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Derek Carr | Quarterback | #4

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/28/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215
College: Fresno State
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 2 (36) / OAK
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Derek Carr completed 29-of-52 passes for 417 yards, three touchdowns and zero interceptions in the Raiders' 31-30, Week 7 win over the Chiefs.
The Raiders franchise has played a lot of insane games over the decades, but this one will rank right up there with them. In a contest beset by penalties — many questionable — big plays and bigger miscues, Carr never stopped throwing, piling up the second most yards of his career. Carr struggled much of the evening, airmailing some easy throws and failing to pick on the Chiefs corners in 1-on-1 coverage. CBS analyst Tony Romo was beside himself more than once. But Carr locked onto Amari Cooper, who made a number of deep grabs, and indeed started attacking the perimeter late. His pass catchers responded with huge catches. Carr now has 10 days to rest his recently-broken back. Oakland ventures to Buffalo for Week 8. Oct 20 - 12:06 AM

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Derek Carr denied that he was limited by his back injury in Sunday's loss to the Chargers.

Carr looked noticeably tentative in his return from a transverse process fracture, mostly sticking to short passes instead of challenging the Chargers downfield. However, Carr was adamant that his dinking and dunking had nothing to do with his ailing back. "It had nothing to do with my back," he said. "There was no talk of trying to get the ball out of my hands or to not take hits or anything like that." Carr and the Raiders will take a four-game losing streak into Thursday night's game against division-leading Kansas City.
Oct 16 - 8:33 AM

Derek Carr completed 21-of-30 passes for 171 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions while rushing once for no gain Sunday in the Raiders’ Week 6 loss to the Chargers.

Carr looked rusty in his return from a transverse process fracture, throwing an interception on his first pass of the game. He settled down after that, connecting on a 23-yard touchdown to Michael Crabtree later in the first quarter. Whether it was an attempt to keep himself out of harm’s way or simply how the game played out, Carr didn’t take many chances downfield on Sunday, mostly sticking to short and intermediate throws. His second interception came on a miscommunication with Marshawn Lynch early in the third quarter. Carr tried to get Amari Cooper more involved this week, but to little avail. It doesn’t get any easier for the Raiders, who will take a four-game losing streak into Thursday night’s matchup against the 5-1 Chiefs.
Oct 15 - 8:57 PM

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport confirms Derek Carr (back) will play Week 6 against the Chargers.

Carr has made better than expected progress despite three fractures in his back. He was already cleared to start and removed from the injury report. Carr was slumping before his injury, and has a shy-away matchup with the Chargers at less than 100 percent.
Oct 15 - 8:35 AM

Derek Carr will start Sunday against the Chargers.

Carr was removed from the injury report after a full practice Friday. He won't be 100 percent playing through a transverse fracture, but the Raiders saw enough to clear him after missing just one week. Carr's return is an upgrade for a slumping Amari Cooper and the entire pass offense.
Oct 13 - 3:39 PM

Derek Carr (back) remained "limited" in Thursday's practice.

Absent a full practice, Carr can't quite be considered full steam ahead for Sunday's game against the Chargers, but most signs continue to suggest he will return. Playing at less than 100 percent after rushing back from a broken back, Carr will be best treated as a QB2 if he suits up.
Oct 12 - 4:31 PM

The NFL is not yet considering moving Sunday's Raiders/Chargers game from Oakland amidst the wildfires/poor air quality in the Bay Area.

Wildfires are devastating Central California/wine country, causing the Raiders to alter their practice schedule. "We continue to monitor air quality conditions in the Bay Area and are in close communication with both the Raiders and Chargers, as well as local authorities," a league spokesman said. The league has not yet publicly entertained the possibility of moving or postponing the game. For now, it doesn't seem to be a concern for Week 6, but that could change quickly.
Oct 12 - 3:16 PM

Derek Carr (back) remained limited at Wednesday's practice.

Originally given a 2-6 week recovery window, Carr has made it back from his transverse process fracture much sooner than expected and should be a go for Sunday's game against the Chargers. The Raiders could certainly use him after dropping three straight. Hopefully Carr's return will breathe new life into Amari Cooper, who is in the midst of a career-worst slump.
Oct 11 - 7:00 PM

Coach Jack Del Rio said he anticipates Derek Carr (back) to return Week 6 against the Chargers.

It's been a downward spiral for the Raiders after opening the season with back-to-back wins over the Titans and Jets. Since, they've lost to the Redskins, Broncos, and Ravens to fall to 2-3. In Carr's place in Week 5, E.J. Manuel predictably was terrible, completing just 50% of his passes for 159 yards and a score. Carr needs to get Amari Cooper going against the rival Chargers.
Oct 9 - 6:14 PM

Raiders declared QB Derek Carr, CB David Amerson, CB Gareon Conley, OG Gabe Jackson, DL Jihad Ward, OT Jylan Ware and RB DeAndre Washington inactive for Week 5 against the Ravens.

Carr is sitting out with a fractured bone in his back, but should be ready for Week 6. E.J. Manuel will draw his first start of the season Sunday versus Baltimore. Ward and Ware are healthy scratches for the Raiders.
Source: raiders.com
Oct 8 - 2:39 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirms Derek Carr (questionable, back) is expected to return against the Chargers in Week 6.

Carr made a surprise return to practice this week, operating as the No. 2 quarterback behind E.J. Manuel. He'll sit out Sunday versus Baltimore, but Carr should be back under center next week as long as he can avoid setbacks. His impending return is obviously great news for lead wideouts Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree.
Oct 8 - 8:46 AM

The Las Vegas Review Journal reports Derek Carr (questionable, back) is "campaigning to play" this week.

Carr looked better than expected in two limited practices, but doesn’t have much of a chance to play despite his questionable tag. E.J. Manuel got the majority of first-team reps and remains on track to start. Carr is ahead of schedule in his recovery and should return in Week 6 against the Chargers.
Oct 6 - 7:46 PM

Derek Carr (back) is officially listed as questionable for Week 5 against the Ravens.

Carr participated in Friday's practice on a limited basis, working as the Raiders' No. 2 quarterback behind E.J. Manuel with Connor Cook in his customary third-string role. No one seems to be expecting Carr to play against the Ravens, although a Week 6 return against the Chargers now appears to be likely.
Oct 6 - 3:17 PM

ESPN's Stephania Bell reports Derek Carr (back) could return as soon as Week 6 against the Chargers.

Beat writer Michael Gehlken of the Las Vegas Review-Journal filed a similar report Thursday when he said a Week 6 return could not be "ruled out." Originally given a 2-6 week recovery window, it sounds like Carr could be back much sooner. He's been a limited participant at practice the last two days and told teammates he's "way ahead of schedule." The slumping Raiders could sure use him after dropping their last two games to Washington and Denver.
Oct 6 - 2:09 PM

The Las Vegas Review-Journal believes a Week 6 return "can't be ruled out" for Derek Carr (back).

Carr has already resumed throwing, and reportedly told teammates he's "very ahead of schedule." Players always think they're ahead of schedule, but Carr was handed a flexible timeline at 2-6 weeks. All we know is, E.J. Manuel will be under center for Week 5 against the Ravens.
Oct 5 - 5:06 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Derek Carr
2E.J. Manuel
3Connor Cook
RB1Marshawn Lynch
2Jalen Richard
3DeAndre Washington
GLB1Marshawn Lynch
2Jamize Olawale
3RB1Jalen Richard
2DeAndre Washington
FB1Jamize Olawale
WR11Michael Crabtree
2Cordarrelle Patterson
3Johnny Holton
WR21Amari Cooper
2Seth Roberts
WR31Seth Roberts
TE1Jared Cook
2Lee Smith
3Clive Walford
LT1Donald Penn
2David Sharpe
LG1Kelechi Osemele
C1Rodney Hudson
RG1Gabe Jackson
2Vadal Alexander
3Jon Feliciano
RT1Marshall Newhouse
2Jylan Ware
K1Sebastian Janikowski
2Giorgio Tavecchio