Heyward-Bey, Boss among the inactives for Raiders

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Heyward-Bey, Boss among the inactives for Raiders

Sept. 18, 2011

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Receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey and tight end Kevin Boss are somewhat surprising inactives for the Raiders today against the Buffalo Bills. Heyward-Bey tweaked his left knee at practice on Thursday and Boss, who suffered an injury to his left knee in Oakland's exhibition at the 49ers on Aug. 20, thought he would be ready to go all week long.

The rest of the Raiders inactives: the injured trio of safety Mike Mitchell (knee) and receivers Jacoby Ford (hamstring) and Louis Murphy (groin). Tackle Stephon Heyer, who suffered a knee injury on Thursday, is also inactive.

Rookie tight end David Ausberry is the final inactive player for the Raiders.

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.