Raiders announce 14-man practice squad for 2020 season


After revealing the team's 53-man roster on Saturday, the Raiders announced their 14-player practice squad Sunday.

Keelan Doss is a name quite familiar to Raider Nation, as the young wideout is an Alameda native who became one of the stars of last year’s “Hard Knocks” series, which followed the organization's final training camp as the Oakland Raiders. Doss initially was cut last fall and joined the Jacksonville Jaguars’ practice squad, before returning to the Raiders' roster after Antonio Brown’s controversial release. Doss played in eight games in 2019, catching 11 of his 14 targets for 133 yards.

Young wideout Marcell Ateman also spent time on the Raiders’ practice squad last season.

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Due to the coronavirus pandemic, NFL teams are allowed to have as many as 16 players on the practice squad, with six spots being available for players of any amount of NFL experience. Typically, teams only can have as many as four players with no more than two years of league experience.

Running back Theo Riddick and defensive end Datone Jones will be the elder statesmen among the practice squad, as each has seven years of NFL experience on their resumes.

Las Vegas has left two spots open in the group, meaning more additions could be made before the Raiders open up the 2020 season in Carolina against the Panthers next Sunday.