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Raiders week 8 snaps counts vs Bills: Shalom Luani leads team in snaps in first career start

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Quite a turn of events for rookie safety Shalom Luani. The 7th rounder went from 5 total defensive snaps in the first seven games to missing just one snap Sunday against the Bills. His 68 defensive snaps and 16 special teams snaps meant he spent more time on the field than any other Raiders player.

Luani got the call in place of the injured Karl Joseph. Other options as fill-ins were fourth year safety Keith McGill and recent free agent addition, Erik Harris.

McGill saw 8 defensive snaps, right about what he had been seeing each week.

Luani finished third on the team with 7 combined tackles (1 solo) and had one pass defended that probably should’ve been an interception.

NaVorro Bowman, in his second game with the Raiders, played every defensive snap and again led the team with 11 combined tackles (7 solo), one for a loss.