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Oakland Raiders Activate CB Isaiah Johnson

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have activated CB Isaiah Johnson to the 53-man roster, the club announced Monday.

Johnson was selected 129th overall by the Raiders in the 2019 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound corner spent the first eight weeks of his rookie campaign on Reserve/Injured List after appearing in one game during the preseason.

Johnson was a four-year letterman at Houston, appearing in 45 games at Houston from 2015-18. After joining the Cougars as a wide receiver his freshman year, Johnson converted to cornerback following his sophomore season and appeared in 23 games and made 15 starts over his final two seasons, totaling 115 tackles (88 solo), four interceptions and 16 passes defensed.

In a corresponding move, the Raiders have released LB Brandon Marshall.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

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

Oakland Raiders Sign DE Kasim Edebali

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed DE Kasim Edebali, the club announced Wednesday.

Edebali, a 6-foot-2, 253-pound defensive end, joins the Raiders for his sixth year in the NFL after entering the league in 2014 as an undrafted free agent and spending his first three seasons (2014-16) with the New Orleans Saints. Edebali would go on to spend the 2017 campaign with the Denver Broncos and Detroit Lions and most recently appeared in action with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2018. Over his career, Edebali has appeared in 62 contests and made two starts, logging 49 tackles (36 solo), eight sacks, three passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

A native of Hamburg, Germany, Edebali has appeared in 16 contests in three different campaigns and set a single-season career high of five sacks in 2016 with the Saints. 

Edebali played his collegiate ball at Boston College, appearing in 49 contests and totaling 166 tackles (88). 11 sacks, 15 passes defensed, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. 

Additionally, the Raiders have signed OL Kyle Kalis to the team’s practice squad.

Kalis is a 6-foot-4, 306-pound offensive lineman that entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Washington Redskins in 2017. He appeared in three games for the Indianapolis Colts that season after being claimed by the club from the Redskins. Last season, the former Michigan Wolverine appeared in four games with the Cleveland Browns.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

Patrick Mahomes Injured; Appeared To Have Kneecap Popped Back Into Place On The Field OF Chiefs-Broncos game

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback and NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes was helped off the field during Thursday nights football game against the Denver Broncos after suffering an apparent injury to his right knee.

Patrick Mahomes warming up pregame in Oakland September 15, 2019. Photo by Shawn Jonas

Video from the game appeared to show a member of the Chiefs’ medical staff popping Mahomes’ kneecap back into place.

The injury occurred in the second quarter as the Chiefs went for it on fourth down and short. Mahomes picked up a first down on a quarterback sneak. As the pile cleared, Mahomes was seen tossing his helmet aside and covering his face with both hands, in obvious pain.

Mahomes was helped off the field to the Chiefs sideline. As they walked to the locker room he began to walk on his own power with some discomfort.

He walked into the Chiefs medical facility in the stadium and into the x-ray room. After only a couple of minutes he came out and the Chiefs immediately ruled him out for the rest of the game, per Erin Andrews.

The Chiefs later said Mahomes would undergo an MRI to determine the extent of the injury.

Mahomes himself let everyone know he was hopeful on Twitter.

Patrick Mahomes in Oakland September 15, 2019 Photo by Shawn Jonas

Before leaving the game, the NFL’s MVP was 10 for 11 with 76 yards.

Mahomes has thrown 15 touchdown passes and one interception this season. 

He was replaced by Matt Moore, 35, who was signed by the Chiefs on Aug. 27 after an injury to Chad Henne.

The Chiefs went on to win 30-6. The Chiefs Defense sacked Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco nine times including returning a strip sack fumble for a touchdown shortly after Patrick’s injury.

A couple big named NFL Quarterbacks chimed in on Twitter shortly after the news got out.

Oakland Raiders Acquire WR Trevor Davis

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have acquired WR Trevor Davis via a trade with the Green Bay Packers, the club announced Thursday.

As part of the trade terms, Oakland will send an undisclosed 2020 draft pick to the Packers in return for Davis.

Originally a fifth-round selection (163rd overall) by the Packers in the 2016 NFL Draft, the 6-foot-1, 188-pound speedster out of Cal has appeared in 31 games over his first four seasons, recording nine receptions for 122 receiving yards and one touchdown, while primarily being used as a return special list, logging 40 punt returns for 449 yards (11.2 avg.) and 35 kick returns for 791 yards (22.6 avg.).

In 2018, his year was cut short due to a hamstring injury that landed him on the Reserve/Injured List two times, allowing him to only appear in two contests throughout the campaign. In 2017, Davis appeared in all 16 contests for the first time in his career, serving as the primary returner for both kickoffs and punts. He tallied 24 punt returns for 289 yards (12.0 avg.) and 31 kickoff returns for 707 yards (22.8 avg.). His 12.0-yard punt return average ranked third in the NFL and sixth in club annals for a single season. Davis’ average of 12.1 yards per punt return since entering the NFL in 2016 ranks second league wide.

A native San Francisco, Calif., the former Cal Bear played two seasons at his local program, totaling 2,300 all-purpose yards, including 1,071 receiving yards and seven touchdown scores on 64 receptions, 1,110 yards and two touchdowns on 45 kickoff returns and 115 yards on 14 punt returns. During his senior year in 2015, Davis notched a team-best 1,407 all-purpose yards including 672 receiving yards on 40 receptions for a 16.8-yard average that ranked second on the team.

In a corresponding move, the Raiders have waived DB Juston Burris.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

Oakland Raiders Honor Linda Sanchez Through NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards

The Oakland Raiders selected Linda Sanchez, co-founder of Casa Sin Fronteras, as the recipient of the NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award. The NFL and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) have partnered for the ninth annual NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards during the 2019 celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. The awards recognize the contributions of Hispanic leaders in each NFL market.

The Raiders honored Sanchez during a pregame ceremony last Sunday, September 15, before the Silver and Black played the Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.

Sanchez, 28, is from Oaxaca, Mexico. Her activism started while organizing for the Federal Dream Act when she was a high school student. While attending UC Berkeley, she co-founded Casa Sin Fronteras (formally known as Dream House), was the coordinator of Entre Familia, a scholarship platform for undocumented youth pre-CA Dream Act and most recently founded Fuerza Indígena, a social enterprise to politically and economically uplift Fruitvale’s indigenous Mam population. She is deeply committed to uplifting migrant youth voices and working in collaboration with them to find their voice and power.

Each award recipient selects an organization of their choice that serves the local Hispanic community to receive a $2,000 donation.  Sanchez has chosen the UC Berkeley Chicano Latino Alumni Association- Undocumented Student program to receive this donation. 

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

Oakland Raiders Sign Burris; Place Abram on IR

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent DB Juston Burris, the club announced Friday.

Burris joins the Raiders for his first season with the club after originally being selected in the fourth round (118th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft by the New York Jets. Burris appeared in 34 games with the Jets before being waived in 2018 and joining the Cleveland Browns from the Jets’ practice squad. Over his first three seasons with the two clubs, Burris has appeared in 38 games with two starts, recorded 28 tackles (27 solo), two interceptions, seven passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

Last season, the 6-foot, 212-pound defensive back appeared in eight games, four with the Jets and four with the Browns, appearing primarily on special teams and recording two tackles on the unit.

In a corresponding move, the Raiders have placed S Johnathan Abram on the Reserve/Injured List.

Abram was selected 27th overall by the Raiders in the 2019 NFL Draft. He started in his first NFL contest in the Week 1 victory and recorded five tackles (one) and logged one pass defensed. Abram played two years at Mississippi State before joining the Silver and Black, appearing in 26 contests and making 18 starts, compiling 170 tackles, including 14 for loss, five sacks, two interceptions, 10 passes defensed, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery during his time with the program.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations

Oakland Raiders Sign WR Keelan Doss

ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent WR Keelan Doss, the club announced Monday.

Doss originally signed with the team as an undrafted free agent this past May and spent the entire offseason program and preseason with the club. In four preseason contests, Doss led the team in receptions (17) and receiving yards (162) and added one touchdown. Doss was previously on the Jacksonville Jaguars’ practice squad.

A native of Alameda, Calif., the 6-foot-3, 215-pound local receiver played collegiately at UC Davis, setting program records for career receptions (312), receiving yards (4,069) and 100-yard games (19). He also logged 28 receiving touchdowns, the most in the program’s Division I history. As a senior, he appeared in all 13 contests and totaled 118 receptions for 1,334 yards and nine scores, earning consensus All-American honors for the second consecutive season.

Press Release Courtesy of the Oakland Raiders Media Relations