Raiders inactives give hints as to rotation plans vs. Panthers

The Raiders announced their five inactive players Sunday morning preceding their road game against the Carolina Panthers.

Those who will not suit up and play Week 1 are wide receiver Rico Gafford, safety Dallin Leavitt, tackle Brandon Parker, guard John Simpson and tackle Daniel Ross.

The following players are inactive for #LVvsCAR

— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) September 13, 2020

What the inactive list suggests for today’s rotations:

Gafford: The Raiders will play with five receivers — rookies Henry Ruggs III and Bryan Edwards, slot receiver Hunter Renfrow and veterans Nelson Agholor and Zay Jones.

Leavitt: The three safeties on the back end are Johnathan Abram, Erik Harris and Jeff Heath.

Parker: Although initially on the 53-man roster while Sam Young was exposed to waivers, it will be Young who is the backup tackle on both sides behind Kolton Miller and Trent Brown.

Simpson: Vetean Denzelle Good is the first man up at both guard spots behind starters Richie Incognito and Gabe Jackson.

Ross: The three defensive tackles getting the most work will be Maliek Collins,Johnathan Hankins and Maurice Hurst. The Raiders also have the capability to slide Clelin Ferrell and Kendal Vickers inside.

Besides Ruggs and Edwards, rookies who are suited up for their NFL debuts are cornerbacks Damon Arnette and Amik Robertson.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Sports


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