Raiders rule out three cornerbacks

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There was a hopeful sign for the Raiders secondary early this week when cornerback David Amerson was able to take part in Wednesday’s practice.

Amerson didn’t play last week because of a foot injury, but any hope of a return to action grew dimmer as the week went on. Amerson was back on the sideline Thursday and ruled out after remaining out of practice on Friday.

He won’t be the only member of the cornerback corps to sit out in Miami on Sunday night. First-round pick Gareon Conley remains out with a shin injury and Demetrius McCray will not play this week due to a knee injury. T.J. Carrie, Sean Smith and Dexter McDonald will be the corners available this weekend.

Safety Karl Joseph has been listed as questionable with the groin injury that kept him out last week, so the defensive backfield may be even thinner if things don’t go the right way for Joseph on Sunday morning.

12 responses to “Raiders rule out three cornerbacks

  1. Wouldn’t have matter if they were all playing…Raiders defense can’t stop anyone anyway! #FireNorton

  2. This likely won’t be a playoff season for the Raiders but who knows if they can win this in a weak AFC wildcard.

    Next year a lot of money will be freed up – Nelson, Janikowski, Amerson, Smith, Lynch and possibly Newhouse and Irvin will free up over $40M with no dead money against the cap.

  3. Reggie’s done great in the draft for DB’s eh? 2 CB’s (Hayden and Conley)and 2 safeties (Joseph and Obi)in the first two rounds since 2013. So far only Joseph looks to be anywhere near the caliber of an NFL player and his value is still yet to be determined. Hayden is thankfully gone and who knows if Conley and Melifonwu are worth a dam. We haven’t even seen Obi and Conley didn’t look that great sans one batted pass. The Raider likely have the worst back seven in all of the NFL right now, and that falls on Mr. McKenzie.

  4. Reggie’s done great in the draft for DB’s eh? 2 CB’s (Hayden and Conley)and 2 safeties (Joseph and Obi)in the first two rounds since 2013. So far only Joseph looks to be anywhere near the caliber of an NFL player and his value is still yet to be determined. Hayden is thankfully gone and who knows if Conley and Melifonwu are worth a dam. We haven’t even seen Obi and Conley didn’t look that great sans one batted pass. The Raider likely have the worst back seven in all of the NFL right now, and that falls on Mr. McKenzie.
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    GOOO REEEGGGIE! He da best!

    Rayduh Nashun

  5. That’s thin.

    Looks like Cutler is going to pass ALOT this Sunday night.

    If the RAIDERS get lit up by miami on national television…

    Early prediction: Suh and Penn get ejected for fighting.

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