Campbell to undergo surgery today


Campbell to undergo surgery today

ALAMEDA -- Raiders quarterback Jason Campbell said Monday he was scheduled to undergo surgery on his fractured right clavicle later in the day.

"It was a tough break," Campbell said as he left the team's practice facility. "I'm going to stay positive. If everything goes right, I could be back in six weeks."

Campbell, who is in the last year of his contract, suffered the injury on a second-quarter scramble up the middle in Oakland's eventual 24-17 defeat of Cleveland on Sunday. The ball got caught between the field and Campbell's collar bone as Browns linebacker Scott Fujita landed on top of Campbell.

Kyle Boller replaced Campbell in the game and after a rough start completed his last three passes for 45 yards.

But with rookie Terrelle Pryor not yet ready to be a full-time backup, and the possibility of the organization not being completely sold on Boller, the Raiders have been linked to several quarterbacks. Among those rumored: David Garrard, Carson Palmer, Kyle Orton, Trent Edwards and Josh McCown.

But if Campbell is correct and he is back in six weeks, the Raiders might just need a placeholder as a backup behind Boller.

Coach Hue Jackson's weekly media conference is today at 2 p.m. PT on CSN California.

Oakland police credit Raiders QB Derek Carr for helping find missing child

Oakland police credit Raiders QB Derek Carr for helping find missing child

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has 247,000 Twitter followers and, given his popularity in the Bay Area, it’s assumed a significant portion stems from this region.

Carr put that megaphone to good use.

Oakland Police sent out an Amber Alert on Saturday hoping to find a young boy gone missing, and Carr retweeted that call for public assistance.

The boy was quickly found after a citizen replied on Twitter and provided information that led to the rescue.

That led an Oakland police officer to credit Carr for helping find the boy.

Carr responded to the news on social media, happy police were able to find a missing child.

Raiders S Karl Joseph named to PFWA All-Rookie team

Raiders S Karl Joseph named to PFWA All-Rookie team

Injury issues bookended Karl Joseph’s rookie year. The Raiders brought their first-round strong safety along slowly while recovering from ACL surgery, keeping him out of defensive action during 2016’s first two games. He missed four at regular-season’s end with a toe injury.

In the middle he played just fine. Joseph was solid against the run and impactful playing deep, allowing him and veteran Reggie Nelson to remain unpredictable in deep coverage.

Joseph finished the year with 60 tackles, an interception and six passes defensed.

That was good enough for recognition on the Pro Football Writers of America’s All-Rookie team, which was released on Tuesday following a vote of the association’s membership.

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott and Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa were the offensive and defensive Rookies of the Year, respectively.