The Raiders don’t currently employ a career safety with a start to his credit.
ALAMEDA – Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio is a stickler for the fundamentals.
OAKLAND – The Raiders linebacker corps remains unsettled in the long term. Malcolm Smith seems like a mainstay, but question marks surround him.
DENVER – Raiders safety Nate Allen injured the same knee last week that put him on short-term injured reserve earlier in the year, leaving a void at strong safety.
DENVER – The Raiders have missed center Rodney Hudson this past month.