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Friday, October 31, 2014

Raiders Injury Report: Carols Rogers, Justin Tuck, Chimdi Chekwa

By on 10/31/2014 08:00:00 PM

The Oakland Raiders will have significant injuries in the secondary to deal with when they try to upset the defending champion Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on Sunday:

Oakland doesn’t have too many starters listed on it's final Week 9 injury report, but could be missing three cornerbacks. Carlos Rogers is the biggest addition to the injury list, as he was held out of practice all week with a knee injury and is listed as doubtful.

Backup corners Chimdi Chekwa (hamstring) and Keith McGill (groin) have been ruled out, meaning the Raiders will have to dig deep on the depth chart. T.J. Carrie will likely slide into a starting role, as he is expected to play through a back injury.

Other than at corner, Oakland should have all of its other starters available. Backup tight end David Ausberry (foot) and reserve wide receiver Vincent Brown (hamstring) are the only two other players expected to be inactive on Sunday.

Defensive end Justin Tuck was limited in practice by a lingering knee injury he suffered Week 7. Tuck has yet to miss a game with the injury and recorded his second sack of the year last week against the Cleveland Browns, so it would take something unexpected to hold him out Sunday.

Fullback Marcel Reece continues to be limited by a quad injury but is probable to play. Backup fullback Jamize Olawale is also probable after picking up a minor shoulder injury during the week.

Wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins missed practice on Thursday due to a personal matter but will play.

It would be the shock of the year if Oakland were to win at Seattle on Sunday, although the Seahawks are dealing with a number of significant injuries. The remaining schedule is very difficult for the Raiders, so Oakland will look for any signs of progress.

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