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Raiders secondary to be shorthanded

Posted by Chris Brown on December 20, 2014 – 11:13 am






The Oakland Raiders pass defense is one of the few areas where they perform admirably ranking eighth in the league. But they could be without both starting cornerbacks in Sunday’s game against the Bills.

Starting RCB Tarell Brown is out with a foot injury and starting LCB DJ Hayden is questionable with a back injury. Hayden was limited all week in practice and is expected to be a game time decision.

Both of Oakland’s backup cornerbacks are also hurt. Brown’s backup Chimdi Chekwa is out with a hamstring injury. Only rookie T.J. Carrie is a good bet to play, but he is dealing with an ankle injury. He’s listed as probable.

All told the Raiders will go into the game two healthy corners, both of whom are third stringers.

Here’s a look at the full injury report and the player status for the Raiders for Sunday.

CB Tarell Brown – foot
WR Vincent Brown – groin
CB Chimdi Chekwa – hamstring
TE Brian Leonhart – concussion
WR Denarius Moore – knee/ankle
T Menelik Watson – foot/ankle

DL C.J. Wilson – knee
CB DJ Hayden – back

QB Derek Carr – Rt thumb
CB TJ Carrie – ankle

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