Several Raiders players won’t dress for tonight’s preseason match-up with the Tennessee Titans. Those players are as follows:
LB Neiron Ball
DE Mario Edwards Jr.
TE Gabe Holmes
S Reggie Nelson
FB Marcel Reece
Reece wasn’t announced prior to game time, but when the teams were announced, he was in a T-shirt (his AL T-shirt of course) and shorts on the sideline.
The other unexpected name among them is Neiron Ball. He had appeared in the first two preseason games and is battling for a reserve linebacker role.
Mario Edwards Jr has a hip injury that could keep him out the first couple games of the regular season. Gabe Holmes is expected to be placed on injured reserve with an ankle injury. Reggie Nelson was limited in practice all last week with an undisclosed injury.
Replacing Edwards Jr at defensive end with the first team will be Denico Autry. Replacing Nelson at safety with the first team will be Nate Allen.
There are three Titans players who won’t be dressing for the game. They are as follows:
WR Kendall Wright
CB Perrish Cox
C/G Andy Gallik