Oakland Raiders

Stadium: O.co Coliseum | Coach: Jack Del Rio
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense22nd92.9 (24th)217.9 (18th)
Defense26th113.9 (19th)246.7 (23rd)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
74Alexander, Vadal T6-53253/23/19942LSU
29Amerson, David CB6-120512/8/19915NC State
96Autry, Denico DE6-52707/15/19904Mississippi State
53Bowman, NaVorro MLB6-02425/28/19888Penn State
91Calhoun, Shilique LB6-42513/20/19922Michigan State
4Carr, Derek QB6-32153/28/19914Fresno State
38Carrie, T.J. CB6-02057/28/19904Ohio
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
97Edwards, Mario DE6-32801/25/19943Florida State
78Ellis, Justin DT6-233512/27/19904Louisiana Tech
76Feliciano, Jon G6-43252/10/19923Miami (Fla.)
41Harris, Erik DB6-32254/2/19902California (PA)
90Hester, Treyvon DT6-23049/21/1992RToledo
16Holton, Johnny WR6-11908/22/19912Cincinnati
61Hudson, Rodney C6-23007/12/19897Florida State
51Irvin, Bruce OLB6-325011/1/19876West Virginia
66Jackson, Gabe G6-33357/12/19914Mississippi State
57James, Cory OLB6-12305/22/19932Colorado State
42Joseph, Karl SS5-102059/8/19932West Virginia
7King, Marquette P6-019510/26/19886Fort Valley State
55Lee, Marquel MLB6-323510/21/1995RWake Forest
26Luani, Shalom SAF5-112028/5/1994RWashington State
24Lynch, Marshawn RB5-112154/22/198610California
52Mack, Khalil DE6-32502/22/19914Buffalo
3Manuel, EJ QB6-42373/19/19905Florida State
25McCray, Demetrius DB6-21945/11/19914Appalachian State
23McDonald, Dexter CB6-120011/30/19913Kansas
39McGill, Keith SS6-32103/9/19894Utah
20Melifonwu, Obi SAF6-42444/5/1994RConnecticut
50Morrow, Nicholas LB6-02167/10/1995RGreenville College
27Nelson, Reggie FS5-112109/21/198311Florida
73Newhouse, Marshall T6-43309/29/19888TCU
49Olawale, Jamize FB6-12404/17/19895North Texas
70Osemele, Kelechi G6-53306/24/19896Iowa State
84Patterson, Cordarrelle WR6-22203/17/19915Tennessee
72Penn, Donald T6-43154/27/198312Utah State
30Richard, Jalen RB5-820510/15/19932Southern Mississippi
10Roberts, Seth WR6-21952/22/19913West Alabama
71Sharpe, David T6-634310/21/1995RFlorida
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 DE6-52955/11/19942Illinois
69Ware, Jylan T6-731710/16/1993RAlabama State
33Washington, DeAndre RB5-82052/22/19932Texas Tech
56Woodson-Luster, Xavier LB6-12198/6/1995RArkansas State
Injured Players
11Janikowski, Sebastian (IR) K6-12653/2/197818Florida State
32Hamilton, Antonio (IR) DB6-01901/24/19932South Carolina State
79Kirkland, Denver (IR) G6-43353/6/19942Arkansas
Practice Squad
31Borders, Breon DB6-01897/22/1995RDuke
99Brown, Fadol DE6-42824/15/1993ROle Miss
81Brown, Pharaoh TE6-52465/4/1994ROregon
14Hatcher, Keon WR6-12129/11/1994RArkansas
34Hood, Elijah RB5-112304/22/1995RNorth Carolina
65Simmons, Jordan G6-33397/15/1994RSouthern California
 Skinner, Deontae LB6-124112/18/19903Mississippi State
 Stone, James C6-32914/26/19923Tennessee
9Whitney, Isaac WR6-22046/22/1994RSouthern California
Suspended Players
75Latham, Darius DT6-430511/9/19942Indiana
99Smith, Aldon OLB6-42659/25/19896Missouri
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Oakland6-4328.36-3285.526.42139
 
 
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Position Listing
NaVorro Bowman
News
Bowman logged 11 tackles (six solo) during Thursday's 31-30 win over the Chiefs.

Bowman led the Raiders in tackles during his debut with the team after signing a one-year deal earlier in the week, solidifying his role as a starter in Oakland. He played 60 of 62 defensive snaps and should play a similar role in Week 8 against the Bills.

Rodney Hudson
No Updates
Lee Smith
News
Smith (knee) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Chargers.

Smith started the week not practicing but was a full participant Friday to avoid the questionable tag. The 29-year-old should resume his role as the Raiders' secondary tight end behind Jared Cook.

Reggie Nelson
News
Nelson racked up eight tackles (five solo) and one pass defensed during Sunday's win over the Titans.

Nelson was the second-leading tackler for the Raiders on Sunday, while fellow safety Karl Joseph led the way with nine. Oakland's secondary, which disappointed in 2016, played well enough in Week 1 to limit Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota to no completion longer than 24 yards and zero passing touchdowns. Nelson and crew have a much easier matchup in Week 2 against a lousy Jets offense led by QB Josh McCown.

Jalen Richard
News
Richard rushed nine times for 31 yards and brought in all four targets for 45 yards in Thursday's 31-30 win over the Chiefs.

Richard and backfield mate DeAndre Washington split carries evenly after Marshawn Lynch was ejected in the second quarter, but Richard notably outpaced Washington through the air. The 24-year-old equaled a season high in carries while establishing a new high-water mark in receptions as well. Despite the extend action Thursday, Richard, like Washington, appears destined to serve as a complementary option in any game in which Lynch suits up.

Mario Edwards
News
Edwards (back) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.

Edwards did not participate in practice on Wednesday due to a back injury. However, it appears it wasn't too serious, as the defensive end was back out on the field just a day later. Barring any setbacks in Friday's session, the third-year pro should be all clear for Sunday's tilt with the Ravens.

Khalil Mack
News
Mack accounted for seven tackles (seven solo) and two sacks during Sunday's loss to the Broncos.

Mack is now averaging one sack per game through the first four weeks of the regular season, but the 2016 Defensive Player of the Year has yet to force a turnover. He'll look to add to his sack total in Week 5 against the Ravens, who rank near the middle of the pack in terms of sacks allowed.

Antonio Hamilton
News
Hamilton (knee) was placed on injured reserve by the Raiders on Saturday, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Hamilton sustained the injury against the Ravens last Sunday on a kickoff and is now slated to undergo arthroscopic knee surgery on a torn meniscus. Linebacker Shilique Calhoun takes his spot on the 53-man roster as the Raiders' cornerbacks continue to be plagued by injury.

Injury
Knee - Injured Reserve
Nicholas Morrow
No Updates
David Sharpe
News
Sharpe (foot) wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report.

Sharpe was listed previously for precautionary reasons but this clears him to return to his reserve role for the Raiders.

Jihad Ward
News
Ward (foot) was taken off the Raiders' Physically Unable to Perform list after passing a physical Monday, freelance NFL reporter Adam Caplan reports.

Ward underwent minor foot surgery in June, but has been out of a walking boot since early August. The 23-year-old had an up-and-down rookie season in 2016 and will likely play a backup role in the Raiders' defensive-line rotation to start the upcoming campaign.

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 (knee) is still practicing with the first-team defense, The San Jose Mercury News reports.

Vanderdoes has been listed as a starter on the unofficial depth chart since day one. The 2017 third-round pick was dealing with a minor knee injury last week, but played in the Raiders' first preseason game against the Cardinals and recorded one tackle.

Breon Borders
No Updates
David Amerson
News
Amerson is questionable to return to Thursday's contest after suffering a foot injury.

Should Amerson be unable to return, look for Gareon Conley to see additional work within the Raiders secondary.

Injury
Foot - Questionable for Week 8 at Buffalo
Shilique Calhoun
News
Calhoun signed a contract with the Raiders on Saturday, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

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

Jared Cook
News
Cook brought in six of seven targets for 107 yards in Thursday's 31-30 win over the Chiefs.

The veteran tight end appeared to momentarily be the hero when he brought in a contested 29-yard reception with 23 seconds remaining that was initially ruled a touchdown. However, Cook was ruled down at the 1-yard line upon replay review, setting up a heart-stopping game-ending sequence in which the Raiders finally prevailed on Michael Crabtree's two-yard touchdown reception on the last of three untimed downs. The 30-year-old Cook established new season highs in both receptions and yardage with Thursday's effort, which marked his first time eclipsing the century mark since Week 11 of last season. He'll look to build on the performance versus the Bills in a Week 8 matchup.

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

Cook faced an uphill battle for the primary backup spot behind Derek Carr throughout the offseason, and the Raiders have elected to dress EJ Manuel in Week 1. Cook's inexperience certainly played a factor in the decision, while Manuel appeared in 28 games through four seasons with the Bills before heading to Oakland.

Sean Smith
News
Smith (neck/shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Redskins.

Smith was able to log two full practice sessions and was trending towards playing in Sunday's game all week. He will draw the start at cornerback opposite T.J. Carrie.

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
Vadal Alexander
No Updates
Michael Crabtree
News
Crabtree brought in three of seven targets for 24 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 31-30 win over the Chiefs.

Crabtree made up for a sluggish and inefficient night in spectacular fashion, bringing in a two-yard touchdown throw on the third of three untimed downs at the end of the game. The veteran receiver went low and towards the pylon to make the grab, which was easily upheld upon review. The nine-year veteran's nose for the end zone has led to touchdown receptions in three straight contests and six overall in six contests. The explosive re-emergence of fellow pass catcher Amari Cooper on Thursday did eat into Crabtree's targets on the night, but continued strong play opposite him can only help the latter over the long term by taking away defensive attention. Crabtree will look to be more efficient with his opportunities versus the Bills in Week 8.

Giorgio Tavecchio
News
Tavecchio made a 26-yard field goal to go along with four extra-points during Thursday's 31-30 win over the Chiefs, but he missed a pair of attempts from 53 and 45 yards out.

Tavecchio entered the Raiders' Week 7 matchup having made nine straight field-goal attempts to begin the season, though he also missed an extra point in Week 6. Tavecchio's miss from 53 yards on Thursday shouldn't be of much concern as he had it blocked, but a wide-left miss from 45 yards was a bit of a disappointment. He'll look to bounce back at Buffalo in Week 8.

Marshawn Lynch
News
Lynch was handed a one-game suspension Friday for unsportsmanlike conduct in the Raiders' win over the Chiefs on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.

Lynch made contact with a referee during Thursday's game after running on the field from the sideline and was subsequently ejected from the contest. He's now set to miss the Raiders' Week 8 tilt against the Bills, paving the way for Jalen Richard and DeAndre Washington to head the team's backfield. Lynch should settle back into the starting role during Oakland's Week 9 clash with Miami.

Injury
Suspension - Suspended until Week 9 at Miami
Gareon Conley
News
Conley (shin) remains without a timetable for a return, Michael Gehlken of The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Conley had recently practiced on a limited basis, but it appears as though the rookie isn't close to returning to the field at full capacity, as coach Jack Del Rio had no updates on the defensive back's timetable this week. Dexter McDonald and T.J. Carrie are in line for increased roles in the team's secondary as long as Conley is out.

Injury
Shin - Out for Week 8 at Buffalo
Deontae Skinner
News
Skinner was signed by the Giants on Saturday, Art Stapleton of the Record reports.

Skinner figures to primarily spend his time on the special teams unit, but will also be a depth option at linebacker for the Giants.

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 (concussion) is active for Thursday night's game against the Chiefs.

Olawale was limited in practice this week and was listed as questionable, but he apparently cleared the league's concussion protocol and is good to play. The 28-year-old has three carries for 15 yards in three games this season and doesn't see enough opportunities to warrant fantasy consideration.

Keith McGill
News
McGill (foot) isn't listed on the Raiders' injury report heading into Sunday's matchup with the Ravens.

The foot injury limited McGill's participation during Wednesday's practice, but he was upgraded to a full participant Thursday and Friday and looks like he'll be an option for the Raiders in Week 5. McGill has appeared in one game this season -- the team's Week 3 loss to the Redskins -- logging all 27 of his snaps on special teams.

Darius Latham
News
Latham has been suspended four games for a violation of the league's substance-abuse policy, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Latham, a reserve defensive tackle, won't be eligible to play again until the Raiders' date with the Patriots on Nov. 11. Since Treyvon Hester remains as the only backup to starters Justin Ellis and Eddie Vanderdoes, it wouldn't be much of a surprise if Oakland adds another defensive lineman for depth in the near future.

Injury
Suspension - Suspended until Week 11 vs. New England
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 rushed nine times for 33 yards and a touchdown and brought in three of four targets for seven yards in Thursday's 31-30 win over the Chiefs.

Washington and backfield mate Jalen Richard drew even in carries on the night following the second-quarter ejection of Marshawn Lynch, but he outperformed Richard by getting into the end zone for the first time this season. The 24-year-old also logged season highs in carries and rushing yardage, but both he and Richard remain as complementary options for the time being any time that Lynch is helming the backfield.

Derek Carr
News
Carr completed 29 of 52 passes for 417 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in Thursday's 31-30 win over the Chiefs. He also gained 15 yards on his sole rush.

On a night of multiple noteworthy offensive efforts, Carr was at the center of it all, posting his second game with at least 400 passing yards in his four-year career. A late hit on Carr midway through the second quarter also prompted the eventual ejection of Marshawn Lynch, who made contact with a referee in the post-play fracas. However, the fourth-year quarterback's most prominent role came in the contest's crazy finish, one that saw three untimed downs due to a pair of defensive penalties on the Chiefs. Carr finally tied the game with a clutch two-yard dart to Michael Crabtree in the left corner of the end zone, his third and final score of the night after previously having connected with Amari Cooper for touchdowns of 38 and 45 yards in the first quarter. Carr's performance was a welcome sight after he'd struggled against the Chargers last Sunday in what was an earlier-than-expected return from a serious back injury, and the fact that he hooked up with Cooper on a whopping 11 occasions for 210 yards certainly helped allay concerns about both players. He'll look to use Thursday's breakout effort as a springboard when the Raiders tangle with the Bills in a tough Week 8 road matchup.

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 will not require surgery on the injured disc in his back, and he could return in eight weeks, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.

Janikowski was surprisingly placed on injured reserve Saturday after initially being listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Titans. The possibility that he could return is a plus for the Raiders, though with only two opportunities to use the IR-return designation, it's unclear if they would use it on him.

Injury
Back - Injured Reserve
Erik Harris
News
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
News
Kirkland (knee) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday.

Kirkland suffered an unspecified knee injury in the preseason opener and wasn't in line to be available for the next few weeks.

Injury
Knee - Injured Reserve
Johnny Holton
News
Holton was on the field for just four offensive snaps during Sunday's 30-17 loss to the Ravens.

Holton broke free for a 64-yard touchdown reception during Week 4's loss to the Broncos, but reverted to a heavily reduced role on Sunday when Michael Crabtree (chest) returned to the lineup. Holton has seen just one target all season and figures to continue experiencing a dismal level of volume in Week 6 against the Chargers.

Karl Joseph
News
Joseph tallied five tackles (three solo) to go along with one sack, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery in Sunday's victory over the Jets.

Joseph's sack, forced fumble and fumble recovery came on the same play when he rocked opposing quarterback Josh McCown on a first-and-10 early in the fourth quarter. He only saw 56 snaps, because the Raiders controlled the time of possession in the game. The 24-year-old picked up where he left off after leading the team in tackles in Week 1 and will look to stay hot Sunday against the Redskins.

Jordan Simmons
No Updates
Donald Penn
News
Penn signed a two-year, $21 million contract extension with the Raiders on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

If Penn plays well in 2017, he'll be guaranteed an average of $10 million through 2019. The Pro Bowl tackle will be 36 years old when his contract expires, so the Raiders are taking a risk that Penn's health won't waver. He's shown he's a key piece of Oakland's offensive front, though, as he only allowed one sack in 2016.

Obi Melifonwu
News
Melifonwu (knee) could return from injured reserve after eight weeks, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Melifonwu was placed on injured reserve Tuesday after undergoing surgery for an undisclosed knee injury. The current expectation is that he will return when eligible, but that will ultimately be determined by whether the Raiders need to use their two alloted IR returns on other players.

Injury
Knee - Injured Reserve
Cory James
News
James (knee) is inactive for Thursday's game against the Chiefs.

James practiced on a limited basis this week and was listed as questionable. The 23-year-old was active for Sunday's loss to the Chargers but played only seven defensive snaps. Nicholas Morrow played 62 of 65 snaps Sunday and could be due for another heavy workload as the Raiders attempt to keep the Chiefs' rookie tailback Kareem Hunt in check Thursday.

Injury
Knee - Questionable for Week 8 at Buffalo
James Stone
No Updates
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 (ankle) is inactive for Thursday night's game against the Chiefs.

Lee was able to practice Tuesday and Wednesday during the short week, but ultimately was ruled read to play. Recently signed veteran NaVorro Bowman will likely see significant snaps with Lee and Cory James (knee) both inactive Thursday.

Injury
Ankle - Questionable for Week 8 at Buffalo
Elijah Hood
News
Hood was waived by the Raiders on Saturday, Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

Hood found himself trapped behind the likes of Marshawn Lynch, DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard on cut day. A 2017 seventh-rounder, Hood might have trouble finding a new home given his inexperience at the professional level.

Isaac Whitney
Injury
Arm - Questionable for Week 8 at Buffalo
No Updates
Jon Condo
No Updates
Kelechi Osemele
News
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.

Marshall Newhouse
News
Newhouse (foot) has been ruled out of Thursday's game against the Chiefs.

Newhouse didn't practice in any capacity this week. In his steed Thursday, we'd expect to see Vadal Alexander fill in at right tackle.

Injury
Foot - Questionable for Week 8 at Buffalo
Keon Hatcher
No Updates
Marquette King
No Updates
Amari Cooper
News
Cooper brought in 11 of 19 targets for 210 yards and two touchdowns in Thursday's 31-30 win over the Chiefs.

It appeared the Raiders were intent on ensuring that Cooper's multi-game funk wouldn't last another week, as they peppered him with just one less target than Jared Cook, Michael Crabtree and Seth Roberts combined. As his final stat line implied, the third-year wideout made stellar plays throughout the night, including on both of his first-quarter scores. The Ohio State product logged a 38-yard touchdown on a somewhat controversial play in which he appeared to push off, and he then came back with a 45-yard scoring reception later in the period. The game marked the 23-year-old's first multi-touchdown effort of the season, while the receiving yardage was a career high. He'll look to utilize the explosive effort as a launchpad to continued success when the Raiders face off with the Bills on the road in Week 8.

Clive Walford
News
Walford secured one reception on one target for seven yards during Sunday's win over the Jets.

Walford, who was on the field for just five offensive snaps in Week 1, saw seven more snaps (12) in Week 2 against a struggling Jets defense while hauling in his first catch of the season. With Michael Crabtree, Amari Cooper and Jared Cook acquiring a majority of the targets from quarterback Derek Carr, Walford's role in the Raiders' aerial attack figures to remain limited in Week 3 against the Redskins.

Jylan Ware
News
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
No Updates
EJ Manuel
News
Manuel will start Sunday's game against the Ravens.

Usual starter Derek Carr suffered a transverse process fracture in his back last week, and he's inactive Sunday. Carr is targeting a Week 6 return to action, so this could be a one-week assignment for Manuel. He's a speculative fantasy play in Week 5, but working in his favor is that the Raiders will welcome starting wideout Michael Crabtree back to their lineup after he missed last Sunday's contest with a chest injury.

Demetrius McCray
News
McCray inked a deal with the Raiders on Tuesday, Adam Caplan of Sirius XM Radio reports.

McCray, who spent his first three seasons with the Jaguars, joined the Seahawks during training camp. He ultimately was placed on injured reserve with an undisclosed issue and subsequently reached an injury settlement with the club. He now is seemingly back to full health and should help provide depth in the Raiders' secondary.

Bruce Irvin
News
Irvin accounted for six tackles (one solo) and a sack during Sunday's 17-16 loss to the Chargers.

Irvin has now made two sacks throughout Oakland's past three games after failing to reach the quarterback until Week 4 of the regular season. Irvin's role on defense likely won't be impacted much by Monday's signing of former 49er NaVorro Bowman as the Raiders look for a boost during what has become a four-game skid.

Xavier Woodson-Luster
News
Woodson-Luster signed a contract with the Raiders on Tuesday.

Woodson-Luster, an undrafted rookie out of Arkansas State, originally signed with the Raiders in May, but didn't survive roster cuts this past weekend. However, the team has since placed two players on injured reserve, creating an opening for Woodson-Luster to join the 53-man roster.

Cordarrelle Patterson
News
Patterson caught one of three targets for nine yards during Thursday's 31-30 win over the Chiefs.

Patterson was on the field for just 18 of 82 offensive plays for the Raiders in Week 7, while No. 3 receiver Seth Roberts logged a season-high 72 snaps. Patterson was also kept without a rushing attempt for just the second time this year, despite the ejection of starting running back Marshawn Lynch. Lynch will remain sidelined in Week 8 against the Bills due to a one-game suspension (subject to appeal), though Patterson's role shouldn't change due to the clean bill of health currently enjoyed by the rest of Oakland's offensive weapons.

Treyvon Hester
No Updates
Jon Feliciano
News
Feliciano (knee) has returned to practice, Eddie Paskal of the Raiders' official site reports.

Feliciano was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list to open up training camp after suffering a knee injury during OTAs, but it now appears he's mostly put it behind him. Feliciano is expected to serve as the team's backup center this season.

Seth Roberts
News
Roberts caught just one of his six targets for 15 yards during the Raiders' Week 7 win over the Chiefs.

Roberts' season-high of six targets from quarterback Derek Carr did not translate to productivity by any means, logging his worst fantasy performance since a zero-point effort in Week 2. Roberts still earned 54 more offensive snaps than No. 4 receiver Cordarrelle Patterson, while Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree combined for 14 receptions on 26 targets for 234 yards and three touchdowns. Expect Roberts to fill a similar role in Week 8 against the Bills as he looks to haul in a higher percentage of his targets on Sunday.

 

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