Raiders initial depth chart reveals secret plan — sneaking in an extra man

The Raiders released their first depth chart Monday evening for their weekly press release, an exercise not designed to give up too much except the obvious and gives no clue as to how they’ll line up in different formations on both sides of the ball.

Given it’s their own depth chart and they can do what they want, the Raiders listed 12 offensive starters with three wide receivers and a fullback, and 12 defensive starters with three linebackers and a third corner. Although a first-year NFL head coach, Carolina’s Matt Ruhle is unlikely to let the Raiders get away with it Sunday in Charlotte, N.C.

For what it’s worth, the first team kickoff return specialist is Jalen Richard, with Hunter Renfrow on the first team for punt returns.  Henry Ruggs III, the No. 12 overall pick in the draft, is listed as No. 2 for both return units.

Here’s how it shakes out:


WR: Henry Ruggs III, Zay Jones

LT: Kolton Miller, Brandon Parker

LG: Richie Incognito, John Simpson

C: Rodney Hudson, Andre James

RG: Gabe Jackson, Denzelle Good

RT: Trent Brown, Sam Young

TE: Darren Waller, Foster Moreau, Jason Witten, Derek Carrier

WR: Bryan Edwards, Rico Gafford

WR: Hunter Renfrow, Nelson Agholor

QB: Derek Carr, Nathan Peterman

RB: Josh Jacobs, Jalen Richard, Devontae Booker

FB: Alec Ingold


DE: Clein Ferrell, Arden Key

NT: Johnathan Hankins, Daniel Ross

DT: Maliek Collins, Maurice Hurst, Kendal Vickers

DE: Maxx Crosby, Carl Nassib, Kendal Vickers

SLB: Nicholas Morrow, Kyle Wilber

MLB: Nick Kwiatkoski, Raekwon McMillan

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WLB: Cory Littleton

LCB: Damon Arnette, Isaiah Johnson

RCB: Trayvon Mullen, Keisan Nixon

CB: Lamarcus Joyner, Amik Robertson

FS: Erik Harris, Dallin Leavitt

SS: Johnathan Abram, Jeff Heath

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P: A.J. Cole

PK: Daniel Carlson

LS: Trent Sieg

PR: Jalen Richard, Henry Ruggs III, Keisean Nixon

KR: Hunter Renfrow, Henry Ruggs III, Jalen Richard





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Source:: The Mercury News – Sports


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