Raiders Wednesday Practice Notebook: Roster Shuffle in Wake of Injuries


QB Derek Carr was a full participant in today's practice.

The Oakland Raiders were back on the practice field Wednesday as they turn their attention to their Week 2 clash with the Baltimore Ravens. Both teams dropped their season openers with the Ravens losing in Denver 19-13 and the Raiders falling at home 33-13 to the Cincinnati Bengals.

The big news of the week for the Raiders has been the health of starting quarterback Derek Carr who injured his hand this past Sunday. According to Head Coach Jack Del Rio, Carr bruised his hand. The second-year signal caller was on the practice field and appeared to be ready to roll.

"He went full today, so we'd anticipate he'd be ready to go," Head Coach Jack Del Rio said. "He was able to practice today, full practice. It was good to see."

"Went out there and took 99 percent of the reps. I think the one percent that I didn't was just for them to be cautious and see how it reacted," Carr said. "It's all fine. It felt good."

Safety Charles Woodson, on the other hand, was on the field with his teammates but only participated in the stretching period. Woodson injured his shoulder making a tackle late in last week's game.

"Guys can play with shoulders, depending on the severity of it and we'll just see how the week progresses and whether or not he's ready to go on Sunday," Coach Del Rio said. "He's a competitive guy. You don't play as long as he has without being prideful and very competitive."

The Raiders re-signed DL C.J. Wilson and safety Taylor Mays this week.

Raiders come together in Week 2 for full practice at Performance Center in Alameda.

Defensive tackle Dan Williams said, "During camp C.J. did a god job for us, we're happy to have him back. I'm confident in C.J. getting the job done. I know 'Jelly' is doing everything he can do to get back on the field."

"Hopefully I can get back on the field this week. It's feeling better each and every day," Ellis said. "Right now it's just treatment." As hopeful as Ellis is, he did not participate today.

DE Benson Mayowa has been out with a knee injury the past few weeks and he was not on the field today. See the full injury report below.

First Injury Report of Week 2

QB Derek Carr was a full participant, while DE Benson Mayowa (knee), fullback Jamize Olawale (ankle), DT Justin Ellis (ankle), and safety Charles Woodson (shoulder) did not participate.

Song of the Day

Today's Song of the Day is Rich Gang's 2014 single Lifestyle, heard at the start of individual drills. Not to come across as a stick in the mud, but I'm not a fan. I grew up on original rap and hip hop. This track doesn't do much for me.

Tweet of the Day

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