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Raiders notes: Derek Carr is fine, David Amerson will return, but DJ Hayden is headed to IR

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DJ Hayden's career with the Raiders may be done after suffering a substantial hamstring injury.  (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

DJ Hayden’s career with the Raiders may be done after suffering a substantial hamstring injury. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

ALAMEDA — Raiders quarterback Derek Carr practiced without a glove on his right hand for the second straight day and is good to go for Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills.

Cornerback David Amerson is also ready to make his return after missing last week’s game with a knee injury.

“I feel good, man,” Amerson said Friday. “I’m ready to get back out there and compete.”

But the news isn’t all good as cornerback DJ Hayden will be placed on injured reserve with a “substantial” hamstring injury and three other regular members of the defense are out, leaving Oakland (9-2) particularly thin up front.

Defensive tackles Stacy McGee and Darius Latham are both out after missing the entire week of practice with ankle injuries. McGee has started all nine games this season in which he’s played, but missed the games against Tampa Bay and Denver with an earlier ankle injury. Latham, a regular rotational player on the line, was seen in the locker room with a walking boot and using a cane earlier this week.

The loss of Hayden, who Del Rio said will land on IR either later Friday or on Saturday, leaves the Raiders without their primary slot corner and top backup. TJ Carrie will likely assume that role against the Bills and Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said Friday that Hayden will land on season-ending injured reserve.

“He’s got a substantial hamstring (injury), so he’s not going to be returning this year,” Del Rio said. “That was a big blow.”

Outside linebacker Shilique Calhoun will also miss his second straight game after having a minor knee procedure last week. He’s not expected to miss an extended period.

Cornerback David Amerson is likely to return after missing last week’s game with a knee injury. He practiced all week and is listed as questionable.

Wide receiver Michael Crabtree (ankle), center Rodney Hudson (knee) running back Latavius Murray (ankle), left guard Kelechi Osemele (knee), linebacker Perry Riley Jr. (hamstring) and linebacker Malcolm Smith (hamstring) are all questionable as well, though they all participated in every practice this week and should be in line to play

For the Bills, wide receiver Sammy Watkins is questionable with a foot injury, while fellow receivers Roberts Woods and Percy Harvin and cornerback Ronald Darby were ruled out.

— In other Raiders news, is Khalil Mack’s “By Any Means” phrase starting to catch on as an unofficial team motto? 

And how about former Raiders linebacker (and former Cal and St. Mary’s High-Berkeley star) Lorenzo Alexander turning into a sack artist at age 33?

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Jimmy Durkin

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

  • diff

    Have to pay the bills mano

  • the authority dr robert

    Yes

  • PodunkRaider (aka RRS)

    FREE ALDON YESTERDAY

  • MEX_GHOST

    I know is a rhetorical question Riff and your previous answer was a sarcasm. If you think I didnt understand then look at the mirror to see who is the moron. Be careful, you could see a fool guy that thinks he is smart.

  • MEX_GHOST

    She is already a blog legend.

  • MEX_GHOST

    I heard that today is the day # 60. Still a little hope Goodell free him today.

  • rifflicks

    or….. I could read some stupid nonsense in the reply from a clown trying to sound smarter than he obviously is….. back to futbol for you

  • rifflicks

    What a Disappointment……Billy Sims Barbecue

  • MEX_GHOST

    I knew it!
    You dont know to read. Or what part of “look in the mirror” you didnt get it??

  • rifflicks

    find an English speaking adult to translate and explain my reply to you….or better yet, don’t bother trying to reply to anything I post

  • 303Raider

    You putos still on here?

    You guys must of have been the dorks in HS.

  • rifflicks

    go back where you belong Joto

  • MEX_GHOST

    OK. Deal.

  • rifflicks

    adios Joto

  • idahoraiderfan33

    Why not drop a comment on the RAIDERS?? What do you think the score will be??
    What do the RAIDERS need to do to beat Rat Kill and his team??

  • idahoraiderfan33

    Bad food??

  • idahoraiderfan33

    Still a little hope eh

  • MEX_GHOST

    There are bloggers that post in both sites. No need to come here and offend everybody, man.

  • MEX_GHOST

    Sooo little, hehe.

  • idahoraiderfan33

    That’s what i don’t understand dude.. Why go hate on other RAIDER fans that refuse to join another web site.. Like you said, some post on both sites,and others don’t.. Who cares

  • MEX_GHOST

    Exactly!!.
    Like you said 4-5 days ago, we are ALL Raiders fans, and theres only ONE Nation.

  • idahoraiderfan33

    That’s right bro.. SO instead of dropping some comment like, this blogs suck or whatever just say GO RAIDERS!! Or anything thing positive will work..

  • rifflicks

    terrible Barbecue with a great football players name on the sign

  • PodunkRaider (aka RRS)

    stay classy, 303

  • CARR SHOW (baby Al)

    BWAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA

  • rifflicks

    you must have been doing the football team in HS

  • rifflicks

    WAFAH…….FO&D

  • CARR SHOW (baby Al)

    BWAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHAH

  • idahoraiderfan33

    You have high standards i imagine.. I seen some pics of the food you cook.. They better be pro!!

  • CARR SHOW (baby Al)

    Is it me or people are getting bitter that this site is gaining steam again

  • PodunkRaider (aka RRS)
  • PodunkRaider (aka RRS)

    Bingo!

  • rifflicks

    I guess I should have copyrighted that……and do it right….it always ends with 2 A’s

  • PodunkRaider (aka RRS)

    it’s just for fruits

  • PodunkRaider (aka RRS)

    Early games tomorrow? Go Falcons, Jags & Bears!!

  • rifflicks

    Everybody needs to flag anyone posting the link to the other site…..maybe the Mods here will start automatically deleting them

  • idahoraiderfan33

    Falcons game is the big game..

  • PodunkRaider (aka RRS)

    a loss would make KC more desperate for a victory on Thurs. i’m torn, actually. I’ll be at Arrowhead cheering on the silver & black

  • idahoraiderfan33

    It’s starting to become spam dude.. Everybody knows where that site is at already..
    It’s just not cool spamming other sites

  • rifflicks

    NFL execs have absolutely no authority over Mark Davis…..they all work for the Owners…..this is a story pushed by Lott

  • idahoraiderfan33

    Your lucky to be at that game.. Playoff type game!!
    I hoping the Falcons can beat KC, but i don’t know man.. KC is tough

  • Aussie Raider

    Lott=criminal 49er.

  • Aussie Raider

    Give them hell RRS.

  • CARR SHOW (baby Al)

    Yep.. typo. Usually comes out right

  • rifflicks

    flag it everytime

  • CARR SHOW (baby Al)

    Oakland/Alameda have been toying with the Raiders for a long time. I surely would love for them to stay in Oakland. They had their chance and when the news broke that LV will pony up the funds all of a sudden all these ideas are starting to pop up. And honestly the Lott group are not good for this organization

  • Rik/The/”Crusader”⚔️

    Yup lol

  • Rik/The/”Crusader”⚔️

    Mr Davis said that’s what happened the first time he left Oakland…

  • Rik/The/”Crusader”⚔️

    Falcons should beat the Wueefs

  • Rik/The/”Crusader”⚔️

    LoL the enemy