Raiders first depth chart finds Maurice Jones-Drew listed as first team running back ahead of Darren McFadden


The Raiders released their first depth chart Monday in advance of their first preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings.

For what it’s worth, Maurice Jones-Drew is listed as the first team running back ahead of Darren McFadden. The two have split practice reps pretty evenly through camp. Other items of note: Andre Holmes over James Jones at one wide receiver spot, Sio Moore over Miles Burris at weak side linebacker, TJ Carrie listed as first-team punt returner, Taiwan Jones as first-team kickoff returner.

The Raiders practice Monday at 3 p.m. after taking Sunday off.

Here’s how the depth chart shakes out:


WR: Andre Holmes, James Jones, Denarius Moore, Brice Butler, Mike Davis, Rashaan Vaughn

LT: Donald Penn, Jack Cornell, Erle Ladson

LG: Khalif Barnes, Gabe Jackson, Lamar Mady

C: Stefen Wisniewski, Kevin Boothe, Jarrod Shaw

RG: Austin Howard, Tony Bergstrom, Emmitt Cleary, (Lucas Nix)

RT: Menelik Watson, Matt McCants, Dan Kistler

TE: David Ausberry, Mychal Rivera, Brian Leonhardt, Nick Kasa, Jake Murphy, Scott Simonson

WR: Rod Streater, Greg Little, Juron Criner, Greg Jenkins, Seth Roberts

QB: Matt Schaub, Derek Carr, Matt McGloin, Trent Edwards

RB: Maurice Jones-Drew, Darren McFadden, Latavius Murray, Jeremy Stewart, Kory Sheets, George Atkinson III

FB: Marcel Reece, Jamize Olawale, Karl Williams


RE: Lamarr Woodley, Shelby Harris, Ryan Robinson

DT: Antonio Smith, Stacy McGee, Ricky Lumpkin

NT: Pat Sims, Justin Ellis, Torell Troup

LE: Justin Tuck, C.J. Wilson, Jack Crawford, Denico Autry

WLB: Sio Moore, Miles Burris, Carlos Fields

MLB: Nick Roach, Kaluka Maiava, Bojay Filomeatu, Marshall McFadden

SLB: Khalil Mack, Kaelin Burnett, Justin Cole

RCB: Tarell Brown, Chimdi Chekwa, Neiko Thorpe, Keith McGill, Chance Casey

LCB: Carlos Rogers, (DJ Hayden), TJ Carrie, Taiwan Jones, Jansen Watson

FS: Charles Woodson, Brandian Ross, Jeremy Deering

SS: Tyvon Branch, (Usama Young), Jonathan Dowling, Shelton Johnson


P: Marquette King, Michael Palardy

PK: Sebastian Janikowski, Michael Palardy

H: Marquette King

LS: Jon Condo, Stefen Wisniewski, Brian Leonhardt

KR: Taiwan Jones, Darren McFadden, Latavius Murray, Kory Sheets

PR: TJ Carrie, Denarius Moore, Greg Jenkins, Mike Davis, Kory Sheets

Note: (physically unable to perform)


Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • _Mista_

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  • R8erEduc8er

    Burris and McGee (and possibly Murray) are solid imo.

  • 0ak R8rs

    McGee was 2013. So was Murray.

  • R8erEduc8er

    I’m trippin…

  • JV.

    It was made this weekend. Might change by thursday.

  • Kenny Stapler

    I’m thinking next year is the year we address the edges. Hoping at least.

  • Raider O

    Sio and Rivera are good players that can start.
    Not sure about Watson till we see him play.
    McGee is a depth player
    Murray will get a chance to showcase his talents this season.

  • PlunkforHOF

    Victory announcement in 3, 2…..

  • Dan Walker

    This years draft was very good. How our drafted players fit into our current system in regard to scheme and overall team will tell us a lot about how good these players are. We all spend to much time talking about individual players…what we don’t talk about enough is how they will fit as a team. Less than superstar players, playing together, make up a team. TEAM is the key!!!

  • Lowdown_in_Beijing

    Hot trade bait.

  • PlunkforHOF

    Great post

  • PlunkforHOF


  • J Hill

    4th rd pick is being made too much of. Had to take a flyer on a QB with only Pryor on the roster.

  • r8ter4evr

    You will get yours
    Punk everyone like you ALWAYS DOES

  • _Mista_

    Huh…..nobody was even talking to you.
    Seems to be a common trait among you stalker cockroaches…

  • Raider O

    I disagree. Coaching staff is the key. A good staff can maximize production from the talent available on their roster, and put players in a position to make plays and succeed as a team.
    We don’t have a capable saff. Our HC and OC are clueless and our DC lacks experience.

  • 0ak R8rs

    Is it bad?

  • PlunkforHOF

    After you responded to his post. lol

  • Raider O

    That’s a solid point. The truth is it was such a bad pick the guy wasn’t worth developing.

  • _Mista_

    DC lacks experience?
    This will be year #3 junior!
    Heck we elected a marxist community organizer that never had a job in his life Im pretty sure Tarver in his 3rd year is not lacking “experience”.


  • rudegruden

    New post

  • 0ak R8rs

    I disagree. Players play the games. Talent wins.

  • Raider O

    Cowboys had talent the last few years, and they didn’t win.

  • _Mista_

    Numb nuts….that was obvious to even you but I was talking to you you see the quote sign and signed your name, dont play dumb even if you arent playing, Sabi

  • _Mista_

    Thanks for proving my point about you cockroaches leaving a comment when nobody is talking you (AGAIN).

    This is too easy just go away Sabi, before you have a breakdown just call it quits ok?

  • Raider O

    New post monkeys.

  • PlunkforHOF

    You’ve descended into incoherence. My apologies to the blog for once again feeding the troll. . Had a cocktail and its hard to keep the Pledge. I’ll hope Gumby finds peace and enlightenment in his life.

  • it puts the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again…

  • ixvnyc

    This chart is not correct. Atkinson is ahead of Sheets as KR.


  • Ès so supremo.

  • 0ak R8rs

    No they didn’t. And Jason Garrett is still there. Next?

  • Twinkle

    There is no depth chart. It’s called ‘show up on Sunday’s’ like it used to be.

  • Raider O

    1- I gave you 2 examples so next is KC. Smh
    2- anyone that knows football knows the cowboys had had talent. How many PBs did they have the last few years?

  • FourMoreYears

    That’s annoying.