|Offense||18th||97.1 (24th)||226.9 (15th)|
|Defense||22nd||108.9 (11th)||241.1 (25th)|
|88||Ateman, Marcell||WR||6-4||220||9/16/1994||R||Oklahoma State|
|83||Baugh, Marcus||TE||6-4||247||12/9/1994||R||Ohio State|
|53||Bowman, NaVorro (FA)||LB||6-0||242||5/28/1988||9||Penn State|
|95||Brown, Fadol||DE||6-4||282||4/15/1993||1||Ole Miss|
|Bryant, Armonty (FA)||DE||6-4||265||5/20/1990||5||East Central (OK)|
|84||Butler, Paul||TE||6-6||255||12/9/1994||R||California (PA)|
|46||Cabinda, Jason||LB||6-1||232||3/17/1996||R||Penn State|
|91||Calhoun, Shilique||LB||6-4||251||3/20/1992||3||Michigan State|
|4||Carr, Derek||QB||6-3||214||3/28/1991||5||Fresno State|
|96||Carradine, Tank||DE||6-4||270||2/18/1990||6||Florida State|
|59||Condo, Jon (FA)||LB||6-3||240||8/26/1981||12||Maryland|
|21||Conley, Gareon||CB||6-0||195||6/29/1995||2||Ohio State|
|87||Cook, Jared||TE||6-5||254||4/7/1987||10||South Carolina|
|18||Cook, Connor||QB||6-4||217||1/29/1993||3||Michigan State|
|47||Cowser, James||DE||6-3||244||9/13/1990||3||Southern Utah|
|97||Edwards, Mario||DE||6-3||280||1/25/1994||4||Florida State|
|78||Ellis, Justin||DT||6-2||334||12/27/1990||5||Louisiana Tech|
|76||Feliciano, Jon||G||6-4||323||2/10/1992||4||Miami (Fla.)|
|7||Hackenberg, Christian (FA)||QB||6-4||228||2/14/1995||3||Penn State|
|92||Hall, P.J.||NT||6-1||310||4/5/1995||R||Sam Houston State|
|32||Hamilton, Antonio||CB||6-0||185||1/24/1993||3||South Carolina State|
|17||Harris, Dwayne||WR||5-11||206||9/16/1987||8||East Carolina|
|25||Harris, Erik||DB||6-3||225||4/2/1990||3||California (PA)|
|61||Hudson, Rodney||C||6-2||300||7/12/1989||8||Florida State|
|51||Irvin, Bruce||LB||6-3||260||11/1/1987||7||West Virginia|
|66||Jackson, Gabe||G||6-3||336||7/12/1991||5||Mississippi State|
|Johnson, Josh (FA)||QB||6-3||219||5/15/1986||7||San Diego|
|42||Joseph, Karl||DB||5-10||205||9/8/1993||3||West Virginia|
|54||Lamur, Emmanuel||LB||6-4||245||6/8/1989||7||Kansas State|
|45||Leavitt, Dallin||DB||5-10||205||8/8/1994||R||Utah State|
|55||Lee, Marquel||LB||6-3||240||10/21/1995||2||Wake Forest|
|26||Luani, Shalom||DB||6-0||205||8/5/1994||2||Washington State|
|3||Manuel, EJ||QB||6-4||237||3/19/1990||6||Florida State|
|28||Martin, Doug||RB||5-9||223||1/13/1989||7||Boise State|
|39||McGill, Keith (FA)||DB||6-3||210||3/9/1989||5||Utah|
|22||Melvin, Rashaan||DB||6-2||196||10/2/1989||6||Northern Illinois|
|50||Morrow, Nicholas||LB||6-0||224||7/10/1995||2||Greenville College|
|82||Nelson, Jordy||WR||6-3||217||5/31/1985||11||Kansas State|
|70||Osemele, Kelechi||T||6-5||330||6/24/1989||7||Iowa State|
|75||Parker, Brandon||T||6-7||309||10/21/1995||R||North Carolina A&T|
|72||Penn, Donald||T||6-4||340||4/27/1983||13||Utah State|
|30||Richard, Jalen||RB||5-8||207||10/15/1993||3||Southern Miss|
|10||Roberts, Seth||WR||6-2||195||2/22/1991||4||West Alabama|
|79||Rubin, Ahtyba||NT||6-2||310||7/25/1986||11||Iowa State|
|92||Rucker, Frostee||DT||6-3||280||9/14/1983||13||Southern California|
|49||Scott, Drew||LS||6-2||235||3/12/1995||R||Kansas State|
|67||Silberman, Ian||T||6-5||305||10/10/1992||2||Boston College|
|65||Simmons, Jordan||G||6-3||339||7/15/1994||1||Southern California|
|21||Smith, Sean (FA)||DB||6-3||220||7/14/1987||10||Utah|
|99||Smith, Aldon (FA)||DE||6-4||265||9/25/1989||6||Missouri|
|41||Smith, Keith||RB||6-0||240||4/8/1992||5||San Jose State|
|15||Switzer, Ryan||WR||5-8||185||11/4/1994||2||North Carolina|
|69||Ware, Jylan||T||6-8||295||10/16/1993||2||Alabama State|
|33||Washington, DeAndre||RB||5-8||204||2/22/1993||3||Texas Tech|
|19||Whitney, Isaac||WR||6-2||204||6/22/1994||1||Southern California|
|58||Wilber, Kyle||LB||6-4||245||4/26/1989||7||Wake Forest|
|36||Worley, Daryl||CB||6-1||205||2/22/1995||3||West Virginia|
|35||Wright, Shareece||DB||5-11||184||4/8/1987||8||Southern California|
Bowman found resurgence in Oakland after being released by the 49ers five weeks into the season in 2017. Despite only playing in 10 games for the silver and black, Bowman tied for the team lead in tackles with 89 (58 solo), to go along with 1.5 sacks and an interception. While contract talks continue between the two sides, it's important to remember the Raiders inked fellow middle linebacker Tahir Whitehead, who is coming off back-to-back 100-plus tackle seasons in Detroit, to a three-year deal earlier in the month.
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.
DePaolo is a vested veteran who isn't subject to the waiver wire. Thus, he's immediately eligible to sign with another team.
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.
Nelson was likely brought back in order to help teach defensive coordinator Paul Guenther's system. The 34-year-old has had stints with the Jaguars and Bengals in his 11-year career, and will now be entering his third season with the Raiders. He figures to provide depth in the secondary to go along with his mentoring role.
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.
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.
Mack didn't take part in OTAs earlier this offseason and that absence is expected to linger into minicamp, as the 27-year-old linebacker continues to hold out for a lucrative contract extension. Following three straight Pro Bowl seasons and 36.5 sacks across the last three seasons, the Raiders will likely do everything they can to get their star defensive leader a new deal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hackenberg was acquired by the Raiders in a trade for a conditional 2019 seventh-round pick with the Jets, but it appears Oakland quickly realized they had no use for the quarterback on their roster. With Hackenberg's release, the Raiders get back the seventh-round pick they originally traded and Hackenberg will be an unrestricted free agent should he clear waivers.
Calhoun hasn't been the player the Raiders thought he was when they selected him in the third round of the 2016 draft, but he's at least been serviceable on special teams while providing Oakland with rotational depth at outside linebacker. The Michigan State product finished the 2017 season with eight tackles while seeing 241 total snaps in nine games.
Athleticism has always been Cook's calling card, dating back to his 4.50 40-yard dash at the 2009 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 reached 600 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 Michael Crabtree at wide receiver.
After losing Quintin Demps to the Bears in free agency, the Texans have been in the market for additional help at strong safety. The wait was long, but after Gilchrist was cleared by doctors last week from last year's season-ending knee injury, it was only a matter of time before he found a landing spot. Granted, signing Gilchrist, a long-time free safety, doesn't exactly shore up the hole with the Texans' 2016 starter at the position, Andre Hal, still in the fold. Having said that, Gilchrist should have an opportunity to surpass 55 tackles for the sixth consecutive campaign.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Alexander missed four games in 2017 with ankle issues and a concussion, and he's set to miss at least the same amount for disciplinary reasons in 2018. Regardless, Oakland drafted Kolton Miller in the first round, and he's expected to take over as the right tackle.
Tavecchio bounced around the NFL for a few seasons prior to finally earning a roster spot with the Raiders in 2017 while Sebastian Janikowski was sidelined with a back injury. Though Tavecchio did a decent job (16-for-21 on field goals), the team brought in undrafted free agent Eddy Pineiro to compete for the job. Early reports are that Pineiro has impressed, meaning that Tavecchio will need to regain some ground in training camp if he wants to earn the job in 2018.
The new contract ensures Lynch will stay with the Raiders in 2018, ending any rumors that the recent signing of Doug Martin might inspire the team to release its other hometown hero. After coming out of retirement, 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. Martin merely appears in line to compete with Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington for backup work.
Harris finally works his way out of the NFC East after spending the first seven years of his career with the Cowboys and Giants. It's unlikely the 30-year-old suddenly becomes an offensive weapon after spending the past two seasons as a return specialist on both punts and kickoffs, but that's not to say there won't be an opportunity for him to carve out some sort of role as a pass catcher given the Raiders' questionable depth behind Amari Cooper and Jordy Nelson.
The specifics of the illness that led to Bryant being cut are unclear. He previously was suspended for violations of the NFL's drug policy, but it's unclear if his most recent release was at all related to continued struggles. He'll look to get back to full health and sign with another club for the 2018 campaign.
Conley was picked in the first round of the 2017 draft, and the Raiders hoped he would help out a needy secondary, but he was only able to suit up in two games due to a lingering shin injury he suffered in June. Oakland's defense ranked 26th against the pass in 2017, so Conley should have a clear path to a starting cornerback job now that he's practicing again.
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.
This is the third time in two months that Smith has run into trouble with the law. On this occasion, Smith, who's required to wear an ankle monitor, allegedly violated a condition of his electronic monitoring while out on bail. He's currently a free agent after being released by the Raiders in early March.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There was some concern Gruden's intensity would irk the 27-year-old quarterback, but that doesn't seem to be the case so far. The bigger concern is the mystery surrounding the identity of Oakland's offense, as Gruden was aggressive in adding wide receivers Jordy Nelson and Martavis Bryant to replace Michael Crabtree, yet also gave significant guaranteed money to a pair of blocking tight ends (Lee Smith, Derek Carrier) and a traditional lead-blocking fullback (Keith Smith). The offseason moves suggest Gruden wants to keep Carr in the range of 500-550 pass attempts while giving Marshawn Lynch more carries (207 last year), but the plan also requires improvement from an Oakland defense that surrendered a 68.1 completion percentage in 2017. For what it's worth, offensive coordinator Greg Olson is known for pass-heavy attacks, including during his previous stint with the Raiders, which featured 599 attempts from Carr as a rookie in 2014.
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.
Rubin played two games with Denver in 2017 before being released and completing the final 10 games with Atlanta. He played in a depth role and made 15 tackles. Rubin will be 32 years old when the season begins, and an already strong defensive front will likely keep him from making much of an impact.
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.
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.
Penn walked through team drills Tuesday while David Sharpe and rookie Kolton Miller filled in with the first unit at full speed. It's good that Penn is getting some work, and he should be nearing full participation.
Melifonwu spent two separate stints on injured reserve in his rookie season, totaling 11 games on the sidelines. Even once the 2017 second-round pick is fully healthy, he'll have a tough time cracking the lineup with Karl Joseph and 2017 Raiders tackle leader Reggie Nelson ahead of him in the depth chart.
Switzer, a 2017 fourth-round pick, hauled in six passes on seven targets for 41 yards last season, and his best contributions came on special teams. The 5-foot-11, 181-pounder had 856 total return yards and took a punt back for a touchdown, so he'll likely take over as Oakland's return specialist in 2018, helping to replace Cordarrelle Patterson (Patriots).
Johnson was always viewed as a long shot to make the Raiders' final roster when he was signed back in March, as the team is fairly secure at the quarterback position with Derek Carr, EJ Manuel and Connor Cook all still on the roster. Johnson has floated around the league since being drafted back in 2008, and he could potentially still find a backup job at some point down the line if a team is in need of depth at the position.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Worley, who the Eagles had acquired from the Panthers in exchange for wideout Torrey Smith back in March, was let go by Philadelphia in the wake of the cornerback's April 15 arrest. The 2016 third-rounder played in 15 games, including 14 starts for the Panthers last season, en route to notching 64 tackles and two interceptions.
Cooper had been sidelined since the first day of OTAs on May 22 because of the hamstring issue, but it appears he has cleared enough hurdles that the team will allow the fourth-year wideout to retake the field. Coming off a career-worst output (48 receptions, 680 receiving yards) during 2017, Cooper hopes to return to the forefront in 2018. If he can stay healthy, there's no reason the wideout -- entering his age-24 season -- shouldn't challenge the 1,000-yard mark in receiving yards for the third time.
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.
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.
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.
Giacomini is set to join his fifth different team in his 11-year career, after logging previous stints with the Packers, Seahawks, Jets and Texans. Last season the veteran started all 16 games at right tackle for the Texans but allowed nine sacks, eight hits and 64 hurries according to Pro Football Focus.
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 provide competition for the No. 2 job, but Manuel should have a leg up as the most experienced hand behind Carr.
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.
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.
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.
It's a somewhat vague notion -- but not surprising, considering Bryant's tumultuous history, which included a disappointing 2017 campaign with the Steelers after missing the 2016 season for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. If Bryant, who missed Thursday's final minicamp workout, breaches those rules again (even if it's not necessarily a failed test), he could face a suspension of one year or longer. The raw talent he's flashed in brief stretches has not outweighed the issues his off-field behavior has carried. Those wanting to use a late-rounds pick on him for fantasy this upcoming season -- already a risky proposition, considering he's at best third on Oakland's pass-catching hierarchy -- will have to wait out yet another period of limbo.
Oakland probably should've released Roberts before March 16, at which point he earned a $2 million roster bonus and his $2.25 million base salary became fully guaranteed. The four-year, $12 million contract he signed last offseason looked like a bit over an overpay even when he was the Raiders' No. 3 receiver. Now relegated to likely No. 4 standing, Roberts doesn't figure to see many targets if he stays in Oakland. With his roster bonus already out of the way, any team that wants to acquire him would only need to pay him the aforementioned $2.25 million base salary this season. The Raiders presumably would settle for a sixth- or seventh-round pick, but there's no guarantee they find an offer.
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.