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  • Raiders' Antonio Brown: Participates in morning walkthrough

    Brown (foot) was a full participant in Saturday's morning walkthrough, Vic Tafur of the Athletic reports.

    Brown made his return to practice Saturday and impressed quarterback Derek Carr with his preparedness, as the latter relayed "He has great recall. He had no mental errors. You can tell he's been studying." Brown's blistered feet may keep him limited during full-contact sessions in the short term, but he's expected to be ready for Week 1 of the regular season when Oakland hosts the Broncos on Monday Night Football.

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  • Raiders' Denver Kirkland: Back in action

    Kirkland (undisclosed) played a team-high 62 offensive snaps during Thursday's preseason win over the Cardinals.

    Kirkland had been carted off the practice field earlier this month with severe muscle cramps, but the issue no longer appears to be affecting the backup right guard. He'll now be able to compete for the starting job with Gabe Jackson nursing a knee injury that could keep him sidelined for up to two months.

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  • Raiders' D.J. Killings: Dealing with torn pectoral msucle

    Killings sustained a torn pectoral muscle during the Raiders' first preseason tilt and will undergo surgery, which ultimately landed the cornerback on IR earlier this week as Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News reports.

    Killings' regular season debut in the NFL will have to wait until at least 2020, as a torn pectoral muscle will keep the 24-year-old sidelined while he recovers on IR. Killings didn't have a clear path to playing time with the Raiders given Gareon Conley, Daryl Worley and Nick Nelson remain at full strength.

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  • Raiders' Daryl Worley: Records tackle Thursday

    Worley (shoulder) notched one tackle during Thursday's 33-26 preseason win over the Cardinals.

    Worley is coming off shoulder surgery, and looks to be fully healthy. The 24-year-old is working to earn a starting role in Oakland's secondary opposite Gareon Conley.

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  • Raiders' Maurice Hurst: Ineffective Thursday

    Hurst (ankle) played 30 defensive snaps during Thursday's 33-26 preseason win over the Cardinals.

    Hurst did not record a single tackle, but it's encouraging to see him on the field after an ankle injury limited him to 13 games as a rookie. Now fully recovered, the 24-year-old is competing for a rotational role along the Raiders' defensive line.

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  • Raiders' Josh Holsey: One tackle Thursday

    Holsey (knee) recorded one tackle and one defended pass during Thursday's 33-26 preseason win over the Cardinals.

    Holsey is making his way back from a partially torn ACL, and looks back to full health. The third-year pro is competing for a depth role in Oakland's secondary.

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  • Raiders' Andrew DePaola: Takes field Thursday

    DePaola (knee) played seven snaps on special teams during Thursday's 33-26 preseason win over the Cardinals.

    DePaola is coming off a torn ACL that cost him the majority of the 2018 season, and appears back to full health. He projects to serve as Oakland's top long snapper.

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  • Raiders' Jordan Devey: Ready to rock

    Devey (pectoral) played 6 offensive snaps during Thursday's 33-26 preseason win over the Cardinals.

    Devey looks fully recovered from his pectoral injury. The veteran projects to provide valuable depth along Oakland's offensive line.

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  • Raiders' Jonathan Cooper: Suits up Thursday

    Cooper (biceps) played 38 offensive snaps during Thursday's 33-26 preseason win over the Cardinals.

    Cooper appears fully recovered from the biceps issue that landed him on IR last season. The veteran guard could be thrust into the starting lineup to begin the regular season, with Richie Incognito facing a two-game suspension.

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  • Raiders' Josh Jacobs: Not satisfied with debut

    Coach Jon Gruden is pleased with Jacobs' performance, but the rookie said he left some yards on the field in Thursday's 33-26 preseason win over Arizona, Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports. "I like [Jacobs]," Gruden said. "He's really picked up the offense fast, he's improved in the passing game. We're really excited about him."

    Jacobs took four carries for 21 yards in his pro debut, getting all of his work within the first five snaps of the game. He believes he missed some opportunities to rip off a long run, yet also acknowledged that the game has "slowed down" for him after a few weeks of practice in training camp. The first-round pick is primed for the lead role in Oakland's backfield, but Jalen Richard will get playing time on passing downs, and Doug Martin could poach some carries. Development as a receiving threat, pass blocker and short-yardage back would go a long way toward helping Jacobs secure hefty workloads.

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  • Raiders' Antonio Brown: Refutes retirement threat

    Brown (foot) denies that he ever threatened to retire because of his helmet grievance, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

    While he hasn't given up on the quest to find his desired helmet (a Schutt Air Advantage) and have it re-certified, Brown is prepared to play even if things don't work out. His blistered feet have prevented him from taking part in 12 of Oakland's 13 practices at training camp, but he did work out on the field prior to Thursday's preseason game against Arizona. The Raiders expect Brown to return to practice this upcoming weekend, with plenty of time to get ready for the season opener versus Denver on Sept. 9.

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  • Raiders' Darren Waller: Gets starting nod

    Waller (shoulder) got the start and caught one of two targets for seven yards in Thursday's preseason win over the Cardinals.

    Oakland's first snap featured two tight ends and a fullback, with Waller, Foster Moreau and Alec Ingold joining halfback Josh Jacobs and wideout Tyrell Williams. Starting quarterback Derek Carr only threw two passes -- one to Williams and one to fellow wideout Ryan Grant. Despite the modest performance, Waller still appears on track for the top pass-catching role at tight end, if for no other reason than a lack of competition. He's listed in the top spot on Oakland's preseason depth chart, followed by Moreau, Derek Carrier and Luke Willson, in that order.

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  • Raiders' Derek Carr: Efficient in lone series

    Carr completed both of his attempts for 40 total yards and a touchdown during Thursday's 33-26 win over Arizona.

    Carr enjoyed testing his chemistry with his new targets on Thursday. First, he took a quick drop and lofted a 27-yard dime to a leaping Tyrell Williams. He followed up two plays later with a quick strike to the flat to Ryan Grant, who raced into the end zone for a 13-yard score. Carr had an up-and-down first season in Jon Gruden's attack, setting career highs in completion percentage and yards while setting a career low in touchdown percentage. Carr looks like he could be taking a step up in 2019 and fans haven't even seen him throw it to his top new target, Antonio Brown, in a game situation yet.

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  • Raiders' Tyrell Williams: Nabs preseason deep ball

    Williams caught his lone target, a 27-yard gain, during Thursday's 33-26 win over Arizona.

    The Raiders only had Derek Carr in for one series, but he linked up with Williams for the biggest shot of Oakland's opening touchdown drive. Carr took a quick drop and lofted it up for Williams, who used his size to box out his defender for a 27-yard gain. Williams is one of several new weapons in Oakland's offense and, though just one play, Thursday's reception showed the kind of asset Williams can be over the top while the likes of Antonio Brown and Ryan Grant do damage underneath and on intermediate routes.

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  • Raiders' Josh Jacobs: Gains 21 yards in preseason debut

    Jacobs rushed for 21 yards on four carries during Thursday's 33-26 win over Arizona.

    If there was any doubt of how heavily Oakland might lean on its rookie rusher, Jon Gruden provided a glimpse Thursday. Jacobs ran the ball on four of Oakland's first five plays, including gains of at least six yards on three consecutive carries. The Raiders have solid veteran depth behind Jacobs, but they presumably have big plans for the Alabama product this season after taking him 24th overall in the 2019 NFL Draft.

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  • Raiders' Hunter Renfrow: Snags two passes in win

    Renfrow caught both of his targets for 26 total yards in Thursday's 33-26 win over Arizona.

    Renfrow didn't get going until midway through the first half, long after Derek Carr had exited, but still managed to grab a 19-yard pass to kick-start Oakland's third touchdown drive. The rookie is currently listed as a starter in the slot, so it might confuse some to see Ryan Grant -- listed as a second-teamer -- come up with an opening-drive touchdown grab, but it's a fool's errand to follow the roster shuffle at this juncture of the preseason. Renfrow was productive with his opportunities Thursday and the picture should be clearer next week against Green Bay, traditionally the game in which starters prep most for the regular season.

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  • Raiders' Antonio Brown: Returning to practice over weekend

    Brown (foot) is expected to practice sometime over the weekend, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    Brown managed to work out on the field prior to Thursday's preseason matchup in Arizona, and he emerged without any issues. The Raiders appear to be encouraged by his recent progress and anticipate that he'll take the field for practice over the weekend. Oakland is expected to ease their star wideout back into practice in an effort to prevent further injury.

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  • Raiders' J.J. Nelson: Suffers sprained ankle

    Nelson suffered a sprained ankle during Thursday's preseason game against the Cardinals, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

    Nelson believes he could've have gone back into the game if needed, though the Raiders saw no need to push the wideout in an exhibition tilt. It thus remains to be seen if the team's cautious approach with Nelson will extend to Oakland's next preseason matchup in Green Bay.

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2018 Team Statistical Rankings

Rushing Passing Overall
Off. 101.8
Def. 140.6


Player Injury
A. Brown WR Antonio Brown WR Foot
I. Crowell RB Isaiah Crowell RB Achilles
G. Wright DT Gabe Wright DT Knee
E. Vanderdoes DT Eddie Vanderdoes DT Concussion
R. Incognito C Richie Incognito C Suspension

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