CHARLOTTE -- Raiders middle linebacker Rolando McClain is inactive for the second consecutive week since being reinstated from his two-game unpaid suspension for "conduct detrimental" to the team.
Defensive tackle Richard Seymour, who was already declared out with a hamstring injury on Friday, is also inactive, along with rookie receiver Juron Criner, who was on the injury report with a hip issue.
The rest of the Raiders inactives for the Carolina game as healthy scratches, then: running back Jeremy Stewart, defensive end Dave Tollefson and offensive linemen Lucas Nix and Willie Smith.
The Panthers inactives: quarterback Jimmy Clausen, receiver David Gettis, running back Jonathan Stewart, linebacker James Anderson, offensive linemen Geoff Hangartner and Haysworth Hicks and defensive tacle Sione Fua.
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.
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.