Washington
News
Washington rushed four times for 16 yards in the Raiders' 27-14 loss to the Texans' in their AFC wild-card playoff game Saturday.

The Raiders struggled to move the ball consistently with Connor Cook leading the offense, but Washington's sudden downtick in usage is nonetheless surprising, especially since he's been the most effective Raiders tailback as of late and out-touched starter Latavius Murray in the regular season finale. However, with Murray set to be an unrestricted free agent in 2017, Washington now enters the offseason with an opportunity to seize the top slot on the depth chart.

Derek Carr
News
Carr underwent surgery on his broken right fibula Tuesday, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.

As expected, the procedure has been completed, but the prospect of a 6-to-8 recovery timetable has inspired thoughts that Carr could be available for the Super Bowl, if the Raiders were to reach the season-capping contest in Houston under the direction of quarterback Matt McGloin. Optimistic parties should put those thoughts to bed, though. Per a discussion between Dr. Nick Grosso, president of The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics, and the Bay Area News Group, the notion Carr may be ready for game action in six weeks is untenable. "There will be six to eight weeks minimum for healing and [the] Super Bowl will be over by then," Grosso said. After that initial period, Carr will still need "an additional four to six weeks before he can play again because even once the bone has healed the soft tissue around it also needs to be adapt and remodel itself. But he could be training and even throwing again in three months." With that knowledge, Carr is a great candidate to take part in the entire offseason program, just not Super Bowl LI.

Injury
Lower Leg - Out 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 notched three tackles (two solo) during Saturday's loss to the Texans.

Throughout 16 games during the regular season, Williams recorded a career-low 17 tackles to go along with 0.5 sacks and one pass defensed. He has two years remaining on his contract with Oakland, and will look to improve upon a disappointing season in 2017.

Denver Kirkland
No Updates
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.

Donald Penn
News
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.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for the start of training camp
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.

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 recorded three tackles (three solo) and one sack during Sunday's win over the Chargers.

Two of Autry's three tackles were for a loss of yards in Week 15, and he now has two sacks throughout the Raiders' past three games. His IDP value remains limited, but he's sure been a surprising boost for the Raiders' defensive unit as of late.

D.J. Hayden
News
Hayden (hamstring) was officially placed on injured reserve Saturday, ESPN reports.

Hayden was expected to be out for the remainder of the season after injuring his hamstring last Sunday against the Panthers. In his absence, T.J. Carrie appears set to take over as the Raiders' No. 3 corner for the remainder of the season.

Injury
Hamstring - Injured Reserve
Branden Jackson
No Updates
SaQwan Edwards
Injury
Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
Austin Howard
News
Howard (shoulder) was a full participant during Wednesday's practice.

Howard has missed back-to-back contests due to the shoulder issue, but he's slated to return for Saturday's wild-card matchup against the Texans.

Ben Heeney
News
Heeney was placed on injured reserve with an undisclosed injury on Tuesday.

Heeney ends his second season in an untimely manner, after recording 15 tackles in just four games. The 23-year-old started the season as the team's starting middle linebacker but was replaced by Cory James in Week 3. The Raiders signed Perry Riley on Tuesday to replace Heeney.

Injury
Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
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.
Kelechi Osemele
News
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.

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
News
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
News
Cooper (unspecified injury) will skip the upcoming NFL Pro Bowl, CSN Bay Area reports.

While the exact nature of the ailment that will keep him out of the contest has not been confirmed, the wideout dealt with a shoulder injury late in the 2016 season, so it's quite possible that Cooper is bowing out to tend to that issue.

Injury
Undisclosed - Questionable for the start of training camp
Andre Holmes
News
Holmes caught four of five targets for 50 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 37-14 postseason loss to the Texans.

Holmes stepped up as the Raiders' No. 2 option in the passing game once Michael Crabtree exited with a concussion and displayed good hands when thrown the ball. His touchdown grab came in garbage time, though, and marked just his fourth score of the season. Set to be an unrestricted free agent in 2017, Holmes could contend for a starting spot if he signs with a receiver-needy franchise in the offseason.

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.

Garrett Gilbert
News
Gilbert was signed to the Raiders' practice squad on Tuesday.

With Derek Carr (leg) and Matt McGloin (shoulder) likely out for Saturday's game against the Texans, Oakland has no current quarterback options behind Connor Cook. Gilbert could be activated as an emergency option in the event Cook gets hurt against Houston.

Clive Walford
News
Walford caught two of two targets for 16 yards during the Raiders' 27-14 loss to the Texans on Saturday.

Walford fared better than most of his teammates with rookie Connor Cook under center (considering he racked up the fourth-most receiving yards on the team despite seeing just the seventh-most targets), but was still out-gained by No. 2 tight end Mychal Rivera. However, with Rivera set to hit the open market in the offseason, Walford could find himself in position to handle the bulk of the Raiders' receiving responsibilities from the tight end position in 2017.

Mychal Rivera
News
Rivera caught four of five targets for 31 yards in the Raiders' postseason loss to the Texans on Saturday.

Rivera out-produced No. 1 tight end Clive Walford on Saturday, but -- as to be expected from an offense quarterbacked by rookie Connor Cook -- wasn't able to do much on the whole as the Raiders seemingly couldn't move the ball whatsoever until garbage time arrived. Now set to be an unrestricted free agent in the offseason, Rivera has incentive to find a new home in 2017 with a team more eager to utilize his pass-catching prowess.

Matt McGloin
News
McGloin (shoulder) was active for Saturday's wild-card loss to the Texans, but as expected he didn't play a snap with rookie quarterback Connor Cook at the helm.

McGloin finished the 2016 season with eight completions on 15 pass attempts for 50 yards and no interceptions or touchdowns in three games. McGloin's shoulder injury didn't allow for him to get the start at quarterback in the Raiders' brief playoff stint, but he figures to be fine moving forward into the offseason. He's set to test the market as an unrestricted free agent in 2017.

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.

Jon Feliciano
News
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
News
Ball (knee) is "doing everything" and expected to be "ready to roll" for the offseason program by Raiders' GM Reggie McKenzie.

Ball emerged in Week 5 of last season by holding Denver TE Owen Daniels without a catch on five targets. The performance earned him his first career start versus San Diego in Week 6, but shortly into the game he suffered a knee sprain and was ruled out by halftime. Ball will serve as depth for an imposing Raiders' outside linebacking corps in 2016 behind Khalil Mack, Bruce Irvin, Malcolm Smith and perhaps Aldon Smith (suspension), should he return in November.

Injury
Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
Seth Roberts
News
Roberts caught just one pass on seven targets for one yard during Saturday's wild-card loss to the Texans.

Roberts and rookie quarterback Connor Cook severely struggled to connect throughout Saturday's brutal tilt for the Raiders. As noted in Roberts' Week 17 recap note, he'll enter the upcoming offseason as an exclusive rights free agent with the possibility of returning to Oakland.

Nate Allen
News
Allen (concussion) was ruled out for Saturday's wild-card playoff game against the Texans.

Allen suffered a concussion in the regular season finale against Denver and hasn't cleared protocol.

Injury
Concussion - Questionable for the start of training camp
 
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