The Raiders are looking for a spark in their offense, and they’re looking to build on last year’s historic win over the Seahawks.
The Raiders were expected to start quarterback Derek Carr in the opener against the Seattle Seahawks but have had some roster changes this offseason.
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Here are a few things you need to know before you go:How much longer will Carr be with the Raiders?
The Raiders have yet to announce whether they intend to keep Carr.
They also haven’t released a list of potential replacements for Carr.
Will the Raiders keep the first-string offense?
The answer to that question has been a mystery.
Carr has played sparingly with the team.
That’s likely because of the injury to receiver Amari Cooper.
The two other options, wide receiver Marquise Goodwin and running back Mike Davis, have been inactive for the past two games.
Davis played in a Week 4 loss to the Seahawks, but the Raiders haven’t announced a replacement for him.
The next option is receiver Tyreek Hill, who was in a concussion protocol the past week.
Hill has been inactive since Week 4.
The other option is quarterback Derek Anderson, who has a .721 adjusted net yards per attempt average.
Anderson has been in and out of the lineup since the start of the season.
He was inactive in each of the past three games.
What’s the backup plan?
Carr has been replaced by Khalil Richardson in the preseason.
The former Heisman Trophy winner has struggled with the run since joining the Raiders, but he’s had a good preseason.
In a preseason game against the Bears, Carr completed 16 of 26 passes for 203 yards and a touchdown.
He also had a touchdown run.