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Oakland Raiders Announce Transactions

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed free agents LB Will Compton, C Erik Magnusonand DT Terrell McClain, the club announced Wednesday.

Player                                                   Pos.                       Ht.          Wt.        College

Compton, Will                                   LB                           6-1          235         Nebraska

Magnuson, Erik                                 C                             6-6          300         Michigan

McClain, Terrell                                 DT                           6-2          302         South Florida

Compton: Has appeared in 68 games and made 35 starts over his seven years in the NFL, seeing game action with both the Washington Redskins (2014-17) and the Tennessee Titans (2018) and totaling 274 tackles (163 solo), one sack, three INTs, 12 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries…Posted career highs in 2016 with the Redskins in tackles (104 solo), passes defensed (five) and fumble recoveries (two), while also adding one forced fumble and one INT.

Magnuson: Has appeared in eight games and made three starts over his first two seasons in the NFL with the San Francisco 49ers after originally being signed as an undrafted free agent in 2017…Spent the first eight weeks of 2019 on the Buffalo Bills’ practice squad…Appeared in 46 games and made 37 starts along the offensive line during his five-year career at Michigan…Earned First Team All-Big 10 honors in 2016 after starting all 12 games as a senior. 

McClain: Originally drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the third round (65th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft and also made stints with New England Patriots (2012), Houston Texans (2012-13), Dallas Cowboys (2014-16), Washington Redskins (2017, Atlanta Falcons (2018), while most recently playing in two contests for the Kansas City Chiefs this year…Over his nine-year career, has appeared in 89 contests and made 34 starts, totaling 129 tackles (85 solo), 7.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.

In corresponding moves, the Raiders have waived LB Dakota Allen and released DE Kasim Edebali andDT Corey Liuget.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

Week 8 – Raiders vs. Texans By The Numbers

Oakland Raiders at Houston Texans 2019 – By The Numbers

Points Per Game21.226.4
Points Allowed Per Game27.523.4
Total Yards378.8413.0
Yards Passing241.0278.9
Yards Rushing137.8134.1
Yards Allowed388.3378.9
Pass Yards Allowed301.7294.6
Rush Yards Allowed86.784.3



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Derek Carr Photo by Shawn Jonas

Season Leaders


OAK Derek Carr 140-189, 1410 YDS, 8 TD, 4 INT

HOU Deshaun Watson 165-235, 1952 YDS, 13 TD, 5 INT

Raiders RB Josh Jacobs 2019. Photo by Shawn Jonas


OAK Josh Jacobs 109 CAR, 554 YDS, 5.08 PER ATT 4 TD

HOU Carlos Hyde 111 CAR, 461 YDS, 4.16 ATT 3 TD

Raiders TE Darren Waller 2019. Photo by Shawn Jonas


OAK Darren Waller 44 REC, 485 YDS 2 TD

HOU DeAndre Hopkins 49 REC, 508 YDS 3 TD

31:06 (10th)TIME OF POSSESSION30:45 (12th)
Raiders Benson Mayowa . Photo by Shawn Jonas

Photo by Shawn Jonas

Team Rankings

HOME RECORD2-1-02-1-0
AWAY RECORD1-2-02-2-0
POINTS SCORED/GAME21.2 (18th)26.4 (9th)
POINTS ALLOWED/GAME27.5 (29th)23.4 (18th)
TAKEAWAY DIFF.-3 (25th)0 (16th)
PASS YDS/GAME233 (15th)261 (11th)
RUSH YDS/GAME137 (6th)134 (8th)
DEF. PASS YDS/GAME289 (31st)275 (29th)
DEF. RUSH YDS/GAME86 (5th)84 (3rd)
Raiders QB Derek Carr 2019 Photo by Shawn Jonas

Offensive Stat Comparison

Yards/Play6.0 6.2 *
Points/Play0.344 0.411 *
Rush Play %45.80%  *42.89%
Pass Play %54.20% 57.11% *
Completion %73.96%  *69.07%
3D Conv %50.00%  *48.84%
RZ Scoring %56.52% 65.38% *

Defensive Stat Comparison

Opp Yards/Play6.3 5.7 *
Opp Points/Play0.460 0.374 *
Opp Completion %67.49%  *67.51%
Opp 3D Conv %47.95% 46.24% *
Opp RZ Scoring %68.42% 68.18% *

Injury Report

Here’s a look at the players listed on the Oakland Raiders’ Week 8 injury report:

TTrent BrownCalfLimitedLimited
WR/RSDwayne HarrisAnkleFullFull
CRodney HudsonAnkleDid not part.Limited
GGabe JacksonKneeDid not part.Limited
RBJosh JacobsShoulderDid not part.Did not part.
DEArden KeyKneeDid not part.Limited
WRTyrell WilliamsFootLimitedLimited
RBJalen RichardAnkle(not listed)Limited

Here’s a look at the players listed on the Houston Texans’ Week 8 injury report:

WRWill Fuller VHamstringDid not part.Did not part.
G/TTytus HowardKneeDid not part.Did not part.
C/GGreg ManczConcussionDid not part.Did not part.
ILBDylan ColeHamstring/KneeLimitedFull
STashaun Gipson Sr.Back/Hamstring/ WristLimitedLimited
TRoderick JohnsonNeckLimitedLimited
RBTaiwan JonesHipLimitedFull
CBJohnathan JosephHamstring/NeckLimitedLimited
CBBradley RobyHamstringLimitedLimited
LSJon WeeksAnkleLimitedFull
SA.J. Moore Jr.KneeFullFull
SJustin ReidShoulderFullFull
WRKenny StillAnkle/HamstringFullFull

Raiders Acquire Third Round Draft Pick In Exchange for Gareon Conley

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have acquired a pick in the 2020 NFL Draft from the Houston Texans in exchange for CB Gareon Conley, the club announced Monday.

Conley was originally the Raiders’ first-round selection (24th overall) in the 2017 NFL Draft. He appeared in 23 games and made 20 starts for the Raiders during his tenure with the club, totaling 61 tackles (42 solo), four interceptions including one returned for a touchdown and 19 passes defensed. Conley started all six of his appearances for the Raiders in 2019.

Oakland Raiders Announce Practice Squad

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed the following 10 players to their practice squad, the club announced Monday. RB Damarea CrockettLB Justin Phillips and TE Eric Saubert are the only practice squad signees that were not with the team during training camp this year.

Player                                   Pos.       Ht.          Wt.        Exp.       College

Ateman, Marcell               WR         6-4          216         2              Oklahoma State

Bell, Quinton                      DE           6-4          253         R             Prairie View A&M

Cotton Sr., Lester             G             6-4          335         R             Alabama

Crockett, Damarea          RB           5-11       225         R             Missouri

Gafford, Rico                      WR         5-10       185         1              Wyoming

Mabin, Dylan                      CB           6-1          195         R             Fordham

Nelson, Nick                       CB           5-11       205         2              Wisconsin

Phillips, Justin                    LB           6-0          235         R             Oklahoma State

Rush, Anthony                  DT           6-5          350         R             UAB

Saubert, Eric                       TE           6-5          253         3              Drake

Crockett: Originally signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent this past May…Played three seasons (2016-18) at Missouri, appearing in 29 games over his career…Recorded 2,252 rushing yards and 19 TDs on 380 rushing attempts, adding 137 receiving yards and two additional scores…Posted 709 rushing yards and seven TDs on 147 carries as a senior, adding 12 receptions for 88 yards and a receiving TD.

Phillips: Originally signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent this past offseason…Spent five years (2014-18) at Oklahoma State, playing four seasons and appearing in 42 contests, compiling 221 tackles (146 solo), including 23 for loss, 6.5 sacks, three INTs including two returned for TDs, six passes defensed, six forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries…Was a team captain and team MVP as a senior, earning All-Big 12 recognition after posting 98 tackles as a senior.

Saubert: Originally selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the fifth round (174th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft…Spent his first two seasons with the Falcons, appearing in 30 contests and making one start, compiling five receptions for 48 yards…Appeared in all 16 contests in 2018 for the first time in his career.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

Oakland Raiders Sign RB Mack Brown

NAPA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent RB Mack Brown, the club announced Saturday.

Brown, a 5-foot-11, 213-pound running back, joins the Raiders after most recently spending a portion of the 2018 season on the Washington Redskins’ practice squad. Brown began his career as an undrafted free agent in 2015 and later signed with the Houston Texans. He spent the majority of his rookie season on the Redskins’ practice squad and appeared in 12 games over three seasons (2015-17) with the club prior to his stint with the Minnesota Vikings (2017-18). Over his career, Brown has appeared in 13 games, compiling 16 rush attempts for 111 yards and one score, while adding two receptions for nine yards.

A native of Clarkston, Ga., Brown attended Florida for five seasons (2010-14) and appeared in 49 games before entering the NFL. During his time with the Gators, he recorded 210 carries for 805 yards and four touchdowns, while hauling in 18 passes for an additional 78 yards.

In a corresponding move, the Raiders have waived G Lukayus McNeil, who signed with the team this past spring as an undrafted free agent.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

Oakland Raiders Sign Crockett And Langley; Waive Dorleant And Meander

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed free agents WR Montay Crockett and CB Isaiah Langley, the club announced Tuesday.

Crockett was originally signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent following the 2017 NFL Draft. The 6-foot, 184-pound wide receiver has also spent time with the Houston Texans, Arizona Cardinals and Washington Redskins. Crockett was elevated to the Jaguars’ active roster prior to Week 17 of the 2017 campaign but did not appear in a game. While with Georgia Southern (2013-16), he appeared in 47 contests for and totaled 32 receptions for 535 yards and three touchdowns, adding 15 carries for 144 yards and two additional scores for the program.

Langley enters the NFL as an undrafted free agent after playing four years (2015-18) at USC, appearing 33 contests and tallying 105 tackles (79 solo), one interception and 13 passes defensed. As a senior in 2018, the 6-foot, 175-pound cornerback recorded a career-high 46 stops (36), adding his first career interception and six passes defensed.

In corresponding moves, the Raiders have waived DB Makinton Dorleant and S Montrel Meander.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

Oakland Raiders Claim Sharpe; Place Clemmings on IR

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have claimed T David Sharpe via waivers from the Houston Texans, the club announced Friday.

Sharpe, a 6-foot-6, 343-pound tackle, was originally drafted by the Raiders in the fourth round (129th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft. A native of Jacksonville, Fla., Sharpe played in five games during his rookie campaign with the club and made two starts. During his 2018 stint with the Texans, he appeared in two contests.

In a corresponding move, the club has placed T T.J. Clemmings on the Reserve/Injured List. Clemmings was claimed via waivers ahead of Week 1 and appeared in four contests this season.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

Oakland Raiders Announce Transactions

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed free agents CB Jarell Carter and DT Connor Flagel, the club announced Monday.

Carter joins the Raiders after spending his rookie season on the Arizona Cardinals’ practice squad after signing with the club as an undrafted free agent. A four-year player at Trinity International (2013-16), the 5-foot-10, 196-pound cornerback appeared in 36 games and made 31 starts, recording 156 tackles (85 solo), 0.5 sacks, six interceptions, 28 passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery, earning NCCAA All-American honors twice.

Flagel was originally signed by the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent out of Central Missouri. The 6-foot-5, 296-pound defensive end appeared in 35 contests and made 33 starts during his three seasons with the Mules, totaling 111 tackles, including 10 for loss, 4.5 sacks, one forced fumble and three fumble recoveries.

In corresponding moves, the Raiders have released T Breno Giacomini and placed WR Griff Whalen on the Reserve/Injured List, both of whom signed to the club as free agents this past March.

Giacomini, entering his 11th season in the NFL, has appeared in 94 total games and made 86 starts. Since being drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fifth round (150th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft, he has also spent time with the Seattle Seahawks, New York Jets and Houston Texans.

Whalen totaled four receptions for 44 yards and a touchdown in exhibition play for the club this preseason, adding four punt returns for 46 yards and two kickoff returns for 45 yards. His career totals include 43 games played with three starts, registering 51 receptions for 532 yards and three touchdowns.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

Oakland Raiders Sign S Marcus Gilchrist

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed unrestricted free agent S Marcus Gilchrist, the club announced Thursday.

Gilchrist signs with the Raiders after seven NFL seasons with the San Diego Chargers, New York Jets and Houston Texans. Over his career, Gilchrist has played in 107 games with 82 starts, totaling 426 tackles (330 solo), 11 interceptions, 33 passes defensed, four sacks, five forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. He began his career as a cornerback and shifted to safety during the 2013 season.

Last season, the 5-foot-10, 200-pounder appeared in all 16 games for the Texans, making 13 starts at safety and totaling 56 tackles, one interception, six passes defensed, one sack and one forced fumble. He set career highs in tackles (82), interceptions (three) and passes defensed (seven) as a member of the Jets in 2015.

A native of High Point, N.C., Gilchrist played four seasons (2007-10) at Clemson, appearing in 53 games, a number that is tied for a school record. He totaled 211 tackles over his career and was named an All-ACC honorable mention as a senior.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

Oakland Raiders To Host New England In Mexico City In 2017

NFL Returns to Mexico

Building off the tremendous success of the 2016 game in Mexico, the NFL will return to Mexico City in 2017 when the Oakland Raiders host the New England Patriots at Estadio Azteca, NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL announced today at his press conference in Houston in advance of Super Bowl LI.

The date and time of the game will be determined in conjunction with the release of the NFL schedule this spring. The game in Mexico is the fifth international game confirmed for 2017, adding to the four previously announced games in London, and a testament to the NFL’s increased commitment to growing the game beyond the borders of the United States.

“We have a tremendous fan base in Mexico,” Goodell said. “Their passion for football is inspiring, and we look forward to another memorable game in Mexico City between two great teams next season.”

The Raiders will play in Mexico for the second consecutive season after earning a 27-20 win over the Houston Texans on November 21 before a sellout crowd of 76,473 in the first-ever Monday Night Football game played outside of the United States.
“The Raiders are excited to return to Estadio Azteca and represent the National Football League once again on an international stage,” said Raiders Owner MARK DAVIS. “We enjoyed tremendous support from the Raider Nation in Mexico in 2016 and look forward to experiencing that great passion again this year.”

The Patriots will play their first-ever regular-season game in Mexico.
“The largest crowd the Patriots have played in front of was in Mexico City in 1998,” said Patriots Chairman and CEO ROBERT KRAFT. “It was a great experience and I am looking forward to our return. I know that we have a lot of passionate Patriots fans in Mexico. We have had plenty of success in international games and I attribute that to our tremendous fan support in those venues. I look forward to meeting some of our fantastic fans and enjoying the food and culture there in the fall.”

Fans interested in receiving information about tickets for the game, which will go on sale this summer, should register their interest at www.nfl.com/mexico/registration. Season ticket members of Oakland and New England will receive information directly from the clubs once tickets are ready for sale.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations