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Washington and Richard to get some time with first-team offense

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DeAndre Washington and fellow rookie running back Jalen Richard will get time with the starting offense Saturday.  (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

DeAndre Washington and fellow rookie running back Jalen Richard will get time with the starting offense Saturday. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

While the Raiders don’t plan to give away any state secrets on Saturday against the Tennessee Titans, the starters will see a fair amount of work.

“We expect them to probably play a half, maybe a little more,” coach Jack Del Rio said Thursday. “We’ll see.”

The starters already played the whole first half in last week’s preseason loss to the Green Bay Packers and this is likely their final tuneup before the regular season opener Sept. 11. Very few, if any, starters should see action when the exhibition schedule concludes Sept. 1 against Seattle.

Del Rio is looking to give rookie running back DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard both work behind the first-team offensive line. The former is the team’s fifth-round pick and the latter signed as an undrafted free agent. Both are expected to make the team as backups to Latavius Murray.

“I would like to get a few looks at both of those guys with our first group,” Del Rio said. “We expect to get that done Saturday night.”

Free safety Reggie Nelson, however, isn’t expected to play after sitting out practices this week with an undisclosed injury.

“There’s a good chance we’ll end up holding him,” Del Rio said.

Nate Allen would likely start in Nelson’s place.

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Jimmy Durkin

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

  • R8RCatDave

    No,but good and kinda educational

  • 24

    My goal in life…stay out of courts at all costs.

  • 24

    Will I learn how to deal drugs and make money?

  • Dan78

    True question for Oakland fans that will not root for Raiders if they leave… Who you going to root for???

  • BroJackson34

    So will die hard Raider homers that call others bandwagon fans because they don’t live in Oakland, become bandwagon fans themselves when the team relocates to Las Vegas?

    You could always be a Whiner fan!

  • 24

    Dang…he’s still available. He’d do well on the Panthers.

    Pro Football Rumors ‏@pfrumors 5m5 minutes ago
    Donte Whitner To Visit Panthers http://www.profootballrumors.com/2016/08/donte-whitner-to-visit-panthers

  • BroJackson34

    Whiners!

  • R8RCatDave

    Yes, and how to kill your competition

  • Dakota

    Turnabout is fair play:

    http://i.imgur.com/3sRm90k.gif

  • BroJackson34

    Las Vegas Raiders Tribune? Ibabuzz Sin City?

  • MachoManRandySavage

    Investing in schools is for those who have a long term vision… investing in a massive football stadium is for those who want to partey!… and thus the Pareto rule favours the Stadium.

  • 24

    Good one. Drives me crazy when those that don’t live in the area are not as hardcore as them. It’s like a slap in the face but you make a great point. If you aren’t on the Carrpool to Vegas…then why should you get on the bus when the Raiders actually leave?

  • 24

    Omg thats effen funny

  • Dan78

    Turnabout like @AtokaD..

  • Rifflicks

    Just goes to show that he’s smarter than you…….why use his money if the torists pony up the dough?
    Derp de derp. Da teedily dumb

  • 24

    Reminds me of what the Penguins did to the Sharks =(

  • Dakota

    lol

  • HELLSBELLS

    Who calls anyone a bandwagon fan?

  • Your Average Banana

    Who exactly is calling out of towners bandwagon fans? Can’t we all just get along?

  • 24

    I may have to become a writer to get a blog started. Actually…I wonder how easy it is to get one of these chat deals started.

  • BroJackson34

    Was hoping EastOaklandRaider was here to answer, since he’s the director of the Raider fan base.

  • Dan78

    Yep..

  • DutchRaid

    But it is on the internet!

  • Autumn wind: north California

    for a while vegas was going “family oriented”, and tried to attract people to come who might not be gambling themselves. but if you’ve gone recently it’s kind of changed… this would be a strong tack back to the other direction to diversify away from gambling, maybe it’s wise in light of the past 3 years

  • BroJackson34

    EastOaklandRaider

  • Dakota

    one out of towner, 4evaraider, was giving advice to other out of towners earlier….

  • Rifflicks

    been said here many times that the REAL Raider fans live in Oakland

  • MachoManRandySavage

    No its not. Only reason to stick it out is if she has boatloads of money, which Oakland does not.

  • Dan78

    Him..

  • Rifflicks

    St Homer

  • 24

    And they get a new stadium in Santa Clara too so its a win win for those people.

  • HELLSBELLS

    I don’t think where you live makes you a better or worse fan.

  • BroJackson34

    Do it bro! ✊

  • 24

    And shes always wanting me to put a tarp on…eff that I’m going to Vegas.

  • Dakota

    Brien used to try and make the proximity to the stadium argument smh

  • Dan78

    Exactly but it’s been said here many times.. These out of towers don’t get it..

  • Your Average Banana

    These guys don’t speak for us. We embrace all Nation members and most of us would stick with the team no matter what.

  • Rifflicks

    yeah …..it has to be easy or forget it

  • ForHundred8

    Cork making a comeback??

  • 24

    And if you ain’t with R8der4evr…you’re basically against him.

  • MachoManRandySavage

    So. Marky called Stan Kroenke to congratule him for the awesome hair do, and casually asked him for tips on getting a huuuge brand new stadium…. “you a single fellar, Marky?, you have to hitch one of those Walton girls, a fat wallet to go with the fat behind, your gonna love it”

  • ElkGRaider

    Very true. Wouldn’t take my kids there until 21 and even then I’d be embarrassed showing all the carnage

  • Dan78

    Now he’s fighting everyone in the media who says Raiders to Vegas… And threatening violence… The more things change the more they stay the same…

  • R8RCatDave

    Nuevo postolo hombres and AJ

  • 24

    Good thing we’re connected on Twitter at least.

    All you mofo’s gotta get a Twitter just to stay in touch.

  • 24

    Put a Cork on it.

  • DutchRaid

    Cough…well there is a couple states in the U.S….

  • HELLSBELLS

    Maybe in retrospect to losing your team that you get to see in person.

  • 24

    Mark should marry a Kardashian…money

  • Dan78

    Chicken or Pork…