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Jack Del Rio expects Derek Carr to play in Week 6

Derek Carr

The Oakland Raiders may have their starting quarterback back in the lineup in Week 6.

Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio said Monday that he expects Derek Carr to be playing in the team’s Week 6 game against the Chargers.

Carr suffered a lower back injury late in the Raiders’ loss to Denver in Week 4. He was initially expected to miss 2-6 weeks, but he may end up missing just one game. He did not play in the team’s Week 5 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

Second-string QB E.J. Manuel would play if Carr were unable to start in Week 6.

Derek Carr could reportedly return as early as Week 6

Derek Carr

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is expected to miss anywhere from two to six weeks after suffering a back injury in last week’s loss to the Denver Broncos, and the team is reportedly hopeful that he will come in on the low end of that recovery timeline.

Stephania Bell of ESPN said on “NFL Live” Friday that Carr’s condition has already improved and he could return to the field as early as Week 6.

That would be a huge break for the Raiders, who are 2-2 and cannot afford to be without their starting quarterback for long if they want to keep pace with the Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC West. It was a good sign that Carr was already back at practice this week, and this further confirms that his injury may not be as significant as initially feared.

Derek Carr back at practice after suffering back fracture

Derek Carr back

Derek Carr was back at Raiders practice on Thursday after suffering a transverse process fracture in his back on Sunday.

Carr was injured when he took a knee to his lower back during Oakland’s 16-10 loss to the Broncos. He is expected to be out anywhere from two to six weeks. While there has been no change to that timeline, Carr could be seen throwing passes to Michael Crabtree on Thursday.

E.J. Manuel is expected to start at quarterback for the Raiders during Carr’s absence. Carr joins Cam Newton and Tony Romo on the list of quarterbacks who have sustained a transverse process fracture.

Derek Carr out 2-6 weeks with fracture in back

Derek Carr back

Derek Carr’s back injury is more serious than initially believed, and the Oakland Raiders could be without their star quarterback for quite some time.

Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio announced on Monday that Carr has a fracture in his back and will be out anywhere from two to six weeks.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported earlier in the day that Carr was experiencing back spasms and some soreness but was not expected to miss time.

Carr took a knee to the lower back during Sunday’s loss to the Denver Broncos and was able to walk off the field under his own power. Oakland initially seemed optimistic that he would be fine going forward, but Carr’s MRI obviously revealed bad news.

Report: Derek Carr not expected to miss time with back spasms

Derek Carr back

Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr appears to have avoided serious injury after leaving Sunday’s game with back spasms.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Carr’s injury is relatively minor, and that while he is sore and stiff, there are no internal injuries and he thinks he will be able to play Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens.

Carr is still due for an MRI on Monday, but the Raiders appear confident that no serious issues will turn up.

Oakland has been optimistic all along that Carr would be fine going forward. It appears that they will be proven correct, though it sounds like Carr is dealing with a painful injury in the short-term.

Derek Carr to undergo MRI for back spasms

Derek Carr back

Derek Carr is set to undergo an MRI after experiencing what his head coach called back spasms.

Carr left Sunday’s Oakland Raiders game against the Denver Broncos after being hit in the lower back. He went into the locker room and did not return and was replaced by E.J. Manuel.

After the game, Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio said Carr was experiencing spasms. He also said Carr’s injury does not appear to be a long-term injury.

Carr said he was “optimistic” about playing in the Raiders’ Week 5 game against Baltimore. He also indicated he would undergo an MRI on Monday.

The Raiders have now lost two in a row after winning their first two games. Manuel, who went 11 of 17 for 106 yards and an interception, would likely get the start if Carr misses any more time.

Derek Carr leaves Raiders game with back injury

Derek Carr back

Derek Carr went down in pain and left the Oakland Raiders’ game in Denver after getting hurt in the third quarter.

Carr was sacked on a first down play and went down to the ground. He immediately grabbed his lower back. Replays showed he took a knee to the lower back.

Carr was able to walk off the field, but E.J. Manuel still entered the game for him after that. The Raiders starter entered a medical tent for examination and later was seen walking into the locker room.

Carr was 10 of 18 for 143 yards and a touchdown before leaving the game. His Raiders were trailing Denver 16-7 at the time he left the game. Manuel completed his first two passes after replacing Carr.

Derek Carr not alarmed despite awful loss

Derek Carr

A bad loss to the Washington Redskins on Sunday night does not have Derek Carr worried.

Carr said after his Oakland Raiders were hammered 27-10 that he was not alarmed by the defeat.

The QB, who passed for just 118 yards in the game, showed strong leadership and said he would accept all the blame for the loss.

This is the kind of attitude you want from your team leader. He’s quickly putting it past him and remaining confident about the Raiders’ ability, as he should be.

Carr has certainly played at a high enough level in the past that this game seems more like an aberration than a concerning sign for a 2-1 team many feel will contend for the Super Bowl.

Derek Carr stars in hilarious EECU bank music video commercial

Derek Carr commercial

Give it up to Derek Carr and EECU for teaming up to make the best commercial we’ve seen in a while.

Carr starred in a commercial for EECU, a large credit union in central California. The commercial features the Oakland Raiders quarterback in a mock music video. He’s seen wearing a light jean jacket with the collar popped and matching light colored jeans. He also breaks out the dance moves:

You may have also noticed another man in the commercial. That is Derek’s brother, David, a former NFL QB. The two have been worked on previous EECU commercials before, but this was their best.

Congratulations to EECU Records and Carr on producing a hit commercial.

15 Standout performers of NFL Week 1

Calais Campbell

Many players had standout performance in Week 1 of the NFL season. Things kicked off on Thursday night with the Kansas City Chiefs surprising many with a spectacular game against the Patriots, thanks largely to explosive performances from many players who find themselves on this list. A few teams that disappointed last season had great games on Sunday, and their top performers have made this list. So did quite a few youngsters making their NFL debut. Here’s a look at 15 standout performers from Week 1.

Antonio Brown, Steelers

After an offseason of rumors and drama, Brown opened the season by reminding us that he is simply one of the NFL’s elite wide receivers. On a day when Le’Veon Bell and Martavis Bryant offered very little, Brown simply took over. He didn’t catch any touchdowns, but he didn’t need to. He had 11 receptions for 182 yards (on 11 targets), including a crucial late grab over Jason McCourty that gave the Steelers a much-needed first down to enable them to run out the clock on the Cleveland Browns. There is a reason that he may well be the NFL’s premier wide receiver.

Calais Campbell, Jaguars

There are lots of fun ways to look at Campbell’s performance. There is the obvious one — his 3.5 sacks had shattered the Jaguars’ franchise single-game record by halftime, and he added another half a sack in the second half to make it an even four. Another way? Campbell’s career high in sacks is nine, set in 2013 with the Arizona Cardinals, meaning that after just one week of action with Jacksonville, he is over a third of the way to matching his career high — and halfway to matching the eight he collected last season. That’s dominance. The Jaguars owned Houston up front all game, but Campbell was definitely the star of a unit that now refers to itself as “Sacksonville.”

Derek Carr, Raiders

Steady as it goes, Carr was his usual reliable self as the Raiders beat the Tennessee Titans. While there was nothing mindblowing about his showing, his numbers were quite gaudy: 22-32, 262 yards, two touchdowns, and a 114.3 QBR. This was his first meaningful action since breaking his leg at the tail end of last season. He didn’t look like he’d missed a beat, putting in a strong, confident performance that will have the Raiders thinking he’ll be every bit as good as he was in 2016, when he was a legitimate MVP candidate.