Raiders release ‘official’ depth chart for the Falcons’ game

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) fumbles as he is hit by Oakland Raiders linebacker Bruce Irvin (51) in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) fumbles as he is hit by Oakland Raiders linebacker Bruce Irvin (51) in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

FLOWERY BRANCH – The Raiders released their ‘official’ depth chart for the game against the Falcons, which is set for 4:25 p.m. Sunday at O.CO (Oakland-Alameda County) Coliseum.

The Raiders defense features to of Dan Quinn’s former linebackers in Seattle in Malcolm Smith and Bruce Irvin.

Irvin, who’s from Atlanta and played at Stockbridge and Stephenson High, wanted to play for the Falcons, but the Raiders stepped forward with a four-year, $37 million deal with $19 million guaranteed.

The Falcons likely felt that Irvin and Vic Beasley were too similar. The elected to spend their money on Alex Mack and Mohamed Sanu instead.

Also, Vadal Alexander, a seventh-round from LSU who played at Buford High, is the backup right guard for the Raiders on the depth chart.

(The team calls it an ‘unofficial’ depth chart. But if they are releasing it, for our purposes that makes it pretty official.)

OAKLAND RAIDERS OFFICIAL DEPTH CHART

OFFENSE

WR 15 Michael Crabtree, 10 Seth Roberts

LT 72 Donald Penn, 73 Matt McCants

LG 70 Kelechi Osemele,76 Jon Feliciano

C 61 Rodney Hudson, 76 Jon Feliciano

RG 66 Gabe Jackson, 74 Vadal Alexander

RT 71 Menelik Watson, 77 Austin Howard

TE 86 Lee Smith, 88 Clive Walford, 81 Mychal Rivera

WR 89 Amari Cooper,18 Andre Holmes, 16 Johnny Holton

QB 4 Derek Carr, 14 Matt McGloin, 8 Connor Cook

RB 28 Latavius Murray, 22 Taiwan Jones, 33 DeAndré Washington, 30

Jalen Richard

FB 49 Jamize Olawale

DEFENSE

DE 95 Jihad Ward, 96 Denico Autry

DT 90 Dan Williams, 92 Stacy McGee

NT 78 Justin Ellis, 75 Darius Latham

DE 52 Khalil Mack, 95 Jihad Ward

SLB 51 Bruce Irvin, 91 Shilique Calhoun

MLB 50 Ben Heeney, 57 Cory James

WLB 53 Malcolm Smith, 56 Daren Bates

LCB 29 David Amerson, 25 DJ Hayden, 32 Antonio Hamilton

RCB 21 Sean Smith, 38 TJ Carrie, 23 Dexter McDonald

FS 27 Reggie Nelson, 20 Nate Allen, 41 Brynden Trawick

SS 39 Keith McGill II, 42 Karl Joseph

SPECIAL TEAMS

P 7 Marquette King

K 11 Sebastian Janikowski

H 7 Marquette King

LS 59 Jon Condo

KR 22 Taiwan Jones, 33 DeAndré Washington,16 Johnny Holton

PR 38 TJ Carrie, 33 DeAndré Washington, 30 Jalen Richard

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