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Raiders depth chart for exhibition game against Packers

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DeAndre Washington remains listed as the Raiders' No. 2 running back on the depth chart. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

DeAndre Washington remains listed as the Raiders’ No. 2 running back on the depth chart. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

The Raiders released their depth chart for their second exhibition game against the Green Bay Packers and it features no changes from their first one, even with a couple players suffering injuries that will keep them out. Continue Reading

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Analyzing the Raiders initial depth chart

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Just because Lee Smith is listed first on the depth chart doesn't mean Clive Walford won't have a bigger offensive role. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group)

Just because Lee Smith is listed first on the depth chart doesn’t mean Clive Walford won’t have a bigger offensive role. (Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group)

The Raiders released their first depth chart of the season, which always leads to a ridiculous amount of unnecessary hand-wringing from fans.

Here’s the amount of thought Raiders coach Jack Del Rio puts into it.

“I don’t really worry about it this time of year, but we’ll have something out there for you,” Del Rio said Sunday.

Del Rio jokes that it’s all the work of Raiders PR man Will Kiss, although Del Rio does actually have quite a hand in how it comes out. But still, it’s only an initial depth chart and it doesn’t mean a ton.

Since Twitter quickly lit up after I tweeted out the depth chart when it was released, I’ll address the top questions I got asked there and give a little explanation to some of what you see. Continue Reading

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