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Criner active for first time

Raiders wide receiver Juron Criner is active for the first time this season, with Brice Butler and Andre Holmes designated as inactive Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Butler, a seventh-round draft pick out of San Diego State, had two dropped passes in a 21-18 win over Pittsburgh. Holmes was expected to have an increased role but has been battling a hamstring strain.

Also inactive for the Raiders are safety Tyvon Branch, defensive end Ryan Robinson, center-guard Andre Gurode, defensive lineman Brian Sanford and tackle Tony Pashos.

Also active for the first time today is linebacker Martez Wilson, claimed off waivers from the New Orleans Saints two weeks ago. Tackle Menelik Watson is also active. Watson hasn’t played in a game since playing the first half against Seattle in the preseason finale.

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Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • PlunkforHOF

    Uno?

  • c2e

    dos

  • Just Fire Baby

    Dos Equis, green bottle

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Thanks Jerry.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Levi Damien‏@LeviDamien7m

    RT @J_Bruhh: @LeviDamien so Watson is ready? — Ready or not… He’s backup both OT spots

  • The_Civilian_James_Trapp

    To clarify, a Bill WR was open in the EZ that wasn’t who that QB threw to, plus they tried running it in twice from the 1 & didn’t get in. Can’t blame that on the coach there.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Is Marrone trying to lose the game?

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Steve Corkran‏@CorkOnTheNFL2m

    WR Juron Criner is active for the first time all season for the #Raiders. WRs Andre Holmes, Brice Butler among those not active.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Falcons converting 32% of 3rd and 1 rushes this year.
    So what do they do on the first series on 3rd and 1?
    run it and fail.

  • aig-raiders

    yup. Playing the Chiefs is like playing chicken. They dare you to blink first and Marrone just blinked. Giving excellent field pos to A Smith. I hate that overrated fugger A Smith.

  • EMRaiders

    So criner is active… Funny if he turns out a 100 yd game with a couple tds. Most likely though, it will go unnoticed.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Levi Damien‏@LeviDamien1m

    After missing 4 field goals short from 53 and 56 in practice with the wind, #Eagles K Alex Henery nails 3 from 60 the other way. #GoFigure

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Vic Tafur‏@VicTafur34s

    Outside linebacker Martez Wilson will make his #Raiders debut. Allen’s scouting report on 6-4, 252-pound Wilson: http://sulia.com/c/oakland-raiders/f/388f34ce-0536-4421-b150-e15d96f523be/?source=twitter

  • JOn Wooah

    You gotta have a good oline. Look at KAEP.. 1st rounders at all key position on that OLINE. IAUPAIT, STALEY, and Davis. Stayley is always clearing out guys on the runs plays iaupti too.

    Give TP2 Kaeps weapons and see. Give him a security blanket like Davis. He has zero of that.

  • aig-raiders

    Security Blanket? His name is Reece but Olson is blind unfortunately.

  • JOn Wooah

    Trolls dont wanna admit it , but Give some TP2 legit OLINE.. Wiz is good .. veldhere should help

  • Just Fire Baby

    Between Pashos and McCants they have graded out as one of the best RT’s in the NFL.

  • aig-raiders

    10 point swing for the Chiefs thanks to Stupid Doug Marrone.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    RG3 showing no regard for his body with a run ended by a jump over the defense.
    He’s going to be injured again before you know it–maybe today.

  • aig-raiders

    I think that is a highly flawed rating per PFF. They’re also the same guys that rated McClain a +7 vs Roach a -2. You got a very mobile qb back there that escapes the rushes. I judge our entire OL based on both their run and pass blocking.

  • Purvisman/Eternal Optimist

    U madd, bro?

  • Just Fire Baby

    It might be flawed, but not to the point to where they would grade one of the worst tackles to one of the best.

  • aig-raiders

    well brother they did rate one of the worst MLB in 2012 as one of the best.

  • Just Fire Baby

    PFF gave McClain a positive rating (barely). Hardly one of the best I believe.

  • RaidingTexas

    You really thought he was even positive?

  • Just Fire Baby
  • RaidingTexas

    I know what you said. But you seem to be defending it.

  • Just Fire Baby

    McClain was rated on his snaps as an average ILB. I agree at times, and he only played half the snaps last year so that helped him to.
    He was not graded well at all in 2010 and 2011.

  • Papertiger

    Stupid fcking Kyle Rudolph just cut my comfortable 20pt lead in FF to 10pt…

  • RaidingTexas

    All he could do was tackle. No question that he was a very sure tackler. But he was slow and easily taken out of plays. Roach is by far better in the middle. I don’t believe anything PFF says.

  • Just Fire Baby

    I don’t cherry pick the PFF ratings. They are what they are.
    I feel they are valuable, but hardly the be all end all.

  • Just Fire Baby

    Bills have 220 yards rushing.

  • aig-raiders

    Per chris Hansen, PFF rated 2012 McClain as +7.4. It rated Nick Roach as -2. Nobody in their right mind would rate McClain anything positive, who admitted he gave up last year.

  • RaidingTexas

    Fair enough. Just my eyes tell me the Raiders OL has not been good this year. I don’t know what PFF is seeing that the rest of us don’t. Sacks given up? But a lot of that can be attributed to TP’s ability to escape.

  • Just Fire Baby

    PFF rates Nix one of the worst players in football.
    That doesn’t help.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Roach is doing well so far but he’s small.
    Also, they rated McClain on playing ability.
    They had no way to rate him relative to mental and social disorders.

  • RaidingTexas

    That’s why I’m glad we don’t have a cancer like Dez on the team.

  • Just Fire Baby

    He was great week 1 last year and played a ton of snaps.
    Really skewed his stats for the year as his playing time dwindled.

  • aig-raiders

    For you JFB, here is the tweet I saw earlier this wk. I think I can skip PFF for awhile….Christopher Hansen @ChrisHansenNFL 30 Oct
    Here’s the head-scratcher: Nick Roach PFF Grade -7.4, 2012 Rolando McClain +7.8

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Which is suprising since they were the 30th ranked team rushing going in.

  • Just Fire Baby

    It’s just like any other statistical metric. Not always accurate, leaks here and there, but you can’t throw it all out with the bath water, IMO.

  • RaidingTexas

    The NFL is hard to predict.

  • RaidingTexas

    So is Watson starting?

  • Just Fire Baby

    I have no doubt that the Cheifs will win on a muffed punt or botched FG attempt or something.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    The Jets giving it to the Saints?

  • Just Fire Baby

    NOpe, backup at both OT spots

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Levi Damien‏@LeviDamien7m

    RT @J_Bruhh: @LeviDamien so Watson is ready? — Ready or not… He’s backup both OT spots

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    I was counting on Holmes becoming a target for TP. Damn, another injury.

  • Just Fire Baby

    And there you have it………

  • aig-raiders

    I prefer to analyze the stat rather than take it and run with it. KC scored 20 points today and peeps will say it’s A Smith but 2 def td for KC and 6 points off turn overs.