ALAMEDA -- Raiders weakside linebacker Aaron Curry, who has not practiced since minicamp in June and has been on the PUP list since Aug. 31 with sore knees, is eligible to begin practicing on Oct 16.Coach Dennis Allen said he expects Curry to hit the field next week."I think hes made some progress," Allen said of Curry. "Its different when youre doing your rehab work as opposed to when youre actually out there playing football. It will be a great deal for us to get him out here, get him working some football, running around and doing some football movement and really getting back into the swing of what were doing defensively because its been a while since hes gotten an opportunity to participate."Approached by reporters after practice in the locker room, Curry said he was not "allowed" to speak to the media. In training camp, though, he confirmed to CNSCalifornia.com that he had undergone stem-cell therapy on both knees with bone marrow taken from his hip.And once Curry begins practicing, the Raiders have 21 days in which to decide whether to activate, waive or IR him."We'll evaluate it," Allen said. "I'm not going to set up a time frame for him. I know that once he starts practicing we got basically a three-week window to see where he's at and see if he's ready to play football. If he is, we'll activate him, and if he's not, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it."Rookie Miles Burris, a fourth-round draft pick out of San Diego State, has started in Curry's place.
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.
@OPDChris great news! Thank you for letting me know they are safe! God bless y'all!— Derek Carr (@derekcarrqb) January 15, 2017
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.