68°F
weather icon Overcast

Pro Bowl nod brings big payday for 3 Raiders offensive linemen

Updated December 19, 2017 - 7:10 pm

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Pro Bowl attracts its share of detractors, some of the criticism tied to a controversial selection process or the game’s overall relative lack of meaning.

Three Raiders offensive linemen who were selected Tuesday won’t complain about their selections.

They meant plenty.

Defensive end Khalil Mack joined center Rodney Hudson, left guard Kelechi Osemele and left tackle Donald Penn as having been named to the NFL’s annual showcase game. All but Mack, who is still playing under his rookie contract, received a six-figure bonus for the nod.

Osemele activated a $300,000 Pro Bowl contract incentive, a source said. Penn received $250,000 and Hudson notched $100,000.

To collect, each must attend the game unless medically cleared to skip it. Penn is sure to receive such clearance. He’s scheduled for season-ending surgery on Wednesday, coach Jack Del Rio said this week, for a foot injury he sustained during last Sunday’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

The Raiders (6-8) were awarded six alternates, too.

Punter Marquette King, quarterback Derek Carr, right guard Gabe Jackson, running back Marshawn Lynch, kickoff returner Cordarrelle Patterson and linebacker NaVorro Bowman all received that accolade. Of them, King arguably was the biggest surprise to be a mere alternate, given he easily led NFL punters with 156,548 votes in the fan ballot.

Fans, coaches and players each count for one-third of the selection process.

Alternates can be elevated to the Pro Bowl roster if a player backs out. This scenario often occurs for medical reasons, personal reasons or when a player’s team qualifies for the Super Bowl. Contract bonuses are reserved, however, for players who receive an initial selection. Lynch, for example, cannot collect the $250,000 bonus in his deal if he attends the Jan. 28 game in Orlando as an alternate.

The Raiders had seven Pro Bowl selections last season. Carr, wide receiver Amari Cooper and safety Reggie Nelson joined the four who were voted this year.

Possible start for Sharpe

A slimmer David Sharpe has a big opportunity this week.

The Raiders offensive tackle and rookie fourth-round pick could start Monday evening for Penn against the Philadelphia Eagles. Sharpe said Tuesday that he’s been told the upcoming practice week will dictate whether he’ll be assigned the opportunity.

Sharpe has appeared in three offensive snaps this season.

Those came during a rough debut on Dec. 3 against the New York Giants.

Despite a first performance in which his emotions admittedly overtook his technique, he has impressed the coaching staff with his development in recent months. That includes physically as much as mentally. Sharpe weighed 357 pounds at the start of training camp, according to the team roster. He said that he’s about 340 now.

“I’m very excited,” Sharpe said. “Definitely going to try to earn it this week.”

Notable

— The Raiders give certain players, most often Mack and outside linebacker Bruce Irvin, what Del Rio calls a “Woodson Wednesday,” allowing them to skip a Wednesday practice. The whole roster has one this week. Players still must report to the facility for strength and conditioning, but the Raiders will practice from Thursday to Saturday instead of Wednesday to Friday with a Monday game.

— Former Washington Redskins safety Stefan McClure joined the Raiders’ practice squad on Tuesday. He assumed the spot of cornerback Breon Borders, who was signed Saturday to the Buffalo Bills’ 53-man roster. McClure and kicker Giorgio Tavecchio were college teammates at California.

More Raiders: Follow all of our Raiders coverage online at reviewjournal.com/Raiders and @NFLinVegas on Twitter.

Contact reporter Michael Gehlken at mgehlken@reviewjournal.com. Follow @GehlkenNFL on Twitter.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
Raiders Videos
Raiders practice facility taking shape
The Las Vegas Raiders 323,000-square-foot headquarters and practice facility in Henderson targeted to complete construction by spring of 2020. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Raiders stadium canopy truss install time-lapse
Sixty-five ton canopy truss is lifted into place on Raiders stadium.
Vegas Nation: Raiders add another Clemson player on Day 3 of the NFL Draft
The Raiders added a third player from Clemson on Day 3 of the NFL Draft. They selected wide receiver Hunter Renfrow with no. 149 overall pick. The Review-Journal's Heidi Fang reviews some of the picks announced at the Las Vegas Stadium, the future home of the Raiders.
Raiders draft picks announced at the Las Vegas Stadium - VIDEO
Along with the Raiderettes, Las Vegas Stadium construction worker Dave Durbin announces the Raiders no.106 pick, former defensive end out of Eastern Michigan Maxx Crosby, and no. 129 pick, former Houston cornerback Isaiah Johnson, from the future home of the Raiders during day 3 of the 2019 NFL Draft.
Vegas Nation: What the Raiders gain with draft day trades - VIDEO
The Oakland Raiders made a pair of trades to gain some value in the remaining rounds of the NFL Draft. The Review-Journal's Michael Gehlken and Heidi Fang break down those moves, what positions the Raiders could look to fill in the coming rounds and more at the conclusion of day 2 of the 2019 NFL Draft.
Raiders GM Mike Mayock recaps the team's moves and selection in the 2nd round of the NFL Draft
The Raiders made two trades which gave them picks in later rounds and moved down in the second-round to grab the 40th pick overall on Day 2 of the 2019 NFL Draft. General Manager Mike Mayock explains the moves and talks about their new cornerback from Clemson, Trayvon Mullen.
Raiders first-round draft picks embrace team's culture, tradition
Josh Jacobs, Clelin Ferrell and Johnathan Abram talk about the rich culture and tradition the Raiders organization is built on and what it means to them to be a Raider.
Raiders first-rounders already familiar with each other on the field - VIDEO
Running back Josh Jacobs recalls a confrontation he had with a Clemson defender. Clelin Ferrell and Johnathan Abram chime in on their past meetings with Jacobs.
Raiders' first-rounders on fighting adversity - VIDEO
Running back Josh Jacobs was homeless. Defensive end Clelin Ferrell lost his father at 13-years-old. Safety Johnathan Abram has a daughter he wants to provide for. The Raiders first-round picks talk about how their past experiences fuel them to push through adversity.
The Oakland Raiders first-round draft picks on the team heading to Vegas - VIDEO
With the Oakland Raiders moving to Las Vegas in the 2020 season, the team's 2019 draft picks - Clelin Ferrell, Josh Jacobs and Johnathan Abram - talk about what they imagine it'll be like to play in a state-of-the-art stadium
Josh Jacobs Can't Wait to Move to "Tax Free" Las Vegas - Video
Drafted 24th overall by the Oakland Raiders, former Alabama running back Josh Jacobs can't wait to move to "tax free" Las Vegas in the coming seasons.
Raiders' Mayock and Gruden expect first round picks to be leaders
The Oakland Raiders selected Clemson DE Clelin Ferrell, RB Josh Jacobs and Safety Johnathan Abram with their no. 4, 24 and 27 pick, respectively. Head coach Jon Gruden and GM Mike Mayock break down why they chose their picks and what they expect from them.
Dabo Swinney Says Raiders Picked Right with Clelin Ferrell - Video
LVRJ sports columnist Ed Graney spoke with Clemson football head coach Dabo Swinney in Nashville about the Raiders decision to draft DB Clelin Ferrell with the No. 4 pick.
Raiders Select Clelin Ferrell 4th Overall In 2019 Nfl Draft - Video
With the 4th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Oakland Raiders select DE Clelin Ferrell out of Clemson.
Marshawn Lynch Retires, Raiders Draft Pick Preview - Video
The Oakland Raiders are preparing for their 2019 draft pick in the first round, but Marshawn Lynch has announced he is retiring and will not be playing next season. Vegas Nation host Cassie Soto and Raiders beat writer Michael Gehlken goes over the potential Raiders 2019 draft pick and Marshawn Lynch's retirement.
Vegas Nation: 2019 NFL Draft Predictions - VIDEO
The Oakland Raiders have three first round picks in the 2019 NFL Draft. Michael Gehlken breaks down possible options for the silver and black before Thursday's draft.
Vegas Nation: 2019 NFL Draft Predictions - VIDEO
The Oakland Raiders have three first round picks in the 2019 NFL Draft. Michael Gehlken breaks down possible options for the silver and black before Thursday's draft.
Raiders Stadium Area Property Causing Developers Hurdles
With property values increasing around the new Raiders stadium in Las Vegas, what other barriers do developers face?
Will Land Around Las Vegas Raiders Stadium Turn To Gold
Property owners around the new Las Vegas Raiders stadium are getting a lot of inquiries about selling.
Will developers face hurdles with property near Raiders stadium?
With property values increasing around the new stadium what other barriers do developers face? (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Will land around Raiders stadium turn to gold?
With values increasing, property owners around the new Raiders stadium are getting a lot of inquiries about selling. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Vegas Nation Stadium Show: Raiders Backup Plans and Deadline for Stadium - VIDEO
The Raiders Stadium is closer to being completed as the weeks go by. Reporters Ed Graney and Rick Velotta bring all the updates including from the stadium authority meeting and new technology being used.
The Cast of FS1's "Lock It In" talk Raiders and Golden Knights futures
With Las Vegas growing as a pro sports town, the cast of Fox Sports 1's "Lock It In" give their betting predictions on if the Vegas Golden Knights can make another run at the Stanley Cup and if the Raiders will make a Super Bowl in 2020.
Raiders Make Trades, Let Go Of Players During Free Agency - VIDEO
As NFL free agency continues, the Raiders continue to build off of acquiring Steelers player Antonio Brown. Vegas Nation host Cassie Soto and Raiders beat writer Michael Gehlken go over all of the key acquisitions and signings as well as who was let go of the roster.
Latin Chamber of Commerce hosts Las Vegas sports leaders
The Fourth Annual Latin Chamber of Commerce Business and Networking Luncheon hosted a panel of sports leaders to discuss the economic power of sports in Las Vegas and their contributions to the Latino community. (Michael Quine / Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Vegas88s
Antonio Brown Raiders Press Conference Highlights - VIDEO
Antonio Brown gives his first press conference as a Raider from the team's headquarters in Alameda, California on March 13, 2019. (Courtesy: The Raiders)
Raiders Trade for Antonio Brown - VIDEO
Former Steelers' WR Antonio Brown will be making his way to Oakland after a late-night trade between the two organizations was made public.
Mike Mayock Settling in as Raiders' GM
As the NFL Combine is in full swing, Raiders beat writer for the Las Vegas Review- Journal Michael Gehlken gives us an update from Indianapolis regarding Mike Mayock and his roll as the Raiders' general manager.
Mike Mayock set for first NFL Scouting Combine with Raiders - VIDEO
How Mike Mayock will approach the NFL Scouting Combine might be a mystery, given this combine is his first as Raiders general manager and a league front-office employee, if not for the hours of conference calls, news conferences and real-time TV commentary he has produced.
Las Vegas musician Rick Maiani writes promotional theme song for Raiders
Las Vegas musician Rick Maiani talks about writing a theme song for the NFL's Raiders, his musical background and having been high school teammates with UNLV legend Randall Cunningham. (Ron Kantowski/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Raiders stadium construction not slowed by rain and snow
Raiders stadium in Las Vegas continues to take shape without little to no impact from the winter storm that passed through the Valley on Wednesday and Thursday this week. (Michael Quine/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @Vegas88s
Vegas Nation Stadium Show: Did the Weather slow down construction?
The Raiders stadium in Las Vegas has made significant progress over the past month, and Review-Journal writers Ed Graney, Rick Vellota and Mick Akers go over all the updates including what name of the stadium may potentially be.
THE LATEST
5 things to watch: Raiders vs. Packers

The Raiders’ last exhibition produced a strange workday for quarterback Derek Carr.