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Karl Joseph suited up against Cardinals, but Jalen Richard is out

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Raiders' safety Karl Joseph may play in the preseason opener after all. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Raiders’ safety Karl Joseph may play in the preseason opener after all. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

The Raiders announced three players who will not suit up for Friday’s exhibition opener against the Arizona Cardinals and safety Karl Joseph isn’t among the them.

Running back Jalen Richard, safety Jimmy Hall and cornerback Antonio Hamilton are the three who won’t suit up at University of Phoenix Stadium. Richard missed Wednesday’s practice for undisclosed reasons and Hall has missed the past four practices.

But it’s a fairly big surprise to not see Joseph on that list of players who aren’t expected to play. The team’s first-round pick, at No. 14 overall, Joseph said Tuesday that he “wouldn’t be surprised if I didn’t play in the first preseason game or two,” citing the need to get his surgically-repaired right knee in full order for the regular season opener.

But the Raiders are indicating he’ll at least suit up and it now seems possible he could make his NFL preseason debut. UPDATE: Joseph is suited up and on the field for pre-game warmups.

Richard’s absence is disappointing because a strong training camp had turned him into one of the players to watch during the exhibition schedule. With him out, expect DeAndre Washington to see a solid load and George Atkinson III could get some additional run with the offense.

Hamilton’s biggest contribution to the team is likely as a returner and this is one less opportunity for him to show he has some value to the team in that regard.

Hall, at this point and with his now week-long absence, is facing a long road to make the final 53-man roster.

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Jimmy Durkin

Sports writer for the Bay Area News Group, covering the Raiders.

  • soulsearcher1022

    Yeah how about we keep Mcgloin around

  • marks hair

    Allen.

  • Dakota

    GG…
    Thoughts on Stanton?

  • Steveopa

    You can get away with throwing off your back foot when you have cannon ask Bret Farve.

  • BroJackson34

    Cowser!

  • Kylo-Kenchun24

    Allen had two INTs vs. Palmer last year pre-season no?

  • Palmer does it – both are INT machines

  • 303Raider

    Who is #91?

  • Tyler Miller

    Good tackle calhoun….not!!

  • Dakota

    Cutser.

  • dukeblue11

    Not sure what Calhoun was trying to accomplish on that Ellington run

  • Kylo-Kenchun24

    Ellington with some shake& bake…

  • Bleeding Black

    What # is Cowser

  • BroJackson34

    47? I could be wrong, I am most times. lol

  • PodunkRaider (aka RRS)

    #91 #23 got abused on that Ellington run

  • marks hair

    Weak backup safeties

  • dukeblue11

    Calhoun looking foolish again

  • 303Raider

    McDonald is hot garbage

  • R8RCatDave

    Predict pick

  • Steveopa

    McDonald should have wrapped up.

  • Alex7

    why he lasted til the 3rd…

  • R8RCatDave

    Replay

  • Taylor Mays.

  • Fugazi

    It was a TD

  • R8RCatDave

    Yup

  • Post to the Ghost

    Cut Dewey NOW!

  • Alex7

    yay officials!

  • PodunkRaider (aka RRS)

    both McDonald boys & Calhoun got abused that drive

  • Shilique cal-who?

  • R8RCatDave

    Not on my replay machine green screen fantasy machine

  • BroJackson34

    If 47 is Cowser, he’s been getting some penetration and looking ok out there.

  • R8erEduc8er

    Calhoun looking soft out there lol

  • Steveopa

    That is why they are backups.

  • PodunkRaider (aka RRS)

    neither McDonald in the secondary can tackle. please keep Nate Allen

  • PodunkRaider (aka RRS)

    got juked out of his pants, too

  • Alex7

    mid-late rounders…

  • Steveopa

    Cardinals are deep at RB.

  • marks hair

    Te smith, olb Smith, ilb Heeney still the weak spots in the starting lineup..

  • Alex7

    fun to see that, hard to slump on O…

  • Leonel Varela

    good depth is always key to get to the playoffs…

  • PodunkRaider (aka RRS)

    Brad Seely for President !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • BroJackson34

    Smith the blocking tight end?

  • Alex7

    first play of the game, Smith with a tackle for loss…

    harsh!

  • 2romes

    Why smith? He has been solid.

  • BroJackson34

    Heeney nice blitz on Palmer.

  • disqus_yeZNegncsV

    Do our o-linemen whisper to the opposing team,”This is a run up the middle”?

  • Steveopa

    Our running plays suck. Everything in between the tackles.

  • marks hair

    Yup. He plays a lot of snaps. He doesn’t really block as well as the hype would lead you to believe. And he doesn’t catch or get open.

  • marks hair

    Yes he and Heaney are good going forward. But they’re not good in coverage.

  • Steveopa

    That’s all we run