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East Bay Times Oct 9, 2017
Raiders podcast: Breaking down the ugly 30-17 loss to Ravens

Raiders podcast: Breaking down the ugly 30-17 loss to Ravens

It will be another week of frustration in Raider Nation after an ugly home loss to Baltimore dropped the Raiders to 2-3. Among the topics Jerry Mcdonald and Matt Schneidman delve into on Inside The Black Hole: EJ Manuel’s decent day filling in for Derek Carr, Amari Cooper’s continued non-existence and the defense’s inability to pry […]

Raiders’ quarterback controversy quickly laid to rest

Hold the Raiders’ quarterback controversy. It died Sunday before it started. Derek Carr was ordinary-to-lousy in the Raiders’ previous two games before being injured. Cue backup EJ Manuel, who came to the Raiders after fading badly in Buffalo, where he’d been a first-round pick. Had Manuel sparkled and led the Raiders to a win Sunday, busting their mini-slump, it would have made for interesting discussions. Instead, the Raiders lost to the Ravens, and Manuel was overall not scintillating. He completed 13 of 26 passes for 159 yards and...

Game grades for Raiders’ home loss to Ravens

Offense EJ Manuel completed only half of his passes (13-of-26) for 159 yards and was sacked three times in his first Oakland start. Marshawn Lynch gained 43 yards on 12 carries, his best game in three weeks. Has anyone seen Amari Cooper (two targets, one catch)? Defense Ravens WR Mike Wallace had two 50-yard-plus catches on his way to his highest production (133 yards) in more than six years. Joe Flacco, hardly known for his elusiveness, wasn’t sacked, and the Ravens converted 7 of 14 third downs...

Derek Carr inactive although he pushed to play

Despite speculation that he could be in uniform one week after suffering a broken bone in his back, Derek Carr was inactive for the first time this season and watched Sunday’s game from the sideline. Wearing long gray shorts and a black sweatshirt, Carr joined Khalil Mack, Rodney Hudson, Reggie Nelson and James Cowser for the pregame coin flip but was otherwise a spectator as EJ Manuel directed the Raiders’ offense. “Took the time that we had, decided that it was best not to play him today,” Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio said. “He was pushing...
East Bay Times Oct 8, 2017
Steward: EJ Manuel did his part to get a victory, but rest of the Raiders didn’t back him

Steward: EJ Manuel did his part to get a victory, but rest of the Raiders didn’t back him

Backup QB has been solid in place of injured starter Derek Carr, but he's got getting any help
East Bay Times Oct 8, 2017
Ravens 30, Raiders 17: Without Derek Carr, Oakland drops third straight

Ravens 30, Raiders 17: Without Derek Carr, Oakland drops third straight

EJ Manuel didn't play as badly as he could've, but the Raiders still couldn't break their slide in a loss to Baltimore.
NFL Trade Rumors Oct 8, 2017

Raiders Preparing To Start QB EJ Manuel In Week 5

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Raiders are preparing to start EJ Manuel in Week 5’s game against the Ravens, even though Derek Carr “continues to push to play” despite his back injury. Some reports have said that Carr could miss as much as 2-6 weeks, but it appears he’s closer to returning than … The post Raiders Preparing To Start QB EJ Manuel In Week 5 appeared first on NFLTradeRumors.co.
East Bay Times Oct 7, 2017
Raiders look to EJ Manuel to get back to winning ways vs. Ravens

Raiders look to EJ Manuel to get back to winning ways vs. Ravens

The Raiders (2-2) host the Baltimore Ravens (2-2) in a battle between teams hoping to remain in contention in their division races. Both have lost two straight games. The Raiders are expected to play without injured quarterback Derek Carr, with EJ Manuel getting the start.

Injured Derek Carr takes some snaps at Raiders’ practice

For a man with a fracture in his back, quarterback Derek Carr looked pretty mobile Thursday. At the Raiders’ afternoon practice, Carr participated in all the stretching drills with the team and took several snaps. Backup EJ Manuel also took snaps. Media members are allowed to watch the first 30 minutes of practice. Carr appeared to have some sort of padding under his red sleeveless practice jersey. He was listed on the team injury report as “limited.” On Monday, head coach Jack Del Rio said that Carr had been diagnosed with a transverse process fracture...

Derek Carr participates in Raiders practice

For a guy with a fracture in his back, quarterback Derek Carr looked pretty mobile on Thursday. At the Raiders afternoon practice, Carr participated in all the stretching drills with the team and took several snaps, throwing passes to different receivers. Backup EJ Manuel also took snaps. The media is allowed to watch the first 30 minutes of practice. Carr appeared to have some sort of padding under his red sleeveless practice jersey. On Monday, coach Jack Del Rio said that Carr had been diagnosed with a transverse process fracture in his back, the result of...
FOX Sports Oct 5, 2017
Manuel in for Carr as Raiders host Ravens

Manuel in for Carr as Raiders host Ravens

The Oakland Raiders are confident backup quarterback EJ Manuel capably can replace the injured Derek Carr.
NFL Oct 5, 2017

With Carr out, Raiders stuck in Manuel

Derek Carr is out 2-6 weeks, forcing E.J. Manuel into action, making the Ravens defense a must-start
East Bay Times Oct 4, 2017
EJ Manuel has familiar faces, but how much does that matter?

EJ Manuel has familiar faces, but how much does that matter?

EJ Manuel started only 17 games over four seasons in Buffalo. He'll start his first for Oakland on Sunday.
Denver Post Oct 4, 2017
Can the Raiders survive with E.J. Manuel at QB while Derek Carr is hurt?

Can the Raiders survive with E.J. Manuel at QB while Derek Carr is hurt?

The Oakland Raiders' season was derailed last year as soon as star quarterback Derek Carr went down with a broken leg in the second-to-last game of the regular season.

Raiders players put their faith in quarterback EJ Manuel

Every morning about 6:30, Raiders tight end Lee Smith sits down for breakfast at the team’s Alameda headquarters. He joins starting quarterback Derek Carr — who already has been there an hour, by Smith’s estimate — and backup EJ Manuel. “Derek is the first one in the building every day,” Smith said Tuesday. “EJ saw that and said, ‘If he’s here, then I need to be here, too.’ He’s going to be just fine, man. We’re going to play as if nothing’s changed.” That’s an admirable attitude, but in reality much changed when Carr went down...

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