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Sto­ry­line of the week

Back­ing up Carr: QB Derek Carr has played only seven snaps in the pre­sea­son, as the Raiders have wanted to give their backup quar­ter­backs ex­tra snaps. How­ever, it’s be­com­ing more ev­i­dent each week that they might not have a suit­able backup on the ros­ter. QBs Con­nor Cook and EJ Manuel strug­gled again last week against the Pack­ers, com­bin­ing to com­plete 14 of 27 passes for 159 yards. Cook had an in­ter­cep­tion. The Raiders might need to look for a vet­eran quar­ter­back in free agency or via trade over the next few weeks.

Rookie watch

Third-round pick and DE Ar­den Key had his best game of the pre­sea­son ver­sus Green Bay, start­ing in place of star DE Khalil Mack. Key was in the back­field all night and the Pack­ers tack­les couldn’t keep up with him. While he didn’t record a sack, he drew mul­ti­ple hold­ing calls with his speed off the edge. If Mack, who is hold­ing out for a new con­tract, does not re­turn to the field by Week 1 of the reg­u­lar sea­son, ex­pect Key to re­place him.

Mar­cus Mosher, Raiders Wire

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