Raiders injury report: Palmer won't travel to San Diego


Raiders injury report: Palmer won't travel to San Diego

ALAMEDA -- Carson Palmer has already been ruled out of the Raiders' season finale Sunday in San Diego and, in fact, will not travel south on the team charter due to a bruised lung.

"That’s news to me," said fellow quarterback Terrelle Pryor, who has taken to being Palmer's student this season. "That’s like a father-brother to me. Hopefully we can figure out some type of way that he could get there. Maybe have two or three doctors if we have to. I need my guy there. Like I said, he’s like a father figure/brother. I didn’t know that. Shocking to me."

Road trip for CP3, then?

Also, with Mike Brisiel out, rookie Tony Bergstrom was working at right guard with the first-team offense.

Following, then, is the Raiders' injury report for Wednesday:

Did not participate -- CB Phillip Adams (groin), SS Tyvon Branch (neck/ankle), RG Mike Brisiel (concussion/ankle), QB Carson Palmer (ribs), DT Richard Seymour (hamstring/knee)

Limited participation in practice -- RT Khalif Barnes (triceps).

Full participation in practice -- Jack Crawford (toe), WR Juron Criner (hip), TE Brandon Myers (shoulder).

Raiders QB Derek Carr channels inner pop star in mock music video ad


Raiders QB Derek Carr channels inner pop star in mock music video ad

ALAMEDA – Derek Carr is trying to moonlight as a pop star. That’s what a guerilla marketing campaign by a San Joaquin Valley credit union would have you believe.

They released billboards and short video teasers of the Raiders quarterback prepping to shoot a music video this summer, and the full video/commercial spot was released on Monday.

It’s well, something else. Clearly meant to be self deprecating, Carr is pumping up Educational Employees Credit Union and their great rates in the mock music video, where Carr is given a certain boy-band vibe. Take a look: 

Derek’s brother David shows up later in the ad, clearly upset at being outshined by little bro.

It’s the latest in an annual series of ads with the Carr brothers.

“It literally took us a couple of hours. That’s it,” Derek Carr said. "All of the takes were because I kept laughing. I couldn’t even take myself serious because they had the TV prompter so I could see it, and I couldn’t even take myself serious. But it was good. It was fun because every commercial we do with them, all we want to do is, the end goal is we want people to laugh. And if they laugh at me for it, that’s good, that’s what we want. I laughed at myself, so it’s all good with me.”

That begged a hard-hitting, journalist follow-up question. So, Derek, did you keep the jacket?

“I didn’t keep it, no. Gosh, no,” Carr said. "As soon as I walked in and we had our little dressing rooms, me and my brother looked at that jacket and I was like, ‘I really hope that’s not the one.’ And sure enough it was. But that’s alright. We have a good relationship with them and it was a lot of fun.”

Ex-Raider Terrelle Pryor: My dominant season starts this week vs Oakland


Ex-Raider Terrelle Pryor: My dominant season starts this week vs Oakland

In his first full season as a wide receiver last year, Terrelle Pryor caught 77 passes for 1,007 yards for the Browns.

After signing a one-year, $6 million contract with Washington in the offseason, the former Raiders quarterback was expected to put up big numbers with Kirk Cousins throwing him the ball.

But through two games, Pryor has caught just eight passes for 97 yards.

He's not worried though. In fact, he's proclaiming that he will begin his return to form this weekend against his first team.

"I am going to have a dominant season and it starts this week against Oakland," Pryor told The Athletic on Wednesday.

Kickoff between the Raiders and Washington is set for 5:30pm PT Sunday on NBC.