Key racked up four tackles (all solo) and his first career sack in Sunday's 27-3 loss to the Seahawks.
Key recorded the Raiders' lone sack as he started in place of the injured Frostee Rucker (neck), who figures to return following the team's bye in Week 8 against the Colts. Key has now played at least 47 defensive snaps in three consecutive games.
Key (ankle) returned to practice Monday, Matt Schneidman of the Mercury News reports.
Key was held out of the Raiders' preseason opener with an ankle injury, but the third-round pick has returned to practice in no time. The rookie out of LSU figures to rotate with Shilique Calhoun, Tank Carradine, Fadol Brown and Frostee Rucker at defensive end behind starter Bruce Irvin throughout the preseason.
Key will be sidelined for Friday's preseason opener against the Lions due to a tweaked ankle, Vic Tafur of The Athletic Bay Area reports.
Key presumably sustained the injury at a recent practice, but this is the first we are hearing of the issue. The Raiders are likely exercising caution with their third-round pick, he projects as a rotational defensive end this season. Look for Shilique Calhoun, Fadol Brown, and Frostee Rucker to see some extended time in his absence.
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|12||11/25/18||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
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