All practices at Intermountain Healthcare Performance Center, unless otherwise noted:
■ Friday – Practice, 11 a.m.
■ Saturday – Deactivated
■ Sunday – at Steelers, Pittsburgh, 10 a.m.
Quote of the day
Offensive lineman Jermaine Eluemunor grew up in England without even having heard of Las Vegas.
Now he’s been propelled into a potential starting role for the Raiders after a solid appearance in relief in Monday’s victory over the Ravens at Allegiant Stadium.
In what was perhaps the most entertaining players’ press conference of the season, Eluemunor explained his preference for the American version of “The Office”, how he “spat” when he first moved. in the States to try and play football in eighth grade and how confused people are when his British accent comes and goes.
He also explained why he bonded so quickly with his fellow linemen in each of his five NFL stops.
“It doesn’t matter where you are or how long you’ve been in the room,” he said. “It will only take a few hours to click. It’s unusual not to click because we’re all big guys who take punches for a living, so the guy behind us can look pretty and throw the ball. It’s definitely dope to be an offensive lineman.
The Raiders’ roster with some sort of illness increased by one Thursday, bringing the total to 18.
Defensive lineman Darius Philon was added after sustaining a knee injury early in training and was listed as a limited participant. Carl Nassib went from no participation to limited participation on Thursday with pectoral and toe injuries.
It was the status quo for the rest of the players on Wednesday’s roster, including another missed practice for running back Josh Jacobs with toe and ankle issues.
Friday’s report will include the final status of the match, which will be more revealing.
Tight end Foster Moreau thought he would play a bigger role this season, another year away from a terrible knee injury and not having future Hall of Fame Jason Witten to deal with as a competition on the end. close.
While Moreau played 53% of the offensive snaps, he was not targeted in the passing game.
Offensive coordinator Greg Olson suggested that could change while clarifying that Moreau is still a part of the squad’s plans.
“He really is the unsung hero,” Olson said. “He’s great in the running game, great as a pass blocker, and he’s a great receiving tight end as well. He’s just a bit overshadowed by Darren Waller. (Coach Jon Gruden) jokes that he’s our Green Beret. He’s a special guy on the team who keeps the group together.
Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray this week praised former Raiders center Rodney Hudson and the experience he brought to the offense, giving him recognition for a blitz that led to a touchdown.
Green Bay wide receiver Davante Adams shared his thoughts on the full hair of former college teammate Derek Carr, saying he hopes Carr has changed his mind and decided to cut it.
Seattle linebacker Bobby Wagner wasn’t so jovial about watching KJ Wright play for the Raiders rather than him on the Seahawks.
“He had a really good game on that fourth down, and I don’t think people realize how good it was,” said Wagner, referring to Wright’s tackle for a loss to the Ravens that took knocked over the ball on trials.
“It’s not where he was supposed to be, but he’s so smart he knew this was where the ball was going to go. … I’m like ‘Dang, you used to do this with us all the time.’ I would have liked it to continue.
“But the business side of things gets in the way.”
Adam Hill Las Vegas Review