KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Keelan Doss hasn’t seen much game action this year. The Alameda native has been on the 53-man roster all year but has rarely been active, sitting down in deference to more established receivers and even second-year wideout Marcell Ateman.
He will be involved during Sunday’s game against the host Kansas City Chiefs, taking Hunter Renfrow’s spot on the 46-man active roster. Renfrow is out while dealing with a rib injury and a punctured lung suffered during last week’s loss to the New York Jets.
Doss has been inactive for the last five games.
He is an option to play in the slot, though Zay Jones will see significant snaps there as well. Doss has reliable hands but doesn’t have breakneck speed or special teams ability, which hurts his case for activation on Sundays.
He’ll be part of a Raiders receiver corps that must do better after dropping too many passes in that Jets loss.
The Raiders tightened their defensive end rotation Sunday, leaving Josh Mauro inactive for this pivotal contest against the Chiefs. Clelin Ferrell, Maxx Crosby and Benson Mayowa will play a lot, with Dion Jordan capable of rushing from the outside as well. He has been an interior rusher in sub-packages, but the Raiders could expand his role as his comfort within the defensive system increases.
Cornerback Isaiah Johnson is another healthy scratch, leaving the Raiders with four cornerbacks. Keisean Nixon was selected over Johnson as the fourth cornerback.
David Sharpe is healthy after dealing with a calf injury, but he’s down in deference to Brandon Parker as the swing tackle.
The Raiders complete inactive list: LB Preston Brown, WR Rico Gafford, CB Isaiah Johnson, QB DeShone Kizer, DE Josh Mauro, WR Hunter Renfrow, OT David Sharpe.
There were no surprise inactives for the Chiefs, who ruled running back Damien Williams with injured ribs.