FLOWERY BRANCH – The Raiders released their ‘official’ depth chart for the game against the Falcons, which is set for 4:25 p.m. Sunday at O.CO (Oakland-Alameda County) Coliseum.
The Raiders defense features to of Dan Quinn’s former linebackers in Seattle in Malcolm Smith and Bruce Irvin.
Irvin, who’s from Atlanta and played at Stockbridge and Stephenson High, wanted to play for the Falcons, but the Raiders stepped forward with a four-year, $37 million deal with $19 million guaranteed.
The Falcons likely felt that Irvin and Vic Beasley were too similar. The elected to spend their money on Alex Mack and Mohamed Sanu instead.
Also, Vadal Alexander, a seventh-round from LSU who played at Buford High, is the backup right guard for the Raiders on the depth chart.
(The team calls it an ‘unofficial’ depth chart. But if they are releasing it, for our purposes that makes it pretty official.)
OAKLAND RAIDERS OFFICIAL DEPTH CHART
WR 15 Michael Crabtree, 10 Seth Roberts
LT 72 Donald Penn, 73 Matt McCants
LG 70 Kelechi Osemele,76 Jon Feliciano
C 61 Rodney Hudson, 76 Jon Feliciano
RG 66 Gabe Jackson, 74 Vadal Alexander
RT 71 Menelik Watson, 77 Austin Howard
TE 86 Lee Smith, 88 Clive Walford, 81 Mychal Rivera
WR 89 Amari Cooper,18 Andre Holmes, 16 Johnny Holton
QB 4 Derek Carr, 14 Matt McGloin, 8 Connor Cook
RB 28 Latavius Murray, 22 Taiwan Jones, 33 DeAndré Washington, 30
FB 49 Jamize Olawale
DE 95 Jihad Ward, 96 Denico Autry
DT 90 Dan Williams, 92 Stacy McGee
NT 78 Justin Ellis, 75 Darius Latham
DE 52 Khalil Mack, 95 Jihad Ward
SLB 51 Bruce Irvin, 91 Shilique Calhoun
MLB 50 Ben Heeney, 57 Cory James
WLB 53 Malcolm Smith, 56 Daren Bates
LCB 29 David Amerson, 25 DJ Hayden, 32 Antonio Hamilton
RCB 21 Sean Smith, 38 TJ Carrie, 23 Dexter McDonald
FS 27 Reggie Nelson, 20 Nate Allen, 41 Brynden Trawick
SS 39 Keith McGill II, 42 Karl Joseph
P 7 Marquette King
K 11 Sebastian Janikowski
H 7 Marquette King
LS 59 Jon Condo
KR 22 Taiwan Jones, 33 DeAndré Washington,16 Johnny Holton
PR 38 TJ Carrie, 33 DeAndré Washington, 30 Jalen Richard
As the Falcons prepare for the Raiders, the AJC’s D. Orlando Ledbetter and Noah Coslov look at the issues facing the team and the biggest concerns this week in Oakland.
GAME ONE: Buccaneers 31, Falcons 24