Raiders inactives: Maiava will play vs. Jaguars

Raiders inactives: Maiava will play vs. Jaguars
September 15, 2013, 12:15 pm
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Outside linebacker Kaluka Maiava had five tackles last week and will play Sunday vs. the Jaguars. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

ALAMEDA – Linebacker Kaluka Maiava was listed as questionable on the Raiders injury report after suffering a groin injury during Friday’s practice.

The strain wasn’t too bad, not enough to keep the veteran out of Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at the Oakland Coliseum.

He’ll split time with rookie Sio Moore on the strong side. Maiava played most of last weeks game, totaling 34 snaps. He had five tackles and a quarterback hit.

The Raiders made seven players inactive for this game. Quarterback Matt McGloin, cornerback Chimdi Chekwa, offensive tackle Menelik Watson, guard Antoine McClain, receiver Juron Criner, tight end David Ausberry and defense end Jack Crawford aren’t available against the Jaguars.

With Crawford held out, the Raiders have three active defensive ends. Lamarr Houston and Jason Hunter will start, and undrafted rookie Ryan Robinson will offer support in his NFL debut.