Oakland Raiders

Stadium: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum | Coach: Jon Gruden
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense18th97.1 (24th)226.9 (15th)
Defense22nd108.9 (11th)241.1 (25th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
60Aboushi, Oday G6-53156/5/19916Virginia
88Ateman, Marcell WR6-42169/16/1994ROklahoma State
83Baugh, Marcus TE6-424712/9/1994ROhio State
80Blacknall, Saeed WR6-22083/17/1996RPenn State
95Brown, Fadol DE6-42824/15/19931Ole Miss
81Brown, Pharaoh TE6-52465/4/19941Oregon
12Bryant, Martavis WR6-421012/20/19914Clemson
40Butler, James RB5-92102/19/1995RIowa
84Butler, Paul TE6-62524/26/1993RCalifornia (PA)
46Cabinda, Jason LB6-12433/17/1996RPenn State
91Calhoun, Shilique LB6-42503/20/19923Michigan State
4Carr, Derek QB6-32153/28/19915Fresno State
96Carradine, Tank DE6-42702/18/19906Florida State
85Carrier, Derek TE6-42447/25/19906Beloit
21Conley, Gareon CB6-01956/29/19952Ohio State
87Cook, Jared TE6-52544/7/198710South Carolina
18Cook, Connor QB6-42151/29/19933Michigan State
89Cooper, Amari WR6-12106/17/19944Alabama
47Cowser, James LB6-32459/13/19903Southern Utah
48DePaola, Andrew LS6-22307/28/19875Rutgers
97Edwards, Mario DE6-32801/25/19944Florida State
78Ellis, Justin DT6-233512/27/19905Louisiana Tech
76Feliciano, Jon G6-43252/10/19924Miami (FL)
68Giacomini, Breno T6-73209/27/198511Louisville
31Gilchrist, Marcus DB5-1020012/8/19888Clemson
92Hall, P.J. NT6-13084/5/1995RSam Houston State
29Hall, Leon DB5-1119512/9/198411Michigan
32Hamilton, Antonio CB6-01901/24/19933South Carolina State
17Harris, Dwayne WR5-112069/16/19878East Carolina
25Harris, Erik DB6-32254/2/19903California (PA)
14Hatcher, Keon WR6-12129/11/19941Arkansas
90Hester, Treyvon DT6-23049/21/19922Toledo
16Holton, Johnny WR6-11908/22/19913Cincinnati
61Hudson, Rodney C6-23007/12/19898Florida State
63Hunt, Cameron G6-426512/17/19941Oregon
73Hurst, Maurice DT6-12915/9/1995RMichigan
51Irvin, Bruce DE6-325011/1/19877West Virginia
66Jackson, Gabe G6-33357/12/19915Mississippi State
56Johnson, Derrick LB6-324511/22/198214Texas
42Joseph, Karl DB5-102059/8/19933West Virginia
99Key, Arden DE6-52385/3/1996RLSU
79Kirkland, Denver G6-43353/6/19943Arkansas
54Lamur, Emmanuel LB6-42456/8/19897Kansas State
45Leavitt, Dallin DB5-102038/8/1994RUtah State
55Lee, Marquel LB6-323510/21/19952Wake Forest
26Luani, Shalom DB6-02028/5/19942Washington State
24Lynch, Marshawn RB5-112154/22/198611California
3Manuel, EJ QB6-42373/19/19906Florida State
28Martin, Doug RB5-92231/13/19897Boise State
41Mauger, Quincy DB6-02063/4/19952Georgia
23McDonald, Dexter CB6-120011/30/19914Kansas
20Melifonwu, Obi DB6-42244/5/19942Connecticut
22Melvin, Rashaan DB6-219610/2/19896Northern Illinois
77Miller, Kolton T6-830910/9/1995RUCLA
37Mitchel, Tevin CB6-01958/3/19922Arkansas
50Morrow, Nicholas LB6-02247/10/19952Greenville College
38Nelson, Nick CB5-1120010/16/1996RWisconsin
27Nelson, Reggie DB5-112109/21/198312Florida
82Nelson, Jordy WR6-32175/31/198511Kansas State
6Nugent, Mike K5-101903/2/198214Ohio State
70Osemele, Kelechi T6-53306/24/19897Iowa State
75Parker, Brandon T6-830510/21/1995RNorth Carolina A&T
72Penn, Donald T6-43154/27/198313Utah State
9Pineiro, Eddy K6-01859/13/1995RFlorida
43Pringle, Raysean DB6-01918/31/19931Southern Utah
30Richard, Jalen RB5-820510/15/19933Southern Miss
10Roberts, Seth WR6-21952/22/19914West Alabama
98Rucker, Frostee DT6-32619/14/198313USC
71Sharpe, David T6-634310/21/19952Florida
67Silberman, Ian T6-530510/10/19922Boston College
65Simmons, Jordan G6-33397/15/19941USC
86Smith, Lee TE6-626511/21/19878Marshall
41Smith, Keith RB6-02404/8/19925San Jose State
64Soto, Shakir DE6-32902/12/19941Pittsburgh
62Stone, James C6-32904/26/19923Tennessee
15Switzer, Ryan WR5-818511/4/19942North Carolina
5Townsend, Johnny P6-12102/14/1995RFlorida
94Vanderdoes, Eddie DT6-330510/13/19942UCLA
57Victor, Azeem LB6-22409/19/1995RWashington
69Ware, Jylan T6-731710/16/19932Alabama State
34Warren, Chris RB6-22466/6/1996RTexas
33Washington, DeAndre RB5-82052/22/19933Texas Tech
13Whalen, Griff WR5-111903/1/19906Stanford
59Whitehead, Tahir LB6-22414/2/19907Temple
19Whitney, Isaac WR6-22046/22/19941USC
58Wilber, Kyle LB6-42454/26/19897Wake Forest
36Worley, Daryl CB6-12052/22/19953West Virginia
 Wright, Gabe DT6-33094/3/19923Auburn
35Wright, Shareece DB5-111844/8/19878USC
44Yurachek, Ryan RB6-02408/27/1996RMarshall
Injured Players
39Richardson, Shaquille (IR) DB6-01903/21/19921Arizona
93Rubin, Ahtyba (IR) NT6-23157/25/198611Iowa State
 
 
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Position Listing
Jason Cabinda
No Updates
Rodney Hudson
News
Hudson agreed to a restructured contract Friday, opening $5.6 million in cap space for Oakland, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

The Raiders effectively converted over $7 million of Hudson's 2018 base salary into a bonus. This move gives a team without much cap space some breathing room for future contract negotiations. Named to the Pro Bowl each of the past two seasons, Hudson will start at center along a strong Oakland offensive line, one that added offensive tackle Kolton Miller (UCLA) in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Andrew DePaola
News
DePaola was released by the Bucs on Friday, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

DePaolo is a vested veteran who isn't subject to the waiver wire. Thus, he's immediately eligible to sign with another team.

Lee Smith
News
Lee re-signed with the Raiders on a three-year contract Wednesday, Matt Schneidman of the Mercury News reports.

Just a day after Oakland signed fellow tight end Derek Carrier, the team brings back it's top blocking tight end from a season ago in Lee. Carrier also projects as a blocking specialist, so Jared Cook remains the Raiders' most legitimate receiving threat from the position.

Nick Nelson
News
Nelson, who missed the Raiders' minicamp in June during his recovery from a torn meniscus, has been a full participant at training camp, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.

Nelson suffered a torn meniscus during a pre-draft workout and was sidelined earlier this summer as a result, but he's since returned to full activity at training camp as he competes for the nickel cornerback spot. The fourth-rounder has strength and size on his side in the nickel position at 5-foot-11 and 200 pounds.

Reggie Nelson
News
Nelson logged five tackles (three solo) during Sunday's 34-14 loss to the Bills.

Nelson has racked up 44 tackles through eight games this season, but the Raiders' starting free safety has yet to force a single turnover. As a result, his IDP value has been somewhat limited while Oakland has unexpectedly struggled to a 3-5 start. Nelson will look to snag the first interception of his 2017 campaign in Week 9 against the Dolphins, who plan to be led by quarterback Jay Cutler (ribs).

Eddy Pineiro
News
Pineiro did not travel to Saturday's preseason loss to the Rams due to a groin injury, Omar Ruiz of the NFL Network reports.

Pineiro was unable to play Saturday after tweaking his groin during Wednesday's practice, while additional updates regarding his status should become available within the next couple days. The rookie had an upper leg on the kicking competition over Mike Nugent prior to his injury, but the latter connected on his lone field-goal attempt from 31 yards Saturday.

Injury
Groin - Questionable for Week 1 vs. L.A. Rams
Jalen Richard
News
Richard rushed for 13 yards on five carries to go along with four receptions on as many targets for 35 yards in Friday's preseason win over the Lions.

Richard was unproductive as a ball carrier, averaging just 2.6 yards per rush with a long run of five yards. However, he made up for it in the passing game as a viable receiver out of the backfield. Fellow backup running backs Chris Warren and DeAndre Washington combined for 124 rushing yards on just 19 carries, which somewhat hurts Richard's positioning in the battle for a roster spot behind starter Marshawn Lynch. However, he still has a trio of preseason games during which he can make an impression.

Mario Edwards
News
Edwards isn't guaranteed to make the Oakland roster ahead of the 2018 season, Jerry McDonald of the East Bay Times reports.

Edwards has missed 18 games in three seasons since Oakland made him a second-round selection in 2015. Even when healthy, the Florida State product hasn't provided the type of impact the team likely expected from him, notching just 5.5 sacks and 71 tackles in 30 games. The Raiders could save over $1.2 million in cap space by letting him go, though the team would likely need to feel very comfortable with offseason defensive end pickups Frostee Rucker and Tank Carradine to do so.

Antonio Hamilton
News
Hamilton (knee) returned to practice Tuesday, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Hamilton had arthroscopic knee surgery on a torn meniscus a little over a month ago, but he appears to be nearing a return. If the Raiders choose to move him to the active roster, he will be eligible to return for the Week 14 matchup with the Chiefs. Look for more updates on his status to come over the next couple of weeks.

Nicholas Morrow
News
Morrow is expected to occupy a starting role at weak-side linebacker for the remainder of the season following Cory James' (knee) placement on injured reserve, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

James has been troubled by knee issues all season and missed the Raiders' last two games before being shut down for good. While James was sidelined the past two games, Morrow has risen to the forefront, producing 16 tackles and holding his own in coverage. Morrow could be worth a look in deeper IDP settings down the stretch now that he has a clear path to heavy snaps.

Injury
Undisclosed - Questionable for Week 1 vs. L.A. Rams
James Butler
No Updates
Paul Butler
No Updates
David Sharpe
News
Sharpe (illness) is active for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

Sharpe entered the weekend with a questionable designation after the illness prevented him from practicing Thursday, but his health took a turn for the better over the weekend. He'll start at left tackle in the season finale.

Dexter McDonald
News
McDonald is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Chargers with an ankle injury.

McDonald entered Week 17 nursing a knee injury but injured his ankle in the first half Sunday. Sean Smith should step in as the team's nickel cornerback, and Antonio Hamilton also likely will see increased snaps while McDonald is sidelined.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for Week 1 vs. L.A. Rams
Shalom Luani
News
The Raiders selected Luani in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 221st overall.

Luani is a former soccer player who showed a bit of a center fielder skill set at Washington State, intercepting four passes each of the last two years. Oakland is set at safety, so he'll try to make a special teams impact.

Eddie Vanderdoes
News
Vanderdoes (ACL) was placed on the PUP list Tuesday, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Vanderdoes did not participate in minicamp in June, so it shouldn't come as a major surprise that his offseason continues to stall on the way back from a major knee injury last December. It was noted in mid-March that he's made some progress in his recovery, but there's no definitive timetable for Vanderdoes' return at this point.

Injury
Knee - ACL - Physically Unable to Perform
Ian Silberman
News
Silberman was signed off the Browns' practice squad by the Raiders on Friday.

Silberman is slated to provide depth at offensive guard behind Gabe Jackson and Kelechi Osemele for the Raiders.

Rashaan Melvin
News
The Raiders and Melvin came to agreement on a one-year, $6.5 million contract Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Oft-injured during his five pro seasons, Melvin is coming off the healthiest stretch of his career, playing 25 games the past two years with the Colts after logging time in just 12 prior to that. He produced modest results on the field -- 96 tackles and three interceptions -- and should slot in as a starting cornerback in the Raiders defense. Expect Melvin to line up opposite 2017 first-round pick Gareon Conley.

Kyle Wilber
News
WIlber (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Redskins.

Wilber did not practice Wednesday and Thursday before finishing the week with a limited session. Fellow reserve linebacker Justin Durant (groin) is also listed as questionable, which could leave Jaylon Smith and Justin March-Lillard as the only reserve linebackers should Wilber and Durant be unable to play.

Shilique Calhoun
News
Calhoun signed a contract with the Raiders on Saturday, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Calhoun has been on the Raiders' practice squad since being waived at the end of the preseason. The 25-year-old could potentially see more defensive opportunities with Cory James (knee) questionable for Sunday and Marquel Lee out with an ankle injury.

Jared Cook
News
Raiders head coach Jon Gruden said he's been surprised by Cook's speed during Oakland's offseason program, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Athleticism has always been Cook's calling card, dating back to his 4.50 40-yard dash at the 2009 NFL Combine. Gruden may be impressed, but he also has a long history of primarily using his tight ends as blockers. No tight end in a Gruden offense has ever reached 600 receiving yards, a mark Cook hit for the fourth time in his career last season. While still locked in as the Raiders' top pass catcher at his position, Cook may lose snaps to blocking specialists Lee Smith and Derek Carrier on early downs. There's also a bit more competition for targets, with Jordy Nelson and Martavis Bryant replacing the departed Michael Crabtree at wide receiver.

Saeed Blacknall
No Updates
Marcus Gilchrist
News
Gilchrist (foot) is expected to return to practice Monday, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Gilchrist has been sidelined for two weeks now with a foot injury that was originally believed to be minor. The defensive back appears set to finally make his return to the practice field Monday and with that, he should be in line to play in Friday's preseason game against the Packers.

Injury
Foot - Questionable for Week 1 vs. L.A. Rams
Connor Cook
News
Cook completed 11 of 19 pass attempts for 141 yards and one touchdown during Friday's preseason opener against the Lions.

Cook led the Raiders offense for five drives during the team's first preseason tilt, while three of those possessions ultimately resulted in scores. His impressive performance was highlighted by a seven-yard touchdown connection with slot receiver Ryan Switzer as the Silver and Black took a two-possession lead in the second quarter. Cook's productivity ultimately earned him second-team reps in Monday's practice, but he fell back to earth and struggled throughout the session, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Cook threw a handful of errant throws and muffed a red-zone snap, resulting in second-team reps for EJ Manuel at the end of practice. Consider the battle for Derek Carr's primary backup spot between Connor Cook and EJ Manuel still very much alive heading into the team's second preseason contest against the Rams on Saturday.

Jordy Nelson
News
Nelson won't play in Saturday's preseason game against the Rams, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Among his five snaps in the Raiders' exhibition opener, Nelson was targeted twice by Derek Carr, corralling one of them for four yards. The Raiders are scratching a number of stalwarts on both sides of the ball Saturday, so Nelson should receive his most preseason action Friday against his old team, the Packers.

Quincy Mauger
News
Mauger signed a contract Thursday, the Raiders' official site reports.

Mauger has found a new home with the Raiders a couple of months after being handed his walking papers by the Falcons. The second-year pro will look to secure a backup safety role and a spot on the special teams unit for the 2018 campaign.

Tahir Whitehead
News
Whitehead intends to sign a contract with Oakland, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Whitehead is coming off of a strong 2017 season in which he lead the Lions in tackles with 110, including a sack. He was one of the best linebackers in the NFL and the Raiders will be hoping the 27-year-old -- who can play both on the inside and outside -- keeps up the run of strong play. Per the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Whitehead's new contract is a three-year pact worth more than $6 million annually.

Frostee Rucker
News
Rucker signed a one-year contract with the Raiders on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Rucker comes to Oakland after spending five seasons with Arizona, having averaged 21 tackles per season and only once topping three sacks in a single campaign. The Raiders don't have much depth at defensive end, so it's possible the 12-year vet could work with the first-team offense right away while star defensive end Khalil Mack holds out for an extension.

Doug Martin
News
Raiders coach Jon Gruden suggested Martin won't get much playing time in Friday's preseason game against Green Bay, Vic Tafur of The Athletic Bay Area reports.

Gruden seems to be indirectly hinting that Martin will have a spot on the 53-man roster. The 29-year-old back took one carry for three yards in Oakland's preseason opener, but then was held out -- along with a slew of other veterans -- for Saturday's loss to the Rams. Gruden likely wants to use the third preseason game to evaluate Jalen Richard, DeAndre Washington and Chris Warren. Marshawn Lynch's status as the lead back is the only true piece of clarity in the Oakland backfield.

Fadol Brown
News
Brown returned to practice Thursday after missing time with an undisclosed injury, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Brown was sidelined during Wednesday's practice but appeared to jump right back into the swing of things. Undrafted out of Mississippi in 2017, Fadol is looking to earn a role as a reserve defensive lineman with Oakland and make his NFL debut in 2018.

Marcell Ateman
No Updates
Shaquille Richardson
News
Richardson (undisclosed) cleared waivers Tuesday and reverted to injured reserve, per the league's official transaction report.

Richardson is headed into his fifth NFL season and has yet to record an NFL snap. If he reaches an injury settlement, he'll be free to sign with another team.

Injury
Undisclosed - Injured Reserve
Oday Aboushi
News
Aboushi put pen to paper Saturday to complete a deal with the Raiders, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Aboushi finished the 2017 campaign on injured reserve due to a shoulder injury, but his signing with the Raiders suggests he's passed a physical and is ready to contribute for his new club. The 27-year-old lineman is expected to provide depth for the Raiders along the line this season after making eight starts for Seattle in 2017.

Marshawn Lynch
News
Raiders coach Jon Gruden said he doesn't need to see Lynch play a lot in Friday's preseason game against Green Bay, Vic Tafur of The Athletic Bay Area reports.

Gruden said the same of Doug Martin, hinting that the coach wants to use Friday's contest to sort out the battle between Jalen Richard, DeAndre Washington and Chris Warren for what likely will be one or two roster spots. Lynch had his only carry in the first week of the preseason -- a 60-yard touchdown -- wiped out by a holding penalty, and he didn't play at all in Saturday's loss to the Rams. The aforementioned long run suggests he's already geared up for Week 1.

Shakir Soto
No Updates
Dwayne Harris
News
Harris (undisclosed) is participating in practice Monday, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Harris was sidelined during the Raiders' preseason opener Friday due to an undisclosed injury, but he's back on the practice field Monday. He'll continue to compete for a spot on the 53-man roster as a return specialist, so don't expect the eighth-year veteran to provide much fantasy value as a receiver.

Mike Nugent
News
Nugent converted on his only field goal attempt, a 31-yard try, during Saturday's 19-15 preseason loss to the Rams.

Nugent took the only attempt of the game for the Raiders since Eddy Pineiro didn't make the trip due to a groin injury. The Raiders signed the veteran kicker to battle Pineiro, an undrafted rookie, after they cut Giorgio Tavecchio. Although Nugent is a legitimate contender for the job, the 13-year age difference between the two makes it Pineiro's job to lose.

Gareon Conley
News
Conley is expected to participate in Saturday's preseason game against the Rams, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

After missing part of June's minicamp with a groin strain, Conley then strained a hip in his first day of team drills during training camp, and the defensive back had been out of commission for roughly two weeks before returning Monday. Conley's taken part in each of Oakland's last three practices, though, and the 2017 first-rounder is now back on track to play a key role in an underwhelming Raiders secondary this season.

Gabe Jackson
News
Jackson (undisclosed) is expected to return to practice Monday, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Jackson was forced to exit Thursday's practice prematurely due to an undisclosed reason, but he's slated to miss little time. Expect Jackson to take reps with the first-team offense at right guard upon his return to full strength.

Injury
Undisclosed - Questionable for Week 1 vs. L.A. Rams
Dallin Leavitt
No Updates
Ryan Yurachek
No Updates
Derek Carrier
News
Carrier agreed to a three-year deal with the Raiders on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

This deal won't become official until the league's new year starts Wednesday. Carrier played 14 games for the Rams in 2017, but he hauled in just eight passes for 71 yards and zero touchdowns, while getting just one target in the red zone. He'll likely slot in behind veteran Jared Cook, who had 54 receptions for 688 yards and two touchdowns in 2017, in Oakland's depth chart.

Keith Smith
News
Smith signed a two-year, $4.2 million contract with the Raiders on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Smith heads out to Oakland on a big raise after spending his first fours seasons in Dallas. He has eight receptions for 46 yards over the past two seasons but could potentially see an expanded role on offense in his new home. Smith's main job will be paving the way for Marshawn Lynch and Doug Martin, who the Raiders inked to a one-year deal Thursday.

Azeem Victor
News
Victor did not participate in Saturday's practice due to an ankle injury, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Victor likely tweaked his ankle during Friday's training camp session, while the Raiders elected to keep him sidelined Saturday as a precaution. The sixth-rounder faces an uphill battle for playing time at middle linebacker, as he currently stands behind Tahir Whitehead, Derrick Johnson and Marquel Lee on the depth chart.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for Week 1 vs. L.A. Rams
Justin Ellis
News
Ellis and the Raiders have reached agreement on a three-year contract for more than $15 million, including $6 million guaranteed, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

A 2014 fourth-round selection, Ellis only has one-half of a sack in 60 NFL games, but he's made 41 starts and piled up 112 tackles, including a career-best 48 last season. He'll likely continue in his role as Oakland's starting nose tackle, exiting the field for most passing downs.

DeAndre Washington
News
Washington ran for 38 yards on six carries during Friday's preseason win over the Lions.

Washington, who averaged 6.3 yards per carry Friday, also forced two missed tackles in just six rushes and had 5.3 yards after contact per attempt according to Pro Football Focus. Washington is entrenched in a four-man battle for three roster spots at running back behind starter Marshawn Lynch, with Doug Martin, Jalen Richard and Chris Warren on hand as Washington's competition.

Marcus Baugh
No Updates
Emmanuel Lamur
News
Lamur agreed to a contract Wednesday with the Raiders, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Lamur spent time with both Minnesota and Cincinnati over the past five seasons before making the switch to silver and black. The 28-year-old suited up for all 16 regular-season contests with the Vikings a season ago, but saw limited action. He likely won't be in the mix for a starting role in his new destination and should see most of his snaps on special teams.

Derek Carr
News
Carr will not play in Saturday's preseason tilt against the Rams for rest purposes, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

The Raiders are schedule to open the season against the Rams, so it perplexed coach Jon Gruden when they also showed up on their preseason schedule. As a result, he has opted to rest Carr and several other starters in an execution of gamesmanship. The quarterback will likely see some action in the team's third exhibition game next week versus the Packers.

Gabe Wright
News
The Raiders claimed Wright off waivers Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.

Wright, who was waived by the Dolphins on Monday, will compete for a rotational role somewhere along the Raiders' defensive line.

James Cowser
News
Cowser has been signed to the Raiders' active roster, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports.

Cowser's signing will add depth to the Raiders' pass-rushing depth.

Shareece Wright
News
Wright injured his hamstring and was removed from Saturday's preseason game against the Rams, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Raiders head coach Jon Gruden described the injury as a tweak. The 31-year-old Wright is had a pair of tackles before exiting the game.

Injury
Hamstring - Questionable for Week 1 vs. L.A. Rams
Erik Harris
News
Harris (finger) participated in Tuesday's practice, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Harris, who had surgery to repair a broken finger, was expected to be back at practice Monday but he took an extra day off and managed to make his timely return Tuesday. Harris is considered to be on the roster bubble, so he will need to have a healthy, productive preseason in the Raiders' secondary.

Ahtyba Rubin
News
Rubin (biceps) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Rubin sustained a season-ending biceps tear during last week's joint practices with the Lions. To replace him on the roster, Oakland claimed fellow defensive lineman Gabe Wright off waivers.

Injury
Biceps - Injured Reserve
Denver Kirkland
News
Kirkland signed his exclusive-rights tender with the Raiders on Monday.

Kirkland was tendered by the Raiders last month and is now set to remain in Oakland for one more season. However, it isn't clear if the versatile lineman will primarily be used at either guard or tackle in 2018.

Johnny Holton
News
Holton is facing an uphill battle for a spot on the 53-man roster in Oakland, Matt Kawahara of The San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Holton suited up for all 16 games last season, catching nine passes for 218 yards and three touchdowns on the year. Despite his speed and deep-threat status, he's struggled with drops and was already near the tail end of the depth chart prior to the offseason acquisition of Jordy Nelson. Look for Holton to battle with Seth Roberts and Ryan Switzer for the depth receiver roles on the Raiders' Week 1 roster.

Karl Joseph
News
Joseph (groin) rejoined his teammates at practice Tuesday, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

It's not a huge surprise that Joseph is back on the field and ready to contribute considering his injury wasn't that serious. After starting 15 games for the Raiders last season, the third-year defensive back is slated to retain a starting safety spot for the club in 2018.

Jordan Simmons
No Updates
Kolton Miller
No Updates
Donald Penn
News
Penn (foot) was removed from the PUP list and participated in Tuesday's practice, Matt Schneidman of The Mercury News reports.

Penn was placed on the PUP at the very start of training camp while recovering from foot surgery, but it appears he is back to full health now given he was immediately back on the practice field.

Obi Melifonwu
News
Melifonwu continues to battle an undisclosed lower-body injury, the Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

While Melifonwu hasn't participated in practice since Aug. 6, the team has been less than forthcoming with the reason behind his absence. When healthy, he's expected to take aim at a 53-man spot after appearing in five games during 2017.

Injury
Undisclosed - Questionable for Week 1 vs. L.A. Rams
Chris Warren
News
Warren rushed for 86 yards on 13 carries in Friday's preseason win over the Lions.

Warren was the game's rushing leader by a wide margin, as DeAndre Washington finished a distant second with 38 yards of his own. Warren, who went undrafted out of the University of Texas, averaged 6.6 yards per carry in his NFL preseason debut as he continues to battle for a roster spot behind Marshawn Lynch, Doug Martin, Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington. According to Pro Football Focus, Warren also averaged an impressive 3.6 yards after contact per attempt during Friday's tilt, Marcus Mosher of USA Today reports.

James Stone
News
The Raiders promoted Stone to the 53-man roster Wednesday, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Stone will take the spot of recently waived linebacker Xavier Woodson-Luster. The fourth-year center will provide depth along the Raiders' offensive line.

Ryan Switzer
News
Switzer caught a seven-yard touchdown pass on his lone target during Friday's preseason win over the Lions.

Switzer, who is looking to carve out a role in the Raiders' offense as a potential gadget-type slot receiver, was on the receiving end of a touchdown throw from backup quarterback Connor Cook on Friday. The former Cowboy has caught the eye of head coach Jon Gruden throughout training camp, so at this point Switzer's roster spot doesn't appear to be in much danger as he also competes for a gig in the return game.

Maurice Hurst
No Updates
Griff Whalen
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Whalen has been working ahead of Ryan Switzer in the slot during training camp, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Head coach John Gruden said Whalen and Switzer were "neck-and-neck" in the competition for the slot, but it looks like Whalen has a legitimate shot at landing a starting role after signing with the team in March. Special teams production will likely play a role in who gets the spot, as both Whalen and Switzer have excelled as return men. Additionally, the Seth Roberts' return from an undisclosed injury adds another element to the competition.

Marquel Lee
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Lee (ankle) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

Lee is ready to return after missing the Raiders' last three games. With Cory James also returning from his own knee injury, the rookie is probably ticketed for a reserve role.

P.J. Hall
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Hall (pectoral) joined the team at practice Wednesday for the first time during training camp, the Raiders' official site reports.

Hall began training camp on the PUP list due to the injury, but the issue was only expected to hold him out for a short period of time. His return Wednesday qualifies on that front, though he was only able to participate in a limited fashion. When healthy, the rookie second-round pick out of Sam Houston State should receive a fair shake at significant playing time as a rookie.

Injury
Pectoral - Questionable for Week 1 vs. L.A. Rams
Tank Carradine
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Carradine signed a contract with the Raiders on Friday, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.

Carradine missed the first half of the 2017 season with a knee injury but recorded 19 tackles (14 solo) and 1.5 sacks in the final eight games of the season with San Francisco. The 29-year-old is likely to serve a rotational role for the Raiders' defensive line unit in 2018.

Isaac Whitney
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Whitney was promoted to the Raiders' active roster Tuesday, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

The undrafted rookie out of USC will make his NFL debut this Sunday against the Giants after spending the preseason with Raiders before being signed to the practice squad prior to Week 1. Don't expect Whitney to see many offensive reps, as he will be the fifth wideout on the depth chart -- but with Michael Crabtree suspended and Amari Cooper (concussion, ankle) not at full strength, Whitney could get an opportunity at some point during the contest.

Kelechi Osemele
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Osemele (wrist/ankle) participated fully in practice Thursday.

Osemele was a limited participant on Wednesday, so signs now point to him being ready for the Raiders' Week 1 matchup with Denver.

Raysean Pringle
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Pringle was waived by the Lions on Monday, Tim Twentyman of the team's official site reports.

Pringle didn't last long in Detroit after signing with the Lions in April. Now in his second season after going undrafted out of Southern Utah last year, he'll become an unrestricted free agent if he passes through waivers unclaimed.

Keon Hatcher
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Hatcher and the Raiders agreed to a reserve/future contract Tusday.

Hatcher, an undrafted free agent out of Arkansas in 2016, signed with the Raiders this past offseason. However, he was ultimately let go prior to the season kicking off. After spending time on their practice squad, the big-play receiving threat will look to impress enough during the offseason and land a role with the team next year.

Tevin Mitchel
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Mitchel inked a reserve/future deal with the Raiders on Tuesday.

Mitchel landed on the Colts' injured reserve during training camp, and was ultimately waived off injured reserve on Oct. 26. Mtichel later found his way to the Raiders' practice squad, and will now look to earn a role with the team for the 2018 season.

Daryl Worley
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Worley (undisclosed) returned to practice Wednesday, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Worley left Monday's practice following a collision in 7-on-7 drills with Rashaan Melvin. The team opted to not disclose the point of injury, but it doesn't appear to have been all that serious considering Worley is already back in action.

Johnny Townsend
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Brandon Parker
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Parker (ankle) returned to practice Monday, Scott Bair of NBCBayArea.com reports.

Parker had been dealing with a minor ankle injury throughout the past couple of weeks, but he appears to be back at full strength during Monday's session. He could see additional reps at right tackle with Breno Giacomini nursing an undisclosed injury.

Amari Cooper
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Cooper will not play in Saturday's exhibition game versus the Rams for rest purposes, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Cooper will get the day off along with several other starters. Head coach Jon Gruden does not want to give too much of their game plan away, as the Raiders will face the Rams once again in Week 1 of the regular season. Look for the Alabama product to see some snaps in next week's preseason game against the Packers.

Arden Key
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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.

Leon Hall
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Hall signed a contract with the Raiders on Thursday, Vic Tafur of The Athletic Bay Area reports.

Hall has played for the Giants and the 49ers the past two years after spending the first nine years of his career with Cincinnati. The 33-year-old cornerback recorded 15 tackles and one pass defensed while playing in nine games in 2017. He'll likely be a depth corner while with Oakland in 2018.

Jylan Ware
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Ware missed multiple practices due to a concussion but has since returned to training camp, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Ware appears to have made a full recovery from his concussion symptoms and is back at practice. He should be a full participant through the rest of preseason barring any setbacks.

Pharaoh Brown
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Brown was promoted to the Raiders' 53-man roster Saturday, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Brown has been on the Raiders' practice squad since falling victim to roster cutdowns in September. The undrafted rookie free agent is unlikely to be an offensive factor and should serve as the team's No. 3 tight end with Clive Walford (concussion, neck) placed on injured reserve.

Cameron Hunt
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Breno Giacomini
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Giacomini has missed much of the early portion of camp due to a knee issue, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Giacomini is in the mix for starts at right tackle this season, but missing a chunk of time during the preseason won't help his case for the job. He missed practice again Monday and there is no indication of when he may return to the gridiron.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for Week 1 vs. L.A. Rams
EJ Manuel
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Manuel completed four of six pass attempts for 46 yards and rushed for five yards on three carries during Friday's preseason win over the Lions.

Manuel was overshadowed by fellow backup Connor Cook, who completed 11 of 19 pass attempts for 141 yards and a score as three of his five drives at the helm led to points. Cook subsequently earned second-team reps in Monday's practice, but Manuel eventually took Cook's place as the latter struggled with errant throws and a muffed snap in the red zone following his impressive performance Friday, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. Manuel and Cook will continue to battle for the primary backup spot behind starter Derek Carr heading into Saturday's preseason game against the Rams, but Manuel has experience on his side.

Bruce Irvin
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Irvin finished his 2017 campaign with 58 tackles, eight sacks, three passes defensed and four forced fumbles in 16 games.

Irvin, who turned 30 years old in November, has notched an impressive 10 total forced fumbles in two seasons with the Raiders. His eight sacks in 2017 were the most in a season for Irvin since his rookie campaign with Seattle in 2012. The outside linebacker has two years remaining on his contract with the Raiders, and the team plans to have one of its leading edge rushers back in 2018.

Treyvon Hester
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Hester (ankle) has been ruled out for Monday's matchup against the Eagles, Eddie Paskal of the Raiders' official site reports.

Hester left last week's loss to the Cowboys after sustaining an ankle injury, and will now miss Monday's game as well. Look for Eddie Vanderdoes to see an increased role on the defensive line as a result of his absence.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for Week 1 vs. L.A. Rams
Jon Feliciano
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Feliciano (concussion) was placed on injured reserve by the Raiders on Friday.

Feliciano sat out Week 14 with a concussion but was able to return in for last Sunday's loss to the Cowboys, only to exit with a recurrence of the head injury.

Injury
Concussion - Questionable for Week 1 vs. L.A. Rams
Martavis Bryant
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Bryant won't take the field Saturday versus the Rams, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Bryant was absent from drills most of the last week due to what was termed "really bad migraines," according to Vic Tafur of The Athletic Bay Area. Although he returned to drills Wednesday, Bryant is among a number of Raiders starts to get the day off Saturday. Expect Bryant to earn his busiest preseason run Friday against the Packers as the Raiders ramp up for the regular season.

Seth Roberts
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Roberts (undisclosed) has retaken the field for practice, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Roberts was absent from Monday's practice after missing Friday's preseason opener, but it appears the reason for his absence was relatively minor. Now back in the fold, Roberts is likely slated for the No. 4 role this season after the Raiders signed veteran Jordy Nelson and traded for Martavis Bryant during the offseason.

Derrick Johnson
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Johnson has agreed to terms on a contract with the Raiders, Michael Silver of the NFL Network reports.

Johnson, 35, parted ways with the Chiefs this offseason after spending 13 years in Kansas City. Although he's getting up there in age, Johnson is a welcome addition to a weak Raiders linebacking corps and should push for a starting job before long. However, it isn't certain that head coach Jon Gruden views the veteran as a three-down player, so IDP expectations should remain tempered for the time being.