It doesn't look like Whalen is going to be ready for Week 1 against the Rams. Gehlken added Whalen could be a candidate for injury settlement. The Raiders just traded Ryan Switzer to the Steelers and Whalen was among those battling for the slot receiver job.
We reported yesterday the Raiders are more concerned about the ankle injury than they were with Cooper clearing protocol. So, we're not quite sure if there was a set back or if he'll eventually be cleared. Either way, it's something to monitor. Roberts and Patterson could move up the depth chart should Cooper miss this week.
Raiders receiver Amari Cooper is out with a concussion after being hurt on an illegal hit by Denver safety Darian Stewart.
Cooper went over the middle on a pass from Derek Carr as Stewart rushed in from his deep safety position to try to break it up. Stewart appeared to hit Cooper in the helmet and was penalized. Cooper was down on the turf for several minutes.
Crabtree was ejected for fighting in this game so the Raiders will play out this contest short at WR. But the worry is the health of Cooper on what was an ugly hit. His status is very much in question for Week 13.