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Raiders quarterback Carr diagnosed with broken right fibula

Raiders quarterback Carr diagnosed with broken right fibula

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OAKLAND – Raiders quarterback Derek Carr fractured his right fibula during Saturday’s 33-25 victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

Head coach Jack Del Rio announced that Carr will have surgery on Sunday and will be out indefinitely. He has officially been ruled out of next week’s game at Denver. While the Raiders didn’t reveal his status beyond, that it’s difficult to see him returning until next season.

“It won’t be a situation where you’re trying to get me to say something (about his playing status) in a week,” Del Rio said. “He’s going to be done a little while.”

Carr's injury sucked life out of Oakland Coliseum and the Raiders sideline. 

"We all felt it. I think the stadium felt it," Del Rio said. :It went from really, really good to kind of a got the wind knocked out of you feel.”

Carr was a legitimate MVP candidate as the season wound down, and had another strong game going heading into the fourth quarterback.

He got sacked by Trent Cole, and Carr’s right leg got twisted underneath his body. He immediately called for trainers and was in significant pain before being helped off the field by trainers. Video replays showed Carr say, “it’s broken,” and he was right.

The Raiders sideline was in shock, with many players kneeling around him while being attended to on the field.

Carr was carted into Oakland Coliseum for X-rays, which revealed damage to his right fibula.

Matt McGloin took over against the Colts and will be the team’s starting quarterback as the season moves forward.

They Raiders will rally around their backup quarterback, though it was dead silent in the locker room as teammates absorbed the loss of their leader.

“I feel terrible for him,” running back Latavius Murray said. “Before he’s a teammate, he’s my friend. He’s my best friend. I feel terrible for him outside of football. I know he’s strong-minded and will bounce back. That’s just the kind of guy he is, but again, I feel terrible for him.

“We just need to continue to work, continue to go out there and do what we need to do so we can be successful in the postseason. That’s been our goal the whole time. That doesn’t change despite the fact that Derek is going to be out for a few weeks.”

Raiders players were still reeling after the game, without time to deal with the disappointment. 

“It feels just like we lost," edge rusher Bruce Irvin said. "I mean, we lost our best friend, our leader. He is the leader of this team, both him and Khalil Mack. Just seeing him go down like that, it hurt us. It didn’t really feel like we won, but we got to continue to keep fighting. He won’t want to see us get down and worry about him. He wants us to keep fighting and that is what we got to do. We have confidence on this team that we can keep this thing rolling.”

2020 Senior Bowl: Ten risers who Raiders should target in NFL draft

2020 Senior Bowl: Ten risers who Raiders should target in NFL draft

Like 27 other teams, some members of the Raiders have spent the week in Mobile trying to get a feel for a talented crop of NFL draft prospects at the Reese's Senior Bowl.

The Senior Bowl was vital to the Raiders' draft success last year, and there are a number of participants this year who can help the Raiders fill their litany of holes.

With three days of practice in the books, a handful of prospects stood out from the rest and it's a group the Raiders should have high on their draft board come April.

Here are 10 risers from the week of practice.

Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon

I've written extensively about Herbert and why I believe he should be the Raiders quarterback of the future if Jon Gruden wishes to move on from Derek Carr.

Herbert has all the physical tools. He's mobile and has a rocket arm, but was inconsistent at Oregon, but showed scouts exactly what they wanted to see in Mobile.

He was accurate and on time in 1-on-1s, 7-on-7s and 11-on-11s, being named the Practice Player of the Week. NFL scouts have questions about his leadership which he can help put to rest Saturday by commanding the huddle in the game. 


Van Jefferson, WR, Florida

In a talented group of wide receivers, Jefferson stood at the top of the class.

The 6-foot-2, 196-pound receiver is a polished route-runner with good hands and burst off the line. 

He made a number of impressive catches and showed good footwork throughout the week.


Jason Strowbridge, DL, North Carolina

He entered the week as a Day 3 guy, but Strowbridge might have moved up to Day 2 with his showing in Mobile. 

The North Carolina product showed great quickness and hand usage during drills. He can play inside and outside and could be a nice addition to the Raiders' pass rush rotation. 


K.J. Hill, WR, Ohio State

I mentioned Hill earlier in the week as a guy the Raiders should target, and he didn't disappoint.

The Ohio State product had a down senior season but he's a good route-runner who creates separation well and has great hands. He'd fit nicely as Gruden looks to "let it fly" more.


Troy Pride Jr., CB, Notre Dame

Pride came into the week needing to impress after a subpar final season in South Bend.

The 5-foot-11 cornerback locked down everyone that went against him this week. He has incredible speed and should be a Day 2 pick.


Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor

Have I mentioned this wide receiver class is deep? It's silly.

The Baylor product caught just about everything in his zip code this week. He high-pointed the ball well, was quick out of his breaks and showed impressive catch radius.

For a team that needs at least three receivers, the Raiders have to be loving this draft.

Malik Harrison, LB, Ohio State

Harrison is more of a run-stopping linebacker, but he showed he can cover as well this week.

He was constantly around the ball and made plays like this:

If the Raiders don't go LB with one of their first-round picks, Harrison is a guy they should grab on Day 2.

Adam Trautman, TE, Dayton

Yes, I know the Raiders already have Darren Waller, who is a budding star and Foster Moreau was a touchdown magnet during his rookie season.

But in the offensive age of football where the more weapons you have the better, Trautman is an intriguing piece.

He's 6-foot-5 and fit right in with Division I talent despite being from an FCS program, showing great skill as both a receiver and a blocker.


Davon Hamilton, DL, Ohio State

A fringe Day 2 prospect entering the week, Hamilton showed great power and quickness against his peers. He showed some secondary moves and was able to re-establish the line of scrimmage.

Certainly, a guy who could help the Raiders upfront.

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Kyle Dugger, S, Lenoir-Rhyne

I've done so much talking about the versatility of Clemson star Isaiah Simmons that it would be negligent for me not to bring up Dugger to close this risers piece.

He was one of the most dominant players on the practice field in Mobile, showing good body control, footwork and play-making ability.

Dugger could have a hybrid LB/S role in the NFL much like Simmons, and would be a big help to a Raiders defense that is lacking play makers.

Raiders sign cornerback Nevin Lawson to one-year contract extension

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Raiders sign cornerback Nevin Lawson to one-year contract extension

The Raiders officially became property of Las Vegas on Wednesday, and the Silver and Black made their first official move as Sin City residents Thursday. 

The team announced they signed cornerback Nevin Lawson to a one-year contract extension. After joining the Raiders last offseason, Lawson made five starts and played in 11 games for the Raiders, seeing a bulk of his time in the latter stages of the season when Daryl Worley and Lamarcus Joyner were banged up. 

Lawson will enter next season serving a one-game suspension. The Utah State product was ejected late in the Raiders' Week 17 loss to the Denver Broncos and was given a punishment for using his helmet as a weapon.

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After opening the season 6-4, the Raiders, overcome by injuries and lack of talent, limped to a 1-5 finish to end the season at 7-9.

With the litany of issues the Silver and Black faced in 2019, 7-9 should be viewed as a good record for a team that relied on a dynamic rookie class.

There are a lot of reasons for the Raiders to believe the future is bright, and they hope Lawson is a part of it.