Jon Gruden, Raiders open preseason with 16-10 win over Lions

OAKLAND, Calif. — P.J. Corridor was the primary Raiders defender to go off the road of scrimmage on third-and-5, extending his arms to push and drive a Detroit Lions guard into the backfield. Quarterback Matt Cassel, feeling an edge rush from two defensive ends not named Khalil Mack, stepped ahead.

Corridor shed his blocker.

Sack.

On the following collection, Maurice Hurst slipped previous a Lions guard. Cassel couldn’t afford to attend. He needed to throw now. Corridor raised his left hand, batting down a cross meant for a decent finish.

That is what the Raiders envisioned from their rookie defensive tackles.

Corridor, a second-round decide, and Hurst, a fifth-round selection, have been disruptive Friday night within the staff’s exhibition opener. “Exhibition,” after all, is the operative time period. Nevertheless early, it was a promising begin for a number of the roster’s youth, notably given how briefly provide the group was throughout a 16-10 win in coach Jon Gruden’s return to the sideline.

The Raiders have made seven Day 1 and Day 2 choices the previous two drafts.

Solely two performed Friday.

From the 2017 draft, first-round cornerback Gareon Conley (hip), second-round security Obi Melifonwu (decrease physique, unspecified) and defensive deal with Eddie Vanderdoes (knee) have been sidelined with accidents. Vanderdoes has but to apply in coaching camp, as he recovers from a Dec. 31 ACL tear.

From 2018, Corridor and first-round offensive deal with Kolton Miller noticed work. Miller performed the primary two offensive collection, his night marred by a holding that negated a 60-yard Marshawn Lynch landing run. Each third-round decisions, offensive deal with Brandon Parker and defensive finish Arden Key, have been absent with ankle accidents.

Key, a camp standout, is believed to have suffered the ailment in apply this week in Napa, California.

It’s not thought of main, an individual acquainted with the scenario stated Friday. Key stood and watched from the sideline.

Mack has but to report back to coaching camp amid a holdout for a contract extension. The Raiders are uncertain when he’ll be a part of them, however it’s thought of more likely to be earlier than their Sept. 10 season opener versus the Los Angeles Rams.

If the exhibition opener was an indicator, extra pass-rush assistance will greet him upon his arrival.

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