Friday, December 27, 2013
Raiders report: CBs questionable
By Paul Gutierrez
ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Sure, Nnamdi Asomugha is signing a ceremonial one-day contract to retire a member of the Oakland Raiders, but couldn’t he be convinced to suit up for one last game?
I kid, of course. Kinda. Because while the Raiders are as healthy as they’ve been all season -- when it comes to players available on the 53-man active roster -- their starting cornerbacks are a bit dinged up as they prepare for Sunday’s season finale against the Denver Broncos at the O.co Coliseum.
Tracy Porter was added to the injury report Friday with a hip issue and Mike Jenkins remained limited with a hamstring injury. Both cornerbacks were officially listed as being questionable to play against the Broncos.
Raiders coach Dennis Allen said Friday that Chimdi Chekwa has moved ahead of Phillip Adams on the cornerback depth chart and would start if Jenkins is unable to go Sunday. Chekwa had already been playing in place of Adams in Oakland’s nickel defense, with Porter sliding into the slot.
Also, rookie offensive tackle Menelik Watson practiced a day after sitting out with a sore calf, meaning all 53 active players practiced for the second time this week, and season.
Following, then, is the Raiders’ status report for Sunday:
Questionable: CB Mike Jenkins (hamstring), CB Tracy Porter (hip)