The Raiders continue to play mix and match on the offensive line, meaning coach Jon Gruden and line coach Tom Cable will start their seventh different offensive line combination of the season Sunday night against the Kansas City Chiefs.
With Sam Young designated as inactive with knee and back issues, Brandon Parker will start at right tackle. Parker has played right tackle this season, but only as a substitute. The rest of the starting line will be Kolton Miller at left tackle, Denzelle Good at left guard, Rodney Hudson at center and Gabe Jackson at right guard.
Other inactives against the Chiefs were running back Jalen Richard (chest), defensive tackles Maurice Hurst (ankle) and Daniel Ross, guard John Simpson and quarterback Marcus Mariota.
The following are the seven different offensive line combinations in 10 games the Raiders have started games with this season:
1: Miller, Richie Incognito, Hudson, Jackson, Trent Brown
2: Miller, Incognito, Hudson, Jackson, Good.
3: Miller, Simpson, Hudson, Jackson, Good
4: Miller, Good, Hudson, Jackson, Young
5: Miller, Good, Hudson, Jackson, Brown.
6: Parker, Good, Hudson, Jackson, Young.
7: Miller, Good, Hudson, Jackson, Parker
The Raiders remain hopeful of getting Incognito (Achilles’) and Brown (complications from COVID-19) back in the starting lineup before the end of the season. The projected Raiders offensive line which started against Carolina in Week 1 has been together for only three plays.
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Additional notes regarding inactive players and how it impacts the game against the Chiefs:
— With Richard out and Riddick on the COVID-19 reserve list, the Raiders will have two active running backs in Josh Jacobs and Devontae Booker to go along with fullback Alec Ingold. Foster Moreau has done some fill-in work at fullback as well.
Richard’s absence also means Henry Ruggs III could see duty returning kickoffs, as he did against Denver after Richard was injured.
— With Hurst out along with end/tackle Clelin Ferrell (COVID-19 list), the Raiders inside players are Johnathan Hankins, Maliek Collins, Kendal Vickers and Chris Smith.Vickers and Smith can also play end.
— Mariota, who is receiving $7.5 million in salary and counts more than $9 million against the salary cap, remains unable to displace Nathan Peterman as the backup quarterback to Derek Carr.
— The Raiders currently have four players on the COVID-19 reserve list: Ferrell, Brown, …read more
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