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Derek Carr | Quarterback

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (23) / 3/28/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 214
College: Fresno State
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Derek Carr (ribs) is active for Friday night's preseason game against the Packers.
The Raiders didn't list Carr among their inactives, but it doesn't necessarily mean that he's going to play. Carr was expected to sit out after suffering a concussion and bruised ribs in the Raiders' second preseason game. Marcel Reece (foot) is also listed as active. Aug 22 - 6:43 PM

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Derek Carr (ribs) will sit out Friday's preseason game against the Packers.

It's a major missed opportunity for the second-round signal caller, who could have put heat on struggling starter Matt Schaub with a strong performance. Schaub is now all but guaranteed to be under center come Week 1. Carr will probably still make starts sooner rather than later.
Aug 21 - 4:55 PM

Derek Carr (concussion) has been cleared to resume practicing.

It's suspiciously quick clearance after Carr was concussed in Saturday's preseason game, but so it goes. Carr was practicing with extra padding on his injured ribs. Despite the ailments, Carr is now on track to suit up for Friday's regular-season dress rehearsal against the Packers. Carr could put more heat on Matt Schaub with a strong showing in Green Bay.
Aug 18 - 3:05 PM

Raiders rookie QB Derek Carr left the team's second preseason game with a concussion.

Originally thought to be a rib injury, coach Dennis Allen confirmed the rookie was concussed. He will have to pass the league's concussion protocol before returning to the field. Carr has completed 19-of-32 passes for 183 yards with one touchdown and one interception this preseason. After originally inserting Carr with the first-team offense -- following an abysmal outing by Matt Schaub -- Carr was concussed behind Oakland's second-team offensive line.
Aug 16 - 9:05 AM

Derek Carr completed 9-of-16 passes for 109 yards and a touchdown in Friday's preseason game before being removed in the fourth quarter with a rib injury.

Carr outperformed Matt Schaub, who threw his first interception of the preseason. The second-round rookie played deep into the second half, but was removed after getting shaken up on a hit by Lions DE Larry Webster. Carr has completed 19-of-32 passes for 183 yards (9.6 YPA) through two preseason appearances. With Schaub struggling, Carr could make starts early in 2014.
Aug 16 - 1:15 AM

Derek Carr completed 10-of-16 passes for 74 yards and an interception in Friday night's preseason opener against the Vikings.

Carr worked exclusively with the second-team offense, as expected. His interception came on an errant throw to FB Jamize Olawale, but it was an otherwise solid debut. Carr is going to open the year behind Matt Schaub. He remains a strong bet to make starts at some point this season.
Aug 8 - 10:41 PM

Raiders second-round pick Derek Carr has reportedly been "hit-and-miss" early in training camp.

Meanwhile, Matt Schaub's accuracy has reportedly been "excellent." Coach Dennis Allen praised the athletic Carr for his ability to make things happen when plays break down, but all signs still point to Schaub remaining Oakland's best option to open the year. When the Raiders' season inevitably goes south, however -- they have a brutally tough schedule -- Carr figures to get a shot.
Jul 31 - 12:35 PM

Derek Carr will enter training camp as the Raiders' No. 2 quarterback.

There won't be a manufactured "competition" with 2013 UDFA Matt McGloin. NFL Network's Albert Breer reported earlier this month there's "internal belief" in Oakland that Carr could push Matt Schaub for the starting job, but he'd have to have a perfect preseason to unseat the Raiders' prized trade acquisition. Carr could very easily make starts this season, but it probably won't be before October.
Jun 19 - 5:13 PM

Derek Carr is getting the second-team reps during this week's minicamp.

Carr is no longer just pushing Matt McGloin -- he's moved ahead of him. Per CSN Bay Area, Carr has "received praise from several sources for his intelligence and ability to absorb information and translate it on the field." Next up is Matt Schaub. We doubt the second-round rookie will make enough progress to start Week 1, but it would be a shock if Carr doesn't make some starts this year.
Jun 18 - 10:59 AM

Rookie QB Derek Carr is already taking snaps away from Matt McGloin, and could push Matt Schaub for the starting job in Oakland.

Schaub is still clearly the starter, but coach Dennis Allen said, "everything is written in pencil." Carr is expectedly dominating non-contact practices. The real test will come when Carr faces the live rush he often had problems coping with in college. No matter how he plays in training camp, odds are Carr will end up in the starting role at some point this season.
Jun 12 - 8:05 PM

NFL Network's Albert Breer reports "there is internal belief" second-round QB Derek Carr will push Matt Schaub for the Raiders' starting job.

Breer adds that Carr has already convinced the Raiders he won't need a redshirt season. Schaub is getting the majority of first-team OTA reps and remains the favorite to start in Week 1, but Carr has shown enough progress that he could challenge for the job early in the season. Oakland may not have a choice but to force Carr into a starting role if Schaub plays like he did in 2013.
Jun 6 - 6:45 PM

Raiders signed second-round QB Derek Carr to a four-year contract.

The Raiders snapped Carr up with the No. 36 overall pick. If all goes to plan with Matt Schaub in Oakland, Carr should be nothing more than the No. 2 or 3 quarterback as a rookie. Carr has a big arm but struggles when facing pressure. He needs to work on a number of things and is the definition of a project.
May 21 - 5:01 PM

CSNBayArea's Scott Bair said Derek Carr was the top-rated player on the Raiders' draft board heading into the second round.

The Raiders had initially planned to wait on quarterback, but the value Carr offered with the No. 36 overall pick was too high to pass up. Despite the high pick, Carr is not likely to be an immediate impact player. The newly-acquired Matt Schaub is firmly entrenched as the starter in Oakland, so Carr will be nothing more than a developmental backup in 2014.
May 10 - 10:32 AM

Raiders selected Fresno State QB Derek Carr with the No. 36 overall pick in the 2014 draft.

Carr (6-foot-2 3/8, 214) earned Mountain West Offensive POY honors as both a junior and senior, finishing his career with a 24-15 record, 66.6 completion rate, and 113:24 TD-to-INT ratio. Carr was very effective in the pass rush-bereft Mountain West, but noticeably struggled to make throws with bodies around him, despite a Cutlerian arm. His Las Vegas Bowl performance against USC was a big red flag. Carr has outstanding arm talent and plus athleticism, but a long way to go to play functional quarterback in an NFL pocket, and is a work in progress mechanically. He's essentially a project despite 39 college starts. The Raiders will develop David's younger brother behind bridge starter Matt Schaub.
May 9 - 7:27 PM

ESPN's Chris Mortensen suggested Friday the Raiders are a candidate to trade into the No. 33 overall pick.

"People think the Raiders may want to go to the top spot to get Derek Carr," Mort said. The Texans have made it clear the No. 33 pick is for sale. Oakland is sitting at No. 36. Theoretically, they should be able to wait on Carr, assuming the Texans don't want him. (We don't think they do.) At No. 34, the Redskins have Robert Griffin III. At 35, the Browns just drafted Johnny Manziel.
May 9 - 2:27 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Matt Schaub
2Derek Carr
3Matt McGloin
4Trent Edwards
RB1Maurice Jones-Drew
2Darren McFadden
3Latavius Murray
4Kory Sheets
5Jeremy Stewart
GLB1Maurice Jones-Drew
2Darren McFadden
3RB1Maurice Jones-Drew
2Darren McFadden
FB1Marcel Reece
2Jamize Olawale
3Karl Williams
WR11James Jones
2Andre Holmes
3Juron Criner
4Gregory Jenkins
5Mike Davis
WR21Rod Streater
2Greg Little
3Denarius Moore
4Brice Butler
5Seth Roberts
WR31Andre Holmes
TE1Mychal Rivera
2David Ausberry
3Brian Leonhardt
4Scott Simonson
5Jake Murphy
K1Sebastian Janikowski
2Kevin Goessling