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Raiders-Dolphins final injury report: Half Raiders corners OUT, secondary seriously banged up

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NFL: Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Once again this week, the Raiders will be without starting cornerback David Amerson and rookie top pick Gareon Conley. Both have been ruled out for Sunday’s game in Miami.

Also out is cornerback Demetrius McCray whom the team added two weeks ago due to injuries to the cornerback unit.

The injuries at cornerback leave the Raiders with TJ Carrie as the only sure starter. On the other side, Sean Smith could return to the starting lineup after losing his starting job a month ago. If not Smith then former 7th round pick Dexter McDonald could get the start.

Regardless of who starts, the three of them will all play a significant amount as the team often lines up in the nickel defense.

And that’s it. They have no other cornerbacks on the roster as of this moment.

It raises the question as to whether the team would look to call up someone from the practice squad. Currently they have undrafted rookie Breon Borders and recent addition Tevin Mitchel who could get the call Saturday to add much needed depth at the position.

Add that Karl Joseph — who missed last week to a groin injury — was limited all week and is questionable for the game, and you have one seriously banged up secondary.

Also questionable for the Raiders is Gabe Jackson who returned to practice Friday after missing the first two practices this week, Cory James, Marquel Lee, Nicholas Morrow, and Jamize Olawale.

The Dolphins are far more healthy. All of their injured players practiced full on Friday with five players questionable.