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Raiders @ Saints Preseason Week 2 Preview

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Week 2 of the NFL preseason is officially underway and the Raiders are already facing turmoil. The Raiders are going to be without the services of LT Jared Veldheer who is clearly their best offensive linemen next to Stefen Wisniewski. The Raiders will and have to implement a next man up philosophy a go with Alex Barron at LT who has not started at LT in two years in the NFL. But good news is Barron has been playing starter like football in training camp and was on the verge of replacing Khalif Barnes on the right side of the line. With the Veldheer injury, Barnes will of course now retain his starting spot and Barron will take over the left side.

The Raiders come into this game 1-0 coming off a 19-17 win over Dallas. The Raiders did some things well they will look to build on. Some things to look for:

1. This is the Raiders first road game, and the starters will be playing into the second quarter so this will be a good test.
2. The Raiders new look secondary will be going against one of the NFL’s best passing attacks in Drew Brees.
3. It looks like Richard Gordon will be starting again at TE but David Ausberry and Jared Masturd are both pushing for the starting job and both are thriving in camp. One will need to make an impact against the Saints to make a jump into the number one spot.


QB: Matt Flynn
RB: Darren McFadden
FB: Marcel Reece
WR: Denarius Moore
WR: Rod Streater
TR: Richard Gordon
LT: Alex Barron
LG: Lucas Nix
C: Stefen Wisniewski
RG: Andre Gurode
RT: Khalif Barnes
RE: Lamarr Houston
DT: Vance Walker
DT: Stacy McGee
LE: Jason Hunter
ROLB: Kevin Burnett
MLB: Nick Roach
LOLB: Sio Moore
RCB: Tracy Porter
LCB: Mike Jenkins
FS: Charles Woodson
SS: Tyvon Branch


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