Autry, a restricted free agent, signed his contract tender with the Raiders on Monday, Matt Kawahara of The Sacramento Bee 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.
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.
Autry is the leading candidate to replace Mario Edwards (hip) in the starting lineup on the Raiders' defensive line, Scott Bair of CSN Bay Area reports. Autry missed time early in the offseason due to a wrist injury, resulting in spotty play throughout the preseason thus far. He still has the talent to earn the starting spot, however, but he'll have to impress the coaches on Saturday when the Raiders take on the Titans in their third exhibition contest.
Autry (wrist) was removed from the active/physically unable to perform list and practiced on Friday. Autry was originally the only member of the Raiders to begin camp on an injured list, and now that he's off it he'll look to reclaim his spot on the second unit defense. Last season, Autry played in 14 games for Oakland, recording three sacks, three passes defensed, and 35 tackles.
Autry (wrist) was placed on the Raiders' PUP list to begin training camp, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The only member of a near-healthy Raiders squad to be inactive at the start of training camp, Autry was still able to attend practice but remains without a timeline to return.
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