The Raiders traded Olawale and a sixth-round draft pick to Dallas for a fifth-round pick, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Olawale has served as Oakland's fullback since 2013, typically playing more snaps on special teams than offense. The Cowboys and Raiders are swapping fullbacks, as Keith Smith recently left Dallas to sign with Oakland. Olawale isn't much of a lead blocker, but he has the necessary speed and pass-blocking skill to fill in as a passing-down back in a pinch. He'll likely continue to see most of his snaps on special teams.
Olawale (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Chiefs. Olawale was limited Thursday and Friday, but he'll be able to use his run-blocking abilities Sunday. The fullback is rarely given the ball, though, with no more than five touches in a game this season.
Olawale (hamstring) is listed as active Sunday versus the Patriots. In his five appearances this season, Olawale has combined for 43 offensive snaps, which has translated to five carries for 18 yards and one touchdown and two catches (on three targets) for 13 yards. Expect a similarly sparse workload Week 11.
Olawale (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins. Olawale was only able to take part in practice on a limited basis this week after injuring his hamstring in the Raiders' Week 8 loss to the Bills. Even if Olawale is able to shake off the issue and play Sunday, he won't see many touches out of the backfield, as Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio primarily deploys the fullback as a blocker.
Olawale (concussion) is listed as questionable to play Thursday against the Chiefs. Olawale was able to practice in a limited fashion all week and seems to have a fair chance of suiting up. If he's not available, the Raiders won't have a true fullback at their disposal for the second time in as many games.
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