Five Players We Watched Saturday Night Against The Vikings

Heading into the Oakland Raiders preseason matchup with the Minnesota Vikings we highlighted five players to keep an eye on.

Following the Silver and Black's 20-12 loss, let's see how those five players fared.

Running Back Michael Dyer

Dyer was the fourth running back to enter the mix Saturday night, but interestingly enough, he was the one who led the Raiders in rushing.

He carried the ball 12 times for 45 yards (3.8 avg.) with a long run of 7 yards.

Although he didn't find the end zone, the rookie running back did make more of an impact than in his first preseason game, where he only tallied 11 yards on the ground.

Guard/Center Jon Feliciano

The versatile rookie from the University of Miami found himself getting reps with the second-team offensive line Saturday night, lining up at right guard.

Offensive line coach Mike Tice has lauded his versatility, but Saturday's game was the first time he worked in a game on the right side of the line.

Seeing if he remains on the right side of the line, and if so, how many snaps he earns, will be interesting to see once the team returns to the practice field.

Linebacker Ben Heeney

Heeney's performance in the Raiders preseason game was nearly on par with his first in Silver and Black.

The rookie linebacker once again led the team in tackles (7 total) and also notched half a sack and a forced fumble, and was seemingly around the ball at every turn.

The fifth-round draft pick has proven impressive through the first two games of the preseason, and seeing what his defensive role will be going forward is something to keep an eye on.

Wide Receiver Rod Streater

Streater made his return to the field Saturday night after missing the first game of the preseason.

The veteran wide out had a quiet return, hauling in one pass for six yards, but he did show good hustle trying to force a fumble after a Matt McGloin interception.

Cornerback Neiko Thorpe

Thorpe found himself running with the second unit of the Raiders defense Saturday night.

While he didn't register a tackle on the final stat sheet, the athletic corner still figures to find himself in the mix for time in the Raiders defensive rotation as the preseason goes on.

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