Nov. 21, 2010GUTIERREZ ARCHIVERAIDERS PAGE RAIDERS VIDEOPaul GutierrezCSNCalifornia.com
PITTSBURGH Pro Bowl cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha's right ankle has not responded enough to allow him to play today against the Steelers and he was listed as inactive.Joining Asomugha on the inactive list, receivers Chaz Schilens and Darrius Heyward-Bey, who also missed the Pittsburgh game last season, rookie cornerback Walter McFadden, who will not have a chance to play against his brother, Steelers CB Bryant McFadden, running back Michael Bennett, linebacker Bruce Davis and offensive guard Daniel Loper. Kyle Boller is the third quarterback, meaning Bruce Gradkowski is officially No. 2, backing up Jason Campbell. Chris Johnson will start in place of Asomugha, who has not played since spraining his ankle on Halloween against Seattle, and Johnnie Lee Higgins is listed as starting for Heyward-Bey, who strained a hamstring in a bye week practice, according to coach Tom Cable.The Steelers inactives: safety Will Allen, running back Jonathan Dwyer, cornerback Crezdon Butler, offensive tackles Chris Scott and Tony Hills and defensive ends Aaron Smith and Brett Keisel. Charlie Batch is Pittsburgh's No. 3 QB. Nick Eason starts in place of Keisel; Ramon Foster at right guard in place of Trai Essex.
A week after signing a deal with the Vikings, former Raiders running back Latavius Murray has undergone ankle surgery.
The Vikings made the announcement Wednesday afternoon.
Minnesota issued the following statement regarding the surgery:
"Vikings RB Latavius Murray had successful ankle surgery today. The surgery was performed by Dr. Bob Anderson in Charlotte, North Carolina. We were aware of the required surgery prior to signing Latavius on March 16. Latavius is expected to fully recover and be available for training camp."
Murray's deal with the Vikings is reported worth $15 million over three years, but can reportedly be voied after the first year.
Drafted in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft, Murray became the Raiders' primary running back midway through the 2015 season. In his three years in Oakland, Murray carried the ball 543 times for 2,278 yards and 12 touchdowns. He was named to the Pro Bowl in 2015.
After four seasons with the Raiders, tight end Mychal Rivera is on the move.
The 2013 sixth-round pick has signed a deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars, the team announced.
News of an agreement between the two sides was first reported by ESPN. Terms of the deal were not immediately known.
After playing a prominent role in Oakland his first two seasons, Rivera saw his numbers decrease in 2015 and 2016. This past season, he caught just 18 passes for 192 yards and one touchdown.
In his time with the Raiders, the Tennessee alum caught a total of 146 passes for 1,413 yards and 10 touchdowns.
The Raiders signed free agent tight end Jared Cook last week to go with incumbents Clive Walford and Lee Smith.
Shortly after the deal was announced, Rivera took to Instagram to thank Raiders fans.
"Thank You #RaiderNation. It was an honor to wear silver and black for the first 4 years of my NFL career. A kid from LA was drafted to the Bay...and God made a way! Wins, Losses, Blood, Sweat, & Tears made me the player I am today. Better than ever. The values that embody what it is to be a Raider will stick with me for life," Rivera wrote.