Raiders' Jalen Richard: Battling for roster spot
Richard gained three yards on two carries and caught three of five targets for 34 yards in Friday's 13-6 preseason win over the Packers.
Richard is stuck in a battle for one of the final roster spots available in the Raiders' backfield, with veterans Marshawn Lynch and Doug Martin having seemingly locked down the top two positions on the depth chart. That will leave Richard to compete with DeAndre Washington (knee) and Chris Warren for one or two openings heading into preseason finale Thursday in Seattle, though Washington has already been ruled out for that contest. Richard's niche as a pass-catching threat would make him an ideal complement to Lynch and Martin, but Warren has experienced significantly more success on the ground throughout the preseason. Both backs should split the carries fairly evenly Thursday as head coach Jon Gruden aims to identify which player is a better fit for the Week 1 roster.
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