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Raiders head to New Jersey short-handed

ALAMEDA – The Raiders boarded a plane for New Jersey on Friday minus three starters and three key backups, making their task of beating the New York Giants all the more difficult.
Running back Darren McFadden, strong safety Tyvon Branch and right offensive tackle Tony Pashos are among the six players the Raiders left behind so that they can rehabilitate their injuries.
Same goes for nickel back D.J. Hayden, who suffered a groin injury in practice Wednesday, wide receiver Juron Criner and backup right tackle Matt McCants.
Rashad Jennings will start in place of McFadden, who aggravated a hamstring injury against the Philadelphia Eagles last Sunday.
Rookie Menelik Watson will make his first NFL regular-season start at right tackle. The Raiders will sign offensive lineman Jack Cornell from their practice squad and place him on the 53-man roster as insurance, coach Dennis Allen said.
The Giants are fresh from back-to-back victories, as well as having a week off, while the Raiders are bouncing back from a 49-20 defeat to the Eagles.
Allen said he is confident that the Raiders can purge the bitter taste from their mouths on the heels of the one-sided loss to the Eagles.
“We’ve had a good week of practice, they’re mentally ready to go and now we got to go out on Sunday and execute,” Allen said. “We got to do our job and we got to do it fast. This team’s ready to play.”

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  • BossKnows01

    The kid is only like 20, is he even drinking age yet?

  • rifflicks

    Jeff Matthews…Cornell….big, strong arm, and SMART….Another Flacco

  • kenchun24

    Well even though I don’t like Jokey Manziel doesn’t mean some NFL owner will get all giddy about him come draft time. He probably still goes in the 1st – Browns,Vikes, maybe even the Eagles if they are in position as Kelly recruited him etc.

  • BossKnows01

    I think his work ethic is definitely right there with TP’s, should be an interesting and this time REAL QB competition next summer if we draft him.

  • the douche dan garcia

    Wanna sell tix? Johnny football will sell tix.

  • KoolKell

    A lot of Posters here use the “ifs and buts” scenario to prove themselves right about something.

  • https://twitter.com/MimiPeepeechimi Just Fire Baby

    There is the old sales story/thingy of emphasizing each word in the following sentence differently and having it make the whole sentence mean something different.
    “I never said you stole the money”
    “I NEVER said you stole the money”
    “I never SAID you stole the money”
    I never said YOU stole the money”
    “I never said you STOLE the money”
    “I never said you stole THE MONEY”

  • Raiders for Life

    LOL, you’re either drunk or stupid. Who is this real QB????

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    Yes, because we’re not arrogant enough to think we can predict the future.

  • Raiders for Life

    This dan garcia dude is a numbskull.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Lol!
    Hey! You get it Vegas!

  • rifflicks

    you’re NEVER right what’s your point

  • Raiders for Life

    Hellooooo, flynn isn’t even in the NFL anymore.

  • alex7

    Reggie-type players that fit a need:

    Mike Evans, round 1.

    Aaron Murray, trade into low round 1.

    Derek Carr’s mechanics are scary. Kid steps back on almost every throw. Fade away throws that are inaccurate too often vs legit D. http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights/0ap2000000223204/Daniel-Jeremiah-breaks-down-Derek-Carr

    Notice the number of bad footwork throws on his HIGHLIGHT reel. Maybe it can be fixed, or maybe he’ll continue to struggle vs any pressure because of his desire to avoid contact.

    His last legit game was vs SMU in the bowl game last year, and he scored all of 10 points, throwing 2 picks.

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    You see what I mean?!

  • alex7

    and the Oregon “ooooooooooooooooooo”.

    And the girl’s “oooooooooooooooooo.”

  • SnBG

    Si senor

  • rifflicks

    No ,,,,,I WANT the Raiders to win another Lombardi

  • KoolKell

    Whose “we” Quack? You’ve never predicted the future?

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Yeah, that’s not true Rifflicks.
    Old swabby is often right about stuff.

  • SnBG

    Okie Dokie.

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    Never with the certainty of Priest or Brown (to name two examples). Notice how they’ve both been wildly wrong, too.

  • rifflicks

    Jeff Matthews ….Cornell

  • alex7

    remember last year all these mocks had the FSU DE going top-7, and he fell to the Colts in the 20s. Same thing with the Vikings DT.

  • RaiderLen

    Dude? Duuude. Dude!

  • kenchun24

    My questions about Jokey Manziel lie with how much does he want to play “QB in the NFL” vs. being a “well paid celebrity athlete in the NFL”.

    His family is wealthy so he doesn’t need money – so what’s going to be his motivation? Hanging out with Drake on bye weeks in NYC?

  • SnBG

    Jennings is the man now. 25 touches for him in the run game and a few out of the backfield.

  • the douche dan garcia

    Which is why it’s so sad we have an inferior qb to him.

  • Raiders for Life

    Carr is inaccurate? So tell us why he averages 400yds a game.

  • The Beeeeech Dawg

    Link please

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    Here’s the thing about Pryor:
    When little Wiz was injured and not playing, the team played badly because Pryor couldn’t read the pre-snap defense let alone the defense after the snap.
    The guy is a work in progress and you don’t yet know whether he can be a successful QB in the NFL or not.

  • alex7

    seems he puts up nearly 100 yards rushing and 70 yards receiving every time he plays a lot.

  • SnBG

    His height and weight will keep him in the middle of the 1rst rnd. Perfect for us.

  • The Beeeeech Dawg

    Hey Dork, I was reading all about the American Revolution and it turns out we actually kicked your English butz way harder than I originally thought.

    Thought you’d like to know, holla

  • alex7

    look at his schedule.

  • https://twitter.com/MimiPeepeechimi Just Fire Baby

    Are you saying “No new Friends” for Johnny?

  • rifflicks

    we???
    ….you were in the military?

  • alex7

    just sayin’:

    Derek Carr has lit up: Idaho (they play in a large basketball gym looking thing), Cal Poly?, UNLV, Nevada, Hawaii…

    struggled MIGHTILY in his bowl game vs a decent SMU team (10 points, 2 picks, 1 TD).

    Just saying it’s worth waiting on him with his fade away jump passes.

  • the douche dan garcia

    Don’t ask don’t tell policy.

  • https://twitter.com/MimiPeepeechimi Just Fire Baby

    True, it will play out.
    Doesn’t usually happen like that for QB’s.
    Right now, Manziel is universally seen as a top 10 pick, and a darkhouse top 3 or so pick.
    That would be a helluva fall to the 2nd round.

  • The Beeeeech Dawg

    We proud Americans, brah. Shout out to USA.

    Get to know us, we’re coming for you

  • SnBG

    After Brees I think Manziel’s stature will not stop him from being taken in the 1rst rnd.

  • rifflicks

    B S

  • alex7

    2 Live Crew! Banned in the USA!!

  • The Beeeeech Dawg

    Please stop referring to totally gay things all the time, Nobby

  • the douche dan garcia

    Guys, Kell doesn’t really have a point.

    He just woke up and fired the first thing he thought of.

  • Sir Raider Duck, OMS

    We need a Rasta Ganja remake of Neil Diamond’s “America:”

    “They be comin’ to America, mon”

  • ENGLANDRAIDER

    “B S”?
    Well….I wouldn’t describe your posts that way but if YOU want to, go ahead.

  • the douche dan garcia

    Mcshay has him #20 I think and kiper has him as a 2nd rounder due to size.

  • SnBG

    Well, hell, we can get him for free and Reg could ask his parents for a loan.