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Injury report: Raiders S Joseph ruled out against Chargers

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Injury report: Raiders S Joseph ruled out against Chargers

Raiders strong safety Karl Joseph will miss Sunday’s game against the San Diego Chargers, the team announced Friday afternoon. It will be Joseph’s second straight game sidelined with injury, after suffering a significant toe injury in a home victory over the Buffalo Bills.

The rookie first-round pick was seen hobbling in pain last week and hasn’t appeared during media access windows since.

Veteran Nate Allen will make his second straight start at strong safety. He played well in Joseph’s stead against Kansas City, with 11 tackles and solid pass defense.

He fits in well with the starting secondary thanks to his experience – he has been a starter his entire career – and familiarity with personnel around him.

“All of us has played and practiced with Nate before, so he was able to step right in and play well,” cornerback David Amerson said. “He’s a smart guy and a great communicator. He and Reggie (Nelson) work well together in the back.”

The Raiders also ruled edge rusher Shilique Calhoun and defensive tackle Stacy McGee out of Sunday’s game.

Defensive tackle Darius Latham is questionable but has a real shot to play. Receivers Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree received the same designation and expect to face the Chargers.

Quarterback Derek Carr was not given an injury designation and will play.

San Diego running back Melvin Gordon was formally ruled out of Sunday’s game with hip and knee injuries. Edge rusher Joey Bosa will play after suffering a neck strain last week.

Raiders Status Report
Out

LB Shilique Calhoun (knee), S Karl Joseph (toe), DT Stacy McGee (ankle) Questionable
DT Darius Latham (ankle), LG Kelechi Osemele (knee), WR Amari Cooper (shoulder), WR Michael Crabtree (finger), LB Lerry Riley (hamstring), LB Malcolm Smith (hamstring)

Chargers Status Report

Out
RB Melvon Gordon (hip, knee)
Doubtful
CB Craig Mager (shoulder)
Questionable
WR Jeremy Butler (ankle), OG Orlando Franklin (ribs)

Rashaan Melvin says he cheated Raiders fans during season with the team

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Rashaan Melvin says he cheated Raiders fans during season with the team

Rashaan Melvin said his goodbyes to the Raiders after the Lions announced a deal that would bring the cornerback to the team.

But Melvin's farewell to the Silver and Black was a bit of a sad one. Melvin said he felt as though he cheated the fans:

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Im thankful for every opportunity God has placed in my life. We all must go through some things to get to what is actually meant for us. I greatly appreciate the Oakland organization for giving me the opportunity to further my career this past season. I respect the raiders organization, I respect the tradition, and I respect the die hard fans that has and will forever believe in raider nation. I feel like I cheated the fans, and organization, and a long list of players that came before me that made the organization what it is. It was always a life time dream of mine to wear the silver and black. It really hurt me that I wasn’t able to be myself, and play the style of play that I know I was capable of playing. To all my guys in that locker room I appreciate you guys for making the year special through everything. I cherish the relationships that were created on and off the field. I respect you guys, and I wish you boy’s the best!! Y’all ball out for the City of Oakland 1 more time or for however long y’all there! Respect!! #22 #raidernation ✊🏾✊🏾

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This, of course, appeared to be more of him not feeling as though he played to his potential. Playing for the Raiders had been a dream of his.

Melvin only started in seven games last season which could be partly why he's feeling the way he's feeling. 

"To all my guys in the locker room, I appreciate you guys for making the year special through everything."

'Stop playing:' Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown takes jab at Bills

'Stop playing:' Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown takes jab at Bills

Antonio Brown is now a member of the Raiders -- which means he is not going to play for the Bills despite some strange rumors he would be Buffalo-bound.

So, naturally, Brown made sure to put a reaction on Instagram to double-down on this:

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Stop playing #FakeNews #Historical

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"Stop playing."

This is in addition to him saying it was "Fake news" at the beginning of the month: 

And anything sports-related and bring Drake into the mix is very much appreciated.

It appears Brown is more than happy with his decision to sport silver and black.