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Mon. Sep 1, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Carr has been confirmed by the Raiders as their primary starter, Bill Williamson of ESPN Oakland reports.
Impact: Carr was announced as the Week 1 starter earlier on Monday, and this announcement further cements his role. According to the report, Carr will be the presumed starter for every game, as Raiders' coach Dennis Allen doesn't intend for this to be a week-to-week decision. This means that the originally presumed starter, Matt Schaub, will be delegated to backup duties until Carr's play dictates otherwise. However, the way it sounds, Carr would have to string together several weeks in a row of poor play to make Allen reconsider.
Mon. Sep 1, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Schaub (elbow) returned to practice Monday, Scott Bair of CSN California reports.
Impact: Less than an hour after word leaked of Schaub losing the starting quarterback job to Derek Carr, the veteran fit in his first activity since last Wednesday. Schaub even lined up and completed a short pass, according to Jerry McDonald of the Oakland Tribune, which doesn't exactly infer that his health has improved much. Nonetheless, Schaub has little chance to regain relevance in the first few weeks, barring a sudden downturn in Carr's play.
Mon. Sep 1, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Carr will start Sunday against the Jets, Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports.
Impact: The team reconvened Monday to begin its Week 1 preparations, and coach Dennis Allen informed his players that the club will indeed make the switch from Matt Schaub (elbow) to Carr. With Schaub held out of the Raiders' final preseason game due to elbow inflammation, Carr stepped in and completed 11-of-13 passes for 143 yards and three touchdowns against Seattle, sparking a sense of excitement among the fanbase. Oakland had been dead set on starting Schaub after acquiring him via trade in the offseason, but just like with Matt Flynn last season, injury and ineffectiveness necessitated a chance and it's no guarantee Schaub will earn the job back at any point.
Mon. Sep 1, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Schaub (elbow) has been usurped by rookie Derek Carr for the Week 1 start Sunday at the Jets, Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports.
Impact: Schaub's bout with a sore elbow hindered his ability to stake much of a claim to the gig, while Derek Carr shined against mostly second- and third-stringers. Carr concluded the preseason by completing 11-of-13 passes for 143 yards and three touchdowns, which was seemingly enough to surpass Schaub, the veteran.
Sat. Aug 30, 2014 | STATS
News: The Oakland Raiders cut receiver Greg Little.
Impact: Little impressed early in training camp but struggled in recent weeks in practice and exhibition games, leading to his release.
Sat. Aug 30, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Tavecchio has been released by the Raiders, the Bay Area News Group reports.
Impact: One day after losing the Lions' kicking battle, Tavecchio was signed as a temporary injury replacement for Sebastian Janikowski (quad), who is expected to be ready for Week 1. While he probably won't open the season on a team, Tavecchio seems to near the top of the pecking order among unsigned kickers.
Sat. Aug 30, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Murray is one of three running backs that the Raiders will carry heading into the season, csnbayarea.com reports.
Impact: The team will also roster fullbacks Marcel Reece and Jamize Olawale, but Murray is a name to file away, given that he works behind a pair of veteran running backs (Maurice Jones-Drew and Darren McFadden) with notable injury histories.
Sat. Aug 30, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Stewart has been waived by the Raiders, ibabuzz.com reports.
Impact: Stewart, a key special teams player, was let go Saturday, along with George Atkinson, which leaves the Raiders with Latavius Murray working as the team's No. 3 back behind Maurice Jones-Drew and Darren McFadden.
Sat. Aug 30, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Atkinson has been waived by the Raiders, ibabuzz.com reports.
Impact: As was Jeremy Stewart, with Maurice Jones-Drew, Darren McFadden and Latavius Murray now heading the Raiders' RB depth chart as the season approaches.
Sat. Aug 30, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Raiders have released Little, NFL.com reports.
Impact: Little, who recorded 41 catches for 465 yards and two touchdowns for the Browns in 2013, figures to get a look elsewhere as a depth wideout, though after being let go by the Raiders, his fantasy prospects don't look especially promising unless he lands in an ideal spot.
Sat. Aug 30, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Raiders coach Dennis Allen said Friday that the team expects to know its Week 1 starting quarterback by Monday, which will either be Schaub (elbow) or Derek Carr, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: Allen's statement essentially confirms that the Raiders have a decision to make between Schaub and Carr, the latter of whom was far more impressive during the preseason. Schaub struggled in the exhibition games and is now dealing with a sore elbow, after completely falling apart in Houston last season. Though the Raiders expect to make a decision by Monday, Allen indicated that the announcement may not come until later.
Sat. Aug 30, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Raiders coach Dennis Allen said Friday that the team will make a decision on its Week 1 starting quarterback by Monday, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: The Raiders have insisted since acquiring Matt Schaub (elbow) that the veteran will be their starter, but the team now seems to be considering Carr, who put together an excellent preseason. Schaub, meanwhile, not only struggled during the preseason, but is also dealing with a sore elbow. Coach Dennis Allen said the team will "know exactly what we're doing" by Monday, but that doesn't mean there will be an announcement.
Fri. Aug 29, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ausberry (knee) is expected to practice Monday, CSN California reports.
Impact: Ausberry underwent a procedure on his knee earlier in August and has yet to be a full participant of Oakland's practice. With just one week of preparation before the opener, it's still unclear if he'll be ready to take the field against the Jets.
Fri. Aug 29, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Though earlier in the week coach Dennis Allen indicated that he believed Schaub (elbow soreness) would be healthy enough to play in Week 1, the coach suggested Thursday night that the team still needs to see where Schaub is at health-wise in advance of the team's season opener, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Schaub's sore elbow and spotty preseason results, combined with Derek Carr's sharp play in Thursday's preseason finale, have led Vic Tafur of sfgate.com to suggest that the rookie QB is a candidate to start the team's season opener against the Jets. Expect continued speculation regarding the matter in the coming days, though at this stage, it's unclear when Allen plans to confirm the Raiders' starter for the team's regular season opener.
Fri. Aug 29, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Coach Dennis Allen said that expects Janikowski (quad) to be ready to play in Week 1 against the Jets, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: With Janikowski dealing with a quad injury, Giorgio Tavecchio filled in for the Raiders in Thursday's preseason finale. In any case, we'll monitor Janikowski's practice participation in advance of Week 1, though if Tavecchio is among the Raiders' final roster cuts, it would certainly bode well for Janikowski's availability.
Fri. Aug 29, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Carr, who completed 11-of-13 passes for 143 yards and three touchdowns in Thursday's preseason finale against the Seahawks, is viewed as a strong candidate to start the Raiders' regular season opener against the Jets, according to Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Impact: Earlier in the week, coach Dennis Allen suggested that Schaub, who is dealing with a sore elbow, was still in line start for the Raiders in Week 1. That said, Carr's effective play Thursday may have tilted the competition in his favor, especially with Schaub banged up and having struggled in his previous preseason action. For his part, in reference to his QB duo, Allen acknowledged that "Derek continues to improve," while noting that the team will "have to see where (Schaub) is when he comes in on Monday." Expect continued speculation regarding the matter in the coming days, though at this stage, it's unclear when Allen plans to confirm the Raiders' starter for the team's regular season opener.
Thu. Aug 28, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Carr completed 11-of-13 passes for 143 yards and three touchdowns in Thursday's preseason finale against the Seahawks.
Impact: Carr returned from both a concussion and ribs injury to roast the Seahawks' backup defense. He also impressed in his previous exhibition outing, while Matt Schaub was a disaster throughout the preseason. The Raiders have already committed to Schaub for Week 1, assuming his health, but if the veteran doesn't shape up soon, the team will have little choice but to test out Carr.
Thu. Aug 28, 2014 | RotoWire
News: After fitting in some light throws Wednesday, Schaub (elbow) will do so again Monday to discover his level of health, Albert Breer of NFL Network reports.
Impact: As a result, Schaub's sore right elbow should keep him sidelined during Thursday's preseason finale versus the Seahawks. After three underwhelming exhibitions in which he completed just 51.1 percent (24-for-47) of his passes, tendinitis emerged as the culprit, with rest the recommended remedy. The Raiders expect him to reach the requisite level of health to start in the regular season opener on Sept. 7 at the Jets, but rookie Derek Carr (ribs) is waiting in the wings in case Schaub is deemed inactive.
Wed. Aug 27, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Carr is expected to start and play well into the second half Thursday against the Seahawks, the Oakland Tribune reports.
Impact: Matt Schaub (elbow) has been ruled out for the Raiders' exhibition finale, though coach Dennis Allen has been adamant that Schaub will start the regular-season opener assuming his elbow is better and he gets in ample practice time leading up to the game. However, the report notes that Carr could "at the very least shorten the leash" with a strong performance against the vaunted Seattle defense. Carr completed 19-of-32 passes for 183 yards with a touchdown and an interception in the team's first two preseason games, before sitting out last week with a concussion and a rib injury.
Wed. Aug 27, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Streater has caught just three passes on six targets for 24 yards so far this preseason.
Impact: While Streater has been on the field plenty during the exhibition season, the targets have simply been hard to come by, with quarterback Matt Schaub (elbow) failing to sustain drives with the first-team unit. In the Raiders' third preseason game last Friday against Green Bay, Streater hauled in one of three targets for 16 yards, after catching two of three for eight yards the week prior. Streater suffered a concussion in the team's first padded practice of training camp but was still able to take the field for the preseason opener, though he did not see a target. There's certainly a chance Streater could lead the Raiders in receiving this season, but it took just 888 yards to do so last year and he's really only a deep-league option, given the uncertainty at quarterback for Oakland.
Tue. Aug 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Moore (concussion) returned to practice Tuesday, the Contra Costa Times reports.
Impact: Moore was carted off the field on a stretcher during Friday's preseason game. While he did suffer a concussion and a neck strain, fortunately X-rays on Moore's neck returned negative. Fresh off avoiding a more serious setback, Moore returned to practice Tuesday to reclaim his starting weakside linebacker position.
Tue. Aug 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Tavecchio was claimed off waivers by the Raiders on Tuesday.
Impact: After losing out to Nate Freese for the Lions' kicking job a day earlier, Tavecchio didn't take long to find a new home. He'll serve as the Raiders' kicker for their preseason finale Thursday, but with Sebastian Janikowski (quad) expected to be ready to go for the regular season, Tavecchio could soon be sent back out on the waiver wire.
Tue. Aug 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Goessling was waived by the Raiders on Tuesday, Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: The Raiders were keeping Goessling around as an insurance policy with Sebastian Janikowski dealing with a quad injury and unlikely to play in Thursday's preseason finale, but the team elected to drop him after Giorgio Tavecchio became available off waivers. Goessling will have to wait for a kicking job to open up with another club before receiving his next chance to compete.
Tue. Aug 26, 2014 | STATS
News: Hayden will miss at least the first six weeks of the season after being placed on the physically unable to perform list with a stress fracture in his right foot.
Impact: The move Tuesday is the latest setback to Hayden since being drafted 12th overall in 2013 with general manager Reggie McKenzie's first first-round pick in Oakland.
Tue. Aug 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Schaub (elbow) is not expected to play in Thursday's preseason finale, CSN California reports.
Impact: Schaub has missed the past three practices due to soreness in his elbow, which is believed to have tendinitis as well. While rookie Derek Carr is slated to start Thursday's last exhibition outing, Schaub remains on track to be ready to start Week 1 of the regular season.
Tue. Aug 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Janikowski (quadriceps) probably won't play in Thursday's preseason finale versus the Seahawks, the Contra Costa Times reports.
Impact: Janikowski was scratched from Friday's preseason game with a right quad injury that isn't considered serious. The veteran kicker will likely rest Thursday to ensure he's firing on all cylinders when Week 1 rolls around.
Tue. Aug 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Edwards was released by the Raiders on Tuesday, Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times reports.
Impact: Edwards competed against Matt McGloin for the Raiders' third quarterback job, but he ended up on the wrong side of the battle and is back on the market.
Tue. Aug 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Criner was waived by the Raiders on Tuesday, Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times reports.
Impact: Criner showed promise in his rookie season of 2012, but he caught just three passes all of last season and did not show enough during camp to stick around in Oakland. Criner is entering his third season, so there is a good chance he finds work with another team.
Tue. Aug 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hayden (foot) will begin the regular season on the Raiders' PUP list, NFL.com reports.
Impact: Hayden appeared destined for this roster move, since a bevy of injuries have hampered his progress throughout the offseason. Following an eight-game rookie season, Hayden sprained his ankle this summer and underwent surgery to repair a stress fracture in his foot just before training camp. The oft-injured cornerback is currently rehabbing his foot, but the Raiders want to ensure their 2013 first-rounder is fully healthy once he's activated. With that goal, Oakland will keep Hayden sidelined for the first six games of this season before he becomes eligible to join the team in practice. Until that happens, offseason signings Tarell Brown and Carlos Rodgers will comprise the Raiders' starting cornerback duo.
Mon. Aug 25, 2014 | STATS
News: Schaub missed his second straight day of practice with a sore throwing elbow, a problem that has lingered throughout the preseason.
Impact: Schaub's status for Thursday night's exhibition finale against Seattle remains up in the air but he and coach Dennis Allen say they are confident he will be healthy enough to start the season opener Sept. 7 against the New York Jets.
Mon. Aug 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Schaub missed his second straight day of practice Monday due to soreness in his throwing elbow, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Impact: That said, coach Dennis Allen doesn't view Schaub's elbow issue as a serious injury, with the report noting that the veteran QB remains on track to the start the Raiders' regular season opener, Sept. 7 against the Jets. When quizzed about the similarities between Schaub's current elbow woes and those of Matt Flynn, who lost his job last year to Terrelle Pryor in advance of Week 1, Allen replied, "I don't see those two situations as the same."
Mon. Aug 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Lions have released Tavecchio, the Detroit Free Press reports.
Impact: As a result, seventh-round draft pick Nate Freese is in line to serve as the Lions' kicker out of the gate, while Tavecchio will try to catch on elsewhere in the coming days.
Mon. Aug 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: With Schaub missing practice Sunday due to a sore elbow, Derek Carr worked with the Raiders' first team offense in his place, SFGate.com reports. "We'll see where [Schaub's] at tomorrow and kind of take that day-by-day," coach Dennis Allen noted Sunday.
Impact: In three preseason games thus far, Schaub has completed 24-of-47 passes for 218 yards and an interception, with questions about his arm strength having cropped up in the process. The report notes that the veteran QB is scheduled to talk to reporters after practice Monday, with NFL.com's Ian Rapoport suggesting that Schaub's elbow issue is believed to be a case of tendinitis, with no major structural damage in play.
Mon. Aug 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Coach Dennis Allen indicated that Carr (ribs) "looked good" while working with the Raiders' starters in place of Matt Schaub (sore elbow) on Sunday, SFGate.com reports.
Impact: The report adds that Carr will play in Thursday's preseason finale against the Seahawks, and while we won't overreact to Schaub's elbow issue at this time, it's a situation to monitor in the coming days, with Schaub currently in the day-to-day category, according to Allen.
Aug 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Schaub is dealing with a sore elbow, Jerry McDonald of the Oakland Tribune reports.
Impact: Schaub's injury is not believed to be serious, but it prevented him from practicing Sunday, and he will be evaluated daily moving forward. It remains to be seen if the setback will threaten his chances of playing in Week 1.
Aug 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Dowling was released by the Jets on Sunday, ESPN New York reports.
Impact: Dowling, who has finished both of his previous NFL seasons on injured reserve, dealt with foot and groin injuries during training camp.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Carr (concussion/ribs) is expected to play in Thursday's preseason finale against the Seahawks, Scott Bair of CSN California reports.
Impact: Despite clearing the NFL's rigorous protocol for head injuries Thursday, Carr missed Friday's game in Green Bay due to the residual effects of the concussion and rib injury that he sustained in the previous exhibition. Active status would equal reps in the Raiders' offense, but the ailments have likely sealed his fate as the backup quarterback to Matt Schaub to begin the season.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Leonhardt, who caught one pass for 14 yards on two targets in Friday's preseason game against the Packers, could see playing time as an in-line tight end, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Impact: With David Ausberry (knee) in danger of missing Week 1, Leonhardt will likely open the season as the Raiders' No. 2 tight end, behind only the unimpressive Mychal Rivera, who is primarily used in the passing game, albeit to little effect. As noted in the report, Jeron Mastrud started 12 games as the in-line tight end last season, and he finished the year with just six receptions for 88 yards. Leonhardt is a candidate to poach a touchdown or two on goal-line play-action passes, but anything beyond that would be surprising.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Holmes caught two passes for 27 yards on three targets in Friday's preseason game against the Packers.
Impact: While the numbers were fine, all three of Holmes' targets came with the second-team offense, and Denarius Moore worked as the clear No. 3 receiver. Despite his excellent physical tools, Holmes will likely open this season as the fourth or fifth wide receiver in a shaky offense.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: X-rays on Moore's neck were returned negative.
Impact: A scary scene unfolded at Lambeau Field on Friday, as Moore was hit in the neck and had to be taken off the field on a stretcher. It seems he was fortunate enough to escape with just a neck strain, and he even flew home with the team Saturday morning, but coach Dennis Allen said after the game that he was uncertain as to a timetable for Moore's return. Moore, a third-round pick last year, recorded 50 tackles (38 solo) and 4.5 sacks as a rookie. His injury may thrust Miles Burris into a starting role at weakside linebacker.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Sheets tore his Achilles' tendon Friday and is out for the season, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Sheets played the last two years in the CFL. Sheets had an strong camp, but he was still buried on the depth chart.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Carr (concussion, ribs) did not play in Friday's preseason game against the Packers.
Impact: Although he did suit up, Carr was held out of action, as expected, after suffering a concussion and a rib injury in the team's second preseason game. The 23-year-old was able to practice throughout the week, but he'll need to be fully cleared via the league's concussion protocol in order to play in the final exhibition contest. Matt Schaub completed just 13-of-27 passes for 110 yards in Friday's tilt, and if his struggles continue, it could open the door for Carr to see some first-team reps in practice.
Fri. Aug 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Reece (foot) caught one pass for four yards in Friday's preseason game against the Packers.
Impact: Reece has merely been dealing with foot soreness, though he did wear a protective boot earlier this week. He'll likely be fine for the regular season, and is still locked in as the starting fullback. With his weight down to 238 pounds (from 250), there's been some talk of Reece handling an increased role in the passing game. Realistically, he'll probably be somewhat underused again, as the Raiders signed Maurice Jones-Drew in the offseason, and Darren McFadden is healthy. Reece may be a better third-down back than both of those guys, but that doesn't mean he'll be consistently used in the role.
Fri. Aug 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Moore caught two passes for 46 yards on three targets in Friday's preseason game against the Packers.
Impact: Moore drew a pair of pass-interference penalties, but he also appeared to get away with one of his own on a 40-yard reception. After seeing his role come into question a few weeks ago, Moore is the clear favorite to enter Week 1 as the Raiders' No. 3 wide receiver. With Matt Schaub looking awful through three preseason games, Moore probably won't find that role to be very fruitful.
Fri. Aug 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Schaub completed 13-of-27 passes for 110 yards in Friday's preseason game against the Packers.
Impact: Despite his awful preseason, Schaub is seemingly locked in as the Week 1 starter. Derek Carr (concussion) did not play in Friday's game after performing well in the Raiders' second exhibition contest, but he may be healthy in time for the regular season. If Schaub doesn't improve in a hurry, he won't hold on to the starting job for long.
Fri. Aug 22, 2014 | STATS
News: Roach left in the first half of Friday's preseason game against Green Bay.
Impact: A head injury forced Roach out of the game.
Fri. Aug 22, 2014 | STATS
News: Brown left in the first half of Friday's preseason game versus Green Bay.
Impact: Brown suffered a head injury.
Fri. Aug 22, 2014 | STATS
News: Moore was taken off the field on a stretcher with a neck injury after getting hurt in the second quarter of a preseason game against the Green Bay Packers. Moore moved his legs back and forth while face down on the field after pursuing running back DuJuan Harris. It appeared Moore may have been hit in the head.
Impact: Trainers placed Moore on a board and moved him to the stretcher, where he was immobilized. He gave a thumbs-up as he was taken off the field to a standing ovation. Moore had 4 1/2 sacks last season in 15 games, including 14 starts.
Fri. Aug 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Jones caught four passes for 36 yards on 10 targets in Friday's preseason game against the Packers.
Impact: It wasn't the greatest return to Lambeau Field, as Jones had a touchdown overturned while recording just 3.6 yards per target. More concerning than his stat line is Matt Schaub's awful play this preseason. On the bright side, Jones and Rod Streater seem to be locked in as the starting duo, and the Raiders will probably need to do quite a bit of passing this season.
Fri. Aug 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: McFadden had five yards on three carries and lost two yards on one reception in Friday's preseason game against the Packers.
Impact: McFadden hasn't done nearly enough to leapfrog Maurice Jones-Drew, who broke off a 40-yard touchdown run in Friday's game. Jones-Drew has locked down the starting job, and also figures to be more active in the passing game. It's not entirely clear how the goal-line work will be distributed, but history suggests that Jones-Drew is the better bet from in close. If Matt Schaub doesn't shape up, it may be a while before anyone finds out.
Fri. Aug 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Jones-Drew had 45 yards and a touchdown on three carries in Friday's preseason game against the Packers.
Impact: It was a short night for Jones-Drew, who took his third carry for a 40-yard touchdown, and then gave way to Darren McFadden. MJD has left no questions regarding who will be the Week 1 starter, and he also figures to handle the vast majority of third-down work. McFadden may be more of a threat at the goal line, but their respective track records indicate that MJD should also get most of those touches. Rejuvenated or not, Jones-Drew will probably be held back by what figures to be a poor offense. Of course, that should hurt him less than McFadden, as Jones-Drew can at least pile up some receptions if the Raiders spend most of the season playing catch-up. Then again, with Marcel Reece still around, Jones-Drew's ceiling for receptions isn't all that high.
Fri. Aug 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Brown left Friday's game with a head injury and will not return, CSN California's Scott Blair reports.
Impact: Brown wasn't the only Raider to leave with an injury Friday, as Sio Moore (neck) and Nick Roach (head) also left for good. Brown is atop the Raiders depth chart at cornerback on the right side, and if he has to miss significant time, Chimdi Chekwa would step in.
Fri. Aug 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Roach left Friday's game with a head injury and will not return, CSN California's Scott Blair reports.
Impact: Friday's game was a devastating affair for the Raiders' defense, as Tarell Brown (head) and Sio Moore (neck) also left with injuries. The Raiders will hope Roach can get back on the field soon, as rookie Khalil Mack is the only healthy starting linebacker they have left.
Fri. Aug 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Moore left Friday's game with a head/neck injury and was taken to a local hospital for further evaluation, the Contra Costa Times' Steve Corkran reports.
Impact: He was down on the field for some time and was barely moving, but gave a thumbs up to the crowd as he was being carted off, which is something of a good sign. Moore was atop the Raiders' depth chart at weak-side linebacker, so this is a big blow to the Raiders' defense, as it doesn't seem likely that Moore will return to the field anytime soon. Miles Burris may be next in line on the weak side.
Fri. Aug 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Carr (concussion/ribs) is in uniform and was not on the list of players who were unavailable for Friday's preseason game against Green Bay, the Contra Costa Times' Steve Corkran reports.
Impact: It was originally reported that Carr would not play Friday, which may still be the case, but the fact that the Raiders didn't rule him out prior to the game leaves the door open for Carr to see some action.
Fri. Aug 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Janikowski was scratched Friday due to a right quad injury, CSN California's Scott Bair reports.
Impact: This is the first we've heard of Janikowski dealing with a quad injury, and it's unclear how serious it is. We should know more about his status next week, but for now it doesn't seem like anything that would put his status for Week 1 in jeopardy.
Thu. Aug 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Carr (concussion/ribs) won't play Friday against the Packers, according to NFL Network's Steve Wyche.
Impact: On the plus side, coach Dennis Allen relays that Carr has cleared his concussion protocol, but the rookie QB is still dealing with sore ribs at this stage and will be held out Friday.
Wed. Aug 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Reece (foot) is expected to play in Friday's preseason game against the Packers, the Bay Area News Group reports. "He looked good out there running around so he should be good to go for the game," coach Dennis Allen said Wednesday.
Impact: The Raiders ordered X-ray and MRI exams after Reece suffered the injury in last Friday's exhibition game, but coach Dennis Allen has not disclosed the results, instead opting to go no further than to identify his injury as a "foot." Reece has reported improvement in the last two days and does not believe the ailment will require maintenance throughout the regular season. However, he's still in a protective boot, and while Reece thinks he'll be fine to go Friday, there's an outside chance Allen could change his mind about Reece playing.
Wed. Aug 20, 2014 | STATS
News: Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen said Tuesday the team will decide by next week whether cornerback DJ Hayden is healthy enough to start the season on the active roster or if he will go on the physically unable to perform list.
Impact: Hayden is recovering from surgery in June on a stress fracture in his right foot and has been unable to practice this summer. He has done limited running on the side and is making progress. But time is running out if he wants to play to start the season.
Tue. Aug 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kasa is out for the year after tearing his ACL, sfgate.com reports.
Impact: With David Ausberry also hurting, the Raiders signed Kyle Auffray on Sunday to bolster the team's depth at tight end.
Tue. Aug 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hayden (foot) appears poised to begin this season on the PUP list, which would force him to miss Oakland's first six games, NFL.com reports.
Impact: Hayden's brief NFL career has been marred by injuries. Following abdomen surgery, as well as hamstring and groin problems during his rookie season, Hayden sprained his ankle this offseason and needed surgery to repair a stress fracture in his foot just before training camp. As such, Hayden played only eight games last season and will begin his second year on the Raiders' PUP list. Although the 2013 12th overall pick has increased his workout activity of late, it sounds like Oakland is comfortable easing him back to action to ensure he's finally completely functional once he returns. If Hayden misses the start of the season, Tarell Brown and Carlos Rodgers would be the Raiders' starting cornerback duo.
Tue. Aug 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Dowling (groin) went through positional drills Tuesday, ESPN New York reports.
Impact: Dowling injured his foot during the onset of training camp and has nursed a groin injury recently as well. While the cornerback was able to play in the Jets' opening preseason game, he was held out of their most recent outing against the Bengals. However, with New York currently sorting out a messy situation at cornerback, Dowling's return should help his chances of earning playing time.
Mon. Aug 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Butler is dealing with a concussion, SFGate.com reports.
Impact: Though listed pretty far down the Raiders' posted unofficial depth chart, through two exhibition games, Butler leads the Raiders with eight catches for 118 yards. Once he returns to action, Butler figures to jostle with the likes of Denarius Moore, Andre Holmes, Juron Criner, and Greg Little for slotting behind the team's likely top wideout duo of Rod Streater and James Jones.
Mon. Aug 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hayden (foot) is increasing his workout activity and appears to be moving well following July surgery to repair a stress fracture, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Impact: Hayden played only eight games as a rookie last year and not only sprained his ankle over the summer but also needed foot surgery just before training camp started. As such, the former 12th overall pick has been sidelined and limited to work with the Raiders' trainers thus far. With coach Dennis Allen previously expecting to have Hayden back by the end of the preseason, news of the cornerback moving and cutting well on his foot is encouraging. Nonetheless, Hayden remains on Oakland's PUP list and hasn't been cleared to return to action, leaving Tarell Brown to start opposite Carlos Rogers at cornerback.
Mon. Aug 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Reece (foot) missed practice Monday, SFGate.com reports.
Impact: We'll consider Reece, who is dealing with some foot soreness, and has an MRI on tap, day-to-day for now. While the fullback's role in the Raiders' attack out of the gate is unclear, Reece -- a capable pass catcher -- has occasionally provided fantasy utility in the past, when pressed into extended action due to injuries in the Oakland backfield.
Mon. Aug 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Carr, who suffered a concussion and a took a hit to his ribs during Friday's contest against the Lions, was able to practice Monday, SFGate.com reports.
Impact: Carr, who was sporting extra padding around his ribs Monday, saw some first-team reps in the Raiders' second preseason game, but coach Dennis Allen indicated that's not likely to occur Friday against the Packers, with presumed starting quarterback Matt Schaub in line to see extended action in that contest.
Sat. Aug 16, 2014 | STATS
News: Carr returned to practice three days after being knocked out of a preseason game with a concussion and sore ribs.
Impact: Carr practiced on a limited basis Monday and his status for the upcoming exhibition game in Green Bay on Friday night remains a question. Carr got hurt in the fourth quarter last Friday against Detroit when he was hit from behind by Larry Webster.