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Raiders report: Team adds another former 1st-round pick

Raiders Report


All practices at Intermountain Healthcare Performance Center, unless noted:

Thursday — Practice, 11 a.m.

Friday — Practice, 11 a.m.

Saturday — Off

Sunday — vs. Philadelphia Eagles, Allegiant Stadium, 1:05 p.m.

Quote of the day

Running back Josh Jacobs noted a drastic change for the Raiders during Sunday’s win over the Broncos.

Interim coach Rich Bisaccia brought a more laid-back demeanor to the sideline than former coach Jon Gruden.

“Man, the sideline … it was like (there was no) anxiety,” Jacobs said. “It was weird. It was like everybody was calm. You didn’t have somebody cussing at you, or going crazy at the refs. None of that.”

When the inevitable bad play occurred, Jacobs said “it was like, ‘OK, not going to harp on it, next play.’ The guys all kind of motivated each other. You saw a lot of defensive guys standing up and offensive guys jumping off the bench when the defense made plays. I was like, that’s the right type of energy that we needed. I loved it.”

Injury report

Tight end Nick Bowers did not practice Wednesday because of a neck injury and will not play Sunday against the Eagles, Bisaccia said.

Defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins and tight end Darren Waller got rest days and did not practice.

Safety Dallin Leavitt missed the session because of a quad injury. Bisaccia was optimistic Leavitt would practice in some capacity Thursday.

Quarterback Derek Carr participated in full despite being listed on the injury report with a finger injury on his non-throwing hand.


The Raiders added two former first-round picks from the 2013 draft in the past two days.

Team officials confirmed cornerback Desmond Trufant had been added to the active roster, with safety Roderic Teamer moved to injured reserve.

Teamer was hurt making a tackle Sunday and will miss at least the next three games. Bisaccia said there is hope he will return as soon as he is eligible.

He believes Trufant, who made the Pro Bowl with Atlanta in 2015 and played two games for the Saints this season, could be in the lineup Sunday.

“He had a good day today,” Bisaccia said. “He’s been in the system. Maybe the verbiage was a little bit different, but we’re expecting him to be in the three-man rotation and contribute going into the game this week.”

Offensive lineman D.J. Fluker was added to the practice squad. He was released by the Dolphins in August after undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus.

Bisaccia said the team will work on getting him into game shape over the next two weeks, which includes a game against the Eagles and a bye week, before determining his next step.

Jacobs is excited to have another Alabama alum in the organization, particularly one with Fluker’s credentials.

Fluker won three national championships with the Crimson Tide.

“D.J. is an Alabama legend,” Jacobs said. “He’s on the walls in the building. He has the ultimate respect from the coaches and everyone in the building. I think he’s going to be a good addition to the team. Get him in here and in shape, get him acclimated to what we do here and see where it goes.”

Adam Hill Las Vegas Review-Journal

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