Oakland Raiders

Stadium: O.co Coliseum | Coach: Jack Del Rio
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense6th120.1 (6th)253.2 (13th)
Defense26th117.6 (23rd)257.5 (24th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
58Adams, Tyrell LB6-22304/11/19922West Georgia
74Alexander, Vadal T6-53263/23/19942LSU
29Amerson, David CB6-120512/8/19915NC State
60Are, Kareem G6-63253/14/1994RFlorida State
45Atkinson, George RB6-122011/29/19922Notre Dame
96Autry, Denico DE6-52707/15/19904Mississippi State
93Bean, Jimmy DE6-525011/8/19931Oklahoma State
31Borders, Breon DB6-01897/22/1995RDuke
92Boyette, Paul DT6-131012/16/1993RTexas
80Brent, K.J. WR6-32008/6/19931Wake Forest
64Briggs, Chauncey T6-63017/8/1994RSouthern Methodist
99Brown, Fadol DE6-42824/15/1993ROle Miss
81Brown, Pharaoh TE6-52465/4/1994ROregon
91Calhoun, Shilique LB6-42513/20/19922Michigan State
4Carr, Derek QB6-32153/28/19914Fresno State
38Carrie, T.J. SS6-02057/28/19904Ohio
37Cioffi, Anthony DB6-02058/26/1994RRutgers
59Condo, Jon LS6-32408/26/198111Maryland
22Conley, Gareon CB6-01956/29/1995ROhio State
87Cook, Jared TE6-52544/7/19879South Carolina
18Cook, Connor QB6-42151/29/19932Michigan State
89Cooper, Amari WR6-12106/17/19943Alabama
47Cowser, James DE6-32459/13/19902Southern Utah
15Crabtree, Michael WR6-12159/14/19879Texas Tech
43Crockett, John RB6-02152/16/19922North Dakota State
40Durden, Kenneth DB6-11805/16/19921Youngstown State
44East, Andrew LS6-22209/17/19911Vanderbilt
97Edwards, Mario DE6-32801/25/19943Florida State
78Ellis, Justin DT6-233512/27/19904Louisiana Tech
75Enemkpali, IK LB6-12617/3/19914Louisiana Tech
76Feliciano, Jon G6-43252/10/19923Miami (Fla.)
32Hamilton, Antonio DB6-01901/24/19932South Carolina State
48Harris, Najee LB6-12203/9/1994RWagner
14Hatcher, Keon WR6-12129/11/1994RArkansas
50Heeney, Ben MLB6-02305/13/19923Kansas
83Helfet, Cooper TE6-32396/2/19895Duke
90Hester, Treyvon DT6-23049/21/1992RToledo
82Holmes, Gabe TE6-52553/29/19913Purdue
16Holton, Johnny WR6-11908/22/19902Cincinnati
34Hood, Elijah RB5-112304/22/1996RNorth Carolina
61Hudson, Rodney C6-23007/12/19897Florida State
36Humes, Chris DB6-02017/31/1994RArkansas State
51Irvin, Bruce OLB6-325011/1/19876West Virginia
66Jackson, Gabe G6-33357/12/19914Mississippi State
98Jackson, Branden DE6-427011/11/19921Texas Tech
57James, Cory MLB6-12305/22/19932Colorado State
11Janikowski, Sebastian K6-12653/2/197818Florida State
25Jefferson, Rickey DB5-1120812/28/1994RLSU
53Jenkins, Jelani LB6-02403/13/19925Florida
59Johnson, Rufus DE6-52808/28/19902Tarleton State
42Joseph, Karl SS5-102059/8/19932West Virginia
7King, Marquette P6-019510/26/19886Fort Valley State
79Kirkland, Denver G6-43353/6/19942Arkansas
75Latham, Darius DT6-430511/9/19942Indiana
55Lee, Marquel LB6-323510/21/1995RWake Forest
46Lewis, LaTroy LB6-325411/9/1993RTennessee
26Luani, Shalom SAF6-02028/5/1994RWashington State
24Lynch, Marshawn RB5-112154/22/198610California
52Mack, Khalil DE6-32502/22/19914Buffalo
3Manuel, EJ QB6-42373/19/19905Florida State
23McDonald, Dexter CB6-120011/30/19913Kansas
39McGill, Keith SS6-32103/9/19894Utah
28McWilson, Marcus DB6-01988/9/1994RKentucky
20Melifonwu, Obi SAF6-42444/5/1994RConnecticut
19Mickens, Jaydon WR5-101754/21/19941Washington
35Morrow, Nicholas LB6-02167/10/1995RGreenville College
27Nelson, Reggie FS5-112109/21/198311Florida
73Newhouse, Marshall G6-43309/29/19888TCU
85O'Malley, Ryan TE6-62607/24/19932Pennsylvania
49Olawale, Jamize FB6-12404/17/19895North Texas
67Omoile, Oni G6-23106/24/19931Iowa State
70Osemele, Kelechi G6-53306/24/19896Iowa State
84Patterson, Cordarrelle WR6-22203/17/19915Tennessee
30Richard, Jalen RB5-820510/15/19932Southern Mississippi
10Roberts, Seth WR6-21952/22/19913West Alabama
71Sharpe, David T6-634310/21/1995RFlorida
41Sheldon, Brady LB6-52302/23/1993RFerris State
68Silberman, Ian T6-530510/10/19922Boston College
65Simmons, Jordan G6-33397/15/1994RSouthern California
86Smith, Lee TE6-626511/21/19877Marshall
21Smith, Sean CB6-32207/14/19879Utah
2Tavecchio, Giorgio K5-101807/16/19901California
94Vanderdoes, Eddie DT6-330510/13/1994RUCLA
88Walford, Clive TE6-425010/1/19913Miami (Fla.)
95Ward, Jihad DE6-52953/11/19942Illinois
69Ware, Jylan T6-731710/16/1993RAlabama State
33Washington, DeAndre RB5-82042/22/19932Texas Tech
9Whitney, Isaac WR6-22046/22/1994RSouthern California
56Woodson-Luster, Xavier LB6-12198/6/1995RArkansas State
8Zamora, Ishmael WR6-322411/26/1995RBaylor
Suspended Players
99Smith, Aldon OLB6-42659/25/19896Missouri
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Oakland6-4324.76-3284.425.02139
 
 
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Position Listing
Rodney Hudson
No Updates
Jaydon Mickens
No Updates
Lee Smith
News
Smith (ankle) expects to be healthy in time for the Raiders' offseason program, Jimmy Durkin of The Mercury News reports.

Smith suffered a season-ending ankle injury in Week 4 and was later placed on injured reserve. He is arguably the Raiders' best blocking tight end and provides a boost to the running game when healthy. On the other hand, Smith amassed only six catches in four games before being injured, a sign that he is not a fantasy producer in Oakland's high-powered offense.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for Week 1 at Tennessee
Chris Humes
No Updates
Reggie Nelson
News
Nelson racked up five tackles (five solo) during Saturday's wild-card loss to the Texans.

Nelson hadn't reached the five-tackle mark in the Raiders' previous four contests, but he was able to due so in Oakland's first and only game of the playoffs.

Jalen Richard
News
Richard had five carries for seven yards in Saturday's preseason opener against Arizona.

DeAndre Washington started in place of Marshawn Lynch and took the first carry, but he then split work with Richard throughout the rest of the first half. Washington reportedly has been getting more second-team reps during training camp, and his Saturday performance (five carries for 16 yards) was at least better than Richard's on paper. The two second-year backs likely would split work in the event of a Lynch injury, and it's possible they'll share backup snaps while Lynch is healthy. That being said, Washington seems to have an early edge in the competition for the No. 2 spot on the depth chart.

Mario Edwards
News
Edwards (undisclosed) was removed from the Non-Football Injury list and participated in the Raiders' practice Thursday.

Edwards makes his training camp debut Thursday as he comes off a disappointing 2016 campaign in which he played just two games due to a nagging hip injury. His availability boosts the Raiders' pass rush alongside Khalil Mack (back) and Bruce Irvin, while Edwards figures to start at defensive end barring any setbacks.

Khalil Mack
News
Mack (undisclosed) returned to practice Tuesday, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Mack was sidelined all of last week with an undisclosed injury and did not play in last Saturday's preseason opener, though he did suit up for the contest. The Raiders likely wouldn't have let their defensive pillar participate in practice if he was at risk of further harm, so it can safely be assumed that Mack's in the clear moving forward.

Antonio Hamilton
No Updates
Nicholas Morrow
No Updates
David Sharpe
News
Sharpe was seen wearing a walking boot following Thursday's practice and subsequently watched Friday's from the sideline, Scott Bair of NBCSportsBayArea.com reports.

Sharpe is reportedly "banged up," so the Raiders are presumably giving him a little time to heal up. The fourth-round pick projects to provide depth behind Donald Penn and Austin Howard this season.

Injury
Lower Leg - Questionable for Week 1 at Tennessee
Jihad Ward
News
Ward (foot) is moving well on the side and is expected to be back at practice next week, Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Ward is still on the PUP list, but after reports early in the week said he was close to returning, it appears as though he's now set to return sometime next week barring any setbacks. Once removed, he'll begin competing for backup reps on the defensive line.

Injury
Foot - Physically Unable to Perform
IK Enemkpali
News
Enemkpali signed a one-year deal with the Raiders on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Enemkpali hasn't played a snap since the 2015 season, as a torn ACL knocked him out for all of last season. This means he'll have to prove he still has what it takes to be a linebacker in the league, and Enemkpali was likely just brought in for extra competition with the chance to win special teams snaps.

Dexter McDonald
No Updates
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 is out with a minor knee injury Tuesday, Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Despite missing much of the offseason program while finishing his final term at UCLA, Vanderdoes has been very impressive this summer and is already listed as a starter on the Raiders' first unofficial depth chart of the year, according to Eddie Paskal of the team's official site. While it doesn't sound like this knee injury is much of a concern, it isn't clear if he'll be healthy in time for Oakland's preseason opener Saturday in Arizona.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for Week 1 at Tennessee
Ian Silberman
No Updates
LaTroy Lewis
No Updates
Breon Borders
No Updates
David Amerson
News
Amerson recorded two tackles (one solo) during Saturday's wild-card loss to the Texans.

Amerson notched just five total tackles and zero passes defensed throughout the Raiders' past three games, so he'll enter the offseason with little positive momentum.

Brady Sheldon
No Updates
Shilique Calhoun
News
Calhoun is about 20 pounds heavier than he was at the end of 2016, Eddie Paskal of the Raiders' official site reports.

After rehabbing the knee injury that caused him to finish his rookie season on injured reserve, Calhoun -- who checked in at 251 pounds at the 2016 NFL Combine -- looks to have taken full advantage of the Raiders' offseason workout program and likely weighs around 270 pounds at this juncture. It'll be interesting to see if the added weight will aid him in his competition with Jelani Jenkins to secure the starting outside linebacker gig opposite Bruce Irvin, but in any event the second-year Michigan State product at least appears in line for a significant role within the Raiders' linebacking corps this season and should have a great chance to improve upon his nine total tackles from 2016.

Jared Cook
News
Cook is anticipated to benefit the Raiders by creating matchup problems that lead to more single-coverage opportunities, the team's official site reports.

Cook inked a two-year deal with Oakland after coming on strong toward the end of his lone season in Green Bay in 2016. His size and speed combination was particularly impactful during the Packers' playoff run, as evidenced by his 18 receptions for 229 yards and two touchdowns in three postseason tilts. With the Raiders, Cook figures to give quarterback Derek Carr the best tight-end target of his young career, and his ability to stretch defenses vertically should help wideouts Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree see more one-on-one looks.

George Atkinson
News
Atkinson was claimed off waivers by the Raiders on Saturday, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

After being waived by the Browns earlier in the week, Atkinson will return to Oakland, where he started his career in 2014. Atkinson will have a tough hill to climb in terms of breaking camp with the team, but he was very close to landing on Oakland's 53-man roster last season. He'll likely have to be a standout special teamer in order to remain with the club.

Kareem Are
No Updates
Tyrell Adams
News
Adams has been signed by the Raiders, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports.

Adams' signing comes as the Oakland is dealing with injuries to linebackers Perry Riley and Shilique Calhoun. He will provide depth for the Raiders along their front seven.

Najee Harris
No Updates
Paul Boyette
No Updates
Connor Cook
News
Cook completed 18-of-45 passes for 161 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions and was sacked three times in Oakland's 27-14 loss to Houston in their AFC wild-round playoff game Saturday.

Cook was in a tough spot, making his first career NFL start against the league's top-ranked defense, which led to predictable results. Oakland had just 203 yards of total offense and failed on 14 of 16 third-down attempts. The rookie was able to string together one good drive, but he missed targets all day and was hurt by some drops. The Raiders offense, so productive all season with Derek Carr steering, scored just 20 points in two games without him.

Gabe Holmes
News
Holmes (ankle) has returned to full health, NBC Sports Bay Area's Scott Bair reports.

Holmes missed the entire 2016 season after suffering a severe high-ankle sprain in training camp. Although he's now recovered from the injury, Holmes looks set to enter the 2017 campaign buried on the depth chart under tight ends Jared Cook, Clive Walford, and Lee Smith.

K.J. Brent
No Updates
Sean Smith
News
Smith has recovered from offseason shoulder surgery, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Smith tore his labrum last October when diving for a pass in a game against the Buccaneers and underwent corrective surgery in January. Now healthy, Smith should open training camp without limitations.

T.J. Carrie
News
The Raiders have listed WR Denarius Moore, WR Vincent Brown, CB Chimdi Chekwa, CB T.J. Carrie, G Tony Bergstrom, T Menelik Watson and DT Stacy McGee as inactive Week 17 against the Broncos.

Brown, Chekwa and Moore had all been ruled out prior to Sunday. Both Carrie and Watson entered the contest listed as questionable. Carrie is dealing with an ankle injury. Watson has foot and ankle issues. Bergstrom and McGee are healthy scratches. 

Fadol Brown
No Updates
Kenneth Durden
No Updates
Vadal Alexander
No Updates
Michael Crabtree
News
The Raiders added WR Cordarrelle Patterson, RB Marshawn Lynch and TE Jared Cook to their offensive core of Crabtree, Amari Cooper and Derek Carr, Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

None of the new additions poses a major threat to Crabtree's starting job or snap count, but with Carr surrounded by a better mix of talent, the 29-year-old wideout will have a hard time matching his target totals of 146 and 145 from his first two seasons in Oakland. There's also a reasonable chance Cooper finally surpasses Crabtree as the team leader in targets, after logging 130 and 132 in his first two NFL seasons. The upside is that defenses may pay less attention to Crabtree, which could allow for improvement on his unimpressive mark of 6.6 yards per target since joining the Raiders. He also figures to stay heavily involved in the red zone, where he tied for fourth in the league with 21 targets last season, after drawing a modest total of 13 the previous year.

Marcus McWilson
No Updates
Giorgio Tavecchio
News
Tavecchio signed a contract with the Raiders on Wednesday.

Tavecchio has spent time with the Packers, Lions and Raiders since 2013, but he's never made an active roster. The signing makes the current offseason the fourth straight that Tavecchio has spent with Oakland. He'll provide competition for Sebastian Janikowski, who will again be the frontrunner for the team's placekicking job.

Marshawn Lynch
News
Lynch has made a great impression on his teammates through training camp thus far, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Lynch's practice habits drew some ire during his final couple seasons with the Seahawks, but the tailback has not missed a single session since joining his hometown Raiders. Along with providing a strong locker-room presence, Lynch's performance on the field has reminded teammates of his Pro Bowl-caliber talent. The 31-year-old reportedly drew the attention of onlookers with a burst of speed following a reception in Sunday's practice, heightening the excitement surrounding his introduction to an already-potent Oakland offense.

John Crockett
News
Crockett (shoulder) signed with the Raiders on Friday.

Crockett joins Oakland after spending his first two years with the Packers. Although the undrafted tailback rushed nine times for 21 yards as a rookie, he spent the entirety of last season on Green Bay's injured/reserve list. The former North Dakota State standout will now hope to latch on with the Raiders by impressing during training camp.

Injury
Shoulder - Questionable for Week 1 at Tennessee
Ishmael Zamora
No Updates
Gareon Conley
News
Conley is dealing with a shin injury, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Though GM Reggie McKenzie said in July that Conley was only dealing with "shin splints," the injury is evidently more than just that. However, the exact nature still isn't clear and it remains anyone's guess when Conley will be healthy enough to come off the PUP list.

Injury
Shin - Physically Unable to Perform
Gabe Jackson
News
Jackson signed a five-year, $56 million extension with the Raiders on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Jackson has been a consistent force along the offensive line for Oakland since being drafted by the team in 2014. He's started in 44 games for the team over his three seasons, including all 16 games each of the past two seasons. His extension will keep him under contract with the team through the 2022 season.

Aldon Smith
News
Smith (suspension) will be reinstated in March barring any further issues with substance abuse, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

Smith remains subject to the league's drug program, but will be reinstated given he stays on the right path throughout the coming months. He'll certainly add another pass-rushing presence for the Raiders' defense, while defensive end Khalil Mack was recently named 2016's defensive player of the year.

Injury
Suspension - Suspended indefinitely
Jamize Olawale
News
Olawale gained six yards on one carry during Saturday's wild-card loss to the Texans.

Olawale was given a rushing attempt for the first time in the Raiders' last seven games, while Latavius Murray, Jalen Richard, and DeAndre Washington continued to lead the way out of the backfield.

Keith McGill
News
McGill (foot) suffered a Jones fracture Saturday and will require surgery, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

McGill may not be out the entire season, but he should miss a signficant amount of time. His absence is a blow to the Raiders' special teams unit, not to mention their depth in the secondary.

Injury
Foot - Out for Week 1 at Tennessee
Chauncey Briggs
No Updates
Darius Latham
News
Latham (ankle) is active for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

Latham was limited in practice this week, but will be good to go after missing the Raiders' last two games. He will provide depth along Oakland's defensive line.

Justin Ellis
News
Ellis made three tackles (three solo) in his season debut Sunday against the Saints.

Ellis was presented with many opportunities to stop the Saints' rushing attack, as they ran the ball just 22 times throughout the entire game. He should have a bigger role Week 2 against running back Devonta Freeman and the Falcons.

DeAndre Washington
News
Washington had five carries for 16 yards in Saturday's preseason opener against Arizona.

With Marshawn Lynch held out, Washington started and got the first carry, but he then split work with Jalen Richard -- who had five carries for seven yards -- throughout the rest of the first half. Washington and Richard are battling for the No. 2 spot, though there's a good chance they end up splitting the backup work, just as they did last season behind Latavius Murray. Washington seems to have the slight edge in handcuff value at this stage.

Derek Carr
News
Carr (leg) practiced with his teammates Saturday for the first time since breaking his fibula in Week 16 last year, Kyle Martin of the Raiders' official site reports.

Carr talked to reporters about being back in the huddle with his teammates and his familiarity with Oakland offensive coordinator Todd Downing. That stability on offense, along with a better supporting cast in 2017, should enhance last season's seventh-ranked scoring and passing offense.

Oni Omoile
No Updates
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.

Sebastian Janikowski
News
Janikowski didn't attempt a field goal and converted two of two PATs during the Raiders' 27-14 postseason loss to the Texans on Saturday.

Perfectly coinciding with Derek Carr's (broken leg) absence, Janikowski didn't attempt a field goal in any of the Raiders' last three games as the offense simply couldn't move the ball on a consistent basis. Despite this sudden dropoff in usage, Janikowski still finished the 2016 campaign with the 10th-most field goals in the league and could make for an attractive fantasy option on an up-and-coming Oakland squad in 2017.

Denver Kirkland
News
Kirkland could be in for a long absence due to his leg injury, Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

The specifics on Kirklands' injury are unclear, but head coach Jack Del Rio acknowledged that the offensive lineman could be out a while. One of the top backups in Oakland, Kirkland's injury reduces the team's depth along the line. Chauncey Briggs figures to see extra reps as long as Briggs is sidelined.

Injury
Leg - Questionable for Week 1 at Tennessee
Jelani Jenkins
News
Jenkins signed a contract with the Raiders on Monday, Scott Bair of CSN California reports.

Jenkins had just 29 tackles and one pass defensed with the Dolphins in 2016 while also missing seven games due to a knee injury. When healthy, he's a starting caliber linebacker, and he's expected to compete with Tyrell Adams for the Raiders starting weakside linebacker position in 2017.

Johnny Holton
News
Holton was unable to catch his only target in Sunday's regular season finale against the Broncos.

Holton was also handed a rushing attempt, but he failed to gain a single yard. He finishes the 2016 regular season with just two receptions on three targets for 34 yards in 15 games. He also rushed for 43 yards on six carries to go along with a lost fumble. It was a bit of an uneventful rookie season for Holton, but he has two years left on his contract with the Raiders so he'll look to prove his worth down the road.

Karl Joseph
News
Joseph (toe) is active for Saturday's game in Houston.

The Raiders didn't have the services of their 2016 first-rounder for the final four outings of the regular season due to an injured left big toe. After turning in limited showings in practice this week, Joseph will return for the first time since Week 13 as the starting strong safety, from which he racked up 60 tackles (44 solo), one interception, and one fumble recovery prior to the recent respite.

Jordan Simmons
No Updates
Cooper Helfet
News
Helfet (undisclosed) was placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list Tuesday, Jimmy Durkin of the Mercury News reports.

Helfet needed surgery after breaking his foot in the first week of the 2016 preseason, when he was waived/injured by the Seahawks. His last NFL action came in 2015, when he played 14 games and caught 13 balls on 22 targets for 130 yards and zero touchdowns. The timeline for Helfet's return is murky due to the lack of transparency on the nature of the injury. With tight end Jared Cook ahead of Helfet in the depth chart and receivers like Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree on the field as well, don't expect quarterback Derek Carr to give Helfet much attention when he's healthy.

Injury
Undisclosed - Out for Week 1 at Tennessee
Obi Melifonwu
News
Melifonwu (undiscolsed) return to practice Tuesday, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.

Melifonwu had been sidelined for just over a week. Though he only light work, it was a positive sign for the second-round pick. He'll look to return to practice in full soon and play in the team's next preseason game, Saturday against the Rams.

Cory James
News
James (shoulder) is active for Thursday's Week 14 matchup with Kansas City.

James was limited in practice all week but isn't expected to be limited on Thursday. He'll start at linebacker alongside Bruce Irvin and Malcolm Smith once again.

Denico Autry
News
Autry, a restricted free agent, signed his contract tender with the Raiders on Monday, Matt Kawahara of The Sacramento Bee reports.

Autry played significant snaps for the Raiders in 2016 and racked up 2.5 sacks in the process. However, he could be in store for a major decrease in playing time if Mario Edwards is able to stay healthy this upcoming season.

Marquel Lee
News
Lee has earned first-team reps in practice for three consecutive days after being promoted during the Raiders' training camp debut Saturday, Scott Bair of CSNBayArea.com reports.

Lee, who's a 2017 fifth-round draft pick out of Wake Forest, spent much of his time with the second unit during the offseason program. Oakland's extremely inexperienced inside linebacker corps will allow for Lee to compete for a starting job, however, and so far he appears to have a jump on the competition. If the Raiders elect not to bring in a veteran free agent at the position, Lee has a shot at starting Week 1, barring any setbacks.

Rickey Jefferson
No Updates
Elijah Hood
No Updates
Branden Jackson
No Updates
Ben Heeney
News
Heeney (undisclosed) was placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list Tuesday, Jimmy Durkin of the Mercury News reports.

Heeney spent 12 games on injured reserve last season due to a torn ligament in his ankle. In the four games he did play, he recorded 15 tackles. When he is healthy again, he should be the favorite to win the middle linebacker job in Oakland with only Cory James and 2017 fifth-round pick Marquel Lee to compete with. Keep an eye out for the talented linebacker's recovery as he heads into his third season.

Injury
Undisclosed - Out for Week 1 at Tennessee
Isaac Whitney
No Updates
Jon Condo
No Updates
Rufus Johnson
News
Johnson agreed to a deal with the Raiders on Friday, Jimmy Durkin of the Bay Area News reports.

Johnson last took the field during the regular season with the Patriots for one game in 2015 and was most recently waived by the Redskins in May. The 26-year-old figures to be a long shot for the final roster, but he'll compete for a spot providing depth at linebacker.

Kelechi Osemele
Injury
Hand - Questionable for Week 1 at Tennessee
No Updates
Marshall Newhouse
No Updates
Keon Hatcher
No Updates
Ryan O'Malley
News
O'Malley was waived by the Raiders on Saturday, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports.

O'Malley was seeing limited action behind Clive Walford and Mychal Rivera before being released.

Marquette King
No Updates
Amari Cooper
News
Cooper (leg) returned to practice Tuesday, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

After missing six straight practices, Cooper was back on the field Tuesday, and while the Raiders' starting wideout sported a compression sleeve over his left leg, Gehlken encouragingly relayed that in his return "Amari Cooper look(ed) like Amari Cooper." On the heels of a 2016 season in which he caught 83 passes (on 132 targets) for 1,153 yards and five touchdowns, Cooper's return on investment this season, given his current lofty ADP, hinges on his ability to find the end zone more often, a plausible outcome tied to QB Derek Carr's continued development.

Andrew East
No Updates
Clive Walford
News
Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie suggested Walford never fully recovered from the knee injury he suffered in an ATV accident last offseason, Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

A 2015 third-round selection, Walford didn't develop as expected in his second professional season, catching only 33 passes for 359 yards and three touchdowns (on 52 targets) in 15 games. The stat line closely mimicked his rookie-year production as he continued to split work with Mychal Rivera in a passing game that was highly reliant on its wideouts. Rivera departed for Jacksonville in free agency, but the Raiders seemingly made an upgrade with the signing of Jared Cook, who likely will enter training camp as the favorite to serve as the team's No. 1 tight end. Walford could still push for the job if he regains his explosiveness and impresses during the offseason program.

Jylan Ware
No Updates
Pharaoh Brown
No Updates
Anthony Cioffi
No Updates
EJ Manuel
News
Manuel has been getting second-team reps over Connor Cook, ESPN's Paul Gutierrez reports.

While Cook is still getting second-team reps as well, this is a positive development for Manuel. The former Bills starter will likely need to win the backup job in order to remain on the 53-man roster come Week 1.

Jimmy Bean
No Updates
Bruce Irvin
News
Irvin (undisclosed) was removed from the Non-Football Injury list and participated in Thursday's practice.

Irvin's training camp debut finally came Thursday, but the Raiders may elect to ease the pass rusher back into action as they hope to preserve his long-term health. Defensive end Mario Edwards (undisclosed) also returned Thursday, so the Raiders defense is starting to take its shape.

Xavier Woodson-Luster
No Updates
Cordarrelle Patterson
News
Patterson caught two of three targets for 23 yards in Saturday's preseason opener against Arizona.

With Amari Cooper (leg), Michael Crabtree and Derek Carr held out, Patterson got the start and caught a five-yard pass from E.J. Manuel on Oakland's first offensive snap. K. J. Brown was the other starter outside, with Seth Roberts assuming his usual place in the slot. There's been talk of Patterson challenging Roberts for snaps, but the former Viking is more likely to serve as the No. 4 wideout, potentially making him the top backup to both Cooper and Crabtree on the outside. Patterson should have a role on offense as an occasional deep threat and/or gadget player, in addition to serving as a kick returner.

Treyvon Hester
No Updates
Jon Feliciano
News
Feliciano (knee) has been placed on the physically unable to perform list to start training camp, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN reports.

Feliciano suffered a knee injury during OTAs, and has been sidelined since. The severity of the injury is still unknown, but Oni Omoile figures to fill in as the backup center for as long as the Miami product remains sidelined.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for Week 1 at Tennessee
Seth Roberts
News
Roberts had to play through a double hernia in 2016 according to Raiders wide receivers coach Rob Moore, Jimmy Durkin of the Bay Area News Group reports.

Roberts' double-hernia injury throughout the 2016 season was kept quiet until now, but the issue was fixed over the offseason, and he's expected to have much more core strength in 2017. A return to full health is promising news for Roberts, who finished last season with a measly catch percentage of 49.4. Despite seeing 22 more targets during his second year in the league, Roberts hauled in just six more receptions while notching 83 less yards. Roberts could be in line for an increase in production if he's able to take care of the drops with a clean bill of health, though newcomer Cordarrelle Patterson figures to push him for targets as well.

 

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