Derek Carr gets in a limited practice Tuesday

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After Raiders quarterback Derek Carr left last Thursday’s loss to the Chargers with a groin injury, word was that he’d miss 10-14 days while recovering.

Carr is pushing to beat the low end of that projection. Raiders head coach Jon Gruden said on Tuesday that Carr was a limited participant in the team’s first practice since that loss. He and Marcus Mariota alternated snaps.

Gruden said Carr is “champing at the bit” to play, but that the team will be smart when it comes to deciding if he or Mariota gets the start.

“We’ll do what we think is right for Derek and this team,” Gruden said, via Paul Gutierrez of

A loss to the Dolphins would end any playoff hopes for the Raiders and the next couple of days of practice might provide further hints about who will run the offense as they try to stay alive.

12 responses to “Derek Carr gets in a limited practice Tuesday

  1. Shut him down, he did his part this year and was solid. The defense was abysmal and cost them the playoffs

  2. You have Marcus Mariota as your back up of all people. He did a great job after Carr left the game last Thursday. Considering the circumstances and long layoff, he passed the ball well and ran even better. Mariota gives the Raiders a whole new look. We have a chance to look at him and I see no downside to Mariota starting Saturday. But Derek Carr wants to prove something … even if he’s not at full strength … he is willing to risk aggravating his groin injury and hampering the ability to get a much needed win. Scratchin’ my head big time over Carr’s decision. Insecurity maybe?

  3. Carr knows if Mariota plays well he is done in Vegas. Draft pick, or picks and 20 million in cap space sounds really good at this point.

  4. Scratchin’ my head big time over Carr’s decision. Insecurity maybe?


    Many a QB have lost their starting jobs due to injury.

  5. Start Mariota for the rest of this lost season. Build a much better defense next year, starting with finding a good DC. This is the second year in a row that the Raiders have collapsed in the late season. Just fix it, baby!

  6. Carr is worried he will lose his starting job. Mariota played way better and the team had a spark with him. Mariota will also be a starter in the league again.

  7. Of course, he doesn’t want Mariota showing him up. He saw the spark #8 gave this team…

  8. This is wasteful on all levels. Just sit Carr. And if we still have chance after this weekend..perhaps we can investigate Carr further to see if he can play in the final game this year.

  9. What are their odds of getting into the dance? If it’s legit, get him ready. If they’re clearly not getting in, stick with mariotta. A couple more games like the first and maybe he has trade value. Problem being the opposition will be ready for him this time

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