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Pregame notes: Three Raiders who won’t suit up vs. Packers

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Mario Edwards Jr. suffered his serious neck injury last time the Raiders and Packers met. He'll sit this one out with a hip ailment. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

Mario Edwards Jr. (97) suffered his serious neck injury last time the Raiders and Packers met. He’ll sit this one out with a hip ailment while Ben Heeney (51) will suit up. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group)

Defensive end Mario Edwards Jr., tight end Gabe Holmes and running back Jalen Richard will not suit up for the Raiders in Thursday night’s exhibition game against the Green Bay Packers.

None of those players were expected to play with Edwards out 4-6 weeks with a hip strain, Holmes likely on injured reserve with a severe ankle injury and Richard having not practiced in a over a week. Continue Reading

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Del Rio says no surgery for Edwards, but Gabe Holmes likely headed to IR

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Mario Edwards will miss a few weeks with a hip injury that won't require surgery. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Mario Edwards will miss a few weeks with a hip injury that won’t require surgery. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

Raiders coach Jack Del Rio divulged some injury information on Monday, announcing that defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. (hip) will be “out for a while” and tight end Gabe Holmes (ankle) is likely headed for season-ending injured reserve.

“Mario is going to be a out a few weeks, that’s unfortunate,” Del Rio said. “He will return and is not going to require surgery.”

ProFootballTalk reported Sunday that Edwards has a hip strain and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks. Continue Reading

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Raiders training camp roster breakdown: Tight ends

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Clive Walford is the key to the Raiders' tight ends group. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Clive Walford is the key to the Raiders’ tight ends group. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

It’s time for tight ends in part seven of this 10-part series breaking down the Raiders roster before training camp.

The strength of this group will be defined largely by the success of one man: Clive Walford.

The Raiders the second-year tight end’s potential and he’s flashed his ability several times. If he takes off and becomes a consistent and effective weapon for Derek Carr, the Raiders’ offense adds a new dynamic.

Some of the momentum in that regard stalled though this offseason when Walford was involved in an ATV accident. He injured his knee enough that it required surgery, but the expectation has always been that he’ll be back for training camp. Continue Reading

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