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Sean Smith, Amari Cooper will dress vs Rams tonight, six Raiders will not

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While the Raiders don’t put out a list of players who are officially inactive during the preseason, there are six players who will not dress for the game.

CB Gareon Conley

LB Ben Heeney

TE Cooper Helfet

OL Denver Kirkland

S Keith McGill

DT Jihad Ward

All six players were expected to miss the game. Conley and Ward were on PUP throughout training camp while Heeney and Helfet spent all of camp on the NFI list.

McGill broke his foot in training camp and Kirkland was injured in the team’s last preseason game.

Those who didn’t dress in the first preseason game and will dress tonight are Amari Cooper and Obi Melifonwu.

Cooper practiced all last week and looked to be all the way back from a left leg injury.

Melifonwu is another story. He was out with injury for most of camp, but suited up for the final few days. He didn’t participate full on any of those days, not once taking the field during team sessions. Even though he’s dressed, I would be surprised if he sees the field.

There was also the question of whether Sean Smith would suit up in light of the assault charges that were filed against him in recent days. And he apparently will.

Update: Seth Roberts will also not dress for tonight’s game.