Friday, January 6, 2017, 5:00pm
Raiders WR Michael Crabtree (ankle, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 18. Crabtree should play through the finger injury, but it’s hard to get excited about the Raider passing game given the matchup and Connor Cook at quarterback. Crabtree had three catches for five yards when he last faced the Texans in Week 11.
Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:42pm
Raiders WR Michael Crabtree (ankle, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 17. Crabtree will continue to play through the injury since the Raiders are still fighting for a first round bye.
Friday, December 23, 2016, 5:51pm
Thursday, December 22, 2016, 6:27pm
Friday, December 16, 2016, 6:08pm
Raiders WR Michael Crabtree (finger, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 15. Crabtree plans to play through he finger injury. It’s a slight concern heading into Week 15.
Thursday, December 15, 2016, 7:16pm
Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 7:07pm
Murray and Crabtree are both active for the Raiders in Week 13.
Friday, December 2, 2016, 6:13pm
Thursday, December 1, 2016, 6:10pm
Friday, November 25, 2016, 6:43pm
Raiders WR Michael Crabtree (ankle, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 12. It’s a new injury for Crabtree, though it looks like he’s going to play against the Panthers. The Raiders play in the late round of games this week.
The ability of Raiders TE Clive Walford to attack defenses down the middle should take some of the pressure off receivers Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree. Walford had 28 catches for 329 yards and three touchdowns in an injury-riddled rookie season and easily could double those numbers this season.
“He has a lot of ability, so we’re looking for him to be a big part of what we do,” Musgrave said.
A 56-658-6 season would have made Walford the #12 TE in PPR formats (#9 in standard), so those are high expectations for the second-year tight end. He played at a 2.3-26.5-0.27 pace over the final 11 games. Those are solid TE2-type numbers from a rookie tight end, and rookie tight ends are notoriously disappointing. He’s playing in an ascending offense with an up-and-coming quarterback, so there’s potential here.
Seth Roberts knows his role and how to thrive in it. He's expected to be the Raiders slot receiver in 2016, a role earned last year and kept with a solid campaign that featured 32 receptions 480 yards, five touchdowns and several clutch catches.
Who could forget the game-winning touchdowns caught against Baltimore and Tennessee? He was a red zone target, clearly trusted by Derek Carr to make big plays even with Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree on the pitch.
Big plays didn’t build chemistry with his quarterback. Consistency was the key there.
“I always go back and study last year’s film, one thing I continued to see over and over again is when he was man-to-man, he won his route,” Carr said. “That is huge. And he’s not just winning, he’s creating separation.”
“We don’t number our receivers but when he comes in, he’s the third guy in,” Carr said. “When you have that and the third corner guarding him or a safety coming down guarding him and have that guy consistently winning, it just opens up so many things. … It just takes pressure off of everybody. His role is huge, then you put a guy like (Andre Holmes), knowing the big play ability he has and you put Seth next to him, now safeties and defensive coaches have to make decisions because Seth continues to win on his routes.”
Friday, November 6, 2015, 6:19pm
Jaguars WR Allen Hurns (ankle, thigh, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 9. Hurns is good to go for the Jets. He’ll likely draw Antonio Cromartie in coverage while Allen Robinson deals with Darrelle Revis. Over the last two weeks, WR2s Michael Crabtree and Danny Amendola posted 7-102-1 and 8-86-1, respectively, on the Jets.
Friday, October 9, 2015, 6:11pm
Raiders WR Michael Crabtree (ankle, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 5. The probable tag means that Crabtree will play, but it’s a tough matchup against a talented Denver defense.
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