The Oakland Raiders released their first regular season unofficial depth chart.
Head Coach Dennis Allen announced during his Monday post-practice press conference that QB Derek Carr will be the Raiders starting quarterback. Carr will be the first rookie QB in Raiders history to start a season opener and he is the only rookie QB scheduled to start this week’s game in the NFL. Carr showed the coaches, players and Raider Nation his talent in the first quarter of Oakland’s Preseason Week 4 match-up with the Seahawks, when he took the team down the field four times for touchdowns.
RB Maurice Jones-Drew proved he’s still got it when he broke out of a tackle at the line of scrimmage in Green Bay and scampered 40 yards for the touchdown. But expect RB
Nothing too surprising here. James Jones is a proven veteran and Rod Streater showed last season that he is a consistent target for quarterbacks.
4. Depth at the offensive line
The Raiders have a healthy offensive line that is anchored by
5. Defense as expected
No surprises with the starting defense –
6. Latavius Murray earns kick return duties and TJ Carrie takes on punt return
Murray entered the offseason without having any kick return experience since high school, but the running back took on the challenge and proved he is capable of giving the Raiders an opportunity to begin a drive with good field position. Carrie was explosive and confident as the Raiders punt returner during the preseason. In the final game at home, Carrie returned a punt for 45 yards.
|LG||Khalif Barnes||Gabe Jackson|
|RT||Menelik Watson||Matt McCants|
|RB||Maurice Jones-Drew||Darren McFadden||Latavius Murray|
|RCB||Tarell Brown||Chimdi Chekwa|
|LCB||Carlos Rogers||TJ Carrie|
|LS||Stefen Wisniewski||Brian Leonhardt|
|KR||Latavius Murray||Taiwan Jones||Darren McFadden|
|PR||TJ Carrie||Denarius Moore|