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Raiders announce backup quarterback for Sunday’s game in Buffalo

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Rookie Aidan O’Connell is once again listed as inactive and will serve as the emergency third-string quarterback for the Raiders today against the Bills.

Veteran Brian Hoyer will be the primary backup to Jimmy Garoppolo.

Wide receiver Jakobi Meyers is still in concussion protocol and will miss the game, along with defensive end Chandler Jones as he deals with personal issues.

Safety Chris Smith II, linebacker Amari Burney and defensive tackle Nesta Jade Silvera round out the list of inactives for the Raiders.

Bills safety Damar Hamlin is inactive for Buffalo and will not play his first regular-season game since collapsing on the field in Cincinnati last season.

The game kicks off at 10 a.m.

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