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Derek Carr | Quarterback

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/28/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 214
College: Fresno State
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A league source tells CSN Bay Area that Derek Carr isn't considering hand surgery.
Carr's agent had already publicly decreed he wouldn't be going under the knife, and it's apparently the same story behind the scenes. Per beat writer Scott Bair, Carr is expected to resume throwing "well before training camp," but isn't guaranteed to be ready for next month's minicamp. May 21 - 9:12 PM

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The agent for Derek Carr is claiming his client doesn't need hand surgery.

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported Wednesday that Carr might need an operation to address "numbness" in his right (throwing) ring finger. Carr's agent referred to it as a "nonstory," and a "very minor situation." The injury is significant enough to sideline Carr for post-draft OTAs. Agent Tim Younger says Carr "is probably going to be throwing" before training camp. "If he was really going to have hand surgery, I’d tell you," Younger said. "I’d tell everybody."
May 20 - 10:01 PM

Updating a previous report, Derek Carr is experiencing "numbness" in his right (throwing) ring finger.

The Raiders are giving Carr a break in hopes that rest and rehab will cure the issue, allowing Carr to avoid surgery. Per ESPN's Chris Mortensen, "nobody" in the organization "sounds overly alarmed for now." Carr seems likely to miss the remainder of OTAs, while his status for veteran minicamp in up in the air.
May 20 - 8:26 AM

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports Derek Carr has a right finger injury that "may require surgery," but that Carr remains "optimistic" about training camp.

Specifically, the injury is to Carr's ring finger. It explains Carr's absence from Tuesday's OTAs session, and is a major drag for a player who could have used a full offseason. Per Mortensen, Carr could miss the rest of OTAs. A firm timeline won't exist until Carr makes a decision on surgery, but there's zero reason to believe Carr won't be ready for Week 1.
May 19 - 6:02 PM

The Raiders will host the Chargers in Week 16 on Christmas Eve night.

The NFL likes to avoid Christmas Day, but we've seen a number of Christmas Eve games. It makes sense to put two West Coast teams in this Thursday evening tilt, so the players can at least spend part of the night with their families.
Apr 21 - 8:08 PM

The Raiders will install some no-huddle for Derek Carr.

Carr was a no-huddle quarterback 100 percent of the time during his final two years at Fresno State and new OC Bill Musgrave just spent a year on Chip Kelly's staff. Playing faster makes plenty of sense. "They are building this offense around me, and I'm really excited about it. I lit up when they told me," Carr said. The Raiders ranked 25th in offensive plays per game last year (62.1) while Musgrave's Eagles ranked first (70.7). Expect the 2015 version of Oakland to land somewhere in the middle.
Feb 12 - 8:40 AM

New coach Jack Del Rio called Derek Carr a "special young talent."

"He's got a really quick release, good decision maker; he's shown some of that grit we're looking for, some of that toughness, so he's a guy that we feel like we have an opportunity to build around," Del Rio said. Carr's numbers weren't great as a rookie (58.1 completion percentage, 21:12 TD-to-INT ratio, 76.6 passer rating), but his tape was often impressive for someone with zero talent around him and a midseason coaching change. Carr appears locked in as Del Rio's 2015 starter.
Feb 10 - 11:43 AM

Derek Carr completed 18-of-36 passes for 158 yards with one touchdown and one interception in Sunday's Week 17 loss at Denver.

In an impossible spot against a motivated Broncos team with an elite defense, Carr had no shot. But he was the NFL's best rookie quarterback for stretches this season, showing an ability to read defenses and make throws even with zero talent around him. He started all 16 games, completing 58.0 percent of his passes with 21 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Carr may not be handed the 2015 starting job by a new Raiders regime, but he'll likely win it.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 07:59:00 PM

Derek Carr missed Tuesday's practice with illness.

It's not a concern for Carr's Week 17 status. He won't be a recommended DFS play against the Broncos.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 07:58:00 PM

Derek Carr was held out of Tuesday's practice.

It's unclear what the issue is, though Carr missed time last week with thumb and ankle issues. Although the Raiders' Tuesday practice is supplanting Thursday's typical session, they aren't required to issue an injury report. Carr played every snap in Sunday's win over the Bills, and should be fine for Week 17.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 05:04:00 PM

Derek Carr completed 17-of-34 passes for 214 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions in the Raiders' 26-24, Week 16 win over the Bills.

Nearly half of Carr's yards came on two passes, a 50-yard shot to Kenbrell Thompkins down the middle and a 51-yard heave down the sideline to Andre Holmes on a 3rd-and-22. Carr has shown flashes of potential, but he's also put some bad things on tape. He really needs to work on his accuracy, as he's averaging under 6.0 YPA on the year. Still, he's viewed by most as a building block. Carr's two touchdowns went to James Jones and Jamize Olawale from two and three yards away, respectively. The Raiders will wrap up 2014 on the road in Denver.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 07:48:00 PM

Derek Carr (thumb, ankle) was upgraded to "full" on Thursday.

Carr's health is not a concern, but his play remains one. Carr is a bottom-five option for the fantasy finals.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 06:13:00 PM

Derek Carr (thumb, ankle) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Coach Tony Sparano said Carr made all throws in practice and isn't worried about his status for Sunday's game. Carr has a matchup with Buffalo's top-five pass defense in Week 16.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 07:31:00 PM

Derek Carr completed 27-of-56 passes for 222 yards and a touchdown in the Raiders' Week 15 blowout loss to the Chiefs.

Perhaps the most damning fact about Carr's day is his stat line was significantly helped by garbage time. He was averaging less than three yards an attempt well into the second half and should have thrown at least three interceptions. Carr found no help on his sideline. The Raiders' coaching staff abandoned the run despite the game being close well into the second half and Carr being under almost constant pressure. It was a disaster all around. Carr is best left on the wire in even the deepest of leagues.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 04:28:00 PM

Derek Carr completed 22-of-28 passes for 254 yards and three touchdowns in the Raiders' Week 14 upset of the 49ers.

Cool in the pocket and noticeably more willing to pull the trigger on intermediate throws in this one, Carr quarterbacked a surprisingly-excellent offense against one of the league's best defenses. He was sacked just once against a shockingly nonexistent San Francisco pass rush and recorded a 140.2 passer rating. Carr will face Kansas City's No. 1-ranked pass defense next.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 07:51:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Derek Carr
2Matt McGloin
3Christian Ponder
4Cody Fajardo
RB1Latavius Murray
2Roy Helu
3Trent Richardson
4Gus Johnson
5Taiwan Jones
GLB1Latavius Murray
2Roy Helu
3RB1Roy Helu
2Latavius Murray
FB1Marcel Reece
2Jamize Olawale
WR11Amari Cooper
2Andre Holmes
3Seth Roberts
4Andre Debose
5Josh Harper
WR21Michael Crabtree
2Rod Streater
3Brice Butler
4Kenbrell Thompkins
5Austin Hill
WR31Rod Streater
TE1Mychal Rivera
2Clive Walford
3Lee Smith
4Brian Leonhardt
5Scott Simonson
K1Sebastian Janikowski
2Giorgio Tavecchio