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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74Alexander, Vadal G6-53253/23/19943LSU
53Bowman, NaVorro (FA) LB6-02425/28/19889Penn State
99Brown, Fadol DE6-42824/15/19931Ole Miss
81Brown, Pharaoh TE6-52465/4/19941Oregon
91Calhoun, Shilique DE6-42513/20/19923Michigan State
4Carr, Derek QB6-32153/28/19915Fresno State
 Carradine, Tank DE6-42702/18/19906Florida State
 Carrier, Derek TE6-42447/25/19906Beloit
59Condo, Jon (FA) LB6-32408/26/198112Maryland
22Conley, 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 DE6-32459/13/19903Southern Utah
 DePaola, Andrew LS6-22307/28/19875Rutgers
 East, Andrew LS6-22209/17/1991RVanderbilt
97Edwards, Mario DE6-32801/25/19944Florida State
78Ellis, Justin DT6-233512/27/19905Louisiana Tech
76Feliciano, Jon G6-43252/10/19924Miami (Fla.)
 Gilchrist, Marcus DB5-1019812/8/19888Clemson
32Hamilton, Antonio CB6-01901/24/19933South Carolina State
41Harris, Erik SAF6-32254/2/19903California (PA)
14Hatcher, Keon WR6-12129/11/19941Arkansas
90Hester, Treyvon DT6-23049/21/19922Toledo
 Hillary, Darius CB5-101834/5/19931Wisconsin
16Holton, Johnny WR6-11908/22/19913Cincinnati
34Hood, Elijah RB5-112304/22/19961North Carolina
61Hudson, Rodney G6-23007/12/19898Florida State
51Irvin, Bruce LB6-325011/1/19877West Virginia
66Jackson, Gabe G6-33357/12/19915Mississippi State
57James, Cory LB6-12305/22/19933Colorado State
11Janikowski, Sebastian (FA) K6-12653/2/197819Florida State
 Johnson, Josh QB6-32195/15/19867San Diego
42Joseph, Karl SAF5-102059/8/19933West Virginia
7King, Marquette P6-019510/26/19887Fort Valley State
79Kirkland, Denver T6-43353/6/19943Arkansas
 Lamur, Emmanuel LB6-42456/8/19897Kansas State
75Latham, Darius DT6-430511/9/19943Indiana
55Lee, Marquel LB6-323510/21/19952Wake Forest
26Luani, Shalom SAF5-112028/5/19942Washington State
24Lynch, Marshawn RB5-112154/22/198611California
52Mack, Khalil LB6-32502/22/19915Buffalo
3Manuel, EJ QB6-42373/19/19906Florida State
 Martin, Doug RB5-92231/13/19897Boise State
23McDonald, Dexter CB6-120011/30/19914Kansas
39McGill, Keith (FA) DB6-32103/9/19895Utah
20Melifonwu, Obi SAF6-42244/5/19942Connecticut
 Melvin, Rashaan DB6-219610/2/19896Northern Illinois
 Mitchel, Tevin CB6-01928/3/19922Arkansas
50Morrow, Nicholas LB6-02167/10/19952Greenville College
27Nelson, Reggie (FA) DB5-112109/21/198312Florida
 Nelson, Jordy WR6-32175/31/198511Kansas State
70Osemele, Kelechi T6-53306/24/19897Iowa State
72Penn, Donald T6-43154/27/198313Utah State
30Richard, Jalen RB5-820510/15/19933Southern Mississippi
 Richardson, Shaquille DB6-01943/21/19921Arizona
10Roberts, Seth WR6-21952/22/19914West Alabama
 Saint Fleur, Joby DE6-425311/11/19921Northwestern Oklahoma State
71Sharpe, David T6-634310/21/19952Florida
43Sheldon, Brady LB6-52302/23/19931Ferris State
68Silberman, Ian T6-530510/10/19922Boston College
65Simmons, Jordan G6-33397/15/19941Southern California
86Smith, Lee TE6-626511/21/19878Marshall
21Smith, Sean (FA) DB6-32207/14/198710Utah
99Smith, Aldon (FA) DE6-42659/25/19896Missouri
 Smith, Keith RB6-02404/8/19925San Jose State
 Soto, Shakir DE6-32902/12/19941Pittsburgh
62Stone, James C6-32914/26/19923Tennessee
2Tavecchio, Giorgio K5-101807/16/19902California
94Vanderdoes, Eddie DT6-330510/13/19942UCLA
 Wadman, Colby P6-1213//RCalifornia-Davis
88Walford, Clive TE6-425010/1/19914Miami (Fla.)
95Ward, Jihad DE6-52955/11/19943Illinois
69Ware, Jylan T6-731710/16/19932Alabama State
33Washington, DeAndre RB5-82052/22/19933Texas Tech
 Whalen, Griff WR5-111903/1/19906Stanford
 Whitehead, Tahir LB6-22414/2/19907Temple
19Whitney, Isaac WR6-22046/22/19941Southern California
 Wilber, Kyle LB6-42454/26/19897Wake Forest
 Wright, Shareece DB5-111844/8/19878Southern California
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Position Listing
NaVorro Bowman
Bowman racked up 127 tackles (80 solo), 1.5 sacks, one interception and one fumble recovery in 15 games this season.

Bowman, who was brought in by the Raiders mid-season, actually tied for the team lead in tackles with 89 despite playing just 10 games in the silver and black. The 29-year-old now has five career 120-plus tackle seasons under his belt, including four with the 49ers. He's slated to become an unrestricted free agent in 2018, but the starting middle linebacker may look to re-sign with Oakland after experiencing such productivity with the team.

Rodney Hudson
Hudson (ankle, illness) is listed as active for Monday's game in Philadelphia.

Hudson enters Monday's game as Pro Football Focus' top-graded center in terms of pass blocking. However, an ankle injury combined with an illness to prevent Hudson from practicing until Saturday this week, making it fair to question whether his effectiveness could be compromised.

Andrew DePaola
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
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.

Reggie Nelson
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).

Jalen Richard
Richard did not log a single carry in Sunday's 30-10 loss to the Chargers, but he caught his lone target for six yards.

Richard was not involved in the Raiders' offensive game plan during their season finale as he logged just six snaps following a Week 16 performance in which he lost a pair of fumbles. The second-year running back earned zero carries in three of the team's last four games, relying on his role as a pass catcher and punt returner to produce any sort of fantasy value. He finishes the 2017 campaign with 56 rushes for 275 yards and one touchdown to go along with 27 receptions (on 36 targets) for 256 yards and a score. Richard outpaced fellow backup DeAndre Washington in total yardage throughout the season, but the latter was more consistently used as the No. 2 option behind starter Marshawn Lynch. Richard will be on the last year of his rookie contract in 2018 before becoming a restricted free agent, while the Raiders' offense could be in line for several changes due to the upcoming change at head coach.

Mario Edwards
Edwards won't return to Sunday's game against the Chargers due to an ankle injury.

Edwards sat out Week 16 due to the ankle issue but was clear of an injury designation ahead of the regular season finale. The 23-year-old will finish the 2017 season having played five of the Raiders' final seven games with only a single tackle in that same stretch.

Ankle - Questionable for the start of training camp
Khalil Mack
Mack, who logged six tackles (five solo) in Sunday's 30-10 loss to the Chargers, finishes up the 2017 season with 78 tackles (61 solo), 10.5 sacks, three passes defensed and one forced fumble in 16 games.

On the heels of his 2016 Defensive Player of the Year award, Mack posted a career-high 78 tackles in 2017 but regressed in terms of sacks and turnovers forced. The edge rusher is slated to be a key member for the Raiders' defense again in 2018, when he'll make a base salary of nearly $14 million before potentially becoming an unrestricted free agent in 2019.

Antonio Hamilton
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
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.

David Sharpe
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.

Jihad Ward
Ward (foot) is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

Ward has only suited up three times this season, playing just 35 defensive snaps and posting no notable stat line. The second-year pro is a depth defensive lineman anyway, so his absence doesn't shake up the Raiders' defense.

Dexter McDonald
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.

Ankle - Questionable for the start of training camp
Shalom Luani
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
General manager Reggie McKenzie recently indicated that Anderdoes (knee) is making "good progress" in his rehabilitation from a torn ACL, Jerry McDonald of the Mercury News reports.

Vanderdoes tore the ACL in his left knee during the regular-season finale and is uncertain to be back on the field in time for the start of the 2018 campaign. Considering he'll also need to get back into game shape once recovered, it's not out of the question for the 2017 third-rounder to begin his second professional season on the Physically Unable to Perform list, which would preclude Vanderdoes from playing in Oakland's first six games.

Knee - ACL - Questionable for the start of training camp
Ian Silberman
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
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
Wilber signed with the Raiders on Saturday.

Wilber did not start for the Cowboys last season but appeared in all 16 regular season contests. Entering his 7th season, Wilber will look to carve out a bigger linebacking role with the Raiders.

Brady Sheldon
No Updates
Shilique Calhoun
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
Cook, who caught three passes on four targets for 35 yards in Sunday's 30-10 loss to the Chargers, wrapped up his 2017 campaign with 54 receptions (on 86 targets) for 688 yards and two touchdowns in 16 games.

Cook was limited earlier in the week with a wrist injury, but the 30-year-old starting tight end was able to suit up for the season finale as he officially appeared in all 16 games in 2017. The Raiders brought Cook in as a free agent this past year with a desire to provide quarterback Derek Carr with an additional red-zone target and an upgrade from Clive Walford at tight end, but Cook produced just two touchdown receptions and posted single-digit targets in the red zone as Oakland's offensive unit struggled as a whole. Cook has now posted just three scores throughout the last three seasons combined, and there's no reason to believe he'll stray from that trend in 2018 if he remains with the Raiders in what will be his second season of a two-year contract. There were a few positives in 2017 for Cook, however, as he led the team in receiving yards with 688 while outpacing starting receivers Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree down the stretch.

Marcus Gilchrist
Gilchrist signed a one-year contract with the Raiders on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Gilchrist is coming off of a 56 tackle season with the Texans in which he added one interception as well. He'll likely be a backup to Karl Joseph and Shalom Luani in 2018.

Connor Cook
Cook (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

The third-string quarterback for the Raiders, Cook dressed for just one game this season with starter Derek Carr and EJ Manuel enjoying relatively sound health. The 24-year-old will likely have to battle for a roster spot in training camp next summer heading into his third NFL season.

Jordy Nelson
Nelson has agreed to terms with the Raiders, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Per NFL.com, the wideout's two-year deal is worth $15 million, including $13 million guaranteed.

To make room for Nelson, the Raiders parted ways with Michael Crabtree on Thursday. Nelson, who turns 33 on May 31, saw his production dip in 2017, as he caught 53 passes for 482 yards and six TDs in 15 games. Much of that decline is directly related to the fact that star QB Aaron Rodgers missed the majority of the season. Nelson will now look to prove that he still has something left to offer at this stage of his NFL career, while building chemistry with QB Derek Carr and starting opposite Amari Cooper. While it's going be difficult for Nelson to approach the stellar numbers that he racked up in his prime for Green Bay in tandem with Rodgers, there should be enough volume for him in Oakland to merit fantasy consideration in the context of coach Jon Gruden's offense.

Tahir Whitehead
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 he keeps up the run of strong play. It's unclear what the exact terms of his contract are at this time.

Doug Martin
The Raiders signed Martin to a contract Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

In his two full 16-game slates, Martin racked up 1,400 rushing yards both times, 743 combined receiving yards and 19 total touchdowns. However, the other four years with the Bucs were rife with injuries, ineffectiveness and suspensions, setting up his release from the team on Feb. 20. With his next destination determined, Martin can focus on a bounce back, but it may be difficult in a backfield populated by Marshawn Lynch, DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard.

Sean Smith
Smith was released by the Raiders on Monday, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

The 30-year-old cornerback has 123 NFL starts to his name, but the Raiders were never going to pay his $8.25 million salary for 2018 after he was benched for part of last season. In addition to his declining play, Smith is expected to plead guilty Tuesday to a felony charge of assault with great bodily injury, and he'll be sentenced to one year in jail with three years of probation, per Nathan Fenno of The Los Angeles Times. Even if the sentence is suspended or shortened, it's safe to assume Smith will face a suspension from the NFL. He may struggle to attract interest as a free agent.

Fadol Brown
No Updates
Vadal Alexander
Alexander (concussion) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

Though he failed to practice this week, the Raiders listed Alexander as doubtful in the event he received clearance from an independent neurologist leading up to the contest. That evidently didn't materialize, so Alexander will end his season in street clothes after sustaining the head injury in the Week 16 loss to the Eagles.

Concussion - Questionable for the start of training camp
Shaquille Richardson
No Updates
Giorgio Tavecchio
Tavecchio was given a contract tender from the Raiders on Monday, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

This move by Oakland was to be expected as Tavecchio is an exclusive rights free agent. The 27-year-old kicker converted 76.2 percent of his kicks in 2017 with the Raiders, and missed one extra point attempt. Tavecchio is expected to keep hold of the kicking duties for next year, although he figures to face some competition leading up to the regular season.

Marshawn Lynch
Lynch agreed to reduce his 2018 salary by $500,000 in exchange for having most of the remaining money guaranteed, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.

The new contract ensures Lynch will stay with the Raiders for 2018, ending any rumors that the recent signing of Doug Martin might inspire the team to release its other hometown hero. The 31-year-old proved last season that he's still a capable lead back, overcoming a slow start to finish with 207 carries for 891 yards (4.3 average) and seven touchdowns in 15 games, including seven straight weeks with more than 60 rushing yards to close out the season. Martin merely figures to compete with Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington for backup work. Lynch finished last season healthy and will celebrate his 32nd birthday in late April.

Shakir Soto
No Updates
Gareon Conley
Raiders head coach Jon Gruden said Wednesday that he expects Conley (shin) to be ready for the team's offseason program, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Conley, a first-round selection in 2017, wasn't available for the Raiders' regular-season opener due to a shin injury he sustained in June and he only appeared in two games thereafter before aggravating the same injury and getting shut down for good. While his rookie season likely didn't go as smoothly as he or the Raiders would have hoped, Conley should nonetheless benefit from having a full offseason unimpeded from any injury rehabilitation.

Gabe Jackson
Jackson (ankle) is officially active for Sunday's game against the Giants.

Jackson was a limited participant in practice this week but will attempt to play against the Giants. Jon Feliciano would likely step in if Jackson is forced to miss any snaps Sunday.

Aldon Smith
Smith (suspension) turned himself into the San Francisco Police Department on Tuesday following an alleged domestic dispute over the weekend, Brendan Weber of NBC Bay Area reports.

In line for reinstatement from the NFL this month, Smith couldn't avoid legal issues and subsequently was released by the Raiders on Monday. As a result of the alleged incident with his fiance, he faces misdemeanor charges of domestic violence, assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury, false imprisonment and vandalism, according to Evan Sernoffsky of the San Francisco Chronicle. The NFL will hold off until the justice system works itself out, but Smith hasn't done himself any favors as it pertains to a return to professional football.

Suspension - Suspended indefinitely
Derek Carrier
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 receptions 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 McGill
McGill (foot) is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Broncos.

McGill made his season debut against the Redskins in Week 3, but he only made one tackle on 27 special teams snaps. Without him, though, the Raiders are seriously thin at the safety position, and rookie seventh-round pick Shalom Luani is the last remaining backup at the position.

Colby Wadman
No Updates
Keith Smith
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.

Darius Latham
The Raiders promoted Latham from their practice squad Wednesday, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Latham was waived by the Raiders earlier in December after appearing in just one game for the team on the season. The team was able to retain the 23-year-old on its practice squad, where Latham apparently performed well enough to warrant the promotion back to the 53-man roster. He'll likely serve in a depth role along the defensive line throughout his stint in Oakland.

Justin Ellis
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
Washington rushed for three yards on two carries and caught two passes on three targets for no gain in Sunday's 30-10 loss to the Chargers.

Washington's four touches resulted in just three total yards as his lack of production continued in Week 17. Washington finishes his 2017 campaign with 57 carries for 153 yards and two touchdowns to go along with 34 catches (on 45 targets) for 197 yards and one score in 15 games. The second-year running back solidified himself as the No. 2 option out of the Raiders' backfield behind Marshawn Lynch, but averaged a dismal 2.7 yards per carry, adding to the team's offensive struggles. Washington's regression came on the heels of a successful rookie season in which he racked up 467 rushing yards on 87 attempts for an average of 5.4 yards per carry. Oakland's offense figures to undergo some changes in 2018 after the firing of head coach Jack Del Rio, while offensive coordinator Todd Downing's job security is less than promising at this point as well. Washington's involvement in the offense may be affected by these amendments, but for now the trio of Lynch, Washington and fellow backup Jalen Richard is under contract through 2018.

Emmanuel Lamur
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
Carr acknowledges that the back injury he suffered in Week 4 of the 2017 campaign was something he had to contend with as the season progressed, CSN's Scott Bair reports. "I had to deal with it," Carr noted. "I had to do certain things to manage it, but I just didn't talk about it. I didn't want it to be an excuse."

After suffering three transverse process fractures in his back on Oct. 1, it was originally estimated that Carr would miss 2-to-4 weeks, but he only ended up sitting out one contest. Though it would be a stretch to say Carr's back issue was the only reason for his statistical regression in 2017, it certainly didn't help his cause. Looking ahead, Carr now has a full offseason to heal up, plus he's excited to work with a new head coach in Jon Gruden. Carr indicated that he wants Gruden to be tough on him, and we suspect his wish will be accommodated by the intense coach, who the signal-caller has known since the two filmed a Gruden QB Camp segment in 2014. It's also worth noting Gruden has a 10-year deal with the Raiders, which effectively ends the team's recent coaching carousel, and we'd expect the team to make some tweaks at the skill positions, possibly at running back, where Marshawn Lynch's 2018 status has yet to be cemented, according to ESPN's Paul Gutierrez.

James Cowser
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.

Sebastian Janikowski
Janikowski's agent said Wednesday that his client is over the back injury that sidelined him in 2017 and intends to play during the upcoming season, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Janikowski's 18-year tenure with the Raiders will officially come to an end March 14, when the soon-to-be 40-year-old hits unrestricted free agency after the organization informed him Wednesday that he wouldn't be retained next season. The 2000 first-round selection had been at risk of losing his roster spot ahead of the 2017 campaign in favor of Giorgio Tavecchio, but Janikowski's back injury allowed the Raiders to stash him on injured reserve and delay parting ways with the franchise scoring leader. With extended time off to recuperate, it sounds like Janikowski is back to full health, but the kicker could face a cool reception in free agency. In addition to his advanced age, Janikowski was below average in terms of accuracy in 2015 and 2016, converting 50 of 61 field-goal tries (82 percent) and missing three extra-point attempts during that span.

Shareece Wright
Wright indicated on his personal Instagram page he is joining the Raiders, Matt Schneidman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Wright totaled 44 tackles, one interception and one forced fumble with the Bills last season. The Raiders are also adding former Colt Rashaan Melvin to their cornerback group, and Wright is likely to battle for snaps behind Melvin in 2018.

Erik Harris
Harris signed a contract with the Raiders on Tuesday.

Harris spent the 2016 season with the Saints, but only notched one tackle in four appearances. He provides the Raiders with extra depth at safety in the wake of second-round rookie Obi Melifonwu (knee) landing on injured reserve.

Denver Kirkland
Kirkland, who was an exclusive-rights free agent, has received a one-year contract tender from the Raiders, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Kirkland would have become an unrestricted free agent had he not been tendered. The 24-year-old lineman spent the entire 2017 season on injured reserve due to a preseason knee injury but there's no concern he's at risk of missing the Raiders' offseason program.

Johnny Holton
Holton hauled in nine passes (on 18 targets) for 218 yards and three touchdowns in 16 games during his 2017 campaign.

Holton showed off his big-play ability as he notched three 40-plus yard receptions and averaged one score per six targets throughout the 2017 season. His fantasy value was severely limited due to a lack of volume, however, as the second-year receiver failed to move above Seth Roberts or Cordarrelle Patterson on the depth chart behind starters Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree. Unfortunately for Holton, he also struggled with ball-security issues and drops, so it could be tough for the 26-year-old to see an increased role in 2018 before becoming a restricted free agent in 2019.

Karl Joseph
Joseph notched 79 tackles (58 solo), one sack, four passes defensed, one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in 15 games during the 2017 regular season.

Joseph, a 2016 first-round selection, played nearly 300 more snaps during his second season in the league after appearing in 12 contests as a rookie. The Raiders' starting strong safety didn't put up any eye-catching numbers in 2017, but likely stabilized his role in the secondary with two years remaining on his rookie contract. A minor hamstring injury during Week 17's loss to the Chargers ended Joseph's campaign a bit early, but the issue shouldn't linger into the offseason.

Jordan Simmons
No Updates
Donald Penn
Penn (foot) recently had his cast removed and is now sporting a walking boot and scooter, Dan Hellie of the NFL Network reports.

Penn is on the mend from an unspecified foot injury that required surgery in December. It isn't clear if he'll be healthy in time for the start of offseason workouts in late April.

Foot - Questionable for the start of training camp
Obi Melifonwu
Melifonwu was ruled out for Sunday night's game against the Cowboys with a hip injury, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.

Melifonwu didn't participate in practice this week, so his absence doesn't come as a surprise. The rookie safety has appeared in just five games this season, logging seven tackles.

Hip - Questionable for the start of training camp
Cory James
James (knee) is listed an inactive for Sunday's game against the Giants.

James was never more than a limited participant in practice this week and will sit out for the first time since Week 7. Nicholas Morrow is a likely replacement at weak-side linebacker for the Raiders on Sunday.

Knee - Meniscus - Questionable for the start of training camp
James Stone
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.

Josh Johnson
Johnson signed with the Raiders on Monday, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

A 2008 fifth-round pick, Johnson has bounced around the league as a third-string quarterback for most of his career, last attempting a pass in a regular-season game in 2011. He lost out to Geno Smith in a battle for the Giants' No. 2 job last preseason, and then caught on with the Texans for part of November and December. Johnson may get the chance to compete with 2016 fourth-round pick Connor Cook for the backjob in Oakland, though the team also figures to add another veteran and/or draft pick. Johnson is an Oakland native and a cousin of Marshawn Lynch.

Griff Whalen
Whalen signed with the Raiders on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Whalen figures to provide the Raiders with some added depth at the receiver position. He'll likely also challenge for a kick returning spot, but that's more speculation than anything else at the moment. Whalen appeared in just two games for the Ravens in 2017.

Marquel Lee
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.

Elijah Hood
Hood signed a reserve/future deal with the Raiders on Tuesday.

The Raiders took Hood in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft, but ultimately waived him prior to the season commencing. He reverted the team's practice squad before being promoted to the active roster in Week 8. He was subsequently waived and spent the remainder of the year back with the practice unit. He will now look to earn a spot on the 53-man roster for the 2018 season.

Tank Carradine
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 in the Raiders defensive line unit in 2018.

Isaac Whitney
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.

Jon Condo
Condo posted Wednesday on his personal Twitter account that the Raiders informed him he won't be re-signed this offseason.

Condo has been with Oakland since 2005 and has played in every game for the silver and black in 10 of the last 11 seasons. Should he opt to continue his NFL career, Condo will likely have a handful of suitors to choose from.

Kelechi Osemele
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.

Keon Hatcher
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
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.

Marquette King
No Updates
Amari Cooper
Raiders head coach Jon Gruden said Wednesday that Cooper will be "the focal point" of the team's offense in 2018, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. "He has tremendous quickness. He's smart, versatile and he's a gamer," Gruden said of Cooper. "He likes the bright lights, and he'll be the headliner in our offense."

During his first three NFL seasons, Cooper and Michael Crabtree have largely acted as co-No. 1 receivers with both players tallying similar statistics, but Gruden suggested the target share could tilt much more favorably in Cooper's direction during the upcoming campaign. While the Raiders plan to retain Crabtree in 2018, he'll turn 31 in September and is bound for free agency next spring, so the Raiders have plenty incentive to ensure that Cooper is up for handling heavier volume in the passing game. The prospect of increased targets -- even if starting quarterback Derek Carr fails to show much progression under Gruden's tutelage -- makes Cooper an appealing commodity coming off a disappointing season in which he supplied 48 catches for 680 yards and seven touchdowns in 14 games.

Andrew East
No Updates
Clive Walford
Walford (concussion, neck) was placed on injured reserve by the Raiders on Saturday, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Walford had yet to practice since sustaining the concussion in Week 14, so this move isn't overly surprising as the regular season draws to a close. Pharaoh Brown has joined the 53-man roster from the practice squad and should serve as the Raiders' No. 3 tight end.

Concussion - Questionable for the start of training camp
Jylan Ware
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
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.

Darius Hillary
Hillary (knee) was waived by the Browns on Saturday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Hillary was called up by the Browns during their Week 9 bye. He failed to actually suit up for any contest until last week's loss against the Packers, and was apparently dealing with a knee injury this week. The 24-year-old will presumably clear waivers and either revert to the practice squad or look for a new destination.

EJ Manuel
The Raiders re-signed Manuel on Thursday.

After an injury-plagued four seasons with the Bills, Manuel arrived in Oakland last offseason to serve as Derek Carr's backup. Forced into action in Weeks 4 and 5 when Carr was sidelined due to transverse process fractures in his back, Manuel competed 24 of 43 passes for 265 yards, one touchdown and one interception. The presences of holdover Connor Cook and offseason addition Josh Jackson provides competition for the No. 2 job, but Manuel should have a leg up as the most experienced hand behind Carr.

Joby Saint Fleur
No Updates
Bruce Irvin
Irvin sent out a tweet Saturday suggesting that he won't be asked to drop into coverage under new Raiders defensive coordinator Paul Guenther.

Irvin has spent much of his career in a hybrid end/linebacker role that allows him to rush the quarterback on most passing downs but also calls for some snaps in coverage. It helps explain why he's landed between 5.5 and 8.0 sacks in five of his six NFL seasons, as he typically doesn't get as many opportunities as other top pass rushers. Irvin is pleased with the new defensive scheme, perhaps eyeing the first double-digit sack season of his career. He did find ways to make up for the modest sack totals his first two seasons in Oakland, piling up 115 tackles and 10 forced fumbles in 32 games.

Treyvon Hester
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.

Ankle - Questionable for the start of training camp
Jon Feliciano
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.

Concussion - Questionable for the start of training camp
Seth Roberts
Robert remained on Oakland's roster through Friday, at which point his $2 million roster bonus and $2.25 million base salary for 2018 became fully guaranteed, Michael Gehlken of The Las Vegas Journal-Review reports.

Signed to a two-year extension last offseason, Roberts caught 43 of 65 targets for 455 yards (7.0 per target) and one touchdown in 15 games in 2017. The Raiders seemingly intend to give him another shot at the No. 3 receiver role under new head coach Jon Gruden, though the 27-year-old wideout could face competition from Cordarrelle Patterson and/or a draft pick. The Raiders probably would've released Roberts on Friday if they intended to sign a veteran for the No. 3 job.

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